Lithuanian Bathing Culture and Plants Summer Camp

Date: 2023-05-25, 13:00
Organizer : Lithuanian Bath Academy

Deep and intense 3-days experience, connecting with Lithuanian bathing culture, nature and plants.  

Moments from our seminars about plants

May 25. Plants and herbal products in Lithuanian pirtis. Theorethical presentation about the most common trees and herbs, used in Lithuanian pirtis. Preparing and practical testing in sauna various herbal products and methods. 

May 26. Trees and whisks. Practical workshop in fields and forrests. Plant identification, collecting plants for whisks. Making whisks. Theorethical presentation about plants Lithuanian mythology. Practical part in sauna - testing different whisks. Plant rituals. 

May 27. Living history of Lithuanian pirtis. Theorethical presentation about Lithuanian pirtis history and culture. Heating the recreated replica of XIV century smoke sauna in the Kernavė open air museum. Making whisk in the Medieval way. Guided excursion to the museum. Practical experience in smoke heated pirtis - Medieval bathing. 

More information will come soon! Any questions are welcome.

Contact persons:

Rimas Kavaliauskas, email -, Phone/WhatsApp +370 687 11601
Birutė Masiliauskienė, email -, PhoneWhatsapp +370 689 56969 

Presented by


Birutė Masiliauskienė and Rimas Kavaliauskas


The place

The event will take place in a center of roural tourism Kernavės Bajorynė, ~1 km from Kernavė town.

Kernavė is a small town located on the right bank of the Neris River, 35 km from Vilnius, and in the past it was one of the first centers of the Lithuanian state (13th century). The legendary Pajauta Valley and its five mounds guard the remains of the last European pagan capital. Since 2004 Kernavė Archaeological Site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more here.

How to reach the venue?

Kervavė is located ~70 km from Kaunas Airport and ~50 km from Vilnius Airport. You can reach it by a rented car or by bus (check the schedule here). If you need our help, we can arrange transfer from Vilnius and Kaunas - let us know in advance.

Accomodation and food

Accomodation (3 nights) and breakfast are included into the price of the camp. We offfer you stay in small wooden houses, Each house is two-storeyed, consisting of two parts. Each part has a separate entrance. There is a possibility to accomodate up to 5 persons in each of the parts, with an additional availability to accomodate up to 3 persons in single beds in each of the parts.

  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric cord kettle
  • TV
  • 2 WCs
  • Shower cabin
  • Hair dryer
  • Comfortable single or double beds 

The homestead can offer other accomodation options (e.g. if you want to come earlier or leave later, come with your family, want a separated room etc.). In such case, please, contact them directly. Contacts are here. Choosing other accomodation options won't change the price of the training.

You can choose to make food on your own, have it in a cafee (there are a few places in Kernavė) or we can offer dinner in the homestead (10€ / person / day). Vegetarian/non-vegetarian options are available. Please, inform us in advance your decision. 

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