Posts Tagged ‘self help workshop’

Adrenal Reset – Spa Vitality Retreat

Mary Sheila Occidental Nutrition

Have you heard the term Adrenal Fatigue and been curious about what that really means? Do you wonder if your adrenals are tired and fatigued from years of burning the candle at both ends? Are ready to reclaim your health, gain energy, lose weight and sleep better; so you can look and feel your best!

Adrenal Fatigue can show up in many forms, including:

  • A depressed immune system
  • Low energy
  • Weight Gain
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Cravings
  • Difficulty sleeping

If you have been struggling with any of these conditions and want to take your health into your own hands, join us and gain insight on how food meets physiology. Learn how your adrenals work and discover a holistic approach to nourish them.

Your body is constantly trying to find balance. Make sure you are giving it what it needs to achieve optimal health and feel vital again! It is time to nourish your adrenals – Your own personal first responders!

This full-day retreat includes a 3-hour self-help workshop, rejuvenating cedar enzyme footbath, relaxing massage and a delicious lunch prepared by Fork Roadhouse.


 

 Mary Sheila holds a clinical focus on supporting clients restore metabolic balance, helping them prevent diabetes, regulate their mood, stabilize body weight, and support and restore optimal digestion. With a background in Holistic Nutrition, Clinical Ayurveda, Adrenal Support and Amino Acid Therapy, Mary Sheila’s approach combines these modalities to create a unique supportive experience for her clients and class participants. Her way of bringing nutrition alive, simplifying complex concepts and showing how food meets physiology leads her clients to consistently successful outcomes. She also teaches at Bauman College and maintains a private practice, Occidental Nutrition.

Yin and Yang and Sexual Vitality

yin and yang workshop

The strength of Yin and Yang energies and our Jing or Essence in Chinese theory, is the Vitality we receive at the time of our conception and is expressed throughout our lives at different times. 

This class will look at how we can positively influence that Vitality and support our sexual health through Daoist thought and what we’ve learned in today’s health sciences. Dennis will share his knowledge on a number of foods, supplements, herbs and activities to cultivate improved sexual health. The goal is to achieve more strength and satisfaction with your body and it’s ability to give and receive. 

Topics Include (but not limited to):

  • Chinese, Daoist and Western theories on sexual health and aging. 
  • An assessment of where we are today, based on Chinese and Western concepts of mental, social, biological and sexual markers. 
  • Practices for re-stoking the fires of today and tomorrow.
    • What tangible exercises are available for men to support their vitality and deepening of connection?
    • How can women approach today’s challenges while preparing for tomorrow?
  • Break down of both the male and female cycles of sexual development, influences, maintenance, patterns of disharmonies as well as theories and strategies for optimizing sexual health.

Sign up for an All-Day Vitality Boosting Retreat including a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Presentation!

Dennis W. von Elgg is a California State Licensed Acupuncturist. He is also a Diplomate of Acupuncture recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dennis earned his Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. He has traveled to Sichuan Province in China, working and studying at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. Practicing in the inpatient and outpatient departments of the hospital, Dennis worked in a wide variety of areas including pain management, respiratory, GI and liver disorders, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, age related illnesses and reproductive health.

Since 2002 Dennis has been a professor at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley where he has taught topics on herbology, herbal formulas, diagnosis, acupuncture therapy, modern disease, tongue and pulse diagnosis, and more. Dennis also periodically presents lectures to students and fellow acupuncturists.

He is a frequent guest lecturer at UC Berkeley in the Integrative Biology Department. He brings together a large volume of Chinese Medicine and health topics to students which he thoroughly enjoys, echoed by the testimonials from his students.

Potent Methods for Deep Sleep – Spa Vitality Retreat

deep sleep spa wellness workshop

To fit everything into our busy lives, we often sacrifice sleep.  Too often, we feel over-scheduled or over-stimulated, making it difficult for our nervous system to wind down and our minds to calm for sleep.  Adequate sleep is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle and can affect both mental and physical health. It is vital to our well-being!

Join us in this dreamy workshop where you will learn a variety of self-help tools for helping you to fall asleep and to sleep more deeply.

  • Body and breath awareness practices
  • Herbs and essential oils to calm the mind
  • Acupressure points to help you sleep deeply
  • Meditation techniques to prepare for sleep
  • Self-massage techniques for deeper relaxation
This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!

“Sleep is the most important meditation, not for nirvana, but for survival!”  — The Dalai Lama

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally qualified in aromatherapy, herbology and acupressure. 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 workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.

Effective Stress Reduction Techniques – Spa Vitality Retreat

stress relief workshop at Osmosis

It is no secret that stress is abundant in our modern day culture. While the human body is capable of adapting to and performing under stressful conditions, the truth is that chronic stress takes its toll on our health and wellbeing. 

This full-day spa retreat will delve into practical holistic approaches to self-care for stress management. You will walk away with skills in releasing tension from the body, calming the nervous system and transforming your response to stress while enhancing your well being. 

Topics Include:

  • Meditation Practices for Centering
  • Techniques in Chinese Self-Massage for Clearing and Calming Tension
  • Application of Essential Oils to Relax the Nervous System
  • Self-Acupressure Points to Restore Balance
  • Adaptogenic Herbs to help the Bodymind Recover from Stress

Ready to De-Stress? Please Join Us!

This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally certified in acupressure, herbology and aromatherapy. 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 workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.