21 Day Gaia Sadhana
Reclaiming a Humanity Rooted in the Mother

with Chameli Ardagh & the Global Yogini Circle

November 15 – December 5, 2017

with guest teachers

Clare Dubois, Founder of TreeSisters

Maleda Gebremedhin, Founder of Womb Matrix Healing
Youkhehpaz, Awakening Women Teacher

Participate from your own home.

Earth is birthing herself as you. 
Gather wise women around you—
those who know you are neither crazy nor lazy;
those intimate with the currents beneath the seen;
those willing to stay with you in the discomfort of
mending the broken dreams of the modern world.

Your roots are deep and vast as the cosmos; 
wisdom pulses through your veins.
Listen deeply to the knowing in your bones.
You belong here on this land, in this time.
Come closer…You belong.


Everything in this splendorous creation vibrates with the wisdom and creative potential of our origin; how can we possibly “save the earth” without listening and observing the perfection of how She herself has done it for billions of years? Her wisdom dances in every cell of our bodies. We are made of Her. We are sustained by Her. We are devoured by Her. Gaia’s intelligence is right here, beating our hearts in this very moment. Nothing is more essential to our individual fulfillment and our common future than realigning with the root of this intimacy with our Mother, deeply honoring and guarding Her infinite source of guidance, resilience and nourishment.


Earth-based wisdom teachings and Goddess mythology from all over the world guide us to see nature and our bodies as the physical expression of the spirit world. In these traditions, spirituality is not somewhere else, away from Earth. The spiritual world permeates all things in the material world, existing in reciprocity with its physical manifestation.

When surface reality becomes imbalanced like we see on Earth today, rather than scrambling for solutions at the level of the problem, the yogini, healer, shaman, and wise woman expands her view and plants her roots in the spiritual world, where she resources wisdom, healing and vision for the benefit of all.

Take your seat, Sister, in this gathering of dream menders. We will be inspired by ancient Goddess mythology and practices of awakening. We will support each other in aligning our daily actions with our values and love for Mother Earth. In awakening from the numbing cycle of denial, shame and overwhelm, together, we will reclaim a human presence deeply rooted in the magnificent dream of Mother Earth.

Sadhana is spiritual practice. Spiritual practice is love. For 21 days, offer yourself to the altar of awake living. Through daily practice and short sutras of awakening, reconnect and recommit yourself to a truth sourced in the universal, yet vibrating uniquely through you.

We will be donating 20% of the net income from this Sadhana to the Pachamama Alliance and TreeSisters.

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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


With each Sadhana, I experience a profound level of trust and commitment amongst my sisters that is unlike any other circle. I’m  carried into an ancient yet familiar heart wisdom that cracks open a river of love within me and flowers the depth of my creative force in the world.

Flora Aube
Founder of Art of Allowing Academy


What is Shakti Sadhana?

Sadhana means spiritual practice.
Shakti is a 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. In the Shakti view, we don’t relate to spirit as separate from matter, but as different expressions of the same totality.

The Yogini circle is a circle of conscious women coming together with a shared intention of embodied awakening.  Our online 21 day Sadhana immersions are gatherings of several hundred women from all over the planet. Together, we co-create a resonant field of Shakti, which provides each of us with a powerful transmission of awakening. 
What will I learn in a 21 Day Sadhana?

The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Shakti 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 you will be initiated into practices from this alive lineage of women's embodiment that Chameli and the Awakening Women community have explored intensively together for more than 15 years.

How does it work?

The Sadhana begins Wednesday, November 15th.  That day, you will receive your first email, and you will also be invited into the closed Sadhana online group.

Once a day (except for the day of the phone 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, November 18th, we will meet for our first Phone/Webcast Retreat.
We will meet for a retreat on the phone/webcast (your choice) with Chameli
3 Saturdays (November 18, 25 & Dec. 2nd.) at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 19.00 Northern Europe.

The calls will last 90 minutes. The last 30 minutes will be for Q & A. The retreats will be recorded so you can listen to them at any time.

In between the phone retreats, you will practice on your own.
You can check in with your Yogini sisters as often as you like in the online Yogini Sadhana circle.

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 will go deep. We meet in a shared dedication to living awake.
If you feel called, with a sense of YES inside…then claim your seat in the circle.

You don’t need to have any previous experience with these teachings. Our focus in the feminine embodiment practice is on direct experience.

YOUR experience is the authority. Always.

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 levels.

Kirsten Warner
Founder of Devi Yoga for Women

I entered a potent portal of the Great Mother’s embrace and guidance the moment I began the Sadhana. The calls helped me reconnect with my own wisdom and rekindle my passion for my spiritual path. Chameli spoke the wordless things that live on my insides, and I felt fortified by listening each time.

India Bacal
Founder of the WILDE Tribe ~ Women of Inspired Leadership Devoted to Evolution
What is included?

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

:: 3 Tele-Retreats

:: Access to an online Yogini Circle* 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. 
*A private Facebook Group

:: Recordings of all 3 Tele-Retreats (also available to download as MP3)


What happens after I join?

:: Once we have received your payment, you will get a welcome email.

:: From Wednesday, November 15th, you will begin to receive your daily emails, as well as reminders and recordings before and after the live phone retreats with Chameli.

If you do not receive one of your daily emails, please check your SPAM folder as sometimes they inadvertently end up there. (If you have Gmail, check the promotions tab.)

If you need support, please contact yoginiteam@awakeningwomen.com.

Your Guide
Chameli Ardagh
Founder of Awakening Women

Chameli is a passionate practitioner of embodied feminine spirituality. She is the initiator of the Yogini circle, a global movement of women's spirituality,, Yogini Ashram retreats, weekend intensives and online Shakti sadhanas. She is especially appreciated for her passionate love of mythology and storytelling as a method for spiritual awakening and embodiment. She is the initiator of an international network of Women’s Temple Groups, and the author of two books on embodied feminine spirituality.

Guest Teachers
Dominique Youkhehpaz
Awakening Women Teacher
Dominique is a lover of words, beauty and integrity. Since 2011 she has apprenticed with Chameli, assisting in retreats, coordinating events, supporting in sadhanas, organizing the Yogini Ashrams and now teaching the Women’s Temple Facilitator Training. Dedicated to learning how to honor life, she longs to be an offering to the Great Goddess of this beautiful Earth that dreams us all alive. 
Clare Dubois
Founder of TreeSisters

Clare’s life changed after a car crash that delivered a message—that the tropics needed to be reforested within 10 years, that women were the missing piece in the climate change crisis, and that feminine consciousness needed to be reinstated, or 'it's over'. Clare is an Earth loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. TreeSisters is a women's crowd-funding campaign to direct the brilliance, creativity and generosity of women towards the reforestation of the tropics.

Maleda Gebremehin

Maleda is a midwife of the soul. For 15 years, she has practiced and taught feminine awakening through extensive training in yoga, Indian Temple Dance, and as a nun and teacher in an ashram. Her own awakening through the Cosmic Feminine Consciousness in her womb guides her work. Her intense spiritual practice and commitment to Truth transmit a passionate devotion to life and the human soul, the beauty of Spirit, and the deep feminine power in all of creation.

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 separated from it. 

Catarina Olvenmark
Business Consultant and Coach

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, wisdom, presence is pure nectar.

Shakaya Leone
 Author of “Naked Beauty”  


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