The Inipi Ceremony
The sweatlodge is a healing ritual of the North American native tradition. It is a unique experience that is offered as a journey of physical purification, a personal initiation and a symbol of the challenges and fires we face in our work, our relationships and our life. The participants sit in a lodge built on the earth, around a pile of hot rocks, speaking, sharing stories, song and prayer. While the sauna is primarily a physical cleansing process, the deeper enquiry we bring to the darkness and warmth of the sweat is "What is the healing my body, mind, heart or spirit is longing for?"