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estern medicine tends to adopt an approach to patients in which you are considered as being made of different parts, each part needing to be treated separately by a different substance and a different specialist. They do not consider that apparently unrelated symptoms may be part of the same picture. Even though this approach can produce some beneficial results, these benefits are often short lived and lead to either side effects, or suppression of the disease which will cause it to manifest in another part of the body. Your symptoms can be seen as a highly intelligent and logical language that the body is using to communicate how it is fighting the disease, and can be used to determine what it is that is obstructing your body`s ability to heal itself. By removing these obstructions it is possible to bring about a permanent cure of the whole body, mind and soul, not just a temporary relief, or treatment of a few symptoms. We are all potentially being affected by toxins in foods and our environment, pathogens and innate weaknesses predispositions with which we are born. Add to that emotional blockages which we pick up along the way and it is no wonder that many of us are sick. The holistic approach will consider each of these factors and address them in a gentle, effective way in order to allow your body to heal. It may be necessary to use different methods to eliminate each of the underlying factors that are obstructing your natural ability to heal, this may be releasing emotional blockages, treating pathogens, and allergies, or simply identifying and avoiding toxins. At the Integral Health Clinic we have a team of practitioners who can address all of these underlying obstructions and help you to achieve optimum health. Sue Taylor, Allergy Therapist and Energy Healer, Integral Health Clinic.

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Forever Friends

not how could they ever become Forever Friends?? They could be lovers. However, they could not become Forever Friends. About 10 years ago, I conducted 3 or 4 Friendship Workshops through my private counselling practice. In these workshops we shared “heart-to-heart” about our experiences, struggles, successes and failures in developing friendships. During these sharing sessions, we isolated and defined many of the characteristics of deeper friendships. Here are some of them:

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here are Golden Threads that run through our lives and we deeply experience this treasure trove when we share cherished memorable times with our heart-connected friends. To have a friend we need to be a friend and it seems imperative that our “best friend” be our Self. Friends nourish our Spirit. Friends are Kindred Spirits. Friends are like angels guiding us s ess through the doldrums and the storms of elln w life. Without friends life seems bleak smokin and meaningless. frui a. Friends emotionally “listen” to what Aristotle said that a truly deep each other shares and to what the other friendship is what we experience when xie ty DOES NOT share. a single Soul abides in two bodies. self -esteem b. Friends can confide without fear of a Perhaps a deepening Forever Friendship t breach of confidentiality. is a prerequisite for evolving Sacred Soul weigh c. Friendships need to be “full-time” Mates. As the Forever Friends’ history COUNSELLING, COACHING and responsibly maintained. of trust and loyalty strengthens they are then eligible to share Sacred Space. & HYPNOTHERAPY CENTRE d. Friendships are supportive during times of misfortune. One truly deep Forever Friendship Richard M. Haney Ph.D.(Counselling), Hypnotherapist e. Friends encourage each other to grow can usually be much more Spiritually emotionally. enriching than dozens of relatively (613) 234-5678 (613) 726-3636 f. Real friendships can never end. surface family relationships. This does Bank St. (in Centretown) Pinecrest Rd. Every “good-bye” is a “hello”. not preclude a family member from www.ottawahypnosis.com g. Real friendships don’t end with being a Forever Friend. For those that www.ottawacounselling.com death. do not have a family it is urgent that h. Real friends are non-judgmental and non-critical. they develop Forever Friends. Many folks these days I. Friends are sensitive to and respect emotional boundaries. have hundreds of so-called “friends” on Internet social j. Friendships never run completely smoothly. Conflicts networks and yet they do not have even one single Forever need to be authentically and genuinely resolved as they Friend. Social networking is like a cocktail party...lots arise. and lots of interactions with almost no heart-connected k. The deeper the friendship the higher the probability of emotional substance. Many folks confuse the concept of hurt. acquaintance with that of friend. Robert Burns’ gorgeous l. A successful life can be defined as one with a good poem Auld Lang Syne powerfully addresses the stark number of rich and deep friendships. difference between an acquaintance and a Forever Friend. This is probably why this poem evokes such amazingly deep m. Real friendship is not a “dress rehearsal”. It is truly real now. emotions in people. In the 2007 movie, “Enchanted”, a fairy-world actress During our Friendship Workshops, many men talked asks her typical New York City paramour actor if he about how extremely difficult it was to find and maintain believes in forever and he responds, “Forever. What is even one good friendship with another male. On the other that?” Think about this. hand many women talked about how they had two, three or If one person is into “forever” and the other person is more close female friends. This seems to be a very deeprooted anthropological issue rather than some failing in the male psyche. Perhaps it means that males need to be much more vigilant in honing their skills at accessing, maintaining and evolving true friendships with other males. I wish for you friendships and Forever Friends!!

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This article was written in January, 2012 by: Richard M. Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling and Mediation), Voice mail: (613) 234-5678 Fax: (613) 726-7266 E-mail: richard@ottawacounselling.com

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Vonne Solís is an author, speaker and

workshop facilitator in the field of emotional healing and personal transformation. Her first book Divine Healing – Transforming Pain into Personal Power, offers a cutting edge discourse on grief and loss in western culture and a revolutionary self-help therapy practice for individual transformation after loss, based on the powerful insights of divine wisdom. After losing her twenty-two year old daughter to suicide in 2005, Vonne chose to become a voice for the grieving to bring about much needed change to western cultural thinking and the way we view and experience loss, suffering and healing. As an AngelTherapy® Practitioner (certified by Doreen Virtue), she has assisted numerous clients in their individual healing journey through her consulting practice. Now, in a unique and powerful voice, she is bringing these messages to the world on a much broader scale. If you feel ready to surrender all pain and struggle or want to support a loved one through grief but don’t know how, Divine Healing is a must read. Delivered as both a story and a practice based on 5 core principles, Vonne shares her journey to become whole by reminding us of the eternal truths that teach all healing is possible, despite the origin of any pain. While not confined to the bereaved parent experience, the messages encourage everyone to realize their full potential and awaken to their power as an enlightened

