Mary Magdalene – Awakening Women – weekend

„Mary Magdalene“ Retreat for women

imageAwakening-Women-Retreat in Wien 2017.

with Chameli Ardagh & Awakening-Women-Team

Location: 1200 Wien

date: 25th bis 28th May 2017

registration & Infos:
Please use the online form at the bottom of this page!

This is the little piece of earth that you call home,
you know this land intimately as a mother.

Your hips feel warm and tingling,
there is an inward smile radiating through them,
reaching me through the mirage of time.

Like a mirror He has arrived, your Beloved, yourself.
His Presence, His warmth, His unwavering vast love.

You recognized in Him your own splendorous heart,
Magdalena, Mygdala, Miriam, Yogini Sister.
You once inhaled the scent of His skin, our Brother of Love,
we know you can lead us into the very depth of the love He embodied.
We are ready, take us all the way.


Our guide in this weekend intensive is Mary Magdalene and the multifaceted gifts she is bringing to us as the Beloved, the female archetype, the flesh and blood woman,
the spiritual teacher in her own right, and as the companion of the Prince of Love.

We will draw inspiration from the text called The Gospel of The Beloved Companion,
describes a profound transmission between Magdalene and Jesus, or Jeshua as he is called here.

In the gospel, Jeshua shows Mary Magdalene a vision.
It is a map of awakening consciousness in the form of the The Tree of Life Within.
He shows her 8 gates and the challenges she must go through in order to
pass through the gates to awaken and embody a more expansive consciousness.
In our retreat, we will travel in the inner realms following the map that he shows her.

About the Practice

First of all: we go deep. We don’t sit around and only “talk about it”; we’re all about direct experience. This is a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement, expression and also respectful touch. There will be talks and Q&A with Chameli, as well as Women’s Temple practices.

The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Shakti tradition is the insight that 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.

Who is this retreat for?

  • In order to benefit from this retreat, you need to come prepared to dive fully into the practices, and it is best if you have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice.
  • Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, the Shakti-based embodiment practices can open stronger currents of energy in the body than we are used to.
  • We do not spend much time discussing awakening in theoretical matters; we go deep into direct experience through practice.
  • 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 retreat 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 with German translation.

May 25 – 28, 2017
Thursday 16:00 – Sunday 16:00

Program price:
~  Full price ~  530  € – includes lunch, coffee breaks and VAT
~  Early bird ~ 480  € (betwenn January 15th and February 28th) – includes lunch, coffee breaks and VAT
The seminar fee does not include accommodations.

Venue: Wien Brigittenau – Jugendgästehaus
Adalbert-Stifter-Straße 73
1200 Vienna Austria
It is possible to stay at the venue which is a youth hostel with simple and affordable rooms.
Use the following code to to reserve your room to get the group price: Women
Tel: +43 (0) 1 / 33 282 94
Fax: +43 (0) 1 / 33 083 79

Please use the online registration form below thank you!
If you have not got an answer mail immediately after your online application.
Please check out your spam folder if it is not there, please contact us. Thank you!


registration form:

I am registering for the following event:
„Mary Magdalene“
event dates: 25th  till 28th May 2017
venue: Vienna
regular price: 530 Euro
Early Bird: 480 Euro payed  between 15th January till 28th February 2017

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Infos and questions to:
Lydia Hopfgartner und Ulrike Gilli-Partsch
Tel: +43 664 416 02 18

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