Expression. Wisdom. Freedom.

21 Day Sadhana
with Chameli Ardagh   

You can start this course at any time.

She is wisdom behind knowledge,
the impulse behind the movements,
the breath within the breath.
She is a quantum universe, exhilarating intelligence.
Mind blowing, crazily free.

While you plow ahead in your well-trodden tracks
banging your head against the limited world you call real,
Saraswati is the aspect of consciousness that soars free in the realm of infinite possibilities.

When the wind is just right
bringing with it a scent of new visions,
it is Her soft tap on your shoulder you feel.
Her unmistakable divine whisper tickling your ear;

Hey, sister, may I have this dance?


Saraswati is the Goddess of the arts, of creativity, of sound and of wisdom. She speaks in colors, in mantras, in the breeze through the leaves. To the not yet initiated, Saraswati seems hard to grasp, flying free as the wind not remotely interested in all the limitations we cling to.

She is the quantum field of vibrating potential; the thought you never thought before; the expanding vision; the scent of the spontaneous; the solutions suddenly appearing when you dare to engage with the vast landscape beyond what you know.


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
~Albert Einstein

She is mystical alchemy of creation, the miraculous journey from a subtle inspiration, to a feeling, to an idea, to an action, to a form. In practicing with her, you are a bridge from the invisible to the visible.

She is demanding in her unshakeable trust in your ability to express yourself, just as you are. She is challenging you to take a chance, in this lifetime, to trust that you are not a mistake. That you are whole. That you carry a unique medicine in this world.

You have invested so much energy in being right about your fundamental flaws – trying to convince us that your insecurities and wounds must earn you a rain check from life.

And how about all those ideas about what it means to be self expressed… the pressure of feeling it is all up to me, the nagging feeling of not doing enough, not being enough, the comparisons, the overwhelm and burden of a fictitious perfection… it can make even the most exuberant of us, oh, so very very tired.

In the meantime – in the midst of the most terrifying vulnerability of simply being – all creatures and plants and mountains and clouds in the world are expressing themselves with a momentous gusto. Everything and everybody so utterly unpretentiously are celebrating their own significance in the world.

We are all colors on a vast canvas, a cosmic rhythm, a dance on an incomprehensible dance floor. Saraswati has saved a spot for you on her divine dance card. For the love of it all, say yes.

The teachings will be delivered in e-mails and audio recordings,
you can participate from your own home, start any time..


“I have a deeper sense of belonging, stewardship, and devotion to the shimmering, sacred web of life”

I find no language for so much of what has transpired within me during sadhana. It will take time to integrate… I have a deeper sense of belonging, stewardship, and devotion to the shimmering, sacred web of life. I have a more keen understanding of discerning what is relevant and what is not. My heart has cracked wide open. For me, it feels as though sadhana has just begun… Forehead to the floor. I bow.

Heather Rhodes
Founder of Studio Petronella

“What a delightful and deeply insightful retreat. My heart is overflowing with gratitude.”

This was my first Sadhana with Chameli. What a delightful and deeply insightful retreat. My heart is overflowing with gratitude. Thank you for the invitation to stay raw with the sensation of feelings. I am just unthawing and it has been painful…I am learning to welcome this process with curiosity and compassion. Infinite Blessings.

Diane S. Merpaw
Intentional Creativity Teacher

“I see these intentions and actions rippling out and influencing everything.”

I feel a strong desire and ache to live in a world where what we have begun to share these last 21 days is our everyday norm…  So much love and wisdom has been poured into this Sadhana, thank you! I see these intentions and actions rippling out and influencing everything. Thank you to all my sisters, your presence and love has touched me deeply.

Trish Herrmann
Founder of WomenSoulTrekking



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 Women’s Wisdom 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.

In ancient Goddess mythology, we find maps supporting us in this awakening process, and you will be initiated into practices from this alive lineage of women’s embodied spirituality that Chameli and the Awakening Women community have explored intensively together for more than 15 years.

How does it work?

The sadhana begins Wednesday, April 15. 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 18 , we will meet for the first of three retreats with Chameli. These phone/webcast retreats (your choice) will take place on Saturdays (April 18, 25 and May 2 ) 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, with a sense of YES inside…then claim your seat in the circle.

And no, 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.

“I experience a profound level of trust and commitment amongst my sisters that is unlike any other circle.”

With each sadhana, I experience a profound level of trust and commitment amongst my sisters that is unlike any other circle. I’m carried into an ancient yet familiar heart wisdom that cracks open a river of love within me and flowers the depth of my creative force in the world.

Flora Aube
Founder of Art of Allowing Academy

“Chameli is a vibrant flower with a sweet aroma that fills me with happiness…her voice, wisdom, presence is pure nectar.”

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”

“Chameli Ardagh is masterful at illuminating the ancient Goddess teachings.”

Many 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 is supremely tangible for modern women, without sacrificing their depth, creating a kind of frequency that sparks awakening.

Lisa Schrader
Founder of Awakening Shakti

The teachings will be delivered in e-mails and audio recordings,
you can participate from your own home, start any time..


Practical Information 


What is included?

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

:: 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 and your Sadhana will start the next morning.

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

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Chameli Ardagh

Founder of Awakening Women

Chameli (pronounced sha-meh-lee) is a yogini and women’s wisdom keeper. Through her love of ancient wisdom teachings and decades of practice in yogini circles all over the world, she has crystallized maps of spiritual awakening and leadership that are accessible, practical and relevant for 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.