being, a theme that is central to authentic healing. Child death and suicide are uncomfortable topics at best in western culture. Yet, it is important to remember that grief is a certainty for everyone and often unpredictable as to how it comes to us. In view of this and after spiraling into the world of parental grief, Vonne found not only the courage to free herself from all of the constraints and taboos certain types of bereavement imposes on us all, but also found her voice to bring powerful change to both individual and cultural thinking about grief, loss, death and the healing process. As a unique and much needed resource for grievers and individuals seeking powerful life transformation through any difficulty, including surviving the death of a loved one from suicide, this book is an important contribution to society. Divine Healing challenges our current cultural views and answers some of the toughest questions related to loss and grief. It gives every reader the courage to want to heal using specific tools that will help them reclaim their power as an authentic being. After reading Divine Healing, you can expect to develop a richer understanding of suffering and healing, learn how to honor all of your hurtful experiences, support others in grief, build a strong foundation on which to create the life you want, learn to work with angels, contemplate the afterlife differently to communicate with spirit loved ones, and above all, gain mastery over all suffering to heal on your own terms, as you discover you are the catalyst for your own powerful transformation. Divine Healing is not just a story without answers. It contains wisdom and vision and is intended to be a lifelong resource to help you through any difficulty. Readers of Divine Healing state they have experienced enormous inner change from the messages in this book, and have expressed gratitude for the courage it has taken for one bereaved mom to speak openly about grief. Divine Healing is now available at several Chapters/Indigo/ Coles stores in Ontario (including Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall and Ottawa Carlingwood Mall) and online at chapters.ca (for updated store locations go to Chapters online). For more information about Vonne’s services, please visit www.vonnesolis.com. Book Signing! Meet Vonne at Chapters Kingston March 3rd from 2-5 pm!

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The Complete Protein Myth

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By Sarah Ives, Raw Food Educator

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Deep Dialogues

by Amâeil (Melinda Urban RIHR) Energy Psychotherapist, ThetaHealing Facilitator, Vocal Healing Channel

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’m hearing repeatedly that this coming year is about participation, revolution, and truth-telling. We’re seeing this globally in the outer; people are taking back their power, exposing the lies, and uniting in peace. This means the shake up is also happening on the inner. The rumblings of your personal revolution may already be underway. It’s time to celebrate the truth. In 2012 we are likely to experience a trigger or compelling quest to awaken from whichever dreams we’ve still been living. The catch here is that if you’re asleep to the truth you just don’t know it until something causes you to see through the veil of illusion. Way back in 1998, the movie The Truman Show prompted us to sit up and pay attention. Just spend a little while scanning alternative internet news and you’ll quickly realize there is a lot more to this experience on Earth than we’ve been led to understand. You are encouraged to face the disinformation, put away your distractions, and remember why you birthed into this lifetime. Waking up means looking at the various areas of your life, asking yourself what’s not working, and taking action. For you, does it mean facing fears you’ve been choosing to ignore? Are you still using addictive patterns to numb your

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feelings, or delaying your daily spiritual practice? Are you sensing the collective pain but feeling powerless to effect change; are you resisting showing up big with your gifts? Are you still operating from your ego mind? Instead, you can take action by facing your fears, giving movement to your emotional body, and envisioning the new you that you want to create. Nobody is asking you to be perfect. But you are being asked to be responsible for your purpose in this space and time and become more deeply self-aware. Your supports can come to you in various ways; intuitively choosing healing tools that resonate with you, voicing your intentions to trusted friends, having conversations with your Spirit, or doing all three. Throughout, practice neutral, compassionate witnessing with yourself and others. Now is the time to have the deeper dialogues with your inner self. Don’t just ask one question of your higher self and accept the first brief answer in haste. Explore it and ask lots of questions. Dig down into the answers. For real transformation, reach for the root cause of your perceived limitations. You can learn to heal yourself as you establish a strong relationship with your inner wisdom. If you don’t know how, I can help. Please visit my website for details on my upcoming workshops that will empower you to do just what I described. And there’s one class that is especially designed for Lightworkers who are still holding back their authentic power. If you choose to consciously participate in this revolution and say “yes!” to your truth, just ask Spirit for it. Be prepared because if you ask for this with absolute inner clarity you are certain to receive it. And that would make your soul so very happy! daybreakcounselling.ca

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There Is Another Way

Sherry Harris, MSW, RSW, LM., Cert. Spiritual Counsellor

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vast part of humanity lives in fear, doubt, guilt and shame. It may be subtle, unknown to us or we may be aware and denying it , but at some level these emotions are there for most of us. Until we embrace Unity rather than separation Couple’s Coach we are going to feel all these limiting emotions. Until we remember who we are, G-d Mind, One with All That Is, we Insurance Receipts Available are going to feel lonely, separate and unworthy. Deep inside harris.sherry@gmail.com 613-236-8852 us we know who we are. We know at some level we never left Home, God Mind, and that this world we think we see through When we remember that we are first and foremost spiritual our eyes is merely an illusion we created to experience being beings that truly never left the Mind of G-d, we can relax and autonomous and to challenge us to find our way back to the stop worrying. Does G-d Mind worry about not having enough Unconditional Love and Acceptance of Home. or not being enough? Of course not. When we remember who we truly are it is easy to trust that only goodness will come to I think we all have glimpses of how life could be different. us. We are here to evolve beyond this 3rd dimensional reality We can imagine a life without fighting, competing, or hurting and to return to the Fullness and Wholeness of G-d Mind we one another. In our core we know that is not the way, that are. One of my favourite expressions is It Is All Good. To our collective approach has not been working. So why is it me this means everything is unfolding for my highest good so difficult to move out of victim consciousness and scarcity and for the highest good of all. As part of G-d Mind we are thinking? Why can’t we focus on being the Love we are? A lovingly guided, loved and protected at all times. I need to quick answer to that is conditioning and habituation. From release my expectations of how that will look. the moment we are born we learn that we are separate and that we have to push for what we want. In schools we learn to This can be challenging when we look out and seemingly compete to be better than others so that we can get recognition observe the disharmony, strife and corruption in the world and better opportunities. Sports, even so called team sports, we live in. To remember that this world is not real, is not pit teammates against another for positioning. Where is the produced by G-d Mind, but by humans forgetting who they win-win attitude, the let’s help each other because we are all are, makes it easier to understand. It is important to know that One and we are all in this together thinking? G-d Mind did not do this. When faced with excruciating loss and devastation people are known to say, “How could G-d allow this?” Truth is, G-d had nothing to do with it. Humanity thinking they are separate and acting from their Ego created the physical world we see and live in.

Psychotherapist Insurance Receipts Available harris.sherry@gmail.com 613-236-8852 Sadly we see this helping behaviour most often in catastrophes. In New York, in Japan it was heartwarming and soul touching to see people reaching out to help so called strangers. We human beings do have this instinct within us. Why does it take disaster to bring it out? Once again, because we are brought up to believe we are separate from our fellow humans and there is not enough. We think we need to compete to see we get not only our fair share but enough for later, because we believe there will never be enough. Along with that we believe we are not enough, we are somehow inherently flawed and we have to constantly prove to others our value hoping they will see it and reflect it back to us.

