Soul house

The Soul House is on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people now called Belgrave amongst the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and walking distance to the train station. The cottages are nestled amongst gardens by Australia’s most influential landscape designers – Edna Walling and is the former “fairytale cottage” of Paul Jennings author of Around The Twist. Built over 200 years ago by the Beaurepairs family the property was once also a women’s refuge and now is Australia’s first dedicated wellness and creative space for Indian, Pakistani and South Asian women and includes an active artist’s community. The space is open for visiting by booking 10am – 12pm and 5pm-7pm, you can book the same day as well. All profits go towards empowering women and Soul House is 100% led by volunteers. 

Indian Afternoon Tea
Indulge in an authentic afternoon tea in our rainforest gardens made with love. By booking only*
Meditation & Yoga
Daily guided meditation by Daizy Maan at 8.00pm
Yoga workshops by Avneet Singh Jan/Feb
Gallery & Shop
Original art and prints by Indian, Pakistan and South Asian women and feminists. We've also curated a range of gifts from across the world with unique prints by modern creative brands. Profits support women in need. See our shop for our range
Full Moon Gatherings
Once a month we host a full moon gathering for South Asian women, a safe space you can come together talk, meditate and enjoy a meal.

Impact

Since launching in 26 September 2020 we have had 18 women stay at the Soul House (accurate as of 3/01/2020) and over 250+ visit us over chai sessions and at gatherings. We have raised $11 000 and $20 000 in pledges from our community. We are not funded by any government or support entity at this point in time. Initially this was funded by a donation by our founder Daizy Maan, who remains on the residence in a volunteer capacity.

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