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21 Day Durga Sadhana

Rooted in the Authority of Love


A practice immersion for women
with Chameli Ardagh & The Global Yogini Circle

April 5 – 25, 2017

Online + by phone.
Participate from your own home.

 

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Durga Ma, ignite in me the luminous strength of integrity,
initiate me Mother, into a sisterhood of dignity.
I am willing now, at this time of turmoil and endless distractions,
to take my sovereign seat among the wisdom keepers.

Today I face my assignment fully, irreversibly, and I joyously leave behind
  both unworthiness and inflated self-importance
which only keep me
hostage in smallness.

I know in my heart and in my womb that we are all made of belonging,
and I can no longer tolerate the games of greed and arrogance,
nor look to others to define what is important, or what is real. 

I bow, Mother, and I humbly accept my crown.
With trembling legs, rooted in the authority of love, 
I will guard the torch of truth and goodness,
no matter what.

 

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Durga Ma is a warrior Goddess who came into the world at a mythical time when the world was—just like we experience today—in great imbalance. Riding in on a tiger, she entered the battlefield of chaos, greed and conflict rooted in an unfathomable clarity of vision.

Durga Shakti is a place of alignment and humble authority within each one of us, where we refuse to be swayed by the tricks of distraction. Through our devotion to truth, we discover an unshakable capacity to take leadership of the vision in our hearts, and to not take it for granted or hold it as lesser.

Durga mirrors back the creative power that is liberated when you live and act in alignment with what truly matters to you.

She is a Goddess of empowerment, both a fierce and benevolent force of the Divine Feminine. Millions of women in the world today are feeling her shakti rising from the unmanifest into embodied form—through us.  Willing to stay in the discomfort of birthing the next step of evolution, rising rooted from the depths of love, we gather the strength, clarity and resilience needed for the times ahead of us.

 

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Sadhana is spiritual practice; spiritual practice is love. For 21 days, you offer yourself onto the altar of awake living, and through daily practices and short sutras of awakening, you re-connect with and re-commit to a truth which is deeply rooted in the universal yet vibrates uniquely through you.

You are warmly welcome to take your seat in the Yogini circle, 
a feminine path of spiritual awakening.

 

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If you have participated in one of our sadhanas before and know how it works:

or read on to learn all the details…

 

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Lisa SchraderMany of us are inspired by spiritual teachings but to actually embody them, in a daily practice of breathing them in and sweating them out, is a radically different proposition. Chameli Ardagh is masterful at illuminating the ancient goddess teachings in a way that makes them supremely tangible for modern women without sacrificing their depth, creating a kind of frequency that sparks awakening.

Lisa Schrader, Founder of Awakening Shakti
AwakeningShakti.com

 

FloraI am deeply, eternally grateful for Chameli and her embodied devotion to the sacred feminine. I find the sound of her voice alone carries me deeply into an ancient, familiar wisdom and cracks open a River of love within me. There is a potent clarity which penetrates the worn out patterns of ‘hiding’ and ‘dimming down’ that have been part of the collective female experience, and replaces it which radiant strength and joy for being alive in this woman’s body! With each Sadhana, I experience a profound level of trust and commitment amongst my sisters that is unlike any other circle. I’m always left with a deeper truth, a heart wisdom that carries into my life and flowers the depth of my creative force in the world.

Flora Aube, Founder of Art of Allowing Academy
artofallowingacademy.com

 

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Click on each question to learn more:

What is Shakti Sadhana?

Sadhana means spiritual practice.
Shakti is a name for the feminine creative life force of the universe.

Shakti Sadhana is embodied spiritual practice, where the Goddess is the portal to awakening.
In this practice you consciously engage with both your inner and outer life, your darkness and your light, essentially seeing all of it as part of the unfathomable wholeness you are made of.

Shakti Sadhana is not a seclusive spiritual practice; it is a path that permeates every aspect of our lives. In the Shakti view, we don’t relate to spirit as separate from matter, but as different expressions of the same totality.

