Feb 19 – 21, 2021: Shamanic Medicine Rattle Making Retreat Weekend: POSTPONED

 Sacred Crafting with Chalice Malcolm

Shamanic Medicine Rattle Making Retreat Weekend

NOTE FEB 2021:    We have decided to postpone this retreat to later this year, probably in Spring.  If you are keen and wish to be notified of the rescheduled dates, please email birdsongretreat@gmail.com with your expression of interest.  Thanks.


Birdsong Retreat is excited to host our first medicine rattle making workshop & retreat with Chalice Malcolm of Wildheart Medicine/Auckland.    Chalice is a shamanic practitioner, chocolatier, and sacred crafter.   Our weekend retreat allows for a deep exploration and communion with making one’s own shamanic rattle.

The format of the retreat is as follows (more details coming…)

Friday arrival  (5pm):   Arrival; settling in; shared meal; evening opening ceremony

Saturday (9:30 – 5:30):  Full day of crafting and journeying

Sunday (9:30 – 4 pm):   Finishing rattles.  Closing ceremony.

We will be eating communally throughout the retreat;   everyone to bring a side dish or two to share.  Kathy will help organise this once you are registered.   Birdsong will provide tea/coffee; treats, and Saturday evening meal.

This is a chance to immerse ourselves into this process and commune with each other and with the natural surrounds.

Cost:   $325/$340/$355 (We endeavour to make these events affordable and yet pay a fair exchange to the facilitators.   With this in mind, we are keep our margins low and offer the participant to pay what they can within the suggested price range)

includes camping/residence @ Birdsong Retreat & Sanctuary,  Wainui,  Banks Peninsula

Workshop limited to 12 participants; book early to secure your space.

Please email birdsongretreat@gmail.com or contact Kathy 021 202 2954 for any enquires and to register



The Making of a Sacred Rattle
My second shamanic teacher told me “The first time I went to the World of Spirits, I was standing with three other people in a small circle.  We were all rattling.  Suddenly the Earth opened up and I fell into the Lower World”.  When I heard this, I thought “I’d better get me a rattle” (by Jonathan Horowitz, Power In Your Hand, A Short Introduction to the Rattle)

Creating a Shamanic Rattle is bringing forth the gift of your connection to the relationship of life and spirit.  Birthing a rattle speaks to your journey, your essence.  It is a tool that opens up your connection to the spirit world and the support that is there.

When we spend time to sacred craft we allow space for the mystery to walk with us.  It is a very special time that stretches us.  We gather materials of the earth that we have brought.  Form them while working with what we receive through the journey process and bring to life something very special.

This workshop runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  We begin by gathering our tools together, meeting in community, setting up our altar and working together in sacred circle.   I welcome you.

Please visit my website to read more about me and my passion for sacred crafting:  http://www.wildheart.nz