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So how do we do things differently? Is there another way? Indeed there is and the clearest answer is Love. Act from Love, not fear, not greed, not scarcity, not victim consciousness. When we act from the Love we inherently are, we create the space for joy, peace and harmony to flourish. Without competition we can build together. Choose Love, Compassion, Support. See your brother as yourself. We are all striving to remember who we are so that we can make our way Home with ease and grace. Challenge yourself to leave separation thinking and open to Heart-based Unity consciousness. We are all in this together and we are all going Home together. Working together will make the journey joyful. Let’s do it! Sherry Harris is a psychotherapist and spiritual coach, counsellor and teacher. She may be reached at 613-236-8852 or harris.sherry@gmail.com. Website www.sherryharriscounselling.com. My receipts are reimbursable by most insurance providers.


Dream Visitation by Parmahansa Yogananda A New View of Relationships By Lisa Virtue

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while back I had a dream. But this was no ordinary dream. It started out as one, going through a strange, unreal adventure. But a transition occurred when I was joined by people with vast energy I knew were there to guide me. At first, I thought they would be guiding me through the dream adventure, but when I finally turned to look at the leader, I saw that he was an old friend of mine. The scene changed abruptly from a crowded outdoor marketplace to a long glowing white hallway. As my friend and I walked down the hallway together, the transition dawned on me. This was no longer a regular dream. And this wasn’t the friend from high school I’d thought it was. We stopped at a juncture where there were now windows in the walls on the right, and rooms to the left. I asked the name of my companion, who still gave me the feeling of a very old and dear friend. “Parmahansa Yogananda, “ he said. In waking life I had heard that name before, mentioned by a spiritual friend, but knew not a thing more than the name. What happened next was, I guess you could call it a “reconnection”. I now remembered that deep loving experience we had shared together, long ago; a long ago that had no actual time reference for me, but felt like an eon. It felt as if we were married. As the human that I currently am, my reaction to the intense feelings of love and connection led me toward sex. Right there on the windowsill would be fine with me, the feelings were so strong. But he said no, this was not about sex. I had the distinct feeling physical sex was a very human thing, and after a brief flash of feeling chagrined at my misunderstanding, followed him through a doorway across the hall. Here I received his teaching about relationships. The teaching from this Ascended Master was transmitted on so many levels. It was highly experiential. I saw, felt and heard what he was communicating to me, living it as it came. He showed me how an individual’s love and acceptance of self is essential. It is THE thing. The feeling was of

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being perfectly comfortable on my own. I didn’t need any company to feel happy. I knew that I was a magnificent being unto myself. I was fine with who I was, and went about my existence doing things that interested me. Then he showed me how beings may choose for a time to come together and experience each other, sharing great love. What he was showing me was more of a non-corporeal experience, where two beings of energy would move right in to each other. The love was astounding, the knowing of each other extensive. These two beings could keep each other’s company for as long as they desired, but after a time, they simply knew it was time to move on. There were no diminished feelings, no anger, resentment or any of the other myriads of emotions that often accompany human breakups. Each being simply moved on in their individual pursuits, feeling an appreciation for the experience of joining and sharing love, yet with no remnants of attachment. What I had felt in the hallway with Parmahansa Yogananda was a recollection of that kind of joining, but my human self was having “does not compute” turmoil with the concept of no enduring attachment. Before the lesson, feeling the remembrance of such great love, yet not being bound together with some form of attachment had a feeling of rejection to it. How could a couple that felt that way not have lasting attachments to each other? Yet this was the lesson. A being completely comfortable in itself had no need for unhealthy attachments to others. There was no “insufficiency” that needed another to fill it. A whole being that is self-reliant can simply enjoy experiences for their duration and then move on. Appreciation and respect for the other remains, but the flow of living is not hindered. This was a magnificent insight to what felt like an ideal way of relating with others. My words don’t do it justice. Integrating this here, where we are not all so comfortable with ourselves, and each other, is trickier. However, having a vision of what could be is a good place to start. Lisa Virtue is an Energy Healer and Angel / Spirit Communicator with her office in the Glebe. To book time for a session (1-2hrs) call 613-296-4271 or email lisa@rightpathhealing.com  For more information go to www.RightPathHealing.com

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The Wonder of You!

yourself than any other process of personal development I know. If practiced regularly, it relaxes your body and calms your mind, A course for women of self-care and releasing stress and worries that rob you of the joy of life. In meditation, you focus your attention inward as your thoughts empowerment through meditation and become still, allowing you to sink into a state of profound peace and wellbeing – the experience of your innermost Self. The daily other self-healing processes practice of connecting with By Jennifer Bernius your Self changes you and your ’m delighted to be offering life. As your consciousness rises this course again for women from making this connection, who want to know and love you feel more vibrantly alive themselves more deeply, and and aware – as if a light is to care for themselves as a dear A course for women of self-care and empowerment shining inside you so that you friend. through meditation and other self-healing processes see yourself and life with greater Last fall, five women joined clarity and understanding. You me in the first Wonder of You In this course of personal transformation, you’ll learn begin to notice the ways you course, a highly enjoyable limit yourself by your thinking • Deep meditation. Calm your body and voyage of discovery for us all. and attitudes, and realize that mind. Release fears and worries. Right from our first of 8 classes, those limitations are only we realized our common • Mindfulness. Stay calm, centred clouds that obscure your divine and inner-directed in life. background – a tendency to give Self. They can be changed, and to others at our own expense; • Confidence from connecting with happily, through meditation and the Source of love, truth and power to overlook our own needs your growing awareness, they within you. and feelings while focusing on do change. You begin to think others’; to live, think and feel in • Kindness journaling. Take care of yourself in every way. and act in ways that reflect your ways that often compromise our • Techniques to release old thought patterns. truth. No wonder you feel more peace of mind and happiness. confident and empowered! Choose thoughts that are powerful and true. Those five women were • Ways to be free of fearful emotions. Embrace them! You’ll also learn the highly motivated to commit to invaluable life-skill of Emotional freedom technique, inner child work. themselves and their personal mindfulness to become more growth – by beginning a Thurs. March 8-April 26 (8 weeks) 7-9 p.m. focused and aware in the program of regular meditation, moment. You’ll discover how Cost: $250 (16 hours) deep breathing and relaxation enjoyable life can be when you exercises. Some had health Call Jennifer Bernius at 613 (721-3787) live from the “inside-out”– less challenges that required reactive to the dramas of the jbernius@rogers.com immediate lifestyle changes. world and more inner-directed The changes in those who and authentically yourself. committed to meditating daily were remarkable: within a few You’ll come to realize that as you care for yourself more weeks of practice, one woman reported she no longer suffered lovingly, you can tap into the infinite well of love within you. from anxiety while grocery shopping. Another experienced deep You don’t have to rely only on others to give you the love you rest and healing after a stay in hospital for a medical condition. need for love is what you are. To help you become more lovingly Another felt such welcome relaxation that she was soon teaching aware, you’ll practice kindness journaling, writing down each her daughter to practice a breathing technique she’d learned. day ways you were kind to yourself – or unkind. Learn to become Another began to notice feelings she had long hidden behind a more lovingly mindful of your thoughts, of how to capture “professional smile.” And another found she wasn’t “yelling at and change them so you have more mastery over them. And to herself” as much. apply the emotional freedom technique or tapping, along with The course was an opportunity for everyone to connect to affirmations, to help you reprogram your subconscious mind. themselves more deeply, recognizing that a wise teacher and And speaking of emotions, you’ll learn to embrace them as the healer lies inside each of us. Those who had been caretakers voice of your inner child, whom you’ll communicate with and of others in the past began to listen to the messages of their get to know. Learn to appreciate your feelings for the valuable bodies, feelings, yearnings. Some became aware of changes they messages they have for you, your healing and wellbeing. needed to make in their lives and began to take first steps. They discovered the critical importance of putting themselves first, Jennifer Bernius teaches group, corporate and private and of having more compassion for themselves in all they think, classes in yoga-inspired meditation and workshops on feel and do. personal development. She has practiced meditation for Once again, deep (mantra) meditation will be the foundation over 30 years and taught it for 25 years. Her teachings of this next course I’ll be offering. 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Love Your Cells, Love Your Life

