Welcome to Temple.

Women’s Temple is a space where we come to mirror, celebrate and empower each other as women, exploring spiritual awakening through the portal of the woman’s body.

We have a large network of Women’s Temple Groups all over the world and offer Women’s Temple Facilitator Trainings for women to learn how to create and lead their own group. Scroll down to read more.

About Women’s Temple

In 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; we touch infinite compassion, silence and beauty beyond measure. We meet beyond the personal, from the feminine essence.

That which we are longing for is who we already are ~ this insight is the basis for our spiritual exploration in Women’s Temple. 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, Temple practices connect us with truth beyond our fears and limited self images. From this deeper place, we can navigate our lives with Presence and inner guidance, instead of exhausting ourselves in trying to be leaders from a tense, competitive and disconnected state of mind.

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.

Women’s Temple is based upon being present in the body, so a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement, as well as 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. This part of the practice is most women’s favorite part.

Women’s Temple was founded in 2005 by Chameli Ardagh and Helena Montelius in Nevada City, California, when they gathered together to explore a new form of women’s circle less based in the personal, and more in connecting to the essence of the divine feminine. The Nevada City Women’s Temple Group in California is still active 12 years later, meeting every Monday night.

Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training

Kim Stuart ~ Indiana
 “Absolutely the most fulfilling experience that I have ever had.”

Absolutely the most fulfilling experience that I have ever had. The AWI 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. So much gratitude for how much my heart was filled up with the honey that Chameli shared. To see her embodiment of the Divine Feminine, to hear her wisdom through the words, the Temple practices, and the care that was taken with each sister made you want to stay in this circle—this safe place, forever. 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 ~ IndianaFinancial Executive
Aslihan Serdaroglu ~ Exeter, England
“The teachings were delivered with  focus and clarity, and supported so well with the practices.”

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. 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

The Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training teaches you how to facilitate an ongoing Women’s Temple group, with insights into the background theory of women’s group dynamics as well as the opportunity to practice feminine leadership.

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.

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.

To be certain that the training is right for you, please make sure that you have some experience with the Awakening Women practices before you attend (for example, attending an online sadhana).

Read More About the Temple Training

Topics we 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…

This Training is for women:

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

bullet pointWho 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.


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.


Course material:

The Women’s Temple Group Manual

How do I register?

See our Training Calendar to find the Temple Training nearest to you.

bullet pointThe training is facilitated by our AWI Temple Training Teachers, and some sessions will be led by members of the Temple Training Team.

bullet pointThe content of this training is authorized by AWI and follows the curriculum developed by Chameli Ardagh.

bullet pointThe trainings are organized by the AWI Temple Training Teachers and not by Awakening Women Institute (AWI).

Meet the Temple Training Teachers

SimoneRita Egger

Germany (German Language),
Spain, China

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 she practices feminine embodied spirituality. She passionately engages 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.

SimoneRita has been studying at the Awakening Women Institute since 2013.

Yashodhara Van Vilsteren

Germany (German Language)

Yashodhara, originally from Holland, lives near Munich and has been practicing with Chameli and the Awakening Women Institute since 2005. She has participated and assisted in many AWI seminars. Yashodhara was the team leader of all German temple group trainings when Chameli taught them. For 12 years she has been facilitating women’s temple evenings, days and weekends.

Yashodhara also works in a holistic hospital, offers temple for couples, private sessions in Tibetan Pulsing Yoga and The Journey of Brandon Bays.

Dominique Youkhehpaz

United States, India, Europe

Dominique fell head-over-heels in love with Awakening Women and the Yogini Circle in 2011 and has since given her life to this wild path of feminine embodiment.  She has spent the last 6 years traveling and apprenticing with Chameli, the founder of Awakening Women, attending and assisting in most trainings and retreats, deepening her practice as a yogini committed to awakening.

Dominique works as part of the AWI team as the event coordinator. She held her own Women’s Temple Groups in Sebastopol and Berkeley for 5 years. For several years, she has been initiating new women into the Nevada City Women’s Temple group, the first Temple group started by Chameli Ardagh and Helena Montelius. She spends her time between California, India, and Basque Country in the North of Spain, exploring her endless curiosity for what it means to be an embodied, truth-devoted woman on the earth at this time.

Tanya Morris


After being completely inspired by the Awakening Women Institute Facebook page and then Chameli’s TED talk on anger, Tanya decided to jump two feet in and fly to America to do the AWI temple training in California in 2013. Since that completely heart, mind and soul-opening experience, she has been holding her own women’s temple, bringing the awakening love to Australia.  She has since been blessed to join the Corfu and online retreats and welcome Chameli to Australia for a temple training in 2015. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her daughter and husband. She loves weaving women’s temple practices into her naturopathic practice and college lecturing.

Renée Sjernstedt ~ Visby, Sweden
“This training is going to change my life and impact me to make the next steps on my path.”

The atmosphere of Temple created a space of gentleness and tenderness that was unique. It was soft, allowing, opening, evolutionary. It was 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 training made me feel capable, gave me a lot of knowledge about how to manage a group, understanding and inspiration. 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. And I’m very proud of being a Temple Mama!

Renée Sjernstedt ~ Visby, Sweden
Miriam Kalliwoda ~ Berlin
“This lovely, gorgeous training helped me to share more of my gifts with the world.”

