Testimonials From Workshop Graduates
I feel deeply honored and touched by the words on this page. They provide deep validation that I am doing powerful, meaningful and impactful work. It is from my love of the craft of BDSM and belief of the preservation of this artform that I developed this course, and it is my greatest honor to have the opportunity to hand this down to future generations of Dommes.
If you are a workshop graduate and wish to submit a testimonial, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. I would greatly appreciate your kind contribution, and I believe that your words would help describe to others the unique immersion experience of the Dominatrix Archetype Workshop.
All my love,
"In the modern world, the D/s dynamic of BDSM has had its essence diluted down by media misrepresentations and people chasing a quick thrill or buck. What Mistress Damiana Chi teaches delves deep beneath the surface veneer of whips and chains and gets to the fundamental essence that makes domination a true art form.
Over the course of the weekend we explored all the rich nuances of each archetype that compose the dominatrix, coming to understand how each of these facilitate connection between the Dominant and submissive and usher the potent altered state of both dominance and submission. Damiana’s thorough academic and intuitive understanding of the human psyche was so evident and enriched the teachings. What I really appreciated was the integration of the lessons through the practical components, made possible by Damiana’s incredibly knowledgeable, encouraging and reflective slaves.
The environment created by Damiana is a safe and supportive container conducive for growth. The experience felt more than just a workshop it was a transformative journey shared by all. I would recommend the intensive to any woman feeling the call to discover unexpressed parts of her dominant self, whether a newbie to the scene, lifestyle player or professional Dominatrix. My craft as a Dominatrix has been ever-changed, all the more deep, sacred and powerful having met Damiana."
With love & admiration,
~ Mistress Violet Night, Los Angeles, CA (Feb 2020)
"As soon as I saw the course I jumped at it and secured my place straight away; I'm a bit of a workshop snob and I know a valuable course when I see one. After following Damiana online for a little while and noticing her focus on the psychological intricacies of Dominance & submission and the deep understanding she has, I knew I wanted to learn from her specifically. The Dominatric Archetype workshop was absolutely outstanding and jam packed with sinister goodness. Damiana has a wealth of knowledge that she loves to share for the betterment of our kink community and while she makes an incredibly ruthless Domme, she is also so very kind, generous and approachable. Not only did I love learning from Damiana herself, but her wonderful 'stable of subs' were also so sincerely generous with their knowledge, time and feedback. I truly relished in the content, experience and connections made over the weekend and I'm looking forward to studying furhter at the Chi Temple."
~ Mistress Muse, Los Angeles, CA (Feb 2020)
"After an intensive weekend spent at The Chi Temple I can gladly call Mistress Damiana my mentor and I'm able to introduce myself as Mistress Ruby. I'm originally from Spain but I've been living in London for over 10 years now. When I found out that Damiana's workshop was happening on the last weekend of the holiday I had planned in LA I did not hesitate to book it. Destiny I guess? I'd like to think so. Ever since I came out of my kinky shell, the psychology behind BDSM has been always what kept me intrigued and fascinated. The more I was digging and learning about it, the more I wanted to know and this is what lead me to take a step further into becoming a Dominatrix. The moment I found Damiana's profile and after reading all the amazing testimonials about the Dominatrix Archetype workshop I just knew I had to attend. This workshop has build a really strong foundation in me as the person who I'm becoming and gave me a direction to where I am headed to. Damiana not only is a Professional Dominatrix, she is an inspiration, caring, nurturing and attentive. She went beyond her knowledge and experience to guide us and teach us all we needed to know to let out that inner dominatrix in us. Through role play scenarios, together with six handpicked volunteer submissives that attended the workshop, we where able to put on practice the different types of dominatrix archetype and skills learned over the course of the day. After the role play we where getting the most honest and constructive feedback from Damiana, the sub's and the mistresses/dominatrix/goddesses participating the workshop. I can't measure in words the level of self growth and confidence that I achieved over the weekend. In only two days Damiana, my fellow mistresses and the volunteer subs' became like a family to me. Mistress Damiana's workshop has totally exceeded my expectations. I just could not imagine leaving from there with so much insight from a professional, personal and emotional point of view. I can not recommend this experience enough."
