💜We offer traditional temazcal (sweat lodge) every Sunday at 11 o’clock in the morning at Refugio Terraza De La Tierra. The price per guest is 400 pesos. We ask for a minimum of 5 people to perform the ceremony, we will ask other guests if they want to join. If you are interested in participating, please let us know.
💜Temazcal comes from the term temazcalli in Nahuatl, ‘temaz’ meaning steam and ‘calli’ house , so literally it is the house of steam. It is also referred to as the womb of Mother Earth, because here we reproduce the enviroment when we were at our mothers womb.
Volcanic stones are heated up in a sacret fire and brought into the temazcal, where an infusion of aromatic and medicinal herbs is poured over the hot stones, creating steam.
The ceremony offers a space for you to enter in contact with the elements, to connect with yourself in the darkness, release toxins through activating your lymphatic system and access the transformative ritual. Reduan, our temazcalero, has been sharing this beautifull tradition for more than 15 years and he had learned with the Lakota ealders, he is very dedicated and loving throught this experience. Is a colective prayers for us, for Mother Earth and all our relationships.
Throughout Mesoamérica the temazcal was used for hygienic, ritualistic, therapeutic, and spiritual purposes, and in fact, throughout the whole world, indigenous cultures knew about the healing properties of sweating and used this ancient technique for curing a wide range of illnesses.
Recommendations for a beautifull experience:
It is important that participants take good care of their hydration before and after entering the temazcal.
Try to not eat from an hour before entering to the temazcal, or only eat fruits.
Even when the experience can get difficult and strong, we highly recommed you stay throught the four doors and follow the instructions of Reduan.
For people with cardiovascular problems it is not recommended.