At home with mimi

Spirit-Connection Day Retreats

AT HOME WITH MIMI
Spirit-Connection Day Retreats

Join Mimi in her home
and reconnect with your body and soul, take in nourishment, and make time to receive.

Come as you are or bring a friend.

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Home—a space to safely anchor, receive nourishment, and hold special moments. It’s not only a physical location, but also a synthesis of energies that are deeply comforting and regenerating.

Located <15 km outside central Vancouver in Steveston (Richmond), immerse yourself in an aesthetically-inspired and energetically-intimate space that is conducive to feeling seen, deep relaxation, full-being nourishment, and a renewed spiritual connection.

You will be listened to, cared for, invited to play, and return to the Sacred. It is a “field-trip” like no other.

What the Spirit-Connection Day Retreat includes…

  • 6 hours total, immersed in rest, play, nourishment, spirit-connection, and free-time (10AM – 4PM PST)
  • Tea As Portal: Tea ceremony with spirit guides
  • Hands-on immersive learning through Food As Ritual: a 1.5-2 hour seasonal experience with organic, local / wild, adaptogenic ingredients and time-honoured techniques that support physical-spiritual restoration and culinary intuition.
  • Delicious goodies to take home from the Food As Ritual immersion
  • An elevated, nutrient-dense artisanal lunch, made traditionally and with kitchen magick
  • Spending time with books from Mimi’s extensive library (an eclectic mix of topics ranging from metaphysical, botanical, neuroscience, feminism, and multi-genre fiction)
  • Free-time to experiencing calm in the interiour spaces and private garden (weather permitting) that are designed to embrace you
  • The option to book additional supportive in-person spirit-work offerings during your visit (at a preferred rate)

 

*Seasonal, local, organic, wild / adaptogenic ingredients will be used whenever available / possible

words of love

"The space. The company. The conversations and the food! It was such a nourishing and replenishing day. Thank you Ceremonie for holding the space and for feeding us!! ...Time slipped by like silk through the fingers."

Luyi Wang

"Very potent sensory experience for me throughout. I was in awe of the beauty and atmosphere of Mimi's home. Being present with our day activities including making pickled vegetables and floral soda, enjoying the delicious homemade lunch, and conscious rest time has allowed me to enter into reunion with my 5 senses."

Shengyin Gui

“Mimi is the real deal, and no matter where you are in your spiritual practice, she has the ability to create the best spaces, where you feel safe to grow and become who you are meant to be...powerful and confident.”

Mary Sandstrom

“… the quality and quantity of what is experienced in this container is truly unparalleled.”

Flory Huang

"I thought it was a retreat to learn how to write, and instead it was using writing as a tool to work through all the things."

Anastasia Chomlack

"I came to Mimi's writing retreat not exactly knowing what to expect but knowing Mimi's previous offerings, I had a feeling it would be so much deeper than I could have imagined. The magical thing about this retreat is that it shifts your relationship with words altogether. You come in thinking we'd spend time rearranging words or dealing with form in some way but instead you leave with words as your intimate friends that you can take on the life journey with you. Now that's magical."

Olena P

a look inside

Immerse yourself in a design-focused house that feels spacious, natural and elegant. Filled with natural light and curated with an all earth-tone colour palette, the interiour and the lush, private garden evokes a sense of calm and leisure. Thoughtful details include dried florals, natural ceramics and teaware, artbooks and other books, linens and other textiles, and unique vintage finds.

Day Retreat Activity - Food As Ritual

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This seasonal 1.5-2 hour immersive and educational experience offers a powerful way to reconnect with yourself and the Cosmos that promotes embodiment, a sense of ease, and heightened intuition. It includes:

  • Hands-on learning of making time-honoured dishes and drinks
  • Recipes, techniques and “secret sauce” tips, and guidance around culinary intuition
  • The opportunity to anchor into the elements and energies of the season
  • Discover the energetic / physiological benefits of the ingredients used, as well as some history and lore
  • Ways to source, prepare and consume the food
  • How folk and esoteric practices can support the cooking process and mindful rituals around eating!


Depending on which month(s) you book an At Home with Mimi Day Retreat, the Food As Ritual theme will be a reflection of that time of the year. All bookings include the required ingredients and materials unless otherwise stated; in those cases, the client(s) would be responsible for bringing those specific additional materials.

If you have food allergies / restrictions, and are not sure if a Food As Ritual is suitable for you, kindly email me at info@shopceremonie.com before booking, as bookings are NOT refundable.

When you book, the website will prompt you to indicate any allergies / dietary restrictions. Though I will do what I realistically can to accommodate (which may involve an additional fee for alternate ingredients / extra work on my end that must be paid for 72 hours before your Day Retreat), I reserve the right to inform you that a certain Food As Ritual offering is not suited for you based on your dietary requirements. In addition, sometimes substitutions are not realistic, and instead, I will omit the ingredient(s) entirely, which may change the overall outcome of the dish in some way. I have listed common allergens in each of the Food As Ritual descriptions, but cannot list all allergens.

