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Come experience the rejuvenating power of nature at an upcoming health and wellness retreat. Rest, recover from your busy life with The Sentinel’s best views as you enjoy an array of activities that will invigorate all parts within!

Yoga
Breathwork
Women’s Circles
Men’s Circles
Heart Opening
Somatic Healing
and more!

Unlock your fullest potential with powerfully guided plant-based medicine retreats. We offer a safe space, tranquil setting and the best practitioners for your journey.

Not sure which path to take for your experience? Our team can help guide you in the direction. Complete our Care & Safety Prescreening and speak with our Intake Coordinator.

*Please note that prescription drugs, recreational substances, and several foods can interact negatively with this work. This work is not appropriate for persons with certain medical conditions or for persons using certain medications. Complete our pre-screening form to know more. 

Forest Medicine
Empathogen
Jaguar

Our Private Ceremonial Retreats & Sessions follow the best practices of offering a safe and secure environment for an individual/couple or duo to transform and support their greater awareness of self, shift their mental and spiritual well being to realize their full potential.

If you feel drawn to experiencing from a deeper level of healing and freedom from trauma or to expand consciousness, please consider working with our team of highly skilled practitioners in a private retreat.

The process begins with a confidential pre-treatment Questionnaire and then a follow up intake call to determine your intentions for the work. We will discuss your curiosity, personal history, health status, and what kind of support will be best for your healing.

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The Schedule

ALL UPCOMING RETREATS

*Please note that you might have to book tuition and accommodations separately depending on the retreat you wish to attend.

March 2 - March 3

Lifted Community Gathering

Register & Purchase Your Tickets > E-Transfer to: home@brain-bliss.com (prices listed below)
Weekend Events Include:
  • Breathe Play
  • Kosmic Kirtan
  • Sound Bath
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Restorative Yoga
Music From:
  • BassCat
  • C Biggs
  • Chvvns
  • Fluxo
  • Grandpa Phunk
  • Nurmi
  • Neuronic
  • Waves
  • Plus Guests

Type of Music:

  • 70s, 80s ,90s
  • 2Step
  • Dub
  • DnB
  • Funk
  • Garage
  • House
  • Hypnotic
  • Prog
  • Techno
  • Tribal
  • World
Programming to be released in advance
Limited Tickets  – Only 33 Tickets Available
Weekend Passes ($80)
Family Weekend ($120)
Day Tickets

Saturday Tickets ($50)
Sunday Tickets ($40)

Itinerary:

Saturday:

Opening Ceremony 12:33pm (noon) through 3:33am

Sunday:

12:33pm (noon) through Closing Ceremony 8:33pm

To purchase Tickets please E-Transfer to: home@brain-bliss.com

 

REGISTRATION:

Send Full Name with your Registration
You will be required to sign in at the Sentinel to claim event pass and sign waiver at the doors
No Refunds 72hrs prior to event

To purchase Tickets please E-Transfer to: home@brain-bliss.com

Costumes in our Sacred Elements Theme
Earth ~ Flower / Fire ~ Dragon / Water ~ Whale / Air ~ Bee / Ether ~ Cosmic Star Nations

Prizes for most Outrageous Costume / most Ludacris Dancer
Cake and Midnight Snack included.

Register for Sunday 9am Blissday Breakfast @ The Sentinel $20 plus tip
Limited Lodging (Room) bookings at The Sentinel:  https://sentinelbc.ca
Lodging includes access to facilities (Sauna and HotTub)

This event is: ALCOHOL FREE / Family friendly,  Ages 12 – 18 ($20) 12 – Under (Free)
Leap Year Portal

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March 4 - April 29

VIRTUAL: Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy | Training Cohort 1

Get equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is a unique 8-week opportunity to learn and interact with our established Numinus practitioners as they share their real-life experiences in providing integrative and transformative mental wellness. This training is open to both regulated and non-regulated providers, as well as empowered individuals looking to train in this field.

In this training, you can expect to build core competencies through online pre-work, live demonstrations, group work, practice, and case-based learning. You’ll learn the Numinus model of care, which is grounded in evidence, committed to client safety, and designed to develop all the practical skills you need to deliver this care in your own practice.

We will dive into:

  • The role that psychedelic-assisted therapy plays as a brief intervention within the broader healing journey
  • The arc of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its components (including therapeutic concepts)
  • Inner healing intelligence
  • Using language and inquiry that support deepening a patient’s inner experience and innate healing capacity
  • Applying psychological flexibility to acceptance and commitment therapy, ACE model, and internal family systems
  • Mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and embodied inquiry
  • Spiritual intelligence, trust, and working with altered states of consciousness
  • Burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference

This course includes live Zoom sessions, group work, and online pre-work.

REGISTER HERE

USE THE CODE SENTINEL10 AND GET 10% OFF THE TRAINING

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the unique vulnerabilities of clients participating in psychedelic-assisted therapy and cultivate the awareness and practices necessary to meet these vulnerabilities safely and ethically.
  • Apply and demonstrate relevant facilitation competencies, skills, and orientations (including the Numinus care model) at an introductory level for the purposes of delivering psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Describe the Numinus guiding approaches within the context of integrative and transformative mental wellness as they relate to psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Apply facilitation skills specific to psychedelic-assisted therapy during Preparation, Medicine, and Integration Sessions.
  • Identify and respond to burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference experienced by the health professional.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

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March 8 - May 3

VIRTUAL: Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy | Training Cohort 2

Get equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is a unique 8-week opportunity to learn and interact with our established Numinus practitioners as they share their real-life experiences in providing integrative and transformative mental wellness. This training is open to both regulated and non-regulated providers, as well as empowered individuals looking to train in this field.

In this training, you can expect to build core competencies through online pre-work, live demonstrations, group work, practice, and case-based learning. You’ll learn the Numinus model of care, which is grounded in evidence, committed to client safety, and designed to develop all the practical skills you need to deliver this care in your own practice.

We will dive into:

  • The role that psychedelic-assisted therapy plays as a brief intervention within the broader healing journey
  • The arc of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its components (including therapeutic concepts)
  • Inner healing intelligence
  • Using language and inquiry that support deepening a patient’s inner experience and innate healing capacity
  • Applying psychological flexibility to acceptance and commitment therapy, ACE model, and internal family systems
  • Mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and embodied inquiry
  • Spiritual intelligence, trust, and working with altered states of consciousness
  • Burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference

This course includes live Zoom sessions, group work, and online pre-work.

REGISTER HERE

USE THE CODE SENTINEL10 AND GET 10% OFF THE TRAINING

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the unique vulnerabilities of clients participating in psychedelic-assisted therapy and cultivate the awareness and practices necessary to meet these vulnerabilities safely and ethically.
  • Apply and demonstrate relevant facilitation competencies, skills, and orientations (including the Numinus care model) at an introductory level for the purposes of delivering psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Describe the Numinus guiding approaches within the context of integrative and transformative mental wellness as they relate to psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Apply facilitation skills specific to psychedelic-assisted therapy during Preparation, Medicine, and Integration Sessions.
  • Identify and respond to burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference experienced by the health professional.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

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March 8 @ 11:00 AM - March 8 @ 12:00 PM

Open Integration Circle

With Anie Boudreau and Dayna Taylor

To Register – Click Here

This container is open to the School of Reverence community, Sentinel Community and anyone curious to explore a space to engage in compassionate exchange, integrate, and witness your life journey and the journeys of others. Occasionally, a student of the Embodied Wonderment Method will guest facilitate; we will do our best to include this in the reminder emails.

The calls are Fridays 11:00-12:00 pm PST

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REGISTER NOW Offered Freely By Donation
March 10 - March 14

The 2nd Wave of Psychedelics

The Psychedelic Association of Canada

INVITE ONLY
A 7-day Psychedelic Summit for 18 leaders

The 2nd Blossoming of the Psychedelic Resurgence will awaken, enhance and develop our creativity and our personal and spiritual well being, across our society.

We are building on the successful launch of the 1st Blossoming of the Resurgence: treating mental illnesses such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance use disorder, to transform the outcomes of mental healthcare.
This invitation-only gathering of leaders to help launch this next bloom of the Psychedelic Resurgence.

