- Shakti Ashram, Healing Center & Academy
- Varkala, Kerala, India
- Jan 25 - Feb 3, 2019 (10 days)
- This is a 10-day retreat. Your stay is for 11 nights and 12 days in total. We will start with the retreat the day after you arrive, so on the 2nd day. So you will be able to take your time to land and adjust to the surroundings and our place.
- Check out is the day after the last day, on day 12, of the retreat at 11 am.
6:30 AM Krya, Pranayama, Meditation with Alma
7:30 AM Snack break
8:00 AM Yoga Class, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra with Alma
10:00 AM Brunch – Delicious vegetarian typical South Indian breakfast
11:00 AM Karma yoga with Jayan
12:00 PM Private time
1:45 PM Theory Class with Sonia or Alma
3:00 PM Yoga Class, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Mantras with Sonia
5:00 PM Private time to go to the beach, explore the Cliff restaurants and much more Varkala fun
About This Event
What’s included in this package2x Delicious traditional South indian vegetarian meals a day1x Afternoon yoga sessions followed by meditationParticipate in our daily activities1x Ayurvedic massageDaily morning rejuvenating meditation & yoga practice9x nights in a shared accommodation
During this retreat you will practice Krya (cleansing exercises), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Asanas (yoga postures), Yoga Nidra (relaxation), Meditation, Bhakti Yoga (mantras), Karma Yoga (selfless service) and receive theory classes.
This retreat is a profound experience that helps to establish a firm foundation of inner discipline. The course is based on the traditional Indian knowledge of yoga, to train you to perform a yoga practice by yourself.
CLEANSE YOUR BODY SYSTEMS WITH KRYA
Through the krya exercises, you will leave this retreat shining from the inside out!
ENERGIZE YOURSELF WITH PRANAYAMA
Learn how to energize yourself for the day with the yogic breathing exercises.
BUILD UP A FLEXIBLE, ELEGANT, STRONG AND HEALTHY BODY
With 2 yoga classes a day for 10 days you will learn how to build up your own practice and bring it to your daily life. The regular practice of asanas (yoga postures), will help you feel happy, energized, strong, self-confident and with a flexible body and active mind.
LEARN TO RELAX AND SWITCH OFF THE BODY AND MIND
Learn relaxation techniques and introduce regular relaxation into your daily life. This will help you to feel, rested, reestablished and with a clear mind.
CONNECT WITH YOUR SOUL
Through the meditation techniques, we will guide you to connect with your soul, receive important messages for your life and fulfill your Life Path.
SING YOUR HEART!
Singing the mantras is an amazing way to bring happiness to your heart. In fact, singing anything always sends away the sadness!
FIND THE HAPPINESS IN SERVING
We introduce you to the selfless service of karma yoga by giving you simple tasks to do in Shiva Garden Home-stay. Find the happiness of service without thinking in receiving. Just offer you good actions to God.
LEARN ABOUT THE ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE OF YOGA & AYURVEDA
You will participate in the theoretical classes where you can deepen your knowledge about the chakras, doshas, gunas, yoga philosophy and much more!
This is a retreat for you to detox from the “normal life”. In order for you to feel the shining crystal within you, it takes your willingness and compromise to do it.
During the retreat, you will have delicious vegan meals and juices and we highly recommend you to not drink coffee, alcohol or smoke.
This is an intensive and trans-formative experience taught by disciples of recognized international yoga schools.
A lovely peaceful quiet place surrounded by tropical trees and vegetation for you to heal, re-connect and empower yourself only 20 minutes walking away from the beach, shops and restaurants.
Venue HighlightsSouth India, Kerala (God’s Own Country), Varkala beach, one of the Top 10 beaches in India, rated the 3rd place by tourists, and one of the First 30 Tour Destinations in the Planet, rated 28th place among the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ around the globe.
The main beach is Papanasam beach. The word Papanasam means washing away sins. The legend says, that taking a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach will wash away all the sins in one’s life.
Shakti Ashram, Healing Center and Academy is surrounded by tropical trees.
Facilities Include: - fast Wi-Fi service, shared kitchen and mineral water. Excellent location in a quiet residential area with the beach and supermarket just 10 minutes walking distance.
AccommodationsAshram Accommodation Options ":
- Double Deluxe W/ AC - RS1500
This room has been lovingly crafted to provide our guests with a comfortable and homely experience. Our room have one large comfortable bed and private bathroom. The room is ideal for single travelers, couples or couples with children. The rooms is well ventilated with two large windows.
Size: 14 sq m
Beds: 1 Double(s)
-Deluxe Double W/ Hot Water - RS900
This is a room with a private bathroom.
