Registrations are requested within 48 hours of the event.
Registrations can be fulfilled on this website,
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
These are a few PAST RETREATS just to give you a sense of what is possible!
Saturday Afternoon, November 10th
11:30am – 5:00pm
Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center
Join EatsAsana and Finger Lakes Forest Immersion for an autumn afternoon of comforting renewal in Naples!
Arrive at 11:30am, meet new friends and gather around a lunch celebration of fresh, seasonal foods that nourish us on every level.
With a warm, content belly, immerse in a gentle Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing experience, concluding with afternoon tea, foraged from the woods.
Return to our cozy nest and sink into 90 minutes of deeply restorative yoga.
Return home before dinner feeling renewed, inspired and connected to your own True Nature!
Chef, Mackenzie Zerniak of EatsAsana will prepare our delicious, nutritious lunch…
Hot or Cold Apple Cider
Butternut Squash Curry Soup
Black Bean Wraps
Seasoned Black Beans, Sweet Potato
Puree, Massaged Lemon Kale and
Cranberry Slaw, Avocado
Mixed Green Salad
Radish, Turnip, Carrot, Maple Balsamic
Seared Fennel, Arugula, Grapefruit,
Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing
Deb Denome, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, will guide you in two hours of Shinrin-Yoku, a Japanese practice that roughly translates into "forest bathing" or immersing in the medicine of the forest (fully clothed!). Whether you are in Nature all the time or are reluctant to walk in the wilds alone, on this Shinrin-Yoku walk you will be skillfully guided into a gentle, enjoyable, full sensory experience of our natural world. Your mind can rest as you sink into invitations that engage your senses...taking in the images, sounds, aromas, breath, touch and wisdom of the forest. Insights received are often profound. The walk will be concluded with a tea ceremony of foraged plants to incorporate the forest within us.
In the case of inclement weather, Deb, also an herbalist, will lead us in an indoor herbal immersion to make and take luscious herbal treats for body, mind and spirit.
Liz Laneri, a certified yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist, will guide you in a 90 minute restorative yoga workshop. You'll experience floor-based gentle and restful postures with hands-on assists and energy work (if interested but not necessary). This self-care workshop will help you release tension, soften your eyes, and ease your mind. You'll leave feeling more rejuvenated and relaxed. If you have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it with you. Please bring a pillow and blanket from home. If you don't have a mat, one will be provided along with yoga blocks. No previous yoga experience necessary.
$85 includes Lunch, Shinrin-Yoku, Restorative Yoga, fine company and a renewed You!
Space is limited. Registration is requested by November 2nd
EatsAsana is a nourishing pop-up duo of yoga and food. We bring yoga and food directly to you! Mackenzie Zerniak, queen of eats and Liz Laneri, yoga boss, combine super powers to bring a seasonal curated meal and personalized yoga session into your home or private event. Creating an atmosphere filled with fun movement and good food, invite your friends and family for an in-home gathering.
When people ask me how often I do yoga, I tell them I think of my yoga practice like meals, I can't skip it. If food is to yoga as yoga is to breath, well then, here we are. Beyond my love of food, much of my energy is focused on movement and bodywork. As a certified yoga teacher from the Boston Yoga School and licensed massage therapist, I value everything the body has to offer us. It only makes sense to me to combine my love of food with yoga, and sharing it with friends and family. We hope you will also feel inspired by food, friends and yoga and share it within your space.
In Fall of 2014, I graduated from The Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. During culinary school, my passion for food developed beyond just my plate. I began by seeking out where my food came from, who grew it, and how it was grown. It is my quest to nourish the community by carefully selecting ingredients and crafting menu's that reflect the abundance from our local region that nutritionally benefit our beings. By nourishing our sacred bodies with yoga and food (that makes you feel good), we can ultimately learn about who we are and how we can sustain ourselves at the deepest level.
Deb Denome is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Horticultural Therapist and co-owner of Finger Lakes Forest Immersion. The forest has been her refuge and muse since childhood and her greatest joy is in helping others to deepen their own relationship with the Earth, each other, and our own true nature. Since 1997, Deb has also served as Director of Director of Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center, a non-profit educational organization that explores, models and inspires more conscious and restorative ways of life.
Winter Visioning Retreat
Deb Denome & Teresa Keyes
January 12 – 14, 2018
The Renewal House
Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center
Already fantasizing about a New Year's reprieve?
Seeking guidance on the next steps in your life?
January is the perfect time for resting, renewing, and visioning the year ahead.
Come gather around the fire and sink into the crystalline quiet while deeply nourishing yourself.
