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Empowering Feminine Wisdom with Dr. Jalaja Bonheim


Dr. Jalaja Bonheim joins us to talk about her book The Magic of Circle Work and empowering feminine wisdom across the globe. Jalaja has trained hundreds of women leaders in the art of facilitating circle gatherings that address our hunger for more authentic communication and connection, inner peace and spaciousness. Graduates of the Circlework Training include psychologists, social workers, professionals, ministers, rabbis, business leaders and peace activists.

She received her Ph.D. in English and German literature from the University of Freiburg. For two years, she taught at University of Warwick in England. Jalaja mentors women leaders from India, Afghanistan, Australia, Kenya, India, Germany and other nations, and has attracted international acclaim for her groundbreaking work with Jewish and Palestinian women in the Middle East. Since 2005, she has been empowering them to serve as agents of peace in their communities. In 2010, she led the first women’s retreat ever offered in the West Bank, and in 2014, she offered the Circlework Training in the West Bank. Today, her graduates are leading circles in both Israel and Palestine. Jalaja is the founder of the Institute for Circlework, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the practice of Circlework around the world. Since its beginnings in 2001, the Institute for Circlework has supported hundreds of participants and trainees from around the world. The Institute for Circlework is almost entirely funded by the donations of women who, having experienced the healing power of Circlework, want to make it available to others. For more information, please visit


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