Dreaming in the Dark

Ritual Retreat


Guided by Chameli & SimoneRita

December 16, 2023


…On Saturday before the Solstice portal, at this time of the year when our longing for the holy so easily gets hijacked by stress and plastic, we will gather for a Ritual Retreat to tune into the Goddess of Winter and her unique wisdom.

We will pause, drop in and enter liminal time, to drink from the eternal well of exquisite rejuvenation, clear seeing and guidance waiting for us in the void.

* The retreat will be live streamed via Zoom, and will be recorded so you can participate in your own time if you cannot be there live.


in the pregnant
to the deep quiet
of the heart


Give yourself the gift of sacred space, where you will be gently guided through soft movement, shakti alchemy practices, contemplation and silence, into the most nourishing source of connection, your own holy being. 

In ritual space you will tune into the subtle in-between, the field of pure potential, and offer dream seeds from your heart into the emerging dawn of the year to come.

All of you is welcome here: the messy and the confused parts, the tired and inspired, the bruised, the brilliant and the beautiful. Every part of you is a necessary ingredient for Her holy compost pile, the source of all creation. 

You need the rotten, unwanted scraps and the worms, as well as the flowers and the honey for the next phase of your life to unfurl out of fertile soil, rooted, nourished and aligned in Source Mother.



This is your temple,
a space for deep exhale,
soulful replenishment
and rest.



Retreat Time:
Saturday, December 16. 2023
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Central Europe

* The retreat will be live streamed via Zoom,
and will be recorded so you can participate in your own time
if you cannot be there live.


Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing,
where something might be planted,
a seed, possibly, from the Absolute.
~ Rumi

About your Guides

Chameli Gad Ardagh

Founder, Awakening Women

Chameli (pronounced sha-meh-lee) is a yogini, mystic and a Goddess 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.

SimoneRita Egger

Teacher, Awakening Women

SimoneRita is a Goddess Wisdom Keeper in the lineage of the Living Goddess. She has practiced in women’s circles around the world since 2007, and she teaches the Women’s Temple Group Facilitator training, as well as the Awakening Women 9 month Goddess Journey in Germany.  Her spiritual practice includes Goddess-centered tantric yoga, meditation, dance, movement, chanting, being a businesswoman and mother.

She is especially appreciated for guiding women to retreive the original instructions of the Living Goddess, and how we can live this wisdom in all aspects of our being, our family, our relationships and  leadership.

Like generations of

women before us,

we gather in

sacred space

to remember

who we are

so that generations

after us

may remember, too.