Awakening Women Teachers

Chameli Ardagh

Founder of 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.

Read more about Chameli here.

SimoneRita Egger

Temple Training + 9 Month Program Teacher


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 retrieve 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.

Yashodhara van Vilsteren

Temple Training + 9 Month Program Teacher


Yashodhara came to know and love the transformative work of Chameli Gad Ardagh and the Awakening Women Institute (AWI) in 2005. In Chameli she found a woman who embodies, explores and shares feminine spirituality.

Yashodhara became one of the first facilitators of AWI women’s temples worldwide. She teaches the Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training, Awakening Women Goddess Journey 9-Month Program, the Masterclass for graduates of the Temple Training, as well as Goddess Retreats in German-speaking countries. She also gives private sessions in Tibetan Pulsing Yoga and The Journey of Brandon Bays.

Drawing on the richness of her vast and varied life experience, Yashodhara’s work blends her life and work in international spiritual communities, many years of meditation practice, her love relationships and work as a holistic nurse. Originally from the Netherlands, she was moved by love to Munich in 2000 where she has lived ever since.

Yashodhara is particularly appreciated by many women for her empathy, wisdom and authenticity, along with her great zest for life and dedication to women’s awakening