Student Testimonials

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

Mistress Violet Night, Los Angeles, CA

"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."

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As a (formerly) frustrated lifestyle dominant, I struggled to learn and apply skills that consistently allowed me to manifest the dominant headspace I desired - on demand

Miss Tish, (lifestyle domme)

Dear Mistress Damiana Chi,

I cannot thank you and your subs enough for offering this workshop. The opportunity to learn some information about the psychology of the submissive male, dominant female archetypes and most importantly, the opportunity to practice in a safe environment has been a game changer for me and my partner.

As a (formerly) frustrated lifestyle dominant, I struggled to learn and apply skills that consistently allowed me to manifest the dominant headspace I desired - on demand. My sub could at times be quite unruly. Your seminar taught me to apply a few simple techniques to gain dominance over my sub. I immediately applied these techniques post seminar with nearly immediate effect. I have a greater focus on what I want from my sub and now feel less stressed, I can just relax and be in charge of her.

Two days after the seminar, my partner/sub had been unruly and bratty. I was really becoming frustrated but instead of staying frustrated, I called up Mother and Authoritarian aspects of my Dominant Persona and liberally applied my hairbrush to his bare bottom. Within an hour, I had completely turned the tables on my brat and force feminized her back into a more appropriate, subdued, and respectful mindset and appearance. It was so much fun!

Warm regards,
~ Miss Tish,

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Mistress Damiana has a wealth of knowledge that she loves to share for the betterment of our kink community

Lavish Queen Muse, Los Angeles, CA (pro domme)
www.lavishqueenmuse.com

"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 Dominatrix 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 further at the Chi Temple."

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Mistress Damiana clearly developed a unique dominatrix program that is highly comprehensive and includes both instructional and practical education

Lady Desiree, Boston, MA (lifestyle domme)

"Mistress Damiana is a gracious, insightful, and skillful teacher. Her vast knowledge of psychology and her passion for BDSM is evident. It was her educational background and years in the profession that attracted me to her coaching offerings and lead me to this workshop. She clearly developed a unique dominatrix program that is highly comprehensive and includes both instructional and practical education. This immersive (online Zoom) workshop was attended by a variety of students that ranged from novice BDSM lifestylers to pre-professional dominatrixes of all ages and backgrounds. It was clear that each one of us gained deeper knowledge and understanding of BDSM and greater appreciation for the dominatrix art form. It was particularly helpful to hear the feedback from Mistress Damiana's submissives. They were extremely kind, thoughtful, and engaging. Additionally, they were so willing to offer their deep feelings on what BDSM means to them and how it makes them feel. They added an invaluable component to the coursework and practical skills demonstrations. If you want to go pro or just want to explore this side of yourself with a partner, please consider taking this workshop. You will learn an extraordinary amount of valuable information and practical skills training during this weekend workshop. I look forward to continued professional coaching with Mistress Damiana."

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Mistress Damiana's professionalism, commitment to BDSM as an artform and focus on psychology elevate the course and attract a high calibre of students who brought so much openness and honesty to the discussions and practice

Mademois Elle, Los Angeles, CA (lifestyle domme)

'I'll admit it... I was a little hesitant to commit to an online workshop on BDSM. Surely such a deeply personal subject would best be handled in the flesh? The way Mistress Damiana has structured the course, with a deep dive into each archetype paired with practical demonstrations and student participation really brought the content to life. Her professionalism, commitment to BDSM as an artform and focus on psychology elevate the course and attract a high calibre of students who brought so much openness and honesty to the discussions and practice. The participation of Mistress Damiana’s subs was an absolute highlight. Not only are their insights essential to understanding the sub mindset; their vulnerability, humour and candid feedback throughout the entire weekend was phenomenal and I am so grateful that Mistress Damiana has crafted the course to place her subs at the heart of this experience."

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Humbled and grateful for the gift of this life-changing workshop

Domina Talia Brava, Los Angeles, CA
www.taliabrava.com

"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."

