THE TEAM

Meet our Co-founders

 

Remi and Ashley, the co-founders of Kumankaya, met in June 2016 in the Amazon jungle of Iquitos, Perú. During the full moon, summer solstice of 2017, they were spiritually married and began a new path together. In a quest to live the synthesis between their faith and healing practices, they bought 25-acres of pristine Mayan jungle in Quintana Roo, Mexico where they built Kumankaya. Their dream is to reconnect people with their spiritual selves not by preaching their faith or knowledge but by living truthfully all those teachings that matter most to us.

Rémi

Remi was born in a tiny village nestled in the French Alps in a southern Provence of France. In his early twenties, he took monastic vows where he devoted himself exclusively...

Ashley

Ashley was born in the United States, in the Midwest. She received her Doctorate in 20th Century British and American Literature, and a Master's degree in World Literature...

Kyle

Kyle has been working with sacred plant medicine since 2013. He was a facilitator at Nihue Rao Espiritual Centro in Iquitos, Peru before coming to work at Kumankaya...

Lynsey

Lynsey first entered the world of holistic health as a massage therapist in 2011 after training at the Texas School of Massage in Houston, TX. It was during her time at massage school...

Adam

I come from a place called Donegal in the very north west of Ireland. I spent 5 years in Australia and then 7 years in Vancouver, Canada, before I moved back to Ireland in mid 2022...

Consuelo

Consuelo was born in Mexico City and moved to the Yucatan when she was 17 years old. She lived in Cozumel, learning English and working in hotels and schools there. She...

Jesus

Jesus was born in a small pueblo called Camora Michacán, where he lived most of his life before heading to California ten years ago to look for work. Within a year...

Annanias

For almost a year now, Annanias has been coming to Kumankaya to offer massages to the guests. Annanias comes from a long line of Mayan herbalists and healers, for...

Don Fidenzio

Don Fidenzio was born in a small village called Tuzika, but he has been working and living in Felipe Carrillo Puerto for over 30 years now. Don Fidenzio has been married to Lillian for...

MEET THE FAMILY

Yoda

Yoda takes his role as protector of the family very seriously. He is a pretty serious guy, but a sweetheart at the center. He is very timid and nervous around people...

Ina

Ina is Yoda’s sister and a pure sweetheart. It takes a lot to get this girl worked up. Most of the time, she can be spotted sunbathing in the morning, following workers around...

Ginger

Ginger is the matriarch of her little cat family, which consists of her husband Big Mike and their daughter Geisha. She is very social and loves people.

Mogile

Meet Mogile, the newest addition to our family. He is a sweetheart, but doesn't like to be reminded that he is very small by being picked up.

TESTIMONIAL

  • It’s been 10 months since I was there at the Kumankaya healing space, and I am still learning and expanding on the experience and learning I received there. I was received by the warm embrace of the jungle of Quintana Rue, and Ashley & Remi’s heart intention of healing support. There they introduced me to their beautiful, kind and local friends that helped create the deeply sacred space, and allowed me to make myself at home. There I was able to let go, and bee myself, as I connected to nature and soon the grandmother medicine. I felt completely supported, safe and cared for with Ashley and Remi. The plant dieta was so pure, healthy and even tasty. I felt the change in my body go light, clean and nimble. Yoga in the mornings with Ashley or alone were also therapeutic. Mosquito-less evenings on the hammock reading or reflecting were so peaceful. The insight I received with the medicine as well as Ashely and Remi’s help I hold so dear to my heart. I am deeply grateful for all of what that whole space at Kumankaya offers.
    Diana