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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.

May 30 - June 2

Awakening Man Retreat : Unleashing Authenticity

With Jeff Sorenson & Richard Kay

Unleashing Authenticity: Empowerment Through Vulnerability, Challenge and Connection

Reserve Your Spot Today – BOOK NOW

Rediscover your true self, break free from limiting beliefs, and cultivate empowerment through meaningful connections, authentic communication, vulnerability and practical tools to create positive transformation in your life.

This retreat will guide participants on a transformative journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and connection. Through a series of interactive exercises, discussions, and activities, participants will explore their belief systems, learn to communicate authentically, and embrace vulnerability as a pathway to empowerment. By the end of the retreat, participants will have gained valuable insights, learned new tools, begun to form new habits to support their desired life changes, and will have formed deeper connections with themselves and others. Get ready to challenge yourself, remember who you truly are, remember what it is to be human and to realize a higher potential in a fun, supportive and nurturing environment.

Daily movement, breathwork and meditations along with cold exposure and sauna, time in nature, delicious organic food and the spectacular surroundings of The Sentinel will complement and deepen the other activities and workshops offered over the course of the retreat.

Group Discussions, Workshops and Team Building Exercises – Explore the themes of authenticity, vulnerability, belief systems, communication, rebuilding trust, the ego and emotions in group discussions, various exercises and workshops designed to challenge your current belief systems, perceptions and world view. These exercises will provide the opportunity to leave the retreat with a more expansive and liberated world view to bring more peace and joy into your life, relationships and career.

Breathwork – Explore the multidimensional nature of your being through breathwork led by a master facilitator. Breathwork practices provide an opportunity to release the aspects of ourselves we developed as coping and protection mechanisms or inherited in our ancestral lineage but no longer serve us in our present life. These powerful practices allow us to align to our authentic self and open to an expanded sense of being.

Movement – Open and align the body with a variety of movement practices intelligently sequenced with the other modalities presented to move and amplify the energetic shifts created over the course of the weekend. Jeff will lead a variety of practices ranging from yoga to qigong to ecstatic dance or primal movement.

Resiliency Tools – Gain mastery over your nervous system through the practices of cold and heat exposure. The nervous system is the energetic system of our body. Expanding its capacity allows you to stay regulated and expansive in stressful situations, expand your energetic field, and enhance creativity.

Rewild In Nature – Enjoy the incredible natural surroundings of The Sentinel and remember that you are nature. Optional river walks, guided cold dips in wild and beautiful Kootenay Lake help us to reharmonize to our true nature.

Community – Coming together in community with others of like mind and vibration is perhaps one of the most potent and powerful aspects of these retreats. Entering a safe container where we can be seen, heard and held by our community allows us to heal our wounds and strengthen our confidence and authenticity to show up in the world as the one we came here to be.

🍃 There will also be ample time to simply be, enjoy the natural surroundings and interact with other guests as well as your facilitators in a non structured way.

Register today for this powerful Men’s Retreat 

Schedule for the event:

Arrival: Thursday May 30th, 2024 at 3:00pm

Departure: Sunday June 2nd, 2024 at 1:00 pm

About the Leaders

Jeff Sorensen

Jeff Sorensen is the founder of breathARMY. His mission is to educate, inspire and empower you to live your true potential. He offers tools to break through patterns that hold you back from living and expressing that potential in the world. Jeff has trained with some of the world’s leading experts in breathwork and movement: […] Learn more about Jeff Sorensen

Richard Kay

Richard Kay is a dedicated to having  men’s  community work, having been a part of a men’s team for 25 years. He values this association greatly and considers it one of his most cherished connections. In addition to his involvement in the men’s team, Richard is also known as the co-founder of The Sentinel and a […]

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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 21 - June 24

Shipibo Amazon Retreat

With Delsy, Fernando Mahua and Marco Sanchez

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

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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
  • 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!

 

REGISTER TO ATTEND

 

About the Leaders

Delsy

Delsy is a rose goddess, known for her immense love and care, making participants feel secure and well-taken care of. She is a skilled curandera, specializing in steam baths and feminine cleansing. Together, Fernando and Delsy harmoniously combine their talents, offering a balanced approach to the sacred union of masculine and feminine energies.

