LifeWork for Women Retreat
Blue Deer Center | Margaretville, NY
Thurs, Sept. 9— Sun, Sept. 12
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Experience the deep satisfaction of Women’s LifeWork and Ukalai

From time to time, it’s common to find yourself feeling overwhelmed, losing sight of your life’s vision.


Traditionally, women would gather together regularly to take a break from the weight and fogginess of their burdens and to revitalize connection and purpose in their lives.

Sacred Fire’s LifeWork for Women is an immensely powerful and empowering experience that supports every stage of a woman’s life. This sacred time together is guided by elders who are steeped in Fire’s wisdom, indigenous knowledge, and perspectives from women in modern Western culture. Our work will embrace the totality of our experiences—our light and our shadows—to help us realign into the experience of the deeply sacred feminine as it manifests in our lives.

Come strengthen your connection to the world and emerge with greater clarity to meet the challenges of your life. Take this opportunity to rejuvenate your energies, reconnect with the powerful essences of the feminine, and restore your sense of purpose.

See full event information, including program, meals, housing and pricing details, here.


When was the last time you gave yourself time without other responsibilities to share ceremony and hold space for other women with focused intention and a graceful spaciousness? Your soul is hungry for this.

Ukalái: An Annual Gathering of Women is a coming together for women to reconnect to the capacity of the feminine to stand firmly in the midst of our culture and bring forth the true gifts of the feminine to our families, our communities, and our world in this time of pivotal change. This sacred time together is guided by elders who are steeped in Fire’s wisdom, indigenous knowledge, and perspectives from women in modern Western culture.



  • Annie King

    Originally from Australia, Annie King and her family found themselves living in the United States over 20 years ago. Through a series of serendipitous events including studying Plant Spirit Medicine, she became involved in the building of the Sacred Fire Community through supporting community fires. From the first ones held in the US in September 2001, around the event of 9/11, the fires have spread across the world, and become a place of solace and transformation. Annie is grateful for this opportunity to support this work, and honored to work with the Firekeepers dedicated to bringing Fire to their people.Annie has taught yoga, meditation and stress management in schools and hospitals and private settings both in Australia and the US, offers retreats, and has a healing practice in Florence, SC. She is fortunate to have been initiated as a granicera in the Nahua weather working tradition, and is in the process of becoming a tepahtiani, a healer, in that tradition. She feels incredibly grateful for her loving husband, and her family that now includes two grandchildren that bring her immense joy.

  • Sherry Boatright

    Sherry Boatright received a calling to her spiritual path through Nahua shaman Don Lucio Campos in the central Mexican highlands in 1999 and was initiated as a quiatizques (woman bringer of rain) in this traditional path. From this she became devoted to bringing fire and spirit into community. She became a Firekeeper and participates in growing the organization of Sacred Fire.  She was asked to develop the Lifeways series of programs grounded in the human life stages and is now working to evolve those into a comprehensive whole called Life Cycle Living. Sherry trained as a psychotherapist and had a private practice where she was involved for many years with facilitating women’s groups. She helped to create the Ukalái Women’s Gathering, (now LifeWork for Women: Ukalai) and has offered that program in the US, Mexico, Australia and the UK. She studies Nahua healing and has been initiated as a tepahtiani (traditional Nahua healer).


Thursday, September 9 arrive by 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 12 depart at 1:00 pm

View full event information on the Blue Deer retreat center website


Tuition is: $290

Lodging & Food for a private room with shared bathroom $555


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