A Purification Lodge, or Asi of the Cherokee Nation is a ceremonial sweat bath for prayer and healing which purifies the body and mind of toxins and creates spiritual harmony and balance within yourself, your community, and the environment. It may also stimulate visions and insights from the universe, your guides, or elders for your spiritual journey.
The ceremony will be guided by Joseph White Owl of the Cherokee Nation. He will provide a safe, supportive, and loving environment for participants to process what may arise inside the Asi. The ceremony will include prayer, mantras, song, and music, releasing what no longer serves you while giving gratitude and thanks. You will exit the Asi feeling energised, reborn, and pure.
The Asi will be followed by a grounding vegan lunch.
Finally, we will finish the day with a private Ancient Sound Healing session to further your mystical and ethereal experience. Joseph White Owl will use only ancient instruments such as the gongs,
drums, Native American Flute, Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, rain makers, the human voice and more guiding you into an effortless state of relaxation.
- Male and female changeroom facilities
- Purification Lodge Ceremony – 9:30am
- Lunch, a grounding clean plate of seasonal vegetables and choice of fish, chicken, Tempe or tofu with free flow water, ginger, and lemongrass tea – 12:00pm
- 1-hour Ancient Sound Healing session – 12:45pm
How to prepare:
- Drink plenty of water the day prior and day of the Asi
- Wear light, breathable clothing which you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Please consider modesty
- Do not wear metal jewellery the day of the Asi
- Eat only a light breakfast a few hours prior to the Asi so you may have an empty stomach
- Do not drink alcohol or use drugs the night prior or morning of the Asi
What to bring:
- Change of dry clothes
- 1 x towel for inside the Asi and 1 x towel for drying yourself after rinsing off
- Refillable water bottle
- Donation for participation in the Asi
You cannot participate if:
- Ladies are on their moon cycle (menstruating)
- Under the age of 18-years old
- Are pregnant or an expecting mother
- Suffering from heart disease, high or low blood-pressure, circulatory or respiratory problems
- Suffer from seizures or epilepsy
- Are under the influence of any type of alcohol, drugs, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, or tranquilizers
- Joseph White Owl has been trained by elders Grandfather Morning Owl and Joseph Grey Wolf to host Purification Lodge Ceremonies (Asi)
- Fire safety protocols adhered to
- Safety checks on participants physical and mental wellbeing will be in place throughout the Asi
- The Asi will be regulated at a safe temperature
*In honour of Lakota & Cherokee traditions, the Purification Lodge (Asi) will be given as a gift in exchange for a donation. This can be money, food, tobacco or whatever you feel called to give. These gifts or donations will be offered to the local community by Joseph White Owl. The Rp1,000k fee paid is not in direct relation to the Purification Lodge (Asi).