~ Mistress Ruby, London, UK (Jan 2020)
"I came to the workshop wanting to learn some techinques and how to learn the format of a pro dom session. I wanted to find my dom name and practice with the subs. What I got was all of that and more! First of all I felt welcomed and at home by Mistress and her subs. The women in the group were amazing! It was like the universe hand picked us to come together that weekend. The biggest thing I got out of the experience is the non-tangible benefits. The permission to speak my needs and desires. Permission to make demands, set boundaries in a way that people will understand and respond to. The psychological understanding of the dom/sub relationship and seeing that in action helped me to embody what I intellectually understood. Seeing how to maintain my authentic self while being able to accommodate different subs and their needs and personalities. The skills I learned this weekend will not only help me in my pro practice but have transformed the way I communicate and feel about myself. I have more confidence and self esteem. Thank you Mistress Damiana for a life changing Experience!"
~ Divine Goddess Kali, Tampa, FL (Jan 2020)
"When I signed up for the Dominatrix Archetype workshop I was expecting to brush up on skills that I thought I already had a good grasp on. What I got was much more than I expected. This intensive hands-on workshop is suitable for any woman looking to gain confidence in their personal, professional, or kinky life. In my case, a budding pro-domme, I gained a polishing of my innate abilities, a better awareness of the psychological aspects of domination, and a refinement of technical skills. Most importantly, and unexpected, was a lasting feeling of camaraderie and closeness with my wonderful classmates and the outstanding subs that were there to give feedback and answer any and all questions. Mistress Damiana Chi is extremely knowledgeable and a very good teacher. I can attest that my time there was an experience I will never forget and I cannot wait to go back for the advanced workshop!"
~ Mistress Wendy, Spokane, WA (Jan 2020)
"Good morning Mistress Damiana!
I'm still reeling from the weekend. My realizations are expanding and deepening as my acceptance and excitement grow. It is like discovering my sexual orientation. So many things make sense now. I'm a different woman and the whole world can sense it. I'm a kinky, sadistic bitch....hear me roar!!
Thank you for all that you give. Thank you for creating such a loving and welcoming space that you share with generosity and encouragement. Thank you for mentoring me as I dive into this deep and mysterious art. I'm honored to be you domme daughter and I will protect this lineage and continue this work with integrity, grace, and love.
The power of the workshop is still flooding over me. I can't thank you enough. I've been able to let go of a shame I carried with me for a long time. I finally understand the woman I wanted to hate. I've been able to embrace her and set her free. And the fear dissolves into love. I love myself more now than I ever have before and everyone who I meet along my path will be a beneficiary of this new recognition."
~ Mistress Ofelia, Santa Barbara, CA (Jan 2020)
"Mistress Damiana, I signed up for class in hopes of gaining self confidence and finding my voice. By the end of your class, I’m a different person. I discovered the roots of depression which entangled me the majority of my life. Part by Part of my soul was unraveled and freed. I am free, I am confident, I am a survivor, I have my voice. I highly recommend this class to any women needing / searching to understand herself and claim her power. As added bonus, I met five other women on their own personal journey that are now my sisters for life. Thank you for creating a safe, professional, educational environment. The hands on practicals allowed me opportunities to demonstrate competence. I’m much more confident in myself and skills. I understand now how accepting myself as I am with love healed me and will heal others. You, Mistress Damiana, directed, trained and loved me to wholeness. I’m grateful to Chi Temple trainers for honest open feedback and their constant availability. I highly recommend Mistress Damiana and Chi Temple."
