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Publisher's Message ~ January 2015 Issue
Happy New Year
As I step into the new year, I look back on the past year with such love and gratitude, acknowledging every person who has contributed to the eMagazine, who has taking the time to read it and who has shared it. I give gratitude for every moment for the lessons learnt, the changes they brought, and my increased awareness.
2014 was a very special year for us as it was the 10th Anniversary of the OK In Health eMagazine. Over the year we had many special celebration events such as the OK-anagan Gathering and Bean-A-Ti, the first Okanagan Angels & Fairies Day, a Summer Solstice community gathering,  two magical Tours to Ireland and one to Hawaii and the many guest speakers we brought to the Okanagan such as Cindy Smith from Calgary, Allison Scott from South Africa and of course the inspiring Greg Braden. It was an amazing year and it was all possible in thanks to you and the support of our members.
 
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This year we already have some amazing events planned for you such as:

JANUARY: 
OK-anagan Gathering and Bean-A-Ti in Penticton Januray 22nd at 7pm at Shatford

OK-anagan Gathering and Bean-A-Ti. A Kelowna Community Meeting -
'The Sacred Okanagan - Move Over Sedona'  
on  Sunday Feb 1st at 7pm.
For more details please contact us.

JAN/FEB: Coming up - We will be at the Illuminate 2015 Psychic Fair on January 31st/Feb. 1st, 2015. Back by popular demand, Illuminate 2015 is designed to give you the support and guidance you seek as you set out on a New Year filled with the magical possibility of living a more vibrant, heart-centered life.
Please contact OK In Health if you would like to join our team on the day. We are in need of some volunteers.

MARCH: Maria O'Farrell Carr and Cindy Smith will be head back to Ireland for our 3rd 'Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland' with AEP angel course included. Early-bird rates are still available. Taxable educational trip.

 

APRIL: Cindy Smith will be offering her 4 day Angel Empowerment Practitioners  Certified Course on April 21,22,23,24, - just before the Spring Festival Weekend on April 24 – 26. Both events are held in Penticton.


JUNE: Our 2nd annual 'Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo' on June 13/14 in Penticton. We have Free Seminars with International speakers such as Angel teacher Cindy Smith and Ireland's Vibrational healers & Celtic Shaman Jane Donald, Maria O'Farrell Carr, Bernice Granger and other wonderful speakers. There will be many Angel & Fairies Card readers, healers plus lots of vendors, crystals, gems & Jewellery, drums, books and more. Admission is by donation. Mark your Calendars! Booths available.

June 15, 16, 17
Ancient Celtic Vibrational Energy Course
. with Ireland's Jane Donald and Maria O'Farrell Carr in Penticton.
The Intention of this workshop is to pass on experience of how to increase your vibration/energy and awareness. Jane is one of Ireland's well known Vibrational healers, Celtic Shaman and teacher. Learn how to connect and use the energy of land, earth, sky, nature, trees, flowers, sacred sites, elementals in everyday life. Learn from insights in how energy works around you and through you so you can gain greater clarity in everyday life and the human situations we all face. Learn how humans fit in to the natural ecosystems of nature and the greater universe. Jane Donald will talk about how to do LIGHT work safely and what to do with lightworker's symptoms. You will also learn about Celtic Shamanic work and includes Celtic ceremony and Celtic wisdom messages from Jane and Maria. Jane has been interviewed on Television and Radio, Newspaper & Magazines around the world. This course is open to men and women. Everyone welcome.

Nelson: June 27th - One day Celtic Vibrational workshop Jane Donald and Maria O'Farrell Carr.

The Okanagan Sacred Land Festival 2015
The other big news is that we are hosting the first
Okanagan Sacred Land Festival’ and we have people coming from all over the Okanagan, Canada, USA, Ireland and around the world. for this magical week-long event.
It will run from June 12 to 21, 2015 in Penticton, BC.
On this festival we will be visiting local sacred sites, the Angels & Fairies Weekend Expo, Seminars and Jane Donald & Maria Carr’s workshops, Celtic Stone circle ceremony, Drumming, Aboriginal Day, Okanagan Wine Tours as well having lots of fun
. At the end of the Festival we will have a huge closing ceremony and
Okanagan Vortex Clearing at the Penticton Marina's beach on June 21st for Summer Solstice and everyone is welcome. What a magical week this will be and we hope you can be a part of these celebrations.

Keep an eye on our website, social media pages and our monthly eMagazine for more updates of our special events.
You will also find a wide range of events and workshops posted by our members.

