According to great spiritual traditions, the awakened state is natural and available to all human beings. We don’t have to add anything, we only need to allow the uncovering of this unconditional state. It’s who we are when the obscurations have fallen away.
Stephen will guide and hold a safe container space for you to do your own releasing as you relax more deeply into your natural state of peace and compassionate heart.
The varied program will include simple meditation instruction and practice, sound and movement healing, guided visualization, chakra balancing and cleansing, sensory enhancement activities, dance, meditative walks in nature, journalling, and sharing sessions.
To gently empower and deepen these practices and activities, the group will work with a mild sacramental medicine plant.*
* Further information regarding the sacramental medicine plant work will be provided upon inquiry.
Modalities: plant spirit medicine ceremony, green medicine, music, nature, meditation
“I feel fortunate to have journeyed with Stephen through three of his Cannabis & Spirituality Meditations. I am humbled by the power, awed at the depth and refreshed by my mental and emotional clarity days after. A gift of inner spaciousness indeed!”
– Jonathan Beals
“These green ceremonies are like mini-meditation retreats: deep dives into elemental and energetic consciousness. You get to appreciate just how your meditation is going and how your senses can be resonant doorways into profoundly alive inner spaces and inspirations. Stephen leads with heart and a soulfully musical touch.”
– Kolin Lymworth, Founder of Banyen Books
“Stephen brings deep knowledge to his work along with a genuine concern to create a safe space to journey. His guidance was always well-paced. I had a sense that I was being led by a wise soul who knew the terrain making it possible for me to focus deeply on the experience.”
– Bruce Sanguin, Psychotherapist and Author
Venue HighlightsThe Sentinel is proud to be located on the shores of Kootenay lake with views of the stunning and powerful Purcell mountains. 180 º views from our Maloca a timber frame roundhouse where all our retreats and gatherings are held. We have breakout rooms and bodywork services such as acupuncture, reiki and massage available on site. Onsite gardens serve up the goodness we serve all our guests and the cedar hot tub and sauna are the perfect way to end your day in solitude or with friends.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Yoga Studio
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWe offer an array of colourful, nourishing and well-balanced meals lovingly made by professional chefs and consciously sourced from our organic, on-property garden.
FARM TO TABLE The Sentinel produces its own organic fruits and vegetables which are supplemented by local organic gardens.
The earth is our foundation for health – we know that the tomato on your plate was planted and nourished to its full potential by us.
LOCALLY SOURCED Meats are free range organic and prepared from our own suppliers, honey is from local bee keepers and vegetables are from our garden and local providers. Experience the connection while walking through our gardens.
MADE WITH LOVE Our most important ingredient is the love of those that have grown and prepared your meal – so your body can be nourished and be able do the work that is needed to be done on the planet.
A TASTE OF OUR MENU
BREAKFAST: Our signature “This is not oatmeal” combinations of nature’s wellness berries including chia and goji berries –sesame seeds and dried fruits. Gluten-free. Farm fresh eggs of the day, served with freshly picked greens and herbs
Organic yogurts and honey & Applesauce muffins & Freshly baked bread every day
LUNCH: Fresh mixed garden salad, Quinoa lasagna with marinara sauce with Russian garlic and truffle oil
DINNER: Chicken Ancho (a specialty from our friends in Mexico) with roasted root vegetables & mixed grain salad OR our signature vegan curry with Sentinel garden pumpkin
TREATS: Peach cobbler
AccommodationsAll our kings and shared twin rooms have stunning views of the lake and mountains like this one! Weather you are in a private luxurious king room or a shared twin, all our accommodation is clean and modern. Your ensuite has heated floors, a rain shower and amenities for your comfort. Fluffy white towels and crisp linens are waiting for you as you check into your room so you can relax and refresh.
DirectionsWhen you see this sign you have arrived!
We are 50 minutes from Nelson BC and 15 minutes from Ainsworth Hot Spring & 7 minutes from Kaslo.
You can drive here from Vancouver in 9 hours and from Calgary in 8, these drives are beautiful in the summer time and especially if you are coming with a friend! Alternatively we are just a short 1 hour flight from either of these major cities, the closest airport is the Castlegar airport, which is 1.5 hours from our door!