Women’s Retreat – Transcend Yourself
- 4 reiki sessions, 1 Ayurvedic massage, 1 session of astrology and numerology insights, 1 tarot reading, 1 counseling session, guided trips, daily meditation and yoga classes, attendance to the Sacred Feminine Workshops!
Schedule• 5h30 to 6h30 am: Meditation
• 6h30 to 8h00: Yoga
• 8h to 9h: Free time
• 9h to 10h: Breakfast (Vegetarian or vegan)
• 10h to 11h: Free time
• 11h to 2h00 pm: Workshop
• 2h to 3h: Lunch (Vegetarian or vegan)
• 3h to 5h: Workshop
• From 5h: Free time for the beach, sunset, to explore restaurants at the cliff and much more!
About This Event
Gift yourself the opportunity to be immersed into the sacred feminine practices and treasures for 11 days full of empowerment, healing and learning.
This program provides women with a space to heal with reiki, aqua-floating and counseling and deeply know yourself through different types of astrology and numerology and tarot. We will retreat within ourselves, where we can tap deeply into the Sacred Feminine, explore various aspects of our own feminine power and beauty. And come back to the world, strong, radiant, fully alive and empowered.
11 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS OF RECEIVING HEALING, COACHING, FULL MOON RITUALS & GODDESSES INVOCATIONS, BELLY DANCE, WOMEN’S CIRCLES, ASTROLOGY & NUMEROLOGY, MASSAGE, WALKS, DETOX, MEDITATION AND CHANTING.
When groups of like-minded women get together magic is created. Sacred Feminine retreats awaken awareness of the feminine form with beautiful flowing, simple yet sensual dance, and a deeper understanding, honoring and integrating energy and companionship.
Together we explore our highest potential as Sacred women, we discover a unique gift of each woman and we hold her as she moves into embodying her Nature.
We move beyond our limitations by exploring the strength of our femininity. We practice to unveil the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman.
We come together to practice, heal any guilt or shame around being a powerful woman, open beyond limits and allow and celebrate our unique womanhood. We come together to bring more light to this world.
You will leave this retreat transformed, deeply connected to your beauty, a lot more self-confident and empowered. You will leave with an abundance of tools and insight into how to be in touch with your inner Goddess and at the same time be successful and active in the modern world.
This Retreat Can Be The Beginning Of Your Life Change!
Imagine yourself surrounded by a luxuriant tropical nature, in a boat trip on Keralan backwaters or going daily to the beach, receiving an Ayurvedic massage, enjoying delicious Indian cuisine. As you make your way to the yoga shala you stroll through the tranquil gardens, you enjoy a rejuvenating meditation practice, before indulging in a fresh, nutritious and delicious vegetarian breakfast. Learn about different teachings and The Sacred Feminine through classes and practices. Experienced yogis can explore and enhance their practice, while new students can deepen their understanding of yoga. And connect with other women in a supportive and nurturing environment.
For a truly holistic experience led by the most knowledgeable teachers from the Shakti Ashram, join us to re-energize, unwind and re-connect with your true self while soaking up the blissful surrounds of beautiful Varkala.
What’s Possible In This Retreat:
• Reclaim your fullness and aliveness as a woman
• Deepen your connection with your true self
• Find happiness, fulfillment, love – within yourself
• Deepen and enrich your relationships
• Stronger alignment with your destiny/dharma
• Clearing old, unwanted thought patterns and letting go of old habits
• Live more fully from your heart and soul
• Heal traumas from this life, past lives, and ancestral lines
• Weave, balance and unite your divine masculine with your divine feminine
• Open to a heart-space of belonging, healing, trust and love that is only possible to create in sacred women’s circle.
Receiving 4 reiki sessions in 4 days in a row is one of the most transformational experiences you can have. When you heal your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual layers and chakras you shift your whole energy and gain a new perspective about your life having new energy to move forward with your creations and projects with harmony, peace, and happiness in your heart.