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 ~ BerlinGermany Police Detective and Life Coach

Global Network of Women’s Temple Groups

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Entdecke deine Weiblichkeit und komm dir näher Wissels, Künzell, Fulda, Germany

Kontakt: Padma Ellen Hochrein
Tel: +49 (0)661 604858

Washington DC Women's Temple Washington, DC, United States

Aja is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training
We meet in DC once a month on either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 7pm-9pm.
Contact: Aja Fenn

ZURÜCK ZU DIR Vienna, Austria

Patricia leitet ab April 2014 ihre eigene Tempelgruppe.
Kontakt: Dr. Patricia Ricci
Tel: + 43 676 45 10 888

Adelaide Women's Temple Unley, Adelaide

Contact: Ally Thomas
ph: 0428 004 114

Baba Yagas Temple Group Totnes, Devon, UK

This a monthly group for women aged 60 years old and over. On invitation only. Closed after the second meeting . Will open once a year to new women. It is to celebrate our unique wisdom, strengths and exquisiteness at this stage of our lives.
Contact: Florence Briot 
Tel: 07930967371

Sunday Sanctuary - Women’s Circle Thornbury, Victoria, Australia

Our Intention is to honor and celebrate the sacred/mundane experience of womanhood through grounded embodiment practices, meditation, movement and creativity. We use the Temple manual and have our own flavor woven into it. All newcomers welcome, especially over 50 years old – bring your wisdom! We meet on the 1st Sunday of the Month from February to November. Clare is a graduate of the Womens Temple Group Leadership Training.
Contact: Clare MacDonald
Ph. 61 (0) 406 59 65 65

The Temple of Abundance SVE-Dame, Auroville, South India

The longing to come together to be, to connect deeply, to honor each other’s beauty and authenticity…to dance, to sing, to touch, laugh or cry…to nurture… to be with our shared humanity and with our greatness … and serve the community from the sense of inner abundance, from an overflow…
Contact:  Dariya
Tel.   00919786658967

Embody Feminine Radiance Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

Our group is dedicated to embodiment practices, awakening to our feminine essence and reflecting back to each other our true nature and gifts as women. This group is very much aligned with temple work.
Contact : Judith Puckmayr
Tel.: +44-7838-187781

Gudinnorna Stockholm, Sweden

Contact: Anna

SisterBliss - SisterTempel Schoffelgasse 3, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Contact: Dragana & SimoneRita

Radiant Heart Women’s Circle Santa Ana, CA.

The intention of the circle is to help women reconnect with feminine presence. This monthly circle is a sanctuary where women can restore their energies, reconnect with their feminine heart and core, and be inspired to live from their deepest truths.

Anh Chi is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
Contact: Anh Chi Pham
ph: (714) 657-9792

Salzburg Tempelgruppe Salzburg, Österreich

Rotraud hat das Tempelgruppentraining besucht
und leitet seit März 2009 Tempelgruppen.
Kontakt: Rotraud Huck
Tel.: +43 662–620 419

Frauenkreise - Kraft aus der Mitte Salzburg, Austria

In dem Kreis treffen Sie Inspiration und Unterstützung. Nur sich selbst und entspannen tief in die Weisheit und Kraft der Weiblichkeit. Unsere Treffen sind für Sie auf einer tiefen Ebene in unserer Schwesternschaft zu verbinden.
Kontakt: Martina Demmelmair
Tel: 0043 680 33 0 22 34 

Mahadevi NW Women's Temple Group Portland, Oregon, USA

Colleen Coyne and Janis Desmond are graduates of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
We meet once a month on a Sunday evening.
Contact: Janis Desmond

Samasati Orebro, Sweden

We meet every second Monday 19:00-21:30
Contact: Ronja or Helen
Tel. 4673-7602882 or 4670-6166448

Stromenin YogaDans Oosterbeek, Netherlands

The intention of this group is: Lovingly supporting each other as women. We will dance, meditate, sing, share, feel into the body and respect what she tells us. We will practice respectful touch. The Awakening Women work has become a big part of my life and I practice every day the wonderful teachings of Chameli Ardagh.
My life has changed beyond what I have expected to happen, I am so grateful to be able to teach what I have been given through this wonderful work and more beautiful teachers that came in my life.
Contact: Amana
Tel: 0616806617

Nevada City Temple group Nevada City, CA, United States

The first group in the network. We have been practicing together weekly for more than 8 years. We rotate who leads the group. It is a closed group and we initiate new women twice a year. Council of Temple Mamas hold the structure & schedule. (Chameli Ardagh, founder of Awakening Women, was Temple Mama for 9 years.)
Contact: Suzan

Women’s Temple group – the art of living Moscow, Russia

Women’s Temple group, Moscow, Russia is a space where we come to mirror, celebrate and empower each other. A space were we can drop our masks, and let the beauty of our authentic face be seen in all its glory and pain, passion and vulnerability. In our Women’s temple, we meet beyond the personal, and in this expanded meeting the collective feminine as well as the personal feminine is healed and celebrated.
Contact: Victoria Makarova
Tel: +7 910 450 60 27

Women's Circle Molenkrochtlaan 3, Bergen NH, Netherlands

We will create a safe space together where you will feel at home. Connecting, softness, letting go of achieving. Exercises with dancing, singing, touching, tribal rituals, yoga, breathwork, haptonomie (bodywork). Getting together at each full and half moon at 19:30. Please contact Julia in advance, space is limited.
Contact: Julia Meijer
Tel: +31 6348 26656

Milwaukee Women's Temple Milwaukee, WI, United States

Ann is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Ann Manatt
Ph: (414) 982-9867

The Heart of the Feminine Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Heart of the Feminine Temple Group is devoted to the deep nourishment of our bodies and souls. We come together to support each other to fully connect to our creativity, sensuality, devotion, playfulness, wildness and compassion.

