Spirit Tours is a boutique, group travel company, committed to conscious, sacred, and sustainable travel. For over twenty years, Spirit Tours has been dedicated to providing meaningful and transformative sacred travel experiences that takes you beyond the ordinary and into the very heart of diverse and rich cultures around the world. The Co-Owners are Rev Karen Fry and Rev Dr Petra Weldes.
These two spiritual leaders have traveled extensively worldwide, and collectively have led dozens of sacred travel tours. They are thrilled to provide priceless experiences from a spiritual perspective and ensuring that every detail is taken cared of for you when you travel with Spirit Tours. They are committed to providing first class service to the experienced traveler, the new traveler, the solo traveler, and anyone who wants to see the world with conscious openness, and thru the lens of love.
Spirit Tours work with local guides, hotels, and tour companies as much as possible, providing truly unique experiences. We research the most interesting and rewarding optional activities and are always happy to tailor make portions of any tour, or work with a leader to create a new tour with a sacred/spiritual focus in an amazing location.
Karen and Petra traveled with Spirit Tours for over 15 years before purchasing the company from founder, Jim Cramer in the summer of 2022. Spirit Tours was founded in 2001 by Jim Cramer, an experienced travel industry professional and veteran traveler.
Karen and Petra share Jim’s belief that we are all a part of a web of life in which everything is sacred; that there is One Presence, a divine life essence, and indwelling Consciousness or Spirit in every creature and life form. Spirit Tours was born out of Jim’s desire to share that Oneness through spiritual journeys. Since those early days in Bali, Spirit Tours has led tours to many culturally rich destinations throughout the world with Yoga Teachers, Buddhist Masters, and New Thought Ministers. Karen and Petra are truly honored and delighted to continue the journey begun by their dear friend, Jim Cramer.
Rev Karen Fry is the CEO and Spiritual Director. She has a genuine love for all of life and meets people exactly where they are. She leads with her heart and is willing to be vulnerable and real. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her authenticity is definitely noticeable. She invites you into your own magnificence, power, and transformation and loves to invite you to go for your highest potential. Her definite love for international travel and wildlife photography invites you to see and experience life through the Lens of Love. She has co-led tours to Bali, Bhutan, S. Africa, New Zealand/Australia, Sedona AZ, Egypt, Ireland, and Scotland.
Serving as Spiritual Director of CSLDallas since 1998, Rev Dr Petra Weldes is a powerful, gifted speaker and teacher whose visionary role has created a dynamic spiritual community in Dallas, empowering and transforming lives. In her over 30 years of ministry, her purpose is transformation and her mission is to grow people, communities, and ideas.
A highly regarded, deeply admired teacher, Dr Petra engages students with her interactive style providing a safe, sacred environment for personal growth and exploration. Her deep wisdom, wealth of knowledge, humility as well as humor, guides students into journeys of awakening to their unique expression and creative and joyful potential. An elegant, powerful speaker, her ability to translate seemingly complex and confusing life issues into concise and clear messages invites the audience into deeper levels of understanding of their being and engagement in the world by igniting the change within. She has co-led tours to Costa Rica, Bali, New Zealand/Australia, Ireland, Scotland, and developed our New England, New Thought Roots Tour.
Over 20 years ago, Jim Cramer founded Spirit Tours out of his love for Bali while living there for many years. He was inspired by the idea of a spiritual pilgrimage to Bali by Dr Edward Viljoen. With the support of Jim Cramer’s wife, Dottie, and his children Gita and Tim, Spirit Tours grew into a family business that has joyfully provided international and domestic spiritual travel for Centers for Spiritual Living, Unity and yoga communities. It has been an amazing journey, filled with spiritual deepening, personal growth, and priceless memories. Jim continues to be directly involved behind the scenes and lead tours.
Dr Jayne Gardner works with people who want to create financial greatness through first finding personal greatness. Her clients know, as research now supports, that growth of self and others builds a financially stronger company.
She says: “I am most proud of proving through my own business development and my clients’ successes that personal growth creates financial growth…and beyond. Indeed uncovering and living our Authentic Self is the key to everything we ever want to create.”
Guided by Spirit. Groomed to serve. Glazed in the fire of business. Generous with her time and talents. Grown through prayer. This is Tracy Brown. Tracy is an author, speaker, and popular teacher throughout the New Thought Movement. Her books include “Stained Glass Spirit: Becoming a Spiritual Community Where Oneness Does Not Require Sameness” and “I Turn to Prayer.”
Based in Dallas, Texas, Tracy is actively involved as a teacher and leader at CSLDallas. She is also the President of Intentional Inclusion Inc. and is recognized nationally as an expert on diversity and inclusion. She loves exploring the ways culture changes over the years and in addition to extensive travel in the United States, she has traveled to Senegal, The Gambia, Brazil, France, Mexico, Canada and Jamaica.
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-led tours to Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Bali. Edward says these spiritual journeys develop deep and lasting relationships among the travelers and strengthen their bond to their home community, The Santa Rosa Center for Spiritual Living.
Tshering Jamtsho from 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 understanding 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.
Aracelli Alava De Pinho, Our Spirit Tours representative in Peru worked for Peak Travel North America and graduated from Ricardo Palma College and speaks English, Spanish and French. Ara helps coordinate our Machu Picchu journeys to ensure our journey is magical and sacred.
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