THAT EMPOWER YOU
TO BE YOUR BEST HEALER
After much consideration and feedback from you, we have decided for the safety and health of all those who planned to attend, that having an in-person retreat at this time of COVID-19 is not a wise choice.
We are postponing the live, in-person retreat scheduled for July 2020 until next Spring when, hopefully, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past.
FEEL THE WAIV
WAIV RETREATS introduce balance and knowledge as cornerstones of your health.
Our goal is to provide you with the information, techniques, and confidence you need to live the healthiest, happiest life you desire.
Wholistic, Alternative, Integrative Vitality!
Today’s world requires us to be more proactive with our health. Relying solely on doctors is not enough. WAIV Retreats will teach you the best ways to reach your goals, incorporate alternative healing into your life, and empower you to be your best healer.
Jennifer & Lisa, Founders
Our retreats create a space to fuse with like-minded individuals.
JOIN THE WAIV
JOIN WAIV RETREATS
for or a day or weekend to relax, eat well, learn cutting edge ways to stay healthy, reduce stress, and feel good in your body. Learn, share, and create ideas for a healthier, happier you.
Next WAIV Retreat
Sunday, April 25, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm
Cimiez Manor - Leesburg, VA
JOIN THE WAIV on April 25th and start your journey to becoming the best you you can be. Come with a friend or come prepared to meet like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm to explore alternative approaches to health.
More Details Coming Soon
We hope you will join us!
Happiness and Health,
Jen and Lisa
Retreat payments made by cash or check will receive a $10 discount.
Retreat - $410
TO PAY BY CASH:
Please give directly to either Lisa or Jennifer. Call/text/email first to discuss a time for drop off. 703-737-0341 or 703-832-0220.
TO PAY BY CHECK:
Please mail to 100 Dry Mill Rd, Suite 102, Leesburg, VA 20175.
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD:
Please click below to register and buy your ticket online.
MEET THE WAIV FOUNDERS
Jennifer Merritts, INHC, CMT
Jennifer Merritts began her work as a healer in 1997 doing massage therapy. In 2004 she opened her business, Mind Body and Soul Healing Center, in Leesburg VA where her scope of work included not only massage, but also muscle therapy and Chakra Balancing.
Since that time, Jennifer has been on a personal and professional journey, learning more alternative healing modalities to not only live her own life in peaceful harmony within the Universe, but to also share this knowledge with her clients. “To live in your body pain free and joyfully can be a challenge. But when you find the path that leads you to ease, the journey is already half over.”
Mind Body and Soul has now evolved into Mindful Body With Soul where one can find the path to health and wellness through Integrative Health Coaching, Tibetan Singing Bowls (Sound Therapy), Mayan Abdominal Therapy, Chakra Balancing, and Lymphatic Drainage. Jennifer looks forward to sharing years of healing experience with you at WAIV Retreats.
Lisa Atkinson, ND
Dr. Lisa Atkinson is a Naturopath and certified Medical Exercise Specialist. She has been practicing for the past 20 years and focuses on finding the underlying cause of symptoms and helping to re-balance the body through homeopathic and herbal remedies and whole food nutrition.
Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 and began work as a personal trainer and exercise therapist helping clients to use exercise as medicine. She opened A Better Way to Fitness in 2000 as a personal exercise therapist. Lisa began working with a Naturopath, who inspired her to pursue her own doctorate in Naturopathy.
For the past 5 years, Dr. Atkinson has been has dedicated her practice to educating clients about the body and designing programs that work for the individual. Her philosophy is that the body has the ability to heal itself if given the right tools: nutrition, homeopathy, exercise. She helps patients understand how to tune into their own bodily needs to find lasting wellness.