Ari is a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Training in Australia.
Contact Name:  Ari Amala
ph: 0434626509

Womens Temple Malmö, Sweden

Kristina is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator training. We meet once a month 19:00 — 21:00.
Contact: Kristina Loven

Women's temple | Rising in Sisterhood: Nourishing and Awakening the feminine Light Centre Belgravia, 7-9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX London

We gather to nourish, dive into feminine essence and celebrate each others gifts... Our intention is to provide a sacred space where we can let go more and more and as a result learn to trust our feminine intuition and embrace and share more and more of ourselves. Tanmaya holds the space for the explorations. She is a graduate of the Women’s group facilitator training and a graduate of the Learning Love Institute (Conscious relating work).
Contact:  Tanmaya George 
Tel: 0044 75 831 65 409


Lawrence Women's Temple Lawrence, KS, United States

Lawrence Women's Temple is a sacred space for women to come together to practice conscious embodiment of their brilliant divine nature, in all her forms. Utilizing silence, meditation, movement, deep questioning, and respectful touch, we deepen into the flowing waters of our inner lives through the portal of embodiment practice. Here, all is welcome in our experience. As we move from a mental experience of life into our bodies, we loosen our grip on the mental narrative of who and what we are, so that we can embody a greater truth. We work with emotions and sensations as energy that moves, rather than defines or limits us.
Jennifer is a graduate of the Temple Mama training.
Contact: Jennifer Welch
Tel: 785-760-7259

Huldra Templegruppe Kvam and Bergen, Hordaland

Huldra is the wild, natural woman of the north, she is inspiring us to remember who we are and live our Truth. In our temple groups, we practice being present in our bodies thru movement, touch and stillness, developing honesty and deep connection. We explore real sisterhood in a safe and nurturing way. Devika is graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
Contact: Devika Fossen
Tel. +47 45610998


Women’s Wisdom Kingston, ON, Canada

Contact: Cheryl Hiebert
Tel: 613-634-8220 OR 613-985-2442


Tempelgruppe Oslo Intui, Karenslyst allé 50, Skøyen, Oslo

The intention of our Temple group is to create a beautiful space where women can get a closer relationship with themselves and other women. We work with guided meditation, intuitive dance, touch, rituals, letting go, support, worship and celebration of the feminine in ourselves. We also meet to talk and share our deeper wisdom, aspirations and insights, even though the temple group basically is not a therapy group.
Contact: Anniken Enger
Tel. +47 92 04 10 17

raw & rich Women’s Temple Group Hong Kong

The raw & rich Women’s Temple Group meets twice a month always on Monday evening in Central Hong Kong. It is an open group and we initiate 2-3 times a year. The intention is to provide a safe and nourishing space for women to meet and experiment with different aspects of the feminine. It is fostering real and honest connection between women. The circle is here to help us remember, value and embody the feminine power and strengths and to confidently live them in today's world.
Corinne is a graduate of the Women's Group Facilitator Training.
Contact:  Corinne Konrad
Tel: 852 9633 5573

Ancient Ways of Empowerment (AWE) Green Bay Court, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

There is a longing deep within all of us -- a longing to be loved, known, heard, seen... a longing to be safe and free. For as far back as can be known, women have gathered to share, collaborate, support and honor one another in ways only we know how to do. This is an ancient sisterhood ~ a sacred circle of Yoginis. We look within for all we seek, allow space for compassion and love for all things. We enjoy a life of awakening and of purpose. I feel particularly skilled to hold space for what temple practice is. I am committed to the spiritual nature of embodied feminine practices.

Teresa is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
Contact: Teresa Menzies
ph: (650) 391-5044

Women's Temple Grail Haven, Mt Tamborine (hinterlands of the Gold Coast), Australia

We create a circle that is safe and supportive to allow us to explore feelings within the body. In doing so we recognize that what we label as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ emotions is simply Source expressing itself in the moment. We practice dropping into that expression, being curious about it, breathing into it and ultimately allowing that to bring us back to Source.
Drop in group (information here)
Contact: Tanya Quod
ph. +61 438774716

Temple Room for Women Gothenburg, Sweden

Bibbi is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator training.
Contact: Bibbie
Tel: (0046) 0760452290

Women's Group Gotenborg, Sweden

Contact: Carina-Maria

Soul Sisters Goldeggasse 2/5 1040 Vienna, Austria

Irene hat 2012 das Tempelgruppentraining absolviert und praktiziert seitdem regelmäßig mit Chameli Ardargh und dem AWI Sistercircel. Seit 2012 leitet sie den Soul Sisters Frauenkreis" als Tempelgruppe nach Chameli Ardarg.
Kontakt: Mag. Irene Fellner
Tel: 0043676/3412000

