Our Ritual & Ceremony Retreats

New Year Ritual Retreat
January 12-14th 2024 ~ Registration Open

Every January, we offer a weekend retreat exploring rituals for self care & community care. Together, we release what we need to let go of from the previous year, find stillness in the present moment, and create a story vision to guide us forward. This is a wonderful way to welcome a new year and set new intentions for what's to come!

Bowen Island, BC

Rivendell Retreat Centre is a living sanctuary. Set in a tranquil, natural environment, the Lodge at Cates Hill is surrounded by forest, lakes, and sweeping ocean views. We will have the Lodge to ourselves, which sleeps 25 people comfortably.

While Rivendell has Christian roots, our retreat offers a secular and universal approach to ritual and ceremony. We aim to create a diverse and inclusive gathering, holding space to acknowledge our relationship with ourselves, with each other, and with the ancestral land that surrounds us.

Be Ceremonial

Being ceremonial is both a way of life and a frame of mind. For many, it begins with unpacking our past expectations and understandings of what ritual and ceremony are and how they can be woven into our daily life.

We all hold a connection to ritual and relationship with ceremony, we may simply need to remember. The retreat will be based on Be Ceremonial's signature ceremony framework of acknowledging what was, what is, and what will be. We invite you to explore our DIY Ceremony App before you join us.

Story Visioning

At the heart of this work is a desire to shift the cultural narratives and personal stories we tell ourselves. Together we will explore, unpack, and intentionally step into the stories we want to create for the coming year.

Over the course of the weekend, we'll each craft a Story Vision Box that holds symbols, metaphors, and wishes for the year ahead. We will fill them up with ritual tools to support us on our individual journeys, while also connecting us to a larger story that we are now each part of.


End of Life Retreat - Fall 2021

Photos by Felicia Chang Photography

New Year Ritual Retreat ~ Winter 2020

Photos by Felicia Chang Photography