Fri, Apr 30 | Falls Forest Retreat

Medicine Drum Making Retreat - Johns River (1)

Join us on this 3 day Live in Advanced Medicine Drum Making workshop! You will create your very own Shamanic Medicine Drum with a master drum maker, awaken your drum and discover the many ways that the drum can be a powerful healing tool.
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Medicine Drum Making Retreat - Johns River (1)

Time & Location

Apr 30, 12:00 PM – May 02, 4:00 PM
Falls Forest Retreat, Johns River NSW 2443, Australia

About the Event

Join us on a journey to create your very own Medicine Drum in a most beautiful, Ancient location!

In this Advanced Weekend Live in Retreat we will go on a journey to create a Shamanic Medicine drum from beginning to end.

We will discover how to create a truely powerful instrument, while learning all the little tricks that Tamaryn uses to make truely amazing drums.

In this 3 day workshop we will work with our creation story, to discover and ground in our true essence, while working with and honouring the Tree and Animal Spirits that will contribute to the energetic imprint of our drums. 

During this great time of change, the world as a collective is going through an initiation.  We are in the thick of it, and it is time to remember who we truely are and discover the strength that lies within.  We will explore tools to assist us as we journey through the dark night of the soul.  How can we journey through this time in grace, in precense and in love?

As we dream a new world, how do we come back into balance and harmony with the Earth and all the beings that dwell upon her.  How do we form a harmonious relationship with the Earth, the animal spirits, the tree spirits, the nature beings.  How do we energetically heal what has been?  And how do we Dream in a new way of being? 

Come discover the power that we all have within us, to bring about the change we so desire.  Create an instrument that will hold you through your process, like the steady heart beat of the mother.  A drum that will assist you to enter into right relationship with all beings that we share this beautiful planet with.

This Live in Retreat, offers you an opportunity to fully immerse, in one of the most beautiful locations I have ever been to.   Tucked away in the valleys of Yoorigan (Middle Brother) Mountain and National Park on the Mid North Coast of NSW, a secluded Rainforest paradise awaits!

In this workshop we have the opportunity to create different drum sizes if you feel called.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss further.

All Materials are supplied for a 16" Willow or Ash drum, with your choice of Kangaroo or Deer hide. (Please note that hide options are seasonal, and as such I will do the best to give you your preference, however your preference may not be available.)

Other options below with cost varients:

16" Oak or Rosewood hoop  +$50

Egg Shaped 14 x 18" hoop  +$50

18" Ash or Willow hoop +$50

Egg Shaped 16" x 20" + $100

18" Rosewood and Oak hoop +$100

All beater materials and ceremonial cleansing herbs are included in the price.

Please visit our "Drum Totem Energies" page under "On Offer" for more info on the different energies.


Friday. 12:00pm  - Monday 10:00am 

Making your own drum is not a quick process, in order to create a Sacred Instrument we are required as the drum maker to give of our energy and time just as the tree and animal have given of themselves.  Making a drum requires a certain physical capacity.  If you have any injuries, back issues or other health concerns please discuss with me prior to purchasing a ticket.

We do hold drum journeys as part of the workshop.  If you have never journeyed before, don't worry we walk you through it.

An important part of the process is the Awakening Ceremony.  This is done to awaken and breath life into your drum, so that your drum will be ready to journey and work with you on your Earth Walk.

At the end of the workshop, you will leave with a beautiful drum and beater ready to embark on your journey together.  Along with a range of new tools and processes to keep you grounded, connected and in your power.

There are limited places

The Accomodation:

There are 2 options.

There are 6 Self Contained Cabins, each consisting on 1 Queen bed and 2 singles.  So there will be 3 people to a cabin.

Option 1 - Queen Room - Single Room (this is the most private option, where you will have your own room with queen bed) There is 1 bathroom per cabin.

Option 2 - Twin Share - Single beds.  There are 2 single beds in one room.  There is 1 bathroom per cabin.


Yummy wholesome Plant based food will be provided for the entire weekend.

Morning/Afternoon tea and a range of teas are also provided.

Total Upfront Cost:  

Accomodation option 1 (queen single room) - $950

Accomodation Option 2 (twin share) - $890

What is included:

All materials for a 16" Willow or Ash drum with choice of deer or kangaroo.

Double sided premium beater.

Tips and Tricks for creating amazing drums.

Tuition and process work to guide you through this time of innitiation.

Sound Baths and Song Circles

Yummy Wholesome plantbased food



Shiatsu options.

Payment plan option:

Deposit:  $300

4 payments of:

Option 1 - $170

Option 2 - $155

We need a minimum number of people to run the course.  If minimum numbers are not met we may not be able to run the workshop.  In this case your money will be refunded in full.

Cancellations 30 days before workshop will receive a full refund minus any payment processing fees.

Cancellations 30 - 15 days will receive a refund minus their deposit and processing fees.

Cancellations made 14days or less before the workshop will NOT receive a refund.  Full Payment will be required.

Please note that I run smaller workshops to ensure you leave with a quality drum and experience.  I also often travel long distances to facilitate workshops.  Cancelling last minute means that I may not be able to run the workshop and will forfeit my hire charge etc.  If you find yourself in this situation please talk to me and I will do our best to help or transfer your funds to the next available workshop.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, I am always happy to answer your questions.

If you are interested in having a drum making workshop or retreat near you, please click on the button below and fill out the form we will do our best to work some magic!

  • $50 upgrade - drum option
  • Workshop Deposit
  • Option 1 - Queen bed
  • Copy of Option 1 - Twin Share
  • $100 upgrade - drum option

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