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MEET our ibiza soulshine team

Soulla Demetriou

Founder, Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher & Transformational Life-Coach

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 the Shine Bright Programmes plus teaching the afternoon Yin & Restorative Yoga on two of the Pure Soulshine Retreats and leading the Soul-Soothing Life-Coaching & Mindfulness Workshops at Can Shui this summer.


Soulla, I’d like to say Thank you, thank you, thank you for what you have released in me in this Ibiza yoga retreat. I haven’t had time or taken the time to look into myself and reconnect with my spirit for some time. I came to the retreat with an open mind and what I have taken away – thanks to you – is beyond my expectations
— Tanya
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    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 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.

    Her inspiration

    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, Ayala Gill, Tara Brach, Kristen Neff and all things Compassion based.


Rich Woodall

Soulshine Manager & Yoga Teacher - Ibiza & French Alps

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. Richard 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. He’ll be leading the Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventures and Luxury Ibiza Pure Soulshine Retreats in 2019.

Rich’s classes always have a philosophical approach delivered in an utterly accessible way. His flow classes are dynamic and strong, and occasionally a little challenging. He has also been known to throw in a joke or two and he will often encourage you to lift the corners of your mouth and smile! With playlists that range from traditional chanting, and mediation music to Bob Marley and The Beatles, his classes come with dancing, laughter, and lots and lots of love. His Yin classes are slow, and deep and will encourage you to really allow yourself to be still and at peace with your body and practice. With a focus on finding space, in every sense of the word.


Rachel Spain

Soulshine Lead Yoga Teacher - Luxury Ibiza Pure Soulshine Retreats

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. 

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.

I’ve loved every delicious minute! I’ve been comforted, inspired, nourished and pampered. Everything was simply restorative and pleasurable. Rachel made yoga accessible for a complete beginner with support and care.
— Stef

Louise Cameron

Soulshine Vinyasa Flow Teacher & Lead Therapist

A scientist, a mystic, a dancer, a poet, an artist, a story teller a seeker and a believer - in all things magic. It has been Louise’s life mission to understand and heal all things body, mind and spirit. With a BSC in Physiotherapy, post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic medicine and trained as a Massage therapist, Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Louise is a truly skilled, safe and inspiring teacher.

She found Yoga and Meditation on her own journey which has supported her in healing old wounds and a childhood eating disorder that reappeared in adulthood following a traumatic car accident. Her journey has taken her to her teachers in the sacred Himalayan mountains of India, to Buddhist teachers in America and other seekers of wisdom world wide. Louise now uses both western science, physiology and eastern practices and wisdom to give people a completely holistic and individual approach to self-optimisation and healing.

In Louise’s yoga classes she empowers you with all the wisdom, knowledge and tools you need to explore your body and mind as a unique individual. Her words truly touch your soul and the wisdom you take away forever. Her understanding of the body allows her to give the most therapeutic hands on adjustments and posture adaptations for each individual and their needs.

Her presence is calming and soft, her class is strong. Louise has the most calming voice that takes you on the most blissful journey during savasana. Prepare to feel safe, nurtured and challenged, to break through to new levels of your being.


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Lauren Brown

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! 


Our Soulshine Wellness Team

Incredibly passionate experts with magical powers…

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, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, Ayurvedic experts, Life-Coaches, Sound-Healers, Oracles, Deep Tissue and Sports Bodyworkers, Reflexologists, Shiatsu experts, Tarot Card Readers and beyond. 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.

Lovely Soulla and her brilliant Soulshine team go the extra mile every day to give guests a truly relaxing, positive and transformational retreat experience. I’ve come home on cloud 9, with mind, body and soul nourished and energised and feeling the best I’ve felt for months thanks to Soulshine. Special thanks to Soulla for your heart and soul. Love and hugs xxx
— Sonya

Our Soulshine Story

Built on passion, expertise and a whole heap of love

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.

As someone who suffered from Anxiety and Depression for many years and has navigated the bumpy terrain of a major life overhaul, 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. Sometimes we simply need someone to lend a supporting hand and guide us.

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!


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