Celebration of Love


"These are the Days"
©Gina Citoli

February 10th - 14th, 2011

Scroll down to end of opening letter for event schedule




In 2011, we invited you to join us for the 7th annual Celebration of Love here in the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia February 10 through 14th. We gathered for the year's event to share with kindred spirits the exploration and deep gratitude for creation's gift of our capacity to love ourselves, others and all life everywhere.

The year's celebration was held at the newly opened Heartstone Lodge at Heartstone Retreat, an addition to the South River Highlands Country Retreat property.

Over the past several years we have looked at the Intelligence in All Life, Self Mastery as a path for healing the world, Conscious Evolution as a personal and global choice and other timely topics. Each year we have been introduced to and have explored geometric energetic systems, or sacred geometry, learning how these system's blueprints, unfold within us, affecting all that is both within us and outside us, expanding and deepening our heart's capacity to experience, extend and BE LOVE.

Our focus this year was Creating and Living in a Coherent Field... Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fields. Everything is energy. The importance of balance and harmony, both in and between all aspects of our being and with all life everywhere, was more apparent than ever. As we learned how to create more loving harmony and balance in health and well being in ourselves, this naturally extended outward to our families, communities and our planet.

Speakers and facilitatorsdiscussed and gave guidance to a broad variety of approaches to creating and living in a harmonious energy field. These approaches spanned: coherency as a natural state of being in health; coherency in breath of the soul; heart coherency with vibrational medicine; finding internal & external coherency through internal observation and private practice; coherency through sound and coherency through walking a path of spiritual enlightenment, by becoming Living Light

All these paths join in the heart - the intelligent center and generator of Love and Life.

We CELEBRATED LOVE!! We shared with our loved ones, friends & family.

I AM, Antonia Albano, with each of you in ...

...Message of the TRILOGY

The ‘TRILOGY’ is formed by the first three 'Geometries of Love' from the Divine Symbols...sacred geometry for the new millennium


Driving directions (From the South) or (From the North)


THURSDAY, February 10th
     10 AM - Noon
     Opening of the 2011 Event
Antonia Albano – We will look at the personal, social & global importance of Coherence; how this conference will address this timely subject; how we can choose to live in a more coherent body, home, community & planet; a look at heart intelligence in the coherent picture.    www.CelebrationOfLove2011.com/antonia.html

     2-5 PM     The Journey to Heart Coherency Through the Vibrational Medicine of Essential Oil Mysts
    NOTE: If you are 'scent challenged' please know that there will be some scented oil mysts used today
Martena Baker Being in heart coherence and out of chaos is a necessary requirement to establish and maintain life in the world centered in the love many of us wish to live in. Being able to stay in our hearts throughout the day when dealing with what the day presents is our ongoing challenge. Making choices in alignment with our life's purpose is how we do that. Acting and thinking from the place of our compassionate heart enables us  to maintain the necessary balance and harmony. You will be introduced to the process and the vibrational tools of essential oil mysts Marty uses to obtain and maintain heart coherence. We will travel in meditation with the mysts to experience heart coherency individually so that we can recognize the vibration and revisit at will.

Marty has studied and explored essential oils from many different perspectives and with teachers in both the US and France this lifetime since 1993. She has shared her knowledge and experience of them by way of classes, retreats, health fairs, and conducted numerous Open Houses and created and co-edited her own newsletter - The Scentual Bear. The oils have taken her where she has never been and are her best teachers. Through her interaction with Nature and the oils she has been gifted  with formulas that take us to the vibrational patterns required to support the many aspects that make up heart coherency. The mysts she produces on her own and with specific healers or groups of healers are considered "Crystalline," that is, highly structured and intentional in both form and function in order to support both individuals and our planet as we continue to evolve. They can be found in homes both nationally and internationally."  $ Love Donation.   www.aromatic-solutions.com

      7 PM SOCIAL GATHERING     light food, beverages, music    Enjoy the company of other attendees in a more social atmosphere. Music by local award winning guitarist Michael Barry-Rec. www.michaelbarry-rec.com   Progressive Ears magazine states, "Very rarely does something knock me off my feet... This is music that needs to be heard and experienced." Music Street Journal says, "Sometimes words just don't do justice, such is the case here." "Streams In The Desert" has been awarded Producers Choice "Acoustic Film Score Album of the Year" at the 2008 LA Music Awards.  "...Music is beautifully organic and vital." George Winston

