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Tools for Cleansing Wellness Workshop

Please join us in this day-long, Springtime retreat in an exploration of tools useful in cleansing the body.

According to Chinese Five Element Theory, Spring is the season best suited for cleansing. This is a time when our Liver Chi, responsible for detoxifying the body, is strongest.

Included in this retreat:

  • Qigong practices to clear and cleanse
  • Presentation of herbs, essential oils and food to cleanse the body
  • Skills in dry brush and lymphatic self-massage to cleanse and detoxify
  • Skills in self-acupressure to cleanse and purge
  • Cedar-Enzyme Footbath and 75-minute Swedish-Esalen massage to relax and unwind
  • Healthy Organic farm-to-table lunch
All Inclusive: Morning Session, Organic Lunch & Spa Treatment $239

Raizelah Bayen, Spa Services Manager Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has over 25 years in the field of massage, and over 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor. 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.

Spring Equinox Sound Healing Ceremony

A special team of healers and musicians are gathering to hold sacred space on the Spring Equinox to pray on our symbolic seeds, prepare the soil and work the ground of our visions and dreams – harvested from the fruits of winters rejuvenation and introspection.

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.

Please RSVP. Tickets to the Cedar Enzyme Footbath with Sound Therapy immediately following this event are also available through the following link.

Tools for Building Chi Wellness Retreat

Are you feeling burned out? Stretched too thin? Over-scheduled or depleted? Most people are putting out far more energy in our fast-paced world than renewing energy which creates a chronic state of exhaustion and burn out.
In this day-long wellness retreat, you will have the opportunity to take time to nurture yourself. You will learn a variety of self-help tools to integrate into your daily routine to build your energy and restore abundant Chi.

Included in the day-long wellness retreat:

  • QiGong Do-In practice to nourish Chi, lifeforce energy
  • Breath awareness and meditation practices that restore balanced energy
  • Presentation of essential oils, herbs, and foods that nurture Chi
  • Self-acupressure techniques to build Chi
  • Cedar Enzyme Footbath and 75-minute Swedish-Esalen massage to relax and renew
  • Healthy farm-to-table lunch

Space is limited! Reserve Early!

All Inclusive: workshop, Organic Lunch & Spa Treatment $239

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Raizelah Bayen, Spa Services Manager Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Director of Training and the Massage Therapist Supervisor at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has over 25 years in the field of massage, and over 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor. 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 training or workshop with Raizelah, please contact her at raizelah@osmosis.com.

Top 5 Benefits of the Cedar Enzyme Bath at Osmosis Day Spa

Osmosis Cedar Enzyme Bath

Over 30 years serving West Sonoma County, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary’s Cedar Enzyme Bath continues to remain a favorite among many. Do you ever wonder why people continue to come back, again and again, to get buried up to their neck in cedar and rice bran? Osmosis guests have reported experiencing a wide range of wellness and health benefits over the years. The following are the top five most celebrated.

Reduced Tension and Stress

For centuries, heat has been used as a simple and effective way to manage tension and stress. Upon entering the bath you will quickly feel the warmth that is generated by biological fermentation, mimicking your body’s’ own natural metabolic processes. You may perspire, as you feel this extraordinary heat radiate through your body helping your muscle fibers to loosen and relax while reducing muscle tension and pain.

Breaks Down Lactic Acid in Sore Muscles

Overworked muscles and a buildup of lactic acid are what causes the pain associated with exercising. Heat helps your muscles to relax and encourages blood flow to the area which can reduce pain. Increasing blood flow to sore muscles helps in eliminating lactic acid waste buildup which contributes to pain.

Beautifies the Skin

Cedar Enzyme Bath

Rice bran, a key ingredient in the Cedar Enzyme Bath, is high in enzymes and has a wonderful deep-moisturizing capability. This is due in part to its combination of vitamin E and fatty acids. Vitamin E improves the functioning of the endocrine system by balancing the release of hormones in the body. Beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A, is also found in rice bran in significant amounts, which promotes the health and vitality of your skin. Rice bran also adds revitalizing nutrients to your body’s largest and most sensitive organ.

Detoxification and Improved Digestion

The tea and bath work together to metabolize waste, cleanse organs and facilitate absorption of nutrients. Enzymes are the catalytic force in all change in the living tissue. They are mostly known to help digestion, but they also conduct a whole symphony of functions from the exchange of oxygen from the lining of the lungs into the bloodstream and the whole movement of energy through your nervous system.

Improved Circulation

Heat causes the blood vessels to dilate, which increases blood flow and removes toxins from cells. Increased blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to the area. The bath dilates the cardiovascular system and increases blood flow to even the smallest capillaries.

If you have not experienced the Cedar Enzyme Bath for yourself, it is time to book a visit now! You can improve your health as well as your skin while reducing overall stress. Doesn’t get much better than that. This unique experience is also a great way to prepare your body for a relaxing massage. Osmosis Day Spa offers numerous packages to take advantage of the full experience! Convenient online booking can be found at the following link www.osmosis.com

 

Rumi’s Caravan – Benefit Concert for 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 Violinist Cynthia Albers, flutist Lars Johannesson and percussionist Tobias Roberson ( see their following bios.) Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.

Wine and Cheese reception – Wine donated by Sonoma Coast VineyardsSonoma Coast Vineyards

Performance by Rumi’s Caravan

Musician Bios:

Cynthia Albers violinistCynthia Albers (violin, viola) has performed as a violinist and violist across the USA, Europe and China. Inspired by a wealth of outstanding teachers and musical partnerships, her work has ranged from recording at Skywalker Ranch with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to performing Mozart Quartets on the Great Wall of China. A decade of summers were dedicated to playing music, from folk to classical, on the beaches of the Rogue and Klamath rivers, for white water rafting adventures. Locally, Ms. Albers is known for developing the strings program at the Sebastopol independent Charter School, and is a former director of the Summerfild Waldorf High School orchestra.

Lars Johannesson flutistLars Johannesson was born in a Swedish family and has lived in Liberia, Sweden, Holland and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lars studied modern and Baroque flute at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland. He teaches and performs with numerous local and Bay Area ensembles and orchestras, and loves playing Irish and Swedish folk music as a diversion from the ‘classical’ repertoire.

 

tobias roberson percussionist

Tobias Roberson is known for his innovative style and improvisational ability on the Middle Eastern Doumbek and Flamenco Cajon.  Performing and teaching for 15 years, he has collaboratedwith many artists including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, eastern European vocal Kitka, body percussionist Keith Terry and top belly dance stars including Rachel Brice & The Indigo and Fat Chance Belly Dance.  He is a featured artist on more than 20 CDs and DVDs spanning many genres. Tobias’ love of music has taken him to many corners of the earth including Egypt, Turkey, Greece and 4 1/2 years in Mysore, India. There, he studied classical Carnatic music on violin, veena and voice with local musicians and yogic lifestyle, philosophy and Sanskrit under Dr. K.L.S. Shankaranarayana Jois.