A temazcal is a type of sweat lodge which originated in ancient Mexico with Prehispanic indigenous people. During this solemn and symbolic ceremony, a Shaman will guide you through the antique protocol and invoke the four elements to purify your mind, body and soul. Challenge your senses, and inherit an ancient wisdom that will propel you forward, day after day.
Temazcal Prehispanic Ritual
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A Temazcal is a type of sweat lodge which originated in ancient Mexico with prehispanic indigenous people. The word temazcal comes from the Nahuatl word temazcalli (house of heat). In Mesoamerica it was used as part of elite warriors and athletes’ routines before and after battles or imperial ball games. It was also used by healers to cure the sick, or to help women give birth.
During this solemn and symbolic ceremony, a Shaman will guide you through the antique protocol and invoke the four elements to purify your mind, body and soul. Challenge your senses, and inherit an ancient wisdom that will propel you forward, day after day.
More information about the Temazcal at Xinalani
Temazcal is not a spa treatment: it is an intense ritual that will challenge your body and train your mind for higher self-power. Xinalani recommends scheduling your group’s temazcal at the beginning of your retreat. This initiation is the right first step to solidify bonds and ignite transformation. If later, you feel like exploring deeper into that practice, you may schedule a second ceremony, or you can use the sweat lodge just as a regular sauna.
Drink lots of water
Avoid drinking alcohol
Don’t eat too much
Don’t wear make-up or deodorant
Listen carefully to the shaman, he will give important advice
Meditate: let go of the rush of feelings to find inner quietness even in adversity
If you have to leave, avoid disturbing other participants and wait for the door to open
Not recommended for:
Pregnant or menstruating women
People with a heart condition, high blood pressure, diabetes
People subject to high anxiety, claustrophobia or panic attacks
Price:US$240 per ceremony for a party of up to 6 people.
US$40 per additional person.
Capacity:Max 16 people per ceremony.
Includes:Full ritual protocol by a certified shaman, all prep work, orientation and support before during and after practice, organic iced tea or "agua fresca" and a tray of fresh fruit snacks.
"The Ancient Meso-Americans knew that cleansing the body is fruitless if one does not cleanse the soul as well."
Imagine giving yourself a week to recharge your body and mind as you focus solely on your well-being. A week to go deeper into your Bikram practice and be open to new experiences like the sweat lodge. You’ll return home stronger, calmer, and likely with a few new friends.