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BrightSide Blue – A Benefit for Ceres Community Project

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Join us in the Osmosis Meditation Garden for an unforgettable, heart and soul filled performance. All proceeds will benefit the Ceres Community Project.

The evening begins with a cheese and wine reception on the front garden at Osmosis. An exquisite farm to table dinner will be prepared and served by the Ceres Community Project. CERES is a local non-profit teaching teens to cook while providing wholesome prepared food to families facing life-threatening illnesses. After dinner, guests will be ushered into the outdoor theater for the performance.

The Performance

BrightSide Blue is a duo from Nevada City that combines heart and soul filled vocals with virtuosic guitar-work to create brilliantly colored musical portraits. Ananda and Lindsay carry a powerful yet sensitive approach to their songwriting and performances, leaving audiences smiling and spellbound. 

“This love story has a soundtrack.”  Lindsay Bellows and Ananda Vaughan have found the perfect complements in each other: Lindsay is a soulful songbird, who soars and dives over the lush textures of Ananda’s musical landscapes. Equal parts groove and melody, their songs keep audiences delightfully engaged — tapping feet, singing along, and basking in the love for life that radiates from this couple.

Ananda trained for many years as a jazz guitarist and has found inspiration in other guitar masters from rock, folk and world music. Lindsay grew up with pop and R&B music, and studied the influencers of her childhood idols — the soul and blues singers of the mid 20th century. The pair brings together the best of all these genres to create a sound that is authentically and uniquely their own.

BrightSide Blue has just released their latest EP, BETWEEN WORLDS. Their debut EP “Two Hearts, One Take” was released in Spring 2017.  

Tickets are all-inclusive with dinner from Ceres Community Project, Wine, and Cedar EnzymeFootbaths.

Menu

  • TBA

Itinerary

6 pm – Dinner catered by Ceres Community Project with wine by Davis Family Vineyards

7 pm – Performance by BrightSide Blue

8 pm – Dessert and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths

 

Davis Family Vineyards

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.

 

QiGong Spa Meditation Retreat

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Deepen your connection to your body and the natural world through healing qigong.

Join Cherie Goodwin Lippard for a nurturing day retreat in the exquisite meditation garden exploring the subtle field of chi all around us and within us, through gentle qigong movements to benefit your whole body, heart and mind.

We will begin with a short meditation, moving into gentle physical movements that are foundational practices for the health and well being of the whole body based on a medical form of qigong. These practices will be followed by a nourishing organic box lunch catered by Fork Restaurant. After lunch, a healing Cedar Enzyme Footbath and your choice of a luxurious 75-minute massage or organic facial followed by a sound therapy session in our field of hammocks.

The qigong is a perfect way to open the body to receive all the healing more deeply and profoundly. A retreat day dedicated to deep nourishment!

This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!
Space is limited to 10, make your reservations in advance.

cheryl lappard qigongCherie Goodwin Lippard has been teaching locally for many years and works directly with Master Ning, a master teacher in mainland China who was a healer and teacher at the well known medicine-less hospital in China. She also went through teacher training with Master Mingtong Gu and became a certified teacher which compliments her study of Chinese medicine and work as an acupressure massage therapist.

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.