The Kenwood Press
Business Beat: 02/15/2020

Business Beat

Creekside Healing Village treats all of you

Tucked quietly away in the back of Jack London Village is space where you can transform your mind, body and spirit.

“Our vision is to be the village healer,” said Shannon Alexander Trayle, manager of Creekside Healing Village, a holistic healing center for all ages.
Shannon Trayle and Gianna Pla
Shannon Trayle and Gianna Pla are part of the team of holistic practitioners at Creekside Healing Village in Glen Ellen.
East meets West at Creekside, where a number of practitioners offer a variety of alternative and holistic services that will complement any treatment you already might be undergoing.

Dr. Melinda Phoenix leads the center, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, as well as a primary care provider specializing in orthopedic care, women’s health, and facial care.

Dr. Phoenix is joined by a number of specialists, including massage therapist Gianna Pla, vegan and plant-based nutrition coach Bobbie Larson, and Ashraya Riggio, a holistic health practitioner and master energy healer. Trayle is a certified health coach as well as the manager.

There are numerous treatments available, whether it be acupuncture, massage, nutritional scans, holistic wellness consultation and therapy, Reiki energy healing treatment, hypnotherapy, plant medicine integration, or bio-energy medicine.

Trayle said that often people come in frustrated with western medicine’s treatment of chronic conditions, focusing more on symptoms rather than the root origin, and emphasizing pharmaceuticals as a solution.

“Our goal is to help people find the cause of their condition using multiple modalities,” said Trayle, who herself turned successfully to energy healing for chronic shoulder pain and migraines.

Creekside Healing Village had a soft opening in October, and is now taking clients for all therapies.

Creekside has held a number of workshops onsite; check their website for future events. Go to

For more information, or to book an appointment, go online, call 247-5382, or email

Creekside Healing Village is located in Jack London Village, 14301 Arnold Dr. in Glen Ellen.

Sushi and award-winning wine at Seamus

Want to learn how to make sushi the right way? Ed Metcalf and his Sushimoto catering business will be teaching classes on how to make perfect sushi at the Seamus Wines tasting lounge in Kenwood.

Two-hour hands-on classes will take place Feb. 22, 23 and 24, and Feb. 28 and 29.

You’ll learn how to make four different sushi rolls, and how to source fish properly when you do it yourself.

Metcalfe ran Shiso Modern Asian Kitchen in Sonoma for 12 years, and now caters and gives classes, including at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia. Cost is $120 a person. Call Sushimoto at 650-862-6633 to sign up and find out class times.
Tom Atwood (left) and James Foley
Tom Atwood (left) and James Foley, owner of Seamus Wines, with medal-winning wines including a cabernet made with grapes from Atwood Ranch.
The sushi you make will be paired with Seamus wines. Seamus recently won awards at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Double Gold for the 2018 Russian River chardonnay from Buena Terra Vineyard, a gold for the 2016 Sonoma Valley cabernet from the Olde Sonoma Atwood Ranch Vineyard in Glen Ellen, and a silver for Seamus’ Russian River Valley sauvignon blanc.

For more information about Seamus, go to You can also find out more about a Feb. 20 “Paint Nite,” where you can unleash your inner artist. Call 573-7277 to find out more.

Seamus is located in the Kenwood shopping center at 8910 Sonoma Hwy.

Wildwood Nursery’s Vision 2020

At Wildwood Nursery in Kenwood, they are starting off the new decade with a curated nursery. What does that mean? Jon Forney is reimagining the nursery as an art installation.

For his spring show, Vision 2020, the core of the nursery’s retail space will be arranged into mini display gardens. Whether your outdoor space is a courtyard, a city garden, a tea cup back porch, or anything in between, you will discover garden suggestions appropriate for you.

Forney plans to incorporate pottery, furnishings and objects found in nature to add dimension to his designs.

Water is often a restful and sometimes a dynamic component in an outdoor setting. Vision 2020 will include water features both permanent and portable.

As with most art shows, the art is on sale. Inspirational bits or an entire vignette will be available for purchase.

Forney is an accomplished photographer, avid surfer and exemplary gardener with a keen eye for design. This year Forney is also the manager of Wildwood Nursery.

Starting Feb. 29, the nursery hours will expand to Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Currently, they are open Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment.

Wildwood Nursery is located at 10300 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood. For more information, go to, call 833-1161, or email

Jeff Key exhibition at Sculpturesite

Sculpturesite Gallery in Glen Ellen is having an exclusive exhibition featuring works spanning 20 years in wood and flax from Jeff Key’s “Life Vessels” series.

On March 1, 2-6 p.m., there will be a one-day-only pop-up show of Key’s floor, pedestal and wall works (RSVP by Feb. 27). Sculpturesite Galley is located in Jack London Village.

There is an ongoing online exhibition of Kay’s pieces that will last through March 31 at

Twenty-four sculptures are included in the online exhibition: ten floor pieces, five pedestal and nine wall-hung. About 10 works will be on view during the March 1 pop-up show.

At first approach, Jeff Key’s sculptures seem to be mere assemblages of found wood elements, objects nature created for the artist to play with. But on further contemplation, the human manipulation is revealed in layers: interrogation, reaction and a need to express deeply felt observation of the interaction of humans with life on our planet.

“My work over the past 30 years has focused on “theories of evolution” with allegorical and metaphorical references to the past, present and future,” said Key. “In examining questions of evolution, I have taken into consideration aspects of birth and death, rites of passage, war and power, transportation, shelter, food/water sources, communication and the biotechnical revolution.”

Key, who received an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1972, also has a B.A. in Communications and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and his work illustrates his concerns with anthropology, sociology, psychology and political and physical sciences. For more information, call 933-1300, or email

The gallery is located at 14301 Arnold Dr. in Glen Ellen.