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Spring Cleansing Techniques – Spa Vitality Retreat

Tools for Cleansing Spa Wellness Retreat
Learn useful tools for cleansing the body in this day-long, Springtime retreat!

According to Chinese Five Element Theory, Spring is the season best suited for cleansing. This is a time when our Liver Chi, responsible for detoxifying the body, is strongest.

Included in this retreat:

  • Qigong practices to clear and cleanse
  • Presentation of herbs, essential oils and food to cleanse the body
  • Skills in dry brush and lymphatic self-massage to cleanse and detoxify
  • Skills in self-acupressure to cleanse and purge
  • Cedar-Enzyme Footbath and 75-minute Swedish-Esalen massage to relax and unwind
  • Healthy Organic farm-to-table lunch

All Inclusive: Morning Session, Organic Lunch & Spa Treatment $249

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

EnChanted Spring Equinox Sound Healing

EnChanted Spring Equinox
Back by Popular Demand! EnChanted will guide us into this experience of equal day and night and mark the crossing over to Spring.

Become EnChanted and enter into a world of sound that is meditative, empowering and transformative.

Alyx Autuori and Kiranjot Kaur both former members of the vocal trio Copper Wimmin have been singing together since they were 12 years old and share a belief in the healing power of music and the human voice.

Afterward, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience in a Cedar Enzyme Footbath. The Cedar Enzyme Footbath immediately following the event is $15 with very limited tickets available.

Entry fee of $15 can be applied to any same day service.

We look forward to seeing you in ceremony and celebration of Spring in the tranquil gardens.

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Alyx Autuori sang German folk songs in three-part harmony as a child with her parents. From this place, she developed a deep love for harmonizing and blending vocally with others. She sang in many choirs and was a founding member of the a capella trio Copper Wimmin. She has worked in hospice and in hospitals providing therapeutic music. She sings every day with her children and husband and finds this practice to be nourishing and uplifting for the whole family. Alyx uses songwriting as a multi-dimensional healing process and believes that humans singing together can regenerate and transform the world.

Kiranjot Kaur is a Sebastopol native, and internationally recognized musician and teacher. Coming from a long family line of creatives, she first received her degree in fine arts from California College of the Arts and was a founding member of the music group Copper Wimmin. They were featured on Amy Goodmans NPR program Democracy Now and their song Bleeding Rivers was featured on the Showtime television series The L Word. In 2006 Kiranjot refocused her career around classical Indian music and spent five years living and studying under the guidance of her beloved teacher Ustad Narindar Singh in Amritsar, India. Kundalini Yoga has been an integral part of her life since age 14 and she discovered that her favorite thing in this world is using her voice as a call to stillness and healing by leading groups in meditation with mantras.

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.