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6th  Review Reviewed by: Chloe Titard From: France

Attended to Healing Massage Course Level I in August 2015, received Healing Massage Session with reiki and Aqua-Floating Therapy.

“Meeting Sonia change my life. She’s amazing!!!
Sonia is the Best massage therapist that I have ever met in all my travels so it was my dream to make the massage therapy course with her and my dream came true…
This course is really high quality! Sonia is a great teacher! She has real technical and theoretical knowledge. I learn so much…. I was so happy!
Sonia made me discover Reiki and I really felt the feels inside my body. What a wonderful experience!
I also discovered the aqua-floating therapy: a trip inside myself, a sensation of lightness… I have no word… Just try it, it’s amazing!
And Sonia gave me so much more… Her smile, her supporting, her advises about the life, her share, her friendship and her very big heart…
She is a master!!! I discovered with her, with numerology, with the affirmation, the crystal … an other world, an other life.
Sonia and her lovely family make of Shiva garden a haven of peaceful and made my stays very powerful moments of my life.
Thank you so much Sonia
.”

Chloe

Nora2

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5th  Review Reviewed by: Nora (Yoga Teacher, Reiki and Massage Therapist) From: Latvia

Attended to 4 levels of the Healing Massage CourseReiki Level I & II and Yoga Beginner Course and , received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling, astrology & numerology,  life change and Sacred Feminine session from September to November 2014.

It was amazing course with highly qualified and extraordinary teacher. In one and half month Sonia passed to me an incredible amount of knowledge in very friendly, detailed and comprehensive manner. It was not only studying a fixed sequence of techniques and movements, but also practical shearing with teacher’s own experience which helps to develop sensitivity and awareness that is needed to effectively work in an individualized fashion.
Sonia teaches to ‘listen’ to the body, to sense energy flow, blockages and apply the intuition and sensitivity to ensure individualized treatment.”

Nora

Mari

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4th Review Reviewed by: Mari Hari (Artist) From: Spain  

Attended to the Reiki Level I & II , received 4 Reiki Sessions and attended to Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops between April and December 2015.

“My experience with Sonia is more personal rather than professional. I felt connected to her since we met.

Her generosity and endless love have no limits and she shows that in both her personal and professional life.

She is wise and an old soul, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. She is a natural healer.

I did two workshops with her: Reiki I and II, and Massage Course. Plus I received Reiki from her.

The workshops were really professional and well structured, serious and very complete.

She helped me in many ways, she saw something in me that made me change.

She is magic and very powerful. A strong woman.

Mari Häri”

Isha Sang

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3rd  Review Reviewed by: Ishaa Sang From: U.S.A. 

Attended to the 4 levels of the Healing Massage Course, Reiki Workshop level I , between January and February 2015.

“Sonia is a compassionate and knowledgeable teacher. It was a gift to be with her kind and expansive spirit. Massage course and Reiki level 1 went well together and I would recommend anyone to join these preliminary courses during your vacation in Varkala!”

 Ishaa

Beate Ring.

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2nd  Review Reviewed by: Beate  From: Germany On: October 2015

Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology, Life Change and Sacred Feminine sessions in September 2015.

“For one week I was model for a massage course. I am very grateful for this experience. Sonia is a wise, sensitive teacher. She is aware of everything, that happens in the class. The massage goes very deep and is a healing one, I think.

For 4 days I had live coach and Reiki sessions. These 4 days gave me a lot. There was love, understanding, healing , advice and counseling. Sonia is crystal clear, she is connected to old ancient knowledge, she sees and feels very well, what is needed to help. It is help, to move on. It is help to help yourself. It is help & healing. Not just for short term….Thank you, Sonia!”

Beate

Nora Dubro

Sonia Indigo – Yoga, Massage, Reiki, Life Coach Courses and Dance” 

1st Review Reviewed by: Nora Dubro From: Latvia 

(Stayed in Shiva Garden Home StayFrom August to November 2014, travelled solo

Attended to 4 levels of the Healing Massage CourseReiki Level I & II and Yoga Beginner Course and , received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling, astrology & numerology,  life change and Sacred Feminine session from September to November 2014.

“If you need stay in India, Kerala, I sincerely advice You Shiva Garden in Varkala. (…)
Really pleasant, loving atmosphere, nice rooms in 3 minutes walking to the beach and cliff with majority of souvenir shops, free good speed Wi-Fi and hospitable services .

Sonia and Jayan, hosts of the Shiva Garden, are really sympathetic, understanding and friendly pair.

Sonia is also amazing dancer, singer, qualified Hatha yoga teacher who provides unique creative yoga lessons with magical relaxation. As well she is a wise life coach and astrologer, healer, Reiki Master, massage therapist and teacher.
So, if you are looking for inner changes, true Self, would like to receive massage or even study massage therapy or Reiki, Shiva Garden is ideal place to start new life in very natural way.

If not, it’s also wonderful resort to relax and meet a new friends, play volleyball and read books in the beautiful garden with majority of Ayurvedic plants and trees.”

Nora

Mariyam

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14th Review Reviewed by: Mariyam From: France


Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, astrology & numerology sessions between December and January 2016.

“When I meet Sonia it was a God’s gift for me, it’s exactly what I say to my husband when she left:” She’s a God’s gift, thanks God!”

I lost myself, and after having exchanged a few words together, she spoke about her workshops.

I was very interested, so, I did the workshops of law of attraction, Sacred feminine, Reiki levels I and II;

I received the Reiki by Sonia and Astrology and numerology session also.

Everything was amazing, fantastic it was very Helpful, for myself and my personal life also.

All workshops helped me in different state, in different part.

Sonia gives all sessions with a lot of generosity and love.

Thank you Sonia!

You helped me to open my eyes and I can see my life more clear now; thanks a lot.

God bless you.”

Mariyam

Allie

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13th Review Reviewed by: Allison From: U.S.A.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“I learned about the workshops offered by Sonia while visiting Shiva Garden. A friend of mine was staying at this guesthouse and we just dropped by for some tea. Fortunately, Sonia was available while I was there and provided me details about her workshops. It was this interaction with Sonia that helped me to decide that attending her workshops would be a wonderful learning opportunity. There was an instant connection and sisterhood formed.

The greatest part of the workshops for me was sharing intimate moments with the other participants of the workshops. I was able to attend the full week of workshops which included Reiki Level 1 and 2, Law of Attraction, and Sacred Feminine.  After spending a week together with some of the most incredible souls, we formed strong bonds and became a little family. This experience has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.

The only suggestion I have is in regards to the manuals provided in the workshops. Because Sonia’s first language is not English, I would recommend having someone review and give edits to the manuals. The content is beautiful and very informative, so it’s just a matter of reviewing for grammar. This is my only suggestion at this time”

Allison

James Ward

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12th Review Reviewed by: James From: U.K.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II, Workshop For Healers, and Law of Attraction. Received 7 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between November and February 2016.

“I found it absolutely wonderful! This has genuinely set me off on a different life path. My journey had taken me to a crossroads; I’d opened my life up by leaving Europe, but was starting to heal and look for a new life purpose. What I found was this; my life purpose (life couching) and healing skills.

The reiki I and II has started me on a journey that has changed me and helped me to connect with so many others, and help others. The experiences have been profound, the healing incredible (and deeply painful!). The doors that have been opened are incredible.

What I liked most in the Workshops of Reiki, Law of Attraction, Reiki therapy, Life Coach session, was the quality and purity of the teachings is fundamental and very appreciated. And the introduction to these healing and life principles have been hugely helpful, in fact life changing. The most helpful aspects were the hands-on experience time, the opportunity to learn all of Sonia skills, and the purity of the teachings – not diluted with any outside influences.

My only suggestion to improve the quality of the workshops is more experience time. Otherwise perfect, and the personal care by Sonia is life changing.

I found Shiva Garden Home Stay Wonderful. A beautiful environment and such a warm welcome.

What I did like the most was the teacher and the love.

Keep giving love, it changes everything. And keep passing on your wisdom.”

James

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11th Review Reviewed by: Amar From: U.K.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II, Workshop For Healers, and Law of Attraction. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“My experience with Sonia was simply life changing. With Reiki and counseling I found a way to relate to myself, my past experiences, my relationships in a way I had never been able to before. She opened my heart and made me realize that all the difficulties I had encountered had been learning’s which were pointing me to my future. Her healing is kind and compassionate, powerful and long lasting. I cannot thank her enough for the path that she has set me on, I am now on a spiritual journey which without the work with Sonia I believe may never have happened. She has guided me back to my soul, my heart and to all the love that is out there, which was just waiting to be seen. Thank you Sonia!

I loved the care, compassion and power of Reiki. The workshops were in depth, thorough and practical – I loved learning the healing art of Reiki and the ability to help others. The Law of Attraction workshop was a wonderful course, Sonia created a group dynamic which enabled us all to share and develop beautifully with each other.

 I did not stay at SG but ate there a number of times and used as venue for healing sessions and workshops. The food is great, especially the dhal! I love the style of the home stay, the vibe with music, play areas and outside tables is great.”

Amar

Manela

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10th Review Reviewed by: Manuela From: Argentina 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki IILaw of Attraction and Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, counseling and astrology & numerology session in February 2016.

“The Sonia Indigo Academy, functioning in Shiva Garden, is a island that offers a surprising mixture of knowledge and relaxation techniques. Sónia, the host and main teacher, offers a palette of courses filled with suggestions to improve your day to day life, live more happily and be more natural. She combines study but also life experience, and shares all she knows. Outstanding generosity. The courses always come with a manual that you can take with you as material to keep reading. She also shows all her book references and invites you to keep studying.  It is a lovely experience to train and study with her, the experience is complete with the lovely people you will find sharing it with you.

