Sacred Women's Drum Circle Facilitator

Expand Your Skills
Melonie Syrett

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

14th - 17th June 2024
The Clophill Centre

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13th - 16th September 2024
The Clophill Centre

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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.

View Drum-Birthing Schedule

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


Melonie holds a yearly 'Higher Heart of Glastonbury Drum Birthing Pilgrimage' and yearly 'Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing and Land Connection Journey'.
The 2024 dates are now live:

Learn how to create a Shamanic Drum

Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing and Land Connection Journey

August 16th-18th 2024

Glastonbury Higher Heart of Avalon Drum Birthing Pilgrimage

June 07th-09th 2024

Melonie also runs drumming retreats at sacred sites.
2024 retreat to be announced soon!

View Drum-Birthing Schedule


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Buying a Drum

Melonie loves creating drums for others and these can range from traditional to hugely personalised and infused or activated for specific purposes.

To commission a drum do get in touch.
Prices range from £145 to upwards of £500.

She sells her drums at various fairs and festivals across the UK and some are available to buy at her drum circles or shown on social media.
Unless collected in person all drums are sent by Special Delivery in the UK and Tracked and Signed for elsewhere.

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

An online gathering for connection, 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.

Come to our first Annual Convention on Saturday 11th November 2023. Taking place in Marks Tey Parish Hall, near Colchester.

Convention Tickets are available to buy now!

It is close to the train station with direct links from London and has a large car park. The convention begins at 10:30am and finishes at 5.30pm and will be packed with speakers, workshops, stalls, drum circles and more. All drum styles are welcome.
The schedule for the day will be released shortly. If you are interested in having a stall, please contact Melonie:

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2023 Schedule

Come join us

If you would like to drum with us:

Sacred Women's Drum Circle - Harlow Essex

Book HARLOW £10

Shamanic Drum Circle - Marks Tey Colchester

Book MARKS TEY £15

Sacred Women's Drum Circle - Notley Yoga Braintree

Book NOTLEY £15

Women Drummers, Makers and Players First Annual Convention - Marks Tey Parish Hall Colchester

11th November 2023

Wreath Making and Drumming Afternoon - Roydon Village Hall Harlow Road Roydon Essex CM19 5HH

9th December 2023

If you would like to birth a drum:

Drum Birthing in Castle Hedingham, Essex

Birth your Drum in the Glorious Barn
February 11 2024

Drum Birthing in Dunchurch, nr Rugby

Birth your Drum in the Glorious Barn.
February 24 2024
Call Joanne (+44) 07982141334 to Book
Or connect via Facebook Tree Of Life Holistics Rugby

Drum Birthing Workshop in Darlington

£265. Contact Jill, The Gong Whisperer to book 07930728636.
March 9th 2024
Contact Jill (+44) 07930728636 to Book
Or connect via Instagram The Gong Whisperer Darlington

Drum Birthing Day in Glastonbury

At Goddess House 28 Magdalene Street BA6 9EJ
April 27 2024

Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing and Land Connection Journey

August 16th-18th 2024

Glastonbury Higher Heart of Avalon Drum Birthing Pilgrimage

June 07th-09th 2024

Solskin Festival - Drum Birthing Day

June 30th 2024

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.

The Association of Women Drummers Makers and Players - First Annual Convention

11th November 2023
10:30- around 5:30pm. Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex. This is the first convention of this kind and features a day FULL of drum based workshops, performances and talks. There will be stalls and therapists , a raffle, amazing food across 3 halls. Tickets are available now and there are a few stall spaces still free if anyone would like one - just get in touch.

Earth Spirit Events Yule Fair

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

The Satanic Flea Market's Anti-Christmas Fayre - An alternative market full of weird and wonderful artisan crafts

10th December 2023
Electrowerkz, Torrens Street, Angel, London. Melonie will be bringing her wildest drums and rattles to this market.

Mind Body Spirit Festival Olympia London

24th-27th May 2024
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 - 24 May - 27 May.

Solskin Festival - Pagan and Heathen festival

28th-30th June 2024
Melonie will be running a days drum birthing workshop at this festival on 30th June.
Solskin Festival Workshop

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