If you have any questions we can be reached
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone, 585-394-7610.
All programs are led by professional educators with passion for people and our planet! They will inform and inspire you to deepen your relationship with the natural world and with one another.
All programs take place at Shimmering Light
6143 Hicks Road
Naples, NY 14512
Saturday, February 4th
10am - 3:30pm
~ The Deep Space Sound Immersion ~
with Matt Venuti 4 - 5:30pm
~ Extended Overnight Bliss ~
Shimmering Light Farm
Craving some deep winter
rest and rejuvenation?
As the outer world is blanketed with snow, countless seeds lie pregnant with possibilities. These seeds require stillness and the crystalline mineralization process found in the chaotic freeze thaw cycles to continue their metamorphosis.
CRYSTALLINE NATURE IMMERSION
Sink into the shimmering beauty of winter as we nourish our own inner seeds of intentions for the year ahead. Commencing with a crisp forest bathing walk, we will commune with the crystal beings of snow, ice and frost. Perhaps the frozen ones will share their wisdom for our own metamorphosis.
Upon our return, we’ll create our own thaw with a lunch of warming foods that give praise to the growing light and lengthening days. Imagine yellow, red and orange tones reflected in savory soups, dips, vegetables, breads, and special treats with seeds of all kinds featured throughout. All plant-based with gluten-free options.
Honoring space to “rest and digest”, hot herbal foot soaks will call us to get cozy, melt into their vapors…freed to float for a spell in nourishing stillness. Envision the essence of our green herbal kin flowing through our inner terrain, enlivening all of our cells and supplying fresh, vital energy to our seeds of intention.
Mid-winter is traditionally a time for divination (note the modern day Ground Hog!) so we’ll break out the divination cards and our journals. Savor spacious time to seek clear guidance around the intentions that you are nurturing and any new ones that might beckon to be tucked into the fertile soil of your being. Aiding us will be a ceremonial elixir of our favorite divination allies, Mugwort and Cacao, along with other enchanting herbs. A truly metamorphic experience!
The retreat will come to completion as we put voice to our intentions and plant a symbol of these seeds as a spring bulb in simple containers to carry home with us. There we can continue to nurture the growth of our intentions as we nurture the bulb, witnessing our seeds germinating within, as our bulbs herald springtime’s approach.
The retreat will wind up at 3:30.
THE DEEP SPACE
with Matt Venuti!
If you wish, stay on for a hearty afternoon snack, and a bit of free-range time and register also for the late afternoon Deep Space Sound Immersion with award-winning musician, Matt Venuti!
“A soul-stirring Maestro.” - Huffington Post
“Awe-inspiring and unforgettable.” - Music Industry News Network
“Musical transcendence…haunting and enchanting.” -Sarasota Post
Learn more about the The Deep Space Sound Immersion HERE
Space is very limited. Register soon!
Mid Winter Bliss Retreat Only
RETREAT INVESTMENT: $120
Mid Winter Bliss Retreat with Deep Space Sound Immersion
RETREAT + SOUND IMMERSION: $135
Deep Space Sound Immersion
SOUND IMMERSION ONLY: $20
AS ALWAYS, TUITION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR
ENVIRONMENTAL ACCESS FUND
on our REGISTRATION PAGE
OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT! Extend your Bliss in the peace of our Renewal House Saturday night. REST! Overnight also includes a warm, plant-based breakfast.
Overnight Lodging Cost:
$90 for a private room
$60/per person for a shared room
Space is limited to 4 overnight guests so Register Soon!
YOUR RETREAT GUIDE:
Deb Denome is an Educator, Registered Horticultural Therapist, Herbalist and Certified Forest Therapy Guide. She is passionate about the expansion of human consciousness as it informs our Interdependence with All Things. Deb's greatest joy is in helping individuals to deepen their own relationship with the Earth, each other, and our own true nature.
Deb has been reveling in her relationship with the natural world since she was a very young child…the field and forest, lakes and streams, all a source of sanctuary, wisdom and livelihood. Over the course of her adult life she has been blessed to study with many Native and non-Native teachers and learn/remember philosophy and practices for living in greater harmony with all life.
Since 1997 Deb has served as Director of Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center, a non-profit educational organization that explores, models and inspires more conscious and restorative ways of life. She is also founder of Finger Lakes Forest Immersion. Her previous corporate career was in international training and publishing and she was the 2008 Canandaigua Athena Award recipient for her work promoting women in leadership. Deb is blessed to live and play at Shimmering Light Farm in South Bristol, NY. Here, overlooking Canandaigua Lake, she raised three fascinating young adults, tends abundant herb gardens, and dances as often as possible.