Medicine Drum Making
The medicine drum is a shamanic tool used for healing and transformation since ancient times. Drumming has the power to synchronise brain hemispheres and create altered states of consciousness in which healing and wisdom from the higher self can be obtained.
Rhythm is a primordial vibration that pulses through our bodies with the beating of our hearts. Before we had ears to hear we felt the beat of our mothers heart pulsing through our cellular bodies. Rhythm through vibration is an ancient force since the beginning of time itself, a beating of life-force that connects all things.
Ancient sources tell us that the frame drum was not just a powerful symbol of spiritual presence, it was an important tool for many spiritual experiences. Priestesses of the goddess were skilled technicians in its uses. They knew which rhythms quickened the life in freshly planted seeds, which facilitated childbirth and which induced ecstatic trance of spiritual transcendence. Guided by drum beats, these sacred drummers could alter their consciousness at will, travelling through the three worlds of the goddess: the heavens, the earth and the underworld.
When the drummers were women ~ Layne Redmond
Creating your own medicine drum is an opportunity to create in a sacred way, weaving intention and prayers into your work.
The drum making process is a birth of the self, an opportunity to bare witness to the unravelling and re-weaving of your hearts song and spirit path.
The creation of the drum is a sacred act, bringing deeper awareness to your own creative process in which we honour the animal whose hide we are working with, the tree, the journey and the gift of life itself.
During the drum making process we will work with our own birth story, bringing to light the imprints we have received through our own birth journey. This process helps us to gain a deeper understanding of how we create in life, as well as a deeper understanding of ourselves and the motherline from which we came.
This workshop is a two day journey, camping on sacred wild land in the Bega valley on the far south Coast. The workshop is fully catered and facilitated by Anki and Sara Bear.
The next medicine drumming making workshop: dates to be announced
We are open to travelling and facilitating this workshop in other areas.
To register your interest please contact me here
For custom made medicine drums, beaters and rattles please visit our Online Shop here.
Custom made drum for Michelle
“Anki created and birthed my first drum for me in June 2018, and did the most beautiful work. I couldn’t be happier with her.
The drum itself is exceptionally crafted, and I can feel the love and blessing from Anki’s authentic heart in the weaving of it. Anki asked me to supply my intention for the drum before she got started, and they were woven in too, with ease and grace like only she could do.
The drum itself has a rich timbre, gives the most healing vibration and I’ve found joy in connecting with her and bringing forth her song into the healing space, as have my clients.
Anki did a wonderful job with customer service (the drum was with me in two weeks from my order), communicates clearly and professionally every step of the way, and Anki’s pricing is great too.
I have no hesitation in recommending Anki to anyone who wants a medicine drum created and birthed from the heart.”
Drum Making Workshop
Making a drum with Anki was a crucial step in my life. The workshop collated all of my fly away ideas about myself and the mysteries, while also uncovering new insights and humble pride. Anki has a strong and careful presence and a deep understanding. She really is exceptional. She helped each of us to unfold our stories in our own time and way. So, I am now equipped with a beautiful, portable, personalised shamanic tool. It’s a part of me. My drum continues to connect me with other women, ceremony and spirit. If I had to flee, that’s what Id grab!
“ Anki is a deeply intuitive and heart-fully connected guide in the drum making journey. I really appreciated the way she held the space for me while I made my drum, she has a beautiful gentle presence and her direction is subtle and true to helping each person connect with their journey. A true spiritual midwife, and I really like her songs.”
“Anki’s drum making circles are rich and empowering. She guides you to be your own midwife in a truly profound weaving of your own unique drum- a tapestry of drum emotion and intrinsic expression. Anki’s wisdom, shamanic practices and her ability to hold space for others is truly beautiful and humbling.”
“Anki is a truly gifted leader of shamanic practices, who guided me through the journey of birthing my drum with humility and grace. The whole weekend flowed so beautifully and I felt that Anki held space with a gentle and compassionate heart, effortlessly sharing her teachings with such joy and deep wisdom. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to receive her medicine and hold the experience very close to my heart.”
“Anki had a beautiful gentle yet deep way of guiding women’s womb journeys. The way Anki holds space and honours women’s divinity through making medicine drums and music is magical. Her knowledge and sharing of shamanic practices is amazing and attending her drum making circle was a profound experience I will never forget. I highly recommend Anki’s medicine drum making ceremony to anyone seeking a deeper knowledge of them self through accessing spirit and sharing with women in a nurturing way.”
“Anki is a beautiful Goddess who has guided us with her beautiful soul and her angelic voice on our journey of making our healing drum. It was a peaceful and beautiful process that I was blessed to be a part of and we are all grateful to have her in our community.”
“ For the last four years I was waiting to find a drum making workshop that called to my soul. So when I met Anki and found out that she also ran drum making workshops, I knew this was the one I was waiting for as my body bust with joy.
Anki’s passionate, calm and loving way of being provided me with what I needed as I created my drum. Anki allowed the flow of the workshop to feel like calling the drum into being, as it unfolded with the intention of our hearts, strength of our spirits in connection with our hands. I felt held as I faced and expressed what was happening within me as I brought my drum into being. The gentle and powerful unfolding of the workshop I believe was felt throughout, as we all held our drum creations to the afternoon sun in gratitude to Anki for providing this sacred heart gift.”
“My experience of Anki is of a sister who is deeply committed to her own personal path of expansion. Such a willingness to cultivate her own light within, shines through her work as a facilitator and in the way she holds space to allow sisters to realise their own truth. Her deep connection to nature, which is woven through her work and integrated so deeply into her being, is a blessing to our community, the sisterhood and our planet.”