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Circlework Training graduate, Daniela Reina, shares what she has taken away from her experience at the circle and how she is now using it to lead circles in Bremen, Germany.

“In a highly achievement -and performance- oriented society, it is a precious gift to open spaces where expectations (from ourselves and from others) are able to disappear.” – Daniela Reina

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The Magic of Circlework

“Delightful, entertaining, and wise, The Magic of Circlework is a seminal guide for all of us who want to change the world for the better, and realize we can’t do it alone. This amazing book shows us how we can co-create sacred space and build community in ways that are profoundly healing and sacred.”

MARCI SHIMOFF, #1 bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

The Circlework Training Manual

Building on material covered in Jalaja Bonheim’s book The Magic of Circlework, the manual offers a wealth of practical guidance. With dozens of transcripts from circles and bonus materials!

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The Circlework Training

Do you want to work with groups in ways that foster authentic, trans-formative connections? Do you want to contribute to the creation of a peaceful global community? Are you ready for a radically non-religious, inclusive approach to spirituality? Are you committed to healing, personal growth, and peace? If so, taking the Circlework Training may be your next step.

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What Women are Saying

Participants in Circlework around the world agree:  The practice of Circlework is a life-altering experience that heals.  Hear the voices of the women whose lives have been changed by the circle.

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Circlework in the Middle East

Hear about our upcoming circles for Jewish and Palestinian women and about the history of our work in the Middle East. And if you can, please help a woman tap into her full potential as a peacemaker and world-changer by making a donation or sharing our mission with your friends.

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As a body-mind-soul practitioner for over 25 years, I have participated in many trainings, workshops, and seminars. Among them, I consider Jalaja’s circles to be magic made manifest. Empowering the divine feminine through ancient, soft, loving, wisewoman ways, Jalaja is a true spiritual guide and transformational artist.


Seena Russell Axel, Ph.D.

Circlework has opened up room in my life for what I want; for my priorities. I am realizing who I really am and what I need to do. Each time I return to the circle, I come out more myself, and less swayed by the roller coaster of daily life. Contact with the circle is contact with my source, and it feeds me.

Kelly Rees

Community, Communion, Compassion, Communication….four interconnected values. Circlework evolves out of the raw material of real lives, real women, real pain, joy, dreams, visions, hopes, fears. Circlework transforms the glimmer of possibility into realized changes in attitude, breath and breadth of wisdom. Circlework heals me, others, our world.

Anne Waasdorp
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