Creating and fostering positive change

March 8, 2024 BY

Jo Surkitt is a leadership and wellness educator, keynote speaker, and practitioner.

Jo Surkitt has been in the health and wellbeing sector for more than 20 years and is passionate about empowering people of all walks of life to create positive change.

Jo is a leadership and wellness educator, keynote speaker, and practitioner, whose story has shown the importance of taking control of our health and wellbeing and how healthy practices can have transformative positive changes on our lives.

For 18 years, Jo has been running retreats, corporate seminars and programs in Geelong and the Surf Coast with her business Revitalise Escapes, alongside her wellness clinic in Torquay She provides expertise, support and guidance to individuals, employees, educators, and students from diverse backgrounds. Her journey into wellness began amid the challenges of the ’90s when, diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Bilharzia, Bells Palsy, and Fibromyalgia simultaneously, she sought alternative paths to healing. This period of personal adversity became the foundation for her mission to empower others through positive change.

Jo’s impact extends beyond her wellness practice, as she actively participates in corporate workshops, local schools and numerous community groups in the Surf Coast and Geelong region.

Her commitment to the community is further exemplified through the creation of the Victoria’s State of Wellness Women’s Summit held in Geelong at GMHBA Stadium. This groundbreaking event brought together 14 keynote speakers covering various facets of health, wellbeing, and sustainability, attracting more than 250 women from all walks of life.

In addition, Jo facilitates wellness and nature retreats, offering specialized programs for corporate groups, individuals and carers supporting people grappling with health conditions. Her retreats provide a sanctuary for healing, support, and personal growth, embodying the spirit of resilience and empowerment. She also has a wellness clinic in Torquay that specialises in a range of healing modalities including reflexology, iridology, massage, energetic healing, ear candling and positive change mentoring for both adults and children that may be struggling with mental, physical and emotional issues.

In her business, Jo aspires to create and foster positive change, guiding individuals to discover avenues for improving their health, wellbeing, happiness, and connections with themselves, their families, friends, and the broader community.

Jo is the founder of Revitalise Escapes loves facilitating retreats and programs that showcase our wonderful region of the Surf Coast, Geelong and The Bellarine. These transformative experiences specialise in wellness, nature, professional development, and personal growth to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.

Revitalise Escapes goes beyond conventional retreats, offering a diverse range of innovative, fun and new experiences to cater to a variety of people that promises a journey of transformation. Designed to recalibrate and relax, the retreats provide a chance for a “reconnection to self”, allowing participants to explore new experiences and rediscover aspects of themselves while encountering positive outcomes.

Jo enjoys meeting new people and loves watching them learn more about empowering themselves, allowing them to grow, renew their passion for life and find positive practices to experience loads of joy, laughter and ultimately feeling healthy and well.

Revitalise Escapes has launched new retreat dates including the ZenVitalize Retreat, Mother/Daughter Retreat and Zen Mind, Zen Life Retreat (For people with Busy Minds and Busy Lives).
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