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Winter Solstice Sound Healing

winter solstice sound healing
Our place here on Salmon Creek is home to many animals and plants. We humans are just day visitors. Morning fog and mist hangs long in this cool bottomland. On cold winter nights, the water vapors often crystalize into frost and ice. The chill has a special quality of stillness, which brings us closer to the quiet energies of this valley village, known as Freestone.

A special team of healers and musicians are gathering to hold sacred space on the Winter Solstice to acknowledge this place in our watershed, in the cycle of time and the trajectory of our lives. By means of harmonics, energy, and love we will call out to our ancestors, plant and animal beings to join in a circle of prayer and alchemy to bring forth the full power of this critical moment when darkness subsides and the light begins to return. With sound from gongs and other instruments, each person will be enabled to connect to their inner spirit and the surrounding abundance of nature. 

Afterward, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience with sound therapy in an Enzyme Footbath.

The Cedar Enzyme Footbath immediately following the event is $15 with very limited tickets available.
Entry fee of $15 can be applied to any same day service.

Osmosis Festival of Lights

Osmosis Festival of Lights

Please join us for a convivial evening of friends and neighbors converging in the unique atmosphere of Osmosis.

We put up a large heated tent on the front lawn beautifully decorated and filled with music and good cheer.

Enjoy an abundance of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, fine wine by Davis Family Vineyards, VOLO Chocolates, unique holiday gifts and live music.

Reserve now for this totally fun holiday party and shopping opportunity where you can peruse our self-care boutique, purchase gift cards and receive complimentary treatments. Evening delights include a heart and soul warming Cedar Enzyme Footbath while viewing a fire dance performance, mini-massages or facials and raffle prizes totaling over $1,000!

As our gift to you, $25 will be credited toward your Gift Card or Retail purchases that evening over $200.

Join us for this very special evening to gather in the warm energy space of our dear friends and lovely staff.

Forest Bathing – Spa Meditation Retreat

Forest Bathing at Osmosis

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 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.

Autumn Equinox Sound Healing Ceremony

autumn equinox at osmosis day spa

Back by Popular Demand! EnChanted will guide us into this experience of equal day and night and mark the crossing over to Fall.

Our quarterly gatherings have become a seasonal touchstone for our community. A bonding time for friends and neighbors when we connect with the special healing energy at Osmosis that has been cultivated on this land for over 30 years. A channel for healing and reckoning with spirit. Our sound ceremonies tap into the rhythm between sound and silence. With the sound of angelic vocals, we will welcome the coming of darker days ahead.

Become EnChanted and enter into a world of sound that is meditative, empowering and transformative. Alyx Autuori and Kiranjot Kaur both former members of the vocal trio Copper Wimmin have been singing together since they were 12 years old and share a belief in the healing power of music and the human voice.

Afterward, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience in a Cedar Enzyme Footbath. The Cedar Enzyme Footbath immediately following the event is $15 with very limited tickets available.

Entry fee of $15 can be applied to any same day service.

We look forward to seeing you in ceremony and celebration of Autumn in the tranquil gardens.


Alyx Autuori sang German folk songs in three-part harmony as a child with her parents. From this place, she developed a deep love for harmonizing and blending vocally with others. She sang in many choirs and was a founding member of the a capella trio Copper Wimmin. She has worked in hospice and in hospitals providing therapeutic music. She sings every day with her children and husband and finds this practice to be nourishing and uplifting for the whole family. Alyx uses songwriting as a multi-dimensional healing process and believes that humans singing together can regenerate and transform the world.

Kiranjot Kaur is a Sebastopol native, and internationally recognized musician and teacher. Coming from a long family line of creatives, she first received her degree in fine arts from California College of the Arts and was a founding member of the music group Copper Wimmin. They were featured on Amy Goodmans NPR program Democracy Now and their song Bleeding Rivers was featured on the Showtime television series The L Word. In 2006 Kiranjot refocused her career around classical Indian music and spent five years living and studying under the guidance of her beloved teacher Ustad Narindar Singh in Amritsar, India. Kundalini Yoga has been an integral part of her life since age 14 and she discovered that her favorite thing in this world is using her voice as a call to stillness and healing by leading groups in meditation with mantras.

 

Honoring the Living Earth – Spa and Meditation Retreat

Chris Fortin Meditation Retreat at Osmosis

This rejuvenating day combines the best elements of spa and meditation. Participants will pause and sit down on this bountiful earth in the peacefulness of the Osmosis meditation garden, cultivating presence and awareness of body heart and mind. This meditation retreat is a well crafted day weaving meditation, spa experiences, connection and quiet time in nature in our 6-acre sanctuary of secluded creekside meditation gardens.

The program includes sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, a cedar enzyme foot-bath, a customized 75-minute massage, organic lunch prepared by Fork Roadhouse, time for quiet reflection and conversation around how to continue the practice in our daily lives.

Chris Fortin is a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of SFZC’s Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is guiding teacher of Sonoma County’s Lotus Sangha and Dharma Heart Zen (dharmaheartzen.com) and a senior teacher in the Everyday Zen Foundation. Her commitment is to cultivating kindness and compassion in our everyday lives. 

Tickets for the morning Dharma Talk only $25. Limited space available.