My favorite workshop was sacred feminine, maybe because it is a subject of study for me as well. All the life experience Sónia shares is more than filled with teachings.”

Manuela

Jessica Rose Guidman

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9th  Review Reviewed by: Jessica  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop For Healers,, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops in December 2015.

“It was such a blessing to meet Sonia. She embodies everything that she speaks which is why I found the workshops to be so authentic. She is openly talking about what works for her and how we can bring this into our lives as a way of healing and transforming.

It helped me so much and gave me the inspiration and tools I needed to establish a daily routine. Sonia is so honest ad raw, I resonated with this and I think this is what makes the workshops so amazing.

Love you so much Sonia and thank you for being a part of this profound journey with me xxx”.

Jessica

 Ziville

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8th  Review Reviewed by: Ziville  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop For Healers,, Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine sessions, Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling and astrology & numerology session  in November and December 2015.

“Blissful life changing experience! Highly recommend reiki sessions and all beautiful workshops that Sonia gives with love and joy – your soul will be happy and bright now and forever after!!!!
xxx OM xxx.”

Ziville

Nora2

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7th  Review Reviewed by: Nora (Yoga Teacher, Reiki and Massage Therapist) From: Latvia

Attended to 4 levels of the Healing Massage CourseReiki Level I & II and Yoga Beginner Course and , Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling, astrology & numerology,  life change and Sacred Feminine session from September to November 2014.

“It was amazing course with highly qualified and extraordinary teacher. In one and half month Sonia passed to me an incredible amount of knowledge in very friendly, detailed and comprehensive manner. It was not only studying a fixed sequence of techniques and movements, but also practical shearing with teacher’s own experience which helps to develop sensitivity and awareness that is needed to effectively work in an individualized fashion.
Sonia teaches to ‘listen’ to the body, to sense energy flow, blockages and apply the intuition and sensitivity to ensure individualized treatment.”

Nora

Mari

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6th Review Reviewed by: Mari (Artist) From: Spain  

Attended to the Reiki Level I & II , Workshop For Healers. Received 4 Reiki Sessions and attended to Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops during 2015.

“My experience with Sonia is more personal rather than professional. I felt connected to her since we met.

Her generosity and endless love have no limits and she shows that in both her personal and professional life.

She is wise and an old soul, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. She is a natural healer.

I did two workshops with her: Reiki I and II, and Massage Course. Plus I received Reiki from her.

The workshops were really professional and well structured, serious and very complete.

She helped me in many ways, she saw something in me that made me change.

She is magic and very powerful. A strong woman.”

Mari Häri

scantestelisabeth 7

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5th Review Reviewed by: Elisabeth From: Switzerland 

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: Since 2009, every year in February, travelled as a couple.

Attended to the Reiki Workshop level II in February 2015 and received 4 Reiki Sessions.

“First I give you 5*.

I am a 78 years old Swiss woman. Since 2009 we stay in Shiva garden for 12 days in February. I met Sonia in 2009 there and I was fascinated from her from the first moment. I never met a person before with such a warm radiation. We can feel each another without words she is my best friend!

In February 2015 I followed her Reiki II course. She is also a brilliant teacher and she has teach me many things for my life. I feel a big light in me since this lessons.

Thank your so much for all my dearest Sonia. God bless you.”

Elisabeth

Isha Sang

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4th Review Reviewed by: Ishaa Sang (Yoga Teacher and Life Coach) From: U.S.A. 

Attended to the 4 levels of the Healing Massage Course January 2015, Reiki Workshop level I in February 2015.

“Sonia is a compassionate and knowledgeable teacher. It was a gift to be with her kind and expansive spirit. Massage course and Reiki level 1 went well together and I would recommend anyone to join these preliminary courses during your vacation in Varkala!”

Ishaa

Mine Ambar

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3rd  Review Reviewed by: Mine From: Germany 

Attended to the Reiki workshop levels I & II, in April 2015.

“Thank you from all my heart for everything wonderful Sonia!”

Mine

Georgina

Very special place and people” 

2nd Review Reviewed by: Georgina From: U.K.

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From March to April 2015, travelled solo.

 Attended to the Reiki workshop levels I & II, and Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between March and April 2015.

“Words can’t express how wonderful my time was at Shiva Gardens. I arrived intending to stay for 3 days at the beginning of March 2015 and stayed for 7 weeks! The place has a beautiful atmosphere, the hosts and staff are amazing and made me feel at home, looked after me when I was ill and always had a big smile.

I practiced yoga here, gained my Reiki 1 and 2 attunement with Sonia which has been a huge blessing in my life, I also received a course of Reiki (another life changing experience) and received life coaching.

My stay here was life changing and I loved every moment. I cannot recommend it highly enough and I too will be returning again in July. (…)”

Georgina

Nora Dubro

Sonia Indigo – Yoga, Massage, Reiki, Life Coach Courses and Dance” 

1st Review Reviewed by: Nora  From: Latvia 

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From August to November 2014, travelled solo

Attended to the 4 levels of the Healing Massage Course, Reiki Workshop levels I & II in November 2014.

“If you need stay in India, Kerala, I sincerely advice You Shiva Garden in Varkala (…)

Sonia and Jayan, hosts of the Shiva Garden, are really sympathetic, understanding and friendly pair. Sonia is also amazing dancer, singer, qualified Hatha yoga teacher who provides unique creative yoga lessons with magical relaxation. As well she is a wise life coach and astrologer, healer, Reiki Master, massage therapist and teacher.

So, if you are looking for inner changes, true Self, would like to receive massage or even study massage therapy or Reiki, Shiva Garden is ideal place to start new life in very natural way.

If not, it’s also wonderful resort to relax and meet a new friends, play volleyball and read books in the beautiful garden with majority of Ayurvedic plants and trees.”

Nora

Marie

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7th Review Reviewed by: Marie  From: U.K.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II, Workshop for Healers, Life Changing and Sacred Feminine Workshops. Received 1 Reiki Session, between January and February 2016.

“I came to Varkala, Kerala in Nov 2015. I was looking to find a reiki practitioner in the area and heard great things about Sonia Indigo. After having first hand experience of Sonia’s work I signed up for the Reiki II workshop, law of attraction and feminine energy workshop. Sonia’s unique style comes from the heart, a great teacher is someone who lives by what they are teaching which Sonia does on a daily basis. Sonia shared all her knowledge and secrets on how to be the best practitioner you can be, to the finest detail. I have learnt and grown so much by meeting this wonderful angel and would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone. People like Sonia are the true earth workers here to help and serve others to make the world a better place. Thank you Sonia for your wisdom, much love xxx”

Marie

Allie

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6th Review Reviewed by: Allison From: U.S.A.

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“I learned about the workshops offered by Sonia while visiting Shiva Garden. A friend of mine was staying at this guesthouse and we just dropped by for some tea. Fortunately, Sonia was available while I was there and provided me details about her workshops. It was this interaction with Sonia that helped me to decide that attending her workshops would be a wonderful learning opportunity. There was an instant connection and sisterhood formed.

The greatest part of the workshops for me was sharing intimate moments with the other participants of the workshops. I was able to attend the full week of workshops which included Reiki Level 1 and 2, Law of Attraction, and Sacred Feminine.  After spending a week together with some of the most incredible souls, we formed strong bonds and became a little family. This experience has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.

The only suggestion I have is in regards to the manuals provided in the workshops. Because Sonia’s first language is not English, I would recommend having someone review and give edits to the manuals. The content is beautiful and very informative, so it’s just a matter of reviewing for grammar. This is my only suggestion at this time”

Allison

James Ward

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5th Review Reviewed by: James From: U.K.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction. Received 7 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between November and February 2016.

“I found it absolutely wonderful! This has genuinely set me off on a different life path. My journey had taken me to a crossroads; I’d opened my life up by leaving Europe, but was starting to heal and look for a new life purpose. What I found was this; my life purpose (life couching) and healing skills.

The reiki I and II has started me on a journey that has changed me and helped me to connect with so many others, and help others. The experiences have been profound, the healing incredible (and deeply painful!). The doors that have been opened are incredible.

What I liked most in the Workshops of Reiki, Law of Attraction, Reiki therapy, Life Coach session, was the quality and purity of the teachings is fundamental and very appreciated. And the introduction to these healing and life principles have been hugely helpful, in fact life changing. The most helpful aspects were the hands-on experience time, the opportunity to learn all of Sonia skills, and the purity of the teachings – not diluted with any outside influences.

My only suggestion to improve the quality of the workshops is more experience time. Otherwise perfect, and the personal care by Sonia is life changing.

I found Shiva Garden Home Stay Wonderful. A beautiful environment and such a warm welcome.

What I did like the most was the teacher and the love.

Keep giving love, it changes everything. And keep passing on your wisdom.”

Review sent by email

(For privacy reasons, this review have no photo available).

4th Review Reviewed by: Amar From: U.K.

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II, Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“My experience with Sonia was simply life changing. With Reiki and counseling I found a way to relate to myself, my past experiences, my relationships in a way I had never been able to before. She opened my heart and made me realize that all the difficulties I had encountered had been learning’s which were pointing me to my future. Her healing is kind and compassionate, powerful and long lasting. I cannot thank her enough for the path that she has set me on, I am now on a spiritual journey which without the work with Sonia I believe may never have happened. She has guided me back to my soul, my heart and to all the love that is out there, which was just waiting to be seen. Thank you Sonia!

