The Vitality Agency Sweat Lodge Ceremonies are used for purification purposes. For centuries, the practice of sweating has been used by
diverse cultures – from Native America to Finland - to cleanse and purify body, mind and spirit.
The heat enables the body to
release toxins, and help clear the mind of old habits and limitations that hold us back. The heat activates emotional cleansing by diffusing the feeling of separation. The Lodge – often referred to
as ‘The Womb of Mother Earth’, opens up a deeper sense of connection with the elements, ancestors and with the group.
These sessions are perfect for
Team Detox Retreats and The Vitality Weekend Retreat.
As it can get quite hot in a
sweat lodge, we would require certain medical information from participants in order to ensure a safe and successful session.
There are many benefits, but this is not for everyone. Those with health issues that concern their blood pressure, panic attacks, claustrophobia, heart problems, diabetes or
respiratory illness must consult their doctor and gain permission before taking part. In some cases, we might refuse
Release of stress and
Reduced joint and muscle
Restorative effects beneficial
for those struggling to overcome addiction
Rejuvenation and Reenergising
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The day is one of introspection
and reflection; and involves working together as a community to prepare the lodge – collecting wood, stones – clearing the
Fasting on the day heightens
awareness. It is recommended that light food such as fruit are recommended nutrition for the day.
The ceremonies are performed
inside a dome shaped hut, constructed from bent willow and covered in blankets.
A ceremonial fire is lit
outside the hut, and stones, sometimes volcanic rocks are heated on this fire. These rocks are then placed in a pit, in the centre of the lodge. Water and herbs are poured over the rocks to create a
remedial steam. This process is performed in time frames throughout the ceremony – commonly known as rounds.
This restorative steam helps to
cleanse the physical body, emotional body and spiritual body.
The ceremony can be experienced
with guided meditation, chanting, self massage, chanting, drumming or silence.
The Vitality Agency’s Sweat
Lodge Leaders are of the highest calibre with years of experience in facilitating ceremonies and medicinal circles.