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Publisher's Message ~ August 2015 Issue
Greetings OK In Health Members,

Are You Ready to Plan for Your Holidays? 
Come join Celtic Wisdon Keeper Maria O'Farrell and Ok In Health members on a trip of a lifetime.
Here are some ideas for some amazing adventures. 

Sep 14-29, 2015 -
Celtic Shamanic Holiday Ireland Tour
(Maria Carr & Jane Donald)

Nov 7th, 2015 -
 Medium James Van Praagh -
One night only in Penticton, Okanagan

Jan 8-22, 2016 - Cuba Holiday Tour
(Maria Carr & Cindy Smith) 

Mar 9-25, 2016 -
Celtic Angels Ireland Tour
(Maria Carr & Cindy Smith) 

Sep 4-12, 2016 -
Kryon Ireland Tour (Maria Carr & Lee Carroll)

Sep 20-29, 2016 -
Sacred Circle Dance Ireland Tour (Maria Carr & Argentina Dancer Pablo Scornik)

Opt: 4 day Celtic Shamanic Vibrations Course following 2016 Ireland Tours (Maria Carr & Jane Donald)



OK In Health is Hosting Medium James Van Praagh 

Next we are hosting Medium James Van Praagh to Penticton on November 7th. For our members we have a special early release tickets to buy tickets closer to stage. Click Here


  

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


Zucchini and Scallions Fritters

Description:
There is a new fan favorite in my house for the best way to put the summer zucchini surplus to use, and it comes in the form of zucchini fritters. Best of all, you only need five ingredients and 25 minutes to go from everyday veggie to all-star appetizer, side dish or snack. The setup is simple: Grated zucchini joins forces with sliced scallions, flour and eggs. Patties are formed and pan-fried then served hot alongside a refreshing dollop of sour cream. These fritters-slash-pancakes (inspired by their culinary cousin, Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes) make any topping or dunkable sauce fair game, from roasted garlic aioli to tahini yogurt dip. But no matter how you stack ’em, top ’em, slice ’em or serve ’em, one thing is certain: Just a taste isn’t enough when it comes to hot and crispy zucchini fritters.


Sweet Potato Oatmeal Energy Bars

Description:
A really delicious good-for-you dessert. It seems strange to add sweet potatoes to a bar but because I love sweet potatoes, this recipe caught my eye. Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, there are many other reasons to love these yummy vegetables. Sweet Potatoes Are Highly Nutritious - The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes are that they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, B vitamins, potassium and even iron. In fact, Whole Foods considers sweet potatoes one of the healthiest vegetables we eat. A medium sized sweet potato contains more than your daily requirement of vitamin A, nearly a third the vitamin C you need, almost 15 percent of your daily dietary fiber intake and 10 percent of the necessary potassium. Sweet potatoes may even protect cigarette smokers and those who live with them from emphysema by virtue of its vitamin A, as cigarette smoke creates a deficiency of this vitamin. This deficiency may be one of the causes of emphysema. Quitting smoking would be best, but eating plenty of sweet potatoes while you work on it may save your life.


Crispy Baked Asian Chicken Wings

Description:
There are few occasions when I’d argue that “baked” rules over “deep-fried.” But believe it or not, a piping hot oven—and not a vat of bubbling oil—is the secret to the crispiest, crackliest chicken wings. And with just five ingredients and 50 minutes, you’ll be licking your fingers clean for every last taste of these Crispy Baked Asian Chicken Wings. Sound too good to be true? I consider myself a bit of a wing connoisseur. Buffalo, chipotle, teriyaki, barbecue—you name it, I’ve winged it. While it’s hard to beat basic butter and hot sauce, I’ve turned to my favorite hoisin and blackberry jam glaze (of mini-meatball fame) to add a sweet and tangy twist to each crunchy bite. I guarantee these wings will fly off the plate. (You had to know that was coming…)

Wellness Directory
Acutonics & Sound Therapy - 250-499-2075
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
Awaken The Beauty Coaching - +33648492159
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Believe - with Laurie Bartley - 250 469-2209
Blossoming Mother Counselling - 250-485-8606
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
Carly Penfold, Certified Shiatsu & Reiki Practitioner, Certified Angel Tarot Card Reader - 250-870-8183
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified CranialSacral Therapy ~ 'Nurture' ~ Pam Tilitzky - 2504886796
Cherylann Thomas ~ Mind Miracles Hypnotherapy - 778-755-4001
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
SafeZone EMF Consulting - 7782143444
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:

