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Publisher's Message ~ February 2015 Issue


Booths Available - We have a few booth left!

Greetings OK In Health members,

Lá Fhéile Bríde shona daoibh go léir (Happy St. Brigit’s day to you all). The 1st of February is also the ancient festival of Imbolc which marks a ‘cross quarter day’ on the calendar. This is the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring/Vernal Equinox and marks the beginning of spring. We know that cross quarter days were of importance to the inhabitants of Ireland since the Stone Age from astronomical alignments of ancient monuments. At the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara the rising sun at Imbolc illuminates the chamber. The structure dates from between 3000 and 2500BC and therefore is pre-Celtic. 

The four festivals are named Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa and each also mark the beginning of a season on our Celtic Wheel. For centuries the Imbolc festival is celebrated on the first of February but the actual astronomical event can fall between the 2nd & 7th of February. In 2015 it occurs in the early hours of February 4th in Ireland or February 3rd in lands to the west.

The first weekend in February we were at the Kelowna Psychic Fair at the Laurel Packing house.  Our booth was just as you came into the hall. We were honoured that so many wonderful people come to visit our booth and we had back to back readings all weekend. Our apologizes to those who could not get in but I do offer Skype readings or by phone. Thank you to everyone who came out to help at our booth too. It was a very fun day. Next wellness shows are The Vernon Wellness Fair March 7/8 and The Penticton Healthy Living Fair on March 14.  Hope to see you then. We will have a booth but I will be in Ireland with my Celtic Tour. We do have a few last minute spots available. 

We will also share with you some of the events that are coming up such as the 1st Okanagan Sacred Land Festival in June. Followed by an Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland’s Shaman Jane Donald- June 16-18 in Penticton.  Jane is one of Ireland's leading Celtic Vibrational Healers, Shaman and teacher. This is also a great course for anyone who suffers with lightworker's symptoms or who would like to connect with the fairies and old Celtic wisdom.  This course is open to men and woman. 
Then we are aiming to create the Largest Summer Solstice in the Okanagan on June 21st in Penticton and we hope everyone across the valley we come to join us. Imagine the energy of so many of us all in circle together at one time on one day!  

These are just a few of the many events posted on the OK In Health network that we would like to invite you to join us for. Here are some more....


Some events that are coming Up:

  • OK-anagan WINTER Gathering & Bean-A-Ti—Feb 12. 7pm. Shatford, Penticton
  • Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to IRELAND & AEP Angel course - March 7-25 – IRELAND
  • Vernon’s Wellness Fair – March 7/8 – Rec Center – Free Admission - Vernon (looking for readers & Volunteers)
  • Penticton’s Healthy Living Fair - Saturday March 14, 2015 – Free admission (looking for Volunteers)
  • Assisting Women Through the Childbearing Years workshop -Linda Baril–Apr. 10-12 Penticton
  • 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 Angels and Fairies Expo & Free Seminars – June13/14. Penticton (looking for Volunteers)
  • Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland’s Shaman Jane Donald- June 16-18. Penticton.
    (Jane is one of Ireland's leading Celtic Vibrational Healers and teachers  - Course & Festival)
  • Okanagan Sacred Land Festival - 10 days – June 12 - 22. Penticton(Angels & Fairies Expo, Ancient Celtic workshop with Jane Donald, Solstice, Drumming, Stone Circle, local folklore, Vortex & Land Healing, Sacred sites with Elders, Okanagan tours & more... )
  • The largest Okanagan Summer Solstice & Vortex Clearing – June 21st. Penticton
  • Magical Tour to IRELAND  with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca – September – IRELAND
  • Sacred Tour to Hawaii – November - HAWAII

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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.

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

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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?
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Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta with Fried Sage

Description:
Roasting caramelizes the sugars and brings out the sweetness of the tender chunks of butternut squash that punctuate this golden yellow polenta casserole. It is finished off with the herbal overtones of butter-browned sage. We like this squash because it's easier to peel and cut compared with some squash. Marked by a tan exterior, the interior is a bright, rich orange. The butternut's flesh is less "stringy" than many squash making it perfect for purees and efficient cubes. ¦Butternut squash contains many vital poly-phenolic anti-oxidants and vitamins. Similar to other cucurbitaceae members, it is very low in calories; provides just 45 cal per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; but is rich source of dietary fiber and phyto-nutrients. Squash is one of the common vegetable that is often recommended by dieticians in the cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. ¦It has more vitamin A than that in pumpkin. At 10630 IU per 100 g, it is perhaps the single vegetable source in the cucurbitaceae family with highest levels of vitamin-A, providing about 354% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for vision. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A helps body protect against lung and oral cavity cancers. ¦Furthermore, butternut squash has plentiful of natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds like a and ß-carotenes, cryptoxanthin-ß, and lutein. These compounds convert to vitamin A inside the body and deliver same protective functions of vitamin A on the body. ¦It is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid. ¦It has similar mineral profile as pumpkin, containing adequate levels of minerals like iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.


