About Soulshine RETREATS
Built on passion, expertise and a whole heap of love
Our Soulshine Story
Soulshine Retreats was founded by Soulla Demetriou in 2013. Since discovering Yoga on a South American adventure, Soulla has been fascinated by the powerful physiological, psychological and spiritual effects a Yoga and Meditation practice can offer. It was the incredible impact that these practices had on her own life that lead her to give up a career in marketing and surrender fully to a beautiful journey of learning and self-discovery.
This journey has taken her around the world on many a wild adventure, during which time she has clocked up over 1000-hours in Yoga Teacher Trainings encompassing Mindfulness, Yin Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Mood Management. More recently Soulla has trained as a Transformational Life-Coach and is developing a range of Shine Bright Coaching Programmes.
As someone who suffered from Anxiety in her twenties and went through the very bumpy terrain of a major life overhaul in her early-thirties, Soulla has journeyed deeply, and often through the 'shadow side' to explore, experience and discover practices that support us in our pursuit of happiness and peace. It was through her own journey, the highs and the lows, that the desire for Soulshine Retreats and all that it encompasses was born. She is an ardent believer in cultivating a compassionate approach for taking our happiness and our destiny into our own hands in order to live life fully and joyfully and believes that we all hold the innate potential for healing.
Soulla holds a deep desire to share the skills that she has learnt on her journey in an utterly digestible way to hopefully help others in their pursuit of peace, fulfilment, joy and happiness. She hopes to provide the skills through her work and that of her dedicated and passionate Soulshine Team to bring positive transformation into the world so that each and every one of us can embrace our full potential and find the happiness and freedom that exists within us all. Quite simply, to shine bright!
Soulshine Retreats Vision
Soulshine Retreats provide the perfect opportunity to explore, develop and deepen your Yoga and Meditation practice whilst gaining a greater understanding of Holistic healing, all within exceptional, inspiring and fabulously fun environments around the world.
Much more than simply a ‘yoga holiday’, the entire ethos and dream for Soulshine Retreats and all that it encompasses, is to provide healing, empowering and utterly digestible life-changing skills and experiences that allow individuals to embrace positive transformation and live to their greatest, healthiest and most joyful potential. To shine bright!
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Our Soulshine Promise
Here at Soulshine HQ, our goal is to utterly pamper and care for you before, during & after your Soulshine Retreat, so that you don’t need to think about a thing other than relaxing and enjoying yourself.
Prior to your retreat the Soulshine Bookings Team will look after your booking, ensuring that all the logistics and travel run smoothly and that you know exactly what to pack, where to be and when! Our aim - to keep things as stress-free as possible!
During your retreat, your dedicated Soulshine Host will be on hand to wrap you up in love and ensure that you don't lift a finger. Our goal is to ensure that you feel utterly cared for so that you can switch off completely. Everything we do is with the intention of making you feel loved. We've been told that we're pretty good at it too!
Our love, care and support continues post-retreat with a Soulshine After-Care Pack jammed full of helpful information to continue on your Soulshine journey and the opportunity to continue working with Soulla either 1:1 via skype or telephone or through her workshops and events in London and beyond. Once you've been on a Soulshine Retreat, you're a fully fledged member of the Soulshine Gang for life!
MEET Team Soulshine
Founder of Soulshine Retreats
Yogini, dream-chaser, explorer, meditator, eternal student, ocean-lover and founder of Soulshine Retreats, Soulla’s goal is to inspire people to embrace their full potential and find the happiness and freedom that exists within us all - to shine bright!
Head of Soulshine Bookings & Operations
Lauren is an organisational demon and on hand to ensure that every stage of your Soulshine booking runs as smoothly as possible. There are no such things as silly questions or too many questions - from the moment you connect with us, Lauren wants you to feel the full Soulshine love!
Snow Yoga Adventures Manager & Yoga Teacher Extraordinaire
A yogi, a writer, a thinker, a t-total drinker; a seeker of calm, of peace. A lover of stillness and breath, of the ocean and nature. Rich loves seeing people where ever they are in their spiritual journey, embracing the dance. Inspiration for Rich comes when people find the moment they can tune into their super bright, true core awesomeness – even if it’s just for a moment.
The Soulshine Holistic Wellness Team
Having been on a long journey of healing, learning and transformation herself, the founder of Soulshine Retreats Soulla, has a keen eye for exceptional healing talent. And ‘exceptional’ is what you can expect during your Soulshine Retreat. We’ve brought together a Soulshine Wellness Team comprised of passionate, skilled, highly qualified and incredibly authentic and caring Soulshine Yoga Teachers, Hosts and Wellness Experts – all sharing the intention of providing the most nurturing, healing, empowering and transformative bespoke Soulshine Retreat experience to each and every guest.
Our Ibiza Wellness Team is comprised of senior Yoga & Meditation Teachers, Mindfulness guides, Nutritionists, Ayurvedic experts, Life-Coaches, Sound-Healers and we also have an extensive Soulshine network of healers on the island, each tried and tested to ensure the quality stamp of Soulshine approval and offering a vast array of healing modalities, from Shamanism to Tarot card reading, Thai Massage to Acupuncture, Osteopathy to Reflexology and much more. Whatever it is that you are looking to explore, we will be happy to help make it happen.
Soulshine Retreat Partner Venues
For the early years of Soulshine, we had our own retreat centre. In 2017 Soulla made the decision to pour her energy into developing the teachings of Soulshine and now works with the highest quality retreat spaces and venues such as Can Shui in Ibiza and Chalet Rosiere in the French Alps. Having run our own successful retreat centre, we have very high standards and meticulous attention for detail and promise to continue sourcing the highest calibre of venues to facilitate the Soulshine experience for our much loved guests.
OUR WINTER YOGA RETREAT
Skiing and Yoga in the Alps
Invigorate your mind, body and soul with an unforgettable week of skiing & Yoga.
Meditation, breathtaking scenery, log fires, hot-tubs, massages, saunas, delicious meals, hot chocolates, homemade cakes, new friends and snow, snow, snow on a Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure.
IBIZA SOULSHINE RETREATS
April - November 2018
An all round transformative Soulshine holistic wellness experience to nourish the body, mind and soul.
Join as at luxurious Can Shui, a magical space nestled into the stunning Ibiza countryside, a short walk to the beach and with endless uninterrupted views out to sea.
Soulshine Online Ski Yoga Classes
For all those heading to the mountains this winter, we’re so excited to offer our completely and utterly FREE Soulshine Snow Yoga Classes – a collection of short and sweet Soulshine Yoga classes to prepare yourself physically for your time skiing or snowboarding in the mountains. Each class has a specific focus so you can build strength and flexibility through the hamstrings, quads, core and hips. The classes are just perfect for practicing in the lead-up to your time in your mountains and also to warm-up before hitting the slopes. We’ve also created a class to stretch out after a day playing on the mountains – think yummy long stretches, Yin Yoga and sweet Meditation. A delicious end to a fantastically fun day.