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Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekends with Niamh Criostail
Founder of The heART of Ritual

 

Ibossim (Ibiza), SPAIN  |  March 25 + 26, 2023

Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekend (Spring/Air/Virgin Archetype)

Tirol, AUSTRIA  |  June 10 + 11, 2023 (1 PLACE REMAINING)

Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekend (Summer/Fire/Parent Archetype)

West Cork, IRELAND  |  August 26 + 27, 2023

Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekend (Autumn/Water/Enchantress Archetype)

LIKE WILDFLOWERS YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO GROW IN ALL THE PLACES PEOPLE THOUGHT YOU NEVER WOULD…
 

These heARTbeat retreats are for the seeker; those courageous enough to dive deep and journey the delicate underbelly of BEing. Steeped in wild earth based ancestral tradition, over the course of the weekend you will ceremoniously birth your own healing colleague, a traditional style Medicine Drum and Sounder. Focus is on the Irish Celtic traditions, lore related to these ancient earth festivals (within the Celtic Wheel of the Year), and the native wild medicinal herbs, plants and trees relating with them. 

Over the course of the weekend each participant will birth their very own personal Drum and Sounder. We will work with sustainable Birch tree medicine (Celtic tree of new beginnings and overcoming difficulties) and wild Reindeer medicine from the Saami peoples of North Finland (northern Earth Element ancestral medicine). We will incorporate natural botanical pigments, eco dyeing methods, wild native medicine bundles, and naturally dyed raw sheep's wool for your felted Sounder.

These are not merely weekends to birth your drum colleague, but also a dedicated time to birth yourself fully into BEing. Given the nature and energy of the seasonal element, the Celtic festivals, and moon phases over these weekends, it's important to make clear that these gatherings are full sensory initiatory experiences that will demand deep introspective 'work' on your part. This demand, in whatever shape and form it comes in, will be your unique invitation to 'step up' and empower yourself through the natural forces of (non human) nature. Should you choose to embrace it or not is entirely up to you and where you are at in your journey. Some are consciously aware of this immediately, others become aware of it as they evolve together with their drum colleague. To read about one of our drum birthing weekends click HERE

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR 
 

Niamh considers herself both a traveller and a student on the path of mindful living, learning and growing through direct first hand experience, finding and making ceremony in ALL. True to her roots, she embraces the native traditions of her Irish lineage and both lives and works with the natural cycles and seasons of the Celtic wheel of the year. Her unique approach to what she refers to as ‘wHolistic wellBEing’ draws on an extensive skill set that includes crystalline bioresonance therapy, clinical psychology, medical herbalism, bioenergetics, holistic nutrition, creative arts therapy, therapeutic sound, and more. This allows her to combine her interest, love and knowledge of both eastern and western modalities with ancestral earth based traditions and practices, resulting in what she feels is a fully integrative dynamic approach. To date, her full sensory retreats, workshops, masterclasses, ceremonies, and events have led her to teach and facilitate in over thirty countries worldwide. Niamh's dynamic service to humanity is clear ~ to listen and serve as a crystalline conduit, assisting you to assist yourself. Through this process comes the gift of remembering, re-connection, reclaiming, and re-embodiment of your Divine role, as your own 'guru' and healer.

To read more, click here

EXCHANGE
 

The exchange for this two day drum birthing weekend is a non-refundable investment of €450 per person. Event times are 10am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The retreat fee includes all tuition fees for both days, the cost of materials and supply of tools for you to make your own 45cm drum and sounder, venue rental and utilities, travel and freight costs for the facilitator(s), and light refreshments on both days. This is a non-residential gathering and meals are not included in the workshop fee.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Weather appropriate clothing (we work both indoors and outdoors), a sharp wood carving knife, a large bath towel and two small kitchen towels, (natural) offerings for the group altar and mandala, a large bag to bring your drum home in, and a journal and pencil to document your experience.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

SPAIN

For those of you traveling to us from outside of the island, the nearest international airport is Aeroport d'Eivissa, a short twenty five minute drive from where we will gather for the weekend in Sant Antoni. Car rental companies can be found in the arrivals hall of the airport, buses and taxis can be found outside the door. If you are travelling from outside of the area and need to book accommodation, there are many hotels, guesthouses and self catering apartments available via www.booking.com.

 

AUSTRIA

For those of you traveling to us from outside of Austria, the nearest international airports are Munich (Germany), Salzburg and Innsbruck (Austria). All are between a 45 minute and 90 minute drive from where we gather for the weekend. There are shuttle services available between the airport and our center which can be arranged directly with Four Seasons Travel in advance or in the airport arrival hall. There are also train services available from within the airports which will take you to our local station in Kufstein, simply follow the signs in the arrivals hall and you will find both self service ticket machines and desk clerks available for your assistance.  If you are travelling from outside of the area and need to book accommodation, Kufstein is just 3kms away and there are many hotels, guesthouses and self catering apartments available via www.booking.com and the Kufstein Tourist Office, www.kufstein.com.

 

IRELAND

For those of you traveling to us from outside of Ireland, the nearest international airport is Cork Airport, an hour's drive. Car rental companies can be found in the arrivals hall of the airport, buses and taxis to Cork city can be found outside the door. A shuttle service between the airport and retreat center can be arranged for you by request at an additional charge. If you are travelling from outside of the area and need to book accommodation, there are many hotels, guesthouses and self catering apartments available via www.booking.com.

Full address and GPS coordinates are sent to registered participants only.

HEARTBEAT RETREATS 2023

Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekends with Niamh Criostail

Founder of The heART of Ritual

Ibossim (Ibiza), SPAIN  |  March 25 + 26, 2023

Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekend (Spring/Air/Virgin Archetype)

Tirol, AUSTRIA  |  June 10 + 11, 2023

Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekend (Summer/Fire/Parent Archetype)

West Cork, IRELAND  |  August 26 + 27, 2023

Ceremonial Drum Birthing Weekend (Autumn/Water/Enchantress Archetype)

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the way she held space for us as individuals and as a group is extraordinary. i have never felt so seen, so heard, so safe, so nourished, and so connected as i did during my time with niamh. i've done alot of retreats in my life and if there is one retreat everyone should do, this is it. hands down.

Deborah
- USA -

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