Soulshine Yoga & Wellness Experience
Much more than just a yoga retreat
A Pure Soulshine Retreat offers a total immersion in holistic, healing, transformative and life-changing empowering practices.
Our Pure Soulshine Retreats encapsulate the heart and soul of the Soulshine philosophy. Much more than just a ‘yoga holiday’ these carefully curated retreats at our much-loved Ibiza flagship venue Can Sarana provide the ultimate opportunity to pause from the crazy pace of modern day life. To rediscover and reconnect with your true nature and to let your soul shine (not to mention laugh lots, make new friends with like-minded people, snooze, sunbathe, explore, indulge in ridiculously yummy food and have an all round jolly old time!).
The following is a guide to our jam-packed Pure Soulshine schedule:
- 7:30-9:30 | Meditation & Dynamic Flow Practice
- 9:30 | Energising morning juice
- 9:45 | Delicious homemade breakfast
- 11:30-12:30 | Morning Talks, Classes and Workshops
- 12:30-16:30 | Time for pampering and healing treatments
- 14:00-15:00 | Lunch at the Villa
- 16:30-18:00 | Afternoon workshops
- 18:00-19:15 | Soothing evening Yoga practice and Yoga Nidra
- 20:30 | Dinner at the Villa or out exploring the island
Suitable for all levels
Your morning practice to greet the day will incorporate Meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Vinyasa Flow Yoga to awaken the body, mind and spirit. The evening practice will focus on incorporating healing Yin and Restorative poses and sessions of deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra guided meditation. Classes take place in the cool shade of a forest, with magical views across the Ibizan countryside and out to sea – it is truly a special space to practice.
Each week there will be a different Senior Soulshine Yoga & Meditation teacher to take you on a deep journey through your morning Yoga session. They will be providing a safe space to nurture the body, mind and spirit of each guest. Their work will be supported by a whole host of yoga teachers throughout the day providing additional classes, workshops and clinics. Visit the Soulshine Holistic Wellness Team to find out more about each of our fantastically inspiring and talented teachers. And remember, your retreat will be small, with numbers limited so that our Soulshine Wellness Team can give each and every one of you plenty of personal attention and help to develop your practice on an individual level – whatever your goals and needs may be.
Your Yoga Teacher
In order to provide a truly holistic experience on your healing and restorative Soulshine journey there will be one lead Yoga teacher each week, guiding you through your morning session of Yoga and Meditation and working in conjunction with the extensive Soulshine Holistic Wellness Team to provide a truly holistic experience. Read on to find out more about each of the lead Soulshine teacher.
The Yoga Teachers
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! She’ll be leading retreats at Can Sarana, our Ibiza Soulshine Retreats Centre and Italy this summer.
Find out more about Soulla
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 successful 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 800-hours in Yoga Teacher Trainings encompassing Mindfulness, Yin Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Mood Management.
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. 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 in 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!
What to expect
With over 800-hours of training, Soulla offers both dynamic and flowing Yang yoga and healing and restorative Yin yoga. Her classes fuse breathwork, meditation, dancing, poetry, intention setting, music, and lots of giggles. Her dynamic Yang flow classes bring together sequences of postures in a powerful practice, developing strength, flexibility and awareness, as well as detoxifying the system. Yin and Restorative classes focus on providing a pause in life to create a deeply healing and relaxing space.
Sarah and Ty Powers of the Insight Institute, Pema Chödrön, Tara Judelle, Leila Sadeghee, Katy Appleton, Bridget Woods Kramer, Judith Lasater, Amy Weintraub of Lifeforce Yoga, Jivamukti, Claire Missingham and all things Anusara.
Yoga warrior, professional dancer, Pilates expert and long-time devotee of the magic of Yoga, Rachel holds the powerful intention to make the world a better place, one OM at a time. She’ll be leading retreats at both Casa de la Luz and Can Sarana in Ibiza this summer.
Find out more about Rachel
Rachel's journey to yoga started when her Nana to her to a dancing school aged just 8 years old - she was instantly hooked. Dancing provided Rachel with the similar feeling to Yoga - when you dance you are completely in the moment and nothing else matters. When attending a Yoga workshop during her time as a professional dancer Rachel became instantly entranced by the Yoga magic and the immense feeling of lightness that she experienced when practicing. With the realisation that Yoga was much more than just stretching and strengthening the body, she carried this curiosity on to a teacher training with Claire Missingham.
The training changed her life on a profound level, sending her on an inward journey to seek her highest potential in order to help others and try to make the world a better place in whatever small way that she could. She started to see the world in a more open and flexible way, learning to handle and embrace the ebb and flow of life. With the understanding that Yoga and all that it encompasses is a lifelong journey and a lifelong practice, she aims to cultivate grace and gratitude in every moment.
