See what people are saying about their retreat experience:


I had reached a point in my life where I felt “stuck” with my emotions, spiritual connection, relationships, and future direction. Although, I have had therapy in the past, given it’s traditional sense, I was definitely in search of a serious intensive shift to include Spirit that would wake me up.
After reviewing Jana’s web page and speaking with her over the phone, I knew I needed to do the VIP private 1:1 retreat. I remember the excitement in telling myself I deserved this gift!
Through her, I learned I have all the answers inside. There is no where externally to go other than inside. Simple as that! Jana gave me the tools and direction to love myself. Now, I’m able to identify and work through my emotions, draw boundaries in relationships, connect with Spirit, and have a clearer future direction.
Jana stayed connected with me after the retreat and sent me a wealth of resources helping me stay connected to myself from local community organizations, books, music, websites, and documentaries.
In fact, I’m looking forward to attending her annual Florida retreat. The work never ends and I am committed to this path for life!
— Duska, Vero Beach, Florida
 
I just have to say when I went to this retreat I had no expectations. I knew my body, heart & soul were wounded. This by far had given me a greater gift. The person I deserve & want to be. I no longer live in fear & I know I deserve anything & everything I want. If you are broken, sad, tired of what your life is about. Change it, write yourself a new story and start with one of Jana’s retreats.
— Lindsey Schwartz, Seattle, Washington
My Dearest Jana, thanks again for all that you do. When I first met you on that memorable weekend, I was in a deep, dark, sad place in my life and when I left I felt transformed. You opened my eyes, my heart, and my being to all of the amazing possibilities of life. I truly believe I was meant to connect with you in the way that I did, and I will NEVER forget how you helped me to see my true potential. I have a new found love for myself and I look forward to growing that love each day. I thank God for making you and for putting you on my path in life.
“When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars” – Buddha.
— Beth Johnson, New York
It was an honor working with you and teaching yoga at the Carlsbad, CA Emotional Healing Intensive. As a participant and yoga teacher I had the honor of seeing both sides of the event. I saw 19 beautiful souls begin our weekend journey from a space of fear and end our journey from a space of love and self-empowerment. There was such a clear transformation on the face of every single participant, me included. There are not words enough to express the gratitude I have towards Jana for sharing her gifts so graciously, during and after the retreat. I look forward to working with and supporting Jana in future endeavors. Sincerely,
— Charlotte Van Noordt (Certified Chopra Instructor)
Before I attended the ‘Healing the Heart’ retreat, I had what I would consider for me, an emotional breakdown. Besides having struggled with work and my house, one of my coworkers who I used to support, said something to me that hurt me to my core. My immediate reaction was to quit and run. I knew when I found your retreat that is was perfect for where I was in my life. Luckily, there was still space both in the retreat, at the hotel and dog boarding! The universe has been sending me signs and help along the way and I had no idea.
Thank you for your guidance, process and patience. I have never had the type of revelations that I have had since this weekend. I knew all this was inside of me, but I did not know how to harness it. Just the change in thought processes and even repeating my new core beliefs has changed my outlook drastically. I have also been asking myself daily, what would a strong, confident person do? How does little Susie feel?
Finally, I have been intentionally focusing on what I see, as a reflection of me in others and the world. That in itself reveals so much information that prior to this past weekend, I have been blind to. I am really hopeful for this journey and wanted to thank you so much for your program and all your support.
— Susie Marshall, San Diego, CA
My experience with Emotional Healing Retreats was truly life changing! Putting myself first has been a life long battle. I’m quick to help others, but often put myself last and my self esteem and feelings of love for myself and others has suffered. Rebuilding my life after an emotionally abusive divorce has been extremely challenging.

After 2days with Taylor and Jana, I was able to physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually process things and take critical steps towards the next phase of my life.

Taylor is a truly gifted yoga teacher. She offers support and motivation both physically and spiritually. I left her classes feeling strong, confident and clear. Taylor’s energy translates into a positive and peaceful experience that subscribes to the true philosophy of yoga. Her instruction was clear, her touch was excellent and my perception was that even the “newbies” to yoga felt positive and motivated to continue a practice.