The PAC was founded in 2019 at a summit held at The Sentinel, attended by leaders and elders of the Canadian psychedelic community. Four years later, psychedelic medicines are on their way to being recognized as the best available treatment for mental illness. Now, it’s time to reconvene at The Sentinel for a summit to determine how to launch the 2nd Wave of the Psychedelic Resurgence: causing people across our society interested in personal growth, spiritual awakening, creative inspiration, thought expansion and enhanced wellbeing.

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March 22 - March 29

Stay with Us

Whether you’re craving, a mindful week filled with yoga, meditation, and nature walks, or an adventure getaway complete with waterfalls, hikes with stunning views, world-class mountain biking, or best-on-the-planet heli-skiing — or you’re simply looking for a blissfully tranquil place to rest your weary head — we’re here to help you customize your dream escape.

Be prepared to wake up to views of a lifetime — all our rooms afford stunning vistas of fjord-like Kootenay Lake and the soaring, snowcapped Purcell Range. Luxuriate in your cozy bed while watching the sunrise over the peaks before joining us for breakfast (seasonal/$25/person, reservations required when booking) graced by produce picked from our organic garden. Sentinel meals are lovingly prepared — we’ll do our best to suit your nutritional needs.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY

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March 30 - March 30 From $160

Spring Yoga Day Retreat

With Mandy Chutskoff

To register, please contact Mandy: mandychutskoff@live.ca  or call: 250.304.7423
Payment is required to hold your spot. 

Mandy invites you to join her for a day of detoxifying and nourishment. Take in the beautiful scene, forest vibes and secluded oasis of The Sentinel, located just past Ainsworth Hot Springs.

10am – 1215pm Vinyasa Yoga Fusion

This class is designed to release deeply, especially in your hips. We will move and groove. Hands-on adjustments, a guided meditation, inspirational readings and acupressure will be woven in. Everyone welcome! Modifications will be offered.

1230 – 130pm Delicious Lunch provided by The Sentinel

145 – 3pm Nourish Deeply Yoga

This restoring yoga class is focused on grounding, breathing and letting go; revitalize the yin energy within. Take this time to relax and sink in. Hands-on adjustments, inspirational readings and a guided meditation will be offered.

3 – 5pm Free Time

Enjoy the outdoor spa area; cedar finished wood stove sauna, copper cold plunge tub and hot tub. Lounge in the main lodge, sunroom or explore the beach below on Kootenay Lake. Take this time to read, journal, meditate or simply just be. Love you

*In addition, optional to extend your day; spend the night and/or book other healing services provided by The Sentinel.
For pricing and options please contact The Sentinel: 250.353.2246 or email: dayna@sentinelbc.ca.

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REGISTER NOW To Register Please Contact Mandy
March 31 @ 10:00 AM - March 31 @ 5:00 PM From $188.00

Relational Constellations | Ancestral Healing Day Event

With Ginger Joy Rivest

Join us for a full day workshop of Relational Constellations

Reciprocity: $188.00 – Reserve Your Spot Today – BOOK NOW

Family Constellations is a profound therapeutic approach that explores the hidden forces within families that shape our lives. Through a series of experiential exercises and guided processes, participants gain insights into family dynamics, ancestral patterns, and unresolved issues that may be holding them back.

In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Uncover hidden family dynamics and their impact on your life
  • Gain clarity and resolution around challenging family relationships
  • Heal intergenerational wounds and break free from unconscious patterns
  • Cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and your family system
  • Gain insight into any health challenges you may be facing
  • Experience profound shifts in your personal and professional life

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on this journey of self discovery and healing. Reserve your spot now!

To add to your retreat experience, consider booking room the night before the Workshop at The Sentinel here: https://sentinelbc.secure.retreat.guru/program/customized-retreat/

If you have any additional questions please call our office at: 250-353-2246

To learn more about Ginger’s work please visit her website here:

 

 

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REGISTER NOW Tuition Paid Directly Through Facilitator
April 5 - April 8 From $1725

Community Gathering with Abuelita and Continuum

The Sentinel

We are inviting you to join us for a weekend with Abuelita and Continuum, April 5-8th, 2024 in the Kootenay’s.

The Sentinel is a stunningly beautiful lakeside retreat centre near Kaslo, BC where we will gather for a weekend of deep healing and transformation, prayers and celebration for our lives and our families, communities and the planet.

This retreat includes: 

  • Nourishing and delicious meals and snacks
  • Sauna and Cedar Hot Tub
  • Two ceremonial evening meditations
  • Integration sessions ( before & after via emails, phone call or Zoom sessions)
  • Workshops
  • Breath work
  • Continuum
  • Preparation and integration support

Interested in Attending this Retreat – please email gatherintheflowers@gmail.com to begin the process. 

or Visit our Room Booking Site HERE

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April 11 - April 14 From $1555

The Art and Medicine of Grief

Grief touches us like nothing else. It’s grip and it’s ability to bring all of life into a blur and acute focus simultaneously is unique and powerful. For this reason, it is easy to shy away from grief, to try to push down, avoid and turn away from the intensity that it brings; however, for those that have the willingness to lean it, they see clearly and quickly the master initiator and teacher that grief is.

To reserve your spot > CLICK HERE

 

Within our time together we will be deeply exploring teachings from the remarkable book by Francis Weller: The Wild Edge of Sorrow. In his book, Weller breaks down what he calls, The 5 Gates to Grief which we will be exploring in a deep and vast way within the weekend and specifically within the mycelium medicine field.
Many of us do not know how to grieve; it often takes death, tragedy, a health crisis or shock before we are able to open to the deep well of grief that lives within us.
This grief doesn’t live within us as just a concept, it lives within the body, within the soma and tissues within the body and it is held there by our desire to keep it all together, by muscular/fascial tension and holding patterns within our body. And all of this, is usually deeply unconscious; held since we were little ones, unable or unknowing how to do it differently.
With intention and strategic practices, we will slowly and gently help to uncover and unravel the holding patterns of grief from our body and do so in a way that is resourced and creates lasting resilience within your system. This is not about cracking you open, grief has already done that to some extent, this is about gently unweaving the threads that have bound together to keep up the protective and defensive armour. This must be done with gentleness, skill and compassion and such are the ways we will navigate the weekend.
Another important element of this retreat is one of ritual. In our disconnection with death in our society, we have lost alongside it the importance of ritual as an important and effective balm for the tenderness created with grief. We will explore ritual as an art from; how when we are able to open to our pain, we are also able to open to incredible beauty.
This retreat includes: 
• Intake call and preparation assistance
• All meals while on retreat (organic, vegetation and delicious)
• Accommodation (price varies)
• Expertly lead medicine experience
• Creative/Artistic space for exploring the opening of your grief
• Embodiment practices + so much more!

Join us > CLICK HERE

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April 18 - April 21

Together Couples Retreat

Courtney Wren-Mabbutt

Return To Love 

 Deepen Into Intimacy 

 Meet The Divine In Your Partner

Reserve Your Spot > BOOK NOW

Nestled in the enchanting landscapes of The Sentinel, this couples retreat offers a sanctuary where love flourishes and the noise of everyday life is replaced with the tranquility of nature.

Join us for an unforgettable journey that will deepen your connection and enhance the spark in your relationship.  We have limited spots to preserve the intimacy.

Retreat Highlights:

  • Somatics
  • Intuitive Relationship Coaching
  • Breathwork
  • Radical Honesty
  • Tantra
  • Intimacy
  • Nervous system Re-patterning
  • Relationship as awakening
  • Play
  • Vulnerability
  • Passion
  • Synergy
  • Embodiment

What’s Included:

  • Nervous system co-regulation & self regulation practices
  • Partner practices for deepening into intimacy and navigating conflict
  • Working with both the internal and the relational to create connection
  • Breathwork
  • Somatic Embodiment Practices
  • Meditation/ Energy Work
  • Initiation Ceremony
  • Relational Constellation Processes
  • Organic Meals
  • Hot tub/ sauna
  • Nature Time
Reserve Your Spot > BOOK NOW
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April 26 - April 29

Stay with Us

Whether you’re craving, a mindful week filled with yoga, meditation, and nature walks, or an adventure getaway complete with waterfalls, hikes with stunning views, world-class mountain biking, or best-on-the-planet heli-skiing — or you’re simply looking for a blissfully tranquil place to rest your weary head — we’re here to help you customize your dream escape.

