Tess Snyder

Shamanic Practitioner & Certified Hypnotherapist

Avon Lake, Ohio


Please note that Shamanic healing is spiritual healing, and should never replace or be substituted for medical care. Shamanic healing is a complement to your doctor's care, not a replacement. Please consult a physician for your condition before pursuing alternative healing.

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drum-making workshop

experience the power and magic

of the drum!


  • None, but experience with the Shamanic Journey is helpful.


Tuition & Fees:

  • Total Workshop Cost: $150 (Includes materials fee)

  • Deposit: $75 due upon registration; non-refundable after 2/1/2020

  • $75 balance due first day of the workshop

  • Registration Closes 2/15/2020 to ensure time to receive materials

  • Minimum 6 participants/Maximum 12 participants


What to wear:

  • Participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to sit and lie on the floor;

  • On Friday, you will be dealing with wet animal skin, and on Sunday you will be painting, so you may want to wear old clothes those times; and

  • If you wish, you may bring special clothing to wear during the closing ceremony.


What to bring:

  • A blanket or yoga mat on which to lie for journey work and a pillow for under your head/knees;

  • A journal and a pencil to take notes and record your journeys; and

  • Any beads, crystals, ribbons, animal fur or other items they want to tie to their drum or drumstick.



weekend AGENDA:

Friday Evening: Drum Making Part I

  • 6:30 pm       Welcome & Opening Ceremony

  • 7:00 pm       Instructional Overview & Drum Making

  • Closing         TBD
    Note that the session will not end until all drums are finished; thus, the length of the session may vary. Depending on the group, we should finish between 8:30-9:00 pm. 


Saturday: The Shamanic Journey & Divination

  • 12 noon       Power Animal/Spirit Teacher Journey

  • 1:30 pm       Shamanic Divination (Partner Work)

  • 2:15 pm       Power Break!

  • 2:30 pm       Power Animal Retrieval (Partner Work)

  • 3:30 pm       Shamanic Journey to the Spirit of Your Drum:
                        Bond with Spirit and Receive Your Personal Symbols

  • 5:00 pm       Closing


Sunday: Drum Decoration & Awakening Ceremony

  • 2:00 pm       Drum Decoration & Adornment
    Tess will provide paints and paintbrushes; you should bring any objects (fur, feathers, beads, animal bones, claws) that you wish to tie on to your drum.

  • 3:30 pm       Break (You can change into ceremonial garb if you like!)

  • 4:00 pm       Drum Awakening Ceremony

  • 5:30 pm       Close


MARCH 13-15, 2020


4750 Cleveland Rd E.

Huron Ohio 44839



You must register & pay the deposit of $75 

no later than February 15, 2020.



CLICK ON THE ICON AT LEFT to download a workshop registration form for mail-in


to register online!

At this workshop, you will learn:

  • about the significance of the sacred drum

  • how to build and empower your personal drum

  • how to journey to other worlds and dimensions to work with a Spirit Teacher

  • basic Shamanic Healing techniques and work on a partner

  • how to use the power of ceremony to awaken your tools for healing and empowerment