Taking the time to invest in yourself the way you invest in others
is a gift only you can give yourself.
Exactly ½ way through the Spring equinox and Summer solstice, May 1 is a festive day to embrace Mother Nature and all she offers.
Join us for a day of celebration for where we have been and where we plan to share our energy next. We will have the opportunity to flow with the water, blossom like the plants, and align with the rhythms of Mother Nature.
With incredible views of Lake Erie and just 40 minutes from downtown Cleveland in the comfort of a beautiful estate, we will be surrounded by the warmth of fireplaces and delicious food from a local chef. We will come together to embrace our sisterhood, celebrate our journey, and prepare for our next chapter.
With wonderful energy practices and guides, you can expect a safe and beautiful place to Mother Your Journey.
Join us on May 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM to invest in yourself for the day. You can even arrive early to walk along the water, mediate in the grass overlooking Lake Erie, or take advantage of the beautiful bridges, wildlife, and natural walking paths while enjoying a light breakfast.
Around 10:15 we will then settle into our mats with your favorite blanket and pillow to set our intention and align with the sounds of nature and vibration as we reflect on all we have given and done over the last several months.
With the healing frequencies of vibrational sound, we will experience a journey with Crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, gongs, drums, bells, and chimes, empowering us to realign with our vibration and initiate our mind, body, and spirit connection.
Around 12:30, we will break for a scenic farm-to-table lunch to enjoy the local flavors designed and created by the marvelous Chef Dena.
Enjoy the beautiful views and join up to 15 women for a meditative walk around the extensive lakefront property with a canopy of trees and a spectacular guide.
Use this day to reconnect and invest in yourself with the sounds, sights, and connection to Mother Nature. Taking the time to invest in yourself the way you invest in others is a gift only you can give yourself. And with Mother’s Day a week away from May 1, it is a perfect time to invest in you! Mother yourself for the day.
We will round out our day with a sacred space filled with a guided journey to a deeper level of self-discovery filled with music, fire, and conversation to bring forward our knowing and align with our next version of ourselves. This will include a Jaguar Trancedance including the shamanic journey and Sacred Space (calling in the directions), and a Ceremony initiates our transformation…to empower our dreams.
In safe Sacred Space, allow your breath to summon your Spirit to move you to an assortment of evocative rhythms. Let a Shamanic Journey intend your way, loosening barriers of the body-mind-emotions. Awaken your energy and find hidden Treasure and access the inner self privately, exploring, discovering, processing…re-energizing your Authentic Self. Join us for a Magnificent Journey of Self-Discovery.
This day is for you, me, and us! We are fortunate to have the opportunity to come together here and for the collective energy of women across the planet. We are powerful, we are wise, and we are connected.
Join us to walk the land, connect with self, experience the energy within and around us.
We are the magic, and I look forward to sharing this day and experience with the women called to come together.
For this Mother's Day, Take the Sunday Before to Invest in You
Your Day Includes:
- A breathtaking estate on Lake Erie
- A day of experiences and energy practices to refuel and align for what is next
- Fabulous women that will share their wisdom, insights, and practices
- Delicious food with Chef Dena – Light Breakfast and Lunch
- Featuring 2021 Rose of Grenache from Mila Family Vineyards – A local family with a Winery in Sonoma, CA
- Chocolates & Wines (2 Glasses/PP)
- A Together We Seek Gift Bag
- A dedicated Circle Inside TogetherWeSeek.Online
- First 7 Women Registered Receive Bristol Hills Lavender & Flower Farm Candle
- 9:30 AM Early Arrival is Available to Walk the Beach and Connect with Mother Nature
- 10 AM Light Breakfast – Mini cinnamon coffee muffins & chocolate muffins with Seasonal fruit
- 10:30-12:30 Sound Bath with Movement
- 12:30 Lunch, Walking, Reflecting and Rose
- 2:00 – 4 PM Sacred space with a guided journey and fire release
- 4:30 Departure
Invest in You
Energy Practitioners & Lightworkers
Lesley Turski, a certified Sound Healing Practitioner located in Northeast Ohio. I work with individuals and groups who seek to improve their mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing utilizing the energy and healing frequencies of vibrational sound. I work with a variety of vibrational sound instruments including Crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, gongs, drums, bells and chimes.
I believe that life and its journey is a ceremony to be celebrated. Part of the human experience is that we all encounter challenges. Sound healing can help in challenging times by realigning your vibration, which initiates a healing process for the mind, body and spirit.
Research has proven that sound healing reduces stress, anxiety and depression, improves sleep and promotes deep relaxation allowing for your body’s innate healing.
