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shadow work & SHADOW SELF

Why you should explore your shadow self

Best Yoga Surf Trip Retreat Fuerteventura

What is the shadow self? 

Why should you work on it?

What are the benefits of exploring your shadow self?



shadow work

What is Shadow Work?

Shadow Work is about developing self-awareness, self-acceptance and compassion for yourself and ultimately others. Shadow work seen spiritually is the art of helping you see all your different parts of yourself, especially the ones, that have been surpressed and have been labeled as "unwanted" and "unloveable" as children.

For those with traumas, shadow work can be a way to work through trauma and accept and love the parts, that have been surpressed "into the dark".

The jungian definition of the shadow is the “dark side” of our personality because it consists of primitive, negative human emotions and impulses like rage, envy, greed, selfishness, desire, and the striving for power.

Exploring your shadow can lead to greater authenticity, creativity, energy, and personal awakening.

Best Yoga Surf Trip Retreat Fuerteventura

Best Yoga Surf Trip Retreat Fuerteventura

What are the benefits of Shadow Work?

Shadow self benefits

1. Gain more confidence and self-esteem

One of the great benefits of doing this inner work of getting to know and integrating your shadows is that you will gain more confidence and self-esteem. You show up as your fully embraced and embodied self, you will not play small or feel embarrassed about some parts of yourself anymore. Imagine all the inner freedom, that comes with this new step. More confidence, more self-esteem and therefore more self-love. 

Working with an experienced Coach and Mentor can help you see the parts of yourself, that you think are flaws even as valuable parts of your personality. Mostly it needs just a different perception and a change in mindset. 

If the shadows are really weaknesses, we better work on them, so you can learn to better manage them and become a more integrated, happy, and healthy person.  

The Shadow Self

2. Discover your hidden gifts and strenghts

More than once in my Coaching with my clients we have discovered, that the flaws and “weaknesses” that they thought, they had are really hidden gifts, talents, and strengths. That´s when it is possible to shift the perception from: “I am too sensitive” to “I am actually having a very valuable gift in feeling others and I am able to react to it accordingly” also there are some more valuable talents in your shadows, that you had no idea about it. 

Which hidden gifts can we discover in you? 

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3. Improve your mental, emotional and physical health

Repressing the shadow self can lead to many problems, mental, emotional and even physical health problems. Mostly we are not even aware, that this problems may come from a suppressed shadow side, for example problems with money mindsets, toxic relationships and so on can come from the suppressed shadow self, that wants to be seen by you and integrated. 

Jung´ s Shadow self

4. Better Relationships

When you see and accept your shadows, you are more likely to accept the darker parts in others. 

When you tame your projections, you can see others for who they really are, and therefore you no longer see them as projections of the side of you that you dislike, suppress, or live in the darkness.

This makes you more tolerant, better communicating, and more understanding. This doesn´t mean, that you have to accept toxic behaviors. 

Other people’s behavior will no longer trigger you as fast as before, cause you also see their perspective and their darker shadows. 

benefits of shadow work

5. Authenticity, Integration and Maturity

As long as we deny and keep suppressing our shadows and certain parts of ourselves, a sense of wholeness and unity cannot take place. 

We have to embrace ALL parts of ourself, even the uncomfortable ones. 

Because a divided mind cannot give you peace and wholeness. 

Learning how to explore and manage your shadows can bring us closer to enlightenment and achieving mature adulthood.

why do shadow work

6. More creativity

When you integrate your shadows and let go of what pulls you down, a lot of energy is now available for you mentally, as well as physically, that you can use creatively. 


Hey beautiful soul

I am Tosca and I will guide you

Tosca guides the women in retreats and the goddess gang to a better understanding of themselves, to a deeper and loving connection with themselves. She coaches them in groups and individually the women and helps them to gain more clearance and self-confidence. Tosca traveled the last years many times around the globe, lived in Bali, India, Nepal and visited Thailand, and meditated with monks in a Buddhist monastery for the vipassana practice (sitting 10 days in silence in mediation for 8 hours/day and fasting for 20 hours a day), Cambodia and many other exotic places to deepen her practice and knowledge about Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, different philosophies, and mindsets. In her experiences as a world traveler and nomad she discovered her blockages and through the tools, she learned from her gurus, teachers, and herself she discovered ways to remove them and connect with her highest self and this is what she shares now with the women in the retreat.

Tosca has Yoga teacher certificates of 500 hours and she teaches Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa Yoga.  She works as an empowerment and leadership coach for women, but also men. Her main topics are the sacred principles to connect with the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine in yourself and others, sacred sexuality, how to transform your sexual energy into life energy and how to rejuvenate yourself through this process. She gives private mentorships and group coaching.

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What previous retreat guests are saying

What my clients say



I will never forget this experience, it blasted my heart wide open and expanded my whole perception of myself. From my heart I can truely recommend doing a Retreat with Tosca and having the courage to do this transformative work. It is worth every cent and much, much more. I learned who to love and accept myself, exactly the way how I am. NO fluff. All tools, I can use at home.


I had high expectations for this retreat. I excited, if it really gonna be so amazing as others described it and it looks like. And then to experience this retreat, the whole week, the whole vibe was just mind-blowing. I could finally let go of so much, that pulled me down so many years, I was able to be how I am. Tosca held in such a loving awareness space for each and everyone us us and everyone felt safe and really held by the group and her presence. my expectations were exceeded by far, I don´t have words for this. Only thank you, thank you, thank you! I will come back when I can. Much love for you Tosca and Thanks for your work.

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