Rudding Park Spa is introducing the UK’s first Art of Aufguss Workshops under the tuition of Sauna Meister, Lay Pang Ong.
Recognised as a leading wellness practice across Europe, it involves a Master of Aufguss using essential oils to create a stimulating environment and circulating the aromatic air using a towel-waving technique within a sauna. The ritual leaves the participants both mentally and physically revived. Benefits of the practice range from a meditative state of mind to improving cardiovascular strength, boosting the immune system, as well as alleviating stress and pain.
Three workshops are scheduled for Thursday 1 February, Friday 2 February and Saturday 3 February, hosted by Art of Aufguss Champion Lay Pang Ong, well-regarded as a pioneer of sauna reinvention. Guests will experience a classic Aufguss performance by Pang, a theory session on the principals and benefits of the ritual and a practical session with coaching to develop their skills, before performing a ceremony, bringing a sense of theatre to the sauna.
Each workshop includes dinner, lunch or afternoon tea hosted by Pang providing an opportunity to gain further insight into this fascinating ritual.
The Art of Aufguss is performed in the Panoramic Sauna in the Roof Top Spa, the UK’s first Roof Top Spa which reflects the underlying ethos of the spa, bringing the best of the outside indoors.
Art of Aufguss Workshop Prices:
One person – £75
Two people – £140
Subject to availability and pre-booking is recommended.