My deaf mother at the last didgeridoo immersion, feeling the vibrations of 15 didgeridoos!
We'll talk about tribal culture, ceremonies and stories. Send them reverence and gratitude. Discuss the implications of cultural appropriation, and do our best to honor the culture with this incredible tool.
Enjoy camping in a gorgeous serene land with mountain vistas, quiet country-side, streams and forest, creeks and a swimming pond in the oldest mountains in the world,
Join the 11th bi-annual Immersion. Spend time in ceremony and spontaneous play. Walk away with your handmade didgeridoo.
(5% of profits will go to The Healing Foundation, a non-profit that helps Aboriginal survivors of the stolen generations to heal inter-generational trauma. It's not the ultimate solution, but it's something to try to give back.)
This retreat will fill up, and typically has a waiting list. Sign up soon, to ensure your space.
Friday: Feel free to arrive anytime after 2:00 P.M. If you choose to arrive saturday morning, please do so by 8 AM
Set up your camp, meet the crew, choose your agave stalk(although they are all very similar, this is first come first pick), and it's optional to start carving and sanding the outside. (If you cannot arrive until Saturday morning, you can easily keep up)
Around 7:00 We will gather for a potluck style dinner. You are invited to bring a dish, preferrably organic and wholesome to share with everybody. Bring your own bowls and silverware. If you'd rather just feed yourself, please still feel free to join us.
9 A.M. Spark the fire: Come join us promptly
Opening Circle(Introductions and Inspirations)
Yolngu Tribal Reverence and Gratitude
10:00-6:00 We use fire & metal alchemy to hollow our agave stalks into didgeridoos, sand and carve etc.
Once this process is complete, we'll lacquer the inside of the didgeridoo.
6:30- Catered Dinner feast
The fire continues and we have an opportunity to break out drums and dance, or just enjoy a restful, connective evening. We're usually pretty tired at this point, so the energy is usually a little quieter than friday night.
After breakfast around 9:00 am, we will circle up together and have a chance to share. We will hear from one another, and how this experience has impacted us. It is deeply important to have a discussion about how we can honor the tribes who held this instrument as sacred. We'll also discuss ceremonial and traditional uses, as well as origin of the didgeridoo.
In preparation for the circular breathing and playing techniques class, we'll experience a little bit of guided breathwork. Then our discussion will be geared towards helping you explore the possibilities of your new instrument.
By now it'll be around 11:30, and we will break for lunch. (Bring your own)
About 1:00 we come together and carve our mouthpieces, this takes about an hour and a half.
Then it's time to begin coating our didgeridoos, inside and out, with our natural, milk based coating. Press your own flower petals, ferns or other plants that you might want to decorate your didge with.
Letting the didgeridoo dry completely, this is a good time where people like to pack up their camps, so that they can depart right after the concluding meditation.
At about 6:00 We'll lay out for a full symphony orchestra sound healing meditation journey, featuring didgeridoo and many other instruments.
Our whole weekend will conclude at about 7:30
We'll talk about didgeridoo tribal culture, ceremonies and stories. We discuss the implications of cultural appropriation, and do our best to honor the culture with this incredible tool. Enjoy a full symphony sound healing journey, fire-side toning circle, drumming, breath-work, and walk home with your handmade didgeridoo.
This experience offers a depth of connection with this ancestral vibration. Together, in communal exploration and with reverence to the original tribe, we forge our own instruments through the flame.
The Agave stalks are tall flower blossoms, the plant creates only one in it's life(up to 100 years long, thus the other name "century plant") to get it's seeds as high as it can before it dies. The agave we'll use are hand-harvested by Kennedy himself, selected for excellent back-pressure(makes playing/circular breathing easier), and vary between 5-7 feet tall, giving you the option to choose a higher or deeper pitched didgeridoo. He makes the 4,000 mile round-trek to Sedona, AZ where the quality of agave surpasses Florida agave.
Sedona, AZ. This is literally where I harvested the agave that will become your didgeridoo.
Join the 10th bi-annual Immersion. Spend time in ceremony and spontaneous play. Walk home with your own handmade didgeridoo.
Kennedy OneSelf has been playing the didgeridoo for 10 years, and making them for 9 years. This has been such a big focus and cultivation in his life, that he has become quite adept in both making and playing them. This is a rare opportunity to have a deeper dive into the vibrations of this amazing tool. This entire package, for a similar price as simply purchasing a didgeridoo(also an option).
Listen to his music here: soulmedicinevibrations.bandcamp.com/album/the-symphony-of-serenity
Here is the website of the lacquer that we will use www.Vermontnaturalcoatings.com
For years, as a deep purist, Kennedy only used raw tung oil to coat his didgeridoos. They were rough and tacky, but completely natural! These days, he uses poly-whey and eco-poxy, which are 90% natural, and far more sleek and clean. These didgeridoos end up being totally water proof, they have been left in the rain! They are quite durable and have an Amazing tone. Agave didgeridoos have an earthy tone that is far superior to bamboo, comparable to hardwood, and immensely lightweight!
From Previous attendees:
"I still look back to that weekend as one of the best of my life." Cody
"This was so much more than just a workshop. It was a whole life-changing experience!"
“I want Everyone to know how insanely EMPOWERING this workshop is! It Literally changed the whole path of my life and business. If you're interested, JUST DO IT!" -Amy Hargis, previous attend
A weekend Immersion into playing & creating, learning & sharing, exploring & experiencing the incredible resonance of humankind's first musical instrument...The Didgeridoo. Join the Bi-annual event, next date: September 23rd-24th 2023!
Didgeridoo Immersion Retreat:
Make Your own Agave Didgeridoo
For the entire weekend, and taking your own didgeridoo home, the cost is only $400. This is less than most professional didgeridoos you can buy. Space is limited
To secure your spot, a $200 deposit is required.
Deposits are refundable until 4 weeks before start of event OR when event reaches full capacity. You'll be notified when immersion is full, and have a last chance at redeeming deposit.