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Rumi’s Caravan – Benefit Concert for Center for Climate Protection

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 VineyardsSonoma Coast Vineyards

Performance by Rumi’s Caravan

Musician Bios:

Cynthia Albers violinistCynthia 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 flutistLars 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 percussionist

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.

MaMuse Summer Benefit Concert

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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

Summer Solstice Sound HealingCeremony

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.

What Truly Matters Spa Meditation Retreat

What Truly Matters Meditation Retreat

Step out of your daily life into a guided exploration of the difference between success and fulfillment. It can be enlightening to understand that success often comes at a price that many of us are no longer willing to pay, especially when we realize that we are sacrificing what truly matters: relationships with family, friends, ourselves and with Spirit.

Using the Circle of Life, you will discover:

  • What choices and behaviors are having a draining or negative impact on your emotional, physical and spiritual health
  • What actions and attitudes will support you in attaining your health and life goals
  • 1-2 Inspired Action Steps to anchor the day’s breakthroughs

In addition, your will receive:

  • Personalized channeled guidance
  • A heart-centered grounding and centering meditation
  • An energetic clearing and alignment
  • 75-minute Massage or Facial
  • Organic box lunch

Space is limited, reserve early!

All-inclusive: morning session,  organic lunch and spa treatment: $239.00         

Spa Meditation RetreatKaren Halseth and Aimée Lyndon-Adams have both walked this path. Both have extensive backgrounds in corporate management and now work with successful professionals who want to balance their material success with emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Karen and Aimée are now teachers, authors, spiritual energy healers and channeled readers. www.whattrulymatters.com

Tools for Building Immunity Spa Retreat

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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 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 your are feeling stressed and self-help techniques for building immunity.

Included in this day-long experience:

  • Qigong and meditation 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_BayenRaizelah 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 of experience an instructor in a massage certification program. Her specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Pregnancy Massage, and Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers. If you have questions regarding upcoming workshops, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.