FRIDAY, February 11th
     10 - 5 PM
    Intimacy, Soul Purpose & the Unified Heart
Adam Gainsburg    An experienced national & international workshop facilitator & speaker, Adam will focus on framing what 'coherency' is in a human-living-their-real-lives context; how personal and intimate coherency looks like. This workshop will be experiential and include didactic info-sharing, group conversation, exercises, and guided inner-planes processes.$ Love Donation
www.soulsign.com; www.adamgainsburg.com; Articles by Adam: http://soulsign.com/articles

     5:30 PM     Pot Luck Dinner (healthy food please:)

     7 PM     Finding Internal & External Coherence
Lama Tsony If we look beyond the mesmerizing glimmer of appearances, we progressively discover a world of wonder. Mind is a cognitive space that contains all the seeds of manifestation. Love is the thread that will take us out of the maze where we have wandered since the night of times. Through the eyes of love we can come to cherish others as ourselves. This progressively frees us from the obsessive-compulsive need to secure exclusively the “I” and “Mine”. The perspective of equanimity, when considering the world and worldlings, will erase the subjective borders between “me” and “you”. At this point, through the regular exercise of calm abiding and the uncovering of the basic kindness of mind, we begin to witness our own awakening; present since ever, even though unseen. More confidence will spring from this and the love will naturally be engaged as compassion. $ Love Donation  www.tsony.org

SATURDAY, February 12th
     9 AM - Noon    Creating a Field of Living Light
Antonia Albano with Joyce Swann Gedeon - crystal bowls & voice - We will move into a more intimate relationship with the 'Geometries of Love'. This will be accomplished with introductions, for some a re-introduction, to the Divine Symbols ...sacred geometry for the new millennium & their reason for being present at this time of vast global change. We will look at how these creation blueprints can assist in an evolutionary upgrade of your heart's ability to open to a deeper experience of love. Each of the four Messengers will be interpreted by Joy Gideon using her voice in toning their signatures. Workshop will include meditation, journaling & the receiving of the divine signature emmination of each of the new sacred geometries. Anyone who will be attending Sunday's introduction of the newest Messenger of Love should plan on attending this workshop. $ Love Donation www.CelebrationOfLove2011.com/antonia.html; www.joycegedeon.com

     1:30 - 5 PM     Coherence: The Body's Natural State for Healing
Don Wetsel, MA, LAc, NCTMB Living with a coherent heart is an important aspect of our personal and cultural evolution. Come explore the human heart—from its biological function to its role as Emperor in Chinese Medicine of body, mind and spirit.

A licensed classical acupunturist, national & international teacher in clinical nutrition & well being for over 20 years, Don will explore with us an integrated perspective of heart coherence, which includes modern developments in the fields of Heart Rate Variability, Neurocardiology, and Specialized Kinesiology. Don will present the growing body of evidence that indicates how our emotional states impact heart coherence and how maintaining coherence supports our evolution on emotional scales.

We will look at cellular coherence and coherence of the earth fields in addition to examining the role of a balanced Autonomic Nervous System and its relationship with heart coherence. A balanced Autonomic Nervous System is essential for the body to be in a state of self-healing and optimal functioning.

Don will address various barriers that interfere with our ability to achieve and maintain coherence and overall integration. He will include a discussion on nutrition and lifestyle imbalances and deficiencies that affect our ability to manage our physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual well-being.

This presentation will be experiential including ways of developing and maintaining greater coherence individually as well as a culture.$ Love Donation $ Love Donation    www.healthtlc.com  

     5:30 PM    Pot Luck Dinner (healthy food please:)

     7 PM  Vibrational Journey into the Heart with Sound - A Sound Healing Concert for Valentine's Weekend
Joyce Swann Gedeon has performed in a broad range of venues & is a favorite sound healer at central valley of Virginia events. She has trained with internationally acclaimed sound healer Johathan Goldman & recorded several CDs of her own. Joy brings much experience & soul-full heart to share with us through her voice, crystal bowls & Tibetan gong. $ Love Donation