~ Queen Lorelei, Tampa, FL (Jan 2020)
"From the first phone call with Mistress Damiana Chi, I was drawn to her grace, poise, and insight. As a woman, we have so few models of feminine power. A third-generation feminist and second-generation women's leadership coach, I know my role is to move the needle forward. Mistress Damiana's presence and artful teachings have gifted me and the other beautiful women of our circle the knowing of the power our sexuality holds. It is time we take this power back. I knew nothing about BDSM- besides internet searches- prior to the weekend. I now have the confidence to start holding sessions. Her subs are strong, generous-hearted individuals. The connection between Mistress Damiana and them is clearly one of deep respect and healing. I am humbled and grateful for the gift of this life-changing workshop- and thrilled to see what this next chapter holds."
~ Domina Talia Brava, Los Angeles, CA (Jan 2020)
"This course was transformational. While it provides technical show and tell aspects to each archetype, the real underlying learning comes from hands on practice in how to fully embody each archetype, incorporating light and dark aspects within each interaction. Psychological domination through words, intent, actions and presence. Simply "being" and exuding the archetypes and adapting them to each person's unique style was incredible to witness and experience.
For me this course gave me the opportunity to learn how to fully stand in my own power... confidently. And when you exude that confidence, poise and power, toys and accessories are secondary and almost superfluous.
Make no mistake this is a journey of self discovery and becoming the best most powerful version of yourself. Ultimately it's a journey of love... for yourself, the BDSM community, and your fortunate subs!"
~ Lady Lilith, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Dec 2019)
"This course is life changing. It digs deep into your soul and pulls out your inner dominatrix. It teaches you how to explore and discover the identity of your inner domme by immersing you in knowledge and experience like no other. Mistress Damiana welcomes you into her queendom and her community as she shares her knowledge of the human psyche from the dominatrix perspective. With very little sitting around, you are engaged to observe and practice skills in a way that allows you to understand your individual level of comfort and push yourself to grow. In my own pro-domme journey, I am extremely grateful to have encountered Mistress Damiana and her unique and open spirit of training a future dominatrix to be her best dominant self. I look forward to her future courses with baited breath."
~ Mistress Victoria Wolf, Los Angeles, CA (Nov 2019)
"I am quite happy to write this testimonial for Damiana Chi's workshop. What I learned was exactly what I needed in order to advance to the next level as a professional and lifestyle Dominatrix.
While researching various fetish-based educational programs I felt it was so important to find someone who'd focus a lot on teaching about the psychology of the submissive and Dominant mind. I found Mistress Damiana while listening to the Audible Original titled, 'It Burns", where she was interviewed, and after hearing her speak and finding out that she also teaches, I knew she was the ProDom I've been looking for to mentor with. The way Damiana constructed her Dominatrix Archetype curriculum is brilliant in that it's designed to help any level dominatrix connect with their inherent female power by understanding the light and dark sides of various archetypes, and how they can be applied successfully to any fetish scene. What I learned were ways to construct my scenes with a sense of confidence, order, purpose, and style. Not only was the education outstanding, but each person who attended this workshop with me instantly connected like family, and it was clear that we all were safe and supported. Damiana referred to the subs as her co-teachers and the students as her Domme daughters, which really made us all feel important and welcomed.
Damiana's workshop has far exceeded my expectations and I feel that it was well worth the time and money, not to mention that her dungeon is so sexy and fun. I am recommending these workshops to all of the divine Women in my life who I know want to level up as a powerful female force. I will be taking the Advanced BDSM workshop early next year, and I can't wait. :)"
~ Goddess Stella Sol, San Francisco, CA (Sep 2019)
"I highly recommend this workshop to everyone; pro dommes, life stylers, and all woman in general!!
