who we are
Healing Expeditions is not a travel agency.
We are a group of friends who love the great outdoors, and like to share this with you in India, Tanzania and Norway. While being in the wild- there's a great opportunity to connect with other people looking for health, nature, inspiration, and the good vibes.
During every retreat, we are sleeping in tents (except Colorado). Sleeping under the stars gives that powerful feeling to be close to nature.
We travel with small, private groups. Joins us and feel the healing power of being in the wilderness!
Jannita Mossel believes nature is a place where we can sit and reflect on life's meaning - away from distractions and demands of our regular lives. There is a magnificent world out there; she loves mountain hikes, spends lots of time at the sea side, and in the country side. She values nature for what it is giving us; the food we eat and the air we breathe- she is a strong supporter of eco and sustainability.
Besides her love for the great outdoors, Jannita lived in Asia- mainly India- to study ayurveda. As a cultural anthropologist- she is fascinated by culture & ancient healing practices. This reflects in the travels she organizes to India.
Tanya Pergola was called to Africa in 1999. She first went to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, and, after summiting the mountain, she experienced a profound shift in her perspective on life. Having just completed a PhD in Sociology and Social Psychology, she let her mind explore new territory while on wildlife safaris in Tanzania. For the first time in her life, Tanya felt completely linked in to nature, to the universe. Through her studies in Environmental Sustainability & Development, she knew this primordial landscape, and the indigenous people who lived upon the land, were in danger of disappearing. Fast. She took it upon herself to do something about it.
Since he was a kid, Thijs Visser spends his time mainly outdoors. Always trying to find new ways to connect with nature. From long mountain hikes, kite surfing at sea or silence retreats in the woods.
In 2016 he sailed the ocean from Cape Town to the Caribbean island of St Martin during a 2-months ocean trip. Since then he works with people and organizations to experience the power of nature. Besides his Back to the Wild travels, he also is trainer in organizational behavior.
Peter Melis feels he lives the ultimate way of life while being in the outdoors. Being in nature, experience it and live it. He is a kite surfer, and a big fan of meditation, spirituality and new ways of living- he started building his own Tiny House last year. Besides his travels to Norway, he works as business developer.