Leaders in Wellness

Discover our global line-up of visionaries, thought leaders and wellness pioneers who will be further exploring the frontiers of health and wellbeing at the first-ever SOUL Festival.

Award-Winning Screenwriter, Director, Author & Activist

Damon Gameau

Damon Gameau is an Australian screenwriter, director, author and activist known for his documentaries That Sugar Film, 2040 and Regenerating Australia. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including a nomination for NSW Australian of the Year in 2020.

Best Selling Author, Scientist & CEO of Consciousness & Healing Initiative

Dr Shamini Jain

Dr Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative, a non-profit collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, educators and artists to help lead humanity to heal.

Developmental Biologist, Goi Peace Award Recipient & Bestselling Author

Dr Bruce Lipton

Dr Bruce Lipton PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. A stem cell biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, Bruce is a recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award. Dr Lipton is regarded as one of the leading voices of new biology.

Clinical Psychologist, Professor, Author & Mindfulness Expert

Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro PhD is a professor, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr Shapiro has co-authored three critically acclaimed books and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, cofounded by the Dalai Lama.

Gastroenterologist & Author of Bestselling The Mind Gut Connection and The Mind Gut Immune Connection

Dr Emeran Mayer

Dr Emeran Mayer is an award-winning gastroenterologist, neuroscientist and published author. Throughout his career, he has also explored ancient healing practices from around the world and strives to integrate the wisdom of these traditions with the discoveries of modern science.

Two times #1 Sunday times Bestseller, Actress & Biohacking Expert

Davinia Taylor

Davina Taylor is an actress, fitness guru, and health biohacking extraordinaire. After starting out as an actress, Davina’s personal journey has seen her turn her hand to health and wellbeing, and is now the number one Sunday Times best-selling author of It’s Not A Diet.

Spiritual Leader & Karma Yogi

Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Dedicated to the welfare of all, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatijie leads, directs and inspires numerous, wide-scale service initiatives. At the age of seventeen, after nine years of unbroken, intense sadhana, he returned from the forest and obtained an academic education to parallel his spiritual one.

Renowned Spiritual Leader & Motivational Speaker


Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati , known as Sadhviji, is a renowned spiritual leader and motivational speaker based in Rishikesh, India. She is also the author of the newly released number one bestselling memoir, Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation.

Bestselling Author, Speaker & Founder of Bio Blends

Dr Libby Weaver

Nutritional biochemist, Dr Libby Weaver PhD, is a thirteen-time bestselling author, speaker and founder of the food-based supplement range, Bio Blends. Dr Libby inspires people to take charge of their health and happiness through her books, live events and courses.

Bestselling Author & Award-Winning Journalist

Jo Marchant

Jo Marchant is an award-winning journalist, speaker and author, including a New York Times bestseller. Jo works extensively on how we can use our minds to improve our health, using techniques from mindfulness and virtual reality to drug-free medicines.

Award-Winning Cinematographer, Director & Producer

Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who has spent his career providing breath-taking imagery. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who breaks barriers and connects with audiences, telling stories that celebrate life.

Naturopathic Doctor & Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Dr Lilly-Marie Blecher

At just the age of 19, Dr Lilly began her journey into Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine, something she found worked for her as a patient. After continuing her studies for 11 years, Dr Lilly has worked in homoeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine for many years.

First Western Ayurvedic Physician in India & Author

Dr Robert Svoboda

Dr Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner with a license to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training, he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish and Tantra by his mentor the Aghori Vimalananda. He has also written 12 books, including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution.

Mindfulness Coach, Yoga Instructor & Keynote Speaker

Amanda Huggins

Amanda Huggins is a respected Anxiety and Mindfulness Coach, certified yoga instructor, writer and keynote speaker. Amanda helps people break past their internal barriers of self-worth, fear, and anxiety through a unique blend of spiritual, scientific and practical modalities.

Award-Winning Science Journalist, Author, Broadcaster & Speaker

Gaia Vince

Gaia Vince is an award-winning science journalist, author, broadcaster and speaker. She has written books and articles featured in the BBC, The Guardian, New Scientist, Australian Geographic and Science, and previously held senior editorial positions.

Holistic Health Expert & Bestselling Author

Luke Coutinho

Luke Coutinho is a Lifestyle Ambassador and Champion for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Fit India Movement. He practises across India, Europe, the Middle East and the US, and is the pioneer and founder of the Luke Coutinho Signature You Care Wellness Program.

Internationally-Acclaimed Ayurvedic Practitioner

Farida Irani

A pioneer in Ayurvedic aromatherapy, Farida Irani is a licenced Ayurveda practitioner, clinical aromatherapist and teacher, Bowen therapy instructor, remedial therapist, reflexologist, and an internationally-acclaimed speaker and lecturer. She also established Bowtech in India and Taiwan.

Medical Director & Internationally-Renowned Surgeon

Dr Paul Salins

Dr Paul Salins is the Managing Director and Vice-President of the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center and Narayana Hrudayalaya Multispecialty Hospital. An internationally acclaimed authority in craniomaxillofacial surgery, he has helped nurture several major medical institutions around the world.

Author, Inventor & Founder of Conscious Breathing

Anders Olsson

Anders Olsson is an internationally recognised breathing expert and the founder of Conscious Breathing. He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to find their inner peace and improve their health, just by doing something as simple as changing their daily breathing habits.

Orthotropics, Orthodontics & Homeoblock Dentist

Dr Timothy Doolin

Dr Timothy Doolin grew up in Southern California and completed his schooling at Loyola University and Midwestern University in Chicago. He sought out the fields of homeopathic dental medicine and maxillofacial growth and development, especially the use of the Homeoblock and orthotropics.

Family Medicine Specialist & Co-Medical Director at Taos Whole Health Integrative Care

Dr Joanna Hooper

A graduate of University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, Dr Joanna completed her family medicine residency at Providence Milwaukie in Oregon. She founded Taos Whole Health Integrative Care with Dr Lilly-Marie Blecher, developing a new model of integrative primary medical care.

Oncology Specialist & Author

Dr Nasha Winters

Dr Nasha Winters is a global healthcare authority and bestselling author in integrative cancer care and research, consulting with physicians around the world. She is currently focused on opening a comprehensive metabolic oncology hospital and research institute in the US where the most advanced integrative therapies will be offered.

Ustad Kamal Sabri - Soneva SOUL Festival

Renowned Indian Classical Musician & Composer

Ustad Kamal Sabri

Ustad Kamal Sabri is the seventh generation of a distinguished family of traditional musicians, demonstrating profound versatility in playing the sarangi – a bowed string instrument. A multifaceted musician, he’s also a composer and has delivered powerfully ambient scores for documentary films, albums and orchestras.

Kristin Hoffman - Soneva SOUL Festival

Internationally-acclaimed Singer, Songwriter & Sound Healing Practitioner

Kristin Hoffmann

Kristin Hoffmann is a Juilliard trained singer-songwriter-musician and sound healing practitioner with an extraordinary artistic range. Her music has been heard on major record labels, film and television, she has performed across the world and is a strong advocate for peace and ocean conservation.

Bawari Basanti - Soneva SOUL Festival

Contemporary Indian Musician, Poet & Storyteller

Bawari Basanti

Mahima Dayal, known professionally as Bawari Basanti, is an independent storyteller and musician from India who creates music based on her conversations with beings of all shapes and sizes. Through these conversations, she uncovers philosophies and perspectives, exploring what it means to be oneself.

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