Maldives Soul Retreat April 2-6, 2020
Thulusdhoo- The perfect local island in Maldives
Be in a healing circle of women to mirror the wholeness of your being and allow your whole being to be heard and loved. Embrace the wild you, the wise you, the child you, the strong you and the vulnerable you. It is time to reconnect with your inner sweet nature, making every moment and every day a sacred ritual: a ceremony dedicated to serving life and love.
Enjoy the unspoilt beauty and tranquillity of this small, but vibrant archipelago. Experience true island life on the Maldives‘ white sandy beaches, and look out onto the tropical cobalt ocean which boasts over three hundred different species of fish.
Embrace the beauty that lies underneath the water, feel rejuvenated with indulgent spa therapies and find inner peace with yoga sessions. For the more adventurous types, snorkelling and scuba-diving are great for exploring the splendour of the ocean.
You will return home with a feeling of serenity, wellness and utmost calm.
Season Paradise is an award winning charming beachfront 4-star boutique hotel which opens its doors to visitors from all over the world. Conveniently located in the pristine island of Thulusdhoo, Kaafu atoll, it offers you a portal to the local culture, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Unwind with a combination of relaxing yoga practice, beach excursions and rejuvenating spa treatments on one of our indulgent getaway. For the ultimate de-stressing and healthy break, maximise your well-being by taking part in daily sunrise and sunset yoga while facing the turquoise water of the island. Then, soothe those tired muscles by spoiling yourself with an array of luxurious treatments at an award-winning spa.
Suitable for all yoga levels and taught by Laura-Helene Kopinski, a Hatha and Therapeutic yoga specialist, this soul retreat will immerse you in a personalized experience to enlighten your mind and energise your body. We will make sure you return home re-balanced and relaxed.
Your 5 days itinerary
You will try different technics and practices to be spiritually connected your own inner compass. Be supported, loved and valued by all the people close to you, so you can become the best version of yourself and finally to manifest your desires and create the sacred space where you can truly feel the essence of being a woman. Explore the true meaning of well-being as you revive yourself through an ancient form of practice incorporating the utmost purity and tranquillity. You can join in with the group as much or as little as you like. If you If you feel like a lazy day, you can enjoy some tanning by the infinity pool facing a panoramic view of the island, some surfing by the beach, reading or simply do some journalling. We are happy to assist you in additional excursions!
- 6:00 am – 7:30 am – Sunrise HATHA yoga
- 8.30am – Delicious breakfast served in the pavilion
- Daily trip to the Sandback private Island for snorkel and relaxation
- 6:00– 7:30 pm – Restorative Yin Yoga during sunset
- 7.30pm – Delicious meal served by the pavilion
This retreat is all about coming back to yourself, re-harmonizing and connecting with and rekindling your authentic, powerful, natural spirit. And we promise lots of laughter and fun!
“There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Into The Wild (novel) by Jon Krakauer
We offer two yoga sessions each day, one morning and one early evening with our Founder, Laura-Helene, who is our Senior yoga teacher and very much loved by the Adventure Yogi guests. She is incredibly passionate about the many benefits of living a yogic lifestyle, physically, mentally, and spiritually. She takes you on a journey that will release, soften and inspire your soul. Each day is varied with new theme, new body focus to ensure you have a truly relaxing experience, following an easy yogic flow. She studied the ancient practices in India, which included Ayurveda medicine and Chakra Healing. She aims an inviting practice for everyone and encourages to explore new boundaries.
Yoga is for everyone, you don’t need to be an experts, nor be flexible to feel good. Each session includes the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (yoga posture) and savasana (relaxation in the end of the class). Type of yoga offered in the morning will be a themed gentle energizing Hatha Flow. Whether you want to cleanse you mind mind or relax your body, this all-inclusive healthy retreat will provide you with all the tuition and facilities you need.
Traditionally the evening classes are more soft, slow, restorative yin yogish to integrate the day and prepare for a great rest for the night. Let yourself emerge into the flow of your yoga practice. Enjoy the breathing, and relax deeply your body, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and also your mind. Let yourself lead your own breath through a class full of regeneration, recreation and calm
Daily group activity: Snorkeling at the Sandbank
The underwater World is what it is all about in the Maldives and it is our pleasure to guide you through the many corals in the area teeming with marine life. With the numerous snorkel sites nearby Thulusdhoo, there are plenty of opportunities to take on an adventure you’ve always wanted to give a try, or enjoy an activity you’ve always fancied. This time in picture-perfect conditions with a great abundance of marine life.
