The Art of Shakti Alchemy

with Chameli Ardagh & The Awakening Women Team

June 7 – 9, 2019
Vienna, Austria

Welcome to a weekend of practice in beautiful Vienna, with Goddess mythology storytelling, dharma talks and Q&A with Chameli, as well as Women’s Temple practices.

We practice the feminine way, an all inclusive in-the-body spirituality. We go deep through a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices we do are dynamic and interactive, incorporating movement, expression and respectful touch.

That which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice is not toward a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman.

Tara is the Great Shapeshifter.

She is the capacity within us to liberate and transform stagnation into luminous wisdom, power and creativity. She is the transformation of energy, the brilliant dance of the elements, the alchemy that creates everything in the universe. We are made of her.

Tara teaches us we don’t need to exile any part of ourselves in order to be free. Instead of dimming down or diluting our life force by trying to get rid of unwanted energy, we learn to transform energy so we can live wide awake in our bodies, rooted in our wisdom and power. Through practicing with Tara, we remember, relearn, and reclaim our capacity to alchemize energy into its essence of pure wisdom and creativity.

Tara takes many colors and forms, and each color represents different aspects of awake consciousness.

Through her many splendorous expressions of the enlightened feminine, she invites us to embrace the totality of our female incarnation. The spectrum of feelings, contraction and expansion become powerful portals to spiritual awakening. We will practice with: Green Tara, Fearlessness; White Tara, Compassion and Wisdom; Yellow Tara, Abundance and Prosperity; Black and Blue Tara, Pure Power & Discernment; Red Tara, Erotic Magnetism, and more.

Is This Right for Me?

  • Although it is not mandatory, it is best if you have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice. (You can do a self-study course here.)
  • We do not spend much time discussing awakening in theoretical matters; we go deep into direct experience through practice. Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, 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

This weekend retreat will be held in English with German translation.

Dates/Times :

• Friday 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Venue Information :

Wien Brigittenau – Jugendgästehaus
Adalbert-Stifter-Straße 73
1200 Vienna Austria
E-Mail: jgh.1200wien@chello.at

Program price :

Full price ~ 420 €
Early Bird Price ~ 380 € (by March 15, 2019)
Prices include lunch without overnight stay.


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel for any reason, we retain 75 € as an administrative fee.
There will be no refunds starting 21 days before the retreat.


You can register via the button below.
If you have not received an email immediately after submitting your online application,
please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please contact Lydia.
Thank you!

Registration & Information
Lydia Fillbach
Tel: +43 664 416 02 18



I am so very grateful to Chameli and the Awakening Women team. My heart overflows with love for all the sisters. I feel like I’ve found home ‘within’. I embrace my humanity and allow spirit to be within me, not something I escape to. I now know I can be the deeply feeling women I am and own every part of me; this is a gift beyond words.

Bella Donna
Counselor & Healer

I am so humbled and grateful. There have been both subtle changes and massive changes in my life. I have now been able to adapt a daily practice and remind myself of so many gifts that She bestows upon me and my life on a daily basis. I am eternally grateful.

Ancient Healing


 one has invited me to step more deeply into the living mystery than Chameli. Every cell in my body felt the imprint the first time—and the last—I heard her voice: ‘Welcome to this moment,’ she said. No part of me was excluded from the invitation to know myself as an embodied miracle.

Marcia Wade
Founder of Star Sister Astrology

About Chameli

Chameli is the founder of Awakening Women, a yogini and women’s wisdom keeper. Her love of decoding and experimenting with ancient wisdom teachings through her own practice in yogini circles all over the world has crystallized maps of spiritual awakening and leadership that are accessible, practical and honoring of women today. Rooted in earth honoring, devotional women’s spirituality and goddess centered tantric yoga, she is especially appreciated for her love of mythology and storytelling as a key to spiritual awakening and embodiment.


Tara Ma, Guardian of Truth,
let your fierce eye pierce through
the fancy fortresses I have built around my love.
Take me home, Ma, take me back to union.

I am tired of pretending, Ma;
I’m done with trying to fix myself, fix my life;
with endlessly seeking approval from outside;
with these pointless attempts to control it all on the surface,
to make it all pretty and holy, neat and in order.

Queen of Blue Truth, protector of my untamed nature,
call in the wolves, I’m done with these games.
I am ready for the real food.
I hunger for the freedom waiting
here inside this very moment. Ma,
let my voice and love rise rooted in you.

Fill me, Tara, let me be your sapphire bowl;
make me overflow with the nectar of wholeness.
The foggy lens of separation
I have come to call reality can fool me no more.
Eyes open into your union,
rooted in intimacy with all things,
I remember why I am here.

~ Chameli Ardagh


You can register via the button below.
If you have not received an email immediately after submitting your online application,
please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please contact Lydia.
Thank you!

Registration & Information
Lydia Fillbach
Tel: +43 664 416 02 18