Journeys of the Spirit® is the joyful creation of Sheri Rosenthal DPM. Sheri and her team of inspiring teachers and guides are committed to making JOTS® the premier travel company for transformational, soul-stirring and awe-inspiring spiritual journeys and retreats!
My personal adventure began in 1998 when I was going through a challenging time in my life. I realized on some level that I had never been truly happy.
Although I changed: husbands (twice), cities (five moves), podiatric practices (three different offices) and friends (should we go there?), I still had no real joy in my life.
A leap of faith was the last resort – I sold my practice, boy-friend (only kidding), and home – and closed the surgical residency program I was director of (yes, that was a pretty big deal – and yes, the medical community thought I was nuts).
During this time I received a copy of don Miguel Ruiz’s NY Times best-selling book (“The Four Agreements®”) and decided to go on one of his spiritual journeys to the sacred site of Teotihuacán. The journey was profound – I discovered there wasn’t anything outside of myself that needed changing at all – instead it was what I believed about myself and my world that needed work.
It was the first time I realized my pain stemmed from my basic lack of self-love and limiting beliefs. As a result of that journey, I became a student of don Miguel Ruiz for 8 years and later a teacher of this enlightening work that even Oprah was fond of.
From 2000 to 2002 I had the privilege to design and run don Miguel Ruiz’s spiritual journeys and retreats. It was a fantastic opportunity to wander around the world and learn the travel business at the same time inspiring me to give birth to Journeys of the Spirit® in 2003 (and JOTS® Luxury Travel in 2011).
As a journey leader for many years now, I have watched people travel to the ends of the earth only to realize that the most profound part of their journey was the internal one – a mysterious adventure of self-discovery that would change their perspective and life forever, and open their heart deeply.
I believe that experiential travel is awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, heart-opening, and above of all, life-changing. It’s my passion here at JOTS® to design itineraries that allow us to touch the hearts of others, interact, learn, expand our consciousness, and grow from our connections with other cultures and people. For me, this is the only way we can truly understand and have compassion for others, and in the end, create a peace-filled world.
Perhaps you feel the same way too…
So what do I do now ?
Our trips are categorized by region, month and type of experience – so go ahead and pick a journey or retreat that resonates with you and join us! See the box on the right? –>
It doesn’t matter if this is your first trip – you don’t need to read any books or have had any spiritual experiences (other than being human)!
Feel free to ring us with any questions at 1-866-866-5566 and I’ll help you find the perfect adventure for you!
Want to see all the trips we’re having this year at a glance?
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
~ Mark Jenkins
Many spiritual journeys and retreat companies are not licensed entities and they do not carry liability insurance! We do, and we encourage you to ask when you choose to travel if they are licensed as a Seller of Travel in all the states that require licensure in the US.
Sheri A Rosenthal DPM, Inc. – DBA Journeys of the Spirit® is licensed in:
The State of Florida as a Seller of Travel – Reg No. ST35968,
The State of Hawaii as a Travel Agency – Reg No. TAR6748,
The State of Iowa as a Travel Agency – Reg No. 986,
The State of Washington as a Seller of Travel – Reg No. 603-050-619 (This business has a bond issued by the Aegis Security Insurance Company in the amount of $10,000.00),
The State of California as a Seller of Travel – Reg No. CST 2102811-50 (Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. This Seller of Travel is not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or a bond. This business has a bond issued by the Aegis Security Insurance Company in the amount of $10,000.00).
We are members of:
ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents, which is the world’s largest and most influential association for travel professionals. Their stringent requirements for membership in this organization help protect the consumer from fraud and other deceptive practices. Our integrity is important to us!
The Better Business Bureau’s Online Community. Click here to verify our BBB accreditation and to see our BBB report.
IATAN: The International Airlines Travel Agent Network.
NACTA: the National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents, the travel industry’s first and leading association for independent travel agents, cruise oriented agents, home based travel agents and outside sales travel agents.
Travel agents – we welcome you and do pay commissions for your referrals.