The creator of this retreat experience told us upon arrival that the universe assembles the most perfect group of attendees for each retreat. This could not have been more true. I honestly didn't know what I was signing up for, and I mean that in the best possible way. The universe definitely plucked me up & inserted me into 'The Law of Attraction' themed retreat during July 2016. I chose this particular retreat w/no knowledge of the topic or activities. My initial decision to sign up came from a longing to return to Tulum, where I had stumbled across the 'Life Source Retreats' sign eating lunch at the magical Alaya the previous year. I only knew there would be daily yoga, and that I needed a break.
I cannot explain in a review how truly transformative this experience was for me and the other eight attendees. We bonded like life long friends at summer camp. The week was filled w/joy, tears, laughter, and soul sharing, while we created our new life dreams. I'm not typically a "sharer" nor extremely outgoing, it usually takes me awhile to warm up. So if you are an introvert, please do not let that stop you from taking advantage of this wonderful experience. There is definitely an openness & magic that happens in Tulum; everyone should experience the great energy there.
Life Source Retreats assembles the perfect week of activities, rest, adventure, & delicious healthy meals shared together. The workshops & speakers were outstanding and truly helpful. The owner of Alaya came twice to share his story w/us, which was an inspiration. He mentioned that he may create a retreat for young people. I hope this becomes an offering b/c I would love to send my upcoming college grad as a gift. The information discussed would surely make a positive impact on those just starting out on their own.
There was a life coach from Portland who participated in the activities w/us and conducted a few workshops. She was phenomenally helpful to us all, not to mention fun w/fascinating stories.
The creator of Life Source Retreats, Michele, was a book of knowledge. She was also with our group most of the time; she was an absolute joy, so down to earth and fun. I loved hearing about her life & how she became involved w/creating this experience. I'm still reading and listening to her YouTube recommendations.
We all loved the yoga teacher, Eva, her classes were fun and welcoming. Each day she did a little something different, which we all enjoyed. The classes will accommodate beginners & all levels, so don't be shy about going if you have never done yoga as you will love it!
Then there was our Shaman, Avelino, who brought so much joy and wisdom to the experience. He led our morning sunrise ceremonies, a few spiritual rituals, and a fascinating workshop. He was also available for private sessions, of which I took advantage. He cracked almost every bone in my body, but afterwards, I can only describe the feeling as being 'high on life'. I would suggest booking two sessions if possible (one early in the week & one later)!
The accommodations are perfection, it's like walking into a beautiful fairytale. My room was absolutely gorgeous with a balcony overlooking the ocean. I kept the windows open at night to listen to the waves and I didn't need the A/C at all. There was a lot of thought and love that went into building this place, it's truly phenomenal.
All the meals at Alaya were delicious, a lot of thought & love go into every meal. We also ate off-site at 'Raw Love' one night (amazing), then tacos on the beach our last night (delicious & FUN)!
The waitstaff, housekeeping, and "on the ground" girls helping w/the retreat were all so genuine and helpful. Everyone is happy & wants you to be happy as well.
I have participated in a couple of other retreats, which were very nice, but none come close to the experience created by Life Source Retreats in Tulum. I hope they expand to other locations as I would love to continue the journey w/them!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Response from LSRTulum, Public Relations Manager at Life Source Retreats
Responded 24 Aug 2016
We can not thank you enough for your amazing response, hearing reviews like that is what helps shape us, The LSR Team and the retreats as a whole. So happy to hear when someone has left feeling transformed and happy! All our staff want everyone to feel as relaxed and as comfortable as can be through out their stay! We enjoyed having you and your group so much you truly were the perfect group of attendees, diverse in all your different ways you are all truly missed! So grateful to have shared such a sacred space with you, sending Love and Light your way. The LSR Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC