Gather some friends in advance and plan a traditional Lakota sweat lodge, a deeply healing and spiritually enriching ceremony. Menla’s sweat lodge is located in a secluded forested area tucked away down by the stream. Traditional sweat lodges take a lot of work to prepare, and most of our lodge leaders do not live in the local area, so these must be booked as far in advance as possible.
Ceremonies are Lakota in style and usually include traditional prayers and songs, and the intentions or wishes for each specific round of the lodge are spoken aloud. Lakota lodges usually consist of four rounds, with breaks in between each round for water and cool air. It is recommended by Lakota spiritual leaders that people only attend lodges with authorized, traditional spiritual leaders. Loose comfortable clothing recommended, covering the knees and shoulders for women. Women on their moon are not permitted inside the lodge.