Do you feel a call to facilitate sacred,
safe space for women
to connect with the Divine Feminine?

Do you want to learn how to
facilitate profound healing
and transformation?

Have you been to women’s circles
and left with a longing to connect deeper than all the talking,
to have a free space for your full range of expressions,
a longing to feel Goddess moving through
your whole body and being,
but not knowing how to make it happen?

 

Listen to Chameli speak about women’s temple facilitation as a spiritual path.

Beating a sacred drum.

In the Women’s Temple Group Facilitator certification training you will learn the hows, the keys, practices and guidelines to create magical, life-transforming circles.

After successful completion of the training, you will receive a certificate that allows you to start facilitating Women’s Temple Groups all over the world.

 

It is a sacred assignment to hold impeccable and safe space for women to reconnect with our essence and to retrieve our ecstasy; to heal, grow, and embody our deepest wisdom.

Those of us who feel this calling belong to an ancient and glorious lineage; since the beginning of time there have been women creating temple spaces dedicated to our deepest knowing.

…Circles where it is safe to fall apart and feel it all, where we can retrieve our wild intimacy with Goddess.

…Sisterhoods where we trust in our voice and our dance, where we awaken our instincts and rituals.

…Temples around the fire, or a candle; in huts, in living rooms, community centers, yoga studios or forest groves; spaces where we are free to grieve and heal, to roar and giggle, and pray with our whole body. Where we let ourselves be moved by something bigger than ourselves.

About Women’s Temple

A Women’s Temple group happens in living rooms, Zoom, yoga studios, beaches, community centers, forest groves and city parks. It can be a group of 3, 8, 17 or 48, the size doesn’t really matter. We create sacred space through our shared intention for coming together. 

We gather to practice, to pray, to hold and mirror each other as we stand here at the edge of evolution, with shaky legs and visions of outrageous love in our hearts, reminding each other that no, we are not crazy for feeling the way we feel, and no, we don’t have to do it alone.

Leaving the chatter and distractions at the door, we move our bodies, feel our feelings and soften rigid behavioral patterns; we roar, laugh, pray, sing; contemplate, rest and breathe deeper; we fill up the inner well so that we can show up in our lives rooted, rested, and spiritually connected. 

A lot of the practices are interactive and include movement, as well as respectful touch. The conscious use of touch as spiritual practice supports us to soften, open and invite deeper presence into our bodies. The numb and frozen 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. 

In the Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training you will be supported in rooting your leadership in spiritual connection so that you can create your own temple group with confidence and trust, feeling supported and guided, as you hold impeccable, sacred and safe space, both for yourself and others.

The temple Training was more than what I could have expected!

It helped me open myself so that I may share the Divine Feminine with other women. Absolutely the most fulfilling experience that I have ever had. The training connected me to the energy within myself that flows from the Divine Feminine, which I carry in the deepest place in my soul and has enriched my journey. Jai Ma!

Kim Stuart, USA

My experience at the training has been very rich, deep and allowed me to embody what truly a women’s temple is all about.

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. This feels very special. Thank you for creating such a safe and open space for us all to be part of this Sisterhood.

Aslihan Serdaroglu, UK

The Temple Training has 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. Deeply grateful for this retreat.

Francisca Guimaraes,
Portugal

The temple Training was more than what I could have expected!

It helped me open myself so that I may share the Divine Feminine with other women. Absolutely the most fulfilling experience that I have ever had. The training connected me to the energy within myself that flows from the Divine Feminine, which I carry in the deepest place in my soul and has enriched my journey. Jai Ma!

Kim Stuart, USA

My experience at the training has been very rich, deep and allowed me to embody what truly a women’s temple is all about.

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. This feels very special. Thank you for creating such a safe and open space for us all to be part of this Sisterhood.

Aslihan Serdaroglu, UK

The Temple Training has 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. Deeply grateful for this retreat.

Francisca Guimaraes,
Portugal

We will meet for three weekends:

October 21/22
November 18/19
December 16/17

In between the weekend sessions
there will be live Q&A sessions, as well as Temple Practice.

The teachings will be delivered via zoom
so you can participate from home.

We will have a Telegram group for
sharing and support throughout the training.

At completion you will receive a
Temple Group Facilitator Certificate.

In order to receive the certificate
you must attend all sessions, live or via recording,
and also lead at least one temple group
during the training months.
This can be as simple as gather a few friends,
or if that is not possible, you may
lead a small group of fellow students on zoom.

You will have access to the materials for 6 months.

Beating a sacred drum.

Why train with us?

Awakening Women is the place where goddess-centered leaders, teachers and facilitators come to rejuvenate, receive mentoring and guidance.

