Posts Tagged ‘Spa Vitality Retreat’

Tools for Building Immunity

Immunity Retreat
Join us for this nurturing seasonal vitality retreat.

Do you find that you are more likely to catch a cold during the winter? Does stress tend to make you more vulnerable during the changing seasons? Our bodies work hard to adapt to daily stressors and if we do not take care of ourselves, the changing seasons can take us down.

Discover and practice how to build your immunity through easy self-help techniques while increasing immune function and relaxing your nervous system.

Included in this day-long experience:

  • Learn simple Qigong Do-In practices to manage stress
  • Experience essential oils, herbs and foods to strengthen the immune system
  • Receive self-massage techniques, including lymphatic self-massage and self-acupressure to increase immune functioning
  • Enjoy a warming Cedar Enzyme Footbath
  • Relax and unwind during a 75-minute Swedish massage
  • Savor a healthy farm-to-table lunch for deep nourishment

This experience is particularly beneficial for those wanting to increase vitality and well-being. These tools are helpful for everyone who wants to stay healthy or regain vital health.

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

Space is Limited! Reserve Early!

Raizelah 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

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.

QiGong Spa Meditation Retreat


SOLD OUT!! Please join our waitlist and we will let you know if a spot opens up.

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!

This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!
Space is limited to 10, make your reservations in advance.

cheryl lappard qigongCherie 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.