About This Center

De-stress your mind and body through life-changing retreats, workshops and events which give you time to Relax - Renew - Restore. Reconnect with "Self" and others. What's on your Bucket List?  Offering worldwide retreats,  workshops, and events to meet your needs: Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Drama Therapy, and Improv. Do you prefer to attend Women or Men Only, Co-Ed, or Couples Events? Rejuvenate your mind and body. Become centered to promote peace from within and a return to your well-being. Quiet your mind, escape every day craziness, and lean into different experiences. Simply breathe in a new breath of life. The relationship built between an attendee. their peers,  and the leaders, is an essential aspect of exploring your feelings about our “self” and our mind & bodies at each event.

The Brave Heart Workshop leaders have a passion for holistic health and wellness, and desire to share their passions for adventure, nature and self-care practices with those attending these life-changing events. Brave Heart Workshops selects leaders that are trained and experienced in these various areas of expertise. 

Renew. Restore. Reconnect. Jill is incredibly organized, calm, & compassionate. Her primary goal, is to make every event she plans, run with precision. Comfort & no stress for her guests is most important, & she is just tons of fun! Mary T; Therapist

Venue Highlights

Brave Heart Workshop retreats/workshops, offer leadership & connection experiences that equips you to be fully present and at peace with yourself in Body and Mind. Cultivate transforming personal growth, insight, self-love and wellness.
These intimate retreat/workshops are experiences for wellness seekers who are looking to heal, get tools to create healthier relationships, connect with others, and enjoy spending time in nature. Create deep transformation, change and connection! All events are at awesome, nourishing and inspiring retreat centers with scenic views.
Do you desire balance, tranquility and wellness in your life?
Discover Freedom From Life’s Burdens with a Retreat or Workshop Focused On You!
We keep our event attendance at a minimum of 10-18 people to enhance more connection with "self", attendees, and leaders.

•Enhance yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices to calm your soul and deepen your spirituality
•Offers an intimate space for growth individually and as a group with like-minded people to build community
•Creates the power of community by sharing story and "unburdening" the burdens in your lives
•Encourages self-study, and individual space to connect with “Self”, presenting platforms of transformation in body, mind & spirit
•Provides excursions to unique points of interest, shopping and dining out
•Dive into a relaxing wellness and growth experience creating an unforgettable experience


All events are at awe-inspiring settings which will provide a peaceful and unspoiled backdrop for healing your burdens.
All our events are at either retreat centers, villas or private rental homes. Each location is unique, serene, and offer tranquility. Most venues have swimming pools, are close to either a beach or a mountain range depending on the location.
We offer Singles and Double accommodations at the majority of the venues, Triples at a view Venues.
Each event page will list in detail the type of accommodations at that event site.
Each Venue may have variances in their amenities and menu offerings. Each event page will list those offerings at that location.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Options include
•Gluten Free
•Dairy Free
We want our attendees to experience our retreats feeling better and more equipped with tips and nutritional techniques to take home that will help enhance their wellness in 2020. We’re happy to accommodate dietary requirements to the best of our abilities depending on food selections in the region of the events. Many meals can be prepared gluten and/or dairy free, vegetarian and vegan. We’ll also be providing juices and/or juicing ingredients for anyone who would like a smoothie as an energizing boost. Equal parts of activity, relaxation, restoration, connection, and rejuvenation. Our days will focus on replenishing and calming the chaos of the mind, balancing the spirit, and nourishing your body with healthy organic meals.


Brave Heart Workshops in located in Branson West, MO and the nearest airport is Springfield, MO
Each event page will feature Which Airport to fly into as well.

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Karen Zanfardino   January 28, 2020

