A celebrated transformational leader and one of the worlds leading
pioners on contemporary feminine spirituality, Chameli has inspired
thousands of women around the world, sharing her breakthrough methods
for awakening and empowering of women and girls. Director, founder and
senior teacher with the Awakening Women Institute , she delivers public
talks, seminars and trainings to women. She is especially appreciated
for her passionate love of mythology and storytelling as a method for
illuminating our hidden strength and beauty.
As early as in her teenage years, Chameli embarked on her journey as a
spiritual explorer which at the age of twenty led her to India, where
she has returned to more than fifteen times. She has studied with many
remarkable mentors and she has undergone thousands of hours intense
practice of meditation and spiritual studies.
Chameli has taken every opportunity to become adept in her field
through her own practice as well as through extensive training in group
dynamics, meditation and spiritual counseling.
She is initiator of a global network of womens groups, and author of
two books on feminine empowerment and spirituality, published in three
Through her books and her presentations, Chameli's message has
touched the hearts and rekindled the spirits of thousands of women
throughout the world. She is dedicated to fulfilling her life’s purpose
of helping women to awaken and to live more empowered and joy-filled
Chameli was born in Norway, and she now lives in Northern California with her husband Arjuna and two bonus sons.
In the AWI ltraining programs you learn by experience. We don't believe that you can be informed into an awake and empowered woman, but we know for certain that you can be transformed into one, simply because it is your natural state!
So if this is our natural state why do we need training?
As an effect of thousands of years of
imbalance toward masculine, left brain values, many women today often
find themselves in a severe state of disembodiment and inner tension.
We may experience success in life but the price we pay is often that we
move around with parts of our beings and bodies frozen in involuntary
"shields" of protection that sabotage our relationships and even our
connection to the sacred. Many of us have turned to different spiritual
traditions to quench the thirst of our souls, only to find ourselves
estranged by the same emphasis of masculine values.
At AWI we explore empowerment beyond the fighting and competitive mindset that says,
"we can do it as good as men". Feminine empowerment the AWI way is a
relaxed and aligned state of being that transcends power games all
We explore spiritual awakening beyond dusty dogmas and far fetched
goals of the future. Awakening from the AWI perspective is a fully
embodied realization of freedom and love uniquely experienced and
expressed through each woman.
In the AWI trainings your feminine
wisdom and beauty are celebrated and honored. Your body becomes soft
and radiant again as you learn to listen to the gentle whisper of
wisdom from within. By doing so this experience is anchored in the body
so that it is always readily available to you as you move through your
life. We learn to not only listen to, but also to speak and act with
clarity and truth from this inner guidance so that we can be shining
examples of feminine awakening and empowerment to our world. In our
trainings you are invited to reclaim, honor and embrace the wild beauty
of a full range of feminine feelings, from the most gentle to red hot
fierceness, bringing healing into the world from this untapped well of
For women who want to take the step to
fully embody the aspects of a feminine leader we also offer Feminine
Leadership and Teacher Trainings.
Do you sometimes feel tired of just
talking about it, and feel ready to start living it? In AWI training
programs you will experience an in-the-body and interactive way of
learning; lots of fun and freedom to be who you are in each moment. You
will learn tools that not only give you new ideas but that bring about
embodied realization and transformation.
Our Tool Portfolio is larger then life, but here is a taste of what you can expect:
- Illuminating practices and tools created by women, for women.
- Practices that bring a new level of aliveness and energy in the body
- Inspiring and clarifying dialog
- To learn to be with your feelings in conscious and empowered ways, your full range of feelings are welcomed here!
- Insights into the feminine world myths, and how they directly relate to your life today
- Wonderful music, gentle movement exercises and dance
- A new yet timeless way of being with other women based on support and celebration
- Giving and receiving the healing power of the feminine through respectful touch
- Time for silence and contemplation
Have you ever been in the situation that
you have felt in your whole being that you were ready for change? Have
your longings been strong and persistent, yet the dream remained a
dream? Are you ready to do whatever it takes to manifest your dreams
At Awakening Women Institute we have studied what it
takes to manifest an expanded vision of our self and our world, in a
whole and balanced way; the feminine way. In our observation of
thousands of women in different life transitions, we have discovered
the number one mistake women make:
We think that we have to do it all alone!
Here at Awakening Women Institute we do it a different way. We do it together.
We have coaches and mentors. We read books and attend seminars. We
gather in Women's Temple Groups and in Goddess Wealth Mastery groups.
We ask for reflection and we create and sustain community.
Community is the feminine way!