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ost of us don’t think about what we need to do to create healthy cells. But during this Heart Month I invite you to pay attention and discover the profound relationship between healthy cells and a life lived from the heart. Choose to be aflame and not inflamed! There is a flow of love all the way up from your cells to your outer life and all the way down from your life to your cells. What’s more, everything within us is interdependent. Imagine you are a Russian doll with smaller dolls inside you. The biggest doll is your body the next is your emotions and vital energy. Deeper still is your mind and then your heart. At the centre of your being is your soul which represents your connection with Divine Source. Between each of these dolls or levels, there is constant communication. If any of these lines get blocked or broken, communication becomes difficult and at worst it stops altogether and we get symptoms, illness or disease. As we know the body is made up of 75 trillion cells. The constant communication between our cells is our immune system, always on the alert for invaders that might threaten to disturb our body’s equilibrium. Not only that our cells need to be nourished and cleansed so they can create the energy our body needs to thrive. Healthy cells create a healthy body. We need basic nutrients for cell metabolism from whole foods minimally prepared, pure water, pure sea salt and clean air. As well we need clear pathways in the pores of our skin, our lungs, kidneys, liver and colon, our organs of detoxification and elimination. These get rid of metabolic wastes produced by the body’s own processes as well as toxins from bacteria, viruses, fungi and the environment.

And as medical science has recently discovered, we need to replenish our stock of redox signaling molecules that become depleted as we age and as our bodies combat all the stress that we subject it to. This can only be done with ASEA—redox signaling molecules in a bottle. Visit www. PowerUpYourCells.com to learn more. But what is it that makes us love our cells and in fact love all the levels of our being that we have just discussed. It’s by having our minds and emotions stop cherishing negative thoughts and wrong feelings such as insecurity, jealousy, anger and worry. It’s by being ready and alert to face what’s going on around and inside us. When we are willing to make a determined fresh start each moment we become eager and inspired to become a better and healthier person. By realizing that when our minds are clear we are not helpless creatures, but powerful beyond measure. When we aspire from deep within our heart and our mind is ready to be inspired we can create realities we never imagined possible. Here’s a simple four step strategy to honour yourself so you can love your life and repair communications no matter where the breakdown occurred. Ask yourself: What happened? What went wrong? What am I going to do about it? How am I going to make sure I do the right thing next time so this situation doesn’t happen again? For just $147 + HST, with my Wellness Assessment and Health Recovery Program, we will work together to help you get clarity on what you want and need so you can switch on your light, transform your life and start your “aha” journey. Send me an email at JoyceFriesen@NovalisIntegra.com or call 613 841-3205 to discuss how you can get started.

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Crystal of the Month by Karen Osborne www.ascensionhealing.ca, 613.798.2828, karen@ascensionhealing.ca

Lepidolite Relaxation, Surrender, Stillness, Acceptance

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just look at Lepidolite and I feel myself begin to relax on all levels… I feel the programs running in my mind, begin to soften and loose strength. I feel my body respond by releasing the patterns of muscle tension. And I feel emotional relief as I shift into a place of acceptance and stillness. When I was young I loved to say that I had horseshoes up my behind. Looking back, I’m now able to see that what I called ‘good luck’ could simply be attributed to a more fluid state of being. No horseshoes, just a softer self that was able to relax and enjoy the world around me because I wasn’t at odds with life – I was flowing with it. As our lives unfold to us and we face challenges, patterns of expectation emerge. Parts of our being begin to brace for what may happen next. Time passes and we become more rigid in our behaviours and our thinking. We develop structures of stress, limitation and judgment as we try to protect ourselves from pain and difficulty. We become increasingly reluctant to feel and take chances… without realising, parts of us become resistant to the very process of life itself. Lepidolite is a stone that helps us remember how to surrender to life again, to relax and just let things happen. It helps us engage life in a softer, more fluid way, so that we can be open to receiving the richness that is all around us. Lepidolite teaches that surrender is not about failing or giving up. It is about faith. It is about simply relaxing what you think should happen, to allow expansion into a greater range of possibility. When we are rigid in any way, our ability to accept new ideas, people, activities and places becomes limited. Lepidolite relaxes our patterns of resistance and brings us into state of acceptance or grace. We can accept what is. We don’t have to change things and we don’t have to keep things the same. We are free to experience what life brings us and we are free to manifest beyond the perceptions of what the rigid state believes is possible. Being in a state of acceptance cues the Universe to bring us more, to activate synchronicity, and unfold greater plans.

