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The Spirit of the Drum/Rattle

A Drum and or Rattle Making Workshop with Rob Murphy

  • Starts Nov 9
  • 350 US dollars
  • A TOUCH OF MERAKI Gather Space

Available spots

Service Description

This 2-day Spirit Drum/Rattle crafting workshop can be pre-booked with a $ 150 non-refundable deposit. Payment of the material fees will be collected no later than one week prior to the workshop start date. Material fees include the wooden drum frame, the chosen hide, all lacing materials, and the materials to make a beater stick for your drum. Estimated Drum fees are $130-160 depending on the size of Spirit Drum. Estimated Rattle fees are $100 The reminder of your workshop fee ($200) will be collected by the start of the workshop. In case of an unforeseen absence, Rob will happily craft your SD or Rattle for you upon payment of the workshop fee, which is a considerable discount over a private commissioning. IN OUR TIME TOGETHER WE WILL: * Journey to meet the Spirit of the Tree that gifted you the wood for your drum/rattle frame that will become the drum's/rattle's body. * Journey to meet the Spirit of the Four-legged who gifted the hide that will be the flesh of your drum/rattle. * Learn a unique spiral lacing technique as taught in the Saghic tradition [a re-dreamed Celtic tradition.] * Engage in sacred ceremony to breathe life into your using the four elements. * All these lead toward creating an intimate bond between you and the drum’s/rattle's living nature. * Learn to work with the drum/rattle a conversational aid with your Guides and the Ancestors when you journey into the heart of your Spirit Drum. * Learn to care for and "feed" your drum—this drum will be different than any other drum that you will have and thus needs to be treated always in a sacred manner. * You will become aware of the Do’s and Don’ts for your drum. Deer -- Represents the Heart, the Natural Laws of Circulation: healing and love Elk -- The element of Water, Emotions, and the Shadow Self  Horse -- Represents the Shamanic Journey that we ride into an alternate reality seeking healing for ourselves and others Cow -- Represents Mother Earth, a symbol of motherhood, fertility, nurturing, survival and protection. Buffalo (Bison) -- Has to with seeking guidance and wisdom from the Ancestors. It is connected to serving the community and connection to Sacred Source Moose -- Represents the work of Divine Feminine energies. It carries us deep into our feelings towards emotional honesty *Please bring with you: a towel, garden gloves, water spray bottle, a 13'-15' stick of your choice to use for your drum beater/rattle.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation, Payment + Refund Policy $100 of the class fee is a non-refundable deposit to hold your space in the class. If you cancel with less than 14 days notice or fail to show for class, your tuition will be forfeited. In the event the workshop is canceled by the instructor, a 100% refund will be issued. Prices are based on full payment at least 2 weeks prior to the class. Since class size is limited, space will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, early registration is strongly advised. Payment may be made in the form of cash, check, Zelle or Apple Cash. If you pay with a debit or credit card online, the processing fee is already included in the tuition. As a courtesy to our instructing artists, we have certain limitations on refunds that are based on how much advance notice we receive. Please review our policy below. Please note that our Artists are independent contractors and may have a varied policy in place. A deposit for your attendance may be requested at the time of your booking. 1. Due to limited space we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before a scheduled YOGA/BREATHWORK class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or online here. If you have to cancel your class, we offer you a credit to your account if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use these credits towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class. The facilitator has the only right to be flexible here. 2. Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of an EVENT/WORKSHOP date, will receive a 100% refund ( - ) any credit card fees that the business may have accrued . Cancellations made within 13 - 7 days will incur a 40% fee. Cancellations made within 7 days -24 hours to the event will incur a 50% fee. Cancellations made same day or no show will incur a 100% fee

Contact Details

  • 3612 Grandview St, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, USA

    + 253-514-7111

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