Celebrate the new season with the captivating sounds of Copper Wimmin in the Osmosis Meditation Garden. Come for a morning of heart-opening, original music by this incredibly talented trio. Be guided in a meditation and Indian Note Singing, and then allow yourself to blossom into your heart space as you are serenaded with sweet harmonies, rhythmic vocal tapestries, and loving affirmations.
This Equinox celebration will be held in the serene Gardens of Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, located along the bank of Salmon Creek. Please come and feel your spirit lifted within the company of friends and neighbors.
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 35 years. A channel for healing and reckoning with spirit, our sound ceremonies tap into the rhythm between sound and silence.
3-Part Harmony to Soothe All Souls
Conjuring high potency feminine power, Copper Wimmin invite you into a transformational experience. Like the three fates weaving us into existence, Copper Wimmin’s intricate vocal tapestries remind us of the time when all was sacred. You will be invited to breathe, pray, honor yourself, and join your voice in the celestial chorus.
Alyx, Kiranjot, and Sophia have been singing together since they were 12 years old. They were featured on Amy Goodman’s NPR program, Democracy Now, and were the recipients of the 2006 Isadora Duncan Dance award for best musical score. Their song “Bleeding Rivers” was featured on the Showtime television series “The L Word.” Copper Wimmin released their latest singles, “Heart Full of Flowers” in 2022, and “Zeba” in 2023.
Jennifer Berezan is a visionary artist, activist and producer. Her work expands artistic boundaries, blurring the distinctions between musical styles, activism, and spirituality. She makes music that changes how we experience ourselves and the world. She will be joined by renowned singer, Chris Webster. Join us for an evening of gorgeous harmony, uplifting and heart-opening songs, and joyful guitar and percussion grooves. Concert will be held in the beautiful Osmosis Meditation Garden.
Wine and cheese reception on the front lawn starting at 6:00 pm.
Cedar Enzyme Footbaths are included with ticket purchase and available before and after the concert.
Join Sahar Pinkham and William Florian in the Osmosis Meditation Garden for an uplifting morning of music, song and meditations to celebrate summer solstice. Enjoy the sounds of tabla, tambura, guitar and voice. Sahar is known to bring forth reverence and mirth with his exceptional talent as a musician, muse and beloved teacher of drumming in Sebastopol.
This Solstice celebration will be held in the magical Osmosis Meditation Garden on the bank of Salmon Creek. This longest day of the year will be alive with bird song, koi swimming and possibly some sun! Please come and feel your spirit lifted within the company of friends and neighbors.
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.
Usually, when you think about getting a facial, you think about the benefit to your skin. It cleanses the pores, helps reduce wrinkles and swelling, and can give you that extra hydration boost you need. But have you ever considered how a facial can affect your immunity, release tension and lower stress levels?
Our face is the part of ourselves from which we meet the world. We both express and protect ourselves through the structures of our face. It is home to almost 20 different surface muscles that control our expressions and help us communicate. These muscles hold tension from daily stress, whether it be in the forehead, jaw or around the mouth. When these muscles are massaged in a therapeutic way, this tension is released, and your face is able to let go of the stress it has been carrying.
Our face is also where we bring in air and food, and thus is where the majority of germs are able to enter our system. This makes our face a major player in our immune system, and it is home to dozens of lymph nodes and white blood cells. These lymph nodes, along with their associated vessels, are not only important players in our immune system, but also help to filter and clean our blood and fluids.
When our skin and muscles are touched and massaged, our parasympathetic nervous system is activated. This is the part of our nervous system that stimulates our digestive system, causes us to release hormones that relax the mind and body, and induces a state of peaceful awareness. It is one of the reasons that human touch feels so relaxing to us ‒ our body literally reacts by shifting toward a restful state.
We can also look at the face from an eastern, Chinese medicine perspective. Our face is home to many acupressure points ‒ almost every single meridian in the body starts or ends somewhere in our face or on our head. Stimulating these points can create a wide variety of effects, from clearing the sinuses, to getting rid of a headache, to calming the mind.
In addition to addressing the above, we also include aromatherapy as a part of our facial experience. The different scents can trigger a variety of emotional and physical responses ‒ such as an elevated mood, a clear and focused mental state, and release of tension.
All of these systems ‒ muscular, lymphatic, nervous and energetic ‒ are stimulated and affected when you receive a facial. From the moment your esthetician has you take a couple deep breaths, to the first touch of a warm cloth on your face, your nervous system will start to relax. As they massage your facial muscles, layers of stress will have the opportunity to melt away. When acupressure points are stimulated, you might feel a relief of pressure in your sinuses or your head. Or you might feel a release of tension that translates through your whole body.
At Osmosis one of our deeply held values is a dedication to continued growth, both professionally and personally. As such, our estheticians have many opportunities throughout the year to increase their skills through a variety of training. In the past 6 months alone they have undergone a facial massage skill sharing class, a cupping training, and product knowledge workshops.
Our goal is always to be offering more than just skincare, but rather a relaxation experience that not only brings you to a state of tranquility but also induces a whole body therapeutic experience.
Written by Heather Bishop, Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, April 2023
Participate in this world-wide initiative aimed at promoting wellness!!! Osmosis Day Spa is partnering with the dyhana Center in Sebastopol to host a panel discussion: “How can health and wellness businesses work synergistically to achieve a higher level of vitality in our community “
“Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social platform created by volunteers dedicated to living well. Wellness Day which brings together exercise, healthy eating and sipritual teachings, is a social movement that will raise awareness of living well throughout the world. It is a step that can ignite the flame of happiness burning throughout the world. It is a special opportunity to bring together the wellness world in a sacred mission.”
Now is the time for a pre-holiday reset. Melt away stress and tension in a warm and wonderful Cedar Enzyme bath. Let gifted hands lift the weight of the world with a heart centered healing massage. We are open evenings.