Sat, Apr 04 | Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat

Medicine Drum Making Workshop - April Blue Mountains

This weekend offers you the opportunity to create a truely special Medicine Drum to journey with and the opportunity to discover the many ways in which you can work with your drum.
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Medicine Drum Making Workshop - April Blue Mountains

Time & Location

Apr 04, 2020, 9:00 AM – Apr 05, 2020, 2:00 PM
Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat, 30 Park Rd, Woodford NSW 2778, Australia

About the Event

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

In this Weekend Workshop we will go on a journey to create a Shamanic Medicine drum.  On Saturday we will sit in circle and journey through the process of honouring both the animal and tree which have contributed to the creation of the drum.  

We discover the totem energies that present themselves for your drum and together in ceremony create a Sacred Instrument that will journey with you on your Earth Walk.  We allow ourselves the opportunity to reweave our story.  We bring all the elements and energies together as we create our Sacred Instrument.

On Sunday we have the opportunity to awaken our drums, and discover the many ways in which we can work with our drums.  

All Materials are supplied for a 16" Willow drum, with your choice of Kangaroo or Deer hide,  including all ceremonial cleansing herbs.  Please visit our "Drum Totem Energies" page under "On Offer" for more info on the different energies.

I am now also offering some other options for hoops.

16" Oak hoop - add $50

14 x 18" egg shaped - add $75.


Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm - Please bring a plate to share for lunch.

Sunday 9:30am - 2:00pm - Please bring a plate to share for lunch.

Morning and Afternoon Tea provided.

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.  

Morning and Afternoon tea are provided.

Participants are asked to bring a plate of food to share for lunch.  We ask that participants do not leave to eat lunch elsewhere as this can disrupt the energy of the circle.

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 Cost:  $475

Early Bird:  $425 if paid before the 22 January 2020 in Full.

$125 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place.  

The workshop will be held at the beautiful Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat in Woodford.  They have a variety of accomodation available from $35 - $95 per night.  If you are coming from out of town you will need to book your own accomodation.  You can view your options at  To book please contact Donna at 

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.

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

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

Please note that we run smaller workshops to ensure you leave with a quality drum and experience.  We also often travel long distances to facilitate workshops.  Cancelling last minute means that we may not be able to run the workshop and will forfeit our hire charge etc.  If you find yourself in this situation please talk to us and we 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!

  • Early Bird - Blue Mountains
  • Workshop Deposit
  • Early Bird - 16" Oak
  • Early Bird - 14 x 18" Egg

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