A life-enriching festival with a purpose, SOUL is a verdant space to move, eat, explore and be creative, while celebrating ancient healing traditions and modern innovations that benefit individuals, communities and the planet.

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Leaders in Wellness

Psychologist, Scientist & Social Entrepreneur

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 & Best-selling 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.

Award-winning Gastroenterologist, Neuroscientist & Author

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.

Actress, Fitness Guru & 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

Sadhviji

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.

Thirteen-time Best-selling 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.

New York Times 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.

A Sanctuary for Wellness

Soneva Soul - A Transformative Wellness Concept

SOUL Festival Special Offer

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.

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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

About Soneva

Guardians of places that have existed long before us, Soneva’s unique vision is inspired by nature’s magnitude, mystery and enchanting beauty. Soneva is a thriving community working hand in hand with the environment to craft beautiful, beyond bespoke experiences where discovery is a way of life.

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About ORGANIC INDIA

At the heart of ORGANIC INDIA is their commitment to being a living embodiment of love and Consciousness in action. Their products are made in India and reach consumers worldwide with a message of interconnectedness and oneness with Nature.

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