We offer a traditional Inipi, which is the Lakota term for sweat lodge. The community lodge is every third Saturday of the month at 10am (unless otherwise specified.)
Men wear shorts or swim trunks. Women wear a short or long sleeve shirt (must cover shoulders) and a long skirt or dress.
Please bring a towel and a change of clothes.
Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Women on their moon cycle cannot enter the lodge. They are encouraged to hold space around the fire outside of the lodge.
The Medicine Wheel, sometimes known as the ‘Sacred Hoop’, has been used by generations of various Native American tribes for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree - all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life. The Medicine Wheel can take many different forms. It can be an artifact, painting, or a physical construction on the land. Thousands of Medicine Wheels have been built on Native lands in North America over the last several centuries. Movement in the Medicine Wheel and in Native American ceremonies is circular, typically in a clockwise, or sun-wise direction. This helps to align with the forces of Nature. Meanings of the Four Directions: Different tribes interpret the Medicine Wheel differently. Each of the Four Directions (East, South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color (black, red, yellow, white) which for some, stands for the human races.
The Directions can also represent:
Stages of life: birth, youth, adult (or elder), death
Seasons of the year: spring, summer, winter, fall
Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
Animals: Eagle, Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and many others.
Birthing a drum is a special privilege allowing each of us to use our own rhythm to express and reach out to the creator through the beat of the drum - one voice, one heart, one love. This is a high vibrational ancient form of healing, cleansing, prayer, and self-expression, and we are honored that we have the opportunity to be in this sacred space together.
An hour before lodge every month is an opportunity to join in on the fun! During these drum circles, we practice and learn songs for the Inipi (sweat lodge.) All are welcome. Please email for address.
MONTHLY WOMEN'S CIRCLE
We have a monthly Women's Circle called Sacred Rhythms every new moon hosted by Janna with Kathy Forest from Celestial Forest Institute. Your menstrual cycle doesn't have to be painful every month. Come and learn how to tune into your body's own sacred rhythms and using your monthly cycle to heal and connect on a deeper spiritual level.