Our expertise is to facilitate deeply integrative learning experiences.
More than being presented with lots of information you merely have to memorize, you will be guided through a process that makes the skills and insights come alive in you, embodied and integrated into your unique leadership style.

Our work has deep roots, is tried and tested, and more than a thousand women have graduated from the Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training since its beginnings back in 2007.

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

The tools I have learned are not only helpful for leading a temple, they are also amazing support 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.

Miriam Kalliwoda, Gemany

My experience at the training has been very rich, deep and allowed me to embody what truly a women`s temple is all about.

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. This feels very special. Thank you for creating such a safe and open space for us all to be part of this Sisterhood.

Aslihan Serdaroglu, England

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

The tools I have learned are not only helpful for leading a temple, they are also amazing support 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.

Miriam Kalliwoda, Gemany

My experience at the training has been very rich, deep and allowed me to embody what truly a women`s temple is all about.

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. This feels very special. Thank you for creating such a safe and open space for us all to be part of this Sisterhood.

Aslihan Serdaroglu, England

Practical Information

The training will be delivered via Zoom,
and everything will be recorded.

We will meet for 3 weekend immersions

Weekly Classes:

In between the weekend sessions there will be Q&A sessions, as well as Temple Practice classes.

 

Wisdom School Portal: 

All the training recordings and practical information will be stored in a clear and organized way in our online Wisdom School. You will receive your login information when you register.

You will have access to the Wisdom School and all the training materials for 6 months after completion.

Group Chat:

We will have a Telegram group for sharing and support throughout the training.

Certification:

Upon completion you will receive a Temple Group Facilitator Certificate.

In order to receive the certificate you must attend all sessions, live or via recording, and also lead at least one temple group during the training months. This can be as simple as gathering a few friends, or if that is not possible, you may lead a small group of fellow students on Zoom.

Topics we will explore

Women's Temple as a Spiritual Practice

At the heart of the Women’s Temple group we find a Goddess centered spirituality, where the mess and beauty of embodied life is celebrated—not as a distraction to our spiritual path, but as the very expression of Her undivided totality.

You will learn simple yet powerful tools, practices and guidelines for how to create safe space, beautiful, permissive and sacred circles.

Embodied Spirituality

We cannot fully engage with Goddess wisdom by only reading about it; it is at its core highly experiential. The fierce challenge and loving invitation in Women’s Temple is to awaken and express divinity through our bodies, to heal the outdated schism between spirit and matter.

You will learn why and how to lead body-centered practices, gain basic understanding of trauma responses, and learn how to facilitate the magical co-regulation that can happen in sacred circle.

Yoga of Sisterhood

In our modern culture many feel isolated and uprooted from community and belonging. Some have also experienced the pain of giving away our power or trading in our uniqueness in order to belong.

You will gain awareness of how to work with the shadows of the feminine, and learn how to use the Awakening Women Global Sisterhood Manifesto to nurture a sisterhood based on respect, compassion and personal responsibility, where we are aware of, yet not run by the petty dramas that so many of us have painfully experienced among women.

Sensual Awakening ~ the Practice of Touch

In Women’s Temple we practice respectful, non sexual, healing touch. Since we all respond to touch differently and have different needs and history around touch, it is crucial to set up clear guidelines, so that each woman can regain confidence in the signals from her body, her boundaries and her capacity for receptivity and pleasure.

You will learn deeply healing and nourishing hands-on practices that you can share with your circle, and also how you can offer clear and grounded instructions in a way that allows each woman to participate in integrity with her own inner guidance.

 

Feelings are Shakti ~ your Life Force Energy

When we cultivate the capacity to stay present in the body, we open to a whole new relationship with our feelings. Feelings can now be experienced directly as a flow of energy and sensations— shakti—moving in the body.

You will learn how you can guide your circle from the more rigid mental commentary that we tend to put on top of the feelings themselves, into a flow that brings us into a deeper connection with ourselves and with life.

Rituals, ceremony, rites of passages

We enter the timeless portal of ceremony and ritual to invoke and honor accumulated wisdom gathered since the beginning of time. 

You will learn how to create and hold ritual space for your circle.

Leading from Source

When you lead a Women’s Temple Group you are serving something bigger than yourself. Your assignment is to be receptive for the wisdom emerging through the group, as well as creating clear riverbanks and guidance for the gathering.

You will learn how to tune into the deeper purpose of your group and of your leadership seat, and how the power of presence is one of the superpowers of a group facilitator.

 

Facilitate deep meaningful connection

In Women’s Temple we focus less on speaking and more on embodied expression so that we can explore our whole instrument of communication instead of living only from the neck up. 

However, this does not mean that we exclude talking, sharing our stories, and exploring potent inquiry questions within a sacred structure as an important part of our practice.

