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Publisher's Message ~ October 2015 Issue

Greetings OK In Health Members,

Come Meet Us!
On October 24th & 25th OK In Health has a booth #10 at the Kelowna Wellness Show at the Parkinson Recreation Center from 10am to 5pm. This is always a wonderful weekend. Free admission and parking. We will be offering readings and healing session with Maria O'Farrell and our OK In Health members as well as information about upcoming workshops and events in our community.
We will also be at the Kelowna holistic Market on Sunday October 18th. Free admission.
We are looking for some volunteers and also readers or healer to join us at our booth for both events.


OK In Health is Hosting Medium James Van Praagh 

Next we are hosting Medium James Van Praagh to Penticton on November 7th. There is still time to book your ticket  Click Here Please note time change 2:30pm



Come Join Us!
Come join Celtic Wisdom Keeper Maria O'Farrell and OK In Health members on a trip of a lifetime.
Here are some ideas for some amazing adventures. 

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

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)

Apr 2017 - Irish Gardens and Countryside with Maria Carr & Jane Donald


Fall Workshop and Events

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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.


Black Bean Hummus

Description:
Instead of chickpeas, you can use black beans to make this Middle Eastern dip. And for a bit of extra flavor, stir in jalapeño pepper and lime juice. The black bean's fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in black beans helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease


Cauliflower Cheesy Biscuits

Description:
Perfectly-portioned, and entirely gluten-free, these cheesy bites have less than 25 calories per biscuit. They might be small, but they bring a burst of garlicky-cheddar flavor every time you pop them in your mouth. You can serve them as your “bread basket” before dinner or on a platter for a fun appetizer. Think back on the days of the restaurant bread basket—endless amounts of bread with butter or olive oil delivered to your table as soon as you sat down. I have to admit; I miss the days of free biscuits, bread sticks and all other carb-heavy appetizers so now we have a new option.


Lighter Bran Muffins

Description:
Compared to the buttery, icing-piped white scones and tartlets in the pastry case, the bran muffin always seems like the obvious choice for the hungry healthy-breakfast browser. The bran adds a good bit of fiber and a little protein, too. But most bakery batters are made fluffy with white flour and sweetened with enough sugar to cover four glazed donuts—a 400-plus-calorie breakfast with more than 70g of carbs, most from refined sources like white flour and brown sugar. And the portion size? These muffins are enormous. Our mission: Bring the bran muffin back into balanced territory with 100% whole grains and no refined sugar—but still keep it moist and packed with flavour.

Wellness Directory
Acutonics & Sound Therapy - 250-499-2075
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
Awaken The Beauty Coaching - +33648492159
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Believe - with Laurie Bartley - 250 469-2209
Blossoming Mother Counselling - 250-485-8606
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
BodyTalk with Heidi Reid - 778 212 1777
Carly Penfold, Certified Shiatsu & Reiki Practitioner, Certified Angel Tarot Card Reader - 250-870-8183
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified CranialSacral Therapy ~ 'Nurture' ~ Pam Tilitzky - 2504886796
Cherylann Thomas ~ Mind Miracles Hypnotherapy - 778-755-4001
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
El Colibri: Pathways of Love and Light - 250-492-5007
Empower Plus - QSciences - 2502992851
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
Spirit Kelowna - 250-863-5505
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Whispering Energetic Healing - 778-514-0029
Questions & Answers
Cindy AtkinsonYou Ask – We Answer! . . . your road map to health & wellness.
HAVE A QUESTION? LET US HELP! - We are here to help you with any of your health-related questions – nothing’s too big or too small! Our professional expert panel will do our best to provide you with information, suggestions, and resources.
The Q and A column is managed by Cindy Atkinson, BA Science in Genetics & Cell Biology.
Click here to ask a question on our Q & A page.


Question
What are good sources of Iron found in foods?

Answer
The amount of iron we need depends on our age and sex. The best sources of iron come from animal products - mainly red meat. However, we get a good proportion of iron from non-animal sources too.
Iron sources include:

Red meat and offal - eg, beef, lamb, pork, kidneys, liver, heart, black pudding (note pregnant woment should avoid liver).
Fish and shellfish - eg, sardines, pilchards, crab, anchovies, shrimps, mussels.
Eggs.
Cereal and cereal products - eg, bread, Rice Krispies®, corn flakes, Weetabix®, Ready Brek®, Special K®, Shreddies®, bran flakes, Cheerios®, oatcakes, rye crispreads.
Nuts and seeds - eg, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts.
Green leafy vegetables - eg, broccoli, spinach, watercress, kale.
Beans and pulses - eg, baked beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, black-eyed beans, kidney beans.
Dried fruit - eg, raisins, apricots, prunes, currants, figs.
Miscellaneous - eg, plain (dark) chocolate, cocoa powder, mango chutney, cherries in syrup, gingernut biscuits, pastry, curry powder.
Small amounts of haem iron are found in game and poultry - eg, pheasant, venison, rabbit, chicken, turkey.

