sacred womxn spiral :: a late summer healing retreat for womxn

thursday, august 22nd, 2019 - monday, august 26th, 2019

energetic focus :: ajna chakra / third eye

spirit fire retreat center near the berkshires, ma


sacred womxn spiral :: a late summer healing retreat for womxn

thursday, august 22nd, 2019 - monday, august 26th, 2019

energetic focus :: ajna chakra / third eye

spirit fire retreat center near the berkshires, ma


connect  : :  heal  : :  nourish   : :   grow


the retreat package 

  • 4 days (arrive early evening of Thurs, leave mid morning Monday // 4 nights at Spirit Fire Retreat Center in Leyden, MA

  • Daily yoga & meditation classes on a gorgeous 90 acre property

  • Handmade, intentionally curated locally sourced organic vegetarian meals, nourishing herbal infusions, snacks & tea // 11 meals total

  • Daily workshops woven into our time //

    • Medicinal plant identification & herbal medicine making 

    • Sound Healing & Journey Work with Dani Fiore

    • Dreamwork

    • Hands on healing & Self Care Practice

    • Creative Journaling practice

  • Sacred Womxn Spiral gift basket of beautifully curated gifts and hand-crafted medicinal remedies (approximate value ~$200)

with access to: 

  • 90 acres of meadow and woodlands with trails near the Berkshires

  • Stone labyrinth for walking meditations

  • Garden

  • Fire circle

  • Herbal baths

  • Outdoor dining

locally sourced organic vegetarian meals  

nourishing herbal medicine   

Food is sacred nourishment for body, mind and soul. Food is connection. Food is love, shared. Food is medicine. 

During our weekend together you will experience the magic of intentionally curated snacks and meals meant to cleanse, nourish and heal. We will teach you how to incorporate wild foods and herbal medicines into your daily practice.

All snacks and meals are plant-based, organic and locally sourced when possible, and food-allergy friendly.



Experience the power of womxn coming together to support each other in healing. 

In our Sacred Womxn Spiral retreats we explore the depths of emotional, physical, and spiritual health through the lens of our energetic centers, the chakras. In this work we seek to heal old wounds, release blocked energy, and to find empowerment in loving who we are now. In this work we use and teach wholistic healing practices that nourish and empower wholeness. In this work we explore authenticity through honest sharing. We practice vulnerability to access our untapped strengths. We use ceremony, story, and prayer to connect with deep inner knowing.

To spiral is to dance with life and to be an advocate for one's own wholeness.   


your guides

your guides

We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these - to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.
There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

about us

We have seen, felt and experienced the power of women coming together to heal. Drawing from our diverse personal histories in healing, bodywork, spiritual practice, yoga, herbalism, art, cooking, and deep journey work, we create safe and inspired space for nourishment and awakening. We believe that healing/wholing/wholeness unfolds as a natural response to alignment with our joy. We believe in the power of personal healing to create health in the world around us. We seek to create a space for exploration, for courage, for receiving, and for supporting each other in art of self love.  

We are space holders. We are facilitators in the deep. We are poets, artists, lovers, mystics. We are healers. We are medicine women. We love the power found in taking ownership of one's shit. We love the awakening that comes from honest journeys into the darkness. We open and open and open again to all that life offers, even when it hurts. We honor our feelings and emotions and exercise the power of our choice. We look for space to let ourselves be. 

We are honored to be taking this journey by your side. As Ram Das wisely put it, "We are all just walking each other home." 

With Love & excitement for our collective unfolding, 

Sara Rose Bryant, LMT, RYT

Tara Chickey


retreat details

retreat details

accommodations & pricing


  • SHARED COMMON ROOMS // 12 single beds available //

    • investment: $1333 or $1222 early bird discount if registered & deposit paid before June 1st


how to sign up

please fill out the contact form below to so we can put you in the most desirable sleeping arrangement. Once we receive this form with will be in touch with information on how to pay your deposit to hold space in the retreat. Payments are preferably made by check or through paypal. 

A non-refundable $200 deposit is required to hold your space. Last day to register and full payment due by July 12th, 2019. 

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testimonials from previous retreats

testimonials from previous retreats


"The Sacred Women Spiral retreat was exactly what my soul needed. The house was warm and comfortable. The attendees were beautiful inside and out, and the food was so nourishing that I could feel my cells smiling. The agenda offered the perfect mix of education, entertainment, bonding and optional solitude. From the moment I arrived, received my basket of goodies and was asked, “Can I smudge you?” until I hugged my new friends at the time of departure, I felt welcome, accepted, free, and full of joy. Thank you, thank you, thank you for holding such a powerful and transformational space for personal exploration and growth." - Tara

"The Sacred Women Spiral retreat in autumn '17 was so incredibly inspiring, nourishing, deepening and wonder-full. Gathering with women to share, weave, witness and be witnessed is a very powerful experience. Learning crafts and how to make herbal medicines ignited and motivated my continuing Medicine Woman desires. Sara Rose and Tara fiercely and lovingly held potent space for us each to grow and dive. Located at Amethyst Retreat Center, we had time for walking in the woods and labyrinth meditation. Incredibly nutritious foods and teas were served while enjoying communing with each other, remembering Sisterhood, gratitude for each unique Being, and of course, the infusion of Love sweet Love. Looking forward to the next one!! Thank you both!! I love you!!" ~Erica


"I attended the Fall 2017 Sacred Women Spiral retreat at the Amethyst Retreat Center, led by Sara Rose Bryant and Tara Chickey.  I highly recommend the Spring 2018 retreat for anyone interested in furthering their self-discovery, and enjoy the company of other women interested in the same thing! Sara Rose and Tara put together a weekend of self-exploration through yoga and meditation, walks in the woods, learning through workshops on natural healing, connection making through open discussion, and topped it all off with delicious meals and take-away goodies.  The weekend provided a rich and active experience for a diverse group of women who came together on Friday curious and a little nervous, and emerged on Sunday feeling loved and connected to each other." ~Julia


"My overall experience was amazing. I’ve never been to a retreat before so I didn’t know what to expect and right from the start it was awesome.The gifts were so much more than I expected. From the sweet basket, the herbal bath, tea, hand painted picture to name a few. I felt very supported Sara Rose and Tara have such amazing spirits and the women who attended were all so supportive of each other. The Amethyst Retreat center grounds are beautiful and peaceful . I really enjoyed the facilities. The food was delicious, so fresh and healthy to me it was a perfect amount. For me the pace of the retreat was just right . I enjoyed the classes and ceremonies, I really liked yoga outside and the relaxing classes and I loved the fire - it’s hard to pick a favorite. I felt a little spoiled. The talking stick ceremony definitely took me out of my comfort zone as I do not like talking in front of a group of people, but everyone was so understanding, nonjudgmental, and supportive that it made it a little easier and ended up being very meaningful to me.I can’t think of anything to add I’m just looking forward to another retreat experience with the amazing Sara Rose and Tara." ~Lori