Food As Ritual Seasonal Offerings

Anticipating the arrival of shorter and cooler days, and calling on the support of medicinal mushrooms, kelp and other seaweeds, and traditional Chinese adaptogens, learn how to make a powerful plant-funghi-based broth and their variations that are not only delicious, but also contain ingredients that support immunity and gut-brain-skin health. Once you learn how to make this broth, you can make more at home and freeze them in batches, so you’ll always have the broth support you need! I’ll also be sharing how to source the ingredients as TCM ingredients can sometimes be daunting for folks who are not familiar with these adaptogens. We’ll also be making wild-fermented ginger beer (including the starter, called the ginger bug). Naturally fermented ginger beer is a refreshing drink, yet is warming to the system, full of beneficial enzymes and friendly bacteria. Esoterically, we’ll be exploring how these nutrient-rich drinkables can relate to your inner child, with themes of safety and health, agency, and voice.

You’ll be able to sample wild-fermented ginger beer (that I’ve prepared ahead of time) as well as the broth (that we will make together!) during lunch, and also leave with the recipes, the knowledge of the techniques, and your own jar of ginger bug, an activated batch of ginger beer, and adaptogenic broth.

Note: This Food As Ritual offering contains sugar (for fermenting).

Please bring the following:

Apron, pen and notebook, one 250 ml wide-mouth mason glass jar with lid, one 2L wide-mouth glass jar with lid, one 3.5-4L wide-mouth glass jar with lid, fermenting weights (or flat rocks that have been thoroughly washed – or wait to see mine before you gather your rocks), one 12”x12” piece of muslin / cheesecloth / linen, rubber bands, a box / crate and some cloths (in case of leakage) to transport items safely home. Items must all be cleaned ahead of time (we will further disinfect them here, but will not have the opportunity to clean them out if you are reusing jars). If you don’t already have these items, they can often be found at The Soap Dispensary, Canadian Tire, and Superstore. Clients are responsible for their own sourcing of materials (and research / arrangement of).

All other ingredients and materials will be supplied.

Congee is an ancient and ancestral comfort food—porridge can be found in cultures all over the world. It is pure warmth, and can ground and restore a tired or shaky being. Known to folks with Chinese ancestry (as well as folks from other cultures), congee is a breakfast food to nourish both the well and unwell, though can also be eaten at any meal. Though this dish traditionally takes hours of attending before it’s ready to consume, I’ll be sharing some tips on how to prepare the rice ahead of time so it can be prepared more readily; the method also increases the dish’s digestibility and bioavailability. We’ll also discuss the ancient Chinese customs around preparing and honouring rice, the lore and stories around its consumption, and why it’s a beloved offering on any altar. As congee wouldn’t feel as complete without some accompaniments; discover the traditional accompaniments (and adaptations), and learn how to make nori-gomashio, a healthful (and addictive) seaweed-sesame seasoning that is a favourite go-to for congee. Nori-gomashio is incredibly versatile and can be added to an endless list of other dishes.

You’ll be able to enjoy the congee and nori-gomashio that we make for lunch (lunch will be an opportunity to taste some not-to-be-missed homemade condiments/accompaniments), and also leave with the recipes, the knowledge of the techniques (and tricks), and your own portion of congee and nori-gomashio to consume at home!

Please bring the following:

Apron, pen and notebook, one 500mL wide-mouth mason glass jar with lid, one 1L wide-mouth mason glass jar with lid, a box / crate and some cloths (in case of leakage) to transport items safely home. Items must all be cleaned and dry ahead of time. If you don’t already have these items, they can often be found at The Soap Dispensary, Canadian Tire, and Superstore. Clients are responsible for their own sourcing of materials (and research / arrangement of).

When ancient Chinese Buddhist monks traveled to Japan, they brought Chinese fermented sauces (jiang) with them, one being huang jiang, a fermented condiment made with soybeans and flour. This “miso prototype” was what informed and inspired the Japanese to make their own. Miso is a fermented, salty, umami paste made of soybeans, koji culture, salt, and sometimes with other seasonal ingredients for flavouring or added health benefits. When fermented the traditional way, without industrial interventions, no two batches are ever identical. Miso is a living example of food alchemy and transcendence: the koji, over a long period of time, breaks down the antinutrients present in soy, and unlocks the amino acids and other nutrients into a superfood. Miso can be used in countless applications, far beyond “just” a bowl of miso soup, such as miso butter, miso noodles, miso on toast, miso eggs, miso-in-lieu of salt, and so much more! 