SUNDAY, February 13th
NOTE: If you are 'scent challenged' please know that there will be some scented oil mysts used today
     10 AM- Noon     Walking A Path of Coherent Living Light
Antonia Albano with Joyce Swann Gedeon This morning you will be introduced to a floor version of the labyrinth on the Retreat's 'State of Grace' hilltop. This modern day labyrinth opens up the possibility for a deep experience into the coherent living light of Grace. Using meditation, journaling, sound & your physical walking of the labyrinth you will come away with a deeper activatation of the gift of Grace in your heart & coherency in your energy field. This morning's workshop will be in preparation for the introduction of the 5th Messenger of Love in the afternoon. This is a pre-requiste for the afternoon workshop. It is also requested that, if possible, Saturday morning's workshop be attended. $ Love Donation

     1:30 - 3 PM    Walking the Path of The Sacred Geometries
Barney Brown - Empower your personal journey of 'awakening' with the energies of the sacred geometries. From the first moment of transendence to mastership & service we are challenged by our human limitations, egoic prides, fear, anger & unknowing. The work of awakening can be demanding & difficult. With the help of the spiritual blueprints embodied in these sacred geometries, we can move past our internal obstacles in a series of steadily progressing steps. Understandings, processes & shared experiences of these steps will move you towards, & beyond, the Great Possibilities of the 5th in this series of new geometries. $ Love Donation

     3:30-4:30 PM     Introduction of the 5th Messenger of Love!
Antonia Albano The unveiling of the newest of the Divine Symbols...sacred geometry for the new millennium. This beautiful geometry will open your heart, fill you with love & bring your body into a more coherent & harmonic balance. Expand your capacity to experience LOVE & share this gift with the world. $ Love Donation

     5:30 PM    Pot Luck Dinner (healthy food please:)

     MONDAY      VALENTINE'S DAY 10 AM     
For those wishing to join others in a ceremony on the State of Grace hilltop, weather permitting, or at the Lodge in other than nice walking weather. We will assemble at the LODGE on this DAY of LOVE & then drive to the other side of the farm to celebrate the introduction of the newest MESSENGER of LOVE. We will offer it's message of loving light to the world & share in the warmth of friendship. Accommodation pricing will stay at the greatly reduced pricing for this day's event.

** Any healers who wish to stay an extra day or two to offer their gifts are invited to do so. I know that many who come have many amazing gifts to offer. If you are interested, please call Antonia directly @ 540.461.1401

Help us get out the word! Come join us February 10-13th, 2011 for an exciting exploration of
Creating & Living in a Coherent Field and for the introduction of the newest Messenger of Love, the 5th of the
Divine Symbols™ ...sacred geometry for the new millennium™.
Thank you for who you are and what you bring to the tapestry of all existence. Antonia Albano

FREE TIME:  Those staying on the farm for the week's activities may wish to come earlier for a personal retreat or stay later to have some unstructured time, opportunities for the sharing of healing work, meditation, walks by the river, walking on the 250 acre farm, journaling, walking up to the State of Grace Pulsation Center, experiencing the MesoAmerican Pyramidal Love Seat, etc

LODGING:  Farm lodging is limited to 23 depending on sleeping arrangements. Cabin cost is $50./night/person; private guest rooms, one with queen bed @ $85/night, & one with a king bed @ $95, two studios, each with queen bed, one has queen sofa bed & one a single sofa chair @ $105 & $85/night & 7 single dorm beds are offered @ $40./night. Two night minimum on cabins, two night minimum on all other farm lodgingsAuthentic rustic log cabins, dating from 1775 to early 1900s plus the new Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center accomodations, are shared. Cabins may be co-ed. Linens, towels, toiletries, plates/flatware, condiments etc are supplied in cabins & The Creamery. Linens, towels, robes, toiletries are furnished for accommodations in the Lodge. 3 cabins have TV/DVD/DVDs & fireplaces. No WI-FI or land lines on farm. Plenty of HOTEL accommodations are available nearby in town if needed. A special rate at 2 hotels for this event. Suggestion for farm stays: pack lightly. Cabins will be assigned based on arrival & departures & special needs. There are no private cabins available for this event.     www.southriverhighlands.com

FOOD:  Grocery stores are nearby for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as are restaurants in local towns nearby. There is a commercial kitchen in the dairy barn/Lodge with a large refrigerator, no freezer & a large commercial gas stove. All use of kitchen will be on a shared cleaning basis. We live in a sparsely populated county yet are blessed with a small organic grocery Healthy Foods Co-op in downtown Lexington 4 miles away. Pot Luck dinners (healthy food please) will be at Heartstone Lodge Thursday, Friday Saturday evenings.

