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How to Make Your Own Drum

Give Voice to Your Soul

Give voice to your soul through the creation of a drum. A cleansing and clearing, deeply personal expression of your human experience. Deeply symbolic and meaningful soul work. 

A Note from Your Host

Thank you for your interest in creating a drum. It's a unique journey to be called to, and I would be honoured to be a part of your drum-making process. Drum-making is a deeply personal expression, and as such, I would like to offer you a possibility.

As you may know, in addition to being an Integrated Wellness Specialist, an Internationally Certified Equine-Assisted Learning Facilitator, accredited and certified in Eco-Art Therapy, I am a Reiki Master, studied in shamanic healing practices, with extensive training in art and animal-assisted therapies.


Drawing from these unique approaches to learning, I'd like to offer you the opportunity for a two-day, one-on-one drum creation experience grounded in Nature, a 2-day, one night meditation retreat.

If the possibility intrigues you, we have the option of choosing an appropriately convenient date for this two-day experience. What time of year are you being called toward? I like either new moons or the spring equinox for birthing new projects, especially drums. 

Warmth & wisdom,

S. A. Phibbs


Sherri A. Phibbs is a Holistic Practitioner in Eco-Reconnection for Integrated Wellness, a life-long artist, author and horsewoman. As the founder and owner of W.I.S.H. Studio, she directed programs in nature-assisted stress management for professional women from 2009 - 2017.


" It is our vibration, not our appearance
through which souls recognize each other. "
                                                            - Anonymous

Unique Experience

If you've ever wondered how drumming and connecting to the rhythms of the Earth can be good for your body, mind and spirit; and you're seeking a thought-provoking way to celebrate your creative soul, and explore a deep connection to the Earth in a nurturing space where you can relax into the experience --- book this unique approach to drum-making and begin a powerful journey of understanding.


Treat yourself to a drum making workshop like no other! Set within the cozy circle of an enchanting yurt studio. Immersed in Nature, you create an instrument alive with personal meaning, sacred creativity, a connection to the heartbeat of all things.

A beautifully scenic 35 minute drive from Calgary through the grand valleys of the Rocky Mountain foothill country gets you to Green-Beard's Yurt at the Double Raven ranch. Nestled in the world renowned Canadian boreal forests, you join in a sage smudge, a call to the directions, and then the journey truly begins...

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Unique Stay

This one-on-one, 2-day drum-making experience includes a one night stay at Green-Beard's Yurt. 


Disconnect and retreat from the pressures of urban life. Decompress in the splendour and solitude of the stunningly beautiful, boreal forests of the Canadian Rocky Mountain foothill country.

Stay in a 686 sq. ft. off-grid, solar-powered, eco-friendly yurt on the Double Raven ranch.


Create your drum.  

Live the adventure.


You'll find a wood pellet heater with solar-powered lights. Bottled water dispenser and firewood are provided. This peace-filled living space is also used as the art studio, but with a queen-size bed and artistically arranged furnishings it has a welcoming and comfortably rustic ambience. No need to search for an outhouse in the dark, there is a composting toilet ensuite.

Although there are no kitchen facilities in the yurt, you are welcome to use the wood-fired outdoor grill or propane barbecue.


As well as insightful instruction, a unique Nature-guided approach to learning, and a one night stay at Green-Beard's Yurt, the cost of $397 also includes all the necessary tools and supplies. Just relax and come as you are

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Check in at 9 AM. Your instruction begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM each day. Check out after the second day of instruction is at 4 - 5 PM. 

Food is not included. 

However, tea, coffee, bottled water, and hot chocolate are.


“A profoundly exquisite experience. I feel so connected to my environment & myself in a more expansive & intimate way. Much gratitude.” 

—  Gail Leary, Calgary

The Fine Print



  • STRESS! As you navigate the peaceful country roads, you feel the pressure of your busy and active lifestyle drop away, leaving the anxiety-ridden buzz of that city-life as only an image in your rearview mirror.


  • HUNGER! It is recommended that you bring personal bag lunches for both days and plan either to sample one of the great local restaurants in Cochrane or pack in food for your evening meal. Please pack out what you bring in. Day Two, we'll share lunch, after a mildly challenging morning fast. I'll bring my own. 

  • DISAPPOINTMENT!  You walk away from this experience with a new, and heartfelt, connection to your ancestral soul. To the Earth, to your spirit ... and a newly birthed, made by you drum!

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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada