Women’s Retreat: Take the Step Intensive

Self Discovery, Healing & Empowerment for Women

“Earlier I thought myself clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.  ~Rumi

Do you feel like you are treading water just trying to keep up? Or like your dreams have been put on a shelf for another day? Are you tired of holding up the world and being everything to everybody? Then, take a voyage of self-discovery…Reconnect with your authentic Self… Heal your heart and let your Spirit soar… If you want to move forward either personally or professionally, but feel stuck or overwhelmed; If you want to navigate change, uncertainty and stress, but feel out of control, then this Women’s Retreat is for you.

The Take the Step Weekend Intensive (The Goddess Retreat) is designed especially for women and focuses on healing past wounds  and present day chaos. This life changing and transformational experience will give you clarity, confidence and courage to take your next step. Author, Intuitive Coach and Energy Healer, Grace Cirocco facilitates this retreat which is based on her bestselling book, Take the Step, The Bridge Will be There.


 PLEASE NOTE:  If the date you want is SOLD OUT  fill out a registration form anyway and we’ll put you on the Cancellation List or in the file for the next one.

      Women’s Retreat Ontario                     April 26-28, 2024                                                                                 Ecology Retreat Centre
North Toronto  
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     Women’s Retreat Ontario             Nov. 1-3, 2024        
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Ecology Retreat Centre
North Toronto
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About Grace Cirocco’s Women’s Retreat 

Grace Cirocco invites you to rediscover your authentic voice, to own the power inside you and to envision your life the way it could be. Her Intensive for women nicknamed the “Goddess Retreat” has been called life changing” and “the most powerful weekend of my life”. Others have called it a “spiritual and emotional boot camp equivalent to five years of therapy”. Traditional one-hour therapy sessions  go so far and many busy women don’t want to pop pills for their personal problems. Grace has found that the root cause of dysfunction in many people is trauma and emotional repression. These energy disruptions pollute our relationships, rob us of self-worth, and invite disease and illness.

In three unforgettable days, Grace will pamper you and help you restore your emotional balance, connect to your Spiritual core and empower yourself psychologically.  She uses traditional and alternative modalities that she has learned over a 30 year career but also her own brand of emotional release which she calls Emotional Brain Therapy or EBT. Some of the other modalities she uses are Mindfulness, Guided Meditation, Energy Psychology,  including Emotional Freedom Technique, Muscle testing, Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, and Psych-K.  Grace will share the latest research in Epi-genetics, and neuro-science as well as inspire you with many personal stories and anecdotes. Your brain will change here and you will leave feeling “different”, i.e. happier, at peace and less afraid of the future.  And you will walk away with new girlfriends, many of which will continue to support and love you for years to come! Grace’s Goddess community has thousands of members.

“How can I describe your retreat in words? What are some of the grandest words that exist? I have never felt so connected to my Self!  I feel incredible, unstoppable, invincible.  I feel like, finally, I am home…how do I thank you for that?  Grace, you are a beacon, shining forth your great guiding Light, illuminating the way for all those who are lost in the dark.  Before you, we trudged along, weary, wondering what kept dragging at us, what was so heavy there behind us, trailing in the dust… After you, we realized they were our wings, and we finally remembered what it was like to spread them, and to fly free. Thank you Grace for all you have given me, and for all that you are…” ~Leila Hossein-Khani

Who Should Attend?

  • If you have unresolved issues with CORE people
  • If you are “leaking” anger and irritation on those you love
  • If you feel stressed out or over-burdened
  • If you’re feeling alone, disconnected and depressed
  • If you need clarity about your marriage or career
  • If you have experienced divorce or other painful endings
  • If you have experienced trauma as a child or as an adult
  • If you want a deeper spiritual connection
  • If you want to heal a heavy heart from guilt, shame and fear
  • If you want to forgive yourself for past mistakes
  • If you want more passion, vitality and purpose in your life
  • If you have experienced infidelity or other betrayals

Why a Workshop Just for Women?

