Practices, Facilitator Training & Global Network
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.
About Women’s Temple
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. 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. Respectful touch 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 today.
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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. 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 ~ Indiana
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 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
Health Blogger, Nurse, Naturopath
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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
The temple training is the most precious thing I can recommend to you. It has become a kind of undercurrent for my work, for my whole life. What I’ve learned and experienced here runs like a thread through me.
When I assisted the training a year later, I was curious what it would look like behind the scenes. I found exactly what I experienced as a participant: clarity, love, trust, truthfulness. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that!
Hanna Krohn ~ Hamburg, Germany
Health Practitioner for Female Sexuality
I loved the way the training was built up: the variation of theory, practices, dance, meditation, leading a temple yourself…
I loved 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 balance between flowing and structure and how we can apply these both qualities in our own Temple Leading.
Alexandra Cordonni ~ Belgium