DRUM & BRAIN-BASED WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS
For Adults | Children | Women | Seniors | LGBTQ+
Workshops & Programs
Learn energizing, traditional world rhythms through fun neuroplasticity exercises.
Hi, I'm Carolina, better known as Mila Tina
For years, I struggled with issues relating to my childhood sexual abuse and sexual identity. I struggled with anxiety, shame, lack of self-worth and self-love, feelings of abandonment, and fear of rejection.
For years, I worked hard trying to find the coping mechanisms and healing modalities that would help me survive and eventually thrive.
I explored various self-help and self-development techniques that existed for women who had experienced struggles similar to mine.
Along my journey of healing and growth, I discovered my true passion: drumming. Since then, everything has changed. I later discovered that drumming is unlike any other form of musical expression in that it carries profound and scientifically proven health benefits.
Several scientific studies have shown that playing drums can reduce stress and anxiety, improve cardio and mental health, and promote a general state of happiness.
After finding my passion, however, I encountered new challenges. I was confronted with significant discouragement and opposition about my ability to become a professional drummer, even from people I respected and admired.
But drumming was healing me. It was where I found complete freedom, joy, and power…and I refused to live my life without it.
Soon after, I became a music instructor and life coach and dedicated myself to creating a learning system with programs that utilized all of the healing modalities, tools, and techniques that had helped me during my years of suffering and struggle.
It is my mission to help others heal, boost their self-confidence, find their passion, and unleash their inner power, joy, and radiance.
We offer workshops for organizations, corporations, community centers, festivals, schools, camps, and private events.
In these 1 to 2 hour workshops, you will experience some of the fun drumming and neuroplasticity exercises and games that we teach in our all-inclusive 8-week programs.
We offer 8-week programs that are specially designed to increase mental focus and clarity, boost self-confidence, improve coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, and cultivate skills that are essential for a healthy and balanced life.
Experience your own transformation in a fun environment that fosters a joy of learning and a positive mindset about facing challenges.
These programs are available for groups and individual sessions.
"The [Drumanawé] workshop was incredible and heart-opening. It made me cry. The dynamic and the chemistry between the instructors was so beautiful. It changed my life.”
Fashion Designer, Con Amor by Diana
It was a joy to experience the Drumanawe workshop. The energy being created and shared was exactly what I had been needing. There was a positive focus on self-empowerment, which is so fundamental for our healthy inner-growth. And when you are sharing this experience with a group of people all there together, the energy and power of the experience increases. I am grateful this beautiful space was created for all of us who had the pleasure to experience it.
It was a joy to experience the Drumanawé workshop. The energy being created and shared was exactly what I had been needing. There was a positive focus on self-empowerment, which is so fundamental for our healthy inner-growth. And when you are sharing this experience with a group of people all there together, the energy and power of the experience increases. I am grateful this beautiful space was created for all of us who had the pleasure to experience it.
Founder & Director, Shine
I have known Carolina for years and have been amazed at what an incredible drummer she is and how she uses that gift to inspire others. Her energy easy translates to work with kids and it has been an honor having her Drumawané workshop come to my camps and private programs. Part percussion workshop, part exploration of self-love, but always all fun, everyone who participates seems to lose themselves in the energy of the workshop.
Drumanawé is beneficial for both kids and adults, as a reminder to trust ourselves, believe in ourselves, and let it all out in the drums! I can’t wait to have them back again and again.
The Drumanawé workshop “was one of the most healing workshops I’ve had in a long time”
Nancy Lee Gerson
Attorney at Law
This workshop was fantastic! The music, the movement, the positive affirmations and the message were powerful. And I loved that it got me up and moving while also being spiritually satisfying. I can’t wait until their next offering!
"I joined the Drumanawé workshop at Envision festival after getting drawn in by the intoxicating drum beat and words of affirmation being chanted. Drumanawé's unique sound provides an amazing base to sing and dance along to and creates a powerful vibratory experience. The rhythms paired with positive affirmations makes it so easy to drop into the practice anywhere, anytime!"
"This workshop was so powerful, and for those who want to experience music and rhythm differently, it was incredible, fun and dynamic. The instructors’ energies were so beautiful, joyful and inspiring. This workshop helped me generate new energy within myself, and left me with a new perspective. It motivated me to believe in myself and cultivate self-love. I am so grateful for this experience."
Experience Drumanawé if you want to...
Meet the Instructors
Carolina Fuentes (aka Mila Tina)
Mila Tina is a professional drummer, percussionist, Dj, educator, and martial artist.
As an educator, she has taught early childhood music, art, and Spanish classes, for over five years, at schools, community centers, and summer camps in The Hamptons and NYC.
Additionally, through her innovative mix of percussion, dance, martial arts, and visual design, Mila Tina challenges her audience with thought-provoking performances and spiritually enlightening education material.
Based in New York City, she is a fixture on the local scene where she puts on multi-sensory performances, hosts in-person and online workshops, and is in constant demand as a professional percussionist.
Elizabeth Chavez is a mind-body wellness and self-defense instructor, and a special education teacher. She holds a Master's Degree in Education for students with special needs and abilities.
She taught for six years at a middle school in the South Bronx, and she is currently an instructor for Brain Power Wellness, which teaches physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises to improve focus, mindfulness, emotional wellness, and physical health.
She has a background in Krav Maga, brain training, social-emotional intelligence, yoga, qigong, tai chi, sound healing, and meditation.
New York, NY, USA