Testimonials

Here you can read the comments left by the former volunteers, visitors and collaborators about their experiences at our permaculture farm in Tenerife, Serene Light Gardens.

 

The Finca Luz Serena welcomed me with a sunny day and it also salutes me with a sunny day, maybe this is why it is called “Serene Lights”. I thank the family that have created here in the farm, Michael, Jasmin, Almantas, Jacob, Maylis, Gerard & Emily, Victor, Laura, Alex, Amy, Ymke, Carl and family… and I will remember this time with a super big smile and happiness in my heart, because I was lucky enough to have lived this experience during my life. And I truly, sincerely thank you for this. Love is what I experienced here. In a young project that attracts super wow people. Work hard be concentrated on your dream and your purpose in life, have love in your hearts and be happy (also take more days off!) Enjoy my dearest family! See you soon! OLE!!! (some phrase in another language) <3 Andria, Cyprus, February-March 2018


THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE SINGING, DANCING, HEALING, TEACHING, CARE-TAKING, LEARNING, BELLS-RINGING, EATING & LIFE-ENJOYING TOGETHER. MUCH LOVE TO YOU, I WILL NOW PLANT THE SEEDS OF LOVE YOU GAVE ME IN OTHER PEOPLE’S HEARTS! YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!


Dear Michael and Yasmin,

Thank you very much for having me stay and making me feel so welcome. Sharing in the light and the joy of La Finca Luz Serena. I have lots of beautiful memories to take with me on my onward journey. You are amazing. Beautiful people and I wish you all the best for in life. XX Genevieve, February 2018


Thank you Michael and Yasmine for your joy and hospitality! Me siento muy agradecida de haberos conocido y espero tener mucho contacto con vosotros en el futuro! Love, Emily, USA, March 2018

Many thanks to Yasmine & Michael and the volunteers for having welcomed us with such warmth & love. Finca Luz Serena is a truly inspiring place and I hope my contribution will also inspire others to build with can or bamboo. We really hope to be neighbors one day…maybe sooner than later. Xoxo Gerald, France, March 2018


The food is healing, thank you for a company……the food healed me. Gracias Amigos! Jakub, Poland, February-March 2018


So wonderful and positive and enjoyable. We’re very grateful for the time and can’t wait to return!!, Laura+Alex, UK, March 2018


Thank you for everything. We enjoyed our time with you and the other volunteers a lot. We’ll miss the good vibes and the ocean. Lots of love, Michael (Germany), Martha (Germany), Nisa (Turkey) , January 2018


Thank you, Michael & Yasmine for the wonderful time we could spend with you. We learned so much and truly enjoyed being here and helping you. I felt so welcomed and good for all the time and it’s a shame we have to leave already. I wish you all he best with the wonderful project you created and very much intend to come back at some point to see how things developed and changed! All the best! Lisa&Loris, Switzerland, January 2018


Gracias por todo. La comida super rica, la visite muy interesante y la gente tan amable. Yasmine & Michael, January 2018


Good job, enjoy! Bonne continuation, Florie, Teddy & Elie (Belgique), January 2018


Dear Yasmin and Michael, It has been such pleasure to meet you, the fantastic crew and to relax in your finca for few days before returning to the jungles. I wish you all peacefulness, clarity and vibrant health. Take care and enjoy life, Atte,January 2018


Dearest Yasmine and dearest Michael, I really, really loved my time with you both at Serene Light Gardens, even though it was so short this time…but I really hope to come back for longer time next!! You are such a lovely coouple, and I also really loved the company of the other volunteers Martha, Johames… they were so nice to me, especially in times when it was hard for me. I love your project and I hope will grow to become a place for a lot of people to live in harmony and sunshine. I love you loads!! Cardine Sunshine, Germany, January 2018


Thank you for a lovely first stop on Tenerife. Wish you all the best with the project and a fruitfull year! Simon, Germany, January 2018


Thank you for the beautiful time I could spend with you, lots of love and a good luck with the project. Thanks


Keep on with all your love and light! To shine some light and this beautiful planet! Thank you for your inspiration, your love, your awareness, and your non-judgemental attitute! I’m very lucky to have met you, <3 Helene,Germany, January 2018


Dear Yasmin and Michael, Thank you so much for having me at Luz Serena and showing me how to plant, build a yurt, cooking and feeding chickens 🙂 You’re both wonderful and loving beings and I wish you all the best and lots of inspiration, happiness and love. I’m sure the gardens will blossom! 🙂 <3 Love, Ramona, Switzerland, November 2017


Muchisimas Gracias Yasmin y Michael, Me ha encantado the time I spent here with you and the other volunteers. Un dia, sooner or later quiero volver a Serena Luz y reunite again. I wish for you a growing, shining and inspiring development here with the eco-village. All the best for you and never loose your felizidad and alegorie. Un abrazo, Gina,Germany, November 2017


Thank You Enjoy The Flex Yurt 🙂 boris@lantonomieauqotidien.fr Peace & Love! Boris, France,November 2017


Thank you for the possibility to join in your project. Portero con me il ricordo dei questigiorni e del vostrosogno che vi auguro di encontrare con amore ed energia!! muchasgracias