The Yogini circle
 is a circle of conscious women coming together with a shared intention
of embodied awakening.  Our online 21 day Sadhana immersions are gatherings of several hundred women from all over the planet. Together we co-create a resonant field of Shakti, which provides each of us with a powerful transmission of awakening. 

What will I learn in a 21 Day Sadhana?

The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Shakti tradition is the insight that that which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice in Sadhana is not toward a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent within each woman.

The effect of the feminine embodiment practices can only be known through direct experience; it can never be fully described in words. However, here are some pointers.

The practices direct you

:: towards a reverence for the pulse of life in your body and in all beings.

:: to a deep place of home which never leaves you no matter how turbulent life shows up.

:: to placing your life and practice in a larger context, which gives meaning and purpose beyond your personal drama

:: to the medicine of devotion

:: to a more creative relationship to your feeling world.

The practices become your allies in your longing to live as an embodied instrument of awakening in the world.

How does it work?

The Sadhana begins Wednesday, April 5th. That day, you will receive your first email, and you will also be invited into the closed Sadhana online group.

Once a day (except for the day of the phone retreats), you will receive a short email with a new practice or a poem that will inspire you and keep you on track.

On Saturday, April 8th, we will meet for our first Phone/Webcast Retreat.
We will meet for a retreat on the phone/webcast (your choice) with Chameli
3 Saturdays (April 8th, 15th & 22nd) at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 19.00 Northern Europe.

The calls will last 90 minutes. The last 30 minutes will be for Q & A. The retreats will be recorded so you can listen to them at any time.

In between the phone retreats, you will practice on your own.
You can check in with your Yogini sisters as often as you like in the online Yogini Sadhana circle.

Will I have the time to do sadhana in the midst of a busy life?

You participate as much as is possible for you. To do some practice is better than no practice, and many of the practices are done in the midst of your life, as it is for you.

Once you enter the Sadhana, you enter a mandala of Shakti, of transformation. The practices and teachings will, independent of how much you “do”, unfold in unexpected ways.

Who is it for?

If you long to root yourself in a deeper truth, to live awakening in your daily life, to embody shakti—the divine creative power—more fully, then this Sadhana is for you.

We will go deep. We meet in a shared dedication to living awake.
If you feel called, a sense of YES inside…then claim your seat in the circle.

You don’t need to have any previous experience with these teachings.
Our focus in the feminine embodiment practice is on direct experience,
YOUR experience is the authority. Always.

 

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Version 2I am always blown away by the depth of the practices and the strength of the community that’s created during these online sadhanas. In addition to the sheer joy of learning from someone as inspiring, articulate, genuine and wise as Chameli, every sadhana takes me into deeper relationship with the sacred feminine on so many levels.

Kirsten Warner, Founder of Devi Yoga for Women
deviyogaforwomen.com

 

indigomedicinewomanHaving been in the Yogini Circle live a number of times, I was hesitant to sign up for an online Sadhana. But, something nudged me to take a risk, because I was in need of spiritual refuel, with no live retreat in sight! My experience in the Online Sadhana was surprisingly powerful. I felt myself enter a potent portal of the Great Mother’s embrace and guidance, the moment I began the Sadhana. Building an altar for the Great Mother is something that I do regularly, but doing it in connection with my Yogini sisters around the world, ‘charged’ it with new meaning, magic, and inspiration. The recordings helped me reconnect with my own wisdom and rekindle my passion for my spiritual path. I found myself hearing Chameli say the wordless things that live on my insides, and felt fortified by listening each time.

India Rose Mariamne
Founder of the WILDE Tribe ~ Women of Inspired Leadership Devoted to Evolution
www.WILDETribe.com

 

 

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What is included?

 

:: Daily practices and/or short awakening poems into your email inbox

:: 3 Tele-Retreats

:: Access to an online Yogini Circle* where you can connect with women from all over the world, practicing just like you. This is an already established and cherished online sanctuary, which will also be there for you after the 21 days are over. *A private Facebook Group

:: Recordings of all 3 Tele-Retreats (also available to download as MP3)

 

What happens after I join?

 

:: Once we have received your payment, you will get a welcome email.

