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Our group offers sweat lodges, a sacred ceremony known for ages to indigenous peoples around the world! This purification and renewal ceremony cleanses the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of our being. In Florida for the past five or so years, sweat lodges have been apart of an addiction recovery program with amazing results! This program was put into place through the Red Road to Wellness Healing Center located here in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks in Winona Missouri. The sweat lodge Ceremony is free, if it calls to your heart to make a love offering donation, such will be gratefully and humbly accepted. We offer a wide range of teachings and ceremonies taught by elders and young teachers alike! Come join us! ALL people, all ways of life are welcome!

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Sweat Lodge for Women & Men

Sweat Site

This is our regular monthly lodge, always held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Although we crawl into the afternoon lodges at 1 pm, and the Solstice and Equinox lodges at 7 pm, the ceremonies actually begin about 3 hours before that, when we start to build the fire and place the stones inside it. The fire is always lit 2 hours before the sweat lodge starts, so the stones have sufficient time to heat up. We prefer that you begin to arrive during this these early hours of preparation, in order to take part in all of the rituals. Each have a special significance: removing the old stones from the pit from the previous lodge, building the fire, laying out the new stones and placing them on the fire, laying down the tobacco line, covering the lodge, smudging each participant before entering the lodge, and of course, instructing all newcomers on what to expect before they enter the lodge. (Also, many hands make light of the work!) While we don’t want to turn people away, it is off-putting to have people arrive late, and sometimes keep us waiting to crawl in as they change clothes. Many have lately been arriving just before the lodge begins, with no time to enter sacred space, get smudged, etc. Please remember, this is a sacred ceremony. Helping to prepare for the lodge makes us all part of the community. Appropriate attire for men is swim trunks or shorts and for women, shorts & a t-shirt or long skirts or dresses. Cotton clothing is advised. You might want to bring in a towel with you. Bottles of water are provided, & you can also bring your own beverage bottle. We have a feast afterwards, so please bring something to share and join us!

Sweat Lodge for Women & Men

Sweat Site

This is our regular monthly lodge, always held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Although we crawl into the afternoon lodges at 1 pm, and the Solstice and Equinox lodges at 7 pm, the ceremonies actually begin about 3 hours before that, when we start to build the fire and place the stones inside it. The fire is always lit 2 hours before the sweat lodge starts, so the stones have sufficient time to heat up. We prefer that you begin to arrive during this these early hours of preparation, in order to take part in all of the rituals. Each have a special significance: removing the old stones from the pit from the previous lodge, building the fire, laying out the new stones and placing them on the fire, laying down the tobacco line, covering the lodge, smudging each participant before entering the lodge, and of course, instructing all newcomers on what to expect before they enter the lodge. (Also, many hands make light of the work!) While we don’t want to turn people away, it is off-putting to have people arrive late, and sometimes keep us waiting to crawl in as they change clothes. Many have lately been arriving just before the lodge begins, with no time to enter sacred space, get smudged, etc. Please remember, this is a sacred ceremony. Helping to prepare for the lodge makes us all part of the community. Appropriate attire for men is swim trunks or shorts and for women, shorts & a t-shirt or long skirts or dresses. Cotton clothing is advised. You might want to bring in a towel with you. Bottles of water are provided, & you can also bring your own beverage bottle. We have a feast afterwards, so please bring something to share and join us!

Sweat Lodge for Women & Men

Sweat Site

This is our regular monthly lodge, always held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Although we crawl into the afternoon lodges at 1 pm, and the Solstice and Equinox lodges at 7 pm, the ceremonies actually begin about 3 hours before that, when we start to build the fire and place the stones inside it. The fire is always lit 2 hours before the sweat lodge starts, so the stones have sufficient time to heat up. We prefer that you begin to arrive during this these early hours of preparation, in order to take part in all of the rituals. Each have a special significance: removing the old stones from the pit from the previous lodge, building the fire, laying out the new stones and placing them on the fire, laying down the tobacco line, covering the lodge, smudging each participant before entering the lodge, and of course, instructing all newcomers on what to expect before they enter the lodge. (Also, many hands make light of the work!) While we don’t want to turn people away, it is off-putting to have people arrive late, and sometimes keep us waiting to crawl in as they change clothes. Many have lately been arriving just before the lodge begins, with no time to enter sacred space, get smudged, etc. Please remember, this is a sacred ceremony. Helping to prepare for the lodge makes us all part of the community. Appropriate attire for men is swim trunks or shorts and for women, shorts & a t-shirt or long skirts or dresses. Cotton clothing is advised. You might want to bring in a towel with you. Bottles of water are provided, & you can also bring your own beverage bottle. We have a feast afterwards, so please bring something to share and join us!

Fall Equinox Sweat Lodge

Sweat Site

Women from the StL Area Woman to Woman and men from the StL Mankind Project hold quarterly sweat lodges to honor the Equinox and Solstice Dates. All adults are welcome. Each ceremony begins at 7 p.m, but we prefer that you begin arriving as much as 3 hours early, to participate in the various rituals, get to know each other a bit before entering the lodge, perhaps help out with anything that needs to be done, have time to change your clothes, etc. This is especially important if you have never attended a sweat lodge before--the water pourer will want to talk to you to make sure you are prepared for the ceremony. This is a mixed-gender sweat lodge. Appropriate attire is shorts/t-shirts or swim trunks for men & long dresses/skirts or shorts/t-shirts for women. It is recommended that you wear cotton or another material that breathes inside the lodge. There is a place to change clothes before and after the ceremonies. Because it is late after the ceremony, please bring light snacks to share, rather than heavy food for the potluck. P.S. There is no charge for the ceremony, and "love offerings" are gratefully accepted, though not obligatory, to help cover costs.

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