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Publisher's Message ~ March 2015 Issue






Greetings OK In Health members,
I am sending this month's eMagazine from Ireland. The weather is lovely and having a great time teaching, giving readings and hosting the Celtic Angels Sacred Tour of Ireland. Next tour is the Magical Holiday Tour in September.

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Have you heard?  This June is the 1st Okanagan Sacred Land Festival

During the 10 day festival we have the Okanagan Angels and Fairies weekend Expo, followed by an Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland’s Shaman Jane Donald and Maria O'Farrell Carr- 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 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!  

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....

Cindy Smith is Returning to BC
Cindy, who is from Calgary, is returning to offer the Angels Empowerment Practitioners Course in Penticton on April 21- 24. This is an excellent course, only offered once a year in the Okanagan and is a certified course. Everyone welcome - no experience required. Then Cindy will be giving seminars at the Spring Festival of Awareness in Penticton April 24-26


Some events that are coming Up:

  • Vernon’s Wellness Fair – March 7/8 – Rec Center – Free Admission - Vernon (looking for Volunteers)
  • Ancient Celtic workshop - Cork - March 9th
  • Angels Empowerment Practitioners Course with Cindy Smith - Killarney March 12-16
  • Penticton’s Healthy Living Fair - Saturday March 14, 2015 – Free admission (looking for Volunteers)
  • Angels Empowerment Practitioners Course with Cindy Smith - Bangor - March 27-31
  • Assisting Women Through the Childbearing Years workshop -Linda Baril–Apr. 10-12 Penticton
  • Kelowna Holistic Market - April 12 (We will be there)
  • 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
  • Kelowna Holistic Market - May 24 (We will be there)
  • 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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See our event directory for locations, details and event information. You will also find a wide range of local events & workshops posted by our members.

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

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

Love and Light

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

 

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


Pam's Tuscan Kale Salad

Description:
Kale has a history of being a pretty green vegetable that you would see on the side of a plate as a garnish, or hidden in a soup or stew. It has not been popular as a vegetable in its own right. However, kale is making a come back as a delicious food that people can't get enough of. Kale Salad and Kale Pasta are but two of the favorites in my family. Let's look at the high nutritional value of kale. One cup of chopped kale has approximately 34 calories, 2 grams of protein, and more vitamin C than an orange! It is a rich source of iron and calcium. It is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for brain health, and boosts heart health. It also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Folate. These carry powerful cancer protecting antioxidants. Kale tends to have a bitter taste unless it is prepared correctly.Below is a recipe that tastes good.


Broccoli and Spinach Chilli Sauce Salad

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


Fresh Chow Mein with Cabbage and Carrots

Description:
Fresh chow mein at home is delicious and easy. Well, technically this is Lo Mein, but most people will consider it Chow Mein. This recipe is made without meat, so it can go easily with any other stir fry dishes.

Wellness Directory
Acutonics & Sound Therapy - 250-499-2075
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
Awaken The Beauty Coaching - +33648492159
Bernice Granger ~ Love's Divine Light ~ Be the Love and Light You Are! - 250 809 5168
Blossoming Mother Counselling - 250-485-8606
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified CranialSacral Therapy ~ 'Nurture' ~ Pam Tilitzky - 2504886796
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
El Colibri: Pathways of Love and Light - 250-492-5007
Empower Plus - QSciences - 2502992851
Heidi Reid's BodyTalk Clinic - 778 212 1777
InnerZen Hypnosis with Bob Kittle - 250 488-2723
Intuitive Reiki Counsellor - Naomi Miller - 250 801 8796
Judy Holt ~ Shaklee Wellness - 778-363-4003
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Locals Supporting Locals - Calendar - 250-770-9789
Okanagan Thought-Field Therapy - 778-931-1095
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Resonance Repatterning® sessions with Kimberly Rex, MS - 3607390162
Shawanda Rocks, Crystal & Gems, Holistic Wellness Center - 250-860-1779
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Soul Sistah Activations with Trish Zierler - 250 276-4844
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Whispering Energetic Healing - 778-514-0029
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What supplements are good to have in my diet?

The importance of investing in our health is something we all need to remember. While the intricate details of what we consume and the activities we engage in are of obvious significance, the need for supplementation is often overlooked. Health food stores are filled with hundreds of products with almost countless applications. While there are condition-specific supplements required for some people, these top 5 foundation supplements will cover the bases for most. They address the significant nutritional concerns of a contemporary lifestyle including pH level, bone density, hormonal balance, free radical defense, cardiovascular protection, immune function, and cholesterol levels.

