Skip to main content
Daily travel & tourism news portal for the Asia-Pacific market since 2012

Festivals

Soneva launches Soul Festival in September 2023

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 11/14/2022 - 07:59
816
Yoga on the beach; Soneva Soul spa treatment; organic gardens at Soneva (©Soneva).

Proceeds from the festival 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.

NEW YORK - Pioneering hospitality brand Soneva and international wellness enterprise Organic India have partnered to launch the first-ever Soul Festival in the Maldives. Taking place from September 29 through October 8, 2023, the health and wellbeing-focused festival will be held at the award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi, located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Each weekend, the festival will include a diverse program of panel discussions with globally acclaimed health and wellness leaders, interspersed with group yoga and meditation classes, healing rituals, live music performances and barefoot gala celebrations on the sand. Weekdays at SOUL will focus on a more immersive wellbeing journey for guests, with intimate, experiential workshops each day, and one-on-one consultations with world-renowned wellness specialists and practitioners. Dining experiences will be specially curated to support guests’ wellness goals, with an emphasis on plant-based cuisine and adaptogenic foods. Guests can embrace the Slow Life in between sessions: from ziplining through the rainforest to dining in the treetops, to snorkeling with expert marine biologists, to swimming with manta rays or escaping to a private sandbank to watch the sunset.

Soul will welcome a global line-up of speakers. The list includes psychologist, scientist and social entrepreneur Shamini Jain; gastroenterologist, neuroscientist and author of The Mind Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer; clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro; Goi Peace Award recipient and best-selling author Bruce Lipton; award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jo Marchant; American director, producer and cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg; 13-time best-selling author and founder of Bio Blends, Dr. Libby Weaver; award-winning science journalist Gaia Vince; and Ayurvedic doctor and author Dr. Robert Svoboda.

Soneva is offering an exclusive package for festival attendees starting from $6,900 for two guests for a minimum three-night stay. This includes two festival tickets and full access to the entire program, with accommodations in a luxurious private villa and daily full-board at select dining destinations.

Proceeds from the festival 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.