Bringing Tulum to the World

By Sandra Ponce de Leon Sandra Ponce de Leon has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on November 23, 2023

Tulum is a place that many feel called to. Some are pulled by its culture of mysticism, plant medicine, healing and wellness. Others are drawn to its magnificent beauty, or its vibrant culture steeped with ancient Mayan tradition. And others still, are drawn to its rave and party vibes set inside tropical jungles or against stunning Caribbean ocean backdrops. But for many of us that have felt the pull to visit and stayed to call Tulum our home, the community has become our center, a gravitational force pulling its elements and binding them closely around its core. To those of us that live here, Tulum is a vibrant, colorful network of artists, conscious entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers that make the world go round, giving it meaning and validating our own purposeful pursuits. 

Tulum’s Conscious Regenerative Lifestyle

Enter AMI Global, an experientially based global brand launchpad propelling Tulum onto the world stage, showing that a different kind of lifestyle is possible – a regenerative one, with conscience. Founded by Apollonia Keys Martinez, a seasoned global lifestyle and branding strategist, AMI embodies consciousness at its core. With a mission to facilitate the harmonious integration of nature, innovation, and mindfulness, AMI is a testament to Apollonia’s two-decades-long commitment to empowering individuals through conscious connection. It’s a powerful launchpad, not just for Tulum, but for Apollonia’s mission to bring the essence of conscious living to a global audience. 

In Apollonia’s words,

Apollonia Keys Martinez
Cosmopolitan Jungle – The Metropolis of Dreams 

AMI is a canvas where conscious living paints a vision for a connected, regenerative world.

This ethos is exemplified in its flagship experience, Cosmopolitan Jungle – The Metropolis of Dreams, recently captivating guests with an unforgettable ultra-sensory event in Tulum.

Held in a chic modern compound, effortlessly blending architectural innovation with the tranquility of its surroundings, guests were treated to an enchanted evening that reshaped our perceptions of connection and well-being entertainment. 

The evening commenced with a transformative opening ceremony, where the alchemical process not only neutralized the space but also ensured that guests were attuned to a shared frequency, laying the foundation for the immersive experience ahead. We were gently led through a heart-centered breathing meditation designed to cultivate a powerful energy frequency through brain and heart coherence rooted in love—an essence capable of catalyzing shifts in consciousness and contributing to the healing of humanity.

As the evening unfolded, guests delighted in the offerings of an alternative herbal beverage bar, presenting deliciously invigorating concoctions skillfully crafted by the NFT Cafe in Tulum as well as a preview to ¨The Keys” signature cocktail launched by Cosmopolitan Jungle founder Apollonia Keys  and delectable bites with a gourmet touch, inviting attendees to savor a symphony of flavors that elevated the sensory journey.

The Power of Ritual

The lotus tea ceremony and lounge, hosted by the skilled “Lotus Alchemist,” taught about the healing medicine of the lotus, his sacred lineage and added a touch of mindfulness, creating a harmonious fusion of taste and spiritual connection.

Lotus Tea CeremonyThis captivating ritual led us on a journey through the Pink “Sacred” Lotus medicine of the yogis of India, the Blue Lotus medicine of ancient Egypt, and the Yellow Lotus indigenous medicine of the Americas. This ceremonial experience designed to share the essence of these precious flowers for the heart of humanity and the evolution of consciousness, unfolded seamlessly within the chic ambiance.

We were then invited to watch a short indie film by Iram Valenzuela about our lost connection to the ocean which led us into a conversation about innovative solutions for our planet and the organizations dedicated to the regeneration of Tulum, such as ReFi Tulum.

The scent-sory fragrance journey took us to the Magoi Boudoir, located in yet another nook of the compound, transporting attendees through an olfactory symphony that intertwined aromas with sound snippets creating an immersive experience that resonated, nurtured and inspired.  

As the night continued to unfold with music provided by Francis, eclectic soulful sounds, rooted instrumentals, and funky disco rhythms guided us on the dance floor and transported us to different dimensions, within the vibrant tapestry of experiences that lingered in our memories long after the event concluded. This sensory odyssey was more than an event; it was a journey of discovery, connection, and elevated senses. Every moment became an invitation to explore the limitless possibilities that unfold when like-minded individuals come together for a night of conscious connecting. 

This global brand launchpad is a testament to Apollonia’s expertise, offering a vehicle for regenerative yet chic living, redefining extraordinary experiences. 

A Global Vision for a Better World

Beyond Tulum, AMI, under Apollonia’s guidance, represents the convergence of conscious living, experiential branding, and a global vision for a better world. It’s a platform that echoes Apollonia’s mission to elevate branded experiences, bringing visibility to conscious brands worldwide, and enhancing  connections on a global scale.

AMI Team

You can catch the AMI Global team at Art Basel in Miami this December 5, where they will be activating the first solo exhibition of multidisciplinary artist, Dmitry’s Dolzhanskiy’.  With his thought-provoking images serving as a mirror to our global awakening, “Unveiled” is more than an art exhibition; it is a testament to the collective power that lies within us, and a resounding call to action. For more information on upcoming Cosmopolitan Jungle events, you can connect with the team here.

Full Disclosure: Author is owner of NFT Boutique and is working in partnership with AMI Global, however this is not a paid post.

By Sandra Ponce de Leon Sandra Ponce de Leon has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Sandra Ponce de Leon is a Columnist at Grit Daily. She is the owner of NFT Boutique in Tulum. Before establishing her home base in Mexico, Sandra enjoyed a long and fruitful career in the Silicon Valley tech scene as a marketing executive, startup cofounder and advisor to companies through several successful exits. With a background that crosses consumer and business markets, Sandra writes regularly in publications such as Grit Daily, Forbes, and The StartUp. She is a tech passionista and ocean actionist that has a focus on tech for good and covers topics such as Web3, blue tech, regenerative technologies, and AI. Sandra's long history in Silicon Valley has enabled her to forge friendships and business relationships with the industry's top tech leaders and influencers which inform much of her extensive body of work. Sandra is also the cofounder of Unlockable Content Agency and is currently connecting the waves of the Blue Heart Economy, a heart-led ecosystem that harnesses the power of Web3 to achieve plastic neutrality.

Read more

More GD News