Kootenay Hygge – Winter Kickoff

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A Storytelling and musical evening, Kootenay Hygge-style

Hosted by The Sentinel Retreat and Between a Lake and a High Place Experiential Tourism in Kaslo, BC.

We know it’s getting chilly.  But do you remember all the best things in life when the days are cold and dark? Warm fire, soft light, candles, wool socks, blankets and throws, friends, good food, good drink, good music…and stories? The Danes certainly have winter figured out, and have embraced the cold, dark months by creating a lifestyle around cozy times with friends and family. In the Kootenays, we have our own brand of Hygge that helps brighten our dark months.

Join us for all things cozy and comfortable in an evening of Danish Hygge (pronounced hue-guh), at the stunning maloca at the Sentinel Retreat Centre. We are so excited to have  Shayna Jones and Dominique Fraissard joining us to share their talents in story and song with us for the evening!

Join us for a hearty meal ($10/person) and stay for an evening of cozy entertainment.  Suggested donations for performers welcomed and encouraged $15 – $25

Shayna Jones:

Shayna Jones, founder of We Are StoryFolk, is a professionally trained and passionate performing artist. With professional credits as an actor, singer, and dancer, she imbues her work as a Storyteller with craftsmanship and precision. She trained at Trinity Western University (Langley, BC),  apprenticed with Pacific Theatre (Vancouver), and has performed with the Arts Club Theatre Company, Stone’s Throw Productions, and the University of British Columbia to name a few. Shayna was the recipient of a “Jessie” for Outstanding Performance of an Actress at the Jessie Richardson Professional Theatre Awards ceremony in July of 2018. She calls Kaslo home with her family busy family…. Lucky us:)

Dominique Fraissard:

Dominique Fraissard hails from the mountains of Canada’s west and the long, hot highways of his native Australia. There is timelessness to his music. His 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars and a potent pen sing with an earthy lilt and an urban edge, from the good green earth of his 1970’s childhood, up through the concrete and steel built on top of it. Dominique is a multi-award nominated artist with 6 albums and several compilation album inclusions to his name. He has toured internationally and opened for the likes of Jack Johnson, The Waifs and the John Butler.  https://www.youtube.com/user/slocandom

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

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

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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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Kootenay Hygge – Winter Kickoff

at The Sentinel

  • Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 ()

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