We invite you to visit our community event directory for more workshops and event information.

Check out our community Wellness directory for local wellness practitioners and our new articles below.

Please take a moment to read this month's eMagazine below and see what inspires YOU!

Love and Light

From Maria O'Farrell Carr and the OK In Health Team






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Recipes
Shannon BlissRecipe Host Manager - Shannon Bliss, manages the recipe Section. CNP, ROHP is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Certified Live Cell Microscopist, Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Specialist. Do you have a recipe you would like to share with our members?
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Healthy Breakfast Muesli

Description:
By making your own muesli, you can choose your favourite grains, seeds, nuts and fruit, and can change according to any taste preferences or intolerance you might have. Soaking the muesli helps to soften the grains and can also be done in water, dairy-free milk or yogurt for a less sweet version. Only takes 5 minutes to make plus overnight soaking. All ready for your morning start.


Healthy Omlette

Description:
This is a simple omlette that is packed full of flavour! All eggs contain the same basic good stuff, and the large ones pack only 72 calories each, so you really can't go wrong. But depending on your eating habits, special eggs may be worth the extra cash. Labels to look for are Organic eggs as these were laid by chickens that aren't fed nasty slaughterhouse byproducts, antibiotics, or certain additives. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between free run and free range - check out the OK In Health article on that topic in our August Article section.


Sweet and Sour Crockpot Pork

Description:
I love sweet and sour anything, and when you can get this fabulous flavor in a crock-pot/ slow cooker meal and it's good for you too - well, make this recipe soon. Pineapple is loaded with vitamins and minerals. The obvious benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol. Pineapple strengthens bones because they are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissues. Pineapple is Good for Colds and Coughs as the Bromelain, which is found in pineapples, has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus. The benefits of pineapple can be achieved through eating fresh, canned, or frozen pineapple or by drinking its juice.

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Questions & Answers
Cindy AtkinsonYou Ask – We Answer! . . . your road map to health & wellness.
HAVE A QUESTION? LET US HELP! - We are here to help you with any of your health-related questions – nothing’s too big or too small! Our professional expert panel will do our best to provide you with information, suggestions, and resources.
The Q and A column is managed by Cindy Atkinson, BA Science in Genetics & Cell Biology.
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QUESTION:
When is the best time to take my protein shakes? before or after my work-out?

ANSWER:
What you consume immediately following your workout is almost as important as the workout itself. Every time you exercise, you deplete a significant amount of your stored muscle glycogen (carbohydrates) as well as your amino acid pool, and the stress of that exercise breaks down and damages your muscle cells. The good news is that those muscle cells grow bigger and stronger (provided they are properly nourished) so they can better handle that stress in the future.

However, the effects of exercise are quite catabolic. You drain your fuel supplies, you eat up the circulating protein in your system, you distress your muscle cells and depending on the intensity of the activity, you may burn some muscle tissue for energy along the way. Additionally, the adrenal hormone cortisol is released. Although an important hormone, it is the bad guy in athletics because it assists in the conversion of existing muscle tissue into fuel.

All this adds up to a highly catabolic environment that breaks down, burns up and empties your reserves. Making the transition from that exercise induced depleted state to one of recovery, repair and growth is the tricky part. Fortunately, a wonderful window of opportunity presents itself right at the time we need refuelling the most.

For an hour or so after a workout your body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients is exceptionally high. With a well-timed protein shake following a workout, you not only replenish and refuel yourself, you also shift gears from the catabolic environment an anabolic one that begins the growth, recovery and repair process. This high absorption window of opportunity is short lived. If you do not reload during that first critical hour, chances are you will linger in a catabolic state for hours.

A protein shake, ideally consumed within 30 minutes after exercise containing both good quality carbohydrates and a high biological value protein source is the simple solution. The obvious combination is a fruit juice based shake or smoothie that includes whey protein. This type of shake is quickly and easily digested (much quicker than solid food) and almost immediately initiates the recovery process.

Not only do the carbohydrates replenish your glycogen stores, they also encourage the release of insulin, which plays a significant role in the transportation and uptake of the protein in your shake. As far as protein powder, a clean high quality whey protein concentrate is a sensible choice, but if your budget permits it, you can’t beat cross flow microfiltered whey protein isolate. It has both an outstanding protein percentage and biological value, two important considerations.