In this Food As Ritual experience, we will make traditional miso as well as make a miso flavoured with nettle, a wild-grown super-herb that is rich in iron and calcium.

You’ll be able to sample different misos with different flavour profiles (that I had fermented 6-12+ months prior), leave with the recipes, the knowledge of the techniques (and tricks), and your own portions of handmade traditional and nettle miso to take home and watch the batch slowly shapeshift into something irresistibly delicious, nutritious, and satiating.

Note: This Food As Ritual offering contains soy (which will be fermented). If you cannot tolerate soy, it often can be fine when consumed fermented (though check with your allergist first). If your party prefers to make miso with yellow split peas, please indicate this at time of booking (note entire party must all make miso with yellow split peas or all make miso with soybeans; if not indicated, we will be defaulting to soybeans).

Please bring the following:

Apron, pen and notebook, two 3.5-4LmL wide-mouth glass jars, fermenting weights that can fit through the glass jars or very clean larger flat rocks that can serve as weights instead, two 12”x12” piece of muslin / cheesecloth / linen, rubber bands, a box / crate and some cloths (in case of leakage/soiling) to transport items safely home. Items must all be cleaned ahead of time (we will further disinfect them here, but will not have the opportunity to clean them out if you are reusing jars). If you don’t already have these items, they can often be found at The Soap Dispensary, Canadian Tire, and Superstore. Clients are responsible for their own sourcing of materials (and research / arrangement of).

All other ingredients and materials will be supplied.

Dumplings (Jiao Zhi) are traditionally celebration food in Chinese culture, and are still eaten during Lunar New Year celebrations. Shaped as crescent moons, they are viewed as foods that catch the attention of the Moon herself, ancestors, and other beneficent spirits. In this instalment of Food As Ritual, we will experience hands-on dumpling-making, where we will make the filling with wild-grown nettle, chives (an ever popular ingredient in traditional dumplings), firm tofu, vermicelli, and other essential ingredients. Discover sauces / condiments that pair well with traditional Chinese dumplings. We will also engage in the ritual of sitting around a table filling the dumplings, steaming them, and the sharing of stories around luck, prosperity, and new beginnings. This experience offers warmth, grounding, and an unparalleled sense of connection to the Cosmos, each other, and yourself. You’ll be able to feast on handmade dumplings for lunch (lunch will be an opportunity to taste some not-to-be-missed homemade condiments/accompaniments), and also leave with the recipe, the knowledge of the techniques (and tricks), and your own small batch of dumplings for home (and altar)!   Note: This Food As Ritual offering may run a bit longer, approximately up to 2.5 hours. This dish also contains soy.

Please bring the following:

Apron, pen and notebook, 1-2 baking sheet(s) (the kind you use to bake cookies). Items must all be cleaned ahead of time. If you don’t already have these items, they can often be found at The Soap Dispensary, Canadian Tire, and Superstore. Clients are responsible for their own sourcing of materials (and research / arrangement of). All other ingredients and materials will be supplied.

Day Retreat Supportive Add-Ons

At Home With Mimi Add-ons

Immerse yourself completely: Combine intuitive work and biofeedback with the benefits of the Day Retreat’s invitation to slow down, being cared-for, and receiving support.

When considering Supportive Offerings, please be mindful of the following:

  • For parties of 2-4: there’s space for 1 group session 
  • For Private Day Retreats: there’s space for up to 2 one-on-one sessions total

Offered during the “free-time” portion of the Day Retreat

  • 1-on-1 Reading (55 min)
  • Group Reading (70 mins)


Shamanic journeying is the oldest cross-cultural spiritual practice in existence. Using a rattle and drum, one has the ability to enter an altered state of consciousness and travel between the unseen worlds. Traveling on your behalf, spirit communicator Mimi Young will embark on a sacred shamanic journey and provide you with her discoveries in-person.

Shamanic readings can provide you with a wide range of wisdom-based + healing services, including:

  • Making contact with your Guides and Spirits (animal spirits, plant spirits, and other earth-based allies, deities, ancestors and other forms of afterlife communication)
  • Healing your ancestral line
  • Human or pet afterlife communication
  • Looking into your future potentials (divination)
  • Insights around lost objects
  • Soul development and life purpose work


The spirit messages are then combined with practical insights around the “now what?” / next steps, so you can integrate the wisdom into your life in a relevant way.

1-on-1 sessions allow for depth and breadth to explore a single question / theme, and will be held in a separate room to respect the seeker’s confidentiality. Group sessions hold space for all participants, and will focus on more of the core / essential elements, and are offered in the common space. For information on how you would like to form your question, please read HERE.

