The sweat lodge is a purification ceremony on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
It is made dome-shaped from willow branches and covered with blankets.
She is also called the womb of Mother Earth.
When entering the sweat lodge you leave everything behind what no longer serves you or what no longer belongs to you; conditionings, fear, shame, guilt, etc …
By uniting the water (feminine) with the warm stones (masculine), steam is created (new life).
The touch of the steam invites you to melt your armor and to open your heart.
Everyone is welcome to be who he/she is in the moment.
In the sweat lodge we are brothers and sisters who reconnect with the source of Life.
The source where we all come from and where we are all one.
In the sweat lodge we reconnect with nature (water, earth, fire and air), there is room for prayer, singing and sharing.
When you leave the sweat lodge you are reborn.
With a purified energy field and an open heart you can once again experience and explore the beauty of life more intensively.
Your life force energy and joy of life has been strengthened again.
The sweat lodge has 4 rounds with each a specific theme.
Evelien had her first sweat lodge experience in 2006.
This was a moment of coming home for her and she has been very actively involved in this ceremony ever since.
During seven years she was very supportive of her first teacher and she also completed her firekeeper and sweatlodge leader training there. These were mainly Lakota and Chippewa Cree inspired.
After that the ways parted and her current teacher, a Dineh Navajo, crossed her path.
Until today she is learning a lot about the path of the Native American Church.
From 2019 to 2021 she lived in Ibiza and experienced a lot of South American style sweatlodges there.
Her current way of holding a sweatlodge ceremony is inspired by all these different traditions, cultures and ways.