Cannabis Retreat November 3-5 2023 – Our First One!

Experience the inaugural Natural Wellness Academy Cannabis Retreat this fall in picturesque Fallbrook, California, just inland from San Diego! 

Prepare to embark on a journey of elevated education and holistic rejuvenation, along with plenty of fun and entertainment along the way. 

Nestled amidst a stunning estate boasting its very own winery, avocado grove (and cannabis growing operation!), the tranquil surroundings alone will leave you restored & breathing easier. Yet our retreat’s distinction extends far beyond the gorgeous setting by offering an array of expert workshops and experiences that truly make this a one-of-a-kind enlightening and enriching weekend you won’t want to miss!

Scroll down for details and to register.

Venue Details / Getting There

This beautiful, serene villa is located high on a hill with gorgeous views of the rolling hills and avocado groves.

Located in historic Fallbrook, just an hour outside of San Diego, you’ll look to fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN) or Carlsbad (CNN) for the most direct access. Other nearby airport options include John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, approximately 67 miles north, and Ontario International Airport (ONT) in San Bernardino County, about 87 miles northeast. Even LAX is a possibility, with a longer commute.

Please note that you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to your hotel from the airport. 


7:00 – 10:00 pm
  Meet, Greet, and Check Out The Retreat!

We’ll welcome you to Bond Adventures, our stunning location, for an evening gathering including appetizers, wine, and soft drinks. Rebecca will lead a Contemporary Culture & Cannabis Trivia with prizes and we’ll spend some time getting to know each other! Of course, cannabis is welcome!*

* See “Retreat Packages” for further details

8:30 – 10:30 am
– Continental Breakfast and Morning Meet Up^
10:00 am – Welcome & Introduction with Dr. LJ
10:15  am – Cannabis for Healing, Mind/Body/Spirit with Anne and Rebecca
11:15 am – Guided Intention Meditation with Rock Painting Craft with Luanne Bond

Noon – Lunch provided on-site**

1:15 pm – How to Grow and Cultivate, a Walk and Learn with James Bond
2:15 pm – Personal Healing with Energetic Kinesiology with Janlia Riley
3:15 pm – Mind Mastery & Subconscious Dynamics with Dr. LJ

4:00 pm – Break for dinner
Please enjoy the freedom to explore various dining options around Fallbrook or order something in and enjoy it on the Retreat property.      

7:30 – 10:00 pm – Return to Bond Adventure for an infusion and rolling class with Rebecca and Anne.
Then, a very special “Bond Fire” featuring entertainment, music, dancing, and a raw dessert demo with Dr. LJ. Enjoy an infused dessert to bring an extra special spark to your evening.

^ Transportation will be scattered during this time. Details on exact pickup and drop-off times will follow in an email closer to the event date.
** See “Food & Drink” for further details


8:30 – 10:30 am
– Continental Breakfast and Morning Meet Up
10:30 am – Nature Therapy Guided Hike with Denise Montgomery
11:45 am –  CBD and Other Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids with Anne and Rebecca

12:15 pm Break/Snacks

12:30 pm –  Canna-Enhanced Joyful Movement Experience with Denise
1:30 pm – Final Presentation TBA
2:15 pm – Retreat Closing Presentation & Swag Bags


Kindly note that our schedule may change as we near the event. Rest assured, we’ll make every effort to offer an exciting alternative in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Retreat Packages

Single Weekend Pass

Early Bird Special - $395

SAVE 20% on Early Bird Special pricing through 9/15/23: $395.00

After 9/15/23: $495.00

Group of 2+

Early Bird Special - $375/p

SAVE 15% on Early Bird Special pricing through 9/15/23: $375.00/person

After 9/15/23: $445.00/person

NWA Students & Alumni

Early Bird Special - $350

SAVE $145 on Early Bird Special pricing through 9/15/23: $350.00

After 9/15/23: $425.00

Ask us about Individual Day Passes. Email Rebecca at

Note: Space is limited for this first retreat to 45 attendees
(our current waitlist is over 300 people long!)
We strongly recommend early booking if you don’t want to miss out!