Having vitamin C with iron-rich foods will help to absorb the iron more easily. Serve up meals with plenty of vegetables and fruit or have glass of orange juice with your meal.
Eating meat at meal times can also help to absorb the iron from non-animal sources.
Avoid drinking tea with meals as this can actually reduce the amount of iron that is absorbed. Raw wheat bran can also interfere with the absorption of iron so this should be avoided.
Supreme Events
Wise Women's Festival 2015
October 2 - 4, 2015
Qi Men Dun Jia - Level II With FSRC Master Eduardo Hess and Dr. Ying Li
October 3 - 7, 2015
Mindfulness for Your Well-Being
October 5, 2015
Drop in Hypnosis Series for Good Mental Health!
October 7 - 28, 2015
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate (Vancouver)
October 12, 2015
Anatomy for the Healing Arts - Level 1 with Joan Moffet (new dates)
October 17 - 18, 2015
BodyTalk Access
October 18, 2015
Holistic Market Okanagan
October 18 - 13, 2015
MindScape
October 23, 2015
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 24 - 25, 2015
James Van Praagh: An Afternoon of Spirit in Penticton (Time Change)
November 7, 2015
Rapid Restriction Release Techniques - 2 day courses or on-line course
November 28, 2015
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate (Kelowna)
December 7, 2015
Certified Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Northern Ireland (Bangor)
March 5, 2016
4th Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 9, 2016
Ancient Celtic Vibrations & Sacred Land Healings ( Cork )
March 10, 2016
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland ( Killarney )
March 12, 2016
KYRON Ireland Tour with LEE CARROLL & Maria O'Farrell Carr ( September 2016)
September 4, 2016
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Ongoing
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
Ongoing
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
Ongoing
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Ongoing
Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Ongoing
Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Ongoing
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Ongoing
Holistic Health & SHIATSU - Certified WindSong Practitioner Diploma Program
Ongoing
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Ongoing
Mindful Living - a 6 week course for Stress Reduction
Ongoing
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Ongoing
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
Ongoing
Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
Ongoing
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Ongoing
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
Ongoing
The Conscious Channelling Workshop - On-Line
Ongoing
Yoga Classes for People with MS
Ongoing
Book Club
Lyndsay BlaisThe OK In Health's Book Club is managed by Lyndsay Blais, a passionate speaker, author and success coach.
Join in Lyndsay's weekly discussion on the book of the month. As an avid reader, Lyndsay looks forward to facilitating interesting conversations with you through the OK in Health Book Club! Would you like to join our New OK In Health's Book Club? Open to all OK In Health members.

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Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death
by James Van Praagh

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


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

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

Wanna hear first hand feedback from past trip members?
Check out the following testimonials from people who have been on our
2013 and 2014 Celtic Angel Sacred tour to Ireland each March.

“I would highly recommend this Celtic Angel tour & the people who organized it were amazing. The people on the trip are now family and it was so hard to leave. I so want to go on another one! A big thanks you to Cindy and Maria and everyone who assisted us along the way. I especially like the sheep, handing candy to the kids in the St. Patrick’s day parade, the scenery and views, Maria’s family and the bus driver was so informative and friendly. I give this tour 10 out of 10” - Theresa

"One of the reasons that I wanted to go on the tour was to reclaim my energy and my connection to my angels and guides. I've been less active in the energy healing field - and I was much in need of recharging. I definitely found that on our tour! In fact, the minute we arrived in Ireland I felt great - and between Cindy's course, visits with Maria, that first visit to the church in Cork, the stone circle and the sisterhood visit to the island, I was back to being me and being in touch. Those were the memorable spiritual moments for me. The rest was wonderful - cutting cords, talking to the Archangels, trusting my intuition again, a different way of clearing chakras. Cindy's course was great! And of course I enjoyed the countryside and the bus tours and the commeraderie around our tables at the pub was great. A long time since I've had so much fun. Ireland was absolutely wonderful. Maria did a fabulous job as tour director. The tour group didn't have to do any thinking or planning - just go! I loved everything about Ireland - the people and their sense of humour, the Irish music and glorious scenery and old buildings and rock walls and sheep and on and on." Dianne

“What can I say except everything was way beyond my expectations” - Carol

“This Tour has been so amazing on so many levels. I’ve experienced feelings, emotions, connections that I never thought possible – Normally only other people get it and not me. I was coached in an easy to grasp concept by Cindy of how to connect with my angel team and how to use them to help me on my path. Visiting the stone circles and all that Ireland has to offer as well as Maria and her Family has made the whole trip magical. One trip I will never forget. Thank you” – From Cindy W.

