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Hochoka Retreat Spirit Drum Workshop DEPOSIT

Hochoka Retreat Spirit Drum Workshop DEPOSIT

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Unleash the rhythm of nature with a Spirit Drum - where animal medicine meets creativity. Secure your spot in our Spirit Drum Creation Workshop today and experience the art of crafting authentic Native American style frame drums with sustainably harvested hides.

Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2023
Hochoka Retreat Center
4211 Buff St, Hickory, NC 28602
RAIN OR SHINE! (Will reschedule if extreme weather occurs)

Spirit Rising is
thrilled to offer an opportunity to discover the modern take on the ancient art of Native American-style frame drum making through a Spirit Drum Creation Workshop at Hochoka Retreat Center. Your deposit secures your spot in this unique and enriching experience, where you will learn modern techniques from expert craftspeople. Our sustainably harvested hides ensure a high-quality product that honors both the animal and its spiritual significance. Not only will you gain a beautiful instrument with exceptional sound quality, but also a new appreciation for its sacred medicine. Join us on this journey of self-discovery, cultural education, and musical enrichment today!

  • Create your own Native American style frame drum and connect with its animal medicine.
  • The sustainably harvested hides used in the workshop ensure ethical production practices.
  • With a $100 deposit, secure your spot at Spirit Drum Creation Workshop and take home a beautiful, well-crafted drum.

Drums are the heartbeat of Mother Earth. ​

Please be sure to wear your play clothes, since we will be staining the drum frames and there is water involved with stretching the hide. This is an all-day event. We take a one-hour lunch break and small breaks during the day. These drums have a nice, deep tone suitable for journeying, meditation, and fun at a drum circle. 

$100 Deposits are required one month before the workshop. There are no refunds. If you should need to cancel, you may apply your entire deposit to a drum created by Spirit Rising, or as a credit for other items that we sell.

The remaining balance is due at the workshop.

We offer frame drum making workshops in 10", 12", 14", 15" and 16" sizes, subject to availability.

Price Table:  

hide/size 10" 12" 14" 15" 16"
deer 133 147 246 270 300
elk 146 160 264 288 318
horse NA 200 318 342 372

*Other sizes and hides are available on a one-to-one basis.

Please contact us for more info.

Deer - Opens the heart chakra. The gentle spirit of the deer teaches us to follow its example in unconditional love, kindness and trust.

Elk - Gives the stamina, endurance & ability to pace yourself as you go through the edges from the known to the unknown. The vibration of elk opens the third chakra, the solar plexus.

 Horse - takes its rider between realms & is the embodiment of living in balance with all realms & people. Horse teaches us that the gateways to power are compassion, caring, teaching, loving & sharing our gifts. 

$100 Deposits are required one month before Spirit Drum Creation workshops. There are no refunds. If you must cancel, please give us 24 hours' notice! Once we put the hides into the water, they must be made the next day. 

The cancelation policy on drum birthing workshops depends on how much notice you give:

  • 24 hours' notice - we will reschedule you at our convenience.
  • Less than 24 hours' notice - we will build the drum for you. You can pay the balance due & shipping to receive it or use your deposit as store credit for any of our items within 60 days of your scheduled workshop. Store credit not used within 60 days will be considered a donation to Spirit Risings travel funds.
  • We will only reschedule you one time. 
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