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Personal Hoop Drum Birthing

Thursday 19 9.30amMarch


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Personal Hoop Drum Birthing


Hoop drum

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to create your very own, unique, Hoop Drum. This can help you with your own well being as well others, such as Drumming for Dementia and other health issues.

To birth your own Drum is both a beautiful and spiritual process, as you will be placing your love, energy and intent into your own Special, Powerful Hoop Drum.

The drum created by you will be birthed in the traditional way with the drum head and laces being cut from the same hide.

You will each have a full hide for birthing your drum, leaving plenty of hide left over to make a rattle at a later date if you so wish, thus keeping the energies of the drum and rattle in harmony with each other.

We will guide you through the full art of drum making, from cutting both the head and lacing from the hide, followed by the art of lacing and tightening of your drum.

When you have committed to the day we will arrange, if time allows, to let you have your hoop before the day itself so that you can place your own energy into the hoop as well as decorate it if you wish.

At the start of the day we will pass your hides to you, after which you may lie down with your hide and your hoop for a Rattle journey thus starting your personal connection to your hoop and hide.

When you have birthed your drum we will then lead you on a journey to connect with the spirit of your drum.

The whole day will be held with ceremony in a wonderful space created by us all.

The Drum Birthing days will be for small groups, from two to a maximum of four people only. The smaller group offers a more intimate time, with each participant able to gain a greater benefit from our knowledge, help and guidance if needed or wanted.

The cost per person for the Drum Birthing Workshop is £190. This includes a 16" Maple Hoop from the USA and a traditional, hand worked deer hide. The hoops, I find, are more sonically stable after experimenting with them and sourcing them from the USA. The deer rawhide comes from the cull skins of a authentically organic herd, worked in the traditional way. Also included is a plain felted wool Drum beater crafted by Max.

A non refundable £50 deposit will secure your place.

We are aware that times are financially challenging for some at present. With this in mind we have decided to extend the offer of a Payment Plan to those wishing to Birth a Drum with us or having one birthed by us. By making a few smaller payments in advance of the actual Birthing Day and a final payment on the day we hope to enable more folks to begin their Wonder Filled Journey with their Own Hoop Drum. Please email Steve for details of the payment plan .