Deepen your connection to your body and the natural world through healing qigong.
Join Cherie Goodwin Lippard for a nurturing day retreat in the exquisite meditation garden exploring the subtle field of chi all around us and within us, through gentle qigong movements to benefit your whole body, heart and mind.
We will begin with a short meditation, moving into gentle physical movements that are foundational practices for the health and well being of the whole body based on a medical form of qigong. These practices will be followed by a nourishing organic box lunch catered by Fork Restaurant. After lunch, a healing Cedar Enzyme Footbath and your choice of a luxurious 75-minute massage or organic facial followed by a sound therapy session in our field of hammocks.
The qigong is a perfect way to open the body to receive all the healing more deeply and profoundly. A retreat day dedicated to deep nourishment!
Space is limited to 10, make your reservations in advance.
Cherie Goodwin Lippard has been teaching locally for many years and works directly with Master Ning, a master teacher in mainland China who was a healer and teacher at the well known medicine-less hospital in China. She also went through teacher training with Master Mingtong Gu and became a certified teacher which compliments her study of Chinese medicine and work as an acupressure massage therapist.
Are you feeling stressed? Recovering from trauma or loss? Does your nervous system feel upset by recent occurrences or frazzled by ongoing pressures? Or might you feel agitated by Holiday expectations?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, this workshop will provide support for you. In this full-day retreat, you will learn self-care tools for managing acute or ongoing stress, releasing tension from the body, calming the nervous system, and nurturing a feeling of well-being. You will learn:
- Meditation Practices for Centering
- Techniques in Chinese Self-Massage for Clearing and Calming Tension
- Gentle Yoga Stretches to Quiet the Bodymind
- Application of Essential Oils to Relax the Nervous System
- Self-acupressure Points to Restore Balance
- Adaptogenic Herbs to help the Bodymind Recover from Stress
This day includes a Cedar Enzyme Foot Bath, a 75-min Swedish Massage or Facial, and an Organic Farm-to-Table Lunch.
Raizelah Bayen is a California Certified Massage Therapist, currently employed as the Director of Training and Massage Therapist Supervisor at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone, California. She has been practicing massage for over 25 years and teaching T’ui Na, Acupressure, Sports and Pregnancy Massage in massage certification programs for 15 years. Raizelah is an approved CEU Instructor by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), offering training in Freestone, California and on-site training at your massage school or spa. For more information, connect with Raizelah Bayen on LinkedIn.
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 water shed, in 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. Afterwards, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience with sound therapy in an Enzyme Footbath.
This Winter Solstice Sound Healing Ceremony is a free event. Please RSVP here. The Cedar Enzyme Footbath with Sound Therapy immediately following this event is currently sold out.
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: $199.00
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
About This Spa Meditation Retreat
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 quite time in nature in the sanctuary of our 6-acres of secluded creekside meditation gardens.
What to Expect
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 around how to continue practice in our daily lives.
Chris Fortin is a Soto Zen teacher and a licensed MFT psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor. She began practicing Buddhism in 1976 while living at the San Francisco Zen Center. After many years of practice she received Dharma Transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer of Everyday Zen, in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She began her private counseling practice in 1985, integrating psychotherapy and spirituality.