Summer Solstice Sweat Lodge: Weekend Retreat - Fire - Camp. 19-20th June
Aho welcomes you to The Solstice Weekend Sweat Lodge Ceremony. A sacred place for introspection and connection, just a few miles outside of the City. Re-connect with nature and your essential wildness on Berkeley farm, building up to the most important day of the year, Solstice.
Summer Solstice marks the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. Aho welcomes you to this outdoor retreat, falling the weekend prior to this years Summer Solstice on Sat 19th & Sun 20th June.
This Sweat Lodge, find clarity in the sacred fire. Over this weekend retreat we find healing and belonging through being in nature. During this purification ceremony we will reignite our essential wildness and intimacy with nature forces.
Our purpose is to gather and offer our prayers, in union with nature. It's from this place we can free our mind of distractions, and connect to our no egoic sense of self.
The process is a highly sacred, ancient rite of purification, long revered for its connection to the elements. The Sweat Lodge Ceremony consists of four rounds; earth, air, water, fire. This is to re-balance all 4 layers of our bodies; physical, emotional, mental & spiritual.
The physical benefits of the Sweat are: Cleanses the lungs, tones the nervous system, stimulates the immune system promotes free flowing of energy in the body. A key emotional benefit of the Sweat is the symbolism of returning to the womb space, there is great opportunity to connect with the inner child, and heal in this safe ceremonial space.
At Aho, we believe that nature is the ultimate medicine. And being in contact with her highly healing. During the Sweat you will be encouraged to make contact with the lower earth, grounding and rooting the lower chakras. Making contact with the Ancestral realm, the natural world and all our relations.
On the Saturday evening we will host a Shamanic Fire Ceremony. The symbol is the fire has long been revered as one of community, warmth & passion. On this Full Moon weekend we will use the fire to direct the light inwards, illuminating and warming our intention. Healing the space made from the sweat. Warming new parts of ourselves which over the weekend had been purified.
We will also be joined around the fire by Elian Kidd who has been holding space and sharing his medicine of sound and music, in devotional song gatherings and in ceremony space for the last 4 years.
The Sweat Lodge will be held by Omar, who has a commitment with Great Spirit and Mother Earth, and his path is to help the people to heal themselves, by sharing the teachings he has learnt walking this path for 9 years now with the sacred mountain of the vision quest and now he is part of the Sundance family.
In addition, we have a very exciting opportunity for you to experience. Beehive Therapy with Volodymyr Steparuk. Bees are naturally drawn to disharmony, it is in their nature to harmonize their environment. Receiving Bee therapy is deeply healing for your cellular body and creates a meditative internal environment for a deep inner journey.
The location for the Sweat is Berkeley Farm in Hainault on the central line. The farm is set in beautiful acres of field, with horses and wild flowers. The farm is a rustic haven, just a few stops from the city.
Sleeping will be camping, we will have a hands on experience with the natural world. A basic vegan meal for dinner will be provided, but please bring additions to share. Also, camping equipment is not provided, so please bring your own.
Schedule will go as follows:
Arrive 2pm Saturday
First Sweat 3pm
Fire Ceremony 7pm
A light breakfast 9am
Second Sweat 10am
1pm Free time for Bee Therapy
What you will need to bring:
2 towels, for men bring shorts and women swimsuit, sarong, dress or equivalent (to wear in the lodge)
Warm clothing for afterwards
Your own extra food and drink to share with everyone around the fire after the lodge (no alcohol please)
Flowers, candles Incense for the altar (optional)
Drinking water and camping equipment.
If you have received a Covid Vacination within 28 days of the Sweat Lodge sadly we cannot receive you due the nature of this event.
£180 per person. Limited to 25 people
Go to www.aho.community to book your place. If you would like to place a deposit of £80 and pay the remaining £100 on the day in cash please contact email@example.com
If you would like to attend the Saturday sweat and fire ceremony only priced at £80 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details will be emailed to you upon booking or if you have any questions contact Aho.
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