I loved the care, compassion and power of Reiki. The workshops were in depth, thorough and practical – I loved learning the healing art of Reiki and the ability to help others. The Law of Attraction workshop was a wonderful course, Sonia created a group dynamic which enabled us all to share and develop beautifully with each other.

Main suggestion with Life Change Workshop was that there was more break away interactive time so that we could work perhaps in pairs or small groups on some of the areas we were learning about.

 I did not stay at SG but ate there a number of times and used as venue for healing sessions and workshops. The food is great, especially the dhal! I love the style of the home stay, the vibe with music, play areas and outside tables is great.”

Jessica Rose Guidman

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3rd  Review Reviewed by: Jessica  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops in December 2015.

“It was such a blessing to meet Sonia. She embodies everything that she speaks which is why I found the workshops to be so authentic. She is openly talking about what works for her and how we can bring this into our lives as a way of healing and transforming.

It helped me so much and gave me the inspiration and tools I needed to establish a daily routine. Sonia is so honest ad raw, I resonated with this and I think this is what makes the workshops so amazing.

Love you so much Sonia and thank you for being a part of this profound journey with me xxx”.

Ziville

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2nd  Review Reviewed by: Ziville  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine sessions, Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling and astrology & numerology session  in November and December 2015.

“Blissful life changing experience! Highly recommend reiki sessions and all beautiful workshops that Sonia gives with love and joy – your soul will be happy and bright now and forever after!!!!
xxx OM xxx.”

Mari

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1st Review Reviewed by: Mari (Artist) From: Spain  

Attended to the Reiki Level I & II in 2015. Received 4 Reiki Sessions and attended to Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops in December 2015.

“My experience with Sonia is more personal rather than professional. I felt connected to her since we met.

Her generosity and endless love have no limits and she shows that in both her personal and professional life.

She is wise and an old soul, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. She is a natural healer.

I did two workshops with her: Reiki I and II, and Massage Course. Plus I received Reiki from her.

The workshops were really professional and well structured, serious and very complete.

She helped me in many ways, she saw something in me that made me change.

She is magic and very powerful. A strong woman.

Mari Häri”

Marie

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7th Review Reviewed by: Marie  From: U.K.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II, Workshop for Healers, Life Changing and Sacred Feminine Workshops. Received 1 Reiki Session, between January and February 2016.

“I came to Varkala, Kerala in Nov 2015. I was looking to find a reiki practitioner in the area and heard great things about Sonia Indigo. After having first hand experience of Sonia’s work I signed up for the Reiki II workshop, law of attraction and feminine energy workshop. Sonia’s unique style comes from the heart, a great teacher is someone who lives by what they are teaching which Sonia does on a daily basis. Sonia shared all her knowledge and secrets on how to be the best practitioner you can be, to the finest detail. I have learnt and grown so much by meeting this wonderful angel and would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone. People like Sonia are the true earth workers here to help and serve others to make the world a better place. Thank you Sonia for your wisdom, much love xxx”

Marie

Allie

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6th Review Reviewed by: Allison From: U.S.A.

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“I learned about the workshops offered by Sonia while visiting Shiva Garden. A friend of mine was staying at this guesthouse and we just dropped by for some tea. Fortunately, Sonia was available while I was there and provided me details about her workshops. It was this interaction with Sonia that helped me to decide that attending her workshops would be a wonderful learning opportunity. There was an instant connection and sisterhood formed.

The greatest part of the workshops for me was sharing intimate moments with the other participants of the workshops. I was able to attend the full week of workshops which included Reiki Level 1 and 2, Law of Attraction, and Sacred Feminine.  After spending a week together with some of the most incredible souls, we formed strong bonds and became a little family. This experience has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.

The only suggestion I have is in regards to the manuals provided in the workshops. Because Sonia’s first language is not English, I would recommend having someone review and give edits to the manuals. The content is beautiful and very informative, so it’s just a matter of reviewing for grammar. This is my only suggestion at this time”

Allison

James Ward

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5th Review Reviewed by: James From: U.K.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction. Received 7 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between November and February 2016.

“I found it absolutely wonderful! This has genuinely set me off on a different life path. My journey had taken me to a crossroads; I’d opened my life up by leaving Europe, but was starting to heal and look for a new life purpose. What I found was this; my life purpose (life couching) and healing skills.

The reiki I and II has started me on a journey that has changed me and helped me to connect with so many others, and help others. The experiences have been profound, the healing incredible (and deeply painful!). The doors that have been opened are incredible.

What I liked most in the Workshops of Reiki, Law of Attraction, Reiki therapy, Life Coach session, was the quality and purity of the teachings is fundamental and very appreciated. And the introduction to these healing and life principles have been hugely helpful, in fact life changing. The most helpful aspects were the hands-on experience time, the opportunity to learn all of Sonia skills, and the purity of the teachings – not diluted with any outside influences.

My only suggestion to improve the quality of the workshops is more experience time. Otherwise perfect, and the personal care by Sonia is life changing.

I found Shiva Garden Home Stay Wonderful. A beautiful environment and such a warm welcome.

What I did like the most was the teacher and the love.

Keep giving love, it changes everything. And keep passing on your wisdom.”

Review sent by email

(For privacy reasons, this review have no photo available).

4th Review Reviewed by: Amar From: U.K.

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II, Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“My experience with Sonia was simply life changing. With Reiki and counseling I found a way to relate to myself, my past experiences, my relationships in a way I had never been able to before. She opened my heart and made me realize that all the difficulties I had encountered had been learning’s which were pointing me to my future. Her healing is kind and compassionate, powerful and long lasting. I cannot thank her enough for the path that she has set me on, I am now on a spiritual journey which without the work with Sonia I believe may never have happened. She has guided me back to my soul, my heart and to all the love that is out there, which was just waiting to be seen. Thank you Sonia!

I loved the care, compassion and power of Reiki. The workshops were in depth, thorough and practical – I loved learning the healing art of Reiki and the ability to help others. The Law of Attraction workshop was a wonderful course, Sonia created a group dynamic which enabled us all to share and develop beautifully with each other.

Main suggestion with Life Change Workshop was that there was more break away interactive time so that we could work perhaps in pairs or small groups on some of the areas we were learning about.

 I did not stay at SG but ate there a number of times and used as venue for healing sessions and workshops. The food is great, especially the dhal! I love the style of the home stay, the vibe with music, play areas and outside tables is great.”

Amar

Manela

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10th Review Reviewed by: Manuela From: Argentina 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki IILaw of Attraction and Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, counseling and astrology & numerology session in February 2016.

“The Sonia Indigo Academy, functioning in Shiva Garden, is a island that offers a surprising mixture of knowledge and relaxation techniques. Sónia, the host and main teacher, offers a palette of courses filled with suggestions to improve your day to day life, live more happily and be more natural. She combines study but also life experience, and shares all she knows. Outstanding generosity. The courses always come with a manual that you can take with you as material to keep reading. She also shows all her book references and invites you to keep studying.  It is a lovely experience to train and study with her, the experience is complete with the lovely people you will find sharing it with you.

My favorite workshop was sacred feminine, maybe because it is a subject of study for me as well. All the life experience Sónia shares is more than filled with teachings.”

Manuela

Mariyam

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14th Review Reviewed by: Mariyam From: France


Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, astrology & numerology sessions between December and January 2016.

“When I meet Sonia it was a God’s gift for me, it’s exactly what I say to my husband when she left:” She’s a God’s gift, thanks God!”

I lost myself, and after having exchanged a few words together, she spoke about her workshops.

I was very interested, so, I did the workshops of law of attraction, Sacred feminine, Reiki levels I and II;

I received the Reiki by Sonia and Astrology and numerology session also.

Everything was amazing, fantastic it was very Helpful, for myself and my personal life also.

All workshops helped me in different state, in different part.

Sonia gives all sessions with a lot of generosity and love.

Thank you Sonia!

You helped me to open my eyes and I can see my life more clear now; thanks a lot.

God bless you.”

Mariyam

Jessica Rose Guidman

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3rd  Review Reviewed by: Jessica  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops in December 2015.

“It was such a blessing to meet Sonia. She embodies everything that she speaks which is why I found the workshops to be so authentic. She is openly talking about what works for her and how we can bring this into our lives as a way of healing and transforming.

It helped me so much and gave me the inspiration and tools I needed to establish a daily routine. Sonia is so honest ad raw, I resonated with this and I think this is what makes the workshops so amazing.

Love you so much Sonia and thank you for being a part of this profound journey with me xxx”.

Ziville

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2nd  Review Reviewed by: Ziville  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine sessions, Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling and astrology & numerology session  in November and December 2015.

“Blissful life changing experience! Highly recommend reiki sessions and all beautiful workshops that Sonia gives with love and joy – your soul will be happy and bright now and forever after!!!!
xxx OM xxx.”

Mari

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1st Review Reviewed by: Mari (Artist) From: Spain  

Attended to the Reiki Level I & II in 2015. Received 4 Reiki Sessions and attended to Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops in December 2015.

“My experience with Sonia is more personal rather than professional. I felt connected to her since we met.

Her generosity and endless love have no limits and she shows that in both her personal and professional life.

She is wise and an old soul, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. She is a natural healer.

I did two workshops with her: Reiki I and II, and Massage Course. Plus I received Reiki from her.

The workshops were really professional and well structured, serious and very complete.

She helped me in many ways, she saw something in me that made me change.

She is magic and very powerful. A strong woman.

Mari Häri”

Mariyam

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14th Review Reviewed by: Mariyam From: France


Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, astrology & numerology sessions between December and January 2016.

