The drum echoes the heartbeat of the Earth and enables us to connect with the sacred rhythms of life.  The drum is a shamanic tool used for general well being – for meditation, and journeying. Drumming is known to boost your immune system, and can be used  to calm and center you.

Join us to make your own drum– a personal shamanic tool for healing and health.

 Join us for a drum journey where you tap into the groundswell of support of the earth and her energies.

sarah holding her shamanic frame drum

Do you feel the call of the drum?  The gentle wild call of the feminine, your ancestors, your lineage?

Sarah can support you to deeply connect to this inner call through the drum. She offers

* Drum journeys for women.
* Medicine Drum Making Workshops – co hosted with Emilie Alciato
* Connecting With your Medicine Drum Workshops.
* Public Drumming events

 When the Drummers Were Women

The medicine drum is an ancient tool for healing and transformation. In her book, When the Drummers Were Women, Layne Redmond traces the history of the drum, acknowledging the importance of this tool in women’s ceremonies, rites of passages and spiritual experiences across the globe.

There is a renewed interest in the frame drum and the reclamation of the drum as a sacred tool of power for women. Want to know more? Contact Sarah with your inquiries.

Medicine Drum Workshops

Making a frame drum is a deep and powerful process of birthing a shamanic healing tool for personal transformation. When you make a drum you enter into a shamanic process of personal healing.

Sarah hosts drum making workshops with Emilie Alciato.  She holds  One day and One and Half Day and Two day Medicine Drum Making Workshops for women. Check out the  shop for more details on upcoming workshops.

Our next One and Half Day Medicine Drum Workshop for Women is being held on 25 & 26  September 2020, in Carnegie, Melbourne, Australia. Bookings are essential and are filling quickly.

Our next Two Day Medicine Drum Making Workshop for 2020 is SOLD OUT. Please get in touch to be put on the mailing list for 2021,  or join us in our One Day Drum Making Workshop.

You can choose to make your drum in the garden, in a private room or in the communal space.

two women finishing making their drums in the garden.

Drum Journeys

In a drum session, Sarah sets up a sacred space and offers you the opportunity to tap into the reservoirs of your deep embodied wisdom as you journey to the beat of the drum. She facilitates the drum journey & the sharing and reflection of the information, and messages you access.You can also travel with the drum, much like a guided meditation or visualization- to the deep pools of wisdom within and without.

Sarah offers drum journeys to all women.  You can journey with a specific aim, such as meeting with your power animal, healing messages, to connect with your baby or you may journey to be open to whatever messages are held for you.

One on One sessions are available with Sarah

1 hour session costs $60
1.5 hour session costs $90
5 x 1 hr session costs $260
Contact Sarah for all bookings and inquiries.

Public Drumming

Sarah also facilitates Shamanic Drumming Circles. Here we gathered and drummed for the Planetary Dance for Peace, hosted by Tony Norquay and Viv Neale on St Kilda foreshore, BoonWurrung Land.


Katherine Blackman · February 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

I am wondering if it is possible for you to run a drum making workshop in Ballarat-I moved here recently and have been wanting to make a drum for quite a while but never got around to doing it. If l organised a group of people, what would be the minimum number needed? If you are unable to, do you have any recommendations of other people who could facilitate one in Ballarat?

Many thanks


Cheryle Bannon · December 17, 2017 at 9:23 am

Hi, I would love to be part of this group. Could I please be put on a waiting list. Thank you.

sarah · March 14, 2018 at 4:14 pm

Hello Cheryl, i have sent you an email with all the details. Please let me know if you are still interested. bookings and link on the events page. Blessings, Sarah x

penni · October 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Hi there, are there plans to run another workshop this year? I would love to be on your events list. blessings to you Xx

BRidgette Reid · May 1, 2019 at 10:34 pm

HI there,

Id like to know more about your drum making workshops, how much are they and when is the next one


Danyelle · February 5, 2021 at 8:36 pm

I just completed this workshop and I truly don’t think I can write in words the full experience.
Sarah and Emilie held space and supported all the women through our births. It was magical to connect with like minded women, exploring our birth stories alongside one another. The ritual of choosing a Hyde and laying it in the water over night, the meditations, the birthing process are all memories which will be stored in my heart forever. Thank you so much Sarah and Emilie for holding this space. I will be beating my drum this Sunday reconnecting with my motherline and all the women who came before me and played their drums.

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