Event Specifics

Included in your retreat experience package: 

  • Attendance to all events and expert workshops, nature walks, and crafts all weekend long! 
  • Transportation to and from your hotel to the retreat location in the morning and evening  
  • Complimentary Swag Bag & fun prizes! 
  • Wine & appetizers during Friday’s Meet and Greet
  • Continental Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday
  • Saturday’s lunch
  • Dessert and entertainment Saturday night (includes 1 infused” dessert*)
  • Educational materials, resources and hand-outs sent via email after the retreat 
  • Access to one-on-one sessions with our expert coaches and facilitators 
  • Fun, camaraderie, and lifetime memories! 

Not included with package: 

  • Accommodations
  • Flight
  • Meals as noted in “Meals” information
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Cannabis* (except for one infused dessert)

* You will be provided with menus and reduced prices for additional
cannabis products that will be delivered directly to the property. There are also designated areas in nature to partake on the property.

There are several accommodation options near Fallbrook, ranging from hotels to vacation rentals. While we’ll be offering daily transportation to and from the locations mentioned below, you will be responsible for your own accommodations. If you choose to stay at a location not listed below, please do inform us, and we’ll make every effort to arrange transportation for you as well. Please note, parking at the retreat location is limited, so it is important to let us know if special parking accommodations will need to be made for you. 

  • Pala Mesa Resort: Located right in Fallbrook, this resort offers comfortable rooms, a golf course, a swimming pool, and stunning views of surrounding hills. Rooms range from $270-310/night.
  • Pala Casino: Situated approximately 25 miles southeast of Fallbrook in Pala, Pala Casino Hotel offers a range of amenities including a casino, dining options, entertainment, and spa facilities. Rooms range from around $200/night.
  • Pachanga Resort & Casino: Located in Temecula about 16 miles southeast of Fallbrook, this option has a Vegas-style casino along with large, comfy rooms starting at $209/night.
  • EconoLodge Inn and Suite Downtown Fallbrook: Located in the heart of historic Downtown Fallbrook, this is a fantastic option if you’re looking to save a bit on lodging. Rooms range from $150/night.
  • Quality Inn Fallbrook: Just off I-15, this is another budget friendly option with a gorgeous pool and views. Rooms range from $125/night.

  • Friday evening –
    • We will provide appetizers and wine at our evening Meet & Greet. You will be responsible for your larger meals on Friday as you travel.
  • Saturday –
    • We’ll provide both continental breakfast and lunch, with plenty of veggie options for our non-meat or dairy eating friends! You will be responsible for your own dinner. A time to break off from the group and relax or explore the beautiful Downtown Fallbrook for yourself! Our hosts suggest El Parque, a nearby Mexican restaurant with outdoor seating and 14 various craft beers on tap, Estrella’s (Mexican with great Margaritas), Fresco Grill (Fine Italian), Peking Wok (Chinese), and Village Pizza. Don’t stuff yourself too full, though, we will be providing an infused sweet treat dessert later in the evening!    You can also order in and enjoy your meal on the beautiful retreat property!
  • Sunday – 
    • A continental breakfast is on the menu for Sunday morning.  And drinks and snacks for after your nature walk.


What if I don’t use cannabis, but I still want to join?

That’s completely fine with us! Cannabis use is completely optional, nor are we providing it for our guests other than one infused dessert on Saturday night of the event.

Are there day passes available?

Absolutely! Reach out to Rebecca at

Are there age restrictions?

Yes, participants must be at least 21 years of age or older.

Will I have to sign a release or waiver to participate?

Yes. We will email your release forms and all other details in advance. When you arrive, we will coordinate transportation through your mobile number.

What if I can’t make it?

Our refund policy is as follows: 70% refund before 8/31/23, 50% before 9/30/23, No refund after 10/1/23 but you will have credit toward NWA future retreat or course tuition.

Is event insurance available?

Not through NWA. We encourage you to reach out to a reputable insurance agent of your choice should you decide to obtain insurance.

Will you be providing cannabis?

No, but we have partnered with a nearby dispensary that will offer individual sales on site or will be delivered during the retreat. We’re still ironing out the details!

What should I bring/pack?

Come as you are! You may decide to bring along a large water bottle, a journal or notebook, and a yoga mat, though none are required.

Will my food allergies or dietary restrictions be met?