“When I meet Sonia it was a God’s gift for me, it’s exactly what I say to my husband when she left:” She’s a God’s gift, thanks God!”

I lost myself, and after having exchanged a few words together, she spoke about her workshops.

I was very interested, so, I did the workshops of law of attraction, Sacred feminine, Reiki levels I and II;

I received the Reiki by Sonia and Astrology and numerology session also.

Everything was amazing, fantastic it was very Helpful, for myself and my personal life also.

All workshops helped me in different state, in different part.

Sonia gives all sessions with a lot of generosity and love.

Thank you Sonia!

You helped me to open my eyes and I can see my life more clear now; thanks a lot.

God bless you.”

Mariyam

Allie

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13th Review Reviewed by: Allison From: U.S.A.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“I learned about the workshops offered by Sonia while visiting Shiva Garden. A friend of mine was staying at this guesthouse and we just dropped by for some tea. Fortunately, Sonia was available while I was there and provided me details about her workshops. It was this interaction with Sonia that helped me to decide that attending her workshops would be a wonderful learning opportunity. There was an instant connection and sisterhood formed.

The greatest part of the workshops for me was sharing intimate moments with the other participants of the workshops. I was able to attend the full week of workshops which included Reiki Level 1 and 2, Law of Attraction, and Sacred Feminine.  After spending a week together with some of the most incredible souls, we formed strong bonds and became a little family. This experience has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.

The only suggestion I have is in regards to the manuals provided in the workshops. Because Sonia’s first language is not English, I would recommend having someone review and give edits to the manuals. The content is beautiful and very informative, so it’s just a matter of reviewing for grammar. This is my only suggestion at this time”

Allison

Manela

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10th Review Reviewed by: Manuela From: Argentina 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki IILaw of Attraction and Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, counseling and astrology & numerology session in February 2016.

“The Sonia Indigo Academy, functioning in Shiva Garden, is a island that offers a surprising mixture of knowledge and relaxation techniques. Sónia, the host and main teacher, offers a palette of courses filled with suggestions to improve your day to day life, live more happily and be more natural. She combines study but also life experience, and shares all she knows. Outstanding generosity. The courses always come with a manual that you can take with you as material to keep reading. She also shows all her book references and invites you to keep studying.  It is a lovely experience to train and study with her, the experience is complete with the lovely people you will find sharing it with you.

My favorite workshop was sacred feminine, maybe because it is a subject of study for me as well. All the life experience Sónia shares is more than filled with teachings.”

Manuela

Jessica Rose Guidman

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9th  Review Reviewed by: Jessica  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop For Healers,, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops in December 2015.

“It was such a blessing to meet Sonia. She embodies everything that she speaks which is why I found the workshops to be so authentic. She is openly talking about what works for her and how we can bring this into our lives as a way of healing and transforming.

It helped me so much and gave me the inspiration and tools I needed to establish a daily routine. Sonia is so honest ad raw, I resonated with this and I think this is what makes the workshops so amazing.

Love you so much Sonia and thank you for being a part of this profound journey with me xxx”.

Jessica

 Ziville

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8th  Review Reviewed by: Ziville  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop For Healers,, Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine sessions, Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling and astrology & numerology session  in November and December 2015.

“Blissful life changing experience! Highly recommend reiki sessions and all beautiful workshops that Sonia gives with love and joy – your soul will be happy and bright now and forever after!!!!
xxx OM xxx.”

Ziville

Nora2

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7th  Review Reviewed by: Nora (Yoga Teacher, Reiki and Massage Therapist) From: Latvia

Attended to 4 levels of the Healing Massage CourseReiki Level I & II and Yoga Beginner Course and , Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling, astrology & numerology,  life change and Sacred Feminine session from September to November 2014.

“It was amazing course with highly qualified and extraordinary teacher. In one and half month Sonia passed to me an incredible amount of knowledge in very friendly, detailed and comprehensive manner. It was not only studying a fixed sequence of techniques and movements, but also practical shearing with teacher’s own experience which helps to develop sensitivity and awareness that is needed to effectively work in an individualized fashion.
Sonia teaches to ‘listen’ to the body, to sense energy flow, blockages and apply the intuition and sensitivity to ensure individualized treatment.”

Nora

Mari

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6th Review Reviewed by: Mari (Artist) From: Spain  

Attended to the Reiki Level I & II , Workshop For Healers. Received 4 Reiki Sessions and attended to Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction and Sacred Feminine Workshops during 2015.

“My experience with Sonia is more personal rather than professional. I felt connected to her since we met.

Her generosity and endless love have no limits and she shows that in both her personal and professional life.

She is wise and an old soul, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. She is a natural healer.

I did two workshops with her: Reiki I and II, and Massage Course. Plus I received Reiki from her.

The workshops were really professional and well structured, serious and very complete.

She helped me in many ways, she saw something in me that made me change.

She is magic and very powerful. A strong woman.”

Mari Häri

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 Silvia Groiss

Recovery and Self-Recreation with Sonia Indigo” 

14th Review Reviewed by: Silvia  From: France on 29 April 2015

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: September 2014, traveled solo

“I was traveling in south India last summer and spent about 1 week at the Shiva Garden Home-stay. The home-stay is beautiful, has good food and is close to the beach. Sonia and her whole family provide a warm atmosphere, and you can have Yoga every morning on the rooftop, which is just amazing.

But the most important thing was the Life Coach Sessions. During Yoga once in the morning, Sonia asked me if I am interesting to get to know me better and want learn how to help myself getting what I want in life. I was quite interested so we started the Life Coach training. Having access to Sonia’s knowledge was a huge privilege. Those days in Varkala were some of my happiest and clearest in my life. The life coach sessions opened my eyes and I am still drawing on the energy and ease she shared with me. I am still working on myself, doing meditation every day, preparing myself for my life´s work.

Thank you very much Sonia and I wish you and your family a life full of happiness and good fortune!”

Silvia

Nora Dubro

Sonia Indigo – Yoga, Massage, Reiki, Life Coach Courses and Dance” 

13th Review Reviewed by: Nora, From: Latvia, on 1 December 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: from August to November 2014, traveled solo

“Sonia and Jayan, hosts of the Shiva Garden, are really sympathetic, understanding and friendly pair.

Sonia is also amazing dancer, singer, qualified Hatha yoga teacher who provides unique creative yoga lessons with magical relaxation. As well she is a wise life coach and astrologer, healer, Reiki Master, massage therapist and teacher.

If you need stay in India, Kerala, I sincerely advice You Shiva Garden in Varkala. (…)
Really pleasant, loving atmosphere, nice rooms in 3 minutes walking to the beach and cliff with majority of souvenir shops, free good speed Wi-Fi and hospitable services .
(…)

So, if you are looking for inner changes, true Self, would like to receive massage or even study massage therapy or Reiki, Shiva Garden is ideal place to start new life in very natural way. If not, it’s also wonderful resort to relax and meet a new friends, play volleyball and read books in the beautiful garden with majority of Ayurvedic plants and trees.”

Nora

Miranda KarelindLovely People at Shiva Garden!”  

12 th Review Reviewed by: Miranda, From: Sweden, On: 25 November 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: November 2014, travelled with friends

“Shiva Garden in Varkala was my first stop this time in India, and I stayed there for almost two weeks. I absolutely loved the place. I came alone and the staff took good care of me.

Every morning I had yoga classes with Sonia. I’m a beginner in yoga and she has really inspired me to continue. After two hours class of meditation, pranayama and yoga with her, I was always happy and peaceful rest of the day.

The rooms are clean and cheap, food is really good and all the staff are lovely. You meet other travellers here and you will definitely have a good time! I know I did.”

Miranda

Lisa DanekaBen Waterworth

Wonderful 

11th Review Reviewed by: Lisa and Ben, From: UK, On: 25 March 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: March 2014, travelled as a couple

“We spent 3 and a half weeks at Shiva. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. (…)

The garden is a great place to relax, to exercise or to make new friends over chai.

I really enjoyed Sonia’s yoga classes, she caters for all abilities and makes every class different! 2 hours in the morning and I would leave feeling calm, revitalized and with a huge smile on my face!

Sonia, Jayan, Afzal and the crew all made us feel at home and were very hospitable. They are what makes Shiva Garden’s and couldn’t have done more for us!

We really were sad to leave, and will definitely return at some point in the future.”

Lisa and Ben

Lulu Mey

Home Away From Home 

10th Review Reviewed by: Lulu From: Germany On: 7 March 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: November 2013 to February 2014, traveled solo

Try Yoga lessons with Sonia, you won’t regret it.

I visited Shiva Garden in November when I was on holiday in Varkala, when I returned in late December it was a no brainer that I was going to stay here. So for two months Shiva Garden was my home, the rooms offer everything you need, I had an en suite bathroom (cold water only, but this was no issue, as it was so hot outside) and a balcony. What makes Shiva Garden so special is the lovely people who run it and the beautiful garden, that encourages guests to socialize. It just has a very chilled and relaxed atmosphere, I made fantastic friends here and it was ridiculously hard for me to leave.

(…) I can’t wait to stay here again! Thank you Sonia and Jayan, until December.

Lulu

Anna Cecilia

Found a Home” 

9th Review Reviewed by: Anna From: Sweden, On: 25 February 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: October to December 2013, traveled solo

“I came to Shiva Garden in October and didn’t leave until December. Coming to shiva garden was the best thing I could do. There I found a home an a family.

I started doing yoga with Sonia and for me it was the best introduction to yoga. Sonia respects everybody’s limits and guides you through the sequences gently. Two months of yoga with Sonia inspired me, who was a complete beginner, to take a teacher training course which I will do soon.