I have a question about walking for weight loss. My walking buddy believes the theory of walking distance is what helps you lose weight best versus my theory that it is the speed at which you walk that matters. So, could you help me figure this one out? Which matters most in ultimate weight loss: speed or distance?
Sincerely,
Speed walker

ANSWER:

Dear Speed Walker,

The answer to your question is quite simply that the more calories you burn the more weight loss the affect. So if you have lots of time to walk longer than great, however, if you walk fast then you have more time in the day for other activities that can also burn calories. For the greatest "bang for your buck" then I suggest that you vary your tempo while walking. This will keep your body from adapting to a walking program less quickly. Think about how long you have been walking during your life and how you are still wanting to lose weight. Adaption in fitness is what keeps us from our goals. Ever wonder why people can go to the gym or do any activity for many months and even years and still look the same?
Keep the body guessing and you will lose the weight!

Chad Genereux
Shen Ti Therapy & Personal Trainer
www.orchardchiropractic.ca/chad.html
Supreme Events
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate (Kelowna)
August 10 - 7, 2015
Live Music Meditation by Blue Magic
August 12, 2015
Rapid Restriction Release Techniques - 2 day courses or on-line course
August 29 - 28, 2015
Holistic Market Okanagan
September 13, 2015
Celtic Land Tour to Ireland with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Guest Jane Donald (September 2015)
September 14, 2015
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day course or 10 Day Diploma (Edmonton, AB)
September 14, 2015
"The Language of the Feet - The Next Step" with Chris Stormer
September 19, 2015
Nature Spirits 2 Day Intensive Workshop
September 26 - 27, 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
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate (Vancouver)
October 12, 2015
Anatomy for the Healing Arts - Level 1 with Joan Moffet
October 17 - 18, 2015
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 24 - 25, 2015
James Van Praagh: An Evening of Spirit in Penticton
November 7, 2015
Cuba Angels Holiday Tour with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith
January 22, 2016
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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Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death
by James Van Praagh

James Van Praagh is a spiritual medium--someone who is able to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds. Unaware of his spiritual gifts until he was in his twenties, he slowly came to terms with his unique abilities. In addition, many of his sessions with grieving people who came to him looking to contact the spirits of deceased loved ones are explored. From a devastated mother receiving a message of hope from her deceased little girl to communicating with a young man, killed in Vietnam, who doesn't realize he's dead, the theme of hope and peace in the afterlife is affirmed. Van Praagh also helps the reader recognize and positively deal with the pain of grief in a healthy, honest manner. Part spiritual memoir, part case study, part instrumental guide, Talking to Heaven will change the way you perceive death...and life.


Melissa review
I loved this book and all of the stories and examples in it. The book read quickly and easily--I couldn't put it down once I started. The description of the author's contact with spirit has familiar threads to personal experiences. I am so happy to read the description and instruction for how to cultivate your own connection with spirit. The book is also a good example how someone helped the author see--at a young age--that his ability was a gift and should be cultivated and developed, not be ashamed of it or feel guilty. This is a good lesson for parents or others who encounter children with these types of psychic abilities can help the child embrace the gift and not fear or feel ashamed by it. I would highly recommend this book to read about this author's journey with his psychic gift.

Monica rated it 5 of 5 stars
"Talking to Heaven" by James Van Praagh provided me with spiritual comfort after the loss of my father. Praagh is a medium who has the abilities to communicate with departed souls. As a young child, he realized that he had this special gift and has been doing it for most of his adult life. The personal insights of Praagh's work are fascinating. The many different stories of people finding that their loved ones are still present around them are enlightening. The book is well written with inspiring content. His natural writing style and discussions of the afterlife are very easy to understand. The book is uplifting and easy to read. I have always believed in spirits and Angels. James refers to them as "Guides". My father died almost three years ago. It was the hardest experience I have ever dealt with. His death crushed me to pieces. This book has helped me to believe that he is still with me in spirit. Even though I have never practiced Praagh's methods of contacting the dead (which he says everyone has the ability to do) I have felt the presence of my father through dreams. One such time being while I was driving in my car and thinking of him with tears rolling down my face. I asked for some kind of sign from him.
Event Review
Event Review
OK in Health Members Review Panel offer their thoughts about a range of events from specialty movies to concerts, workshops, keynote speakers, health fairs, festivals and community events.
We sponsor community events that have value for our members.