Be prepared to wake up to views of a lifetime — all our rooms afford stunning vistas of fjord-like Kootenay Lake and the soaring, snowcapped Purcell Range. Luxuriate in your cozy bed while watching the sunrise over the peaks before joining us for breakfast (seasonal/$25/person, reservations required when booking) graced by produce picked from our organic garden. Sentinel meals are lovingly prepared — we’ll do our best to suit your nutritional needs.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY

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April 27 @ 10:00 AM - April 27 @ 5:00 PM

Moms Self Care Day Retreat

Come unwind and relax | Book Now

This restorative retreat for Moms will focus on tools and strategies for understanding and beating parental burnout, improving self care, and strengthening the nervous system. Create a personalized burnout prevention plan and connect with other moms. You will be treated to a healthy and nourishing lunch and have a couple hours access to the spa (cedar sauna and hot tub and cold plunge) and luxuriate with a scenic view of the lake. All moms will receive a journal and small gift.

Cost: $187.00 includes tuition, 1 gourmet lunch & spa access

Start time: 10:00 am | End time: 5:00 pm

Itinerary:

10:00-12:00 am: Introduction and guided visualization. Information on understanding parental burnout, signs, symptoms, and tools. Guided journalling to explore burnout factors and mapping out your resources. Fun small group activity to connect with other moms. Deep guided relaxation activity for restoration and calm.

12:15-1:30: Nourishing and healthy lunch

1:30-3:00: Strategies for connection, communication and having more fun with your kids. Vagal toning exercises. Creating a personalized burnout prevention plan. Closing activity.

3:00-5:00: Spa time. Enjoy the Cedar finished wood stove sauna, copper cold plunge and hot tub overlooking Kootenay lake. Lounge in the main lodge, sunroom or explore the beach below. This is your free time to read, journal, meditate or socialize. Bath tubs also available. Please bring your own towels and bathing suits. Option to stay overnight can be booked separately, directly with the Sentinel.

BOOK NOW

 

Contact info: Ava Clark – 250 608 3195/ avaclark@gmail.com

About the Leader

Ava Clark

Ava Clark is a registered clinical counsellor (through the BCACC) and life coach for moms.  With over 15 years of professional experience working in the mental health field, she is now focusing on her passion for helping other moms to Beat Burnout and find balance. Ava has a private practice in Castlegar and also offers group coaching […]

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May 2 - May 5

Warrioress A Visionary Council For Women Of The Sacred Arts

Robin

The time of concealment is over.

The Great Mother is calling us Home.
How vast is our Love?
How clear is our Vessel?
How alive is our Sovereignty?

 

BOOK NOW

 

Your womb is the star gate of Divine Power, which holds the keys of immortality..png

In this gathering of wise warrior women we will illuminate the mystery school that lives within each of our hearts through the ceremonial reclamation of our Divine Sovereignty. We will dive deep into the well of compassion, forgiveness, and medicine that lives in our DNA and re-member Love that we are. We will embrace the ancient remembrance hidden deep within our being of the “embodied Divine Feminine” through the power of our reverent devotion and potent practices of Union that span time, space, and spiritual traditions. Through this devotion, we will envision the new forms of leadership and practice that are required in this time of the Great Quickening and the global re-emergence of the fully empowered Goddess.

We gather to hold council and from within this circle:

  • Enter the Great Mysteries through the potent practices of the Mystery Schools, Pachakuti Mesa Lineage, Andean Shamanism, Breathwork, Yoga, and Alchemical Soul Art.
  • We will “dream”more fully into being our unique contribution as a Warrioress, and together foster radical cooperation and “open source” innovation to aide our lives, families, and communities in this time of the Great Turning,
  • As practitioners of the Sacred Arts we will create networks of mutual support to meet the unprecedented gifts and challenges of this time within Gaia-Sophia’s dreaming.
  • As devoted Mystics we will align with other Visionary Alchemists to potentiate our service and evolution within a powerfully held container for Self-care and renewal.
  • We will reclaim the the many faces of the Goddess that lives within each of us and in doing so honour, empower, and bless Your inner Warrioress

What is included in this retreat:

  • Four days of Earth honouring ceremonial work with Divine Cacao Forest Medicine Elixir and Heart medicine.
  • Sacred Council, ceremony, and teachings for embodying our Sovereignty and reawakening the feminine face of spiritual warrior-ship.
  • Teachings and practices of Planetary healing rituals of the Andes.
  • Guided shamanic journey work to uncover the hidden wisdom of the Mystery Schools that lay sleeping within our DNA.
  • Organic, vegetarian, delicious food. Each meal nourishes the body, heart, and soul!
  • Breathwork, Yoga, Restorative movement, Dance, and Shamanic energy practices
  • Skilled, experienced, and kind facilitators.
  • Integration support
  • Optional Flower baths and body work sessions available
  • Post retreat integration zoom call

Retreat begins on Thursday May 2nd @ 9am and concludes Sunday May 5th at 1pm.

Itinerary:

Thursday May 2nd

  • 9am- Check in
  • 10am- Opening council
  • Noon- Lunch
  • 1pm- 5:30pm- Beloved Cacao Forest Medicine Ceremony with Deep dive shamanic breath journey to the heart of Remembrance & Embodiment
  • 6:30pm- Dinner
  • Evening of Delicious Self Care with Spa, beach, and sweet connection.

Friday May 3rd

  • 9am- Mesada of the Warrioress
  • (Heart Medicine Ceremony)
  • Evening time- Dinner

Saturday May 4th

  • 9:00-10am Breakfast
  • 10-noon Restorative Yoga, movement and embodiment
  • noon-1pm Lunch
  • 1-4pm Visionary Dreaming Circle
  • 4pm- till sleep- Sweet circle connection, self care, flower baths, and optional body work

Sunday May 5th

  • 8-9am- Breakfast
  • 9-12:30- Closing Ceremony and Circle

BOOK NOW

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REGISTER NOW Tuition Paid Directly Through Facilitator | Rooms at The Sentinel Booked Separately
May 4 - June 22

VIRTUAL : Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy | Training Cohort 3

Get equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is a unique 8-week opportunity to learn and interact with our established Numinus practitioners as they share their real-life experiences in providing integrative and transformative mental wellness. This training is open to both regulated and non-regulated providers, as well as empowered individuals looking to train in this field.

In this training, you can expect to build core competencies through online pre-work, live demonstrations, group work, practice, and case-based learning. You’ll learn the Numinus model of care, which is grounded in evidence, committed to client safety, and designed to develop all the practical skills you need to deliver this care in your own practice.

We will dive into:

  • The role that psychedelic-assisted therapy plays as a brief intervention within the broader healing journey
  • The arc of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its components (including therapeutic concepts)
  • Inner healing intelligence
  • Using language and inquiry that support deepening a patient’s inner experience and innate healing capacity
  • Applying psychological flexibility to acceptance and commitment therapy, ACE model, and internal family systems
  • Mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and embodied inquiry
  • Spiritual intelligence, trust, and working with altered states of consciousness
  • Burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference

This course includes live Zoom sessions, group work, and online pre-work.

REGISTER HERE

USE THE CODE SENTINEL10 AND GET 10% OFF THE TRAINING

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the unique vulnerabilities of clients participating in psychedelic-assisted therapy and cultivate the awareness and practices necessary to meet these vulnerabilities safely and ethically.
  • Apply and demonstrate relevant facilitation competencies, skills, and orientations (including the Numinus care model) at an introductory level for the purposes of delivering psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Describe the Numinus guiding approaches within the context of integrative and transformative mental wellness as they relate to psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Apply facilitation skills specific to psychedelic-assisted therapy during Preparation, Medicine, and Integration Sessions.
  • Identify and respond to burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference experienced by the health professional.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

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May 10 - May 12 From $987.00

Elevate Retreat

with Nikki Kaur Ball & Michael Ferreira

Open up and bring new levels of your Consciousness into your awareness with this Sacred Retreat!