A lot of women at first glance seem to cope well. They’re competent in some area of their life. They’ve learned to juggle their many roles: daughter, sister, mother, lover, friend, wife, business woman, confidante…the list is endless. What people don’t see is the fault line on the inside that puts pressure on everything else.

It may be an abusive past (or present), clogged emotion, divorce, illness, burnout, loneliness or spiritual emptiness. Today’s modern woman is constantly under pressure to “do it all” “be it all”, and “make everyone happy”. Every woman has her story, and it is this story that, left unexpressed and unhealed over time, sabotages any hope of serenity and happiness. In this weekend retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to share your unique story. You’ll learn to slow down, be still and get re-acquainted with your authentic Self.  Your heart will be enveloped by compassion and encouragement as you continue your journey towards wholeness.

About Grace Cirocco & Her Approach:

chapters monctonGrace is a Master Facilitator and an intuitive healer known for her loving and inspiring presence and her ability to reach deep inside people and create powerful shifts. She is a leading authority on emotional, spiritual and mental wellness.  As a best selling author, educator, and life coach, Grace is passionate about empowering women and helping them see their inner beauty, light and potential.

Grace has pioneered a unique healing process (Emotional Brain Therapy) which allows negative feelings caused by past betrayals, and relationship failures to become unblocked and healed. Grace believes that when you unblock the heart, you’ve unblocked the nervous system, the mind and the body’s energy systems.  Her heart-centered therapy creates significant psychological and emotional breakthroughs. When our emotional river is unblocked and taught to flow clean, our vitality and life force is restored and we learn that we are Creators able to manifest extraordinary possibilities.

Besides her knowledge and experience, Grace’s greatest gift is her big heart full of love and compassion for people.  She cares deeply for the suffering of others. Whether you are a friend or one of her clients, she will pour love on you as soon as you meet her with one of her heart-to-heart hugs. Her teaching style is warm and captivating and her passion for life will inspire you to open your mind and entertain greater possibilities. It is very important to Grace that everyone feel safe and loved as they do this important work.  Many people have called Grace their “angel” as she has lifted them up and given them hope when they were at their lowest. To learn more about Grace visit her full biography on this website.

Goddess Retreat Weekend Itinerary:

Workshop begins at 3pm on Friday & ends 6pm on Sunday. 

Here is a Sample of What Your Days Will Look Like

  • Arrival Friday anytime after 12pm. Lunch is served 1pm-2:30pm
  • Program begins at 3pm sharp!
  • Saturday and Sunday look like this:
  • 8 am – 9 am hot breakfast followed by time in nature
  • 9 am – 1 pm workshop with Grace
  • 1 pm – Lunch followed by time in nature
  • 2 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop with Grace
  • 6:30 pm Dinner including social time
  • 7:30 pm – 10 pm Workshop with Grace

Workshop ends at 6pm Sunday. If you’re flying out of Toronto or Buffalo, please check with our  staff  before booking your flight.

Women’s Weekend Retreat Location

LOCATION:  Ecology Retreat Center

Stephen and his team do a wonderful job for us.  Ecology Retreat Center is located in Hockley Valley, nestled in the green Caledon hills north of Barrie. There are several fresh water streams that run through the property and along with the 75 acres of Carolinian forest, it is a very special place for introspection and personal growth.  The food is homemade and the focus is on farm fresh, organic and delicious.  The accommodations are very comfortable and everyone raves about the natural setting. It’s a perfect place for our Goddess Retreat.

Women’s Weekend Retreat Fee – All Inclusive 2 nights/3 days

  • $2349 + HST (tax)  per person in Single Occupancy (no roommate)
  • $1999  + HST (tax) per person in Double Occupancy (one roommate). Please let us know if you require a roommate and we’ll match you up.    
  • MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on tuition portion if not satisfied with the quality and value of the retreat.  Only valid within 24 hours of completing the retreat.
  • DISCOUNTS: Register with a friend: SAVE $50 each. Graduates of Grace’s Couples Retreat receive an additional $50 discount 
  • This program is 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE if you are self employed.

