9 Day Heal Your Heart Retreat in South India, Varkala Beach

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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.




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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


Learn how to energize yourself for the day with the yogic breathing exercises.


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 relaxation techniques and introduce regular relaxation into your daily life. This will help you to feel, rested, reestablished and with a clear mind.


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).


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 each workshop, click on the following links:

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.


6h to 8h am: Meditation and yoga class on the beach

8h to 10h: Free time

10h to 11h: Breakfast – Delicious vegan typical South Indian breakfast provided by Shiva Garden Restaurant

11h to 14h: Workshop

14h to 15h: Lunch – Delicious vegan 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!


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:

  1. Make sure you go to the toilet. You don’t want to lose a bit of these teachings;
  2. Arrive on time to insure that you are not stressed or anxious.
  3. Do not eat 2h before or drink 1h before the Yoga classes.
  4. 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;
  5. 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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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.


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.


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.

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Meet other Heal Your Heart Retreat attendees who are attending Sonia in Varkala by joining our Facebook Group!

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If these dates don’t work for you, and you have a group, please contact us and, if possible, we can schedule a workshop for you here in Varkala or in your city.

From 6h30am to 5hpm.

Students must attend the retreat they registered for, from 11h to 17h to receive their Reiki Level 1 & 2 and Life Changing Seminar Certificates.

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Yoga posture performed by Sonia. Photography by Paulo S. Yang


Location: SHIVA GARDEN HOME STAY, South India, Kerala, Varkala beach , Kurakkani Junction, North Cliff.

South India, Kerala (God’s Own Country), Varkala beach, one of the Top 10 beaches in India, rated 3rd place by Tourists, and one of the First 30 Tour Destinations in the Planet, rated 28th place among the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ around the globe.

The main beach is Papanasam beach. The word Papanasam means washing away sins. The legend says, that to take a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in one’s life.

Shiva Garden Home Stay is located 5 min. walking distance from Papanasam beach, 10 min by rickshaw from Varkala town and 20 min from the picturesque Backwaters.


To see the google location, please click here.


We have secured the following room block properties for your convenience. All rooms are based on availability.


Stay at the lovely serene resort Shiva Garden Home Stay, you’ll be able to rejuvenate your spirit with the energy and life of this beautiful local. Enjoy the company of like-minded people, relax, rest, and learn about your healing gifts.

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel accommodations are not included in the price of the workshop registration.

Room Rates are as follows:
Shiva Garden Home Stay: Inr from 300Inr to 3000Inr in different types of accommodation.

For bookings send email to jayan@varkalahomestay.com and mention your participation on the events of the Sonia Indigo Academy.


Akhil Beach Resort, resort with swimming pool:  from 2000Inr to 10.000Inr in different types of accommodation.

For bookings send email to contact@soniaindigo.com and mention your participation on the events of the Indigo Academy.

Address: North Cliff, Kurakkani, Varkala, Trivandrum district, Kerala state, South India.

For Accommodation page, please click here.


For information’s about how to travel to Varkala, please click here.


For Tips to Travel to Mother India, please click here.

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Keralan SongPainting “Keralan Song” by Adelle Bernadette.

Retreat Prices In INR (Indian Rupees)/ Euros / by Payment Date

Price: 41.500 Inr / 551 euros (save 10% on the 3 workshops)

Early Birds: 39.900 Inr / 529 euros (save 15% when booking and completing payment within more than 6 months before the event).

The Payment Includes:  2 ayurvedic massages, 2 guided trips, daily yoga and meditation classes, attendance to the Workshops Reiki Levels 1 & 2 and Life Changing Seminar, 3 manuals, 3 certificates, snack, breakfast , lunch (typical South Indian vegan meals) and group photo (in digital format).

Special Promotion: GET YOUR PLACE FOR FREE! Bring 6 participants to the retreat (with payment confirmed) and get your place for free!

OPTIONAL Accommodation: See the several options available bellow and choose the one that suits you better.



Accommodation Options Available:

Shiva Garden Home Stay Price per room for 10 nights Accommodation:
Dormitory: 3.000 Inr / 40 Euros (available between December and April)
Tree Hut: 4.000 Inr / 53 Euros (available between December and April).
Home-stay Standard Double Room: 7.000 Inr / 93 Euros
Deluxe Room: 9.500 Inr / 126 Euros
Balcony Room: 10.500 Inr / 139 Euros
Appartment Non AC: 20.000 Inr / 265 Euros
Appartment with AC: 25.000 Inr / 331 Euros
Appartment with AC and Kitchen: 27.000 Inr / 358 Euros

Tax Included.

