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Sacred Oil Alchemy Training & Retreat
The Path of the Myrrhophore

Sacred Oil Alchemy

The Path of the Myrrhophore

A Facilitator's Certification Program

with Trista Haggerty
June 8-11, 2023


The women of the Myrrhophore tradition were also known as the Scent Priestesses.  They were women who worked with nature's aroma, experienced as the manifestation of the Divine.  They understood the power of scent through working with precious oils as they served as midwives to the soul, both leaving this world and entering.  They were the gatekeepers of life's most awesome and sacred threshold moments.

The Sacred Oil Alchemy training program welcomes you into the temple of the Myrrhophore during one of the more fragrant times of the year here at Hawk Circle, when spring flowers are in full bloom and their scent is intoxicating. 


You'll be guided through the ancient traditions that were held by women and passed from one generation to another, only through oral teachings.

Here's What to Expect

  • Daily prayer and meditation

  • Experiencing in depth, 5 sacred oils***

  • How to communicate with sacred oils

  • The European method of blending

  • History & Origin of sacred oils

  • Healing trauma with sacred oils

  • Hands-on techniques

  • The Art of Anointing

  • Methods of using oils for therapeutic purposes

  • Method of using oils during life transition

  • How to make Kyphi, a sacred Egyptian incense

  • Access to online version of Sacred Oil Alchemy for the lifetime of the website including all updates

  • Certificate of Completion at end of program

  • Time to wander, contemplate and explore

  • Nutritious, soul quenching meals and specialty tonics and cordials made here

If you have already taken the online version of this course, you will still benefit from the live, hands-on version.  We'll be exploring different oils with different purposes than those you worked with in the online course and you'll be able to practice working on both yourselves and one another during this in-person experience.

 This is a small group experience so I encourage registering as soon as your are able. 


***Oils, specific to this class will be available for purchase here, or you can purchase from your own supplier. 

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Who's this for?

  • Spiritual seekers looking for tools to accelerate their consciousness

  • Hospice care workers

  • Both death and birth doulas

  • Nurses

  • Healing practitioners

  • Aromatherapists

Our Sacred Land

When people inhabit an area for quite some time, and live with intention, the land becomes sacred and a pilgrimage site. Here, at Hawk Circle, we've lived and worked this land providing transformational experiences for over 25 years with the intention of helping those who visit, to heal, to transform, and to connect deeply with the life giving forces of nature.  People come and wander the land and leave here changed.  Before us, years ago, were the Mohawk people.  On occasion we find one of their arrowheads, or see their spirits gathered around a fire at the edge of the forest.  The faerie beings as well, reside in our forests near our glacier-made stone circle -a place you can enter, offer them a gift and receive in their blessing.  

Fresh water springs flow down our hill, an abundance of song-birds nest in our hedgerows, and bald eagles, hawks, herons and owls are a common sight.  The wild life is plentiful, as are a variety of herbs and berries.  

We are also just 15 minutes from Otsego Lake and Council Rock where the tribes of the Iroquois gathered.  On her western shores stands the King Fisher Tower with a plaque that reads, "Dedicated to the Lady of the Lake."  Here, both the Native American culture and the Arthurian Legends merge.  I call this area Avalon West.  


Your Meals

Fresh Salad

Your meals will be specially prepared for you to support your time of rest and healing.  Green smoothies, organic fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and healthy grains will be prepared for you each day.​

Food is powerful medicine and during your personal retreat, both your body and soul will be nourished.

You'll have the opportunity to let us know about any special dietary requirements at the time of registration.

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes, weather appropriate.  Yoga wear, layers for varying weather, hiking boots or sneakers, rain coat, sandals, journal and pen, toiletries, sun hat, water bottle and sunscreen.


Where will I sleep?

We have several cabins in close proximity to Eagle House where we'll be meeting each day.  The cabins are charming and newly renovated. Our bathrooms and showers are in Eagle House, just a few steps away. 


Down a wooded trail, is a fountain of fresh spring water that comes from the many springs on our hill.  This is sacred water.  It's vibrancy and freshness is palpable and you can fill your pitcher throughout the day.

You will either have a cabin to yourself, or share with one other person, depending on how many sign-up for this course.


for 4 day, 3 night retreat

Fee:  $775 double occupancy

includes lodging and all meals.

Arrival:  Thursday, June 8th at 4:00pm

Departure:  Sunday, June 11 at 3:00pm

If you are flying, please use the Albany International Airport and schedule your flight to arrive between 1:00 & 2:30pm, and depart in the evening or following day.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate guests the day before the retreat begins.

To register, please click the payment button below and fill out the form to the right for additional information. 


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