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT > CLICK HERE

Join us in a revitalizing, rejuvenating & expanding healing retreat for your Consciousness, Body, Mind, and Spirit to ELEVATE

As the days lengthen and we lean into summer, tap into the depths of your being during this luminous retreat hosted at The Sentinel by Nikki Kaur Ball and Michael Ferreira.
Encompassed by rugged nature and imbued with energy, feel your connections to Source, your consciousness, and the power within yourself to grow.

What’s included:

  • Yoga
  • Shamanic Sound Baths
  • Light Language Activations
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Guided Meditations & Journeying
  • YOU time (journaling, nature walks, Spa)
  • Nourishing Organic Meals
  • Deep Rest

Friday, May 10th:

4pm: Welcome Circle & Opening of the Sacred Space, introductions,

5:30pm : enjoy a Nourishing organic Dinner

7pm: Cleansing & Grounding Sound Bath

Saturday May 11th:

6:45am: Rising & Honouring Meditation and Yoga, Gratitude practice

8:45am: Breakfast for the Body/Mind & Spirit

10am: Group Hypnotherapy session

12pm: Nourishing organic Lunch

Afternoon : You Time or Social time, Time to reflect (this includes Journalling, massages,  Sauna, Hot tub or nature walks)

2pm: Group Light activiation & journey

5:30pm: Nourishing Organic dinner

6:30pm -9pm: Group energy cleansing, cacao ceremony, body movement, breath, and Shamanic Sound Journey

9:00pm – Sacred Fire  (optional)

Sunday May 12th:

6:45am: Rising & Honouring Meditation and Yoga, Gratitude practice

8:45am: Breakfast for the Body/Mind & Spirit

9:30am: Closing ceremony and Elevating Sound Bath

In Love and Light, from our hearts to yours, xoxo Nikki & Michael

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT > CLICK HERE

Links to Nikki & Michael’s work:

Nikki Kaur Ball:
250-814-4696
Website: elementalenergyhealing.ca
Email: elementalenergy777@gmail.com
Instagram: elementalenergy777

Michael Ferreira:
250-777-4293
Email: dancingwindwellness@gmail.com
www.dancingwindwellness.com

Instagram & Tiktok: @dancingwindwellness

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May 10 - June 28

VIRTUAL : Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy | Training Cohort 4

Get equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is a unique 8-week opportunity to learn and interact with our established Numinus practitioners as they share their real-life experiences in providing integrative and transformative mental wellness. This training is open to both regulated and non-regulated providers, as well as empowered individuals looking to train in this field.

In this training, you can expect to build core competencies through online pre-work, live demonstrations, group work, practice, and case-based learning. You’ll learn the Numinus model of care, which is grounded in evidence, committed to client safety, and designed to develop all the practical skills you need to deliver this care in your own practice.

We will dive into:

  • The role that psychedelic-assisted therapy plays as a brief intervention within the broader healing journey
  • The arc of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its components (including therapeutic concepts)
  • Inner healing intelligence
  • Using language and inquiry that support deepening a patient’s inner experience and innate healing capacity
  • Applying psychological flexibility to acceptance and commitment therapy, ACE model, and internal family systems
  • Mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and embodied inquiry
  • Spiritual intelligence, trust, and working with altered states of consciousness
  • Burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference

This course includes live Zoom sessions, group work, and online pre-work.

REGISTER HERE

USE THE CODE SENTINEL10 AND GET 10% OFF THE TRAINING

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the unique vulnerabilities of clients participating in psychedelic-assisted therapy and cultivate the awareness and practices necessary to meet these vulnerabilities safely and ethically.
  • Apply and demonstrate relevant facilitation competencies, skills, and orientations (including the Numinus care model) at an introductory level for the purposes of delivering psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Describe the Numinus guiding approaches within the context of integrative and transformative mental wellness as they relate to psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Apply facilitation skills specific to psychedelic-assisted therapy during Preparation, Medicine, and Integration Sessions.
  • Identify and respond to burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference experienced by the health professional.

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May 17 - May 20 From $2278

Intronaut Magic Witnessing Meditation

With Ivan Rados and Lana Rados

An Intronaut explores the space within oneself, seeking the Truth. This inner exploration is an art that many of us have lost. We believe that only through seeking one’s inner self and allowing it to be expressed does the path towards true and full healing and self-actualization come to light. We are guides that help you unlock the door to your inner truth of love, peace, wisdom and beauty by integrating ancient shamanic wisdom, the wisdom and the healing power of the plant medicine, cutting edge contemporary therapeutic practices, and non-dualistic teachings.

To reserve your spot: CLICK HERE

Spirit Plant Medicine Ceremonies:
Our Magic Witnessing Meditation Ceremony is a unique, powerful experience of meditation and Spirit Plant Medicine healing on all levels: physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual. With the compassionate guidance of our experienced healers (Ivan and Lana Rados) you can let go and dive deep into your heart. This guided group ceremony is an opportunity to experience spirit plant medicine in a ceremonial setting which is both deeply healing and transformational. By looking within rather than letting the mind distract you, you can heal the parts of yourself that you may not have known even needed healing. With guidance and spirit plant medicine you can bypass the mind and go straight to the root cause, and heal it. The Intronaut team is here to take care of your physical body, guide you through your inner journey, and help you integrate your experience.

The Middle Point by Ivan Rados:
This retreat will be facilitated based on Ivan’s renowned spiritual discipline: The Middle Point. The human experiences of separateness, and the temporality of time and space are projections produced by the dualistic mind. The Middle Point is grounded and nourished in non-dual, non-linear, non-conceptual reality as a single divine reality with ultimate awareness being its essence. Ivan’s method and teachings have proven extremely effective in helping those seeking wholeness, health, and self-actualization.

Integration:
The Spirit Plant Medicine Ceremony is only part of your healing journey. A fundamental part of the process is the post-ceremony Integration to help you anchor the healing you received and carry the lessons you learned during the ceremony back with you into your day-to-day life. Our Intronaut team makes utmost importance in creating this process as a guided and facilitated process, and not just a sharing or socializing circle.  You will benefit from the intuitive guidance from the maestro Ivan Rados, and Lana Rados’s expertise in clinical psychology and counselling.

Intronaut Breath:
Intronaut Breath is a Conscious Connected Breathing ceremony that will serve as your introduction to the medicine within each of us, allowing you to expand your consciousness, and as a tool to anchor your spirit plant medicine ceremony. The breath will also serve you post ceremony, as a reminder of the glimpses of the cosmic consciousness that you have tapped into, and that it is always possible to revisit these transformative experiences and deepen our relationship with the intuitive heart.

Cacao Ceremony:
Ceremonial cacao is a gentle, heart-opening medicine, made from the highest quality beans sourced directly from Central and South America, and is prepared with love and intention. It provides a beautiful, consciousness-expanding experience, and can help to aid in clarity, intent setting, and inner-processing. It is a medicinal and healing experience for the body, mind, and spirit. The Cacao Ceremony will be facilitated through the method of guided visualization.

Zen Hapé:
Hapé is a sacred Amazonian plant medicine that is used ceremonially for its cleansing properties. Known colloquially as “shamanic snuff,” hapé is made of finely-ground tobacco and other healing ingredients. It is blown into the nasal cavities using a ceremonial pipe, and effects are felt almost immediately, Common benefits include “total presence” and “clarity of mind.” It can serve to help you to let go of attachments, burn the ego, and purge that which no longer serves you.

Ceremony of Community:
Although you arrive as strangers, you leave as family.  Our participants have remarked that the community that is cultivated at our retreats is a precious gift and resource, people that they now know and trust intimately, and the communication, connection, and support that continues on allows them to fully realize their dreams.  As such, we have built this retreat with plenty of time for you to connect, to just be and enjoy nature and each other together, and to enjoy the beauty of the Sentinel.  The Sauna, hot tub, lake, kayaking and more await you. Welcome to your tribe.

