Self-Regulation and Nature Connections Inspired With Music

Douglas Horvath

Education Coordinator, Five Rivers MetroParks

Luke Graner

Rhythm Coach & Regulation Consultant


Take care of the animal so you can be human.

We use some essential elements of rhythmic regulation such as our heartbeat, our breath, our body and the rhythms of nature.





Start simple and create community.

Our BeRhythmic exercises, the Neurosequential Model, and other key developmental concepts can help you find rhythmic regulation strategies for the home, the classroom, one-on-one time, small groups, community events and much more.



PLAY presents...

Breath, Body & the Beat

Nature Walk
with Luke Graner

audio version now available on Soundcloud

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Luke Graner, BFA Graphic Design, Minnesota State University Moorhead. ONE LINER: Graphic design and website development pay the bills but the middle school jazz drummer, self-taught troubadour, rock band rhythm section, and local one man looper guy is a teacher at heart.

Ever since I grabbed my first big djembe, I’ve sought to create a shared experience like that of the drum circle. 

Inspired by my middle school English teacher dad (he had requested a good beat to go with one of his early rhythmic learning lessons),  I created a simple body rhythm that became a hit in his classroom and truly helped kids learn.

Informed by my drum circle facilitation training in Holyoake’s Drumbeat model (combined with my music performance background + loop / layer composing work),

I founded a youth drum circle program.

The Vibe Project as it’s called, became a favorite activity for kids at school, in youth groups and special events.  

The spark for BeRhythmic lit as a trainee in the Neurosequential Model and eventually as a collaborator in the amazing community that is the Neurosequential Network, led by Dr. Bruce Perry (ChildTrauma Academy Senior Fellow) with help from, my dad, Steve Graner (NME project director, CTA Fellow). 

Training and being part of that community has provided me with the chance to learn about the brain, about people and to make a lot of amazing friends.

I truly believe in what rhythmic regulation can do to help us relate, learn, teach, love and live. 

Now I am taking my design and web skills along with these awesome training sessions and collaborations to create the program, practice, music, online (and in person) training experiences. So here we are. Please reach out to me directly at with questions / ideas / requests and for sure, critiques. We are just getting started.

Thanks for stopping by!

Be Rhythmic,