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I got out of my comfort zone

Mrs. Sharpe, Aurora, CO
www.yesmrssharpe.com

"To anybody on the fence about taking Mistress Damiana Chi Dominatrix Archetype workshop do it! I learned so much in the two day Zoom workshop. So much material was presented but it was not overwhelming. Learning the differences between all the archetypes has helped me learn how to be a better dominatrix. I had pretty much stereotyped myself into one of the archetypes. I got out of my comfort zone and tried on all the archetypes and surprised myself in finding out I was quite good at another one. If Mistress Damiana hadn’t pushed me I don’t think I would have ever tried/thought I could fall into that archetype. Always be willing to learn! Mistress and her subs gave so much to us as students. I will be forever grateful this experience."

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Your subs offered extra layers to the workshop along with your wealth of knowledge and experience

Empress Amory, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China (pro domme)

"Mistress Damiana, I wanted to take the time to say thank you for such a great workshop this past weekend! Let's say I was definitely on a high and it's taken me two days to digest. I am grateful that you have taken your Archetype class and offered it on Zoom. I felt that it was a great intro and less intimidating if I was to be thrown into the physical class right away. The group was absolutely wonderful as well. It was such a great value to also have inputs from your subs. They offered extra layers to the workshop along with your wealth of knowledge and experience. The pacing and flow was fluid that worked for the energy and dynamics of the group. I also enjoyed the last 30 minute demo because it weaved all the points we have learnt. I definitely have a deeper understanding of the D/S relationship and still a whole ocean more to learn. I will definitely be looking at attending an in person workshop as well as checking out the online resources. Thank you!"

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In the sea of classes available online if you truly want to understand what a dominatrix is, this is a workshop you should take

Mistress Sai, St Louis, MO

"Hello Mistress Damiana,
Your workshop gave me a lot to think about over the last week. I wanted to tell you what a great experience I had from the Dominatrix Archetype Workshop. I didn't anticipate such opportunities for feedback, practice and watching live examples - this helped me tremendously. I really enjoyed everything. I took the opportunity to put some of the things you talked about and taught to use and found myself having a wonderful and empowering scene with my sub. I wouldn't have had that confidence without you and your workshop. You have given me a lot to strive towards and the feedback provided by everyone still rings in my ears as a reminder I can do better to be unforgivingly accepting of the dominant woman I know I am. I hope in the future as things settle down I can come out to California for more advanced training with you. You created a very welcoming and encouraging environment. Thank you for making this workshop available online - it has given me a lot to look forward to during hard times. I wanted to take a moment to let you know every one of your slaves was so wonderfully friendly and kind. They played a crucial role in the workshop. Each of them gave incredible personal insight into their own submissive experience that I'm sure I wouldn't have had that opportunity otherwise. please make it known I thank them for their willingness to share and be vulnerable. I don't take that lightly and it means a lot coming from someone very inexperienced.
Thank you for everything. I hope to stay in touch.

I've provided a testimonial for you below:
The Dominatrix Archetype Workshop is unlike anything else I have found on the internet as far as being a comprehensive breakdown of what a dominatrix is made up of. It's 70 percent domination and 30 percent physical skill or ability. Other online classes would have you believe domination is the opposite of that. What initially drew me to this workshop is the 20+ years of experience as a professional and knowledge from Mistress Damiana's advanced degree offer a unique and valuable perspective you cannot find elsewhere. Her workshop is thorough, engaging, insightful and interesting. In the sea of classes available online if you truly want to understand what a dominatrix is, this is a workshop you should take. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of organization and structure. I highly recommend anyone work with Mistress Damiana if you seek authenticity."

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I gained a polishing of my innate abilities, a better awareness of the psychological aspects of domination, and a refinement of technical skills

Mistress Wendy, Spokane, WA (pro domme)

"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!"

