Do you feel stressed?
While most people would answer “yes” to this question, very few realize the implications of stress on their health. In 1984, Dr. Kiecolt-Glazer performed a controlled study of the effect of the stress hormone cortisol on the functioning of the immune system. Results of this study indicated a reduced functioning of the immune system.
According to Dr. Mary Meagher, “People exposed to chronic social conflict experience high levels of stress and consequent dysregulation of the immune system, thereby increasing vulnerability to infectious and autoimmune disease.”
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is presenting a workshop on building immunity, giving you tools to both relax your nervous system if you are feeling stressed and self-help techniques for building immunity.
Included in this day-long experience:
- Qigong Do-In practices to manage stress
- Presentation of essential oils, herbs and foods to strengthen the immune system
- Self-massage techniques, including lymphatic self-massage and self-acupressure, to increase immune functioning
- Cedar Enzyme Footbath and 75-minute Swedish-Esalen massage to relax and unwind
- Healthy farm-to-table lunch
Space is Limited! Reserve Early!
All Inclusive: Morning Session, Organic Lunch & Spa Treatment $239
Raizelah Bayen is the Director of Training and the Massage Therapist Supervisor at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has over 25 years in the field of massage, and over 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor. 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 email@example.com.
Living Life Fully: Cultivating Aliveness
Participants are invited to step out of their daily lives and step into a magical, guided evaluation of the aliveness in your life. Activities include a review of the components of a juicy and fulfilled life, personalized channeled guidance and a heart-centered grounding meditation. This Meditation Retreat culminates in the choosing of 1-2 Inspired Action Steps that will anchor each participant’s breakthrough after the retreat.
All-inclusive: morning session, organic lunch and spa treatment: $239.00
Space is limited, reserve early!
Karen Halseth and Aimée Lyndon-Adams, co-founders of What Truly Matters: Redefining Success, have the ability to walk between the worlds. They are Consciousness Leaders and channel the wisdom of their 20 Ascended Master Guides through their words and their hands.
A Benefit for The Center for Climate Protection
Join us for an evening of live poetry and music performed in the ecstatic tradition, celebrating the art of Rumi, Hafiz, and other mystic poets in our enchanting Japanese Meditation Garden.
Rumi’s Caravan is an all-volunteer ensemble, and 100 percent of net proceeds will be donated to The Center for Climate Protection. For over fifteen years Rumi’s Caravan has been part of a growing international renaissance of interest in poetry learned and shared by heart. In this small way they hope to contribute to the restoration of the wholeness of the world.
Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson and Doug von Koss accompanied by Violinist Cynthia Albers, flutist Lars Johannesson and percussionist Tobias Roberson ( see their following bios.) Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.
Wine and Cheese reception – Wine donated by Sonoma Coast Vineyards
Performance by Rumi’s Caravan
Cynthia Albers (violin, viola) has performed as a violinist and violist across the USA, Europe and China. Inspired by a wealth of outstanding teachers and musical partnerships, her work has ranged from recording at Skywalker Ranch with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to performing Mozart Quartets on the Great Wall of China. A decade of summers were dedicated to playing music, from folk to classical, on the beaches of the Rogue and Klamath rivers, for white water rafting adventures. Locally, Ms. Albers is known for developing the strings program at the Sebastopol independent Charter School, and is a former director of the Summerfild Waldorf High School orchestra.
Lars Johannesson was born in a Swedish family and has lived in Liberia, Sweden, Holland and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lars studied modern and Baroque flute at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland. He teaches and performs with numerous local and Bay Area ensembles and orchestras, and loves playing Irish and Swedish folk music as a diversion from the ‘classical’ repertoire.
Tobias Roberson is known for his innovative style and improvisational ability on the Middle Eastern Doumbek and Flamenco Cajon. Performing and teaching for 15 years, he has collaboratedwith many artists including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, eastern European vocal Kitka, body percussionist Keith Terry and top belly dance stars including Rachel Brice & The Indigo and Fat Chance Belly Dance. He is a featured artist on more than 20 CDs and DVDs spanning many genres. Tobias’ love of music has taken him to many corners of the earth including Egypt, Turkey, Greece and 4 1/2 years in Mysore, India. There, he studied classical Carnatic music on violin, veena and voice with local musicians and yogic lifestyle, philosophy and Sanskrit under Dr. K.L.S. Shankaranarayana Jois.
Please join our wait list for any changes!
Rekindling Heart Through Song
With deep roots in the folk and gospel traditions, and their hearts in the present, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music for the next seven generations to thrive on. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart.
Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, these two powerful women embody a love for all of life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness.
With nine delicious years of co-creation and four full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of ALL BEINGS.
Join us in the Osmosis Meditation Garden for an unforgettable, heart warming performance. All proceeds will benefit the Ceres Community Project.
Tickets are all-inclusive with dinner from Ceres Community Project, Wine, and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths.
6 pm – Dinner catered by Ceres Community Project
Wine donated by Wind Gap Wines
7 pm – Performance by MaMuse
8 pm – Dessert and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths
The Summer Solstice is a season to celebrate! The longer days and warmth of the sun reminds us to appreciate and acknowledge the generosity of our Earth Mother.
Join us and a special team of healers and musicians on the Summer Solstice at 8am in the Temple Gardens at Osmosis as we celebrate the sun at the height of its power and rekindle the spirit upon which we have built, and continue to empower our unique culture and community. With the sound of gongs and other healing instruments we will embark on a Sound Healing journey of conscious and sacred engagement with self, spirit and the earth in a way that is inspiring and deeply nourishing.
This Solstice Sound Healing event is FREE – Please RSVP. Tea and snacks to follow.