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.
He pasado un mes maravilloso con vosotros, ha habido momentos buenos y no tan buenos, pero en general la experiencia ha sido super enriquecedora para mí. Con lo que está pasando en el mundo, ahora tengo claro que el “destino” me trajo a este lugar en este momento, para aumentar mi compresión y mi convicción acerca de lo que está sucediendo realmente detrás del teatro que han creado.
Ahora sigo mi camino, del que vosotros ya sois partícipes por este mes que hemos compartido.
Gracias por formar parte de mi vida y de mi viaje, y mucha suerte y fuerza para lo que el futuro os tenga preparado!!!
AXEL – 20/04/2020
What a potent time in history! Thank you so much for hosting me at a time where I did not know where to tun – this place has been a refuge for me – a sanctuary at yoga, healthy eating and connection. I have loved the community, the sharing, the planting, the working together.
Despite our differences in beliefs and opinions, there is one thing that unites us – love. LOVE!
Let us remember and pray together for a better, more sane, healthy world.
So many blessings yo tou both for the future of your project, may the land regenerate and be fruitful for years to come. I hope to meet again.
NAOMI – 15/04/2020
Thank you so much for this time with you Yasmin and Michael. I will miss you, the tribe, the garden, the yourt, Luna, the love and the laugh. What a beautiful project and people. I wish you all the best, in this special time. I am grateful to have spent this quarantine with you and having shared so much with you. I will keep all the love and positive vibes. Take care, see you!
GHISLAIN, the french gardener. – 14/04/2020
Dear Michael and Yasmin, I am so grateful that you accepted me as a volunteer and that you gave me the chance to become even more than that. I learned so much here and I will take so many things with me back home or wherever my path leads me. I wish you continue with your happpiness here and that ou reach all the aims you are searching for. Thanks and a big hug. All the happiness and calmness in the world.
DANA, January 2020
Thanks, I have finded my place, aquí! Finca Luz Serena by Yasmin and Michael. Love, peace, freedom and more…
ALEX, Germany, December 2019
Yasmin y Michael,
Mis amores! Gracias! Thank you for all, thank you for sharing and opening up your space for people to come to. The past 6 weeks hae flawn by so fast but I feel as though I have lived a lifetime here. Thank you for sharing and having time even when you were busy. Thank you for the endless love, patience, compassion and support. I m grateful to be drawn here and to have the space to go through a life changing transformation in my journey – this time I will treasure in my heart. I am greatful for the endless love tha I will carry with me always and spread around. I wish you both well and a fulfilled rest of your journey together. See you soon and again. Wherever we will be we will be connected.With love, always.
LIV, December 2019
Well, Yasmin… Michael… Que dire d’autre mis à part que j’ai vécu des expériences extraordinaires en venant chez vous! Je vous remercie du fond du coeur de m’avoir acceuilli à Finca Luz Serena. Partant où vous irez je serai dans vos coeurs et vous dans le mien! Je vous envoi plein d’amour, de joie et de bonheur, et vous souhaite de partages, avec autants de personnes que possibles, d’inombrables moments magique!
À bientot! Bisous.
FELIX, Francia, November 2019
Liebe Yasmín, Lieber Michael;
Danke, dass ihr uns diese schönen Tage ermöglicht habt. Auch wenn wir nur ein paar Tage bei euch waren, haben wir viel über die Natur, gesundes Essen und uns selbst gelernt. Es war eine ganz besondere Perspektive über die wir Daheim noch viel nachdenken und lernen können.
Wir freuen uns aud ein wiedersehen!
Flo & Sabine, Germany, October 2019
Hola Yasmin y Michael! Gracias por todo, fue una experiencia fantástica. Son buena gente con buena intención. Espero que seais aún mejor. Les deseo lo mejor! Espero que cuando vuelva hayan descansado bien y preparado bien el proyecto para hacerlo mejor. Yo estoy muy feliz que pasé tres semanas aquí! Gracias por darme la bienvenida con toda su buena intencion. Ojala nos podamos ver un dia! Adios!
NESLI – 27/07/2019
Plantar calabazas y mientras cavas encontrarse con batatas, algunas tan grandes que al arrancarlas provocan mucha fuerza y carcajadas. Hacer una ensalada e ir a por el oregano y otras especias al jardin. Que dejen de darte asco las lombrices, ya que hacen un buen compost y son indicativas de buena tierra. El gusto que da coger con todo el cariño la fruta y la verdura, comersela fresca y con plena conciencia de saber de donde viene lo que comemos y de lo rico que esta (organico forever). Entender lo parecidos que somos las personas y las plantas. Ser murciana huertana y a 2000 km darme cuent aque habia olvidado algo tan vital y esencial. LA TIERRA nos enseña mucho y cuanto me alegro de haberlo comprobado. Gracias a Yasmin y Michael, dos angeles que con la mejor de sus intenciones se cruzaron en mi camino. Mil gracias de corazon.
ANGELA – 20/07/2019
Gracias por todo Yasmin, Michael, Luna, Paco y… Royal! Lo pasé muy bien, el lugar es mágico. Pude tener tiempo para mi, para estar conectada con la naturaleza, entre el mar y las montañas, Muchisimas gracias por compartir su energia y sus conocimientos.
LISA, May 2019
Gracias Luz Serena!!! I had an incredible experience and it was exactly what I needed – I reconnected with nature and connected with amazing and beautiful people. I also learned about myself and my place in the world. Thank you so much for your nourishing energy – I’ll never forget my experience!
AMARA, April 2019
N’importe quel sejour, il sera toujours trop court! Merci pour toutes ces connaissances que vous nous avez transmis. Je reviendrai!
Youri, Francia, March 2019
Dear Yasmin y Michael, gracias por estar aquí, por dar un ejemplo como se puede vivir en riqueza sin hacer daño a nuestra tierra. Ojala vengan más personas a este lugar que aprenden y siguen de vuestro ejemplo. Tambien les deseo suerte para encontrar gente que compartan vuestras ideas y que os ayuden de vivir nuestro sueño que ya lo se que no es facil y que hay que luchar por sus suenos!
LOKAHA SAMASTAH SUKHIND BAVANTIV. Namaste,
DIANA, TOBI Y ZOEY, Febrero 2019
Gracias, por compartir y hacer de inpiración para muchos otros. Aquí aprendí el comienzo del ahora. Fuerza y ánimo, no olvideís que las señales están ahi, y siempre nos traen algo mñas bello para nosotros. Mucho amor chicos, sois luz!
Carolina, Spain, december 2018
La primera vez que la ví, parecía tímida. Oscura y callada, me observaba al pasar. Yo la miraba también. Su serenidad acalló rápidamente los ruidos de la urbe que dejabamos detrás. Y derepente comenzó a brillar. Las pequeñitas cañas al borde del terreno anunciaban donde se encontraba el pequeñ paraiso. Las plantas de calabaza y batata brotaban por doquier. Las jóvenes plataneras sonreían desde la alto. Una luna con cara de gata te daba la bienvenida y…. Paco… que remolón se acostaba en tu regazo. El romero, el perejil, las majestuosas artemisas también saludaban. El kale, las lechugas, incluso las tomateras que nacían por cualquier esquina parecían felices de formar parte de esta familia y allí en el centro de todo eso los encontré sonrientes a ellos, a Michael y Yasmín, felices de ser parte de trozito de universo concentrado en esta maravilla. Gracias “Luz Serena”, por haber permitido que una servidora haya formado para de tu luz.
Irantzu, Spain, december 2018
Namaste dear Mother Earth! Namaste Universe! Thank you dear Michael and Yasmín for welcoming me and your lovely connection! I am how God created me, with light, with love, with glory…
yours, Karolin, September 2018
Thank you Luz Serena! for this wonderful teaching experience. I learned from your words, your actions and your positive, passionate way of life! You have a lot of love and courage in your hearts and I hope the world will give it back to you multiplied! Keep on making the world a better place. One warm hug or one new plant at a time! And five Luna & Paco some cuddles!
Kisses, Lara, July 2018
Dear Michael and Yasmín,
Thank you so much for welcoming me at the “Finca Luz Serena” even for a few days! I enjoyed your warmness and your smile, the taste of the flowers from the garden and meeting the beautiful people that passes in this place. I wish you the best with this sustainable, inspiring, brave and wonderful project!
Very sincerely, see you soon, David, June 2018
Thank you for the time spent together here! We are happy to get to know you and that you showed us a better wway of living. We wish you luck for continuing the project. Don’t worry we will spread the idea of permaculture further terraforming our planet. good luck and lots of hugs.
Jazmin & Patrick, Poland, May 2018
Bye Finca Luz Serena and all the amazing people I met here. I really enjoyed staying here and I am thankful for all the beautiful moments and this experience! I hope Iĺl be back some day to see how this paradise has grown! Yasmín and Michael you are doing a wonderful job here and you’re really inspiring and positive people. Wish you all the best!!
In love, Maria, April 2018
So wonderful and positive and enjoyable. We are very grateful for the time and can’t wait to return!
Laura + Alex, UK, March 2018
The food is healing, thank you for the campany…. the food healed me! Gracias amigos!
Jakub, Poland, May 2018
Thank you Michael + Yasmín for your joy and hospitality! Me siento muy agradecida de haberos conocido y espero tener mucho contacto con vosotros en le futuro!
Love, Emily, USA, April 2018
Many thanks to Yasmín and Michael & 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 cane or bamboo. We really hope to be neighbours one day. maybe sooner than later.
Gerald, France, April 2018
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 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
“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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