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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 program graduate and wish to submit a testimonial, 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 Academy.

All my love,
Mistress Damiana

"Dear Mistress Damiana ~

Thank you for being a very bright light in a world full of darkness. All of what you choose to do ~ the academy, sessions with clients, your relationship with your submissives ~ all comes from this center point. You emanate peace and love, and walk through this niche world of BDSM with a higher purpose.

My sojourn into this milieu began with a friend who told me I was a natural dominant. (He is now my long-distance slave.) He took my hand and walked me, step-by-step, into this world. I stumbled and fell, more times than I can count; yet, he continued to gently guide me in the right direction, encouraging me to find training in the true art form.

Throughout, I read and studied and explored my dominant nature. I now understand its origin and how much it is a part of me ~ to my core ~ and how much it was buried deeply under societal norms.

When I saw your announcement for the academy, I jumped at it without hesitation. There was no second-guessing. No equivocation. Within the academy, you teach the true art form my slave has been so eager for me to learn. When I read your words in the first presentation — “We are light workers who work in the dark.” — I knew I was in the right class, with the right people, at the right time. I belong here, in this academy, and in this very special world.

You are a gift. Your academy is a gift. Each of your submissives is a gift. Thank you for sharing your rays of light.

For me, this art is akin to a spiritual practice. A submissive with the courage to come forward is to be honored, cherished, and radically embraced. Not tolerated. Not accepted. Radically embraced. In equal measure, for me to radically embrace my dominance, I must allow myself the same courtesy, and honor and cherish my core dominant nature.

While I have not yet been able to attend the live class (privacy issues), I have watched each of the presentations, interviews, and class recordings (some, multiple times). I know all of you very well, but you don’t know me. It’s quite the lop-sided relationship! I am attempting to rectify this by speaking directly with each one of the submissives, getting to know each, and from whence the joy in submissiveness emanates.

Please know how much you are appreciated. My lack of participation is not a reflection of my dedication to the academy. I’m the student who sits in the back of the class, taking it all in, until that time when I feel I know enough to speak. I will try to attend live as much as possible, even though I cannot participate.

Returning to the dance analogy from my application: this course is learning new choreography. Or, maybe a better analogy would be moving from a career at the American Ballet Theatre to Martha Graham or Alvin Ailey. I know how to dance. Now, it is time to break out of the ballerina mold and embrace a new, dynamic, expressive genre."

With much love and gratitude,
Mistress Laura, OH


"Dear Mistress Damiana Chi,

I cannot thank you and your subs enough for offering this workshop. The opportunity to learn some information about the psychology of the submissive male, dominant female archetypes and most importantly, the opportunity to practice in a safe environment has been a game changer for me and my partner.

As a (formerly) frustrated lifestyle dominant, I struggled to learn and apply skills that consistently allowed me to manifest the dominant headspace I desired - on demand. My sub could at times be quite unruly. Your seminar taught me to apply a few simple techniques to gain dominance over my sub. I immediately applied these techniques post seminar with nearly immediate effect. I have a greater focus on what I want from my sub and now feel less stressed, I can just relax and be in charge of her.

Two days after the seminar, my partner/sub had been unruly and bratty. I was really becoming frustrated but instead of staying frustrated, I called up Mother and Authoritarian aspects of my Dominant Persona and liberally applied my hairbrush to his bare bottom. Within an hour, I had completely turned the tables on my brat and force feminized her back into a more appropriate, subdued, and respectful mindset and appearance. It was so much fun!

I was able to call up each of the archetypes in turn to gain control of My House. I re-established House Rules (wearing a House Uniform, proper forms of address, grooming and other details). As W/we progressed through the week, I implemented new presentation poses for her to learn. I forbade all masculine clothing and required that she keep these undesireable items in my closet and restricted her access to them. she is now in slave training. I am working on hypno, trance and imprinting. These were techniques I had been working on, but with limited success because of my own reluctance and concerns. The information that I am learning about the submissive male from this seminar has allowed me the freedom to explore and get out of my own way. I feel more creative and energized as a Dominant. I am very much interested in learning more about the psychological aspects of male submission and will continue to practice what I've learned and apply my own creative ideas as I practice.

