This weekend long retreat is built for you, with the instruments and topics you would like to work on during our time together. Spend the weekend in a your own tent, in our tipi, primitive cabin, or in a private in-dome bedroom with bathroom; it’s all up to you.
During your personal immersion we can build various instruments like a bamboo didgeridoo, Native American style flute, drum, rattle, or a pit fired ocarina. If you don’t want to build an instrument, we can work on other projects such as a personal smudge fan, dream-catchers, or whatever you heart desires.
Want to explore rarely seen nature treasures in southern Appalachia? Let’s go explore the local waterfalls, trails and more; collect materials for art or instruments, learn about medicinal plants, or discuss historical or cultural aspects of the area. All this while learning directly from an expert on indigenous instrument building and numerous cultures around the world.
We can custom build this weekend to your comfort level and preferred topics.
A sample weekend could unfold as detailed below. The choice is yours, multiple choices on sleeping arrangements, projects, and outdoor excursions available!!!
- Arrive and get settled in your chosen accommodation- tent, tipi, primitive cabin, or private room
- Custom opening ceremony preparing you for the weekend
- Dinner and discussions, prepping schedule
- Wake up and prep for the day
- Waterfall hike gathering materials for art, discussion on medicinal plants
- Eat prepared lunch at the waterfall
- Arrive back at the studio and start a project- Building a flute
- Fireside chatting and discussions on culture while instrument building
- Cooking dinner on the fire
- Fireside music making session & storytelling/ or shamanic ceremony
- Prepared breakfast
- Early morning walk to the creek with meditation time
- Ceremony to awaken your new flute and learn to play while enjoying the creek
- Lunch and discussions
- Closing ceremony
- Instruments– Didgeridoo, Bull-roarer, Flute, Ocarina, Rattle, & Drum (various kinds)
- Other choices- Smudge Fan, prayer pipe “peace pipe”, dreamcatcher, medicine bag, shamanic arts, Indigenous Instrument Presentation, Sound Journey, Shamanic Ceremony
- Primitive Skills- Basic Medicinal Plants, Friction Fire, Shelter Building, Fire Making, Survival Skills
- Plus- Waterfall & Wilderness Excursions, Kayaking, Hiking, Ancient Site Visiting
- Accommodation- Your Tent, Tipi, Primitive Cabin, or Private In-Dome Bedroom + Bathroom
Come connect with your ancestral roots in a personal & unique cultural exposure. Walk barefoot and connect deeply with ancient cultures and cultural traditions. Breath in fresh mountain air and sit around a fire discussing life, personal transformation, or learning how aliens influenced the creation of the dome community your visiting. Custom build your transformation experience in a one of a kind personal weekend immersion.