Feel free to add other ingredients and nutritional supplements to your post workout shakes. Creatine, glutamine, and flax seed oil are all valuable additions. Remember, your workout really isn’t over when you put down th
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3rd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
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Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland
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Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo - 2nd Annual
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Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr
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Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland - Jane Donald

A story of Jane Donald's personal experience from illness to recovery through the discovery and use of one's own energy and inner healing power. Follow the path where it lead into nature and Sacred sites in Ireland. The gift of inspirational channeled messages illustrated by beautiful photography. Insightful messages allowing people to connect to their inner power and appreciate their own lifeforce that courses through their physical bodies and which unites them with every other living consciousness in the Universe. Helping people to understand that the Universe is vibrational and all is energy, love and light, a part of eternity, part of timelessness.

About the author:

Jane channels messages from the Lifeforce through Green Man energy. It is for mankind to be aware of the power of love. Love is the answer, love is the power to heal the world - fear is the enemy - allow yourself to be in your heart, allow yourself to be, concentrate on being, concentrate on allowing yourself to be all that you can be, all that you are, allow yourself to be the power of love in the world - shine that light of love in all areas of your life and everything you do will flourish and be blessed. Love is the basis of all life, love is the force that flows through us all and breathes life from our soul and shines through our eyes. Love is the beauty of our soul, the song of our heart and the beating of our heart. Love is the part of us that flows through all we do, say and think - that is what we want to know - that is what we want to be all our lives - that is what we want to feel all our lives. Love is the most powerful force in all the world - the most accessible power to us all when we open our hearts to our true potential and to our true purpose in life.

The Green Man is an Ascended Master who are great spiritual teachers, healers, powerful guides who can help in all aspects of your life. The Green Man is the face of nature and an ancient fertility deity who helps crops to grow, he represents the healing effects of nature. Call on the Green Man to help increase your connection to nature or to help in your garden or farm. Especially for people whose purpose involves the environment, nature,flower essences, crystals, plant spirit medicine or other natural healing methods. Often represented in paintings and cravings in ancient churches in western Europe and India and popularly associated with the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, Ireland.

Why and how Jane became a healer

Following a collapse in 2000 at the age of 26 with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), (or Post Viral Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and subsequent years of chronic exhaustion and debilitating illness that Jane began to explore her sensitivity to energy and holistic health therapies to aid in the recovery of her health, energy and wellbeing.

Jane Donald is coming to teach in June in Penticton and across BC & AB - Contact OK
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Hear what our Celtic Angel Tour guests have to say.

Wanna hear first hand feedback from past trip members?
Check out the following testimonials from people who have been on our
2013 and 2014 Celtic Angel Sacred tour to Ireland each March.

“I would highly recommend this Celtic Angel tour & the people who organized it were amazing. The people on the trip are now family and it was so hard to leave. I so want to go on another one! A big thanks you to Cindy and Maria and everyone who assisted us along the way. I especially like the sheep, handing candy to the kids in the St. Patrick’s day parade, the scenery and views, Maria’s family and the bus driver was so informative and friendly. I give this tour 10 out of 10” - Theresa

"One of the reasons that I wanted to go on the tour was to reclaim my energy and my connection to my angels and guides. I've been less active in the energy healing field - and I was much in need of recharging. I definitely found that on our tour! In fact, the minute we arrived in Ireland I felt great - and between Cindy's course, visits with Maria, that first visit to the church in Cork, the stone circle and the sisterhood visit to the island, I was back to being me and being in touch. Those were the memorable spiritual moments for me. The rest was wonderful - cutting cords, talking to the Archangels, trusting my intuition again, a different way of clearing chakras. Cindy's course was great! And of course I enjoyed the countryside and the bus tours and the commeraderie around our tables at the pub was great. A long time since I've had so much fun. Ireland was absolutely wonderful. Maria did a fabulous job as tour director. The tour group didn't have to do any thinking or planning - just go! I loved everything about Ireland - the people and their sense of humour, the Irish music and glorious scenery and old buildings and rock walls and sheep and on and on." Dianne

“What can I say except everything was way beyond my expectations” - Carol

“This Tour has been so amazing on so many levels. I’ve experienced feelings, emotions, connections that I never thought possible – Normally only other people get it and not me. I was coached in an easy to grasp concept by Cindy of how to connect with my angel team and how to use them to help me on my path. Visiting the stone circles and all that Ireland has to offer as well as Maria and her Family has made the whole trip magical. One trip I will never forget. Thank you” – From Cindy W.

