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Discover Slavic culture with Banya

Discover Slavic culture with Banya

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Drinks, 1 ticket, and equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Come and discover Slavic culture with bath traditions! My name is Maxim. I have over 21 years of sauna experience and I go to Russian style sauna "Banya" every week usually with friends and family. Friends call me "Banya Professor" for my rich experience and scientific approach to Banya. I have grown up and raised in Siberia, Russia, this part of the world has developed one of the most unique…
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What we’ll do

First, you will learn you how to use authentic Russian Parilka. This is a high-temperature steaming room with a special wooden stove. Traditionally, this is the first step to relaxing your mind and body. The hot steam will rejuvenate, refresh and cleanse your senses. I will reveal a secret of "rock chambers" at the center of Parilka and how to produce extra steam if needed. For the full Russian…

What else you should know

Don't forget bathing suit! No previous sauna required. The schedule is set up as follows: Family days– Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Men only: Wednesday, Thursday.

What I’ll provide

Tea and Water
Entrance fee
Safety equipment and Creative supplies
wool felt hat, venik locker, bathrobe, flip flops, towels

What to bring

Bathing suit.Camera for memories. Money for dinner (not included); both credit or debit cards and cash are all accepted.

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Where you'll be

I will meet you at the Gooderham Building, located at 49 Wellington St E in downtown Toronto. The closest subway stop is King Station. Or I can pick you up at any convenient spot. Message me. During the drive, I will provide information about the history of Slavic people and their bath traditions. The trip will take approximately 25 minutes. Please note the sauna is a public-use facility. You will be dropped off at the same pick-up location.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Don't forget bathing suit! No previous sauna required. The schedule is set up as follows: Family days– Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Men only: Wednesday, Thursday.

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Maxim
Discover Slavic culture with Banya
9 reviews
From $56/person
9 reviews
From $56/person