Ukalai Women's Gathering

Event Highlights

  • At Sacred Fire Ukalái you can drop into your deeper self, all the while being guided by spirit and women elders versed in this work, sharing what ails you and freeing up space for new possibilities, perhaps a new vision, a different perspective, deeper understandings and in the end, a circle of NEW SISTERS!

About This Event

***Ukalái Women's Gathering 2020 is postponed given current events.***

Women holding space for one another is an immensely empowering experience.

Maybe you already know how nourishing it is to sit in circle with other women or maybe you have yet to come by this powerful experience. As women, we are all sharing in this common experience of life with our strengths and insecurities, our fears, repeating narratives and blind spots. Wouldn’t it be a relief to let go some of the old paradigms and make space for the unseen so that you can open to deeper insights and greater awareness of who you are this very day?

We are the networkers, the life-givers, mothers, maidens, grandmothers, each of us having our own struggles with partners, children, careers and if we’re lucky, purpose and direction. Are you who you always wanted to become? Is it time to evaluate, maybe change course or hone in even more to the course you are already on? When is the last time you gave yourself time? FOUR DAYS, all to yourself, cooking no meals, driving nowhere, doing no one else’s work, just being in your own heart and body with a graceful spaciousness?

In traditional cultures there are regular times when women come together with elder women to realign and refocus. In today’s rapidly changing world, Ukalái is a coming together for this purpose—to reconnect us to core of the feminine.

During my recent experience of Sacred Fire’s LifeWays program I saw the beauty of looking at life as a circle rather than as a line, recognizing how elders are meant to contribute their earned wisdom to the youngest members of a community.

What's Included

  • Lodging for four nights and meals.

What's Not Included

Airfare and transportation to the Center.

Venue Highlights

LifeWays retreats and events are held at diverse locations around the world, in places of deep natural beauty that foster connection.

Accommodations

Each retreat or event has its own unique lodging options, each chosen to support the purpose of that particular event.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Delicious, lovingly prepared food is provided as part of each retreat. Many special food needs can be met, please inquire for details.

Directions

The closest major airport is in Albany. Albany International Airport is two hours by car or 3 1/2 hours by bus. LaGuardia and Kennedy in New York City are two other options but require a longer commute.

Driving Directions From the Albany Airport:
Start out going Southeast on Albany Shaker Rd/NYI-155 towards Wolf Rd. Merge onto I-87 South at about 1.2 miles.

Take I-87 South from Albany Airport to Kingston (exit 19), 62 miles. This is a toll way, so be prepared to pay a toll.

From Exit 19, go West on Highway 28 (the first right off the traffic circle) towards Pine Hill and Woodstock. This is approximately 58 miles to the Blue Deer Center.

You will know you are getting close when Highway 28 begins to go thru Fleischman’s, Arkville, and then past the Hess Gas Station and the entrance to Margaretville (you will see a flashing yellow light overhead).

Continue on for around 5 miles (you will pass a sign for the State Police and when the road begins to curve and the speed limit slows to 35, you are getting very close to the turn).

You will see a blue sign for County Route 6, and a green sign for New Kingston Road. Turn right. We are approximately 1 mile up on the left after the turn for the Homestead Farmstate. You will see our sign for the Blue Deer Center and a driveway marked on both sides by large stone pillars.

Turn left into the driveway and follow it to the Main House at the end. Welcome to the Blue Deer Center!

Driving Directions From New York City:

Take I-87 North (the thruway) for 96 miles to Kingston, exit 19. This is a toll way, so be prepared to pay a toll.

From Exit 19, go West on Highway 28 (the first right off the traffic circle) towards Pine Hill and Woodstock. This is approximately 58 miles to the Blue Deer Center.

You will know you are getting close when Highway 28 begins to go thru Fleischman’s, Arkville, and then past the Hess Gas Station and the entrance to Margaretville (you will see a flashing yellow light overhead).

Continue on for around 5 miles (you will pass a sign for the State Police and when the road begins to curve and the speed limit slows to 35, you are getting very close to the turn).

You will see a blue sign for Route 6, and a green sign for New Kingston Road. Turn right. We are approximately 1 mile up on the left after the turn for the Homestead Farm Resort. You will see a Blue Deer sign and mosaic at a driveway marked on both sides by large stone pillars. Turn left into the driveway and follow all the way to the Main House at the end of the driveway. Welcome to the BDC!

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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