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Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training

Date: April 30 – May 4, 2018
Location: Barcelona, Spain

with SimoneRita Egger & the Temple Training Team 
featuring Devi Chanting with Dragana Matic

Feminine embodiment.
Timeless wisdom.
Transparent leadership.

In the Women’s Temple we dive deeply into practices that open us to the inherent source of vast wisdom within. We connect with the bliss of devotion and with the truth in our hearts. We align with the dignity and grace of the feminine warrior, and we touch infinite compassion, silence and beauty beyond measure.

That which we are longing for is who we already are ~ this insight is the basis for our spiritual exploration in the Women’s Temple Group. Thus our practice is not towards a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman. There is no more powerful place to do that than in a circle of conscious women.

Instead of enforcing the status quo by focusing on our problems and personal shortcomings, the Women’s Temple group practices connect us with truth beyond our fears and limited self images.

The Women’s Temple is not a therapy or a support group. It is a space where we come to mirror, celebrate and empower each other. A space where we can drop our masks and let the beauty of our authentic face be seen in all its glory and pain, passion and vulnerability.

This is a highly experiential path: a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement and also respectful touch. The feminine touch has an inviting quality to it that softens, opens, and invites deeper presence into our bodies. All the numb and cold places, the unmet corners of our body can be visited with gentle awareness as we cultivate a greater capacity to allow feelings as energy to flow through our bodies.

To read more about the Women’s Temple practices, go here.

To be certain that this is the right training for you, please make sure that you have some experience with the Awakening Women practices before you attend.

In this training, you will learn all the how-to’s of facilitating an ongoing Women’s Temple group. You will gain insights into the background theory of women’s group dynamics as well as have the opportunity to practice feminine leadership and to receive constructive feedback.

You will have an in-depth experience of the groundbreaking Awakening Women approach and of the benefits of being part of a Women’s Temple group.

Topics we will cover include:

bullet pointHow to set and communicate the right intention for the group

bullet pointHow to create a safe and deep framework for the group

bullet pointThe difference between a Temple group and ordinary “support groups”

bullet pointHow to honor the flow of the group as well as keeping the focus and depth

bullet pointThe being/doing dynamic of feminine leadership

bullet pointPitfalls of women’s groups

bullet pointIn depth study and background theory of the Temple group practices

bullet pointand much, much more…

The learning process is a carefully balanced mix of theory and experiential transformation. Many of the practices are dynamic and interactive (e.g dance, dyads, respectful touch), but we will also spend time in silence and inner contemplation.

You will leave the training with a plan for creating your own group, or if you already are part of one, you will bring back ideas of how you can deepen your practice together. It is even wonderful to come as a group, as the training will give you a common ground of understanding for what you will create together.

Even if you are not sure if you want to lead a group, this will be a valuable experience of the Awakening Women approach and of the awakening and transformation that happens in the Shakti circle.

This training is for women:

bullet pointWho feel called to embody the feminine and share this exploration in a group of conscious women.

bullet point  Who long for a sacred space where full expression in devotion to truth is possible.

bullet pointWho are ready to lead a women’s group and learn the principles of Women’s Temple and feminine spiritual practice.

bullet pointWanting to explore Feminine Leadership and learn the art of leading a Women’s Temple Group

bullet pointWho want to rejuvenate and have a deep dive into feminine spiritual practices feeling called to awaken and embody feminine brilliance, for real

Surrounded by the beauty of a Spanish vineyard, you will gather an abundance of tools and insights into what feminine spirituality is while reconnecting with the softness and radiant glow of your whole body and being.

You will leave this Training with:

bullet pointProfound revitalization of body, mind and heart.

bullet pointDeepened intimacy with all that is sacred, within & around you.

bullet pointA clear connection to your own feminine essence and inner guidance.

bullet pointAn undeniable sense of being connected with all things.

bullet pointA deeper sense of purpose in work, relationship and life.

bullet pointInner peace, self-acceptance and compassion for yourself and others.

bullet pointSkills to start and sustain a Women’s Temple group.

bullet pointA firmly claimed seat in both a global and timeless circle of conscious women.

The training is facilitated by SimoneRita Egger, AWI Temple Training Teacher and some sessions will be led by members of the Temple Training Team.

