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Wellness Weekend On The Beach

At Spinneys

October 6-9, 2023

One weekend to unwind and recenter your mind, body and soul. Please join us for a rejuvenating weekend full of beautiful landscapes, the chance to try a yoga class, enjoy a sauna session, and relax in our beachside accommodations.

Spinneys Lodging is excited to partner with Jackie Stratton of Cedar Grove Sauna & Maya Rook of Firefly Studio. Sign up for a 2-night stay, get a third night at 30% off. Breakfast buffet is included.

For lodging reservations, please email Molly Cooper—Lodging, Marketing & Events Manager at Option to add Saturday dinner will be available at time of booking.

Click here to reserve your Sauna Sessions: Click here to reserve your Yoga Sessions:

About Cedar Grove Saunas:

Cedar Grove Sauna welcomes all bodies to return to the elemental practice of sauna. Our three wood-fired saunas are nestled in nature; the mobile sauna hosts popups at various locations along the Atlantic Ocean, while the two flagship saunas in Montville hosts guests at our hillside homestead. Owned and built by Jackie Stratton, sessions are hosted by a crew of welcoming Sauna Hosts.

About Firefly Yoga:

Maya Rook is the creator of Firefly Studio, a community and event space in Bath for meditation, movement, and metaphysical practices. She is a certified yoga instructor whose classes have been described as intuitive, creative, and magical. Many of her offerings are inspired by connect- ing with nature and working with the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space. With over 25 years of meditation experience, she is passionate about making mind-body practices accessible to everyone and helping people engage with the present moment through breath and move- ment.

Join Maya to ease into your morning with Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga, engage in a five- senses meditation and enjoy a heart-opening cacao (chocolate) beverage in community with a Cacao Circle, and experience the beauty of nature with outdoor classes like Yoga on the Deck or Beach. All classes are open-level where Maya will offer variations to make poses accessible to everyone, regardless of prior experience.


Saturday, October 7th
8:30-9:30 am: Slow Flow & Restorative Yoga (indoors) 10:00-10:30 am: Cacao Meditation Circle (deck) 11:00am-12:00pm: Yoga on the Deck 2:00pm-3:00pm: Yoga on the Beach

Sunday, October 8th
8:30-9:30 am: Slow Flow & Restorative Yoga (indoors) 10:00-10:30 am: Cacao Meditation Circle (deck) 11:00am-12:00pm: Yoga on the Deck 2:00pm-3:00pm: Yoga on the Deck
4:00pm-5:00pm: Yoga on the Beach

Monday, October 9th
9:00-10:00 am: Yoga on the Deck

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Lithuanian Bath Masters Rimas Kavaliauskas & Birutė Masiliauskienė conduct trainings all over Europe.


This is their first North American training.

Interested in deepening your relationship to the practice of saunaing, from plant treatments to cultural history to construction? We have a slew of offerings each day. 


The main event will be the Level One Bath Master training, taking place each day from 10am - 2pm. Each night there will be 1-2 additional Evening Trainings from 5-9pm. Individuals can sign up for the three day training, and/or just an evening. Do note, the daytime training is an intensive, your mind and body will be tired, and the instructors don't recommend pairing it with the more physical evening trainings (Meeting with Whisks). All classes are taught in English.


Class information and links to registration below. Reach out with any questions.




Level One: Bath Master Basics

May 1 - 3 (three-day training)

10am - 2pm each day

$350 total, including $50 deposit.

This is an intensive and fun introductory course of healthy sauna basics and whisking. It is targeted to zero-experience users but also suits the more seasoned sauna goer. Lithuanian and Baltic sauna traditions incorporate steam, leaf whisking and various natural bathing practices.

A sauna attendant is not only a back rubber but, at the very least, a sauna guide and sometimes a bit of a shaman. A good master considers the person's state of mind - he tries to make him feel better, relieve pain, and drive anxiety away. A good sauna should be organized so that the person is central and the sauna is secondary. Sometimes people bring too many rules with them when they go to the sauna - even about the sauna itself.

