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Publisher's Message ~ April 2015 Issue


April 1st, 2015

Greetings OK In Health members,

This eMagazine comes to you from Northern Ireland as I take the train back to Dublin after 6 days in beautiful Bangor (Course & doing Celtic Wisdom readings/healings). While there I visited the Giant Causeway again. Before this trip. I was in Ireland with our Celtic Angels Sacred Tour of Southern Ireland  for 2 weeks with a wonderful group of people from Canada. I had so much fun and so enjoyed walking the land with them all. I miss them already as they have now all flown back home. I now have the joy of spending Easter with my Irish family and friends in Dublin before heading home myself next week, just in time to attend the Kelowna Holistic Market to do readings followed by the Vancouver Expo. I invite you to drop by and have a reading or have a chat about the upcoming tours, courses and festivals coming up in the Okanagan, Ireland, Hawaii and beyond.

See our contests below for new contests such as:
Win one of Cindy Smith's New book called 'Wings of Love Empowerment Guide & Daily Journal'. Move from "I CAN'T" TO "I CAN"! Learn to connect to be all that you are! Embrace your angel team. Embrace yourself. Connect with your own inner wisdom, guidance & intuition.

Okanagan - Are you free on Sunday April 12th?
The OK In Health eMagazine will be at the Holistic Market at the Laurel Packing House in Kelowna from 11am to 4pm. The Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers. 
Come visit us at booth #15. Celtic Wisdom Keeper Maria O'Farrell Carr
will be offering angel card readings and Fairies Healings as well as readings by other members of the OK In Health Team.
Come by and say hello... More Details

Vancouver - Are you free the Weekend of April 17.18.19?
The Body Soul & Spirit Expo is returning to the PNE Forum (south) in Vancouver. The Expos will showcase a diverse range of exhibits, lectures workshops. Check out Cindy Smith booth that is offering Angel Card Reading, Books, Crystals and angel cards. Cindy will be giving seminars during the weekend – not to be missed.

Irish Celtic Shaman and Vibrational Energy Healer is visiting the Okanagan in June
Jane Donald is one of Ireland's leading Celtic Vibrational Healers, Shaman and teacher. We will have short introduction to some Irish Goddesses, the Ascended Master 'The Green Man' and the fairy energy. Ancient Celtic Shamanic: Connect and learn about the old Celtic Shamanic ways. This is also a great course for anyone who suffers with lightworker's symptoms as Jane will talk about how to do LIGHT work safely and what to do with lightworker symptoms. Celtic Wisdom Keeper Maria O'Farrell Carr is joining Jane to share with you about the Fairies Realm, how to connect with the fairies, Land healings and the old Celtic ways. This course is open to men and woman... More Details
 
Are You Ready to Plan for Your Holidays?
Here are some ideas to for some adventures this year from a weekend retreat to two week adventures:
Spring Festival of Awareness - Penticton April 24-26
OKANAGAN Sacred Land Festival - Penticton June 12 - 21
Magical Tour to IRELAND  with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca – September 15 - 28
Sacred Tour to HAWAII – November 7th - 18th

We Need Your Help?
We are aiming to create the Largest Summer Solstice in the Okanagan on June 21st in Penticton and we hope everyone across the valley and beyond will come to join us. Imagine the energy of so many of us all in circle together at one time on one day!  Come help us create!

Have You Marked Your Calendar?
Ok In Health is hosting or sponsoring some special events coming up this year such as:

Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo - June 13/14 Penticton  (Booth available)

Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland’s Shaman Jane Donald- June 16-18 in Penticton.

Assisting Women Through the Childbearing Years workshop -
Linda Baril–Apr. 10-12 Penticton. This course is open to everyone.

RAC Hand Reflexology with Linda Baril - April 16 & 17 (Thurs & Fri) – Penticton

Vancouver Body, Mind & Spirit Expo with Seminars – April 16, 17, 18 - Vancouver (looking for Volunteers)

Angels Empowerment Practitioners Course with Cindy Smith – April21-24. Penticton

Okanagan Sacred Land Festival - 10 days – June 12 - 22.

