Meet Our Team


You will meet our team of passionate healers and see straightaway that they are dedicated to making your experience with LifeSource Retreats first-in-class. We're made up of a local group who guide your retreat experience year-round, and an international group of spiritual guides, therapists, healers, and wellness experts who travel to Tulum assist us during certain retreats and activities.

Local Team

  • Michele Clark

    I am a spiritual warrior & creator of magical spaces who’s spent 30 years rockin’ the music industry as well. With a husband, children & grandchildren, I’ve transitioned mostly from Malibu CA to the white sand beaches of Tulum Mexico where I co-founded Life Source Retreats. Our retreats attract international like-minded teachers &...

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  • Gloria Medellín

    Immersed in the city life, my heart was calling for attention, so after several years of being a lawyer living in the city, I stopped for a moment to listen to my heart and decided to move to Tulum. I was already so passionate about yoga that I decided to go to India...

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  • David Graziano

    David Graziano who was a successful designer in New York City, whose clients included world renowned nightclubs such as the Pink Elephant, RDV and Bagatelle. In 2009 he sold everything and moved to Mexico with a suitcase, a dream and an intention to follow his heart. After creating what many refer to as...

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  • Carlos Sánchez Jautziya

    Carlos Sánchez Jautziya Wawiekame offers Temascal, tarot readings, and cleanses. He was born in Mexico city in 1977, a Shaman and Curandero Mexicano (Mexican Healer shaman). Since the age of 14 he developed his abilities under the instruction and support of his father’s adoptive family, which had noticed the boy’s gift to heal....

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  • Catherine Maguire

    Catherine’s passion for travel and adventure led her to Mexico at the age of 19, where she immediately fell in love with the beauty of Mexico, the people and its culture. After studying Geography and Environmental Management at The University of The West of England, Catherine returned to Mexico with the desire to...

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  • Avelino May Xul

    Avelino is genuinely great human being, with blissful intentions for anyone crossing his path. He combines his therapies with osteopath techniques, massage, and mayan healing chants and prayer. He is a very generous and open person, characteristics which greatly enhance the benefits that a therapist can provide. It is an honor to have...

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  • Nikki and Adan

    Raw Love Café is the manifestation of a dream to share healthy food with the world. With a menu based on raw vegan dishes, the intention is to nourish and inspire people by giving them the experience of eating healthy food that is truly delicious and satisfying. Its creators, Adan Messineo, Nikki Vascimini,...

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  • Julieta Gesumaria

    Julieta was born in Argentina 29 years ago. Since she was a little kid, she felt a great deal of curiosity to understand the functioning of the human body. She started to learn anatomy, understanding its complexity and the functioning of each of the systems in the organism. That is when her passion...

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  • Gianpaolo ¨JP¨ Bini

    Gianpaolo Bini was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Internationally diverse in language and culture, JP graduated from the William Esper Studio of Acting. He became a major figure in the New York nightlife scene and is well known for creating legendary events worldwide. A creative visionary and a part of the Tulum...

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  • Adrian Salas

    Native of the magical community Amatlán de Quetzalcoatl, raised by grandparents within Tlahuica Nation (Nahuatl word meaning “People of light”), being initiated into the spiritual ceremonies of their tradition, knowledge of herbology, holistic therapeutic and ceremonial sweat lodge, sacred maize cultivation and arts like chanting and painting as ways to “deify the heart”...

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  • Laura Fredrickson

    Laura Fredrickson is an International Speaker, ‘Fulfillionaire’ Specialist, Shamanatrix, and the Founder of the Institute of True Wealth. Laura has inspired countless individuals for nearly 16 years, to realize personal happiness and fulfillment, and to create a life of authentic success. Laura has a spiritual awareness so transcendent it will take you to...

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Global Team

  • Jana Fleming

    Before I tell you my qualifications, I would like to share what I love, because that is more important than any degree or certification. I love being a mother and now a grandmother to my grandson, Grayson. I love connecting to & relating with my feelings as an inner child. I love teaching....

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  • Erin Toppenberg

    Erin leads our Journey to the Heart: Finding Inner Peace retreats. She is a lover of life, humanity, and all its infinite potential! She is blessed with two daughters whom are her greatest teachers. She loves to travel, and connect with others in the heart. She is a certified trainer with HeartMath, as...

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  • Billy Galewood

    This native of Cleveland Ohio who now resides in Southern California started his pursuit of transformation 15 years ago. First inspired by the teachings of mentors Mathew and Terces Engelheart (Cafe Gratitude) he has spent the last decade dedicated to the art of full expression and “Being” Love. His teachings are a blend...

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  • Frank Ferrante

    Star of the critically acclaimed documentary inspired by Cafe Gratitude, Frank Ferrante is also an author, inspirational speaker and a lover of life, great food and a good laugh. He is a 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn living in Las Angeles. Many would agree that he is like Deepak Chopra meets Tony...

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  • Shawn Pereira

    Shawn Pereira: spiritual gangster & conduit of light. Entrepreneur, Model & Musician – Shawn brings an energy and purpose to enhance our experience of luxury, love & balance. Utilizing the principles of nature & nurture, Shawn applies momentum, action & positive energy to deliver results both internally and externally. He guides people to...

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  • Dr. Tess Mauricio

    Dr. Tess Mauricio, is a Board Certified Dermatologist, graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of California San Diego. She is the founder of M Beauty by Dr. Tess with multiple clinics in California. She is the youngest woman to hold the position of...

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  • Michelle Young

    Michelle Pierson Young is an award winning writer, an artist, a life coach and the President of Life Mastery, Inc. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Michelle coaches a diverse and international clientele ranging from housewives to doctors, from solo-preneurs to CEO’s. She loves having a front row seat as they shift their lives...

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  • Nick Soderbloom

    In Malibu, he was referred to as “The Trainer to the Stars,” now he’s more often called the “Tony Robbins of Sweden.” Whatever you call him, we call him a powerhouse of inspiration! With over 30 years of experience helping people to shed the blockages that keep them from their Inner Peace, Higher...

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Meet our team at LifeSource Retreats