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WITHIN Discover how turn of the century acting techniques, a shaman the
Mexican jungle and using your imagination may enable you to travel far
and wide with home by your side.
TE X T BY FR ANCESC A CRUZ
T here are certain pockets of the world that continue
to call to me. Even after visiting them, I get this
strong sense of needing to return. I’m drawn back.
Maybe it’s a past life thing, a familiarity I just
can’t put my finger on. It’s a place that feels like
I belong, like home. If you’ve never experienced that, it’s
indescribable. Tulum in Mexico is one of those places for me.
Psychologist, Counselor, Energy Healer and one of the
pioneers of acupuncture in the U.S., Dr. Bobby Klein, has
his Yäan Wellness Energy Spa there, within the Be Tulum
Beach Spa & Resort. Tulum is hugged by the Caribbean Sea
and the vast jungle symbolic of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s
a combination of nature and rawness, an energetic portal
138 woven in with comfort and large brush strokes of luxury. It’s a
favorite destination for yogis and the wellness-inclined.
Klein refers to his place as the wellness temple, and it is.
The second you walk up the wooden path leading to the slab
of open concrete encompassed by plenty of green foliage and
incense (the area considered the lobby), your heart lunges
forward and then remains blissfully still.
In this tranquil space, I sit observing the wooden cabanas
on stilts located on the property where guest languidly
prepare for treatments. I dig my toes into the softest grass I’ve
come across, while smells of citronella and copal dance about,
contemplating the serenity that unfolds as the excitement
begins to spill forth.