Course Provider: Laya Point Permaculture
Contact Name: Tom Dennison
Telephone: 01229 716154
Course Length: 1 day
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To birth your own drum is a truly rewarding experience; putting your love, intent and energy into this powerful medicine tool will make a truly special friend who will heal you, take you on breathtaking journeys and share with you a connection and oneness with all.
In this full day workshop, you will birth your own Shamanic Drum in a day of ceremony, honouring the spirits of the animal and the tree. We make our drums in the traditional way using lacing cut from the same hide, thus keeping the spirit of the animal within the drum. When you have birthed your drum, you will be led on a journey to connect with the spirit of your drum.
Your drum can be either stag or horse - please let me know at point of booking and paying deposits which you would like to work with.
On the Sunday we are also offering people the chance to honour and welcome the spirit of the Autumn - the balance of light and dark and all its wisdom and medicine. Hearing the rhythm of the drum and the melody of spirit, we journey into the raw and beautiful landscape of our ancestors, whose memories are etched into the hillside, and connect with that timeless wisdom of the land to align ourselves with the Celtic wheel.
This full day workshop will cover the background to shamanism and will include practical explorations of the shamanic journey and the power of the drum. In line with the season and the Equinox, the day will focus on self healing, on letting go and on finding balance within ourselves.
No prior shamanic experience is necessary. Please bring a pillow, blanket and a scarf/blindfold and you are more than welcome to make notes if you have a journal or notebook. For lunch, we will all bring something to share as a Pot Luck Lunch – just as our ancestors would have shared food from the harvest, we too will share food on this day of ceremony.
What's included in the price?
The cost per person on the drum birthing workshop is £180 for a 16" drum, and includes all materials and instruction from Jonathan Weekes.
The cost of the shamanic drumming workshop is £50 per person (£35 if you are also on our Shamanic Drum Birthing Workshop on the same weekend).
50% non-refundable deposits are needed as early as possible to secure your place and to allow us time to source and prepare the materials for the workshop. Paypal is accepted though there is a small fee for this.