Dance into the mystery of the dark moon to cleanse and release. Transcend darkness and become the mystery.
This retreat will take place in the last quarter of the waning moon cycle. It is the perfect moment and time to connect to the powerful dark moon energy and enter into a process of really letting go of whatever it may be that you need to release in order to fully embrace your self and life fearlessly.
By embracing the dark goddess and her transformational power and wisdom we cleanse, release and clear the path and ground our intentions ready to manifest on the new moon on the 5th of April.
You will have a unique opportunity to turn into your connection to the heart of Mother Earth, to the Divine Feminine and to yourself.
You will learn about the wheel of life, the 4 directions and the elements. Discover where you are currently positioned on the compass, gain clarity on how to move and flow freely round the wheel of life and become one with all of existence.
This is an empowering and transformational journey that enables you to take the control back of your, thoughts, actions and life. Let go of limiting beliefs and step into the consciousness of your limitless potential.
5 DAYS ACTIVITIES, PRACTICES, MOON RITUALS, MINDFUL MOVEMENT, DANCE, RHYTHM, CONSCIOUS BREATH WORK/ PRANAYAMA, SOUND AND VOICE WORK, POSTURE, MUDRAS AND GUIDED MEDITATION.
DURING EACH RETREAT YOU WILL CONNECT TO THE SPIRIT OF THE LAND, TO YOUR TEACHERS AND TO YOUR GUIDES THROUGH A DAILY PRACTICE AND DISCIPLINE OF:
Yogic dance is a practice of mindful movement that not only reconnects us to our physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual bodies but also connects us to nature and to the elements within and around us. The core root to this practice focuses on harmonising the flow of energy throughout the body with:
CONSCIOUS BREATH WORK/ PRANAYAMA
SOUND AND VOICE WORK
AWAKEN THE SACRED DIVINE FEMININE FROM WITHIN AND MANIFEST THE DANCE OF YOUR SOUL IN THE NOW.
During the retreat we will also enjoy sacred spaces of:
To be able to connect with nature it is important to be in nature so spending time alone to reflect, connect and find a vision or healing will be incorporated into the retreat. Each medicine walk will have a specific intention for you to take out onto the spirit of the land and on your return there will be a space within which the community will witness your journey and story.
CEREMONY AND RITUAL
Ceremony has been used since the beginning of time in all cultures across the globe to mark honour and celebrate life, death, transitions, cycles and seasons. Through ceremony we connect to these vital moments and also honour and give thanks to the Earth, the Elements, Mother Nature and the landscape that holds us.
Ceremony and ritual creates a space within which we are able to share our stories together. Through the skills of deep listening applied within this space we strengthen our sense of compassion and understanding. A unified collective heart consciousness beautifully unfolds to reside within us and shine outwardly.
EARTH AND SOUL HEALING
Throughout the week we will connect to the energy that feeds, nourishes, sustains and regenerates all life forms on this amazing planet, through Sound, Chanting, Meditation, Conscious Touch and Imagery.
Through art making, not only do we tap into our creative force but also we discover a symbolic medium through which we are able to express and manifest our emotions and tell our stories. We learn new skills and are able to tap into a metaphorical language that leads us to these infinite depths of artistic communication and creativity. On this retreat we will mould and create tools that honour the elements and form part of our sacred altar.
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 practice, before indulging in a fresh, nutritious and delicious typical 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 Shakti Ashram 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
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 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.
I’m very much looking forward to taking this Journey into the Sacred Feminine with you!
This Medicine Wheel Retreat is an intensive and trans-formative experience taught by disciples of recognized international Schools.
You can stay at the Shakt Ashram (accommodation is optional), starting each morning with cleansing and breathing exercises, meditation, mantras, 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.
THINGS TO BRING:
2 balls of wool each your choice of colour;
A candle of your choice;
Any talisman or special object that you would like to place on the alter;
A scarf or wrap;
For the last night something to wear that is especially for this last night.
Minimum of participants: 8
Bookings: Open untill the 20 of March 2019
Payment: untill the 18th of March 2019
Duration: 5 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: SONIA INDIGO ACADEMY & SHAKTI ASHRAM, HEALING CENTER & 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 Nikki WilkinSun in the healing energies of Varkala.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
For over 20 years Nikki has traced an artistic and spiritual path of dance, the arts and ceremony. Nikki's driving inspiration resides in promoting and achieving a conscious connection to our internal and external heart centre. Nikki believes that when we remember that we are one joint heartbeat we come home to our true source.
Nikki has trained professionally both in the U.K and in Spain and is a qualified Creative Arts, Wilderness Psychotherapist and Dancer.
To compliment her formal training she has completed diploma courses in:
Oriental and World Dances, Tantra, Arun (conscious touch)
5 Spirits, Tao
In 2016 Nikki founded Yogic Dance, a unique practice of mindful movement, which weaves together the wisdom, knowledge and tools she has gathered and integrates into her evolving practice.
Nikki offers one to one healing, sessions, workshops and courses for all collectives.
Nikki is a celebrant holding space for many years to mark and honour life transitions and rites of passage from birth to death.
Her work is her passion, she is dedicated to sharing and offering a space that promotes, strengthens and enhances our core connection and creativity through the arts, dance and ceremony.
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.
For the 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: From the airport you can reach Varkala by taxi, train or bus, it’s about 50 km distance, 1 hour ride. We can arrange a taxi (1500INR) for you if you provide your flight details.
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 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.”
Retreat Prices In INR (Indian Rupees)
Price: 36.400 Inr
The Payment Includes: The retreat activities and meals.
Special Promotion: GET YOUR PLACE FOR FREE! Bring 6 participants to the retreat (with payment confirmed) and get your place for free!
Accommodation is not included, as we can offer accommodation for all kinds of budgets. See the several options available bellow and choose the one that suits you better.
DESIGN YOUR OWN RETREAT
Accommodation Options Available:
Price for 6 nights Accommodation per room in Shakti Ashram:
Double Deluxe W / AC _________________________9.000 Inr
Deluxe Double W / HOT WATER ________________ 5.400 Inr
Standard Double Room ________________________ 4.200 Inr
Open Air Dormitory ____________________________2.400 Inr
PRICES FOR INDIAN CITIZENS
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.
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.
RETREAT’S TEACHERS CANCELLATION
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.
RESERVATION OF YOUR PLACE
To reserve your place, is required payment in advance with the retreat inscription.
Once you reserve and pay for your place on the event, we will send you the adress of Shakti Ashram and how to reach here, as well as our phone number.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PASSES:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU ARE HELPING THE ONES IN NEED BY REGISTERING TO THIS RETREAT:
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.