Marilyn Puff  is the visionary and founder of this gathering and the Keeper of the Sacred Moon Emergence Ceremony Lodge. She loves creating ceremony for for you to recognize more of the wisdom you carry, your connection to women and to your Moontime wisdom, opening the way for a deeper experience of your authentic being and creative expression. These three days in ceremony are intended to create sacred space and safety to open your hearts, to access your authentic places of healing and rejuvenation of your playfulness, your power and your beauty…

Throughout the weekend, Marilyn will bring everyone together for morning rituals and evening ceremonies. On Friday afternoon the retreat starts with Marilyn and Sunnaira leading the Sacred Pipe ceremony to honor the Full Moon and for setting your intentions for the weekend. Friday evening, the drumming and chanting call in the Sisterhood Initiation Ceremony and a nighttime pilgrimage.

Saturday evening ceremony is a rich time to celebrate yourself as a Wombyn, honoring your Moontime menses, even if you no longer carry a womb your moontime energy is strong, even stronger in the elder phases of life.

The closing ceremony has been designed to offer you time to integrate your experiences of the weekend and share some of the highlights of your awakening energies and what has inspired and transformed in you and enlivened your Spirit. As in the fourth round of the Sweatlodge, Marilyn offers the closing ceremony for giving thanks, for all that is… for all that we are… for all that we carry… for all that carries us… until we weave our energies together again, in our dreams and in our walk…


Since a child, Marilyn has always had a deep desire for greater peace and harmony in the world. As the oldest of 4 younger brothers raised on a small farm, she was inspired and challenged by her family, mostly living in her masculine energy and wanting to be a boy, or be a nonsexual being. Her traumas in life and being a sensitive empath fueled her love of nature and her passion for learning how to be present with life, have a spiritual connection and find ways to heal her connection to women and to being a strong and sensual woman, so she could offer her gifts to the world.

Marilyn is happily married and a mother of two sons, step mom to three daughters and grandmother to 10. She has channeled her love of creativity and service into 30 years of growing and healing with a few intensely studied modalities and countless other studies of  personal transformation. Initially her work was with Breathwork, Rebirthing and massage. Her love of earth based spirituality and singing Sacred Songs helped her feel at home with her husband in their Sweatlodge, Vision Fasting and Sundance communities. Her love is also in the gifts in her hands for massage and energy work and in her heart for offering workshops, ceremony and family counselling, which has been the traditional part of her career path.


The vision for this gathering was born shortly after Marilyn’s mom passed over in 2015,  when Marilyn was in England on a Spiritual Pilgrimage. In that place of love and tenderness she attended a powerful Women’s festival in Dartmoor and felt deeply called to create and offer a similar gathering at home. Giving herself two years to find the women to help plan and implement this soul opening festival, she knew that this calling was her greatest life purpose. She knew that it would bring together all her strengths and skills in order to offer the world of women a place to experience their divine feminine rising, their Sacred Moon Emergence.

Marilyn Puff – Sacred Moon Emergence Lodge