Shiva garden is a place for meeting good people and there I found friends for life. I am happy to call shiva garden my second home in Varkala and will definitely come back.”

Anna

Yelica Montenegro

Magical Garden of India” 

8th Review Reviewed by: Yelissa, From: Montenegro, On: 30 January 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: January 2014, travelled as a couple

“I’ve stayed in Shiva Garden a month ago, with my husband.
At this very moment I’m listening to some Indian song and thinking about all wonderful thing happened there. Shiva Garden is one of the best thing I’ve experienced. If you go to Varkala, you have to visit this place!
Accommodation is great, food is amazing, people are lovely!

Owners wife, Sonia, does amazing Reiki massage, yoga classes, numerology… I feel blessed for meeting her. Miss everybody so much (…)

Hope to see you soon guys…
Beijo para Divia!
Jeja”

Yelissa

Ricky Van

Bliss” 

7th Review Reviewed by: Ricky From: New Zealand, On: 12 January 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: December 2013, travelled solo, came back in 2014

“Wow wow WOW!!
What can I say, I absolutely love this place..
Full to the brim of good vibes.
You come, and you never want to leave.
The traditional keralan breakfast is amazing, among the other food choices.
Set out in between a garden of coconut palms, banana trees and papaya…this place is paradise.
Jayan and Sonia have done really well to make this a beautiful family homely vibe, with little baby Divya adventurously walking around and a pet dog, among the beautiful people you meet here. It is hard to not have your heart stolen.

Also I really enjoyed Sonia’s morning yoga classes. Her teaching approach is so caring and warming.

Like many, I stayed longer then intended.
Highly recommend to anybody visiting Varkala.
You join a ever growing family here.
Looking forward to returning.

Ricky

Sarah

“The Best place in Varkala” 

6th Review Reviewed by: Sarah, From: UK, On: 6 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From September to December 2013

“I have stayed at Shiva Garden for just over 3 months. It is easy to get stuck in Varkala but somewhere like Shiva Garden makes you want to stay forever. It is a haven of peace and the owners have created a real family atmosphere for backpackers travelling alone or in groups. I came here with a friend but decided to stay on when he returned home.

The yoga classes in the morning are brilliant – I was a complete beginner, couldn’t even touch my toes and now I’m almost at advanced level. The yoga teacher also offers massages, reiki and life coaching of which I’ve tried all three and they were really therapeutic, I’m very glad I did them.

The rooms are great and clean and the communal area is brilliant and a great place to hang out with other backpackers. Shiva Garden is my home in India and I’m already planning my next trip back.”

Sarah

Just a perfect place” 

5th Review Reviewed by: Bea, From: France, On: 14 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: October 2013, travelled with family

“We stayed for 5 days in one of the very comfortable apartments around a very big and shady garden with a big common table and many simple rooms is a perfect place to meet travelers and to rest in the hammocks looking at the huge coconut trees. The good ambience given by the staff, the soft music, the many guests and the host , Jayan and Sonia.

Sonia offers very good and personalized yoga classes in a nice space on the roof, in three days i could really fell my progress . She was also an excellent holistic psycho therapist for me.

Jayan was always ready to help and give us good advice’s.

The staff was always ready play with our two sons, of 11 and 2 years old boys. Our baby had a lot of fun playing with Divya, the host´s baby who shared all her toys during our stay. The wi-fi worked perfectly and there was good books to read and exchange. Food given is delicious!
best regards Sonia and Jayan”
Bea

Marjolin

A Real Paradise…” 

4th Review Reviewed by: Marjolinj, From: Holland, On: 18 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: November 2013, travelled solo

“The moment I entered Shiva Garden, everything felt so peaceful and relaxed. I had planned to stay just a few days, but ended up staying almost a month. I loved the big garden, with its coconut trees, banana trees, hammocks, swings and tree huts.

Every morning I started my day with yoga. I really liked Sonia’s way of teaching and her guided meditations. Also an astrology / numerology session with her gave me a lot of insights.

Varkala is a perfect place to find the balance between self development, relaxation and social time. Almost everybody who ends up at Shiva Garden, stays much longer than they originally intended. Therefore you really get to know each other and it’s so nice to spend time together. Varkala, and especially Shiva Garden, is a place which is pretty difficult to leave…”

Marjolinj

A Home away from home  

3rd Review Reviewed by: Anonymous From: Amritapuri On: 2 October 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: June 2013, travelled solo

I was so lucky to have been lead to Shiva Garden. I spent one week here very happily.

“I learned yoga from the owner on a beautiful deck in the treetops on property. She also offered one to one life coaching which was very helpful to my on my path.

As I was taking flute lessons from a local artist, Venu the guests got the pleasure of hearing his divine melodies as well. The guests seam to enjoy the community atmosphere and there was often a good conversation happening in the backyard hut where one could also order good traditional Kerala food and western food as well. There was one long term resident from England who was writing a book here as well as tourists passing through. Shiva Garden was a cozy and peaceful, clean and friendly home away from home. Thank you for the memorable visit!”

Cai Priestley

“Shiva Garden is Amazing” 

2nd Review Reviewed by: Cai Priestley (Wild Life Photographer) From: Canada On: 8 October 2012

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: September 2012, travelled as a couple

“We had an incredible two week stay at Shiva Garden in Varkala!

My girlfriend was having yoga lessons every morning with Sonia up on the rooftop, despite Sonia being eight months pregnant.

The owners, Jayan and Sonia, made us feel at home and are two of the kindest people I’ve ever met! The food there was incredible. We ate a traditional Keralan thali almost every day, and the prices were more than reasonable. The accommodation was lovely, and after a week in one of the regular rooms, we were allowed to move into one of the apartments for our final week, with no raise in price. Sonia and Jayan were incredibly helpful during our stay and for my birthday they took us out onto the backwaters to visit Golden Island.

The location of the guest house was perfect too. Just a five minute walk from the beach and only a two minute tuk-tuk drive to get to Varkala town. Every time we wanted to go somewhere, Jayan would call for a tuk-tuk for us so we barely had to lift a finger. Subash was one of the staff at the guest house and though he didn’t speak much English, he was an incredible worker and saw to all our needs. Lots of young travelers would show up to stay for a night or two and the dining table was a great place to meet other people from all over the world. If you’re traveling alone, as a couple or in a group, Shiva Garden is an ideal place to stay when you’re in Kerala.

I highly recommend it!!”

Cai Priestley

Sally

A Very Special Place”

1st Review Reviewed by: Sally From: UK On: 24 June 2012

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: June 2012, travelled solo

“I was recommended to stay at Shiva Garden by a friend and I was not disappointed.

I enjoyed enormous bowls of fresh fruit salad in the peaceful garden and took yoga lessons with Sonia every day. I was the most relaxed I’ve felt on my travels so far.

I had a lovely airy room, a cute balcony and thoughtful finishing touches such as candles, incense and seashells in the bathroom. It was clean, well presented and suited my needs perfectly. There is a swimming pool at the hotel next door that you can pay a small fee to use.
It is 5 min walk to the cliff and beaches, and a torch is advisable in the evenings as the way is not always well lit.

I changed my travel plans in order to stay longer at Shiva Garden because 3 days just wasn’t enough. This place has a wonderful feel about it and I look forward to coming back.”

Sally

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14th Review Reviewed by: Tatum Robinson & Radmer Lenasch From: South Africa  On: November  2015

Counseling made in October 2015

From the moment that we met Sonia, we connected with her wisdom, compassion and authenticity. Meeting as friends, we were not expecting to turn so quickly to her for counseling. But life presented us with a huge and unexpected challenge and we needed help! Sonia was the first person that we thought of to ask for guidance. Within one session, Sonia had identified the root of our challenge and had guided us to a very clear understanding of problem and how to move forward. She offered us simple but powerful tools. We walked away feeling completely empowered. And within 24 hours, we put her advice into action and completely turned around the challenge. Sonia has the ability to hear what is trying to be communicated and the ability to speak truth in an understandable and empowering way. We will always be grateful for her extraordinary wisdom, and the way in which she helped to transform a difficult situation into a life affirming lesson.

With much love and gratitude, Tatum Robinson & Radmer Lenasch

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13th  Review Reviewed by: Dolores Barata From: Portugal On: October 2015

Life Coach made by email on: August 2014

Thank you very much my darling!
The guidelines you gave me was undoubtedly a force changing my choices. I feel calmer on the struggles of every day. My life has not changed significantly, but my attitude towards life gets changed dramatically. Even at the huge distance we live …
Thanks again and I ask the universe to cover thee, your family and those around you, with plenty of blessings.
Dolores

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12th  Review Reviewed by: Kuzhur Vilson (Poet) From: India On: September 2015

This school, i can call this my ‘gurukulam’ (old Indian school) change my life. new things are coming on my way. I have no words to describe it. yes Sonia is my guru on changing time. wish to be always.

Love. Vilson,White House, Varkala.

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11th  Review Reviewed by: Beate Ringenberg From: Germany On: 4th October 2015

For one week I was model for a massage course. I am very grateful for this experience. Sonia is a wise, sensitive teacher. She is aware of everything, that happens in the class. The massage goes very deep and is a healing one, I think.

For 4 days I had life coach and Reiki sessions. These 4 days gave me a lot. There was love, understanding, healing , advice and counseling. Sonia is crystal clear, she is connected to old ancient knowledge, she sees and feels very well, what is needed to help. It is help, to move on. It is help to help yourself. It is help & healing. Not just for short term….Thank you, Sonia!

