Events at Osmosis & in the Community 

Wednesdays at Osmosis

Local's Night Open House - Introducing our new Essential Meridian Massage

Wednesday, April 15 from 6:00 - 8:30pm

We love our locals, and every third Wednesday we celebrate at Locals Night with local wine, sumptuous appetizers, and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths.

Join Osmosis' expert massage coordinator, Raizelah Bayen, and discover the amazing techniques of our NEW! Essential Meridian Massage. Or, join Licensed Acupuncturist Stephen Zilber from the Allergy Relief Center of Sonoma County, who discuss a stress-reduction technique that normalizes physical effects that may be linked to our emotions and thinking. RSVP Required. $20 Admission!

Eventbrite - April Local's Night at Osmosis

 

Join us for our 5th annual ECO-FREAK Week!

Monday-Thursday, April 20-23

We drive a lot in California, but we also love our electric and hybrid cars. This month, Osmosis, a leader in the eco-spa movement, is celebrating our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions!

Come to Osmosis in an electric, plug-in or hybrid vehicle Monday-Thursday, April 20-23, and receive 20% off your services!

Driving an electric or plug-in? We have three 110 Volt Level 1 Universal Connectors, so you can re-charge your car while you re-charge mind, body and spirit at Osmosis. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

 

Spa Meditation Retreats

Secret Messages of the Garden: A Walking Tour and Meditation with Ginny Mathews & Michael Stussser

Tuesday May 5th, 2015 • 9am – 5pm

Ginny Mathews is a senior student of Sasaki Roshi for over 35 years. Michael Stusser, founder of Osmosis, is a lifetime practitioner of meditation and Tai Chi. Together they will lead participants through a literal and figurative experience of the extraordinary meditation garden at Osmosis. This provides a unique opportunity to contemplate our life’s journey as we discover the ancient Buddhist parable of the ox and the ox-herder, which the garden is based on. Through an in-depth tour of the garden, meditation and other contemplative techniques, we will look at life in the 21st century and receive some guidance for gathering the tools of stability and peace of mind. No prior experience of meditation is necessary.

Admission $249 ($320 value) includes a Buffet Lunch, a Cedar Enzyme Footbath and one 75 Minute Treatment (Massage or Facial).

 

Spa Meditation Retreat: Living Life in Full Bloom with Liz Murry

Wednesday July 1st, 2015 • 9am – 5pm

Develop the Gardener, Artist, Lover and Celerbrant in your life! Deepen your relationship to nature, creativity, what you love as you naturally weave in celebration and spirit. Learn ways to connect daily to what makes your heart sing, supports earth, community and brings you joy, gratitude and delight as you contribute your unique gifts.

Admission $249 ($320 value) includes a Buffet Lunch, a Cedar Enzyme Footbath and one 75 Minute Treatment (Massage or Facial).

 

Garden Tours

Horticultural Garden Tours with Michael Alliger and Michael Stusser

Tuesday April 21st, 2015 * 9am

A 1.5 hour-long guided tour of the Osmosis meditation garden will be conducted by Osmosis founder Michael Stusser and tree pruning expert Michael Alliger. This garden makes extensive use of stone, water and deer resistant plants to express the tranquil feeling of a Japanese style design. Visitors will be treated to an in-depth look at the underlying Zen themes built into the rock arrangements and pond layout, as well as information about the planting themes and plant materials. The garden has been built over a period of many years and was designed by the preeminent landscape designer, Robert Ketchell, of Britain.

Tour includes Cedar Enzyme Footbaths, tea and snacks.

Admission: $20. Book a service for that day and get $20 off any service. Space is limited to 14, make your reservations in advance. 707-823-8231

Additional Tour Dates:
Thursday May 14, 2015 • 9am
Thursday June 11, 2015 • 9am
Wednesday Sept 9, 2015 • 9am
Thursday October 15, 2015 • 10am

 

Thursdays Ongoing

Dharma Morning Meditations

Meditations continue on Thursdays at 8:00am in the Osmosis Meditation Garden, weather permitting. All are invited. There is no charge. Bring your meditation cushion and warm clothing.

 

 

Other Sonoma County Events

Pair your trip to Osmosis for relaxation with live concerts, food and wine seminars, or a trip to one of our numerous farmers markets.

Here are some local events that we would like to recommend:

Hiroya Tsukamoto, Japanese musician
Occidental Center for the Arts
Friday, April 3 • 8pm • $15

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and singer/songwriter originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old, winning a scholarship to Berklee School of Music in 2000. Now residing in New York, Hiroya has been performing internationally since his debut album “The Other Side of the World” was released with his jazz/world fusion band Interoceanico to great acclaim in 2004. He has released five albums and won prestigious songwriting competions the world over, appearing at Blue Note in NY with Esperanza Spalding, Kendrick Scott (The Crusaders), and other musical greats.

10th Annual Fool’s Day Parade
Downtown Occidental
Saturday, April 4 • Free

Rain or shine, a flock of Fools will cavort through the sleepy town of Occidental. From noon on, madcap folk will be seen gathering at the Community Center (corner of Bohemian Hwy @ Graton Rd.). Then, at 1 pm in foolish formation they will frolic through town and down Bohemian Highway to end up in the parking circle that fronts the Occidental Center for the Arts, the sponsoring organization for this moment of mayhem. Rides, refreshments, spontaneous entertainment and surprises will ensue. Local low power FM station KOWS (107.3 FM) will be on hand to broadcast the demented din.

Art Opening and Funk Dance Extravaganza
Toby’s Gallery, Point Reyes Station
Saturday, April 4 • 6pm • Free

Come one, come all and lets get funky! KWMR is proud to host a community dance event featuring the wild, urban, and celebratory paintings of Alex Bratenahl. The funk dance is in honor of Alexander Carl Bratenahl’s propensity to paint while listening to some of the best funk ever played. KWMR stalwart host The Fairfax Funkateer will DJ the opening event! The show will hang in Toby’s Gallery for the month of April, 2015. Stay tuned for more associated events and radio broadcasts on KWMR 90.5 / 89.9 / 92.3.

Author T.C. Boyle
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Monday, April 13 • 5:30pm (VIP Dinner) 7pm (Book Talk) • VIP $75 / Talk $10

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son’s paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.

Trashion Fashion Show
Sonoma Community Center
Saturday, April 18 • 7pm • Free

A showcase of outrageous, beautiful, theatrical and humorous fashions created from recycled materials. This is where art, fashion, and ecology come together and put on a great show! See how innovative and beautiful recycled fashion can be using everything from discarded phonograph records, drinking straws, bottle caps, old homework, movie film, books and bullet casings, will take to the catwalk.

KQED’s Michael Krasny in conversation with Amy Tan
French Garden Restaurant
Saturday, May 3 • 5pm-9pm

A benefit for the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, Amy Tan, author of the Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement will appear in conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny, followed by a champagne reception and dinner.

Spring Permaculture Design Certification
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Every Wednesday • 10am-5pm

Sink your hands into our beautiful, rich soil and learn from the diversity of plant life in our 40-year-old Mother Garden. You can come for part or all of the day. We are happy to have your helping hands for as long as you can participate! Our chefs create an organic, vegetarian meal harvested from our gardens at 12:30pm. Enjoy the rewards of a horticulturalist’s day’s work!

The Sebastopol Farmers Market
Sebastopol Plaza
Every Sunday Year Round • 10:00am-1:30pm

There is always live music and a wide of assortment of food to nosh on! Come meet the farmers and ranchers selling fresh local fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggs, and baked goods then pamper yourself with locally produced body products and exquisite one of a kind handmade crafts by local artisans.

 

 

 
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