Salt Cave Staying Open
Salt, which bills itself as the largest underground crystal salt cave in North America, is not ready to close its cave nor its doors, as the boutique features pink Himalayan salt in crystal cave rooms, massage and facial treatments, and unique products made in Santa Barbara for the home, body, and cooking. “We’re still open and everything is still happening,” said Chava Logan, general manager of Salt Cave which has graced downtown Santa Barbara since 2012. Cave sessions, however, are limited to just 10 people per hourly session to maintain mandated social distancing, and Logan explained that the salt air is pumped in, and that the stuff salt is both antibacterial and antiviral.
Salt is also keeping its workshops going, although a few of the teachers have called in cancellations. Sunday’s Yin Yoga, Chakra Meditation & Sound Healing session, led by Susan Rae, works to open up a potent meditative awareness of breath, deep listening, and witnessing of sensations through longer, passive holds. The workshop uses ancient healing techniques to create a deeper connection between consciousness and the spiritual realms. The 9:30-10:30 am session is followed later in the afternoon by a 4:30-5:30 pm Sound Healing Experience with Phil Schwartz.
On Monday, March 23, a Slow Flow with Sound Healing workshop from Christine Fronterotta aims to have participants enjoy mindful, conscious breath and movement, as physical postures become fused with inspired teaching to create a soulful motion. Singing bowls and other healing instruments are played for a longer Savasana, to offer vibrations of restoration and healing via sound waves, and aid in meditative practice for the 5:30-6:30 pm session.