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by Sarah Harwood, Vegan Enthusiast

The Voluptuous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld and George Minot

7 Winds and the Wheel

by MaryRose Lessoway, Métis Elder & Wheelkeeper

Sacred Roles Part II

9 The Healing Energy of Reiki

by Roberta Brunin

Ancient practice rediscovered

10 Ask a Healer

by Tanis McRae, Intuitive Healer

Plantar Warts: The probable cause or incident that lies at the root

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Steve Brousson and Christine McLeod by Eric Plummer

The Healing Energy of Reiki Ancient practice rediscoverd

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by Eric Plummer

Steve Brousson and Christine McLeod

19 Spiritual Wisdom

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The voice of our authentic selves

21 Ask an Expert

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Seasonal Influenza: North of the 49th Parallel

22 Visceral Manipulation In Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

by Gale Antaya, Physiotherapist

26 Lighten Up!

by Shelyn Somani, Medical Doctor

It could change the way you experience life

27 What Do Men Need?

by Gwen Randall-Young, Registered Psychologist

Co-create your love and be rewarded

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hat do women want? Essentially, they just want to be happy. Some want it all: content children, a fulfilling career, a beautiful home and a loving husband. My observations tell me that sometimes women miss the boat when it comes to the loving husband part and they end up in deep water, not really knowing how they got there. Gwen Randall-Young has some great advice in her article, “What Do Men Need?” (p. 27). So, ladies, consider Gwen’s advice and remember on February 14th that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about you! Journalist Eric Plummer conducted an interview for Guided Synergy to bring us a snapshot of the lives of two Peace Country residents: Steve Brousson, owner of Homesteader Health stores in Fort St. John, Prince George and Grande Prairie, and Christie McLeod, manager of the family-owned Health Hut store in the Prairie Mall in Grande Prairie. Both passionate about preserving their own health and the health of the people who live and work in this northern region of Western Canada, they are united in their message. Let “Healthy Body, Mind & Soul,” be the first article you read and share with family, friends and colleagues. Guided Synergy Magazine published a story in Autumn/Winter 2008 titled “Help Stop Bill C-51,” shortly after the bill was introduced in April 2008. Our story outlined the potential impact the proposed bill might have had on the natural health industry. Many Canadians opposed the changes to the Food and Drug Act and the bill was stopped. Revised versions of this bill have since been introduced; the latest is Bill C-36, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. According to a news release posted on Health Canada’s website on December 14th, 2010, “the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act … has been passed by Parliament and, upon Royal Assent, would become law.” For those who are looking for more information on this hot topic, visit the following websites: Natural Health Products Protection Association (nhppa.org), Canadian Health Food Association (chfa.ca), The Charter of Health Freedom (charterofhealthfreedom.org) and Health Canada (www.hc-sc.gc.ca).

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Chocolate Lover’s Tart Submitted by Sarah Harwood

Let’s face it, we all have cravings. This rich, velvety tart lacks eggs, brown sugar, butter, or white flour, so you can go ahead and enjoy this one without nearly as much guilt. The filling of this recipe makes an excellent chilled pudding as well - top it with fresh sliced strawberries or raspberries. Besides the awesome taste, I love this dessert because it comes together quickly and dirties very few dishes. Serves 8 - 10. (Adapted from Terry Walters’ Clean Food) Ingredients CRUST 2 cups pecans (or other nut) 1 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup canola oil (I used peanut oil) 1/3 cup maple syrup Pinch of cayenne (optional) Pinch of cinnamon (optional) FILLING 12-1/2-ounces firm silken tofu 1/2 cup cashew butter (125 grams) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of sea salt 1 cup semisweet dark chocolate chips block of dark chocolate for shaving (I like 70%) Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil an 11-inch tart pan. PREPARING CRUST Combine pecans, rice flour, cocoa and salt (and cayenne and cinnamon if using) in food processor to make a crumb-like mixture. Add oil and syrup and process to form a moist ball. Place ball in tart pan and press to form crust. Pierce several times with a fork and bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool completely. MAKING FILLING Whip tofu in food processor until smooth. Add cashew butter, syrup, vanilla and salt and process until well combined. In a small pan over low heat, melt chocolate chips, then add to food processor and blend until combined.

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FINISHING Pour chocolate mixture into tart shell, smooth top with spatula and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. With a sturdy chef’s knife, shave chocolate from block, distribute evenly over tart and serve.

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Book Review

The Voluptuous Vegan: More than 200 Sinfully Delicious Recipes for Meatless, Eggless, and Dairy-Free Meals by Myra Kornfeld and George Minot Review by Sarah Harwood

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hose who have waited so patiently over the past couple of months for me to relinquish all fifty-or-so veg cookbooks back to the public library system know that I’m a bit of a hopeless cookbook hoarder. Usually I’m pretty conscientious about due dates, but I’ve been known to rack up late fines buying time to try “just one more” recipe. Almost always, I end up buying these books. The Voluptuous Vegan was added to my collection in this way several years ago, and it’s still one of my favourites. Myra Kornfeld and George Minot deserve many high-fives for writing a gourmet, easy-to-follow cookbook for people who are looking for more than the redundant lasagna, guacamole or hummus formulas that fill too many vegan cookbooks. “We all need to feed our souls,” Kornfeld writes in the book’s introduction. “A person who thinks about satisfying his or her soul is likely to feel more nourished and healthy than someone who treats nourishment as a mere technical problem. ... The Voluptuous Vegan is about pampering yourself with luscious, healthy food.”

Crimson Cabbage Borscht Submitted by Sarah Harwood Beets. For the most part, you either loathe ‘em or you love ‘em. I happen to belong to the latter camp. There’s something about bright food that simply makes a person’s heart sing, right? Borscht is traditionally a hearty winter soup, but I figure we’re allowed to flex these rules up here. P.S. Add a diced apple in with the rest of the veggies for a nice sweet undertone. This recipe was taken from the book Voluptuous Vegan. Ingredients A glug or two of olive oil 2 medium onions, cut into small dice 1 14.5 ounce can chopped tomatoes 1/4 medium-sized head of cabbage (red or green) 1 bay leaf 3 medium beets, peeled and cut into small dice 1 medium carrot, sliced thinly in half-moons (Caving to convenience, I made mine with a hand full of the pre-julienned carrots you get in a bag.)

Adventurous recipes are organized by menus that include appetizers, balanced main courses, side dishes and desserts. One of the droolinducing menus I (and many a dinner-party guest) have fallen in love with is mesclun with raspberry vinaigrette, seitan bourguignonne, and mashed potatoes with parsnips (p. 166). Accompanying each menu is a particularly practical “cook’s notes” summary that provides a game plan for simultaneously preparing the menu items so that everything is completed together, just in time for supper. As well, the book’s glossary of terms, ingredients and techniques is valuable and fascinating. Did you know orecchiette means “ear-shaped pasta”? When should you use a roll cut versus a chiffonade?

1 small potato (I recommend red), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

For cooks who like a little challenge, a clean design and a lot of flavour in the kitchen, this book is a must have. Order it from the library at your own risk!

Warm the olive oil in a big pot. Add the onions and sauté over mediumlow heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions are softened and just starting to brown. Add the tomatoes and cabbage and cook about 5 minutes, until the cabbage is wilted and the tomatoes have reduced.

Sarah hails from a ridiculously small logging and mining town in central British Columbia that fills her with nostalgia and an affinity for the unusual. In May 2010, she and her good friend Shelyn Somani created GP Vegan Cooking Classes, and they’ve been teaching the joys of botanical-based cooking ever since. Visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/gpvegan.

1 1/2 cups white kidney beans or 1 15-ounce can 6 cups vegetable stock Salt to taste 2 tablespoons mirin or sherry 2 cups chopped beet greens (from 3 medium beets) or Swiss chard Black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Vegan sour “cream” or yogurt and chopped herbs for topping

Add the bay leaf, beets, carrots, potatoes, beans, and stock. Cover and bring the liquid to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, add a teaspoon of salt, and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Add the mirin and beet greens and cook an additional 5 minutes. Finish the soup by adjusting the salt to taste and add black pepper and lemon juice. Serve with a generous scoop of “sour cream” and chopped herbs. With a wedge of crusty bread (check out your local Farmers’ Market) and a salad, and you’ve got yourself a pretty awesome meal.

Neat-O! If you ever make a soup and find it a little, well, boring, first check that you’ve salted it enough. You could try adding a little Dijon mustard, a sprinkle of good paprika, lemon juice, or a tiny splash of vinegar. The acid in the mustard, lemon juice, or the vinegar can really perk things up. Home made croutons as a garnish really hit the spot and make you seem fancy as well.

