Our Story

Soneiro was founded by Alisa Portuondo and Temple Haze in 2016. Starting as a project to explore consciousness work via music and meditation, it grew into a collective of ideas to support personal growth, collective awareness, and sustainable experience. Drawing from her background in Cultural Science, Psychology, and Philosophy, Alisa brought the collective into a deeper sphere by building a repertoire of sessions with applicable themes and techniques that could promote alleviation of personal hardships. Temple focused on building the sonic element of the journeys, researching brainwave-entrainment-frequencies, a science of how sound can effect the brain and induce different conscious states, developing intuitive vocal techniques and a fascination with the power of human resonance. We build a fusion of science and artistic expression. Once the foundation was in place Soneiro grew to become a collective incorporating artists, musicians, space holders, and practitioners alike. Scroll down to read more about our Team.

Over the past 3 years, the collective has brought their work on the road hosting yoga, meditation and unique sound journeys to over 20 festivals in 10 different countries and has hosted 6 Yoga and Meditation Retreats.

 
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Philosophy

WE FUSION…

ART AND CONSCIOUSNESS.

SOUND AND YOGA.

SCIENCE AND CEREMONY.

MOVEMENT AND STILLNESS.

WE DO NOT COMMIT TO CERTAIN BELIEVE SYSTEMS. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PHILOSOPHIC VISION AS AN INFINITE SOURCE OF CREATIVITY AND CREATION.  

 
 

Values

Our intention is to create experiences where people not only enjoy the present moment through holistic practice and get inspired but also to create sustainable experiences to strengthen the inner compass. We believe that social change starts with honest self-development. For our work these three values represent Soneiro Collective.

 
 
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The Name

THE NAME SONEIRO REFLECTS THE SPHERES IN WHICH WE GUIDE TO.

IT IS A FUSION OF THE TERMS - SONIDO - SPANISH FOR SOUND AND - ONEIRO - THE ANCIENT GREEK ARCHETYPE OF THE DREAM.

IN DREAMSCAPES WE GUIDE PEOPLE OUT OF THE EVERYDAY LIFE CONSCIOUSNESS FLOATING TO HIGHER REALMS.

 

Founders

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Alisa Portuondo

Alisa is a trained and experienced yoga and meditation teacher,  author and cultural scientist (degreed at UNAM México and Humboldt University Berlin). Alisa used to live in Mexico where she studied indigenous cosmovision, Latin American literature and theatre. She learned from different indigenous cultures, wrote for cultural magazines and made her yoga and reiki teacher training. In Berlin she founded the non-profit organisation YOGA FOR OTHERS e.V. to bring yoga and meditation to the people in need. In 2016 she co-founded Soneiro Collective. In her holistic yoga workshops, retreats and music meditations a will to create something truly mind opening brings together her diverse interests and therefore invites to experience the magical connection between art and consciousness. Read more about her on her blog YOGALISA.

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Temple Haze

Temple is an American born singer/songwriter and composer based in Berlin. Though he is best known for his collaborations with Trip-Hop Collective BAKERY and as a featured vocalist with SAM SHURE and NAROU, Temple also dives deep into sound design, film score composition, brainwave entrainment frequencies, and ancient mantras bringing the underground berlin music scene and spirituality together in harmony. As co-founder and musical director of Soneiro Collective he holds space for music meditations and mantra singing circles portraying the best of his universal knowledge and empathic feeling for music. He released his debut solo EP "Anotherside" on Feb. 23rd 2018 -  Listen to it HERE - and check out his official website

Team

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Caroline Mackintosh

Videographer / musician

Caroline is a South African born Artist living in Berlin. After finishing her studies she started expanding her horizons in various energetic healing modalities such as Voice healing and Sound Meditation and completed her Reiki teachings. Inspired by the natural world, she loves to work between the realms of imagery and Sound, her main mediums being photography, film visuals and music. She focusses on the discovering our connectivity through nature, capturing the essence of being and experiencing. Her dreamscape aesthetic shows the spontaneous need for the raw, wild and free in this world.

