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The JOTS Story
Upcoming events
Inspirational Travel Talks
Are you seeking a more meaningful experience for your next holiday?

Creator of Journeys of the Spirit Julie Baker is heading over the Queensland to share how we can make this happen for you!
Inspiring travel stories will be revealed over a beverage or two.

Join Julie in Port Douglas or Cairns this September.


Spirit of the Land
Join us on this very special Western Australian retreat in Chittering with the wonderful Amanda Hobley.
26-28 October 2018.

private journeys

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

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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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meet Julie

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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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"My nicest surprise was that I laughed again and I whole heartedly meant it. It wasn’t an effort, it was spontaneous and I loved it."
– E.P.
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Australia: 0427 766 716
International: +61 427 766 716
Email: spirit@iinet.net.au
Skype: julie.baker.journeys

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Journeys of the Spirit

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

Immersing, connecting and learning from the wisdoms of our indigenous healing elders and sacred sites of our world, Journeys of the Spirit creates wellness retreats, spiritual journeys and unique travel experiences to a range of destinations such as Bhutan, Spain, India, Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, Peru, France and Hawaii.

Journeys of the Spirit takes a holistic approach in creating these journeys and designs personalised itineraries that provide a balance of exploration and indulgence. These are no ordinary holidays. They are an extraordinary opportunity for you to feel rested, energetic, engaged, connected & excited about life !

Upcoming journeys and retreats

Kumano Kodo ~ Japan

8 - 20 October 2018 ~ guided by Peter 

For 1200 years the isolated Kumano route has been an experience of healing & 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 & authentic Ryokan accommodation.  We will be walking along The Way to the 3 Grand Shrines through tiny villages, along pristine mountain trails shrouded by 800 year old giant trees enjoying the abundance of nature in its autumn glow ~ truly the land of the Gods. 

Aurora Borealis ~ Scandinavia

26 October - 8 November 2018 ~ guided by Sarah

Wild landscapes, forests, fjords, fabulous food, stunning water villages, the Sami culture - the oldest existing European indigenous culture who are traditionally nomadic reindeer herders. Enjoy the original healing lands of the sauna, hot tubs, Swedish massage & much more. Plus art & Scandinavian design for the senses.  And experience the incredible phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis – truly one of the most breathtaking & inspirational wonders of our natural world.

Kerala, India - Ayurvedic Health Retreat

6 - 20 October 2018 ~ selling fast !

27 October - 10 November 2018 ~ guided by Cathy ~ fully booked

9 - 23 March 2019 ~ guided by Julie

10 - 24 August 2019 ~ guided by Amanda

14 - 28 September 2019 ~ guided by Cathy 

Kerala represents the heart of what is the core essence of Journeys of the Spirit to provide quality, authentic healing experiences allowing you to rest, replenish and rejuvenate to your natural state of balance and vitality. 

Spirit of the Land

26 - 28 October 2018
Western Australia Retreat

Connect in to the Spirit of the Land at the stunning Moondyne Country Retreat, which is surrounded by pristine state forest on all four boundaries. Located in Lower Chittering, it has breathtaking views down to the Avon River and across the valleys of the Avon National Park.  Kangaroos, kookaburras, emus, cockatoos, ancient lemon scented eucalypt trees, brightly coloured wattles ~ Australian native bush at its best.

Bhutan

15 - 28 April 2019 ~ guided by Peter

Bhutan is a magnificent kingdom, untouched & retaining its sacred culture and now world renowned for its inspirational index of Gross National Happiness. We 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.

Camino, Spain

Self guided Camino journeys 

An exquisite journey along the sacred Camino walking where pilgrims such as Francis of Assisi have ventured before us. Weaving our way through an intimate and untouched area of Spain, immersing ourselves into the spiritual essence of the unique region of Galicia. Food, wine, walking, boutique rural inns - a pure delight for the senses… Spanish style!

Hawaii

July 2019 ~ guided by Cathy

Rainbow waterfalls, lush forest walks, active volcanoes, red molten lava cascading into the deep blue ocean, grand canyons, beach ukulele, organic farmers markets, coffee plantations, quirky art studios, unique hawaiian style accommodations, fun learning the Hula, sublime kahuna massages and a rare opportunity to sit in sacred space & hear the Talk Story of these ancient lands with a traditional Hawaiian priestess under her banyan ‘Miracle Tree’.  This Hawaiian journey will have you step into another world & connect you to your heart & playful spirit forever more !

The Essence of Italy

To be repeated !

Join Julie on a journey to experience & enjoy ‘la vera Italia’ ~ the real Italy. Having lived in Italy, Julie will share her favourite secret treasures of these northern regions - ones that you may never have known existed here.  We walk on the most stunning part of the Via Francigena, created by St Francis of Assisi, weaving our way through breathtaking villages, experiencing the delicious local produce, truffle hunting, music, art & the natural Terme – mineral rich natural spring water healing spas will complete our journey of the senses.

French Revelation

proposed 2019 

Come and explore the elegant city of Lyon and the stunning Rhone Valley before walking the spectacular Le Puy Route between the ancient pilgrimage towns of Le Puy-en-Velay and Conques.  Along the way you will see some of the most beautiful villages in France, hills and valleys, vineyards, gorges, and much more.  With Sue, a fluent French speaker and lifelong Francophile, as your guide you will share the language, culture, cuisine and heritage of France, with the opportunity to practise your conversational French along the way. 

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!

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.

Thailand

All year round

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