Transforming Lives Training

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A Professional Training Intensive
For Leaders, Coaches & Healing Practioners


“The deepest need of every human is to be truly accepted, heard and seen ~ to be met and welcomed home.”


Guiding people on their journey of awakening, healing and embodiment is a beautiful calling and privilege, inviting us to continually evolve personally and expand our expertise to be of service. Transformational work with individuals and groups is both rewarding and challenging. In this high level, hands on training you have the opportunity to learn and enhance powerful core skills for working with people and groups of diverse background –  in a profound, empowering, playful and life changing way!

You are invited to learn, practice and strenghten how to

 ~ support people compassionately and effectively in any situation

~ lead groups and individuals into the direct experience of presence, heart and connection~

~ guide individuals and groups in an inspiring, empowering and integrated way~

~ teach and engage people through presenting experientially~

~ establish a safe, grounded and spiritually connected container for transformation to unfold naturally~

~ meet people exactly where they are at and offer what is most beneficial in the moment~

~ understand group dynamics and how to guide with the group intelligence~

        ~ offer the medicine that can cure the deepest wounds~

 ~ lead from true power and communicate in ways that effectively connect ~

~ stay present, loving and attuned when encountering shadows, challenges, attacks and intensity~

~ access organic intelligence and apply it skillfully, depending on the client or group’s need and consciousness

Have fun learning and discovering powerful new ways for helping people and yourself.


      Module 1 training includes:

Strengthening your leadership and innate healing abilities. Supporting people to access their deeper wisdom, love and truth. Introducing mindfulness and heart opening to people of diverse walks of life. Recognizing spiritual emergence and trauma and how to deal with it. Working with group intelligence and creating cohesion in any setting and lead position. Providing direct, alive and new experiences. Understanding developmental stages of people. Honing tracking and masterful connecting skills. Deepening into loving presence. Working with energy, structure and flow. Addressing power issues, transference and keeping it real. Attuning and working from Source. Setting boundaries from connection. Strengthen relating, contacting and communication capacities. Riding the waves of emotions, establishing body sense and cutting through mental formations gracefully. Offering experience and sound guidance for the journey of awakening, embodiment and integration.

Module 2 Training includes:

Transformational work with groups requieres a higher level of expertise and capacity. In this training module you have the opportunity to lead sections to receive support and feedback. Module 2 builds on module 1, and expands on working with groups as a leader and healer. It includes: How to guide groups skillfully with presence, heart and connection. Learn what helps groups to become a supportive vessel for the process of awakening, healing and integrating, and embodiment. Understand crucial group and inherited family dynamics and reactions. How to take charge in business meetings and guide a team into deeper connection and mindfulness. Invoking presence, heart and connectedness with clients and groups in any situation. The use of inclusive language for facilitators. Recognizing and navigating the dance of power dynamics. Co-lead with the group being and source intelligence. Expand your personal capacity for working with larger groups. How to teach and present publicly by offering direct and alive experiences ( people don’t want just knowledge and concepts, they want to experience). What Excersises work in which setting and with which group and situation. The do’s and not to do’s when you teach or present. How to create a field of safety, authenticity, warmth and openness for any kind of group. How to include people of diverse background or culture and find a common language to meet them where they are at. How to turn conflicts into opportunities. What to do when you have a mixed group, some who are spiritually advanced and others who are beginning. The danger of creating intense experiences and no follow up.  Shifting communication styles in groups to bring forth more understanding and connection. How to lead a group in such a way that each person individually is included. Making room for individual expressions, whilst looking out for the wellbeing of the whole group. Setting necessary boundaries and knowing when to let go and flow.  Creating cohesion in any setting.How to take people into the transformational field of connection and presence to create magic.


These trainings are for beginning or advanced transformational leaders, teachers and healers. You will receive personalized support and mentoring for your particular work or calling. Be prepared to fully engage hands on. Bring your issues, talents and edge for growth. Space is limited. I am looking forward to see you there!


Level I:   20th-21st January 2018 Santa Cruz. Private Residence.

Level I and beginning Level II:  4th and 5th of August on Mt.Shasta in nature at a beautiful retreat land. Camping or B&B option available.


For new attendance please pay $300 or a deposit for $100 to reserve your place via check or with  PAYPAL here. The cost is lowered for those, who have taken Level I and/or are partaking in the Mt. Shasta Retreat: $240. Once you have paid your place is confirmed. Please read Cancelation Policy here. If you need financial assistance please contact me. You will receive directions and details closer to the training. Questions? Email:





Dr. Nicola Amadora has successfully worked with thousands of individuals and groups for thirty years internationally. She offers a wealth of experience and expertise as a Hakomi Therapist, Psychologist, Spiritual Teacher, Leadership and Relationship Educator. She has worked with people from diverse cultural, spiritual, personal back ground. Nicola has guided individuals, couples, families, large groups and trained organizations. Nicola is committed to support leaders, healers and people who are dedicated to awakening, to being of service and to bring forth change in our world.