"From the moment of landing until your last day your trip will be a remarkable adventure . Whether you are a seasoned traveler who usually makes all their own arrangements or a beginning world explorer you will appreciate the care and detailed arrangements that Maria makes in preparation for the trip and during your days of travel. There is so much to see in Ireland and Maria manages to squeeze in an amazing variety of engaging experiences: historic sites, sacred circles, breathtaking landscapes, cityscapes, shops, galleries, museums, pubs! Places to linger all day or evening. Food of course is important. While on the road Maria finds interesting stops for delicious and always too plentiful amounts of food. Evening group dinners will be a highlight. It is a jam packed trip. With Maria's sense of humour even the road touring experience in the green Paddy bus is a delightful experience. Bring your wellies!" Dawn

I was very appreciative of Maria's knowledge of the area and Cindy as an amazing teacher. We had so much fun - Anonymous.

I have had the time of my life. Hugh growth! Thank you for the help I needed to get where I needed to go on my journey. I really enjoyed the energy from the people and I wouldn’t change a thing on our tour – Colleen

Wonderful holiday. Loved the organizing of you both and your great energy. Maria was always around to help or guide us. Our bus driver Mike was so special. The day tours were wonderful. Thank you both – Rosie

Amazing organizing – met great people on the tour and from Ireland – Great Course - bus drivers were so personal, so much personality, excellent – I loved been off the beaten track – Fabulous holiday, wish we had more time there – Anonymous

The best was being in the energy, being with like minded people. The surprises were a wonderful bonus. Some hotels have no facecloths in Ireland. All in all a wonderful experience and well worth it – Anonymous

10+ for value for this tour and organizing. This was a fabulous experience – Anonymous
Articles
“How many Guardian Angels do most people have?” by Cindy Smith
For the month of September I was guided to write about our Angels. September 8, 2012 is International Angel Day!! Doreen Virtue created IAD several years ago. Her goal being that Angel Practitioners around the world would hold an event on IAD to acknowledge and celebrate our Angels. This year will be my fifth. Students and clients ask me many questions about Guardian Angels. Here are some examples to help explain what Guardian Angels mean to me.
Creating New Vows by Pamela Shelly
Many of us have been carrying current and past life conditioning that can profoundly affect how we feel about ourselves and affect our lives in the form of vows taken especially in past lives of religious conditioning. I feel it is now time to form new vows.
Facing Fear by Kerry Palframan, RN
Most people do not like the emotion fear. Yet it is as noble and worthy as any emotion and plays a pivotal and important role in your life. All emotions are messengers from our deepest selves. Besides the obvious - fear is the sense that alerts you to danger and allows you to survive when threatened – fear offers to you the gifts of being focussed, clear and intuitive. It can give you...
How Archangel Michael Defends Us All by Lorna Byrne
A few months back I was a passenger in a car and we stopped at a red light outside the main Criminal Courts in Dublin. I watched a woman in her fifties walk up the steps towards the main entrance of the building. There were three angels walking with her as well as her guardian angel, which I saw as a light three steps behind her. One day some years ago I was walking with the Angel Michael; I had been wondering whether he was there for people who were being dishonest or doing bad things...
How to Eat the Healthiest and Sustainable Fish by Lindsay Coulter
Studies show that salmon contain small protein molecules called "bioactive peptides" that may provide support for cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and control of inflammation in the digestive tract. They also provide one of the highest amounts of vitamin D—a nutrient not naturally abundant in a lot of whole foods, as well as selenium, a common deficiency in our corner of the world in part from soil depletion due to high rainfall....
Is There An Angel Who Fixes Cars? by Doreen Virtue
God and the angels are limitless beings, so they’re able to help each and every person simultaneously. Some people argue that it’s not right for us to ask angels to do our bidding, as they have more important things to do. Yet, when I ask God and the angels about this, I always hear reassurances of their unlimited love and availability. They want us to be peaceful and happy, just as any loving parents would hope for their offspring. So when we ask Archangel...
Should I Next Be Called by Laurie Bartley
Expressions of gratefulness for the people I share this life path with.
The Parts of the Human Soul by Monika Muranyi
Your Soul is bigger than you think! In fact, you are far grander and more magnificent than what you may have been told. Most spiritual systems on the planet claim that you have divinity inside. This is the Soul.
True Abundance by Pamela Shelly
What is true abundance? To me it is accepting the current circumstances of our lives, knowing we are the Creators and taking action to create new circumstances if we are out of alignment in any area.
What Do I Make For a Gluten-Free Lunch? by Cathy Lauer
Making adult-friendly gluten free lunches. Lunch for some is brought to work or school in a bag. For others it might be a business lunch at a restaurant or in a boardroom with a catered lunch that likely does not include anything gluten free. Others skip lunch altogether and grab a quick coffee and donut mid afternoon to tide them over until dinner. How do you make the transition to gluten free keeping in mind the varying lunch styles and everyday situations you may be faced with?
Free Admission Events
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Every Monday - 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET - Everywhere