Geraldton Women's Temple Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

Our temple is sacred sanctuary and intuitive practice. Come gather with your sisters and rest. Surrender deeply into the feminine. Embody your wild and self. Flow in divine nectar each new moon.
Contact: Cath Tan
ph. 0401 038 313

Women embracing life / Levande kvinnor Finland

n Women Embracing Life we create a sacred space where we support each other to fully embrace all aspects of the feminine, a space where you can listen in and shape your dreams from the place of your own deepest truth. We experience life in a more intimate way, letting ourselves be moved closer to the mystery.
Contact: Alessandra Sarelin and Audelina Ahumada
Tel. 358.40.7072331, +358.40.5653676

weibliche Sphäre - Tempelgruppe Feldblumenweg 15, Osterwald Unterende Garbsen, Germany

Kontkat: Sandra Mehrtens
Telefon 05131 489969
Mobil 0172 4454739

Tempel der Weiblichkeit in Stuttgart Epplestraße 4, Stuttgart, Germany

Kontkat: info@annette-kessler.de
Tel: 07141-6852914

Cercle de femmes Drôme, Crest, France

We meet each month around the full moon to honor the womanhood inside us, and to connect with the sacred space of the women’s circle.
Laetitia is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
Contact: Laetitia de Schoutheete
Tel. 33 (0)6 38 71 35 07

Women’s Lounge Dorotheenstr. 15, 22301 Hamburg, Germany

Tel: 0179 21 33 812

Heart Women Copenhagen, Denmark

Heart Women meets once a month and is open for all women.
Contact: Camille

Women‘s Temple Collinsville, CT, USA

Contact:  Katherine (KaDi) Allen
Tel:  860-803-9947

Full Moon Goddess Circle Chatsworth, California, USA

Josephine is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator training.
This circle gathers on the full moon each month.
Contact: Josephine Gross
ph: (818) 727-2000 ext. 15

El Templo de Las Mujeres (Women Temple) C/ Gran de Gracia 137 1C, Barcelona, Spain

En el Templo de las Mujeres, creamos un espacio seguro juntas. En donde nos sentimos en casa, apoyándonos amorosamente, como mujeres. Juntas creamos un santuario para explorar el despertar femenino. A través del movimiento libre, ritual, respetuoso y nutritivo tacto.

Contact: Tali Reshef
Tel.:+ 34 649 495 273

Sacred Circle Byron Bay, Australia

This is a Sacred Circle set in a sacred space where we come to deepen our connection and relationship with the feminine within ourselves, sisters and collectively. Our practice is rooted in the ancient ways woven into our modern times. It is here we allow all of who we are to be held, loved, supported and nourished.  Briony is a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Training in Australia 
Contact: Briony Montgomery
ph. 0421005158

Soma Temple - Womens embodiment temple Byron Bay Shire Australia

SOMA TEMPLE is…..A sacred oasis for women. - a space for women who want to awaken, who feel the pain of separation from each other, true nature and source that know there is something bigger than themselves. Our practice is to awaken back to the source, bringing presence thru ritual, respectful touch, listening, being heard, to drop within and flow back to source where it arose. Temple Vision is to hold a safe and supportive space for women to flow in their true nature feminine Christina is a graduate of womens leadership training in Australia
Contact: Christina Covington
ph: 0403191119
Facebook: somatemple

Femmes Divines Bouguenais, France

The templegroup is a space where we met together in the sisterhood source, to support, to celebrate the feminine, the shakti in all of us, to celebrate and to re-connect to the divine together.
Contact: Anna Veneziani
Tel: 0033/ 07 85 81 31 95

Moonbeam goddess Temple group Boden in the North of Sweden

I´ve been working with drum healing sessions, womb awakening sessions , peruvian shamanistic tecnics for reaching the inner feminine power and other workshops for woman and the feminine force awakening . I wan´t to give a space for woman to meet and awaken the feminine.
Tel. +46702972089

A Sanctuary For Mindful Femininity Boca Raton, FL, United States

There is an inherent gift in true friendship and a real deep connection between women. This is what we are seeking when we spend this time together on a Sunday afternoon. You will find that true spiritual work does not require being away on a five day retreat. It does not take place only when you are stepping away from the routine of your life. The real work happens every moment of every day and is expressed in how you are with yourself and how you are with others. Come play with us. Come laugh and cry with us. You will be heard. You will be seen. You will be loved.
Shrily is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
Contact: Shirly Gilad
Tel: 561-504-6669

Women’s Circle of Beauty and Joy Barcelona, Spain

Contact: Cristina Malita
Tel: +34684318014

'Mystic Women' Frauentempel Bänschstr. 74, 10247 Berlin

Kontakt: Angelika Klatte 
Tel: +4917632331717 Festnetz: +49 30 21953355


Austin Women’s Temple Austin, TX, United States

nspired by my studies in mystery school tradition, ceremony, ritual, and practices in sacred temples as a healer and initiate in the lineage of King Salomon, I have combined my practical esoteric knowledge with the embodiment practices of the yogini tradition developed and compiled by Chameli. Incorporating Hindu, Buddhist, Kabbalist, Celtic, Greek, Roman, African traditions and many, many more from around the planet, we will explore without dogma the many faces of the goddess that have graced this timeless circle, allowing the wisdom of the circle to guide us through our life and growth.

