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SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

     702 Water Street

8 3 1 - 4 3 1 - 6 3 8 5

Guidelines

Over the past 36  years, we've learned quite a bit about creating the "Kiva Experience." We want Kiva to be a safe and nurturing place for everyone. In order to achieve this goal, we request that you observe the following guidelines:

 

  • Please turn off and store cell phone and other electronics. Allowing this time to be about disconnecting from the outside world.

  • Keep your locker key with you at all times.

  • It is traditional to shower before using tubs.

  • You may start your journey in our dry sauna (160 degrees)

  • Reinvigorate with our cold plunge tub (55 degrees)

  • Rest, relax and rehydrate on our lush lawn with some of our house blend tea

  • Completing the ritual with a soak in our hot tubs (104 degrees)

 

 

Kiva Guidelines

  • Kiva Retreat House is a healing & meditative environment. Sexual advances, invasion of privacy, and other unwelcome behaviors are strictly prohibited.

  • It is inappropriate to offer massages to strangers.

  • Elderly persons, pregnant women, and those with health conditions requiring medical care should consult a physician before using the facilities.

  • Absolutely no drug or alcohol use is allowed.

  • No Glass of any kind is permitted in Kiva. 

  • Extended use of the tubs or sauna may result in dizziness, nausea, or fainting.

  • Kiva is divided into social and meditative areas to accommodate individual preferences for being social or quiet. Please respect the boundaries between these spaces.

 

Sauna Guidelines

  • Absolutely no oil on rocks, benches, or walls.

  • Everyone must sit on a towel at all times – no exceptions.

  • Please speak in whispers at all times. 

  • Please respect requests for silence.

  • Please respect the sacred communal space of our sauna.