Monthly Sacred Woodland Drum & Chanting Circles
These beautiful monthly gatherings have been happening now since May 2017 but with a break in 2021. ♥
We have a beautiful new venue in private woodland near Dymock and Ledbury, Herefordshire. Exact location is given after booking. If the weather allows, we will also have a fire.
If the weather is too cold and wet we may move to Hellens Manor if it is possible to.
Drumming has proven health benefits as many of you know. It can improve your mental health, your well being, reduce stress levels and so on. It is also a powerful way to ground ourselves and with the current energetic climate that is important more than ever. No experience is necessary, almost anyone* can have a go, we all find our own rhythm, the drum is like the heart beat, connect to your heart beat and you find a rhythm :-)
Around the Fire
What's not to love? 😉
Please note that if the weather has been hot and dry in the run up to the event, we will not be lighting any fires but will still join in circle for song and drumming and nature bathing.
So, I invite you to join us in a celebration of the earth, the trees, the summer, ourselves and to come together in communion with our surroundings and leave what we do not wish to take forward with us in the flames of the fire (real or imaginary 🙂 ) and to create what we wish to take forward on the notes and vibration of our voices and instruments. Fire is cleansing, deeply cathartic, healing and primal. Music is the same. And being in nature, under the trees, in a wood is also deeply healing and quieting.
A chance to unwind, to sit quietly and to dance and sing and drum or play another instrument. We will be mindfully respectful of our environment and in gratitude. This will be a chance to go inwards and outwards and hopefully happen on a monthly basis until it's too wet and cold to hold them outdoors. They will then move indoors.
The evening starts with a grounding meditation which may include flute and channelled vocals. There are quiet spaces where we can absorb the energies created and be still, thereby integrating everything. I would like us to set intentions at each meeting and we also drum to send out healing as well. The singing or chanting is not obligatory but voice work is incredibly powerful, so I encourage this :-) No fear! I said encourage not expect or enforce lol :-) ♥ but we mostly drum freestyle, and most of us know how that goes so come prepared for high energy too.
I want it to be open to anybody that wants to come (without the specified health issues, see the bottom of the page) and contribute and let's have fun.
The woods are not far from Dymock in Herefordshire. Exact location address given upon booking
October Friday 21st 2022 at 7pm until 9/9:30/10pm depending upon our mood and amount of people attending.
There is parking. Please car share wherever possible. Those that are able bodied park down by the gate and a 5/10 min walk to the site. Those that are unable to walk far may park near to the site. Please let me know when booking.
There is an exchange of £15 thank you. (please speak to me if you really want to come but can only make a donation, I would not want anyone loosing out) Ticket sales are final. Please book in via https://buytickets.at/fayebradburysacredsounds
Please bring a gift of a log if we have a fire , if you would like to gift one or 2.
Drums, djembe, guitar, violin, fiddle, percussion, voices
Maybe a chair if you have back issues as there are log benches but they are not terribly comfortable.
Warm blanket if chilly
Appropriate clothing for the weather and warm socks and shoes if not hot and sunny
Water or a flask of hot drink
There is a compost loo on site.
WE LEAVE NO TRACE so please take any rubbish with you. No burning of rubbish on the fire as it is a sacred fire
**By booking a ticket, you are agreeing to take full responsibility for your own health, safety and welfare. You agree that Faye Bradbury and helpers are not responsible for your health, welfare or safety beyond ensuring that they making the space as safe as possible... however, it is a woodland and there are briars, nettles, uneven ground, a compost toilet and sometimes a fire. These are beyond our realms of control andwe are making you aware that this is the reality of the venue. You also agree not to get too close to the fire. Thank you.
I look forward to seeing you and having a beautiful evening.
As a medicine drum and rattle maker, I will have a couple of spare drums and rattles with me, but please do let me know beforehand if you do not have a drum but would like to come along and join in. Please do come along. If you have a drum then please bring it... hand drums, bodruns, djembes etc, cardboard boxes and wooden spoons.... :-) I welcome fiddles and guitars too. If you have any percussion instruments like rattles, bells, rain sticks etc, bring them too. Let's make some beautiful sounds and noise ♥
Check out my fb group for up to date dates etc https://www.facebook.com/groups/114252285994222 Or ask to join my Whatsapp info group about my offerings for reminders and information about upcoming events, workshops, retreats and so forth. Contact me via the contact form below with your phone number. Thank you
I really look forward to greeting you. please mark yourself as coming if you are coming :-) Thank you ♥ In gratitude.
*Please note that unfortunately people with pace makers, epilepsy or severe mental health issues are advised against attending. If you have any doubts, please contact and speak to me by private message, Faye. Please also speak to me before coming if you have noise sensitivity or suffer from PTSD. Thank you.