Jalaja Bonheim

Jalaja Bonheim, PhD, was raised and educated in Austria and Germany, and spent several years in India, immersed in the study of Indian temple dance. There, she connected with an ancient lineage of priestesses whose lives were dedicated to embodying the sacred feminine.

She is founder and director of the Institute for Circlework and one of the foremost experts in using circle gatherings as a tool for healing, peacemaking, and empowerment. Her own circle gatherings are known for their magic, transformative power, and authentic sacredness.

Bonheim has lead thousands of workshops and trainings for people from all over the world including India, Afghanistan, Kenya, and Australia, gaining international recognition for her groundbreaking work with Jewish and Palestinian women in the Middle East. 

Her books include Aphrodite’s Daughters, The Hunger for Ecstasy, and The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World.

What others are saying about Jalaja Bonheim:

“Jalaja Bonheim is the voice of the essential feminine wisdom without which we cannot heal ourselves and our planet.” 

 ―Marci Shimoff, author of Love for No Reason