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Medicine Drum or Rattle ​Making, Releasing & Healing Residential Retreat Weekends

I attended Faye's weekend drum retreat and it was absolutely transformational! it is hard to put into words. The healing I received through Faye was out of this world, I feel blessed to have found her. And of course I now have my beautiful medicine drum too which I am sooo chuffed with✨🙏😊

Jay Jethwa recommends Faye Bradbury

May 5th - 7th 2023

5:30pm Friday - 5:30pm Sunday

Held in woodlands near Ledbury and Dymock in South Herefordshire

Taking bookings now! 

Please note that I need a minimum of 5 people for these retreats to go ahead

 I am also open to putting a retreat on if there are a group of you wishing to do this either weekdays or weekends if we can find mutual dates.

Location is in beautiful woodland in South Herefordshire near Ledbury on land that sings the songs of the ancestors and the deer, the owl, the fox, the woodpecker, the bat and more.  It will be a weekend of rustic charm, authentic connection to the earth, held by the gentle breathing earth and the sound of owls and trees singing softly as the wind caresses their leaves. This is YOUR time to totally let go and be looked after, nurtured and held in a safe space.

We are completely off grid sleeping under the stars in a tipi or bell tent, or in your own tent or small camper van, cooking together, compost loo, firepit and getting back to nature. 

This authentic Medicine Drum Making Retreat incorporates ceremonial releasing, high vibrational healing, Shamanic Reiki Drum Healing & Journeying Work and meditations, voice work, channelled light language, Native North American Style Flute meditations and healing

I wish to thank those of you that attended my retreats over the past years, it is always truly an honour to work with and for you. I am so pleased to be offering more retreat weekends after the success of them. I am putting on more date for this year. Watch this space!

On this retreat you will:

  • Learn how to journey
  • Have insights into your own healing process and where you are in it
  • Release things holding you back
  • Start to manifest that which you need in your life
  • Receive deep healing through sound and through the support of the small group
  • Make a beautiful medicine drum imbued with your own energy and medicine
  • Make your own drum stick and decorate it how you feel fit
  • Bond with a group of like minded people
  • Make deep connections to your self, others, the earth
  • Laugh. A lot.
  • Have time just for yourself. Just for you. Time to be held by someone else and time to concentrate on yourself and your needs
  • Walk away with a lighter heart and laughter, feeling cleansed, relaxed, rested, uplifted and proud of your achievement 

The retreats incorporate ceremonial releasing, high vibrational healing, Shamanic Reiki Drum Healing & Journeying Work, meditations, voice work, channelled Ancestral, Angelic and light language singing, Native North American Style Flute meditations and healing... and of course, in all of this, making your own authentic medicine drum and drum sticks .

The work will be undertaken both on beautiful ancient land in woodland and in a tipi or bell tent that both hold laughter and love in their canvas  ♥

I am Faye Bradbury and I have been working with Spirit since I was born both as a healing channel and as a medium, clairvoyant, empath etc etc. With years of shamanic and medicine experience, I will take you on a profound journey of exploration of your inner Worlds, of release and healing, of a deep connection to the Earth and the Stars and weaving all of your magic into the making and birthing of your personal medicine drum. I bring compassion, laughter, deep insight and the ability to safely hold you in a loving space in order for you to let go and think only about doing your work for yourself. On this weekend you will be held and nurtured and encouraged to spread your wings and explore your needs. I aim to ensure you have the most beautiful experience and that you go away with hearts full of healing, love and laughter. ♥

These are residential weekends:  Camping in either your own tent, a shared bell tent or shared tipi depending upon numbers or if you have small camper van, you may bring that (you will not get a big van or camper to the location).  These weekends are about getting back in touch with yourselves through the authentic connection with nature.  You will need to bring your own bedding but all meals are provided apart from a shared meal on the Friday night (please bring vegetarian/vegan food to share).  This is YOUR time to totally let go and be looked after, nurtured and held in a safe space. I limit my retreats to a maximum of 6 people so if you wish to attend, please ensure you either make your investment in full or pay the deposit to secure your place as soon as possible 

INVESTMENT: Please contact me to discuss your placement before investing. Thank you. Fully inclusive of food, materials, healing modalities, journeying, fire, sound bath, ceremony and more. Accommodation either in your own tent, small van or in a shared bell tent


£250 non refundable deposit secures your place and must be paid upon signing up, thank you.

Full investment by March 2023 (unless otherwise agreed with me)

Investments should be made via ticket tailor: 

Or into my PayPal account, Friends & Family, please, or via BACS (please contact me)

I offer one concession place per workshop if 4 people have booked in and paid the normal exchange. Please contact me privately to discuss. If anyone would like to contribute to a fund to enable those that cannot afford the concession price, please do so.

I can set up an investment plan if you need this, please pm me.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU TAKE OUT INSURANCE TO COVER YOUR FEES (I SUGGEST A COMPANY TO USE IN YOUR CONTRACT) as if you become unwell or unable to attend, your fee is non refundable 46 days before the retreat is to start. 46-50 days before, we retain your deposit and 75% of the remaining fee.  These retreats entail months of preparation and days of pre-preparation as well as high outgoings.  Thank you for your understanding

ARRIVAL: ON FRIDAY LATE AFTERNOON/ EARLY EVENING 17:30 - 19:00. Shared supper at 19:00.  Leaving late Sunday afternoon

You are invited to arrive on Friday late afternoon or early evening to put your tents up and orientate yourselves and bed in.  Please bring your own vegetarian /vegan food for this evening to share. In this act of everyone contributing to the first meal, we are laying the framework of collaboration, inclusion and equality.  We are sharing with one another, feeding one another.  Within this act we gift one another nurturing, respect, consideration, empathy and compassion and it sets us all on an equal footing, where we all have something to contribute to the weekend and to one another. No one is more or less than another. We will also partake in a sharing circle in the evening to start the process of bonding and setting the scene. 


