The Finlayson Forest Sauna
February 12, 2022
The wind is picking up and the temperatures are plummeting well below 0oF – a typical frigid February day at Silvae Spiritus Northwoods Nature Retreat – and yet we are feeling warm and toasty as we look ahead to next week, when our custom designed wood-fired sauna + cold plunge tubs from Cedar and Stone along with a wood-fired hot tub from Goodland will be delivered and installed! Long-delayed by supply-chain demands due to Covid, it looks like our forest hothouse is finally coming home. The installation will take place over three days, and then we get to stoke the fire, heat the rooms, sweat it out, and put our beautiful new addition through the paces for a few weeks before we open up this soul-stirring experience to the public.
We can’t wait to share with you in the months ahead how Forest Bathing and Sauna are the perfect pairing! Just imagine: a two-hour guided Forest Bathing experience that brings you to a deepened state of embodied awareness, immediately followed by a few immersive sauna cycles of hot, cold, rest, rehydrate, repeat. A recipe for bliss.
Or perhaps a short day trip from Duluth or Minneapolis / St. Paul is more your speed: swing in for a 75-minute guided sauna session, recuperate and rejuvenate in our lounge, stretch your legs on our 30 acres of wooded trails, and then return home relaxed and recharged.
Whatever your journey, we look forward to guiding you.