What to expect
Rachel's classes are fluid, flowing, challenging and with strong intention. As a trained Pilates teacher she provides clear, precise, safe and alignment focussed classes. Synchronising movement with breath, expect to be guided through a dance of asana (yoga pose) sequences to stretch and strengthen both the body and mind, releasing physical and mental tension held from any stress and worry. Her aim is to teach each individual to find their own inner teacher, to avoid rising to the ego and forcing or straining beyond our current limits and to develop a compassionate approach to our needs, both on and off the mat. By cultivating acceptance, an understanding that change is constant and the ability to go with the flow, she hopes to help each student on their journey to Santosha - a place of joy, peace and contentment.
Claire Missingham, Stewart Gilchrist, JIvamukti and Annie Carpenter
Dates Teacher Enquire Now Saturday 7th May - Friday 13th May Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 14th May - Friday 20th May Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 21st May- Friday 27th May Rachel TBC Enquire Now Saturday 2nd July to Friday 8th July Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 16th July to Friday 22nd July Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 23rd July to Friday 29th July Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 30th July to Friday 5th August Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 17th September to Friday 23rd September Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 24th September to Friday 30th September Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 15th October to Friday 21st October Rachel Enquire Now Saturday 29th October to Friday 4th November Rachel Enquire Now
With over ten years of Yoga teaching experience, Spanish born Diana offers extraordinarily sensitive, nurturing and profoundly transformative teachings. She'll be taking Soulshiners on a heart-felt journey back to all the beauty that exists within as she leads regular Soulshine Retreats at both Casa de la Luz and Can Sarana this summer. What a treat!
Find out more about Diana
A senior and highly experienced teacher, Meditation and Yoga arrived in Diana’s life when she was just 18 years old. She has now amassed over ten years of teaching and blends her experience and training across many traditional lineages into a passion for Vinyasa Flow. She strongly believes that the practice of Vinyasa and the harmonizing of movement with breath in a fluid fashion, allows us to invite expansion within and dissolve resistance so that we may find profound healing, freedom, peace.
What to expect
Diana has an extraordinarily intuitive approach to her teaching and a powerful ability to read her students and understand how to craft a class around their needs. Expect a slow, strong and utterly nourishing flow with a strong focus on alignment and finding space in the body. With a curiosity for bringing the body into a state of healing and relaxation and her ability to create a loving and compassionate space, you’ll leave Diana’s classes feeling deeply peaceful, relaxed and utterly cared for.
Sivananda, Shiva Rea, Liz Lark, Godfrey Devereaux, Roger Cole, Blandine Calais
Dates Teacher Enquire Now Saturday 28th May - Friday 3rd June Diana Enquire Now Saturday 4th June - Friday 10th June Diana Enquire Now Saturday 18th June to Friday 24th June Diana Enquire Now Saturday 6th August to Friday 12th August Diana Enquire Now Saturday 13th August to Friday 19th August Diana Enquire Now Saturday 20th August to Friday 26th August Diana Enquire Now Saturday 3rd September to Friday 9th September Diana Enquire Now Saturday 10th September to Friday 16th September Diana Enquire Now
Passionate Yogini, lover of salty sea hair and wandering soul with a thirst for travel and adventure. Anna’s deep love and respect for the incredible people she has met chasing yoga classes and perfect paradise islands finally lead Anna to the magical island of Ibiza. And we’re so just grateful! Anna will be leading retreats at Can Sarana this summer.
Find out more about Anna
Originally from London, Anna has been on a journey both through her practice and across the world. Her aim through Yoga is to help students to shift their perception of the world and beliefs around our their abilities. Her intention is to enable students to find a freedom and openness to the changes and challenges of life and encourage them to reconnect to our innate human creativity and true selves. All this in addition to building a stronger, more flexible and balanced connection to the physical body and finding more clarity and peace of mind.
With continuous study and exploration of various yoga styles and the completion of over 500 hours of training, Anna has taught mainly in London, Ibiza and India over the last 5 years
What to expect
Clear, compassionate and utterly personable, Anna primarily teaches an accessible, slow but strong Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice, guiding students to find natural alignment in poses. Using breath led creative movement she encourages students to feel a deeper connection to the strength, flexibility, balance and ease in their own bodies to help them feel more productive and present.
Mollie Morris, Naomi Absalom, Shiva Rea
Workshops & Talks
Throughout the week there will also be a selection of extra workshops covering a range of topics* carefully chosen to provide experiences and skills to help us shine our brightest! You can expect topics such as:
- How to build a Mindfulness Meditation practice
- Beginners Yoga Clinic
- Understanding & Improving your Nutritional Knowledge
- An Introduction to Ayurveda
- As well as the opportunity to enjoy a guided Meditative walk through stunning Ibizan countryside
Anna King - Nutritional Therapis
Anna has always had a passion for good food, but it was only after experiencing the powerful health benefits of nutritional therapy herself that she decided to embark on a three year journey to train as a nutritional therapist. Her extensive training was completed at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), a leading establishment in the field of nutrition education and was a life-changing experience. She also has an honours degree in Psychology, enabling her to bring insight, authenticity and compassion to her Nutritional wisdom.
