The ice bath provided an opportunity for a sacred pause - total immersion in the moment. For me, anxiety beforehand around what may happen was more palpable than the cold itself - a true lesson in mindfulness. 2 minutes went quickly, after which I felt a buzzy sense of achievement and, no doubt, endorphins too. We headed into the wood fired sauna, with the scent of orange essential oils warming us to our core. I followed this with another invigorating dip, this time a wild swim in the lake. I felt totally blissful, at peace and perhaps even elated. The cobwebs were fully blown away. We ended the day, gathered round an open fire on which our lunch had been cooked, connecting with one another over our experience and in gratitude for the natural world.