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Winds and the Wheel Sacred Roles Part II Winds are also known as Roles and are a practical guide for manifestation. ~ Okwaho Lablanc

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n an article entitled “Winds and the Wheel: Facing Challenges and Integrating Life Lessons,” which appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Guided Synergy, I talked about the eight Winds on the Medicine Wheel and how they affect our daily lives on a cosmological level. I mentioned that the Winds are also Roles that live inside of us. In Shamanism, we look to these Roles in order to find our medicine, that which empowers us. Although the concept is an old one, these Roles are still active today in our daily lives. They are located in the eight directions of the Wheel, starting in the northeast and going clockwise. Firekeepers (northeast) are passionate, impulsive, idealistic and full of vitality. They get all fired up about things and can inspire others to greatness. In Sweat Lodges, they are the caretakers of the Sacred Fire. They believe in magic and that wishes can come true, if we believe and do our part in creating them. Visionaries (east) can see the potential in things. They often look to the future with enthusiasm. They like preparing, planning and organizing with clarity and they make good managers. They can be the prophets of their time, foreseeing the outcome of present actions on a larger scale.

past and are the ones out on the frontlines fighting for what they believe in today. Nomads (southwest) like to travel. They are good at making connections with others and can do this wherever they are. They also have the ability to perceive links between things that others overlook. In the past, Nomads were the ones who brought news and trade items from one tribal village to another. They helped to keep the tribes connected and offered a wider, more objective perspective. Dreamers (west) are good at manifesting. They often have vivid night dreams and may feel like they are sleepwalking during the day. Dreaming and waking are not so separate for them. Dreamers often dream of others and are able to help them in some way. They may have a hard time in the modern world because our society does not appreciate the importance of dreaming as much as our Ancestors did.

Peacekeepers (southeast) often find themselves immersed in conflicts, acting as mediators who helps bring resolution. They have a strong sense of justice and are capable of being impartial. They have a knack for seeing beyond the conflict, bringing resolution to a situation and turning enemies into friends.

Initiators (northwest) are those people who push your buttons. They are here to test where you are with certain issues in your life. Many people get angry or irritated with Initiators, but in Shamanism, we learn to look at what is being triggered in us and do the work to resolve it. Initiators often act as mirrors for others. What we don’t like in them is often what we don’t want to see in ourselves. Initiators are also known as Sacred Clowns. In the past, they were the ones who were allowed to make fun of the solemn ceremonies, to help things from getting too serious. Today, they may become entertainers, clowns or other kinds of performers.

Warriors (south) have good instincts. They are action oriented and often work in physical jobs. They also have a strong sense of truth and will fight for what they believe in. They were the protectors and hunters in the

Healers (north) are good at caring for the sick, whether physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. They may also dig up old wounds in order to facilitate healing. Healers of today may have an interest in herbs and

medicine and you’ll find them working as doctors, nurses, naturopaths, herbalists and practitioners of other alternative healing modalities. This is just a taste of what the Roles on the Medicine Wheel look like. The goal is to become balanced and functional in the ones that are ours. This takes awareness, discipline and humility, but it is also fun and insightful. It is an amazing thing to explore our inner community and see the Roles at work in the outer world. In our Medicine Wheel Circles, we explore our Roles in order to determine what they need in order to become functional and balanced, as well as to observe how they operate in our lives. MaryRose Lessoway is a Métis Medicine Woman who has been teaching Sacred Circle wisdom across Canada for over 20 years. Contact her by email at wheelkeeper@hotmail.com or visit her website at www.wheelkeeper.com Winter 2011 Guided Synergy Magazine 7


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he practice of Reiki is becoming more commonplace than ever. In Grande Prairie alone, I am absolutely positive there are more than a thousand people who have either their first, second, master or master/teacher degree in Reiki. In my immediate family alone there are a master/teacher, two masters, a person with her first degree and two with their second degree. And most of our other family members have at one time or another asked us to perform Reiki for them. When I consider the number of people trained in or interested in this discipline, I find it shocking when I am still asked, “What’s Reiki?” And for the longest time I was not satisfied with the answer I gave. I always seemed to lose the person in my complex explanation. Finally I recalled something my master/teacher, Anny Slegten of the Reiki Training Centre of Canada, had, in her infinite wisdom, written: “Keep it simple.” This notion aided me in coming up with the following definition: Reiki is directed energy with the intent to heal. Neat, tidy and extremely precise. I won’t go into the history or details of Reiki or of its founder, Mikao Usui, in this article. You can easily find this kind of information in books and on the Internet. What I want to tell you is how simple it is. Two lines from a Mahatma Gandhi quote describe exactly what happens when a practitioner performs Reiki: “Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions.” The Reiki practitioner first interviews the client (thoughts become words) in order to understand what his or her request is. The practitioner then puts that to the Reiki energy so that the energy will change the client’s experiences into what he or she has asked for (words become actions). The old adage to be careful what you

ask for has never been as true as it is with Reiki. “Ask and thou shall receive” has enormous meaning when working with energy. What the practitioner thinks about must be very clear and focused, because those thoughts will be manifested in the physical world. In my experience, the practitioner usually has to guide the client to use more positive words. Most of the time, I hear thoughts like “I want this pain to go away” or “I never have enough.” These clients do not realize that, as they anguish over their pain or their lack, that is where their thoughts are and that is what they are focusing on. The Reiki practitioner is asking the energy that is in everything, including mankind, to perform in a certain way— healing what has to be by changing the energy of what is into something more peaceful or healthy. The practitioner asks for a certain experience to take place and the energy creates it. Although Reiki was rediscovered in the early twentieth century, I believe that the practice has been around since the beginning of time—they just called it something else. I also know that anyone who wants to can do Reiki. The simplicity of Reiki is what has endeared it to me, and the most rewarding aspect of practicing it is the difference I see in the people who have learned it and have had their lives healed with it. The results are both subtle and dramatic! Remember Gandhi’s words when doing Reiki work: “Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” In Reiki, thy will be done. Roberta Brunin is a Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Fire Walk Instructor and is the owner of Power Strategies for Life since 1999. Winter 2011 Guided Synergy Magazine 9


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Plantar Warts

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uestion: I have had a wart on my left foot for a number of years. I’ve read that warts can be caused by anger or resentment. I’m interested in your comments on how to remove these warts—and on how to get rid of the anger or resentment that might be causing them.

In You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay gives the probable cause of plantar warts as “Anger at the very basis of your understanding. Spreading frustration about your future.” So, in your mind’s eye go back to the time when the wart first appeared on your foot. What was happening in your life? You will probably find that, right before or around nswer: At the root of every physical the time when the wart appeared, there was illness or symptom we suffer from lies some emotional upheaval involving anger or an emotional component. Your plantar warts fear about what the future held. It’s likely that are a message from your body asking you to your anger was directed toward an individual release or integrate an experience you have rather than toward a situation. Look carefully had. at the relationships in your family at this time, especially with a parent figure. This person was somehow ‘Change your coffee, change your life.’ holding you back from moving forward into something you wanted to do.

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When you have identified the probable cause or incident that lies at the root of the problem, you can work through the experience and release any unresolved anger you feel toward the people involved in this experience (especially any blame or anger you feel toward yourself!). Here is a technique I often use with my clients: Close your eyes and take yourself back to that time. Observe it from an outsider’s point of view. What are you seeing happening? What if you were watching someone else go through the

things you experienced? How would you support them? What would you say? I also ask my clients to say some affirmations, as this helps release the information at a cellular level. Here’s how to do it: Say the affirmation and then take a deep breath in through your nose and let it out through the mouth. Take your awareness inward to see if you feel a release—which often just feels peaceful—around the statement. Use the following affirmations (the third is from Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life): • In the places of my mind, body, soul and spirit where I have held anger, I choose to release it now and replace it with peace. [Breathe.] • I am at peace now in all directions of time and space. [Breathe.] • I move forward with confidence and ease. I trust and flow with the process of life. [Breathe.] • It is easy for me to move forward in my life. I move forward now with grace and ease. [Breathe.] A good indication that you have moved through the block is that when you recall the incident again, you no longer have any strong emotions around it, and when you picture the person you had the experience with, you do not feel the same way about them. Tanis McRae, B. Ed., Intuitive Healer is passionate about teaching people how to heal themselves. In addition to Tanis’ professional teaching background, she has numerous certifications including Reiki, Spiritual Psychology, Facial Reflexology, Quantum Touch, Energy Therapy and is the owner of The Healing I in Grande Prairie, AB. Send Tanis a question at askahealer@guidedsynergy.ca


