Private Shamanic Drum Birthing Workshop

Your very own drum is a special friend who will heal you, take you on breath-taking 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 ceremony, honouring the sacredness of this healing tool. The drums are made in the traditional way using lacing cut from the same hide, thus keeping the spirit of the animal within the drum, in a ceremony, honouring the spirits of the animal and the tree. When you have birthed your drum, you will be led on a journey to connect with the spirit of your drum.

Each person can birth a drum of either stag or horse - please let me know at point of paying Participant Deposits which each person would like to work with.

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 on our website.

How to Book

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 book a private Shamanic Drum Birthing workshop for your group, please read the following information on this page.

Number of Participants

We usually work to an approximate number of 10 people on our workshops. We understand that, with some closed groups, there may be fewer people and, by agreement, we can have a lower minimum number of 6 people. However, this will need to be considered in relation to travel and accommodation expenses for the workshop. In workshops where there are fewer than 6 people, expenses would need to be paid in addition to the workshop cost. The cost for the host of the workshop, for organising the payment of deposits, is half price.


Venue Requirements

For the workshops, we need a suitable sized space for each person to make their drum, a chair for each person and suitable table space for each person. Alternatively, if a whole group agrees, it is possible to make the drums on the ground. Village halls can often be a good option for this.

 If the host is also providing a workshop space, their place on the workshop is completely free, as long as minimum number of paid places on the workshop is met. 


Reserving a Date

To reserve a date for a private Shamanic Drum Birthing workshop, please contact us and we can let you know what dates are available. There is an initial booking deposit of £300 to be paid by the host in order to reserve a workshop date. This deposit is due within 2 weeks of the date being agreed.

This initial booking deposit is deductible from the final balance payment.



The cost of the workshop is £295 per person, which includes all materials and instruction.

There is a 50% non-refundable deposit required per person, to book their spaces on the workshop. This money is to be collected by the workshop host and sent to us at Heron Drums no later than 2 months before the date of the workshop.

The final balance is due to be paid no later than 2 weeks before the date of the workshop.


For more information, or to arrange a Private Drum Birthing Workshop with your group or circle, contact Jonathan