Posts Tagged ‘bay area healthy things to do’

Home Care Rituals for Deep Sleep – Spa Vitality Retreat

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

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!

  • 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 BayenRaizelah Bayen is currently the Training Coordinator at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary and the founder of Open Pathways Institute for Integrative Massage. She has been practicing and teaching healing arts for almost 30 years. Raizelah is certified in not only massage and acupressure, but also herbology, aromatherapy and yoga instruction. Her passion is teaching an integrative approach to healing in both her wellness workshops at Osmosis, and in her training classes for massage therapists.

Her workshops are well-organized and packed with self-care techniques that are easy to use at home, accessible for even the lay person. She is available for on-site workshops and massage trainings. If you are interested in hosting a workshop or class taught by Raizelah, please email her at openpathwaysmassage.com

Horticultural Garden Tour

Horticultural Garden Tour
A 1.5 hour-long guided tour of the Osmosis Kyoto-style Meditation garden

Did you ever wonder what the story was behind the Osmosis Meditation Garden? Join Osmosis founder, Michael Stusser and tree pruning expert, Michael Alliger in this wildly popular garden tour and be inspired!

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 followed by Cedar Enzyme Footbaths, tea and snacks.

Admission: $25. Book a service for that day and get $20 off any service. Space is limited to 14, make your reservations in advance.

Unwind with Home Practices for Stress Release – Spa Vitality Retreat

stress relief workshop at Osmosis
This full-day spa vitality retreat will delve into practical holistic approaches to self-care for stress management.

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.

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!

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Raizelah Bayen is currently the Training Coordinator at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary and the founder of Open Pathways Institute for Integrative Massage. She has been practicing and teaching healing arts for almost 30 years. Raizelah is certified in not only massage and acupressure, but also herbology, aromatherapy and yoga instruction. Her passion is teaching an integrative approach to healing in both her wellness workshops at Osmosis, and in her training classes for massage therapists.

Her workshops are well-organized and packed with self-care techniques that are easy to use at home, accessible for even the lay person. She is available for on-site workshops and massage trainings. If you are interested in hosting a workshop or class taught by Raizelah, please email her at openpathwaysmassage.com.

Thirty Years in Freestone Celebration

osmosis opening day 1985

Join us to celebrate 30 years in Freestone and hear and see the story of this special place!

Osmosis opened for business in Freestone on November 11, 1989. It has been a magical date for us in many ways!

Please join us for a guest appreciation celebration and Green Spa Mixer! Included in this festive evening will be good company, a wonderful spread of food provided by Goatlandia and wine compliments of Woodenhead Vineyards.

Be the first to receive the healing vibes of our NEW mini massage spot treatments, see the premiere of the 3 minute Osmosis 11/11 anniversary video and soak your feet in a healing Cedar Enzyme Footbath.

Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Crab Cakes with remoulade, dill and lemon
  • Butternut Squash Puree Crostini with cream cheese and sage
  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Moroccon Spiced Roasted Peppers on Crostini with pine nuts and pickled raisins
  • Deviled Potatoes
  • Tempeh Pate on Toast with smoked onion marmalade

Tickets are $25. All proceeds will be applied to provide massages to members of Veteran’s Path.

 

Adrenal Reset – Spa Vitality Retreat

Mary Sheila Occidental Nutrition

Have you heard the term Adrenal Fatigue and been curious about what that really means? Do you wonder if your adrenals are tired and fatigued from years of burning the candle at both ends? Are ready to reclaim your health, gain energy, lose weight and sleep better; so you can look and feel your best!

Adrenal Fatigue can show up in many forms, including:

  • A depressed immune system
  • Low energy
  • Weight Gain
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Cravings
  • Difficulty sleeping

If you have been struggling with any of these conditions and want to take your health into your own hands, join us and gain insight on how food meets physiology. Learn how your adrenals work and discover a holistic approach to nourish them.

Your body is constantly trying to find balance. Make sure you are giving it what it needs to achieve optimal health and feel vital again! It is time to nourish your adrenals – Your own personal first responders!

This full-day retreat includes a 3-hour self-help workshop, rejuvenating cedar enzyme footbath, relaxing massage and a delicious lunch prepared by Fork Roadhouse.


 

 Mary Sheila holds a clinical focus on supporting clients restore metabolic balance, helping them prevent diabetes, regulate their mood, stabilize body weight, and support and restore optimal digestion. With a background in Holistic Nutrition, Clinical Ayurveda, Adrenal Support and Amino Acid Therapy, Mary Sheila’s approach combines these modalities to create a unique supportive experience for her clients and class participants. Her way of bringing nutrition alive, simplifying complex concepts and showing how food meets physiology leads her clients to consistently successful outcomes. She also teaches at Bauman College and maintains a private practice, Occidental Nutrition.