Size: 14 sq m
Beds: 1 Double(s)
Standard Double Room - RS700
Size: 14 sq m
Beds: 1 Double(s)
- Open Air Dormitory - RS400
This is a common room with a shared bathroom and a dinning room.
Size: 50 sq m
Beds: 1 Single(s)
Menu/CuisineDelicious, healthy, organic and vegan meals are provided. You are free to order your Super Star Healthy Breakfast @RS150 and Get All the Nutrients In Lunch @RS250 on the days you decide to eat in :)
DirectionsDirection: Makairam, (House number VMC 29/84 D, 29/84E, Sy. No.41/1, in Varkala SRO), Vacharmukku, Varkala P.O. 695141, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
HOW TO REACH HERE
We are 10 minutes from Krishna Supermarket, in NorthCliff (5, 10 min walking) near Kurakkani Junction. On the opposite side of the road from Krishna Supermarket, looking to the left, there is a blue bus stop and a road going up between walled properties. Walk 5 to 10 minutes up this road. After a few corners, you will see purple Shakti Ashram paintings guiding you to the Ashram. We are just after the house on the left side with 2 white rabbits, around the corner along the left earth path. It is the first stunning house on the right side.
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Karine V July 12, 2019
Sonia came into my life at a moment when I needed it most, actually I went to India to reconnect to myself thru yoga, but an injury made me change my plans and I met Sonia, like a guardian angel falling at the very right moment. We worked together during a few weeks with different types of learnings she offers like reiki, counseling/life coaching, astrology, women empowerment/sacred feminine and aqua floating. All during the process she accompanied me from tears to laughs with a beautiful understanding and compassionnate heart, it took me time to realize how our work together did a loads of good to me and the directions I would give to my life. From our first encounter, I knew I was at the right place and hopefully she would help me, and she did, and even more. I left with a big heart to follow on my travels and my life but also with many many tools to be able to navigate thru life without drowning anymore. It's been over a year and I can still appreciate and feel the support, and I use the precious advices and tools in my every day life. I just want to thank her for everything from her listening, her life sharing, her advices, her positive energy to her vegan yummy cooking, or simply to thank her for being who she is and to assume every part of it or also, to thank her to be on her own healing path and to have the generosity to share her knowledge to whomever will cross the door and feel the vibe. Thank you Sonia ! :)
Tamzin Lisa Williams January 22, 2019
Sonja made a big difference in my life. I met her as I was ready to do some deep inner work and come off my antidepressants. It was powerful work that helped me understand myself as a woman and connect with all that I am. I removed my mariner and got back in touch with my body. Her energy stayed with me for some time onwards and it was this experience that encouraged me to keep going when our time was up. Today I am 2 1/2 years sober and in the best space of my life because I kept on progressing forwards. I would highly recommend her. She is a powerful healer and has a very special space.
Green-Art Shore January 21, 2019
I know Sonia for couple of years now, we had very particular way of connection and she has also very particular place in my inner journey. Since I have been coming back to Varkal almost every year, it became my second home and Sonia part of it, i have been visiting her often and we had lot of deep conversations. After i did 3 or 4 day raiki healing with her, it touched me, cleared up somethings inside. She is sensitive and she works lot for help others and same time work on herself for be more balanced and keep harmony within herself. I guess we all come in this planet for grow from our own life experience, grow for be better person, in balanced, in harmony and every single day we move on towards it, even though sometimes it seems we get blocked. I recommend you Sonia, she knows her mission in this life and she follows it, for why i respect her lot. She has lot to share! Bless you all and enjoy from true, beautiful sisterhood, brotherhood, friendship connection, that is food for our soul!
Asha Loika January 20, 2019
Was well received in Shakti ashram, loved the colors in my room, the decoration and the art around. The people were very friendly and the food was absolutely stunning as much visually as for the taste buds. Truly a beautiful place and with good vibrations.
Sandra Sanches January 19, 2019
I have experienced life changing Reiki Sessions and Law of Attraction Workshop with Sónia that were a true treasure and blessing in my path. Words cannot describe what I have experienced, but the heart knows and all I can say is that I strongly recommend Sónia and all her work that is full of love and wisdom in each breath she takes. Thank you my dear sister, for having shared yourself with me, I am forever grateful for those moments spent together. Hug, Sandra
Katie Bouva January 16, 2019
Very professional and sensitive person with outstanding energy and skills ! I have received a 4 days Reiki treatment that cleared up a lot of blockages from my path. I feel very fortunate that it came in the right time and I am very grateful for the professionalism and sensitivity I was looked after. Highly recommend.
Katie Bouva January 16, 2019
Truly awesome space for learning, transformation and personal growth !