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Fernando Mahua

Fernando Mahua, the grandson of Elder Pascual Mahua, carries the energy of Noyarao, as passed down by his grandfather, who lived to the remarkable age of 98. Fernando, together with his wife Delsy Ramires, create a safe and caring environment.

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Marco Sanchez

Originally from Mexico and now based in Canada, Marco is a maestro with a deep understanding of the Shipibo tradition of working with plant medicine. He is a talented musician, playing various instruments like the harp, kora, guitar, and drum. Marco has extensive experience with plant diets and will share invaluable knowledge and tools during […]

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July 4 - July 8

View From The Edge | IBC, Parts Work & Heart Alchemy

This retreat is specially designed for Spaceholders in all areas of life

“While everyone in this world strives to get somewhere and become someone only to leave it all behind after death, you aim for the supreme stage of nothingness. Live this life as light and empty as the number Zero. We are no different from a pot, it’s not the decorations outside but the emptiness inside that holds us. Just like that it is not what we aspire to achieve, but the consciousness of nothingness that keeps us going.” Shams de Tabriz

The vision is to alchemize our gut fears to heart-centered Love, and this Love to Service each in our own Magical way.
To expand our internal and external capacity to hold ourselves and others.

It is a powerful, flexible and very accessible addition to anything you are doing now.

We will use IBC- the wisdom of Zerospace combined with my rendition of Partswork and my new Heart Alchemy practice.
Through a fusion of IBC (Inquiry-Based Coaching), Parts Work (inspired by IFS Internal Family Systems) and Heart Alchemy, I offer a transformative framework to accompany you on this path of growth. This program is designed to provide structure and accountability, facilitating a profound level of personal and professional development while creating space and laying supportive foundations for your evolving self.

Our shared tools will enable you to delve into the deepest layers of your being, uncovering core inner parts, while softening and transforming the barriers to inner freedom. Together, we will all co-create a sacred space for exploration, ceremony, and magic, tapping into the profound healing power of community.

We will have an empathogenic ceremony to support the depth of the process and transformation within the contexts of these tools.

With IBC, we will:

  • Identify obstacles hindering our fullest experience of life.
  • Explore how we unwittingly validate and perpetuate these limiting perceptions.
  • Understand the impact of this validation on our lived experience.
  • Recognize missed opportunities obscured by limiting beliefs.
  • Experience life beyond these limitations, paving the way for transformative action and entering a state of “Zerospace.”

Through Parts Work:

  • We acknowledge ourselves as luminous system made of parts
  • We examine the assumptions and traumas that have shaped these parts, limiting our self-expression.
  • With compassionate curiosity, we listen to these parts, witnessing their burdens and experiences.
  • Through healing, we reintegrate and update these parts, aligning with our true purpose and fostering wholeness in our relationships and systems.

Through Heart Alchemy:

  • We understand and experience love and authenticity as the highest forms of human vibration.
  • We use the heart as a crucible for the alchemical transmutation of fear to love, love to service, understanding the constant stages we go through in this process through our lifetime.
  • We use the metaphor of the Alchemical Process: Dissolution, Coagulation and Crystallization to understand the internal process of turning existential pain into gold. The gold of using challenges to find existential joy through our journey.

Rediscover yourself. Release fear and trauma. Embrace your truth and freedom. It’s time to soar and share your light with the world.

About the Leader

Tania Fierro

I co-founded the Innerland Institute, in Vancouver, Canada in 2003 with the strong passion and desire for honest deep communication, the kind of exchange that gives you inner freedom, joy and deep purpose. I’m the co-creator of the IBC (Inquiry-Based Coaching) method combined with my rendition of partwork and heart alchemy. These are powerful self-awareness […]

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July 12 - July 14 From $2402

Love, Lover and Beloved Couples Retreat

With Lindsay Thompson and Chris Rodman

Embark on a Journey of Love and Transformation: A Valentine’s Summers Couples Retreat

Investment in Love
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$2622 King per couple | $2402 Queen per couple

This Summer season, 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 from July 12th-14th.

Immerse yourselves in a sacred space designed to deepen your connection with each other and with the treasures within.
Finding Your Partner’s Treasure:

Uncover the hidden treasures within yourself through dyads, mindfulness practices, and intimate connection practices.

