Posts Tagged ‘bay area healthy things to do’

Calming BodyMind – Spa Vitality Retreat

Tension Release Spa Wellness Workshop
In the beauty and quietude of the Zen meditation gardens at Osmosis, you will learn a variety of techniques to release chronic or acute tension from the body and mind, including:
  • Meditation practices to calm the mind
  • Gentle stretch and easeful yoga to relieve tension
  • Self-massage techniques to relax the body and mind
  • Acupressure points speciific stress release
  • Herbs and essential oils to support your unwinding

This full-day retreat includes a 4-hour self-help workshop, rejuvenating Cedar Enzyme Footbath, relaxing massage and a delicious lunch prepared by Fork Roadhouse.

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally certified in acupressure, herbology and aromatherapy. Her teaching specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and Integrative Wellness workshops, weaving herbs, aromatherapy, self-massage and yoga into a cohesive themed workshop, such as the one above.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.

 

Forest Bathing Spa Meditation Retreat

Forest Bathing at Osmosis

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980’s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Learn more about it HERE.

Forest Therapy combines leisurely walks on gentle paths under forest canopy with guided activities to help you open your senses, hone your intuition and experience the forest as you never have before. In the time span of a few hours, we go deep into a direct experience with nature, quietude and receptivity to the present moment.
Includes a morning spa immersion with Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Hammock Sound Therapy and a Revitalizing 75-minute Massage or Facial. Organic Box Lunch followed by afternoon Forest Bathing experience.

Michael Stusser, founder of Osmosis Day Spa

Michael Stusser brings 40 years of meditation practice and a lifetime of wilderness experience to his forest bathing guiding. He is a certified forest-bathing guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). He led a delegation to connect with the origins of the movement in Japan in the fall of 2017 with the organization’s founder Amos Clifford.

Potent Methods for Deep Sleep – Spa Vitality Retreat

deep sleep spa wellness workshop

To fit everything into our busy lives, we often sacrifice sleep.  Too often, we feel over-scheduled or over-stimulated, making it difficult for our nervous system to wind down and our minds to calm for sleep.  Adequate sleep is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle and can affect both mental and physical health. It is vital to our well-being!

Join us in this dreamy workshop where you will learn a variety of self-help tools for helping you to fall asleep and to to sleep more deeply.

  • Body and breath awareness practices
  • Herbs and essential oils to calm the mind
  • Acupressure points to help you sleep deeply
  • Meditation techniques to prepare for sleep
  • Self-massage techniques for deeper relaxation
This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!

“Sleep is the most important meditation, not for nirvana, but for survival!”  — The Dalai Lama

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally qualified in aromatherapy, herbology and acupressure. Her teaching specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and Integrative Wellness workshops, weaving herbs, aromatherapy, self-massage and yoga into a cohesive themed workshop, such as the one above.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.

The Drive to Thrive – Spa Vitality Retreat

The Drive to Thrive Spa Vitality Retreat

This day-long spa vitality retreat will present theories and evidence to support our vitality, longevity and happiness!

Conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, depression and pain are some of the top health-related searches according to Google analytics. What has become clear, is that an integrative and creative approach is warranted if we are to truly remedy these conditions.  

What we now see is micro and macro shifts are available to all of us, to help us adapt to changes in our worlds, and in ourselves; to support personal fluidity, both physically and emotionally. 

Come join Chinese Medicine practitioner and professor Dennis von Elgg at Osmosis for a refreshing and educational look at what we all can do to generate strength, peacefulness and joy in our everyday lives.

Space is Limited! Reserve Early!

This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative two hour Self Care Presentation!

Dennis VonElgg Redwood Needle Acupuncture

Dennis von Elgg is the owner and practitioner at The Redwood Needle Acupuncture Clinic in Occidental. He also teaches at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA where he lectures on topics such as modern diseases, herbology, Chinese Medicine theory and treatments. His list of guest lecturing includes UC Berkeley, Sutter Health department of endocrinology, West County Herb Company and more. Dennis lives in Sebastopol.

Effective Stress Reduction Techniques – Spa Vitality Retreat

stress relief workshop at Osmosis

It is no secret that stress is abundant in our modern day culture. While the human body is capable of adapting to and performing under stressful conditions, the truth is that chronic stress takes its toll on our health and wellbeing. 

This full-day spa retreat will delve into practical holistic approaches to self-care for stress management. You will walk away with skills in releasing tension from the body, calming the nervous system and transforming your response to stress while enhancing your well being. 

Topics Include:

  • Meditation Practices for Centering
  • Techniques in Chinese Self-Massage for Clearing and Calming Tension
  • Application of Essential Oils to Relax the Nervous System
  • Self-Acupressure Points to Restore Balance
  • Adaptogenic Herbs to help the Bodymind Recover from Stress

Ready to De-Stress? Please Join Us!

This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally certified in acupressure, herbology and aromatherapy. Her teaching specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and Integrative Wellness workshops, weaving herbs, aromatherapy, self-massage and yoga into a cohesive themed workshop, such as the one above.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.