Okanagan Summer Solstice & Vortex Clearing – June 21st. Penticton

Magical Tour to IRELAND   September

Sacred Tour to Hawaii – November


More workshop & events:

See our event directory for locations, details and event information. You will also find a wide range of local events & workshops posted by our Ok In Health community members.

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook and social media pages and our monthly eMagazine for more updates of our special events.
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

 

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?
Click on the add a recipe link on our recipe page.


Broccoli and Spinach Chilli Sauce Salad

Description:
This is one of the fastest and easiest main dishes to make. It's full of flavor and quick - it also has the cancer-fighting protection of broccoli. Broccoli nutrition facts are astounding. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables that includes cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, kale, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and mustard greens.The nutritional value of broccoli combined with its low calories make this vegetable a must have on any healthy eating plan. There is a high level of vitamin C in broccoli. Broccoli is also packed with vitamin A, beta carotene, B vitamins especially B3 and B5, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, iron, chromium, which is an easily absorbed form of calcium, zinc and lots of fiber. It's also loaded with carotenoids - antioxidants that are thought to help with weight loss. Broccoli helps fight cancer, especially breast, colon and lung. It boosts the immune system. Broccoli also contains antioxidants and a substance called sulforaphane, which research is showing to be a powerful cancer fighter and preventer. There is strong evidence that broccoli may reduce the risk of heart disease. It is an antioxidant and helps with stress. Broccoli also lowers the incidence of cataracts and is considered energy boosting. Its high calcium content builds bones.


Cheesy Mushroom and Asparagus Cheese Bake

Description:
Whole-wheat Pasta is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates which provide a slow release of energy. Unlike simple sugars that offer a quick, yet fleeting boost of energy, pasta helps sustain energy. Pasta is a useful source of protein, is very low in sodium and cholesterol-free. Whole wheat pasta can provide up to 25% of daily fiber requirements in every one cup portion.Pastas are a good source of iron (with about 2mg in a 1-cup serving), potassium, and many are also enriched with thiamine, niacin, and other B vitamins. Asparagus is an alkaline food which is rich in protein but low in calories and carbohydrates. Although it's available all year round, asparagus usually is most found and best in spring and is harvested when it is about 6 to 8 inches tall. It is an excellent source of potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, C and K, and traces of vitamin B complex. A good source of dietary fiber, asparagus is also rich in niacin, phosphorus and very low sodium. And my favourite health benefit of asparagus and certainly most impressive is that it is one of those few vegetables that actually has the calcium and magnesium in the ideal ratio of 2:1.


Sugar Free Muffins

Description:
These are great if you need to have a sugar free diet. Add any kind of fruit you like. If you have a favourite muffin flavour, try that. It is a very flexible recipe. You can adjust this recipe to other flavour variations such as: Carrot Cake Apple Cinnamon Rhubarb Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Muffins Submitted by Cathy Lauer

Wellness Directory
Acutonics & Sound Therapy - 250-499-2075
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
Awaken The Beauty Coaching - +33648492159
Blossoming Mother Counselling - 250-485-8606
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified CranialSacral Therapy ~ 'Nurture' ~ Pam Tilitzky - 2504886796
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
El Colibri: Pathways of Love and Light - 250-492-5007
Empower Plus - QSciences - 2502992851
Heidi Reid's BodyTalk Clinic - 778 212 1777
InnerZen Hypnosis with Bob Kittle - 250 488-2723
Intuitive Reiki Counsellor - Naomi Miller - 250 801 8796
Judy Holt ~ Shaklee Wellness - 778-363-4003
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Locals Supporting Locals - Calendar - 250-770-9789
Loving Hands Bodywork - 530 628 7151
Nancy Serwo & Associates - 250 826 8234
Okanagan Medium - 1 250 547 2262
Okanagan Thought-Field Therapy - 778-931-1095
Penticton Integrative HealthCare - 250-328-3811
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Resonance Repatterning® sessions with Kimberly Rex, MS - 3607390162
Shawanda Rocks, Crystal & Gems, Holistic Wellness Center - 250-860-1779
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Soul Sistah Activations with Trish Zierler - 250 276-4844
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Whispering Energetic Healing - 778-514-0029
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.
Click here to ask a question on our Q & A page.