"From the moment of landing until your last day your trip will be a remarkable adventure . Whether you are a seasoned traveler who usually makes all their own arrangements or a beginning world explorer you will appreciate the care and detailed arrangements that Maria makes in preparation for the trip and during your days of travel. There is so much to see in Ireland and Maria manages to squeeze in an amazing variety of engaging experiences: historic sites, sacred circles, breathtaking landscapes, cityscapes, shops, galleries, museums, pubs! Places to linger all day or evening. Food of course is important. While on the road Maria finds interesting stops for delicious and always too plentiful amounts of food. Evening group dinners will be a highlight. It is a jam packed trip. With Maria's sense of humour even the road touring experience in the green Paddy bus is a delightful experience. Bring your wellies!" Dawn

I was very appreciative of Maria's knowledge of the area and Cindy as an amazing teacher. We had so much fun - Anonymous.

I have had the time of my life. Hugh growth! Thank you for the help I needed to get where I needed to go on my journey. I really enjoyed the energy from the people and I wouldn’t change a thing on our tour – Colleen

Wonderful holiday. Loved the organizing of you both and your great energy. Maria was always around to help or guide us. Our bus driver Mike was so special. The day tours were wonderful. Thank you both – Rosie

Amazing organizing – met great people on the tour and from Ireland – Great Course - bus drivers were so personal, so much personality, excellent – I loved been off the beaten track – Fabulous holiday, wish we had more time there – Anonymous

The best was being in the energy, being with like minded people. The surprises were a wonderful bonus. Some hotels have no facecloths in Ireland. All in all a wonderful experience and well worth it – Anonymous

10+ for value for this tour and organizing. This was a fabulous experience – Anonymous
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During the spring and summer months the air is moist, the vegetation is thick and rich and our skin tends to be well moisturized and dewy. As fall sets in and winter approaches our skin, like the dying leaves becomes dehydrated, flaky and tight. It is important to change or tweak your skin care regime as the seasons dictate. Here are some winterizing tips to help your skin glow all the way until the arrival of spring...
Yoga Pose of The Month by Fitness Pose
Step by step on how to do the dolphin pose. Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your forearms on the floor with your shoulders directly above your wrists. Firmly press...
Free Admission Events
'The OK-anagan Gathering' & Bean A Ti ( Kelowna)
February 1, 2015

Our Sacred Okanagan - Move Over Sedona! Join us to gather together in a loving free light event and discuss our sacred Okanagan while we raise the Okanagan vortex energy vibrations. Everyone Welcome.
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Every Monday - 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET - Everywhere

FREE Teleconference - Ask a Question - Each week, Internationally Recognized Medical Intuitive, Caroline discuss a topical health issue that affect us all. Then she opens up the phone lines, does some spot readings.
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Every Sunday at 10.30am - 2965 South Main Street, BC , Penticton

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and celebrate the joy of life through body, mind and spirit. Each week we have a different meditation and speakers.
Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
September - November 2014 - Kelowna, BC

FREE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT... if you meet the criteria required for my osteopathic clinical research study on chronic TMJ dysfunction.
Buddhist Discourse and Meditation
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 - Kelowna

Buddhist Meditation and Discourse Thursday evenings at Heartwood Buddhist Meditation Centre. 7-8:30pm #3 2979 S. Pandosy St. By Donation
Concerned about your Diabetes? - Terrace
Tuesday Afternoons 1:30 - 2:45 - Terrace

FREE Diabetes information event - Different subject every week. Limited seating. Please RSVP and mention OK In Health as your referral.
Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
Every Wednesday 11am to 12 - Penticton

Join us for a relaxation workshop at the Penticton Wellness Centre.
Free Course - Families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - - Kelowna

A FREE Course For families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bi-polar, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsion.
Goddess Circle
ongoing: Second Tuesday of each month 7 pm - Lake Country

Women's sharing circle. Connect with other heart centered women on thier spiritual journey. All are welcome. No charge, no experience needed. 7 pm on the Second Tuesday of each month.
Guided Hiking - Free
10am - Kelowna

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna Conscious Cocktails
Every 2nd Thursday of the Month. 6 - 9 pm - Kelowna

Connect. Converse. Conspire. Create. Come out and create community with others of "light" mind. No agenda other than to be true Self and share in a safe space. You are never alone! $2 Toonie donation at the door.
Kelowna Gifts to Grandmothers
Every Thursday morning 9:30 a.m. - Kelowna