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he current upward trend in average life expectancy for Canadians seems to signal our progress as a healthconscious nation. We are living longer than ever before. The United Nations reports that Canadians enjoy one of the longest lifespans in the world. According to studies conducted by Statistics Canada, today’s average newborn Canadian can expect to live to the ripe old age of 81 years, and Canadian residents who are currently 65 years old are, on average, likely to be around for another 20 years. But not everyone is encouraged by the recent statistics. Homesteader Health owner Steve Brousson regularly deals with individuals seeking a healthy balance for their lifestyle. “We’ve seen our life expectancy rising, and I think that’s going to start shifting,” predicts Brousson from his home in Fort St. John. “Instead of having life expectancy going up, we’re going to see it starting to go down. People will not be living as long as their parents. This is going to be a huge problem.” The trauma of cancer forced Brousson and his family into a more health-conscious lifestyle. When he was a teenager, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, sending the family on an international search through Canada, the United States and Mexico for the right treatment. To better cope with the disease, Brousson’s mother began to follow a strict diet, eating

“One of the things I think we learned from the process is that health doesn’t just disappear overnight, nor does health jump back overnight” ~ Steve Brousson only unprocessed and organic foods, and used herbs to help with the effects of cancer. Speaking about the importance of organically grown, unprocessed foods, Brousson says, “The closer we can get to the way they were when they were picked or grown, the better.” He believes that when food is grown with a minimal amount of interference, it can carry its own innate healing qualities. “The various parts have a counterbalancing effect to them, and so taken as a whole, it’s very good for a person.” Brousson’s family learned from his mother’s example. “One of the things I think we learned from the process is that health doesn’t just disappear overnight, nor does health jump back overnight,” says Brousson. “There’s not just one miracle

pill or miracle plant or miracle thing.” Brousson’s mother continued to follow her healthy diet and lived for twenty-five years after her initial cancer diagnosis. Her experience has formed Brousson’s belief that health and disease are affected by a wide variety of causes. “It’s looking at the body and looking at what you do in a very broad spectrum of things—everything from dealing with emotional stuff, to your diet, to cleansing—the whole nine yards,” Brousson says. While it is true that life expectancy is rising in Canada, so is the incidence of cancer. According to figures released by the Canadian Cancer Society for 2010, every week an average of 3,340 new diagnoses are made and 1,470 Canadians are claimed by the disease. Despite the ever-increasing amount of money poured into cancer research and treatment with each passing year, Canadians continue to be diagnosed with cancer in increasing numbers. The human body is a complex mobile factory, in production twenty-four hours a day. Within the skin is contained an interwoven collection of organic processes. Production and death, cause and effect occur down to the cellular level. “What is taking place is the interconnectedness of all of these nutrients and all of these emotional things that affect us,” Brousson observes. continued on page 14

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“Everything from lifestyle to diet, to the way we think, to the way we talk, to our relationships, to how we feel about ourselves.” He believes that conventional medicine fails to understand this, and researchers instead focus on isolating variables to locate the source of disaease. “When we look at cancer and various diseases, we like to make direct correlations,” says Brousson of the medical community’s cause-and-effect attitude. “The more I learn about health, the more I recognize that’s not how the body works. It works by the interconnectedness of all these types of nutrients and health systems and organ systems that are working together.” Christie McLeod, who manages the Health Hut in Grande Prairie, AB, a store owned by her family for thirty years, believes that because of changes in food production, a balanced diet alone can no longer support the body’s complex network of functions. Like many conscientious consumers, McLeod feels that our modern diet has less nutritional value than what the original settlers in the Peace River Country consumed. “It was grown in small amounts; it was grown in extremely healthy soil,” says McLeod.

“I honestly believe that where our disease comes from is stress... The body is able to accommodate those stresses, but sooner or later something is going to give.” ~ Christie McLeod Another issue affecting our health is stress. Both McLeod and Brousson believe that by trying to keep up with the speed and demands of the information age, we are battering our bodies to the point that we are no longer conscious of the damage done with each blow. “I honestly believe that where our disease comes from is stress,” McLeod says. “Our bodies work too hard; they work too often. They’re not nourished well enough.

Brousson and McLeod both say that this adversity is most evident in customers who visit their stores looking for help in dealing with the demands of worklife balance. McLeod finds that for many of her customers, working for long, unbroken periods of time leads to insomnia and high levels of stress. “They’re pushed to the max,” she says. “The body is able to accommodate those stresses, but sooner or later something is going to give.” “The biggest thing that I see over and over is just a stressed-out person,” Brousson observes. “You get a lot of coffee, a lot of fast food, a lot of quick foods, … so the nutrient content is not there. And then they’re not always sleeping the way they should.” Reflecting on northern Alberta’s work-centred attitude, he adds, “The general idea out there is that our body is just a piece of equipment because we’re used to running machinery.” To keep the body going through an overworked period, Brousson suggests calming supplements to help with sleep, like valerian root or magnesium. Reassurance can be found in the body’s ability to adapt to adversity. “The body is created to heal itself,” says McLeod. Brousson agrees: “The body is always trying to fight for life and fight for balance. When you get the various organ systems working right, the body can turn things around.” He compares our bodies to a rope; the whole organism can continue to function if one element is broken. “What makes a strong rope? Is it one fiber? No, you can pull out one fiber of that rope and it really doesn’t affect the health of the rope all that much, but you pull too many and … all of a sudden that rope isn’t that strong,” explains Brousson. His mother is an example of this. “My mother was able to put some of those strands together and her body responded and did okay,” he says.

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We are engulfed in a commercial culture that constantly reinforces the programming that we are not enough. As a wife and a mother, I am constantly trying to keep myself from becoming overwhelmed with this need to keep up. When I gather with other women, I realize that this is a commonality we all share. We fill our lives with so much distraction that we can hardly hear ourselves think. When we fail to make time for ourselves, it is no wonder that at the end of the day we are still looking, still dissatisfied, still empty. The most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves; this I am realizing more often than not. On a recent evening alone, I took the time to watch the movie Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts. It was sweet confirmation of all the things that I have been learning about taking time to know myself, to listen to my heart and to act upon my truth. I highly recommend it. We have missed a fundamental truth: that the Kingdom of God is within us (Luke 17:21). The light we are looking for in our lives has not been diminished, just simply overlooked and neglected. We are so busy with this driving force that we miss God in all the moments of our lives. We fail to hear our own inner voice. Lama Surya Das explains to us in his book Awakening the Buddha Within that we will not find what we are looking for outside of ourselves. He says, “Not through lovers or mates, not with friends or family, and certainly not via material success.” He reinforces that the only way we will find our authentic selves is by finding our “genuine spiritual center. Truth is found by living truly—in your own authentic way.” We can find our spiritual center only by taking the time discover it. The first time that I really took the time to meditate, I realized that there was more going on inside my head than I had been aware of. I allowed my mind to ramble until eventually there was clarity and I found peace. I realized that my spirit had been longing for my attention.

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Seasonal Influenza North of the 49th Parallel A s winter gets closer, people often asked me how they can avoid getting the flu. Before we answer this, let’s make sure we’re on the same page regarding just what the symptoms of the flu virus are. Influenza causes sudden onset of fever, chills, nausea, headaches, muscle aches, muscle weakness, sore throat, swollen glands, painful eye movements or loss of appetite. Not fun for you or the family member you have to care for. There are many easy things you can do to avoid the flu. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most effective ways to reduce your chance of getting or spreading the flu virus is to wash your hands frequently. Use warm running water; apply soap, lather well and rinse thoroughly. If you can, turn off the faucet with a paper towel. Dry your hands and try not to touch anything else in the washroom, including the door handle, when leaving. You should wash your hands before you prepare or eat food; after you blow your nose, sneeze or cough; after you touch an animal or handle its waste; after you use the washroom, change a diaper or help your child use the washroom; and after you handle garbage.

In order to maintain your internal resistance to the flu virus, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and get adequate rest. Your diet is important, too. It should be full of fruits and vegetables and rich in minerals and vitamins. Avoid processed foods. Take good-quality supplements, including vitamins D3, C and A and omega-3 fatty acids, and use oil of oregano. You can also talk to you health care provider about using colloidal silver. Lower your stress level through meditation and prayer, and consider regular chiropractic and osteopathic adjustments. Of the vitamins mentioned above, vitamin D3 is especially worth discussing in detail. Vitamin D3 has been shown to enhance both the immune system and mental function, protect against cancer, build bone and regulate insulin. The majority of us living north of the 49th parallel are deficient in vitamin D3 during the winter. As explained by Dr. Natasha Turner in The Hormone Diet, “vitamin D is made from cholesterol with the help of the liver, kidneys, and skin when we’re exposed to natural sunlight.” Unfortunately, in the winter months we do not get enough sunlight of the right wavelength to produce the amount of vitamin D3 that we need. The only way to accurately measure your

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Visceral Manipulation In Orthopaedic Manual Therapy O

rthopaedic manual therapy is used to assess and treat a wide variety of conditions, including sprains, strains, chronic pain, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, sciatica, TMJ (jaw) dysfunction and rehabilitation after fractures or surgery. Physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths have traditionally provided programs based on this therapy for orthopaedic conditions.

it connects us from head to toe, literally. Most of us think that our skeletons are what hold us up, but if we were to remove our muscles and fascia, our skeletons would simply collapse. Our bones merely provide a framework for the attachment of our soft tissues, which do the actual work of holding us together, keeping us upright and, most importantly for orthopaedic manual therapists, either allowing or restricting movement.

Conventional manual therapy treatments typically include mobilization or manipulation of joints, massage, balancing of the length and strength of muscles, mobilization of the nervous system, reeducation in posture and movement and retraining in balance and body-part positioning. While these are all very viable options in orthopaedic treatment, there are times when they are simply not enough, and the patient is plagued by joint or muscular dysfunction despite repeated treatment. In situations like these, it is important to explore alternative treatments that could bridge the gap between the patient’s having to “live with

Through visceral manipulation, therapists can assess and treat motion dysfunction of the internal organs such as the stomach, liver, kidneys, bladder and lungs. Though we are not consciously aware of it, our internal organs need to shift, bend and twist as our bodies move. They must be able to squeeze together or pull apart like an accordion as we bend forward to tie our shoes or reach overhead to change a light bulb—even as we breathe and our diaphragm muscle contracts, pushes downwards into the abdominal cavity and then relaxes back up into the thoracic cavity. continued on page 23

it” and improving or resolving the problem. Visceral manipulation is one such approach. Our bones, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs are enveloped in connective tissue, or fascia. I think of this tissue as our internal Saran Wrap. Internally,

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If the fascial packaging of an organ becomes compromised, the organ’s motion is also compromised. The organ is unable to move properly, creating a point of restriction or tension. This in turn may affect the movement of our spine and extremities as they work around the restriction. If such compensation continues, it can lead to a breakdown in one or more areas of the body, often causing symptoms to arise for no apparent reason. Organ mobility restriction can be caused by a number of events. The most obvious is invasive surgery, such as appendectomy, hysterectomy, open-heart surgery and organ removal or transplant. Acute trauma, such as motor-vehicle injuries, falls and physical abuse, also accounts for a large number of organ restrictions. Finally, both disease and chronic tension caused by abnormal posture can cause visceral restriction. A 49-year-old woman came to the clinic everal years ago. In addition to a general feeling of unwellness, she was experiencing soreness and occasional tingling in the right side of her neck, symptoms in her right leg and headaches on the right side of her head. She had undergone ten months of excellent conventional physiotherapy with little change. Although I found several minor biomechanical restrictions, my main assessment was that her liver mobility was

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molly@butterfly-workshops.com www.butterfly-workshops.ca


Shari Hudak

Intuitive Healer/Medium

780.831.7718 ◆

Past Lives

“Health & Wellness Naturally”

Reiki/Energy Therapy

Emotional & Spiritual Healing

“HEALTH & WELLNESS NATURALLY” CRT SCAN

Analyzes the body systems and organs including a thyroid and breast evaluation.

PAPIMI TREATMENTS

Pulse machine that provids energy to the bodies cells to assist with pain, detoxifying and much more... RESULTS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE: PAIN RELIEF, INCREASED ENERGY, STRESS MANAGEMENT, AND MUCH MORE...

250.785.2702 • www.energeticpapimi.com Unit 3, 9831 - 98A Ave Fort St. John, B.C. Located in the Co-op Mall

ALSO OFFERING AQUA CHI ION FOOT BATH, HYDRO MASSAGE, KINESIOLOGY

UNIQUE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY – MAY 27-29, 2011:

Connecting to the Earth, with Traditional Mexican Healer Andres King Cobos. Andres will share many shamanic practices including the spiritual ritual of the temazcal (sweatlodge).

All workshops are held in Grande Prairie, AB or area. INTENSIVE WEEKEND COURSES • HANDS ON FEET Introduction to Foot Reflexology

Jan. 28 - 30

• UNFOLD TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL Introduction to Bach Flower Remedies • IN CELEBRATION OF HERBS Herbal Pharmacy/ Medicine Making

April 2 - 3 Mar 23 - May 4 Wed. evenings

INTRODUCTORY EVENING CLASSES: 6:30-9:30 pm • HEALING FROM THE RAINBOW Introduction to Light & Colour Therapy

Feb. 22

• TAKING STRESS REDUCTION INTO YOUR OWN HANDS Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Mar 7

INSTRUCTOR: Gudrun Penselin, M.Ed., M.Phys.Ed Clinical Herbal Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, Bach Flower Practitioner, Certified Iridologist, Sclerologist, Light & Colour Therapist Over 20 years of experience as a practitioner and teacher. Author and publisher of “Bach Flowers Unfolding” WORKSHOPS/COURSES are offered on a continuous basis in any of the above healing modalities. All classes are experiential and interactive with a focus on relevancy, practicality and fun.

ENROLL Today

For information call 780-532-2464 Email: rainbow.healing@telusplanet.net

MOVIE NIGHT: OUR BODY – THE BIGGER PICTURE 7 - 9:30 pm Movie night with health related topics followed by group discussion. Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5.

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Lighten Up!

It could change the way you experience life. We take ourselves very seriously. Too seriously. Seriously! Nobody takes us more seriously than we do. And nobody is a harsher critic of us than we are ourselves. I was inspired to write this article after reading about and practicing Neale Donald Walsch’s Three Way Path: 1. Have fun with everything. 2. Spread joy. 3. Share love. These simple steps have the power to change the way you experience life.

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umber one, have fun with everything you do. So many people think that work is work and chores are chores, not fun. Well, you can decide in a moment to change that. Once you change your thoughts about any situation, you change your perception of it, which changes the emotions you associate with it, which, in turn, changes your experience of it. You can, at any time, arbitrarily decide to have fun doing whatever your body and mind are engaged in. You can have fun grocery

shopping, at work, at a red light, anywhere and at any time. It’s up to you. Number two, spread joy. Many wisdom traditions teach us that if we want more of something, we should give it to someone else. Joy is certainly no exception to this! You can spread joy in countless ways—for example smiling at someone you’ve never met, paying for the person behind you at the drive-thru, complimenting a friend on anything you appreciate about him or her, and so on. And lastly, share love. Love is singlehandedly the most powerful force in the universe. I’m not just talking about romantic love, or love for a family member, or the love of a pet. I’m also talking about pure, deep, unconditional love. Like the light from a light bulb or, even better, from the sun, let your love shine all over, not just on this person or that one. We are all one and, now more than ever, humanity needs to reunite, re-member, and love one another. I encourage you to try these three principles, even for just one day, and see if you notice anything. Do you feel more lighthearted, more joyful, happier, more fulfilled? I found that when I starting living more in this way, my life changed for the better. I then realized that for the previous thirty years on this physical plane, I had been taking myself and everyone else so seriously that I had missed out on loads of fun, laughter, joy and love. And the more I understand how temporary

this all is, how short this life in the body is, the more I appreciate the ability to stop taking myself so seriously. This does not mean that I don’t care about what I do. In fact, I am even more passionately engaged in my life than I was before, but without expectations of the outcomes. It’s like shooting an arrow at a bull’s eye. You set your intention and let go of the arrow, but you are not attached to the outcome, knowing that the outcome is always perfectly what it should be. Our conditioning runs deep. Very deep. But the more layers we can peel back, the more fun and magical this life experience becomes. Perhaps your parents, your school teachers, your doctor and most of the people you were surrounded by in the past took everything quite seriously. Maybe the people in your life still do. That’s fine. But you have a choice: You can continue to set unrealistically high expectations of yourself, to be overly goal oriented, to keep running on the hamster wheel of life and to miss out on this awesome present moment. Or you can lighten up, have more fun, spread joy around you and share more of your beautiful loving light with the world—in a time when it is needed most. Shelyn Somani is a medical doctor living in Grande Prairie, AB who believes that good health does not merely mean the absence of disease. On the contrary she believes good health is to feel alive, joyful, loving, purposeful – full of energy and vitality.

Stephanie Slon Professional Foot Reflexologist Reiki Practioner Level II

Reflexology can assist with:: *Chronic pain & discomfort *Low energy levels *Hormonal problems *Stress & Tension *Insomnia Call to book your appointment today!

780-933-6169

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What Do Men Need? Gwen Randall-Young

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any women believe it is the man’s job to make her happy. There is typically less discussion about what women can do to help the man to feel good. I will give you some ideas about what men need, and the rest is up to you.

