Divine Mother Shakti

The Source of Unconditional Love Within


21 Day Sadhana
Chameli Gad Ardagh

You can start this course at any time. 

I am here.
I am calling you.
I know you hear me,

and yet when you look for me,
you seem to turn away from me,

forgetting I am the inside of the inside of all beings,
of all things, of all action, of all words.

I am so close; even closer than close.
I am the cosmic power that births you,
feeds you, holds you, breathes you.
I am your deepest nature,
luminous wisdom weaving all things.

I have planted seeds
of peace and beauty
inside your heart,
can you feel it, that it is time now,
for them to sprout?
To blossom,
to become food for this aching world?

Yes beloved,
come closer,
Lean all the way into me,
I am here
holding you.
Let me show you the way.

If you feel a longing to carve out space in your life for communion with the luminous Source within you…

If you feel thirsty for spiritual nourishment…

If you long to be supported, held, to rest into a love that never lets you down…

If you struggle with boundaries, and wonder how you can live with an open heart without being taken advantage of…

If you sense something birthing in you, something subtle, a whisper, a hum…

If you feel tired and out of balance in the dance of giving and receiving…

If your heart is aching with love for this world, and you yearn to be a source of healing and refuge…

If you are looking for a way to embrace all your parts, the glitter and rags, into the luminous heart of the divine Mother…

Then this immersion may be just the right place for you…



For 21 days you will in your own unique way, open to the magnificent beauty and power of Divine Mother Shakti.

There are no unrealistic standards of perfection here, you do as much or as little that works for you. Goddess sadhana is a spiritual path that not only embraces your life but is your life—not the elusive perfect version of it, but just as it is.

With the support of potent daily guidance, short and to the point, you will learn how to recognize and transform the habits of division and projection that creates unnecessary suffering in your life –
planting your roots in the unfathomable strength of the undivided heart.

How can we expect world peace, if we are not at peace with ourselves?

When we look at the extreme war and violence in the world today, it may seem as if war is something happening “out there”, something we cannot understand. It feels foreign, removed from ourselves, and thus outside of our power to change.

When we bring into consciousness the many ways we live in warfare within our own thoughts and bodies, within our surroundings and our relationships, we can offer it all into the alchemy of the Divine Mother Shakti. When we look deeper than the appearance of violence “out there”, deeper than the dual view of “us against them”, we find the power to end war and restore peace, starting with ourselves.

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 in Sanskrit.
Shakti is 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.

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.

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 closed Fb group 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. ​​​​​​​

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


What happens after I join?

:: On the check out page, you will decide the start date of your sadhana. Once we have received your payment, you will get a welcome email and your Sadhana will start on the date you requested.

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.)

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

Your Guide

Chameli Gad Ardagh

Founder of Awakening Women &
The Women’s Wisdom School

Chameli (pronounced sha-meh-lee) is a story teller and women’s wisdom keeper. Her love of ancient wisdom teachings and her own practice in women’s 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.

Giving back

We honor the invaluable gift and responsibility it is to share and practice these sacred teachings from India, and as a way of honoring the circle of reciprocity, we share a portion of the financial gains with the Fearless Collective, Ramana's Garden and Dr. Vandana Shiva in India, as well as to Pachamama Alliance and CHIRP.