Damiana Chi brings the art of domination into the light. She provides a safe, knowledgeable, clean, and loving environment to learn this misunderstood art. If you are a pro domme it will sharpen your skills and open you up to a wealth of information. If you are a life styler. It will spice up, nurture, and enhance your relationship; guaranteed !! If you are a woman it will teach you how to use and claim your innate feminine power. I recommend it for everyone. The bonds of friendship forged, the knowledge gained, and the power unleashed is priceless. Damiana Chi is unique in that she claims her power but is very classy, loving, and nurturing about it and mentors her students to do so likewise. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this workshop And Damiana Chi. I highly recommend this to everyone and I myself am so honored and excited to be apart of this, further my skills and education with her, and nurture the friendships forged."
From the bottom of my heart,
~ Mistress Misty, Salt Lake City, UT (Sep 2019)
"Attending this workshop was one of the best weekends I’ve experienced in my entire life. I felt like I could take on anything by the end of it. Damiana’s teaching style kept me fully engaged (which rarely happens) and she ensures that you learn the techniques and feel comfortable and confident in applying them. The hands on practice with real life subs was also invaluable for me. Definitely worth the investment of my time and money. I cannot wait to attend my next workshop for advanced dommes. Patiently waiting for Damiana to choose the dates :)”
~ Mistress Hailey Payne, Edmonton, Canada (Sep 2019)
"The Dominatrix Archetype Workshop was absolutely the most important class I have ever taken. My interest in attending began with the desire to capture skills and find direction in my career as a Dominatrix. As expected, we explored the various archetype styles and performed drills to develop the personas. There was feedback between Damiana, the students and the submissives, and everybody was given a chance to explore and grow the utilities needed to identify when and where to place each archetype in a scene. Throughout the weekend I watched the transformation of all the attendees, and I realized that it was because of the unique environment that Damiana, through her hospitality, grace and experience, was able to provide. The atmosphere created was nothing like I have ever seen before. There was such a sense of comfort and curiosity in the air that let everyone explore the psychology of BDSM and apply it in ways individual to each of us. The boundaries of difference that usually serve to keep people apart instead unified us in learning, sharing and inspiring. The generosity that Damiana gave of her space, time and knowledge, and the very honest and personal feedback from her submissives made this class one that I will always go back to in my mind. It is truly the best foundation for harnessing one’s own individual dominant energy. I encourage anyone considering this class to take the words of all these testimonials and the desire in their hearts to take that leap of faith and do so."
~ Domina Ana Vex, Washington DC (May 2019)
"The level of acceptance and belonging I experienced with all of you/You this weekend was unlike any previous immersion I have witnessed. I feel a deep level of relief and relaxation to be so cradled into this new world that I have always danced around. I truly feel like I am ‘coming out’. Damiana is a well refined mentor who blends skill and true passion for Her craft. I feel that the work She is doing & generously passing on is the kind of healing our society needs. Regardless of fetish/ professional pursuit, I would strongly encourage ALL women to attend this class.”
~ Sorceress Z, Seattle, WA (May 2019)
"This is an exceptional class, where you not only explore different approaches to a session or your personal mentality when dominating, but Damiana shares her skills, equipment and dungeon for you to practise in. She's incredibly generous with her information, experiences and clear in her instruction. This isn't a mere sit and learn scenario, her team of wonderful submissives are there for you to practise mini sessions and everyone gives feedback and support. After 3 days I felt like I had a community of people and grew close to everyone who participated...I'm very grateful I took these classes and met Damiana. I have so much more confidence as a Domme now."
