Institute for Spiritual Development

A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development 

4pm Drum Circle & Potluck - Darling Hill Retreat

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Sunday July 7, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
404 Ed Herman Rd, Westford, NY  (map)

DRUM CIRCLE!  Led by Suzanne Summers

WHERE:  Darling Hill Farm Retreat & Gardens 

LOVE DONATION to Yippeee Reiki appreciated

No experience necessary & all ages are welcome. There will be extra drums available, plus various other percussion instruments. Please join us and bring your friends for a joyful experience!

Come early if you'd like to swim in the pond or walk the beautiful grounds and gardens.

Potluck to follow drum circle.  Bring a dish to pass, BYOB or bring something to share.

Suzanne will present a brief background of Shamanic practices, details about shamanic drumming & what characteristics make it a shamanic practice, the intent of the shamanic beat. Basic information on drums, different drum styles, how to hold your drum & beater, how to care for the drum.

Participants will be introduced to journeying in the nonordinary realities common to shamanic practice. They will be instructed in how to reach one of these alternate realities to meet a spirit guide. This guide will then assist each person in meeting one of their power animals. The guides and animals enable and protect further exploration of nonordinary reality. All of this will be accompanied with drumming by the instructor.

Next will be a group drumming experience, 15 minutes in length, with a particular intention as its goal.

No Admission Fee


Donations gratefully accepted for Suzanne.


BIO: Suzanne has had extensive training in shamanic practices, both locally and with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive and its Three Year Program in Advanced Shamanic Studies. She leads a monthly drumming circle locally, and regularly drums for a Full Moon gathering. Drumming calls to her most loudly of all the shamanic practices. Suzanne is co-owner of Yippee! Reiki, and is a Reiki Master Teacher, offering Reiki treatments and classes. She is a retired Registered Nurse, having worked with hospice and long term home care. She believes there are many paths to healing; drumming with intent is a mighty powerful one.

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