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Lepidolite reduces the stress of muscular tension. It is a great aid to sleep and it greatly mitigates the effects of exposure to electromagnetic pollution. However it is the level of emotion that Lepidolite brings the greatest relief. Lepidolite effectively reduces patterns of emotional stress, even those of deep grief, addiction and depression. It does so by relaxing us into states of acceptance where we can face the truth and we can feel the pain that we are afraid to feel. When we do, we are free to move out of the strongholds of suffering into a more fluid, sensing, feeling state of being. Lepidolite is a calming, soothing stone that helps us to find our inner stillness. Some believe that once we are able to reach the ‘still point’ everything around us begins to change… probably because we are no longer attempting to control anything. Lepidolite brings the stillness that allows us to hear the deeper truth of the heart. It relaxes our thoughts and bodies so that we can make different choices. What a great stone to help us create peace and unity in the time to come. Lepidolite Blessings to all, Karen


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recently worked with a client who’s business partner started acting erratically shortly after they opened their business. After being open a few months and after a large amount of money was invested the partnership dissolved, the business closed. Looking at their situation from an intuitive perspective it was clear this is what was going to happen. Not only that but I could see clearly the gifts, strengths and weakness each person had to offer, which would have been a great asset to them to know before starting their business. This is a common theme I see in my work as a psychic, healer, & medical intuitive. Clients coming to me after a medical procedure has gone wrong, after a business has failed, or a partnership has gone awry. Over the years I have written many articles on the benefit of knowing a good intuitive (psychic) and of developing your own intuitive abilities (which we all have). An intuitive can certainly help you afterwards however my recommendation is to see a psychic beforehand. Before going to get surgery it is best to book a consultation with a trusted medical intuitive. As an intuitive I would simply ask the universe on your behalf, “show me the best option for this person”. If a client

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psychicmarstevens@hotmail.com www.psychicmarstevens.com has had a procedure that did not come out as desired then I would ask ask your instructions. “What can be done, what is the best path for this person to totally heal and or make big improvements in their situation” Another common mistake psychics often come across is a client wanting to know about their sister, finances, love life along with what to do about their health. This is ok to do if everything is going well and you really have no concerns and you just want a general reading but when it comes to serious issues present the issue and leave the rest. Then I can direct all my energy into finding the best possible solution to your issue. Once again remember to see me or a trusted intuitive before making big financial or life changing decision rather than when you are on the brink of disaster (even though I can help then too). Find a good psychic/intuitive that is trustworthy, that you have gotten results from and keep them in mind whenever you need a second and third opinion, it will be worth it in the long run. By Psychic, Healer & Teacher Marlene Stevens (Marlene Stevens is a Medical Intuitive, Healer, Psychic, Teacher & Life Coach. She is available for readings, consultations, lectures, psychic parties & intuitive development classes. Contact her at 613 709 0172, psychicmarstevens@hotmail.com and her website is psychicmarstevens.com)

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Mid Winter Milling in Almonte By Angie Buttrum @ Soul Scents Assistant to the Head Poobah & Chief Groove Enhancer

with some of the many gifted practitioners coming to the event. What makes this Mid Winter Milling even more special for us, is that we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Soul Scents! Twenty years ago tempeh gurus Susan and Allan Brown of Noble Bean began Soul Scents as an ethical, fair trade, organic wholesale company. Soul Scents became very successful under the infectious, free spirit charm of Allan and the graceful, hard work of Susan. It is only because of them that there is a vibrant, thriving Soul Scents today. In order to help us honour the Browns who started it all and of course Sara, “the Head Poobah and Chief Groove Enhancer” for the past 7 years, there will be celebrations, discounts, giveaways and of course our wonderful resident psychic Nancy KerrWilson will be here to offer readings.

There is a story told in Almonte, that says there is a line of Rose Quartz that runs through this small, picturesque town in the Ottawa Valley. This story is often used to explain why so many people are being drawn to move here and why the spiritual/yoga community is growing so rapidly. So many people who come to Almonte comment on the wonderful atmosphere they feel while they are here. The sense of community, the kindness and the type of shopping experience you can only get in small towns. Another aspect of the community which is flourishing is our beautiful main street. Accented with historical buildings and artwork, Mill street has had many faces over the years Help us celebrate at Soul Scents in Almonte on but none as vibrant as the current one. With no empty store Saturday, February 11th, 2012 from 10am-5pm and fronts and a boost of culinary delights, Mill Street is the place feel the good vibes our downtown has to offer. to be. With help from the exciting new Heritage Court mall, For more information call Soul Scents at 1-866three new womenʼs clothing stores, restaurants and cafes 347-0651 or check us out on Facebook. with nothing but rave reviews, downtown has never been a more attractive small ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ town to visit. As a store on Mill street we ❖ Join us on Mill Street in Almonte for the third annual ❖ ❖ at Soul Scents feel lucky to be part of what ❖ ❖ appears to be, a new wave of exciting times ❖ ❖ ❖ in downtown Almonte. ❖ ❖ Soul Scents opened itʼs doors on Mill ❖ ❖ street in February 2010. Selling natural, ❖ ❖ premium incense, local beeswax candles, ❖ A Spiritual and Self-Awareness Day ❖ organic body care, chakra oils, fair trade ❖ ❖ for Conscious Living products from India and Nepal as well as ❖ ❖ ceremonial smudges, Soul Scents originally ❖ ❖ ❖ began as a national wholesale distributor by ❖ ❖ Allan & Susan Brown in 2002. When Sara ❖ ❖ Bazett took over the reigns seven years ago, ❖ ❖ ❖ she decided a retail store would compliment ❖ ❖ the wholesale aspect nicely, a groovy place ❖ ❖ where spirituality, fun and above all laughter ❖ ❖ is encouraged! To kick off the opening and ❖ ❖ get people to the downtown to beat the ❖ ❖ February blahs, Sara created a one day ❖ ❖ ❖ street festival called ʻMid Winter Milling,ʼ ❖ ❖ described as “a spiritual and self awareness ❖ ❖ day for conscious living,” where people ❖ ❖ ❖ could mill about on Mill street. ❖ ❖ Time has flown by and we are now ❖ ❖ gearing up for our Third Annual Mid ❖ ❖ Winter Milling which will be happening on ❖ ❖ Saturday, February 11th, 2012 from 10am- ❖ ❖ 5pm. Participating businesses up and down ❖ ❖ ❖ the street will host either Spiritual Intuitives, ❖ brought to you by: ❖ Psychics, Astrologers, Reiki Practitioners, ❖ Yogic numerologists, Reflexologists, Feng Shui consultants, Sound Vibration Therapists and more! Not only can you explore the wonderful shops and cafes on Mill street but you can also treat yourself to a mini session 42 Mill Street, Almonte ❖ www.soulscents.ca ❖ 1–866–347–0651

Mid-Winter Milling Explore the many delightful shops and cafés along Mill Street in lovely downtown Almonte, and as you do…

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Do You Need to Change How You’re Handling the Stress of Change?