What’s included in our event:

  • 4 nights, all meals included (nourishing, plant-based),
  • Plant Medicine Ceremonies (1 Spirit Plant Medicine, 1 Empathogenic, 1 Ceremonial Cacao, 2 Zen Hapé),
  • Non-Dualistic Teachings,
  • Guided Meditations,
  • Psychotherapeutic Exercises,
  • Family constellations,
  • Daily Guided Breathwork,
  • Intent Setting,
  • Integration Circles

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May 23 - May 27 From $2088.88

Starlight Medicine Spring Retreat

With Sarah Salter Kelly

This retreat is an invitation to come home. To open to the genuine presence of your being through the use of plant medicine ceremony and earth based traditional practices. It is focused on the awareness that you have what you need within you – everything is in fact here now – and our healing is the art of integrating, accepting, and loving what is. In this process we claim the light of our true nature and use this light to guide our way.  

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Sarah’s teachings are nondual, based on the philosophy that we are one. Through cultivating loving awareness we remember we are not separate from our Source and in this way, we align who we are with how we live. She is the author of Trauma as Medicine, a DIY book for healing trauma and transforming your life; based on the personal experience of losing her mother to homicide and subsequent journey of healing and forgiveness.

What’s included:

  • 3 Plant Medicines
    • 1 Forest Medicine night ceremony  
    • 1 Heart Medicine day ceremony 
    • Hape ceremony 
  • 4 Earth Tradition Ceremonies: 
    • Starlight Medicine Ritual 
    • Fire Ceremony 
    • Hucha stone cleanse 
    • Despacho 

Starlight Medicine Ritual – This ritual has come through the ancient teachings of our starlight ancestors as a guide for these times. We are in a great moment of awakening, and it is necessary to open to the highest light for the illumination of our path. This ritual is delivered through visualization, shamanic journey and earth-based practices.  

Forest Medicine ceremony – The Rainbow serpent lodge was passed to Sarah many years ago through her Spirit guide Thoth; the God of wisdom in the Egyptian pantheon. In this lodge she shares mushroom tea in a night ceremony. You are supported with channeled medicine songs, music, hands on healing, tobacco cleanse, and other shamanic methods. This is an excellent medicine for moving into the underworld aspects of our life’s journey so we can integrate them with the light. 

The intention of this lodge is to create a portal for the following: 

  • Commune with Source
  • Regulate your nervous system
  • Illuminate your true nature
  • Release old patterns
  • Address grief & trauma
  • Come home to your self & your body
  • Investigate internal contracted energy
  • Enter loving awareness – as referred to by Ram Das 
  • Experience presence 

If you would like to BOOK a 15 min Call with Sarah to learn more about her retreat please do so here: https://calendly.com/sarahsalterkelly/free-15-minute-consult

For more information please visit Sarah’s website here: Starlight Medicine Spring Retreat

Please watch Sarah’s interview with Marianne Williamson here: https://youtu.be/8WDFQOcNrho

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June 7 - June 9

Revelstoke Retreats

This unique weekend retreat on the shores of Kootenay Lake is designed for a little less ‘doing’ and a little more ‘being’ than our signature hiking retreats. Join us for an all-inclusive weekend exploring the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Field journaling & Sketching.

Please visit the website at: Revelstoke Retreats

We are so excited to host another Revelstoke Retreats with Beth and Kristin!

TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT:  Beth and Kristin at: revelstokeretreats@gmail.com

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REGISTER NOW Note: Tuition paid directly to facilitator.
June 13 - June 16

The Sentinel Presents | Forest Medicine

For more information on this retreat please email dayna@sentinelbc.ca

We will be posting more details about this opportunity as they become available to us.

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June 20 - June 24

Shipibo Amazon Retreat

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience to work with the Shipido Traditions of Peru!

The potential that lies ahead is boundless. Whether you seek to bask in the luminous energies of the universe, heal physical ailments, including those of the mind and soul, connect with your higher self, or discover the latent healer within you, this plant dieta represents a natural and profound progression in your personal journey.

Our journey begins with a ceremony, setting the stage for the sacred work that follows. Rigorous dietary and lifestyle guidelines are prescribed to maintain a pure energy field and body, enabling you to receive the teachings of your chosen master plant both in your waking and dream states. The dieta culminates with a ceremony that signifies a gentle transition back to your everyday life, forever changed by the wisdom of the plants.

 

What’s included:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • 2 ceremonies with 3 shamans and Marco
  • Wholesome, locally sourced, organic meals
  • The wisdom and guidance of skilled shamans
  • Access to hot tub and sauna
  • In-depth teachings on the Shipibo cosmovisión
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Flower baths
  • Assistance with translations
  • Integration therapy to help you assimilate your experiences
  • Energy cleansing practices throughout the journey
  • Breathwork to deepen your connection with yourself and the plants, and so much more.

 

Please contact The Sentinel at: 250-353-2246 for more information or email info@sentinelbc.ca

 

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June 27 - July 1

Coed Immersion Opening Retreat

More Information Coming Soon

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July 4 - July 8

Living Your Inner Freedom

Join us in learning one of the most progressive and powerful Inquiry tools out there!

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IBC (Inquiry Based Coaching) and Partswork (Inspired in IFS Internal Family Systems) bring a whole new level of depth and integration to our process of self-discovery. These tools will allow you to tap into very deep levels of your core inner parts, algorithms and obstacles that get in the way of Inner Freedom. We will be holding an empathogenic ceremony as you access those parts of you that are in need of deep healing and integration resulting in fully experiencing self-alignment, joy, and inner freedom.
Foundations of IBC™ 

Self-Alignment – We are the source of our own guidance and healing. No other human can have the same access of our inner universe than ourselves. Insight, purpose, and action, are derived from within.

Dialectic Inquiry – The millenary Socratic tradition that focusses on using open ended questions as life’s most powerful source of wonder, adventure, creativity, growth, and understanding.

Flow Persistence – We can develop the ability to persistently access a profound inner state of enjoyment and fluidity that comes from the melting of aligned action with consciousness.

Effortlessness – True self-transformation is not about pushing, forcing, fixing, or will, but rather it is about holding, witnessing, understanding, realizing, and healing.

Multiplicity of Mind – Actualizing that the nature of mind is multiple and complex, and at the same time accessible healable through particular praxis and models of understanding.

Dzogchen – The millenary Himalayan tradition holding the sacred method and experience (Rigpa) that allows us to recognize, access, relax into, and expand the truest expression of who we are.

Principles of IBC™ 

  1. There is a way to live in this world that is aligned, powerful, trusting, and free.
  2. The internal clarity that leads to this understanding is already in each of us.
  3. This clarity is obscured by stuck assumptions about self, others, and the world.
  4. This clarity can be completely restored through the use of IBC™.
  5. Through IBC™ we see the whole person, not only a condition, or a past situation.
  6. IBC™ uses applied experience resulting in direct transformation.
Sustained transformation is the product of commitment and dedication.
 

Through IBC we

  • Identify what is getting in the way of our most extraordinary experience of life.
  • Explore how we innocently (yes innocently) validate and justify the perceptional obstacles that sustain our limiting experience.
  • Discover the impact that this validation and justification has in our experience of life.
  • Realize how this validation makes us miss extraordinary opportunities and resources that are actually available to us behind our limiting perception.
  • Experience our life without unnecessary limitations dissolving those patterns entirely and embarking in clear and sustained transformative action.
This resulting space of inner freedom, clear action, accomplished potential, and wholly aligned existence we call Zerospace.

 

Schedule:
Thursday
Retreat starts at 3:00 pm
Dinner at 6:00 pm
Evening session 7:30-9:00 pm
Friday
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Session
12:00-2:30 Lunch and break
2:30- 4:00  Session
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-6:00 Session
6:00-7:30 Dinner
7:30-9:00 Session
Saturday
8:00-9:00  Light Breakfast ( Smoothies)
9:00-1:00 Ceremony
2:00-5:00 Light Lunch and Break
5:00- 7:00  Session
7:00-8:30 Dinner
8:30-9:00 Session
Sunday
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-1:00 Session and Closing

This retreat will be led by Tania Fierro and Pedro Cortina.

