Nicola Amadora PhD. is a Psychologist and Hakomi Therapist, Spiritual Teacher, Women Leadership and Relationship Educator and Public Speaker. She has taught numerous retreats internationally, led a spiritual educational center and raised a beautiful daughter. Nicola has been working with women of all ages for 30 years. She is the founder of “Leading like a Woman” professional training for leaders, “Feminine Wisdom Retreats”, and “Rising Tide” a mentoring program for young women. She leads “Project Windhorse” to help end sex trafficking around the world. With passion, humor and love, Nicola ushers women into the beauty of their essence and empowers each to bring forth their gift to make a difference in our world. www.nicolaamadora.com
Dr.Tonya Fleck has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Santa Cruz for over 12 years. She is the Founder and Medical Director of the Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center. Dr. Fleck has always been passionate about people experiencing freedom in their health and vitality. As a Naturopathic Doctor, she takes a holistic approach when creating individualized treatment plans, partnering with her patients to discover and remove the underlying obstacles to cure. Recognizing that there is no separation between mind and body, Dr. Fleck focuses on the whole person, treating the mental, physical and emotional bodies. Her patients are left feeling inspired and empowered. Dr. Fleck has won a Goldies Award for Best Naturopathic Doctor for the past consecutive 5 years. Naturepathic Clinic
Pascale Marie Michel BSN, RN is our Yoga Teacher, who will delight our bodies and hearts every day with a unique style of Yoga Flow. In 2008 Pascale completed her 200 hour RYT at the Shambhava School of yoga in Kailua Kona, and has been teaching ever since. Her classes are a reflection of her passion for the beautiful flow of life, incorporating her love for creative movement, cultivated awareness, strength and breath.
What Women Say:
“Dr. Nicola Amadora is a genuis teacher. I love how her teachings flow from deep compassion, true knowing and she is real. Nicola embodies spirituality and she is fully human. A rare find!” ~ Kristin Crowly, MFT, Berkeley
“Dr. Tanya Fleck is the BEST!!!! She is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and intuitive. She treats and cares for you as a “whole” human being paying attention to every detail with the goal of helping you feel better and improve your quality of life. I came to her with some complicated issues and she gave me her undivided attention and expertise to help me heal. I am feeling stronger and better than ever!!! I would highly recommend seeing her for preventative care as well as any and all health issues. She is a wonderful naturopathic doctor. Go see her!!!”~Katy Bartlett. Yogi & Athlete, Santa Cruz,
“Sometimes when you find something wonderful, you want to keep it all to yourself, like sharing it with other people would make it less special. But sometimes, something–or someone–amazes you so much that you want to share it with everyone you meet. Nicola is exactly such a treasure.
Nicola makes what she does seem effortless. She has an incredible intuition that she supports with a deliberate approach. She is 100% present in all interactions, exemplifying mindfulness and empathy.
She is a healer with an uncommon and precious talent for what she does. Every time I talk to Nicola, I feel like I’ve gained a new skill, insight, or emotion that improves my life in a meaningful way. If you are looking for a life coach, therapist, or workshop leader, look no further. Nicola is the best!” ~ Sophie Scarr Newman, Doula, San Francisco
“Words cannot express my gratitude towards Dr. Fleck for her abundant knowledge and compassion. Initially I was apprehensive of seeking a naturopath as I was accustomed to a more conventional approach to medicine. When I first saw Dr. Fleck, I was overworked, overwhelmed and exhausted. She took the time to listen to me and to help me to understand the changes that were occurring in my body. With Dr. Fleck’s direction and holistic approach towards healing I was able to take my life and health back. Not only is she an excellent naturopath but she has also become a mentor and an inspiration.”
