Tulum, Mexico, 77780, Mexico
Yamani is an eco-design hotel, sustainable mixed-use development and green wellness community, anchored by a holistic healing center that is unrivaled in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Yamani is a pioneering new wellness brand, encompassing a 48 key eco-design hotel, farm-to-table restaurant, 14-room healing center and destination spa, residing on 50 acres of privatized, titled land in the virgin jungle in the Yucatan. As the central point of a 1200-acre mixed-use development with 438 residential lots, Yamani will serve both the wellness traveler and residents of the surrounding green community.
Backed by the developers of Los Arboles, the project team is committed to preserving 86% of the land’s natural resources and to being the first carbon neutral property in the region, built from the ground-up utilizing the latest sustainability techniques, materials, and processes.
Combining modern scientific approaches with Eastern wisdom and ancient Mayan culture, Yamani will offer innovative and personalized cleansing, detox, and wellness programs to implement emerging trends in the industry and initiate new ones.
Recognized by the Global Wellness Institute as thought leaders in the space, Yamani will help redefine wellness living by creating a model that supports not only the environment, but also the guests, workers, residents, and local community.
Products / Services
Retreat accommodation, wellness programs and services
The eco-design hotel consists of 10 suites, 30 deluxe, and 8 standard rooms for up to 100 guests. The hotel is designed to cater to the holistically minded with plush organic linens, grounding sheets, sustainable lighting solutions, and high-quality “rustic chic“ furniture.
Yamani’s healing center includes 3 large yoga halls, 6 cleansing and detox rooms, 8 alternative healing and spa treatment rooms, saunas, a temezcal, and a beautiful, naturally inspired swimming pool.
The gourmet restaurant, sourced from the property’s own gardens, provides guests with organic, vegetarian meals prepared by an industry-leading chef. An accompanying juice bar and raw cafe offers specialized detox menus.
Guided by both holistic and medical practitioners, Yamani will offer specialized wellness programs, cleansing packages, authentic spa treatments, educational workshops, and an extensive array of healing services. Guests will benefit from lasting change via a Social Wellness Network.
Chief Marketing Officer
Heather brings over 15 years of experience as a marketing professional, skilled in a wide variety of new media disciplines, including sales and marketing strategies, web management/design, and social media. As a music industry executive and certified Kundalini yoga instructor, Heather brings a vast amount of connections in the arts and yoga communities. Also the President and Founder of a philanthropic production company, Heather is skilled in large scale event planning and implementation. Heather shares marketing responsibilities with founder Kara Bauer, as well as manages and oversees Yamani’s yoga program, online/offline workshops, and special events.
As the founder of a gourmet vegan and raw food delivery business in Buenos Aires, Kara is considered one of the pioneers of the raw food movement in Argentina. In the corporate sphere, she served in marketing, advertising, and sales roles at Hearst, Y&R New York and Publicis. As a writer and wellness coach, she’s published over 200 health and nutrition articles and holds certifications in ontological coaching and transpersonal psychology.
Sarah de Boni
With a certification in herbology, Sarah is responsible for all of the property’s environmental sustainability activities, policies, and green business practices. She will set-up and manage the community garden and aquaponics system, working closely with Yamani’s Executive Chef to supply the ingredients necessary for a farm-to-table experience and extensive organic juicing capability. Sarah will also represent Yamani in overseeing the architecture and construction phase, working closely with our property development team and consultants.
Group Leader/Lead Operations
Nicola has over 10 years of hotel and guesthouse management and customer service experience, with a talent for creating the highest standards of comfort, beauty, and hospitality for her clients. Having traveled to many of the world’s leading spas, retreat centers, yoga ashrams, and wellness resorts in the Americas, Europe and Asia; she brings a vast knowledge of industry best practices and hands on expertise in nutrition, alternative healing, and cleansing techniques/programs. She also managed and led one of the world’s leading NGOs in detoxification and stress programs. Nicola will work closely with our General Manager, overseeing hospitality standards and the detox-focused alternative healing clinic.
Greg became involved in Mexican real estate development in 2001 after he and a close associate launched a fifty-four lot beachfront residential development near Tulum. In 2003, Greg and his sons began their next projects, Los Arboles Tulum and Los Arboles Coba. Greg has been involved in every aspect of the legal, administrative, marketing and construction of the projects, working closely with each member of his carefully selected team. Through ten years of involvement in Mexico, Greg has touched many different investment ventures, either directly or in an advisory capacity, drawing on his invaluable firsthand knowledge of the realities of investing in Mexico.
Patricia joined the Los Arboles Tulum/Coba team in 2003 and is the resident expert on legal entitlements. She coordinates the project with both U.S. and Mexican real estate and corporate law attorneys. Patricia’s work provides research in project feasibility and the delivery of legal titles and entitlements. With her dual-citizenship, she brings a strong bicultural approach to business. Patricia is vital to establishing business and associate relationships in the Rivera Maya, especially with Federal, State and Municipal Governments, FONATUR, and relevant consultants. Drawing on more than ten years professional experience in financial analysis and administration, she is the natural leader of Los Arboles’ project management.
Group Leader/Lead Design
Jesus Rodriguez Loria & Pablo Velezquez
Lead Architects: Based in Mexico City, Jesus & Pablo will lead the design and implementation of Yamani’s Eco-Design Hotel and Healing Center. As award-winning designers and founders of Estudio Tacubaya, the firm specializes in unique design concepts that incorporate the inherent values of nature and sustainable development, optimizing the use of space, energy and natural resources to minimize environmental impact.
Sustainable Architect and Design Consultant:
Gregory, recently featured as a leading architect on the U.K. television program, Grand Designs, brings a talent for innovative, cutting edge, and high quality design using a limited material palette. With a focus on design principles and practices utilizing sustainable, energy-saving materials and technologies, Gregory will act as a sustainability design consultant during the conceptual planning phase of the project.
Diana F. Mestre
Spa Consultant: As the leading spa consulting firm in Mexico, Caribbean and Latin American, Mestre & Mestre will work with Yamani’s design team to ensure the development of a world-class spa and alternative healing center. With over 20 years experience and a portfolio of over 45 spas of prestigious hotel companies, Diana’s team will consult on space planning, selection of equipment & supplies, spa/detox treatment menu design, staff hiring & training, and operational procedures.
Executive Chef: Over the past 13 years, Juan has worked as a professional chef in top gourmet restaurants around the world including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. With his broad range of skill in various types of ethnic/modern cuisine and obsessive self-study in every topic related to health and nutrition, Juan brings a rare talent and dedication to creating an exquisite and organic farm-to-table experience for Yamani’s cleansing-focused clientele.
Hotel General Manager
With over 20 years of 4 and 5-star hotel management experience, Benjamin has specialized in both boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. In addition to having worked in well-known luxury properties such as the Cancun Ritz Carlton, Royal Hideaway, Hotel Dorado Royale, and Gran Bahia Principe, Benjamin directed operations at Hotel Riu Playacar during their opening in 2000. Currently acting as the General Director of three beachfront properties in Tulum, where he has resided the past 10 years, Benjamin has been instrumental in raising the rankings of these properties amongst a rapidly growing competitive landscape. TripAdvisor recently ranked Cabañas Tulum as one of the top 10 beach hotels in the world.