To learn more about me, my journey that led me to sound and my credentials you can read more at clevelandsoundhealing.com.
After 40 years in broadcasting, Kim merged her love of wellness and the outdoors to create Crave Nature Cleveland. Evolving from over four decades in the fitness industry as a group teacher and personal trainer, Kim has added over 10 years as a 500 RYT yoga instructor, emphasizing Ayurveda-inspired Yoga and Trauma-informed Resiliency yoga for first responders. In addition, Kim created the Yoga Hike & Snowga program for the Cleveland Metroparks, plus Yoga Hikes, Fitness in the Forest, and Wellness in the Woods for LL Bean, utilizing the beautiful parks in Northeast Ohio. Her certifications include Ayurveda Yoga 500 RYT from Kripalu, Yoga 911, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Council on Exercise, YogaFit, and is CPR/Wilderness First Aid Certified.
Since the early eighties, Rita Carnevale has been working in the holistic health field, which has led her to be a Reiki master, licensed massage therapist, Shamanic Healing facilitator, and Jaguar Trance Dance facilitator.
Dance is another lifelong passion of Rita. She has studied an array of Afro-centric folkloric to Latin social dances. She has taught the fundamental Caribbean and Samba dance to a variety of adult and youth groups. Trained as a Trance Dance Facilitator with Wilbert Alix in 2000, she led trance dances (Jaguar Trancedance) in Hawaii, Ohio, California, and at the Omega Institute in New York. She has a variety of transformational dance classes, archetype workshops, and retreats.
Her quest for the quintessential healing modality brought her to learn the medicine ways of the ancient Incans through Alberto Villoldo’s Healing the Light Body School. She had the honor of apprenticing and assisting with Don Eduardo Chura Apaza, Paqo (shaman) of the Q’ero medicine people of Cusco, Peru. She found a perfect way to bring forward my rich and varied background into beautiful forms to assist women on the magnificent journey of discovering their true nature.
Dena Fisher, Chef
Chef – Dena Fisher has been creating and recreating dishes in her Vermilion home for over 10 years as a self-taught home cook. Before that, she grew up in the kitchen of her parents and grandparents, cooking the family’s favorite recipes. Dena believes in the magic that happens around the table with good food + good friends. She has experienced the value of whole and flavorful food firsthand and would like to share it with you.
Dena’s Table [@denas_table] was born of my love for family, community, and cooking. My parents taught me the cooking skills I use today, and importance of sharing around the table. Friends, family, neighbors, strangers all have a place around my table. In our family, food is how we say thank you and be well. It’s how we say welcome and, sometimes, goodbye. Food is, quite simply, love.
Retreat Leader – JJ DiGeronimo
With new levels of awareness, JJ shares a more spiritual side of her life that undeniably strengthens her mission to empower women at work and in life.
Conditioned to look outward, JJ, along with many women around the world, juggle a variety of external validations, such as titles, salaries, and relationships intermingled with self-doubt, negative self-talk, and demanding schedules. These pressures lead many women to ask, “am I enough?”, “What am I doing?” or “Is this it?”
With a unique approach, JJ created discussions, resources, podcasts, and retreats for women interested in digging deep, releasing the guilt, and aligning with what they know is true! In addition, she knows that tapping into your inner knowing will help you, me, us rediscover the brightness and gifts.
“When we work together to brighten our lights, we illuminate the path for many.”
Invest in You
- Dress for the Weather – Layers are Best as it is usually 5-10 degrees colder near the water
- Yoga Mat, Blanket and even a pillow
- Water Bottle
- Indoor and Outdoor shoes – it is likely to muddy, so feel free to bring slippers or alternative shoes for inside
- Jacket for Meditative Walk, and if it is a colder day, a hat and glove might be nice to have too
It is close to Mother’s Day, and I think Mothering ourselves is essential. So with this, I created a day to connect with like women, enjoy delicious food, and embrace nature and practices that remind us of our wisdom.
You can leave your high heels and nice boots at home. Instead, wear comfortable clothes and be sure to bring Walking or hiking shoes, jackets, hats, and maybe even gloves.
If you have allergies, please email JJ at contact@TechSavvyWomen.net and we will notify the chef and be sure you know what you can, and cannot eat.
You can arrive as early as 9:30 AM and stay until 4:30 PM.
Yes, some of the time, we plan to take in nature and use the fire pits. You are welcome to walk and explore the many acres.
Although we may incorporate yoga poses, this is not a yoga retreat, but rest assured, you do not need to know how to do Yoga or even like Yoga to attend.
