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Sat, Oct 08


Warrior Sanctuary

Drum Making Ceremony NYC

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Drum Making Ceremony NYC
Drum Making Ceremony NYC

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2022, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Warrior Sanctuary, 183 State St, Unit 2, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

About The Event

Special Thanks to the inspired friends in NYC and the beautiful Warrior Sanctuary who are making this gathering happen again this year. For those who attended last year, we will be making a different style drum, so you can have drums for different weather conditions. Last years drums were more for humid conditions. This years drums can be made to play lower tone in drier times if you wish


In order to order materials PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY SEPTEMBER 18th!  

After this time, limited materials are available.  You must register to hold your spot.

The medicine drum has long been used as a healing tool. It can be used for sound healing, shamanic journey, holding space and more. There has never been a better time to invest in the well being of ourselves, family and community. The drum has the ability powerfully assist in breaking old patterns and visioning new realities. If you have been calling a drum into your life this workshop is for you...

For many this marks the beginning of a new time in life.  There will be an altarspace and the drums are made in a sacred and fun way to begin a relationship of magic and healing for years to come. This is a day of connecting in community and healing as well as making a drum. The drums are soaked in water and herbs and we will be working with these plants while we make the drums as well. In the past, the herbs have included local (Colorado) Sage (Artemesia), White Sage, Mullein, Uva Ursi, Juniper, and Tobacco, etc.. Working with the plants brings another dimension to the drum making process for cleansing, blessing and ancestral connection.  


16" Bison or Elk $333

18" Bison or Elk $351

16 or 18 inch recommended for best combination of size, sound quality and ease of handling. Don't know which kind to choose? Trust your intuition/gut feeling on which animal and size resonates most with you. Trust your intuition on this. All hides are outstanding quality and have excellent sound qualities. If you want slightly deeper tones choose 18". If you want slightly smaller size choose 16". Both will deliver good sound. If you really cant decide, contact Michael to help with questions. 

IMPORTANT DETAILS: Pre-registration and payment in full is required to hold your space. Your full committment to attend is required. Materials are prepared for you in advance and tickets are non-refundable. If you are not feeling well or for some reason you need to change plans someone can attend for you or your ticket can be transferred to another person.


For other questions on drums: Message, Text or call Michael at 406-360-6111 

About the drums, ethics, etc...  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All materials are ethically sourced and of the highest quality. Drums will be made in a sacredly held container where your intentions will be honored, and all materials are honored as a part of the sacred circle of life. Michael has invested many hours in learning methods to make drums that are highly functional and beautiful. He is well aware of issues of cultural appropriation and is sensitive to that important subject. He has worked closely with indigenous elders and healers from from various traditions. The basis of Michael's work is about healing the wounds of trauma and conditioning at the core of the conflict and injustice in the world and being a bridge for indigenous wisdom into modern society.

Some interesting info on history of the medicine/frame drum: Anthropological research suggests the frame drum originated in Siberia thousands of years ago before migrating around the planet. Perhaps this is true. I prefer the timeless traditional stories that speak of the spirit of the drum coming from the stars, spirit world that reflects the heartbeat of the Mother Earth. Frame drums (there are many styles) have played very important roles in traditions from North and South America, Europe, Asia and all over the world. For some interesting info visit where there is a compilation of info and photos in various styles from over the world. At the time of writing this, there are not references for Native American use of this style of drum. It would be nice to see that addition to the page. The drums we will be making in the workshop are a contemporary style not intended to be connected with any particular tradition but representing the general spirit of the drums. Exact wrapping styles may vary between gatherings.

These workshops are offered with humility and the intention to heal, honor and lift the spirit of humanity, the earth, and all the diverse life she carries. 


  • 16" Medicine Drum

    Includes drum, drum beater and day-long workshop/healing ceremony

    Sale ended
  • 18" Medicine Drum

    Includes drum, drum beater and day-long workshop/healing ceremony

    Sale ended



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