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Jonny Lee
'I'm passionate about taking people outside of their comfort zones and immersing them in breathtaking nature combined with fundraising. This will change not only your life but many others' too'.
No stranger to nature and adventure, founder Jonny Lee was brought up in the Peak District in the UK. He has since traveled around the world including living in Thailand and India (Himalayas). Since 1999 he has based himself on the culturally admired 'White Isle', Ibiza.

In 2010 Jonny launched the charity, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ). Using music as a tool for change, the charity supports causes around the globe and has made a difference to the lives of many children in crisis. Numerous challenges followed, providing LNADJ supporters with an opportunity to find adventure whilst raising funds at the same time.

Always on the lookout for pioneering opportunities and ideas, Jonny organised the charity’s ‘Ain't No Mountain High Enough’ campaign which broke the World Record for the highest ever DJ set and saw ambassador and house music pioneer, Nightmares on Wax playing a set at altitude. The record breaking climb raised over £70K, which funded the building of a home for 50 special needs children in Tanzania at the base of Kilimanjaro.

Through the work of LNADJ, Jonny has been inspired to launch Follow Your Heart Adventures, combining the areas he is most passionate about - adventure, music and practicing the art of giving, to create more bespoke challenges and adventures.
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Ali Gilling
Ali has been a nomadic Yogi for over 25 years and has spent many years living her passion for travel and adventure. Sharing the teachings of yoga, mindfulness and nutrition is one of Ali’s greatest joys.
Having practiced yoga and meditation since 1992, she has lived and trained in several countries, including India, Australia, Egypt and Spain and has been running wellness retreats all over the globe for over 20 years.

Ali is a qualified mindfulness meditation and nutrition coach and runs ‘mindfulness at work’ courses and the popular MBSR programmes in London. She is currently developing a ‘mindfulness for mental health’ course.

Her aim through her work is to create a heartfelt and safe space, for the teachings and practices to be intuitive, challenging and deeply nourishing, with her desire to support her students, giving them confidence to embark on their own journey of self-discovery and personal transformation.

Ali continues to travel extensively pursuing her own spiritual development both as a student and as a teacher. She currently spends her time between Ibiza and London when not running retreats around the globe.
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MarkSmith
Mark has been working and instructing in the outdoors for over 25 years. He holds the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award (MCI) and is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors. He holds other awards in Mountain Biking, kayaking and Canoeing.

A keen climber, Mark has climbed in many places around the globe. He currently spends the summers Instructing and Coaching in the UK and spends as much of the winters as he can exploring and climbing in Spain.

Mark is currently involved in delivering Adaptive Adventure Training and Coaching for Wounded, injured and sick service personnel as part of their Personal Recovery Programme. He is a qualified coach and mentor and has experience in NLP. He works alongside individuals and groups in their personal development, assisting them to attain their full potential through their performance.

Mark also works in the TV and Film Industry as a safety rigger, working alongside stunt teams and other crew providing safety cover. His UK base is in the Peak District but he will mostly be found somewhere in his van!

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