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~ Drum Making Workshops ~

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Be held in a prayerful container as you
Weave your own Medicine Drum 

In prayer and presence, we weave these medicine drums into being,

our hands flowing as extensions of our heart’s intentions.
 

These ancient instruments connect us to the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

They open a whole realm of sound and rhythm, pulse and prayer.

They also open a relationship with the spirit of the animal that is woven into the drum.

 

This is a weekend to gather in sacred space.

To nourish our wild roots and awaken ancient remembrance, as we weave our prayers and songs together into beautiful instruments that will support our earth walk.

 

Our space will be filled with prayerful offerings ~ singing sacred songs,

support of the plant allies, creating beauty and nourishment.

All to support you in opening to creativity, deep connection, and inspiration,

as you weave the sacred intentions of your heart into your drum.
 

Through guided movement and meditation journeys, you will be supported to make a powerful connection to the spirit of the animal you are weaving with, and open to an honoring and reciprocal relationship with them.

Drumming is in our bones,

the rhythm singing through our blood
Awakening the songs, of our heart's deepest love

May this drum bring you closer to the pulse of the earth and open the authentic rhythm of your heart's song.

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~ Drum Details ~
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These drums are woven completely with animal skin, (as opposed to string) which I really love the feel of.

 

The back handle is a braided cross hide design,

and is light and comfortable to hold.

The frames are beautifully crafted with red cedar from Washington state. They are made by my friend and are super sturdy and will not warp over time because of the way they are constructed.

 

You can choose a 16", 18", or 20" frame to weave with.

Each drum comes with it’s own mallet.

And with instructions for how to care for your drum and keep it tuned.

We will be weaving with Elk and Deer hide.

You are welcome to choose which one you feel called to.

Each animal hide has a unique spirit and energy.

I find that the perfect hide always comes through for who it is meant for.

Below are some musings I have written about deer and elk medicine.

Know that there is so much more to these animal medicines that you will discover as you open to relationship with your drum.

~ Deer Medicine ~
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Deer medicine brings us into wholesomeness and innocence. Gently returning to the heart and getting quiet enough to hear the whispers from within. There is a wild spirit of the forest present, as it's the place the deer call home and where they roam freely. This animal spirit calls in the light of the heart to softly shine in the places we need support and guidance.

Deer is a thinner hide that has a beautiful resonance of sound. It can sometimes be softer and lighter than thicker hides like buffalo and elk. The deer that I work with often has a white~ish brown color, with many golden and some more white /brown.

~ Elk Medicine ~

Elk medicine is strong and steady presence. It calls us into integrity with our walk and our words. Elk medicine is supporting for bringing greater stability and cohesion into your life. Elk anchors the star light into the earthly realms. Elven king and queen of the forest work with this medicine.

Elk is a thick hide and I find that there is a beautiful and deep resonance with the sound. The elk that I work with can range from a more white & golden brown color to a much darker brown

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Hunting Season

~ Registration Details ~
& upcoming workshops

~ Nevada City, CA ~
Private Temple Space
May 11 & 12

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~ Flow of Weekend ~

Saturday May 11th 
Arrival 10am
Opening circle - Cacao ~

   Offerings - Intentions
Drum making part 1


~ Lunch Together ~ bring your own 


Connecting to your hide & the animal spirit of your drum 
Drum making part 2


Day ends around 7pm

Sunday May 12th
Arrival 10am
Mindfulness practice to reactivate subtle bodies
Birthing Your Drum

 

Lunch Together ~ bring your own


Song Share & Collective Drumming

Closing Circle
Day ends around 3pm

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~ Exchange ~

Exchange for two days of guidance, all the materials, and tea-snacks both days

$480-680  sliding scale price

$100 Deposit to hold your space 

(non refundable, due to cost of material)

OR pay in full

 

The remainder payment due 48 hours before our weekend together. 

*** Registration & drum order is due by April 18th

so we have enough time to order and pick up the hides & supplies.

You can choose what size frame and hide you would like to weave with ~ see options above 

To BOOK your participation: 


> Payment through:

Venmo @Abigail Hinds 

OR Paypal friends & family 

abbyhinds@gmail.com


> Send a message to abigail@wombweaving.com with confirmation and drum orders & details

Exact location details and items to bring for our weekend together will be sent out through email once you have registered 

Led by Abigail Hinds 
Hosted by Lua Cheia 
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~ About Abigail ~

As a weaver and artist, I create spirit-filled pieces of beauty and medicine. Revitalizing the wisdom of ancestral arts, I am deeply interested in returning ways of creation that are in honoring and harmonic reciprocity with the earth. Practical and mystical creations that are alive with spirit and prayer. Items that are made by loving hands and hearts, rather than in a factory of exploitation.

I weave with the animals and medicines of the earth. I weave with the songs and prayers of my voice and the Divine. I weave medicine drums and rattles.

I make feather wands, jewelry, and animal medicine adornments.

I tend to the animals in life and death, spirt and form. I have been processing and preserving animals for many years now ~ learning the arts of butchering, tanning, and preserving animal parts to make food, art, and useful tools.

All while honoring their spirit.

These weaving hands love working with the animal hides, as each one has such a unique spirit and energy. When I wove my first drum, it was as if my hands remembered how. It is a natural art for me.

About 2 years ago I began focusing more on drum making and weaving drums for others. Then I began sharing this wisdom and teaching drum making, supporting others to birth their own drums into being. 

~ Grass Valley, CA ~
Forest Sanctuary
May 18 & 19

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~ Flow of Weekend ~

Saturday May 18th 
Arrival 10am
Opening circle - Cacao ~

   Offerings - Intentions
Drum making part 1
~ Bring your own lunch
Movement journey to bridge your        medicine into your drum
Drum making part 2
Day ends around 7pm

Option to camp on site for extra cost
Option to receive healthy yummy dinner for extra

Sunday May 19th
Arrival 9am
Mindfulness practice to reactivate subtle bodies
Birthing Your Drum
Bring your own lunch
Song & Closing circle
Day ends around 3pm
(Option to camp)
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At a forest sanctuary 20min from downtown Grass Valley, CA

~ Exchange ~

Sliding scale exchange for two days of guidance, all the material and tea-snacks

from $480 to $680

$100 Deposit

(non refundable, due to cost of material)

> Optional camping $25/night

> Optional dinner $20

*** Registration & drum order is due by May 3rd so we have enough time to order and pick up the hides & supplies.

You can choose what size frame and hide you would like to weave with :
> You can choose a 16”, 18”, or 20" frame
> You can choose Elk or Deer hide


To BOOK your participation: 


> Venmo deposit or full payment to

        @AbigailHinds


> Send a message to shivanomade@gmail.com with drum orders & details, or for other payment methods

~ Led by Abigail Hinds & Julie Surpreet Adi ~

~ About Abigail ~

As a weaver and artist, Abigail creates spirit-filled pieces of beauty and medicine. Revitalizing the wisdom of ancestral arts, She is deeply interested in returning ways of creation that are in honoring and harmonic reciprocity with the earth. She tends to the animals in life and death, spirt and form. She has been processing and preserving animals for many years now ~ learning the arts of butchering, tanning, and preserving animal parts to make food, art, and useful tools. All while honoring their spirit.

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~ About Julie ~

Julie Surpreet Adi is a versatile visual artist, a spiritual coach, a kundalini yoga instructor, and an healer. For almost a decade, she has guided people into physical and spiritual rejuvenation. She weaves holistic modalities for the expansion of consciousness, deep healing, and reconnection to the Sacred.

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