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Publisher's Message ~ June 2015 Issue




Greetings OK In Health members,


Our editor Maria O'Farrell Carr has just launched her own personal website and we invite you to check it out at www.mariaofarrellcarr.com. She has uploaded some videos of sacred sites around the world and some messages from Ireland. 



Meet Medium James Van Praagh 
Limited time discount tickets only till June 29th
We are bringing in James Van Praagh to Penticton on November 7th, For our members we have a special discount ticket price - 10% off  for a limited time only at OK In Health network's website. Click Here
 
Summer and Fall Workshop and Events

Do you have an event coming up this year? Now is the time to post upcoming workshops and events on the OK In Health eMagazine. Post events as early as possible for best results and it is still the same low cost of only $7:50 per posting. Your event goes on a full web page on our website, highlighted in our monthly eMagazines and on our social media pages. This is a wonderful way to connect with your community and share your events!.
We also have our wellness practitioners directory! $75 yearly listing with a full web page on our website, 12 highlights in our monthly eMagazines and 12 eblasts on our social media pages through out the year.
 Add a listing!

Celebrate 'Community' for Solstice
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!  So far we have 100 people coming to together to connect and celebrate.
Come help us create! - More details   or RSVP on Facebook



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

Free Seminars  with International speakers Jane Donald, Cindy Smith and other speakers, Angel & Fairy Card Readers, Healers, Vendors, Crystals, Books and more... Admission by donation 

Sponsored by: OK in Health eMagazine & Community network

Shatford Center, Penticton BC
Admission by donation - Door Prizes 

Seminars include:

SATURDAY June 13th
9.45am – Opening Circle Ceremony
10am – Spirit of the Drum by Jolynn Daisy (Calgary)
11am – How to Communicate with your Angels by Cindy Smith (Calgary)
12pm  - Connect with your Fairy Energy by Maria O’Farrell Carr
1pm  - Ancient Irish Vibrations by Jane Donald (Ireland)
2pm  - Ancient Aboriginal Healing by Kellie Ransom ( Alberta)
3pm  - Sacred Journeys with Maria O’Farrell Carr (Okanagan)
4pm  - Do you feel Drained at the End of The Day? by Cindy Smith 
5pm  – Expo ends

Admission by donation
More door Prizes 
Seminars include:

SUNDAY June 14th
10am - Communicate with your Angels–Part 2 by Cindy Smith
11am - Healing Light workers symptoms plus Q & A' by Jane Donald
12pm - Our Sacred Okanagan - Move over Sedona by Maria Carr 
1pm   - Crystals 101: Your Questions Answered by Jen Mueller
2pm   - Tap into the power of your unconscious mind! by Hypnotherapist Cherylann Thomas 
3pm   - Celtic Vibrations with Jane Donald
4pm   - Expo ends – Closing Circle Ceremony


Ireland's Celtic Shaman and Vibrational Energy Healer is visiting BC & AB in June
Jane Donald is one of Ireland's leading Celtic Vibrational Healers, Shaman and teacher. We will connect with some Irish Goddesses, the Ascended Master 'The Green Man' and the fairy energy. Ancient Celtic Shamanic Ways.  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
Penticton - June 16,17,18 ( 3 day course)
Penticton  -  Healing session June 15, 22, 23 & at Angels & Fairy's Expo
Nelson     - June 27 Saturday (1 day seminar with lunch included)
Nelson      -  Healing session - June 28 Sunday
Calgary     -  Healing session - July 2 & 3
Vernon      -  Healing session - July 5 Sunday
 

Are You Ready to Plan for Your Holidays?
Here are some ideas for some amazing adventures. 

Jun 12-22.2015 - Okanagan Sacred Energy Festival - Penticton  (Tickets still available)
Jun 13/14 - Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo – Penticton - by donation
Jun 21 - Okanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering – Penticton - Free
Sep 14-29, 2015 - Magical Holiday Ireland Tour (Maria Carr & Nancy Rebecca)
Nov 7th, 2015 - Medium James Van Praagh - Penticton
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 Ireland Tours (Maria Carr & Jane Donald)

 
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 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!


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.


Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Description:
Lemon with Asparagus make a wonderful zesty team. 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.