:: From Wednesday, April 5th, you will begin to receive your daily emails, as well as reminders and recordings before and after the live phone retreats with Chameli.

If you do not receive one of your daily emails, please check your SPAM folder as sometimes they inadvertently end up there. (If you have Gmail, check the promotions tab.)

If you need support, please contact yoginiteam@awakeningwomen.com.


What do I contribute?

$108 
Early bird $87 (before March 5, 2017)

 

 

 

Or make three payments of $40 (one payment every 15 days) 

 

 

 

(Online courses are non-refundable.)

 

Welcome to a powerful journey!

With Love, Always,
Chameli & The Awakening Women Team

 

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Whenever a new Sadhana is offered, I sign up. These 21 day immersions have become an integral part of my life and spiritual practice. I deeply enjoy Chameli’s leadership in the women’s circle – each offering drips with devotion and dedication. The practices offered are such an exquisite blending of down-to-earth-every-day-life-practices and guidance into mystical experiences of the Goddess Herself. I am filled with gratitude for Chameli who teaches me to mend the split between the mundane and the holy.

Uli Feichtinger, PhD. Coach and Trainer
www.dharma-garden.com
2017-01-18T12:07:42+00:00
Whenever a new Sadhana is offered, I sign up. These 21 day immersions have become an integral part of my life and spiritual practice. I deeply enjoy Chameli’s leadership in the women’s circle – each offering drips with devotion and dedication. The practices offered are such an exquisite blending of down-to-earth-every-day-life-practices and guidance into mystical experiences of the Goddess Herself. I am filled with gratitude for Chameli who teaches me to mend the split between the mundane and the holy. Uli Feichtinger, PhD. Coach and Trainer www.dharma-garden.com
I honor Awakening Women Institute, and the practices that are shared within. It is a rooted way of being that honors the life we are experiencing right here, right now. Rather than being a Guru/Devotee relationship, it is the awakened way for a woman to explore all possibilities, especially what is true in the moment. By participating in this program, I have increased my appreciation of the beauty around me, including appreciation of my inimitable self. I am learning and recognizing that we are mirrors of each other in our experiences, I am learning I am not alone! In this process, I have stepped into ways of moving beyond judgment, comparison or blame. This emotional support and nurturing, has created the opportunity to make friends from around the globe, and as sisters, we are awakening to a more wholesome way of being. It is vitally our time to do so.

Shiana Seitz Crone, Wise Woman and Author of  "First You Let Go"
2017-01-18T12:18:32+00:00
I honor Awakening Women Institute, and the practices that are shared within. It is a rooted way of being that honors the life we are experiencing right here, right now. Rather than being a Guru/Devotee relationship, it is the awakened way for a woman to explore all possibilities, especially what is true in the moment. By participating in this program, I have increased my appreciation of the beauty around me, including appreciation of my inimitable self. I am learning and recognizing that we are mirrors of each other in our experiences, I am learning I am not alone! In this process, I have stepped into ways of moving beyond judgment, comparison or blame. This emotional support and nurturing, has created the opportunity to make friends from around the globe, and as sisters, we are awakening to a more wholesome way of being. It is vitally our time to do so. Shiana Seitz Crone, Wise Woman and Author of  "First You Let Go"
Being invited into the sacred circle where hundreds of awakening women held a seat for me was deeply moving. I was welcomed with open arms, and drank from the elixir of sisterhood’s love and beauty. This connection infused my practice of exquisite self care with grace and inspiration. Chameli is a vibrant flower with a sweet aroma that fills me with happiness…her voice, wisdom, presence is pure nectar.

Shakaya Leone, Author of “Naked Beauty”  
www.earthempress.com
2017-01-18T12:13:52+00:00
Being invited into the sacred circle where hundreds of awakening women held a seat for me was deeply moving. I was welcomed with open arms, and drank from the elixir of sisterhood’s love and beauty. This connection infused my practice of exquisite self care with grace and inspiration. Chameli is a vibrant flower with a sweet aroma that fills me with happiness…her voice, wisdom, presence is pure nectar. Shakaya Leone, Author of “Naked Beauty”   www.earthempress.com
I’m forever grateful for the circle of women around the world who have shared this experience of sisterhood through the vehicle of Awakening Women’s Institute. It’s as if my soul has been longing for this, craving this circle, this connection to a deeper part of myself. I’ve long lived in this experience of being a woman, not really feeling very connected to the feminine in it’s fierce form. It’s been a beautiful journey, through 3 of the 21 day virtual retreats, with my most recent experience being the Inanna Sadhana decent and return. INCREDIBLE! I bow to the circle, and to all women who are in this virtual circle and to all women everywhere.

