Frequently Asked Questions

SOUL is a ten-day international festival of health and wellbeing. The event is a collaboration between Soneva and Organic India. This is the first edition of SOUL Festival and will take place from September 29 to October 8, 2023, at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives.

A deeply intimate and immersive exploration of health and wellness, SOUL will explore wellness in all its forms, from the personal to the planetary, and celebrate the ancient healing traditions and well-being innovations that benefit individuals, communities and the planet. The profits for SOUL will go to the Soneva Foundation and Organic India Foundation to support the development of projects that have a positive environmental, social and economic impact.

With a global line-up of international wellness pioneers and thought leaders taking part in SOUL, all guests attending the festival will have the opportunity to attend intimate sessions and connect with them directly. The uniqueness of this Festival is that only 200 guests can attend which will ensure each guest can really interact with the speakers.

Soneva is proud to partner with Organic India for the first time to host this unique health and wellness festival. Both brands are champions of innovation and positive change and are committed to nurturing the well-being of the community and the environment.

In today’s uncertain world, a focus on wellbeing and living a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle has never been more important.  Both Soneva and Organic India have an influential global reach, connecting with a discerning clientele that seek to reconnect with themselves and the natural world.

SOUL harnesses Soneva and Organic India’s network of international leaders, visionaries and acclaimed experts from across the health and wellbeing spectrum. By hosting SOUL at Soneva Fushi, guests will enjoy a life-changing wellness experience by embracing the resort’s ‘No News, No Shoes’ ethos – disconnecting from the stresses of daily life and re-grounding with the earth beneath their feet.

We encourage guests to attend the full ten days of the festival to enjoy all of the sessions and activities that are on offer, as well as the rare experiences at Soneva Fushi, however, this is not a requirement. We have a minimum stay of three nights during SOUL, with the main events being held on the weekends (Friday – Saturday – Sunday). Guests can also extend their stay after the festival to unwind at Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani.

We have a special offer for guests wishing to attend SOUL. Guests can enjoy a full-board, three-night stay starting from USD 6,900 for two guests, with complimentary domestic transfers and full access to the inspiring festival programme. Please note that weekend stays include a compulsory Gala Dinner supplement additional charge.

 

The line-up of world-renowned and international speakers and talents at SOUL includes Dr Bruce Lipton, Emeran Meyer, Louie Schwarzberg, Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati, Gaia Vince, Amanda Huggins, Shamini Jain and Dr Shauna Shapiro. More will be announced closer to the dates.

Taking place over ten days and two weekends, SOUL will be a life-enriching festival retreat.  On the weekends, the festival will include a diverse programme of globally acclaimed keynote speakers, interspersed with grand celebrations, healing rituals, music, yoga and meditation.  During the week, guests will follow a more immersive wellness journey, joining smaller, experiential workshops and personal wellness sessions, with plenty of free time to enjoy Soneva Fushi’s rare experiences, reconnect with nature and embrace the Slow Life.

Throughout each day during their stay, guests can explore and indulge in everything that Soneva Fushi has to offer: including miles of pristine sandy beaches edged by tranquil turquoise waters; exquisite private villa accommodation, with Barefoot Guardians on hand 24/7 to anticipate every request; healing rituals and innovative wellness treatments at Soneva Soul; exceptional dining destinations serving the finest cuisine from across the world; and rare, one-of-a-kind experiences that create memories to last a lifetime.

Certainly. Soneva Fushi is home to one of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives, while SOUL’s children’s programme ensures younger guests can enjoy, learn and discover as much as their parents. The Den at Soneva Fushi remains open and a special programme, combining arts and crafts, family yoga, as well as treasure hunts and water sports excursions, will be offered by our team of experts. Babysitting services are also available at an extra charge for parents wishing to fully immerse themselves in SOUL.

From personal to planetary, SOUL sees wellness not only as an individual focus but as a contemporary, global consciousness spreading across our planet and communities. Encouraging conversations, sharing experiences and reflecting on the meaning of wellness and the future of the world, SOUL offers a unique experience to connect deeply to oneself in an environment deeply connected with nature. With only 200 guests attending, SOUL promises one-on-one interactions with some of the world’s most renowned wellness experts, a rare experience in such festivals.

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