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Video credit: Mark Leisher  Performers: Victoria Bryant and David VanDerveer



Come together in community to co-create experiences and collaborate in a variety of activities that promote reflection, connection with the self and other, fun, creativity, and nourish our body, mind, and spirit.



Our activities and flow of the weekend will center around the significance of the full moon during the winter season and what it represents in our lives. What brings us light and warmth in a time where the days are shorter and the environment is colder? How can we harness the power of the light the moon reflects back at us to illuminate all the possibilities and wonders in our lives?



Friday, February 3rd (5pm) through Sunday, February 5th (1pm)



The Zen Barn at the White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat

131 Mulberry Dr.

Stanardsville, VA 22973



Intention setting, opening and closing circles

Meditation, yoga, sound healing, cacao ceremony, therapeutic drumming workshop, art, reflective journaling, improv games, authentic relating for interpersonal connection, fire dance performance 

Friday evening vegetarian potluck dinner with socializing and connecting by the fire

Vegetarian meals provided by the White Lotus Staff, Botanical Fare, and Milan




Retreat Activities and Meals

  • $125 base price for each attendee for all the activities and meals

Friday evening - Sunday afternoon (room not included)


Retreat + Lodging Options


  • $350 for all activities and meals for one person + 2 nights in the Crow's Nest BOOKED! 

  • $410 for all activities and meals for one person + 2 nights in the Zen Suite (dual occupancy - one queen bed ) BOOKED!

  • $410 for all activities and meals for one person + 2 nights in Suite Maharaja (dual occupancy- one queen bed) BOOKED!

  • $410 for all activities and meals for one person + 2 nights in Bali Suite (dual occupancy- one king bed) BOOKED!

  • $500 for all activities and meals for one person + 2 nights in Shire Suite (dual occupancy - one queen bed) BOOKED!


 All participants are requested to fill out a registration form.

Total price with the room includes a one person ticket for activities and meals.

Winter Solstice  Deal: $15 off for booking a room (applies only to one per person per suite booked.  Deal runs 12/21-01/01)


Room share option:

Please have your roommate fill out a registration form and select the $125 option to pay for themselves.

Vegetarian meals included are: breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday.

Friday's dinner will be a vegetarian, potluck, so please bring something healthy and nourishing to contribute. This will be an alcohol and substance free event so we can best align with the intention to be present and clear minded throughout our retreat. 


You are encouraged to book rooms at the Zen Barn for Friday and Saturday night (check in 4pm check out 12pm on Sunday), but are also welcome to just attend the workshops and activities. 

All participants are required to register and book rooms through the registration form.  

Payments must be received by January 13th to guarantee your spot and room.

The last day for a full refund is January 6th.

Retreat Facilitators


Victoria is a language and culture educator, writer, performing artist, and the event manager at the White Lotus. She is a member of Charlottesville's Bent Theatre Comedy Improv group and Bad Hat Fire Troupe. 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.

Victoria Bryant

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. He has taught both yoga and meditation and has been a professional juggler and performing artist for 25 years.  He is a member of the Bad Hat Fire Troupe in Charlottesville.

David VanDerveer

Anya is a Charlottesville based Yoga Teacher, Meditation Guide, and Feng Shui consultant. She began her journey in 2013 and completed her teacher certification in Costa Rica with Reflections Yoga. Anya will help you reconnect with your body, prevent pain and practice flowing with acceptance and self love. She focuses on moving from truth and compassion. By acknowledging our truth and meeting it with compassion, we can move with more freedom and build a strong foundation.

Anya Satya
Catering By:

Waverly Davis (she/her) is a mother, facilitator of sacred spaces + sounds, artist, and podcaster. She has been facilitating sacred spaces + sounds for over 7 years, working with both somatic and spiritual modalities and practices to support her clients.

Waverly has studied with and learned from indigenous medicine people and plant medicines, as well as practitioners of sound healing, breathwork, somatic experiencing, depth hypnosis, and ecstatic dance. She draws wisdom from all these trainings and experiences in her work.

Waverly Davis

Jennifer has been drumming for 13 years and teaching on andoff for 10.  She is a certified beginning drum instructor through Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy.  She also teaches djembe and dunun, percussive dance, and therapeutic drumming.  Drumming has the power to heal, and synchronizes the brain's hemisphere to stimulate beneficial alpha waves and endorphins.  This can serve as a catalyst for learning, growth, and creative expression.

Jennifer Marks Borishanky


Friday, Feb 3rd

4pm Room Check in 

5pm Welcome and Intention Setting

6pm Vegetarian Potluck Dinner with socializing and connecting by the fire

7pm Fun Social Activities

8pm Fire Dance Performance by Victoria and David


PJs and Onesies encouraged!!


Saturday, Feb 4th

8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast (David's gluten free and vegan pancakes, granola, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea)

9:45am Opening Circle, Intention Setting

10am Meditation led by David

11am All Level Yoga with Anya

12pm Reflective Journaling led by Victoria

12:30pm Lunch catered by Botanical Fare (soup and salad), free time to explore

2pm Authentic Relating Games led by Victoria

3:30pm Improv Comedy Games led by Victoria

5pm Dinner catered by Milan Indian Restaurant

6pm Sound Bath with Waverly Davis

7:15pm Cacao Ceremony facilitated by Victoria

7:45pm Therapeutic All Level Drumming led by Jennifer (drums provided)

8:45pm Closing Ceremony

Sunday, Feb 5th

8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast (David's gluten free and vegan pancakes, granola, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea)

10am Painting and Art Activity led by Victoria (materials provided)

or Time in Sauna

12pm Room Check Out Time

12:30pm Closing circle 

Zen Barn Suites

The retreat will be held in the Zen Barn.  Please click here to view information about the suites.  Book directly with Victoria by using our registration form since they are blocked off for our retreat.  Zen Barn suites are first come first serve and are at a discounted rate for the retreat. See the registration form for pricing (includes one person retreat ticket). 

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