Curried Garlic Greens

Description:
When some people hear the word "greens," they immediately conjure up childhood memories of overcooked lumps of vegetation they were forced to eat and hated. But the vegetable section of the grocery or health store is a different world today, brimming with a variety of greens such as spinach, chard, kale, mustard, collards and bok choy that are tasty as well as excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. Iron, calcium and folic acid (an important B vitamin that helps prevent birth defects and offers protection from heart disease) are abundant in these leafy veggies. Greens can have strong tastes, but we encourage you to experiment with varieties you've never tried or haven't had in a while. You'll be in for a pleasant surprise.


Country Comfort Muffins

Description:
This recipe is packed with raw seeds with just enough of a sweet balance that your family will love them! This Halloween, don't forget to save those pumpkin seeds after you scoop them out. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious but also provide many health benefits. Such as: Prostate Protection, They promote overall prostate health and alleviate the difficult urination associated with an enlarged prostate. Also beneifical for Improved Bladder Function, Depression Treatment, Prevention of Osteoporosis, Natural Anti-Inflammatory, Prevention of Kidney Stones,Treatment of Parasites, Great Source of Magnesium. Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol. The same phytosterols that lower cholesterol also protect against many cancers.

Wellness Directory
Acutonics & Sound Therapy - 250-499-2075
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
Awaken The Beauty Coaching - +33648492159
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
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
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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 we strengthen our chakras and keep them strong?

ANSWER:

One way is you can walk in nature to ground and center yourself. Ideally you want to be in a place that is away from city traffic, electromagnetic interference such as cell phones, cell phone towers, power lines or on paved pathways.

Look for a places that is connected with Mother Nature. This can be in a local park, along the water such as a lake or river, a school field or even a grassy area in your back yard/garden.

Start with a walk with mother nature asking to connect with her loving energy. Feel the earth beneath your feet. Let go off any stressful thoughts and focus on the beauty around you. Feel the wind or sun on your face. Connect with Father Sky and the birds. If you don’t have time for a walk then just stand on a grassy area and connect.

At the end of your walk intentionally declare that your chakras are totally aligned and strengthened. How would you know if this is so? Intuitively you would hear, see, know or feel that the chakras have aligned. Or you can use a pendulum to check to see if your chakras have aligned. Be sure to check each chakra individually.

Another way is to visit a practitioners that does energy work or try a Chakradance class or listen to a Chakra balancing CD.
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Demonstration Emotion Code
June 3, 2015
SIPS - Stress INdicator Point System - Level One
June 5, 2015
Healthy Solutions To Feel Better Living with Chronic Pain
June 7 - 5, 2015
Reiki Levels 1 & 2 Training
June 12, 2015
The OKanagan Sacred Energy Festival
June 12, 2015
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo
June 13 - 14, 2015
RAC Certified Reflexology Course
June 13, 2015
Wonderful Powerful WEEKEND!
June 13, 2015
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14, 2015
'Spirit of the Drum Circle' Event with Jolynn Daisy
June 15, 2015
Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course ~ with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr
June 16, 2015
Holistic Market Okanagan
June 21 - 13, 2015
OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering
June 21, 2015
Ancient Celtic Workshop with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr (Nelson)
June 27, 2015
Reiki Levels 1 and 2 Certification Course
June 27, 2015
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day course or 10 Day Diploma (Saskatoon)
July 6, 2015
Monster Energy Center of Gravity
July 24, 2015
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate (Kelowna)
August 10 - 7, 2015
Rapid Restriction Release Techniques - 2 day courses or on-line course
August 29 - 28, 2015
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day course or 10 Day Diploma (Edmonton, AB)
September 14, 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
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate (Vancouver)
October 12, 2015
James Van Praagh: An Evening of Spirit in Penticton (Discount Tickets)
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
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Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
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Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
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Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
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Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
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Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
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Holistic Health & SHIATSU - Certified WindSong Practitioner Diploma Program
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Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
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Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
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Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
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NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
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Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
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Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
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Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
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POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
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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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Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland - Jane Donald

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

About the author:

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

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

Why and how Jane became a healer

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

Under the Umbrella of the OK In Health eMagazine and Angel Empowerment Practitioners™, the first annual OK In Health’s "Okanagan Angels and Fairies Day" had its debut on Saturday June 14, at the Shatford Center in Penticton. There were vendors and practitioners in from our three western provinces, and one in from South Africa. The was a day full of Angel and Fairy talks, acquainting people with the possibilities of working with their Angelic Guides and Fairies Folk. It was a magical day, the energy was clear, playful, and Angelic. The public loved the talks, the vendors, and many took advantage of the Angel Card Readings, Fairy reading, Intuitive reading and many other readers, and practitioners that were present for the day.

