Fri, Oct 01 | Bowraville

Medicine Drum Making Retreat - Nambucca Valley

Come join me on this deep dive into 3 days of Drum Creation and Earth Connection and Learning. 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 - Nambucca Valley

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2:00 PM GMT+10 – Oct 05, 2:00 PM GMT+10
Bowraville, Bowraville NSW 2449, Australia

About the Event

Join us on a journey to create your very own Medicine Drum!

In this a 3 day Workshop we will go on a journey to create your own Healing Medicine drum and learn the foundation essentials of working with your drum.  It includes accomodation for 3 nights and Meals.

Over the weekend, you will craft a sacred instrument through ceremony and intention.  You will connect with the tree and animal spirits that have contributed to your creation.  You will weave your drum and craft your beater.  You will awaken your drum through sacred ceremony.  

With the extra day available, we will be able to cover the Essential foundation Drum lore, exploring drum care,  how to use our drums to ground, connect, for sound healing, journeying and sacred song circle.

This workshop is also a live-in workshop which means you get to full immerse yourself into the experience with song circles around the fire, and sound healing evenings.

This is a unique workshop in that:

  • You will craft a truely Unique drum and beater.
  • Journey through the process with Intention and Ceremony
  • Learn the foundations of Drum Lore
  • Understand how to get the best sound out of your drum
  • Learn to give a Drum Sound Balance
  • Learn different drum beats and how to drum and sing at the same time
  • Learn Sacred Songs
  • Learn how to Journey with your drum 
  • Song circles and sound healing evenings
  • Caravan accomodation (there are various configurations available) - see tickets
  • Lunches, Dinners, Morning/Afternoon Tea, Deserts, BYO breakfast (kitchen avaialbe)

All Materials are supplied for a 16" Drum.  There will be varioius wood types and hides that we will seelct energitically.


Friday 2:00pm - Monday 3:00pm

A yummy organic Lunches and Dinners and Morning and Afternoon Tea provided.  If you have any allergies or food intolerences, please make sure to list them when registering.  There is a well set up camp kitchen with fridge etc.


This is a camping style workshop, there are various cabins available, some are solo cabins and others are twin share.  There is also a beautiful fire pit and a yoga studio space for our workshop.  There is a well equiped camp kitchen.

All linen provided.

Le Faye - 1 single bed (not for tall people)

Lil Lol - 2 small single beds

Millie - 1 double bed and 1 single bed

Ollie - 1 queen bed and 1 double bed

Bluey - 1 queen

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.  We start at 9am, and try to be finished by 5:00.  We have a maximum of 10 participants to ensure that everyone receives the support they need in creating their Medicine Drum.  In some cases groups may be larger if a second facilitator is available.  Please also note that drum making can be quite physical, and as such may not be suitable for people with certain disabilities or physical challenges.  If you are unsure, please contact me first to discuss your situation.

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.

Total Upfront Cost:  $888 - Paid in full

Afterpay - $888 + $53.61 (afterpay fees) - Please select appropriate ticket for this option.

Afterpay is a great option if you need to break down your payments into smaller amounts.  It does however come with some fees, which will be added to your ticket.  If you want to use this option, please make sure to select the Afterpay ticket option.  If for some reason you select the wrong ticket option, I will send you a seperate invoice for the fees.

Due to afterpay option, I no longer offer payment plans, as there is just too much admin for 1 person.

What to Bring:

Water Bottle

Sun Hat

Clothes (warm and cool)

Personal Items

Shawl, Ponch etc for the cool evenings

Comfy shoes

And Sacred objects you wish to bring for your process and journey

What is provided:

All Drum and beater materials

Ceremonial herbs

Yummy Organic Veggie Dinners

Morning and Afternoon Tea

Foundations in Drum Lore

Foundation Essentials in working with your drum

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!

  • Afterpay ticket option
  • Medicine Drum making 3 day

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