Wellness Break (60 minutes)
Balinese massage is a full-body, deep-tissue, holistic treatment. A well deserved rejuvenating and relaxing massage after your 3 day physical and emotional journey. The body gets rubbed with essential oils and the muscles are rubbed with long gliding strokes in the direction of the blood returning to the heart. This therapy session will increase the level of oxygen in your blood, decrease muscle toxins, improve circulations and flexibility while easing tension.
Sea View Room:
These tastefully furnished rooms are spacious with modern conveniences and private balconies with a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean and the island.
- Private Balcony
- Complimentary Bottled Water – 2 daily
- Beach Towels
- Bathroom Amenities
- Cable TV
- Cold And Hot Water
- Safe Box
- Hair Dryer
- Tea/Coee Facilities
- Daily Housekeeping
Feed Your Soul
Aveli Restaurant and Grill provides indoor and beach dining experience for Inner Seed group. Serving wide range of delights from intercontinental, asian and Maldivian specialties to thrill taste buds during your stay.
Vegan and vegetarian option are available.
Prices and Information
Rates: (Early bird rates until December 5th, 2019)
- Single occupancy rate package : AED 5,000
- Double occupancy rate: AED 4,000 per person
- Single occupancy rate package : AED 5,500
- Double occupancy rate: AED 4,500 per person
- Exclusive use of hotel facilities.
- Transfers to and from the airport by speed boat
- A choice of Single or Sharing room.
- Daily 3 hours of yoga sessions (sunrise & sunset)
- Chakra healing
- Happiness Workshops
- One on one Coaching sessions
- 1 wellness massage break
- Daily trip to island for snorkeling
- A wholesome breakfast and delicious dinner for the duration of your stay
- Welcome and farewell party
Price: not included
- Travel insurance
- Lunches and any drinks
- Excursions not mentioned in the list
Flights and Visas:
The airport you need to fly into is Velana International Airport. A 30-day free visa is issued on arrival for all tourists.
Inner Seed will organize a complimentary speed boat transfer from/to Velana International Airport to all the guests. The speed boat trip is 20 minutes.
Please note that the below offerings are NOT included in the price package.
For inquiries and reservations – email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist.
- Jet ski
- Wake board/water ski
- Banana boat/fun tube ride
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Flyboard/ hoverboard
- Wind surfing
At Inner Seed we also believe in contributing to the international community. While we focus on providing children with basic necessities such as food and water, we also provide them with basic school learning tools such as books, pens and pencil cases. It is our aim to support them in creating a sustainable and bright future. We invite our retreat guests to bring clothes for donation and have a chance to visit the local schools and help make a difference.