Men need to feel like men, not like little boys. If they are criticized and berated all the time, then you become like a mother. He will either rebel, get angry, or shut down if you do this, thus creating a whole new list of things for which to be criticized. Also, he will not feel attracted to a mother figure. A man wants to feel valued and appreciated. This is what you gave him in the early stages of your relationship. You made him feel like he was the most wonderful man on earth, and you were so lucky to have found him. He basked in the glow of your love, and likely gave much back in return. Often, after the romantic fervor dies down, women try to change men. Slowly, she begins to pick at him for all of his nasty little man ways. Whether it is socks on the floor the toilet seat left up, or splashes on the mirror, he slowly loses his status as most wonderful man on earth. Gradually more and more items are added to the list of his deficiencies, so soon he feels as though he cannot do anything right. Men need us to recognize they are not women, and so some of our ways do not come naturally to them. They want us to be able to concentrate on all that is positive about them, to see what they do contribute. They want us to be proud of them—to see them as winners.

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A woman who thinks as much about giving to her partner as she does about what she is getting will be rewarded. Love is not simply something you give to another, but it is also something that is cocreated by a couple. You can love someone, but it is the “being loving” that gives life and power to your love. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and awardwinning psychotherapist in private practice in Sherwood Park, Alberta. For permission to reprint this article or to obtain books or CDs, please visit at le www.gwen.ca. ab siv

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v GUIDED SYNERGY

v AURA ART

CHAKRA BALANCING

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Our Peace Country Regional Holistic Directory has become a valuable and trusted resource for natural health & alternative medicine, fitness & yoga, spiritual inspiration, body, mind & soul. Contact us today and become part of the Guided Synergy community!

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v CHAKRA BALANCE/CHAKRA CHAT

v GP CLEANSING & WELLNESS CENTRE

These sessions allow you to realize which of your chakras are out of balance, and how this imbalance may be affecting you physically or emotionally. Explore the causes and receive tools to maintain the balance. Feel centered and energized. NOTE: Some people require 3 sessions to gain full benefits. Contact Candace McKim. Grande Prairie, AB

A variety of illnesses can be triggered by a toxic colon which can be relieved with colon hydrotherapy, a safe effective method of removing waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs. For more information or to book a consultation, contact Wendy Davis. 9804 – 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

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BIO FEEDBACK v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE

ACUPUNCTURE v SHELYN SOMANI Family Physician offering Acupuncture. Weakness and imbalance in your qi (chee) can lead to disease. Acupuncture can balance the qi and allow it to flow freely through the body; permitting it to heal. To book an appointment, please call the Northwest Wellness Centre. Grande Prairie, AB

780.532.5520 www.shelynsomani.com

Quantum biofeedback - Electrodes are placed on the foreheads, wrists and ankles. The device searches for 9000 energetic frequencies or stressors, balancing vitamins and minerals, allergies, hormones, toxins and emotional blocks. Contact Sharon Dillabough for further information. 201, 1117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

BOOKS

v Mirage Holistic Spa For thousands of years, people have relied on the power of plants and scent to lift their moods, calm their minds and awaken their spirits. Our skin care products confer lightness, energy, peace or clarity. Reawaken your senses. Reconnect with nature. Step into the ultimate spa experience. Visit our Mind – Body - Soul Sanctuary today and restore your health at Mirage Holistic Spa – located in the Holiday Inn. Where it’s all about you.

780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO Offers pure, natural, and organic Rae Dunphy essential oils for all your aromatherapy needs. We carry a range of diffusers and books on essential oils and aromatherapy. Located in the Grande Central Station. Visit our website or call to make an appointment. Located at 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB 

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

780.539.7999 v MOOD MENDER Gifts for the Mind, Body and Soul. Crystals, Books, Tarot, Candles, Incense, Crystal and Brass Bowls, Fountains, and much, much more. 10024A -100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9950

v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO Carries a variety of books, CD’s & DVD’s focusing on health, wealth and wellbeing with a special interest in Holistic Healing. Come check out our selection today. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB 

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

780.814.2019

COLOUR THERAPY v SACRED ESSENCE

CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS v Kit n’ Kaboodle Kit n’ Kaboodle carries a wide variety of toys, games and accessories that are safe, fun, unique and environmentally friendly.We strive to find eco-friendly, organic and all natural products!

www.kitnkaboodle.ca info@kitnkaboodle.ca

v THE RABBIT HOLE Located in downtown Grande Prairie carries a wide selection of books, vinyl, music, gifts, curios and curiouser. Open late everyday 10020 – 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

AROMATHERAPY

780.814.9645 gpyogazone@gmail.com www.gpyogazone.ca

Colour Energy™ What Colour Are You Workshop. Do you want to feel empowered? Use the Rainbow to understand your Colour Energy!!! Learn your colour strengths & weaknesses. This is YOUR blueprint to a clear understanding of yourself and others. Couples only classes are beneficial and available. Contact Leanne Van Wagner, Qualified Colour Energy Consultant.

780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca www.sacredessence.ca

CHIROPRACTIC v NORTHWEST WELLNESS CENTRE

COURSES / CLASSES

Balanced health for body, mind and spirit including Chiropractic Treatment, Family Medicine, Acupuncture, Registered Massage Therapy, Reconnection Healing, Certified Personal Fitness, Orthotics. 10031 – 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

v BUTTERFLY WORKSHOPS

780.532.5520 www.northwestwellnesscentre.com

CLOTHING v WALK, RUN & MORE Personalized shoe fitting including video gait analysis. We stock shoes designed for orthotics (sizes 5-15). Walk, run, bike, tri, swim, and fitness apparel and accessories. Group clinics and programs (walkers & runners). Best selection of compression in the Peace! Check our website for more information.10029-100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

780.513.1136 www.walkrun.ca

BOWEN THERAPY

Love Yourself Heal Your Life®. A powerful, life changing workshop based on the philosophy of Louise L. Hay. In this transformational workshop originally created by best-selling author Louise L. Hay (You Can Heal Your Life) you will discover the mindset that has limited your success in relationships, weight loss, financial abundance, business, spiritual growth and much, much more. Workshops in Grande Prairie & Beaverlodge Molly Weleski, Butterfly Workshops Certified ‘Heal Your Life’ Teacher

780.539.1358 molly@butterfly-workshops.com www.butterfly-workshops.ca

v HOT ROCK MASSAGE CLASSES The ‘Cadillac’ of all massages. It’s great! Learn for family or friends or to incorporate into your business. 2 Day workshops. Contact Sharon Dillabough at Peace Country Wellness Centre or visit our website.

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

v HEALING HANDS THERAPY AND TEA

ART v MOOD MENDER Featuring Local Artists, Papaya Art, and Fairy Art for purchase. If interested in holding an art class, contact Brenda for more information. 10024A - 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9950

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The Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that is revolutionizing health care worldwide. 9506 – 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.402.3292 www.therapyandtea.com

Directory ONLINE http://guidedsynergy.ca/holistic-and-natural-health-directory


v JOURNEY TO HEALTH

v GUIDED SYNERGY

EMOTIONAL HEALING

v WALK, RUN & MORE

Introductory and intensive workshops in Herbal Medicine, Bach Flowers, Reflexology, Light & Colour Therapy, Iridology and more. “Our Body - The Bigger Picture” - movie night with health related topics followed by group discussion, 1st Tuesday of the month. For information contact Gudrin.

Our Peace Country Regional Holistic Directory has become a valuable and trusted resource for natural health & alternative medicine, fitness & yoga, spiritual inspiration, body, mind & soul. Contact us today and become part of the Guided Synergy community!

v NEVA HANSON

Personalized shoe fitting including video gait analysis. We stock shoes designed for orthotics (sizes 5-15). Walk, run, bike, tri, swim, and fitness apparel and accessories. Group clinics and programs (walkers & runners). Best selection of compression in the Peace! Check our website for more information. 10029-100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.3150 directory@guidedsynergy.ca

780.532.2464 rainbow.healing@telusplanet.net

Emotional Freedom Technique is a non invasive way to tap on acupressure points to bring relief to life’s everyday problems. Great for relieving children’s anxiety or stress, relationship stress and work overload. For appointments please call Neva.

780.356.2863

v RAINDROP CLASSES

v YOGA IN ACTION

v THE GEMINI POTENTIAL

Very relaxing aromatherapy treatment. Therapeutic properties in each oil help to relax and soothe the muscles. It is a must 1 day workshop. Contact Sharon Dillabough at Peace Country Wellness Centre or visit our website.

Intensive Leadership Training with Candace McKim and Linda Alaimoana. Take your Yoga Practice to the next level with Yoga In Action, the grassroots project of Off The Mat and Into The World. Explore and discover your life purpose through Yoga postures, Meditation, Visualization and Ritual. Build your yoga community and collaborate to make real change. 1 year yoga experience required. Grande Prairie, AB

Learn to clear emotional blocks, gently and permanently with acceptance and empowerment. Contact Marilyn at The Gemini Potential or visit our website.

