Women from all walks of life and nationalities enter the Women's Temple and they may only have a few things in common:
Many women today constantly run on depletion mode. Our modern life-style is based around an extensive To do-list and so little around what nourishes a woman from the inside out such as:
Women’s Temple HK has been created out of my longing to have a place in Hong Kong which allows for all that and much more.
In the Temple expect to spend time with your beautiful Self as well as with all the other women that come to Temple. Through interaction with other sisters you are introduced and reminded of all the different expressions of the feminine. In the Temple we welcome the full pallet of feelings and we see them as energy that comes and goes. Nothing more.
We give ourselves permission to feel what we feel without censoring the so call negative feelings. With that comes a sense of freedom to fully be and live ourselves. This way of being we then often take back from Temple into our own life.
Temple can also be seen as a sacred and safe sanctuary, where together with other women you can practice how to express freely who you are.
For women, one of the quickest way to become present in the moment is through the portal of the female body. This is why we spend a lot of time moving and dancing. Often your feelings and deeper wisdom are overshadowed by rational thinking and political correctness. Movement will help you shift the focus from your head and rational thinking and you’ll drop into your body and intuition.
Although touch can seem strange at the beginning, it is very natural once you get used to it and one of our favourite things to do in the Temple. Touch helps you to soften your body and it releases in you the hormone Oxytocin. Oxytocin is today seen as the number one hormone that helps women to relax after periods of stress. Being touched by your sister also helps building trust in other women and it is a beautiful way to care for each other. Ultimately, this tool will help to train your “receive & give button” in life.
Feminine centred meditation or visualization practices help you to connect with your female body and your wise woman within. They also help you to gain new insight and trust and you will start to embrace your authentic self.
Speaking is not one of our focus in the Women’s Temple. However, we do conduct sacred inquiry which means sharing from the heart and listening to each other non-judgmentally and with full presence. In Temple we only give advice to each other when someone asks for advice because we believe that often all we need is to be witnessed and fully listened too. This alone will help us to access our deeper wisdom.
Our practices are inspired by my beloved teacher, Chameli Ardagh from Awakening Women. Below you can find the guidelines which we follow when we come together in the Women's Temple.
Please note that the Women’s Temple is not a therapy group instead it is a space where we come to mirror, celebrate and empower each other. Each women is asked to take responsibility for herself.
The benefits you will gain will depend on how much you give of yourself to the Temple. If coming to Temple regularly and with an open heart and a willingness to be surprised
Like a true love story, finding Women's Temple was equally unexpected and meant-to-be. For me it was like finding a unicorn - a place for both relaxation, movement, laughter, reflection,
growth, self-discovery, and all of that together will the most sincere, warm and welcoming group of women. Temple simply leaves you smiling and glowing for days - like the best facial you've ever
After 4 years in Hong Kong, and working in a very male dominated environment, I had learned how to be goal-orientated, productive, strong and assertive - but along the way lost connection
with my feminine side and forgotten how to just be. Then by a complete coincidence I met Corinne, and joining her Women's Temple was like finding home again. Through temple I've reconnected to
myself, found a place to unwind, unfold and get grounded - reclaiming that balance in life, we all deserve, but is so hard to achieve in a busy place like Hong Kong.
Thanks Corinne for this beautiful oasis, for creating a place for women to connect, to feel empowered as well as to let go and soften. Your Temple evenings has truly been transformative!
~ Katrine F. Olsen
I was not sure what originally drew me to the Women's Temple other than an internal yearning to better understand my feminine energy in ways that I had not yet discovered, but my decision to
join has been one of the most transformative of my life.
Meeting fortnightly with various women to engage in feminine embodiment practices has changed the trajectory of my life from one of outward ambition, to one of inward exploration. Although
many of us begin as strangers, before the end of the session we become intimately bound to one another through non-verbal support and care. This practice has made me more aware of my intuitive
strengths and I have begun using them in all situations, not just in temple.
I would strongly recommend the temple to women who resonate with this page and would like to try it. In fact, I could never have predicted how much I would have enjoyed it until I came to my first one, and now I am hooked! Thank you, raw & rich!
~ Katie T. Larson, Educator
Dates & location to be announced soon
Seasonal Women's Temple on Hong Kong Island
08 March - International Women's Day @ Five Elements, Causwaybay
More information to come soon
Ad-hoc Online Temples responding to the situation in Hong Kong
We look forward meeting you!