Women’s Health and Healing Retreat

  • The Sentinel The Sentinel
  • Kaslo, BC, Canada
  • Mar 17 - 19, 2019 (3 days)
  • Shared Accommodation & Full Program Investment - $1,487.00

About us

Discover Your three primary relationships:

Food and Body

Nature and Plants

Your Health History

Connecting to the energy of the Spring Equinox and gathering together in a Traditional Circle we will engage in practices and teachings focused on Mind Body Nutrition – what our body needs and how it asks us.  Through eating, journaling, meditative, movement and breath exercises, experiential herbal medicine teachings, guided remedy making, and personal Naturopathic Care.

Immerse yourself in the spectacular setting of Kootenay Lake at a luxury accommodation and dine on exquisite, nutrient dense meals.  Give yourself three days to focus on You and how you can engage positively with your health and wellbeing.

Learn why the way you might be eating now can contribute directly to the symptoms you wish would go away.

Safe, guided, integrative healing is available to a small group of women looking to understand your body by looking at the conditions you’ve been experiencing.

Accommodation based on double occupancy, register with a friend or make a new one!

A taste of the retreat:



Opening Circle

Traditional Food Discovery and Discussion

Meet your relationship with food


Herbal workshop

Introduction to the human microbiome and your nervous systems


Private massage therapy

Private Naturopathic Consultations

Sauna – Hot tub & Bonfire



Morning Practice

Group Circle & Grounding

Interactive Herbal workshop


Trauma and how it affects the body, mind and spirit.

Movement and Pleasure

Interactive Herbal Workshop


Sleep habits, tips and tricks for success


Private massage therapy

Private Naturopathic Consultations

Sauna – Hot tub & Bonfire



Food and Mood

Eating with the Seasons and Your Intuition

The Flow-energetically and Hormonally


Foods that help foods that hinder.

Personal integration planning

Closing Circle & Departure


Erika is not only an emotional eating therapist to me. She’s become a friend and inspiring teacher. She’s held me through some pretty intense times over the last few months with school and living in Toronto. Her knowledge of nutrition, dentistry and overall health has been a huge nudge in the right direction for me, and her constant realness and positivity has had me see a different side to things. I love her.  – Private Client

I recently organized a workshop for parents with Erika Bauer entitled “Navigating Food With Children”.  Erika offered a presentation for an hour and then opened the format for questions for another hour.  I was impressed with Erika’s knowledge and her ability to share information in a way that is understandable.  She brings much humour and warmth to the delivery which I appreciated.  I also enjoyed her down to earth, reasonable and reassuring tone with the parents.  One participant commented that she enjoyed Erika’s non-judgmental approach.  During the question and answer period, Erika effortlessly responded to every question participants posed, sharing examples of relevant research and interesting studies to support her response.  This workshop was a pleasure to coordinate and participate in and the parents want to see her back! 

Barb Cyr, BSW, coordinator Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Mothercare Pregnancy Support North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

“I have to say that I usually approach “food talks” with some degree of scepticism, but was fairly blown away with Erika‘s passion for her new profession. She gave an incredible amount of interesting and informative science based information in the short time she spoke to the group. I have four children and feel that I spend quite a lot of my day planning, shopping for and preparing food. I have to say that I walked away with a lot of new knowledge and tips on how to feed my family more healthfully physically and emotionally, and safely! I really appreciated how she presented in a non condescending and non judgemental manner and clearly this is an appropriate niche for her.” – Workshop Participant

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.


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


March 17th Breakfast 9-10am
Maloca Opening Circle and guided experiences 10am
Lunch 1pm
Maloca sessions and private consultations 2-5pm
Dinner 6pm
Maloca 7:45-9pm
Hot tub/sauna bonfire 9pm
March 18th Breakfast 8am
Maloca 9am-1pm
Lunch 1
Maloca 2-5:30pm
Dinner 6pm
Maloca 7:45-10pm
March 19th Breakfast 8:30am
Maloca 9:30-1
Lunch 1pm
Completion Circle

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


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.


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: body food healing health nature nutrients nutrition plants woman health

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