Vanessa is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training. Temples will be twice a month on or near the New and Full Moon.
Contact: Vanessa Nova
Ph:  512 571 1538

Atlanta Women's Temple Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Arlia is a graduate of the Women’s Group Facilitator Training.
This group meets the 2nd Monday of every month.
Contact: Arlia Hoffman
ph: (678) 825-5131
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Women’s Temple Group Ashburton, Devon, UK

Do you long to experience a sacred space that nourishes, inspires and strengthens your inner being? Welcome to Women’s Temple! Here, together we create a sanctuary to explore feminine awakening through meditation, creative inquiry, ritual, respectful and nourishing touch, free movement and dance. We connect deeply with our experience in each moment, feeling and expressing through our bodies. The group is starting September 2014 and we will meet monthly. Kāmini is a graduate of the Women’s Temple Group Leadership training.
Contact: Kāmini
Tel: 07932 142975


Frauentempel Shakti`s Tanz und Ritual 97616 Bad Neustadt

Kontakt: ChrisTine Breitenbücher
Tel: 0049 9771 7189

Women’s Sacred Nourishment Temple 963 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane, Queensland, 4169, Australia

Our sacred nourishment temple is a sanctuary for women where they can relax deeply into themselves through feminine embodiment practices. We honour the wisdom of the body by practicing to allow, and be present with, our feelings in each moment rather than resisting, numbing or trying to change them or ourselves. By radically surrendering to and trusting what is present in each moment we can engage more fully with the dance of life.
Contact: Kate Walker
Tel: 043824972

Tempel Regensburg 93177 Altenthann

Kontakt: Alexandra Lehmann

Frauentempel Fürth 90762 Fürth

Kontakt: Lorna Rechberg
Tel: +49 911 3946322

Tempelgruppe Nürnberg „ Zeit für Weiblichkeit “ 90491 Nürnberg

Kontakt: Angela Raymann
Tel: 0163-3642262

Tempelblume 9000 Saint Gallen, Switzerland

Contact: Tanja Solve Huber
Tel: Fixnet: 0041 071 535 31 10 / Mobile: 0041 078 807 65 76

Frauenzirkel 88662 Überlingen

Konkat: Aladina Rabadan
Tel: 0162 4248766

Tempelabend – eine Oase für Frauen 88316 Isny

Kontakt: Sabine Höhn
Tel: 0179-1646130

Im Mondlichttempel der Shakti 87654 Friesenried

Kontakt: Jana Caso Villavicencio
Tel: 0179/5397269

Sonne-Mond-Frauenkreis 8753 Mollis

Contact: Gabriela Maria Reust-Schauer
Tel: +41 55 612 42 55  or +41 79 354 81 89

Einladung zum Frauenkreis 86911 Dießen am Ammersee

Kontakt: Hilde Hammes-Raspini
Tel.: 08807-2069773

Shaktifeuer | FrauenTempelraum 86899 Landsberg

Kontakt: Ingeborg Helene Heidenreich
Tel: 0049 8241-6626
http://www.raumzusein.de oder
Kontakt: Monika Arndt
Tel: 0049 8241-40 969 40

Frauenraum 86150 Augsburg

Kontakt: Sandra Zacherl
Tel: 08765/9383481

Lichtraum 8463 Leutschach

Die Gruppe findet Mittwochs 14 tägig statt, jeweils von 19 bis 21.30 Uhr. Maria war beim Tempeltraining im März 2013.
Kontakt: Maria Muster
Tel: +43 650-273 04 92

Liebevoller Begegnungsraum für Frauen 84079 Bruckberg

Kontakt: Sandra Zacherl
Tel: 08765/9383481

Tempel Tara Chiemsee 83254 Breitbrunn

Kontkat: Susanne Tuyukaw Fischer
Tel: 01577-3870896
tuyukaw.de yogini-spirit.de

FrauenKraft FrauenKreis 82343 Pöcking

Kontkat: Marion Aechter-Droege
ph. 0160 94775089

Tempelabende in München und am Ammersee 82211 Herrsching

Kontakt: Yvonne Bosbach
Tel: +49 151 67523399

Tempelabende für Frauen 82131 München-Fürstenried

Kontakt: Yashodhara van Vilsteren
Tel: +49(0)89 89530781


FrauSein – Frauentempelgruppe München – Trudering 81827 München

Kontakt: Elisa Egglseder
Tel: +89-9629 2733 oder +01 75 - 5 69 99 90

DAKINI-Raum 80636 München - Mitte

Kontakt: Angelika Ruf
Tel: 015117644354

Soul Sisters Tempel 80469 Munchen

Kontakt: Sabine Hartwig/Heike Wasem-Hassos

Tel: 49 0 1624364375 / 49 0 1622507688

Yogini Oase - Tempel 8010 Graz, Alchemilla-Graz, Grillparzerstr.26/1

Wir tauchen ein in eine weibliche, weiche, fließende, wilde, lebendige und ekstatische Spiritualität. Wir erlauben der bunten Vielfalt des Lebens sich im Tanz, im Lachen, im Weinen, im Stöhnen und im Staunen durch uns auszudrücken und wir verehren die Göttin, die in uns und durch uns in die Welt strahlt - als weibliche Präsenz, Wachheit und Liebe!
Kontakt: Udesha A. Kubesch
Tel: +43 664 974 36 16

