2017 dates for Sweat Lodge in Hastings
Saturday 4th February 2017
Saturday 4th March 2017
Cost: £50/£40 concession. (for one Temazcal)
Please note: Discounts are at the discretion of John Tindall and available to those who are genuinely in need, as all profit goes directly towards healing and helping others.
How to book: Places are limited. To confirm your place, please email the clinic: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch video of John and Benjamin Tindall building one of our sweat lodges.
Children: Children are welcome but will need to be supervised at ALL times.
Dogs: Unfortunately, no dogs allowed.
Times: From 11 am. -There are four rounds during the sweat in line with the four directions – north, east, south and west. Each round is approx. 1/2 hour.
A sweat lodge (“Temazcal” or “Inipi”), is an ancient and scared purification ceremony. A return to the womb of mother earth for healing.
Our sweat lodges are derived from Native American healing traditions, but there are many different types of healing sweats, such as a sauna.
Our sweat lodges are built using wood poles covered with about 4 layers of blankets to retain heat and darkness -which is representative of the “womb”. During the ceremony hot rocks are placed in the centre of the lodge. These hot rocks are known as the “grandmothers” and “grandfathers” – they represent the “wisdom of time”.
Inside the lodge we say prayers and sing songs while water and herbs (also called medicine) are placed on the “grandparents” (rocks). During this time many people experience inspiration, instruction, purification, visions, release and rejuvenation.
What do I do if I want to leave the sweat? It is fine to leave the sweat at any time. However, it is best to leave the sweat after someone has finished praying or singing. Should you wish to leave, please let John know.
During our sweats we:
- Sing songs and enjoy the powerful heartbeat of the drum and voice of the rattle
- Pray in all of our different beliefs; calling for the support of our ancestors and spirit guides
- Give thanks for the ‘purpose’ and opportunity to celebrate our lives in this way
- Connect with people from all over the world.
Our sweat lodges are safe for people of all ages and abilities, including children.
If you have not previously attended one of our sweats, have any concerns about your ability to participate, or need more information about what’s involved please contact John.