The content of this training is authorized by AWI and follows the curriculum developed by Chameli Ardagh. However, this is an event organized by SisterBliss and not by Awakening Women Institute (AWI).

Course material: The Women’s Temple Group Manual (included in the course price)

Be Inspired:

Listen to a teleclass where Chameli Ardagh, founder of Awakening Women, speaks on The Art of Leading a Woman’s group (have patience with a minute of silence in the beginning of the class) Read more about the Women’s Temple Group Practices here.

Practical Information:
We have limited space for this event.
We will create a waiting list once it is full.

Date: April 30 – May 4, 2018
Venue: Barcelona, Spain


Daily Schedule:
5:00 p.m. Registration begins
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Opening Session

Tuesday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. Morning Practice
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Session
1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
3:00 p.m. Session
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Evening Session

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Session/Graduation Ceremony
1:00 p.m. Lunch / course ends

The schedule may change according to what serves the learning process the most. There will sometimes be assignments in the lunch break, so we ask that you keep your schedule open for that.

Workshop Fee Early Bird:
Workshop Fee incl. Food & Lodging before Feb. 1, 2018 € 850.00 ‘shared room’
Workshop Fee incl. Food & Lodging before Feb. 1, 2018 € 950.00 ‘double room’

Workshop Fee Regular Price:
Workshop Fee incl. Food & Lodging after Feb. 1, 2018 € 950.00 ‘shared room’
Workshop Fee incl. Food & Lodging after Feb. 1, 2018 € 1’050.00 ‘double room’

How to register?

The first step to getting registered for this event is to fill out the application form here.

Once we have received and reviewed your completed application, we will confirm with you as to space availability. There will be a payment of the workshop fee required to guarantee your place.

In case of cancellation:
Before 1 February 2018, we will keep an administration fee of 100 Euro. Thereafter, the following cancellation policy applies:

25% of the Workshop Fee will be kept in case of cancellation until 1 March 2018.
50% of the Workshop Fee will be kept in case of cancellation until 6 April 2018.
There will be no refunds after 6 April 2018.

If a participant is unable to attend, a spare person may attend without surcharge after prior consultation (minus deposit / administration fee of 100 Euro).

We have limited space for this event. We will create a waiting list once it is full.

We have two partial scholarships for young people, seniors and women in difficult financial situations. Please contact us for details / availability ( and tell us the reason you want a scholarship seat and how you want to contribute to a better world.


About SimoneRita Egger, AWI Temple Training Teacher
SimoneRita is a single mother of two teenagers and lives in Zurich. Her path has led her to various wisdom teachers, from toltec shamanism up to tantric Buddhism. Her feminine spiritual practice consists of meditation, dance, movement, chanting, being a business woman and a mother. For many years she has been holding women’s temple groups and workshops for women.

As a Yogini I practice feminine embodied spirituality. I passionately engage in an intimate relationship with every experience and every moment, always in search of unconditional truth in this often times challenging life in a woman’s body.“

Since 2013, SimoneRita has been studying at the Awakening Women Institute.

„I am forever grateful to Chameli, my beloved teacher, for her infinite, compassionate wisdom of the divine feminine and for the beauty of her soul which inspires me and guides me home.“
Facebook: SimoneRita.Egger

Please contact Dragana Matic, SisterBliss,
Event Organizer / Info & Registration

Feedback from Facilitator Training Graduates:

To me, the time with SimoneRita and Dragana was a deep dive into the potential of connected womanhood. The two of them embody leadership in deep devotion, in trust and ease, without pressure or strain. It was wonderful to experience over the course of the week, how one woman after another went through insecurities or issues and stepped into her power as leader of the circle. And it was apparent how each woman showed up with her special gifts and strengths, her very own voice and her very own medicine. I have experienced on a somatic level – not just as something understood with the mind – that we as women can be the most powerful when we are not making an effort and step from doing into being. And don’t even try to be in a certain way, but really letting go into being ourselves. Having the circle of women reflect to me, who I am, what I have to give and on deeply on a cellular level knowing that I belong is the greatest empowerment I can imagine.
Marie Harder ~ Hamburg, Germany
Trainer und Coach