Tuscan Leek, Potatoe & Bean Soup

Description:
Welcome those crisp winter days with a pot of hearty Tuscan bean soup. Leeks are a unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, the allium vegetables belong in your diet on a regular basis. Like their allium cousins, onions and garlic, let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes after cutting and before cooking to enhance their health-promoting qualities. A good source of dietary fiber, leeks also contain goodly amounts of folic acid, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. Easier to digest than standard onions, leeks have laxative, antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-arthritic properties. Leeks contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits. Leeks are low in calories. 100 g fresh stalks contain 61 calories. Further, their elongated stalks provide good amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber. Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells. Further, it also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities. Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by release of nitric oxide (NO); thereby bring reduction in the total blood pressure. It also blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels, which helps decrease overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and stroke. Leeks are great source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Their leafy stems indeed contain several vital vitamins such as pyridoxine, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin in healthy proportions. 100 g fresh stalks provide 64 µg of folates. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Their adequate levels in the diet during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies. In addition, leeks are one of the good source of vitamin A (1667 IU or 55% of RDA per 100 g) and other flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants such as carotenes, xanthin, and lutein. They also have some other essential vitamins such as vitamin C, K, and vitamin E. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Further, its stalks have small amounts of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium. Often overlooked in leeks is their important concentration of the B vitamin folate. Folate is present in leeks in one of its bioactive forms (5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5MTHF) and it is present throughout the plant (including the full leaf portion, not only the lower leaf and bulb). Fresh leeks should be stored unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator, where they will keep fresh for between one and two weeks. Wrapping them loosely in a plastic bag will help them to retain moisture. Tips for Preparing Leeks - Cut off green tops of leeks and remove outer tough leaves. Cut off root and cut leeks in half lengthwise. Fan out the leeks and rinse well under running water, leaving them intact. Cut leeks into 2-inch lengths. Holding the leek sections cut side up, cut lengthwise so that you end up with thin strips, known as the chiffonade cut, slicing until you reach the green portion. Make sure slices are cut very thin to shorten cooking time. Let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes before cooking. With a more delicate and sweeter flavor than onions, leeks add a subtle touch to recipes without overpowering the other flavors that are present. Although leeks are available throughout the year they are in season from the fall through the early part of spring when they are at their best.


Eggless, Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Description:
I have had many requests for egg free recipes so in book 3 I have included several recipes that are gluten, dairy and egg free. This cake turns out surprisingly light and not too sweet. Be sure the cocoa is dairy free. ½ the recipe makes and 9” square cake. For a large gathering make a full recipe in a large jellyroll pan so you get more, smaller servings. This recipe uses Xanthan Gum. It is used by people who are allergic to gluten to add volume and viscosity to bread and other gluten-free baked goods. It is made from a tiny microorganism called Xanthomonas campestris and is a natural carbohydrate. check out Cathy Lauer new article in the June OK In Health's eMagazine called "Finding a Way to Bake Gluten Free and Egg Free".

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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
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February 12, 2015
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February 21, 2015
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February 21, 2015
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March 1 - 5, 2015
Skills for Living Fully Workshop using NVC
March 7, 2015
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
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March 8, 2015
Ancient Celtic Vibrations & Sacred Land Healings ( Cork )
March 9, 2015
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland ( Killarney )
March 12, 2015
Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair
March 14, 2015
Bowen Therapy Training Kamloops
March 26, 2015
Certified Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Northern Ireland (Bangor)
March 27, 2015
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April 10, 2015
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April 10, 2015
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April 12 - 13, 2015
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course - Penticton
April 21, 2015
Spring Festival of Awareness - in Penticton (New Venue)
April 24, 2015
GEMS - Goal, Element, Mode, Stack
May 9, 2015
The OKanagan Sacred Land Festival
June 2, 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
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo
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
The Magical Tour to Ireland with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September 2015)
September 15, 2015
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November 7, 2015
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How to Hear Your Angels

by Doreen Virtue


How to Hear Your Angels is a step-by-step manual on how to clearly receive messages from your angels and guides. The material was culled from Doreen Virtue’s best-selling book Messages from Your Angels and from her workshops.

Doreen has been assigning this reading material to her Angel Therapy Practitioner™ students for many years, and at their request has compiled the inf...more How to Hear Your Angels is a step-by-step manual on how to clearly receive messages from your angels and guides. The material was culled from Doreen Virtue’s best-selling book Messages from Your Angels and from her workshops. Doreen has been assigning this reading material to her Angel Therapy Practitioner™ students for many years, and at their request has compiled the information in this handy book.

Within these pages, you’ll discover your communication “style” so that you can more easily recognize the visions, words, thoughts, and feelings you receive as Divine guidance. The book is filled with charts to help you discern the difference between true Divine guidance and the voice of the ego, and it will help you engage in clear and understandable conversations with Heaven.

