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The Dominatrix Archetype™ Academy was founded and created by Mistress Damiana Chi, Ph.D.  She teaches all the workshops within the academy, personally mentoring her the students during in-person workshops and fostering their continued growth in ongoing post-graduate education in a live on-line classroom setting.

Damiana has been a full-time Professional Dominatrix in Los Angeles since 2000 and has one of the most highly-regarded reputations in the U.S. pro domme community. Trained in traditional BDSM techniques by legendary Dominatrices, Sabrina Belladonna and Ilsa Strix, Damiana has incorporated the art of domination along with a self-developed method of teaching FemDom that is very psychological in nature.

Mistress Damiana holds a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, M.A. degree in counseling psychology, and a B.A. degree in behavioral studies. Her educational background, clinical training, and post-graduate studies were rooted in depth psychology (Jungian and archetypal) and is at the heart of her understanding and teachings of BDSM dynamics. The marriage of her two long time passions--depth psychology and BDSM--gave birth to what is now known as The Dominatrix Archetype: A Psychological and Practical Methodology Workshop.  Graduates of the Workshop are invited to attend the Advanced BDSM Workshop and receive ongoing mentorship with Mistress Damiana.

The Workshops are held at The Chi Temple, Mistress Damiana's elegantly appointed, fully equipped private BDSM studio in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. 


For more information and to register for workshops, visit

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