Olitas pirtiņa, Daugmale, Latvia
About Olitas pirtiņa Latvia
Nestled in the picturesque setting of Daugmale, Latvia, Olitas pirtiņa stands as a sanctuary of tradition and warmth. This quaint haven is not just a place; it's a cherished space where the Staņķo family weaves a tapestry of heartwarming Latvian traditions. At the heart of these age-old customs is the presence of a Pirts practitioner, a Pirtniece—a herbalist, caretaker, and the illuminating guide in ancient Pirts rituals.
Olitas pirtiņa, with its rustic charm and serene surroundings, serves as the perfect backdrop for the Staņķo family's celebration of life's precious moments. The essence of this unique tradition unfolds as the family welcomes a new addition, embracing the ancient artistry of Pirts rituals. The Pirtniece, a guardian of herbal wisdom and cultural heritage, becomes a vital part of the family's journey, ensuring a harmonious and healthful start for the newest member. Aiding in their transition from the womb and into human life, the Pirtniece, treats both baby and mother to wellness regimens meant to bring them comfort.
Beyond the celebration of births, Olitas pirtiņa offers a spectrum of experiences for women, including initiation and transition saunas. These rituals mark significant milestones in a woman's life, fostering a sense of connection to tradition and a deeper understanding of self. The alignment saunas provide a space for holistic well-being, harmonizing mind, body, and spirit in the soothing heat of the sauna.
For brides preparing to embark on their marital journey, Olitas pirtiņa opens its doors to bridal saunas—a blend of relaxation and preparation infused with the wisdom of Latvian heritage. Birthday saunas add another layer of joy and celebration, creating unforgettable memories within the embrace of this cultural haven.
In this haven of tradition and tranquility, Olitas pirtiņa stands as a testament to the Staņķo family's commitment to preserving and sharing Latvia's rich cultural heritage. Through the hands of the Pirtniece and the echoes of ancient rituals, each visit to this enchanting location becomes a journey through time, where tradition and modern life dance in harmony.
Filmmaker - Samuel Aarnio
DP - Sampo Johansson
Director - Petri Luukainen
Sound Designer - Juho Luukkainen
Olita Pirtiņa - Pirtniece
Guna Staņķo (mother), Aivars Staņko (father), and the little one Robija Staņķo