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Spa Meditation Retreat: What Truly Matters

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, and ourselves. Led by Karen Halseth and Amee Lyndon-Adams, spiritual teachers with extensive experience in corporate management.

Activities will include:

Personalized channeled guidance

A heart-centered grounding and centering meditation

Circle of Life exercise

Anchor the day’s breakthroughs by choosing one or two Inspired Action Steps

75-minute Massage or Facial

Gourmet lunch

Space is limited, reserve early.

All-inclusive: $179.00. Lunch and meditation only: $40.00.

Karen 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

Sunrise Autumnal Equinox Ceremony

Honoring the sacred earth, gathering with healing intent, and fostering community alchemy forms the basis of the mission and original vision of Osmosis.
Join us on the Autumn Equinox at 7am in the Temple Gardens at Osmosis as we rekindle the spirit upon which we have built, and continue to empower, our unique culture and community.
 We will gather with an intention to honor earth, heaven, body, breath and creation- in celebration of the Autumn and the invitation to embrace the bountiful harvest, along with the coming winter and the spiral inward which naturally lies ahead. We will each journey into the inner landscapes to more powerfully cycle with the seasonal shifts and changes that the wheel of life brings us. Elizabeth and friends will weave a sacred journey using  healing sound, prayer, nature contemplation, toning and chanting, soulful connecting in a deeply held container of loving presence and earth wisdom.
What are you harvesting in your heart and inner life? What bounty are you feasting on and can you be truly grateful for even the challenges ?

This event is Free – Reservation required. Tea and snacks to follow.

Full Day Spa Meditation Retreat

This special day combines the best elements of spa and meditation, participants will pause and sit down on this bountiful earth in the quiet and refuge of the Osmosis meditation garden. Cultivating presence and awareness of body heart and mind, we awaken to the felt sense of being fully alive. The program is a well crafted day of weaving meditation,  spa experiences, connection and quite time in nature in the back of our 6-acres of secluded creekside gardens.

The program includes sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, a cedar enzyme foot-bath, a customized 75-minute massage, lunch, time for quiet reflection and conversation about how to practice in our daily lives. Led by Chris Fortin, ordained and transmitted Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshiand, MFT psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor, teacher in the Everyday Zen Foundation and leader of the Sebastopol Lotus Sangha.

Reservations Required — $179 all-inclusive

Lunch and meditation program only — $40

 

5 ways to relax in Sonoma County this Summer!

Summer. A time for being in nature. For fresh air. When our skin gets to feel the warm sun, lie in the cleansing sand. The season designated for relaxation. So what are the best ways to relax in Sonoma County this summer? Luckily for us, this beautiful part of the country offers majestic natural landscapes that make for wonderful getaways–that time in nature is so important to our physical, mental, and emotional restoration! Here are our top five ways to enjoy Osmosis during the season of abundance.

  1. Massage in the Pagodas. Take a stroll down the wooded paths to a private pagoda and enjoy the songs of nature as you treat your muscles, your skin, and your mind, to some healing kneading.
  2. Hammocks! Need we say more? Sway in the soft breeze along Salmon Creek and rock yourself into a blissful summer dream.
  3. Lunch in the forest. Taste the bounty of local Sonoma County farms while enjoying a fresh, local meal prepared by Fork Roadhouse. Get lost in the views from our eating areas tucked away among the trees.
  4. Summer Skin Care. Let one of our expert estheticians rejuvenate you face, heal sun damage, and hydrate your skin–leaving you looking and feeling your best.
  5. The gardens! Soak up some rays or relax in the shade. Let your mind wander as you watch the coy fish meander through the Heart Mind Pond. Take a deep breath. This is what summer is all about.

Japanese Cultural Day

Join us for a day of celebrating and honoring the peaceful harmony of Japanese culture and its influence on Osmosis.

Enjoy a guided journey including:

Koto Japanese Music in the mediation garden- Traditional Tea Ceremony – Japanese Art Bazaar – Ceramic pot and tea cup Exhibition – Healthy and Delicious Japanese Food — Cedar Enzyme footbath

Optional massage or facial experience

Guest services will contact you to schedule the activities of your day, including your experience and education of the Chado “Way of Tea,” your fresh, flavorful and healthy Japanese lunch, beautiful Koto music, Cedar Enzyme footbath, and your optional 75-minute massage or facial.

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is a special place, beloved by its community and it has Japan to thank for many of its offerings, including the Cedar Enzyme Baths, the Kyoto-style Meditation Gardens, the tea ceremony, and much more. Join us as we celebrate the Japanese culture of mindfulness, equanimity, and well-being.