Spiritual Wellness Retreat
February 23-25 2024
Experience Natural Wellness Academy’s Spiritual Wellness Retreat in picturesque Fallbrook, California, just inland from San Diego!
Prepare to embark on a journey of elevated education, enlightening experiences 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, 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!
Attendance limited to 45
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.
Also available at this retreat is a Fast Track Cannabis Educator Certification.
(Attend the 4 optional Canna-Ed workshops with supplemental home study)
For more info contact: Rebecca@
- Meet, Greet, and Check Out The Retreat!
- We’ll welcome you to Bondaventure’s stunning location, for an evening gathering including appetizers, wine, and soft drinks. Rebecca will lead a Contemporary Culture Trivia and other games with prizes and we’ll spend some time getting to know each other!
Saturday and Sunday:
- Group events
- Continental Breakfast each morning
- Lunch and Snacks included
- (Dinner Saturday night we will have a Food Truck take our orders!)
- Personal Healing with Energetic Kinesiology
- Nature Therapy Guided Hike
- Guided Intention Meditation with Rock Painting Craft
- “Bond Fire” featuring entertainment, music, dancing, and a raw dessert demo with Dr. LJ.
- Wine Tasting with Food Pairing (Sunday afternoon – optional)
You get to choose between 2 workshops in each time slot!
Choose A or B in each of the time slots
(We will send you a detailed schedule as we get closer to the event but all of these classes and workshops are programmed.)
A. Law of Attraction with Mind Mastery
Karma, Intuition and Synchronicity
Reincarnation and Regression Workshop
Energy Body, Chakras and Soul Planes
B. Intro to Medical Cannabis – The Endocannabinoid System
Delivery Systems – work/playshop
Terpenes, Cannabinoids and CBD – work/playshop
How to Grow and Cultivate — a Walk and Learn Experience
Single Weekend Pass
SAVE 20% on Early Bird Special pricing through 12/15/23: $395.00
After 12/15/23: $495.00
Group of 2+
SAVE 15% on Early Bird Special pricing through 12/15/23: $375.00/person
After 12/15/23: $445.00/person
NWA Students & Alumni
SAVE $145 on Early Bird Special pricing through 12/15/23: $350.00
After 12/15/23: $425.00
Ask us about Individual Day Passes. Email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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* for those that wish to partake)
- 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:
- Meals as noted in “Meals” information
- Transportation to and from the airport
- OPTIONAL: Sunday afternoon wine and food pairing experience
* 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.
If you’d like assistance in arranging your travel, we’ve partnered with Kathy at Sugar Pine Travel who is thrilled to help with flights, cars, and hotels! She can be reached at (858) 800-2323.
Link to: https://sugarpinetravel.com/
There are several additional 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.
Are there day passes available?
Absolutely! Reach out to Rebecca at email@example.com.
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?
There is a $75 non-refundable deposit. We understand life happens, and we agree to return any payments less the $75 deposit if cancellation is made on or before 2/21/24. For last minute cancellations after 2/22/24, all deposit and payments to NWA will be considered non-refundable.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 eHow.com 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.
Denise M. Montgomery
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.
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 www.HeartfulLiving.today.
Lizy Maratea is an Academy graduate and the creator of Full Spectrum Compassionate Coaching, which offers cannabis education and protocol development, as well as guidance on mindfulness, medicated movement, and mindset management for fostering sustainable growth toward autonomy and homeostasis.
At the age of three, she was diagnosed with a degenerative connective tissue disorder (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). Having managed her chronic pain with the aid of cannabis for over 20 years, Lizy has spent the last 10+ years actively educating others on the science and benefits of cannabis and holistic healing. As a former medical cannabis dispensary employee, she helped hundreds of patients acquire their medicine for a wide variety of afflictions. She also years of experience developing and teaching various forms of medicated yoga to anyone with a lick of interest in learning.
As a trauma-survivor, Lizy gains the most energetic exchange from helping others who also suffer from PTSD to regain/achieve a safe and secure sense of Self through the mind-body connection. Lizy is also a writer, artist, nature-based educator, and children’s yoga instructor. She enjoys reading, music, cooking, and adventuring outdoors with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
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.