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

780.814.9645 gpyogazone@gmail.com www.gpyogazone.ca

v SACRED ESSENCE Developing Intuition (beginner and advanced), What Color Are You Workshop, Quantum Touch and Reiki. Contact Leanne VanWagner or check our events calendar online for dates & details!

780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca www.sacredessence.ca/calendar.html

v THE GEMINI POTENTIAL Offering classes in Reiki, Deep Healing, The Empowerment Series and more. Find the class that empowers you by contacting Marilyn.

780.505.1349 expecttobeempowered@gmail.com www.expecttobeempowered.com

v THE HEALING I Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Discover your potential to heal yourself and others. Workshops, Drop-in Healing Circles and Private Healing Sessions. For more in depth workshop information and prices please contact, The Healing I.

780.518.9530 thehealingi@gmail.com www.thehealingi.com

v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO Has ongoing fitness classes including Spin, Kickboxing, Basic Training, Group Strength, TRX Training, Learn to Run, Run Stronger, Yoga classes including Hatha, Therapeutic, Power Flow, Yin Yoga, Prenatal, Teens and Kids. Private Sessions are available.  Our studio also has ongoing workshops from various integrated wellness modalities. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB 

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

DANCE v MIDNIGHT AURORA MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE Ongoing classes and performance events inquiries. Contact Belinda or Vikki via email.

midnightaurora@ymail.com midnightauroramiddleeasterndance.com

v MOONDANCE SHIMMY Traditional Belly Dance classes. Call Oksana for more information on dates and times.

780.505.1407 ksusha2002@hotmail.com www.moondanceshimmy.byregion.net

780.505.1349 expecttobeempowered@gmail.com www.expecttobeempowered.com.

780.513.1136 www.walkrun.ca

GIFTS v MOOD MENDER Gifts for the mind, body, and soul. Crystals, Books, Tarot, Candles, Incense, Crystal and Brass Bowls, Fountains, and much, much more. 10024A -100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9950

ENERGY THERAPY v Beyond Wellness

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE

Perceiving beyond the natural range of senses. Energy Therapies using Reiki, Past Life Awareness, Emotional and Spiritual Healing Shari Hudak, Medium and Intuitive Healer.

Gift Certificates now available for purchase online. Give a gift of relaxing massage, reflexology, a hot rock massage, or a wonderful Seaweed Wrap, plus much more to loved ones. PayPal is available for your online purchases. Contact Sharon Dillabough. 201, 11117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.831.7718

780.538.9833

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE On the body or off, Reiki Quantum Healing is very effective for aches and pains. Promotes healing and is very relaxing. Contact Sharon Dillabough. 201, 11117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

FITNESS

www.peacecountrywellness.com v RETRO RELICS Specializes in spiritual literature including Wicca, Paganism, Celtic, Astrology, Meditation, Yoga, Channeling, Auras, Dreams, Herbs, Alternative Health, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Shamanism, and others. Open daily. 10118A - 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

v AMBER’S FITNESS STUDIO

DETOXIFICATION v Mirage Holistic Spa Our seaweed baths, steam baths and marine body treatments detoxify and exfoliate your body for enhanced health. Mirage Holistic Spa – located in the Holiday Inn.

780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca

Fully qualified registered massage therapists and holistic practitioners providing a variety of techniques to help facilitate your health and well being. Classes to suit all levels of fitness from AB-solutely BOOTY-licious to BOOTCAMP “Last 10 Pounds”. Fitness for Everyone! 9801105 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.532.9083

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE Far Infrared Sauna offers deep heat therapy, detoxifies, improves circulation, boosts immune system, burns 600-900 calories in 30 min., increases metabolism, removes cellulite, reduces stress, and lowers blood pressure. Contact Sharon Dillabough. 201, 11117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

780.832.0110 v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO We carry a wide selection of all natural and organic products including Eminence Organic Skincare, Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up, eight lines of Canadian yoga apparel and essentials, Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Neti Pots, natural baby products, Colour Energy and much, much more! Or make it easy and get a gift certificate which may be used for retail or one of our spa services.  Visit our website for more details. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

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HEALTH FOOD STORES

v ILLUMINATED EVOLUTION INC.

v LIVE IN YOUR BODY TRAINING CENTRE

v HEALTH HUT

Experienced Life Coaches for experiential life therapy sessions. Please contact Pat Nelson or Bryce Korzenowski.

Emotional Release Massage uses emotional trigger points to release cellular memory, unexpressed emotions, blocked energy; allowing you to experience a greater sense of balance, harmony and well being. Also, Jeunesse products available. Call Michele or visit our website for more information. Grande Prairie, AB

Serving Northern Alberta for more than 30 years carrying a complete inventory of quality health supplements, foods, vitamins & herbs. When you visit our store, you will find that we have the time and expertise to help you on your quest to ‘Feelin’ Good Naturally.’ Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie, AB

1.877.539.4339 / 780.539.4339 www.healthhut.ca

JEWELRY v COYOTE MOON HEMP COMPANY Hemp products, soaps, lotions, incense, oils and burners, clothing, metaphysical books, tarot cards, beading supplies, and gifts. 9931 – 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780-832-4008

780.897.5507 780.897.6969 mountainpeakw@live.ca www.illuminatedevolutioninc.ca

v Mirage Holistic Spa Transformational Life Coaching is about giving you the tools for living a better life – empowering you to identify your goals and values, helping you formulate a plan for success, providing motivation and objectivity, and holding you accountable to your vision so you can continue to reach higher satisfaction in all areas of your life. Brenda Walton – certified Jack Canfield coach. Book your session today. E-mail

Brenda@brendawaltoninspires.com 780.957.3330 Mirage Holistic Spa – supporting Mind, Body and Soul harmony.

v MOOD MENDER Gifts for the mind, body, and soul; crystals, books, Tarot, candles, incense, crystal and brass bowls, fountains, and much, much more. 10024A -100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9950 v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO If you are looking for unique, hand crafted earth stone jewelry and pendulums, check out our wide selection. Earth stone jewelry and pendulums carry natural energies from the earth, a powerful tool in holistic healing. We also carry Meditation rings from Israel.  A perfect gift for that someone special. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca

MASSAGE THERAPY Cynthia Aldred, Certified Practitioner: Touch for Health®, Body Management®, East Indian Champissage (Head Massage), Brain Gym®Educational Kinesiology, Animal Management.

780.539.4455 caldred59@telus.net

v GRANDE PRAIRIE HOLISTIC HEALTH Massage Therapy, Traditional Thai Massage, Doula Service, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Body Talk, Deep Healing/Emotional Release, Face Reading, Muscle Energy Technique. 9801- 105 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

KINESIOLOGY v HEALING ART

Touch for Health, Body Management, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Equine and Pet Therapy. Please call for appointments. Little Smoky, AB

Offering NHCP Certified Swedish Relaxation Massage Therapy, Hot Rock Massage and Raindrop Technique Quote Promo Code: Fall2010 to receive $10 off your first session! Contact Terry to book your session.

780.228.0983

LIFE COACHING

v HEALING HANDS THERAPY AND TEA

v CALM IN SENSE

Where we SPECIALIZE in therapeutic massage. Gift certificates are available. Call to book your appointment. 9506 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

Empowering women to have wisdom and confidence. Offering clients Life Coaching, Group Coaching and Workshops. Please contact Rhonda Smith, CPC, for more details.

780.832.7552 Rhonda@CalmInSense.com www.calminsense.com

780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE Hot rock massage is the most soothing, sedating, relaxing, rejuvenating, awesome, nurturing hot rock massage you could ever experience, what a treat! Manual Lymphatic Drainage stimulates the immune system, enhances lymphocyte cytotoxic response, increases the number of natural killer cells, decreases anxiety and increases relaxation. Helps with swelling, and promotes healing. Raindrop therapy is a great technique to relax and align your spine. It’s like little raindrops of oil put on the back and massaged in, ending with a soothing hot towel. Swedish massage uses five styles of long flowing strokes to massage and has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness and improving poor circulation. Contact Sharon Dillabough. 201, 11117 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

v EDIE KNIGHT

780.402.3292 www.therapyandtea.com

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

MEDITATION v EIRIU EOLAS Experience the revived techniques of Ancient Knowledge, now proven by current scientific research. Relieve your stress with today’s most effective breathing and meditation program, Eiriu Eolas. Simple to learn and easy to add to your busy schedule. FREE introductory classes held at the Rabbit Hole Bookstore. Contact Irini or Carolyn for more information. 10020 - 100th Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.532.4022 carolyn@eiriu-eolas.org www.EEBreathe.com

v SHELYN SOMANI Family Physician and Chopra Center Certified Meditation Instructor offering monthly Meditation Workshops. Grande Prairie, AB

