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
Rachel Flower is a story coach, numerologist and mentor to entrepreneurs and change makers. Affectionately known as “The Name Whisperer” she uses precise system of spiritual numerology called a Soul Contract Reading,
through which she has helped hundreds of people access their passion and sense of purpose. Drawing from years of training in somatics, holodynamic inquiry, movement therapy, and meditation, she has led workshops around the world. Her great love is to help women find their voice so they can fully embody and express their essence. As cofounder of “The Peaceful Woman Corp” and creator the “Quantum Woman Entrepreneur” program, Rachel knows the true transformative power of the retreat experience. www.TheGiftinyourname.com
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
“Rachel is an Angel! I received an amazing gift that has shifted and empowered me every day since. I was at a crossroads, an important decision point in my business, and dealing with a number of debilitating roadblocks. But after just one session with her I experienced a massive shift, right from the center of my soul. The world literally opened up and new story began…”Beverly G. Munro, Save a Rescue
“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
“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
“Rachel, I can’t thank you enough and words don’t truly express how I feel about you and your incomparable talents and gifts. Today’s conversation revealed a newfound clarity and confirmation of things to come that I have been searching for since childhood. Having known you for years, it’s such an honor to watch you embrace the essence of your true calling. So funny that with the 1,025,109.8 words in the English language there isn’t one that I feel appropriately expresses your brilliance.” Michelle Anton, TV producer and Author
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 Rachel