MYSTICAL & DEVOTIONAL DANCE
We will be doing a conscious movement practice, movement that heals, that nourishes the feminine, that helps us cultivate self-love and confidence. It is more than just any dance. Experience the ancient art of dance as a form of moving prayer, self-expression, discovery, and connection to your own inherent mystery. Explore what it means to be “dancing from within” by enjoying freestyle movement, belly dance techniques to help unravel the sensuality and wisdom of the body. It is more than just any dance,
RITUALS & SACRED CEREMONY
We will be performing a number of mystical rituals to establish the link with the divine feminine power.
Channel your high priestess through sacred rituals and ceremonies to call in goddesses from Indian Tantra and Tibetan Buddhism. Tara, the deity of love, compassion, and healing, and Lakshmi, goddess of fortune and abundance, Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom and arts, Dhurga, the Goddess that personifies the woman warrior and Khali, the Goddess that destroy the fake shapes of human expressions, will inspire you to manifest their divine qualities in your own being.
WILD WOMAN & RELEASING THE VOICE
Embodying this magnificent archetype, that deep down we all are longing to express. Learn how to stay in your own power, set up boundaries and learn to say no. We will be coming back to our untamable authentic nature by practicing on liberating the feminine voice.
Singing the mantras is an amazing way to bring happiness to your heart. In fact, singing anything always sends away the sadness!
THE POWER OF THE SACRED WOMEN’S CIRCLE
When women gather in sacred space, magic happens. We come into rhythm with nature’s cycles and deep feminine wisdom. We discover and become part of the supporting tribal sisterhood we’ve longed for. And from there we find grace which heals and transforms as well as gives us the strength to shed unwanted layers so that we can live more deeply, authentically and soulfully.
Every participant is a special member of the women’s circle where we embrace each other in the totality of who we are. We step away from competition and judgment between women. We cultivate sisterhood. We make friendships for life. Together we grow and transform. The circle holds us as we dive deeper.
Svadiyaya is a Sanskrit word that means “Know Yourself”. You will have an opportunity to have powerful insights about yourself and for your life through the sessions of Numerology and Mayan Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Karmic Astrology, Western Astrology, and tarot, where we will understand the energy of each individual, soul gifts, life path, karmic lessons, challenges to overcome and personality traits to improve. This is an eye-opener to step to the Life Path in front of you.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO RECEIVE & LEARN MASSAGE
Experience, give and receive massages. Indulge yourself by receiving an Indian Ayurvedic Oil Massages followed by Powder Massage with healing herbs. You will leave the massage room floating and light like a feather! On top of that, you learn the basic techniques to perform a relaxing massage to your loved ones.
CO-DEPENDENCY, PEOPLE-PLEASING, NARCISSISM, LOVE ADDICTION & LOVE AVOIDANCE
Learn and share how childhood can affect adult life and how to heal and release yourself from the past. Transform how you approach your present and future love and professional relationships, friendships and beyond.
EXPLORE IN OUR GUIDED TRIPS
Visit the Golden Island in a breath-taking Varkala Backwaters Trip. Experience a unique meditative walk through the cliffs, roaming beautiful lotus lake, ocean, backwaters lake.
BOOST YOUR DAILY INNER DISCIPLINE
This retreat is a profound experience that helps to establish a firm foundation of inner discipline. You will learn and practice Yoga Asanas, Krya (cleansing exercises), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Yoga Nidra (relaxation), Meditation, Bakti Yoga (mantras), and attend theory classes.
CONNECT WITH YOUR SOUL
Through the meditation techniques and reiki healing, we will guide you to connect with your soul, receive important messages for your life and fulfill your Life Path.
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 nor use a smartphone.
You will be staying in one of the beloved resorts in a central location in Varkala with access to a swimming pool, Ayurveda center, yoga hall, restaurants, and other facilities.
No previous experience is necessary! This work is open to all women who are willing to go within and experience their ultimate feminine power. Perfect for all levels of belly-dance from beginners to advanced.
Bookings are open and it is advisable to pop your name down for this one quickly as we have limited spaces.
You must book in advance as we will create a current astrology chart for you before the retreat starts. For this, we’ll need your birth date, hour and birth location.
Duration: 11 days.
