Shamanic Retreat for Women: Explore, Heal, Transform

It was the best experience ever! – Antonella


We had an amazing time at last year’s retreat and are hard at work planning our next one – there will be more Shamanic Retreats to come!
Check back soon or contact us for details.

Weekend retreat with Shamanic practitioners Marci Zieff and Carolyn Romano at the beautiful Spirit Fire Retreat Center in Leyden, Massachusetts (


Explore: Learn core principles of shamanism that can enhance your everyday life, including creating sacred space, working with the medicine wheel, clearing energy, and walking with Spirit.

Heal: Through the ancient art of shamanic journeying, gain access to insight from your spirit guides as well as powerful healings during your time in non-ordinary reality.

Transform: Release what no longer serves with our teacher’s guidance, shift into your ideal self, and set intentions to create your heart’s truest desires.


  • • Arrive
  • • Dinner
  • • Opening Circle
  • • Intention Setting


  • • Breakfast
  • • AM Teachings and Experiential Activities with Marci and Carolyn
  • • Lunch and free time
  • • PM Teachings and Experiential Activities with Marci and Carolyn
  • • Dreamcatcher Workshop
  • • Dinner and free time
  • • Sacred Fire Ceremony


  • • Breakfast
  • • Integration
  • • Closing Circle
  • • Farewell Lunch

The agenda above represents our best thoughts at this time. Having done this before, we also know that the agenda is fluid/organic depending on needs of the group and direction from Spirit. 

Important Details:

  • • Shared lodging
  • • Healthy and hearty meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with all organic and local food prepared onsite. We will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please alert us if you have any food allergies.
  • • Access to walking trails on 95 acres
  • • Shopping and discounts on future events
  • • Early-bird pricing is available
  • • Full payment due at time of registration. Refunds less a $100 processing fee.
  • • Partial scholarships available
  • • Register online at Bliss Healing Arts, or send registration checks to Carolyn Romano, 19 Mill Road, North Brookfield, MA, 01535.

Our Retreat Teachers

About Marci

Marci Zieff, Founder of Creating Calm, LLC, Shamanic Practitioner, Healer, Reiki Master, Intuitive, Meditation Teacher, second degree black belt, Mom, nature lover. Marci works with clients to create ease and positive transformation allowing their best qualities to shine through. Email

About Carolyn

Carolyn Romano, J.D., Founder of Bliss Healing Arts, Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher, Sacred Pipe Carrier, DreamVisions7Radio Network Host, certified Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner, VP of Product at Technology Start Up, Attorney, Dog Lover, Sanctuary Owner, Change Agent, Hollow Bone. Carolyn’s work involves supporting women leaders to remember, cultivate, and share their personal medicine with the world. Email:


Previous Participants Say…

I am still feeling the healing power of the Shamanic Retreat for Women you held us in last weekend. Surely this is 7 fold! The medicine wheel, journeying, and sacred fire circles are such powerful tools for any era and especially now as women emerge and are reaching out with their strength. Thank you so much and I would be interested in another retreat like it in the future. –Nanri

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for setting up such a wonderful women’s retreat this past weekend. I know you worked so hard to put it together. It was such a heartfelt, profound experience and I feel so grateful that I have connected with you and all the women at the retreat this weekend. Thank you so much for providing such a safe, powerful, supportive space to listen and learn from one another. I am so looking forward to doing more of these retreats – I feel like it was an experience that I have been really missing in my life and can’t wait to be part of more in the future. Again, my gratitude and thanks for such a special weekend!! – Heather

Several friends and family members have asked how my retreat was and every time I described what I experienced, I felt myself undercutting the profound magnitude of it all because I couldn’t find the right words in that moment — or any moment. I get overwhelmed when I have to gather my experience into an intelligible bouquet of words. The English language doesn’t quite have the right words to describe what I felt and experienced in those 3 short days and I am plagued by the worry my synopsis will never sound as far reaching as the experience truly was for me. Perhaps because the adventure touched my soul more deeply than my current human form has the ability to comprehend. I think it’s okay to leave certain words unspoken, unuttered, but revered only for the sacred soul exchange that took place during that retreat. One can never truly relay an experience and have it possess the same power, it can only be transcribed. The true nature of the soul dance that we recited together as one remarkable tribe of women will remain a spectacular and significant engraving on my timeline of life. The moment in time when we experienced a heartfelt connected exchange with exceptional feminine soul essence. We exchanged intense stories, truths, support, compassion, tears, acceptance, respect and our feminine essence united into a collective force that ignited love. My biggest take away from that weekend was the palpable love that was felt, that was given, and that was received. Still now, weeks later, I have an abundance of love that is charged with positive energy. A deep caring and a reminder to me that love is infinite and that possibilities of life are indeed endless. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you all for “showing up”, and to you Marci and Carolyn, who so clearly have a gift in this arena. I appreciate the immense effort, time and financial resources you put into making this retreat a reality. You have to keep doing these retreats — if not for our tribe, for other tribes to come. – Carrie