 

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July 12 - July 14 From $2402

Love, Lover and Beloved Couples Retreat

With Lindsay Thompson and Chris Rodman

NEW DATE <> JULY 12th – 14th

Create lasting memories with your beloved on a journey of love, connection, and self-discovery.
Join us for a transformative 3-day, 2-night Couples Retreat.

Immerse yourselves in a sacred space designed to deepen your connection with each other and with the treasures within.

To reserve your spot, please click here

Investment in Love

$2622 King per couple | $2402 Queen per couple

What Awaits You:

  • Workshops on Relationship Dynamics
  • Hummingbird Heart Ceremony
  • Connection Practices for Personal and Relational Growth
  • Celebrate Love with Ritual and Deepening Practices
  • Luxurious Accommodations and Nourishing Meals
  • Pristine natural surroundings
  • Cedar hot tub and sauna

Retreat Highlights:

Hummingbird Heart Ceremony:
Reawaken to the beauty within yourself and your partner in a sacred ceremony with an Andean master plant teacher.

Guided Deepening Partner Practices:
Cultivate a deeper sense of intimacy with your partner through embodied connection practices.

Guided Meditations and Mindfulness:
Experience the beauty of present-moment awareness and connect with your partner on a deeper level through guided meditation sessions.

Wisdom Teachings:
Explore the profound teachings of the Andean tradition, Sufism, and perennial wisdom, as well as Somatic Attachment teachings, guiding you on a journey within and fostering a harmonious partnership.

Pre and Post Retreat Connection Calls:
We will gather for one group zoom connection call before and after our retreat.

Finding Your Partner’s Treasure:
Uncover the hidden treasures within yourself through dyads, mindfulness practices, and intimate connections. Learn to see into your partner’s soul, recognizing the mirrors reflecting the wounds waiting to be healed.

Your Love Story Awaits… email radiantheartsawakening@gmail.com today!

Spaces are limited for this intimate retreat.  Secure your spot and gift yourselves the opportunity to deepen your connection and rediscover the treasures within each other.

Join us on this Sacred Journey of Love and Renewal! May your hearts be open, and your love deepen.

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July 19 - July 22

Sacred Sound Journey Retreat

Come and join us as we embark on a journey into deep play and authentic relaxation!

 

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On this sound adventure you will discover tools and skill sets for being in sync and weaving together the many intersecting patterns of your life.

You will be taken on a journey to reclaim an embodied sense of listening and creating. Science continues to prove what our most ancient ancestors innately knew. As they worked with drums, flutes, rattles, and more, they experienced sound’s uniquely healing, unifying powers.  Your body is an instrument in symphony with the natural world. When it’s properly tuned into harmonious alignment between self and the collective, anything is possible!  Begin to release all that shrouds your true self.

We live in a world literally made of rhythm and sound. Any repeated behaviour can be described as a rhythm. Are all your repeating behaviours serving you the way you want them to? How do our ever evolving habits form the rhythms of our life? The rhythms of Mother Earth and the cosmos also shape our lives.

Drumming is an ancient medicine of every culture. As a living language Sanskrit is the most precise verbal language and arguably the oldest. It is said that the vibration of Sanskrit mantras is more powerful than the meaning of the words themselves.

Through a hand drumming ceremony, crystal bowl and gong sound baths, guided gentle movement, a simple Sanskrit mantra initiation, the rhythm of traditional mala making – threading and knotting beads on a string, forest bathing/found sounds, you will encounter rhythms, sounds, kinaesthetic/somatic experiences weaving together within you.

You will leave this retreat feeling profoundly enriched by touchstones of awareness and with tools to deeply relax, rejuvenate, connect and play!

This retreat is a valuable opportunity for professionals working with clients in recovery.

“By recreating rhythm culture, we are reaching inside ourselves for the essence that fuels the evolution/revolution of our society back towards community values.” – Arthur Hull

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About the Leaders

Odette Slater
As a teacher of somatics with deep roots as a dancer, as well as a movement, yoga, Pilates and meditation teacher, birthkeeper, performing artist, entrepreneur and physiotherapy assistant, Odette has presented at drumming, athletic and dance conferences; organized community arts events; received support for the creation and performance of her own installations; facilitated blessing way […] Learn more about Odette Slater

Ron Radar Stelting

Ron Stelting   Performer, Musician, Facilitator, Accompanist Ron would like to acknowledge a few teachers: Babatunde Olatunji, Arthur Hull, Joseph Pepe Danza and Swami Muktananada. Ron has been accompanying Dance for over 25 years now, including Modern classes, Ballet classes and Traditional West African classes and is one of the most in demand accompanists in Vancouver. […]

Learn more about Ron Radar Stelting

 

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July 25 - July 28

Rebirthing The New Earth

With Reanna Costa

“We are living in the time that has been foretold by countless prophecies, a time of evolutionary potential and quickening, known as The Great Turning. Every level of consciousness and all sentient beings are in a process of evolutionary transformation. Death and rebirth are everywhere. The pressure is great, the challenge is epic, and we each are the chosen ones who get to imagine a whole new earth into being.”

Robin Flynn & Darcy Kopas : https://visionaryhearts.com
Rebirthing The New Earth is a dynamic and delightful blend of nervous system science and the beautiful cross-cultural shamanic teachings of The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. In this time together we will explore intentional practices for creating new ways of being within ourselves and within the world; we will acknowledge that the earth is dramatically changing, and with it, we are being asked to change too.
We believe that we are in a powerful time of transition and initiation, one that is calling forth those who know, deep within themselves that the ways we have been living are not in alignment with the highest potential of humanity and all life on earth.
In our time together, we will contemplate…
    • What tools and practices can we live and embody to help our rebirthing process?
    • What is required of us in order to become beings who can live on this new earth?
    • How can we become loving custodians of the earth and evolve alongside her?
    • How can we be in right relationship with all of life?
We will begin the weekend with a chance to dive into breath and ceremonial rebirthing containers to help us shed the layers that no longer serve us and where we are headed. This is done in a gentle and loving way; there is no need to force this rebirthing, all that is ready to fall away does so with grace. From this place we will lean into powerful shamanic practices Ayni, of group journeying, and connecting with the earth.
This retreat begins on Thursday, July 25 @ 3pm and ends on Sunday, July 28 @ 1pm.
It is essential that you are present for the whole time.
Thursday July 25th
3pm Introductions, Teachings & Group Rebirthing Journey
7pm Dinner & Rest
Friday July 26th
9-10am Breakfast
1030-1pm: Practices + Teachings
1-2pm Lunch
2-830pm Rest & Time for Massage and Spa
830: Gather in Maloca
930pm Forest Medicine Ceremony
Saturday July 27th
Brunch 1030am
12pm Gather in Maloca
Movement + Somatic Integration
Time Outside to Forest Bathe, be with the earth
Despacho: Earth Honouring Offering
6pm Dinner
9pm Fire Offering
Sunday July 28th
9am Breakfast + Check out
1030-1pm Integration talk and closing
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July 29 - July 31

Summer Reset Yoga Retreat

Join Erin Evans and Colemen Rodrigues for a weekend intensive of yoga, self reflection, and play.

This retreat is designed to have you unplug from your responsibilities to tap into your sense of wonder and possibility.

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The lakefront property of The Sentinel lends itself to relaxation, introspection, and connection to nature. Each day will begin with meditation, breath work, and a flowing yoga class. Afternoons will be free to swim, soak in the outdoor hot tub, and relax in a hammock with your favourite book. Evenings will consist of a yin practice with fire side philosophy chats, cacao ceremony, painting, and group lake swims.
If you are looking to recharge, steep in your yoga practice, and remind yourself of the magic of life, this weekend is for you.

DAY ONE (July 29)
9:30am- 11:30am Disconnect to Reconnect Meditation, Practice, Breathwork, Journaling Colemen and Erin will begin the class with a meditation to set the intention for our time together. A rigorous flowing yoga class will follow designed to keep you on your toes with interesting transitions and sequences. With hip openers to help you arrive more deeply to this haven in
Kaslo and set you up for a great first day. We will close our practice with breathwork and questions for self reflection helping you to get the most out of what you came here for.

12pm lunch

1pm-4pm free time Swim, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hammock, Read, Paddle Board.