Languages: English (occasional translation possible in Spanish, French or Portuguese in Sonia’s classes)
Sponsored by: SONIA INDIGO ACADEMY & SHAKTI ASHRAM, HEALING CENTER & ACADEMY.
Day 1, 2, 3 & 4: Reiki, Ayurvedic Massage, insights from 4 different astrology & numerology and tarot
You will start your journey by indulging yourself by receiving Indian Ayurvedic massage of 2 hours with oil and healing herb powders. You will leave the massage floating like a feather.
Reiki is an ancient form of healing, promoting wellness in the body as well as on subtler energy levels – including the mental, psychic and emotional. In Japanese Reiki means Universal Life Force. It is a powerful noninvasive method.
By receiving Reiki healing for 4 consecutive days, you can transform your life, increase your self-empowerment and feel & experience physical and spiritual healing.
Note: In case the retreat has many attendees these private sessions will be done at a distance and on-line prior and/or after the retreat by our team of experienced healers, Reiki Masters, astrologers, and tarot readers.
Day 5: Learn Massage Techniques
Learn How to perform a relaxing massage to your friends and your partner. This day is an introduction for you to learn the basic movements and techniques.
Day 6 & 7: Tours in Varkala
After 5 intensive days, we will wind down by taking a meditative walk. After we will enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal with sea view in one of the best restaurants on the cliff. The tour days will also include a bath in the sacred spring, temple visits and backwater cruise, Golden Island visit and sunset gazing on a desert beach.
Day 8, 9, 10 & 11: Sacred Feminine Workshop
End your journey by attending to the 4 days Sacred Feminine Workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn and practice Belly Dance, Oriental, and free intuitive dance. You will also receive shamanic teachings for women, learn about full moon rituals, moon cycles, menstrual cycles, natural birth, feng shui, codependency, narcissism, love addiction and love avoidance and much, much more to empower you!
To see the details of the Sacred Feminine Workshop, click on the link above.
Note: The schedule of the order of the activities can change depending on the Full Moon day in each retreat, as well to the needs of each group and the external service providers’ schedules.
• 5h30 to 6h30 am: Meditation
• 6h30 to 8h00 am: Yoga
• 8h to 9h am: Free time
• 9h to 10h: Breakfast (Vegetarian or vegan)
• 10h to 11h: Free time
• 11h to 14h: Workshop
• 14h to 15h: Lunch (Vegetarian or vegan)
• 15h to 17h: Workshop
• From 17h: Free time for the beach, sunset, to explore restaurants at the cliff and much more!
A Certificate of Presence on the Women’s retreat from Sonia Indigo Academy is available upon request.
A sincere desire to learn and openness to healing techniques and spirituality is required.
We respect all religious and spiritual practices and are sensitive to all beliefs. This retreat suits for everyone.
What to Bring: Sandals, notebooks, pen.
Attire: Dress casually and comfortably throughout the retreat. Bring sports clothes for the yoga practice and for the workshops bring the most beautiful and feminine dresses you have: long dresses, long skirts, feminine clothes, white clothes for the ritual day. The temperature can be warm as we are in a tropical part of the country, so please bring light clothes.
Before the classes:
• Make sure you go to the toilet. You don’t want to lose a bit of these teaching;
• Arrive on time to ensure that you are not stressed or anxious.
• For the meditation and reiki classes, take out all the accessories, earrings, bracelets, watch, rings, etc. If you have long hair, put your hair in a ponytail;
• Talk to the teacher if you are concerned about anything related to your health status. Let us know if you are undergoing any medical treatment.
• Receiving Reiki is not recommended if you have: a pacemaker, bone fractures not set in a cast, burns, electrical devices in contact with your body (including a watch).
• The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. From the airport you can reach Varkala by car, train or bus, it’s about 50 km distance and takes approximately 1h to reach. If you stay in Shakti Ashram, we can send a taxi to pick you up to our resort.
• Cochin Airport: From Cochin to Varkala, you can take a train or a taxi (4h).
• There are also Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai Airports (among others in India), that are quite far from Varkala. It can take one to two days for you to reach here.
WHAT IS SACRED FEMININE?