Dedicated volunteers assist vulnerable women & children in Africa along with grandmothers who are raising orphaned grandchildren due to the HIV/Aids pandemic
Meditation Support Group
Each Wednesday 7-8:30 pm - Kelowna

We meet to support each other in tranquility meditation and sit for 45 minutes. Both beginners and experienced welcome.
Penticton Green Drinks
1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Barley Mill - Penticton

People who take sustainability seriously in the South Okanagan now have an opportunity to meet up on the first Thursday of every month at an informal session known internationally as Green Drinks.
Personal Insights
On going - Lake Country

Spiritual Growth Support Group- Come out on the third Thursday of each month. Sharing and discussion of various spiritual topics, books etc. Ongoing.
Retreats & Weekend Away
Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
You pick the weekend! - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Get all the girls together and spend an unforgettable, fun and relaxing weekend at the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre.
Drumming for Kids ~ Summer programs
July and August - Kelowna

Looking for an exciting summer program with activity for kids. Experience various percussion instruments of the world. (Bongo, Conga,Timbales, Doumbek, Djembe, Surdo, etc.)
Sober but Stuck?
On-going - Kelowna

Have you been clean & sober for quite a while yet find yourself: Unhappy, discontented, or having difficulties? Treat yourself to an individualized renewal retreat! One, two or three weeks.
 
Festivals & Fairs
Illuminate 2015 Psychic Fair & More
February 1, 2015

Takes place at the Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna.
Vernon's Mosaic Market
Every Saturday 9am to 12pm - Vernon

We have a variety of vendors with locally grown/made products at Westshore Estates Community Park
Fitness Classes
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
On-Going - Kelowna, BC

MotionWorks Fitness is a health and wellness lifestyle studio dedicated to safe and meaningful exercise methods. Join Patti Tennessy Nia Technique Black Belt, Yoga-Fit, Pilates, and more classes.
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
On Going - Kelowna, B.C., Canada

NIA 5 STAGES: Learning Nia 5 Stages Technique gives you a movement elixir for increasing body awareness and ageing with grace. Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
.Monday to Friday 12:10-12:50 - Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Tai Chi in action generates energy flow and releases blockages there by doing Tai Chi results in overall balance. I guide a 21 movement sequence that suits novice, seniors, children, patients recovering from mobility and pain - everyone welcome.
POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
On - Going - Kelowna

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO: look forward to your exercise class?, feel energized, pumped, sweaty AND happy from your workout? and release weight and have fun doing it? Join our 6 week program to-day!
Yoga Classes for People with MS
Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. - Vernon, BC

The Okanagan Vernon Chapter of the MS Society holds weekly yoga classes for people with MS. For more information, please call Sherry
Aqua Prenatal
Friday afternoons - 2 pm - Kamloops

Gentle postnatal exercises gradually help the new mother to regain physical strength, tone their muscles, enjoy deep relaxation and develop close bonds with their baby.
February Freeze up Run/Walk
11.30 for regisration - Peachland

5 km Run and Walk - Fairly flat route along Beach Avenue and the foreshore of Okanagan Lake. A very scenic route. $20
Feldenkrais Works...... - Nelson
Thurs.'s 5:15-6:15 p.m., Fri.'s 12-1 p.m. - Nelson

Better balance, posture, flexibility, less pain.....
Friday's Dance Nights
On-Going ~ Every other Friday - Kelowna

Join us for a great night of dancing. Big band, Latin, swing, country, Ballroom and yes disco. We will dance to them all. Everyone is invited beginners - pro, we are goig to have fun.
Good Morning with Dru Yoga!
Saturdays from 9 - 10:00 am - Penticton

Activations, body preps, energy block release sequences, yogic postures and breath work with a final restorative relaxation to start your day!
Kelowna Nature Hikes
Wednesdays and Weekends - Kelowna

Bring a lunch. For general information call Rick Gee 250-763-0124
Nia Classes - Vancouver
Tuesday 6:00pm or Sunday 11:00am - Vancouver

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.
Nia Classes - Kamloops
Mondays 6:30pm - Kamloops

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.
Nia Classes - Penticton
Tuesday 10:30am, Thursday 9:00am , Monday's 7:00pm , Wednesday 6:00pm, - Penticton

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.Please phone to check times.
Nia Classes - Spokane
Mon. or Wed. 5:30pm or Tuesday or Thursday at 9am - Spokane

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music.
Noon Hour Yoga Classes
Wednesday at 12 - Kelowna

A one hour class open to all levels of students. All levels of students are welcome. Modifications will be given when necessary.
Salsa Thursdays
8pm to 10:00pm - Kelowna

