Soul Stretch Events was founded by us in 2017 with the aim of delivering bespoke wellbeing experiences and programs for festivals, yoga retreats and, on any occasion where yoga, nutritional food and mindfulness are employed as key elements. Our aim is to make wellbeing accessible across communities and demographics and we have worked at many of the country’s top festivals, creating beautiful Wellness Spa’s which help people to relax, learn, experience and connect with themselves. Taking care of people’s wellbeing and providing a beautiful, nourishing experience in the process is what Soul Stretch Events does best.
MEET THE TEAM
Joshua comes from a background of filmmaking, he has worked extensively in Bollywood creating musical dramas before moving to live in London where he set up and produced movies with Indian Summer Films. He trained as a yoga teacher in India in 2014 and it was during his teacher training he decided to merge his passion for yoga and his skills to create immersive wellbeing experiences, where people can learn, connect and discover themselves in a safe and fun environment. He became thoroughly addicted to the festival scene when he produced Festival Spa’s with Wild Wellbeing at numerous music festivals in the UK.
He founded Soul Stretch Events along with Ria to create holistic healing experiences around the country!
Ria Butler has over ten years experience producing wellbeing events. Projects have included; Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and most recently Green Man Festival. She has been a massage therapists specialised in Shiatsu and Deep Tissue since 2007. She has also managed health centres and massage schools, including The British School of Shiatsu-Do and Optimum Health Centres. Over the years Ria has developed great expertise in a variety of different wellbeing practices. Ria is also an experienced facilitator, delivering management training programmes for T-Three Consulting and Presence UK. Corporate clients have included The Bank of England and L&Q Housing.
Working with young people, Ria has a wealth of experience delivering interactive learning programmes. As an Associate Director with Arc Theatre, she provided workshops for a large number of London schools on issues such as; knife crime, bullying and child protection, most prestigiously on the 'Stereo' projects with Neville Lawrence OBE and writer, Clifford Oliver. With The Garden Classroom, Ria teaches outdoor learning programmes for primary school children in Islington, designed to encourage children to engage with the outdoors.
Ria is passionate about creating immersive wellbeing experiences for a variety of audiences and sharing the benefits of wellbeing practices in its very broadest sense with current and future generations.