Our Raison d’Etre

‘The Home of Authentic Connection’

Hollyhock, Carmen’s ‘soul place’; her soul cafe.

Inspired by a magical meeting house in South West London. Founder Carmen Rendell, would always land here after a big adventure. When her heart was hurting. When she felt lost. When life was delivering her big questions. She’d breathe deeply, eat tasty delights and hug her one shot latte mug. At her pace. Sometimes with best friends. Often alone.

Life leads us, when we allow it too, and Hollyhock led Carmen to Soulhub. The place your heart knows and your soul craves. Growing from a desire to find a place for others to come to talk, be together, get inspired, and make sense of the world. Soulhub was born in 2015.

Living near Richmond Park, nature is on her doorstep and remains her place of soulfulness. A place to be grounded. To connect to something bigger than our own ego. Carmen, for now, conducts most of her business whilst walking amongst the deer and ferns. She’s a Soulwalker. As an integrative therapist, Carmen brings clients into the Park where they work through life’s challenges.

The dream has always been to create a place for souls to come to. Like Hollyhock, probably near the sea, with a coffee shop included. Somewhere where as soon as you enter, your body knows you’re in a safe space, for you to connect with yourself and others in a meaningful and authentic way. It’ll be made from nature. In nature.

The world needs Soulhub. The place your heart knows and your soul craves. The home of authentic connection. Somewhere where you feel inspired and get to understand yourself even better.

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We started with soul-stories.  Uncovering the essence of what makes people feel alive/soulful. Our first Soulhub Journal 01 landed on 24 July 2017, with personal stories from a wide range of talent including writers, TV presenters, therapists, coaches, rugby analysts, travellers, those who are happy to share what, who or how things makes them feel soulful.  Together with some wonderful illustrations of our 25 Soulhub Truths, the journal has now reached far and wide including the US, Canada, Lebanon, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Brazil and Spain.

Our 2021 Soulhub Journal features over 100 short stories and artwork. It’s spectacular. You can order your own copy for your coffee table, or your yoga studio, coffee bar, via Amazon.

To bring these conversations to life we launched, The Soulwalker our digital podcast, in December 2019, which brings incredible storytellers to our ears. We ask the same question. ‘What makes you feel alive/soulful?’

It’s a hub for wellbeing. We have the most incredibly talented souls – Soulhub Collective – coaches, therapists, yoga and fitness instructors, dancers, nutritionalists. Those who believe in the values of Soulhub and want to make a difference. We share their own work, and bring them together for events, workshops and our online courses.

In 2019 we launched Soulwalks – ‘Gentle walks in nature, to nourish your soul.’ We stroll in parks across London and around the British Isles. Soulwalks – There’s plenty of opportunities for you to organise your own for your business or communities.

In 2020, as a result of the global pandemic, we created Soulhub Online Courses, and Soulhub events, (workshops, events, self-guided and guided courses) for business and individuals. Talks from ballroom dancing to leadership events, cacao ceremonies to meditations and storytelling from Africa. Light fun in difficult times, healing in difficult times. Delivered by the Soulhub Team and Soulhub friends.

In 2021 Andrew Cuerden joined the core team as Co-Creator, to strengthen and inspire greater connection and creativity. As a professional dancer and movement specialist, Andrew shares similar passions to Carmen, and together they’ve using this time in the world to broaden and evolve Soulhub to new opportunities.

The journey is just as important as the final project.  And we never know if the vision is what it’s meant to be. The journey since 2015 has been incredible. We are building a community who want to connect, and want to understand who they are in the world.

Come join us on the journey of self discovery and understanding. We believe we do it differently. With heart, with a genuine desire to hold a truth, and with an energy to make the world a better place for us all to inhabit.

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