Live your Dharma with Abundance and Integrity
with Chameli Ardagh & the Awakening Women Team
July 17 – 19, 2020
Welcome to a weekend of practice in beautiful Hamburg, with Goddess mythology storytelling, dharma talks and Q&A with Chameli, as well as Women’s Temple practices.
We practice the feminine way, an all inclusive in-the-body spirituality. We go deep through a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices we do are dynamic and interactive, incorporating movement, expression and respectful touch.
That which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice is not toward a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman.
Sri Lakshmi is the Goddess of abundance, beauty and wealth. She is the one who removes any idea of separation between our spirituality and our so-called ordinary life. She busts through our limiting beliefs and unconscious loyalty to lack, and shows us how we can live the infinite abundance of our spiritual awakening in an embodied and practical way; how we can put our unique mark of beauty onto the world.
Lakshmi’s four arms are: Dharma (right living), Artha (genuine wealth), Kama (sensuality, desire, love) and Moksha (ultimate liberation).
These arms give us a powerful blueprint of how our material life, relationships and our longing to contribute are not in any way separate from our enlightenment.
Is This Right for Me?
- Although it is not mandatory, it is best if you have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice. (You can do a self-study course here.)
- We do not spend much time discussing awakening in theoretical matters; we go deep into direct experience through practice. Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, know that the Shakti-based embodiment practices can open stronger currents of energy in the body than we are used to.
- These are not therapeutic programs. If you are in any way feeling unstable psychologically or are going through a severe crisis, we ask you to not join this event.
- One of our core practices involves respectful touch. Your boundaries will of course always be respected, but if you feel a strong resistance to touch, this is probably not for you. We practice respectful touch a lot in our circle to bring presence into our bodies and cultivate the capacity to allow more life energy to flow through us.
This weekend retreat will be held in English with German translation.
As part of our ongoing commitment to give back and care for our Earth home,
Awakening Women will plant one tree for each participant in this weekend retreat. We will make a
donation to treesisters.org in support of their reforestation projects.
July 17 – 19, 2020
Friday – 6:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday – 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday – 9:30am – 4:00pm
Venue Information :
Alfred Schnittke Akademie
Program price :
Full price ~ € 360
Early bird ~ € 310 (full payment by May 1, 2020)
The seminar fee does not include accommodation.
Cancellation Policy ::
If you need to cancel for any reason, we retain € 75 as an administrative fee.
There will be no refunds starting 21 days before the retreat.
I am so very grateful to Chameli and the Awakening Women team. My heart overflows with love for all the sisters. I feel like I’ve found home ‘within’. I embrace my humanity and allow spirit to be within me, not something I escape to. I now know I can be the deeply feeling women I am and own every part of me; this is a gift beyond words.
Counselor & Healer
I am so humbled and grateful. There have been both subtle changes and massive changes in my life. I have now been able to adapt a daily practice and remind myself of so many gifts that She bestows upon me and my life on a daily basis. I am eternally grateful.
No one has invited me to step more deeply into the living mystery than Chameli. Every cell in my body felt the imprint the first time—and the last—I heard her voice: ‘Welcome to this moment,’ she said. No part of me was excluded from the invitation to know myself as an embodied miracle.
Founder of Star Sister Astrology
Chameli is the founder of Awakening Women, a yogini and women’s wisdom keeper. Her love of decoding and experimenting with ancient wisdom teachings through her own practice in yogini circles all over the world has crystallized maps of spiritual awakening and leadership that are accessible, practical and honoring of women today. Rooted in earth honoring, devotional women’s spirituality and goddess centered tantric yoga, she is especially appreciated for her love of mythology and storytelling as a key to spiritual awakening and embodiment.
Come Closer, Beloved Yogini, and reclaim desire as your connection with life itself.
Enjoy how desire rushes through you, sometimes fierce and strong like a hundred wild horses,
sometimes a magnetic pull all the way to the inside of the inside.
In your willingness to stay present and feel desire as a sensation in your body,
desire becomes a portal of awakening.
We all know how we can get lost in obsession, in addiction, in endless craving and neediness.
Yes, left to the unconscious, desire can lead you to all those places and more.
But the very same desire, rooted in your Dharma, is your Amrita, the very elixir of life.
Dare to desire to give your gifts, desire a better world, desire to live as love,
to create beauty which will feed us all for real.
Daring to let that holy flame of desire grow hot and dangerous,
you look the world straight in the eyes and say,
“Oh yes, I have seen into the depths of beauty.
I will not settle for anything less than the real deal.”
~ Chameli Ardagh