I am eager to learn more from you and will look for future seminars. I am particularly interested in erotic hypnosis and other types of mental domination, sissification, FemDom, etc.

Thank you again and again for sharing your wisdom, skills and your subs!”

Warm regards, ~ Miss Tish,


"I discovered Mistress Damiana’s Dominatrix Archetype Workshop online as I was searching for a mentor to assist in my transition into becoming a Pro Domme. Mistress Damiana’s professional demeanor, credentials and experience confirmed my desire to attend the workshop.

From the onset of our first day, it was evident that Mistress Damiana is a charismatic, highly intelligent and encouraging woman with a gracious energy and passion for her craft. Her meticulous attention to detail and supportive nature were demonstrated throughout the course as she continually engaged with everyone to ensure all group members had opportunity to participate and felt safe and inspired to do so for the duration of the weekend.

The workshop is perfectly organized with a balance theoretical knowledge, practical skills, engaging live demonstrations and individual practice with live submissive participants and helpful feedback. The members of our group were positive, encouraging and provided insightful comments and discussion throughout. Mistress Damiana has designed the course with consideration of all learning styles so that it can benefit everyone who has the desire to deepen their knowledge of BDSM.

One of the most powerful aspects of the experience was witnessing the deep admiration and sincere respect that each of our group members have for each other. Mistress Damiana and the Chi Temple submissives’ established dynamic most certainly contributed to this energy which created a non judgemental, progressive environment for everyone. The diversity of our group members experiences gave an amazing opportunity for perspective and I feel that it enhanced the learning opportunities beyond the course material. It was incredibly beautiful to be a part of everyone sharing their personal stories of their journeys of navigating life with the kink lifestyle. This openness enabled us to connect and served to strengthen our peer communication.

The Chi Temple submissives that were chosen by Mistress Damiana to assist us were absolutely first class, experienced and exemplary model subs. Their dedication, commitment, and continued support in our growth as Dominants is amazingly kind and admirable. It was a pleasure and privilege to work together. This served as another testament to the care that Mistress Damiana has taken to ensure the quality of our education.

Overall, I felt that the value of the D.A. Workshop far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this workshop with confidence to anyone with an inclination or curiosity about becoming a Dominatrix. I look forward to the advanced workshop in the future and in the interim will continue to practice the skills learned in this workshop.

Thank you Mistress Damiana!"

~ Miss Eva Violet, Vancouver, BC, Canada


"If you have reservations about taking the Dominatrix Archetype Workshop, TAKE IT! I am new to the world of Dominatrix/ BDSM and had doubts about taking a ZOOM workshop online about this subject. To be honest, I was a little intimidated at first but within 10 minutes into the workshop I felt safe, welcomed and inspired by Mistress Damiana. She is very knowledgable in her craft and passionate at what she does.

Working with the Chi Temple Subs was such a pleasure, they truly are an amazing group of people. I love how engaged they all were, they gave honest feedback and made me feel very comfortable. It was such a treat to see their love and devotion not only for Mistress Damiana but also their role and contribution to the workshop. It was an honor to be able to interact with them.

Thank you Mistress Damiana for helping me embrace my inner Domme, giving me that extra boost of confidence and for such a wonderful and insightful experience. I enjoyed it so much I already signed up for one of the future in-person workshops and have recommended the DA Workshop to a few of my friends."

