We call upon the circle of wisdom keepers, the guardians of Goddess’s mysteries here on Earth.

In a safe and sacred container, guided by ancient wisdom streams and mythology, we will dive deeply into silence, ritual and temple practice to surrender to the vastness of our innermost being, the source of peace and rejuvenation, deep connection and inner guidance.

The Living Goddess is an intimacy pulsating in the depth of your longing. She is the rotting of leaves in the autumn and the voice that whispers the truth. She is grief and rage, wetness in water, heat in fire. She shakes you when you compromise, and beats your heart faster when you risk. She takes all forms, constantly changing, deeply caring and utterly free.

We cannot fully engage with the Goddess’s wisdom by only reading about it; it is at its core highly experiential and embodied, something that awakens from within us. The fierce challenge and loving invitation in the Lineage of the Living Goddess is to fully incarnate; to infuse spirit into flesh; to inhabit Her body through your body.

Embedded in your precious body are ancient maps to guide you through your life, a legacy your ancestors left for you in your hair and skin, in the memory of your DNA. A landscape of original instructions written into the hills of bellies, dunes of breasts, and caves of wombs; sutras of the Living Goddess encoded in hieroglyphics of sensation, in subtle tremors, in whispers from the heart of your heart.

When you relax your ideas of higher and lower, and risk the descent from head to roots; when you let yourself feel what you feel, and fully land in your body, you retrieve your knowing and vitality, finally embodying a spirituality that takes you deeper into life rather than away from it.

We warmly welcome you, Sister, to a retreat dedicated to inner peace, your freedom and your original connection with the Living Goddess.

This retreat includes: women’s temple practices and Goddess mythology, dharma talks, time for Q&A, nourishing touch, inquiries and guided journeys, movement, silence, nature, sisterhood and rest.

This retreat is held in English without German translation.

Is this right for me?

  • This retreat is for modern-day mystics, leaders, lovers, healers, space holders, artists, mothers and goddess lovers longing to bring healing to ourselves and our world; to bridge spiritual awakening with daily life; to retrieve and embody creativity and leadership that is rooted in the Goddess.
  • The retreat is for you if you are already familiar with Awakening Women and embodiment practices. You have participated in a Women’s Temple group or live event.
  • A lot of our practices are embodied, interactive and emotionally expressive. Although there will be silent time and breaks to rest and integrate, the Shakti-based embodiment practices stir and liberate our life force energy which can be intense if you are not used to it.
  • We do not offer psychotherapy. If you are feeling unstable psychologically, are going through a severe crisis and are in need of one-on-one support, this training is probably not right for you.
  • 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 retreat is held in English.

Dates/Times ::
This retreat will start on Monday evening, January 15 and end before lunch on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Program price ::
€ 900

Food & lodging are not included in the seminar price and are charged separately (approx. € 80 – 140  per day, depending on the room category)

Venue ::
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Hollerbühl
Schmalenberg 20
D – 79875 Dachsberg, Germany


Our cancellation policy, please read carefully: 
The number of participants is limited. Your registration is binding. In case of cancellation by October 31, 2023, we will retain an administrative fee of EUR 100. After that the following cancellation fees apply:

25% of seminar fee for written cancellation by November 30, 2023.
50% of seminar fee for written cancellation by December 15, 2023.
No refunds after December 15, 2023.



Yes, I would like to join.

Please fill out the registration form.

Questions? Please contact yoginiteam@awakeningwomen.com.

Chameli Gad

Founder, Awakening Women
Chameli (pronounced sha-meh-lee) is a yogini, mystic and a Goddess Wisdom Keeper. Through her love of ancient wisdom teachings, her own practice in yogini circles all over the world she 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.

So many women glowing from within, what power and beauty!

The feeling of coming in … the sparkling glow and the opening of the lower abdomen …

The first time that I “arrived” at a seminar immediately.

As soon as I entered the room for the first time, I knew that there are people here who can hold the room for very deep processes. So I could even indulge in a journey into the underworld quite full of confidence … what an exciting, deeply touching experience! What will change in life, I can not even foresee, but probably a lot

Manuela Kuhar
Massage, Bodywork, Retreats
All I need to develop is trust and love. Come into the circle, come home!

Hanna Krohn

Feminine bodywork
How fast and without effort my female body can relax!
How relaxing it is to be in the circle and the silence and to listen and feel inside.

If you want to give yourself a present and are looking for a true love relationship, visit a retreat! You will arrive at your place, come home and remember.

The most beautiful gift is, I do not have to do it alone.

Lucija Divina Stanic
The gifts of the hidden and the dark, the depth and the yes to what is there and to bring that to light.

It is a wonderful opportunity to go deep in the women’s circle and to meet yourself and others – so fulfilling.

I am so thankful that I have taken this place in a circle and to know that this place will always be there for me.


Claudia Nora Rauch
Well-being fairy and pearl diver
It was for me again a reminder of what is lost to me in everyday life: how healing the fellowship with women is, that the shadow does not want to be pushed away, but integrated, how much energy is bound if I do not.

Katrin Irene Kreutzer


Yes, I would like to join.

Please fill out the registration form.

Questions? Please contact yoginiteam@awakeningwomen.com.

You are safe and carried in a space of love and womanhood, time to heal, time to hear your essence again very loudly within you, pampering and love time for you AND it goes deep and is also challenging. Deep gratitude for the deep surrender of Chameli.

 Sara H.


An AWI seminar is always a great labor of love for oneself.

Claudia B. 


The gifts of the hidden and dark, the depth and the Yes to what is there and bringing just that into the light.

It is a wonderful way to go deep and meet yourself and others in the women’s circle – so fulfilling.

I am so grateful to have taken this place in the circle and to know that this place will always be there for me.

Claudia Nora R.


There is a place of outer and inner beauty where you are welcome just as you are. A circle of women who come together in sisterhood to support each other. “Wisdom Keeper of the Living Goddess” is the title of the workshop. We know that wisdom is within us and yet we often hide it and keep it under wraps unlived and thus the Goddess herself. In this workshop you will be lovingly guided to rediscover yourself. The exercises are well guided. You will dance, sing, feel, share, be in silence, breathe consciously, experience from the Goddess, be witnessed and if laughter comes to you is good and if crying comes to you is also good. There is a lot of mindful touching, massaging, stroking out, in the give and take. Simply wonderful. Chameli is a precious teacher, a true keeper of the wisdom she delights in sharing and her team mindfully carries the whole and is always there for all.

Christine H.


The feminine path in this time is the path of the pioneer – strong, courageous, powerful – and full of surprises. Pure wisdom!

Go there… and experience the consciousness of womanhood.

Stefanie K.


To be honest, I am at a loss for words. I can not really dress my feeling with the experienced in appropriate words. This enormous energy, which I already felt from the beginning, has interwoven with us ALL, networked and nourished us. I felt carried, seen and held in a gentle loving space. EVERYTHING was allowed to BE. I was allowed to experience my innermost being in its wholeness. My passion, my courage, my sadness, my devotion and my tenderness.

I never thought in my life that I would open the portal in the fire ritual. When I only heard the word, “fire ritual” after the meal, I knew I would put on the red long skirt and tie a red scarf in my hair. I felt magically drawn there and called to do this. Deep gratitude fills me.

Birgit B.



How quickly and without effort my female body can relax!
How relaxing it is to be in the circle and silence and to listen and feel inside.

If you want to give yourself a gift and seek a true love relationship, visit a retreat! You will arrive at yourself, come home and remember.

The most beautiful gift is that I don’t have to do it alone.

Lucija Divina St.