Women Within

Aloha Hawaii MKP Men,

My name is Amber Bonnici. My husband Tony has been a part of MKP since it first came to the islands. I have watched him grow and change and over the years have often looked for a similar experience as a woman. This last September I took a training with the sister organization of MKP called Women Within. That power of that weekend shifted my life. I want to bring that weekend and e-circles (similar to i-groups) to the Hawaiian islands.

I want to get an idea of how many prospective women would be interested in doing the training on the Big Island. I have included some information on the organization and weekend below. Could you please have any interested women, please contact me at amber_rootness@yahoo.com or (808) 936-3332.

As you need a community of men to support your mission, we women do too. I look forward to the unfolding of women’s work here in Hawai’i.

Mahalo for your assistance,

Amber Bonnici




The Women Within Training provides a safe and nurturing environment for you to explore how your life could be different and to reaffirm your wholeness as a woman. Since 1988 thousands of women from more than 20 countries have chosen to experience this powerful transformation weekend.


Our mission is “To create educational opportunities for women to discover the power of who they are and encourage women to communicate this truth in their relationships, families, workplaces and communities.”


The Women Within Training was created by women, for women. It is a unique opportunity to explore your essence as a woman and your life choices. The training is not therapy. It offers a series of exercises, guided imagery and intense individual and group work so that you can see and transform what holds you back. The one-to-one staff ratio allows for personal attention and ensures that you are witnessed and supported as you reclaim you passion for lie and belief in yourself.


Each member of the staff has walked the same Women Within path by experiencing the training herself. We are women of all ages and cultural backgrounds. From age 18 to 80 and beyond. We are grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, partners and friends. We come from many different professions and walks of life. Many women choose to support Women Within by volunteering their time and resources. As small number of senior staff are paid to facilitate the weekend.


How will you know if this is the right time in your life to do the Women Within training?

At Women Within, we trust that each woman intuitively knows what is right for her. The training provides the tools to delve deeper into your own inner wisdom and see which parts of yourself need further acknowledgment and integration, so that you can live your life to the fullest. We are there to support you- in all your potential and power, with all your shadows and challenges- to be who you want to be. The only requirement for attendance is an openness to experiencing yourself.


How can one weekend possibly change your life?

For some, it is the opportunity to be heard as they discover their voice and speak their truth. For others, it is having the space and time to experience intense emotions without judgment . Still for others, it is the rare experience of compassion and strength created by women coming together to witness, accept, empower and honor themselves. You decide what you will take away from this creatively choreographed weekend. You decide where you are ready to go.


“During the weekend, I spent time with myself, my real self. After years of not wanting to look . I discovered I’m not so bad after all. Just a little sad and a little angry. Nothing a little compassion can’t sort out.” ~Louise Le Gat, London, UK


“I know myself better now. I am able to feel my feelings instead of denying them. I understand the difference between my thoughts and feelings. I stand my ground instead of blowing in the breeze to everyone else’s desires. I can say no!” ~Ann Beck, Grand Ledge, MI


“When I went to the weekend I had a hole in my heart, a missing piece that kept me from being whole. At the weekend I found that piece and it has remained with me ever since.” ~Barbara Vittetoe, Puyallup, WA


“At the training I learned how to speak from my heart. My relationships with both men an women have improved because I can communicate more clearly when I need, what I want and who I am. It’s a lot of work but worth the effort.” ~Anne Recchia, Rochester, NY


“The Woman Within Training moved me forward and more deeply into my own life, through issues that used to block me, toward a perspective of valuing all parts of my past and all parts of myself. Being part of the Women Within Community has opened new paradigms for me about community, collaboration and culture. I feel more connected not only to my own life but also to history and my vision for the future.” ~Bonnie Reagan, Chicago, IL