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The JOTS Story
My Answer to Cancer
My Answer to Cancer ~ Cathy Brown
Journeys of the Spirit is very proud to support our dear friend and guide Cathy Brown on the release of her new book.

This is truly an inspirational story about life. You do not need to have been touched by cancer to be totally moved by her journey.

To purchase a copy of her book, click on the link below.


"The beautiful Bhutanese people...and through the eyes of our very wise guide - Nidup - what a treasure, what a gift he was."
– Michelle
meet Julie

Meet Julie - creator of Journeys of the Spirit.  Her personal interests have always included a commitment to health and wellbeing of mind, body and spirit..

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Australia: 0427 766 716
International: +61 427 766 716
Skype: julie.baker.journeys

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private journeys

 We offer you the opportunity to explore a world of possibilities through our tailor made journeys and retreats.


We will work with you to create your unique travel experience according to your preferred dates, duration, destination and what you desire to receive.

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Journeys of the Spirit

Travel experiences, retreats & events to rejuvenate and nourish your soul.

Welcome to the Journeys of the Spirit style of experiencing your world!

We create wellness holidays, spiritual journeys and unique travel experiences for individuals and small groups, allowing you to reconnect with your wisest and highest self.

Immersing, connecting and learning from the wisdoms of our indigenous healing elders & sacred sites of our world, Journeys of the Spirit leads experiences in a range of destinations such as Bhutan, India, France, Spain, Peru, Chile, Cambodia, Japan & Italy.

We take a very holistic approach to our journeys and design itineraries that create a balance of exploration and indulgence. You will encounter opportunities that will engage your mind, body or spirit…or perhaps all three! Whatever the experience ~ the effect is the same. Your spirit soars!

We invite you to explore the possibilities...

Upcoming journeys and retreats

Spain & the Camino

26 September - 11 October 2017 ~ guided by Marj

Self guided Camino journeys 

Walking on a very spectacular part of the sacred Camino de Santiago, enjoying stunning countryside, fields of flowers, tiny villages, fabulous sidewalk cafes and meeting passionate locals in a very unspoilt part of Spain!

Kumano Kodo ~ Japan

11 - 23 October 2017 ~ guided by Peter ~ 1 space left

For 1200 years the isolated Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route has been an experience of healing and deep connection in the lush mountains of Wakayama — the spiritual heartland of Japan.  Stretching across the Kii Peninsula on the island of Honshu, this pilgrimage takes us off the beaten track into a world of stunning scenery, soothing hot springs, delicious food and authentic Ryokan accommodation. 

Kerala, India - Ayurvedic Retreat


9 - 23 September 2017 ~ guided by Cathy from Cancer Support Association ~ 1 space left!

10 - 24 March 2018 ~ guided by Julie


26 April - 9 May 2018 ~ guided by Peter

Bhutan is a magnificent kingdom, steeped with tradition and ancient culture. We will take you on a magical journey across the western & central provinces, weaving through the Bumthang region of the Drukpa people, following the trail of Guru Rinpoche, the revered saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan.

The Essence of Italy

May 2018 ~ guided by Julie

Experience beautiful walks, divine food, delicious wine, art, music, sacred sites & natural mineral spas in stunning locations.  This is ‘ la vero Italia’ ~ the true Italy.


1 - 16 July 2018 ~ guided by Cathy

Come swim with the dolphins, snorkel with turtles, take part in sacred fire ceremonies and enjoy an afternoon playing the ukulele on the beach. Capture the beauty of volcanic rocks & lava and explore stunning coffee plantations. Be guided by a 75th generation Hawaiian priestess and spend time under her miraculous ancient Banyan tree. This Hawaiian journey will have you step into another world and connect you to your heart and playful spirit forever more !

Aurora Borealis ~ Scandinavia

Proposed Late 2018

Picturesque Bathing Hotels with sea views everywhere you look. Wild landscapes, forests, fjords, fabulous food and stunning water villages. Scandinavian design for the senses.  Enjoy the original healing lands of the sauna, hot tubs, Swedish massage & much more.  And experience the incredible phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis – truly one of the most breathtaking & inspirational wonders of our world.

Indian Spice Journeys


Indian cuisine is characterized by the extensive use of numerous spices. This journey will take you to the origin and source of some of the most amazing spices and also tea in the Southern part of India!

Peru & Chile

To be repeated!

Walking in the footsteps of the ancient Incas, we explore the many breathtaking natural wonders of this very sacred land. A soul nourishing and uplifting experience!

The Essence of France

To be repeated!

 Experience an inspirational walking journey on an enchanting path less travelled in rural France. 

Corsica & Sardinia

To be repeated!

In 2000BC the civilisations living on these two beautiful French and Italian Mediterranean islands built stone structures in alignment with the moon, sun & stars. We are walking in the most extraordinary countryside to these remote spiritual structures with the elders that know of their true significance. Stunning rural inns, divine local food, creative artisans… alot to enjoy within these 2 unique islands.

Dalai Lama - India

To be repeated!

 Your heart will certainly be inspired with this rare opportunity to visit the Dalai Lama in the foothills of the Himalayas.

You may like to continue on and enjoy the nurturing of our Kerala retreat above, for the full blissful experience!

Byron Bay

All year round

Want a pampering, indulgent, easy retreat locally? Need a break now?

Travelling on your own or take a few friends and rest.


All year round

This 5 star retreat - Chiva Som - is pure indulgence!