Women’s Temple Group


with Dominique Youkhehpaz   

December 4 – 8, 2019

Davis, California

About the Training

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.

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.

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.

The content of this training is authorized by AWI and follows the curriculum developed by Chameli Ardagh. However, these Temple Training events are organized by the Temple Training Teacher and not by Awakening Women Institute.

Topics we will cover include:

How to set and communicate the right intention for the group

How to create a safe and deep framework for the group

The difference between a Temple group and ordinary “support groups”

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

The being/doing dynamic of feminine leadership

Pitfalls of women’s groups

In depth study and background theory of the Temple group practices

And most importantly, there will be lots of time to practice and have an embodied experience of these insights and teachings.

   This Training is for women:

Called to embody the feminine & share this exploration in a group of conscious women.

Longing for sacred space for full expression in devotion to truth.

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

Wanting to rejuvenate through deep dive into feminine spiritual practices.

Feeling called to awaken and embody feminine brilliance, for real.

What we hope you’ll take home with you:

Profound revitalization of body, mind and heart.

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

A clear connection to your own feminine essence and inner guidance.

An undeniable sense of being connected with all things.

A deeper sense of purpose in work, relationship and life.

Inner peace, self acceptance and compassion for yourself and others.

Skills to start and sustain a Women’s Temple group.

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

Is This Right for Me?

  • You need to have a basic understanding of feminine embodiment spiritual practice, and although it’s not mandatory, it’s of course preferred that you have attended a Women’s Temple group. (You can go to our homepage to find a list of temple groups near you, or do a self-study course here.)


  • We go deep into direct experience through practice. Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, this is an intensive. Know that the Shakti-based embodiment practices can open stronger currents of energy in the body than we are used to.


  • These are not therapeutic programs. If you are in any way feeling unstable psychologically or are going through a severe crisis, we ask you to not join this event.


  • One of our core practices involves respectful touch. Your boundaries will of course always be respected, but if you feel a strong resistance to touch, this is probably not for you. We practice respectful touch a lot in our circle to bring presence into our bodies and cultivate the capacity to allow more life energy to flow through us.

Practical Information

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


Dates/Times :

December 4 – 8, 2019

• Wednesday 3 – 9 pm
• Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
• Sunday 9 am – 1 pm

Location :

Davis, California

Venue given upon registration

Program price :

Full price ~ $650
Early Bird Price ~ $550 by October 1, 2019
Price does not include food or lodging.

We have scholarships available for women under 25 and those in need…contact us for details.


Fill out the application form and make a partially refundable deposit
of $200 to reserve your place (a $5 paypal fee is added).
Once we have received your deposit and reviewed your completed application,
we will confirm your seat. 
(The deposit link is included at the bottom of the application form.)

Thank you!


Registration & Information
Ann Manatt

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation before October 1, we will keep 50% of your deposit as an administration fee. Thereafter, we will keep 50% of the total course fee, until 3 weeks before the event. There will be no refunds 3 weeks before the event begins.

In case of sickness, you may transfer the course fee (minus deposit) to a future training within 1.5 years.

Feedback from Temple Training Graduates

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 – SpreadTheWord.nu

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 ~ Gemany
Police Detective and Life Coach – SoulMover.de

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

About Dominique

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 8 years 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 the Creative Director of the AWI team. She is part of the Nevada City Temple Group and held her own Women’s Temple Groups in Sebastopol and Berkeley, California 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.



Fill out the application form and make a partially refundable deposit
of $200 to reserve your place (a $5 paypal fee is added).
Once we have received your deposit and reviewed your completed application,
we will confirm your seat. 
(The deposit link is included at the bottom of the application form.)

Thank you!


Registration & Information
Ann Manatt

We gather to practice, to hold and mirror each other
as we stand here at the edge of evolution,
birthing a humanity rooted in the Mother.
Our practice roots us in the vastness
of the universal nature of Goddess
here and now.

We remind each other that no, we are not crazy
for feeling the way we feel,
and no, we don’t have to do it alone.

Awake to the luminous spaciousness of presence,
we learn to meet the inevitable ups and downs of life
with creativity, compassion and authentic power.
We cultivate our capacity to embody
the free flow of Shakti—divine intelligence—
because we care deeply and long to leave this Earth
a better place for future generations.

~ Chameli Ardagh
Founder of Awakening Women