Make your own
Saturday September 30th, 2023
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sacred Dwelling in Monroe WA
Deadline to Register September 15th, 2023
Saturday October 14th, 2023
Crescent Moon Gifts
6901 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Deadline to Register Monday October 2nd, 2023
Join us for this special opportunity to create your own Medicine Drum at Sacred Dwelling! We will be sitting in circle together in the yurt nestled in the woods.
The creation and birth of a medicine drum is a sacred journey of self-awareness and intention. The medicine drum carries the spirit of the tree the hoop is made from, and the spirit of the animal from which the drumhead and lacing are made from. The tree and animal spirits combine with your spirit journey thus far, your prayers, intentions, the collective ceremonial energy of all gathered for the workshop, and the great creative forces that move through you to birth your drum.
These alchemical elements fuse together to create your medicine drum. During this workshop you will be asked to step into the hoop of sacred ceremony with all who gather, and the elements of nature to be fully present and alive in creative flow as these medicine drums come to life.
It is an honor to be a keeper of the heartbeat of a medicine drum. Over the years of joyful playing in prayer and ceremony, the potency your drum’s unique voice and medicine will grow richer and stronger.
Fee for workshop:
$150 Plus the cost of your drum kit (See below for drum kit costs)
During the workshop:
~ You will be provided with your own personal “pre-ordered” drum kit made of a maple wood hoop, deer rawhide
drumhead, and rawhide lacing. If you would like a different type of animal rawhide, please contact me.
Other hide types vary is cost and availability (Cow, Horse, Goat, Bear, Buffalo, Elk, Moose)
14” drum kit - $110
16” drum kit - $128
18” drum kit - $140
~ You will be guided into the hoop of sacred ceremony and inner journey to open your heart to your deeper motivations,
prayers, and intentions for creating your medicine drum.
~ You will grow your medicine community from being in sacred ceremony and co-creation with the rest of the participants.
~ You will be nourished from the land and intentional community of Sacred Dwelling.
~ You will be given detailed instructions on the creation and care of your drum.
~ You will enjoy a vegetarian lunch and tea.
~ After all drums are complete, we will enjoy a special medicine drum birthing ceremony and closing circle.
What to bring with you for the day:
~ Open heart and intention of presence
~ Comfortable clothing
~ Non-breakable water bottle
~ A pair of slippers to wear in the yurt for comfort
~ One ½” to 1” diameter and 12” to 24” long stick to make your drum stick with
Saturday August 12 10:00 am to 1:pm
Sacred Dwelling in Monroe, WA
Come and join us outdoors for a 3 hour dive into inner space! We will be surrounded by the nourishment of nature while spending our time together underneath a large marquees stretch tent as our ‘sacred dwelling’. There will be plenty of shade, cedar trees, fresh air, wildlife, and country goodness supporting us throughout our time together.
Drawing from ancient yogic wisdom, this workshop is intended to illuminate the truth of who you are; a complex radiant energy being. Details of the energetic universe that dwells within each of us will be shared to unveil and reveal Your Inner Radiance.
A gentle guided restorative yoga practice will follow the discussion of the energy body to support the awakening of the boundless creative energy of Kundalini Shakti. Each of these gentle supported restorative asanas are held for approximately 5 minutes, allowing for ample time to consciously discover, energize, illuminate, and awaken each of the subtle energy centers (chakras).
These practices will bring to light the ways in which behavior patterns (Samskaras) create blockages in the flow of prana (life force) which can hold the chakras in a state of dormancy. Conscious and consistent practice of these restorative asanas, assist to clear samskaras which will begin the awakening of the chakras and the eventual arousal of the Kundalini Shakti (boundless creative energy).
Please bring the following to the workshop:
An Open Heart and Mind
A Notebook and pen
Yoga Bolster is you have one, if not a few will be available for you to use.
3 to 4 Blankets
2 Yoga Blocks
Non-breakable Water Bottle
* Snacks will be provided throughout our time together
And Directing Unlimited Creative Energy
A Deep Dive into Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra)
Date April 30th 2023
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The seat of our identity is said to reside in the sacral chakra (Svadhisthana). Our concepts of
who we are, as a unique expression of the divine, mostly arises from our perceptions of the
interactions we have experienced in our primary relationships. (Parents, caregivers, siblings,
lovers etc) This identity (ego) is who we tell ourselves we are, it is our elevator speech, or the
story we tell a new person we are just getting to know. Often there is deep shadow (negative
self-perception) that is part of this identity. This shadow is often at the root of our own self-
The other potent aspect of the sacral chakra is the place holder of unlimited creative energy.
The cave of creativity! It is no surprise that our sexual organs arise from the place of the 2 nd
chakra. The greatest creative thing a human is capable of… making another human! Mastering
and directing this infinite potential is a life transforming skill.
The more we digest our life experiences and glean understanding from those experiences, the
less energy we will need to expend on bolstering limited belief systems. Complete integration
of what we digest transforms into Amrita (Wisdom Nectar). With less wasted energy on
spinning the tales of how we were “wronged”, the greater capacity we will have to harness and
direct the unlimited creative energy residing in the sacral chakra.
During this workshop you will:
Expand your awareness of Svadhisthana Chakra
Explore contemplation exercises to begin digesting your life experiences
Create a piece of artwork representing your Sacral Chakra
Be guided in various yogic practices to assist in the cultivation of your Wisdom Nectar
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