Janis M Desmond, Yoga Instructor
www.jayayoga.net
2017-01-18T12:16:46+00:00
I’m forever grateful for the circle of women around the world who have shared this experience of sisterhood through the vehicle of Awakening Women’s Institute. It’s as if my soul has been longing for this, craving this circle, this connection to a deeper part of myself. I’ve long lived in this experience of being a woman, not really feeling very connected to the feminine in it’s fierce form. It’s been a beautiful journey, through 3 of the 21 day virtual retreats, with my most recent experience being the Inanna Sadhana decent and return. INCREDIBLE! I bow to the circle, and to all women who are in this virtual circle and to all women everywhere. Janis M Desmond, Yoga Instructor www.jayayoga.net
This precious month of intensive practice has changed me.  I experienced every action, movement, meeting, breath, meal, thought, interaction….. as a practice. What a relief, what a bliss!

All of me, my being and doing became a practice in total devotion to the Goddess.  I am one with the practice. I embodied the practice.  It just is, I am no longer separated from it. The teleclasses and the massive loving and beautiful supportive energy from Chameli and all of the divine sisterhood has made a tremendous difference.

Catarina Olvenmark, Business Consultant and Coach
2017-01-18T12:19:57+00:00
Welcome to your seat in the Yogini circle, a feminine path of spiritual awakenin
I found myself at the doors of your virtual ashram, and what I have discovered has been magical, not fairy tale magic but real soul magic. It has been a journey of profound growth for me. I feel like I have found a place to rest awhile. I feel like I have just woken up, with so much to learn. I am excited.

As I listened to your wisdom, your voice, your medicine, I see such a beauty in your being, mirroring in mine and those around. My words fall short in capturing your luminous ways, and how grateful I am to share some of my journey with you. It is a great honor that being across the seas I can feel so connected to you and what you bring into the world. With heartfelt tears and gratitude, thank you thank you thank you.

Briony Montgomery
brionymontgomery.com
2017-01-18T12:09:09+00:00
I found myself at the doors of your virtual ashram, and what I have discovered has been magical, not fairy tale magic but real soul magic. It has been a journey of profound growth for me. I feel like I have found a place to rest awhile. I feel like I have just woken up, with so much to learn. I am excited. As I listened to your wisdom, your voice, your medicine, I see such a beauty in your being, mirroring in mine and those around. My words fall short in capturing your luminous ways, and how grateful I am to share some of my journey with you. It is a great honor that being across the seas I can feel so connected to you and what you bring into the world. With heartfelt tears and gratitude, thank you thank you thank you. Briony Montgomery brionymontgomery.com
The 21 day Sadhana immersions are a dream come true for me. To feel held as I learned to hold me. To feel listened to as I learned to listen to me. And to be led, by the voice and inspired words of Chameli, as well as the shared writings of my wise sisters, as I learn to lead myself ~ from within.  I have been softly kissed by the Goddess. She is real and presides in this circle. I am home again.

Barbara Heile, Artist
sistermotherbeloved.blogspot.com
womanhappytobepaintingandmusing.wordpress.com/
2017-01-18T12:12:47+00:00
The 21 day Sadhana immersions are a dream come true for me. To feel held as I learned to hold me. To feel listened to as I learned to listen to me. And to be led, by the voice and inspired words of Chameli, as well as the shared writings of my wise sisters, as I learn to lead myself ~ from within.  I have been softly kissed by the Goddess. She is real and presides in this circle. I am home again. Barbara Heile, Artist sistermotherbeloved.blogspot.com womanhappytobepaintingandmusing.wordpress.com/