If you would like to share your room with other participant, let us know and we will inform you the options available. Send an email to contact@soniaindigo.com.

Bookings: send an email to jayan@varkalahomestay.com and mention your participation on the events of the Sonia Indigo Academy.

Akhil Resort with Swimming Pool Price per room for 10 nights Accommodation :

Deluxe Ac Cottage Pool View: 30.000 Inr / 398 Euros + Tax

Deluxe Vintage Villa A/C: 35.000 Inr / 464 Euros + Tax

Royal Heritage Cottage A/C: 40.000 Inr / 530 Euros + Tax

Exclusive A/C Heritage Pool View Cottage: 50.000 Inr / 663 Euros + Tax

GSTAX- 12 % upto INR 2499, 18% upto 7499, 28% INR 7500 and above (per night).

Bookings: send an email to contact@soniaindigo.com and mention your participation on the events of the Indigo Academy.

For all prices consider the information in Indian Rupees.

Rates of Indian Rupees are variable according with the International banks exchange rates. Please check here.


Indian citizens with proved residence in India, have 20% discount over all the prices mentioned above (except accommodation prices). In order to use this discount you have to send us by email your Indian ID card, or Indian Passport (The document has to have your photo and full name), and an address prove (with your name and address). Please contact us for further information’s about the payment.

If you are unable to attend for any reason, you may have someone substitute for your participation in the program. email the Sonia Indigo Academy Customer Service Department at least 30 days prior to the event to transfer your enrollment. A 500Inr fee will apply. Previously transferred and complimentary tickets are not eligible.
If you are unable to attend and do not wish to substitute, contact our Customer Service Department. We will convert your enrollment to a non-refundable voucher which must be used within one year from your original event date. Some restrictions apply. This voucher is valid for the events, therapies and private sessions on the Indigo Academy.
Once the event commences, Customers seeking a refund will need to visit our Customer Service booth during the Day 1 afternoon meal break at the event. Refunds are authorized at the event only. You must have attended the event up until the Day 1 afternoon meal break and request your refund at the Customer Service Desk during the Day 1 afternoon meal break. At your option, we will apply your tuition to any Sonia Indigo’s event, or send you a full refund. Simply turn in your workbook to Sonia Indigo at the end of the 1st morning. Complimentary enrollments are not eligible for refund.


You can pay via bank transfer, by Western Union or cash.
The attendees are responsible for the transaction fees.

Once we have received your application form, we will send you all the information on how to pay.


In the highly unlikely event that we must cancel the workshop, we reserve the right to cancel for any reason. If we determine that the workshop cancellation is necessary, we will refund your full payment.

Hotel accommodations are not included in the price of the retreat registration.


To reserve your place, is required payment  in advance with the retreat inscription.

Your event passes can be viewed and printed from the confirmation email you will receive after the payment is confirmed.
You’ll need to print your event passes and bring them with you to the event as this is your pass into the event.

If you have any questions please send an email to contact@soniaindigo.com.


A percentage of the total profit will be donated to Indigo Foundation,  a non-profit Organization that develop and funds projects for the less fortunate, and brings innovative and altruist ideas to the community.


For Registration, Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Policy and Passport & Visa, please click here.

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Reiki Master and Coach: Sonia Indigo

Reiki came in my life in a unusual way.

In 2010, the 1st level of Reiki, was offered to me by a friend, Mize Jacinto, who was a Portuguese Reiki Master, after I shared with her a dream I had with her giving me a basket of books and telling me: “It’s time for you to learn!’

In 2013, the 2nd level of Reiki was offered to me again by a friend who, according to her words, had met a very special Reiki Master. As in that time my 1st daughter was a 4 months baby i had no time to contact the teacher. A few days later, the Reiki Master, Mrs Shaloo Tjong, came to knock at my home door, saying: “Someone had payed for your Reiki course and I am here to teach you.”

In 2014, I received the III level and the Master Level of Reiki with the same Reiki Master, and I started to teach immediately after.

My Experience with Reiki started in a very skeptical way, once we can not see the energy flow. After the level II, I spend 6 months giving Reiki for free until I realized what was Reiki truly about. With the experience and feedback of the clients and my own healing, I came to a point where now, I trust in what i am doing and I know that even if we can not see it, Reiki is flowing and it will always work for the highest purpose of the person receiving it.

The Life Changing Seminar is the product and result of my own personal experiences and learning’s that I went through during my life. In this Seminar we will cover all the tools I used for my own healing, empowerment and life changing.

