Medicine bags are ancient tools used to carry and protect your sacred herbs and other sacred objects. In this class you will learn how to craft your own medicine bag out of buckskin using leather tools and hand stitching techniques. Please bring anything you would like to add, crystals, feathers, beads, sage, tobacco, cedar, copal etc. Each medicine bag is imbued with your own special energy. Together we will create the sacred container that empowers your creative process. 

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Shola is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and an active member of The Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Brooklyn New york, a member of the Initiatic College, and currently works at the Sacred Arts Research Foundation. Shola's mission is to be in service to the preservation of the sacred traditions of the earth and enrich communities through education and service. She is a song carrier & drummer; singing traditional songs from around the world and has been weaving music, art and native healing practices to empower the human heart towards a more gentle, peaceful and purposeful existence. Shola has been studying ceremonial artistry for the past 7 years; creating sacred objects and ceremonial clothing as well as everyday clothing with a seed of powerful intention planted within each of her creations. She is the director of  Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a brand that identifies products that are made with intention and purpose.