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Catarina Olvenmark

This precious month of intensive practice has changed me.  I experienced every action, movement, meeting, breath, meal, thought, interaction….. as a practice. What a relief, what a bliss! All of me, my being and doing became a practice in total devotion to the Goddess.  I am one with the practice. I embodied the practice.  It just is, I am no longer [Read More…]

Shiana Seitz Crone

I honor Awakening Women Institute, and the practices that are shared within. It is a rooted way of being that honors the life we are experiencing right here, right now. Rather than being a Guru/Devotee relationship, it is the awakened way for a woman to explore all possibilities, especially what is true in the moment. [Read More…]

Janis M Desmond

I’m forever grateful for the circle of women around the world who have shared this experience of sisterhood through the vehicle of Awakening Women’s Institute. It’s as if my soul has been longing for this, craving this circle, this connection to a deeper part of myself. I’ve long lived in this experience of being a [Read More…]

Devika Fossen

It has been amazing to feel at home and participate in a course of such depth and support. The daily practices are truly inspiring, the talks from Chameli powerful and directly speaking to me. I bow to you all… and I want more! Devika Fossen, Massage Therapist  

Shakaya Leone

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, [Read More…]

Barbara Heile

The 21 day Sadhana immersions are a dream come true for me. To feel held as I learned to hold me. To feel listened to as I learned to listen to me. And to be led, by the voice and inspired words of Chameli, as well as the shared writings of my wise sisters, as I learn to lead [Read More…]

India Rose Mariamne

Having been in the Yogini Circle live a number of times, I was hesitant to sign up for an online Sadhana. But, something nudged me to take a risk, because I was in need of spiritual refuel, with no live retreat in sight! My experience in the Divine Mother online Sadhana was surprisingly powerful. I [Read More…]

Briony Montgomery

I found myself at the doors of your virtual ashram, and what I have discovered has been magical, not fairy tale magic but real soul magic. It has been a journey of profound growth for me. I feel like I have found a place to rest awhile. I feel like I have just woken up, [Read More…]

Uli Feichtinger

Whenever a new Sadhana is offered, I sign up. These 21 day immersions have become an integral part of my life and spiritual practice. I deeply enjoy Chameli’s leadership in the women’s circle – each offering drips with devotion and dedication. The practices offered are such an exquisite blending of down-to-earth-every-day-life-practices and guidance into mystical [Read More…]


I am always blown away by the depth of the practices and the strength of the community that’s created during these online sadhanas. In addition to the sheer joy of learning from someone as inspiring, articulate, genuine and wise as Chameli, every sadhana takes me into deeper relationship with the sacred feminine on so many [Read More…]


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 makes them supremely tangible for modern women without sacrificing their depth, [Read More…]

Flora Aube

I am deeply, eternally grateful for Chameli and her embodied devotion to the sacred feminine. I find the sound of her voice alone carries me deeply into an ancient, familiar wisdom and cracks open a River of love within me. There is a potent clarity which penetrates the worn out patterns of ‘hiding’ and ‘dimming [Read More…]