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Pre-Conference Two-day Sacred Drum Making Workshop With Adhi Two Owls

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Peaceful Meadow Retreat

7075 Valmont Road

Boulder, CO 80301

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Participants will create from start to finish a 14" to 16" drum from either elk, deer or horse depending on what is available at the time of the workshop.

The drum is one of the oldest instruments. It is found in many forms and shapes all over the earth. The drum is the heart beat of every culture and society. The drum can be used for making music, healing and connecting to the deeper rhythms of the cosmos. Drums are the sound shamans use to journey in and out of the dream time... the first sound we all heard arriving in on this planet is the heart beat of our Mothers in ureteral. That heart beat is birthed in every drum that is made. Some cultures believe a drum is a skin stretched over a frame sounding the rhythms of the universe.... they also believe a human is the same: a skin stretch over a frame and our heart beats the sounds of the universe.

In this two day pre-conference workshop before the Red Earth Women's Herbal Gathering we will gather to make frame drums. This form of drum has been played by women for centuries. It is the drum that is used in ceremony to sing sacred songs, the drum that fires the dance... and awakens connections to the plant and animal worlds.

One the first day we will bless the hides, paint and draw on our frames and journey to connect to the spirit of our drum. On the second day we will pull our drums and they will dry. While they are drying participants will journey and then we will come together with our new drums to awaken them in ceremony.

What to bring:

A scissors, towel or blanket to work on, a stick from some place special to use in making your drum mallet, note book, and any intentions, prayers and such to put on your frame

Tuition for this workshop is $250 which includes all the materials to make your drum and other workshop related materials.

(Adhi ethically acquires her hides from reputable sources and small tanneries. She does her best to support fair trade and cottage industries to resources her materials for creating sacred items.)

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