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i am that i am / אה׳ה אשר אהיה

Healing hymns to soothe the soul

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Yael illah is a Devotional Musician, Hebrew Priestess and Ceremonialist. She sings and prays in multiple spiritual lineages and offers Intuitive Sound & Energy work. She also crafts drums and leads drum-birthing ceremonies. She lives in Northern California where she is pursuing a Masters in Divinity. 

 

 

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The way of the drum

The drum is the instrument of past, present and future - uniting all things. It connects us with our origins and to the primordial heartbeat of the Earth . These drums are created as an offering from and to Spirit, with prayer and aligned intention. The resonance is profound and the sound invokes deep healing.

I am an apprentice of Master Drum Maker Yolanda Martinez, who has been carrying the medicine of the drum in a good way for almost thirty years.  The design and process of creating these sacred tools has been channeled through her. I offer this craft with Yolanda's guidance and blessing. I work with the drum because it supports my connection with Creation, grounds me in my body, on the Earth and activates vitality. Drumming clears the mind, reorients the spirit and awakens the heart. It brings me great joy to share these drums with you.

Feel free to order a drum directly through Yolanda or to read more about her story and path. 

Find Yolanda Martinez's music on YouTube and iTunes.

Order a drum

Drums can be ordered from current stock or created to oder. For drums in stock allow 1-2 weeks for delivery in the United States. For special orders, allow 3-4 weeks for plus 1-2 weeks for delivery. Moose hide is available upon special request. Drums can be hand delivered to California Bay Area locations for an additional fee. All drums come with a hand-made beater. For special requests, email drums@yaelillah.com.

 

Price list

14" Elk - $180

16" Elk- $230 

18" Elk- $260

14" Buffalo- $200

16" Buffalo- $250

18" Buffalo- $275

 

 

drum birthing

Yael available to facilitate private drum birthing ceremonies for individuals and small groups. This is a unique opportunity to co-create your drum in a sacred way. Also, Yolanda & Yael are available to co-facilitate drum-making workshops for larger groups. 

For more information or to schedule a drum birthing ceremony contact Yael 

A portion of all drum purchases / drum birthing ceremonies go to the Shuumi Land Tax which supports the The Sogorea Te Land Trust

Intuitive Sound and Energy Healing

"Our whole being is music: our mind and our body, the nature in which we live, the nature that has made us, all that is beneath and around us, it is all music."

-Hazrat Inayat Khan-

 
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Intuitive Sound & Energy Sessions: 

"Every atom confesses by its tone, "my sole origin is sound." 

Everything is vibration.

We can attune to vibrations and frequencies that support wellness, connection to self and to the consciousness within and all around us.  Through sound, we can awaken the memory of our inherent belonging to life, that we are each unique and one of a kind instruments in the orchestra of Creation. 

"There is a way between voice and presence where information flows" 

                 Energy reattunement, relaxation, restoration.  

Each session is unique and intuitively guided. Sessions may include: Interactive sounding exercises; sound healing with voice and breath; instruments; gentle touch/hands on energy work; ritual use of plants (oils, holy waters, flower essences, essential oils and smudge).  

Through voice, sound and presence, we will co-create a space where the psyche, soul & body are available to receive, realign and harmonize.  Some benefits of intuitive sound and energy work may be: feelings of peace, calm, centeredness, increased self-awareness, relief of physical pain, emotional release, energetic balance, increased capacity / resilience to be with challenge or struggle. 

My approach to healing is informed by my ongoing spiritual studies as well what I continue to glean from my personal journey with chronic Lyme disease. I am inspired by/draw upon multiple spiritual lineages, healing cosmologies and modalities that all share a common threads of: earth reverence, mysticism, connection with spirits, guides and ancestors, attention to vibration, somatic awareness, utilizing sound as a tool for healing and communing with consciousness, ritual/ceremony.  

*I offer private sessions at a private sanctuary in El Cerrito in the East Bay, CA and I am available to facilitate group sound circles and workshops. 

In person sessions are 45 mins. By donation available through December 2017. 

Contact me to schedule a session. 

 
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