Salt Cave of Darien
Salt Cave of Darien

555 POST RD DARIEN, CT 06820

Phone: 203-658-7667

Session & Rental Info

Adult or Children Session - reservations are highly recommended. Salt cave sessions at all times unless a class is noted.

Book your 45 minute or 25 minute adult only session to experience the health benefits of breathing micro particles of dry salt while resting in a cave-like atmosphere.

Children can benefit while having fun! Children only 45 minute sessions (ages 6 months to 12 years old, price includes one child and a caregiver) gives them a chance to play in the salt with buckets and toys, all while taking in the healthy minerals and nutrients in the air.

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Need to multitask or catch up with friends and breathe healthfully? This session is for you! Come in for a complimentary coffee or tea and sit for as long as you would like up to 50 minutes to chat with friends or relax on your own! "(W)e enjoyed the coffee...and the chance to catch up. We are definitely planning a return visit!!" Jean K.

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Yin Yoga - Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.

Join Jennifer Duncan, Certified Yoga Instructor, for a 90 minute Yin Yoga class while receiving the healing benefits of the Cave. Yin Yoga is a slower paced yoga, meditative in nature, in which you sink into poses for 3-5 minutes targeting the connective tissue of the body. The poses are performed while either seated or laying on the yoga mat, with a minimal amount of physical exertion aiming to release physical and emotional tensions that have accumulated in the body due to the stress of work and personal lives. Some benefits of a yin yoga practice include reducing stress and anxiety, improving flexibility both on and off the mat, releasing fascia and improving the flow of chi or prana in the body through meridian stimulation. This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and seasoned yogis alike. Please bring yoga mat, water and white socks. Yoga blocks, straps and blankets will be provided. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. "The yoga was unbelievably great due to the expertise of Jennifer Duncan. She is a natural at teaching yoga. It was a wonderful and fulfilling experience for me." Shirley G.

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Gentle Therapeutic Yoga - Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Gentle Yoga is a slow Yoga practice, to lengthen and strengthen the body, while focusing on the breath and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, water and white socks. All levels welcome. Our instructor, Gilly Lusby, is subbing for Merri Mueller. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. "(C)oupled with the cave, it was a beautiful and relaxing way to spend an hour." Kathie F.

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Posture Flexibility class - Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Flexibility is important for good posture and balance - better achieve a full range of motion with a well-stretched, flexible muscle. Back pain can be alleviated and functional daily tasks such as reaching, bending, and twisting become easier. Improvements can also be seen in performing such acts as golf swings or tennis serves. Best part is anyone can do it so please join Roberto of GoodFit for this great class. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. "Yoga Bob instructs with amazing knowledge, kindness and humor. Along with the gentle and effective stretching he takes his students through, an hour of feeling the salt, listening to the waterfall and watching the mini lights effortlessly changing colors, I realize how present and relaxed I truly am." Amy B.

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Dynamic Stretching - Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.

Come join Barry Horton of B All About Your Body who will present "Dynamic Stretching". This stretch class engages your body in a series of specific movements designed to increase elasticity, blood flow and muscle temperature. Perform these stretches on your mat while taking in the essential and healthy minerals from the salt! Please bring a mat, water and white socks. All levels welcome. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED/PAYMENT NOT DUE UNTIL TIME OF CLASS. PLEASE NOTE: A MINIMUM OF 2 PARTICIPANTS ARE NEEDED to run the class as an instructor is brought in for the class. "I loved taking the stretch class in the cave. Barry was an excellent instructor." Mary D.

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Meditation - Lunchtime reboot - Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.

Press pause and reset on the mid-week hustle. Join us in the salt cave for meditation at lunchtime on Wednesdays. This audio guided mediation session combined with halo therapy offers tremendous health benefits that will restore balance, boost immunity, calm the nervous system, and alleviate stress. By utilizing a simple approach to meditation and breath work, you leave feeling centered and grounded for the rest of the day. "The mediation at Salt Cave of Darien was one of the best mediation sessions by far!" Denise L.

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Cave Rentals/Happy Hours

Have a girl's outing, birthday party, family gathering, bridal party bonding or any event by renting the cave for your private group. Enjoy the time with your group and the beverages you bring while listening to fun music and breathing the healthy salt (up to 12 people). Subject to availability.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Salt and Sound Healing Meditation with Alison DeNicola - March 28th or April 25th at 6:30 p.m.

Salt and Sound Healing is a deeply restful guided meditation practice that invites us to visit each level of our being & open the door to ease & bliss. Paired with sound healing, it is an amazing way to access and release energy that is held in the body. Experiencing all of this in the healing space of a Himalayan salt creates the perfect setting for deep peace and healing. Experience a deeply relaxing yoga nidra with sound healing. Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, chimes, and more will help reset & restore. Alison is a certified Yoga Instructor as well as a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra teacher, Five Element Yoga teacher, IET Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. In addition, she has studied Thai Yoga Massage, Polarity, Reiki, Shamanic Reiki, Intuitive Coaching, Chakra Therapy and Restorative Yoga with amazing teachers all around the country.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Acupuncture and Salt with Sarah Swanberg of Indigo Acupuncture - April 28th at 10:00 a.m.

Experience Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese healing practice, in which hair-thin needles are inserted in precise locations on the body in order to help the body restore or maintain proper energy flow along pathways called meridians. This is a perfect compliment to halotherapy in the salt cave where you will experience the health benefits of breathing micro particles of dry salt for better breathing and relaxation while resting in a cave-like atmosphere.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Essential Oils Workshop with Julie Punishill of DoTerra - March 21st at 9:15 a.m. or April 18th at 9:15 a.m.

MARCH 21ST: "March Momentum" As we leave winter and move into spring, our momentum starts to build. Are you looking to start a new wellness routine? Are you moving more as the weather warms up and we can get outside more? Did you find your mood lower during the cold and cloudy months? Come join us as we absorb the healing benefits of the salt cave, relax, connect while Julie shares with you how essential oils can help you gain momentum as we move in to spring. Stay and book your seat for the 10 am Salt Cave session that follows the workshop to really allow yourself to relax in to yourself, release any negative emotions, enjoy the powerful detoxifying benefits of the salt. Currently on special for $35.

APRIL 18TH: "Spring into Wellness" As the weather changes, the trees and flowers bloom, many people find they don’t feel as well. Did you know that essential oils are a great way to ward off and deal with those itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, cloudy headed days? Julie will share some great tips and tricks to deal with those seasonal threats. Stay and book your seat for the 10 am Salt Cave session that follows the workshop to really allow yourself to relax in to yourself, release any negative emotions, enjoy the powerful detoxifying benefits of the salt. Currently on special for $35.

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SPECIAL EVENT: The Rhythm of Life – Purification, Percussion and Positivity (Community Drumming)- April 5th at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. With Matthew Broad and Donna Vella

This very special evening gently weaves together themes of community, gratitude, the meditative nature of drumming and sound healing – all in the blissfully serene salt cave. This exquisitely spiritual experience is designed to gently rest your attention on the alignment of your mind, body and spirit while maintaining a deep awareness of the power of our collective energy. Please join Matthew and Donna for some sweet and salty magic, music and meditation.

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