Yes, at registration, you will note any restrictions so that we can accommodate.

I’m a member of the media. Can I attend to cover the retreat?

We’d love to discuss opportunities! Contact Jeff at

How do I sponsor this, and/or upcoming, Natural Wellness Academy Retreats?

We’d certainly love to talk about various sponsorship opportunities! Contact Rebecca at

Meet Your Facilitators

Dr. LindaJoy Rose, a.k.a. Dr. LJ

Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and Academy founder with over 30 years of experience. The author of eight books, she contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and has frequently starred as a Healthy Living Expert on and Tampa NBC affiliate Daytime TV and Bloom TV. As a former director for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, training thousands of therapists worldwide. She also spearheaded a healthy lifestyle retraining program with an Astra-Zeneca Foundation grant at one of the nation’s largest clinics.

Dr. Rose developed her practical and delicious eating philosophy to overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder, which she combined with her background in psychology to launch the Academy’s coaching program. “From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion. I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists.”

Luanne Bond, RN, NC-BC

During my 27 years as a Registered Nurse, I’ve worked in some of the most high-tech, fast-paced, critical care areas of healthcare including ER, Cardiac Cath Lab, and the OR. My experience also extends into areas such as Hospice, Palliative Care, Clinical Trial Drug Research, and Case Management.

However, I have felt deeply in my heart that our healthcare system is broken, constrained by insurance companies, and doesn’t truly promote a healthier society or focus on improving health. To compound the issue, nurses experience severe burnout, the patients are sicker than ever, and there is no time to spend on helping patients learn and understand how to participate in their own wellness journey.

The current reactionary healthcare system we have seems to support a lazy society and quick fixes – favoring prescription pills and procedures over improving a patient’s actual health. Eventually, I decided that it was time to do something about it.

In 2021, the need for a shift was impossible to ignore so I enrolled in a Nurse Coach board certification course in order to really dial in on how to help others change their mindset, feel empowered in their health, and work to prevent feelings like burnout before they cause physical health decline.

Because I get to help my clients, who like me, want to be healthier in all areas of their lives. Trading in a job that left me with nothing to give to myself or others for one that helps clients make noticeable improvements in their lives using methods that feel authentic to me, truly lights up my soul.

However, no single approach is right for everyone, that’s why I founded Bondaventure Wellness and Coaching to tap into the different modalities and principles that combine body, mind, emotion, spirit and environment.

I work with clients in a collaborative process that builds upon their strengths because I believe the client is the expert on their own needs and choices while I nudge them in the direction of what their heart desires.

James Bond

coming soon…

Denise M. Montgomery
Denise M. Montgomery joins the Academy as a faculty in Spiritual Wellness, a role where she can combine her deep knowledge in the spiritual and healing arts with her extensive background in content and consulting.

Denise started her journey with astrology, tarot, guided meditation, lucid dreaming, meditation, channeled material and “new age” emerging wisdom in 1987, when she began casting charts for friends by hand. Additionally, Denise earned an honors BA in psychology and communication arts and an MA in English with an emphasis in creative writing, which paved the way for an eclectic career that took her to Bain Consulting and the American Medical Association in Chicago.

As one of the first instructional designers to define the emerging the field, she worked directly in a small team with design legends Donald Norman and Jakob Nielsen, applying Human-Centered Design principles to usability and motivation in online higher education. She has written and designed online learning experiences and marketing, training, and education for businesses and non-profits of all sizes, including coaches.
Denise has practiced yoga since 1996 and earned White Belt certification in NIA® body-mind-soul movement in 2007. She is a working artist with a clothing line, an active commission business for her multimedia work, and two oracle decks currently in production. She is also an author and editor with more than 25 years of editorial expderience and is the face behind Caston Stone Media, publisher of Me and My Shadow: A Companion to Working with the Golden Emotions Deck.
As a ghostwriter, freelance content producer, book coach, online course design/curriculum design consultant, on Instagram and on YouTube, Denise’s work has been seen by well over 5 million people in the past ten years.
Janlia Riley, CECP, CBCP