You will learn how to create sacred boundaries for your Temple and facilitate communication based on presence, depth and listening, that brings us deeper into connection instead of draining us.

How to structure your temple

A clear and gentle structure creates safety and ease for the circle. If the structure is too rigid it will suffocate the magic that wants to happen in circle, if it is too fluid it will create insecurity and tension in the group. 

You will learn the sweet spot where the structure you create becomes riverbanks for each woman to fully relax into the flow of energy moving through her.

 

At the heart of the Women’s Temple Group we find a Goddess- centered spirituality, where the mess and beauty of embodied life is celebrated — not as a distraction to our spiritual path, but as the very expression of Her undivided totality.

You will learn simple yet powerful tools, practices and guidelines for how to create safe space, beautiful, permissive and sacred circles.


We cannot fully engage with Goddess wisdom by only reading about it; it is at its core highly experiential. The fierce challenge and loving invitation in Women’s Temple is to awaken and express divinity through our bodies, to heal the outdated schism between spirit and matter.

You will learn why and how to lead body-centered practices, gain basic understanding of trauma responses, and learn how to facilitate the magical co-regulation that can happen in sacred circle.


In our modern culture many feel isolated and uprooted from community and belonging. Some have also experienced the pain of giving away our power or trading in our uniqueness in order to belong.

You will gain awareness of how to work with the shadows of the feminine, and learn how to use the Awakening Women Global Sisterhood Manifesto to nurture a sisterhood based on respect, compassion and personal responsibility, where we are aware of, yet not run by the petty dramas that so many of us have painfully experienced among women.

 

In Women’s Temple we practice respectful, non sexual, healing touch. Since we all respond to touch differently and have different needs and history around touch, it is crucial to set up clear guidelines, so that each woman can regain confidence in the signals from her body, her boundaries and her capacity for receptivity and pleasure.

You will learn deeply healing and nourishing hands-on practices that you can share with your circle, and also how you can offer clear and grounded instructions in a way that allows each woman to participate in integrity with her own inner guidance.

When we cultivate the capacity to stay present in the body, we open to a whole new relationship with our feelings. Feelings can now be experienced directly as a flow of energy and sensations— shakti—moving in the body.

You will learn how you can guide your circle from the more rigid mental commentary that we tend to put on top of the feelings themselves, into a flow that brings us into a deeper connection with ourselves and with life.

We enter the timeless portal of ceremony and ritual to invoke and honor accumulated wisdom gathered since the beginning of time. 

You will learn how to create and hold ritual space for your circle.

When you lead a Women’s Temple Group you are serving something bigger than yourself. Your assignment is to be receptive for the wisdom emerging through the group, as well as creating clear riverbanks and guidance for the gathering.

You will learn how to tune into the deeper purpose of your group and of your leadership seat, and how the power of presence is one of the superpowers of a group facilitator.

In Women’s Temple we focus less on speaking and more on embodied expression so that we can explore our whole instrument of communication instead of living only from the neck up. 

However, this does not mean that we exclude talking, sharing our stories, and exploring potent inquiry questions within a sacred structure as an important part of our practice.

You will learn how to create sacred boundaries for your Temple and facilitate communication based on presence, depth and listening, that brings us deeper into connection instead of draining us.

A clear and gentle structure creates safety and ease for the circle. If the structure is too rigid it will suffocate the magic that wants to happen in circle, if it is too fluid it will create insecurity and tension in the group. 

You will learn the sweet spot where the structure you create becomes riverbanks for each woman to fully relax into the flow of energy moving through her.

Beating a sacred drum.

FAQ

Who is it for?

If you feel the call…

If you have time and space this autumn…

If you have the financial resources…

If you want to learn how to facilitate embodied, permissive, safe and sacred space for women reclaiming their wild and intimate connection with the holy…

If you long to connect with other women who are ready to bring forth the return of the Goddess in our lives…

This training is for you!

Do I need to have previous leadership experience?

You are welcome to join this training, as long as you have a desire to explore, and eventually create an embodied spirit-based Women’s Temple.

How much study time do I need to set aside each week?

Most of the training will be delivered orally in the weekend workshops and weekly practice classes.

The time you will spend will look something like this:

Daily practice (10-30 minutes)
Weekly classes, live or via recording (1-3 hr per week)
Three weekend immersions (10 hr per weekend)

 

Is this for women only?

The practice in the yogini circle is a portal to spiritual awakening where we root in a sense of Self that is vast, eternal and not defined by gender. Yet our path is also one of embodiment, where we explore how universal consciousness expresses itself through the female body.

All women and non binary humans, of all colors, age, ability, sexual orientation and backgrounds are welcome to practice with us.

