New Year Retreat: January 15-17th 2021
Join us as we welcome the new year with ceremony and story.
Every January, we bring women together to create story vision boards that hold wishes for the future and daily ceremony practices for the year ahead. Together, we co-create a weekend retreat full of ceremony and storytelling magic. There are ceremony workshops, our signature story visioning process, inspirational rituals and stories, fireside chats, dance parties, and so much more.
The weekend will be an intimate gathering – a way for us to come together to set and share our intentions for 2021. If you’re interested in learning more, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you when we open up registration.
We hope to see you next January!
Megan and Kate
New Year Retreat 2020
Here’s a slideshow capturing the love and light from our New Year Retreat 2020. We hope you can join us next year for more magic, more stories, and more ceremony!
Our New Year Retreats include:
Xenia is a 38-acre sanctuary in the heart of Bowen Island. As soon as you step onto the grounds, you'll feel ceremony. There's a 1,000 year old tree, a labyrinth, a meditation room, a sauna, and a gathering place where we'll all come together. There's lots of wildlife and animals on the farm too! Xenia has a long history of hosting ceremony, and we're honoured to welcome you to this sacred place.
At the heart of Xenia is a place where you can be, rest, and find your voice. This place acts as a sanctuary and a place to nourish yourself and connect with others.
From how we introduce ourselves, to how we share meals, to how we explore different ceremony topics, you'll leave here feeling an abundance of ceremony. We also want to ensure that each person walks away feeling empowered to create ceremonies that reflects their needs, and we'll be offering a few ceremony workshops that explore topics around grief, time, legacy, and self care.
The agenda for the weekend will allow for lots of personal time - to be on your own or with others - yet even the unstructured time will have a ceremonial feel.
Over the course of the weekend, we'll guide you through our Story Visioning process that includes reflecting on the year gone by, imagining the year ahead, and choosing a word that represents your vision. You'll dive into archetypes, harvest images and words that capture the feelings you want to emulate, and craft a vision board that represents the story you see yourself stepping into.
The true magic of Story Visioning lies in the sharing. We'll share the story behind our boards, and we'll check in throughout the year to see how our stories are unfolding.