The Sweat Lodge is an alchemical tool that sits within Sacred Law and is in alignment with all of Creation. This enables us to heal ourselves, so we too can step into alignment and become Sacred Humans.
It holds within it the perfect balance of the Everything. This includes all the Elements: water, earth, air, fire and void; and all the Worlds of Grandmother Earth: the plants, minerals, animals, humans and ancestor worlds.
The Lodge structure is created from saplings gathered with care and respect. They are fashioned into a dome shaped hut, covered by either blankets or skins and has a flap as a door.
The Lodge symbolizes the Earth’s womb, introspection and the feminine.
The door to the Lodge always faces the fire which represents the spark of life, our connection to spirit and the masculine.
The Dance Chief guides the Ceremony, while the Fire Keeper provides the heated rocks and caretakes over the people in the lodge.
The people enter the Lodge in humility, asking for healing not only for themselves but for their Lineage, the 7 generations that have come before and the 7 generations that are yet to come.
While inside the Lodge, participants create a space within themselves so they can ask for what they really need for their healing. They share prayers of healing for others and let go of all the things standing in their way so they can dream their lives anew.
Exiting the Lodge symbolizes a person’s rebirth into the world.
Historically, humans from across the world have been Sweat Lodges as a means of purification, to maintain their health and well being on all levels.
When a person sits in a Sweat Lodge, they have an opportunity to let go of what’s not working in their life and to become more receptive to discovering what will work.
The Ceremonial ritual combined with pouring water on heated rocks, increases each participants vibration, shaking loose and freeing up slow moving energy. It facilitates detoxification of impurities from the physical body. Through intention, the participant let’s go of unproductive thoughts, behaviours and patterns as well as healing emotional pain from the past.
Opening up to the Ceremony in this way creates the space for change, re-balancing your physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and energetic levels.
Regularly attending a Sweat Lodge is a powerful way to set your intention for what you wish to manifest while letting go of what prevents it from happening.
We gather together for the preparation of the space which includes Smudging, Blessing and calling the Powers of Creation into the Stone Children, building the Sacred Fire, covering the Sweat Lodge and calling on the Powers of the Medicine Wheel to create an alchemical container within which we can do our work safely.
Although it has a structure, the Ceremony, the theme and the participants are always different, therefore each Sweat Lodge is a unique experience unto itself.
Following each Ceremony, we gather together to share insights gained before bringing the Circle to a close. To conclude the Gathering, we celebrate our rebirth by sharing in a Feast. Each person brings a plate of food that has been created with love & prepared with care. This feeds the spirit as well as the body, and serves as a communal Heart Gift that we can share with each other.
Participating on a regular basis helps to purify, rejuvenate and maintain health and wellbeing.
We are honoured to offer monthly Community Sweats on Saturday afternoon’s closest to the Full Moon, where women & men come together to share in this powerful healing experience.
Laurel runs Sisterhood Sweat Lodges for women only 4 times a year over the Solstices & Equinoxes.
Lou runs periodic Brotherhood Sweat Lodges for Men only who wish to explore what it means to be a balanced male.
- Those who want to benefit from well-being & peace of mind
- Anyone looking to maintain and sustain their physical health on all levels
- Those who have been through a traumatic event & would like to release any residual stress
- Those who would like to actively clear away the pain of their past & open new opportunities in their life
- Those looking for an alternative way of restoring balance within their immune system
- Anybody wanting to release & break free from stubborn unproductive patterns in order to rebirth themselves