This book gives you advice on: how to know if messages are from your angels or just your imagination, Guardian Angels, The meaning of some of the Archangel's names, How to deepen your relationship with loved ones who have passed on, How to feel your angels, and much more.

There are even blank pages included in the book, for you to make notes on. It's just a wonderful, feel good book.
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Many people who are ill have obvious patterns of addiction or low self esteem in the equation. An addiction is anything which has a hold on us such as: overwork, exercise, sex, food, chocolate, sugar, coffee, alcohol, cigarettes, illegal drugs, medications, money, worry, material possessions, relationships, negativity, overachieving, gambling etc. People can also be addicted to illness...
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Question: “I just lost the horse I had owned for 23 years. He was my best friend. I can’t seem to get over the grief, can’t stop crying and I want to move on but can’t, any advice on coping with this emotional challenge?.... Anwser from Ann...
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In my life, any time I’ve ever lost something, I’ve gotten something even better going around the next corner. It’s like one door closes and another door opens.
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Hauntings, often described as ghosts, is a topic that has fascinated humans for thousands of years. Add dark entities to the mix and you end up with a melting pot of supernatural or paranormal activities that are mysterious, frightening and unexplainable. However, all of life is made up of energy, so understanding these multi-dimensional energies will unlock the secrets to these mysteries.
Oats! To Eat or Not to Eat? by Cathy Lauer
Can oats be a safe part of a gluten free diet - That is the question plaguing many celiacs and those with gluten intolerance. For those newly diagnosed it is a question that they get mixed answers about and adds to the confusion they already feel. It is also a question that our editor has been asked often at events she attends and is unsure of the proper answer to give people. Armed with Health Canada and the Canadian Celiac Association’s position on oats this will hopefully help you to make an informed decision for yourself...
Observe your Thoughts and Beliefs by Jane Donald
Allowing doors to open and transformation requires change. Start by flowing in a positive direction towards the love and light. Even if you think for sure you know what you want, let go of a prescribed outcome and trust that if you allow a positive flow towards love and light in your life even better outcomes can come about in miraculous ways for your highest good
St. Bridgit and her Sacred Cross by Maria O'Farrell Carr
There is the Celtic Goddess Bridget and the Saint Bridget which some believe to be the same. Saint Bridget was born on February 1st 450 and died on February 1st 525. In every home in Ireland you will find a St. Bridget's cross hung by the door...
The Light that Surrounds Us by Sharon Taphorn
In physics they call it the subtle organizing energy field, in metaphysics we refer to this field as the Aura or Human Energy Field. Science has used electromagnetic experiments to prove this field exists and numerous research projects and papers have given both communities much data to ponder and discuss.
What is Clairsentience and Clairaudience? by Cindy Smith
I want to share with you how easy it is to use your four main senses to communicate with your Angel Team. For this month I will focus on clairsentience and clairaudience.....
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September - November 2014 - Kelowna, BC

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

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Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
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Free Course - Families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness
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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
3rd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 8, 2015

Only 7 rooms left - See Ireland thru Irish Eyes and Angel Eyes. Have you ever dreamed of going to Ireland? Join Irish guide Maria Carr and Angel guide Cindy Smith for a trip of a lifetime to see the real Ireland. This tour is thru K. Banks Travel
The Way of the Seabhean: Women Only
April 10, 2015

Join extraordinary Medicine woman and teacher from County Kerry, Ireland for a transformational 3 day retreat at God's Mountain Estate, Penticton BC. For Women Only.
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
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 7, 2015

This event, which welcomes over 2000 guests over the weekend, takes place at the Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium and holds over 60 exhibitors from all areas of health and wellness.
Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair
March 14, 2015

Healthy Heart Screening & Trade Exhibition. FREE to the Public. Over 50 Health & Fitness Exhibitors. ...
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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February 2015


Tip of the Month:

As the 4th of 4 New Moons in a row each at zero degrees of their respective signs and concluding a 4-Element deep base beat culminates to Full Moon in Leo (Feb 3), we have reason and opportunity to reflect upon the bigger picture. The first of the 4 was a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, the sign of purification and regeneration, death and rebirth. The next 2 New Moons to come are in Aquarius (Feb 18) and Pisces (March 20) and both at 29 degrees (there are only 30 degrees in a sign and the 29th is considered ‘critical’) with the Pisces New Moon a Solar Eclipse occurring just hours prior to Spring Equinox and will culminate with the 3rd Lunar Eclipse of 4 on April 4th constituting a rare tetrad – its own 4-beat rhythm of thunderous proportion. Yes, these are powerful signs synchronizing with pivotal times. The purpose of the double Aquarius New Moon beat is to illuminate and awaken.

In this dawning Age of Aquarius, humanity is experiencing a collectiv...
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