Do you long for a Sacred Space that nourishes, inspires and strengthens your Being?
Kick off your shoes, feel the pulse of life beneath your feet as you step into the circle. Sink your body down into the comfort of your blanket and sigh deeply… you are home.
Welcome to Women’s Temple!
Here, together we create a sanctuary to explore feminine awakening through meditation, creative enquiry, respectful and nourishing touch, free movement and dance. We connect deeply with our experience in each moment, feeling and expressing through our bodies.
As a woman, seeking for many years, I have longed for a spiritual path that speaks to my experience of living in a womans body. In our culture we have many models of awakening in a man’s body yet, for many reasons, the ancient teachings of awakened women have been lost or forgotten. But for some years now there has been a quickening, an uprising and re-membering of this ancient feminine calling with woman teachers stepping forward to create a new, yet deeply rooted, womens circle.
This contemporary model of a conscious women’s culture of celebration and empowerment through Women’s Temple Groups is the inspiration of Chameli Ardagh, founder of Awakening Women’s Institute.
What happens in Women’s Temple?
We honor and treat our temple as sacred. We enter it with reverence and with the intention to be as true as we can. All superficial chit-chatting we leave outside. In our temple, we explore how it is to speak from a deeper place within, and most importantly, we explore how to communicate without speaking at all.
All our practice is based upon being present in the body, so we spend time connecting and dropping into our bodies with meditation, free dance and moving. We also support each other in softening our bodies by touching each other in respectful and nourishing ways. This may include gentle foot, shoulder, or head massages.
We explore our feelings, insights, dreams and visions through verbal and non verbal practices that include journaling and art making.
We celebrate, listen to stories and create ritual.
What is the purpose of Women’s Temple?
In Women’s Temple we explore creating an empowering sisterhood as women in mindfulness, without competing and comparing. We explore what and how we can we keep our hearts open and be with strong feelings, yet the Women’s Temple is not a therapy or a support group. It is a space where we come to nourish our selves and each other, mirror, celebrate and empower each other. We practice to be present with feelings but we don’t analyze why we feel what we feel.
Instead of enforcing the status quo by focusing on our problems and personal shortcomings, the Women’s Temple group practices connect us with truth beyond our fears and limited self images. From this deeper place, we can navigate from Presence and inner guidance instead of exhausting ourselves in trying to navigate our lives from a tense, competitive and ego-centered state of mind.
We want to create a space for our own inner experiences, a space where each of us are allowed to give and receive while learning from the circle. The Circle is our teacher.
I sincerely hope you to welcome you at the Temple door
Next Temple Day:
Are you ready to birth the full passion and power of your feminine wisdom?
Come, we will dive deep within to discover this powerful, and often misunderstood, feminine archetype the Great Creatrix and fiercely compassionate Mother Goddess Kali. On a personal level She offers us the opportunity to take back our power, to stand tall in our truth, birth our visions and protect all that we cherish.
Are you ready to embrace the revolution stirring in your heart?
Let’s fall into Her embrace of uncompromising love, so needed at this time, to break free from our limiting beliefs and cut through the ignorance destroying our planet. The Feminine is rising to bring the world back into balance, are you ready to take your place in the Circle?
Through simple embodiment practices designed to spark inquiry and inspire engagement we will explore the wisdom teachings and archetypal energy of Goddess Kali to bring more understanding and purpose to our experience of being alive in a womens body.
I am delighted that Emily Katsuno will be joining us bringing her beautiful feminine energy to lead us in gentle Womb Yoga practises. You and find out more about her work here.
Booking in advance is essential.
Venue: Station Yard Yoga Studio, Ashburton
To book your place for this Temple Day please contact me here