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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.
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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!
“Very 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.
“Recovery 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!
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.
“Sonia 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:)
“Magical 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!
“The 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
“A 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!
“The 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