Where to Find Women's Circles in San Diego

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Feeling a need to gather with like-minded women around San Diego? In this article you will discover the importance of women's circles, the benefits, and where to find a women's circle in San Diego!

What are Women's Circles?

Women's circles are a place where women come together to share goals, stories, and heal. You may find some that incorporate womb healing practices, cacao ceremonies, sound healing, ecstatic dance, astrology, and more.

Many historical women circles are directly tied to menstruation and the moon cycles. Red Tent gatherings, also known as a moon lodge, are traditional all over the world and date back to 800 CE.

3 Benefits to Women's Circles

From emotional support to guidance, you may find a plethora of benefits at your local women's gathering. Here are 3 of the top benefits:

Supportive environment

Going much deeper than a casual get together with friends, women's circles are all about cultivating depth and connection.  Since many women go through life feeling isolated and alone, gathering with like-minded women can show us how universal our struggles truly are.

During a women's gathering, you can share your deepest fears, thoughts, and dreams. Through this, lasting bonds can be made. If you find yourself bottling up emotions, feeling isolated, or moving through challenging stressors, a women's circle is a great place to release and flow.


A women's circle can help you see how wonderful you are. Within this space is an opportunity for your natural gifts, talents and beauty to be seen and shared. Many circles strive to break down competition and jealousy. This can create a safe and powerful space for women to become empowered.

Some women's circles may even share tools, information and offer lessons on a particular subject.  Surrounded by a community of women, you may find your confidence and sense of self expanding!

Emotional safety

Women naturally deal with stress differently than men through a process known as the tend and befriend response. This response produces a beneficial hormone called oxytocin, also known as the “cuddle hormone.”

Ancestral women knew that by coming together, they felt safer and more able to protect their young from an attack. So when you connect with other women,  you produce even more oxytocin and feel emotionally safe.

DIY Women's Circle

If you are unable to join a women's circle close by then another option is to create your own! It may feel daunting at first but you can ask any of your current friends to support you in your vision.

Here is what you will need:

  1. Women: Naturally, of course, you will need to invite women! Invite your current girlfriends, neighbors, or coffee shop baristas to join.
  2. A theme or topic: The sky's the limit! From tea making ceremonies to song circles, you can choose the hobbies you enjoy most to share.
  3. A venue: Whether it be at your house, a park, your friends place, or one of the top venues in your neighborhood, your divine gathering needs a temple space.

Women's Circles in San Diego

The Collective Healing Space (Encinitas)

This new wellness center in the heart of Leucadia, right off the 101, offers new moon and full moon ceremonies as well as gatherings for moms and women's circles.

Elka Yoga (San Diego)

Elka is a life coach, yoga, breathwork and meditation teacher with over 20 years of experience. She hosts monthly one-day women's wellness retreats featuring yoga, dancing, cacao, meditation and relaxation at a private residence in San Diego.

GOLD Meditation (Encinitas)

Dedicated to spiritual awakening through mindful movement and meditation, this vibrant wellness boutique and meditation center offers daily meditation classes, sound baths as well as a monthly women's circle gathering.

Honey Yoga (Talmadge / San Diego)

Engage in meaningful discussion, reflection, and easeful practice on diverse topics, each led by a different Honey Yoga teacher once a month. A wonderful opportunity to exchange support, creativity and sisterhood!

Malyssa Heart (Carlsbad)

A ceremonialist, women's circle facilitator, Kundalini yoga teacher, Rose Lineage activator and Magdalene Rose Priestess, Malyssa Heart offers temple ceremonies to local women.

Laura J. Swan (Carlsbad)

An author, mother, and temple space holder for local women, Laura J. Swan also offers courses, retreat and more.

Lavande Wellness Boutique (La Jolla)

Offering a variety of opportunities for women to gather, you may find events and workshops that utilize cacao, movement and breath.

Nalu Healing Arts (Morena)

Held on the 1st Sunday of the month, this women's circle is a collaborative place to talk about pleasure, sex, sensuality, trauma and addiction recovery, and other juicy topics related to a woman's experience.

Margy Rose Yoga (San Diego)

Margy leads monthly women's empowerment circles, a chance to connect in person with like-minded women--the kind of gals who are doing the work to grow, are interested in having meaningful conversations, and are also down to keep it light and fun.

Sojourn Healing Collective (Golden Hill)

This wellness collective offers many women-focused workshops including sisterhood circles, goddess activation and cycle magic workshops.

Torus Collective (Carlsbad)

This intimate space in Carlsbad is home to many spiritually-minded workshops and events, including emotion release circles, breathwork and women's circles.

Trilogy Sanctuary (La Jolla)

This sacred temple hosts a variety of events and workshops. On their events page you may find occasional opportunities for women gatherings.

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