September 9 – 12, 2021

LifeWork for Women Retreat

with   Sherry Boatright & Annie King

Revive your spirit and touch into the mystery of the feminine, guided by elders and indigenous wisdom. Share ceremony and celebrate the stage of life you’re in. Nourish and empower your soul through the spirit of fire.


LifeWork for Women is an immensely powerful and empowering experience that supports women at every stage of 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.

Experiences during this retreat:

  • Participate in traditional ceremony
  • Connect to the sacred land
  • Participate in group discussion and experiential exercises
  • Express yourself through creative movement and imagery
  • Reinforce knowledge of yourself as a woman through relationship with others
  • Find a new coherence between the feminine and the masculine

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. Join us!

Blue Deer Center

Nestled in the Catskill Mountains on ninety three acres of land and forest, the Blue Deer Center is embraced by “Saskawhihiwine,” the river of peace. This land, known for millennia, as a place where conflict is resolved and illness gives way to health. Blessed things happen here that cannot happen even a short distance away, for this sacred place offers unique medicine that supports your healing and remembering your relationship to all of nature.


Sherry received a calling to her spiritual path through Nahuatl shaman Don Lucio Campos in the central Mexican highlands in 1999 and was initiated as a quiatlzques (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 participated in growing the organization of Sacred Fire.

Annie King has been an initiated Firekeepeer since 2004 and has been working since that time as Fire Chief, supporting Firekeepers around the world in their work.   She is the Director of Firekeeping for Sacred Fire, coordinating Firekeeping activities.

Details & Pricing

Tuition is: $290

Lodging & Food for a private room with shared bathroom $555  
We provide simple accommodations. Due to the pandemic we are giving everyone a single private room with a shared bathroom. Meals include dinner on the first night through lunch on the last day and four nights of lodging.  All of the meals are made fresh daily by our chef, Liza. The ingredients are organic and local as much as possible!
We offer the option of special meals for those with certain dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten- and dairy-free). If you have other dietary restrictions, please email
Please plan to arrive at the Blue Deer Center between 4 and 6 pm on the first day. The Women's Retreat will be over after lunch on the last day. We offer the option for you to register for an additional night at the Center for the rate of $75, no food provided.  
Travel information can be found by clicking on the link on your registration confirmation or by clicking here.
Everyone must take a COVID-19 test with negative results within the week before the program start date and email to
Please contact Linda at with any questions about this program or registration.
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition minus a $50 processing fee. 

  • If you cancel 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. 

  •  If you cancel 2 to 7 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee and food costs, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. 

  • No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a program’s start date.

  • All Refunds will be processed within 2 weeks of cancellation.

**During this time of the pandemic, if you are experiencing any symptoms or are compromised in any way, please cancel your reservation. You will receive your full refund, no questions asked.