Inipi, sweat lodge building & facilitation

Reconnect and heal in a traditional Inipi ceremony


The Inipi (meaning Life Within) is the native American Lakota form of the sweat lodge: a ceremony in a hand-built, wooden structure covered by blankets. Stones are heated in a fire, placed inside the structure and water poured over them to create steam.


Sweat lodge Sweating in a controlled way in a ceremonial setting can bring about healing and a deeper sense of connection, to bring ourselves back into balance. This ceremony provides healing for our body, mind, heart and spirit. The Inipi is an advanced connection practice; a way to get in touch with ourselves, connect with others and the natural and spiritual realms. The Inipi allows us the opportunity to stop the mind chatter, connect to fire, water, stone and air and reach a place of internal balance and peace.

Offering this traditional Lakota ceremony is part of a journey of refinding and recreating our own ceremonies indigenous to these lands and offering healing and reconnection experiences in the process.


Invite me to hold an Inipi


Inipi are suitable for anyone who is looking for healing and reconnection.

Tying the sweat lodge


There are some existing lodges to hold Inipis around Devon and Cornwall and in a day we can build a lodge together and hold a ceremony. Being part of building the lodge can be a powerful addition to the experience of the ceremony. If you have a place where you would like one built, do get in touch. No money will be charged for the actual ceremony part but an exchange towards organising, facilitation, costs and building is suggested.

For more information or to invite me to facilitate a ceremony please get in touch.