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Transcend Yourself Women’s Retreat
Are you ready for deep practice and transformation towards the powerful woman that you are meant to be?
Gift yourself the opportunity to be immersed into the sacred feminine practices and treasures for 7 days in one of the world’s most mystical locations.
This program provides women with a space to retreat within ourselves, where we can tap deeply into the Sacred Feminine, explore various aspects of our own feminine power and beauty, and come back to the world, strong, radiant, fully alive and empowered.
Sonia Indigo Featured Facilitator
Sonia is healing, facilitating, consulting, coaching and teaching since 2009 and shares her experience into her work and teachings gathered over 25 years of studies and practices in astrology (Mayan, Chinese, Karmic and Western), numerology, Feng Shui, massage (Swedish, Ayurveda, Thai and Reflexology), archangels, hatha yoga, meditation, reiki healing, shamanism, native women practices, womb awakening, women health and well-being, pregnancy, natural birth and parenting, tantra, Hindu, Tao and Buddhist philosophies, the law of attraction, A Course In Miracles, psychology, physiology, affirmations and key questions, aqua-floating therapy, childhood and past life regression, health, nutrition, the mind-body connection, leadership, relationships and co-dependency.
Sonia combines her common sense, down-to-earth approach with depth, wildness and raw power; which are the unique signatures of her work. She facilitates at a depth where remarkable transformations, healing and openings in women’s (and some men’s), lives are a common occurrence.
7 DAYS COACHING FOR WOMEN, PRACTICES, FULL MOON RITUALS & GODDESSES INVOCATIONS, BELLY DANCE, WOMEN’S CIRCLES, ASTROLOGY & NUMEROLOGY, MASSAGE, WALKS, DETOX, YOGA, MEDITATION AND CHANTING
When groups of like-minded women get together magic is created. Sacred Feminine retreats awaken awareness of the feminine form with beautiful flowing, simple yet sensual dance, and a deeper understanding, honouring and integration of energy and companionship.
This retreat is a container of practice in space full of beauty and sisterhood, connection with Nature and silence, dance and Goddess rituals, devotional chanting and much, much more.
Together we explore our highest potential as Sacred women, we discover a unique gift of each woman and we hold her as she moves into embodying her Nature.
We move beyond our limitations by exploring the strength of our femininity. We practice to unveil the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman.
We come together to practice, heal any guilt or shame around being a powerful woman, open beyond limits and allow and celebrate our unique womanhood. We come together to bring more light to this world.
You will leave this retreat transformed, deeply connected to your beauty, a lot more self-confident and empowered with an abundance of tools and insight into how to be in touch with your inner Goddess and at the same time be successful and active in the modern world.
This Retreat Can Be The Beginning Of Your Life Change!
Imagine yourself surrounded by a luxuriant tropical nature, in a boat trip on the backwaters and going daily to the beach, receiving an ayurvedic massage, eating Indian delicious meals. As you make your way to the yoga shala you stroll through the tranquil gardens, you enjoy a rejuvenating meditation and yoga practice, before indulging in a fresh, nutritious and delicious Kerala breakfast. Participate in our Sacred Feminine classes and practices. Take then some time to relax and unwind by the beach, enjoy a luscious Ayurvedic massage, stroll into Varkala for some sight-seeing. Experienced yogis can explore and enhance their practice, while new students can deepen their understanding of yoga, coaching for women in a supportive and nurturing environment.
For a truly holistic experience led by the most knowledgeable teachers from the Shiva Garden Homestay and retreat site, join us to re-energize, unwind and re-connect with your true self while soaking up the blissful surrounds of beautiful Varkala.
What’s Possible In This Retreat
- Reclaim your fullness and aliveness as a woman
- Deepen your connection with your true self
- Happiness, fulfillment, love
- Deepen and enrich your relationships
- Stronger alignment with your destiny / dharma
- Clearing old, unwanted thought patterns and letting go of old habits
- Live more fully from your heart and soul
- Healing of traumas from this life, past lives and ancestral lines
- Weave, balance and unite your divine masculine with your divine feminine
- Open to a heart-space of belonging, healing, trust and love that is only possible to create in sacred women’s circle
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We will be performing a number of mystical rituals to establish the link with the divine feminine power.
MYSTICAL & DEVOTIONAL DANCE
It is more than just any dance, it is a conscious movement practice, movement that heals, that nourishes the feminine, that helps us cultivate self love and confidence. Experience the ancient art of dance as a form of moving prayer, self-expression, discovery, and connection to your own inherent mystery. Explore what it means to be “danced from within” by enjoying freestyle movement, belly dance techniques to help unravel the sensuality and wisdom of the body.
Channel your high priestess through sacred rituals and ceremonies to call in goddesses from Indian Tantra and Tibetan Buddhism. Tara, the deity of love, compassion, and healing, and Lakshmi, goddess of fortune and abundance, Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom and arts, Dhurga, the Goddess that personifies the woman warrior, Khali, the Goddess that destroy the faked shapes of human expressions, will inspire you to manifest their divine qualities in your own being.
Embodying this magnificent archetype, that deep down we all are longing to express. Learn how to stay in your own power, set up boundaries and learn to say no.
