Honoring the Mother
North Star Drum Birthing Retreat
May 12th - 14th
with Tara Seren
with Tara Seren
The drum is a sacred gift from our blessed earth mother, it is a path of personal power and of re-connection.
Our bodies, minds, and souls respond to the beat and vibration of the drum. YOUR drum is calling you! Birth your own ethically sourced animal hide drum and sit in the Circle Way with others called to the central fire (Kenaz). We will sing, we will untangle our pasts and learn to reweave our futures in time with the heartbeat of our cosmic and earthly grandmothers. We sit in a Ceremony Way to learn and connect together through song, story and creativity. This is a time to heal, renew and connect to the umbilical cord of the mother and ourselves.
heil ok soel
(healthy & happy)
(with $400 non-refundable deposit)
3 days rite of passage drum birthing
Time may vary depending on the movement of the group, allowing it to organically unfold. Tara will stay as long as needed until all the drums are fully created. On day three we will activate the healing energy of our drum with the sacred fire ceremony. The $350 deposit is non refundable and will go towards the cost of your supplies, bones, skin, mallet, medicines, and cases. If for some reason you are unable to make the event your items will be given to you and you are welcome to attend another event down the road.
Listen to which hide is calling you: goat, deer, elk, cow, buffalo, horse, moose, and bear (which is rare but possible with an added price to your cost), reindeer and red stag are also possible. All ethically sourced in the US and Canada.
Stav & Tein - Norse percussion, two antlers and decoration is and extra $30 and can be made alongside your drum.
Please join us for a weekend of connection, healing and renewal.
Ceremony and Drum birthing Times of Retreat
11 am - 8pm (with a break for dinner)
Water, Earth, wood. * Bless the waters, Hoop Medicine, Drum Birthing, Relaxation breath and stretch
Saturday May 13th
11am - 8 pm
Wood, Wind, Metal Air Movement land meditations and journey into the Mallet the Rythm Maker decorate and play with adding medicines to alchemize with your drum, journey to find your song
Sunday May 14th Mothers day
11am - 3pm
*11am I will be there for those wanting to work on Final touches on your drums
*Please arrive by 12 pm
12:12 tobacco clearing and journey to the grandmothers with sound and heartbeat to retrieve our song and remember who we are! Yilllliiii
*1:11 Fire Ceremony celebrating pure potential and the seeds of balance and unity
*2pm-3 time around fire with drums and song and optional potluck and parting circle
What to bring
Potluck Snacks (if possible, honoring spring and the archetype of the Mother & Sacred Feminine) Tara will also bring food.
Any special wood sticks, bone or antler for your mallet.
Mallet sticks & Medicines for your drums will also be provided.
Items that you would like to place on the alter.
Tara Seren is a Wholistic Shamanic Practitioner & Whole Cycle Doula. She creates an ethically supportive space where interpersonal and interpersonal growth and healing can occur. Tara facilitates inclusive and culturally aware rites of passage work that can open the space for intentional healing of intergenerational trauma through the somatic healing arts, the creative process. With 20 years of training and experiential practice in Wholistic and integrative approaches, services are tailored to the individual and encompass the whole cycle, and are designed to deepen the personal healing journey.
Learn more about Tara