COSTS FOR WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS & CONCERTS:   Costs are $Love Donations or 'BluePot' (a fair monetary exchange honoring the costs & efforts of the presenters) unless otherwise noted. The presenters have agreed to greatly reduce their usual class costs :) Please come support these events so that we can continue to bring in presenters from across the country & help this event to grow in scope.

TRANSPORTATION:  (From the South) or (From the North)  Closest airport is Roanoke (ROA) http://www.roanokeairport.com, 50 miles from Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center (1366 Stuartsburg Rd/SR 703, Buena Vista, VA). Rental cars are available at the airport or private taxi ($75+ tip) by prior reservation with Barney or Antonia. Check with Antonia regarding the arrival times of other participants for sharing of rides. Transportation will be made available to get groceries to the town of Lexington. Driving directions to the Lodge will be put on the website. You may also call either Antonia or Barney to get them emailed to you directly.

CLOTHING:  Temperatures can range from low 20s – 60s. Dressing in layers is suggested. Please bring a pair of heavy socks or slippers as it is requested that shoes/boots be removed inside retreat space. You will wish to wear or bring a good pair of warm walking boots if you plan to walk on the farm. Remember to pack lightly (i.e. one small or medium suitcase as luggage space is limited). Bring a flash light for walking in the winter evening. It is dark here in the country with few, if any, lights & the parking areas are a short walk from the cabins or to the Lodge.

SHARING OF HEALING WORK: In years past, it has been suggested that after the event we extend time on the farm by one or two days for those who wished to stay & share their healing work with others that were interested. Each year several participants take advantage of this & wished that they could stay longer as this event is attended by some very accomplished practitioners with much to share. In honoring that request we have reserved the Lodge, sleeps 8-10 depending on sleeping arrangements, for Monday, Feb 14th & Tuesday, Feb. 15th. Above Lodging rates apply. If you are interested please let Antonia know so that she may share that information with those attending.


PLEASE CONTACT: Antonia @ 540.461.1401 or email: antonia@southriverhighlands.com by February 6th. Check the farm website: www.southriverhighlands.com for information & photographs of the farm (open all buttons). On the 'HOME' page you will find a button called 'Celebration of Love' for information & reference on the event & the Divine Symbols™. Driving directions (From the South) or (From the North) . The Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center is our newest offering having opened mid May 2010. Its website is still being developed though there are photos of facility & accommodations available for your viewing by clicking here or calling Antonia to email specific photos.

The farm is located above the confluence of the South & Maury Rivers four miles from the charming historic town of Lexington, Virginia – the resting place of Stonewall Jackson & Robert E Lee & the campuses of Washington & Lee University & Virginia Military Institute (www.lexingtonvirginia.com). Buena Vista is the home of Southern Virginia University just two miles from the farm. The Chessie Trail begins across the entry road to the farm & winds along the Maury River for 7 miles. An Appalachian Trail head (AT) is 8 miles away for those interested in more activity before or after the events.

Divine Symbols InfiniteLove THE ONE ONLI´ TRILOGY Flower of Love Golden CrossRADIANCE CELEBRATION!
Golden Infinity© Infinite Open Heart Double Golden Infinity Double Infinite Open Heart The Grace Walk©

SHARE FREELY ...Copyright all symbols & all symbols with their names; all rights reserved     marketing policies

The copyright is to assure that the correct proportions & colors are held creating the particular frequency or the 'Divine Signature' that was meant to be here. These symbols belong to the world. Please feel free to share these symbols, complete with the information on this site & credited appropriately. While these symbols may speak differently to you it is requested your insights & /or handouts be accompanied by the information offered here also. No sculptures or other representions of these geometries are to be made without written permission. Thank you

Return to First Page





1366 Stuartsburg Road/SR 703, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416

email: antoniaalbano2020@gmail.com

Phone: 540.461.1401