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The JOTS Story
Our Menu for 2018
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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.

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"Thank you Julie it has been a truly delightful and fulfilling experience and one I hope to repeat."
– C Pearce
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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Australia: 0427 766 716
International: +61 427 766 716
Email: spirit@iinet.net.au
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.

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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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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

Kerala, India - Ayurvedic Retreat

 10 - 24 March 2018 ~ guided by Julie

4 - 14 August 2018 ~ guided by Phoebe

25 August - 8 September 2018  ~ guided by Sarah

8 - 22 September 2018 ~ guided by Cathy ~ fully booked !

27 October - 10 November 2018 ~ 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. 

Bhutan

26 April - 9 May 2018 ~ 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.

French Revelation

8 - 24 May 2018 ~ guided by Sue

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. 

The Essence of Italy

10 - 25 May 2018 ~ guided by Julie

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.

Hawaii

1 - 13 July 2018 ~ 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 !

Camino, Spain

11 - 27 September 2018 ~ guided by Amanda

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!

Kumano Kodo ~ Japan

10 - 22 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.

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.

Southern France

To be repeated!

An inspirational walking journey on a little known sacred path in the south. Gastronomic delights await, delicious wine, stunning rural accommodation, married with fascinating insights into a France you might not know of, or explored.

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!