Meet Your Coach

Janet Solie, PA, MS is an integrative health coach and physician assistant who specializes in coaching women in the areas of self-care, mindful eating, cancer survival and challenging life transitions that include recovery from illness and loss. Janet has a health coaching practice in Calabasas as well as a telephone-based coaching practice, HealthCoachAdvantage.com.

Her life dream has been to build a wellness adventure at C Lazy U for like-minded women that focuses on wellness in a beautiful mountain ranch setting and emphasizes a deeper connection with horses. Although not a horse trainer, she believes horses offer us a path for growth and healing. She is based in both Southern California and on-ranch at C Lazy U.

Janet Solie

Cindy on Beau

Cindy on Beau

Karol on Tupelo

Karol on Tupelo

Kathleen on Cooper

Kathleen on Cooper

Kris on Rico

Kris on Rico


Fifty plus years ago, I was fortunate to meet my roomie and future “bestie girlfriend” at Ohio State University. Barbara was a free spirit singer and song writer and I was a parentally-controlled teenager who was never allowed to be free or adventurous except with “paint”.

Last summer Barbara called and suggested we set up a reunion in Granby, Colorado. She wanted to meet at the Women in the Rockies adventure wellness retreat at C Lazy U ranch.  I immediately sent her a check.  After all, who wouldn’t trust their bestie’s judgment?  I had always had a fantasy of riding a horse but the fact that I had never even been up close to these huge animals sent me whirling back to childhood.  “You can’t do that! You are not allowed.”

A few weeks later I spoke with Janet Solie, the founder of Women in the Rockies.  She encouraged me and found lots of reasons why I could do Women in the Rockies.  Janet said, “You can paint!”.   “No,” I said. “I’ll get lost. I’ll lose my way, I don’t even drive a car, because I am so dyslexic!”   Janet said, “We’ll drive you to a great painting spot.”  With each objection and fear I voiced, she proposed a solution.

Needless to say, we arrived at C Lazy U ranch and I loved everything!!  Great Food, New Friendships, Time around the Fire for Branding, S’mores and Singing and especially Cowboy coffee!  And YES I rode my horse, Jane and LOVED her!  I have never felt so proud and free. Also I painted watercolors of the beautiful scenery and all my new friends enjoyed watching the painting process, and loved the final results!!!  Barbara and I had such a great time, we hope to be back next year.

Thank you Women In The Rockies and C Lazy U for such a life-changing wonderful experience!

Christine L.

Fairhope, AL


My week at the Ranch was a turning point for me. I hadn’t focused on just me… in quite a while. With Janet and Trudi’s help… and of course my new girlfriends! ~ I was able to prioritize my emotional and physical health. Mindfulness is now at the center of my life ~ living intentionally! I am eating less and enjoying it SO much more. I will be back! Thank you ladies. Linda, Financial Advisor

Illinois