Holistic Health & Life Coach, Energy Healing Practitioner, Mentor

Janlia Riley, CECP, CBCP, is an intuitive energy healing practitioner, holistic health and wellness life coach, instructor, and mentor. She specializes in healing underlying core issues and the heart energy and is passionate about personal power and ascension, quantum healing, neuroscience, and energy kinesiology. Janlia believes in the philosophy that everyone and everything is connected and affects each other and through the energy of the vibrational frequencies of our heart, everything exists in pure divine love and abundance. Her focus on healing and personal growth is all about incorporating and integrating our whole body, mind, and spirit through living a holistic healthy lifestyle. Within this philosophy, she also practices and teaches mindfulness, meditation, therapeutic life coaching, mental strength and well-being, holistic health and nutrition, self-love, self-discipline, and empowering the next generation.

Janlia loves helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds worldwide realize their own potential and their own innate healing power through transformative coaching and healing by clearing blockages, imbalances, and misalignments that are root causes of physical, mental, or emotional issues in the body, whether from current daily conditions or past trauma, past life, or from past, current, and future generational issues. Her approach is gentle and efficient, as she has a nurturing compassionate nature and understanding for others while creating powerful tools for clients so they can propel themselves to living a ‘heartful’ life journey filled with loving intentions.

In her years of experience, she has had the wonderful opportunity to help other adults and children, as well as pets and animals, with different issues, such as emotional and mental health problems and physical pain or symptoms. Some examples include digestive issues, chronic neck/back pains, other chronic joints/bone problems, immunity improvement, cognitive/memory and behavioral concerns, chronic pain or illness, brain function improvement, womb/fertility/gestational healing, help with love and relationship, trapped emotions, heart-wall clearing, generational/hereditary issues, organ functioning, clearing success/money/career blockages, addiction correction, mental clarity, alleviate stress/anxiety/depression, PTSD, ADHD, allergies or eating disorders, confidence and voice clarity, abundance and happiness receiving, chakra healing, clearing toxins and pathogens, nutritional deficiency, circuitry functions, brain fog, etc.

Janlia Riley is board-certified and licensed with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, trained under the Natural Wellness Academy and Discover Healing (Emotion Code® and Body Code®), and continues to expand her knowledge and certifications to bring clients faster easier solutions. You can get in touch, book a session with Janlia, or find more information about her services and programs at

Anne Coleman

As a caretaker since childhood, I have over 27 years of experience as a professional healthcare provider. Located in the hill country of Central Texas, I have served more than 70,000 patients as a dental hygienist and a trusted advisor for a diverse, multi-generational population. 

Cannabis was the first step in unlocking the hold abuse and neglect had on me. Through research and education, I’ve expanded my knowledge and achieved a level of wellness I never thought possible. This is what I want for you! 

As a Certified Comprehensive CBD/Cannabis Coach through the Natural Wellness Academy, I specialize in helping you build a holistic program that combines cannabis, lifestyle changes, and complementary plant medicines. Together, we can make small adjustments and improve your results exponentially.

Rebecca Cahill

Mentor Cannabis Coaching

A two-time DARE Essay Award Winner back in fifth grade, I would’ve easily been voted least likely to leave my corporate training career to talk cannabis. Until my own chronic pain was unresponsive to treatments. My story is not unlike many others you will hear as you build your own coaching practice: I suffer from major depression, anxiety, PTSD, fibromyalgia, problematic sleep, migraines, and a chronic knee syndrome that used to render me way too often unable to even get out of bed, let alone complete daily activities, work, and social requirements. Cannabis has significantly improved my own well-being in nearly every aspect of my life, so much so that I’ve devoted my work to it. I am a Certified Cannabis Coach through the Academy, founder of Highly Well Cannabis Coaching, an educator and advocate, and a content enthusiast.

It is my goal to combine my professional background in communication and corporate management and training along with my coaching and cannabis education and experience to provide you with the tools you need to succeed as you incorporate cannabis into your personal wellness and/or the wellness of others. When working with me, you can expect privacy, honesty, empathy, knowledge, and a good sense of humor.

I live in Cleveland, Ohio with my soon-to-be husband, our three dogs, and a ton of plants. When I’m not hustling, I enjoy hiking (we have a beautiful National Park a half hour away, I swear!), reading, rooting for our often-disappointing Cleveland sports teams, and watching all the true crime documentaries.


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