Posts Tagged ‘Life Opens Up’

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, unique holiday gifts and live jazz music by The Gypsy Trio.

Reserve now for this totally fun holiday party and shopping opportunity. 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 and raffle prizes totaling over $1,000!

Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Teriyaki Meatballs
  • Thai Lettuce Cups with chicken and chili
  • Smoked Beet Hummus Stuffed Cucumbers with avocado
  • Ricotta Toast with sauteed garlicky broccolini & preserved meyer lemon
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Galette
  • Polenta Bites with wild mushrooms & smoked gouda

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.

Buy Your Tickets Early as this Always SELLS OUT!!

Thirty Years in Freestone Celebration

osmosis opening day 1985

Join us to celebrate 30 years in Freestone and hear and see the story of this special place!

Osmosis opened for business in Freestone on November 11, 1989. It has been a magical date for us in many ways!

Please join us for a guest appreciation celebration and Green Spa Mixer! Included in this festive evening will be good company, a wonderful spread of food provided by Goatlandia and wine compliments of Woodenhead Vineyards.

Be the first to receive the healing vibes of our NEW mini massage spot treatments, see the premiere of the 3 minute Osmosis 11/11 anniversary video and soak your feet in a healing Cedar Enzyme Footbath.

Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Crab Cakes with remoulade, dill and lemon
  • Butternut Squash Puree Crostini with cream cheese and sage
  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Moroccon Spiced Roasted Peppers on Crostini with pine nuts and pickled raisins
  • Deviled Potatoes
  • Tempeh Pate on Toast with smoked onion marmalade

Tickets are $25. All proceeds will be applied to provide massages to members of Veteran’s Path.

 

Horticultural Garden Tour

horticultural garden tour at osmosis

A 1.5 hour-long guided tour of the Osmosis Kyoto-style Meditation garden will be conducted by Osmosis founder Michael Stusser and tree pruning expert Michael Alliger. This garden makes extensive use of stone, water and deer resistant plants to express the tranquil feeling of a Japanese style design.

Visitors will be treated to an in-depth look at the underlying Zen themes built into the rock arrangements and pond layout, as well as information about the planting themes and plant materials. The garden has been built over a period of many years and was designed by the preeminent landscape designer, Robert Ketchell, of Britain.

Tour followed by Cedar Enzyme Footbaths, tea and snacks.

Admission: $25. Book a service for that day and get $20 off any service. Space is limited to 14, make your reservations in advance.

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.

A Benefit for Ceres Community Project with BrightSide Blue

BrightSideBlue

Join us in the Osmosis Meditation Garden for an unforgettable, heart and soul filled performance. All proceeds will benefit the Ceres Community Project.

The evening begins with a cheese and wine reception on the front garden at Osmosis. An exquisite farm to table dinner will be prepared and served by the Ceres Community Project. CERES is a local non-profit teaching teens to cook while providing wholesome prepared food to families facing life-threatening illnesses. After dinner, guests will be ushered into the outdoor theater for the performance.

The Performance

BrightSide Blue is a duo from Nevada City that combines heart and soul filled vocals with virtuosic guitar-work to create brilliantly colored musical portraits. Ananda and Lindsay carry a powerful yet sensitive approach to their songwriting and performances, leaving audiences smiling and spellbound. 

“This love story has a soundtrack.”  Lindsay Bellows and Ananda Vaughan have found the perfect complements in each other: Lindsay is a soulful songbird, who soars and dives over the lush textures of Ananda’s musical landscapes. Equal parts groove and melody, their songs keep audiences delightfully engaged — tapping feet, singing along, and basking in the love for life that radiates from this couple.

Ananda trained for many years as a jazz guitarist and has found inspiration in other guitar masters from rock, folk and world music. Lindsay grew up with pop and R&B music, and studied the influencers of her childhood idols — the soul and blues singers of the mid 20th century. The pair brings together the best of all these genres to create a sound that is authentically and uniquely their own.

BrightSide Blue has just released their latest EP, BETWEEN WORLDS. Their debut EP “Two Hearts, One Take” was released in Spring 2017.  

Tickets are all-inclusive with dinner from Ceres Community Project, Wine, and Cedar EnzymeFootbaths.

Menu

  • Moroccan Chicken with green olives, dates, orange, and preserved lemon
  • Mushroom White Bean Cassoulet
  • Roasted Red Pepper Polenta
  • Kale and Cabbage Slaw with carrots, toasted sunflower, and sesame seeds and maple tahini dressing
  • Local Bread Basket, Strauss butter
  • Local Berry Crisp with Straus vanilla whipped cream

Itinerary

6 pm – Dinner catered by Ceres Community Project with wine by Davis Family Vineyards

7 pm – Performance by BrightSide Blue

8 pm – Dessert and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths

 

The Ceres Community Project creates health for people, communities and the planet through love, healing food and empowering the next generation.

♥ Supporting individuals dealing with serious illness with free and low-cost, delivered and nutrient-rich prepared meals, nutrition education, and a community of caring.

♥ Involving young people as volunteer gardeners and chefs, giving them direct, hands-on experience of the difference that fresh, healthy foods and community make, and of their own capacity to contribute.

♥ Educating the broader community, including health professionals, about the connection between fresh, healthy food, strong social networks, healing and wellness.

♥ Connecting people of all ages and from all walks of life to one another, and to their value as an integral part of the community.

Davis Family Vineyards