It was not in my mind to become a Life Coach and was initiated into it in the most spontaneous way. In 2012 and 2013, while teaching Yoga classes I began to see intuitively through the physical difficulties of the students to their negative mental and emotional behavior patterns as well as their painful past experiences. For one year I offered (at no charge) psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, numerology & astrology readings and ancient shamanic practices for women. Gradually I realized that I had naturally build up a structure that would form the basis of the actual Life Coach private sessions and seminars.

Late in 2013, I started to make personal sessions of Life Coach.

From 2015, I started to organize and facilitate the Life Changing Seminar and the Sacred Feminine Workshop.

I remain a student of life and continue to upgrade the coaching model as I learn and acquire new ideas and techniques and witness their positive results.

The positive feedback, support and love that I receive from my clients and students assures me that by helping people with positive life changes I bring something positive to the world.

During the Workshops and Seminars I teach and I learn with You as well. As the Indian proverb says:

“The best way to learn is to become a teacher”.

Your questions and your own experiences are a source of wisdom for me and the other students.


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Alma Featured Yoga Teacher

Suleman Khan is my name and Spiritual name is “Alma Cigana” I was born in Baghpat u.p. north India on the 4th march of 1987.

I studied bhakti yoga in young age. I studied 6 years in Madras(Ashram) practiced Islam and after I move into yoga on and off.

I finished schooling then get admission in Delhi university . During the graduation , I join theater group and through the acting and literature , I felt change with in.

After Ie moved into yoga and left religion systems and take the Spiritual path.

After graduation I did the following yoga courses:


After these courses I traveled 4 years India and Europe  Teaching Hatha yoga and meditation .

During Travel I felt that I should learn more about yoga and so I did the following courses:

  • 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.

I belief in share, love, compassion, help others what I am learned and open to learn more.


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Reiki Gives deep relaxation and helps the body to release stress and tension, accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities, improves sleep, reduces blood pressure, aids recovery from, and management of, acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.); helps break addictions; helps relieve pain; removes energy blockages; adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony; assists the body in cleaning itself of toxins; reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy; supports the immune system; increases vitality and postpones the aging process; raises the vibrational frequency of the body; helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing.


Weight loss, stress relief, inner peace, improved immunity, living with greater awareness, better relationships, increased energy, better flexibility, strength & posture, better intuition, chronic back-pain, depression , diabetes , menopause , stress management and relaxation, cancer, heart disease, obesity, asthma and breathing.


Greater calmness, more accurate intuition; clarity of mind, the inspiration to make life changes; the elimination of bad habits; the ability to organize your day better; the ability to attract others of like mind; increased gratitude toward your life and those close to you; greater positivity, happiness and hope in life; an improved immune system; delayed aging; improved brain function;

The discovery of your true Life Path

Painting “Paperlick” by Radmer Lenasch.


Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.



Receiving Reiki is not recommended if you have A pacemaker, bone fractures  not set in a cast, burns, electrical devices in contact with your body (including watch).


Special attention with: Joint issues, high blood pressure, pregnancy, seniors, glaucoma.


Special attention with: schizophrenic patient with active psychotic symptoms. Meditation may be inadvisable in treating some personality disorders (DSM-IV cluster B – antisocial, borderline, histrionic, or narcissistic) which involve lack of empathy, as it could reinforce further preoccupation with the self that characterizes those disorders.

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COURSES: Reiki & Counselor Therapist Course, Healing Massage Therapist Course

WORKSHOPS: Reiki Levels I & II;  Reiki level III & Master level, Workshop for Healers, and Sacred Feminine Workshop.

SEMINARS: Life Changing Seminar

CLASSES: Yoga and Meditation.

PRIVATE SESSIONS: Astrology & Numerology Readings, Counseling Sessions, Life Coaching Sessions, Sacred Feminine Sessions.

THERAPIES: Reiki Distant HealingAqua Floating.

If you would like to see when other Courses and Workshops are taking place in these dates, please click in All Events.

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Who attends the retreat?

Anyone (students, entrepreneurs, families, business owners, etc.) looking for a change, for healing their life’s, who does not want to settle for less than what they deserve, and are looking for the power to be everything that they can be.

Participants are from all walks of life, from many different occupations, and from many different countries. But they all have one thing in common – Sonia’s and Alma’s work has transformed their lives and they want to help others do the same.

Are there breaks?

There one breaks during the Reiki Levels 1 & 2 and the Life Changing Seminar, except the lunch break.  You can leave your seat at any time, for example to refill your water bottle or use the restroom – however we highly recommend staying in the room as much as possible so you don’t miss anything.

