We will be continuing our community sweat lodge ceremonies in the spring of 2020.
The Sweat Lodge is a cleansing ceremony that provides teaching, cleansing, and healing. The Sweat Lodge ceremony connects ancestral wisdom, sacred teachings, spirit and cultural identity. For many Sweat Lodge Bundle Carriers the Sweat Lodge is the place of Mother Earth. The heartbeat, the songs, and the teachings shared within the Sweat Lodge ceremony washes away the toxins that prevent connection to spirit, land, and life. The basic elements of life (fire, water, earth, air) are brought together to bring life teachings and healing to the people who enter the Sweat Lodge. Crawling into the sweat lodge reminds us the sacred gift is given and accepted with humility.
The Grandfather rocks are placed within the Sweat Lodge (Grandmother) hold the spirit of our ancestors. From a more physical perspective cleansing within the sweat lodge releases toxins from the body and helps to release stress. For those who have deepened their connection/relationship to the ceremony of the sweat lodge the cleansing holds much more than the physical cleansing.