I am Jo, the owner and founder of Mindful Tribes, a passionately run retreat planning consultancy. I work with wellness professionals to create retreat planning tool kits to help businesses run unique, hand crafted, escorted, holistic group retreats that are truly successful.

After getting lost in the world of travelling after my textile design degree in the UK, I found myself drawn to the travel industry. I am from a family of creatives, teachers and absolute lovers of everyday life. My melting pot has taken me all over the world to live, but Melbourne has been home for the last 15 years. I have worked with the very best in the travel industry in the last 20 years, so it seemed only natural to combine what I know as a true travel professional, business mentor and coach, with my passion for the mind body spirit connection.

My focus is on great relationships, with real people. Connectedness and authenticity is absolutely my thing. I love what I do, and I love meeting people with the same joie de vivre ( meaning : exuberant enjoyment of life! )