Posts Tagged ‘healthy events sebastopol’

Rumi’s Caravan – A Benefit for The Center for Climate Protection

A Benefit for The Center for Climate Protection

Join us for an evening of live poetry and music performed in the ecstatic tradition, celebrating the art of Rumi, Hafiz, and other mystic poets in our enchanting Japanese Meditation Garden.

Rumi’s Caravan is an all-volunteer ensemble, and 100 percent of net proceeds will be donated to The Center for Climate Protection. For over fifteen years Rumi’s Caravan has been part of a growing international renaissance of interest in poetry learned and shared by heart. In this small way they hope to contribute to the restoration of the wholeness of the world.

Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson and Doug von Koss accompanied by harpist Christine Tulis. Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.

6:30 pm – Wine and Cheese reception

                   Wine donated by Bohéme Vineyards

boheme wines7:15 pm – Performance by Rumi’s Caravan

Qi Gong Retreat with Cherie Goodwin Lippard

Join Cherie Goodwin Lippard for a beautiful morning retreat exploring the subtle field of qi all around

us and within us through gentle qigong movements to benefit all aspects of
ourselves, in the exquisite serenity of the meditation garden.
We will begin with a silent meditation, slowly moving into physical movements
that are foundational practices for whole body health and well being based on a
medical form of qigong. This will be led by Cherie Goodwin Lippard who has
been teaching locally for many years and works directly with a master teacher
in mainland China who was a healer and teacher at a medicine-less hospital.
These practices will be followed by a nourishing, local organic box lunch catered by Fork restaurant.
There is an option to continue add a Cedar Enzyme Foot bath, a 75-minute massage or facial, and sound therapy in the hammocks–a complete healing experience of the body, mind, and spirit!

Qi Gong and lunch: $40

All inclusive: $179

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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.

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.

June 2015 Local’s Night–Japanese Heritage Edition

Join us in honoring and celebrating

our Japanese roots at our June Local’s Night! 

Wednesday June 17th, 6pm to 8:30pm

Osmosis has deep roots in Japan. It was while studying both Zen meditation and traditional Japanese gardening practices that Osmosis founder, Michael Stusser, discovered the Cedar Enzyme Bath. This traditional Japanese bathing ritual offered Michael relief from his painful experience of sciatica and he found it immensely rejuvenating. After returning to the U.S. he began prototyping a small Cedar Enzyme Bath on a friend’s ranch in Sebastopol, utilizing a small building he constructed using lumber recycled from a chicken coop and diligently seeking out local wood species. Michael’s vision was to bring not only this traditional Japanese healing modality to the U.S., but also to create a space that fostered meditation and mindfulness. 30 years later, that vision has manifested and Osmosis serves as a sanctuary for vitality, healing, and equanimity. Osmosis is 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. We look forward to celebrating this heritage with you at our next Local’s Night and for another 30 years. 

Enjoy Sushi, Sake, and Tea.

Relax in a Cedar Enzyme Footbath while watching a stunningly elegant Japanese sword demonstration in the Zen garden.

RSVP Required (Reserve soon). $20 Admission!