Transformational support for women
I am committed to creating a safe and sacred space that supports women in exploring, healing and loving their way back to wholeness and create a life of deep joy, vitality, abundance, and fulfilling connection with themselves and with others.
Counseling for Women
“We’ve been numb for too long and we need to feel. We need to feel in order to heal.” ~ Lisa Lister
I support women in their journey of coming home and belonging to themselves.
Whether you are in the midst of a big transition in life like motherhood or separation, have lost a loved one are ready to blossom, I’ll meet you where you are at and accompany you down the path of cultivating deep trust and radical self-love.
This work, which I like to refer to as awakening to your feminine wisdom, consists of listening to your body’s intelligence, cultivating your intuition and befriending your emotions. I wholeheartedly believe that everything you need is already inside of you and like to see the counseling process as an unearthing of your unique and beautiful way.
I weave together my love for the Goddess and ritual, years of mindfulness and somatic (body-centered) practices, and a reverence for your courage to step into the alchemy of transformation. My specialties include...
"Goddess is closer than your own breath. She is a vibrational reality that permeates through all that is. She is a living, breathing intimacy with your experience. Right here. Right now. " ~ Chameli Ardagh
Sign up for my newsletter to learn of upcoming workshops.
The Goddess, the Divine Feminine, the Great Mother; she who creates the world and has been exiled for thousands of years because of her fierce power. The resurgence of the sacred feminine is occurring throughout the world. Today more than ever, women are hearing the call to reconnect and awaken to Her medicine.
The Goddess, who is at home within herself, leads her life with gentle strength and loving boundaries. She enjoys the pleasure of being in her body and celebrates her wild, cyclical ways. She is infinitely wise and makes decisions from her womb, gut, and heart, and tends to her creativity with fierce commitment. Are you ready to let her move through you?
Every woman embodies a unique expression of the Goddess. Through mythology and storytelling, embodied practices and creative art interventions, we connect to her many energies and gifts.
Our next MAM workshop will take place on Saturday October 20th from 10 am-2:30 pm. Hindu Goddess Durga will guide us as we explore themes of erotic intelligence and embodied sensuality.
"When women come together in sacred circle, powerful witnessing leads to big healing." ~ Wendy Havlir Cherry
WOMEN'S TEMPLE, a space to rejuvenate
Temple happens the fourth Wednesday of every month
Upcoming Dates: November 28, January 23, 2019; February 27, 2019; March 27, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $18 in advance / $25 day of the event
Location: Vali Soul Sanctuary, 6717 Valmont Rd Boulder, CO. 80301
Dive with me into practices that will connect you with the vast wisdom that lives within. We will move beyond our masks and our tendencies to deplete ourselves and align with the wise and compassionate warrior within. This temple is not designed to fulfill a future goal. Instead, it will awaken you to the truth in your heart and the wisdom and wholeness already inherent within you.
Women’s Temple is a space where you are invited to be a part of an ancient sense of belonging amongst women. We gather in a circle to fill our cups, honor the wisdom of our cyclical bodies and the immense power of the feminine way.
Storytelling, movement, and mindfulness practices are woven into the sessions, contributing to a deep sense of connection to ourselves, our emotional landscape and a sense of being held and supported by something greater.
I love nothing more than creating a space for women’s embodiment, emotional release and creative expression. I’m committed to creating a safe and nourishing space for you to come home to. Please feel free to reach out with any questions woman. I look forward to seeing you at temple!
Please note: Women’s Temple is not individual or group therapy or counseling. Karina Maria holds a space where women can come together to explore their experiences, but does not offer therapy services during these events.
Highly Sensitive Women
Do you often feel “too sensitive”, anxious or depleted? Are you highly intuitive and tend to get easily overwhelmed? Do you have the capacity to experience the energy around you, including your (and other's) emotions and physical sensations in a deep way?
If so, you might be a Highly Sensitive Woman (HSW).
Highly Sensitive People have a genetic trait found in 15-20% of the population that is characterized by a variation that allows the nervous system and brain to process small details and subtleties that most miss. Hence, a low threshold for stimulation; the need for alone time; sensitivity to light, sound, and smell; and an aversion to large groups is common. It also takes highly sensitive people longer to wind down after a busy day, since their ability to transition from high stimulation to being quiet is slower.
Empaths are a particular "breed" of HSPs. They experience the same sensitivities that HSPs navigate and in addition have "a nervous system and energy body that is uniquely designed to merge with and feel the emotions of another” (Sweigh Spilkin, Empath Mastery Course).
Frequently Asked Questions:
• What is Mindfulness-Embodied Counseling?
Mindfulness refers to our ability to gently pay attention to the present moment. Often, our minds are thinking about many things at once, ruminating on the past or anticipating the future, like wild monkeys jumping inside. This behavior translates as “waste of mind” for we waste precious energy that could instead be channeled towards actively engaging and creating the life we long to live.
Through slowing down and bringing our awareness to what is actually occurring in this moment, like our breath and sensations in the body, we begin to connect to a different way of being in the world. Our heart rate slows down and the mental chatter decreases, giving space to a slower, more fulfilling way of being in our life to emerge.
• Hablas español?
Si, soy de Colombia y me encanta trabajar en español en persona en mi consultorio en Boulder, Colorado o por Skype. Mi trabajo consiste en ayudar a mujeres en el proceso de crear y cultivar relaciones bonitas consigo mismas y con el mundo que las rodea. En mis sesiones de coaching terapéutico, acompaño y apoyo a mis clientas para que se empoderen de sus vidas y las alineen con sus deseos y verdades más profundas.
• Do you take insurance?
I do not work with insurance companies directly but am happy to provide monthly superbills that can be submitted as an out of network provider.
• Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, I do offer a few scholarship slots. Please inquire if there are any openings.
• Do you work with children?
I worked as a play therapist for years and absolutely love to support little ones on their journey towards healing. I have 1-2 slots for kids open in my practice.