sacred crafting experiences
My passion is to connect people back to the land, to the Natural World that is all around them and to the world inside themselves.
By facilitating the creation and crafting of unique and personal medicine tools such as the rattle and the drum I take people on a journey of reconnection and discovery.
Together we explore these ancient skills and take a walk in the footsteps of our ancestors.
Working in ceremonial space we honour the spirits of the elements, the plants and the four legged that have provided us with the materials with which we work; we offer thanks to the teachers who have shared and passed down their knowledge through the ages and the generations and we discover that within each and every one of us is the potential for craft, for creativity and the possibliity to reconnect to our true selves and begin to appreciate who we are and the hidden gifts that reside within us.
For the first time in 2016 I offered two new and very unique workshops, where we created Vegan Ceremonial tools, both the Drum and the Rattle and I continue to offer these once year.
On these bespoke crafting days we work with artificial hide drums and vegetable gourd rattles, to create unique and personalised medicine allies. Crafting and journeying and working in ceremony; all of the sacred aspects with which I help people to birth hide drums and rattles, are incorporated into these days.
Vegan Drum Birthing and Rattle Crafting days will be available again in 2021 for small groups of up to six participants;
Please note that as we search for our dream home on the West Coast of Scotland there are currently no published dates for sacred crafting experiences on the calendar – this will be updated as soon as we know were we will be living and sharing our workshop space. Please Contact me to be kept up to date.
The Drum is the spirit horse that carries us between worlds, taking us on journeys into new dimensions, helping us to ride the tides of life, it touches memories inside each and every one of us, of something very deep and very old; of a time when we came together as a people to drum, dance and sing – rooting ourselves into the earth.
Birthing a drum can be a magical artistic process of co-creation with sacred hide, wood and spirit.
The Rattle embodies all of the sacred forces of the Cosmos and is thought to echo the very first sound – the sound of creation.
Your sacred Spirit Rattle will work with you to deepen your connection to the elements and all the nature beings and can be used in ceremony and for healing both for yourself and others.
I have been facilitating and working with individuals and groups since 1999 and have been a full time drum doula since 2012.
Each day is a unique experience and working to craft a personal medicine ally can be a life changing experience for some who undertake it. For many it represents a big step forward in their spiritual journey – reconnecting them to the parts of themselves that they had forgotten or lost – indeed it can be a personal journey of soul retrieval.
Below you will find some testimonials from previous participants….
“I birthed a drum with Ros last year. Words cannot describe the journey that I went on. The bond that I have with my drum is second to none. You will come away feeling empowered, invigorated with an immense feeling of gratitude for the journey you know you have started. If you want to birth or buy a drum then I recommend Ros without hesitation” – Paula Harris, Dorchester
“I want to thank you for such a wonderful day yesterday and helping me create such a beautiful drum.
Thank you once again for your hospitality, your stories and creativity, you have inspired me to use my creative talents again and reconnect to that part of myself that I had long since forgotten. I received so many blessings….thank you” – Elaine Norman, South America
“The Drum Birthing workshop is a unique and wonderful experience, creative and practical, yet profoundly sacred. Ros’s skill and groundedness create a very special place in which to work and be guided through each stage.
It was an honour and privilege to be taught this skill, and be enabled to birth my own drum, which has a beautiful voice! I hope this conveys to you also my heartfelt thanks for a day that meant so much to me” – Laurie Lazenby, Liverpool
“I can vouch for Ros Simons – I enjoyed a fabulous 1-2-1 drum birthing and trying to find the words to give it justice is quite difficult.
I am simply going to say you MUST give this experience a go. It’s such an emotionally spiritual and special day. Soo much more to it than simply making your drum” – Natalie Birks, Ivybridge