4pm workshop Airplane mode: Inversions Workshop
This co-lead workshop will break down the intricacies of floating, hand balances, and different variations on inversion. A strong focus will be placed on core engagement, body alignment, and gazing points in more advanced shapes. Gaining a stronger understanding of entry and exit into our hand balances allows for more confidence in the air.

6pm dinner

8pm fireside chat From Detours to Direction with Erin

Finding and following one’s life path is strewn with obstacles. This fireside chat will allow for discussion and dialogue on what we want more of and how to set ourselves up for success in pursuing our art, vocation, and passion. We will discuss energy leaks and how to direct our lives towards our mission rather than following breadcrumbs that lead nowhere.

DAY TWO (July 30th)
7am-9 practice Sweat your Prayers Meditation, Practice, Breathwork, Journaling Erin will lead a spicy rocket vinyasa class with many options to incorporate what you learned from the inversions workshop. The standing work will focus on accessing the full power of your legs and core to seamlessly transition with balance and grace. Closing down with a long shavasana to bask in the glory of your work. The journal prompts will help you get even more clear on your life’s path.

9-10 breakfast

10-4pm free time

4pm workshop Bare your heart: Backbend Workshop
Join Colemen and Erin for a workshop designed to give you more freedom and peace in your backbends. We will Intelligently warm up the shoulders, wrists, and hips to prepare the body to move in a way that feels safe for you. Breaking down king binds, camel, bow, full wheel, and drop backs, you will feel more confident in how you approach your front line extensions.

6pm dinner

7:30pm Restore and Reset: Yin followed by lake jump.
Coleman will slow things down in this yin class to integrate what we have learned. This class will allow for gradual and safe opening of the joints, tendons, fascia and ligaments. Holding the postures for an extended period of time will allow you to embody the optimal stretch and relaxation. After our practice we will cleanse our souls with a group lake jump.

DAY THREE (July 31st)
7am practice Take the Pearl Meditation, Practice, Breathwork, Journaling Ending our time together with a hip hop practice lead by Colemen designed to close on a note of possibility. Warming up the shoulders and quads in a strategic way to allow for integrating the backbends from the prior workshop. The journal prompts will get you pondering what you wish to carry forward and what you want to leave behind.

9am breakfast

10am checkout

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Erin Erinevanscoaching@gmail.com or Colemen info@flowstatebanff.com

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August 2 - August 5

Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival

August long weekend is home to the renowned Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival…

To learn more about the festival visit Kaslo Jazz Fest

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August 9 - August 11

Dance Medicine – Weekend Retreat

Take the weekend to relax, let go and dance!  Immerse yourself in dance, live DJ sets, sound healing, & yoga. A luxurious weekend retreat relaxing at the iconic Sentinel nature spa.

BOOK NOW – WEEKEND RETREAT

Join the founder of Dance the Medicine, Bernice Raabis, and SOMA’s, Nadine Wildwood, for this DANCE MEDICINE • WEEKEND RETREAT.  

Immerse yourself from Friday  till Sunday in rejuvenation. Together we will sink into relaxation, eat delicious food, and dance, dance, dance!  Bernice and Nadine will weave in live DJ sets, sound healing, and yoga for a restorative weekend held at the iconic Sentinel nature spa. 

Conscious free-form dance (Ecstatic Dance) has no choreography or steps, you don’t have to identify as a dancer to join us. We invite you to come as you are. 

Our goal is to take you  ― Inward, to connect with your body and settle in ― Outward, into connection with other dancers; sharing the simple gift of having a glorious human body that can dance.  And ― Onward, emerging from the retreat satiated, having feasted on music, dance, delicious food, and each other’s presence.

The itinerary for our  luxurious weekend of dance and rejuvenation:

  • Arrive Friday afternoon and settle in.
  • Eat a healthy, lovingly prepared dinner.
  • Enjoy the Spa.
  • Be bathed in the sacred sounds and healing vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls, handpan, and more, to relax and ready yourself for sleep.
  • Retire to your cozy room for a good night’s sleep.
  • Awaken Saturday morning to the sounds of the lake.
  • Be guided through a Slow Flow Yoga practice with Nadine, accompanied by DJ Boudicca, playing soulful sounds.
  • Dig into a full healthy breakfast.
  • Morning Session: 3 hours of conscious (Ecstatic) dance, reflection, and art all accompanied by amazing music.
  • Lunch by the lake to refill your tank.
  • Take some time to rest and digest.
  • Afternoon spa time! Swim in the lake, soak in the tubs, relax in the sauna, or plunge in the cold pool.
  • Sound Bath before dinner.
  • Dinner with your dancing friends.
  • Gather to go on an adventure! Dancing outside to a live DJ with Silent Disco Headsets.
  • Dance as the sun sets and the crescent moon rises.
  • Enjoy the sauna, hot tub, and cold plunge under the stars.
  • Drift easily into sleep.
  • Rise on Sunday morning.
  • Wake up your body with a Morning Movement Session w/ Bernice who will be accompanied by DJ Wildwood.
  • Enjoy your final delicious meal, a signature Sentinel brunch.
  • Depart the Sentinel early afternoon embodied and rested.

(If you can only get away for the day, register for our  DANCE MEDICINE • FULL DAY  RETREAT)

You will be facilitated using the foundations of Relational Somatic Therapy, Movement Based Expressive Art Therapy, and Conscious Dance while harnessing the power of the group field. You only need to bring your dance clothes and swimsuit, we will take care of the rest. This retreat will be capped at 30 participants to keep it well-contained and intimate. 

You will bask in the Kootenay forest, swim in sacred waters, dance under the stars (and inside too), eat delicious & healthy locally prepared meals.Our hope is that you leave the retreat feeling transformed, ready to take action, and with purposeful direction, ready to dance forward in your life!

About the Leaders

Bernice Raabis

Bernice Raabis is the founder of Dance the Medicine, an international collective of Conscious/Ecstatic Dance professionals who come together online and in-person to teach dancers the skills they need to create dance communities of their own. She got her start by running dance events in British Columbia’s Kootenay region before moving into her global career. […] Learn more about Bernice Raabis

Nadine Wildwood

Nadine Wildwood is the owner/curator and facilitator of SOMA studio/venue, located in the heart of downtown Nelson, BC.  She is the host and organiser of several healing and expressive arts events. She is passionate about collaborating and promoting local, as well as, visiting facilitators, teachers, artists,musicians of various disciplines and modalities.  She supports the local […]

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August 10 - August 10

Dance Medicine Retreat – Full Day

Take a day out of time and immerse yourself in dance, sound healing, & yoga. A luxurious full day retreat including all meals and an afternoon relaxing at the iconic Sentinel nature spa. 

BOOK YOUR SPOT – FULL DAY BOOKING

Join the founder of Dance the Medicine, Bernice Raabis, and SOMA’s, Nadine Wildwood, for this DANCE MEDICINE • FULL DAY RETREAT  

Immerse yourself from morning till night in a full day of retreat and rejuvenation. Together we sink into relaxation, eat delicious food, and dance, dance, dance!  We will weave live DJ sets, sound healing, and yoga together for a restorative day-out-of-time at the iconic Sentinel nature spa. 

Conscious free-form dance (Ecstatic Dance) has no choreography or steps, you don’t have to identify as a dancer to join us. We invite you to come as you are.

 Our goal is to take you  ― Inward, to connect with your body and settle in ― Outward, into connection with other dancers; sharing the simple gift of having a glorious human body that can dance.  And ― Onward, emerging from the retreat satiated, having feasted on music, dance, delicious food, and each other’s presence.

The Full Day Retreat goes like this:

  • Begin with Slow Flow Yoga with Nadine, accompanied by DJ Boudicca, playing soulful sounds.
  • Dig into a full healthy Breakfast.
  • Begin our day with an opening ritual and meet the group.
  • Morning Session: 3 hours of conscious (Ecstatic) dance, reflection, and art all accompanied by amazing music.
  • Lunch by the lake to refill your tank.
  • Take some time to rest and digest.
  • Afternoon spa time! Swim in the lake, soak in the tubs, relax in the sauna, or plunge in the cold pool.
  • Sound Bath before Dinner. 
  • Dinner with your new dancing friends.
  • Gather to go on an adventure! Dancing outside to a live DJ with Silent Disco Headsets.
  • Dance as the sun sets and the crescent moon rises.
  • Depart for home embodied and exhilarated.