Offered during the “free-time” portion of the Day Retreat

  • 1-on-1 Session (55 min)
  • Group Session (70 mins)

 

Experience embodiment, play, and insights from your deepest self. Through accessing Delta brain states and the invitation of somatic-artistic expression, step into the Now, and witness the wisdom that appears at the intersection of core shamanic practice, symbolic communication, divination / pre-cognition, inner child work, and confirmation of our deepest knowing. Absolutely NO experience / skill in art is required, only curiosity; the practice will feel effortless, freeing, and deeply self-affirming.

Please bring the following:

Please bring a smock and blindfold / scarf to your session.

1-on-1 sessions allow for depth and breadth, where Mimi can offer deeply personalized guidance. Group sessions holds space for all participants, and will focus on more of the core / essential elements to allow for each person to share and receive in a group setting. All sessions are held in the family dining area to ensure sufficient physical space to freely express on paper.

Tap into the intelligence that your dreams offer through a guided interpretation with Mimi, and you will learn from the intuitive and creative life force that exists within you. Dream analysis and interpretation can assist you in identifying blocks that are holding you back in life, learning from your shadow side, and integrating the wisdom of your subconscious into your consciousness with clarity and evolving accuracy.

1-on-1 sessions allow for depth and breadth to explore a single dream and its intricacies, and will be held in a separate room to respect the seeker’s confidentiality. Group sessions hold space for all participants, and will focus on more of the core / essential elements, and are offered in the common space.

For more information on Dream Interpretations and if it’s right for you, please read HERE.

Offered during the “free-time” portion of the Day Retreat

  • Note that Neurofeedback is available as a 1-on-1 offering only
  • 60 mins (15 mins consultation / check-in, 40 mins session)

 

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that measures brain waves to produce a signal that can be used to teach self-regulation of brain function. To understand neurofeedback, it’s important to have a base understanding of brain waves.

Brainwaves are the electrical impulses produced by your brain in various activities and states. Brainwaves can give us clues about how you feel and function, your habits and tendencies, your mood, your stress levels, and your overall brain function.

Neurofeedback by Open Minds (Ceremonie’s sister company) is not a treatment for any psychological / medical diagnosis or condition, but rather a training tool for the brain to become flexible, nimble, and efficient. As your brain begins to run more effectively, undesirable symptoms decrease, and resilience and cognition increase. Neurofeedback detects problematic areas as presented by your brain’s neurological patterns, signals this, and invites an opportunity for your brain to carve out new, more efficient paths that support well-being, including your ability to access your intuition more readily.

Open Minds Performance uses a leading-edge, dynamic neurofeedback brain training program that exercises the brain’s capacity for self-regulation and resilience so you can operate at your personal peak. The ability to strengthen your cognitive weaknesses, to re-route thought patterns, and to break restrictive emotional habits can be a game-changer. More info HERE.

YOUR FACILITATOR

YOUR FACILITATOR

Mimi Young is a Taiwanese Canadian Wu shamanic occultist, writer, and founder of Ceremonie, an esoteric brand that aims to impart extensive ancient and practical wisdom so you can restore your connection to the Unseen within your inner and outerworllds, and actively receive the support of your spirit allies. Mimi has always loved holding space in her personal and professional life, from slow food and inspired entertaining to education and spirit work. She particularly enjoys honouring the little details that can elevate those special moments. Mimi has held space and led seekers and practitioners globally in her Mystery Mentorship program and retreats, as well as collaboratively with brands including goop, Almost 30, Spirit House Collective, and Tokyo Smoke. In the press and on podcasts, her work has been celebrated by Vogue, goop, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, Hey Girl and more. Full list HERE.

Book Your Spirit-Connection Day Retreat

Spirit-Connection Day Retreat

These are introductory rates, so get in while you can!

  • $333 per person (for groups of 2-4)
  • $555 for a private retreat (1 person)

 

For bespoke Day Retreats that are tailored to your specific interests and needs, please inquire by emailing details (including requested dates) to info@shopceremonie.com

Optional Day Retreat Supportive Add-Ons

Refer to the list above for descriptions of each service. Supportive Offerings are priced at a special rate (see shopceremonie.com for full retail pricing), and must be booked at time of the Day Retreat’s booking.

When considering Supportive Offerings, please be mindful of the following:

  • For parties of 2-4: there’s space for 1 group session
  • For Private Day Retreats: there’s space for up to 2 one-on-one sessions total

 

  • Individual Neurofeedback Session – (15 min consult + 40 min session) – $160
  • 1-on-1 Shamanic Reading (55 mins) – $225
  • Group Shamanic Reading (70 mins) – $290
  • 1-on-1 Shamanic Art Therapy (55 mins)  -$225
  • Group Shamanic Art Therapy (70 mins) – $290
  • 1-on-1 Dream Interpretation (55 mins) – $225
  • Group Dream Interpretation (70 mins) – $290