Sacred Bathing is a long held belief that all of our bodies, physical and emotional, need cleansing to remove impurities in order for us to maintain our health and vibrancy. The art of Sacred Bathing is an ancient tradition of all shamanic cultures handed down through the generations that incorporates the use of plants (either fresh or dried), prayers, and water. Although both women and men participate in the bathing, the groups are traditionally segregated as a way of offering support between women with women or men with men. This single act builds trust as we learn to become more open to receive. When we allow ourselves to be taken care of we are breaking down the barriers to self-acceptance and ultimately create a deeper sense of belonging to community.