Shamanic Medicine Drum
Energy exchange and time frame vary
Craft a single sided oak frame medicine drum of either Deer, Elk, or Buffalo hide. Each hide choice brings with it a unique energy. We begin the workshop with a ceremony connecting to Mother Earth and to the heartbeat of your drum. The drum is then tied and coaxed into form…all the while receiving your energy and intentions. Finally, it is laced in a sacred pattern representing the medicine wheel and four cardinal directions. You will leave them with a completed raw drum. The drum takes about a week to naturally dry/cure in a cool, dry location. Once dry, it can be personalized with paint, beads or feathers if desired. Each drum is unique in color and tone. An information packet including drum aftercare and shea butter are included.
Everything you need to create your drum and beater will be provided. You can bring your own stick to create a beater if you wish. The event will be held outdoors under a covered pavilion, so dress accordingly!
Bring a yoga mat and/or blanket so you are comfortable with meditation. Pack a lunch and/or snack and beverage. Bottled water will be provided. Dress for comfort, as birthing drums is intense work…but EXTREMELY rewarding.