Multivitamin and mineral Choose a formula that considers age, gender and level of activity and avoid the old-fashioned “one size fits all” formulas, the high potency one-a-day tablet, and the time-released versions. Choose a multi in a vegetable based capsule, designed to be taken more frequently to ensure optimal absorption and nourishment.
Green food supplement A single serving of a quality greens formula is equivalent to six to eight servings of vegetables. They are highly alkaline and are packed with phytochemicals and trace nutrients that keep us well. Look for a comprehensive formula that includes vegetables from many different sources. Additional EFA’s, probiotics, fibre and digestive support are also welcome additions.
Calcium Men, women, and post menopausal women all have very different calcium needs, so choose a product that considers both age and gender. Look for a formula that combines isolated and botanical sources of calcium in order to provide the greatest synergy. A large dose taken once will not offer all day protection, nor will it be efficiently absorbed. As a dose exceeds 400 to 500mg, the body’s ability to utilize calcium is impaired, and much of it is wasted. Taking a lower potency 2 or 3 times a day is a much more beneficial.
Fish oil capsule High quality fish oils are a complementary array of multiple molecularly distilled small, cold water fish. The ideal fish oil also offers gender specific formulas with specific ratios and additional ingredients designed to satisfy the unique nutritional requirements of men and women.
Berry Concentrate Despite their more pleasant taste, fruits and berries are neglected nearly as often as vegetables. They are loaded with phytonutrients, polyphenols and natural antioxidants. If a green food supplement represents everything nutritious and wonderful about vegetables, then a berry supplement is equivalent to everything in fruit. The perfect strategy is to consume both a berry and a green food supplement every day. However, they digest in conflict with each other, and should be taken separately.

We should all do our best to eat well and exercise regularly, but taking advantage of these foundation supplements equally as important. They offer the greatest
Supreme Events
Nutritional Requirements for Mental Well-Being
March 3, 2015
The Seven Sacred Flames
March 4, 2015
Free Pranic Healing Demonstrations (Kelowna)
March 6, 2015
Skills for Living Fully Workshop using NVC
March 7, 2015
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 7 - 8, 2015
3rd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
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
Reiki Levels 1 and 2 classes
March 14, 2015
Shiatsu Practitioner Training Program
March 25, 2015
Bowen Therapy Training Kamloops
March 26, 2015
Certified Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Northern Ireland (Bangor)
March 27, 2015
Free Pranic healing Demonstration and Introduction (Vernon)
March 27, 2015
Healthy Solutions To Feel Better Living with Chronic Pain
April 5 - 5, 2015
Assisting Women Through the Childbearing Year Using Reflexology and Acupressure Points
April 10, 2015
The Calgary Body Soul & Spirit Expo
April 10 - 12, 2015
The Way of the Seabhean: Women Only
April 10, 2015
Holistic Market Okanagan
April 12 - 13, 2015
The Vancouver Body Soul & Spirit Expo
April 17 - 19, 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
Rapid Restriction Release Techniques - 2 day courses or on-line course
May 30 - 28, 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
RAC Certified Reflexology Course
June 13, 2015
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14, 2015
Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course ~ with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr
June 16, 2015
OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering
June 21, 2015
'Spirit of the Drum Circle' Event with Jolynn Daisy
June 22, 2015
Ancient Celtic Workshop with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr (Nelson)
June 27, 2015
The Magical Tour to Ireland with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September 2015)
September 15, 2015
Sacred Tour & Holiday in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 7, 2015
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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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.

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/sacred-messages-from-sacred-ire

Event Review
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On Sunday March 1st, I attended the Body, Soul & Lifestyle Expo in Cork, Ireland. The day started with a gusty wind storm and then turned into a nice warm day. There were about 50 booths in all that included vendors, body workers, crystal vendors, fitness booths and also psychic readers. Everyone was so friendly and the organizer Freddy was lovely to work with. A big thanks to Laura Boos who helped at our OKinHealth & Sacred Tours booth - we had a successful and great day.
It was lovely meeting the Irish holistic community.