FrauSein im Tempel der Weiblichkeit 79100 Freiburg

Kontakt: Andrea Roder
Tel: 0049-15778286201

Frauentempelgruppe Freiburg 79098 Freiburg, Germany Kontkat: Selma Kestrich / Kathrin Gassmöller Tel: 0761/13776899 und 0176/98583004
HerzFrauenRaum - ShaktiTempel 79098 Freiburg

Kontkat: Annina Engelhardt
Tel: 0176/50416396

Ganz.Schön.Weiblich 78234 Engen

Kontakt: Kathrin Kania

Yemonya – Schwesternkreis 76530 Baden-Baden, Germany Kontakt: Claudia Nora Rauch-Fitzsimons
Tel: +49 (0)7221-801800
Tempel des Herzens 72762 Reutlingen, Germany

Kontakt Claudia Taverna
Tel: 07125-6507605

FrauenTempel 6511 Zams, Seminarhaus Klösterle Kronburg, Austria

Der FrauenTempel wird zur Zeit noch als offene Gruppe geführt und steht seit September 2013 allen interessierten Frauen offen. Meine Intention in der AnfangsPhase ist, dass dieser Abend für die Frauen grundsätzlich mal als nährend und unterstützend erfahren wird und eine neue achtsame Art der Begegnung/Kommunikation unter Frauen aufzeigt. Ich habe das Tempelgruppen Training 2013 absolviert.
Kontakt: Maya Maria Tilg
Tel: +43 650 5174669

ISIS-Tempel-Training 64319 Darmstadt Griesheim

Kontakt: Elke Antara Minerva
Tel.: +49(0)6155-77778

Frauentempel Darmstadt 64289 Darmstadt

Kontakt: Kirsten Schültje

Göttinnen-Kraft 63875 Mespelbrunn

Kontakt: Clarissa Sommer
Tel: 06092/478

FrauenNährkreis 6045 Meggen, Switzerland

Contact: Martina Franck
Tel: 0041413208983

Blissful Women - Glückselige Frauen 60437 Frankfurt

Ort: 60437 Frankfurt
Kontakt: HeliA Paula Kleinhans
Tel: 0176 61186002 http://www.blissful-healing.de

SAKTI YOGA Temple Group 60433 Frankfurt

Kontakt: Astrid Berger
Tel.: +49 (0) 37405968,

Frauentempel Lüdenscheid 58511 Lüdenscheid

Kontakt: Pamela Hirschmann
Tel: +49 172-6855289

HerzRaum 56154 Boppard, Germany Konkakt: Gianna Brummer Tel: 06742-8289890 www.erdenwege.de
YoginiZeit 55288 Udenheim bei Mainz

Kontakt: Christina Valeska
Tel: 0162-7824051

FrauenZeit 55130 Mainz

Kontakt: Etna Marx
Tel: +49(0)6131 6237360

Schwesternkreis 55116 Mainz

Kontkat: Sina Emrich
Tel: 0159/03017771 sina-emrich.de


Kontakt: Hilla Bendels und Antje Severin
Tel: 02224-9816363 oder 0175-5968421

Aachener Tempel 52066 Aachen

Kontakt: Maria Geiser-Letzel

Tel: Mobil: 0151 24136526 oder 0241 92788714

“ Devine Shaktis„ FrauenTempelGruppe 50827 Köln

Kontkat: Carmen Lück
Tel: 01733203488


Tempel der Weiblichkeit 50823 Köln

Kontkat: Carmen Lück
Tel: 01733203488


Dein Ort zum SEIN! 50321 Brühl

Kontakt: Julia Olfen
Tel: +49 (0)175 4050957

Frauen-Tempelgruppe 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Kontakt: Elisabeth Walcher
Tel: +43 676 7330516

Kreis der Weisen Frauen 48291 Telgte

Kontakt: Daniela Meyersick
Tel: +49 (0)2504-7399929

Frauentempel Traunsee 4810 Österreich

Im Frauentempel Traunsee begegnen wir uns seit Juli 2012, um unsere feminine Essenz zu feiern und uns tief zu nähren. Der Einstieg in die laufende Tempelgruppe ist an den offenen Abenden (jeweils einer im Frühling und im Herbst) möglich. Unsere Tempelwochenenden bieten die Möglichkeit, tiefer in das eigene feminine Sein einzutauchen. Wir freuen uns auf dich!.
Kontkat: Uli Feichtinger und Birgit Reja
Tel: 43 650 460 4103

Divine Sisters 46325 Borken/Rhede

Kontakt: Mirjam van der Sanden
Tel: 0176-20098648


Mondschwestern 45131 Essen

Kontakt: Dr. Beate Maul und Team
Tel: +49/170-9655705

Ritualtanz-FrauenMondKreise 4417 Ziefen

Contact: Luzia Schucan
Tel.: +41 (0)78 661 95 96

TEMPEL des WEIBLICHEN 4360 Grein, Österreich

Regina hat das Tempelgruppentraining besucht und leitet seit Januar 2011 Tempelgruppen
Kontakt: Regina Hauser
Tel.: +43 699-19526240

Erwachende Frauen 42555 Velbert

Kontakt: Mari Sawada 
Tel: 015751986927

Frauentempelgruppe 4111 Walding, Austria

Ingrid Adlina Putzinger leitet zusammen mit Ute Shamira diese Tempelgruppe. Siehe Tempelgruppe in Breitenschützing.
Kontakt: Ute Shamira Kindlinger
Tel.: +43 650-8888289

