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New Moon Women's Circle

Event Highlights

  • New moon circles are about heartfelt yearning and emotional well-being, and they touch on the core of who we are.

About This Event

The ancient ritual of women gathering around the cycles of the Moon, to support one another and share sacred space is a practice we have been disconnected from in the modern age. That yearning to find empowerment from a space of the feminine is seen in the new movement of Women’s Circles across the world. Sonia Indigo wants to perpetuate the idea of women supporting women wherever they can - gathering in this way is a beautiful place to start.

We will spend the time:

cocooned in sacred space,


clearing, through journaling and ritual.

All of this makes way for the Divine Feminine energy, Shakti, to move through our bodies and minds. All of the practices we teach are designed for you to feel, sense and embody, the beauty, power and grace that it is to be supported and grounded by the Divine Feminine.

“What’s a women’s new moon circle?”

New moon circles are about heartfelt yearning and emotional well-being, and they touch on the core of who we are.

Why do we gather for the New Moon?

There are four distinct phases in every 28-days moon cycle: New Moon, Waxing Half Moon, Full Moon and Waning Half Moon. Each offers us an opportunity to connect with ourselves and our purpose — to align with our destiny. Specifically, New Moons represent the beginning. They are for planting seeds and setting intentions for our dreams, goals and wishes. They're an opportunity to take ownership of what we want to manifest and to commit to the actions, thoughts and behaviors necessary to get us there. They're a time to give and receive — to form the community. I have been holding monthly New Moon Circles in India for over four years. We have witnessed miracles over and over again. Dreams and wishes, once thought impossible, fulfilled. Leaps are taken. Nets appearing out of thin air. So much of the beauty is found within the circle itself, in the sense of community and unconditional support it provides. Of all of the gifts I’ve gleaned in my life, nothing compares to the support of like-hearted women. After all, women have a magnificent ability to heal one another simply by paying witness; by listening to each other with an open, accepting heart. It’s nothing less than magic.

What happens at a New Moon Circle?

It varies, but ours follows a very specific format that includes meditation, journaling, sharing and setting intentions. The key is the space that’s created. It's open, caring, non-judgmental and loving. As each woman shares, the circle quietly holds space for her, allowing her the fullness of her experience. This breeds intimacy and trust as walls are dropped. I wish we lived in a culture that always championed women — one in which we lifted one another up instead of tearing each other down. But what I have found is this: it's possible. And not only that, it’s life-changing. Competition arises from scarcity — the feeling that there isn’t enough. But that’s just a story we tell ourselves. The truth is that we benefit from our friends’ accomplishments and wins. The more we focus negatively on others, the more likely we are to lose ourselves. But the more we champion one another, the more we realize that the possibilities are endless; that success begets success; that we’re in this together. And who wouldn’t want to operate from that place?


1 night

6pm to 8pm

"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."

What's Included

  • Yoga flows and postures
  • Energy shifting breathwork
  • Intuitive Dance
  • Intuitive Drawing & Painting
  • Guided meditations and chanting
  • Shamanic Journeys with drum & voice
  • Journaling and reflection
  • Rituals
  • Deep sharing circle
  • Hot Cacau / Herbal Tea

What's Not Included

Accommodation, transportation, meals

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 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.


Ashram 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)


Delicious, healthy, organic and vegan meals are provided. You are free to order your Healthy Breakfast and Lunch on the days you decide to eat in :)


Direction: 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 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.

Cancellation Policy

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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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Asha Loika   January 20, 2019

      Great vibes

    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.

  • Katie Bouva   January 16, 2019

      Truly Amazing and Friendly Space

    Truly awesome space for learning, transformation and personal growth !

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