Jana offered a strong support system and motherly guidance that was much needed. The love and joy that Jana has for this planet can be felt throughout her sessions. She is a teacher and a guide empowering people to tap into their own power and emotions to make positive change in their life. Knowing that we all have the gifts to change our lives through reflection, meditation and manifestation is the key to a joyful and loving existence.
— Rosalie Brett, New Jersey
 
Before I spent a week with Jana in the VIP private retreat I felt alone. I had a persistent ache within me and a feeling of failure with consuming discouraging thoughts. With my lack of understanding of my emotions and what they were communicating I found myself constantly looking outside of myself for relief (pills, alcohol, affairs). The most valuable thing I learned was that what I was constantly looking for was within me. I was looking in all directions and feeling lost wherein I just needed to re-direct and refocus my thoughts and learn how to connect with the little boy within me. After spending a week with Jana, I feel confident that I have the tools to move forward in a much more constructive and healthy manner. I’ve accepted more of myself and my past and I am committed to using the Emotional Intelligence tools she taught me to continue finding a better version of myself. I’m so thankful for my time with Jana. Her devotion to helping is her gift. I consider her one of the most amazing people I have ever met, she is truly special.
— Todd, Pennsylvania
 
March 13-15 was a life changing weekend. The opportunity to free myself of my pain and learn to forgive, as well as learning from Jana. My sweet beagle passed away in December and the loss of her triggered so many emotions that I fell into a deep depression. I found Jana on the internet and I am so thankful that I had the courage to go to The Emotional Freedom Experience in Carlsbad, San Diego. This experience has changed my life forever…I cannot stop talking about it! I look forward to my transformation and falling in love with ME.
— Colleen Aguirre, Southern California
Before attending the Emotional Healing retreat I was in so much pain. I was depressed, suffering from panic attacks and feeling like the whole world was against me. What I learned was that I am in total control of how I feel, therefore I can change! It’s not the world that was against me, it was ME against me. With Jana’s guidance, I learned the tools to change my thought process, which helps me create a better outcome for troubling situations and become more positive and happy! I learned how to go “within” and get in touch with ME. Jana’s passion and knowledge for what she teaches is inspirational and makes you really want to dig in and learn everything you can from her so that you can repave your path in life. Even after the retreat was over, we were not left to fend for ourselves. Jana is dedicated to helping us continue our practice and offering support at every turn. I am so grateful for her insight and expertise and I now see life in a whole new way. I’m taking care of myself internally and externally and for the first time in a long time, I’m excited about what’s to come. Thank you, Jana!!
— Lisa Knight, San Diego, California
Hi Jana,
I hope this email finds you well.
THANK YOU FOR OUR WEEKEND. I really walked away from it reborn (literally during the breath work, I had very vivid visuals of being reborn). Whoa! Getting to know me again has been a fantastic process! My creativity is off the charts - I had no idea that that my emotional muck was significantly stunting my creativity. My little girl is screaming for me to acknowledge her feelings. I’m happy to report that this week, I’ve been creating things that I haven’t done in years. What a breakthrough!! I am really grateful for the path that you have set. I’m ready to take it on. 😊
— Karen, Arizona
What can I say about Jana and her retreats? It was a chance meeting; I had just read Eat, Pray, Love and I was looking for something more in my life. And I came across Jana retreat in Santa Barbara CA on the internet. I had never been to a ‘retreat’ so I contacted Jana and I liked her instantly. Her warmness and compassion can be felt through the phone. I knew that life had placed this opportunity in front me but I could barely make ends meet….I was so far into credit card debt I knew I could never really afford it. But Jana helped me, she knew that I needed to be there and she showed me a love from a stranger that I never seen before. She changed my life and I am a better woman bc of her. I no longer struggle to pay my bills I live in affluence and it all started with Jana showing me what was possible. I now work as an actress and I attend Jana retreats whenever possible bc she is still helping me grow. I cant say thank you enough to Jana Fleming for helping me change my life:)
— Gaby Eubanks, Los Angeles, California
