Sat, Aug 15 | Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat

Medicine Drum Making Workshop - 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 - Blue Mountains

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – Aug 16, 2020, 3:00 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 bring all the elements and energies together as we create our Sacred Instrument.

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

All Materials are supplied for a 16" Willow, Ash or Mulberry drum, with your choice of Kangaroo or Deer hide.

There is also a choice for a 16" Oak or Rosewood hoop or an Egg Shaped 14 x 18" hoop for an extra $50.

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.


Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm - Please bring a plate to share for lunch. (Nut free please)

Sunday 9:30am - 3:00pm - Please bring a plate to share for lunch. (Nut free please)

Morning and Afternoon Tea provided.  Please bring a plate to share for lunch (nut free please)

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.  

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:  $450 - Paid in full

Installment payments:

$145 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place.  

3 x $110 payment.

Total: $475.

Once deposit is paid, an automatic payment plan will be set up.

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 

What to Bring:

Plenty of Water

Sun Hat

Plate to share for lunch

Feathers, crystals or beads to adorn your drum or beater

Something special for the alter

What is provided:

All Drum and beater materials

Ceremonial herbs

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!

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