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Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Darling Hill Farm Retreat House & Gardens 
404 Ed Herman Rd.
Schenevus, NY

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Renee Ranke 
Institute for Spiritual Development & Darling Hill Retreat 


Meet Your Instructor

Dzeli (Angelica Palmer) is a performance artist that explores intimacy, power and vulnerability through movement, music and ritual.  She has performed, taught workshops and hosted events interweaving community, activism and the arts for many years.  She has a Masters in Creative Inquiry from the Experimental Performance Institute at the New College of California in San Francisco and is on the board of Cherry Valley Artworks and the Cherry Valley Community Facilities Corporation.  Her offerings include interactive performances, ecstatic dance events, dance classes, women's and girl's circles and workshops on grief, consent and intimacy.  To learn more, visit


The Flowing River: Ritual for Grief Release



Join us at Darling Hill Farm for this interactive in person workshop, led by Angelica Palmer of Cherry Valley. We will work towards healing our common grief and fostering a sense of safety and community through movement, drumming and song. 

Grief is a river; it flows from a deep place and only knows rest when it reaches the ocean. If it is dammed up, blocked with a giant boulder of fear or judgement, the pressure that builds affects every other part of you. When given a safe and supported place, we can slowly chip away at our boulders and dams and let our grief flow out and our bodies heal.

Inspired by the grief rituals of the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso and the work of Sobonfu Somé and Zahava Griss, we come together through drums, song and movement, supporting each other’s grieving process as we strengthen the collective.

Participants may be dealing with personal or general issues. All welcome. Size is limited. Pre-enrollment required.


Please arrive at least 15 minutes early, doors close at 4pm.

If you would like to stay after we will hold a pot luck dinner, so bring a dish to pass. Swimming available at the pond!

Register for only this class for $25 or $20 for ISD Members, 


**Our Co-Sponsor:
Darling Hill Farm Retreat House & Gardens
A Spiritualist Retreat House----a little bit of Lily Dale in Otsego County
Souls of All Ages and Spiritual Paths Welcome