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Lalita Devi ~ The Healing Power of the Erotically Awake Feminine



with Chameli Ardagh
& the Awakening Women Team

Date: October 4 – 6, 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon

The Goddess Lalita Devi is a much-needed archetype of the spiritually and erotically awake feminine. She points us to a source of wisdom and empowerment which is found through embodied intimacy with ourselves and the world.

Both challenging and tremendously attractive, she mirrors back to us
a forgotten and much feared yet longed for embodiment of feminine power.
Rooted in the erotic Shakti of her body and the universe,
her view is vast, and she moves fearlessly into battles
insisting on the unstoppable power of our innate luminosity.

She IS the luminous space that opens within you as you shed the borrowed masks
and painful habits of separation and come closer to Self.
When the body awakens with Shakti and you see
the inherent Presence in all things, you “see with a thousand eyes”.
She is the intoxicating beauty of pure perception.

She surrounds herself with hundreds of “Shaktis”:
Goddesses that symbolize different feminine resources of empowerment,
and through Her mythology, we will tap into the Unapologetic Feminine:
She who dares to stand rooted in the authority of her untamed nature.

Lalita Devi also symbolizes The Call to the spiritual path.
She is the embodiment of the alluring nectar of your own essence,
which keeps pulling you in underneath the surface of things.

She is that which shines from within as pure being
and the bliss that flows from it.


About the Practice

First of all: we go deep. We don’t sit around and only “talk about it”; we’re all about direct experience. This is a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement, expression and also respectful touch. There will be talks and Q&A with Chameli, as well as Women’s Temple practices.

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 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.


Who is this retreat for?

bullet pointIn order to benefit from this retreat, you need to come prepared to dive fully into the practices, and it is best if you have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice.

bullet pointAlthough there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, the Shakti-based embodiment practices can open stronger currents of energy in the body than we are used to.

bullet pointWe do not spend much time discussing awakening in theoretical matters; we go deep into direct experience through practice.

bullet pointThese 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.

bullet pointOne 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 retreat 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.


Practical Information

Retreat Schedule ::
• Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm
• Saturday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
• Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Venue ::
The Little Church
Portland, OR

Program price ::
Early Bird price ~ $325 (by August 1, 2019)
Full price ~ $425

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.

You can register via the button below (there is a $10 PayPal fee added)
or contact Janis to pay with check/money order:


Registration & Information ::
Janis Fish