ONACS Sanctuary Purification Sweat Lodge
On January 24th. The Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda Sanctuary in Brooksville, FL conducted the first Sacred Purification/ Sweat Lodge on the land. The ONACS community of members worked hard to clear the land and set up this ceremonial center which will now be a center for healing.
January 24th. 2015 ONACS Sanctuary Host Sacred Purification Sweat Lodge and Sacred Pipe Ceremony
Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda (ONACS), SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and The Thai Yoga Center built and held an ONACS Sacred Purification Sweat Lodge Ceremony (Amacheekee/ Inipi) and Sacrred Pipe Ceremony (Casuse/ Chanupa) at the new ONACS Sanctuary in Brooksville, Florida. ONACS church elders and Ministers Dr. Anthony B. James, Dr. Julie James and Daniel Kram supported by Independent Branch elders of ONAC Humiovi, Arianna Coe and ONACS Buckeye Farm,Tony Laux conducted the ceremony.
The ONACS Sacred Purification Sweat Lodge was attended by 16 members of ONACS currently enrolled in the SCNM: Thai Yoga Center, 200 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapist Practitioner Certificate program and Three members currently in the 1028 Hr. Teacher/ MinisterCertification Program. For information on ONACS Seminary Degree Programs visit SomaVeda.Org For Information on ONACS/SCNM: Thai Yoga Center Ayurveda/ Thai Yoga/ Yoga Therapy/ Indigenous and Traditional Medicine Certification programs visit ThaiYogaCenter.Com
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Native American Sacred Ceremonies are an important part of Native American Indigenous Medicine and healing for diseases of Spirit, Mind and Body. Sacred healing sweats are routinely performed as an integral part of virtually all indigenous and traditional medicine practices in many native cultures such as Classical Indian Ayurveda, and Traditional Thai Ayurveda as well as all of North and South America. At the SCNM: Thai Yoga Center we not only engage student members in participation but teach them how to perform and pass on these traditions for their families and the world.
Here’s a video on building a Sacred Lodge: