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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


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

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.

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

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.

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.


  • 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


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.