QUESTION:

How do I choose the right Calcium supplement?

ANSWER:

Taking a calcium supplement is an obvious strategy to improve calcium intake, but when, and what type is taken will affect how much our bodies will actually absorb. First, a calcium supplement that is in citrate form or bound to any of the Kreb’s Cycle Intermediates (a group of organic acids including citrate) is easier for our bodies to utilize. Second, studies have show that taking calcium in smaller, more frequent doses as opposed to one single portion actually enhances calcium absorption, uptake, and retention. Third, calcium absorption is dependent on other nutrients and real life factors, so it is important to look for a supplement that is age and gender specific, formulated with a variety of complementary nutrients such as vitamins, herbs, EFAs and green foods. A “one size fits all” approach is no longer appropriate when choosing your calcium supplement.
The importance of calcium cannot be overstated. There is no stage in your life when calcium is not a nutritional priority. From toddlers to teens, to adults, pregnant mothers and seniors, calcium is essential to all. Ensure you are getting the right amount from the right source, because the negative effects of a deficiency often don’t show up until long after the damage has been done. By Norm Danniels
Supreme Events
Spring Festival of Awareness - in Penticton (New Venue)
April 24, 2015
Shiatsu Practitioner Training Program ( New dates)
April 25, 2015
Healthy Solutions To Feel Better Living with Chronic Pain
May 3 - 5, 2015
GEMS - Goal, Element, Mode, Stack
May 9, 2015
Spring Fling with The Angels
May 9, 2015
Holistic Market Okanagan
May 24 - 13, 2015
Rapid Restriction Release Techniques - 2 day courses or on-line course
May 30 - 28, 2015
SIPS - Stress INdicator Point System - Level One
June 5, 2015
Canadian Sacred Land Tour & Festival from Ireland with Jane Donald & Maria O'Farrell Carr
June 11, 2015
The OKanagan Sacred Land Festival
June 12, 2015
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo
June 13, 2015
RAC Certified Reflexology Course
June 13, 2015
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14, 2015
Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course ~ with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr
June 16, 2015
OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering
June 21, 2015
'Spirit of the Drum Circle' Event with Jolynn Daisy
June 22, 2015
Ancient Celtic Workshop with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr (Nelson)
June 27, 2015
2nd The Magical Tour to Ireland with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September 2015)
September 15, 2015
Plum Blossom Divination Plum Blossom Divination With FSRC Dr. Ying Li and Master Eduardo Hess
September 26 - 28, 2015
Professional Yijing Divination With FSRC Master Eduardo Hess and Dr. Ying Li
September 29 - 1, 2015
Qi Men Dun Jia - Level II With FSRC Master Eduardo Hess and Dr. Ying Li
October 3 - 7, 2015
James Van Praagh: An Evening of Spirit in Penticton (Discount Tickets)
November 7, 2015
Sacred Tour & Holiday in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 7, 2015
Certified Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Northern Ireland (Bangor)
March 5, 2016
4th Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 9, 2016
Ancient Celtic Vibrations & Sacred Land Healings ( Cork )
March 10, 2016
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland ( Killarney )
March 12, 2016
KYRON Ireland Tour with LEE CARROLL & Maria O'Farrell Carr ( September 2016)
September 4, 2016
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Ongoing
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
Ongoing
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
Ongoing
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Ongoing
Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Ongoing
Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Ongoing
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Ongoing
Holistic Health & SHIATSU - Certified WindSong Practitioner Diploma Program
Ongoing
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Ongoing
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Ongoing
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
Ongoing
Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
Ongoing
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Ongoing
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
Ongoing
The Conscious Channelling Workshop - On-Line
Ongoing
Yoga Classes for People with MS
Ongoing
Book Club
Lyndsay BlaisThe OK In Health's Book Club is managed by Lyndsay Blais, a passionate speaker, author and success coach.
Join in Lyndsay's weekly discussion on the book of the month. As an avid reader, Lyndsay looks forward to facilitating interesting conversations with you through the OK in Health Book Club! Would you like to join our New OK In Health's Book Club? Open to all OK In Health members.