“Sacred Feminine is about connecting with your womb, your inner wisdom and empowering yourself as a Woman. It’s about respecting your Sacred Blood and using it in your ceremonies. It’s about staying silent and listening to the creativity latent in your 2nd chakra. It’s connecting with the Natural energies of the Moon, the Sun, the Earth, the elements and inviting them into your life. It’s about dancing in the sacredness of our bodies, closing our eyes and letting our soul flow with the music. Sacred Feminine is about remembering that you are a Female and so, able to give birth naturally, in a homely environment and free of drugs. It’s learning about the grieving process of an abortion, and being abused in so many ways. It’s about respecting yourself as a Human Being and making yourself feel respected as a Woman. Sacred Feminine is about sharing, dancing, laughing, crying, nurturing… It’s about Being Yourself, Authentic, without masks and fulfilling your Life Path on this Planet, which includes protecting Mother Nature, the people on Planet Earth and Wildlife.”
Retreat Prices in INR (Indian Rupees / by Payment Date)
Price: 99.000 Inr
Early Birds: 94.000 Inr (save 5.000 Inr when booking and completing full payment within more than 3 months before the event)
Price: 87.000 Inr
Early Birds: 82.000 Inr (save 5.000 Inr when booking and completing full payment within more than 3 months before the event)
Retreat without the accommodation
Price: 75.000 Inr
Early birds: 70.000 Inr (save 5.000 Inr when booking and completing full payment within more than 3 months before the event)
The Payment includes 12 nights accommodation (optional), 2 vegan or vegetarian meal per day (during the 11 days of the retreat), 4 reiki sessions, 1 ayurvedic massage, 1 session of astrology and numerology insights, 1 tarot reading, 1 counseling session, guided trips, daily meditation and yoga classes, attendance to the Sacred Feminine Workshops, snack, 2 meals per day breakfast and lunch (vegan or vegetarian meals) and photos (in digital format sent online).
Special Promotion: GET YOUR PLACE FOR FREE! Bring 4 participants to the retreat (with payment confirmed) and get your place for free!
We do not refund paid retreats. Once the retreat is paid, we cannot make refunds due to arrangements that have to be made before the retreat.
RETREAT’S TEACHERS CANCELLATION
In the highly unlikely event that we must cancel the workshop, we reserve the right to cancel for any reason. If we determine that the workshop cancellation is necessary, we will refund your full payment.
RESERVATION OF YOUR PLACE
To reserve your place is required to pay in advance with the retreat inscription.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PASSES
Your event passes can be viewed and printed from the confirmation email you will receive after the payment is confirmed. You’ll need to print your event passes and bring them with you to the event as this is your pass into the event.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
"I found the workshops to be so authentic. It helped me so much and gave me the inspiration and tools I needed to establish a daily routine."
- 12 nights accommodation (optional), 2 vegan or vegetarian meal per day (during the 11 days of the retreat), 4 reiki sessions, 1 ayurvedic massage, 1 session of astrology and numerology insights, 1 tarot reading, 1 counseling session, guided trips, daily meditation and yoga classes, attendance to the Sacred Feminine Workshops, and photos (in digital format sent online).
What's Not IncludedIn case the retreat has many attendees these private sessions will be done at a distance and on-line prior and/or after the retreat by our team of experienced healers, Reiki Masters, astrologers, and tarot readers.
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.
AccommodationsYou will be staying in one of the beloved resorts in a central location in Varkala with access to a swimming pool, Ayurveda center, yoga hall, restaurants, and other facilities.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
Menu/Cuisine2 delicious, healthy, organic and vegan or vegetarian meals are included in the price.
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.
We are 10 minutes from Krishna Supermarket, in North Cliff (5, 10 min walking) near Kurakkani
Junction. On the opposite side of the road from Krishna Supermarket, looking to left, there is a
bus stop and a road going up. Take that road up and walk 5 to 10 minutes until you find a
house on the left side with 2 white rabbits. Just around the corner, you have an earth path you
walk and then is the first house on the right side.
On the way from the supermarket to our place, you will find signs Shakti Ashram in purple color. Just follow the signs.
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 !
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