Frauenoase 37073 Göttingen, Germany

Kontakt: Andrea Waßenberg
Tel: 0179-9761498

Ganz Frau Sein 37073 Göttingen

Kontakt: Birgit Maiwald
Tel: 0173 258 9062

Raum für Weiblichkeit 34121 Kassel

Kontakt: Petra Kimm
Tel: +49 561 430 212 95

Frauentempelgruppe im Regenbogenhaus 3377 Walliswil b. Wangen

Tel.: +41 079 600 80 83

Frauen-Tempel-Kreis 33619 Bielefeld

Kontakt: Sylvia Vette-Rüggen
Tel: +49 (0)176 54724319

Tempel der fließenden Liebe 31595 Steyerberg

Kontakt: Katrin Irene Kreutzer
Tel: +49 (0)5764 93053

Freies Tanzen für Frauen 3084 Bern-Wabern

Contact: Christiane Brendel
Tel.: +41 (0)31 802 19 45

Kreis der Göttinnen 3032 Bern

Contact: Fabia Meyer
Tel: 0041 31 901 01 50 / 0041 79 365 37 65

Herzschwestern - Frauentempel 3012 Bern

Contact: Esther Greter
Tel: 078 800 70 33

FrauenTempel Hitzacker -Shaktis Erwachen 29456, Hitzacker, Germany

Kontakt: Elske Margraf
Tel. +49(0) 5862-9873216
http://www.elskemargraf.de Marielle A Bechtle
Tel. +49(0) 5858 206

Tempelgruppe Bremen 28203 Bremen

Konkat: Jasmin Schoch
Tel: 49 (0) 151-22644350

Gefährtinnenkreis Frauentempe 24113 Kiel, Germany

Kontkat: Kerstin Schreier -Gemkow/ Katharina Grothkopp
Tel: 0179/133 59 67 und 0176/64979597


Frauentempel Parin 23948 Parin

Kontakt: Julia Beutelschieß
Tel. +49(0)3881/7595662

Shaktis Tempel 23558 Lübeck

Kontkat: Moraya Kraft
Tel: 0152/07527396

Frauenkreis 22926 Ahrensburg

Kontakt: Hanna Krohn
Tel: 0152 05230291

Shaktitempel 22765 Hamburg

Kontakt: Beate Gauder
Tel: 0049-160-96 26 96 65

HERZ-RAUM-TEMPEL 22763 Hamburg

Kontakt: Annika Paulus

Ayama Tempel - Zeit für Weiblichkeit 22607 Hamburg

Kontakt: Andy Wirth
Kontakt: Val M. Beneke
Tel: 0049-40-46633631 and 0049-176-70751401

Weiblichkeit Leben Tempel 22297 Hamburg

Kontakt: Val M. Beneke
Tel: 0049-40-46633631 und 0049-176-70751401

Tempelgruppe 21339 Lüneburg

Kontakt: Mareille Ann Bechtle und Birgit Sasse
Tel: +49 58 58 / 206 ~ Tel: +49 41 31/ 293 032

Feminine Flow 21029 Hamburg - Bergedorf

Kontakt: Coneya Gramberg
Tel: +040-72693571

Frauen Kreis Tempel 20257 Hamburg

Kontakt: Val M. Beneke
Tel: 0049-40-46633631 and 0049-176-70751401

Ganz-Weiblich-Sein 20146 Hamburg

Kontakt: Walburga Hupe
04187 / 321 735
Kontakt: Hella Suderow
04165/ 829 484

Tempelgruppe Hoher Fläming 14806 Bad Belzig, Brandenburg

Kontkat: Mara Fricke-Wirth
Tel: 033841-45256

Frauentempel Soluna 14476 Potsdam

Kontakt: Yeshi Choedon
Tel. 0049-331-97914839

„HONEY BLISS“-Frauentempelgruppe 13187 Berlin

Kontakt: Carola Philipp
Tel: 01776717690

Women's Nectar of the Soul" - Ein Genuss für die Frauenseele""" 12163 Berlin

Kontakt: Miriam Kalliwoda
Tel: + 49 176 23 337104

Kemenate – mein Frauen(T)raum 1190 Vienna, Austria

Lydia hat das Tempelgruppentraining besucht und leitet seit Juni 2010 Tempelgruppen. Sie hat das erste Seminar des AWI in Österreich/Wien organisiert.
Kontakt: Lydia Hopfgartner
Tel.: +43 664 4160218

Energetisches Hammam – Seelenbad 1130 Wien und 2500 Baden

Kontakt: Romana Kreppel
Tel: +43 69915123208

Core Radiance Women’s 11138 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA

Contact:  Anh Chi Pham
Tel:  714-657-9792

Women’s Temple 11 Hill Crescent, Surbiton Surrey KT5 8DP, United Kingdom

To celebrate women as we are in our full beauty, and to experience our own feminine nature through a series of exercises-practices that follow the guidelines of Awakening Women. There is some dance involved, movement, some respectful contact and a lot of connection to yourself.

