This act of creation is a dance with nature, where every fiber interwoven with our intentions and prayers hums with the healing energies of the Earth. Our drums become conduits for transformation, each resonance a step toward deeper self-realization and spiritual connection. As you move in and through the world your drum is a way to commune and communicate with the land to listen to and tell stories of intergenerational land-based trauma healing.

Mt Shasta Medicine Drum Workshop:

Come Heal Yourself and the Earth

Come to a Sacred Circle in Answer to the Call of the Drum,
by Dr. Heather Taylor-Zimmerman

Sponsored by: Sacred Geometry Portal


“Everything about the drum and sound of the drum is a great medicine
as we all unite.” Aboriginal Women’s quote



Step into the sacred circle

of our Shamanic Medicine Drum Workshop, nestled beneath the whispering canopies of Mt. Shasta, CA where the spirit of the ancient mountain breathes life into our craft. This enclave is a sanctuary for souls called to the rhythm of the Earth, to mend the fabric of our times with each heartfelt beat.

Under the mountain’s steadfast gaze, we delve not just into drum crafting, but into a profound journey of ecological and psychospiritual transformation. Crafting a medicine drum is an ancestral rite, a sacred act of eco-activism carried through the ages. Each drum—a blend of animal hide and tree—carries a prayer, a new life born from the honored sacrifices of nature, woven into a tapestry of collective healing.

In the hands of the ancestors and those who have guided me, I offer the healing of the drum. My name is Dr. Heather Taylor-Zimmerman, and I was trained in the Sami tradition in which your drum emerges as a vessel of enlightenment. Tuned to the ancient whispers of spirit guides and the resonant call of sacred lands, it becomes a companion on your personal vision quest, a talisman echoing your soul’s deep call in service to a deeper call rooted in your own vision.

Eco-Activist Healing Toolkit:

This drum is more than an instrument; it is an offering to your soul and the world soul. Together, we will create medicine drums dedicated not just to personal healing but to a mission that resonates through and beyond us. Inspired by visions commissioned by spirits like White Buffalo Woman or the Great Mother, these drums pulse with profound purpose.

Join us on this transformative weekend:

More detailed flow is in the button link below, in a longer document.

– Saturday, July 6th: Craft your drum, connecting deeply with the materials, each chosen not just for their physical properties but for their spiritual resonance, including visioning, cleansing, and ritual creation of the drum as well as a medicine walk for a drum mallet.

– Sunday, July 7th: Paint, decorate and dedicate your drum, each stroke a spirit-filled act of beautification and empowerment along with the creation of our mallet and a medicine pouch.

Conclude with a pilgrimage to Mt. Shasta’s heart, drumming in harmony with the mountain’s ancient pulse, activating your drum as a tool for healing across the planet.

Sliding Scale Investment:

– Trade to Material Cost: For those who wish to exchange goods or services.
– Standard Fee: $275: covering materials and facilitation.
– Supporter Fee: $575: assisting another participant’s journey.

*No one is turned away!!!! I also have smaller drums and a variety of other ethically native source drum supply options, including different animals, if you have a particular animal calling.

This workshop is not merely about creating a drum but about being reborn through its call. Answer the heartbeat of the Earth; join us in dance, song, and drumming under Mt. Shasta’s watchful eyes. Your drum awaits your spirit’s touch.

All supplies provided and no musical or artistic skills required!

Blessings in the Drum’s Call,
Dr. Heather Taylor-Zimmerman

Drumming can significantly alter brain states, promoting healing and well-being. In a study conducted at the University of California, it was found that drumming can help reduce stress & anxiety by increasing alpha brain wave activity by 67%. Another study published in the Journal of Music Therapy revealed that drumming can enhance the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers, leading to improved mood and relaxation. Drumming not only alters brain states but also has profound effects on the body’s physiological responses, contributing to healing & overall well-being.

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