Events at Osmosis & in the Community 

Wednesdays at Osmosis

Local's Night Open House with Joan Miller & Raizelah Bayan

Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00 - 8:30pm

Last month's Locals Night was a great success, and we're bringing it back every third Wednesday with local wine, sumptuous appetizers, and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths.

Join Osmosis' expert massage coordinator, Raizelah Bayen, for a workshop on how lymphatic massage can improve your health and well-being, and local pilates and wellness expert Joan Miller, who will share a path to help recover your natural core vitality. RSVP Required. $20 Admission!


Spring Equinox Celebration in the Osmosis Meditation Garden

Sunrise Gong Ceremony with Spruce Haushildt and Jeff Edelheit

Friday, March 20 from 7:00 - 8:30am

For thousands of years our ancestors have celebrated Spring Equinox, as a time of fertility, rebirth of life and energy – which is why today we find many traditional religious celebrations at this time, such as Easter and Passover.

We will fill the garden pond area with the mystical sounds of Tibetan bowls sacred bells and the resonance of a planetary gong. Coupled with natural sounds of the ponds and native wildlife our guests will be transported to the deeper inner self. There is no greater journey then the one within. Each molecule, each cell of our body carries a frequency. In optimum health, our body sings a song of vitality, balance and harmony. The power of the instruments and their frequencies helps to fully relax us and unlock tightly held blocks in our bodies.

Relaxing into the deep, meditative states of Theta brainwave, induced by the frequencies and tones, will help to quiet and soothe the part of our brain called the amygdala, the part that contains our primal fears which can keep us stressed-out.

Sound, used with grace and pure intention will calm and clear your mind... relax and invigorate your body, enhancing your health and well-being! Come set an intention for change. You can plant a seed to symbolize new beginnings and your new intentions, and pull a weed to symbolize the end of winter and end to any behaviors or relationships you want to put behind you... or Start a cleanse or Spring-cleaning. Cleaning your space = cleaning your energy. Clearing your clutter = clearing your mind.



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:

Sebastopol Mushrooms Fungi Seminar and Wine Tasting
Dutton Goldfield
Saturday • February 28 • 2pm • FREE

If you are a mushroom lover then this seminar is for you. Talk Fungi with the experts from our neighbors at Gourmet Mushrooms Inc./ Mycopia. At this brief seminar on the wonders of the world of mushrooms from growing to harvesting, foraging to cooking. This seminar is free but space is extremely limited so reserve your spot by emailing Nicole at

Abori-culture Workshop
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Tuesdays• March 3, 10 and 17 • 10am • $103
Interested in learning more about tree care and management? Orchard Manager Merlin Schlumberger will be leading an arbori-culture class at OAEC through the community education program of Santa Rosa Junior College. Register through the SRJC.

Garden Volunteer Days
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Wednesdays • March 4, 11, 18 and 25 • 10am • FREE
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!Volunteer lunch at 12:30pm. Our chefs create an organic, vegetarian meal harvested from our gardens. Enjoy the rewards of a horticulturist’s day’s work!

Music in the Bistro featuring Bear's Belly
The French Garden
Friday • March 6 • 7pm • FREE

Bear's Belly is an original Folk Americana trio from Santa Rosa, CA. Members include Shawna Miller on vocals and keys, Joe Clopton on vocals and guitar and Zackary Miller on upright bass. Their signature sound revolves around the harmony vocals of Joe and Shawna, fluctuating from beautiful and hypnotic to gravelly and gritty. Bear's Belly's music breathes and takes on a life of its own in the warm, organic sound of this Sonoma County band.

Lysander Piano Trio
Occidental Center for the Arts
Saturday • March 14 • 7:30pm • $30

Lysander Piano Trio are “Rising Stars.” Winners of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, it has been praised by the Strad for its “…incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colors.” These qualities have made the Trio a standout at other competitions, with top honors at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Workshop: The Sacred Wheel and The Art of Magick
Sebastopol, CA
Saturday• March 21 • 10-4pm • $99

A powerful and fun experience for women and men seeking to live more fully from their inherent wisdom and power. The class is taught in a 'how to' manner making it easy to incorporate the information into participants lives. We will experience aligning with the cycles of the Natural Laws of Creation as they are mirrored in the Sacred Wheel.

Spring Permaculture Design Certification
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
March 23 - April 3 • $1500 (residential intensive)

This Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a two-week residential intensive at OAEC. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on activities at OAEC’s 80-acre site, visits to local permaculture examples, and a group design project, you will have the chance to integrate and apply the concepts of permaculture during almost 100 hours of course time. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Permaculture Design.

Book Launch: Tania Pryputniewicz November Butterfly
Occidental Center for the Arts
Sunday• March 29 • 3pm • FREE

Tania, an Iowa Writers Workshop graduate. Shares a mixed media presentation with a reading and screening of short movies based on her writings. The movies are set to music with photographs by Robyn Beattie. Artwork from a number of local Sonoma County artists will also be sharing their artwork for this special one-afternoon exhibit.

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

A one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He is also the recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award. A beautiful night of music.

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.


Upcoming Events at Osmosis

Join us for a Spring Equinox Gong Ceremony in the Meditation Garden
Local's Night Open House with Joan Miller and Raizelah Bayan

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