~ Domina Flora, Bay Area, CA


"Hello Mistress Damiana,

Your workshop gave me a lot to think about over the last week. I wanted to tell you what a great experience I had from the Dominatrix Archetype Workshop. I didn't anticipate such opportunities for feedback, practice and watching live examples - this helped me tremendously. I really enjoyed everything. I took the opportunity to put some of the things you talked about and taught to use and found myself having a wonderful and empowering scene with my sub. I wouldn't have had that confidence without you and your workshop. You have given me a lot to strive towards and the feedback provided by everyone still rings in my ears as a reminder I can do better to be unforgivingly accepting of the dominant woman I know I am. I hope in the future as things settle down I can come out to California for more advanced training with you. You created a very welcoming and encouraging environment. Thank you for making this workshop available online - it has given me a lot to look forward to during hard times. I wanted to take a moment to let you know every one of your slaves was so wonderfully friendly and kind. They played a crucial role in the workshop. Each of them gave incredible personal insight into their own submissive experience that I'm sure I wouldn't have had that opportunity otherwise. please make it known I thank them for their willingness to share and be vulnerable. I don't take that lightly and it means a lot coming from someone very inexperienced.

Lastly, I've provided a testimonial for you below:

The Dominatrix Archetype Workshop is unlike anything else I have found on the internet as far as being a comprehensive breakdown of what a dominatrix is made up of. It's 70 percent domination and 30 percent physical skill or ability. Other online classes would have you believe domination is the opposite of that. What initially drew me to this workshop is the 20+ years of experience as a professional and knowledge from Mistress Damiana's advanced degree offer a unique and valuable perspective you cannot find elsewhere. Her workshop is thorough, engaging, insightful and interesting. In the sea of classes available online if you truly want to understand what a dominatrix is, this is a workshop you should take. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of organization and structure. I highly recommend anyone work with Mistress Damiana if you seek authenticity.

Thank you for everything. I hope to stay in touch."

Best,

Mistress Sai, St Louis, MO


"To anybody on the fence about taking Mistress Damiana Chi Dominatrix Archetype workshop do it! I learned so much in the two day Zoom workshop. So much material was presented but it was not overwhelming. Learning the differences between all the archetypes has helped me learn how to be a better dominatrix. I had pretty much stereotyped myself into one of the archetypes. I got out of my comfort zone and tried on all the archetypes and surprised myself in finding out I was quite good at another one. If Mistress Damiana hadn’t pushed me I don’t think I would have ever tried/thought I could fall into that archetype. Always be willing to learn! Mistress and her subs gave so much to us as students. I will be forever grateful this experience."

~ Mrs. Sharpe, Aurora, CO


'I'll admit it... I was a little hesitant to commit to an online workshop on BDSM. Surely such a deeply personal subject would best be handled in the flesh? The way Mistress Damiana has structured the course, with a deep dive into each archetype paired with practical demonstrations and student participation really brought the content to life. Her professionalism, commitment to BDSM as an artform and focus on psychology elevate the course and attract a high calibre of students who brought so much openness and honesty to the discussions and practice. The participation of Mistress Damiana’s subs was an absolute highlight. Not only are their insights essential to understanding the sub mindset; their vulnerability, humour and candid feedback throughout the entire weekend was phenomenal and I am so grateful that Mistress Damiana has crafted the course to place her subs at the heart of this experience."

~ Mademois Elle, Los Angeles, CA


"Dear Mistress Damiana,

What an absolute pleasure it was for me to open my psyche to the archetype of the Dominatrix in all it's splendor. I am in awe of the dedication you show to your craft and the familial experience I had with yourself, your subs, and the other men and women that took part in the weekend. I truly felt able to 'drop-in' and immerse myself in the energy of your work. The information in your presentation was clear and concise. The time you took to speak with me before the course, and the patience and feedback you offered throughout the weekend was above par. I want to thank each of your submissives individually for their openness, vulnerability, and patience. The feedback they provided was thoughtful, kind, and illuminating, even to a domme neophyte like myself. ;) I do hope to keep in touch and perhaps exercise my 'Queen' in a proper dungeon someday. Should I get out to LA, I will be sure to look you up and take an in-person course."