Georgina WilsonVery special place and people”  

10th Review Reviewed by: Georgina From: U.K. On: 15 May 2015

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From March to April 2015, travelled solo

Words can’t express how wonderful my time was at Shiva Gardens. I arrived intending to stay for 3 days at the beginning of March 2015 and stayed for 7 weeks! The place has a beautiful atmosphere, the hosts and staff are amazing and made me feel at home, looked after me when I was ill and always had a big smile.

I practiced yoga here, gained my Reiki 1 and 2 attunement with Sonia which has been a huge blessing in my life, I also received a course of Reiki (another life changing experience) and received life coaching.

My stay here was life changing and I loved every moment. I cannot recommend it highly enough and I too will be returning again in July.

Silvia GroissRecovery and Self-Recreation with Sonia Indigo” 

9th Review Reviewed by: Silvia. From: France on 29 April 2015

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: September 2014, travelled solo

I was traveling in south India last summer and spent about 1 week at the Shiva Garden Homestay. The homestay is beautiful, has good food and is close to the beach. Sonia and her whole family provide a warm atmosphere, and you can have Yoga every morning on the rooftop, which is just amazing.

But the most important thing was the Life Coach Sessions. During Yoga once in the morning, Sonia asked me if I am interesting to get to know me better and want learn how to help myself getting what I want in life. I was quite interested so we started the Life Coach training.

Having access to Sonia’s knowledge was a huge privilege. Those days in Varkala were some of my happiest and clearest in my life. The life coach sessions opened my eyes and I am still drawing on the energy and ease she shared with me. I am still working on myself, doing meditation every day, preparing myself for my life´s work.

Thank you very much Sonia and I wish you and your family a life full of happiness and good fortune!

Joy BatraLovely hostel” 

8th Review Reviewed by: Joy, From: India, on 15 April 2015

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: April 2015

I visited this hostel for 2 nights in March 2015 and, as the other reviewers have said, it was lovely.

-Really nice energy in the garden
-Friendly guests and a welcoming common area (with wifi)
-The staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had a room we liked and felt comfortable during our stay
-Walking distance to the cliff
-Daily yoga classes
-Great value for price

-The biggest pro, though, was the life coaching session with Sonia. She radiates positive energy and wisdom, and created time in her packed schedule to share that wisdom and help me get clarity on a situation I was facing. She went above and beyond, sending me other resources and links so I could continue to benefit from her perspective after the session was over.

I highly recommend her.

Nora DubroSonia Indigo – Yoga, Massage, Reiki, Life Coach Courses and Dance”  

7th Review Reviewed by: Nora, From: Latvia, on 1 December 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: from August to November 2014, traveled solo

If you need stay in India, Kerala, I sincerely advice You Shiva Garden in Varkala
Really pleasant, loving atmosphere, nice rooms in 3 minutes walking to the beach and cliff with majority of souvenir shops, free good speed Wi-Fi and hospitable services .

Sonia and Jayan, hosts of the Shiva Garden, are really sympathetic, understanding and friendly pair.

Sonia is also amazing dancer, singer, qualified Hatha yoga teacher who provides unique creative yoga lessons with magical relaxation. As well she is a wise life coach and astrologer, healer, Reiki Master, massage therapist and teacher.

So, if you are looking for inner changes, true Self, would like to receive massage or even study massage therapy or Reiki, Shiva Garden is ideal place to start new life in very natural way. If not, it’s also wonderful resort to relax and meet a new friends, play volleyball and read books in the beautiful garden with majority of Ayurvedic plants and trees:)

Yelica MontenegroMagical Garden of India” 

6th Review Reviewed by: Yelissa, From: Montenegro, On: 30 January 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: January 2014, travelled as a couple

I’ve stayed in Shiva Garden a month ago, with my husband.
At this very moment I’m listening to some Indian song and thinking about all wonderful thing happened there. Shiva Garden is one of the best thing I’ve experienced. If you go to Varkala, you have to visit this place!
Accommodation is great, food is amazing, people are lovely!

Owners wife, Sonia, does amazing Reiki, massage, yoga classes, numerology… I feel blessed for meeting her. Miss everybody so much.

Hope to see you soon guys…
Beijo para Divia!
Jeja

SarahThe Best Place in Varkala” 

5th Review Reviewed by: Sarah, From: UK, On: 6 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From September to December 2013

I have stayed at Shiva Garden for just over 3 months. It is easy to get stuck in Varkala but somewhere like Shiva Garden makes you want to stay forever. It is a haven of peace and the owners have created a real family atmosphere for backpackers travelling alone or in groups. I came here with a friend but decided to stay on when he returned home.

The yoga classes in the morning are brilliant – I was a complete beginner, couldn’t even touch my toes and now I’m almost at advanced level. The yoga teacher also offers massages, reiki and life coaching of which I’ve tried all three and they were really therapeutic, I’m very glad I did them.

The rooms are great and clean and the communal area is brilliant and a great place to hang out with other backpackers. Shiva Garden is my home in India and I’m already planning my next trip back

Just a perfect place” 

4th Review Reviewed by: Bea, From: France, On: 14 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: October 2013, travelled with family

We stayed for 5 days in one of the very comfortable apartments around a very big and shady garden with a big commune table and many simple rooms is a perfect place to meet travelers and to rest in the hammocks looking at the huge coconut trees. The good ambience given by the staff, the soft music, the many guests and the host , Jayan and Sonia.


Sonia offers very good and personalized yoga classes in a nice space on the roof, in three days i could really fell my progress . She was also an excellent
holistic psychotherapist for me.

Jayan was always ready to help and give us good advice’s. The staff was always ready play with our two sons, of 11 and 2 years old boys. Our baby had a lot of fun playing with Divia, the host´s baby who shared all her toys during our stay. The wifi worked perfectly and there was good books to read and exchange. Food given is delicious!
best regards Sonia and Jayan
Bea

MarjolinA Real Paradise…” 

3rd Review Reviewed by: Marjolinj, From: Holland, On: 18 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: November 2013, travelled solo

The moment I entered Shiva Garden, everything felt so peaceful and relaxed. I had planned to stay just a few days, but ended up staying almost a month. I loved the big garden, with its coconut trees, banana trees, hammocks, swings and tree huts.

Every morning I started my day with yoga. I really liked Sonia’s way of teaching and her guided meditations. Also an astrology / numerology session with her gave me a lot of insights.

Varkala is a perfect place to find the balance between self development, relaxation and social time. Almost everybody who ends up at Shiva Garden, stays much longer than they originally intended. Therefore you really get to know each other and it’s so nice to spend time together. Varkala, and especially Shiva Garden, is a place which is pretty difficult to leave…

A Home Away From Home 

2nd Review Reviewed by: Anonymous From: Amritapuri On: 2 October 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: June 2013, travelled solo

I was so lucky to have been lead to Shiva Garden. I spent one week here very happily.

I learned yoga from the owner on a beautiful deck in the treetops on property. She also offered one to one life coaching which was very helpful to my on my path.

(…) Shiva Garden was a cozy and peaceful, clean and friendly home away from home. Thank you for the memorable visit!

Julian CastanoThe Palce Where Everyone Comes Back!!!” 

1st Review Reviewed by: Julian From: U.K. On: 27 May 2012

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay:  in May 2012

After having spent 5 days in here few weeks ago, I am back mainly because I forgot to write a review in the guest book hahaha, now I can leave….. It`s been magical this place YUPI!!! people is what this place has, everyone is so special that they really make you feel as if you were at home, also fellow travelers are amazing, met couple of people that made my first visit fabulous.

Thank you Sonia for the amazing talk , out of the blue. You have made my trip so far.

Loads of love & prosperity for both of you. I normally do not write reviews on the internet but this place is worth to do so, it is for real people. If you get tired in the beach you can come to the place and either have a chat, lay in the hammock and have a lovely thali. Love this place!!!!!! hope to find something similar in the remaining months around India

mariam-gower

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20th Review Reviewed by: Mariam From: U.K.

Received 4 Reiki Sessions  ,Astrology & Numerology Session, in September 2016

“What can I say about my experience? I don’t know where to start really. I can honestly say that it was like a little angel had come to guide and help me at exactly the right time. I have just done 4 days of intensive reiki sessions, astrology and numerology with Sonia. There has been such a noticeable difference since doing the sessions which not only can I feel but my husband and work colleagues have all noticed. I feel a lot more balanced, relaxed and positive. I have experienced quite a few reiki sessions around the world but none quite like with Sonia. From the minute you walk in her energy makes you feel instantly relaxed. Sonia is incredibly intuitive and tapped into some areas requiring healing without me saying anything and as the sessions evolved I opened up like I was speaking to a friend. I highly recommend if you are in Kerala to book in some time to see Sonia or go to one of her workshops. I will be starting some counseling sessions with Sonia over Skype as I live abroad and highly recommend this for anyone who is in need of some guidance to help change their lives.”

Mariam

Thuridur

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19th Review Reviewed by: Thuridur From: U.K.

Received 4 Reiki Sessions  ,Astrology & Numerology Session, 2 Counseling sessions and 2 coaching sessions in March 2016

“I am not going to write something too long because I could write about this experience in PAGES.
What I will say is that it changed everything. It changed my life. completely.
I would describe her as an angel or a goddess in a human body. She has so much wisdom to share, so much honesty, so much love, so much kindness.
She is so amazing. what a special soul she is.
I wish I could give you hundred stars but facebook only allows 5. but in my mind I send you all your hundred stars that you deserve. and so much more.
All my love to you Sonia and your AMAZING work. “

Thuridur

Marie

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18th Review Reviewed by: Marie From: U.K.

