LIGHT – A Summer Solstice Celebration

  • The Sentinel The Sentinel
  • Kaslo BC
  • Jun 20 - 23, 2019 (4 days)
  • Single Occupancy King Room & Meals - $1,250.00 Single Occupancy Queen Room & Meals - $1,025.00 Twin Bed - Shared Room & Meals - $995.00 The Sentinel Glamping & Meals - $755.00 Sentinel Camping & Meals - $520.00 Local/ Commuter Pricing - All Meals

About us

A 5Rhythms® Movement Retreat & Creative Immersion

In the lengthened days of summer’s Solstice we are immersed in light.

It is in this light, we can see into ourselves, dance toward new levels of clarity and creative expression. When we shine our light, illuminating the wholeness of who we are, opportunities arise to embody a full spectrum of ourselves. And with light comes shadow: our enhanced ability to see and feel can reveal aspects of ourselves we might have denied or not integrated before.

When we come together in the healing movement practice of the 5Rhythms, we enter the dance with ourselves, quite literally “embodying” our body, heart, mind and soul. Letting in what is alive for us, accepting ourselves as we are, expressing our truth and letting go what is ready to be shed.

As our inner light travels outward into immersive artistic expression, we maneuver what’s sacred into common personal experience. We reshape the boundaries often labelled as “creative” by clearing new pathways for connecting to creative expression. In full view of both the light and shadow of our dance, we invite you closer to your creative edges, where movement meets brave and vulnerable artistry.

Join us for this transformative experience where immersive art meets the heart, dance sparks your spirit and ritual opens you to the rhythms of light.

Open your body and heart with transformative movement

 

 

A Moment to Pause – Words from Bettina 

The Summer Solstice that we celebrate in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20 holds the invitation to pause, to  “stand still”.

We ask what is in the light of your awareness right now? What is ready to be let in, let out and let go? Where are you able to move into acceptance, into letting be, with what is moving in and around you?

Often it just takes a moment to lean into ourselves, to tune in, to become quiet enough to drop below the chatter of the mind into what is REALLY going on. The 5Rhythms® movement practice offers maps to our innermost being and breaks down the process of how life energy moves. The aim of this dance is to vitalize and to unleash the wild and untamed spontaneous freedom we are all born with. It is a path from depression into expression. It is a philosophy, a perspective and a practice about how life moves and changes.

Take a moment right now to notice what is alive in your body, what is moving… in your belly, in your chest… where do you sense your breath? How is your heart space? What is running through your mind? Don’t cling to it – just notice. Be with what is present right now and listen…

The retreat centre is warm, the rooms are lovely, the food and staff was great and the setting was soothing

Event Highlights

  • 5Rhythms Movement & Creative Intensive
  • Summer Solstice Ceremony
  • Tranquil Lakeside Retreat

Venue Highlights

The 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.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Pescetarian

Menu/Cuisine

We 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

Accommodations

All 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.

Directions

When 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!

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara
 

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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