Very truly yours,

~ Mistress Victoria, New York, NY


"Mistress Chi,

I wanted to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude for the online workshop this past weekend. It was a transformative learning experience and has led me to more fully embrace my inner and outer Domme. You have bestowed upon me a great gift and I will treasure it as I journey further into this developing this passion professionally. I appreciated having access to your brilliant mind, your commanding presence, and your lovely subs. I feel like I now have the intellectual understanding of the Dominatrix Archetypes as well the opportunity to explore how to embody these divine feminine energies through intentional practice with my sub and your subs virtually during the workshop. The feedback I received was invaluable and I have been able to hone my craft due to the thoughtful and loving words from you and your subs. I will carry this class in my heart and look forward to continuing to connect with you."

Until we meet again,

~ Miss Majesty, Washington, DC


"Mistress Damiana is a gracious, insightful, and skillful teacher. Her vast knowledge of psychology and her passion for BDSM is evident. It was her educational background and years in the profession that attracted me to her coaching offerings and lead me to this workshop. She clearly developed a unique dominatrix program that is highly comprehensive and includes both instructional and practical education. This immersive (online Zoom) workshop was attended by a variety of students that ranged from novice BDSM lifestylers to pre-professional dominatrixes of all ages and backgrounds. It was clear that each one of us gained deeper knowledge and understanding of BDSM and greater appreciation for the dominatrix art form. It was particularly helpful to hear the feedback from Mistress Damiana's submissives. They were extremely kind, thoughtful, and engaging. Additionally, they were so willing to offer their deep feelings on what BDSM means to them and how it makes them feel. They added an invaluable component to the coursework and practical skills demonstrations. If you want to go pro or just want to explore this side of yourself with a partner, please consider taking this workshop. You will learn an extraordinary amount of valuable information and practical skills training during this weekend workshop. I look forward to continued professional coaching with Mistress Damiana."

~ Lady Desiree, Boston, MA


"What an amazing and transformative experience. I attended the virtual DA workshop this weekend and am so incredibly grateful. Mistress Damiana is an incredibly gifted instructor and an overall magnetic and inspiring woman. Although the format of this debut virtual workshop was online, she was able to guide through the coursework and demonstrations with grace. I found this experience to be profoundly resonant with me, as it covered not only the technical and practical skills necessary for successful and healthy Domination, but psychological and professional insights as well. Mistress Damiana also included a very special group of her submissives in the workshop. I found their presence, attention, and input to be incredibly helpful and perceptive. I was able to get a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and see the concepts executed out through effective demonstrations. This was a powerful and inspirational experience that provided me with confidence, direction and clarity on how to become a better Dominatrix, and I highly recommend it to all people who are looking to grow their psychological understanding of this artform."

~ Domina Ara Lee, Orange, CA


"Mistress Damiana, I wanted to take the time to say thank you for such a great workshop this past weekend! Let's say I was definitely on a high and it's taken me two days to digest. I am grateful that you have taken your Archetype class and offered it on Zoom. I felt that it was a great intro and less intimidating if I was to be thrown into the physical class right away. The group was absolutely wonderful as well. It was such a great value to also have inputs from your subs. They offered extra layers to the workshop along with your wealth of knowledge and experience. The pacing and flow was fluid that worked for the energy and dynamics of the group. I also enjoyed the last 30 minute demo because it weaved all the points we have learnt. I definitely have a deeper understanding of the D/S relationship and still a whole ocean more to learn. I will definitely be looking at attending an in person workshop as well as checking out the online resources. Thank you!"

~ Empress Amory, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China


"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


"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 Dominatrix 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 further at the Chi Temple."

~ Mistress Muse, Los Angeles, CA


"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


"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


"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


"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."

With gratitude,

~ Mistress Ofelia, Santa Barbara, CA


"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


"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


"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


"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

"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


" 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