My name is Jill and I run Journeys with Jill and Friends.
I'm of Belgian nationality, grew up in Portugal and have been living in the UK for almost 15 years.
In these walks of life I have come across unique people, healing methods and venues and thought it would be great to bring all these together into fabulous experiences I could share with more people. Each event I organise is underpinned by a deep belief that humans together achieve great things.
I have four rescue cats of my own and I'm a proud cat fosterer of many years for different charities in the UK such as Wood Green. I also run a a cat neutering project in the Algarve, in Portugal. There, I work both individually and in collaboration with local charities, councils and vets to get stray cats medical attention, neutering and homing if possible. This is self-funded, and proceeds from retreats in 2023 will go towards this project.
Why should I go to a retreat?
There is something magical about retreats and just taking some time out of our routines to truly relax can do wonders to reignite our joy of life and inspiration. This is something that can be done anywhere and any time, all it takes is to pour that energy and intention into ourselves.
However, there are ways to really ramp up that same process and that is what Journeys with Jill and Friends provides. How do we do this? By getting together facilitators who are experts in their fields and great communicators, by selecting energetically charged venues to support our transformational work, and by carefully planning our events to include a balance of learning, connection and fun.
I'm always present throughout each event to hold the space and to support everyone in their individual and group experiences.
I've been on both sides now (as the participant and the host) and just love the high energy vibrations we can create together. I wouldn't miss it for the world, seeing people enjoying themselves and having break-throughs is very life-affirming.