I have participated in A women’s Temple day in London with Chameli and the week long facilitators training in Corfu. I read the manual regularly! And I follow the guidelines when I facilitate.
Contact: Nora Zimerman
Tel. 44 (0) 7932 793 329

Frauentempel Blütenklang ~Der sanfte Hauch der Göttin 10407 Berlin

Kontkat: Carola Mariella Renné
Tel: +49 1525 340 03 08, Festnetz +49 30 5106 9706

Las Lunas 10115 Berlin

Kontakt: Sonia Herrero
Tel: + 49 15731645556

Frauentempelgruppe Echt.Weiblich.Sein. 04229 Leipzig

Kontkat: Sandra Ullrich
Tel: 01782340044

Listing Your Temple Group

We welcome graduates of the Temple Group Training to list their groups on our website. Please review the Temple Group Listing Guidelines below. Then fill in and return the Temple Group Questionnaire.

Temple Group Listing Guidelines  (download)

Temple Group Questionnaire (download)

Francisca Guimaraes ~ Portugal
“It connected me with something deeper inside myself.

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.

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 ~ PortugalHealth Blogger, Nurse, Naturopathwww.misskale.pt
Shiana Seitz ~ San Luis Obispo, California
“I have increased my appreciation of the beauty around me, including appreciation of my inimitable self. ”

Women’s Temple is a rooted way of being that honors the life we are experiencing right here, right now. It is the awakened way for a woman to explore all possibilities, especially what is true in the moment. By participating in the training, I have increased my appreciation of the beauty around me, including appreciation of my inimitable self. I am learning and recognizing that we are mirrors of each other in our experiences, I am learning I am not alone! In this process, I have stepped into ways of moving beyond judgment, comparison or blame. This emotional support and nurturing, has created the opportunity to make friends from around the globe, and as sisters, we are awakening to a more wholesome way of being. It is vitally our time to do so. 

Shiana Seitz ~ San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaCrone, Wise Womancronebutterfly.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Women’s Temple?

Women’s Temple 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 our glory and pain and passion and vulnerability.
 Where we return to the wisdom of our own feminine roots and listen to what we know to be true in our bones and in the very depth of our soul.  We practice a fierce willingness to let the this moment touch us for real, and the experience of life in this woman’s body to become more transparent, fluid.

We practice the feminine way, an all inclusive in-the-body spirituality, beyond dusty dogmas and far-fetched goals of the future. Spiritual awakening, instead of being a peak experience you once had, or a concept you read about and compare yourself with, becomes a lived and embodied realization of freedom and love uniquely experienced and expressed through you.  Women’s Temple is the bridge across the tormenting schism between spirit and our aching humanness. It rips away the fog, the dusty old concepts, the plastic spiritual food, and invites us to feast at the table with the Goddess herself.

Can anyone start a Temple Group?

Yes, as long as you have the longing to meet women in a new way. The Temple Manual is full of tools and resources to help you to start a temple group, whether you are new to the practices or have already experienced Temple.

Do I have to be trained by AWI to start my own Temple?

It is not necessary to have attended an AWI retreat or Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training to start your own Women’s Temple; many women have started a Temple group without having attended an AWI retreat or training. Still, there is a great advantage to having an in-the-body experience of Temple practices when leading a Temple group, and we have a whole body of training and retreats to support you in deepening your understanding of the intention and culture of Women’s Temple.

Do I have to follow the manual guidelines and practices exactly when I lead Temple?

When you use the Temple Manual, you can follow an evening outline exactly, you can modify the practices to suit your group, or you can pick different sections from different evenings to create your own evening. In the manual, you will also find a section with a list of feminine inquiries, which can be “thrown in” wherever you feel they fit.

If you would like to create a Temple group using the practices we share here, however, we passionately invite you to follow the guidelines included in the manual. They have been tested and carefully molded and we know that they support Temple to be a sanctuary that grows and thrives. But remember, they are guidelines, not rules.

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

What you name your Temple group is up to you, and you are welcome to use the name “Women’s Temple” for your group. All we request is that you use something other than Awakening Women, as that is a registered trademark.

I looked at the Temple group list and I couldn’t find any in my area. What do you suggest?

You can start your own Temple group with the help of the Temple Manual—perhaps there are women in your community who also long for the kind of sanctuary women’s temple holds, and just need the invitation for it to be created.

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.

I want to start my own Temple group, but there is already an existing Temple group in my area. Can I still start my own group?

Yes, we have several cities that have multiple Temple groups. The Temple group that you start will have its own unique medicine and flavor, and can often compliment Temple groups in similar areas, serving the women who want a Temple group but can only meet on a certain day of the week or who long for more opportunities to be in Women’s Temple. Women who lead Temple groups in nearby areas often will attend each other’s Temple as a chance to go deeper in their own practice and receive support and inspiration.

Can I have my Temple group listed on the AWI website?

We are happy to support you by listing your Temple group on our website. To have your Temple group listed, we ask that you meet the following guidelines:

You have participated in the Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training

You have read the “Create Your Own Women’s Temple Group” manual

Your group will follow the intention and culture of Women’s Temple (of course with your own unique flavor)

To get listed, please download the following two documents. Fill out the questionnaire and send it by e-mail (yoginiteam@awakeningwomen.com) back to us:

Temple Group Listing Guidelines (download)

Temple Group Questionnaire (download)

How can I order Temple Manual eBooks and Sisterhood Manifesto cards in bulk for my Temple group?

Contact us at yoginiteam@awakeningwomen.com for bulk pricing and include how many eBooks or cards you would like.

most photos are by Bibbie Friman

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