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Galgorm Resort gears up to host UK Aufguss Championships next week
POSTED 19 Apr 2024 . BY Megan Whitby
Pictured: aufguss veteran Lay Pang Ong Credit: Aufguss UK

Credit: Lasse Eriksen
By having the UK join the Aufguss WM, we’ve added one of the most vibrant and exciting sauna development countries in Europe
– Lasse Eriksen
The second annual UK Aufguss Championships will be held in Northern Ireland from 22-24 April
Hosted at Galgorm Resort, the event will gather competitors from across the UK
Six contenders will compete for the UK Aufguss champion title and a spot at the World Championships in Holland this September
Sponsored by Finnmark and Beach Box, thee event is designed to highlight the UK's emerging sauna culture and spotlight the impressive ritual of aufguss
UK sauna enthusiasts will converge at Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland next week for the highly anticipated second annual UK Aufguss Championships.

Hosted from 22-24, the event will see competitors from across the UK showcasing their skill and aptitude in Aufguss – an ancient European sauna ritual that involves infusing essential oils into the sauna air, creating a sensory journey for participants.

The brainchild of British Aufguss trainer Deborah Carr of Anada Spa and Wellness – and vice president of Aufguss WM Lasse Eriksen, the second UK Aufguss Championships will feature six competitors from around the country, who will demonstrate their mastery of the sauna ceremony.

Each will compete for the title of UK Aufguss champion and a place at the 2024 Aufguss WM World Championships, which will be held in Holland in September.

Aufguss has long been popular in mainland Europe – particularly countries including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the Nordics but is a fairly new sauna concept within the UK.

Eriksen – who is on the judging panel for 2024 – said: “Aufguss WM is an international group whose main goal is to share the love for Aufguss ceremonies and the social connectedness between sweat cultures and people.

“By having the UK join the Aufguss WM, we’ve added one of the most vibrant and exciting sauna development countries in Europe and we see this as the start of something huge to come for the public health of the UK population”.

This year’s event is being sponsored for a second year by Finnmark – UK-based sauna specialists, and Beach Box – an off-grid Sauna Spa with three traditional wood-fired saunas and cold plunges, on Brighton Beach.
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Galgorm Resort gears up to host UK Aufguss Championships next week
POSTED 19 Apr 2024 . BY Megan Whitby
Pictured: aufguss veteran Lay Pang Ong Credit: Aufguss UK
Credit: Lasse Eriksen
By having the UK join the Aufguss WM, we’ve added one of the most vibrant and exciting sauna development countries in Europe
– Lasse Eriksen
The second annual UK Aufguss Championships will be held in Northern Ireland from 22-24 April
Hosted at Galgorm Resort, the event will gather competitors from across the UK
Six contenders will compete for the UK Aufguss champion title and a spot at the World Championships in Holland this September
Sponsored by Finnmark and Beach Box, thee event is designed to highlight the UK's emerging sauna culture and spotlight the impressive ritual of aufguss
UK sauna enthusiasts will converge at Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland next week for the highly anticipated second annual UK Aufguss Championships.

Hosted from 22-24, the event will see competitors from across the UK showcasing their skill and aptitude in Aufguss – an ancient European sauna ritual that involves infusing essential oils into the sauna air, creating a sensory journey for participants.

The brainchild of British Aufguss trainer Deborah Carr of Anada Spa and Wellness – and vice president of Aufguss WM Lasse Eriksen, the second UK Aufguss Championships will feature six competitors from around the country, who will demonstrate their mastery of the sauna ceremony.

Each will compete for the title of UK Aufguss champion and a place at the 2024 Aufguss WM World Championships, which will be held in Holland in September.

Aufguss has long been popular in mainland Europe – particularly countries including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the Nordics but is a fairly new sauna concept within the UK.

Eriksen – who is on the judging panel for 2024 – said: “Aufguss WM is an international group whose main goal is to share the love for Aufguss ceremonies and the social connectedness between sweat cultures and people.

“By having the UK join the Aufguss WM, we’ve added one of the most vibrant and exciting sauna development countries in Europe and we see this as the start of something huge to come for the public health of the UK population”.

This year’s event is being sponsored for a second year by Finnmark – UK-based sauna specialists, and Beach Box – an off-grid Sauna Spa with three traditional wood-fired saunas and cold plunges, on Brighton Beach.
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