(If you can get away for the full  DANCE MEDICINE • WEEKEND RETREAT follow the link to register)

You will be facilitated using the foundations of Relational Somatic Therapy, Movement Based Expressive Art Therapy, and Conscious Dance while harnessing the power of the group field. You only need to bring your dance clothes and swimsuit, we will take care of the rest. This retreat will be capped at 30 participants to keep it well-contained and intimate. 

You will bask in the Kootenay forest, swim in sacred waters, dance under the stars (and inside too), eat delicious & healthy locally prepared meals.Our hope is that you leave the retreat feeling transformed, ready to take action, and with purposeful direction, ready to dance forward in your life!

About the Leaders

Bernice Raabis

Bernice Raabis is the founder of Dance the Medicine, an international collective of Conscious/Ecstatic Dance professionals who come together online and in-person to teach dancers the skills they need to create dance communities of their own. She got her start by running dance events in British Columbia’s Kootenay region before moving into her global career. […] Learn more about Bernice Raabis

Nadine Wildwood

Nadine Wildwood is the owner/curator and facilitator of SOMA studio/venue, located in the heart of downtown Nelson, BC.  She is the host and organiser of several healing and expressive arts events. She is passionate about collaborating and promoting local, as well as, visiting facilitators, teachers, artists,musicians of various disciplines and modalities.  She supports the local […]

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August 12 - August 18

Awakening World Dharma – Finding Liberation Through Living

The Sentinel

A 7-Day World Dharma Retreat

The Experiential-Empirical Exploration of Consciousness In Context
Finding Liberation Through Living In Every Circumstance We Face
To Attend the World Dharma Retreat in person or online.

 

Book Your Spot – IN PERSON

 

The Retreat Training is Grounded In: Mindful Intelligence-MQ, Insight Meditation and Micro-Dosing Along with Process-Oriented Experiential Buddhist Psychology & the Practice of Bhavana – the Beautification of Consciousness

World Dharma comes to life at the confluence of our inner world — consciousness and its contents —with its outer expression through creativity, mutuality and wise action — the liberating art of being true and human, finding freedom in every circumstance we face.

This special retreat is offered as a not-for-profit event – with multi-tiered pricing & some partial scholarships.

  • 17 Residential Participants (to accommodate all 3-tier pricing)
  • 11 Commuter Participants (to accommodate all 3-tier pricing)
  • 100 Online Participants (gifted freely or by donation if you wish)
  • The Retreat is also offered globally via Zoom, and is gifted freely or by donation.
  • Alan is offering his services to lead the retreat freely or by donation, if you wish.

In Addition, the World Dharma Training Retreat Will Explore “The Mapping of Consciousness, Cognitive Somatics & the Wisdom of Freedom Through the Dharma  Art of Choosing One’s Most Liberating States of Mind” Along with “Rebirthing – Mindfully Navigating Creative Futures”

“Consciousness is the forerunner of thought, speech, and action. In other words, the mind is the source from which the world comes into being. It is from the mind that we form identities, create myths, and fabricate illusions. It is from the mind that values are forged, principles are shaped, and freedom is known. Thus, it can be said: To know the mind (within inner and outer contexts) is the most important task of our life.” ~ Alan Clements

“Alan’s life is material for a legend. An innovative explorer of consciousness, intellectual artist, freedom fighter, former Buddhist monk, he shares his insights and experiences with a passion rarely seen and even more rarely lived.  He’ll make you think and feel in ways that challenge your entire way of being.” ~ Catherine Ingram, Author of In the Footsteps of Gandhi & Passionate Presence

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August 22 - August 25

Transformational 9D Breathwork Retreat

More to come…

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October 3 - October 6

Women Listening Women

Details coming soon

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October 7 - October 10

Women Listening Women

Details coming soon…

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October 10 - October 14

The Sentinel Presents

Stay tuned… we will be posting more details soon…

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October 17 - October 20

Radical Rest Retreat

With Reanna Costa
“What would it be like to live in a well-rested world? Far too many of us have claimed productivity as the cornerstone of success. Brainwashed by capitalism, we subject our bodies and minds to work at an unrealistic, damaging, and machine level pace –– feeding into the same engine that enslaved millions into brutal labor for its own relentless benefit”
~ Tricia Hersey 
In the fast-paced world we live in which focuses so heavily on doing, accomplishing and striving it is so rare that we take the time to slow down, to rest and simply be. These fast and action orientated ways are templated into our nervous system and psyches; many people when given the time to slow down don’t know what to do with themselves, fear boredom or just simply don’t know how to shift gears. We are living in a society that glorifies this busyness and supports “grind culture”.
In our time together, we will explore rest in many ways: as a practice, as a state of being, as way to actually accomplish more and as a way to say no to the cultural normality of working ourselves to the point of depletion. Our goal is to help template in a new way of being, to deeply experience and embody the power of relaxation, restoration and the flow of vital energy in the body.
The weekend will include:
  • Gentle yoga
  • Yogic sleep
  • Breathwork
  • Heart-coherence practices
  • Nervous system regulation
  • Ceremony
  • Ritual and MORE!

BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY

All prices include:
  • Thorough intake process and preparation guidelines 
  • Expertly guided and facilitated Forest Medicine Ceremony 
  • Boulter Method Breathwork Experience 
  • Masterful Embodiment + Movement Practices
  • Gentle Yoga Asana + Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)
  • Heart Coherence Practices + Nervous System Regulation 
  • Nourishing, Organic Meals
  • Access to cedar hot tub/sauna
  • Luxurious accommodation right on the lake
  • Opportunities for massage and other integrative healing modalities
  • Post ceremony integration group zoom call 
Prices vary depending on the accommodation chosen.
*Final schedule and further details will be sent out closer to the event. The weekend will look something like this:
Thursday 
1-3pm: Arrival + Settling In
3-630pm: Introduction’s, Opening Circle, Group Breathwork
630pm Dinner + Rest
Friday 
9-10am Breakfast
11-1pm: Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra
1-2pm Lunch
2-7pm: Massage, Hot Tub, Sauna + Rest
7pm Forest Medicine Ceremony
Saturday
9-10am Breakfast
11-1pm: Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra, Group Nap
1-3pm: Lunch + Break
3-6pm: Breathwork + Guided Group H/M Coherence Journey
630pm Dinner
Sunday 
9-10am Breakfast + Check Out
1030-1pm: Closing Circle

 

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October 25 - October 28

A Weekend with The Grandmother

The potential that lies ahead is boundless. Whether you seek to bask in the luminous energies of the universe, heal physical ailments, including those of the mind and soul, connect with your higher self, or discover the latent healer within you, this plant dieta represents a natural and profound progression in your personal journey.

Our journey begins with a ceremony, setting the stage for the sacred work that follows. Rigorous dietary and lifestyle guidelines are prescribed to maintain a pure energy field and body, enabling you to receive the teachings of your chosen master plant both in your waking and dream states. The dieta culminates with a ceremony that signifies a gentle transition back to your everyday life, forever changed by the wisdom of the plants.

What’s included:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • 2 ceremonies with 3 shamans and Marco
  • Wholesome, locally sourced, organic meals
  • The wisdom and guidance of skilled shamans
  • Access to hot tub and sauna
  • In-depth teachings on the Shipibo cosmovisión
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Flower baths
  • Assistance with translations
  • Integration therapy to help you assimilate your experiences
  • Energy cleansing practices throughout the journey
  • Breathwork to deepen your connection with yourself and the plants, and so much more.

 

Please contact The Sentinel at: 250-353-2246 for more information or email info@sentinelbc.ca

 

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November 1 - November 4

Visionary Hearts

A Heart Medicine Retreat – more details coming soon….

Email Dayna@sentinelbc.ca to learn more.

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November 8 - November 11

BreathArmy

With Jeff Sorensen

A Wim Hof Method, Movement, Sound and Breathwork Retreat

More information coming soon.

 

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