HEALING RETREAT IN VARKALA BEACH
REIKI SHOWS THE WAY TO YOUR HEALING
WE PASS ON THE LIGHT TO YOU TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT
Sonia Indigo Featured Yoga Teacher
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 numerology, astrology (Mayan, Chinese, Karmic and Western), 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, regression therapy, health, nutrition, 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.
Alma Featured Yoga Teacher
Alma is fully into yoga, he practice daily since many years. He studied bhakti yoga in young age, 6 years in Madras (Ashram) and took several yoga courses: Yoga Foundation Course from Morari Ji Desai in Delhi; Yoga Instruction six months course from Dev Sanskrit Vishwavidhyalaya Haridwar; Post Graduation diploma in Yoga Science one year course from DSVV 2016; TTC Sivananda ashram Madurai 2016; ATTC Sivananda ashram Madurai 2017; TTC Hatha Yoga Therapy (500 hrs) from Krishna Anda Ashram.
He believe in share, love, compassion, help others what he have learned.
9 DAYS REIKI HEALING, COACHING, YOGA, MEDITATION AND DETOX
GET YOUR SHINE ON!
Our Varkala Heal Your Heart Retreat offer you the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga, meditation and reiki healing practice, to understand deeply your life issues, their cause, bring awareness towards yourself and your behaviors that stop you from being in the full expression of your self, to truly unwind and take time to nurture yourself and experience the delights of Kerala South Indian culture.
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 reiki healing and coaching classes and have a rest. 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 and reiki practitioners can explore and enhance their practice, while new students can deepen their understanding of yoga, reiki and coaching 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.
FIND YOUR INNER HAPPINESS
In the Heal Your Heart Retreat you will learn, practice and receive Reiki (energetic healing), Krya (cleansing exercises), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Asanas (yoga postures), Yoga Nidra (relaxation), Meditation, and receive theory classes.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO RECEIVE
Indulge yourself receiving 2 Indian Ayurvedic Oil Massages followed by Powder Massage with healing herbs. You will leave the massage room floating and light like a feather!
JOIN OUR GUIDED TRIPS
Visit Kaphil Beach that shares the landscape with the backwaters and wonder in a boat trip to the Golden Island with the beauty and peace of Varkala Backwaters. 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.
CLEANSE YOUR BODY SYSTEMS WITH KRIYA
Through the krya exercises you will leave this retreat shining from the inside out!
ENERGIZE YOURSELF WITH PRANAYAMA
Learn how to energize yourself for the day with the yogic breathing exercises.
BUILD UP A FLEXIBLE, ELEGANT, STRONG AND HEALTHY BODY
With regular yoga classes for 9 days you will learn how to build up your own practice and bring it to your daily life. The regular practice of asanas (yoga postures), will help you feel happy, energized, strong, self confident and with a flexible body and active mind.
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.
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 fresh fruit juices and we highly recommend you to not drink coffee, alcohol or smoke in order to benefit the maxim from this retreat.
This Healing 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 workshops and sequences focused on breathing, meditation, yoga, relaxation, reiki and coaching. 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: 9 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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Day 1 & 2: Reiki Level 1
Begin your journey by learning how to heal yourself, receive the reiki level 1 attunement, experience reiki on yourself and practice on others the amazing healing energy of reiki.
Day 3 & 4: Reiki Level 2
Learn the 2nd level of reiki, the 3 reiki symbols, receive the level 2 attunemnent and experience on yourself and practice on others how it is healing with the empowerment of the reiki symbols.
Day 5 & 6: Receive Indian Ayurvedic Massages
After 4 days on intensive reiki practice, indulge yourself in receiving 2 massages of 2h each with oil, healing herbs powder massage. You will leave floating like a feather. Have then a delicious vegan meal with sea view in one of the best restaurants on the cliff and relax the rest of the day.
By sunset we will guide you to a Sacred Spring to wash away unwanted energies.
Day 7: Kappil Beach & Backwaters Tour
After 6 days in a row on healing this is a day to rest and enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Kappil Beach and Varkala Backwaters, the beach and the surroundings.
You will attend the morning yoga and meditation classes and after the breakfast we will head to Kappil Beach. We will have a delicious lunch with sea view and on the afternoon, we will go to the backwaters, Golden Island and watch the sunset on a desert beach.
Day 8 & 9: Life Changing Seminar
There is no healing complete without understanding. This last 2 days will give you absolutely precious tools to assist you in understanding your own life and to help others in their path. Sonia will guide you through knowing yourself with the Astrology and Numerology for the group (does not include private sessions), and coach you to open the Path to the direction of your dreams.
6h30 to 7h30 am: Krya, Pranayama, Meditation with Alma
7h30 to 8h: Snack break
8h to 9h45: Yoga Class, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra with Alma
10h to 11h: Brunch – Delicious vegan typical South Indian breakfast provided by Shiva Garden Restaurant
11h to 14h: Workshop with Sonia
14h to 15h: Lunch – Delicious vegan typical South Indian meal provided by Shiva Garden Restaurant
15h to 17h: Workshop with Sonia
From 17h: Free time for beach, sunset, explore the Cliff restaurants and much more!
3 Certificates from Sonia Indigo Academy are awarded on successful completion of the Reiki Levels 1 & 2 and Life Changing Seminar.
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 3 certificates that are suitable for framing. This paraprofessional worldwide designation demonstrates that you’ve taken extra training in reiki, coaching, yoga and meditation techniques.
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: Comfortable sport clothes, sandals, notebooks, pen.
Attire: Dress casually and comfortably throughout the retreat. Bring sport clothes for the yoga practice. 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.
WHAT IS REIKI
Reiki is an ancient form of healing, promoting wellness in the body as well as on subtler energy levels – including the mental, psychic and emotional.
In Japanese Reiki means Universal Life Force. It is a powerful noninvasive method.
When we experience disease or emotional stress, our life force energy lessens. By giving the body additional nurturing energy – Reiki can help to reduce stress, heal stress related conditions and acute and chronic illnesses.
This energy is accessible to you when you are attuned by a Reiki Master Teacher. I am one.
As you place your hands on specific areas and key energy centers of the person’s fully clothed body, she will receive a gentle infusion of beneficial energy. The effect is one of assisting her in doing whatever healing needs to be done, a balancing of energy and a heightened sense of well-being.
Once you have achieved a Reiki II Degree, you are able to use Reiki in your everyday life to help yourself, your family and friends. It can also be done long distance, on animals and to clear spaces.
Reiki supports all other healing and medical modalities and is an excellent preventive. It deals with the situation in an integral manner and so mind, body and spirit are simultaneously addressed. Psychic information can also come through during these sessions.
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.