United Kingdom·December 9 2022
Wild Sauna York
Connect to yourself and the elements. Detoxify , relax and feel amazing with sauna and cold dips at Poolbridge Farm near York.SOLD OUT
Enjoy a wood fired Finnish sauna in nature right on the water at Poolbridge Farm. Sauna has a whole list of significant benefits for the mind body and soul. Coupled with a cold plunge in wild swimming lakes these benefits are amplified! We meet, take a seat and relax in the sauna in the stunning surroundings. When you are suitably warmed up you can gently take to the water. You will leave this experience feeling super relaxed, rejuvenated, energized and with a new love for nature and sauna! Please note the water dip is optional and at your own discretion and risk.
Safety and trust
We create a safe space for you to surrender, relax and feel into the experience.
You are in control of your experience. We take you slowly, gently and incrementally to a place which brings the most healing.
Inner and outer healing
When you work on the inner healing, then everything else will fall into place.
To help you in your wellbeing journey we have a team to offer assistance and knowledge while you’re here.
Daniel is experienced in hosting saunas and in guiding meditation and healing breathwork. He will guide you through the process, make sure you are safe and feeling comfortable within the experience.
Sam has been hosting our saunas throughout the summer and into the winter. He will make sure you are safe and comfortable. Sam loves a cold water dip- and has been known to stay in for 90 minutes in winter!!
Have a look at our schedule below!
Pop Up Wild Sauna
Please arrive a few minutes early. We will start with 10-15 minutes in the sauna. For the first round we take things gently. We slowly increase the heat. As your core temperature rises and your body starts to sweat we then take a break to cool off, just outside or in the water. After a few minutes we then get back in the sauna. We increase the temperature a little more in the 2nd round and even more in the 3rd round. We are very careful to keep everyone safe and as comfortable as possible in the heat. In the hour we usually fit 3 rounds of sauna, interspersed with 2 breaks.
In between sauna rounds it is a good idea to cool off. To cool off you can either sit outside the sauna or you might like to take a cold water plunge. We would advise going into the water gently, incrementally, so that your body can get used to it. Once you are in up to your waist, take a deep breath through your nose and as you exhale slowly through your mouth gently submerge your body so you are sitting on the floor. There is no need to go out of your depth to get the full plunge. The benefits of the cold plunge are many! You go in the water at your own risk.
What's Not Included
Pool Bridge Farm
A beautiful location near the designer outlet.
Set in a beautiful farm setting there are a couple of lakes which are being used for wild swimming. Easy gentle entry into the lakes with changing rooms, toilets and a cafe.
Bring a bottle of water
You will sweat a lot and so bring some water... with maybe a crunch of sea salt in for hydration.
Wear swimming cozzie underneath
To save time when you get here just wear your cozzie underneath.
Be gentle and don't go out of your depth
If you do decide to have a dip , please be gentle on yourself, go in slowly and incrementally. Then when you are up to your waist slowly submerge. There is no need to go out of your depth. You go in the water at your own risk.
Wrap Up Warm It is Winter!
Bring plenty of baggy clothes to get back into once you are finished. Maybe a changing robe for modesty!
Head torch or torch
If you are attending a session before or after dark it might be helpful for you to bring a head torch or torch. We do have lights, but it is best to have your own personal torch if you have one!
What Should I Do in a Sauna?
We recommend simply doing the sauna what traditional sauna-ers have long done: nothing. Just sit there. Let your mind go. Do some reflecting while your thinking is still sharp; meditate when your mind starts going blank. Just be.
We will have a guided meditation and breathwork if the feeling is right.
It is also Ok to chat- this is your session and gift to yourself.
What Should I Do After I Sauna?
During your sauna session, you’ll lose a lot of water through your sweat — up to four cups during a twenty-minute session! Be sure to rehydrate with plenty of water afterward. Supplement with electrolytes as needed.
We would also recommend to just go easy on yourself. You will be in a state of high vibration and relaxation. You want to be in that state as long as possible so stay away from stressful or negative situations, people or media.
What Should I Bring?
Bottle of water. Towl. Bag for putting clothes in while you are in the sauna. Dress in something loose and comfy with bathing costume underneath. We are just in bathing costume in the sauna then in and out of the sea (if you wish). Afterwards it's a case of getting back into your clothes again a bit wet, so consider a dressing gown/towel/ dry robe for modesty.
I do not want to go in the water
That is absolutely fine there is no pressure at all to go in the water! You can stay in the sauna as long as is comfortable and just take breaks out in the air.
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