It is with great anticipation that we look forward to this year Expo on June 13 and 14, 2015, as many people left the day asking when it was going to happen again!
We have readers, healers and vendors plus free seminars by Jane Donald an Celtic Shaman from Ireland, Angel Guide Cindy Smith from Calgary and Fairy Healer Maria Carr plus other wonderful speakers. Admission is by donation
See you in June!



OK In Health’s Summer Solstice – Okanagan Lake Vortex Gathering

Last year on June 21st we had a wonderful 'Gathering' ceremony on the Okanagan Lake beach, close to the Marina in Penticton at 11:11am. We gathered to assist Archangels Michael and Metatron to do some sacred work with the new Trinity Era energy and clearing/re-activation of the earthstar energy wheel and to welcome in the Summer Solstice. The day was so beautiful with clear blue skies and surround by the clear blue lake. A duck came into our circle to join us again and a friend people who were at the beach came over to join us too. Thank you to everyone who came from along the valley to join us.

This year we will again gathering along the Okanagan Lake at Marina Beach Park. On June 21st at 3:33pm we aim to create the largest Summer Solstice our valley has seen. We invite you to join us in Penticton and to invite your friends and your groups. This event is part of the Okanagan Sacred Land Festival that is running in Penticton from June 12 to June 22, so we already will have 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! We would love to create the largest Summer Solstice similar to a Guinness world record. :O)
What fun!
So we are calling all healers, vibrational workers, those who are Seekers, just starting their own journey, to... Mentors, those who have been working in the community for years. Everyone is welcome. No experience is required.

This is an opportunity to gather as One, and stand together with the people in our Okanagan Valley community to celebrate the amazing energy of this sacred place, vortex and magnificent of the Okanagan Lake.

The Okanagan is a sacred place as it is the 18th point on the North American EarthStar Energy Wheel and Penticton connects to the Earth wheel and from there many Leylines travel out from his point. The Okanagan Lake itself is a vortex point


COMMUNITY GROUPS JOINING TOGETHER
This is a Valley wide community event. If you have a group and you would like to support or take part of this gathering please PM and we will add your name to the groups that are joining this community event such as:
* The OK In Health eMagazine
* The Okanagan Sacred Land Festival Group
* Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society, Penticton
* The Okanagan Angel Empowerment Practitioners Group
* White Lioness Metaphysical Store, Penticton
* Energy Healers Exchange Group, Penticton
* Studio 3, Penticton

For more information please contact Maria O’Farrell Carr

To RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1394810007489171/
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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 Energy 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, 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
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...
Holistic Market Okanagan
June 21, 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, Aug 23 and Sept 13...
Monster Energy Center of Gravity
July 24, 2015

The Okanagan’s biggest adrenaline-fueled sports and music festival is back for its 8th year! Monster Energy Center of Gravity will return to Kelowna’s City Park, July 24 – 26, 2015.
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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June 2015


Tip of the Month:

In terms of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius it is very early in the morning, about 6:15 am or so, and the humanity continues to experience a steady and rapid pace of awakening. Aquarius itself is symbolically linked to the concepts of awakening, illumination and sudden intuitive insights so the effect is all the more powerful and pervasive.

This awakening has many fronts. In the more dire sense it is linked to the plight of the world due to modern technology. For all it has and continues to provide, it has also produced a lot of negative side effects. Extreme global pollution on one hand and extreme power and corruption on the other, but the list goes on and is long.

Appreciating the human condition from this cyclic perspective can be very helpful. It provides a rhyme and reason as what may otherwise appear to be a relatively random and arbitrary state of affairs is actually not so and the current state of the world may be better understoo...
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