      Brave Heart Review

    When Jill first encouraged me to attend a Brave Heart retreat my automatic response was that of anxiety and the belief this concept was not in the parameters of my comfort zone. As I witnessed Jill‘s passion and anticipation of the upcoming retreat and more information was presented I reconsidered. Maybe that is what I must do- step outside the parameters of my comfort zone. I began to feel that was exactly what I needed to do in order to pursue a different avenue of healing trauma - one I hadn’t explored before- drama therapy. The idea of getting up in front of a group of people and working through my issues was frightening at first. Immediately there was a camaraderie with the other women. I felt completely safe and comfortable to share parts of my story. I was so moved with the kindness, compassion, and support that my inhibition dissipated being in such accepting environment. I had a sense of belonging and felt a freedom to open up in ways I have never imagined before. The atmosphere was so comfortable relaxed and welcoming. I felt such a privilege to have Dr. Laura Wood as facilitator. Both Dr. Wood and Jill are gifted communicators with extraordinary level of compassion and intuitive caring that provided me a process to move toward healing while also feeling safe. That experience was profound for me. The next year there was no hesitation to sign up. I was excited about continuing unraveling the the layers of trauma. Being at the retreat enabled me to take my health and wellness to a higher level and equip me to empower myself to make some powerful changes in my life. I totally endorse the professional and integrity of Jill Reynolds. With her depth of concern and care for others wellness she brings a high level of experience to succeed in the event she plans.

  • Carol Rambo   January 24, 2020

      Overcoming Copendency

    Although I was not totally convinced I needed to attend a Brave Heart Workshop, I went to be with and support my daughter. I came home a different person, having recognized my codependency issues and was given tools to help me change. This change has been permanent! Jill Reynolds knows how to put a workshop together from beginning to end and she made my experience one of lasting value. Brave Heart Workshops have amazing wellness retreats that change lives. I highly recommend everyone attend these retreats.

  • Dorothy Yarrington   January 23, 2020

      Insightful learning experiences

    Both Of the Brave Heart Workshops I attended were great experiences for me, opening up a door to some issues from my past I was unaware of before. It was challenging, but one of the most enlightening opportunities of my life! I discovered the root of my trauma and was able to take home what I learned in the workshop and fully heal, conquer my fears, and confront major obstacles in my life. I learned about my strength, my desires, my needs, and my true authentic self. I am now a social worker and therapist practicing from a place of solidarity, clarity, and a grounded foundation. I found my voice and my freedom. I feel so blessed, grateful, inspired and hopeful that others can do the same through Jill’s workshops.

  • Lonnie Sommer   January 21, 2020


    I have attended two Brave Heart Workshops — an incredible experience both times. Jill has so much experience with different modalities of personal wellness, which makes her retreats so successful. I have personally enjoyed the drama therapy workshop weekends- which have brought much clarity and freedom to my own journey. Jill has a heart and a passion for wellness in body, mind, and spirit, coupled with the skills to make these workshops run efficiently. She balances therapeutic story and body-work with time and space for effective rest, reflection, and rejuvenation.

  • Ada Wu   January 21, 2020

      Amazing workshop!

    Last July, I had the pleasure of attending one of the Braveheart Workshop retreats held in Nashville, Tennessee. The organizer was Jill Reynold. The facilitator was Dr. Laura Wood. It was a great experience. I got to experience Drama Therapy. It was an unforgettable experience, truly. Not only did I get a chance to visit Nashville, the city of music, but also, and more importantly, I got to experience Drama Therapy and heal my childhood traumas. Jill was super responsible and caring. She helped to arrange hotels, flights, transportation, meals and took us to concerts. She had an eye to discover talents. Because Dr. Wood was one of the most intuitive and skilled therapists as I discovered over the course of the weekend. The healing work was transformative and fun at the same time. The combination of performance and healing really made it much less intimidating and more spontaneous. I truly enjoyed the workshop and recommends it to anyone who has an interest in personal healing or psychology in general.

  • Sally Levy   January 21, 2020

      It's a nice weekend

    So do you have something getting in your way? Well work through it with psycho drama therapy. With a trained therapist guiding you. Check it out ! I did twice! Maybe a third???

  • Colleen Dohr-O'connor   January 20, 2020

      Brave Heart Workshops Breakthough Healing

    Brave Heart Workshops. Jill kept encouraging me to attend a weekend retreat. I had some trepidation, not fully knowing what it was about. In addition, i was not in a place where i had enough money to go. Jill provided me a partial scholarship that allowed me to go. The weekend was such a breakthrough - truly Life Changing! For all ages - I am in my 50’s, and my healing journey catapulted onto an entirely new & powerful path. Colleen O

  • Jeremy Sublett   January 20, 2020


    Brave Heart Workshops showed up at such a crucial time in my life and made an incredible impact I will never forget. Jill puts together a wonderful program. I can’t say enough.

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