Slow & Silent
Chaos, rush, noise and anxiety are all washed away as steam off the stove fills the room. For many Finns, the sauna is a sanctuary of sorts – a place you go for purification and renewal. Sauna is treatment for mind and body, enhanced with pure water, clean air and natural produce from the wilds. The spiritual side of the sauna is best experienced when your approach is slow and silent.
Slow ways to spice up your experience:
– a relaxing, releasing, reinforcing …and steamy experience
In SaunaYoga the still and heartfelt atmosphere of sauna is combined with simple, body strengthening excercises. The mild, 50 oC heat and gentle poses help release tensions in the body and clear the mind.
Peat, herbs and honey
– bodily treatments from nature
For centuries, raw, untreated and potent ingredients from the surrounding nature have been used to cure and vitalise. In these ancient woods, anything gathered from nature is extremely pure. Different baths, balms, rubs and masks are used to give the body a caring treat.
– a heavenly scented birch whisk that gets the juices flowing
The soap of old times, a whip made of birch twigs is used in the sauna to stimulate, cleanse and massage the skin. Making a vasta can almost be considered a form of art, a meditative exercise requiring a bit of craftsmanship. You can be taught to make your own. Whip the skin of yourself or a friend, feel the tingling and smell the beautiful aroma – this is Finland for you!