–Kelly Quinn, Sales, Santa Cruz, CA
“Working with Nicola Amadora is life changing. She has the incredible gift of getting through suffering into the very heart & truth of a person, guiding to freedom. Like a soul ninja, she effortlessly and painlessly cuts through the “story” and teaches how to allow our light to shine through. The sessions and this amazing retreat with Nicola have been an exceptional gift for me that transformed my life, opened my heart and set me free. I cannot say enough what a blessing Nicola her work is.” ~ Star Hanson, Organizer, Monterrey, CA
“My patient experience with Dr. Fleck inspired me to invite her to speak at a regional women’s mindfulness conference in March of 2017. She delivered a dynamic, open forum discussion of women’s health concerns imparting insightful physiological knowledge, clearly describing natural options,and empowering the women present to ask questions so they could pursue their best health no matter their age or concern.” Erin Robbins, Marketing, Santa Cruz
“Nicola is a treasure, and a wise woman. She speaks and leads with her heart with a gentleness and divine strength that could only come from many years of practicing compassion and diving into the deep uncomfortable places that are so difficult for many of us to go. What I appreciate so much about her is that she doesn’t deal with only the symptoms of a chaotic world, but really worked with us on getting down to the core of our pains, hidden in our most tender places. The tools that I have learned on this retreat will never be forgotten, nor any of the people that traveled down this path with me. Writing about it now reminds me of that connectedness, and I feel a great deal of warmth and presence within my whole body, which is exactly how I want to live my life. To anyone considering whether to join Nicola on a retreat, or in therapy, or even just a walk down the street, say YES! Your whole self will love you for it.” ~ Kelli Radwanski, Artist, Los Angeles
“Over my 30 years as a psychotherapist I have attend a lot of trainings and spiritual groups and I was struck by how Nicola’s integration of her lifelong explorations of contemplative, somatic, psychological and spiritual work.She practices what she teaches and evokes the same in her students. Throughout the training she was grounded, present, energetic and both receptive and responsive to what was arising. Rather than just lecturing, she had us inquire into and speak from our deepest truths and experiences. It is rare to find teachers who are able to integrate so much and be able to support others into an felt experience of release and resolution.In an exploration she did with each person, I experienced her attunement and skillful guidance to move to a new perspective and have a transformation.She goes beyond left brain understanding to an embodied journey through barriers and into a new opening and experience.Nicola is a gifted teacher and guide who was able to take a group of people who were strangers into a safe, deep, undefended and healing connection with themselves and the other group members.She fluidly integrated what was arising in the group with experiential explorations,poetry and meditations.Instead of participants having a passive and conceptual experience it was immediate and integrating of body, mind, spirit and psyche. The first foundation of mindfulness is to be able to be with the body and what is present.Nicola embodied and taught us ways of awakening through the body and relating through using immediate experience.”~Patricia Rowe, LCSW,Certified AEDP Therapist, Oakland and San Jose, CA
“We are so appreciative of your expertise, skillfulness, gifts- and most of all – your heart. Thank you for an amazing and special leadership session you provided for our national women chapter leaders group. We will continue to use the practices on how to lead from real connectedness. You made a real difference. Thank you so much!” ~ Linda Patty, Main Women Chapter Leaders for DFW.
“We received great feedback from the participants at your speech and session from the Women Leaders & Business Conference. You were inspirational and gave practical tools too. The information was relevant, delivered clearly, with power, warmth and humor. It was a transformational experience for many. Thank you very much Nicola for making this a wonderful event.” ~ Annette McGarity, Project Manager for WLForum, Santa Cruz
Our Cancellation Policy
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in the retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply. We wish we could compensate people for unforseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving the retreat center. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.If you cancel:60 days or more prior to the start of the retreat, you receive: a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. 31-60 days prior to the start of the retreat, you receive: 50% refund of the full cost of the retreat.0-30 days prior to the start of the retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: email@example.com We reserve the right to cancel the retreat if fewer than 10 participants have signed up by Oct 1st. In such circumstances the registrants will be informed promptly and registration monies 100% reimbursed.
Please do let us know what you most wish to experience on this wonderfilled retreat and any needs you may have.
We are looking forward to welcome you into paradise!
With Love, Nicola and Tonya