Full Sonic Immersion
“Words seem so deficient for explaining the depth of experience we all felt… I was being moved by sound, my whole body was light and vibrating.”
– Vancouver Yoga Review
Imagine floating in an ocean of cosmic sound… vibration so profound it seems to take on qualities of form, texture and color. It’s hard to believe these tones come from a human.
The harmonic overtones of his voice resonate the core of your being, creating a sonic environment that dissolves the boundaries of space/time and allows direct experience of the oneness of all things.
Recognized as an emerging leader in the world sound healing movement, Matthew Kocel is a throat singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and recording artist with over 3 decades experience as a performer and multi-disciplinary healing arts practitioner.
He is a committee member of the Global Wellness Institute Sound Healing Initiative, and in the last year alone has shared his vision inducing music in France, New York, the western United States and Canada.
With his throat singing, overtone chant and natural voice Matthew has tapped into a universal stream of music that feels deeply familiar yet new at the same time.
Accompanied by humble acoustic instruments and ancient technology, Matthew’s live performances have impacted people from all walks of life in North America, Europe, Central and South America.
Reactions to Matthew’s music have been well documented online with people consistently sharing similar stories of non-ordinary experiences during his events.
Prepare for transformation.
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The retreat centre is warm, the rooms are lovely, the food and staff was great and the setting was soothing
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!