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Tools for Immunity Building Wellness Workshop

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, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at 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 workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.

Living Life Fully: Cultivating Aliveness Spa Meditation Retreat

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!

What Truly Matters

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.

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Forest Bathing Spa Retreat

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. A robust body of scientific literature now exists on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Inspired by the Japanese practice and the emerging worldwide trend toward nature-based wellness practices, Osmosis is offering this one-day retreat in partnership with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Through training a world-wide network of Certified Forest Therapy Guides, this association is leading the effort to bring shinrin-yoku inspired practices to the United States and the rest of the world. Learn more by reading our Blog post on Forest Bathing HERE.

What to expect:

Expect a very leisurely walk with a series of guided invitations, ending with “shinrin-yoku tea,” a simple ceremony of drinking tea made of plants foraged along the trail.

The program includes a mindful Forest Bathing walk, a cedar enzyme foot-bath, a revitalizing 75-minute massage or facial, organic lunch, shinrin-yoku tea and time for quiet reflection in the gardens.

Our Presenter:

nicole daspit forest bathingNicole Daspit, is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, where she serves as a mentor for guides-in-training. She is the creator of Inner Discovery for Kids, a children’s program encouraging nature time, creative expression, free play, sensory awareness, understanding feelings and inner connection. She is a Reiki practitioner living in Sebastopol, CA, and is the author of a book for parents supporting children with sensory processing challenges called “A Way Out: Meltdown Prevention Tool for Kids with Sensory Overload”. Nicole’s other passions include herbal medicine, songwriting, and spending time with family, preferably in nature! ​​

Changing Times Spa Meditation Retreat

Wondering about the oppressive power the political situation is having over our minds and our lives in this unprecedented time? We have invited two leaders to provide guidance and practices that will help you to take your power back. Power is not about physical strength. Nor is it about putting the right person in power. Rather, as they say at the Metta Center, it’s about bringing out the right kind of power in people. That comes from our inherent capacity to transform anger and fear into love and compassion.

Join us for a morning of meditation, teachings and conversation with Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook from the Metta Center, followed by an afternoon of spa treatments and relaxation.

Includes:

  • Instruction and practice in passage meditation
  • Presentation of non-violent principles and practices
  • Cedar-Enzyme Footbath and 75-minute Swedish-Esalen massage to relax and unwind
  • Healthy Organic farm-to- table lunch …
  • And great company! 

“Wherever people gather for selfless ends, there is a vast augmentation of their individual capacities. Something wonderful, something momentous happens. An irresistible force begins to move, which, though we may not see it, is going to change our world.”

~ Eknath Easwaran

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The Metta Center been working for decades to explore nonviolence, which Gandhi called “the greatest power at the disposal of humanity” and Metta calls “the bridge between spiritual practice and social action.”

They envision a world transformed by an awareness of the true potential of every human being, where all of life is sacred and where all our social systems work in harmony with the earth, recognizing that:

  • Life is an interconnected whole
  • We cannot be fulfilled by an indefinite consumption of things, but by an expansion of our relationships
  • We can never injure others without injuring ourselves, therefore:
  • We are body, mind, and spirit; the human body may be completely developed, but in terms of our consciousness, we can and must continue our evolution, which has no known limits.

Michael Nagler is Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he co-founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program in which he taught the immensely popular nonviolence course for 15 years.

Among other awards, he received the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for “Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India” in 2007, joining other distinguished contributors to nonviolence as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and peace scholar and activist Johan Galtung in receiving this honor. He is the author of The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide to Practical Action (2014) as well as The Search for a Nonviolent Future, which received a 2002 American Book Award and has been translated into Korean, Arabic, Italian and other languages; Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence (2005); The Upanishads (with Sri Eknath Easwaran, 1987), as well as many articles on peace and spirituality. He has spoken for campus, religious and other groups on peace and nonviolence for many years, especially since September 11, 2001. He has consulted for the U.S. Institute of Peace and many other organizations and is the founder and President of the board of the Metta Center for Nonviolence. Michael has worked on nonviolent intervention since the 1970s and served on the Interim Steering Committee of the Nonviolent Peaceforce. Michael is a student of Sri Eknath Easwaran, Founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, and has lived at the Center’s ashram in Marin County since 1970.

Stephanie N. Van Hook has been working with the Metta Center since 2007, starting as the Executive Director in 2010. She is the author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children and the host of Nonviolence Radio, which airs on community station KWMR. In her free time, Stephanie is a Montessori educator at Red Barn Montessori in Petaluma, California, and draws insight and encouragement from the works of the great feminist peace educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. She is associated with the Green Shadow Cabinet, Peaceworkers and the US Peace Corps (Benin 2005-2007). In 2015, she wrote a daily column on Gandhi’s wisdom for our times. She is a novice weaver and spinner (in the Gandhian spirit) but primarily a spiritual aspirant. She attributes her energy to her daily meditation practice as well as the gentle, magnanimous spirits of the beloved children at her school.

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.