Sacred Drum Workshop
Terri will share the
the drum in American Indian culture as she guides participants in
calling the directions, energies, and Spirits for making their own
13-inch, single-faced, elk hide drum. **For those who are sensitive to
smells participants will be smudged with Sage. If this is a problem for
you, just let Terri know.**THE FEE FOR THE WORKSHOP will be $150, with
a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT - for materials, REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE
MARCH 1st, with your registration fee. **Please take note: This year
Terri will bring along some brushes and paints for those who made drums
last year and would like to add some painted beauty to their drums.
This will take place during the drum workshop, planned at this point
for Saturday evening.
Terri is a Native American, from the Cree Tribe, and has a regular
practice meditation, Native and women's rituals, and sacred ceremonies.
She participates in a Women's Council group monthly on World Peace
issues, has lead ceremonies for individualized blessings or
meditations, and offers workshops in creating Sacred Drums and Sacred
Rattles. While following her Native Traditions she brings the richness
into her professional life as well. Her fondest work has been through
the Institute of American Indian Studies leading the Strawberry
Festival and the Green Corn Festival and as a Research Associate,
facilitator in workshops and Village Interpreter for the simulated
village at the Institute in Washington Depot, CT.
She has worked in an
setting for the past 17 years with a focus on Multicultural Education
for all students. She serves on the State Board for the National
Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) for the past 6 years.
She is also Certified Level 2 in Braille Instructor, Certified Parent
Educator, Supervisor Level through National Parents as Teachers
Organization, Director for Greater Hartford Even Start - a Family
Literacy Program, Director for the Extended Day Program, and Director
for the Summer Program at the University of Hartford Magnet School.
an email Terri shared this information:
Keep hugging that DRUM.
The drum is
calling the 2 legged back for the Earth Mothers healing. The core of
Earth Mother beats continuously. The Earth need healing and so this is
why so many 2 legged are being called to drumming and to make their own
drums. There are many different forces at work. the Drum is coming into
power again to awaken our hearts; it is NOW that we must learn to live
from the heart. the heart is the place of balancing and awakening to
our wholeness; the heartbeat is one of the reasons people so naturally
and strongly connect to the drum. After all, each one of us comes into
the world having spent nine months listening to the heart drum in the
womb. We are imprinted with the rhythm from the very start the rhythm
is the heartbeat of life. There are no special songs or words - no
special way to beat the drum - just sit, stand, walk and play with the
beats of your drum.
AHO my friend ~ Peace
2007 Sacred Drum
Before the Sacred Drum Workshop we begin in a circle,
as the drum is a circle, as life is a circle.
The members of the 1st official Sacred Drum
at the Wisdom Keepers Conference 2007 -
Clockwise from the guy up front in blue:
Steve, Edward (wife Cheryl also participated),
Natalie barely peaking from behind Edward,
Linda, Mark S, Mark J & Julie -
Terri, the workshop leader standing behind Julie