Be Ceremonial

New Year Ritual Retreat

Join us for a weekend retreat to welcome the new year with ritual and ceremony
Rivendell Retreat Centre, Bowen Island
January 12-14th 2024

Step into 2024 with intention and community

Every January, we host a weekend retreat offering rituals to welcome the new year. Together, we release what we need to let go of from the previous year, find stillness in the present moment, and create a vision board to guide us forward. This is a wonderful way to set new intentions for what’s to come, surrounded by a community of care in a natural environment.

Who Should Join?

Who is it for?

This retreat is ideal for people of all ages and stages who are looking to invite more ritual into their everyday life and start the year with an intentional community. Whether you’re curious about ceremony or are a seasoned ritualist, this will be an opportunity to learn, share and connect with others in a magical setting.

Where is the retreat?​

Where is the retreat?

This 3 day retreat is hosted at Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island, BC. A short ferry ride from West Vancouver, the Lodge at Cates Hill is set in a tranquil, natural environment, surrounded by forest, lakes, and sweeping ocean views. We will have the Lodge to ourselves, which sleeps 25 people comfortably.

New Year Ritual Retreat​ 2024

What can I expect?

Each day will explore rituals to release what was, find presence in the moment, and set intentions for the future. There will be meditation, movement, art, music, and time in nature. We’ll be crafting our own story vision boards that represent the story we want to tell in the year ahead.

Creativity & Intuition​

Creativity & Intuition

We're excited to have Kate Shepherd joining us to lead an artistic workshop exploring our creativity and intuition. This workshop will be paired with our story visioning, helping you tune into the stories you want to tell in the year to come, and finding visual ways to represent and manifest those dreams.

Schedule of Events​

Schedule of Events

Please arrive at Rivendell by 3pm on Friday, January 12th. We begin our Opening Circle at 4pm, followed by dinner and rituals to release 2023. We will spend Saturday crafting our vision boards and tapping into our creativity with Kate, with lots of time in nature. On Sunday, we'll share our stories and set intentions for the year ahead. Plan to leave Rivendell at 3pm and we'll be on the 4pm ferry home.

Who Should Join?


The cost for the retreat is $900 for a semi-private room and $1,100 for a private room. This includes two nights accommodation, six catered vegetarian meals, workshop supplies, and treasures from the heart. This does not include travel to or from Bowen Island. Full payment is due upon registration and is non-refundable. *We have a few partial scholarships available if finances are challenging.

The Space

The Space

We will host our workshops, circles and meals in the Lodge. We will sleep upstairs and have the entire space to ourselves. There is a meditation space called The Sanctuary, a community labyrinth, hiking trails, and lots of beautiful nooks to pause and soak up the majestic views. We will spend time outside in nature and inside by the wood-burning fire!



Most rooms are shared, with two single beds and modest furnishings and a private washroom. You can request a private room for an additional fee (limited availability, on a first come basis). All of the rooms are located in The Lodge where we will be gathering throughout the day.



We'll have a caterer on site, cooking delicious family-style meals for us. The menu will be vegetarian and we can accommodate most dietary needs if given advanced notice. Meals include Friday dinner, Saturday all meals, and Sunday breakfast and lunch. We will have snacks throughout the day.

Sharing Our Gifts​

Sharing Our Gifts

We are fortunate to have so many talented people joining us on our retreat. If you have a gift you would like to share with the group - whether it's leading us in song, with yoga, on a hike, or in conversation, we invite you to share your gifts so we can celebrate them and learn from each other. Please reach out with any offers or requests for our time together.

*Cancellation Policy

The registration fee is non-refundable. Due to the limited number of spaces available and the financial commitments incurred to book the lodge and caterer, we cannot make any exceptions to this no-refund policy, not even for personal emergencies. We recommend that you take out travel insurance to protect yourself against illness, emergencies and changes in your circumstances. In the unfortunate event you are unable to attend the retreat you may transfer your place to a friend, subject to our prior approval of the transfer. If we have to cancel the retreat for any reason then you are entitled to a refund.