Level 1. Bath masters basics – Lithuanian Bath Academy – May 2024

Mar 31, 2024

Level 1. Bath masters basics 

Start: 2024-05-27, 14:00
Location: Aluonos k., Trakų raj., Lithuania
Event page: Level 1. Bath masters basics
Organizer: Lithuanian Bath Academy

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.

Course schedule

  1. May 27, 16:00 – 21:00. The ABC of Lithuanian Pirtis. Introduction to four-fold structure of traditional holistic Lithuanian pirtis, lead by the most experienced bah-master.
  2. May 28, 10:00- 16:00. Introduction to whisking and sauna bodywork. Preparig whisks; ergonomics and safiety of sauna bodywork; working with steam, creating holistic scenario of leaf whisking; relaxing honey treatment.
  3. May 29, 10:00- 16:00. The light whisking and whisking techniques. Improving the techniques; movments of whisking. 

You will learn self whisking for your own benefit

During the first day we’ll explore our senses and get real experience of traditional Lithuanian steam bath. We’ll do the first step in learning leaf whisking trying fun and playfull self-whisking technique.

On the second day you will learn sweet (yes, because we use honey for it…) traditional Lithuanian bath massage and will do simple, but effective back whisking.

During the third day we’ll go deeper, exploring techniques and movements, which will make you work easier and more conscious.

Our sauna philosophy is based on a holistic understanding of the processes that take place in our bodies. During our classes we develop students’ conscious approach to work and draw on science and our rich experience.

Take a chance to open new understanding of sauna and bodywork!

More information:

Presented by

Rimas Kavaliauskas & Birutė Masiliauskienė – experienced international steam bath mastership coachers and instructors.

NB! More information is comming soon! We are planing:

  • Family Bathmaster’s qualificalion test (May 31)
  • Camp of Lithuanian bathing culture and plants (June 3-7);
  • A few extra events, trainings or other offers are considered. 

Who can participate

Registration is open for everyone.  The number of places is limited to 8 because of individual style of studies, however the might be a few more students on the first day.

If you want to participate in Level 2 training, which takes plase the same time (May 27-29, 2024), please, contact us. If there will be a request, an additional Level 2 training group could be offered. 


Early bird booking till April 6 – 450€, after – 550€.

Every participant have to pay 100€ in advance for securing the place in the course. The rest of the sum has to ne paid in cash strictly upon arrival (patticipants have to secure they have required amount beforehand)

Important! This offer includes accomodation in the place of the training, the hollyday cottage on the shore of the lake (see more at www.ilgutis.lt/en), 12 km from Trakai and 35 km from Vilnius. If you need transfer to the venue, please, let us know. Food is not included into the price (we’ll offer only light snacks), there is possibility to order or use the kitchen of the cottage. 

Important! If you participated in our ABC of Lithuanian Pirtis workshop already, you can join the training for just 2 days (May 28 and 29) with 100€ discount, or participate all 3 days with 50€ discount. In such case, please, contact us in advance letting know if you choose participating 3 days or 2.  


  • New participants register on this page by filling the form. Then they will receive a link to credit card payment link. When paymen is made – your place is secured.
  • Existing readers of our page will find the registration link on their activity page  – this requires loging in.

Any questions are welcome.

Contact persons:

Rimas Kavaliauskas, email – rimas@pirtis.lt, Phone/WhatsApp +370 687 11601
Birutė Masiliauskienė, email – registracija@pirtis.lt, PhoneWhatsapp +370 689 56969.

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