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine.

Received 1 Reiki Session  ,Astrology & Numerology Session, 1 Counseling sessions in December 2015

“I came to Varkala, Kerala in Nov 2015. I was looking to find a reiki practitioner in the area and heard great things about Sonia Indigo. After having first hand experience of Sonia’s work I signed up for the Reiki II workshop, law of attraction and feminine energy workshop. Sonia’s unique style comes from the heart, a great teacher is someone who lives by what they are teaching which Sonia does on a daily basis. Sonia shared all her knowledge and secrets on how to be the best practitioner you can be, to the finest detail. I have learnt and grown so much by meeting this wonderful angel and would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone. People like Sonia are the true earth workers here to help and serve others to make the world a better place. Thank you Sonia for your wisdom, much love xxx”

Marie

Carina Martins

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17th Review Reviewed by: Carina From: Portugal


Received 4 Reiki Sessions  ,Astrology & Numerology Session, 2 Counseling sessions in March 2016

I don’t want to speak only about Sonia’s professionalism and talent since that’s obvious to pretty much everyone. I will rather describe Sonia as a friend, sister and soulmate. I’ll speak of “my” Sonia, a being that has always been free, and has always belonged to the sea.
I’ve known Sonia for more than 18 years now and our love/friendship relationship has started from the very first seconds, after we met and smiled to each other. Sonia is one of the purest, authentic, generous and human persons that this Earth has.
Everything she does, she does it with her heart, instinct and wisdom. I feel blessed for having someone so rich in my life, and whoever has crossed Sonia’s path can confirm every of my words.
I’ve traveled 20+ hours just to see you and to receive all your wisdom and love. I’d travel 1000 hours more just to get another hug from you (“that” hug).
Whoever has the opportunity to travel to Sonia’s Indigo Academy to participate in its classes or courses, or just to be with this beautiful family, please do not miss it. You’ll bring back with you the best memories of your life.
Sonia, I wish you and your family all the best in the world. Love you.”

Carina

Saya

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16th Review Reviewed by: Saya From: Australia


Received 1 Reiki Session in March 2016.

“I remember there was a certain ambience about the therapy room that made me feel very grounded and welcomed. There was a very warm and calming energy with a few lovely ornaments, and I remember clearly the colour “purple”, which I believe helped me connect with the crown chakra / the higher self during my session.

I most enjoyed the process leading up to the reiki itself, with the pooja and sage ceremony, it was all very calming and helped me dive into a more meditative state.

I haven’t kept up with the affirmations like you advised me to, and I didn’t connect as deeply with the book by Louis Hay. I admit it gave me the warm fuzzy feeling but I don’t simply believe reading a self-help book solves all your life problems. It felt slightly like a modern-day guru/cult to me. But some of the affirmations were applicable and it’s definitely taught me to be kinder to myself.

I felt a very warm and nurturing vibe from Sonia, almost like a mother figure. I felt very safe and secure in her presence. 

If someone I knew were in the area I would definitely recommend receiving therapy from you.

I would suggest expanding the time on initial consultation and discussing certain aspects that needs improvements and how it can be improved. Although in my experience I’ve only received the reiki so I assume it was more therapy focused and these aspects are more deeply discussed in coaching sessions (which I’ve missed out on).

Also I remember a few times during the session, I was distracted by outside noise, so maybe sound proofing the room somehow….
all in all, a very positive experience. I would love to come back one day to do some coaching sessions and learn more about my astrological chart and past life. It was a huge pleasure to have you on my road to self-discovery. Many many thanks Sonia :-xxxxx”
Saya

Mariyam

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15th Review Reviewed by: Mariyam From: France


Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, astrology & numerology sessions between December and January 2016.

“When I meet Sonia it was a God’s gift for me, it’s exactly what I say to my husband when she left:” She’s a God’s gift, thanks God!”

I lost myself, and after having exchanged a few words together, she spoke about her workshops.

I was very interested, so, I did the workshops of law of attraction, Sacred feminine, Reiki levels I and II;

I received the Reiki by Sonia and Astrology and numerology session also.

Everything was amazing, fantastic it was very Helpful, for myself and my personal life also.

All workshops helped me in different state, in different part.

Sonia gives all sessions with a lot of generosity and love.

Thank you Sonia!

You helped me to open my eyes and I can see my life more clear now; thanks a lot.

God bless you.”

Mariyam

Allie

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14th Review Reviewed by: Allison From: U.S.A.

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“I learned about the workshops offered by Sonia while visiting Shiva Garden. A friend of mine was staying at this guesthouse and we just dropped by for some tea. Fortunately, Sonia was available while I was there and provided me details about her workshops. It was this interaction with Sonia that helped me to decide that attending her workshops would be a wonderful learning opportunity. There was an instant connection and sisterhood formed.

The greatest part of the workshops for me was sharing intimate moments with the other participants of the workshops. I was able to attend the full week of workshops which included Reiki Level 1 and 2, Law of Attraction, and Sacred Feminine.  After spending a week together with some of the most incredible souls, we formed strong bonds and became a little family. This experience has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.

The only suggestion I have is in regards to the manuals provided in the workshops. Because Sonia’s first language is not English, I would recommend having someone review and give edits to the manuals. The content is beautiful and very informative, so it’s just a matter of reviewing for grammar. This is my only suggestion at this time”

Allison

James Ward

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13th Review Reviewed by: James From: U.K.

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction. Received 7 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between November and February 2016.

“I found it absolutely wonderful! This has genuinely set me off on a different life path. My journey had taken me to a crossroads; I’d opened my life up by leaving Europe, but was starting to heal and look for a new life purpose. What I found was this; my life purpose (life couching) and healing skills.

The reiki I and II has started me on a journey that has changed me and helped me to connect with so many others, and help others. The experiences have been profound, the healing incredible (and deeply painful!). The doors that have been opened are incredible.

What I liked most in the Workshops of Reiki, Law of Attraction, Reiki therapy, Life Coach session, was the quality and purity of the teachings is fundamental and very appreciated. And the introduction to these healing and life principles have been hugely helpful, in fact life changing. The most helpful aspects were the hands-on experience time, the opportunity to learn all of Sonia skills, and the purity of the teachings – not diluted with any outside influences.

My only suggestion to improve the quality of the workshops is more experience time. Otherwise perfect, and the personal care by Sonia is life changing.

I found Shiva Garden Home Stay Wonderful. A beautiful environment and such a warm welcome.

What I did like the most was the teacher and the love.

Keep giving love, it changes everything. And keep passing on your wisdom.”

James

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12th Review Reviewed by: Amar From: U.K.

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki I & II and Law of Attraction. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy & counseling and astrology & numerology sessions between January and February 2016.

“My experience with Sonia was simply life changing. With Reiki and counseling I found a way to relate to myself, my past experiences, my relationships in a way I had never been able to before. She opened my heart and made me realize that all the difficulties I had encountered had been learning’s which were pointing me to my future. Her healing is kind and compassionate, powerful and long lasting. I cannot thank her enough for the path that she has set me on, I am now on a spiritual journey which without the work with Sonia I believe may never have happened. She has guided me back to my soul, my heart and to all the love that is out there, which was just waiting to be seen. Thank you Sonia!

I loved the care, compassion and power of Reiki. The workshops were in depth, thorough and practical – I loved learning the healing art of Reiki and the ability to help others. The Law of Attraction workshop was a wonderful course, Sonia created a group dynamic which enabled us all to share and develop beautifully with each other.

Main suggestion with Life Change Workshop was that there was more break away interactive time so that we could work perhaps in pairs or small groups on some of the areas we were learning about.

 I did not stay at Shiva Garden but ate there a number of times and used as venue for healing sessions and workshops. The food is great, especially the dhal! I love the style of the home stay, the vibe with music, play areas and outside tables is great.”

Amar

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11th Review Reviewed by: Manuela From: Argentina 

 

Attended to the Workshops Reiki IILaw of Attraction and Sacred Feminine. Received 4 Reiki Sessions, counseling and astrology & numerology session in February 2016.

“The Sonia Indigo Academy, functioning in Shiva Garden, is a island that offers a surprising mixture of knowledge and relaxation techniques. Sónia, the host and main teacher, offers a palette of courses filled with suggestions to improve your day to day life, live more happily and be more natural. She combines study but also life experience, and shares all she knows. Outstanding generosity. The courses always come with a manual that you can take with you as material to keep reading. She also shows all her book references and invites you to keep studying.  It is a lovely experience to train and study with her, the experience is complete with the lovely people you will find sharing it with you.

The suggestions I  have to improve the quality of the workshops are, English skills, adding more subjects, how about a workshop for men? Or for couples? As for all the workshops, i would add more group dynamics and exercises.

My favorite workshop was sacred feminine, maybe because it is a subject of study for me as well. All the life experience Sónia shares is more than filled with teachings.”

Manuela

Ziville

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10th  Review Reviewed by: Ziville  From: U.K. 

Attended to Reiki Level I & II, Workshop for Healers, Law of Attraction, Sacred Feminine sessions, Received 4 Reiki Sessions, psychotherapy counseling and astrology & numerology session  in November and December 2015.

“Blissful life changing experience! Highly recommend reiki sessions and all beautiful workshops that Sonia gives with love and joy – your soul will be happy and bright now and forever after!!!!
xxx OM xxx.”