My experience there had been very rich, deep and allowed me to embody what truly a women`s temple is all about. The venue was so beautiful with lovely and welcoming people and delightful food. The teachings were delivered with such focus and clarity, and supported so well with the practices. It almost didn’t feel like learning but living the wisdom. I liked the way we were supported with our own temple practice as Temple Mamas. To be given that opportunity to practice within endless support, acceptance and love truly encouraged me to be myself, to listen to my instincts and to set up my temple in the town I live. I truly feel a whole circle of wonderful women in my backspace where ever I am and whatever I do. This feels very special and thank you for creating such a safe and open space for us all to be part of this Sisterhood.
Aslihan Serdaroglu ~ Exeter, England

I would like to start by sharing that it is difficult for me to put into words what I’ve experienced at the The Awakening Women’s Temple group. And I believe the reason why is because it happened in another realm and speaks the language of the heart. I can say that it changed me in ways I was not expecting. It connected me with something bigger, with something deeper inside myself and awoke me for a different way of living – more aware, loving, compassionate and in touch with my true essence. Simone Rita and Dragana are two amazing women who truly embody the divine feminine. They’ve lead the retreat with an incredible enthusiasm, strength, beauty, love, compassion and integrity. They totally „walk their talk“ and are both inspiring and beautiful.

I definitely feel compelled to start a Temple group and create the space for women to gather and celebrate the blessing of being a woman.
Deeply grateful for this retreat.
Francisca Guimaraes ~ Portugal
Health Blogger, Nurse, Naturopath

You created a space of gentleness and tenderness that was unique. It was soft, allowing, opening, evolutionary. The atmosphere of a Temple, whatever was on the schedule. I had such beautiful time for a couple of days that affected me very much on a deeper level. A blessing to be in this space of the feminine and divine. In that space I understood the depth and the ancient wisdom of the circle, the force, that direct the temple group.

You made me feel capable, gave me a lot of knowledge about how to manage a group, understanding and inspiration. I got an opportunity to listen to my call for living my life the feminine way. The diploma and the great inspiration from this training helps me to live my longing, makes me confident to create a temple group in my way. And I’m very proud of being a Temple Mama!

SimoneRita is very rooted in her commitment and she teaches from her heart. She’s very clear, inspirational, explains so I understand with the mind and on a deeper energetic level in the same time. Appreciate the different examples she gave, that she was personal about her journey and experiences. There was a well designed mix of practicing, teachings and meditation/chanting. The music and singing with Dragana was so beautiful and a fundamental part of the atmosphere. The chanting was an anchor during the days.

This training is going to change my life and impact me to make the next steps on my path. To live my life close to the heart, to be true to myself and to stand up for the Divine. I’m in deep gratitude to you.
Renée Sjernstedt ~ Visby, Sweden


I feel blessed that I was in the Women’s Tempel Training in Barcelona.
What I loved:
– the way the training was build up: the variation of theory, practices, dance, meditation, leading a temple yourself, …
– the way we were guided with trust and empowerment
– the non-judgement way we could be in the circle and practice with leading a Women’s temple
– the atmosphere in the group of sisters, the team, the participants, the cooking team ….
– the way we were gently guided into a deep experience, connecting with the Divine Feminine, in balance with the Divine Masculine
– the balance between flowing and structure and how we can apply these both qualities in our own Temple Leading
– the way questions were answered …. answering without falling into discussions or chitchatting, answers that reach deeper than the mind
– the practices
– follow-up after the training (documents sending, playlist with music, guidelines, fb-page, Temple mamas, ….)
Alexandra Cordonni ~ Wevelgem, Belgium

I enjoyed the training so much. I discovered that no matter what language you speak, if you are present and speak with an open heart, everyone can feel the words…the meaning…the practice. The tools I have learned are not only helpful for leading a temple, they are also amazing support (pillars) for diving deeper into yourself and of becoming more aware of who you truly are. This lovely, gorgeous training helped me to share more of my gifts with the world. Each practice feels like a deep breath. You become more centered and aware. It is like a drop of water expanding when touching and diving into the surface.
Miriam Kalliwoda ~ Berlin, Gemany
Germany Police Detective and Life Coach

These days were absolutely beautiful. The Temple space we created was deeply nourishing and supportive, and I received so much inspiration for my own leadership practice in my Temple group. The most valuable gift was how this retreat helped me reconnect with my deeper purpose and supported me to surrender to that greater cause.
Candra Karlholm ~ Sweden
Graphic Designer, Event Organizer & Workshop Leader

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