From Personal to Planetary
September 29-October 8, 2023
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.
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.
A pioneer in Ayurvedic aromatherapy, Farida Irani is a licesned 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.
Luke Coutinho a multi-award-winning holistic lifestyle coach and best-selling author in the field of Integrative Medicine. He practises across India, Europe, the Middle East and the US, and co-founded RESET in India and digital healthcare platform GOQii.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Each weekend, experience open dialogues and a 360-degree approach to wellness during interactive panels led by world-renowned experts and visionaries.
Start the day immersed in nature during sunrise yoga, breath work sessions, Qi gong, ecstatic dancing, fitness bootcamps and water sport activities.
Learn, explore and create with experts on wellness, sustainability and more during interactive workshops throughout the week.
Expand your wellness journey with private consultations with world-renowned experts from across a spectrum of healing therapies and wellness practices.
Sunset cocktails on the sand, dining under the stars and Soneva’s signature culinary journeys await guests attending SOUL.
Enjoy live, barefoot music performances by international acts each weekend, set against the stunning backdrop of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll.
Reconnect the mind, body and soul with transformative treatments and rejuvenating rituals by visiting experts at Soneva Soul.
Access everything Soneva Fushi has to offer during your festival stay, from snorkelling with manta rays diving to exploring the nearby local islands.
Stay for a minimum of three nights and enjoy full access to the entire SOUL programme, daily full board dining and complimentary transfers, starting from USD 6,900 for two.
Encircled by lush island gardens, just steps away from your own stretch of sandy beach, our island villas range from spacious one-bedroom hideaway to a vast nine-bedroom complex. All command exceptional ocean views from sun-dappled terraces and balconies.Browse our island villas
Straight from your villa into the crystal clear waters of the Baa Atoll, our one- and two-bedroom Water Retreats are among the largest of their kind in the world. Each has an expansive pool deck, with a waterslide that plunges into the ocean below.Browse water island villas
Explore 11 dining destinations, with iconic culinary experiences that include Flying Sauces, the world’s first fine dining zipline, Michelin-starred guest chefs at the intimate Once Upon a Table, and teppanyaki with 360-degree ocean views at So Bespoke.Read more
Reconnect with nature with transformative treatments in an idyllic tropical island setting. Hidden within the leafy jungle, our two-storey wellness complex is inspired by its tranquil location, inviting you to embark on a personalised journey to better health and wellbeing.Discover Soneva Soul
Gather your loved ones or closest friends for an unforgettable island escape in the Maldives’ largest and most luxurious private villas. Unwind with the sand between your toes and capture precious moments with our digital storytellers.Read more
Wellness permeates all that we do at Soneva: our sustainable, barefoot philosophy that reconnects our guests to the earth; our life-affirming natural locations; our delicious yet health-focused cuisine; and our life-changing guest experiences. The festival’s remarkable programme is an opportunity to explore every facet of health and wellbeing, and I cannot wait to welcome the line-up of outstanding wellness experts to our shores
— Sonu Shivdasani, CEO & Co-Founder, Soneva Resorts
SOUL is a global gathering of thought-leaders, practitioners, entrepreneurs, investors and enthusiasts in the wellness sector. They’ll gather not only to exchange knowledge and ideas but to innovate and manifest these ideas into meaningful and scalable solutions. A ten-day festival hosted at one of the most stunning locations in the Maldives, SOUL provides an opportunity to experience true wellness from the personal to the planetary.
— William Nanda Bissell, Executive Vice- Chairman, Fabindia Limited
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