Posts Tagged ‘bay area healthy things to do’

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.

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 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.

Horticultural Garden Tour

horticultural garden tour at osmosis

A 1.5 hour-long guided tour of the Osmosis Kyoto-style 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 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.

Honoring the Living Earth – Spa and Meditation Retreat

Chris Fortin Meditation Retreat at Osmosis

This rejuvenating day combines the best elements of spa and meditation. Participants will pause and sit down on this bountiful earth in the peacefulness of the Osmosis meditation garden, cultivating presence and awareness of body heart and mind. This meditation retreat is a well crafted day weaving meditation, spa experiences, connection and quiet time in nature in our 6-acre sanctuary of secluded creekside meditation gardens.

The program includes sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, a cedar enzyme foot-bath, a customized 75-minute massage, organic lunch prepared by Fork Roadhouse, time for quiet reflection and conversation around how to continue the practice in our daily lives.

Chris Fortin is a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of SFZC’s Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is guiding teacher of Sonoma County’s Lotus Sangha and Dharma Heart Zen (dharmaheartzen.com) and a senior teacher in the Everyday Zen Foundation. Her commitment is to cultivating kindness and compassion in our everyday lives. 

Tickets for the morning Dharma Talk only $25. Limited space available.

5 Tips for the Optimal Osmosis Summer Experience!

Couple at lunch in Osmosis garden
Summer. A time for being in nature. For fresh air. When our skin gets to feel the warm sun, lie in the cleansing sand. The season designated for relaxation. So what are the best ways to relax at Osmosis this summer? Luckily for us, our beautiful place along Salmon Creek in the scenic village of Freestone makes for a wonderful getaway. Our outdoor areas allow time in nature which is so vital to our physical, mental, and emotional restoration! Here are our top five ways to enjoy Osmosis during the season of abundance.

Pagoda massage osmosis day spa

Massage in the Pagodas. Take a stroll down the wooded paths to a private pagoda and enjoy the songs of nature as you treat your muscles, your skin, and your mind, to some healing kneading.

Hammocks. Need we say more? Sway in the soft breeze along Salmon Creek and rock yourself into a blissful summer dream while receiving a Metamusic sound therapy session.Field of Hammocks

Lunch in the forest. Taste the bounty of local Sonoma County farms while enjoying a fresh, local meal prepared by Fork Roadhouse. Get lost in the views from our eating areas tucked away among the trees.

Summer Skin Care. Let one of our expert estheticians rejuvenate you face, heal sun damage, and hydrate your skin–leaving you looking and feeling your best.

Meditation Gardens. Soak up some rays or relax in the shade. Let your mind come to stillness as you soak in the tranquility of Heart Mind Pond. Take a deep breath. This is what summer is all about.

Whatever you choose to do this summer, make sure you get out and enjoy this beautiful part of the country! These majestic natural landscapes make for wonderful getaways. The time in nature is so important to our physical, mental, and emotional restoration!

twilight in garden