II International Whisking Conference
4 persons participating. 16 places left. Registration
Traditional whisking has ever belonged to Nordic European style of sweat bathing. Lithuanian Bath Acdemy has made tremendous effort to return the ancient art of whisking to our national bath. Whisking was one of the major tpics in the last two Sauna Congresses. A lot of other whisking events has also taken place in Lithuiania, Latvia, Russia during last 12 years. Whisking has undergone fast development and has been re-introduced in a number of steam bathing places. And of course a large number of people has learned and are still actively learning this ancient technique of bodywork.
Lithuanian Bath Academy and Association of Professional Bath Masters organize this Conference in order to keep track of eventual development of contemprary professional and ammateur whisking. To share knowledge about whisking. To discuss and define appropriate whiking terms and definitions. To promote whisking in countries where it is still a novelty.
Goals of the Conference
To keep track of eventual development of contemprary professional and ammateur whisking. To share knowledge about whisking. To discuss and define appropriate whiking terms and definitions. To promote whisking in countries where it is still a novelty. We expect to cover following topics:
- Current situation with whisking in various countries
- Definition and types of whisking
- Whisking terminology
- Ethics of whisking
- Whisking alternatives
- Whisking safety
- Recent medical studies
- Self whisking
- Group whisking
- Requirements for whisking room
- Whisking and steaming microclimate
- Teaching and qualification of whiskers
- Recommendations for organizing whisking services
- The future of whisking
Similar event - I-st International Whisking Conference was organized by Lithuanian Bath Academy in 2014 June in Trakai, Lithuania.
During Conference pirtis excursions you will be able to experience the art of Lithuanian pirtis masters
Kaunas, 29th of November - 1st December 2019
29th of November, Friday. Gather together.
15.00-17.00 Registration of participans. Exhibition of whisks and bath gadgets.
17.00 - 17.30 Short opening speaches.
17.30-18.00. Short self-introduction of presenters and important guests.
18.00-19.00 Free time. Tea, snacks, Lithuanian music and films.
19.00-23.00 [P1] Welcome to the steam. Lithuanian steam bath for all participants.
30th of November, Saturday. Presentations.
9.00 - 10.30. [T1] Oral and visual presentations.
10.30-11.00. Communication brake. Tea, coffee. Whisking art presentation.
11.00-12.30. [T2] Oral and visual presentations.
12.30-13.30 Lunch and non formal communication.
13.30-15.00 [D1] Dry practical whisking presentations.
15.00-15.30. Brainstorming brake.
15.30-17.00 [D2] Dry practical whisking presentations.
17.00-18.30 Light dinner. Free time. Non formal communication.
18.30-19.00 [P2] Welcome ritual in Lithuanian pirtis.
19.00 - 19.30 [P3] Group whisking. Interactive presentation.
20.30-23.00 [P4] Whisking International. Interactive presentation of masters from different countries.
23.00-00.00 Late nate snacks, fun, music.
1st of December, Sunday. Conclusion.
8.00-9.00 Breakfast. Announcing of the pirtis excursions.
9.00-10.00 [T4] Overview of brainstorming results.
10.00-11.30 [T5] Discussion on therminology and definitions.
11.30-12.00 Free time, coffee, tea.
12.00-12.30 [T6] Conclusions.
12.30-13.00 Awards. Photos. Hugs and kisses.
13.00 - Depart for local pirtis excursions.
Real experience and some teaching in hot pirtis - [P]
P1. Self whisking tryout.
P2. Welcome ritual.
P3. Group whisking.
P4. Masters from different countries
Verbal and visual topics and presentations [T]
1. Current situation with whisking in various countries
2. Definition and types of whisking
3. Whisking terminology
4. Ethics of whisking
5. Whisking alternatives
6. Whisking safety
7. Recent medical studies
8. Self whisking
9. Group whisking
10. Requirements for whisking room
11. Whisking and steaming microclimate
12. Teaching and qualification of whiskers
13. Recommendations for organizing whisking services
14. The future of whisking
Dry practial presentations [D]
Live examples of the main whisking techniques and methods. Main topics:
1. Light techniques
2. Whisking and massage
3. Full whisking
4. Whisking ergonomics
5. Intensive techniques
6. Bodywork techniques
Participants are granted accomodation in a shared sleeping room with shared showers and toilets. Accomodation also includes breakfast.
Photos of the facilities are on the Broliu mene pirtis page.
You can take a flight to Kaunas (~20 km from the place of the conference) or Vilnius (~90 km).
Post Conference events
We undertstand that during your stay in Lithuania you may want to learn more from our bath masters. This is why we offer impertant additional post-conference educational events and seminars. All these require additional registration.
November 30. Genuine Lithuania steam bath experience. You will be able to register to professional stem bath procedures, held by Lithuanian bath masters.
Who can participate
The Conference is planned as professional meeting of well known bath masters, whiskers and steam bath researchers. Therefore registration Commitee makes the decision who is invited to register as PRESENTER. If you are interested in making a presentation you should request us by e-mail info[et]bath.academy and we discuss your proposal and give clear answer.
Whisking students and tourists
The Conference is planned also as steam bath education event, so you can register as student or tourist and enjoy your stay in one of the best Lithuanian steam bath - PIRTIS in the the company of clearly the best whiskers and bath Masters from Lithiania, Latvia, Finland and other countries. In you are interested in attending - please just register on this page (or if you are already bath.academy page subscriber - on your activity page). You can also contact us by e-mail info[et]bath.academy.
Registration in final upon paying registration fee 50€.
Price before November 5 - 95€. During registration 45€ has to be payed in advance. The rest of the sum is due to be payed upon arrival.
Price after November 5 - 110€. During registration 60€ has to be payed in advance. The rest of the sum is due to be payed upon arrival.
The price includes
- Full participation on Get together pirtis evening on November 29th
- Full participation on Main presentation day on November 30th
- Participation in education sauna event on November 30th
- Participation in brainstorming and closing of the Conference on December 1st
- Accomodation in a shared room
- Breakfast and lunch
- Providing access to Conference materials after the event.
We will offer excellent opportunities for learning more bout traditional Lithuanian pirtis (sauna) and whiskings and plants. For those who need to leave earlier - there still will be opportunity to experience well tailored steam bath procedures lead by Bath masters from Association of professional bath masters.
Traditional sauna procedures. December 1st evening.
We will take you to our pirtis evenings directly from Conference.
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