Harness the alchemical potential of your union, consciously recognizing
the mirrors and reflecting the wounds waiting to be healed.

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. Dates will be released upon registration.

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.

Sample Itinerary:

Friday July 12th

guests arrive 3pm

opening circle 4-6pm

dinner 6pm

partner deepening practices 7:30-9pm

 

Saturday July 13th

light breakfast 8am

Sacred Union Heart Ceremony 9am-7pm

dinner 8pm

 

Sunday July 14th

breakfast 8am

Connection circle 9:30am

Lunch 1pm

guests depart 2pm

Your Love Story Awaits, BOOK NOW!

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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About the Leaders

Lindsay Thompson and Chris Rodman

As a husband and wife team, Chris and Lindsay’s shared passion, love, and commitment to the work they do create a unique and synergistic energy that permeates every aspect of their service. Together, they strive to create a space where individuals can embark on transformative retreats, explore their inner landscape, and awaken to their true […]

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July 19 - July 22

Soulful Frequencies: Tuning into Higher Vibrations

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 includes:

🌿 Forest Bathing
🌿 Drum Circles
🌿 Mala Making
🌿 Sanskrit Mantra Meditation
🌿 Sound Baths
🌿 Yoga with live musical accompaniment
🌿 Sunrise Yoga
🌿 Naad Yoga
🌿 Crystal Bowls
🌿 Gong Wash
🌿 Sanskrit Mantra Initiation

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. […]

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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 22 - August 25

Connecting With Your True Nature | A Women’s Retreat

With Janice Fairley, Laura Adams, Josana Starbuck and Bernice Raabis
Join us for an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and renewal at our women’s retreat, “Connecting with Your True Nature”!

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Held at the end of August just before the changing of the seasons, this retreat offers a sacred space for women to reconnect with themselves and the world around them. We invite you to embrace the beauty of this transitional period and harness its transformative energy. Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Kaslo, BC, you’ll embark on a soul-nourishing adventure that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and empowered.

Throughout the retreat, you’ll engage in a variety of enriching activities designed to deepen your connection with your inner wisdom and the natural world. From guided 9D Breathwork journeys to heart-opening yoga, inspiring Mandala workshop to cold plunging and ecstatic dance…each experience is crafted to awaken your senses and inspire personal growth.

Led by Janice Fairley in collaboration with 3 gifted guest facilitators, we’ll explore themes such as letting go, awakening and expansion in order to bring clarity to your life’s purpose. Through a variety of powerful, inspiring and fun sessions, we will tap into your body’s innate wisdom to heal by living in harmony with the rhythms of nature. This beautifully curated retreat will uncover insights and tools to support you on your journey of self-exploration and empowerment.

In addition to the transformative workshops and activities, and delicious organic meals, you will have ample time for relaxation and reflection. Whether you choose to unwind with swimming or kayaking in pristine Kootenay Lake, taking walks among the forest, simply soaking in the beauty of the The Sentinel, or connecting with fellow participants over shared stories and laughter, you’ll find nourishment for your body, mind, and spirit.

As summer fades into autumn, join us for “Connecting with Your True Nature” and embark on a journey of self-discovery, renewal, and sisterhood. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today and step into the next chapter of your life with grace and intention.

What’s included:

  • Transformational 9D Breathwork
  • Cold plunging & Sauna
  • Five Tibetan Rites
  • Heart-centredYoga
  • Sacred Sound Baths
  • Mandala Workshop
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Fire Ritual
  • YOU time
  • Nourishing Organic Meals
  • Deep Rest
  • Fun & Laughter

 

General schedule for the retreat:

Thursday, August 22:

 2:00-3:00 pm Arrival

3:00-5:30 Free Time

5:30-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-9:00 pm Introductions Breathwork practice (Gentle down-regulating)

Friday August 23:

7:00-8:00 am Five Tibetan Rites, Cold Plunge, Sauna

9:00-10:00 am Breakfast 

10:30 9D Breathwork Warm-up

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Heart-centered Yoga with Josana

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch

2:00-4:00 pm 9D Transformational Breathwork (“Letting Go”)

4:00-5:30 pm Free time

5:30-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-9:00 pm Sound Bath with Laura Adams

