Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)

Once a week and upon request we hold a Temazcal Ceremony (Sweat Lodge). The Temazcal is a representation of the womb of our mother. It consists of a steam based “bath” using hot stones warmed in the fire, water, and medicinal herbs which helps to detoxify and purify the body as well as to strengthen our mind in reminding us of the sacred value of life. While we are in the lodge we have moments of song, prayer or silence listening to the teachings of our grandfathers and grandmothers the stones as well as receiving the teachings that are being transmitted through the leader of the ceremony. It is a ceremony lasts approximately 2-3 hours.

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