Transomatic Yoga & Breathwork Retreat

  • The Sentinel The Sentinel
  • Kaslo, BC, Canada
  • Dec 5 - 8, 2019 (4 days)
  • $1,515.00 - Twin Bed - Shared Room & Meals - Early-Bird Price (until July 15) $1,415.00 - Glamping Sunroom & Meals - Early-Bird Price (until July 15) $1,380.00 - Glamping Maloca & Meals Early-Bird Price (until July 15) $1,095.00 - Local Commuter - Ea

About This Event

Take a break from your busy lives to come join us and explore your authentic self with somatic yoga and transomatic breathwork.

*Continuing Education Credits for certified yoga teachers (Yoga Alliance – optional)!  

This special program is designed for you to have a little break from your busy lives, and to have a chance to reset your nervous system, create harmony, silence and joy within.

With the quick pace of society today, very little time is left for doing the self-work needed to re-connect with one’s true self.  Increased traumas, stress and lack of ability to express or release this stress inevitably causes tension and eventually illness in the body. This rejuvenating retreat is an experimental approach to experience oneself in a safe, loving space where you can have a chance to let go of your accumulated stress, come back to your body, and re-connect with your emotions, giving them a chance to be expressed and integrated.

Throughout your days on the magical mountainside, you will learn to gently release your body armour and defence mechanisms and experience what it feels like to come HOME to your body. In this workshop you will  learn to release tension and create space for profound healing. You will find your vitality and restore harmony in your mind-body connection.

In addition to the retreat schedule, enjoy an array of colourful, nourishing and well-balanced meals lovingly made by professional chefs and consciously sourced from the organic, on-property garden.  Relax in the beautiful Maloca or enjoy some spare time in the cedar hot tub or sauna looking out at the Kootenay Mountains. Pamper yourself with a massage or other bodywork treatment steps away from your room.

Expert therapists in their fields, Shannon & Shama come together to offer this wholistic opportunity for the first time on the West coast.

We invite you to take a journey from tension to relaxation in this unique three-day fusion retreat. We hope you can join us for this invigorating and memorable experience!

 This program includes:

Daily yoga practices (Yoga Alliance CEU for RYTs)

Daily breathwork sessions (to create a gentle release and trauma resolution in your nervous system )

Daily active meditations (to learn how to support your nervous system in your daily lives)

Daily Ayurvedic practices (to rejuvenate the mind & body)

Fire ceremony (Learning art of letting go )

Daily Ayurvedic meals

Benefits of the retreat:

Release stress and stored trauma in your body

Develop a sense of deeper inner calm and relaxation

Enhanced vitality and self-expression

Unblock the body’s holding patterns that restrict your energetic potential

Detox your body & your mind

Awaken your life energy

Re-connect with your true self

Enjoy the community of like-minded people

Who is this weekend retreat for :

Everyone wants to experience the benefits of some self-care time

Everyone invested in personal healing, growth and transformation.

Everyone who is dealing with anxiety, sleeping disorder or any conditions related to stress.

Yoga students, teachers interested in gaining continuing education credits

No previous yoga or breath experience is necessary, must be 19+

Sample Schedule (this may change a little!)


3-6.00pm: Arrivals & Welcome

6.00pm: Dinner

7.30pm: 9.30pm Gentle Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Beditation, Opening Ceremony

Friday & Saturday:

7.00am – 8.30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation

8.30am – 9.30 am: Smoothie & Light Breakfast

9:30am – 10.00 am: Ayurveda

10.30am – 1.00pm: Transformational Breathing Session

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm – 4.00pm: Free Time/Pre-Booked Sessions

4.00pm – 6.30pm: Transomatic  Breathing Session

7.00pm: Dinner

8.30pm – 9.30pm: Yin/Restorative Yoga and Meditation/Yoga Nidra/Sound-Bath/Fire Ceremony


7.00am – 8.30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation

8.30am – 9.30 am: Smoothie & Light Breakfast

9:30am – 12 pm: Ayurveda, Closing Ceremony

12pm: Lunch & Departures – Optional: Stay Sunday night & depart Monday



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:

Practice, learn, share, relax. Karin

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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