Awakening Centre Sacred Sweatlodge ceremonies are based on ancient Lakota rituals with added elements coming from a variety of Shamanic and meditation traditions. The lodge itself symbolises the womb. We enter in sacred silence and then experience the power of heated volcanic stones, blessed water, sacred herbs, guided meditations and group chants, before being re-born cleansed and purified.
Laurel and Andy co-facilitate lodge every month. Laurel is a Vision Quester and soon to Sundance, together they both honour the right and sacred way of the Lakota teachings of this most sacred purification ritual.
An overview for those new to lodge:
Arrival 3pm ~ meet by the fire, traditional tobacco gifting to facilitators
Sharing circle and introduction to the purification lodge
Enter lodge at 4pm
Ceremony duration ~ 2hrs
Showers & final sharing circle
Feasting (fully catered, vegetarian, dairy and g/free)
Bookings essential, health check and preparation details will be sent & numbers are strictly limited
$75 (includes contribution to tobacco offering)