July 24th-27th 2020
INTRO TO FRAME DRUMMING IN GLASTONBURY, SOMERSET UK
Sacred Drumming is an ancient/modern cross-cultural phenomenon.
Most every culture across time and over continents creates and plays a sacred drum.
In ancient times women were the original custodians of the drum.
In this workshop, women will learn the foundations of playing the hand held frame drum along with the history, mythology, and ancient lore connected to the sacred drum.
This workshop is open to all levels, and beginners are especially encouraged to come!
✴︎No experience necessary
~Frame drums provided~
Space is limited. Sign up for the workshop today!
Learn Frame Drumming
in a supportive circle of women
Frame Drumming is experiencing a worldwide resurrgence due to it’s ability to help people create healing, balance and connection.
- Learn – The basic strokes on the frame drum connected to the elements ~ Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Space
- Discover – The healing power of being in rhythm
- Experience – connection, enjoyment and ceremony with the aid of the drum
Said to be the “Heart Chakra of the Earth
You will be staying in easy walking distace from the historical sites of the ruins of the Glastonbury Abbey, The Chalice Well, the sacred waters of the red and white springs and the Glastonbury Tor.
Drumming and being in rhythm creates a cascade of benefits for a player’s mind, mood and immunity, both while playing individually, and especially while playing in community.
Founder ~ Her Mystery School
Discover Sacred Drumming with Teacher and Guide Krista Holland
Krista Holland is a teacher of both Sacred Drumming. and full-spectrum Yoga. She began her pursuit of the drum as a young adult studying drum set, world drumming and percussion with master drummers in private, workshop and academic settings. In 1995 Krista met her mentor and teacher Layne Redmond, author of “When the Drummers Were Women”. Krista apprenticed herself to Layne and her prolific teachings of the frame drum, ritual, myth and ancient feminine drum history at every opportunity, until Layne’s passing in 2014. With Layne’s encouragement and blessing she began teaching and sharing her love of the fame drum in 2007. Krista is known for her innovative and avant-garde playing style and her powerfully transformative teaching of both Sacred Drumming and Yoga.
It was only quite recently discovered that the frame drum was played predominately by women, in ancient times.
A diverse array of images depicting a woman, priestess, or Goddess holding or playing a frame drum have been found in the form of relief, hieroglyph, clay sculpture and pottery, vase painting, and votive offerings.
The numerous artifacts showing women drummers have been unearthed from archeological digs and within ancient funerary goods. They have been found hiding in plain sight in countless museums and private art collections throughout the world.
The vast breadth and depth of the ancient feminine drumming tradition are now finally coming back to light.
Women the world over are reclaiming the sacred drum as a tool for remembrance and connection with the Divine Feminine, the rhythms of nature, and their own essence.
Bookings are closed for this event.