SONIA TIMELINE & HIGHLIGHTS

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1977

Sonia was born on 11th February of 1977, in Portugal.

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1977 – 1986

Sonia was raised in a lower middle class, dysfunctional family. She witnessed verbal abuse and domestic violence between her parents. Her mother suffered from co-dependency and had with Sonia a narcissistic behavior.  Her father have Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Since her 3 months old her parents were absent for 12h a day, She was raised by a babysitter, her 2 older brothers and her parents. Sonia was a victim of sexual molestation at the age of 8.  

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1987 – 1994

Sonia's family environment improved when her father got very interested in esoteric and spiritual knowledge, around Sonia's 10 years old. Because all his books were kept in Sonia's bedroom, she grew up having interest and reading about Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, I-Ching, Past Lives, Aura, Yoga, and several spiritual, mind, and esoteric subjects.

She started to practice yoga at home, around her 11 years with the help of a book.

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1995 – 1998

With 18 years old, Sonia left her parent's house and moved to the Principado of Andorra (Spain). There, she lived and worked for 3 years in hotels and restaurants. She learned Spanish and traveled all over the North-Eastern side of Spain. 7 (Small)12 (Small)

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1999 – 2004

At the age of 21, Sonia came back to Portugal and worked in several areas: fast food restaurant as shift manager, as shop sales representative, as a post officer, as human resources manager. After an Accounting and Finances Course, Sonia worked as office manager in an Import business company for 6 years. 15 (Small)

In 2001, she started Oriental and Belly dancing on her own.

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In 2004, began attending Hatha Yoga classes.media yoga (54)

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2005

At 28, after being in a stable relationship for 4 years and living together for 2 years, Sonia got married. They were married less than a year, in the same year they got divorced.

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2006 – 2008

From 2006 until 2009,  Sonia attended belly dance classes.

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While working as manager in an Import business company, Sonia also worked part-time in an Insurances company.

She suffered important material losses and a dear loved one passed away during this time, she had depression, burn out and consequently had her "spiritual awakening", around her 30 years old, in the end of 2007 and started meditating and communication with the Archangels.

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Between 2008 and 2009 Sonia attended her 1st certified massage course and several courses and workshops on reflexology, meditation, spirituality, massage, tantra and sacred love and starts meeting her "soul sisters and brothers".

Early in 2009, started to offer massage therapy and spiritual counseling mainly to women.

She participated in the "Rainbow Gathering" in Portugal.

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2009

Created the blog "O Teu Caminho" (Your Path), where she shared her insights, inspirations and learning's.

During 2009/2010, between her 32 and 33 years old, she learned in Portugal Ayurvedic Massage, Head Indian Massage and Reflexology.

In November Sonia traveled to India for 6 months, to take a Yoga Teacher Training, Abhyanga Massage and Thai Yoga Massage Courses.

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And all her life changed.

In Varkala Beach she met a local men, who later in 2012 became her husband and the father of her two beautiful daughters.

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2010 – 2011

Due to expiration of her Indian touristic visa, in April 2010 Sonia had to go back to Portugal against her will. All she wanted was to stay in India, place where she felt like home.

She learned Reiki Level 1.

Those were months of struggle and pain. She got lost and questioned everything in her life. She detached herself from materialism, traveled for 2 months in Morocco, a lot of trial and error happened during this phase and valuable lessons were learned.

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She did Photo Sessions in the subjects of Yoga, Semi-Nude, Magic Moments, Heaven, Mother Earth as model with the Photographer Paulo Yang, in Portugal, Sintra.

In 2011 she went through an abortion and healed her self from a 7 cm cyst in an ovary, naturally, without any medical treatment.

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2012

In early January 2012, Sonia decided to risk everything, to follow her heart and moved to India. 2009 (2) (Small)

She got pregnant, and later that year, Sonia got married.

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At the age of 35, her first daughter was born by cesarean section, (due to be a footling breach and star gazing baby, with the cord twice around the neck).

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This year she began performing original Dance Choreographsand started working as a Yoga teacher, therapist and Life coach, giving yoga classes at low cost and free sessions of counseling, coaching and astrology for more than a year.

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2013

In January 2013, Sonia learned Reiki II Level and started giving free Reiki sessions for more than 6 months.

Built the Shiva Garden Home Stay Blog, Shiva Garden Facebook page and Sonia Indigo YouTube page.

At her 36 years, stays pregnant of her second daughter.

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2014

At her 37 years, her second daughter was born by Natural Home Birth, (after 21 months of the Cesarean of her first daughter).

Was invited by Birth Village to give a Conference about Natural Birth , for future mothers.

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She learned the Reiki Level 3 and Master Level and starts to teach the Healing Massage Therapist Course and Reiki Workshops levels I & II.

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2015

Learned Aqua-Floating therapy.

Aquatherapy 04 At her 38, the newly soniaindigo.com website is launched with the events Reiki Levels 1 & 2, Life Changing Seminar, Sacred Feminine Workshop, Workshop for Healers and the Massage Course.

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2016

In 2016, Sonia was invited to write articles for the International online magazine Refresh Your Life, from Servia and the Free online Portuguese Magazine Zen Family.

Refresh your Life To the magazine Refresh Your Life, she wrote the article about Law of Attraction in July's 2016 edition, Mission: Change Of Life in June's 2017 edition and The Power of The Women in April's 2018 edition (pages 146 to 151). Zen Family In the magazine Zen Family, wrote monthly her articles in Portuguese from August to December 2016 in the "Zen Indigo" theme.   This year she launched the events Reiki level III & Master level. Save Save Save

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2017 – 2018

Sonia's 40's anniversary were of profound change and healing. She received between October 2016 until May 2017 all kinds of healing in reiki, body code, regression, acupuncture, shamanism and counseling. *** In March 2017 had a miscarriage. *** In July a couple crisis started. *** In September 2017, she found out about her own co-dependency and started a journey towards it's healing by deep research and study on the subjects related with Co-Dependency, Narcissistic Abuse, Boundaries, Assertiveness, Self Love and Love Avoidants, which she shares on her Blog. She understood the root causes of the several unbalanced professional and couple relationships (including the one with her husband), that she had during her life. As a consequence of her upbringing, Sonia had until her 40's several couple and professional relationships with people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, narcissistic traits and love avoidants. *** By December 2017 Sonia finish the relationship with the father of her daughters. *** She was invited by the Photographer Neta Kahila for a Photo Session as a model in Free Style, in India, Varkala Beach.   2018 *** In January 2018, she separate from her husband, she rented a house for her and her two little daughters and  launched the Shakti Home. *** In April Sonia did a photo session as a model in the subjects of Shamanism and Free Style, in India, Varkala Beach, with the Photographer Maria Jose Jacinto. *** In this same month, during her research and learning about Co-Dependency she finally took consciousness about her Love Addiction, which she committed with herself to heal, and once more, explained perfectly her last 24 years of distorted and unbalanced relationships.

Photography by Maria Jose Jacinto.

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