Steven Ash Cert. Ed., DD, MRTCM
Steven was born in Cornwall, South West Britain and at the age of six, he went with his family of six brothers and two sisters to live on Native American reservations in Canada. Wikwemikong, on Manitoulin Island on the north shore of Lake Huron and Oshwegan near Brantford, Ontario,became their home for the next few years. His father Dr. Michael Ash was the reservation doctor.
Steven became the apprentice to his father, learning healing, geo-pathology and natural medicine. He started creating healing songs at the age of 16 and went on to learn the guitar, flute and Medicine Drum. In 1977 he travelled through North America, teaching natural medicine and meeting with Native American teachers. He lived and studied with Ted Williams, Chief and Medicine Man for the Raven Tribe and was given the name of Tatanka Wanagi Wichasta, Buffalo Spirit Man and awarded the honour of being a pipe carrier by Ed McGaa Eagle Man.
Steven was adopted as a spiritual grandson by Grandfather Wallace Black Elk Lakota Medicine Man, who wrote the foreword to his best-selling book SACRED DRUMMING. He has been part of a team doing spiritual and shamanic work within Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury and other sacred sites in England, Europe and worldwide to help anchor the new energies of the 21st century into the energy grid of Mother Earth.
Steven enjoys a deep connection to the natural world and he has the rare gift of communicating with the spirits of animals, plants and stones in order to invite their support for his healing work. He is a qualified acupuncturist, cranial-sacral therapist, Geo-Pathologist and Feng Shui consultant specialising in The Healing Home.
Steven has been teaching shamanism and sacred drumming for the past 15 years and is recognised worldwide as an authority on the healing Drum. His book SACRED DRUMMING is regarded as a classic on the subject of working with the Native American Hoop Drum.
Renata Ash MIPTI, ITEC
Renata is a musician, therapist, and workshop leader using voice, rhythm, music, mythology and ritual as tools for healing, transformation, and inner awareness. She continually researches and applies the shamanic work with voice and drum in the field of personal growth and healing on every level of the human being.
Renata was adopted as granddaughter by the late Wallace Black Elk and has been working with the Sacred Drum since 1996. In 2010 Renata - together with her husband Steven - developed the Golden Light Project©, a popular and effective spiritual online course for personal and global healing which was followed by thousands of participants from all parts of the world.
Since 2003, Renata has led workshop tours throughout Europe, focusing on the healing power of the drum and the voice. Her deep devotion and connection to the Feminine Divine finds a most beautiful expression in sacred Sabai Ceremonies, Goddess workshops and Avalon spiritual retreats in Britain which Renata offers as pathways towards the Divine Mother and a more connected and authentic life.