Medicine Drum Making in Asheville North Carolina

Medicine Drum Making in Asheville North Carolina

May 24 - May 24 2015

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Medicine Drum Making in Asheville, North Carolina May 24th from 11:00 to 5:00 at a beautiful location near Asheville. The land is rich with the right energy as the land has been honored in a good way and fire ceremonies are facilitated every month.

The drum is a part of many indigenous cultures all over the world. This single sided shaman (medicine), drum is a traditional drum crafted using a wooden hoop or frame and a stretched rawhide head and lacing. Covered on only one side, the back is laced to form the symbol of a medicine wheel with the four cardinal directions that also serve as a hand hold. Great for drumming circles and meditation!

There are a variety of ways a drum can be laced either using the cardinal directions or the celtic star. These will be made with intention using the cardinal directions.

In this workshop you will be supplied everything you need to create your own frame drum and accompanying beater. While you are making your creations you will be taught the care and feeding of your drum, as well as how to use them in healing and cleansing ceremonies.

We will begin with a Drum Journey to connect to the Heartbeat of the Drum, and then start the process of creating your drum and beater.  After creating the drum, we’ll celebrate its birth with a special ceremony.  Birthing a drum is an intense process, one not easily forgotten. The drum face can later be painted with your Animal Totem or designs. You can also personalize the drum with beads and feathers to strengthen the connection with your drum.

Together we will make a medicine drum that will be made in a sacred way with mindfulness.

The earth yearns for us to drum for it’s the heart beat of the drum that brings us to a grounded state of consciousness. Every time you use the drum you create with intention it will bring healing to yourself and others.

You will be able to pick your own size hoop. The sized range for 13, 15, 16, 18 and 20. A unique 13 sided drum representing the 13 moon’s is available for ordering.

The skins available are DEER, ELK, HORSE, GOAT, BUFFALO and MOOSE. For Buffalo and Moose add $25.

We will be birthing the drums in a sacred way filled with your medicine and intentions. The cost for this workshop which includes supplies is $250.


Investment includes all materials. The investment is $250 and it includes all materials.  Registration must be complete by May 17 so I may order the materials.


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