Centre Of Gravity - Event review

Eva and I had a fantastic time at Center Of Gravity last weekend in Kelowna, BC. We have been really close friends since elementary school, and I’m lucky enough to say that we’re still best friends today! We got to have a great weekend together watching a ton of different sports, listening to music, and meeting some great people at Center Of Gravity. Our favourite events were the wake boarding competition and the always entertaining zorb soccer games. Our weekend was fantastic thanks to the wonderful people at OK In Health E-Magazine and the Center Of Gravity for offering the two sport passes Contest. ! We want to give a big thanks for giving us this great experience together before we part ways in the fall for university. We will definitely attend the festival again next year! from Emma R. Penticton




Okanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering
On June 21st, 2015 we aimed to create the largest Summer Solstice our valley has seen. We invited everyone to join us in Penticton and to invite their friends and groups. This event was part of the Okanagan Sacred Energy Festival that was running in Penticton from June 12 to June 22, so we had a good size group attending coming from the valley, across Canada, USA and from Ireland. So we thought wouldn’t be amazing if we had a huge group of like-minded people gather together as one. What a dream to create the largest Summer Solstice similar to a Guinness world record. :O)
What fun!
There was 133 in the circle when we started and at the end their was 150 in the circle and standing around too. Thank you to everyone who came out for this amazing event!

From Maria O'Farrell Carr and the OK In Health community network

COMMENTS

Cara Leanne Garnett
Wonderful experience yesterday- thank you smile emoticon have a very happy rest of the week...

Avichi van Campen
Lovely community gathering celebrating solstice and the beautiful powerful land we live in. Thanks for organizing Maria, and for all who attended.

Pepper Anne
Thank you to all who formed our circle of celebrating the Summer Solstice ! Truly feel beloved and blessed to be with you all !

Marilyn Colquhoun
Amazing numbers turned out! Nice to see this in Penticton.

Jennifer Innes
Thank you all for a wonderful experience!

Rita Montgomery
Well done, excellent event. Your hard work at organizing this huge gathering played out perfectly. Great job Maria O'Farrell Carr a huge success in gathering our community into ever bigger circles. Thank you
1,840 have looked at that little clip of the Okanagan Summer Solstice 2015. Gotta love it.

Daniela Lojková
Thank You! Amazing! Now I really know why we love so much Penticton!

Cindy Smith
Wow it is wonderful to see all the beautiful energy gathering together. Terrific way to honor the summer solstice. wish I could have been there.