“Michael and Yasmín are amazing people with knowledge in so many fields. You can learn so much from them! The finca has a great view over Bajamar and the sea and it is at walking distance to the center of the village. I totally recommend you volunteer with this permaculture and agroecological project”, Anca, Romania


“Yasmin and Michael are two special individuals with a positive and inspiring vision. I am blessed to know them and share their energy and space. Yasmin is very insightful and knowledgeable in the area of spiritual healing and psychological well-being. I recommend consulting with her, especially if you feel none can understand your challenges.
Thank you Michael and Yasmin!”, Djana Fakhreeva, Russia (http://djanas.weebly.com)


I stayed with Michael Pierre and Yasmin for 4 months (from July to October 2016). There are open-hearted and open-minded people and welcomed my wife, my son and me from the first moment. They shared their resources and knowledge generously. It was a pleasure to work with them in nature and to see the plants grow. I definitely learned something about permaculture and community live. I am looking forward to visit them again. May your project be one of the first shining lights in this endless ocean. :)”
Michael Taube, Germany (http://michaeltaube.net)


As a long-time student of macrobiotics, permaculture, and sustainable building techniques, I was very interested to learn more of the Luz Serena project in Bajamar.
I was so inspired by Yasmin and Michael, their broad knowledge of a sustainable way of living, and their deep commitment to the health and happiness of the people who come to learn from them and to our shared planet and its resources, that I have decided to do what I can to support this fundamentally-important work and project.
Yasmin and Michael are two remarkable and generous souls who are providing leadership and training for the most vital of issues of our time.” Morgan Jones, USA, 18th of May 2017


Dear Yasmín & Michael! Thank you for being such lovely, warm-hearted, open-minded, caring and just wonderful people. I am so grateful for the inspiring time at your magical place. Stay positive and believe in your dream. I am sure it will become true 🙂 My heart stays with you and I send you loads of love <3 Namaste <3” Cindy, Germany, June 2017


My dear ones, you are such an inspiration. You persisted with your vision and found your land and I see the paradise garden with you already. There is so much love, patience and creativity that you share with all who come and I feel deeply touched by it. See you very soon <3“, Felicitas, Germany, April 2017


Te Amo Finca Luz Serena. All I have to say is thank you y muchas gracias. It has been a incredible Journey with ups and downs, Ideas, creativity, constructions, stones and Love. This energy you have here is rare and need care! Thank you that I could grow and develop an understanding of what Nature, Being and Family means. A trace in my heart that I will follow! I love you Pierre and Yasmín for being such wonderful beings that we could Play on your land for such a long time. TENDER/LOVE/CARE” , Daniel, Germany, from September 2016 to April 2017


“Dear Finca Luz Serena! We would like to express our gratitude for our rather short, but sweet stay in this spectacular place…. deliciously fresh herb salads, sharing stories around the fire, beautiful music & bhajans, and more importantly the inspiring people. We wish you all the best on your permaculture and spiritual journey! We are looking forward to invite you all away to our future permaculture homestead hidden in the Jungle of Malaysia! Love and Light“, Katalin&Shatish, Hungary&Malaysia, March 2017


Dear Yasmín and Michael, and all of Finca Luz Serena family members! These were 2 really colorful weeks I spend with amazing people, I think it was first time in my experience wen I have felt this “tribe”feeling, a community, where everyone shares everything, cares for everyone. Maybe someday I would also like to live in an ecovillage, now I’m not ready for it yet, so I felt more than happy to help people who are willing to do it right now. Thanks for the good vibes and all the knowledge! Paldies! With Love form Latvia” Ulrika (&Valters), Latvia, February 2017


Thank you so much for sharing your energy and creating this beautiful space for a great community. This place is growing on a sea of peace that has been planted with seeds of love. It will blossom in flowers of trust and natural life. At moments of stress, just observe and calmly look back at all the achievements! I will always look back on this short time with loving memories! See you again soon! Love” Dready Teddy (&Thomas), Germany, March 2017


Dear Finca Luz, thank you for the experience, we really enjoyed. We hope that we could bring much positive energy and ideas to that place. We are really interested in the development of this place“, Jacob and Zosia, Germany, March 2017


“Dear Serene Light Gardens! Grateful feelings at the moment IO write this words. Was very nice and lot of joy to stay here in this wonderful place. Pierre and Yasmín, you are great souls and I wish you all you need to fulfill your dreams! Learned a lot and it changed me a bit and got growth for my own dreams and visions for a community 🙂 Looking forward to be once again here in the future. Will try it for sure <3 Amazing people I met here you made it soooo special for me and I will never forget you all… feel very welcome to contact me when you are in Germany, Berlin. Keep going on! Love Love Love“, Shabnam, Germany-Afghanistan, February-April 2017


“I met Yasmin and Michael a year ago when I moved to Bajamar. The finca project immediately interested me. I love the project and support it as much as I can. Yasmin and Michael have become lovely friends. They are friendly,  loving and helpful people, who deserve any support. I continue to pursue the project “Luz Serena” full of interest and joy.”, Bernd, Germany, October 2016-November 2017


It was a true pleasure and honor to be part, at least a little, of this wonderful project you have undertook. I really look forward to come visit you later in life when it will look the same as tou see it behind your eyelids. Your energy was inspiring. Thank you” William, April 2017

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