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Defensiveness Part 2 By Marlene and Bob Neufeld

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n last month’s Tone Magazine we began exploring defensiveness, a common problem between couples. If you missed the article you can find it on our website www.marleneandbob.com under articles. We shared how different statements cause more or less defensive reactions based our sensitivities. However, even if we are sensitive about a certain issue we can learn to challenge our defensive reactions. Gay Hendricks says that any statement offered by anyone is simply a thought and a puff of air. If Marlene said to Bob “you are wasting your time” she created a thought, then expressed it with a puff of air. And if Bob said to Marlene “you’re fat” he created a thought, then expressed it with a puff of air. Now this may sound like the old adage, “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me.” We’ve all been “hurt” by words so it’s easy to argue against that adage. But, reminding ourselves that something that feels hurtful is actually just a thought and a puff of air can take some of the sting out of it. Gay continues by saying “It’s our act of getting defensive that locks in the statement and makes it real. If we didn’t treat it as real and true, we’d have no need to get defensive. Getting defensive is the cue that you’re taking something as true and real.” It is Bob’s defensive reaction to the

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thought that he is wasting his time that makes it real. And it is Marlene’s defensive reaction to the thought that she is fat that makes it real. When you resist the statement, it solidifies it. As Carl Jung said, “What we resist, persists.” Agreeing with the person’s allegations do not help. Agreeing with the other person also locks the statement into reality. There’s an entirely different alternative. What if you did neither? What if you didn’t agree and you didn’t get defensive? Imagine doing something very different with the statement…something brand new. Imagine reacting non-defensively. Imagine reacting to it as what it is – just a thought or a puff of air. What would that look and sound like?

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In our office we coach people to practice reacting non-defensively. Some of our possibilities include breathing, moving, and generating curiosity. Why aren’t non-defended reactions more popular, and why is defensiveness so common? Why do many people have the same argument over and over for years without any resolution? Your partner says, “You’re stupid.” If we didn’t defend ourselves – “No I’m not!” – the idea that we’re stupid would become reality. We think we have to defend ourselves to keep the other person’s thoughts from becoming real. That’s upside down from how it actually works. The act of defending ourselves is based on assuming the other person’s version is real. If you didn’t think it was real, you wouldn’t feel any urge to defend yourself. In next month’s TONE magazine we will continue exploring how we can learn to have non-defensive reactions. Marlene & Bob Neufeld practice body-centered Coaching and Psychotherapy. They are a couple who help couples learn life-changing skills and create closer, more loving relationships with one another. For more information call 613-594-9248 or see www.marleneandbob.com. Many of the ideas in this article are from Gay & Katie Hendricks, Lasting Love, Constellation, pages 213 to 225. See the articles on Marlene and Bob’s website for more about Gottman’s indicators of relationship breakdown (Four Horsemen of the APOCALYPSE), generous listening and how to speak the unarguable truth.

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Cohousing Basics

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ohousing communities are alternative forms of housing which combine the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of common spaces which offer residents a chance to socialize. Each household has its own residence and kitchen, but also shares extensive common facilities with the larger group, such as a community dining room and kitchen, social sitting area, laundry facilities and sometimes a guest room, workshop or an exercise/yoga room. Cohousing communities are closely knit neighbourhoods, made up of a diverse group of people, and are based on choice and tolerance - residents choose when and how often to participate in community activities. Members live in a safe, friendly and supportive environment and feel they have deeper connection with their neighbours. Cohousing was brought to North America by the architects Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett. This couple had grown disillusioned with the isolation and impracticalities of traditional single family home living. So they decided to go to Europe, where between 1984-1985, they visited dozens of cohousing communities in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. Kathryn and Charles brought the concept back to California where in 1988 they published the seminal book “Cohousing, A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves”. Through their Cohousing Company, they were involved in the formation and design of the first North American cohousing communities, some urban, some suburban and some rural. There are now hundreds of cohousing group in the US and Canada. In Ottawa, the seven unit Terra Firma community has been in existence since the 1997. There are also cohousing communities in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Germany and Japan. Cohousing Communities share six basic principles: 1. Participatory Process. Resident participate in the planning and design of the development of the community. 2. Neighborhood Design. The physical design encourages a sense of community as well as maintaining the option for privacy. 3. Private homes supplemented by common facilities. Common facilities are designed for daily use. Each household owns a private residence. 4. Resident management. Members are responsible for the management and running of the community. 5. Non-hierarchical structure. Decisions are made by consensus. 6. The community is not a primary income source for residents. There is no shared community economy – residents have their own incomes. A group of Ottawa adults have formed Convivium Cohousing with the aim of creating a condominium cohousing project for people who want to live close to central Ottawa and all the amenities this part of this city has to offer. Convivium will have 15 to 20 individual units which will vary in size. An additional roughly 15% of floor space will be allocated to jointly owned communal facilities, emphasizing the opportunities for social interaction among residents. It is anticipated that the project will incorporate a roof garden, affordable environmental technologies and be smoke free. You can get more information on Convivium Cohousing by emailing: conviviumcohousing@gmail.com

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Laura’s Numerology News For February 2012

How to calculate your personal monthly number

Add the day of your birth to the month of your birth. Then you will add the number 7 to your number. NOTE – If you’re final number adds up to double digits, add the numbers together again, and again, if you have to, until you get a single number. If you still have trouble, email me at lbaird@istar.ca Note: if you would like an extended forecast for 2012 please send me an email with your birthday. 1. You should throw your hat into the ring, now. Life will start to go your way in the area of career, but it will pass you by if you do not take action in Feb. 2. There will be some new people moving into your world and old relationships will just vaporize. Clear away the old projects, legal matters and taxes, now. 3. This is a seed-planting year and the seeds that you plant in Feb. will manifest into a beautiful harvest or “baby” by the end of the year. Try to factor in some healing if you are still broken from last year. 4. Issues connected to your home, career, health and relationships are all in your face, in Feb. You must first refuel and take care of yourself, now. Make sure that all of your personal foundations are rock solid. 5. If you are in a rut, of any kind, make a bigger push to get out of it, or it will be much deeper and tighter by the end of the year. This is a wonderful month for promoting yourself, your gizmo, or your specialty. Travel and have some fun, if you can. 6. Are you in the process of building or renovating a house or a relationship? This is the month get organized, committed, and focused. Finish the projects around the house and spend more time with loved ones and you will rock this month.

7. Radical changes are moving into your world this year. Lubricate your hips and be ready for sudden twists and turns. The month of Feb. is a tad slower than the rest of the year and you should consider using this time to get ready for what is coming. 8. Does your house or home life need fixing? Is there a big purchase that you have been considering? You can buy a new home now, and move into it later in the year. All things “domestic” are the focus in 2012. 9. You will find yourself doing much more soul searching and thinking, than you normally do, this year. Can you take a sabbatical or a good part of the year off? Try to focus on yourself more and you will do well this year. Depression can creep in, so beware. LAURA YOUNG IS AN INTUITIVE NUMEROLOGIST AND CORE BELIEF MODIFICATION COACH. LOCATED IN OTTAWA. PHONE AND SKYPE SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE. FOR PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS PLEASE EMAIL: lbaird@istar.ca OR CALL 613-725-7232.

