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Aligning with Autumn:
A Mindfulness Retreat

Saturday, October 14th (New Moon) 10am-7pm

Begin your integration of mind, body, and spirit to let go and make room for what you want to cultivate this season

Early Bird pricing ends September 14th!

Limited to 12 spots!



Come together in community to welcome the fall season and new moon, both of which are an opportunity to harvest the benefits from what we have cultivated, reflect inwardly, and let go in order to create space for what is to come. It is a time to be present and enjoy the process of change and creative transformation as we enter into a different phase of the year.



The Zen Barn at the White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat

131 Mulberry Dr.

Stanardsville, VA 22973

Join Victoria Bryant, Kacey Wilson, and David VanDerveer at Aligning with Autumn, on October 14th at the beautiful White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat which is located on 25 acres full of nature and wildlife among quirky, fun, and unique structures. Our intention is to bring people together in community to welcome the fall season and the new moon for the opportunity to harvest the benefits of what we have cultivated, reflect inwardly, and let go in order to create space for what is to come.
Join us on this journey in experiencing the following to end the day refreshed, renewed, and ready for the next phase of the year:

🪷 Opening circle and intention setting

🧘‍♀️ Pranayama (breathwork and life energy work) and Yoga (union of mind, body, and spirit through asanas / poses and movement)

🍁 Guided Elemental Meditation: Connect to the forces of earth, fire, water, and air through visualization and physical awareness of the body

🗣️ ❤️ Authentic Relating for Conscious Connections: engage in interpersonal activities and exercises in an intentional way for optimizing uncovering what is most true to each individual and learn tapping into the present moment can create the opportunity to build deeper connections

🌲📔Reflective Journaling: Enjoy some guidance around topics related to the fall season and what it represents in your life as we take the opportunity to go inward and find a space in nature at the White Lotus to take time to reflect and look inwardly

🥗 Ayurvedic Seasonal Lunch and Dinner (vegan/gf options)

🌙 Cacao Ceremony and Sound Bath: Integrate the day's lessons and explorations with a ritual of sharing this beautiful heart opening medicine as we express gratitude and allow our bodies to relax into the sound bath journey to come full circle and finish our journey together for the day

If this is something that resonates with you and you know someone who would enjoy and benefit from this experience, please share it with them! It would be much appreciated. Thanks!

LODGING: Turn this into an opportunity to unplug, unwind, and get away for the weekend! Check out our lodging options at


Crow's Nest
Zen Suite
Suite Maharaja
Bali Suite
Shire Suite
Shire Suite
The Zen Barn and White Lotus Amenities
The Solarium
The Yacht
The Sauna

Meet Your Facilitators

Victoria Bryant

Victoria is an educator, dancer,  performing artist, and the event manager at the White Lotus. Victoria has hosted a number of events that promote connection, reflection, and creativity among participants, such a Aligning with Autumn: A Mindfulness Retreat. She finds that setting intention through ritual and presence, one can more clearly experience truth and connection. She received her certification in facilitating laughter yoga therapy through Dr. Kataria's program. She is a member of Charlottesville's Bent Theatre Comedy Improv group and Bad Hat Fire Troupe.

David VanDerveer

David is the founder and architect of the White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat.  He began his journey exploring mindfulness and meditation as a student of Swami Satchidananda at Yogaville 30 years ago.  David maintains a daily meditation practice which has helped him stay clear, focused, and tap into his creativty so he can create the White Lotus. He has taught both yoga and meditation and has been a professional juggler and performing artist for 25 years.   His love for connecting with others and hearing everyone's unique story has inspired him to travel to over 40 countries.

Kacey Wilson

Kacey is a doctoral trained psychotherapist and integrative wellness coach. She began her journey working in mental health over a decade ago at Harvard, where she spent 5 years studying the intersection of the History of Science, Psychology, Religion, Prevention Science, and Developmental Counseling.  She also studied and taught Yoga and Ayurveda at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is committed to guiding others towards peace and presence, providing a nurturing space that encourages self-discovery, compassionate inquiry, and integration.​

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