Written Raves


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“I’ve done a lot of personal development work over the past years, and the Inner Journey was one of the most powerful experiences of my life!  I walked away tremendously empowered and energized,  and immediately set to work on accomplishing my life goals with  confidence and commitment.

I will always be thankful to the IJ team for the support, energy, and love they selflessly gave to me  in order to help me take the final steps out of pain and suffering and solidly onto my new life path.”                                                 

MeiMei Fox, New York Times bestselling author & blogger: Adventures with twins


“Michael and Neelama have appeared as teachers on11953020_10153065769029117_3827576054488526672_n The Shift Network. We’ve both participated in the Inner Journey Intensive and have personally benefited from working with these two gifted facilitators who lead with compassion and wisdom.

Their work is truly liberating!”

 Stephen Dinan, CEO: The Shift Network                                      

Devaa Haley Mitchell, Co-Founder: The Shift Network



“The Inner Journey Intensive was life changing!  I’ve syed-amiryattended many seminars, but this is the best seminar I’ve ever taken, as nothing has ever opened my heart and soul like this. It so quickly goes to the two most important things in our lives: Love and Connection. Because it has made such a profound difference in my life, I encourage my patients and friends to attend.  

Dr. Syed A. Amiry – Dermatologist, VA



“The Inner Journey work has taught me 374c05f-1how to achieve my best life and reach my full potential including very strong relationships and a successful career. I’ve learned how to be present and grateful in moments of stress, pain, and fear. This work has helped me to embrace both “good” and “bad” in conscious ways so   I can see opportunities and growth, even in challenging situations.”                    

Jill Hinrichs ~ Designer & Trainer: Groupon



Bill head shot copy“What I have learned and experienced through the Inner Journey has enriched my life in more ways than I can name. Nearly 15 years since I first participated in the I.J. Intensive, not a day goes by without me drawing on Inner Journey tools and insights, whether in working with myself or with others. When I count my blessings, the Inner Journey and its people are right at the top of the list.”

Bill – Leadership Trainer- Chapel Hill, NC



“At the Inner Journey, I came in touch with a partChristina Profile of myself that allows the flow of  intuition, higher power, compassion, and femininity. After the intensive, I was able to release the “having to do it all on my own” mentality and have been able to let others contribute to me.  This shift has made possible the formation of my new business, and most importantly, a new relationship and marriage to the man of my dreams! The effects of the Inner Journey and its community continue to influence and enrich my life every single day.”  

Christina Baldwin – Realtor – Arlington, VA



image001Being in the in the adult education business, I can attest to the commitment it takes to make a difference.   That, in itself is a blessing! Inner Journey has truly showed me that we can see the world in a different light, that we can be inspired, and that we can find real happiness and peace on our terms. I am  forever grateful for being part of the IJ network.

Stephen Shivkumar, President:  Building Blocks Training Inc. ~ Ottawa, Canada


“As a refugee kid who 10171912_10152027498176517_7171257038865200161_nresided in different countries and
was uprooted several times,  I suffered from PTSD.  It’s a miracle, I have re-found myself with the help of this work. The Inner Journey gave me unconditional love, understanding, courage and built my confidence to be myself.  I feel like the IJ family not only made me aware that I have wings, but have also taught me how to fly. Therefore, I am soaring!”

Durkhanai Ranzooryar-Sherdel – Wellness Coach – Chantilly, VA



“I’ve “worked’ with — if you can call it something as mundane as working with — Michael and Neelama, both individually and through Inner Journey, for over ten years. The first several years were, especially, in a word, life-altering! I’d say without reservation that my work, my relationships, and my appreciation for life have been transformed for the better because of their loving guidance, and the Inner Journey work.”

Jack Gescheidt – Photographer  
Founder of The TreeSpirit Project – San Geronimo, CA

“I can honestly say that my Inner Journey 1_4720_Lourme_635363942077851709experience transformed my life. In a container of complete safety and unconditional love, I was able to connect with my true self for the first time and begin to acknowledge and heal past wounds. 

Michael and Neelama are  brilliant, intuitive, compassionate and loving beings- qualities which foster their unique ability to help others heal, grow, and move forward in their lives.”

Susan Lourme – MA, MFT – Petaluma, California




“Michael and Neelama gave my former partner and I the perspective we needed to approach the end of a major relationship in a constructive way. By understanding ourselves and the dynamics between us, we were able to deconstruct blame and be grateful to have met each other. Rather than gaining an enemy, I retained a life-long friend.”
Stephen P - Computer Programmer - Bethesda, MD