Ziville

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   9th Review Reviewed by: Chloe Titard From: France On: November 2015

1 week Healing Massage Course Level I in August 2015

Meeting Sonia change my life. She’s amazing!!!
Sonia is the Best massage therapist that I have ever met in all my travels so it was my dream to make the massage therapy course with her and my dream came true…
This course is really high quality! Sonia is a great teacher! She has real technical and theoretical knowledge. I learn so much…. I was so happy!
Sonia made me discover Reiki and I really felt the feels inside my body. What a wonderful experience!
I also discovered the
aqua-floating therapy: a trip inside myself, a sensation of lightness… I have no word… Just try it, it’s amazing!
And Sonia gave me so much more… Her smile, her supporting, her advises about the life, her share, her friendship and her very big heart…
She is a master!!! I discovered with her, with numerology, with the affirmation, the crystal … an other world, an other life.
Sonia and her lovely family make of Shiva garden a haven of peaceful and made my stays very powerful moments of my life.
Thank you so much Sonia.

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8th  Review Reviewed by: Natalia Molina From: India On: November 2015

Complete Reiki Tratment: 4 Reiki sessions, October 2015

Dear Sonia,

Thank you so much for the reiki sessions. They were amazing not only in terms of chakra alignment, but mainly on the peace and love I received from you and your devotion to higher beings, which I have no doubt were assisting you in your work. I feel blessed to have met you. You are a divine soul spreading divine energy to the world. Truly inspiring.God Bless you!!

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7th Review Reviewed by: Mari From: Spain  On: October 2015

My experience with Sonia is more personal rather than professional. I felt connected to her since we met.

Her generosity and endless love have no limits and she shows that in both her personal and professional life.

She is wise and an old soul, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. She is a natural healer.

I did two workshops with her: Reiki I and II, and Massage Course. Plus I received Reiki from her.

The workshops were really professional and well structured, serious and very complete.

She helped me in many ways, she saw something in me that made me change.

She is magic and very powerful. A strong woman.

Mari Häri
On the Way Guest House
Varkala

 

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6th Review Reviewed by: Gavin From: U.K.  On: October 2015

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: March 2015, travelled solo

Sonia gave me several reiki treatments when I was going through a particular challenging time in my life, resulting from earlier trauma.

I really feel that a shift happened for me when receiving treatments from her.

She has something. I don’t know what that is, but there is a love that comes from her or through her which really helped me during that time.

Thank you, Sonia.”

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5th  Review Reviewed by: Vilson (Poet) From: India On: September 2015

This school, i can call this my ‘gurukulam’ (old Indian school) change my life. new things r coming on my way. I have no words to describe it. yes Sonia is my guru on changing time.wish to b always.

Love. Vilson,White House, Varkala.

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4th  Review Reviewed by: Pushpa From: Germany On: 4th October 2015

For one week I was model for a massage course. I am very grateful for this experience. Sonia is a wise, sensitive teacher. She is aware of everything, that happens in the class. The massage goes very deep and is a healing one, I think.

For 4 days I had live coach and Reiki sessions. These 4 days gave me a lot. There was love, understanding, healing , advice and counseling. Sonia is cristal clear, she is connected to old ancient knowledge, she sees and feels very well, what is needed to help. It is help, to move on. It is help to help yourself. It is help & healing. Not just for short term….Thank you, Sonia!

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3rd  Review Reviewed by: Melanie From: Australia On: August 2015

Wonderful sessions from a gifted medicine woman.

Many thanks Sonia.

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2nd  Review Reviewed by: Den From: U.K. On: April 2015

Sharing such warmth, wisdom and compassion… thank you.

SarahThe Best Place in Varkala” 

1st Review Reviewed by: Sarah, From: UK, On: 6 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From September to December 2013

I have stayed at Shiva Garden for just over 3 months. It is easy to get stuck in Varkala but somewhere like Shiva Garden makes you want to stay forever. It is a haven of peace and the owners have created a real family atmosphere for backpackers travelling alone or in groups. I came here with a friend but decided to stay on when he returned home.

The yoga classes in the morning are brilliant – I was a complete beginner, couldn’t even touch my toes and now I’m almost at advanced level. The yoga teacher also offers massages, reiki and life coaching of which I’ve tried all three and they were really therapeutic, I’m very glad I did them.

The rooms are great and clean and the communal area is brilliant and a great place to hang out with other backpackers. Shiva Garden is my home in India and I’m already planning my next trip back.

brenda-baksley

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5th  Review Reviewed by: Brenda From: U.S.A. On: July 2016

It was off-season for my Varkala experience, so everything, I hear, was quite different, including the availability of yoga & massage. I had gone there for a massage course and our accommodations were included at Shiva Garden. I chose the least expensive lodging, which was 600 Rps (about $10 USD) per day. It was minimal, but had indoor plumbing, which is more than I had been told to expect. The fact there wasn’t hot water wasn’t explained, but assumed, and it was a bit difficult at times due to the nature of being colder while receiving massage therapy. I know there were other rooms to choose from, which did offer hot water & even kitchens.
Speaking of kitchens, the food there was SO good! I highly recommend eating there wherever you’re staying in Varkala. It was authentic, natural, & very well prepared & presented. I find I still long for meals there & I’ve been home for over 6 weeks now.

I also highly recommend booking a treatment with Sonia. Her attention to detail & care for personalizing the time you book with her ~just~ for you is admirable. Her presence, intention, and touch are heightened with awareness & consciousness to lead a person into a great, relaxative, safe space. She is gentle, yet full of powerful pressure. Her division of the treatment among the senses was my favorite part: listening to the message she picked for my treatment, smelling the essential oils chosen for me, the coziness of the sheets she chose. Her treatment is also something I have been longing for since leaving. Relaxing, yet fulfilling muscularly. It was a 3 hour treatment, including the audial portion of the beautiful message played, the sound-vibration bowls used, and her expertise of Reiki.
I’m looking into traveling back now, and hope to meet with Sonia again. Next, to experience her yoga!”

Brenda

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4th  Review Reviewed by: Chloe Titard From: France On: November 2015

1 week Healing Massage Course Level I in August 2015

Meeting Sonia change my life. She’s amazing!!!
Sonia is the Best massage therapist that I have ever met in all my travels so it was my dream to make the massage therapy course with her and my dream came true…
This course is really high quality! Sonia is a great teacher! She has real technical and theoretical knowledge. I learn so much…. I was so happy!
Sonia made me discover Reiki and I really felt the feels inside my body. What a wonderful experience!
I also discovered the
aqua-floating therapy: a trip inside myself, a sensation of lightness… I have no word… Just try it, it’s amazing!
And Sonia gave me so much more… Her smile, her supporting, her advises about the life, her share, her friendship and her very big heart…
She is a master!!! I discovered with her, with numerology, with the affirmation, the crystal … an other world, an other life.
Sonia and her lovely family make of Shiva garden a haven of peaceful and made my stays very powerful moments of my life.
Thank you so much Sonia.

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3rd Review Reviewed by: Biwa From: Germany  On: February 2015

I love the place  I always felt very familiar! it’s clean friendly, and competent Service and Information! I come to Varkala since many years and prefer to stay there! 


The most experience was the
massage with reiki from Sonia
It healed immediately my swollen leg and i felt 10 years younger afterwards!
really amazing!

 

Yelica MontenegroMagical Garden of India” 

2nd Review Reviewed by: Yelissa, From: Montenegro, On: 30 January 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: January 2014, travelled as a couple

 I’ve stayed in Shiva Garden a month ago, with my husband.
At this very moment I’m listening to some Indian song and thinking about all wonderful thing happened there. Shiva Garden is one of the best thing I’ve experienced. If you go to Varkala, you have to visit this place!
Accommodation is great, food is amazing, people are lovely!

Owners wife, Sonia, does amazing Reiki, massage, yoga classes, numerology… I feel blessed for meeting her. Miss everybody so much.

Hope to see you soon guys…
Beijo para Divia!
Jeja

SarahThe Best Place in Varkala” 

1st Review Reviewed by: Sarah Gammon, From: UK, On: 6 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From September to December 2013

I have stayed at Shiva Garden for just over 3 months. It is easy to get stuck in Varkala but somewhere like Shiva Garden makes you want to stay forever. It is a haven of peace and the owners have created a real family atmosphere for backpackers travelling alone or in groups. I came here with a friend but decided to stay on when he returned home.

The yoga classes in the morning are brilliant – I was a complete beginner, couldn’t even touch my toes and now I’m almost at advanced level. The yoga teacher also offers massages, reiki and life coaching of which I’ve tried all three and they were really therapeutic, I’m very glad I did them.

The rooms are great and clean and the communal area is brilliant and a great place to hang out with other backpackers. Shiva Garden is my home in India and I’m already planning my next trip back.

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1st   Review Reviewed by: Chloe Titard From: France On: November 2015

1 week Healing Massage Course Level I in August 2015

Meeting Sonia change my life. She’s amazing!!!
Sonia is the Best massage therapist that I have ever met in all my travels so it was my dream to make the massage therapy course with her and my dream came true…
This course is really high quality! Sonia is a great teacher! She has real technical and theoretical knowledge. I learn so much…. I was so happy!
Sonia made me discover Reiki and I really felt the feels inside my body. What a wonderful experience!
I also discovered the
aqua-floating therapy: a trip inside myself, a sensation of lightness… I have no word… Just try it, it’s amazing!
And Sonia gave me so much more… Her smile, her supporting, her advises about the life, her share, her friendship and her very big heart…
She is a master!!! I discovered with her, with numerology, with the affirmation, the crystal … an other world, an other life.
Sonia and her lovely family make of Shiva garden a haven of peaceful and made my stays very powerful moments of my life.
Thank you so much Sonia.

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