I was extremely fortunate enough to be in the gentle and caring hands of Jessica on my trip to Bali. She had a thorough knowledge of the culture, customs and traditions and was able to show me the spiritual side that would be dismissed or at least not have the depth of explanation by the usual tour groups.
She possesses a strong yet gentle spirituality, which is very embracing. Yet I can see in her a wild, ever searching and discovering nature to her. A truly deep and grounded woman. By simply being in her presence I transformed parts of myself that have longed to be heard and loved.
Thank you Jess, it was real!
- Kim Victoria http://www.8re.com.au ~ Australia
Another bonus on this Art Retreat in Bali came in the form of a ‘genuine’ modern Balinese woman.
Young and fresh with a strong sense of self and her culture, she delivered her knowledge and experiences of life in Balinese culture – I enjoyed learning about it.
Having the opportunity to hear her talk and share real life stories was a great dimension on the Art Retreat.
The privilege to take part with her family at a Full Moon ceremony at her home was something I will never forget.
Jess’ warm, honest and intelligent teachings added a lovely addition to my experience. How lucky I feel being part of this.
-Heathermeg ~ New Zealand
Jess your involvement and help on this beautiful Bali Retreat was wonderful. Your knowledge on all things ‘Bali’ was so interesting – you opened my heart to spiritual Bali. Thank you. Thank you to you and your gorgeous family for the experience of a lifetime.
- Jody Mc Donald ~ Australia
Jess is one of those rare women who is blessed with youth *and* wisdom. My last trip to Bali was made ever so richer by the traditional Balinese culture being shared in a way that I could interpret and bring back to my life in Aus. Her Balinese family were such a delight to meet and - wow - her dad! So humble, deeply spiritual and oh so sweet. I have learnt so much about myself being in her presence. Anyone going to Bali needs this woman by their side!
- Sarah K Jones http://www.sarahkjones.com.au ~ Australia
I learnt so much from Jessica on my Bali trip. I felt immersed in local spirituality without it ever feeling like a tourist experience.
To be honest I have been on many retreats and Jessica has been my favourite host. She is so open, warm and approachable. She shares her own human experiences and vulnerabilities whilst still being a strong leader and facilitator.
I didn't expect my trip to be near as rich and transformative as it was, it was a lovely surprise and I have managed to bring some of that magic home.
Kelly Barrett https://www.wearesilentarrow.com/ ~ Australia