THE POWER OF THE SACRED WOMEN’S CIRCLE
When women gather in sacred space magic happens. We come into rhythm with nature’s cycles and deep feminine wisdom. We discover and open to the tribal sisterhood of support we’ve longed for. And from there we find grace which heals and transforms as well as gives us strength to shed unwanted layers so that we can live more deeply, authentically and soulfully.
Every participant is a special member of the women’s circle where we embrace each other in the totality of who we are. We step away from competition and judgment between women. We cultivate sisterhood. We make friendships for life. Together wee grow and transform. The circle holds us as we dive deeper.
RELEASING THE VOICE
Practices on liberating the feminine voice, coming back to our untamable authentic nature.
Svadiyaya is a Sanskrit word that means “Know Yourself”. We will have a day focused on Numerology and Mayan Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Karmic Astrology and Western Astrology for the group, where we will understand the energy of each individual, soul gifts, life path, karmic lessons, challenges to overcome and personality traits to improve. This is an eye opener to open the Life Path in front of you (Does not include individual sessions).
Learn the basic movements to perform a massage to your loved ones. Experience, give and receive massages.
FIND YOUR INNER HAPPINESS
In the Transcend Yourself Women’s Retreat you will learn, practice Krya (cleansing exercises), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Asanas (yoga postures), Yoga Nidra (relaxation), Meditation, Bakti Yoga (mantras), and receive theory classes.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO RECEIVE
Indulge yourself receiving a Indian Ayurvedic Oil Massages followed by Powder Massage with healing herbs. You will leave the massage room floating and light like a feather!
DELIGHT WITH OUR GUIDED TRIPS
Visit the Golden Island in a beautiful Varkala Backwaters Trip. The landscapes are unforgettable.
START YOUR DAILY INNER DISCIPLINE
This retreat is a profound experience that helps to establish a firm foundation of inner discipline. The course is based on the traditional Indian knowledge of yoga, to train you to perform a yoga practice by yourself.
ENERGIZE YOURSELF WITH PRANAYAMA
Learn how to energize yourself for the day with the yogic breathing exercises.
LEARN TO RELAX AND SWITCH OFF THE BODY AND MIND
Learn relaxation techniques and introduce regular relaxation into your daily life. This will help you to feel, rested, reestablished and with a clear mind.
CONNECT WITH YOUR SOUL
Through the meditation techniques we will guide you to connect with your soul, receive important messages for your life and fulfill your Life Path.
SING YOUR HEART!
Singing the mantras is an amazing way to bring happiness to your heart. In fact, singing anything always sends away the sadness!
This is a retreat for you to detox from the “normal life”. In order for you to feel the shining crystal within you, it takes your willingness and compromise to do it. During the retreat you will have delicious vegan meals and juices and we highly recommend you to not drink coffee, alcohol or smoke.
No previous experience is necessary! This work is open to all women who are willing to go within and experience their ultimate feminine power.
Perfect for all levels of yoga and belly-dance from beginners to advanced.
Bookings are open and it is advisable to pop your name down for this one quickly as we have limited spaces.
You must book in advance because we will create a current astrology chart for you before the retreat starts. So we’ll need your birth date, hour and birth location (to be fulfilled on the the Online Form).
I’m very much looking forward to taking this Journey into the Sacred Feminine with you!
So Much Love,
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This Transcend Yourself Women’s Retreat is an intensive and trans-formative experience taught by disciples of recognized international Schools.
You can stay at the eco resort Shiva Garden Homestay (accommodation is optional), starting each morning with cleansing and breathing exercises, meditation, mantras and invigorating hatha yoga session, and enjoying the sacred feminine workshops, and there’s plenty of time to take in the gorgeous beaches and the nearby ancient Indian Temples, receive ayurvedic massages or explore the town of Varkala.
Duration: 7 days.
Languages: English (occasional translation is possible in Spanish, French or Portuguese in the Sonia’s classes and in Hindi in Alma’s classes).
Sponsored by: SHIVA GARDEN HOME STAY & SONIA INDIGO ACADEMY.
You Can Participate In This Retreat to:
- Get answers and insights about the next steps for your personal and professional life;
- To heal your emotions;
- As a get-away-from-it-all retreat;
- As a way to meet new positive and loving friends;
- As an opportunity to spend time with Alma and Sonia Indigo in the healing energies of Varkala.
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To see the details of the Sacred Feminine Workshop, click on the following link:
Day 1, 2 & 3: Sacred Feminine Workshop
Begin your journey by attending to the 3 days Sacred Feminine Workshop where you will have opportunity to learn and practice Belly Dance, Oriental and free dance, receive shamanic teachings for woman’s, learn rituals, and much, much more!
Day 4: Massage and Backwaters Tour
After 3 intensive days, indulge yourself in receiving 1 Indian Ayurvedic massage of 2h with oil and healing herbs powder massage. You will leave floating like a feather. Then have a delicious vegetarian meal with sea view in one of the best restaurants on the cliff and on the afternoon, we will go to the backwaters, Golden Island Shiva & Parvati Temple, we will then go to Durga Temple and watch the sunset on a desert beach.
