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Fri, Sep 08


2801 Tamara Ct

Drum Making & Medicine Wheel Immersion Retreat

A full weekend of co-ed gathering, drum making, ceremony, teachings and sound bath.

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Drum Making & Medicine Wheel Immersion Retreat
Drum Making & Medicine Wheel Immersion Retreat

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2023, 4:00 PM – Sep 10, 2023, 3:00 PM

2801 Tamara Ct, 2801 Tamara Ct, Minden, NV 89423, USA


About the event

A Drum Making & Medicine Wheel Immersion Retreat

September 8-10th 2023

Join us on this 3-day medicine journey through the four directions and its valuable teachings. The directional medicine wheel is found throughout the world in a variety of indigenous cultures, reminding us of our connectedness. Discover how to unlock these hidden treasures as we learn and experience together the ancient wisdom, healing tools and scientific interconnections to expand our awareness and gain an understanding of optimal health and vitality.

We will enter each direction starting with the south. Although indigenous peoples from North America generally enter into the east, we will be honoring the teachers of the South Americas during this adventure. Each season will allow us to dive deep, learning from our spirit and connecting to our higher consciousness, animals, plants and stones. Our location at Starr Horse Retreats will also allow for the immersive experience with the Shaman horses, who have become great teachers to the necessity to look with-in.

The principles of the medicine wheel work much like a spiritual map, taking us through the chapters of our hero’s journey. The weekend will offer opportunity for healing, self-transformation, balance and clarity about our chosen path and purpose.

As an additional bonus to the teachings, we will embark on a drum making birthing and ceremony, celebrating our new creations. From the infancy of your skin selection that called to you or the one included in your registration; we will bless this process from front to end.

This offering will be co-ed with a maximum amount of 12 participants. Registration will include lodging at the Starr Horse Retreat which allows for some double occupancy options. We will begin with a potluck on Friday evening, 3 meals will be provided on Saturday and a continental breakfast on Sunday morning. If you have special dietary needs please be prepared to bring any food items yourself. There are all the necessary kitchen appliances to store and prepare your food if needed.

The Starr Horse Retreat location is in the Carson Valley area of Minden Nevada about 30 minutes from Tahoe and 40 minutes from Reno. This facility has been designed with the dedication to the sacred land and animals that reside there. It’s the perfect matching for ceremony, healing rituals, teachings and celebrations. We are asked during our stay to be conscious of our presence and to leave it the way it was if not better.

Here is a little information about the facilitators:

Michelle aka Misses Brown

Michelle worked as a Substance Abuse Professional in her work life career for over a 20-year span when suddenly she was systematically diagnosed with several autoimmune disorders, head tumors and the inability to physically present as she had in the past. This led her on a journey of healing which has allowed for her own healing as she became ever aware of the need to look with-in the trauma and emotional/spiritual events that were stored in the body and presenting as dis-ease. She is now a Master Reiki Practitioner currently practicing with-in the recovery community and offering services to treatment programs in the greater Northern Nevada area, along with her humble practice from home. Michelle has been offering Empowering Women’s Circles since 2019, Weekend retreats on topics from Womb healing, Embracing our shadows, Reciprocity and Ancestral healings. She has also collaborated with her husband Richard Brown in several Sound Healing meditations in and around Nevada and California. Along with her practice in Reiki and Sound healings she is a Certified Munay Ki Practitioner from the Four Winds and Ho’Oponopono Practitioner teaching the ways of forgiveness.

Erin O'Brien

Erin has 10 years experience crafting drums and sacred instruments for personal and spiritual growth. As a holistic intuitive healer birthing drums and sacred instruments is at the core of her personal journey. Birthing a drum is an magical process of co-creation with Spirit, the sacred hide, and the plants.

Erin will be offering this Sacred Shamanic Drum making workshop as a way for you to create your own magical healing instrument. Drum making is a way for you to connect with the skills your ancestors used thousands of years ago. Drum making offers a vibrational connection and divine unity between self and spirit. The drum offers you the opportunity to weave your intention and energy into the drum made from the hide of these sacred animals and create a healing instrument of Spirit. You cannot help but to move your body to the beat of your drum. This is because of the movement of energy that takes place as your soul connects to the spirit of the drum. Your drum will allow you to journey through deep states of healing, enjoyment, and awakening.

Erin will offer Deer hides for a 10” drum, or others upon special request. (an additional fee will apply) All hides are blessed, ethically sourced, and honored during the creation of your drum. We will open Sacred Space and honor the four directions at the beginning of our Ceremony, followed by a fire and water ceremony to smudge and bless your hides and allow you to set your intention for your drum. With the completion of your drum, we will bless them and birth them with a drum circle. If you have a drum, please bring it if you do not there will be drums available. I am honored and look forward to spending this time and Sacred Space with you.

Pricing for event has a base line cost of 444.00 which includes lodging, 4 meals, teachings, sound bath and 10 inch deer drum making materials and workshop.

If you are interested in a different skin or size pricing and explanations are as follows.

Before you choose which animal spirit you would like to work with, we invite you to sit quietly for a moment and listen to which hide is calling to you. Every drum will be different, is unique to itself and will be a direct reflection of your spirit, energy, intention, and vibration that you weave into your drum. It is important to create a relationship with your drum, learn its medicine and share it with others. This will bring the soul of your drum to life.

Deer- The Deer drum often embodies and is associated with the Divine Feminine. Deer offers the highest, cleanest pitch and resonance. Deer is a great drum for connecting with the etheric realm and your higher chakras. Deer is a great drum to strengthen your connection to Spirit through your Crown Chakra and clear your Third Eye Chakra.

Elk- The Elk is a medium to high pitch, great all purpose, longer soothing vibration drum. It is often connected with the Throat and Heart Chakra. Its pitch and energy are perfect for clearing the heart and throat with its tender vibration of love. The Elk drum is often a favorite for journeying.

Buffalo- AHH the Buffalo drum. The Buffalo drum has a very deep grounding pitch. The Buffalo drum often is connected to the Divine Masculine. The deep, powerful vibrations will be clear blockages from the lower Chakras, call in deep Shamanic Healing, and can provide vibrational healing to the large muscles of the back.

Please call or text (916) 923-8493, or direct message Misses Brown with the hide you choose, payment and any questions you have. Space is limited so reserve your spot as soon as possible. I accept Venmo in addition to the website. Please submit a $222.00 deposit per person to hold your place by August 10th. Remaining balance due by August 24th 2023.



Deer $included in Retreat

Elk $120 additional

Buffalo $130 additional


Elk $130 additional

Deer $125 additional

Buffalo $140 additional


Deer $170 additional

Elk $170 additional

Buffalo $205 additional


Deer $195 additional

Elk $220 additional

Buffalo $275 additional

Please submit $222.00 deposit per person to hold your place by August 10th this allows for preordering materials the remaining balance is due by Aug 24th, 2023

Sorry No exceptions!

Due to the nature and time frame of this event no refunds will be available, although you may transfer your registration to someone else, just please keep us informed.

We are so excited to share this experience, thank you thank you thank you!

Looking forward to a very Magical Weekend!


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