Birth your own medicine drum in our Shamanic Medicine Drum Making Workshops. The drum echoes the heartbeat of the Earth and enables us to connect with the sacred rhythms of life.  Drumming is known to boost your immune system, and can be used  to calm and center you. It has a pan cultural history as a sacred tool in women’s spirituality and religious life. Layne Redmonds powerful book When the Drummers Were Women documents women’s history with drumming across the Middle East, and Europe.  Max Dashu’s work documents the use of the drum throughout Asia, the America’s, Africa and Europe.

The frame drum is a shamanic tool used for general well being – for meditation, for ritual, ceremony and for journeying. It is a musical instrument and used for dance, for joy and for deep connection.

Sarah offers drum making workshops to reconnect you with this spiritual lineage of female drummers. When you make your own drum– you create a personal instrument for healing and health, and explore how you are with the creative process. Our Drum Making Workshops are very popular so please subscribe to our Newsletter to stay up to date with workshops.

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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

* Medicine Drum Making Workshops
* Connecting With your Medicine Drum Workshops.
* Public Drumming events
* Drum journeys for women.

 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 alone and with Emilie Alciato.  Check out the information below and go to the  shop for more details and booking into upcoming workshops.

My next One and Half Day Medicine Drum Workshop for Women will be on  April 2024 in Carnegie. Please note our workshops book out quickly and book online or get in touch to be put on the mailing list.

Our next Two Day Medicine Drum Making Workshop will be held in January 2024 in Warburton.

The next Four Seasons Journey begins February 2024. At our Opening Gathering you birth a drum into the world and yourself as drummer. At each of the next five gatherings we drum together by the fire, singing songs, dancing and deeply connecting to the earth, the feminine and our selves.  This is a year long program, an immersion in the women’s mysteries. Join us! 

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Medicine Drum Making Workshop

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

Drum Making Workshop Melbourne

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.

Drum Journeys

Drum Journey for Women at my MoonSong Workshop

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 $120
1.5 hour session costs $160

Initial session is 1.5 hours.

Contact Sarah for all bookings and inquiries.

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Drumming for Warn Marrin, Balnarring, Westernport Bay

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.

Medicine Drum Circles

Drumming for the Peace Dance, Elwood 2018


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.

Laura FG · February 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Medicine drum workshop: I also completed this workshop alongside my fellow companion Danyelle. Thank you to all the women for witnessing and holding the space for each other with compassion and truth. I honor all of you. This experience has deeply impacted me and my reflection on my lineage and my mother. I am grateful for Sarah and Emilie’s generosity, openness, truth, and warmth. I felt very safe and accepted. The process of making a drum is a deep ceremonial space to connect to deeper self and to our most profound right of connection to mother, earth, and the cycles and web of life. I have no words to describe what a simple and raw ceremony can offer you in your journey, your inner connection and your creative life. Highly recommended. A poem to share. Trust yourself.

Trust in the Soil by Quinn Bailey
All growth starts in the dark.
So often, desperate for any sign
Of life,
We uncover too soon that which needs
To stay buried.
A good gardener knows all things seek the light
In their own time.
A good gardener knows how to trust in the soil.

sarah · March 23, 2021 at 8:41 am

Thank you dear Laura for your presence, your love and reflection. And the poem!! Blessings
Sarah xx

sarah · March 23, 2021 at 8:42 am

Ah such wisdom in the birth process, such magics and learning. Thank you Danyelle xx

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