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Gerdus Oosthuizen  

Sound designer / musician

Gerdus has always been fascinated by sound, from the eery tick-tock of his grandfather's clock to the conundrum of how the ocean could fit it's voice inside a shell. He soon realised that sonic alchemy was the closest thing to magic he would find and the closest to a wizard he would become was a sound designer. His journey with yoga started 10 years ago, and as soon as the first "om" left his lips he knew that the power of sound went much deeper than he could have imagined. Presently Gerdus focuses on composition and sound design for film with Camissa Audio, creating sound journeys and musically supporting Soneiro Collective. 

 
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Jana Haack

yoga teacher / business coach

Jana has practiced with passion on the mat for 20 years and teaches Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha Yoga in Potsdam. In recent years, Jana has devoted herself intensively into ayurvedic healing practices, and the soothing properties of Ayurvedic oil massage. She has been involved since the first retreat, supporting at festivals, workshops and an always essential part of the team. Read more about her HERE

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Caroline Lotta Leone

communications / booking

Caroline studied theatre, film and media during her studies in Vienna where she learned about the history and art of these fields. After working in marketing and communications for feature film length documentaries for a while, she felt the call to change the direction of her journey and go deeper into the studies of yoga. On her first day of her teacher training, she knew for sure that this was the right way to go. Since then she has been practicing, teaching and sharing her experiences in yoga, next to combining her knowledge of marketing and yoga to support Soneiro Collective during festivals and retreats.

 
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Marrit Vos

Nutritionist / culinary artist

Marrit is a Dutch nomadic caterer, based in Berlin. After her studies in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Amsterdam she became intrigued by inner work, yoga and holistic healing methods. She completed a yoga teacher training in India for her own practice and kept on learning about how nutrition can be supporting and complementing a happy and healthy state of being.

In her kitchen, she combines spices, herbs and traditions from all over the world. Her food is festive, nourishing, packed with love and leaves you energised. Marrit´s curious mind helps her find clever solutions for a wholesome plant based diet, that she will share with you during the retreats.

Elisabeth Liebner

intern / assistant

Elisabeth is a studied psychologist and has worked for established companies in Human Resources. As a project manager she organizes several events and collaborations, in addition to her management of a Berlin based art gallery. She is often travelling around the world and in nature, experiencing different cultures. With her theoretical knowledge and her business experiences she is a media content creator for Soneiro’s Newsletter, Webpage, Event planning, etc. She is also a vital part of the team at retreats and events, holding space and being a guardian of sacred space.

 
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Collaborate With Us

 

WE COLLABORATE WITH ARTISTS, FESTIVALS, POP UP PROJECTS, EVENT LOCATIONS, RESORTS, BRANDS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR GOOD CAUSES AND MANY MORE.

IF YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH US IN TERMS OF CREATING AN EVENT OR INVITING US TO BRING OUR ART TO YOU, OR INVITE TO ANY OTHER ART OF CONNECTION JUST WRITE US YOUR IDEA AND PROPOSAL.

WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO CONNECT TO LIKED MINDED PEOPLE AND INTENTIONS.

 
 

COLLABORATIONS

FESTIVALS

SHOELESS FESTIVAL (NL)

FEEL FESTIVAL (D)

ARTLAKE FESTIVAL (D)

WILDE MÖHRE FESTIVAL (D)

AGAPE ZOE (D)

MEADOWS IN THE MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL (BG)

GUACAMAYA FESTIVAL (MX)

OMETEOTL FESTIVAL (MX)

FESTIVALITO (ES)

TANZ DURCH DEN TAG FESTIVAL (A)

OTHER COLLABORATIONS

HOUSE OF MULANI (Amsterdam)

BIRDMILK COLLECTIVE (Berlin)

STAY FREE COLLECTIVE (Berlin)

MEGHAN CURRIE (Bali)

SINCHI TRIBE (Amsterdam)

MAXA CAMP (Tulum, MX)

RADIO TULUM (Tulum, MX)

DEL LAGO (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala)

DEPARTAMENTO (Mexico City)

PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS

JOHANNES ERB

FRANZ BECKER

CAROLINE MACKINTOSH

ZOE SAVITZ

FLORIAN SEEFRIED