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

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

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

For more events in Ireland or in Canada see the main event page.
Articles
'Meet the Clairs' – 10 Kinds of Intuition by Emily Matweow
Clair refers to our physical and intuitive senses. Ten different kinds of intuition are named and briefly described. Three new names are added to the previous list of seven: Clairtaction, Claireloquence and Clairessence. Each name identifies…
Chakradance® - What is it Anyway? by OK In Health's Articles
Held in a safe sacred space Chakradance® combines free-form spontaneous movement with especially composed worldly music to bring balance and healing to participants.
EarthStar Wheel: Vortices, Leylines in the Okanagan by Maria O'Farrell Carr
Vortices appear to be points of power or energy on the Earth or “Earth Chakras”, and ley lines are the relationships between those points. An analogy might be that the vortices are accupressure points. and the ley lines between them are meridians on the skin of the body of Mother Earth. I grew up in Ireland and now live in the Okanagan, in BC. The Lake Okanagan is one of the points on the Earth Energy wheel map. The Okanagan lake and lake Louise are both...
I Am Presence by Jane Donald
I am allowing my own power by the expression of the soul in the moment. The idea is to spontaneously allow the soul to speak. Learning how to open up to your own soul is one of the most precious gifts open to mankind. Learning how to do this begins with awareness. Awareness not of what is outside you but what is within you. In fact the whole Universe is...
Injured? How to Speed Healing by Jennifer Strong
Get back to enjoying your life! On any given day, over 27,000 people sprain an ankle. One in every 17 participants of sport and exercises are injured. Many of us incur sprains, strains, injured knees, swollen muscles, fractures, shin splints, low back injuries and so forth while conducting our normal daily lives. Never try to work through the pain of an injury. To prevent further damage, stop your activity when you feel...
Prepare Your Skin for Winter by Deanna Klan
Perhaps your skin became leathery and “older looking” over the summer or the sun gave your complexion some serious issues like hyper pigmentation. Here is the easy way to answer all these problems with one of Mother Nature’s best gifts.
Put Your Mind on a Diet by Carol Albano, Penticton, BC
A diet of yummy love-the-skin-you’re-in. A diet of creamy, gooey unconditional love and acceptance for the amazing You that you are.
The “Lucky You” Factor by Monika Muranyi
The “lucky you” factor can be explained by understanding synchronicity. Synchronicity and co-creation are part of the systems of benevolent design that are available to all of us. Synchronicity guides you to meet the people you are supposed to meet, and have the situations unfold that you potentially could have. The result is that your life moves faster, and there is more balance because of it.
The Facts Behind “The Law of Attraction” by OK In Health's Articles
Goodness, If I had a dime for every time I heard a person say to me; “Yes, I saw the movie and The Law of Attraction is about thinking about what you want and you will get it”,.... Well, let me set the record straight right now; No, that is not true, it is not even close to true!!...
The Future of the Role of Alternative Healthcare in the 21st Century by Dylan Smeaton, CBP
Whether the practitioner is a naturopath, herbologist, energy healer, yoga instructor or acupuncturist, the simple fact is the history of most of these skilled professions predates recorded history. Throughout all of human history, way before the Cartesian model of modern medicine, was “alternative” healthcare; which should actually be called: Traditional Healthcare. Since the very inception of human beings settling in villages, were the village shamans that practiced within their local community. So if you stop and reflect upon the bigger picture here, you realize that today’s modern medical industry itself is actually the “alternative” to traditional healthcare...
There’s No Such Thing as “Mostly Gluten Free by Cathy Lauer
A comment made by a parent at our homeschool Christmas Party gave me the inspiration for this month’s topic. As I placed my plate of gluten free cookies on the snack table the mom next to me said “I didn’t know you were gluten free? We are mostly gluten free too.” Obviously she doesn’t understand what being gluten free really means...
Free Admission Events
Nutritional Requirements for Mental Well-Being
March 3, 2015

There are certain nutrients in specific forms and amounts that can greatly affect our mental health. Come learn how.
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
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. ...
The Calgary Body Soul & Spirit Expo
April 10, 2015

Bringing together the best of health, well being,ancient wisdom, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, spirituality, new consciousness and more.
Holistic Market Okanagan
April 12, 2015

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Come learn about holistic products and services available in the Okanagan.
The Vancouver Body Soul & Spirit Expo
April 17, 2015

Bringing together the best of health, wellbeing,ancient wisdom, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, spirituality, new consciousness and more
Spring Festival of Awareness - in Penticton (New Venue)
April 24, 2015

35 Workshops, Sunrise Ceremonies, Healing Oasis, Festival Store and more at the Shatford Centerin Penticton.
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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March 2015
 
Tip of the Month:
“May you live in interesting times.” That is how the ancient Chinese proverb goes. Well, it is quite fair to say that most people would say we certainly do. This dawning of the Age of Aquarius has been a wild ride so far and the day has just begun. In fact, it is still just the crack of dawn. However in a world that never sleeps there has been a good deal of activity going on throughout the night and behind the scenes too. And now so much is coming to light and with increasingly velocity with each new day. Can this ride get any wilder? Indeed it can and will.

The recent New Moon at 29 Aquarius 59:54 (yes, ‘4 seconds’ away from Pisces), is now culminating to Full Moon on March 5th. It is synchronizing with events that are increase the overall level of awareness of this time of collective awakening. Most significantly was the recent victory of keeping the Internet neutral. As is often true, many people were oblivious of this sneaky attempt to change ...
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