Hi Jana, I feel so taken care of by you, your emails of support and the tools you have given go beyond any retreat I’ve ever attended. You’re right, the high does evaporate quickly unless one continues to do the work and your messages are such a gentle and loving reminder. I so enjoyed the retreat. Although I’ve done much of the work and continue to do it with my therapist there was healing that took place for me. As I told you on Sunday, you’re very good at what you do and you do it with compassion, honesty and humor. I feel blessed to have had this experience and hopefully, we’ll meet again. Warmly,
— Sandy Hull, San Francisco, CA
What an extraordinary and life-affirming experience! The Private VIP Retreat incorporated meditation, equine therapy, ancient Ayurvedic treatment, inner child work, forgiveness processes, shadow work, hypnotherapy, restorative yoga therapy, and a Native American releasing ceremony all in a way that uniquely met my emotional needs. I am finally able to feel whole, and able to love, accept and cherish myself. This experience was transformative and miraculous! Thank you, Jana, for your authenticity, loving spirit, and peaceful presence throughout the healing journey.
— Kelly B. Cincinnati, Ohio
I had experienced several tumultuous years which triggered such depression and anxiety that I wasn’t functioning. I’d been in therapy before—but knew something deeper and more intensive was necessary if I was going to change my life for the better. I spoke with Jana on the phone for a long time, and decided to take the plunge. Over six months after my one-on-one intensive with Jana, I can say that the experience was life changing!
Jana is upfront about the intense pace and need to be fully committed—she definitely is, and you need to be serious and devoted to improving your life. Sometimes I was in a “class” and receiving instruction about the relationships between the heart/mind/brain/larger universe; at other times, I did yoga, learned to breathe properly (for the first time in my life) and practiced meditation. Throughout, I began the process of working through the pain and trauma that had been holding me back.
You can trust Jana and I had faith that she would help me navigate the painful and traumatic emotions and memories that came up throughout my five-day intensive, and she did, with compassion and optimism. Further, Jana is intuitive, and recognized when I needed to have private time to process and think about what I was learning about myself, about my place in the world, and the experiences which had shaped me. I felt surrounded by love and kindness, and was given the right amount of tough love, too, when I needed it. Without Jana, I don’t believe I could have attained that level of self-acceptance.
Months later, the benefits of my five-day intensive experience continue to emerge. I am practicing new skills of self-care, pausing and reflecting on my thoughts and feelings, and have more confidence. I have changed much of my life, and am open to my own evolution. Jana provides continual support, often reaching out at the perfect time—when I am feeling a little down, or struggling with a problem. Not only would I recommend her program, but I would love to go to another Emotional Healing retreat.
— Christine Matusik, Montana
Jana is instrumental in getting you to realize your inner self at your highest level. She works deeply with the child with-in and also specializes in Shadow work. Jana’s approach is personalized towards your individual growth, She is open,honest and very loving.
I have personally know Jana for over 9 years and am here to tell you my life changed drastically after my first Emotional Healing retreat. I went on to follow a Shamanic path, stay in the present moment and cut emotional cords of the past. While I did the work, I always thank Jana for being a connector from the past to the present.
Because of my Catholic upbringing and I often felt guilt and shame over spending money on myself.. it is the best decision I could have ever made. Love & Honor yourself enough to take this path of freedom in your own life.
— Susana Baptista, San Diego
I had my first private retreat with Jana Wilson when I turned 50 in 2010.
The most important teaching I have learned from Jana is self love. It seems we all start out loving ourselves when we are babies, but somehow through stories we tell ourselves based on early conditioning, that love for myself was somehow broken. I’ve had failures, disappointments, joys, and grief, and I have learned many tools from Jana to put me in a place, finally, of self love. Through Jana’s teachings of emotional intelligence, I have the discipline now to move forward. Most importantly, though , what sets her apart from the others, is, she cares, and has compassion. She has been a true friend through it all, and I thank her profoundly with deep love and gratitude,
— Jill Calvert, Toronto Canada
 