Nicole Parsons
This warms my Heart so much, what a wonderful turn out! Way to go Maria O'Farrell Carr for organizing this. You are blessed with a Divine Gift Thank you for sharing
Articles
A Vision Boards Work If You Work Them! by Jaden Sterling
Ready to make 2013 your best year ever? You can by capturing your goals and dreams on a vision board. Learn the power of vision boards and how to manifest anything your heart desires easily. Jaden reveals the steps to creating effective vision boards and getting them to work for you.
Astrology and the Way it Works by Monika Muranyi
The celestial night sky is filled with secrets to a hidden universe, and Astrology is one of the keys to help open the door to understanding. While some regard Astrology as interesting entertainment, such as the daily horoscope forecasts in newspapers and magazines world-wide, it is a very real phenomena where the planetary positions do impact our lives. Being aware and having an understanding of how it all works can greatly enhance your life so that you are working with the flow of life, and not against it.
Is the climate crisis creating a global consciousness shift? by David Suzuki
It’s easy for governments and industry to prioritize corporate profits and short-term gain over the best interests of complacent citizens. But when enough people demand action, take to the streets, write to business, political and religious leaders and talk to friends and family, change starts happening.
Let’s Look at a Gluten-Free Breakfast by Cathy Lauer
You’ve just been told you can no longer have gluten. You start thinking about what to have for breakfast in the morning and you panic. All the things you usually have contain gluten. How are you going to manage? How are you going to survive? What about nutrition and fibre? I can’t survive just on fruit and vegetables. Fear not! There are many ways of having a nutritious, fibre filled and tasty breakfast without the gluten.
Make A Shift by Laurie Bartley
Pay attention to how your fuel your body - the foods you eat, the thoughts you allow, the choices you make. Your body will speak to you.
Making Changes by Jane Donald
To change a situation it may require taking a risk and changing your habitual thought, belief and action patterns. Are you aware of your habitual patterns?
My Vibrational Shifts in Ireland by Cindy Smith
I want to share about our Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland this year for two reasons, gratitude and vibration shifts with our Angels and Mother Earth. On this trip, our second tour, my Angel Team assisted me to increase my awareness of understanding of how different locations on mother earth, affect my physical being and can make it easier to connect to the Angels because of this vibration.
New pictures of Pluto suggest 1930s Irish astronomer was right all along by Maria O'Farrell Carr
The incredible photographs of Pluto that have appeared in the media throughout the week are a testament to the fantastic potential of the human race. A closer look at the images suggest that an Irish astronomer might have had the right idea about the (dwarf) planet – and the far reaches of our solar system – right from the start.
Pain – Physical and Emotional by Kathie Straker, CBP
Most of our pain is psychologically created. About 85% of our pain has an emotional component. Our emotions come from our deep subconscious. Emotions can be pathological and natural. Our diseases, illnesses and pain are derived from our perceptions.
Redundancy Angels by Pascale Lutz
How to cope with shocking news about employment, or lack of, and redundancy. Know that the Angels always have a solution for us, providing we trust. It might not be what we want, but it will certainly be what we need. All we have to do is ask, trust and let go. Of course it is not always that simple...
Spiritual Growth and Your Intuitive Self by Emily Matweow
A relationship with your intuitive self is one of the rewards of spiritual growth because it introduces you to aspects of yourself you may have been unaware of. This support for a life of quality and…
Spiritual Growth Increases Success 5 Reasons by Patrick Hercus
There are 5 main areas of your life that growing Spiritually can dramatically affect. To get real results intention and knowledge are paramount.
The Atlantis Effect by Monika Muranyi
To most people Atlantis was a fictional continent that fell out of favor with the Greek Gods and hence submerged beneath the ocean. What if I told you that Atlantis was a real place, and that there was actually more than one? Sound controversial? Very!
The Difficult Fight against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria by Klaus Ferlow
Researchers are sounding the alarm because incidents involving multidrug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, ESBLs and Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are increasing at an alarming rate. At the same time, the number of new antibiotics coming onto the market every year is constantly dropping, since the complex development of new active ingredients is worth less and less for the pharmaceutical industry due to both the considerable burden of obtaining approval and the faster development of resistance...
The Journey of Life by Carole Fawcett
In our life journey I believe there are more experiences that unite us than divide us. How many of these statements can you relate to?
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
Celtic Land Tour to Ireland with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Guest Jane Donald (September 2015)
September 14, 2015

Guest Host Jane Donald - Explore the Irish country-side, rural farmhouses, hidden sacred sites, crystal forests, stone circles, music and adventures....new Line up... Ancient Celtic ways course...
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
Holistic Market Okanagan
September 13, 2015

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Market dates are Sundays 11-4 on: May 24, June 21, July 19 and Sept 13...
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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August 2015

Tip of the Month:
On July 25th Venus turned retrograde in Virgo and it will turn direct again on September 6th. Venus was only in Virgo for 1 week and on July 31st Venus re-entered Leo where it will remain until October 8th! Venus turns retrograde 5 times over an 8 year period so on average about every 19 months and 1 week or every 77 weeks and remains so for about 6 weeks.

This may seem a little unusual compared to Mercury’s tri-annual retrograde rhythm. Consequently, Venus Retrograde is not as well understood as that of Mercury. Similarly though, where Mercury turns retrograde in the same sign over the course of 2-3 years, Venus’s repeat cycle in the same sign lasts about 100 years in 8-year intervals.

While this particular retrograde cycle largely occurs in Leo, it technically begins in Virgo, a cycle which began in 1911, thus this marks the last of the particular cycle. Venus is challenged in Virgo to let her feelings flow without the mind interfering. His...
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Eva and I had a fantastic time at Center Of Gravity last weekend in Kelowna, BC. We have been really close friends since elementary school, and I’m lucky enough to say that we’re still best friends today! We got to have a great weekend together watching a ton of different sports, listening to music, and meeting some great people at Center Of Gravity. Our favourite events were the wake boarding competition and the always entertaining zorb soccer games. Our weekend was fantastic thanks to the wonderful people at OK In Health E-Magazine and the Center Of Gravity for offering the two sport passes Contest. ! We want to give a big thanks for giving us this great experience together before we part ways in the fall for university. We will definitely attend the festival again next year! from Emma R. Penticton
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