~ Miss Elle Roth, Calgary, Canada (Apr 2019)
"Recently I had the most amazing weekend of learning and connecting with like-minded women that I've ever experienced. Damiana Chi is a treasure to the world. It's difficult to write only a few words for this testimonial, but I'll try my best. Together, five of us pro dommes, who might I add have never met before the first day, learned extraordinary skills via hands-on learning during this very well paced workshop. It felt like the coursework was created just for us five women. When we were in Damiana's presence we felt right at home in her Chi Temple. We introduced ourselves and were encouraged to always ask questions. Throughout the weekend she had us participate and even help critique each other in a safe "nothing but love" environment. I was eager to be a student and came into the workshop with the "leave the ego at the door" mentality. I'm so glad I did because I had so much to learn! And the more I learn, the more I want to learn from Damiana. Everyone else there was just like me too. Seriously, I can't express how much I still feel like I'm on cloud nine, even though I took the workshop a week ago. We learned and embraced the true meaning of the four Archetypes of the Dominatrix. Damiana allowed us to ask anything and everything and she quickly became a mentor to us all. There's nothing better than having an extremely educated and well spoken woman, who's also holds a PhD in Psychology, facilitating a class who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk! And she walks with such power and grace too. Don't worry, she'll teach you that. However nothing could have prepared me for the quality of education and level of professionalism and practical learning methods of Damiana's teaching style. I actually must admit that I learned more about myself over the 3 days of the workshop and that led me to some great personal gains recently. I learned how to tap into and exude the confident existing domme that was already inside of my heart and soul. The way the workshop was formatted is exactly how schooling should be done no matter what the topic. That was to include a lesson, then show us a demonstration, followed by us taking the lead and immediately practicing what we learned. I now know how to command, suggest thoughts and tell my sub how to feel during a scene so that my he can feel the ecstasy of being in my service. The pace of the coursework was perfect. I have to say that there's a reason Damiana Chi has been in the business for almost 20 years and from the moment you meet her you'll know what I'm talking about. She has an energy to her that's indescribable. She's amazing and truly cares about each of her students and she illustrates that same virtue her submissive. I know she cares about each of them and she has a gift for connecting deeply with them. She trusted us with her very good boys throughout the weekend. Damiana hand-selected them for our demos and practice. I'm grateful to them as well. They were absolutely perfect men for playing with and getting feedback from. Actually, during our practice sessions Damiana would skillfully observe each one of us in our scenes and after the scene was over she would take us aside and provide the most accurate, truthful and positive criticism. Her advice immediately helped me grow as a more powerful domme in just a short time. I now understand the psychology of authoritarian, seductress, mother and queen dynamics so that I can be the best Dominatrix possible. I can honestly say that I've completely changed over the course of the weekend and have became more confident in my profession. I thought I was already confident as a pro domme, but now I know I am because I have the tools and education to prove it to myself. I have only been a pro domme for about 6 months and now have so many new tools in my skill set that I'm ready to unleash these upon all my subs. No pun intended. Haha. It gives me great pleasure to be worshiped but you know what, it truly gives me even more pleasure and joy knowing I'm sharing all sides of an exquisite dominatrix to my lucky and precious clients. I am proud to be a graduate of the Chi temple and I will forever be grateful for my forever domme Mother, Damiana Chi."
~ Mistress Lilly, Los Angeles, CA (Apr 2019)
"I had the most liberating experience taking The Dominatrix Archetype Workshop with Mistress Damiana Chi. The passion that she has for this craft really embodies inspiration. Her way of individuality connecting with her students is truly amazing. Whether she was speaking to the group or to me individually, she was always 100% engaged which made me feel extremely comfortable. Having the opportunity to engage in hands on experience and getting input from those involved made my experience all the more worthwhile. Her background and years of experience in psychology really made the class all the more personal. I walked out of the class with the desire to learn more from her."
~ Mistress Ronnie, Los Angeles, CA (Apr 2019)
"If you looking for a professional Domme education or to just open your mind for a significant other Mistress Damiana’s class is the perfect choice. She makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the class. She is professional yet down to earth and human. No question goes unanswered or is to silly. Everyone is made to feel like family. The training you will receive is high quality, professional and brought to you through years of training and education. She practices with passion, compassion and from the heart. I can’t say enough about my experience except I hope there are more classes to come. Thank you for sharing your knowledge."