FREE Teleconference - Ask a Question - Each week, Internationally Recognized Medical Intuitive, Caroline discuss a topical health issue that affect us all. Then she opens up the phone lines, does some spot readings.
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Every Sunday at 10.30am - 2965 South Main Street, BC , Penticton

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and celebrate the joy of life through body, mind and spirit. Each week we have a different meditation and speakers.
Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
September - November 2014 - Kelowna, BC

FREE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT... if you meet the criteria required for my osteopathic clinical research study on chronic TMJ dysfunction.
Buddhist Discourse and Meditation
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 - Kelowna

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

FREE Diabetes information event - Different subject every week. Limited seating. Please RSVP and mention OK In Health as your referral.
Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
Every Wednesday 11am to 12 - Penticton

Join us for a relaxation workshop at the Penticton Wellness Centre.
Free Course - Families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - - Kelowna

A FREE Course For families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bi-polar, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsion.
Goddess Circle
ongoing: Second Tuesday of each month 7 pm - Lake Country

Women's sharing circle. Connect with other heart centered women on thier spiritual journey. All are welcome. No charge, no experience needed. 7 pm on the Second Tuesday of each month.
Guided Hiking - Free
10am - Kelowna

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna Conscious Cocktails
Every 2nd Thursday of the Month. 6 - 9 pm - Kelowna

Connect. Converse. Conspire. Create. Come out and create community with others of "light" mind. No agenda other than to be true Self and share in a safe space. You are never alone! $2 Toonie donation at the door.
Kelowna Gifts to Grandmothers
Every Thursday morning 9:30 a.m. - Kelowna

Dedicated volunteers assist vulnerable women & children in Africa along with grandmothers who are raising orphaned grandchildren due to the HIV/Aids pandemic
Meditation Support Group
Each Wednesday 7-8:30 pm - Kelowna

We meet to support each other in tranquility meditation and sit for 45 minutes. Both beginners and experienced welcome.
Penticton Green Drinks
1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Barley Mill - Penticton

People who take sustainability seriously in the South Okanagan now have an opportunity to meet up on the first Thursday of every month at an informal session known internationally as Green Drinks.
Personal Insights
On going - Lake Country

Spiritual Growth Support Group- Come out on the third Thursday of each month. Sharing and discussion of various spiritual topics, books etc. Ongoing.
Retreats & Weekend Away
Wise Women's Festival 2015
October 2, 2015

30 instructors and healers share for 3 days. Over 30 workshops to choose from. A festival store with great networking opportunities.
Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
You pick the weekend! - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Get all the girls together and spend an unforgettable, fun and relaxing weekend at the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre.
Drumming for Kids ~ Summer programs
July and August - Kelowna

Looking for an exciting summer program with activity for kids. Experience various percussion instruments of the world. (Bongo, Conga,Timbales, Doumbek, Djembe, Surdo, etc.)
Sober but Stuck?
On-going - Kelowna

Have you been clean & sober for quite a while yet find yourself: Unhappy, discontented, or having difficulties? Treat yourself to an individualized renewal retreat! One, two or three weeks.
 
Festivals & Fairs
Holistic Market Okanagan
October 18, 2015

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Market dates are Sundays 11-4 on Sept 13...
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 24, 2015

This is the sister fair to the Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair. The Vernon event is beginning of March, the Kelowna event in October.
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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Connect with Yourself Weekly
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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October 2015
 
Tip of the Month:
October is ever an important month from the perspective of Numerology. Astrology shares a very close relationship with Numerology, call them siblings. October is the 10th month of the year and there are 10 numbers, 0 to 9. Zero was not always recognized but it was always there. It can be described as both a number of spirit, as with a perfect circle, there is no beginning or end, and therefore a number of power. Woven into the implications of the notion of spirit is power, yet of an otherworldly, transcendental, divine, immortal… kind. Where all other numbers can quantify, 0 specifically qualifies whatever it is ‘added’ to. In simple terms, like spirit, it is also very illusive.

Zero in Numerology translates to Pluto in Astrology. Technically, according to modern Astronomy, Pluto is no longer called or labeled a planet. A rose by any other name, it may not be strictly deemed a planet and has been given its own special status. Whatever it’s pheno...
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