Heart + Sol Adventures, LLC is a passion-driven company run by women for women. We believe in the immense power of women-only travel to transform lives. When we are among women in a similar phase of life, we can be truly authentic and feel fully supported. A deep understanding exists of ourselves and each other that allows a beautiful, compassionate community to be created, one that forms quickly but lasts a lifetime.
Our mission is to create the space, programs, and experiences for this magic to happen. You just need to show up with an open heart and mind.
Heart + Sol Adventures offers experiences like domestic/international travel, retreats and outings centered around mid-life women. Things change as we settle into this part of our lives. Perhaps the hustle and bustle of raising small children is behind us, perhaps we are transitioning to empty-nesting. Or perhaps the focus has shifted away from building a career. Whatever changes are occurring, we seek meaning and new direction in our lives. We begin to see our lives and the world differently, through a lens of wisdom and experience.
We want to expand and embrace life in our own right. It’s at this stage we are able to let go of old beliefs and patterns with a renewed commitment to ourselves and living our lives with peace, joy and courage. It is our passion to bring opportunities for mid-life women to explore this stage and go boldly forward into the life they were meant to live. Wondering if you’re considered mid-life? Check out our FAQs for more information.
Greta + Dianna
We met in law school many years ago and hit it off immediately. Both of us had young sons and each was crazy enough to have a baby during law school. Although life got in the way over the years, we connected again a few years ago as if the universe delivered this friendship at the exact right moment in our lives. Thank you, universe!
When we reconnected we had both been recently divorced, sold our homes, and were yearning for a new start. And that’s exactly what we did! We started living life to the fullest by saying yes to new adventures and people, committing to an active lifestyle and continued growth, and leading our lives with compassion and optimism.
Greta Kjos is a published author (I am the Ocean: A Memoir of Motherhood, Mental Health and Coming Home to Myself), speaker and workshop facilitator, certified life and leadership coach at www.gretakjos.com (International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited school), certified mindfulness and Reiki II (energy healing) practitioner, Ahimsa School of Sound Healing graduate (studying the benefits of sound healing), former attorney and corporate executive, and a group travel leader with Intrepid Travel. She stays active and grounded through earthing, swimming, hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, meditation and traveling the world. Her passion is to help women rediscover their own power and see the joy and ease that comes from living an authentic life. Greta brings her powerful workshops, insight and coaching to each adventure. She has three children, five awesome grandchildren and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her dog, Gabby.
Dianna is an attorney, a Human Resources Vice President, and a certified yoga teacher with a passion for adventure. She’s a huge believer in the power of yoga and meditation to transform the body, mind and soul and is excited to share her practice as part of Heart + Sol Adventures. In addition to yoga, Dianna stays active with hiking, biking, paddle boarding and kayaking and finds beauty in off-the-beaten-path locations. She wants all women to know that these transformational experiences are available to them, even if they’ve never stepped onto a yoga mat or put on a pair of hiking boots before. She has two adult sons, a daughter-in-law and three grand puppies, and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
How It All Began
We began our ascent to the top of the Mount Batur volcano at 3am with ten of our travel partners and 500+ other adventurers all seeking the famous sunrise over Bali. As we all traversed single file up the mountain, flashlights and headlamps created a magical glittering path both ahead and behind us. It was in that moment of awareness that we realized that we were part of something truly special. We were no longer just individuals but a collective on a common mission.
The night time hike took about three hours and while a bit challenging physically we remained energized. At the summit, we joined our fellow seekers facing the horizon. The collective energy was beautiful, empowering, and wonderfully peaceful. We took our seats on the mountain’s edge and as the sun began to rise over the horizon, we sat in utter awe and gratitude as we witnessed the most magnificent sunrise we’d ever seen.
Mission + Values
A little about our name, Heart + Sol Adventures. We aren’t just about amazing travel. At the core we aspire to provide women an opportunity to be present with their heart and soul, allowing personal growth and expansion through experiencing the world. The word “Sol,” a Latin word meaning “the sun personified,” is important because it reflects the power of the sun in our own lives and travel. That sunrise experience in Bali became the foundation for including Sol in our name and led us to commit to an amazing Signature Sol Event during each of our travels.