 
AMAZING RETREAT, last weekend. This is the most life changing event that you can attend! I had so much negative emotions in me after the suicide of my father. After the retreat I feel like I have returned to the self that I knew. Thank you Jana Fleming, you are an amazing teacher who is changing lives… you have changed mine!
— Toni Scafidi, Ten Thousand Oaks, California
Words can not express my gratitude! Thank you for having this retreat. I feel so blessed to have met you and EVERYONE this weekend. I woke up today and started with meditation to your voice. My new journey will include daily mediation and a visualization board or two or three =). I started writing in my journal the moment I got to the train station on Friday morning before the retreat even began. This was truly the most amazing experience of my life. I’ve never been so loved and accepted by so many people that I didn’t even know; come to think of it, not even my own family has accepted me so unconditionally. Thank you for introducing me to so many beautiful and inspirational women. Thank you for sharing your unbelievable story with us so openly. Thank you for everything. I really would love to help you as a facilitator at future retreats if you need my help. Please stay in touch. I’ve already told so many other friends about this and I’m sure they will join us next time. Love You!!
— Wida Karin, Orange County, California
Jana, the positive impact that this private retreat has made on my life is priceless. In just a few days I was already feeling happier than I have ever felt! The unique combination of reiki healing sessions, the Ayurvedic treatments and most importantly all the processes that you lead me through has completely changed the way I see the world. I finally feel confident that when the storms of life come I have the tools to make it through with grace. Thank you so much, you are an excellent coach, teacher and mother.”
— Corrie, Dallas, TX
As I start my journey north, I feel full of love for myself and the wonderful women whom I shared the Healing the Heart experience with. You and Lance championed me and coached me, and my life will never be the same and little Barbara is already coming out. My deepest gratitude for helping me see ‘Anything is possible, indeed.
— Barbara, Alaska
I’ve already started meditating daily and am focused on self love. Things got a little tougher for me since my return. In addition to my mother’s condition, I just found out that my father isn’t well (we’re still waiting for a diagnosis following his brain MRI). I know I have the tools now to manage my emotions no matter what comes my way. I want to thank you again for all that you shared this weekend. The journey you lead me through has been incredibly helpful, especially since I finally connected to my inner child and feel at peace with the abuse I suffered during childhood. I now have clarity on my vision and the qualities that will take me there: faith and self acceptance.
Thank you for helping me focus on the gifts along my path. I am full of gratitude.
— Maggie, San Francisco, CA
I have read countless books, watched many documentaries and attended at least a dozen workshops/retreats in my life. After every one of these experiences, regardless of the type (finishing a book, ending a retreat...) that little voice inside me always said “Yeah, this was good/interesting/eye-opening, etc, but...” and the “but” was knowing in my heart that it wasn’t going to stick. Yes, I made progress, took baby steps, if you will. But I knew deep inside things weren’t going to change much.
That changed when I invested in an intense one-on-one retreat with Jana. I truly had multiple breakthroughs. For the first time in my life I knew exactly where I stood, why I was where I was (emotionally, physically, and financially), where I wanted to go, and how to get there. I was also able to finally break the ball and chain of my past baggage. The benefits affected my relationships and spiritual life as well.
Jana is the real deal. She’s 100% genuine and puts her heart and soul into her work. She’s also incredibly well-rounded, experienced, knowledgeable, intelligent, wise, and loving! Her caring was not only evident while I was working with her in Santa Fe, but it continued after I got home with follow-up contacts to check in and make sure I was continuing what she taught me.
One more thing that I love about her is that she calls you on your s#%t!! She is so skilled at what she does (and cares so much about her clients) that she tells it like it is—-out of love.
It’s impossible to exaggerate when I talk about Jana. If you’re looking for somebody to make you feel good by telling you what you want to hear, go to someone else. But if you’re ready to make dramatic changes in your life, and you’re willing to work at it, and you truly want that little voice inside to tell you “This time it worked”, look no more.
— George Xouris, North Carolina
Jana,
Before I came to Santa Fe and worked with you there were days I was crippled with anxiety. Now, it’s hard to fully describe the incredible shift I’ve experienced since my trip. I feel like a have a new lease on life. I’m wearing a new set of lenses and things have never been more clear. I am inspired every day by the power of simply focusing on the good. I used to get up every day and think, “Oh no, another day! “ Now, I wake in gratitude for the day ahead of me. And on the days it doesn’t come so naturally, I come back to the present moment and use the tools you taught me. Sure, I still have moments of disappointment or distress, but they are short-lived and I process those moments in a more healthy and rational way. I have love for myself. True love. It’s not forced. It’s natural. I’ve never felt that love before. In the past, any moment of self-compliment was laced with a laugh or guilt. Now I am free to appreciate myself for all that I am, every degree.
I make a conscious effort to tell myself I’m beautiful, talented, and smart.
I’ve heard feedback back from others since I returned home. The shift is visible and palpable.
I can truthfully say I feel better than I have in a very very long time. I am eternally grateful for my time with you!
xo allie
— Allison C.