Describe your overall experience with us and what you learnt about yourself
I went on this trip without expectations – just the intent of having a great time, making new friends, and having a peaceful time with myself. The truth is what I got out of this trip was more than anything I hoped for. Before even reaching the Island, I had already felt extremely comfortable with all the girls on the trip. Travelling with a group of people with the same purpose is just so beautiful. Dancing during boat rides, swimming in the clear blue ocean with all the colorful fish (& feeding them orange peels too!), taking adventurous risks then hearing each other’s stories about it, getting sun burnt together, and connecting our souls through sunrise and sunset yoga could not have been more amazing! One thing that really stood out for me during the trip was the island, Thulusdhoo. It was in the center of the local community. I felt as though the locals and I were one. I had the opportunity to walk freely around the island (barefoot!) meeting different families, swimming with a group of Maldivian girls (&seeing baby sharks!), receiving fruits as a thank you for helping a woman carry a heavy bag back to her home, and riding a bike around the sandy streets of the Island. It was such a heartwarming experience that I will always cherish. I learnt that I am my own character – strong & not afraid of being on my own, stepping outside my comfort zone for the sake of living an adventurous life & meeting new people – no matter where I am. Open up your heart & soul to those around you & only the most amazing experiences will come your way. Thank you Laura, for guiding me and giving me the opportunity to discover & learn more about who I am and what sort of life I plan on fulfilling. You are one of a kind. – Leen Almasood 2018
The experience was soul filling! I got to meet new people and found so many similarities in the struggle we face, no matter how different was the journey. The island helped to concentrate on one’s self as there wasn’t anything to distract you. Beautiful people, cozy island, and I found out that people think I am actually funny! –Naylorfor Habbab 2018
I am glad I came, it was beyond my expectation- Eiman Al Hajri 2018
It was beyond amazing. I loved how it included a bit of everything. We had a great group of people. I will never forget this experience and it went beyond my expectations. Thanks for everything Laura & Mohamed. You made it so easy for us and gave us a memorable journey- Sawsan Tariq 2018
Loved it! Everything was very well prepared and arranged. Laura and Mohamed made everything facilitated and reachable to the smallest detail needed! I would definitely do it again! –Meitha Aldiwani 2018
Best experience of my life, I will definitely join Inner Seed Retreats again- Meera Al Shamsi 2018
It was a phenomenal, beautiful and informative experience. The Sandbank brought us all together, shared our stories and experience, and learned a lot from both yoga sessions and the girls (different age groups). Inner Seed never failed to impress me. Your kindness and care is what keeps me coming back! I learned that loving yourself, accepting yourself and forgiving who hurt you is the key to happiness. I just want to be a happy women and share my love to others and be an inspiration. –Maisam Darwish 2018
It was a beautiful and nice experience with Inner seed Retreats. I loved the idea of having massage, yoga and entertainment in the sandbank island. Loved the new and special innovative ideas in yoga – Amal AlDowaila 2018
Learned to connect with myself and understand the person that I am or want to be. Completely detach from the other world and experience new things with people I’d never met before. This experience has taught me how to listen to myself and to listen to other people because that comforts and brings happiness just seeing someone being able to open up to me. Thank you 🙂 – Alia Soufan 2019
It was truly an enriching experience. It took me out of my comfort zone with the sharing and connecting with others but I appreciate the experience. It was my first taste at yoga too. I have learnt to appreciate nature and take time to breathe and enjoy the moment. A huge thank you to Laura, Moe and Season Paradise for such a magical experience. – Hilary Harris 2019
My experience has been truly magical from the day I arrived. Laura made everyone very at ease with her warm welcome, her big smile and kind heart. I was a little reserved the first session but everyone began to open up. There is so much I have been through in the last two years that just all came out. I know I am strong already but I didn’t realize how I had lost part of me, part of my inner beauty and confidence and that just restored this is me. – Joanne Bailey-Black 2019
This experience does not compare to any other experience that I have had in my life. I came looking for guidance and I am leaving confident that everything I need, I have already. Also, it has left an enormous mark in me. The fact that there are people in the world who have such big hearts. I’m leaving calm, loved, determinant and confident. I have learnt that to just smile, continue to be happy, to accept and forgive what happened. To appreciate the small things. In nature, I love the sunset, listen to the waves and love again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Mona Yassin 2019
The inner seed’s soul retreat is a beautiful journey – to peel back the layers of stress and conditioning also. We become desensitized to the mundane work, family etc. Existence – I found my soul, being on a paradise of nature and beauty surrounded by simple loving community – who are in touch with nature everyday on this floating paradise. To be guided thru with the divide Goddess Laura who reflects so calmly the mirror of how we need to look within. I am on my journey – I found my Nemo and I will swim further on in this truly wonderful spirit of life. Namaste! – Nola Rae 2019
My overall experience with inner seed as a whole, has been amazing. From Rhea to Laura, to everyone that makes you feel important and special. It makes a huge difference when someone recognizes your thirst for more healing and growth. I am very grateful for every opportunity and experience that has presented itself to me. While on this “special healing” retreat, I learned that I am more than enough, I am worthy, and I deserve every single thing that God has for me. “I love ME” . Thank you Laura for following your passion and sharing your gifts and talents with the world. Continue to let your “Light” shine so that others can find their way. I will be forever grateful for you! – Alicia Clarke 2019