What professionals say:

“Nicola Amadora is a wonderful example of an awakened heart-embodied leader and excellent teacher and therapist!  Her style of leading and teaching is deep, humble and playful, fiercely loving and exquisitely feminine in the gently power-full space she holds for people.   Nicola is masterful in assisting others in becoming more of who they are meant to be!  In her retreat I found myself being opened to more of my deep Self, as she guided me to embody my gifts and abilities. As my fearful resistance to leading became conscious,  I was able to release those fears and embrace more of the courage and wisdom of my authentic Self, so that I can now participate more powerfully in life for the greater good!  Thank you Nicola!” ~ Sergio Baroni, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Marin

“I learned so much at this training, this is a life and work changer for sure! Nicola taught us how to meet people where they are at, how to really connect on all levels, which is the foundation for our healing and leadership work. She showed us hands on how to best lead individuals and groups and support their transformation in an ingenious way. She integrates group dynamics, our human nature and spirituality in a fluid and powerful way. I am blown away how much I too opened up and grew just on one weekend. I am very grateful to Nicola.” ~Ian W. Santa Cruz, Intern Therapist

“This Leadership Training was amazing. I feel more embodied, present, empowered and inspired as a woman leader in the world. I gained invaluable skills such as transparent communication, how to deal with challenges constructively and to grow real connection among my team. It helped me to be able to speak my voice and step forth courageously as a leader. I highly recommend these excellent leadership trainings with Nicola Amadora. “ Joana Golio, Manager

“To describe the value of such a Training and to do it justice is no small feat! Let me say that this was not “just another Leadership Training” where we gather more tools and walk away feeling secure in our mind. Allow me for a moment to invite you to imagine yourself being in the middle of the Ocean in the company of a skilled Captain such as Nicola, that navigating through the strong winds gives you the experience of having weathered the storm with grace, poise, and confidence. And yet, through it all, you witness the delicate dance between attunement, timing, and dexterity that is required in every action and movement, as imperceptible as it may be, to bring the sails into alignment without which the boat would not have safely reached the shore. This Training was “experiential” from the beginning to its end. It engaged each participant in ‘real-live processes’ and tapped into the collective heart of the Group. From my experience, I would say that ‘Connected Leadership Training’ with Nicola is for those leaders who recognize the importance of engaging and acknowledging the whole being in order to co-create a long-lasting transformation in the hearts and minds. I am grateful for having taken part in this Training. I feel like I had the opportunity to awaken more deeply to my leadership gifts and to strengthen my capacity to share them with others and to serve the greater good.”~ With Love and Gratitude,Catherine Chano, Teacher and School Consultant, Canada

“The transforming lives training was invaluable to my work with clients and for myself. It made all the difference for my workshops and individual client work. What Nicola teaches gets to the core and changes lives from inside out.It was amazing for me to attend. I grew leaps and bounds myself.” Amy Baldwin, Sex Educator and Healer

“Every time I attend a teaching, retreat, or individual session with Nicola Amadora, I walk out feeling like I got exactly what I needed- many times without even knowing what I needed when I began. Nicola has the uncanny ability and intuition to quickly get to what is going on at the core of someone and then simply, beautifully and powerfully guides through the transformation that needs to happen. She is incredibly attuned and attentive to each person’s individual needs and the needs and direction of the group as a whole. Every retreat with her, I leave having gotten even more than I had hoped for at the start. I received so many tools, experiences and ways to apply them with my clients. It is already making a difference. And I have grown so much through this training. Please give yourself the best gift- give yourself what you need- and sign up for a retreat, talk, teaching, individual session, or whatever she is offering- my heart feels so joyful knowing the deep love, connectedness, and transformation you will experience!There are many spiritual teachers and helpers out there, and, quite honestly, a lot feels like B.S. to me. It is unfortunately rare to find a teacher, leader and healer who truly walks the talk and practices the teachings and wisdom that they share with others day in and day out. Nicola is one of these rare and invaluable teachers.” Kaliea Hansen, Social Worker, San Francisco

“It was an incredible training! I so appreciated your thoughtful, insightful, and patient approach to bringing us into new ways of experiencing system and organizational learning. The culminating exercise- speaking for the world’s interests- addressing the things we care so deeply about- will remain with me for the rest of my life. Thank you!” ~ Danny Coballos, Organizational Consultant

See more testimonials about previous trainings and the living connection work here: Real People Reviews


~ Let truth be your light, and allow love’s presence to guide the way ~