An Intimate 2 Day Retreat
limited to 7 guests only!
An ALUX (aloosh) is a guardian that protects land, home, and sacred grounds. They are an important part of Maya culture and there are so many stories of them. Join us as we go deep into Yucatan and encounter these ancient elemental beings through both story-telling and first hand experience. Meet Don Sergio, a master potter who creates aluxes and hear his stories. Visit an authentic alux site. Learn all about the magic of the aluxes. Swim in a cave cenote where they guard both the waters and a nearby ghost town. Spend the night in a hotel on sacred grounds with resident aluxes. And even have the opportunity to take a clay alux home with you!
We have SO MANY STORIES about these airy guardians. To read some of our encounters, check out For more about aluxes GO HERE
Magical Stories & Adventures
Learn About Aluxes
Discover amazing detailed information about these guardians. Learn about how they are created, what power they have, and how to connect with them!
Relax in a Jungle Hotel
This hotel on sacred ground has alux stories of its own. In addition to an ancient ecological pool legendary for healing, there are tales of magical beings on the land. YOU might even experience one!
Don Sergio, a master potter who creates aluxes will share first hand stories about these magical beings and you will have the opportunity to ask him lots of questions.
Visit an Active Alux
Visit the home of an active alux and learn about how it came into being. This is an extraordinary experience and is shared with us by local friends. No photos allowed.
Swim in a Cenote
This remote cave spring is guarded by alux. Soak in the clear waters and feel the amazing energy here. You'll also see where they leave the alux offerings!
Enjoy Local Food
Enjoy authentic Maya food with the flavors of the Yucatan, hand-made tortillas, hibiscus flower tea, cohinita pibil cooked underground and more!
Where the Path Leads
Journey in Body & Mind
Travel to the state of Yucatan early in the morning through tiny Maya villages where you will see traditional homes with grass roofs, tropical gardens and fruit trees, people enjoying the outdoors (some in traditional Huipil dresses), coconut and honey stands and so much more!
Meet master potter and alux creator Don Sergio and his family at his workshop in a tiny Maya village
Visit an alux guarded beautiful jungle space with palapa topped buildings
Hear first hand stories of aluxes, including how they are made, what power they have and how people interact with them. Feel free to ask your questions. This is an open time of discovery!
Enjoy a lovely home-cooked Maya lunch
Visit the home of an active alux and hear its story. This is a magical and sacred experience. No photos allowed.
Arrive at your jungle hotel where you'll enjoy a dip in a healing pool made from an ancient reef
Hear mind-bending stories of local lore including shape-shifting, jungle entities, elemental beings and more!
Savor delicious, authentic Maya and Mexican food for dinner and relax poolside under a palapa.
Get a good night's sleep and wake up to the sounds of jungles birds.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
Go on an adventure to visit a cenote and ghost town guarded by aluxes.
Soak in a beautiful underground cavern centoe
See where the alux house and offering is.
Have a private guide take you to the haunted cenote (no swimming here) and village remains.
Have a delicious traditional Maya lunch
Return to Puerto Morelos before nightfall
Meet Your Guide
Author, researcher, photographer, and adventurer, Laura LaBrie, has been living in Mexico and Central America for the past 12 years. She spends her time in remote villages and wild places learning as much as she can about Maya culture, life, and connection to the spirit realms, supernatural beings, and other dimensions! She is super excited to share everything she has learned with YOU! There are amazing secrets and ancient wisdom hidden in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula and Laura is passionate about unearthing them and incorporating them into daily life. She has even been asked by the Maya elders to share their wisdom, their ways, and their connection to spirit with the world and she is excited to make good on her promise to do just that!
2 Days & 1 Night
1 night in your comfy jungle bungalow
Delicious and authentic Mexican and Maya food
Storytelling Session with Don Sergio
Visit an Active Alux
Stories and explanations with your hostess and author, Laura LaBrie
Local Spanish Translation whenever you need it
Register & Save Your Spot Now
A $100 per person non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
Make sure to contact us first to confirm your dates
Alux Encounter Deposit
Alux Encounter in FULL
What You'll Need
Cool clothing. Think breathable, loose-fitting fabrics. You may need a sweater for the evening if its winter time
Adventure shoes will help you on your path. Think comfy!
Bathing suit for cenote swimming and soaking in an ecological pool
Extra spending money for buying goodies to bring home. There is beautiful pottery at Don Sergio's shop. Also, even though all your food and drinks are included, if you choose to enjoy a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage, you'll need a bit of extra cash for that too. Mexican Pesos are the local currency.
A small backpack or bag to carry all your goodies during your adventures!
An overnight bag with a change of clothing. Think adventure clothes.
A camera or your cell phone with a good camera will help you record the amazing things you are going to see! Small Maya villages, stunning cave cenote, jungle, aluxes, and so much more!
A journal to record your thoughts, experiences and revelations
I am thrilled to connect on this magical adventure with you!
Please be aware, deposits are nonrefundable.
What People are Saying
What People Are Saying
. . . we'll never forget!
This past February my friend and I stayed in Puerto Morelos. We went with Laura to visit some of the less touristy Mayan pyramids and swim in some cenotes. Every place we went was amazing. Meeting a Mayan family in their home was an honor we'll never forget. When we return to the Yucatan we will definitely go with Laura to explore even more fantastic sites. She not only was our guide but also became our friend.
...care deeply about the knowledge they share
I cannot recommend Laura and her retreats enough. She and Max are spectacular people and care deeply about the knowledge they share and experience their guests receive. Laura spends a lot of time and effort researching and planning the retreats - and it shows! Understanding the Maya history and people and language and rituals….is overwhelming and complex. But Laura seems to make it easy. Sign up and have no doubts — You will love it!
. . . this is the real deal!
A wonderful, totally sublime experience. Max and Laura’s depth of knowledge about the Mayan people, their innate indigenous worldview and simple lifestyle was shared to our small group in an elegant style. We visited in the village and were able to have individual healings with the village shaman. We swam in cenotes, climbed pyramids at Ek Balam and it was mesmerizing. This is the real deal.
. . . a surreal experience!
Laura and Max were an absolute pleasure to take an excursion with! Having met Laura before I already knew she was great energy and good people! Laura and Max both took us to some amazing cenotes that offered a very private and surreal experience unlike anything I’ve ever experienced on any excursion before. They both shared with us the history of the Mayan culture and offered a very personal experience unlike any I’ve seen on other excursions in Mexico! I would highly recommend and will be booking with them in the future!