 

Saturday August 24: 

7:00-8:00 am Five Tibetan Rites, Cold Plunge, Sauna (optional)

9:00-10:00 am Breakfast 

10:30-12:30 pm Mandala Workshop with Laura 

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch

2:00-4:00 pm 9D Transformational Breathwork (Awakening)

4:00-5:30 pm Free time

5:30-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-9:00 pm Ecstatic Dance with Bernice

9:00 – 11:00 Fire Ritual & possible cleansing cold plunge

 

Sunday August 25th:

9:00-10:00 am Breakfast 

10:00-12:00 pm Closing Integration Circle

12:00-1:00 pm Departure

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About the Leaders

Janice Fairley

Jan is a passionate and intuitive breathwork practitioner who holds two Breathwork Coaching Certifications (Breath Masters and InnerCamp) and in 2023 became one of the first licenced 9D Breathwork Facilitators in the world. A long time cold water enthusiast, Jan’s breathwork path was revealed when she combined the “miracle” of conscious, connected breathing with the […] www.rebreathe.live

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Laura Adams

Laura – ‘Lumin’ is a way shower who is deeply connected to the Earth and spirit worlds through her diverse life as an expedition guide, business advisor, life coach, artist and sound healer. An explorer at heart, she has journeyed from the Arctic to Antarctica; guiding people to the Earth’s wildest places, and to discovering […]

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Josana Starbuck

Josana is a Yoga teacher living in the idyllic mountains of Kaslo, not far from The Sentinel.  With an emphasis on connecting with the breath, her heart-centred Gentle Flow Yoga practice will allow us to open to our authentic essential true nature and experience the joy and radiance within.

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Bernice Raabis

Bernice Raabis, the founder of Dance the Medicine and Ecstatic Dance International, has spent over 15 years facilitating Conscious Dance.  Weaving together various movement, art, relational, and somatic therapeutic models, she is able to create safe and generative journeys in a truly unique manner. Learn more about Bernice Raabis

 

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September 25 - September 29

Embodied Consent for Ancestral Healing

The Wheel of Consent ® is a groundbreaking framework and awareness practice developed by Dr. Betty Martin. The practice is simple, subtle, and profound.

You will come away from this offering with a deepened ability to navigate consent in all your interactions, including these skills:

໑ Create a felt sense of safety in your body and nervous system
໑ Connect to what feels good and brings you joy
໑ Notice, value, and voice what you want, what you are available for, and what you don’t want
໑ Notice your tendency to go along with what is being done and reverse it
໑ Be mindful of others’ tendencies to go along with what is being done and respect their limits
໑ Access two ways to receive and two ways to give and feel the joy of each of these four possibilities for interaction
໑ Navigate power dynamics, trauma, and systemic oppression and their impact on our capacity to access choice and uphold boundaries (yours & others)
໑ Make choices that support your well-being and connection with others
໑ Express your desires, limits, preferences, and willingness with more nuance and play

This event is for
໑ Professionals who work with people to affect human change and healing
໑ Couples and individuals looking for deeper and more meaningful connection in their relationships
໑ Anyone interested in developing deeper self-awareness and relational skills for more ease and joy in life

This offering
໑ Meets you where you are – we welcome beginners and advanced practitioners
໑ Is experiential and embodied
໑ Respects your boundaries – you will always have choices about how you engage with the exercises
໑ Is open to all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship constellations

All inclusive |  4 nights (tuition, food & lodging) | Please click BOOK NOW to secure your seat for this important event.
Commuter Rate | 5 days (tuition & food) $1,175.00 + tax (use this link)

If you need assistance choosing the right price, please contact Helena at: helena@helenadefelice.com

What participants say about this retreat:

“Life-altering” ~ Clinical Counsellor

“It’s truly transformational work and so necessary for the healing and growth we are in desperate need of”

“I immediately put this into practice. It changed my way of being with my clients. I found myself calm and grounded in a new way.” ~ Occupational Therapist

“I know myself WAY more. I am trusting my impulses, my no’s and yes’s and I am able to voice them more clearly now. I am grateful for this modality. It is a gentle, deep, and foundational piece for creating healthy, safe, and intimate relationships with oneself and others.” ~ Teacher

“Deeply grateful for the workshop last weekend. It has been sitting with me all week. The content and my experiences have made their way into many conversations since…I feel very inspired by my experience!” ~ Acupuncturist

“A spa for the soul.”

