Sacred Drumming for Pregnancy and Birth,
Drum Making Workshops,
Sacred Drum Healing
Sacred drum healing is an energy healing using drum medicine and other tools. Aspects of shamanic healing come in, and I work intuitively.
I trained with Steven and Renata Ash who were gifted this incredible healing work with drum from Wallace Black Elk, a Lakota Elder who wanted to gift drum medicine to the western world to help heal the world.
'It is often said that the first sound we hear in the womb is our mother's heartbeat. Actually, the first sound to vibrate our newly developed hearing apparatus is the pulse of our mother's blood through her veins and arteries. We vibrate to that primordial rhythm even before we have ears to hear. Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother's ovary. All the eggs a woman will ever carry form in her ovaries while she is a four-month-old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother's womb and she in turn formed within the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother's blood before she herself is born. And this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother. We all share the blood of the first mother - we are truly children of one blood." ~Layne Redmond
Sacred Drum for Pregnancy and Birth
Why drum for pregnancy and birth?
Drum is an ancient medicine used by many different people throughout history around the world, including on these lands. Drum is one of the oldest, if not the oldest instrument, with sacred connotations for many cultures.
Drum has been used within birth space throughout history too, for helping to ease pain and intensity, for protecting the sacred space, and for helping the mum to keep her conscious awareness in a zone that enables her body to birth as it needs to.
My research into sacred drumming for pregnancy and birth is forever ongoing, and likely a lifetimes work.
Healing is an energy healing using the drum as a tool to help re balance your energy, which in turn has an effect on your physical body.
Shamanic drum healing sessions.
Drum journeying: to help you to connect with your baby.
Drumming through birth.
Testimonials and quotes from mama's I have worked with.
''I can see how drum will slow the heart rate in birth, in a similar way to hypnobirthing, my hypnobirthing teacher said with having calm breathing of a partner beside you your body / breath /rhythm etc automatically won't go higher thus calming you. I can feel the simple beat of the drum, after the sessions with Eva does this too''
''It was an absolute blessing to start my labour to the sound of the drum and to keep that sacred space for a sacred birth open. It kept me focussed and calm and when I was tired the sound echoed through me to offer me some rest all the time reminding me of the journey''. Harpreet
''Drum healing was really important part of my pregnancy journey, helping me reconnect to a part of myself that had felt increasingly lost the spiritual aspect. The shamanic work that been put on the back burner in parenting my older child. I really felt blocked from thinking about pregnancy at all and connecting to it emotionally after having a miscarriage a month before this baby. Having counselling in the early months helped me realise I needed to reconnect to the part that the drum healing really spoke to. It helped me clear the path through my grief to be able to trust that this pregnancy would stay and the baby wanted to be here it helped me to get back my confidence to do my own journey and reconnect with my spirit allies. I think ultimately to be able to trust my own gut instincts when it came to the birth and making decisions about the baby’s treatment once he was here. Being comfortable in that liminal space as the baby gradually becomes more and more ‘here’.
I think the drum healing has me to become ‘here’ at a time I had shut down a bit to protect myself I felt much more grounded afterwards” Rachel
''Will you dance with me sweet daughter
within the many circles of our lives?
held together by two drumbeats
heart beat of the mother
heartbeat of the child.''
By Carolyn Hillyer. An extract from a beautiful song 'Two Drumbeats', Carolyn wrote when pregnant with her baby daughter.
Drum Making Workshop
Birth your own double sided Inipi healing dru.
This style of drum comes from the Lakota, the making of this style of healing was gifted to my teacher by Wallace Black Elk to teach others the healing ways of the medicine wheel to help heal our world and its people.
I aim to make these workshops as sacred as they can be, we honour of all the sources gifted to you for your drum.
I am happy to create space for drum making for one person or a small group.
I also love to offer mother and daughter drum making sessions, it can be an amazing experience to make a drum with your daughter as a part of their rite of passage to becoming a woman.
I offer intuitive readings using tarot cards, and if it happens during the reading, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and mediumship.
I have felt energies since I was a young child, I began developing the skill at the age of 22 when I had experiences at home I couldnt explain. I have sat in development circles on and off since.
It is a realm I love working with, and I recently felt a pull to use my ability to offer readings to help others.
Each reading lasts approximately 1 hour, I charge donations.