Day 5: Full Moon Rituals and Goddesses Invocations
This is the day to perform live the Full Moon Rituals, where we will go through several practices on the nature, as well as on the retreat site.
Day 6: Learn Massage
Learn How to perform a relaxing massage to your friends and your partner. This day is an approach to massage where you ca learn the basic movements for massage your partners and/or friends.
Day 7: Know Yourself Through Astrology & Numerology
In the last day we will go through an unique experience of astrology for groups. You will get to know the main traits of your Numerology as well as your Mayan, Karmic, Chinese and Western Astrologies. We will then understand better why individuals in the group get affinity with each other. Besides this, you will get to know your soul purpose and Life Path, karmic lessons and personality traits to improve. (Does not include personal extensive readings).
Note: The schedule of the order of the activities can change depending on the Full Moon day in each retreat.
6h to 8h am: Meditation and yoga class on the beach
8h to 10h: Free time
10h to 11h: Brunch – Delicious vegetarian typical South Indian breakfast provided by Shiva Garden Restaurant
11h to 14h: Workshop
14h to 15h: Lunch – Delicious vegetarian typical South Indian meal provided by Shiva Garden Restaurant
15h to 17h: Workshop
From 17h: Free time for beach, sunset, explore the Cliff restaurants and much more!
A Certificate of Presence from Sonia Indigo Academy is awarded on successful completion of the Transcend Yourself Women’s Retreat.
At the end of the Healing Retreat, you’ll be eligible to to transform your life with a regular yoga and reiki practice and you’ll receive a certificate that’s suitable for framing. This paraprofessional worldwide designation demonstrates that you’ve taken extra training in womb awakening, women empowering and sacred feminine.
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A sincere desire to learn and openness to healing techniques and spirituality is required.
We respect all religious and spiritual practices and are sensitive to all beliefs. This retreat works for all.
What to Bring: Sandals, notebooks, pen.
Attire: Dress casually and comfortably throughout the retreat. Bring sport clothes for the yoga practice and for the workshops bring the most beautiful and feminine dresses you have: long dresses, long skirts, feminine clothes, white clothes for the ritual day. The temperature can be warm as we are in a tropical part of the country, so please bring light clothes.
Before the classes:
- Make sure you go to the toilet. You don’t want to lose a bit of these teachings;
- Arrive on time to insure that you are not stressed or anxious.
- Do not eat 2h before or drink 1h before the Yoga classes.
- For the yoga, meditation and reiki classes, take out all the accessories, earrings, bracelets, watch, rings, etc. If you have long hair, put your hair in a pony tail;
- Talk to the teacher if you are concerned about anything related with your your health state. Let us know if you are undergoing any medical treatment;
Trivandrum International Airport: The nearest airport is . From the airport you can reach Varkala by car, . train or bus, it’s about 50 km distance.. Takes 1h to reach. If you stay in Shiva Garden Home Stay, we can send a taxi to pick you up to our resort.
Cochin Airport: From Cochin to Varkala, you can take a train or a taxi (4h).
There are also Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai Airports (among others in India), that are quite far from Varkala. It can take one to two days for you to reach here.
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WHAT IS SACRED FEMININE?
“Sacred Feminine is about connecting with your womb, your inner wisdom and empowering yourself as a Woman.
It’s about respecting your Sacred Blood and using it in your ceremonies.
It’s about staying silent and listening to the creativity latent in your 2nd chakra.
It’s connecting with the Natural energies of the Moon, the Sun, the Earth, the elements and inviting them into your life.
It’s about dancing in the sacredness of our bodies, closing our eyes and letting our soul flow with the music.
Sacred Feminine is about remembering that you are a Female and so, able to give birth naturally, in a homely environment and free of drugs.
It’s learning about the grieving process of an abortion, and being abused in so many ways.
It’s about respecting yourself as a Human Being and making yourself feel respected as a Woman.
Sacred Feminine is about sharing, dancing, laughing, crying, nurturing…It’s about Being Yourself, Authentic, without masks and fulfilling your Life Path on this Planet, which includes protecting Mother Nature, the people on Planet Earth and Wild life.”
WHAT IS YOGA
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline, that aims to transform body and mind.
A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline with 5000 years history, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
The word ‘yoga‘ comes from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’, which means ‘to yoke’ the spirit and physical body together. It’s a scientific method for raising consciousness, great health and a blissful life.
It is also believed that emotions and memories of an event or trauma are stored in the body’s tissues. Stretching and manipulation of these tissues can release this energy and tension, so that emotions surface.
WHAT IS MEDITATION
Connect with your Soul , Angels, Spiritual Guides and the Universe
Our classes include meditation techniques, grounding and visualization to help you achieve calmness and peace of mind.
It is the next stage of your life.
Meditation is about becoming aware of what is going on in your mind, engendering a peaceful state of mind. It is about focusing on a life situation and observing the insights that arise and visualizing your day how you want it to be. It is about connecting with your higher self, your soul, the angels, gods, the Goddess, spiritual guides and ascended masters. It is bringing yourself to a higher level of consciousness and awareness.