Soulshine Bali is a vision brought to life in 2011 by two friends,
Michael Franti and Carla Swanson whose shared love for Bali inspired them to create an oasis of yoga, soul and rock n' roll. Located in the most desired part of the island in Ubud, Soulshine is now the highest ranked yoga retreat center in Ubud with loyal patrons returning every year for their annual trip 'home'.
"We created Soulshine Bali to be a place of happiness where you can chill in a fun, friendly atmosphere, explore the beauty of Bali, enjoy delicious organic food and let your soul soar in the sun.
Whether your passion is practicing yoga in our roof top studio, walking through the rice fields, lounging by the pool, day tripping to the beach, temples and volcanoes, or finding your perfect spot to sink into a good book, the luxurious yet relaxed vibe will make you feel right at home. So come on out to Bali and find out what makes Soulshine a beautiful place to play!"
Michael Franti, Co-Owner and Co-Founder
"This land had been a centre for sustainability and environmental-care long before we were lucky enough to find it, as two pioneers for sustainability in Bali had been the land keepers prior to us.
The site was originally owned by Ruthie Smith, the inspired founder of Ubud’s first organic cafe and health food store, Bali Buda. Ruthie also shared this special site with her soul-sister Petra Schneider, one of the founders of Yayasan IDEP Bali’s premier permaculture education and organic seed supply organization. IDEP operated from the Soulshine site for about a decade, and hundreds of people were trained in Permaculture strategies here over the years.
We are honoured to continue the tradition of cultivating organic rice and produce, as well as be a place where people can imagine, transform and manifest their dreams.
Carla Swanson, Co-Owner and Co-Founder