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Qigong Spa Meditation Retreat

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.

Horticultural Garden Tour

Join us in a 1.5 hour-long guided tour of the Osmosis Kyoto-style Meditation Garden conducted by Osmosis founder Michael Stusser and tree pruning expert Michael Alliger.
Receive 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.
Tour followed by Cedar Enzyme Footbaths, tea and snacks.

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

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. Afterward, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience in a Cedar Enzyme Footbath.

The Cedar Enzyme Footbath immediately following the event is $15 with very limited tickets available.

Complimentary refreshments including non-dairy hot cocoa will be served following the event with time for meet and greet on the front porch.

Entry fee of $10 can be applied to any same day service.

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.