'Inana is a Hawaiian word that means "to bring to life". Isn't that exactly what drumming and rhythm can do? Heather's passion for recreational drumming and drum circle facilitation began at a training on the shores of Oahu, so she found 'Inana Rhythms to be a perfect fit.
Heather Hodorowski, founder and director of 'Inana Rhythms, earned a degree in Music Therapy in 2000. As a board certified music therapist (MT-BC), she has vast experience using music and drumming as a therapeutic intervention with multiple populations. She specializes in working with medical populations including oncology, cardiac, intensive care, medical/surgical, and psychiatric care.
Heather received an MS in Community Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois.
Heather has received extensive training in drum circle facilitation and is currently a Village Music Circles Certified ® Drum Circle Facilitator as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).
She has had the opportunity to facilitate drum circles with numerous groups including children/teens at grief and bereavement Camp Erin, burn survivors at the World Burn Congress sponsored by the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, military Gold Star family members, school children, counseling graduate students, seniors, and individuals with mental illness.
It is Heather's desire to share her passion for drumming and drum circles with people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities so that they too can experience the power of rhythm to build community, enhance connection, and facilitate change.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089