Join us for a magical day making your own medicine drum.
Drum doula Mia Luz, a woman of Swedish and Puerto Rican descent, will share the Ojibwe medicine she's been gifted through her drum birthing workshop.
We have space for 10 women in a beautiful heated yurt in Staatsburg near the Hudson River.
The registration fee is $35, this will hold your spot. The total in full (after your registration fee) is due at the latest 10 days prior to our gathering. Cost is dependent on the type of drum and is listed below.
You'll be making your choice of a 14", 16" or 18" round elk-hide drum with cedar frame and the mallet. Price includes all materials and the workshop. I use a 14" or a 16" drum.
14" Drum $270
16" Drum $300
18" Drum $330
Here's Mia's description:
A day filled with beauty, love, nurturing our spirits and a channeling of our hearts through our hands, connecting us to our ancestors and our Earth Mother. I offer the teachings of the drum that my Ojibwe Elders verbally passed down to me. The sacred drums I assist in birthing carry your own rhythms and vibrations as well as those of Pachamama, and by playing them you connect to her heartbeat. In their creation, we only use carefully selected natural, raw or recycled materials with respect and reverence for the animals and trees provided by the creator. I personally cut all drum-heads and lacing by hand, always from the same animal hide as to not have opposing energies/personalities in the drum. All frames are handmade in British Columbia using only salvaged Yellow Cedar wood.The awareness, love and blessings going into the preparation of the materials for these sacred instruments, translates into the powerful medicine tools they become. As a final passage, I drum over each newly born drum to pass on the vibration of the lineage of drums from the Ojibwe that has been passed down to each new drum for generations.These drums are made to last for generations. If well-taken care of and respected for what they are, the next seven generations will be beating to the heartbeat of the Earth on the drum you created and brought into being.