Checking Off Our Sauna Bucket List

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We’re BACK! The Kivia: The Spirit of Sauna podcast returns for Season 3 — with hosts Alan Jalasjaa and Elissa Lansdell bringing you 12 new episodes packed with sauna hot topics, expert guests and so much more.

Where in the world have we been, you ask?

Well, Alan has been travelling the globe, checking off his sauna bucket list, and on today’s episode, he’s spilling the tea on all his adventures — from Finland and Ireland to Germany, Western Canada and more.


  • Why the World Sauna Forum in Finland is “the world’s most relaxing business event”
  • Whether a Finnish movie star’s sauna and restaurant complex on the Baltic Sea lived up to the hype (spoiler alert: IT DID)
  • How Ireland is fast-becoming one of Europe’s sauna capitals — think seaside mobile saunas and whiskey barrel cold plunges
  • The art of “aufguss” — using rhythmic towel movements to circulate heat, air and essential oils in the sauna
  • Alan’s “textile-free” sauna experiences in Germany with our Berlin-based sound engineer, Mike Shannon
  • Why the Lost Faucet Sauna on Vancouver Island is definitely worth finding
  • Why you shouldn’t invite Alan to your sauna unless you mean it — because he WILL show up

…and so much more!


Mentioned in this episode:

Carita Harju
Sauna from Finland
World Sauna Forum
Jake & Max Newport, aka The Sauna Twins
Finnmark Sauna
Jasper Pääkkönen
Löyly in Helsinki
HotBox Sea Sauna in Northern Ireland
Mike Shannon
Vabali Spa in Berlin
The Lost Faucet Sauna House on Vancouver Island
Kamu Sauna in British Columbia


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