During this spacious weekend we will connect with the spirit of Winter and its power to impart clarity in our lives. Slowing down, feeling where we are in the moment, reflecting on where we have been, opening to guidance and visioning where we see ourselves in the coming seasons. Our circle of support will include each other and our more-than-human allies in the natural world. Perhaps you will…
~ melt into an herbal foot soak and guided visioning meditation
~ gaze into roaring flames under the night sky…burn what no longer serves… catch
glimpses of your future
~ breath in the scent of Mugwort, a Native American visioning herb, make a dream
pillow and invite guidance in your nighttime sojourns
~ commune with the stand of White Pine that hold stillness, peace and the ever green
hope of new beginnings
~ craft your own tea blend from herbs lovingly grown or wildcrafted on the farm…savor
their healing goodness and take some home
~ gently stretch and expand your body, breath and awareness with morning and
evening yoga and guided forest walks
~ quiet, listen, receive the wisdom of the elements, the plants, the animals and
~ relish warm, nourishing plant-based meals (and herbal chocolate!) with fine
companions, celebration and gratitude
~ create a playful expression of what you are inviting into your life in the year ahead
(plentiful ideas and supplies provided)
~ enjoy optional spa services including Reiki, reflexology and massage
The retreat is limited to 6 participants with shared lodging at The Renewal House, a bright, cozy, Cape Cod style home with a warm fireplace, surrounded by fields, woods, hills and the stunning vistas above Canandaigua Lake. Retreat commences at 5pm on Friday and concludes at noon on Sunday.
REGISTRATION: Cost is $350 for the weekend, including lodging, meals and all activities. Spa services extra. Limited scholarships available. Pre-registration with non-refundable 50% deposit due by January 3rd. Balance due upon arrival. Cyber Monday Discount of $50 on 11/27/17! Please register here.
FACILITATORS: Deb Denome and Teresa Keyes are delighted to offer this powerful and precious opportunity together! View their Bios here.
AUTUMNAL QUIETING RETREAT
Saturday, October 23rd, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sink into the the slowing, releasing, rooting, listening energy of the Fall.
Join us as the busy harvest season winds down,
the sun circles lower in the sky,
plants send their energy deep into their roots,
trees let go of their leaves
and autumn winds clear space and time for us to listen...
to ourselves...to the Earth.
A relaxed day including Forest Bathing with Deb Denome,
a Savory Harvest Lunch by Caruso's Cafe,
Handcrafting Smudge Sticks or Dream Pillows (your choice)
and Yoga Nidra with Barb Monsou
REST & RENEWAL RETREAT
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 26, 27, 28, 2016
Start at 5:30PM on Friday.
Concludes at 12:00PM on Sunday
Personal renewal is key to plantary renewal!
Come decompress, rejuvenate and heal your mind, body and spirit while surrounded by the beautiful nature and tranquility of the Finger Lakes. Shimmering Light Renewal Center is the ideal place to detoxify from your daily life, restore yourself and find your rhythm. This weekend retreat provides a unique opportunity to receive nurturing and guidance in the form of delicious vegan meals, health talks, body treatments, and daily wellness activities in warm, relaxed, serene natural surroundings.
What’s included: 2 nights accommodation in cozy shared room. delicious vegan & gluten free meals, wellness presentation, movement & meditation, juicing & nutrition talk, evening herbal footbath, luxurious spa treatment.
See available Spa Treatments
Facilitator, Sue Browne, is a healing arts practitioner, consultant and wellness educator. An herbalist & licensedmassage therapist, she specializes in herbal therapies, therapeutic bodywork and energy healing. Sue holds a B.S. in Integrative Health from the State University of New York & teaches community classes in natural health. She has worked in clinical medical settings and luxury resort spas throughout the US and Caribbean, and is an educator in Ayurveda. Sue is also a breast cancer survivor & successfully used herbs and natural therapies instead of chemo or radiation for her healing and recovery.
Tuition: $350 includes shared accommodations, meals, herbs and supplies. $225 for those with off-site accommodations. A limited number of scholarships are available.
WINTER HERB RETREAT
January 22 – 24, 2016
January is the perfect time for resting, renewing, and visioning the year ahead. Come gather around the fire and sink into the crystalline quiet while deeply nourishing yourself. We will develop relationships with herbs that help us hear our inner guidance and restore our body and spirit for the coming seasons.
You will learn how to weave herbs into your daily rhythms to:
Replace exhaustion with energy, stamina and resilience.
Calm stress and anxiety and access your still, creative mind.
Deeply nourish your body…inside and out.
Connect to the winter and its power to impart clarity in our lives.
White Pine, Mugwort, Sage, Thyme, Oat and Holy Basil will be our main herb allies, amongst other plant beings that thrive at the farm. Immerse your heart, hands and senses into making herbal smudge, dream pillows, infusions and decoctions, bath soaks, sweet medicinal honeys, and meditation and body oil. We will also explore plants as they thrive outdoors and will weave in ceremony throughout the weekend.
Delectable, plant-based, gluten-free meals will be lovingly prepared: Friday evening dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast.
This introductory level, weekend retreat is available to 8 participants. It commences Friday at 5pm and concludes Sunday at noon.
Retreat facilitator, Deborah Denome, has been reveling in her relationship with vibrant plant allies for over 25 years. Her elders/teachers include the plants themselves, as well as Andrea & Matthias Reisen, Rosemary Gladstar, Angela Tiberio, Susun Weed, and Rocio Alarcon. Deborah is also a Horticultural Therapist and Director of Seeking Common Ground and Herb Haven, non-profit educational organizations dedicated to exploring and inspiring more conscious and restorative ways of life. She is passionate about the expansion of human consciousness, especially as it informs our Oneness with All Things, including the Green Ones.
The $350 tuition will include shared accommodations, meals, herbs and supplies. $225 tuition for those who stay off-site. Preregistration with non-refundable 50% deposit due by January 17th. Balance due upon arrival. Payment may be made by cash, check, paypal or debit/credit card.