The highly anticipated Second UK Aufguss Championships are set to take place at the prestigious Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland from April 22nd to 24th, 2024. This exhilarating event promises to showcase the epitome of sauna culture, bringing together enthusiasts, professionals, and spectators for a unique and immersive experience.
The UK Aufguss Championships, recognised as the pinnacle of sauna competitions, will feature competitors from around the country, each vying for the coveted title of Aufguss Champion and a place at the Aufguss VM World Championships which will be held in Holland in September. Contestants will demonstrate their mastery of the art of Aufguss, an ancient European sauna ritual that involves infusing essential oils into the sauna air, creating a sensory journey for participants.
Galgorm Resort, home to the first UK Aufguss Champion Pavel Poliacek and known for its reputation as one of the world’s premier, luxury destinations and provides an unrivalled backdrop for this international gathering of sauna professionals. Attendees can expect a sensory feast as the competitors skilfully blend aromas, heat, and theatrical techniques to captivate the audience and judges alike.
Tara Moore, Head of Spa Operations at Galgorm said, “Together with Aufguss UK, we are keen to raise the awareness of the ritual not just within the industry but to spa-goers throughout the country. We have been offering Aufguss to our guests for several years now and are delighted to be hosting this prestigious event.”
Deborah Carr, UK Aufguss Lead said, “I’m really excited about this year's event, it’s a great platform to elevate the popularity of the Sauna experience, and a fantastic opportunity for participants to showcase their amazing creativity, passion and expertise”
From traditional techniques to innovative approaches, the Second Aufguss Championships will undoubtedly push the boundaries of what is possible within the world of sauna rituals.
Join us at Galgorm Resort from April 22nd to 24th, 2024, as we witness the convergence of tradition, innovation, and relaxation at the Second Aufguss Championships. This event is sure to leave a lasting impression on participants and spectators alike, solidifying its place as the premier platform for sauna excellence.
For media inquiries, accreditation, and additional information, please contact:
Deborah Carr, UK Aufguss Lead, Anada Spa and Wellness
Check out last years Championships here
Day 1 – A spectacular opening from Aufguss veteran Lay Pang Ong, World Class performances from Eliska Blazkova and Robert Zidek, and Single Competitors
Day 2 – Another day filled with team performances from Eliska Blazkova and Robert Zidek, second day of single competition and team.