~ Ms. Lilly, Murrieta, CA (Apr 2019)
"Mistress Damiana's course was not only incredibly informative from a skill and technical perspective, but also focused on developing the most critical element of dominance- attitude and style. You can be supremely skilled with any and all the tools and toys, but without a solid psychological understanding of how to embody dominance, they are stage props without a play. Undeniably beneficial and highly recommended!"
- Mistress Calliope, SoCal (Mar 2019)
"I am so incredibly thankful that I was able to attend The Dominatrix Archetype Workshop hosted by Mistress Damiana Chi. It took me out of my comfort zone, in the best ways, it was exactly what I needed when I needed it. All of the feedback I received from Mistress Damiana, my peers taking the workshop, as well as the submissive participants is invaluable. This weekend was nothing short of an incredible group of women yearning to explore elements of BDSM in a safe space facilitated by Mistress Damiana’s experience and love for the craft. If you are looking to become a pro Domme, dominate a romantic partner, or just delve into yourself, I can not recommend this workshop enough."
~ Goddess Rose Thorne, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Mar 2019)
"The Dominatrix Archetype Workshop was a profoundly empowering and healing experience. Damiana is a maestra of her craft and her understanding of the submissive psyche is unparalleled. Watching her play felt surreal as she effortlessly transported a submissive from the present into fantasy. As a teacher, Damiana is incredibly nurturing and supports her students in cultivating their own unique voices. She makes an active effort to provide constructive feedback and debrief with her students after play sessions. Over the course of the weekend, I learned so much about the nuances of power-exchange, connection, and trust. Damiana’s workshop has forever changed the way I relate to myself and others. I absolutely recommend The Dominatrix Archetype to any woman who feels compelled to further cultivate her power through this craft."
~ Ms. A, Los Angeles, CA (Mar 2019)
"I am so thankful to you, Mistress Damiana, for this wonderful, amazing growth experience. You explained the four dominatrix archetypes thoughtfully, and helped me to discover my preferred style as well as to recognize the untapped aspects of my dominance. There was so much information taught, and insightful experiences shared by you and the other participants; I am sure it will take several weeks for me to integrate all of the knowledge absorbed during the workshop. I returned home from the Dominatrix Archetype Workshop full of vigor and new skills with which to thrill my love slave! He couldn’t have been more overwhelmed by the advancement of our play. I now feel so much more natural expressing my dominance, which allows my love slave to feel his submission more deeply. The weekend really helped us to grow closer in our fem/dom relationship. I hope your next workshop is just as successful as the one I attended. It was the best decision we have ever made!"
~ Mistress T., Chicago, Illinois (Mar 2019)
" I flew from Connecticut to Los Angeles especially for Mistress Damiana Chi's dominatrix archetype workshop this past month. I had signed months ago and has been eagerly anticipating it.
There are very definitive times in our life where we know that we are on the cusp of a huge shift. With awareness, we feel the edge and maybe even can feel ourselves dangling there over the precipice. That is how I came to L.A. Focused on my conscious breath because....dangling. Six women circled together with six submissives to learn with and from, all guided by Damiana. I threw myself right into the fire and the weekend was a whirlwind of play, exploration, moving with intention, and digging deep to hold space for our submissives in a way that I hadn't known how to access prior. There were heady discussions about BDSM safety and consent. We explored multiple play scenarios with feedback from not only Damiana and our sisters in circle but even more importantly, our subs. I chose this workshop specifically because Mistress Chi has her PhD in psychology. I chose it because I had spent a considerable amount of time researching my teacher. Reading, listening to reputable podcasts, and watching scholarly interviews where I listened to her speak about what it means to be a Dominatrix and how rich this life is. How therapeutic our work is. How spiritually connecting this union is capable of being. I can't properly articulate how appreciative I am for having been able able to participate and how honored I am to have been taught by Damiana. The week after coming home from my workshop was filled with so much synchronicity and affirmation. I now know unequivocally that I am exactly where I am supposed to be and doing exactly what it is that I am meant to do."
~ Ava Simone, Hartford, CT (Mar 2019)