“Deep gratitude. This was epic for me on so many levels. Feeling a profound shift.” ~ Plant Medicine Guide

“This was transformative for me in many ways.” ~ Sexual Health Educator

About the Leader

Helena De Felice

Helena De Felice (they/she) is the founder of Our Sacred Body, co-founder of the Living Love Revolution Sanctuary, a Certified Facilitator of the Wheel of Consent®, and a member of the faculty of the School of Consent. Her commitment that each human gets to experience the sacredness of their own being and life itself forms the […]

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October 3 - October 10

Women Listening Women presenting The Power of Woman

With Angie Mattingly and Nancy Zapolski

Beloved Woman,
You were not always considered, respected, listened to at a level that honoured you. You were not always considered for leadership or positions of influence and respect. You were not always held in the highest regard in society, and in your interpersonal relationships. Historically, we have lived in a world in which the masculine were granted advantages that helped to propel them to positions of influence, fulfillment, achievement, admiration, basic societal rights.
At times, even other women have relegated you to roles that have not necessarily been commensurate with your dreams, your capacities, and your Path.

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The time has come on our Beloved planet for the Feminine to flourish.

You are one who is selected by the Divine Feminine to Pioneer this unfolding.

….so let us Celebrate and Honour the Feminine within us.

Let us become aware of the of the Feminine, the capacity of Woman, the Glory of the Feminine Divine

Let us Hear the Feminine Divine
Let us open our hearts and our awareness to who we are as women, and our relationship to the Feminine,
and how that shapes our thoughts, our actions, our conversations, our aspirations, and our relationships.

Let us align with ourselves as The Feminine.
Let us arise together.
Let us be a force of love that
celebrates The Feminine.

 

INCLUDED IN TUITION:

  • Lodging
  • Wholesome and nourishing food
  • Guided meditation
  • Embodiment practices
  • Nature walks
  • Music time for stillness
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Cold plunge
  • Swimming
  • Space for yourself
  • SACRED MEDICINE: For information about the opportunity to participate in optional sacred healing and transformation circles (included in your tuition), reach out to us directly.

INTEGRATION AND COACHING:

You’ll be invited to 4 exclusive group coaching calls in the months following the retreat to integrate and reinforce your development.

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About the Leaders

Angie Mattingly and Nancy Zapolski

Angie Mattingly

Soul’s Path: All people experience love, being gotten, and connecting people to their Soul’s Path.

Highlights:

  • Has 2 decades of experience designing and leading multi-cultural, high level transformational seminars and guest-speaking engagements that train participants in performance, leadership, and communication.
  • Has 2 decades of high-level executive role responsible for over 1,000 leaders worldwide.
  • Has 22 years of experience as a Registered Nurse working with in various areas of medicine including 6 years as a Hospice Nurse.
  • Has 35 years’ experience as a healer and Reiki Master
  • Tao Hands Practitioner

Nancy Zapolski

Soul’s Path: Loving and being the expression of love in the world

Highlights:

  • 5 years’ experience as a psychologist
  • Decades of experience designing and leading high-level transformational seminars and guest-speaking engagements that train participants and other leaders in performance, leadership, and communications.
  • 4 decades of executive role in the development of a leading-edge transformational company in the world.
  • Tao Hands Practitioner

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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

Community Gathering with Abuelita and Continuum

We are inviting you to join us for a weekend of Sacred Meditation with Abuelita, October 25-28th at The Sentinel. This event will be held by two facilitators who bring together the different traditions they have trained in and have been evolving their work together for over 12 years. You will be held through your preparation, retreat experience and integration with integral support for your specific needs and inspirations to join.

The Sentinel is a stunningly beautiful lakeside retreat centre in the kootenays 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 to support preparation and integration
  • Breath work
  • Continuum movement
  • Preparation and integration support 

Please complete an initial intake to be referred for this event at: gatherintheflowers@gmail.com.

For any other general inquiries please contact The Sentinel at: 250-353-2246.

 

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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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