Spirit Tours was founded in 2001 by Jim Cramer, an experienced travel industry professional and veteran traveller. Jim lived in Bali, Indonesia for ten years studying sacred mask dance. Jim has since led tours to many culturally-rich destinations through out the world with Yoga Teachers, Buddhist Masters and New Thought Ministers. Spirit tours is dedicated to providing a more meaningful and rewarding travel experience that takes you beyond the ordinary into the very heart of the cultures we visit. We are a licensed Travel Agency/Tour Operator California Seller of Travel # 2056720-40, government regulated company which subscribes to the highest possible ethical and professional standards.

Jim Cramer Jim Cramer owner and founder of Spirit Tours has a BA in Anthropology started his travels in 1970 on a surf trip to South Africa and continued on to South America, the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. In 1974 he traveled to Bali and soon after became a student of Balinese dance. After 8 years of study Jim performed in the temples of Bali and continues to dance to this day. Jim returned to the USA in 1985 and created his own Bali Travel Business and founded Spirit Tours in 2000.
Dottie Cramer is co founder of Spirit Tours and is in charge of tour development and quality control. Dottie has lived in Hawaii and travelled worldwide. She has co led tours to Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Africa and New Zealand. Her presence on our Journeys adds to the integrity and authenticity we are known for. Dottie Cramer
Tim Made Omi Timothy Made' Omi, Product Development Specialist. We at Spirit Tours are constantly developing new products and improving current tours for our many return customers. Tim is constantly visiting new desinations and exploring new sites on our many popular tours. The first five years of his life were spent at his family's grass hut in Bali. Being on the road with his parents, from a very young age, gave him a taste for the wonder of travel. "When I am pushed beyond my comfort zone it makes me be present, observing all the different tastes, smells and energy of the natural surroundings. It makes me feel alive". Made' feels that through these types off awakening moments he has been able to deepen his spiritual practice and grow as a more conscious individual. That is why he is a great addition to our Spirit Tours team. He has led tours to Bali, Thailand, Costa Rica, and Japan.
Gitana Omi, The human resources manager for Spirit Tours has traveled and lived in various places around the world, specifically Asia. Most recently Gitana lived in Taipei, Taiwan where she taught ESL and whenever possible traveled to various places such as the Philippines, Bali, Vietnam and Thailand. At a very young age Gitana lived in Bali with her parents where she found her passion for traveling. She prides herself on assuring that all of Spirit Tour's guests feel comfortable and satisfied with their traveling experiences. She has Co-led tours to Thailand, Bali, Costa Rica and Sedona Arizona. Gitana Omi

 

Edward Rev. Dr. Edward Viljoen has been senior minister of the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa since 1995. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary Doctoral Degree in Divinity from Holmes Institute. Our first tour with Edward was to Bali in 1994. Since then Edward has co lead tours to Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica (3), Thailand (2), and Bali (5) tours. Edward says these spiritual journeys develop deep and lasting relationships among the travelers and strengthen their bond to their home community. Center for Spiritual Living
Lori Furbush E-RYT RMT is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a certified Reiki Master Teacher, and a certified Level II Qigong Teacher. Lori’s teaching style draws from her broad experience with world-renowned yogis such as Rodney Yee, Sarah Powers, Judith Hanson Lasater, Sharon Gannon, David Life, and accomplished qigong masters Sifu Michael Rinaldini of Sebastopol, California, and master Wan Su-Wan of Bejing, China. A natural-born teacher and healer, Lori creates a nurturing environment that invites exploration of body, mind, and soul, encouraging students to discover their own wisdom within. Visit her web site EnerQi Healing for more information. Lori Furbush
Tshering Jamtsho Tshering Jamtsho fom Bhutan can be rated among the first well-trained tour leaders in the country. He has extensive knowledge in the field of tourism in Bhutan. His knowledge of Buddhism, Bhutanese culture, history and environment has earned him many friends around the globe and through these networks he has also been invited as a guest speaker to speak at the California institute of Integral Studies on Buddhism and local Bhutanese deities. Tshering Jamtsho is today one of the leading tour operators in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Rev. David Phears Rev. David Phears is the Community Spiritual Leader of Sangha Center for Spiritual Living Hunington Beach California. Dr. Phears is no stranger to trials and tribulations. He attributes God, spiritual principles and the tool of spiritual practice for the many miraculous healings in his life. Spiritual tools such as the spiritual m.a.p. {meditation, affirmations and prayer}, when he was lost or confused provided the mental vehicles and emotional mechanisms through which he was able to heal his inner and outer wounds. The inner work he did afforded him the opportunity to move away from a self-destructive lifestyle. He sites 1984 as the year of his spiritual awakening and resulting transformation. Dr. Phears has written about his experiences in a practical self -awareness book. For more information visit Sangha Center for Spiritual Living.
Rev. Dr. Kim Kaiser is the Director of Education at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa. He is also Academic and Regional Dean for the Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies. Dr. Kim has studied metaphysics, both in its Christian and Buddhist forms, all his life. He is an ordained priest in the Soto School of Zen Buddhism as well as minister of Religious Science. He has a particular interest in western and eastern philosophy, religion, and science. Dr. Kim co led our tour to Japan in 2008 and is our tour leader for the upcoming trip in October Rev. Dr. Kim Kaiser
Mary

Mary Meighan. Our Spiritual guide and tour leader is based in a Valley in County Wicklow, Ireland. She has a team of wonderful local guides, traditional musicians, singers and storytellers, Celtic philosophers and native Irish speakers. Mary embraces three key aspects of journeying - Pilgrimage, Retreat and Ritual.   We will hear the poetry, blessings and myths, stand on ancient sacred sites and experience the sense of presence and natural beauty.This is a soulful way to be introduced to the spirituality of Ireland and to gain an appreciation of the connection
between the landscape and Celtic spirituality.

Aracelli Alava De Pinho Our Spirit Toursrepresentative in Peru worked for  Peak Travel North America  graduated from Ricardo Palma College and speaks English,Spanish and French. Ara helps coordinate our Machu Picchu journeys. Aracelli