Women’s Sweat Lodge
“To discover who she is, a woman must descend into her own depths. She must leave the safe role of remaining a faithful daughter of the collectives around her and descend to her individual feeling values. To discover who she is, a woman must trust the places of darkness where she can meet her own deepest nature and give it voice…weaving the threads of her life into a fabric to be named and given…sharing it with the women around her as she comes to a true and certain sense of herself.” ~ Judith Duerk
Moving towards Winter we redress and regroup in the sweat, calling forth our final harvest before diving deep into the long winter sleep.
Join us as we journey deeply with the magic of mother nature asking the earth, the elements, our own nature and soul what we which seeds we wish to plant for the coming year. To be discerning as we meditate, pray and ask for deep guidance, to add magic and potency to our dreams.
We will move, spend time in silence, in nature and come together in community for the Sacred Sweat Lodge.
SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 11-9pm
Location: The Clophill Centre, Bedfordshire
There are options to stay overnight if you wish at £15 pp/pn
PLEASE ALSO BRING FOOD TO SHARE.
NB This is a women only retreat.
A £20 non refundable deposit secures your spot – places are limited to 15.
Once paid in full refunds will be issued (minus deposit) upto 4 days before the sweat unless the participant chooses to transfer the payment to another lodge with in 6 months.
PAYMENT TO: Sarah Bullock
Sort Code: 40-35-18
Payment options available. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
In grace, Sarah
Spaces are limited to 15 maximum.
NB: This is a women only event nudity in the lodge is optional.
PLEASE DO NOT CONSUME ANY ALCOHOL OR RECREATIONAL DRUGS FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE WEEKEND.
Please bring food to share for the after lodge feast sharing and any lunch you may need.
PLEASE ALSO BRING A WATER BOTTLE – it is important to keep hydrated.
A message from a recent participant:
What can I expect?
The sweat lodge is a purification ceremony. It purifies, it removes toxins, it relieves stress aches and pains and rejuvenates the body, mind and spirit. Time in the lodge gives us an opportunity to release blocks and negative thought processes so that we may move forward, grounded, centered, and clear on our intentions,
The lodge is a covered dome created out of bent willow saplings. During the sweat lodge hot volcanic stones are placed in a central pit in the dome and dowsed with water and herbs creating therapeutic steam. It is a safe and sacred space to cleanse body and mind. Through the sweat lodge we are able to bring ourselves closer to our ancestors and strengthen our connection with nature, thus helping us to bring balance and harmony into our lives.
Sweat lodges have been used in many different areas of the world for thousands of years and they continue to be used today for their cleansing and healing properties.
We have a maximum of 15 women per lodge. The sweat lodge consists of several ‘rounds’ each lasting approximately twenty to 40 minutes each. Each round may involve self-massage, singing, guided meditation, story-telling, or simply silence. Because the sweat lodge is an organic event each lodge will be a different experience and therefore all timings are approximate.
Women wear swimsuits, undergarments or opt to be naked in the lodge. Please bring towels and a sarong.
During the lodge drinking water is available between rounds and after the lodge we share a delicious vegetarian supper. Please bring food to share.
A Sweat lodge is NOT:
We do not use plant spirit medicine within our lodges. We ask all individuals to take responsibility for their own health and well-being, if you have any medical concerns please check with your medical practitioner before attending.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
We ask that all participants are over 18 years old and are responsible for their own health and well-being. Lodges can bring deep detoxification. Any medical concerns should be raised with your medical practitioner before you attend the sweat lodge.
Contraindications for sweat lodge participants:
- Raised or very low blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Heart conditions
- Many women choose not to participate in the lodge if they are on their moon time – this is a purification ceremony in itself
NB: the lodge is in darkness, steam and heat anyone with serious claustrophobia may find a lodge difficult.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Held in the lovely lands of the CLOPHILL CENTRE in Bedfordshire just 40 minutes from London
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The Clophill Centre, Shefford Road, Clophill, Beds. MK45 4BT
Parking is available in the main car park.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
2 towels (one for sitting on in the lodge and one to dry yourself with afterwards) swimsuit or equivalent (to wear in the lodge) although some women choose to go naked
Something for the alter – optional
Food to share for the completion feast
Wellingtons/out door shoes
Note pad and pen
- Bedding – it is yurt accommodation so bring a sleep mat/futon and sleeping bag etc or a tent if you wish to camp
We recommend that you have a restful evening prior to the lodge and that you keep the evening after the lodge completely free of engagements.
We also ask that all mobile phones be switched off and you refrain from alcohol and recreational drug use at least 72 hours before and after the weekend.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Sarah on email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
We ask for a £20 non-refundable deposit. This can be transferable to another sweat lodge if we are given 6 weeks notice.