Believe us, this excessive knowledge and regulation could be better. Instead, he needs to learn to improvise how nature improvises - the season's change but do not repeat themselves. A good bath-taker can go on a separate journey with each person, which can be one thing but also be another... A bath-taker must avoid injuring the human body with too much heat or the mind with too much verbal intervention, and he must allow the person to be in the bath... We will teach you how to work in the sauna by combining technical skills with a holistic understanding of the sauna ritual.

During this course, you will learn how to work individually with your sauna guest during a classical sauna treatment with a few simple tools, helping them to adapt to the sauna environment and open up to a transformative sauna treatment.

Bath Master Basics Training Registration


Meeting with Whisks

May 1

In Lithuanian tradition, whisks and particularly birch has long been associated with spring, youth, protection, and positive transformations. It is the quintessential plant used for bathing and promoting physical, emotional, and mental purification. In this evening, we will employ birch and some other plant whisks in the sauna to cleanse our bodies, leaving us feeling younger, revitalized, and joyful. This is a great introduction to Lithuanian pirtis (sauna) culture. Come prepared to sauna and participate in the treatments.

Meeting with Whisks Registration

Sauna Construction with Microclimates

May 2

​This one evening class will be very useful for those who are planning to build their own sauna, as we will talk about what kind of atmosphere should be provided in a sauna, and also for practicing sauna owners, as we will learn how to create the right regimes for treatments with a continuous-heating stove.


This workshop is an excellent complement to the training in bathing, giving the bathers an understanding of steam dynamics and management, and is therefore a must for those wishing to become professional bathers. We'll learn how design and thermodynamics influence the space, explore smoke sauna, wood-fired sauna and more. While we will be visiting the saunas, this is a hands-on classroom experience.

Sauna Construction with Microclimates Registration

Local Sauna Spa

May 2

Steam sauna is an ideal place to take care of your skin. Perspiration, whipping with brushwood and rubbing cleans the skin, opens it pores, activates blood circulation and removes old layer of cells. During the procedures natural inexpensive locally sourced materials are used and the effect is stunning! 

We will encourage you to use the widely available local resources in your sauna rituals! We will play and improvise with the most common yet often neglected local materials and stuff that you can find in your kitchen. The sauna, culinary and experimant come together! Come prepared to sauna and participate in the treatments.

Local Sauna Spa Registration

Awakening the Wild Goddess

May 3

In traditional Lituanian bathing culture, men and women were strictly separated. Men would bathe first, followed by women. Once everyone had left the sauna (or "Pirtis," as it's called), the wild goddess Laumes would enter.

Laume was an archaic goddess of nature, earth, water, and plants, associated with work, the body, birth, fertility, and bathing. Regardless of how civilized we may be, we still carry within us a longing to return to the realm of the Great Goddess, reconnecting with our primal roots and wild nature in order to feel free and truly alive. Come prepared to sauna and participate in the treatments.

The evening will be supervised and treatments offered by prominent pirtis sauna artizan and master Birutė Masiliauskienė.

This is a women's session.

Awakening the Wild Goddess Registration

Recharge Your Brain in Sauna

May 3

In this group session we will make your critical mind fall asleep, and overwhelm it with pleasant emotions. The configuration of our personality will change with fewer blocks caused by everyday stresses, embarrassments and anger. After the bath, the sense of reality will return, but you will experience a much richer perception of life.

In the warmth and humidity of traditional sauna, the hunger for sensation will be satisfied and you feel like a baby that has been loved and discovered the new world.

Experience renewed energy, physical and emotional relaxation, and a sense of joy and inspiration. We will be making friends, meeting new people, feeling supported in the closed and friendly space. Come prepared to sauna and participate in the treatments.

This is a men's session.

Recharge Your Brain in Sauna Registration



Evening Programs

May 1 - 3

5 - 9pm


These are separate from the Bath Master Training

Meals and Accommodations are not provided. All classes are conducted in English. Registration is via Internatinal Bath Academy's website.

Registration is through International Bath Academy's website. If you have issues with making an international payment, please reach out.

For those traveling from away, find out more about local accomodations/ groceries/attractions here.

Questions? Send us an email.

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