Reiki Therapist and Counselor Course in South India, Varkala Beach

About us

Imagine yourself surrounded by a luxuriant tropical nature, in a boat trip on the backwaters and going daily to the beach, receiving an ayurvedic massage, eating Indian delicious meals. As you make your way to the yoga shala you stroll through the tranquil gardens, you enjoy a rejuvenating meditation and yoga practice, before indulging in a fresh, nutritious and delicious Kerala breakfast. Participate in our reiki healing, coaching and counseling classes and have  a rest. Then make your way to the beach and take then some time to relax and unwind by the sea, enjoy a luscious Ayurvedic massage, stroll into Varkala for some sight-seeing.  Our Varkala Reiki Therapist & Coaching Course offer you the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga, reiki and coaching practice, to truly unwind and take time to nurture yourself and experience the delights of Kerala South Indian culture. Experienced yogis and healers can explore and enhance their practice, while new students can deepen their understanding of yoga asana (poses) , reiki, coaching and philosophy in a supportive and nurturing environment.

For a truly holistic experience led by the most knowledgeable teachers from the Shiva Garden Homestay and retreat site, join us to re-energize, unwind and re-connect with your true self while soaking up the blissful surrounds of beautiful Varkala.

Reiki, Healing Tools, Counseling, Coaching, Hatha Yoga, Krya, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantras, Karma Yoga, Ayurveda and Theoretical Teachings.

Much more than reiki!


In the Healing & Counseling Course you will practice and receive Reiki, Yoga, Coaching, Krya (cleansing exercises), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Asanas (yoga postures),  Yoga Nidra (relaxation), Meditation, Bakti Yoga (mantras), and receive theory classes.


With the Reiki Levels 1 & 2 you will learn how to heal yourself, others, animals, plants, how to do reiki in houses and work places, send reiki for distant healing treatments and how to read the chakras. With the Level 2 and your own practice, you can become a Reiki Therapist.


You will learn about aromatherapy, smudging, crystals, music-therapy, symbols, cromotherapy, how to prepare yourself and the therapy room and much more! With this knowledge and practice, you will be able to offer your clients unique therapies.


In this course we will introduce you to counseling and coaching. Anyone needing healing needs also to understand what was the root of their life issues, how to understand, forgive and release them and how to move forward with their life’s. Here we give you the tools to master counseling and coaching sessions.


This course is a profound experience that helps to establish a firm foundation of inner discipline. You will receive daily yoga and meditation classes, they are based on the traditional Indian knowledge of yoga, to train you to perform a yoga practice by yourself. This is fundamental to stay calm and aligned, to have a strong healthy body and to inspire confidence when your clients come to you.


Through the krya exercises you will leave this course shining from the inside out!


Learn how to energize yourself for the day with the yogic breathing exercises.


With 1 yoga classe a day for 9 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 relaxation techniques and introduce regular relaxation into your daily life. This will help you to feel, rested, reestablished and with a clear mind.


Through the meditation techniques we will guide you to connect with your soul, receive important messages for your life and fulfill your Life Path.


Singing the mantras  is an amazing way to bring happiness to your heart. In fact, singing anything always sends away the sadness!


You will participate in the theoretical classes where you can deepen your knowledge about the chakras, doshas, gunas, yoga philosophy and much more!

This Reiki Therapist & Counseling Course is an intensive and trans-formative experience taught by disciples of recognized international Schools.

You can stay at the eco resort Shiva Garden Homestay (accommodation is optional), starting each morning with cleansing and breathing exercises, meditation, mantras and invigorating Hatha Yoga session, and enjoying workshops focused on healing and counseling. And there’s plenty of time to take in the gorgeous beaches and the nearby ancient Indian Temples, or explore the town of Varkala.

Duration: 9 days.

Languages: English (occasional translation is possible in Spanish, French or Portuguese in the Sonia’s classes and in Hindi in Alma’s classes).

A lovely peaceful quiet place surrounded by tropical trees and vegetation for you to heal, re connect and empower yourself only 10 minutes walking away from the beach, shops and restaurants.

Event Highlights

  • To see the details of each workshop, click on the following links:
  • Day 1 & 2: Reiki Level 1
  • Begin your journey by learning how to heal yourself, receive the reiki level 1 attunement, experience in yourself and practice on others the amazing healing energy of reiki.
  • Day 3 & 4: Reiki Level 2
  • Learn the 2nd level of reiki, the 3 reiki symbols, receive the level 2 attunemnent and experience in yourself and practice on others how it is healing with the empowerment of the reiki symbols.
  • Day 5 & 6: Workshop For Healers
  • Learn how to do a unique healing sessions. You will learn all about and experience how to smudge healing herbs, recognize crystals, what musics to choose, the effects of colors, essential oils, and much, much more!
  • Day 7: Resting Day
  • After 6 days in a row on healing this is a day to rest and enjoy the beach, ayurvedic massage and the surroundings.
  • This day can change according with the needs in each course.
  • You will have yoga and meditation classes and after the breakfast you have the day free.
  • Day 8 & 9: Life Changing Seminar
  • There is no healing complete without understanding. This last 2 days will give you absolutely precious tools to assist you in understanding your own life and to help others in their path. Sonia will guide you to tap into your own soul wisdom and make spirit guided counseling sessions.

Venue Highlights

South 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 to take a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in one’s life.

Shakti Spiritual Healing Center is surrounded by silent garden with tropical trees.Facilities Included: We provide 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.

Optional accommodation: Shiva Garden


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping



6h to 8h am: Yoga and Meditation on the beach

8h to 10h: Juice and free time

10h to 11h: Breakfast – Provided by Shiva Garden Restaurant

11h00 to 14h: Workshop with Sonia

14h to 15h: Lunch – Delicious vegetarian typical South Indian meal provided by Shiva Garden Restaurant

15h to 17h: Workshop with Sonia

From 17h: Free time for beach, sunset, explore the Cliff restaurants and much more!

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Delicious, healthy and vegetarian meals will be provided.


Accomodation in Sakti Home
Two comfortable double rooms with toilet, a terrace, and 1 dormitory with 4 beds are prepared for comfortable stay of our guests, students and patients in Shakti Home. The Center is surrounded by silent garden with tropical trees.Facilities Included: We provide 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.

Optional accommodation: Shiva Garden
You will stay in a shared room in the lovely serene resort Shiva Garden Homestay, you’ll be able to rejuvenate your spirit with the energy and life of this beautiful local. Enjoy the company of like-minded people, relax, rest, and learn about your healing gifts.
Located in a large private garden with a friendly, family atmosphere. Facilities include a restaurant, Wi-Fi, activity hall, therapy room, playground area, chill-out area, books for exchange and an esoteric library.


How To Get To Varkala:

After arriving to Varkala station, you can take a rickshaw (10 min, 80 to 100 Inr) to North Cliff, Shiva Garden Home Stay (next door to Akhil Resort, old Hotel Preeth).

By plane:

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. From the airport, you can reach Varkala by car, train or bus. Takes 1 h to reach.

There is also Cochin Airport, that is served by Air Asia, which is a budget airline. From Cochin to Varkala, you can take a train (4h).

By train:

Varkala is also connected by Rail Network. If coming from Trivandrum or Cochin, the better option will be coming by train. Almost all trains stop at Varkala.

By bus:

State Transport Buses are available from Trivandrum. Bus service available from Varkala to many parts of South Kerala and Kanyakumari.

Visa stuff (optional)
A visa for India is required, it's not possible to get a visa on arrival. You need to request a visa before leaving home or while traveling in the previous country.

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