She is an exceptional teacher, sharing complex information in an utterly digestible and accessible way to empower positive change. She’s also the loveliest lady who will quite simply brighten up your day.
Ross Stephenson - Mindfulness Expert & Acupuncturist
Utterly charming and ‘restless-mind’ calming, Ross is our Soulshine Mindfulness Expert and Acupuncturist. He’ll be offering Mindfulness Meditation sessions during your Soulshine Retreat and providing you with the tools to continue integrating these practices into your world beyond your time in Ibiza.
With over 15 years of experience of practice, Ross has studied Buddhist Meditation practices around the world. A trainedd MBSR teacher he is committed to sharing the benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation and does so in a way that feels incredible accessible. He has a knack for de-mystifying these ancient techniques and delivering them in such a way that empowers students to truly integrate the changes and deeply transformative practices into their lives.
Liilamaya - Ayurvedic Expert
Liilamaya, Ayurvedic Expert, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Latina Goddess and all round beautiful soul is ready to take you on a delicious journey deep into the ancient practices of Yoga and Ayurveda on your Soulshine Retreat. She’ll be providing an insight into the frankly life-changing wisdom of Ayurveda and empowering you with knowledge to better understand yourself and your needs on a deeply intuitive level.
Your Ibiza Soulshine Team
Our goal is to utterly pamper and care for you during your Soulshine Retreat, so that you don’t need to think about a thing other than relaxing and enjoying yourself. On your Soulshine Retreat there will be fantastically caring hosts, daily housekeeping and team of specialist chefs. Not to mention the extensive Wellness Team, comprised of handpicked expert Yoga teachers, Meditation guides, Mindfulness, Ayurvedic & Nutritional experts and body soothing massage therapists - all with one intention - to spoil you rotten!
The On-site Team
Prepare to be utterly pampered, relaxed and cared for by our onsite team. We are just so proud of the enormously passionate and talented team of experts on hand at Can Sarana this summer to provide the most nourishing and loving Soulshine experience:
Relational Therapist, Spiritual Health Coach, Intuitive Bodyworker and Soulshine Host, the lovely Jenny is ready to utterly care for you during your Soulshine stay whilst offering beautiful body and soul soothing therapies to bring you back to wholeness and peace within.
She’ll be offering a mind-boggling array of incredibly healing therapies during your stay to facilitate healing and profound relaxation, including: Swedish Massage, Esalen Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sensory Repatterning, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reiki, Relational Somatics, Structural Integration and Craniosacral Therapy.
Bodyworker, Yogini and Soulshine Host, wonderful Melanie is on hand to care for your every need during your Soulshine stay and ensure the most beautiful and nurturing experience.
She’s also a passionate Yoga instructor and will be guiding guests through a delicious daily Yin Yoga session and offering body-melting therapies including: Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage and Healing Holistic Facials. Simply divine!
A Psychology of Eating Coach, Personal Trainer and one of the bubbliest and most inspiring people we’ve ever met, our chef Andreea is passionate about the power of a healthy lifestyle, cooking and the impacts and effects of eating habits on our health, mind and body connection.
With a fascination in human behavior, personal development and spiritual growth, you can expect truly mindful and totally delicious creations during your retreat.
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 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 on-site 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.
Deliciously Detoxing Food
The food on the retreat is prepared with great experience and nutritional wisdom by our incredible team of Chefs, passionate about creating ‘food as medicine’. The menus for the week have been developed with the guidance of our expert Soulshine Nutritionist and all the meals are truly a delicious delight, prepared with exceptional produce, the highest healing attention and more love and attention than you can possibly imagine. You definitely won’t be going hungry!
Superb locally grown ingredients are sourced every day from the local markets and all food is organic - providing an opportunity for your body to cleanse, renew and restore in this healing environment. To provide a truly nurturing, nourishing and healing experience, food will be gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. We believe that this really provides an opportunity for your body to heal and detox – especially in conjunction with all the other healthy practices that you’ll be enjoying.
Guests have commented again & again on how astounded they are by the quality of the food and how great they feel after a week eating such healing & healthy fare (even our very tall and strapping gentlemen yogis!). Never fear if you need your steak and Manchego cheese fix (we are in Spain after all), as there will be also be free time when you can venture out to sample the allure & delight of the many superb restaurants in Ibiza for lunch or dinner!
We are of course very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements. If you have any concerns, please do speak directly with our Soulshine Bookings Team who will be happy to reassure you and work out the best possible solution to nourish and support your dietary needs.