We celebrate the increasing freedom, curiosity and fluidity around gender identity and we are both in ongoing inquiry of how to be actively inclusive and loyal to our role as facilitators of women’s embodiment practice and women’s circles.  

Although our programs are specifically for women, we hold the utmost respect for men, and the importance of healing between all genders. When we gather to practice in the women’s wisdom circle, we connect with and bring forth a source of rejuvenation, wisdom and healing that is of benefit to all beings.

What if I don’t have anyone to start Temple with? Can I practice on my own?

Yes, and there are many Temple practices in the manual that you can modify to do on your own. Then, once you feel comfortable, you can start to invite other women. Your own practice will become the foundation for what kind of Temple you want to have with others, and your own familiarity with Temple practices can become a powerful invitation and container for other women to step into.

The very first Women’s Temple started in Nevada City in 2005 with just two women meeting regularly, and was just a small group of 2–5 women for the first year. There is no minimum number of women needed for Temple to happen. The practices can be just as powerful and deep with a few women.

Can I use "Women’s Temple" for the name of my group?

Anyone is free to use the term “Women’s Temple”, but it is important to clarify that Women’s Temple is different from many other women’s groups. This practice includes touch and embodiment practices, and is spiritual in its core.

As a graduate of the training you become a certified Women’s Temple Group Facilitator.

Graduates from the Women’s Group Facilitator Training can also refer to their group as “inspired by Awakening Women.”

Please do not name your group “Awakening Women”, as that is a registered trademark.

Is this training for online or in-person Temples groups?

In the training we will focus on in-person groups, but it is absolutely applicable for online Temples too.

Since the training happens online, you will have lots of experience with practices that you can share in an online Temple.

Meet the Teachers

Chameli Gad

Founder, Awakening Women

Chameli (pronounced sha-meh-lee) is a yogini, mystic and a wisdom keeper in the Lineage of the Living Goddess. Through her love of ancient wisdom teachings, and her own practice in yogini 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.

SimoneRita Egger

Teacher, Awakening Women

SimoneRita is a Goddess Wisdom Keeper in the lineage of the Living Goddess. Already as a young woman, in search of unconditional truth, she got to know various wisdom teachings. Since 2007, she has been passionately practicing in women’s circles around the world. Her embodied spiritual practice, rooted in Goddess-centered tantric yoga, involves meditation, dance, movement, chanting, being a businesswoman, and being a mother. She is especially appreciated for her knowledge of the original instructions of the Living Goddess that lead us home and how to live that in all aspects of our being, our family, our relationships and our businesses

Guest Teacher

Melina Seeto

As a dedicated Somatic Practitioner, Melina has spent over a decade on the path of embodiment and healing through the body. They believe in honoring the earth, engaging in rituals, and connecting with the divine feminine. Their work encompasses trauma resolution, nervous system repair, and exploring the healing properties of plant and fungi medicines. They are also passionate about exploring the intersection of spirituality, awakening, and transformational justice. In their free time, Melina endeavors to honor and nourish their ancestors from Papua New Guinea, China, and Norway through art, cooking, music, and prayer.

Listen here to Women’s Temple Training Graduates

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SimoneRita speaks with temple training graduate, Corinne, about how the powerful temple practices and the elaborate instructions have provided all the important tools to lead a group, and how the women’s temple has changed her/their life. They discuss how important it is to learn how to create safe space, what it means to embrace feelings and on receiving respectful touch.

SimoneRita speaks with temple training graduate, Xochi, talk about how precious it is to have women’s temple as a sanctuary to go to especially during motherhood. How radical is it to invite every woman to share her scars, her tears, and to celebrate her beauty and her wisdom? Everything is welcome —all feelings are welcome, nothing is too much. Xochi shares how she manages her family and how temple is a priority for her so that she can face all the challenges in life.

SimoneRita speaks with temple training graduate, Shailoh (she/they), about the importance of creating safe space and the medicine of beauty and creativity. Shailoh shares about creating a healing sanctuary in their art studio, guiding a Women’s Temple and Queer Temple and about how these practices weave herself into the greater tapestry of life.

SimoneRita speaks with temple training graduate, Patricia, about giving and receiving, filling up the inner well and how structure & flow, creating riverbanks, can be a powerful way to navigate through all aspects of life. They contemplate about this deep longing that calls us to the circle.

SimoneRita speaks with training graduate, Kristina, about the calling from deep within. Kristina traveled from Denmark all the way to Portland (USA) to attend the Temple Training, and what she brought home was more than she expected.

SimoneRita speaks with training graduate, Laura Muriel, about structure, flow and some key things Laura learned and applied from Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training and how she started with her first Women‘s Temple Group Series.