How long is the event? How many hours per day are we in session?

A traditional Heal Your Heart Retreat is about 9 days of full immersion. It’s 11 hours per day during the 6 workshop days. If you’re making travel arrangements, we recommend you schedule your flight for the day after the event ends.

Is discount pricing available?

We offer discounts for individuals, families and groups. For more details on what discounts may be available to you, please contact us so we can offer you the lowest rates available which may not be offered on the website. email to: contact@soniaindigo.com

Will food and accommodations be provided?

The Breakfast and lunch is provided. Additionally, there are multiple places to eat near the exposition space and on the event site there is the Shiva Garden Restaurant with plenty of nourishing juices and food available.

The accommodations are not included with your enrollment.
However, we have a resort, Shiva Garden Home Stay and we do contract with hotels in the surrounding area.

What should I wear?

This is not an event where you sit and listen the entire time – you will be moving, stretching, standing sitting, etc. Dress casual and comfortable. Bring sport cloth for the yoga classes and light clothes because we are in a tropical part of South India. We highly recommend layering your clothing in case you become too warm/cold during the activities. Wear comfortable and supportive clothing.

What do I need to bring?

You will definitely need a large water bottle to fill up during the event – staying hydrated is paramount! Extra pens/pencils, a notebook, a pendulum, travel size tissues,  and anything else you might think you need. Please keep in mind that there is not a lot of room within the seating area, so please bring only what can fit near your seat.

Can I record the event with my phone or any other recording device?

No. The Heal Your Heart Retreat event is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized recording (via either audio or video) is strictly prohibited. The materials you are provided at the event are also protected by copyright and other laws, and are for your personal use at and after the event. The content may not be copied, posted online or otherwise distributed. If you are taking photos with your cell phones or smart devices, please be mindful not to use flash which can be distracting.

Can I have full information about the curriculum contents?

No. The curriculum contents is confidential and it’s not provided prior the course. It will be given to the participants on the first morning.

We have a RISK-FREE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE, which means that if you are not satisfied with the Healing Massage Course Certification contents, once the event commences, customers seeking a refund will need to talk with Sonia by the end of the first day to get their refund. Simply turn in your workbook to Sonia Indigo on the moment of cancellation. After the first day, it will be no refunds.

I am new to all this. Am I a good fit for the retreat?

Absolutely. This retreat is suitable for everyone of all levels of experience.

I am in my menopause, will I still benefit from the course?

Absolutely. It is never to late to embrace your healing, yoga and meditation capacity.

I’ve never been to India. What do I need to know before coming there?

India is an incredibly beautiful place, I am so honored to be able to invite you there. The Indian people are very friendly.
You can apply for a visa within your own country prior to departure to India.

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I’m not in a great state of health. Can I join?

Please indicate your health issues clearly in your application online form. Although massage courses are a very healing experience, it may be not indicated for you. If you have serious physical, mental and psychological issues we advise you to seek professional help first.

Is the course very challenging physically?

During the course we will practice massage on the floor, made with hands, feet and strechings, if you are not a flexible person, it can be challenging physically.

Can I bring my partner and / or child to the retreat?

We recommend you to take this time to retreat within yourself, and have plenty of alone time in the breaks. But if you still feel it is necessary to bring your loved ones, it is ok to bring your partner but children are not allowed on the course site.

Can you arrange transfer from and to the airport?

Yes Shiva Garden Home Stay can arrange it for you. Let us know if you require a transfer.

What essentials do I need to bring with me?

Bring comfortable light clothes,  sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, your camera, notebook, journal, swimwear.
There are plenty of great shops in Varkala where you can buy clothes, toiletries, snacks etc.
Please ensure that your passport has at least 6 months of validity.

What makes this retreat different than other retreats out there?

This process of reiki healing, yoga and meditation is happening all over the world. And it is awesome! There are many amazing teachers and practices to choose from, and this course is not the only way. However, the 9 days  Heal Your Heart Retreat  on the Indigo Academy, offers an intensive program: we will be meeting for 9 days, in some days for for 11 hours per day! The retreats are packed with various reiki, coaching, yoga and meditation practices all aimed at empowering you to be the powerful and mystical person that you truly are. And it is only with consistent and deep practice that we can achieve long lasting results. Not many people offer a retreat like this.
I really wanted to create a program that will allow people be fully in their connection with their inner being, explore various corners of themselves, and come back to the world, strong, radiant, alive and empowered. And I am offering this program to You!

Is airfare/travel insurance/visa fees included in the price?

No, you are expected to take care of your tickets, travel insurance and visa fees yourself.

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