If you have a mat, please plan to bring one;, you can also bring a thicker blanket.
There is Internet inside the houses, but I encourage you to disconnect for the time we are together to give yourself some much-needed downtime.
We suggest that you watch the weather so that you can pack appropriately, but plan on bringing a mat or blanket, water bottle, socks, sweaters and dress in comfortable clothes, a jacket for the beach, walking shoes, outdoor clothes with layers an open heart, and appetite for a connecting!
Minimal preparation is needed. I’m more interested that you drive into Vermilion with an open mind and loving heart with an interest to connect and have fun.
Is this day Religious?
This day will incorporate spiritual practices but is not aligned to any specific religion. This could include but isn’t limited to meditation, Yoga, chanting, drumming, and mindfulness practices.
You are drawn to this gathering for a reason. Although no participation is required, I hope you are open to exploring your energy, connections, and future aspirations.
The estate is in Vermilion, Ohio, and the address will be provided upon registration as it is a private residence with 6 acres on Lake Erie.
It is about 40 Mins from Downtown Cleveland, 2 hours from Columbus and Pittsburgh and 30 Minutes from the Cleveland airport.
By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to these terms.
Cancellations and refunds
We have limited availability for our retreat and spots are guaranteed with your reservation payment received on a first come, first serve basis. We understand as a mother, wife, and daughter, emergencies arise, and exceptions will be considered refunds on a one-to-one basis less 20% cancellation fee.
Where a teacher or facilitator advertised for a retreat is not able to teach due to reasons outside our control, we reserve the right to replace them with a similar teacher or facilitator.
We will take photographs during retreats for our websites and promotional materials. If you are sensitive about this, please let your facilitators know when you arrive.
Any valuables left at the property are the guests’ sole responsibility, and neither Together We Seek Retreat nor the property staff can be held responsible for any loss or damage of personal property. As you are departing, please ensure you have packed all personal belongings safely before leaving the retreat. Any items forgotten or lost will not be at the responsibility of the Together We Seek Retreat to recover and return to you.
It is agreed by you that the property owners/operators of the retreat/s are not the guardians of any customers’ safety, and they, individually or collectively cannot be held liable in any way for any occurrence, which might result in illness, injury, death, or other damage, loss, or theft to the customer, his property, or his family, heirs, or assigns. All exercise, movement, food choices, and any other retreat activities are undertaken at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically, mentally, and physically fit and able to use our facilities and participate in any of our retreat activities, including yoga, walking, dancing, and periods of silence. Attendees who have injuries or mental or physical illnesses are advised to seek doctor’s advice prior to attending our retreat. The Together We Seek Retreat is not liable for any injuries you may contract during a retreat. If you have any health conditions, including mental health conditions, you will need to inform The Together We Seek Retreat of these. The liability of Together We Seek Retreats is limited to a total of the booking price irrespective of the title/claim.
Weather conditions can be unpredictable and can change quickly and significantly. The Together We Seek Retreat cannot be made liable for unpleasant or unsuitable weather conditions.
Means any unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our normal control, which the consequences of could not have been avoided even when exercising all due care. Such circumstances or events include, but are not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil unrest, industrial disputes or strikes, unavoidable technical problems with the property, transport, or closure or congestion of airports, terrorist activity, natural disasters, industrial disasters, fire, theft, flooding and adverse weather conditions. In the event of any of the above refunds or compensation payments will be determined based on circumstances.
Complaints and Suggestions
The Together We Seek Retreat is confident that you will not have any cause for concern during your retreat. However, if you should have any problems during your stay this should first be brought to the attention of your facilitators. If you are not satisfied with the local resolution, then any further comments or suggestions should be put in writing within 14 days of your return, specifying the problems to: email@example.com
Vermilion is filled with unique shops & boutiques, stores and more filled with personality, charm.
Each is an independently-owned business where you’re likely to meet and get to know the owner and leave with an understanding of why “shopping local” is so special. Note: This is a partial listing of the shopping possibilities in Historic Downtown Vermilion and beyond. There are more businesses as well as d restaurants to explore to the east and south of downtown..
There are some bed and breakfasts in Vermilion:
The historic ambiance with all the modern amenities. Just one block from the center of downtown and a short walk from a lake view. MSV member since 2013. 5760 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion OH 44089 | Contact: 440.714.5082
There are over 20 place to eat in Vermilion: https://www.mainstreetvermilion.org/dine
Feel free to call me or email me:
These are both direct into my inbox and phone.
I look forward to chatting, JJ