Singles, Couples, All levels and ages-30 minute lesson with dance to follow - Great exercise for body and mind, meet new people, ongoing event since 2007.
Scottish Country Dancing
Wednesday or Thursdays nights at 7.30pm - Kelowna

No experience necessary and no partners needed! Come and enjoy the camaraderie and get fun exercise too!
Sound Bath ~ Tibetan & Crystal Bowls in the Water
3rd Thursday of the month - Kamloops

Conic healing session while floating in the warm salt waters with quartz crystal singing bowls live, Tibetan bowls etc. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation.
SOYA Yoga Teacher Training
On-Going - Penticton

Offers RYT 200, 300 & 500 Hour Extended Programs. Become a certified & registered Yoga Teacher at International standards! Find out for yourself why people love our SOYA Yoga Teacher Training program!
UBC Run/Walk group meeting
Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Kalamalka Residences Wellness Centre. - Kelowna

Students, staff, public, and faculty are welcome. Great opportunity to get or stay fit while exploring the hiking trails around campus and meet new people. All levels welcome. Free
Watsu & Tibetan Bowl
3rd Friday of the Month - Kamloops

Join with Audrey Meuse and cCome experience the perfect mix, a Watsu and the sound vibrations of the Tibetan Bowls. Restorative Calm.
Woga ~ Gentle Water Yoga
Tuesday, Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm - Kamloops

Gentle Yoga is great for people new to yoga and for those hoping to strengthen and stretch muscles and ease joint pain. End with a floating heart meditation.
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Connect with Yourself Weekly
Michael O'ConnorTake time in your busy week to reflect on your inner rhythms of yourself and your life. OK In Health's Soular Rhythms column managed by Michael O'Connor.
Astrologer/Numerologist and a popular columnist, lecturer, presenter and workshop facilitator, Michael brings enthusiasm, passion and a wealth of knowledge.

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Horoscope for the Year – 2015
2015 is a Universal 8 year and will prove very eventful and challenging and at a mass collective level. 8 is the power number symbolic of the culmination of the 9 year growth cycle. It can be compared with the harvest which implies abundance, on one hand, and hard work on the other. Number 8 is also a strong indicator of change and even transformation. All the signs are there, footings in place and the momentum is steady and strong. In terms of intensity, it can be likened to the playoffs or to end-of-the-year-exams. In this respect, an 8 year is also about returns on actions and efforts made in the past 7 years in particular. In this respect it may be accurately understood as a number of karmic returns. The returns may be very positive or very negative or something of a mix anywhere in between. February and November should prove especially eventful in terms of major new initiatives that come to mass attention, May will reveal a significant turning poin...
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Message: Wow! what a huge amount of Listings you have in the e-Magazine. Well done. You are a wonder surely !! Much appreciation, P.O

It's been fun following your progress from your first year. I enjoy reading your e-magazine and have promoted it in my newspaper column in Salmon Arm. In this issue I learned that Adam McLeod is coming to the Okanagan on Sept. 26 and I plan to be there for his all-day workshop. In the past I have taken his workshops in Burnaby, Vancouver and Victoria. This time he will be just an hour and a half away and he will share experiences since he became a naturopathic doctor, and since he opened a clinic in Vancouver.
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Okanagan Angels & Fairies event was definitely memorable! Thank you to all who participated. - Debbie

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We met great people, the treasures we found & shared, the hugs, inspiration, love & acceptance & so much more! Beautiful! So glad my friend made me wake up & come, it was a magically angelic fairy-dusting of wondrous energy & Love! Way to go! – Freyja

Musician Evan Robillard, Spanish classical guitarist was very good! - Genevieve
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10th ANNIVERSARY
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10th ANNIVERSARY
For our 10th year Anniversary in 2014, we are asking our members to show their support of this community network and eMagazine by emailing us few words as to what OK In Health means to you!
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We would LOVE to hear from YOU!

This is as AMAZING as ever!
I feel SO proud and blessed to witness your phenomenal 10 year journey! YEAH!!!!!
BIG love and hugs always
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In 2014, OK In Health Community Network is celebrating our 10th Anniversary of serving the mind, body & spirit community. We have now posted over 10,000 events and workshops, 1,000's of wellness practitioners, published over 10,000 high quality articles and best of all we have just reached the 100,000 mark for the numbers of people who have visited our website and eMagazine. Wow! We thank you all for your amazing support during the last 10 years.



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