The Shanti System: A Pathway to Greater Health, Peace & Well-Being

  • The Sentinel The Sentinel
  • Kaslo, BC, Canada
  • Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2019 (5 days)
  • $110.00 - Day Price $500.00 - Full 5 day course

About This Event

The Shanti System is a program that cultivates a greater awareness of body, mind, heart and spirit.  Rooted in both Eastern and Western practices, it provides a pathway to experience greater peace, health and well-being.

This system is based in Chinese energetic exercises (Tai Chi, qigong, & Dao Yin); perennial wisdoms such as Taoist philosophy; as well as mindfulness practices and the evolving field of neuroscience.  Drawing from these diverse traditions creates a full spectrum approach that can resonate on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and philosophical.

At the core of the program is the cultivation of awareness/mindfulness.  By practising the various exercises we become more aware of our energy and emotions.  This awareness allows us to further identify unconscious default patterns in our physical, emotional and mental ways of being.  These are usually patterns of survival that no longer serve us and are the root of our struggles. Once they are brought into the light of consciousness, we can develop and utilize skills to allow resolution of these patterns – and thus the ability to more consciously influence the unfolding of our being and our lives.

The revolutionary journey taught in this program is about allowing ourselves to experience a rich and rewarding life, with more health, peace and joy.  Please join me in cultivating awareness, expanding consciousness and then resting into the deep joy of ‘presence’ –  the sweetest spice of life.


If would like to book a room for 1 night we have provided a discount code for people participating in this work. Please follow this link and use the discount code “Sana” for $170 per room – this can either be a room with one king bed or two twin beds. BOOK 

If you would like to book a room for all 4 nights of this event we are offering a package price of $600 for 4 nights. Please use this link to book! BOOK 6 NIGHTS 

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!

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

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

Reconnecting with basic goodness in an environment of people who share a vision for a better society. Wimberly

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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