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Acupuncture and Weight Loss By Steve Ryu, L.Ac.

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ll diets will work if they lower your caloric intake and you stick to it. It’s pure physics: Our weight is determined by the amount of energy that we take in, and the amount of energy we expend. So why is obesity now a national epidemic? The problem is that it is against our nature to limit calories. We instinctively eat more than we need to. This is a “gift” passed down from our hunter-gatherer ancestors from a time when there wasn’t a drive-thru window on every corner. We also tend to eat in excess due to our modern lifestyles, chronic stress, and other psychological “triggers”. People will go to drastic measures to lose weight. Fad diets ask you to eat an unnatural and unhealthy diet, such as a meal plan of cabbage soup or pineapples or rice or no-carbs, They may work in the short term because of the low caloric intake, but there is absolutely no way you can keep it up. Your body and mind will rebel and take revenge for putting it on such a restrictive regime, rather than providing whole foods and a “whole diet” with proper nutrients. Instinctively, your body will crave foods and gorge, filling up, terrified of and preparing for the next starvation, packing on fat for stored energy. Eating an unnatural and highly restrictive diet can cause yo-yo dieting and drastic ups and downs in body weight. Improper diet practices can also cause malnutrition, organ damage, slow metabolic rate and imbalances within the body. Wouldn’t it be great to decrease the amount of food that you take in, and increase the amount of energy you expend? It’s entirely possible. Acupuncture and TCM address both the physiological and psychological aspects of weight loss. A comprehensive therapy for weight issues rooted in TCM promotes better digestion, smooths emotions, reduces appetite, improves metabolism, and eliminates food cravings. According to TCM, the root of excess weight is an imbalance within the body caused by malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems. The spleen is responsible for the proper functioning of the digestive system, ensuring that the food we eat is transformed into Qi — the vital substance of life. Disharmony of the spleen will have symptoms such as fatigue, slow metabolism, water retention, loose stool, and feeling of heaviness. The liver’s job is to keep the flow of your body’s Qi and blood (as well as your emotions) running smoothly. Our modern, fast-paced lifestyle and chronic stress can negatively impact the liver’s ability to function properly and smoothly, which, in turn, can cause the spleen and the whole digestive system to function poorly and decrease your metabolism. Liver disharmony can also cause some of the “triggers” that lead to cravings and compulsive eating. Acupuncture points, foods and herbs that are chosen to assist with weight loss directly influence the Qi of the spleen and liver systems to treat the root imbalances that are causing the weight gain. Most patients report a marked

February 2012

New Life Acupuncture &SteveOriental Medicine Center (Eun Kyu) Ryu

, L.Ac., Herbalist Pre-Med at McGill University (B.Sc.), MPA, Licensed Acupuncturist (NY); NCCAOM Diplomat in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Specialized in...

• Infertility • IVF Support • Menopausal Syndrome • Women's Health • Allergies • Pain Relief

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decline in appetite and cravings with acupuncture alone but herbs, healing foods, and exercises can definitely enhance the efficacy of the treatments. In the struggle to eat less and expend more energy, you may find that acupuncture is just what was needed to overcome cravings, boost energy, enhance your metabolism, and increase your willpower to succeed. Steve Eun Kyu Ryu, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist (NY) and certified herbalist at New Life Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Center in Ottawa. He is affiliated with Ottawa Fertility Centre and Riverside Acupuncture & Wellness Centre for infertility treatment. For further information or to make an appointment call 613-863-6906 or visit website www.freewebs.com/newlifeacu or www.acupunctureottawa.com

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More Of The UFO Story by Augusto Vieira

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illy Meier is a Swiss farmer that has provided extraordinary evidence that he is being contacted by a people from a planet called Erra some 450 light years from earth. They are here to provide us with something they call the Spiritual Teachings designed to help us through what they consider to be our darkest hours. They say: The terrestrial human race is entering and witnessing a phase of very powerful cosmic change. It is a new era, a new age, which continually and distinctly becomes clearer to the eyes of observant, consciously more advanced human beings. While most of mankind here on Earth lies in a deep abyss of ignorance and of consciousness’ enslavement, it has become an urgent necessity, through thorough investigations, to find the causes of mankind’s decline, and to demonstrate this to human beings in a correct, clear, and revealing message and lesson. Simultaneously, it necessitates showing new ways, which would guide mankind toward a future of conscious comprehension and harmony. It is now time, therefore, for the Earthling to open his eyes and ears and detach his enslaved thoughts from false teachings, to free himself from traditional falsehoods and all evil, and to finally comprehend everything according to the truth.” Their insights help us do what they consider a key to our future survival -taking responsibility for ourselves. They have provided us with solutions that extend from everyday things to meditations that seek to assist the human being with what has been done to us and what we have done to ourselves. vitality •

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Reiki Master

Anna Green

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SPIRIT WELL REIKI

PLEASE NOTE: A few more books may be available free at SFC events and new energy balance exchange evenings are now on first Fridays, next one is Friday, Feb. 3rd Thur Feb 2 (7:15 - 9 pm) Talk: Augusto Vieira - The Greatest UFO Story Of Our Time. Location: Ottawa Citizen, 1101 Baxter Rd, (Contributions welcome) Sat Feb 18 (1-4 pm ) Workshop: Augusto Vieira - Standing In Spirit and Peace Meditation. Location: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. ($20.) Thur Mar 1 (7:15 - 9 pm) Talk: Nigel Harris -- Music For Your Soul Ottawa Citizen, 1101 Baxter Rd, (Contributions welcome) Sat Mar 24 (1-4pm) Workshop: Nigel Harris -- Music To Lift Your Spirit Location: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. ($20.) Saturday, Feb. 11, (5-9:30 pm) “Third Celebration of Humanity’s Unity in Diversity” at the First United Church Westboro, Special event presented by the “Heart + Soul Light Centre” For details see January 2012 Tone - available online www.tone.ca 2012 - Fri. Feb. 3 - Specific Fri. Evenings (7:00 - 9:00 pm) FREE - ENERGY BALANCE EXCHANGE FRIDAY EVENINGS hosted by Thomas M. Tegtmeyer. Open to the general public for those who would like to give and receive energy balances. Good for people who have taken various courses and workshops and who would like to have opportunities to practice, e.g. Touch for Health, Brain Gym, Reiki, Results System, Body Talk, Colour Balancing, Reflexology (Hands, Face, Ears, Feet), Angel Cards, EFT, ImageStreaming, Acupressure, energy balancing, etc. with other like-minded people. Location: Ottawa Citizen Bldg., 1101 Baxter Rd. Do you or someone you recommend want to present at Spiritual Frontiers Canada in the new year? If so, there is a Presentation Form available at the back table or phone Jean-Louis Dube at 613 724-6021 or email jldube@rogers.com All are welcome to our events. Join us at the restaurant after the talk or workshop. Invite your friends. Chew over issues. Digest new ideas!

