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Drum Birthing Workshops - Booking

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How To Book

To book a space on one of our upcoming Shamanic Drum Birthing workshops, please complete the form on this page. I will received a copy of the completed form and reply to you by email to confirm your place. We are often on the road with our workshops and events, so please understand that bookings made whilst we are away at a show, workshop or traveling may be subject to a few days’ delay. CHECK IN SPAM FOLDERS



As of the 1st September 2017, the cost of the workshop is £200, inclusive of VAT. This includes all materials and instruction. Your place on the workshop is held once the 50% non-refundable deposit has been received.  Once your booking form has been received, I will contact you to give you the details of how to pay, as per your preference.


Buying as a Present?

If you are buying a place on this workshop as a present for someone and do not know which hide they may prefer until a later date, please note this in the comment box at the end of the form, with the name of the attendee, and inform me at a later date. Correspondences relating to the workshop will be sent to the email address given.


Source of the Hides

The horse and deer hides used on our workshops are all ethically sourced. To read more details, please visit the info page here.


Booking Conditions

1.  Deposits are non refundable and non transferable.

2.  Full Payment must be paid no later than 2 weeks before the workshop date

3.  In the unlikely event of me (Jonathan Weekes) having to cancel the workshop I will arrange to refund any money you have paid for an advance booking, or transfer your place to another workshop.  

4.  All places advertised are subject to availability, and your place on the course is held only by your deposit payment.

5.  Insurance: It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover any travel or accommodation arrangements for your booking.

6. Cancellation of booking: Should you be forced to cancel, you must confirm this in writing or by email. Cancellation of your place on the workshop is not effective until this has been received.  If less than two weeks’ notice is given, we have the right to retain the workshop fee.


Your very own drum is a special friend who will heal you, take you on breathtaking journeys and share with you a connection and oneness with all. To birth your own drum is a truly rewarding experience; putting your love, intent and energy into this powerful medicine tool will make a truly special drum for you indeed.


In this full day workshop, you will birth your own Shamanic Drum in a day of ceremony, honouring the spirits of the animal and the tree. We make our drums in the traditional way using lacing cut from the same hide, thus keeping the spirit of the animal within the drum. When you have birthed your drum, you will be led on a journey to connect with the spirit of your drum.


Your drum can be either stag, reindeer or horse - please let me know at point of booking and paying deposits which you would like to work with.


The cost per person on the drum birthing workshop for a 16" drum is £200, inclusive of VAT (as of 1st September 2017). 50% non-refundable deposits are needed as early as possible to secure your place and to allow us time to source and prepare the materials for the workshop. Paypal is accepted though there is a small fee for this. You also receive a drum beater for your new drum.


Jonathan visits centres, groups and circles around the country to share the art of drum birthing and spread this ancient skill and knowledge with all those that feel the love of the drum.


To invite Jonathan to hold a drum birthing ceremony at your centre, please visit the contact page.

Drum Birthing Ceremonies

Recently in: Edinburgh, Kent, Glastonbury, Essex, Pembrokshire, Staffordshire, Dorset, Shropshire, Isle of Jersey, Liverpool, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Norfolk, Brighton, and Wiltshire



Carmarthenshire - 23rd September 2017 SPACES

Whitland MemHall, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, SA34 0QB

see also Spirit of the Drum workshop the following day


Lake District - 30th September 2017 SPACES

Laya Point, Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6DT

see also Spirit of Autumn workshop the following day


Glastonbury - 14th October 2017 FULL

Avalon Centre, 1 King Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9JY

see also Spirit of the Drum workshop the following day


Kent - 21st October 2017 SPACES

Singleton Environment Centre, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW

see also Shamanic Journeys to the Ancestors the following day


Derbyshire - 5th November 2017 - NEW

Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yd, Derby DE22 1DS


Devon - 11th November 2017 - NEW

Higher Brixham Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Higher Brixham, South Devon TQ5 0SA

see also Shamanic Journeys to the Ancestors the following day


Worcestershire - 3rd December 2017 NEW

Alvechurch Village Hall, Alvechurch, Worcestershire


Gwent, South Wales - 9th December 2017 - NEW

Rhymney Day Centre, Surgery Hill, Rhymney, NP22 5LS






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What to bring: Large towel to wrap you drum in, blanket and pillow to lay on for the shamanic journey, packed lunch. If you are putting a crystal in the handle of your drum, something flat about the size of a 10p piece is ideal.


Workshop Timings: We aim to start the workshops at 9.30am, so please arrive from 9am. We do not have a set end-time as I do not wish to rush people in making their drums, but we usually finish between 5pm and 6pm. That time is just a guide, so we do not recommend that you plan an evening too tightly to those times.  

Here are the list of the upcoming Shamanic Drum Birthing Ceremonies for 2016.


To book, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


Some feedback from previous workshops:


"Awesome day. I would never have thought I'd be so emotional and have so much love for a drum I'd made. Thank you for an amazing experience. They are so knowledgeable about their craft and spirit and the stories and information Jonathan imparts during the day are fascinating. Definitely want to return make a horse skin drum." Helen


"Thank you Jonathan for holding such a beautiful and sacred space to enable us all to birth our incredible drums. Look forward to seeing you again, when we can journey once more. " Karina


"Thank you Jonathan Weekes it was an amazing day and I love my drum and the tears I shed have made it even more sacred and special" Dawn

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Drum Birthing Workshops around the country.

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