June 15, 2021
world bathing day
Written by Emily
An initiative of the Bathe the World Foundation and the Global Wellness Institute Hot Springs Initiative, World Bathing Day held on June 22nd 2021 is an international celebration of water and the diverse rituals and cultural traditions associated with the act of bathing and cleansing.
This year will be even more special as hot springs and musical artists from around the world come together in the first ever global music and cultural live streamed showcase event – Global Sound Bath.
The musical live stream event will follow the path of the sun around our planet starting in New Zealand and moving west across to Australia, to Japan, then across to Europe finishing in the United Sates. The Global Sound Bath will feature up to 30 minutes of live musical performances from local artists from each host thermal hot springs venue, providing an opportunity for global audiences to experience the unique culture of each hot springs destination around the world at approximately 7pm local time.
To celebrate this event, we have developed an onsite program featuring a range of globally inspired wellness activities and performances to experience. Guests will be able to embrace the healing powers and cooling effects of clay with our signature body clay ritual, be invigorated by the powers of hot and cold therapy with our fire and ice experience, discover the benefits of combining geothermal bathing with yoga and calm the mind with mindful sound bath meditation.
participate with us on socials or onsite for our sunrise ceremony
The celebrations at Peninsula Hot Springs will commence at 7:36am with a global sunrise ceremony at the iconic Hilltop Pool. During this morning ceremony, people from around the world will be invited and encouraged to share their #worldbathingday sunrise pictures on Instagram, bringing awareness to the importance of clean water.
hot springs yoga
Join us at 9:00am in our Amphitheatre for an early morning flow in our geothermal pools. The class combines the benefits of geothermal bathing with stretching, strengthening and balancing yoga poses. This experience is complimentary with Bath House bathing.
fire and ice experience
Available times to book: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
Feel invigorated as you flow between our hot saunas, sub zero Ice Cave and Deep Freeze chamber, cold plunge pools and geothermal hot springs. During the 45 minute workshop you will learn and experience the key health benefits of this popular science under the guidance of trained instructors. Available to add on to your Bath House booking.
body clay ritual
Available times to book: 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Experience the healing powers and cooling effects of clay with our signature body clay ritual, perfect for friends and family of all ages. During this 45 minute workshop, our knowledgeable host will share stories and educate you on the therapeutic benefits of the Australian detoxifying clays. Available to add on to your Bath House booking.
Throughout the day, guests will be able to enjoy several different musical and meditative sound bath live performances onsite. During the Amphitheatre performances, we invite guests to relax and float on their backs, allowing our underwater speakers to heighten their sense of sound. Visit the program for full details on where to view these performances.
how to get involved
World Bathing Day is a global initiative which aims to drive awareness of the importance of bathing in clean water and to raise funds for the Bathe the World Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to explore and promote the benefits of bathing and provide access to clean flowing water and bathing facilities in as many countries as possible through research, education, advocacy, awareness campaigns and events.
1. Live stream online
Tune into the Global Sound Bath live from 5:30pm, Peninsula Hot Springs will be live from 7pm. View the live performances here
World Bathing Day 22 June 2021 Global Sound Bath Live Stream
Hot Springs venues around the world come together in a music and culture live streamed showcase
2. Visit us on June 22nd and celebrate a range of global bathing cultures
Visit Peninsula Hot Springs on June 22 to participate in the program. Bookings can be made here.
3. Sunrise photos
Share your beautiful sunrise bathing images on Instagram #worldbathingday to get involved with the global community.
4. Hold your own world bathing day event
Hold your own world bathing day event. Get involved by registering an event for World Bathing Day 2021 here.