Mary Magdalene

Open to the Beloved Companion and the Tree of Life Within

21 Day Sadhana
with Chameli Ardagh

You can start this course at any time.

I see you walking in the soft peachiness of the afternoon light,
the land is hot and dry under your feet.

This is the little piece of earth that you call home,
you know this land intimately as a mother.
Your hips feel warm and tingling,
there is an inward smile radiating through them,
reaching me through the mirage of time.
Like a mirror He has arrived, your Beloved, yourself.
His Presence, His warmth, His unwavering vast love. Yes.

You recognized in Him your own splendorous heart.
Magdalena, Mygdala, Miriam, Yogini Sister,
thank you for calling us into practice, into the circle, once again.
You once inhaled the scent of His skin, our Brother of Love,
we know you can lead us into the very depth of the love He embodied.
We are ready, take us all the way.

Our guide in this sadhana is Mary Magdalene and the multifaceted gifts she is bringing to us as the Beloved, the female archetype, the flesh and blood woman, the spiritual teacher in her own right, and as the companion of the Prince of Love.

We will draw inspiration from the text called The Gospel of The Beloved Companion, which describes a profound transmission between Magdalene and Jesus, or Jeshua as he is called here.

In the gospel, Jeshua shows Mary Magdalene a vision. It is a map of awakening consciousness in the form of the The Tree of Life Within. He shows her 8 gates and the challenges she must go through in order to pass through the gates to awaken and embody a more expansive consciousness. In our Sadhana Immersion, we will travel in the inner realms following the map that he shows her.


The teachings will be delivered in e-mails and audio recordings.
You will also have access to our online platform where you can access all of the content at your convenience.

“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 Sanskrit 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.

The Yogini circle​​​​​​​ is a timeless field of wisdom. Our online 21 day Sadhanas are gatherings of several hundred women from all over the planet. When we come together with a shared intention of awakening, the power of the circle is activated, providing each of us with a powerful transmission of guidance and empowerment.

What will I learn in a 21 Day Sadhana?

The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Goddess 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 through the practice of Embodied Mythology we awaken the Living Godddess and her wisdom in our lives.

How does it work?

The sadhana begins Wednesday, April 20. That day you will receive your first email, and you will also be invited into a private online group. Once a day (except for the day of the Zoom 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 23, we will meet for the first of three live retreats with Chameli, on Zoom. These retreats will take place on Saturdays (April 23, 30 & May 7) at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern, 20.00 Northern Europe. The calls will last 90 minutes.

The retreats will be recorded so you can listen to them at any time. In between the live retreats, you will practice on your own. You can check in with your practice community as often as you like in the private online group.

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 do go deep; we do embrace both shadow and light as aspects of Goddess. We meet in a shared dedication to living awake.

If you feel called, a pull, a sense of YES inside…then claim your seat in the circle.

All levels of experience are welcome. Our focus in embodied spirituality is on direct experience.

YOUR experience is the authority. Always.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes, we do offer partial scholarships. For more information and to apply, please send an email to

“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 will also have access to our online platform where you can access all of the content at your convenience.

Practical Information


What is included?

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

:: Access to an online closed Facebook 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  Retreats (also available to download as MP3)


What happens after I join?

:: On the checkout page, you will create an account to get access to our online portal, where you can start your sadhana at any time.

Due to recent changes in email deliverability and spam controls on most email management systems, we cannot guarantee that emails will be delivered daily. All daily practices will be available to you in the morning inside our online portal.

After the 21 days are over you can go back ay any time to continue your practices.

If you need support, please email us.

Your Guide

Chameli Gad Ardagh

Founder of Awakening Women &
The Goddess Wisdom School

Chameli (pronounced sha-meh-lee) is the founder of Awakening Women, a mystic and Goddess Wisdom Keeper. Through her love of ancient wisdom teachings, and her own practice in Goddess circles all over the world, she 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.