*If you feel unwell or show symptoms of a cold or sore throat, cough, change in smell or taste or have been exposed to someone with Covid symptoms in the last 14 days etc, even if you test negative and are feeling unwell, please do not come in order to protect the other participants. 


There will be a full on day on Saturday after breakfast, making your drums in ceremony and doing releasing, healing and Shamanic Reiki Drum Healing and Journey work, high vibrational healing, flute meditations and healing, light language if channelled and so forth. This is a day of opportunities to really connect to the Earth, to yourselves and to put your own healing and medicine and intent into your drums, making them an integral part of you, a part that moulds with you and your energies and your medicine. The work we will do may bring tears, and therefore releases, it may bring clarity, it may bring peace, it may bring joy, it may unlock something inside of you... these journeys access a deep part of you. You will be supported at all times. The day will go on for as long as we go on for and there will be a light lunch, on tap tea, coffee, juices, water and dark chocolate, a communal evening meal and time together to continue our bonding and connection to the earth, ourselves, our guides and one another.

Sunday will be a day of having more Shamanic Reiki Drum Journeying, of meditations, of rebalancing, of stillness, of finishing off your drum rhythm sticks and then of joyful celebration of yourselves as we birth your drums (you may not be able to play them as they may still be drying) and sing, rattle, drum and celebrate our existence, leaving in the late afternoon with your medicine drum, feeling lighter, connected, changed and happy. ♥ :-) Breakfast and lunch and depending upon the time we finish, a meal before you leave is provided.  We aim to be finished between 16 - 17:30 at the latest.

I work from the heart, putting everything I can in to these days, making it as special as each and every one of you are. So, a weekend full of, but not limited to, love, laughter, ceremony, celebration, release, healing, stillness, rattle making, probably some tears, singing, rattling, drumming, new friendships and peace within. ♥



"I have recently returned from a wonderful weekend retreat with Faye. Great instructions for travelling, prepared for all weathers. Three of us travelled up from sunny Pembrokeshire for a drumming retreat. On arrival we were met by Faye and her friend and co host Steve who made us very welcome. Cuppa and straight at it. Saturday was full, meditation, drum journey and drum making. Faye was very patient with us making our drums.

Evening was wonderful meal and time for yourself.

We are early birds in the morning, up and at um. Lovely breakfast and we started again. In the teepee for longer drum meditation and healing cleanse. Then out for making rhythm stick for the drum. It was so warm over the weekend the drums was nearly dry on Sunday morning. Late afternoon lunch then headed home around 4pm.

I would highly recommend this drum retreat. Fun, laughter,spiritual and importantly a new drum.

Look forward to working with Faye again. xxxx

Ruth Jones recommends Faye Bradbury

Faye – thank you so much for the most marvellous relaxed day – everything was perfect and we learnt so much, gained from the most relaxed of atmospheres and will always remember our “drum birthing” day with warmth and humour. Our drums are fabulous, with simple and yet earthy, deep tones – a wonderful keep sake that will be with us forever. A top rated day – which is highly recommended. We are delighted.

Cathy & Terry Hogg recommends Faye Bradbury

ROSEMARY GRIFFITHS  recommends Faye Bradbury: (*Condensed version :-))

Well what can I say?

Just that this weekend has been one of the most amazing weekends I have had in a very long time. I have been wanting to birth my own drum for a long time now but and even more so after I qualified in becoming a reiki drum practitioner, but nothing felt quite right and now I know why. I am so so very grateful that I was guided to just the right place and person for me and the other ladies with me on this wonderful journey that we have all had.

The weekend started with a wonderful meditation with the flute which took me to places I haven't been able to access for a very long time, the reconnecting and healing had begun. In between tea breaks, lunch, more meditation, more tea and so much laughter that my tummy aches, drumming and singing, supper and finally finishing the first day off at about 10.30 we fell into bed in a surreal state of pure bliss knowing that we had another full day to come again

Day two started again with a wonderful breakfast and down to work and enjoying the most wonderful meditation and journeying on such deep levels that I have ever experienced. I cannot describe the releasing, the letting go and the acceptance that took place again in so much unconditional love and non stop laughter. Then finally connecting with the soul of the drum herself. The day finally finished around 7pm with us hearing our drums sing their hearts out and what a song she sang. Well, will I ever come back down to earth from this state of peace, love and bliss that I find myself in? I hope not and this is all down to the two beautiful ladies who joined me on this incredible journey and the most fantastic facilitator for the weekend the amazing Faye Bradbury and our wonderful host Steve. And the beautiful Tipi that was our home for the weekend.

At this particular moment in time words cannot describe how fantastic I am feeling, how deep into my soul this has affected me and how peaceful and balanced I feel. Saying thank you to you all will never be enough.

If anyone of you are thinking of birthing your own drum then please think carefully because this is a very special journey for your soul so please allow it to take all the time it needs and make sure you birth it with someone who knows what they are truly doing and I can't recommend Faye Bradbury enough. She truly is one very special lady.

Thank you thank you thank you for one incredible journey

Big hugs xxxx

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