780.830.2802 www.shelynsomani.com

NATURAL MEDICINE v ENERGETIC PAPIMI CENTRE LTD Offering a variety of products and services to empower you and provide the knowledge to restore and maintain a naturally healthy body, mind & spirit! German New Medicine, Papimi Electro-Magnetic Field generating device, HydroMassage Bed, CRT Organ Scan, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Deep Healing Emotional Energy and so much more! Unit 3, 9831 – 98A Avenue, Fort St. John, BC

250.785.2702 www.energeticpapimi.com

v Tranquil Moments Wellness Spa

v TRINITY NATURAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Tranquil Moments Wellness Spa. Journey to a healthier you!! Certified Hot and Cold Stone Massage, Certified Swedish Relaxation Massage, Far Infrared Sauna. 9728 Montrose Ave, Suite 403 Grande Prairie, AB

Full Range of Therapeutic Wellness Services to Support Your Health and Vitality Naturally including Diagnostic Laboratory Testing (non-invasive), Nutritional and Diet Counseling, Vitamin and Mineral Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Energy Medicine, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release. Contact Michelle Golany, Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist. 4732 - 53 Avenue, High Prairie, AB

Brenda Wurster 780.897.8453 Lynn Rempel 780.296.0444

v TRINITY NATURAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS Full range of Therapeutic Wellness Services offered to support your health and vitality naturally including massage therapy. Contact Michelle Golany, Registered Naturopathy Practitioner. 4723 – 53 Avenue, High Prairie, AB

780.523.0053 www.trinitynatural.com

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Rejuvinate yourself with one of our relaxing massages. We offer Hot/Cold Stone, Ayurvedic Treatments (Indian Head Massage, Abyhanga Massage), Swedish Relaxation, Therapeutic (deep tissue), Prenatal, or Reconnective Healing Massage. Book your appointment today! Located in the Grande Central Station. 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB

v Mirage Holistic Spa Our specialty at Mirage is our La Stone Massage Therapy – with roots in Native American traditions and beliefs, La Stone Therapy goes beyond the physical experience of massage. Applying heated and chilled stones brings about a chemical release within the body systems that aims to create balance and harmony on all levels allowing you to enter a deeper dimension of relaxation and spiritual healing. Other massage services include: Swedish Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage, Myofascial Cupping and Reflexology. Coming soon to our spa – Indian Head Massage Mirage Holistic Spa – Where it’s all about you.

v I.D.E.A.S. Wellness

780.532.9083

780.524.5518 or 780.524.8965

780.518.1190 www.liveinyourbody.com

v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO

780.523.0053 www.trinitynatural.com


NATURAL PRODUCTS

v HOMESTEADER HEALTH

POSTURE / HEALTH

RECONNECTIVE HEALING

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE

Our healthy lifestyle stores specializes in organic fresh produce, organic dairy and local fresh eggs. We also offer gluten free products, nutritional supplements & vitamins, herbal remedies, homeopathy, and eco-cleaning products. Visit our Gateway location in Grande Prairie for beauty consultations & products.

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE

v RECONNECT 4 LIFE

Proellixe Machine benefits muscle tone - quick inch loss, body remodeling and reshaping, enhanced bone density and bone rebuilding as this is a weight bearing exercise, core muscles strengthened, increase flexibility, feel invigorated/increased energy. Contact Sharon Dillabough. 201, 1117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

A comprehensive spectrum of healing frequencies comprised of energy, light and information, which allows for healing on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Align to your true purpose through The Reconnection, which will bring you into the fullness of your inherent connection with the universe. Please contact Parri Ulrich, R.H.P. to book your appointment.

Amethyst Crystal BioMat is an FDA licensed medical device that combines state of the art Far Infrared and Negative Ion technology with the healing power of Amethyst Crystal. This trilogy delivers professional therapeutic results in a home or professional setting. The BioMat is a revolutionary tool ideal for health care professionals or anyone interested in improving their overall health and wellbeing. Get a massage with the amazing healing BioMat, it’s so relaxing, released tired sore muscles and helps alleviate depression. Improves circulation, detoxifies and more! Himalayan Pink Salt is as essential for the body as is water. Containing 84 natural elements, it helps regulate blood pressure, balances pH and blood sugar levels, prevents muscle cramps, regulates sleep, and maintains libido. Natural Cellular Defense removes heavy metals, arsenic, mercury, lead, pesticides, and herbicides. Safe for long term use, this product supports a healthy immune system and is 100% natural and non-toxic. PayPal is available for your online purchases. Contact Sharon Dillabough. 201, 11117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO We carry a wide variety of all natural products for every aspect of your life. We offer Eminence Organic Skincare, Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up, Rocky Mountain Soap Company, wonderfully aromatic whole leaf teas from Tea Affair as well as Rae Dunphy Essential Oils, including their new line of all natural cleaning products.  Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO DR. JANICE DACYSHYN, ND Professional Naturopath specializing in Hormonal Health & Women’s Health. Botanical Medicine Counseling, Nutrition & Lifestyle Modification, Detoxification, Homeopathy and more. Visit our website or call to book your appointment. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB 

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

ORGANIC PRODUCTS v HEALTH NUT Coconut oil, grains, sprouts, wheat grass and hemp products. Visit us at the Farmer’s Market in Grande Prairie, AB or call Barb for more information.

780-882-2177

Grande Prairie, AB Downtown Location 104, 10012 - 99th Avenue 1.877.538.1133 / 780.538.1133 Gateway Location 10320 – 111 Street 1.877.538-9970 / 780.538.9970 Fort St. John, BC 20, 9831 - 98A Avenue 1.800.668.5433 / 250.785.1455 Prince George, BC 2, 6559 Hart Hwy 1.888.241.9392 / 250.962.7280 www.homesteaderhealth.com

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

PSYCHIC INTUITIVES v KAREN COOGAN Divinely guided Intuitive Readings, Card Readings and Channelings, in person or by phone. Aura-Art & interpretation by mail.

250.770.1166 karencoogan33@gmail.com

780.831.8921 parri@reconnect4life.ca

v RECONNECTIVE HEALING Reconnective Healing is often a life-changing experience, allowing for the healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Contact Reconnective Healing Practitioner Judy Hamilton.

jude8@telus.net 780.538.1280 www.TheReconnection.com

v THE TRINITY EFFECT v MOTHER NATURE’S WAY Affordable Organic Essentials for Mum & Baby. All of our products are chemical free. For allergy sufferers some are gluten, dairy, nut free and vegan as well. Using organic products is actually cost effective and they help to nourish our bodies. Your baby’s body and your body will be thanking you after you use our products! 9908B – 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

780.832.3583 www.mothernaturesway.net

Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit Together as One. Trinity Readings in person, get together’s and by phone. Contact Tracy. Spirit Stone Spiritual support for yourself or friends to guide you through the transition of change. Spirit Stones comes with personalized message to the reciever of stone. Shipping available in North America. To order stones please contact Tracy.

780.933.2370 780.532.2370 tktrinityeffect@gmail.com

REFLEXOLOGY v Mirage Holistic Spa By stimulating points on the feet the corresponding body parts are benefited. Reflexology neutralizes the effects of stress by inducing a deep state of relaxation that calms the nervous system and allows the body to achieve a state of equilibrium. Located in the Holiday Inn.

780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE

PSYCHOSOMATIC THERAPY

v STEPHANIE SLON

HEALTHIER COFFEE Gourmet Black, Latte, Mocka, Hot Chocolate, and Green Tea. Infused with 100% Certified Organic GANODERMA. THE MIRACLE OF GANODERMA Oxygenates Your Body. Provides more Energy and Vigor. Natural Body Detoxification. Supports Quality Sleep. Supports Circulation. Supports Immune System. Promotes Health and Longevity. Provides over 150 Antioxidants to Fight Free Radicals. For more information about these products or about this amazing ground floor business opportunity please contact Sharon Dillabough, OrGano Gold Distributor. 201, 11117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB.

v LIVE IN YOUR BODY TRAINING CENTRE

Stressed? Tired? Achy? Reflexology will help. Reflexology is a deeply relaxing yet gentle therapy that encourages the body to restore and maintain its own healthy balance. Call Steph to take away your pain!

780.538.9833 www.sharonsgold.organogold.com

PET THERAPY v body language equine therapy Extremely effective Therapeutic Equine Massage and Intuitive Healing. Many times our horses act as mirrors to reflect back our issues to us. Allow me to decipher the messages the horse is trying to relay through his physical imbalances as well as personality traits, habits, and more. Contact Christina Shaw, Certified Equine Therapist.