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THEE ESSENCE OFF SOUND by EVELYN MULDERS

I opened Evelyn's book The Essence of Sound and my soul grinned. I stand in awe of this woman's gifts, abilities, and insights. She is a visionary and is committed to sharing her wisdom with us. To me, this is an encyclopedia of sound meridians, chakras, auric field and figure eight energies. It's for the beginner and the advanced. She has beautifully combined, in such a user friendly way, the core of energy work into one great book. I immediately felt it to be one of the most comprehensive books on the subject. I'm excited for all the possibilities and I appreciate the heart and love that is in this book. It's wonderful. Thank-you Evelyn.
Tawni K. Lawrence, LMT,CLP.
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On Sunday March 1st, I attended the Body, Soul & Lifestyle Expo in Cork, Ireland. The day started with a gusty wind storm and then turned into a nice warm day. There were about 50 booths in all that included vendors, body workers, crystal vendors, fitness booths and also psychic readers. Everyone was so friendly and the organizer Freddy was lovely to work with. A big thanks to Laura Boos who helped at our OKinHealth & Sacred Tours booth - we had a successful and great day.
It was lovely meeting the Irish holistic community.

While I am in Ireland I will be teaching the Ancient Celtic Vibrational Workshop with Jane Donald in Cork on March 9th.
Then the participants arrive in to Cork to begin the Sacred Tour of Ireland, with Cindy Smith, for the following two weeks.
During the tour we stop in Killarney for a 4 day Angel Empowerment Practitioners course, attended by tour group members and also joined by Irish participants. Also while in Killarney, all groups will gather to walk in the St. Patrick's Day parade under the banner of the 'International Celtic Angels Group'.
After the tour, Cindy and I will travel up to Bangor near Belfast where we offer the 4 day Angel Empowerment Practitioners course again, followed by a day of Readings with Cindy and I.
Before I know it we will be back in Canada in early April.

I will be offering Celtic Wisdom & Angel Readings in the OK In Health Booth at the Kelowna Holistic Fair on April 12th & May 24th.
You will also find us at the Vancouver Expo on April 16-19.

In the Okanagan there are a few great Fairs coming up that OK In Health will have a booth at:
Vernon Wellness Show - March 7/8
Penticton's Healthy living Fair - March 14
A big thank you to the volunteers who have so kindly offered to run the booths while I am in Ireland.
Do drop by and say hello to them.

