Birth Drum Alchemy
Two day drum making workshop hosted on the full moon.
25/26th August 2018
In the oldest times women's bodies were considered holy, because they had the seemingly magical ability to give birth...As a result, women became the first technicians of the sacred, performing religious functions. Sacred drumming was one of their primary skills " Layne Redmond - When the Women were Drummers.
Birth Drum Alchemy connects you to the primordial rhythm that vibrates in your blood, spanning time leading us back to our ancestral Grandmothers who were wisdom holders and edge walkers. We,their daughters, are reclaiming what was lost and connecting to the Sacred, the Divine and with our true Selves.
It is said the one of the first sounds we hear in the womb is our mother's heartbeat and while sitting in circle, you will explore the stories of your birth seeing how they are reflected in your life, as you walk the labyrinth and birth your own drum. To deepen your understanding and connection to your Self; you will work with the vibrational energy of your drum, whilst connecting to the Goddess and journeying to Deer and Grandmother tree. This process will allow you to understand the healing, medicine and magic your drum will bring into your life.
"One of the most powerful aspects of drumming and the reason people have done it since the beginning of time is that it changes people's consciousness" Layne Redmond - When women were Drummers.
"This workshop? Can I just say....wow. Danielle is the real deal - I call her my "witch doctor" - which is exactly what she is! She is so down to earth, relatable and no bullshit real world mixed with fiesty witchy wisdom.... I won't lie. This workshop really challenged me. I connected so many dots I had never focused much on before in my life and it really helped me to birth the latest incarnation of my spirit - as a very supported and balanced wise woman. I absolutely loved sitting in circle and seeing how different all our birth stories were and how they connected to the drum medicine we uncovered. When making my drum, I encountered a few challenges which really reflected my life story, but also uncovered so much magic within me through our journey work which I'm super excited to explore further when the time is right. Hearing the sound of my drum being played for the first time was pure joy, i actually can't believe I made it! So proud of myself! I consider myself a creative person, but not very patient - so this was something that really gave me the best of both worlds. It really is something special and is one of those once in a lifetime things I'll cherish forever!"
I went into this workshop not really knowing what to expect and a little hesitant to bring up things from the past that I had buried, but after two transformative days with Danielle, filled with love and support, I left feeling much lighter. The process itself was full of challenges but I came out the other side with a deeper understanding of self, of my journey and i know a deep healing has begun. For someone who is not really into arts and crafts, this drum is truly the most amazing thing i have ever created with my own hands, and I feel so proud when I look at it, and I know the sound it makes as I play it is just for me. It's a truly magical experience and if you are lucky enough to get the chance to have this experience for yourself, I strongly encourage you to take it!"