Sacred Women's Drum Circle Facilitator

Accredited Course
Melonie Syrett

23rd - 26th June 2023
The Clophill Centre

A fully accredited 4 day course for those that wish to hold sacred and safe space for women utilising drums and song.

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Drum Circles

Magic happens when we gather...

Come join our tribe! Melonie runs regular women's and community drum circles across Essex and in London. Expect to land in a safe and sacred space, to feel held and supported as we ground, share, drum and sing. No experience is needed and there are always drums available to borrow. Sometimes Melonie runs circles elsewhere - these are always advertised in advance.

See the Schedule for upcoming Drum Circles and booking.

Sacred Women's Drum Circles

Melonie currently runs three women's circles.

A monthly Circle on Sundays in Harlow, Essex which takes place outdoors in a beautiful sacred temple site.

A monthly circle on Thursdays that takes place in Notley Yoga Studio, Blackley Lane, Braintree, Essex CM77 7QW

and a quarterly, seasonal circle on a Saturday in Tower Hill, London.

Community Drum Circles

Melonie also runs a monthly Shamanic Drum Circle on a Wednesday, which is open to all, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Roads, Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ.

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Drum Birthing Workshops

Group and 121 Workshops and Retreats across the UK and further afield.

Melonie runs many group drum birthing workshops across the year. As they become available they will be listed. Do get into touch if you want to take part in a group workshop but haven't seen one advertised in your area.

Group days: Come together with others who hear the call and birth your own drum. Spend a whole day in deep connection to hide and hoop - cutting, weaving, binding and finally birthing your very own drum and beater. Groups hold no more than 8 (unless specified) and create a drum with a 4 or 3 strand handle with a central crystal (if desired). For more personalisation see 121 sessions or retreats.

121 options: Melonie holds 121 drum birthing days, where the choice of handle design, hoop decoration and drum embellishment has more scope than a group session. She also holds 2 day re:birthing retreats for individuals - including a 90 min consultation to 'meet' your drum in meditation and to plan how to bring it into being, including any activations, healing or ceremony that supports you, your journey and that of the drum!
For more information or to book a 121 please get in touch

Retreats: Melonie holds a yearly 'Higher Heart of Glastonbury Drum Birthing Pilgrimage' and yearly 'Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing Journey' as well as other Drum Birthing retreats.

Glastonbury Higher Heart of Avalon Drum Birthing Pilgrimage - June 09-11 2023. (Seasonal)

Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing Journey - August 18-20 2023. (Seasonal)

To view other drum birthing dates and locations...
View Drum-Birthing Schedule


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Buying a Drum

Drums are available to buy both 'off the peg' and commissioned. Unless collected in person all drums are sent by Special Delivery in the UK and Tracked and Signed for elsewhere. Melonie sells her drums at various fairs and festivals across the UK and some are available to buy at her drum circles. To commission a drum get in touch - Melonie loves creating for others and drums can range from traditional to hugely personalised.

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Coming Soon!


The Association of Women Drummers, Makers and Players

An exciting community of likminded women, coming together online and in person throughout the year - with exclusive member benefits.

A monthly newsletter for all members with information from the world of drumming, interviews, events, musings, meditations and more.

A monthly online gathering for conenction, drumming, singing and meditations.

Entrance to a low cost, in person, yearly gathering for all members and money off of all thedrumwoman offerings and special 'members only' events.

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2023 Schedule

Come join us

If you would like to drum with us:

Sacred Women's Drum Circle - Harlow, Essex. (Monthly)
Book HARLOW £10

Shamanic Drum Circle - Marks Tey, Colchester. (Monthly)
Book MARKS TEY £15

Sacred Women's Drum Circle at Notley Yoga, Braintree. (Monthly)
Book NOTLEY £15

Sacred Women's Drum Circle London - April 29 | August 05 | October 14 2023. (Seasonal)
Book LONDON £35

If you would like birth a drum:

Lockerbie Drum Birthing - Birth your drum high in the hills of Scotland - April 15 2023. (Seasonal)

Edinburgh Group Drum Birthing - April 22 2023. (Seasonal)
Book EDINBURGH £250+

Harlow Drum Birthing - April 26 2023. (Seasonal)
Book HARLOW £220

Drum birthing in Southwell, Nottinghamshire - May 14 2023. (Seasonal)

Glastonbury Higher Heart of Avalon Drum Birthing Pilgrimage - June 09-11 2023. (Seasonal)

Drum birthing in Darlington - June 17 2023. (Seasonal)

London Drum Birthing Day - July 15 2023. (Seasonal)
Book LONDON £265

Castle Hedingham Essex Drum Birthing Day - July 16 2023. (Seasonal)

Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing Journey - August 18-20 2023. (Seasonal)

Drum birthing in Darlington - October 21 2023. (Seasonal)

A deposit will secure your space on all drum birthings and retreats.
You can then pay the balance in full or create a payment plan.
Most are advertised via eventbrite at this time. You can pay using their system and add their fee or pay direct to Melonie, just get in touch.

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Markets and Festivals

Melonie often has stalls at different markets and festivals across the year. Here she sells her drums and rattles and often runs drum circles.
See below for current dates.

2nd April 2023 - Satanic Flea Market - Rites of Spring Fayre.
Electrowerkz, Torrens Street, Angel, London. Melonie will be at Satanic Flea Market - Rites of Spring Fayre with her drums.

6th and 7th May 2023 - A Festival for Pagans and Witches.
Melonie will have a drum stall and will be running 2 drum circles across the weekend. Sisters of the Drum will be singing and drumming for the public also.
Visit A Festival for Pagans & Witches Ltd for more information and to buy tickets.

13th May 2023 - Beltane Witches Market.
Stanway Village Hall, Colchester. 10:30-4pm. Melonie will have a stall.

26th-29th May 2023 - Mind Body Spirit Festival Olympia, London.
Melonie will have a stall and will have many drums and rattles to buy, as well as offering Sound healing.
Mind Body Spirit Festival London Olympia - 26 May - 29 May.

1st October 2023 - Convention of Archeaology and Earth Mysteries 2023.
Bouverie Hall, Pewsey, Wiltshire. Melonie will have a drum stall.
Contact Peter Knight for tickets to this interesting event via Stone Seeker.

25th November 2023 - Earth Spirit Events Yule Fair.
Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex. Melonie will have a stall and be running a drum circle.

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