For more events in Ireland or in Canada see the main event page.
Articles
Archangel Michael's Leyline and Sacred Sites in Ireland by Maria O'Farrell Carr
The Saint Michael Leyline is largely intact because of the work of the Druids. This Leyline runs across Ireland for several hundred miles, intersecting with various sacred sites that have been dedicated to Saint Michael. One of the original amplification points of this ley is a 230 metre rock, called Skellig Michael, which stands in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Ireland. For 600 years since the seventh century AD, it was a centre of monastic life for Christian monks who lived in a monastery that still exists...
Elementals – the Nature Spirits of Earth by Monika Muranyi
The Earth is more alive than you think. In the deepest parts of the oceans, there is life. In the depths of the Earth, where volcanoes are born, there is life. Even the air we breathe has the attribute of life. The universe is just teeming with life, and some day it will be seen by scientists. Some of them are already starting to see it, and they are talking about physics with an attitude, and intelligent design.
Evoke Being With Spring Fever by Emily Matweow
Spring, with its fresh promises pushes you into using your innate intuitive abilities – pushes you to evolve innovative results that fully express your true self. All necessary resources are present and empowering you. The beauty and power of Earth’s springtime is shifting your ability to embrace that which has been hidden. As totems, bees signify...
How Not to Care What the Neighbours Think by Pascale Lutz
You can effectively live your life without being bothered by other people’s judgement and non-asked-for opinions. I live in Ireland and I was pretty amazed at the importance people put on...
I Have to Be Gluten Free Dairy Free, Now What? by Cathy Lauer
What’s available for dairy free alternatives - Finding out you have to be on a gluten free diet can be a bit overwhelming at first but knowing you also have to avoid dairy can make you feel completely lost. How do I eliminate gluten and dairy from my diet and still have a normal life? What am I going to eat now?...
Puffy Eyes Be Gone by Deanna Klan
Whether you suffer with Spring Allergies or just have been up too late and need to look your best the next day, here are some simple natural remedies to correct red and swollen eyes. Most of these ingredients come from your fridge, pantry or the local supermarket.
The Difference Between a Shaman and a Doctor by Dylan Smeaton, CBP
As far back as recorded history goes, even as far back as human community goes, there have been individuals within their respective societies tasked with the gift of healing. Medicine men, shamans, doctors and the various names healers of the like have, used their knowledge and resources to the best of their ability to serve their respective community. The specific techniques, treatments and protocols practiced by each respective practitioner varied society to society, and thus, of course, their results naturally varied as well; but their goals all remained the same no matter where or when on Earth they practiced.....
TOP 10 ACTIONS to help the environment by Environment Care Articles
Earth Day is this month and OK In Health eMagazine would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for doing your part in keeping our Earth clean and beautiful on Earth Day and every day. This articles is dedicated to our beautiful planet. These are some simple top ten actions we could all do to help the environment.....
What is clairvoyance and claircognizance? by Cindy Smith
As promised, I want to share with you how easy it is to use your four main senses to communicate with your Angel Team. This issue I will focus on clairvoyance and claircognizance as the senses to use with Angelic communication. I am sharing the basics of how...
You are the creator of your own life by Jane Donald
It is the awareness that you are the creator of your life, that your life is the divine flow of energy in your life, one and the same, flowing through every essence of your divine being. Allow creation; know that you create, every moment of everyday from your birth to your death, to your life after death.
Free Admission Events
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
The OKanagan Sacred Land Festival
June 12, 2015

Learn how to connect with the sacred energy of land, sacred sites, Angels & Fairies Expo, Seminars, Jane Donald's Celtic Vibration course, Aboriginal Day, Beach day, Wine tour, Summer Solstice...
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
Spring Festival of Awareness - in Penticton (New Venue)
April 24, 2015

35 Workshops, Sunrise Ceremonies, Healing Oasis, Festival Store and more at the Shatford Centerin Penticton.
Spring Fling with The Angels
May 9, 2015

7th annual Spring Fling with The Angels - May 9th 2015 - Take Action with the Angels & Create Balance with Cindy Smith and Jaden Sperling
Holistic Market Okanagan
May 24, 2015

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Come learn about holistic products and services available in the Okanagan.
Canadian Sacred Land Tour & Festival from Ireland with Jane Donald & Maria O'Farrell Carr
June 11, 2015

Join Ireland's Celtic Shaman and Vibrational Healer Jane Donald and Canadian Guest Speakers on a escorted sacred journey to Canada to attend the Okanagan Scared Land Festival
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo
June 13, 2015

Admission by donation. Angel & Fairy Card Readers, Healers, Vendors, Crystals, Gems & Jewellery, Drums, Books and more. Free Seminars with International Angel speaker Cindy Smith, Ireland's Jane Donald, Maria O'Farrell Carr and...
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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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.
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May 2015

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‘May Day, May daze, May days ahead…’ Amidst the sensual and lovely weather of this time of year many important movements are underway. From the astrological perspective, Mercury enters Gemini where it has much to say and on the heels, or is it hooves, of the Taurus New Moon (May 17th), the winged messenger turns retrograde (May 18th) yet again for the second of its tri-annual 3-week retreats. This time in its own sign where Mercury proves extra sharp, we will all be ‘hearing all about it’.

As the Bull watches on and goats push the likes of Bill C51 forward leading sheeple astray, the rams must decide which side to support. Brutes uphold laws that curtail freedoms and rights and the collective are challenged to see through the darkness of night. Baffled with bull and dazzled with brilliance, many eyes are distracted while real business (as usual…) cut deals behind closed doors favoring the few.

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