Cultivating Awareness: Yoga, Journalling, and Ayurveda

  • The Sentinel The Sentinel
  • Kaslo, BC, Canada
  • May 31 - Jun 3, 2019 (4 days)
  • $1,100.00 - Cultivating Awareness Experience & Retreat Cost

About This Event

Cultivating Awareness through Yoga, Journalling, and Ayurveda.

Brought to you by Revelstoke Retreats instruction from Kristin Anthony-Malone, Beth Purser, and Sarah Darval

This unique long weekend Retreat on the shores of Kootenay Lake is designed for a little less ‘doing’ and little more ‘being’ than our signature hiking retreats. Join us for 3 days of Cultivating Awareness as we explore the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Field Journalling & Sketching, and Ayurveda.


Back to basics, with all the trimmings

Yoga Classes: Twice daily yoga classes will explore both the invigorating practice of Vinyasa Flow and the more restful styles of Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. Morning yoga classes will be the more active style of Vinyasa Flow. Afternoon and evening classes will be a combination of Yin and Restorative – more gentle in nature.

Some yoga experience is beneficial yet not mandatory.

Field Journaling and Sketching: Learn more about the Art of Observation with Kristin. Take your journal outside to truly observe your surroundings in an up close and personal way. Field Journaling is the art of truly seeing a thing. The art of field journaling is used as a tool for observation, both internally and externally. In the field journaling classes, we will explore documenting observations and questions through writing and sketching.

Ayurveda Workshops Experience this ancient system of health and healing from India and learn its techniques to find balance in your life. Ayurveda programs will be an opportunity to learn the basic philosophy of this ancient

system of health. We will contemplate and explore our own unique individual ‘dosha’ or constitutions and offer a framework for creating nourishing daily rhythms, seasonal rhythms and foods that help to create balance.

Professional Instruction: Beth Purser (500 hr RYT) and Sarah Darval (200 hr RYT) are both passionate about sharing their Yoga experiences and passing down the teachings and philosophy of Yoga.

Deluxe Yoga Mandala: Yoga classes and some workshops will take place in this extraordinary Mandala overlooking the lake. Be prepared to be inspired!

Massage and Bodywork: Book a massage treatment with Sarah Darval or Beth Purser in one of 2 deluxe treatment rooms. Extra cost, contact us for details.

Amazing Accommodation: Each deluxe room at the Sentinel offers a stunning view overlooking Kootenay Lake. You might not want to leave your room all weekend!

Gourmet Catering: All meals are provided, and special dietary requirements are catered for. You’ll love the fresh ingredients and creative tastes from our kitchen among the clouds.

All meals are provided, and special dietary requirements are catered for. You’ll love the fresh ingredients and creative tastes from our kitchen among the clouds.

Sauna & Hottub with a view: Soak your tired muscles or sweat it out in this unique sauna and hot tub overlooking the lake.

Retreat at a Glance

Friday, May 31st:

3 pm arrival, check into rooms.

4:00 pm – *Yoga Asana

6:30 pm – Dinner

8 pm – Opening campfire on the beach.

Saturday, June 1st 

6:30 a.m. – Meditation and Pranayama

7 a.m. – *Yoga Asana

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

9:30 – **Workshop

12:30 – Lunch

2:00 – **Workshop

4:00 – free time/massage available for booking (extra cost)

6:30 – Dinner

8 pm – Yin Yoga & Nidra

Sunday, June 2nd

6:30 a.m. – Mediation and Pranayama

7 a.m. – *Yoga Asana

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

9:30 – **Workshop

12:30 – Lunch

2:00 – **Workshop

4:00 – Free/time – massage available 

6:30 – Dinner

8 pm – Yin Yoga & Nidra

Monday, June 3rd

6:30 a.m. – Meditation & Pranayama

7 a.m. – *Yoga Asana

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – **Workshop

11 a.m. – departure


Where ‘Workshop’ is scheduled, it will be either Ayurveda with Sarah Darval or Field

Journalling and Sketching with Kristin Anthony-Malone.

Find your way back to a feeling of balance.

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.


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.


  • 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


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.


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


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!

Tags: ayurveda journalling massage restorative vinyasa flow yin yoga yoga nidra

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