A magical atmosphere was created by Rona Levine and Anne Bentzen with lighted birch branches and candle luminaries for a very special Winter Solstice celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 21st at KatonahSPACE. Live music featuring gongs by Kathy Shelhart and Kara Allen opened the evening helping people to wash away the energies of 2016. Anne led the group on a visualization with the Reiki Joshin Kokyu Ho Breathing in the Light meditation accompanied by Kara Allen on the flute. Rona followed with a special shamanic journey inviting everyone to let go of a limited belief that was holding them back. This powerful journey accompanied by Paul Storfer on drums helped everyone to connect with intentions that they want to pursue in 2017. A path of luminaries guided each participant during the ceremony of intentions. Everyone left the evening with a bag of seeds and their intentions to plant for the Spring Equinox. Many thanks to all our drummers led by Paul and David to powerfully shift from the old of 2016 with a celebratory drumming circle to the newness of possibility with the New Year, 2017. Terrific and tasty food offerings had people mingling and sharing their experiences afterwards. This was a special evening for building community by StarVisions and KatonahSPACE.