Summer Solstice Drum and Rattle Birthing Immersion

21 June 2024 - 22 June 2024 @ All Day -

Come and join us for an absolutely magical weekend of sacred crafting, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June

Summer Solstice Drum and Rattle Birthing Immersion


21 June 2024 - 22 June 2024    
All Day


Price: £400


Riverbank Cottage, Puddletown Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6AE

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Come and join us for an absolutely magical weekend of sacred crafting, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June, where we can use the powerful energies of the summer solstice AND the full strawberry moon in Capricorn to enhance the power of the tools that we create.

During this two day weekend, you will craft a rattle, a drum, and a beater – sacred tools that will be intimately connected with you as their creator, and that will serve you in a way that no off-the-shelf tool ever could.

Birthing a drum is a profound and moving experience, as you literally bring into being a companion for your spiritual journey. As you craft, you work with the spirit of your drum, and infuse it with your intentions, your energy, your love and your prayers. This creates a medicine tool intimately connected to you, which will aid your own personal development and healing. The journey may be challenging, emotional, or flow smoothly, but each drum birthing is an intensely rewarding experience. Rattle birthing is also powerful, especially when you create the perfect sound with your chosen stones. The process is usually meditative and relaxing, stitching your intentions into the tool as you sew up the two halves.

My workshops are rich in honouring and ceremony, held in my rural home in the Purbecks, Dorset. We are nestled in a valley, overlooking a water meadow and beside a pocket of ancient woodland with oak and holly trees that are hundreds of years old. For this weekend, you are welcome to camp on this beautiful land, stay in a B&B room, or opt for a non-residential place.

We will take time to honour the materials that we will be working with, including the wood of the hoop and the skin of the deer. We’ll spend time outside connecting with ancient trees, to give our thanks for the tree that became our hoop. We will work locally sourced deer skins, learn about Deer medicine, and honour the Deer. We will journey to meet the spirit of our drum, which usually steps forward to aid the creation of the drum itself. Wherever possible, we’ll use lacing cut from the same hide as the drum face, to keep the spirit of that particular deer within the drum. There will be ceremonies to welcome our new tools into the world, celebrate their birth-days.

I walk an earth-honouring path, and the ethical sourcing of materials is important to me. The rawhide used comes from Deer local to the Purbecks, which have been killed in road traffic accidents or culled as part of a herd management plan. I have cleaned and prepared the skins myself, taking great time and care to honour the Deer in ceremony at every stage of the process. The hoops made by British craftsmen, who also honour the land and the trees that they work with. Most hoops are imported from Pakistan, and so I am proud to use these materials.


includes materials, tuition, and an evening meal on Saturday
please bring your own lunches

this includes materials, tuition, 1-3 nights of camping, self-service breakfast, evening meal on Saturday​
– upgrade to onsite B&B available for £25pppn
please bring your own lunches

Should you wish to, and if space allows, you can book on for just one of the days – Saturday for rattle birthing (£90) or Sunday for drum birthing (£290).

There is a detailed schedule on my website. Do get in touch for more info or to book.

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