Generous Payment plans are available. Don’t let money stand in your way. Call us and discuss your options 905-688-0868

What Your All Inclusive Retreat Fee Includes:

  • Workshop tuition with Grace Cirocco—approximately 30 experiential hours
  • An in-depth Questionnaire to be completed when you register that Grace studies before she meets you
  • A comprehensive 100 page hard cover binder workbook + a copy of Grace’s best-selling book
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 delicious breakfasts
  • 2 three course gourmet lunches
  • 2 three course dinners
  • Nutritious snacks as well as hot and cold refreshments available throughout the weekend
  • A few other gifts & surprises

How to Register for our Women’s Weekend Retreat

Registration Form and a $1000 Deposit is required to reserve your spot.

  • Part 1: Click on the above link and complete a Registration Form.
  • Part 2: Pay a deposit of $1000 which will secure your spot.
  • How to Pay:  You can send an E- transfer to grace@gracecirocco.com  It’s fast, easy and secure.
  • OR call our secure 24 hr telephone land line 905-688-0868 and leave your credit card info. We accept Visa & MC only.
  • Once we receive your registration form PLUS your deposit, we will send you your Welcome Letter with all the information that you will need for your retreat.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration three weeks or more prior to the start date of the workshop, you will be refunded all monies less $100 admin fee. Cancellation of 20 days or less, you will lose your deposit. Cancelling 7 days or less, there is no refund on the full amount. We realize that sometimes in life there are emergency situations and only in such circumstances and based on the sole discretion of Grace Cirocco will consideration be given for a one time opportunity to transfer your registration within a 12 month period, to any future retreat that Grace teaches.  Please note, you must communicate with Grace in advance in these cases and we will do our best for you. A “no show” results in 100% penalty. Grace Cirocco Inc. is not responsible for prepaid, non refundable travel arrangements.

And finally…..Get your Employer to Sponsor You!

According to research, many organizations in the private and public sectors today spend millions of dollars so their employees can stay home on ‘stress leave’. What if you could offer your female staff a program that would unlock their stress and give them tools to feel more productive at work and happier at home? That’s why organizations such as Health Canada, Swiss Medica, Guelph General Hospital, and Government of Canada, to name just a few, have sponsored their female staff to attend this therapeutic and educational course with Grace Cirocco.

Women who have attended this program report feeling in control of their stress, less anxious, more content, and inspired to make healthy choices regarding their health.  Women learn mental resilience strategies, emotional intelligence, self confidence, and self awareness so they can bring their creativity, their enthusiasm and their passion to their jobs and to the workplace. After attending this program, many women who were previously on stress leave for depression and anxiety were able not only to return to work but also get off of all medication. (Just check out our amazing testimonials from previous grateful attendees!) If you have an open and enlightened manager, ask if they would be willing to support you as you do this very important training work. You have nothing to lose!  Make sure to tell them that you will be doing this training on your own time, as this Intensive is a weekend program.


“My greatest gift from your woman’s retreat is you Grace!!! You have taught me to love myself and to believe in myself again. You have given me back my life, my voice, my self esteem, my worth. You’ve shown me that wonderful possibilities lie ahead of me if I reach out and believe in them. You’ve taught me how my brain works, something I can’t wait to learn more about. You’ve taught me that it is my job to fill myself up and that depression is repression. Grace, your woman’s retreat will help me make important changes in my life–changes that should have been made years ago!  I have a new positive attitude now and for once,  I feel real hope… thank you!  No spa or girls weekend away could ever top what I felt and gained from your Goddess Weekend!!! It was the best weekend of my life!” ~Victoria Cooper

 To read more testimonials like this  click here.

Still not sure this retreat is right for you ?

Read Grace’s article on the Benefits of a Women’s Retreat

Grace Cirocco
179 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J5 Canada
Telephone: (905) 688-0868
Fax: (905) 688-2788