The Sentinel

About us

The Sentinel is a portal to the transformation that starts with you. Our connection to nature enriches your transformation, integration, and renewal.

The Sentinel is a high end, full-service retreat center with exceptional facilities and world-renowned leaders and trainers, offering a mix of cutting-edge programs designed for individuals, groups, and corporations. The Sentinel has positioned itself as the leading host of Mindfulness Training, Trauma Release, Consciousness Raising and Flow State access. Furthermore, we offer programs in the fields of personal empowerment and growth, lasting health, mind-body medicine, spiritual awakening, leadership training, practitioner training, artistic and literary retreats, the sacred arts and movement-based workshops. 

The Sentinel is located on 5.6 acres of pristine lakefront property, 7km from the historic town of Kaslo, B.C. With spectacular views of Loki Mountain rising dramatically out of Kootenay Lake the accommodation at the Sentinel is world class. Private luxury rooms with king size beds and ensuite bathrooms are the perfect place to rest while at a workshop or training. The buildings and facilities are all new, construction was completed in the early fall of 2017, these include a round meeting hall, private session rooms, hot tub/ sauna, kayaks, canoes, orchard, and labyrinth.  While on your Sentinel journey you will feast on delicious organic meals straight from the garden in our backyard, season permitting! 

Supporting people's transformational experiences to the fullest is what we at The Sentinel pride ourself on. Whether it be through the facilities, our amazing staff, local therapeutic practitioners or connecting our visitors with the various natural wonders that surround the property we will be here for you every step of the way, we will even pick you up from the airport! 

The Sentinel welcomes you and looks forward to meeting you on your journey of transformation. 

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  • Iris Tse   October 03, 2018

      Sept 2018 Visit

    I felt that 4 days was too short and could have stayed there for weeks. Spiritual, serene, rejuvenating, calming... Beautiful rooms with calm and serene decor... Amazing outdoor cedar hot tub and sauna... All built with love and care... I have felt ever so connected and well taken care of and spoiled. Steps from the beach, and breath taking water and mountain view. I am so grateful. Thank you for doing all that you do <3

  • Burgess Abernethy   June 04, 2018

      What a retreat!

    I stayed at The Sentinal and partook in their first workshop and what a time it was!! Firstly, the location and amenities are world class. We stayed in a room overlooking the picturesque lake that gave way to the mountains. Every morning we woke ourselves up with a dip in the lake and prepared for the days events by taking in the glorious surrounds. The food cooked by Richard was amazing - so much love and effort went into every detail. If you are thinking of taking part in a workshop here or just to stay a for few nights I would highly recommend it. I left feeling refreshed, calm and in control. Burgess

  • Amanda Wideman   June 02, 2018

      Journey to Spiritual Awakening retreat

    I don't think my review can do justice. The Sentinel is a beautiful place (lakeside). The view is unbeatable, great atmosphere, welcoming people, with high standards for food (vegan/plant based options), and gourmet style for sure. Lots and lots of choices every morning and night. Clean, fresh accommodation (simple nice design). Powerful ceremony led by experienced practitioners, where I felt safe to be vulnerable and open to possibility. Guests were conscious, health oriented and sweet. It's easy to reconnect with your spirit here. Next time I would try to book an acupuncture or massage therapy appointment into my weekend for further relaxation, and I look forward to returning!

Why Retreat?

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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