A Yogini is a spiritual rebellion engaged in a glowing and embodied,
nothing-held-back love affair with the great mystery.
She moves in the world with fierce compassion, grace and freedom, and is passionate about truth, rest & real love.
She is fluent in angelic, diva and in Kali roars.
Earth is home and so is infinity.
- We are Yoginis, feminine spiritual practitioners.
Rooted in an ancient lineage we practice embodied spirituality in the midst of our lives as modern women
- We meet in online Sadhana intensives, in live retreats and trainings.
In our daily lives we support and challenge each other into the real in our vibrantly alive online community forum, and many women meet in Women’s Temple Groups in their home town.
- Women from all corners of the world contribute in co-creating a field of Shakti, which again provides each one of us with a powerful transmission of grace and awakening.
We practice the feminine way, an all inclusive in-the-body spirituality, beyond dusty dogmas and far fetched goals of the future. Spiritual awakening, instead of being a peak experience you once had, or a concept you read about and compare yourself with, becomes a lived and embodied realization of freedom and love uniquely experienced and expressed through each woman.
- All the work of the Awakening Women Institute rises out of a passionate intention to bring true peace and happiness to all sentient beings, and our programs are our contribution to that.
How to contact us:
The best way to reach us is via e-mail: e-mail us
Or you can phone us at (800) 562-0240
We are a small operation, so please forgive us if it takes a few days before you hear back from us.
Mailing address: Awakening Women Institute, PO Box 1786, Nevada City, CA 95959 USA
If you have questions about events, contact the event organizer directly. See info below.
You are welcome to publish any of the writing you find here, however, please please please make sure to credit us by name and a link to this website.
Although Chameli does not have the capacity to reply and give personal advice over e-mail, we do love to hear from you!
Founder of Awakening Women Institute
CHAMELI ARDAGH is a leading pioneer in contemporary feminine spirituality, and she has inspired thousands of women around the world through her breakthrough methods for living and embodying feminine awakening. She is especially appreciated for her love of mythology and storytelling as a method for illuminating our hidden strength and beauty.
Chameli has taken every opportunity to become adept in her field through her own practice as well as through extensive training in group dynamics, meditation and spiritual counseling.
Chameli was featured in the book Ordinary Women, Extra-ordinary Wisdom: The Feminine face of Awakening (www. extraordinarywisdom.net) by Rita Marie Robinson, M.A, a collection of conversations with women spiritual teachers. She was also featured in The Translucent Revolution by Arjuna Ardagh, as an authority on feminine spiritual practice and in Hope Beneath Our Feet by Martin Koegh.
Chameli was born in Norway and now lives in Northern California with her husband Arjuna and Angel the cat.
Goddess of registration and organization ~ Corfu
Catarina is a passionate practitioner with a clear commitment to greet each moment in gratitude and as an opportunity to honor and heal Mother Earth.
As a business consultant and coach, her company supports organizations to run the business in a sustainable way with focus on environment, people and ethical standards.
To find balance in life she dedicates time with her family, yoga, meditation, running, nature, healthy food, friends and a good laugh.
With a clear focus, positive attitude, good sense of humor and an intense love for the feminine, she brings the Corfu events into glorious manifestations. She will support you with the registration and preparation.
Communication and administration Goddess
~ Loves, loves, loves working for AWI and connecting with awakening women all over the world.
~Enjoys immensely being with her amazing 14 year old daughter, Crystal Dawn, and her close knit community of friends and family.
~Has a gift for creating healing herbal & flower essence remedies and is a Reiki Master.
~Is deeply nurtured by the natural world.
~Utilizes laughter as one of her main medicines.
~ Has a deep intuitive care for life, self and others
~ She captures movement/ energy in motion with the camera as her divination tool
~ She is interpreting every image with an open and compassionate heart
~ She aims to catch the innermost essence of every living thing.
~ Her creative originality and way of expression is inspired by the free and mature language of the shaman, and the stream lined heart communication of the whales and the dolphins.
Bibbie is also a Temple-mama and a graduate of the Women´s Group Facilitator Training. She is the photographer in our Corfu Retreat and is the artist behind many of the images on this site.
~ Studied and lived in Hamburg, Germany, moved to the country side in southern Germany in 2009 to re-connect to the natural world
~ Is passionate about the awakening and support of the feminine and to co-create a new way of living with peace, love and compassion in our hearts
~ Loves human beings, nature, art, design, dancing, singing, laughing, delicious food, riding fast through the forest, sitting under trees, reiki, meditation and creating & exploring life more and more