The Boss Healers Brigade

A 12 week course + coaching group designed to give you the support team and life skills you need to heal from physical and/or mental illness like a boss. Facilitated by certified life coach, yoga teacher, chronic illness survivor, and healing badass Noelle Janka. 


the Gist

There's more than one way to experience living with a chronic illness but a lot of us have a hard time with it, for a long time, because we're consumed with worries - about seeing the right doctor, about money, and  keeping up with responsibilities.

That's so normal, but when the worries are in charge, it's hard to hear what your heart and your body are telling you. Overtime you can become very disconnected from your massive well of inner wisdom. (If you're like, "what inner wisdom?" I hear you. I've been there.)

Living with this disconnect, with the mind, heart and body all on different pages, is what can make chronic illness feel like such a struggle. 

Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way.  By bringing the heart, body, and mind into alignment you can experience WAY less struggle and live a life you love while having a chronic illness. That's how I define healing. 

And that's what the Boss Healers Brigade (BHB) is all about. It's an opportunity to get aligned, in a group of people who get the struggle but want to have a more empowered relationship with their illness. 

Think of BHB as a cross between a really good chiropractic adjustment, a great yoga class, and the best birthday party you've ever had. You're gonna leave feeling PRETTY good. 

the goods

As a boss-healer-in-training, you'll get tools to see when your mindset is getting in your way so you can turn your attention back to what your heart and body are telling you. With that, mindfulness practices, visioning exercises, and the support of a small coaching group, you'll be able to consistently take action that furthers your goals – in health, career, relationships, and more.  

Armed with skills to align your actions with what's in your heart, you will

  • love (all of) yourself more
  • strengthen your emotional resilience
  • feel extra excited to be alive
  • focus your energy on what’s going to help you heal the most, and
  • experience a whole new sense of ease and calm in even the craziest moments in your healing journey. 
  • All of this will give you a foundation to be more successful in scoring life goals around career, finances, creative endeavors and more. 

principles of this program

  • You can have fun and play while you're healing. It doesn't have to be all sad and serious. 
  • Everything is better with support. ❤️
  • Being a successful healer means doing what you say you'll do with grace, and telling the truth when you don't.
  • Bullshit-free is the way to be. It's important to clear out the things that aren't serving you. 
  • You already have everything you need to heal fully, and when you forget, I'll be here to remind you. 
Photo by Chris Barbalis 

Photo by Chris Barbalis 

I feel healthier emotionally, things don’t feel so desperate or overwhelming and I’m feeling less and less of a need to “fix” myself/my illnesses and instead hold space for all that’s happening right now and move from a place of integrity. I’ve learned how valuable it is to have a vision as a way to keep myself oriented to what I truly care about. This has helped me stay committed to my rediscovered love for paint and poetry as healing agents and sources of pleasure...Prioritizing joy and pleasure has been a revolutionary experience for me!
— Rachel S., Group Coaching Participant

You'll know this program is right for you if: 

  • You're tired of being sick and/or in pain. 
  • You're over doing this alone. 
  • You'd rather be dancing or playing outside. 
  • You're ready for things to get easier. 
  • You're willing to get a little uncomfortable in the name of healing fully. 

What you'll get: 

  • A mindfulness practice - I’ll teach you a new tool or breath-work exercise each month and you’ll have support to keep you in the game.
  • Tools for tuning into your body’s wisdom and deepening your mind-body connection
  • Clarity on the grand vision and what you’re healing for
  • Insight on what your internal dragons are and tools for slaying them*
  • Support - from me, participants in the program, and the support team you're going to build
  • New friends who really get where you're coming from
  • Love and respect for yourself and your body so when people tell you you’re an awesome sexy beast, you’ll really believe them
  • MORE JOY, ease in your healing, and a new sense of excitement about your life. < A direct result of increased self-love!

*The truth is that we can’t actually slay our internal dragons but we can vastly diminish their power. 🐲 


Your Fearless Leader 

Photo by Nancie Koenigsburg

Photo by Nancie Koenigsburg

I'm Noelle and I created this program because I want you and everyone on a healing journey to have the tools to heal fully with ease and grace. Specifically, I want to give you practices to heal your mind and soul so you can heal your body in a whole new way and have more fun while you're doing it!

I'm a life coach, yoga teacher, organizer, and student of energy medicine. I've been recovering from Lyme disease and associated conditions for more than 15 years. I'm feeling WAYYYY better these days and I attribute it to my mindfulness practice, hiring a coach, practicing gratitude, strengthening my intuition, and relearning how to play.

I currently live in the village of Shelburne Falls in Western Massachuestts. I really like dogs, Pema Chodron, gluten-free pancakes, and singing Karaoke. More about me and my story here

I have really loved the open-heart space that’s created on each of the coaching calls. The way Noelle has created a safe and loving container for us to really come as we are, bring our full selves, and learn with humility, trust, vulnerability, openness, and care. I have so much enjoyed watching my fellow Spoonies getting coached and the ways they show up with so much truth and wisdom. I’m so lucky to get to be present for that and learn from/with them.
— Ash T., Non-binary queer community organizer living with rheumatoid arthritis, Group Goaching Participant

The Course:

This is an online program run on the Zoom video conference platform. Individuals with unreliable internet will be able to join by phone but the preference is always to see your beautiful face. 

Live lesson calls will be held twice a month on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Eastern* starting on October 4th and ending December 20. (All dates listed in the Register section below.)


Lesson Topics: 

Photo by kosal ley 

Photo by kosal ley 

  • Establishing a Mindfulness Practice
  • Minding the Mind
  • Envisioning A Life You'd Love
  • Building a Support Network 
  • The Language of Healing and Abundance
  • Tuning In To the Body's Wisdom 


You will be asked to:

  • Meditate at least 5 minutes a day. I’ll show you how.
  • Keep a daily gratitude journal. 
  • Read handouts and complete writing assignments. 
  • Be as committed to your buddy as you’d love them to be committed to you.
  • Show up to all group coaching calls, on time, to the best of your ability.
    • If you need to attend from bed, that’s okay!

3 Ways to Participate: 

1. Boss Healers Brigade with group coaching - $200/month

Includes live lesson calls + Group Coaching + Private Facebook Group

Sign up before 9/15/17 to get the early bird price of $200/month. Full price: $300/month.

The coaching group will meet twice a month for 90 minutes, on the Wednesdays between the lesson calls, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. 

The coaching group will be 10 people or less and will give you an opportunity to get support when you get stuck or if you're having trouble implementing what you're learning in the live lesson calls. Not everyone will get coaching in every session but you will be invited to participate by sharing what you're learning from your peers' coaching. 

Everyone will be assigned a buddy in the program. You'll be asked to connect with your buddy by phone or text at least once a week but short daily check-ins are encouraged.


    2. Boss Healers One-on-One - $350/Month 

    Includes live lesson calls + Private Facebook Group + Individual coaching

    Instead of the coaching group, you will meet with me for 45 mins twice a month. Coaching sessions will be scheduled separately. 


    3. Boss healers Lessons only - $60/Month

    Join the live calls (or get recordings afterwards), work on the material at your own pace, and join the Facebook group to ask questions and connect with others. No coaching is included in this option but I will be available to answer questions in the Facebook group. 


    Not sure which option to pick? 

    Set up a time to talk to me here and we'll decide together!



    There are some scholarships available for the group coaching option. To apply, send an email to with the subject line "BHB Scholarships" and include some information on yourself and why you'd like to be part of the Boss Healers Brigade. 


      This will allow you to register for the program and make your first month's payment to secure your spot. November and December will be billed separately.