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Glastonbury - Shamanic Drum Birthing Workshop

  • Avalon Centre 1 Kings Street Glastonbury, BA6 9JY United Kingdom (map)

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 £250 (incl. VAT). We do have other size options available, please see below. A 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 private drum birthing ceremony at your centre, please visit the contact page.

 

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. 

Testimonials

The drum birthing workshop far exceeded my expectations. Jonthan is an excellent teacher and it was definetly a day to remember. Thank you for helping me birth my own drum. A highly recommended experience
— BT
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.
— HJ
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.
— KV
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
— DM

Workshop Booking

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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.