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Autumn Equinox Sound Healing Ceremony

autumn equinox at osmosis day spa

Back by Popular Demand! EnChanted will guide us into this experience of equal day and night and mark the crossing over to Fall.

Our quarterly gatherings have become a seasonal touchstone for our community. A bonding time for friends and neighbors when we connect with the special healing energy at Osmosis that has been cultivated on this land for over 30 years. A channel for healing and reckoning with spirit. Our sound ceremonies tap into the rhythm between sound and silence. With the sound of angelic vocals, we will welcome the coming of darker days ahead.

Become EnChanted and enter into a world of sound that is meditative, empowering and transformative. Alyx Autuori and Kiranjot Kaur both former members of the vocal trio Copper Wimmin have been singing together since they were 12 years old and share a belief in the healing power of music and the human voice.

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.

Entry fee of $15 can be applied to any same day service.

We look forward to seeing you in ceremony and celebration of Autumn in the tranquil gardens.


Alyx Autuori sang German folk songs in three-part harmony as a child with her parents. From this place, she developed a deep love for harmonizing and blending vocally with others. She sang in many choirs and was a founding member of the a capella trio Copper Wimmin. She has worked in hospice and in hospitals providing therapeutic music. She sings every day with her children and husband and finds this practice to be nourishing and uplifting for the whole family. Alyx uses songwriting as a multi-dimensional healing process and believes that humans singing together can regenerate and transform the world.

Kiranjot Kaur is a Sebastopol native, and internationally recognized musician and teacher. Coming from a long family line of creatives, she first received her degree in fine arts from California College of the Arts and was a founding member of the music group Copper Wimmin. They were featured on Amy Goodmans NPR program Democracy Now and their song Bleeding Rivers was featured on the Showtime television series The L Word. In 2006 Kiranjot refocused her career around classical Indian music and spent five years living and studying under the guidance of her beloved teacher Ustad Narindar Singh in Amritsar, India. Kundalini Yoga has been an integral part of her life since age 14 and she discovered that her favorite thing in this world is using her voice as a call to stillness and healing by leading groups in meditation with mantras.

 

A Benefit for Ceres Community Project with BrightSide Blue

BrightSideBlue

Join us in the Osmosis Meditation Garden for an unforgettable, heart and soul filled performance. All proceeds will benefit the Ceres Community Project.

The evening begins with a cheese and wine reception on the front garden at Osmosis. An exquisite farm to table dinner will be prepared and served by the Ceres Community Project. CERES is a local non-profit teaching teens to cook while providing wholesome prepared food to families facing life-threatening illnesses. After dinner, guests will be ushered into the outdoor theater for the performance.

The Performance

BrightSide Blue is a duo from Nevada City that combines heart and soul filled vocals with virtuosic guitar-work to create brilliantly colored musical portraits. Ananda and Lindsay carry a powerful yet sensitive approach to their songwriting and performances, leaving audiences smiling and spellbound. 

“This love story has a soundtrack.”  Lindsay Bellows and Ananda Vaughan have found the perfect complements in each other: Lindsay is a soulful songbird, who soars and dives over the lush textures of Ananda’s musical landscapes. Equal parts groove and melody, their songs keep audiences delightfully engaged — tapping feet, singing along, and basking in the love for life that radiates from this couple.

Ananda trained for many years as a jazz guitarist and has found inspiration in other guitar masters from rock, folk and world music. Lindsay grew up with pop and R&B music, and studied the influencers of her childhood idols — the soul and blues singers of the mid 20th century. The pair brings together the best of all these genres to create a sound that is authentically and uniquely their own.

BrightSide Blue has just released their latest EP, BETWEEN WORLDS. Their debut EP “Two Hearts, One Take” was released in Spring 2017.  

Tickets are all-inclusive with dinner from Ceres Community Project, Wine, and Cedar EnzymeFootbaths.

Menu

  • Moroccan Chicken with green olives, dates, orange, and preserved lemon
  • Mushroom White Bean Cassoulet
  • Roasted Red Pepper Polenta
  • Kale and Cabbage Slaw with carrots, toasted sunflower, and sesame seeds and maple tahini dressing
  • Local Bread Basket, Strauss butter
  • Local Berry Crisp with Straus vanilla whipped cream

Itinerary

6 pm – Dinner catered by Ceres Community Project with wine by Davis Family Vineyards

7 pm – Performance by BrightSide Blue

8 pm – Dessert and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths

 

The Ceres Community Project creates health for people, communities and the planet through love, healing food and empowering the next generation.

♥ Supporting individuals dealing with serious illness with free and low-cost, delivered and nutrient-rich prepared meals, nutrition education, and a community of caring.

♥ Involving young people as volunteer gardeners and chefs, giving them direct, hands-on experience of the difference that fresh, healthy foods and community make, and of their own capacity to contribute.

♥ Educating the broader community, including health professionals, about the connection between fresh, healthy food, strong social networks, healing and wellness.

♥ Connecting people of all ages and from all walks of life to one another, and to their value as an integral part of the community.

Davis Family Vineyards

Calming BodyMind – Spa Vitality Retreat

Tension Release Spa Wellness Workshop
In the beauty and quietude of the Zen meditation gardens at Osmosis, you will learn a variety of techniques to release chronic or acute tension from the body and mind, including:
  • Meditation practices to calm the mind
  • Gentle stretch and easeful yoga to relieve tension
  • Self-massage techniques to relax the body and mind
  • Acupressure points specific stress release
  • Herbs and essential oils to support your unwinding

This full-day retreat includes a 4-hour self-help workshop, rejuvenating Cedar Enzyme Footbath, relaxing massage and a delicious lunch prepared by Fork Roadhouse.

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.

 

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.

5 ways to relax in Sonoma County this Summer!

Couple at lunch in Osmosis garden

Summer. A time for being in nature. For fresh air. When our skin gets to feel the warm sun, lie in the cleansing sand. The season designated for relaxation. So what are the best ways to relax in Sonoma County this summer? Luckily for us, this beautiful part of the country offers majestic natural landscapes that make for wonderful getaways–that time in nature is so important to our physical, mental, and emotional restoration! Here are our top five ways to enjoy Osmosis during the season of abundance.

  1. Massage in the Pagodas. Take a stroll down the wooded paths to a private pagoda and enjoy the songs of nature as you treat your muscles, your skin, and your mind, to some healing kneading.
  2. Hammocks! Need we say more? Sway in the soft breeze along Salmon Creek and rock yourself into a blissful summer dream.
  3. Lunch in the forest. Taste the bounty of local Sonoma County farms while enjoying a fresh, local meal prepared by Fork Roadhouse. Get lost in the views from our eating areas tucked away among the trees.
  4. Summer Skin Care. Let one of our expert estheticians rejuvenate you face, heal sun damage, and hydrate your skin–leaving you looking and feeling your best.
  5. The gardens! Soak up some rays or relax in the shade. Let your mind wander as you watch the coy fish meander through the Heart Mind Pond. Take a deep breath. This is what summer is all about.