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Aging Gracefully: Your Roadmap to Bone Health

Do you want to maintain strong bones as you age but do not know where to start? Are you wondering if the Calcium and Vitamin D that your doctor told you to take is enough?

Nourishing your body all the way to the bones requires us to look at the body a little different than just replacing the nutrients that make up the bone. Our skeletal structure not only keeps us upright, but our bones are also a storehouse for minerals and the birthplace for our red and white blood cells, platelets and stem cells, deep within the bone marrow. We might only think of our bones when it comes to aging and their density, but this dynamic tissue plays numerous roles in our overall health. A diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis can be scary.

As we age, our bone density changes, but how much it changes can depend on many factors relating to our whole body. Let’s face it, it’s not just about taking Calcium and Vitamin D. It’s about:

  • What we eat and how our food is prepared
  • The dance of our hormones
  • The state of our digestive tract
  • The levels of inflammation in our body
  • Our lifestyle habits, including exercise, sleep and the amount of stress we have in our lives.
Aging Gracefully: Your Roadmap to Bone Health will support you to take action and to understand how the whole body plays a role in nourishing our bones.

We will begin with our morning session, 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.

When you nourish your bones, you nourish your whole body in a deep and meaningful way. 

All Inclusive: Morning Session, Organic Lunch & Spa Treatment 

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 & maintains a private practice, Occidental Nutrition. 

Forest Bathing Spa Meditation Retreat

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.

 

 

 

Qigong Spa Meditation Retreat

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!

Space is limited to 10, make your reservations in advance. 

Cherie 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.

Tools for Cleansing Wellness Workshop

Please join us in this day-long, Springtime retreat in an exploration of tools useful in cleansing the body.

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 $239

Raizelah Bayen, Spa Services Manager Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager 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 raizelah@osmosis.com.

Tools for Building Chi Wellness Retreat

Are you feeling burned out? Stretched too thin? Over-scheduled or depleted? Most people are putting out far more energy in our fast-paced world than renewing energy which creates a chronic state of exhaustion and burn out.
In this day-long wellness retreat, you will have the opportunity to take time to nurture yourself. You will learn a variety of self-help tools to integrate into your daily routine to build your energy and restore abundant Chi.

Included in the day-long wellness retreat:

  • QiGong Do-In practice to nourish Chi, lifeforce energy
  • Breath awareness and meditation practices that restore balanced energy
  • Presentation of essential oils, herbs, and foods that nurture Chi
  • Self-acupressure techniques to build Chi
  • Cedar Enzyme Footbath and 75-minute Swedish-Esalen massage to relax and renew
  • Healthy farm-to-table lunch

Space is limited! Reserve Early!

All Inclusive: workshop, Organic Lunch & Spa Treatment $239

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Raizelah Bayen, Spa Services Manager Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah 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 training or workshop with Raizelah, please contact her at raizelah@osmosis.com.