780.539.5571

Offers classes and workshops on Psychosomatic Therapy. Individual treatments are available by appointment. Discover how Your Thoughts Are Shaping YOU! Also, Jeunesse products available. Call Michele or visit our website for more information. Grande Prairie, AB

780.518.1190 www.liveinyourbody.com

QUANTUM TOUCH v SACRED ESSENCE Do you want to accelerate your own healing process? Learn how to activate your body to heal itself. Learn to focus, amplify & direct your Life Force Energy. Individual & group classes or sessions. Certified in Quantum Touch…Contact Leanne Van Wagner

780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca www.sacredessence.ca

780.933.6169 www.stephsreflexology.com

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE Specific points on the soles of your feet correspond to every structure, organ, and gland in your body. Reflexology improves blood circulation, lymph and nerves, and is very relaxing. Contact Sharon Dillabough. 201, 11117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

REIKI v ILLUMINATED EVOLUTION INC. Third Degree Reiki Practitioners. Make an appointment at Healing Hands Therapy and Tea, Pat Nelson or Bryce Korzenowski. 9506 – 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.897.5507 780.897.6969 www.illuminatedevolutioninc.com

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v Marjanovic Wellness Studio.ca

v DIVINELY GUIDED SPIRITUALITY

v TRINITY NATURAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

YOGA

Reiki is Great for; Pain Reduction, Relaxation, Feeling Great Again. Kristofer Marjanovic Reiki Master/Teacher

Golden Codes of Atlantis Caribbean Cruise and Spiritual Journey, Oct 9-16, 2010. Contact Co-facilitator Karen Coogan.

Full Range of Therapeutic Wellness Services to Support Your Health and Vitality Naturally including Diagnostic Laboratory Testing (noninvasive), Nutritional and Diet Counseling, Vitamin and Mineral Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Energy Medicine, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release. Contact Michelle Golany, Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist. 4732 - 53 Avenue, High Prairie, AB

v EIRIU EOLAS

250.219.2827 www.MarjanovicWellnessStudio.ca

v SACRED ESSENCE Reiki is like a spiritual massage leaving you feeling tranquil & calm. Individual, group, or couples classes available. Intuitively guided Reiki Healing Sessions. Level 1 to Teachers. Contact Master/Teacher: Leanne Van Wagner

780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca www.sacredessence.ca

250.770.1166 divinelyguidedspirituality@gmail.com

TAROT v MOOD MENDER Gifts for the mind, body, and soul. Crystals, Books, Tarot Cards, Candles, Incense, Crystal and Brass Bowls, Fountains, and much, much more. 10024A -100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.538.9950

v THE GEMINI POTENTIAL

TEACHINGS

Reiki/Crystal Reiki. Experience the relaxation of Reiki. Promotes healing and releases emotional blocks. Usui, Karuna, or Komyo Reiki classes and individual sessions are available. Contact Marilyn.

v EIRIU EOLAS

780.505.1349 expecttobeempowered@gmail.com www.expecttobeempowered.com

SHAMANISM v Pachamama Healing NORTH Reiki, Inca Medicine Wheel, Laying of Hands Laying of Stones. Minimum class sizes, Call for scheduling. Grovedale, AB

780.538.3898 willal@telusplanet.net www.pachamamahealing-north.com

v WHEELKEEPER 20+ years of experience with Tarot & Astrology Readings, Ritual Healing, House and Land Blessings, Medicine Wheel Teachings, Exploring Dreams, and Art Therapy sessions. Please contact MaryRose Lessoway.

780.505.2939 wheelkeeper@hotmail.com www.wheelkeeper.org

SPIRITUAL HEALTH / HEALING v ILLUMINATED EVOLUTION INC. Third Degree Reiki Practitioners; Life Coach, Spiritual Reader-past, present and future, Medicine Wheel Teaching Circles, Watercolor Painting Instruction. Make an appointment at Healing Hands Therapy and Tea or with Pat Nelson or Bryce Korzenowski. 9506 – 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.897.5507 • 780.897.6969 mountainpeakw@live.ca www.illuminatedevolutioninc.ca

Experience the revived techniques of Ancient Knowledge, now proven by current scientific research. Relieve your stress with today’s most effective breathing and meditation program, Eiriu Eolas. Simple to learn and easy to add to your busy schedule. FREE introductory classes held at the Rabbit Hole Bookstore. DVD set available. Contact Irini or Carolyn for more information. 10020 - 100th Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.532.4022 carolyn@eiriu-eolas.org www.EEBreathe.com

WELLNESS CENTRES

v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO Fitness and Yoga classes, yoga apparel & essentials, Massage Therapy, Ayurvedic Treatments (Indian Head Massage, Abyhanga Massage), Infrared Sauna, Spa Services, Eminence Organic Skin Care and a full range of natural products. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

WHOLE LEAF TEAS v FOUR CORNERS TEA SHOP Located in the heart of downtown Grande Prairie, featuring only the finest quality of loose leaf teas, tea wares, & accessories. Free daily tea tastings from our exquisite collection. Bringing our community together one cup at a time. 9927B – 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

780.TEA.0321

v A RURAL TRANQUILITY DAY SPA Therapeutic Massage/Swedish Massage, LA Stone (Hot Rocks Massage), Facials, Peels, Microdermabrasion, Laser Cellulite Treatments, Laser Facials, Laser Hair Reduction, Pedicure and Manicure, Advanced Pedicure/Fungal Care, Sauna, Walking Trails/Summer Yoga and so much more . . .

780.830.8888 www.countryspa.ca

v NORTHWEST WELLNESS CENTRE Balanced health for body, mind and spirit including Chiropractic Treatment, Family Medicine, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Registered Massage Therapy, Reconnection Healing, Fitness Training, Orthotics.10031 - 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

780.532.5520 www.northwestwellnesscentre.com

v HEALING HANDS THERAPY AND TEA Grande Prairie’s Best Selection of Whole Leaf Teas. Contact Darlene. 9506 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780.402.3292 www.therapyandtea.com

v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO Let your mind unfurl and relax while you steep your delicious, aromatic tea. Tea Affair offers a large variety of teas for every time of day and every personality.  Watch the leaves expand in your cup, releasing their delicate powers to ease the mind and revitalize the body. Come visit us and enjoy a free cup of tea while you wait. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com

v PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE Established in 1999 the Peace Country Wellness Centre provides the surrounding community with holistic and alternative methods of healing the body, mind and spirit. Whether it is reflexology, reiki, hot stone massage or raindrop therapy, the result is a relaxed, rejuvenated and energized feeling. 201, 11117 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB

780-538-9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com

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780.523.0053 www.trinitynatural.com

Experience the revived techniques of Ancient Knowledge, now proven by current scientific research. Relieve your stress with today’s most effective breathing and meditation program, Eiriu Eolas. Simple to learn and easy to add to your busy schedule. FREE introductory classes held at the Rabbit Hole Bookstore. DVD set available. Contact Irini or Carolyn for more information. 10020 - 100th Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

780.532.4022 carolyn@eiriu-eolas.org www.EEBreathe.com

v GP YOGA ZONE, CANDACE MCKIM GP Yoga Zone offers 8-week Vinyasa Yoga sessions (once or twice per week) where the classes begin with the basics and then progress with your own abilities in All-level Vinyasa, Divine Timing or Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga. Candace is a Yoga Therapist and offers modification for ALL postures depending on your personal physical needs. Candace McKim has been certified in Yoga for Cancer Survivors teaching a Yoga Thrive class to Cancer Survivors PLUS any persons who may require a Restorative Yoga (MS, Heart Disease or Arthritis). Also offered are Mom & Baby Yoga, Children’s Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga. When we allow our body and mind to flow through our yoga practice, we can then take this calm fluidity out into our life. For schedules and registration visit our website. Grande Prairie, AB

gpyogazone@gmail.com www.gpyogazone.ca

v SKYLOFT INTEGRATED WELLNESS STUDIO We have the most amazing view in town from our Yoga studio. Offering Hatha, Therapeutic, Prenatal, Teens, Kids, Power Flow, Yin Yoga, and Private sessions. Located at the top of 214 Place North, Grande Prairie, AB

780.513.1985 www.skyloftintergratedwellness.com v YOGA FOR EVERY BODY Introduction to Yoga, New to Yoga Hatha Yoga, Beginner Hatha Flow Yoga, Flow Hatha Yoga, and Specialized classes can be designed for specific populations (Pre/Post Natal, Seniors, Chair, Special Populations, Schools & Corporate) Available in Grande Prairie and Sexsmith. Contact Wenda Housego.

780.402.3734 www.yogaforeverybody.info

v YOGA & YOU YOGA & YOU, Hatha Yoga, Gentle & Stress Reduction Yoga, Group & Personalized Yoga, Customized Classes for Seniors (one on one sessions) Find your confidence, your strength, and your flexibility. Laurie Marshall, ssyt, iyt. 9728 Montrose Ave, Suite 403, Grande Prairie, AB

Directory ONLINE http://guidedsynergy.ca/holistic-and-natural-health-directory

780.518.7291


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