For volunteering please contact jldube@rogers.com or phone 613-724-6021 Dora Joseph, Article and Program Coordinator, SFC Volunteer

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Tibetan Buddhism In Ottawa Ottawa Palyul Dharma Centre

(Palyul Dhonyag Shedrup Ling) 1516 Laperriere Ave. Tel: 613-695-3552 Email: ottawapalyulcentre@gmail.com Spiritual Director: Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche Sunday afternoon Dharma discussions with Angela Sumegi

Mindfulness in Plain English Thursday evenings February 9 - March 1 • 7–8:30pm Ottawa Palyul Dharma Centre, 1516 Laperriere Ave. See our website for directions

$40 payable either by cheque or cash at the first class Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please register with Andrea at amlorient@gmail.com by February 5, 2012.

Required Text: Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante The Ottawa Palyul Sangha follows the Nyingma Gunaratana – easily available from Amazon. School of Tibetan Buddhism, but the culture of the Some copies available for purchase at the Centre. Centre is one of inclusiveness and non-sectarianism. It is a place for the study and practice of the Buddha Instructor: Angela Sumegi Ph.D, Assistant Professor Dharma in all its richness and variety. of Religion at Carleton University, author of Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism. It is a place where one can raise questions about This course will introduce you to the principles of Buddhist Buddhism and debate the merits of Buddhist meditation that have formed the foundation of Buddhist thought. It is a place where one can find a path to practice since the time of the Buddha. spiritual realization that has been followed and proven effective by many in the past. There are three components in the Buddhist approach to Finally, it is a place where one can find support for the difficult task of blending the Dharma with everyday life. Check the ‘Practice Schedule’ on our website for programs and activities.

www.palyulottawa.org

learning– listening to the Dharma, contemplating the Dharma, and meditating on the Dharma. In this course, there will be opportunity to engage in all three. You will learn the history and theory behind Buddhist forms of meditation, we will discuss both the theoretical and practical aspects of meditation, and we will spend some time in learning by doing. Please check the ‘Practice Schedule’ on our website for other programs and activities www.palyulottawa.org

198 Main Street, Ottawa, ON • 613-234-9597 • www.thegreendoor.ca


 Located at Rockcliffe Crossing 355 St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, On, K1K 2Z7 613-288-2274 www.taocrystals.ca 
 Workshops in February; Connecting to the Divine Within; crystal and Tibetan bowls sound healing classes offered by Mark Daniel; www.seraphimsupportedsound.com Spiritual Alchemy through Dance; Join Pete and connect with your archetypes and physic elements on all levels. Eight weeks, Wednesday nights, 7 - 8:30 p.m nd starting Feb. 22 .
 Workshops in March Transitioning the View of Death with Matthew Stapley www.transdimensionalbeing.com; Tuesday evenings starting th Tuesday March 6 . Four week course. Sensing the Sacred; Lench Archuleta www.windspiritteaching.com; Journey into Past Lives with th Chris Lee; Friday March 30 from 7 to 9. Private sessions on March 31str with Chris. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS 


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January Aquarius

drop-in and a kind word for the disheartened. If trying to sell the homestead, get ready to move. Need to stay put, redecorate. LEO (July 22 – August 22)--Just when you thought you were in for a dry spell, the knock at the door will be an opportunity that could change your life. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)--The upside is that you will be busier than three people in a race to the gold. The caution flag: too many edits and a lot of restarts to everything you set out to do. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)-- I know it’s hard to remember that Saturn is dignified in Libra because it also can frustrate and delay like no other planet. Soon, you are going to make better choices and longer commitments . SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)--You may need to fine-tune your project or redefine your objectives this solar cycle because you will be questioned about where you think you are going. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20)--Going somewhere? You had better delay your exodus because as usual you are off your target time table. CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19)--Ignore the weather and don’t ask anyone for permission to put the finishing touches on your long-awaited project. Be caution then full speed ahead.

What I learned from COG’s Gardening Workshops

pest management, and a host of useful details about the growth habits and cultivation requirements of specific plants. The instruction was inter-active, very practical and clearly drew from years of hands-on experience. In fact, I don’t recall a single question that the instructors couldn’t answer! I also found common ground and made friends with some of the other participants so, as the workshops progressed, our classroom discussions became very lively and engaging. Thanks to what I learned from COG’s organic gardening workshops, I was able to transform my garden into a miniature wildlife sanctuary. In 2004 my little garden received Backyard Habitat certification from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. I subsequently went on to become a member of Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton and successfully tackled some university-level horticulture courses. Over the years, I’ve become more interested in growing food so, last year I returned to the COG classroom and took the courses again. I think I learned as much the second time around as I did first time, including some very practical lessons on establishing raised beds and storing home-grown produce. Whatever your gardening interests and skill level, COGOttawa’s organic gardening workshops provide cost- and time-effective instruction that will give you an excellent grounding in the basics – and some of the more advanced features – of organic gardening.

Signs of the Times-- Although we have seen many harsh and dangerous times in the world lately, the overall forecast for 2012 is more positive, even rosier. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 17)- Since you were created to build the better mousetrap pick up the hammer and nails and begin. If anyone lives outside the box it’s you. PISCES (February 18 – March 19)--You will soon hit the note that starts the global peace movement or you will have found one more delusional sidebar to keep you hearing what others find discordant. ARIES (March 20 – April 19)-- Uranus in your sign for a few more years asks you to breakthrough the universal nonsense that has been around since the Dark Ages. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)--Venus in Pisces begs for investment in human kindness for a change. All of us had best see what we can do for someone else or we will have painted ourselves into a lonesome corner. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)--After eclipses in 211 it is time to straighten the furniture and become grounded and less antsy. You will soon know a new freedom. CANCER (June 21 – July 21)--If you are checking in with your inner voice you can always find space at the table for a

By Rebecca Last

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n 2003, I changed careers and, for the first time in my working life, found that I also had time for a home life. At the top of my agenda was learning how to become a better gardener and, in particular, transforming my small suburban garden into a space that would be friendly to wildlife, but where to start? Although I belong to several garden clubs and horticultural societies and always enjoy the educational talks these groups offer, the topics did not seem to meet my immediate needs. The Ottawa Board of Education’s continuing education program of gardening courses seemed a bit too narrowly focused and, I suspected, somewhat too basic for my needs. In contrast, I didn’t quite feel up to the intellectual rigours of the college-level horticultural courses offered through Algonquin College’s horticulture program. Then I happened upon a notice for COG-Ottawa’s organic gardening courses – four 2-hour lectures, each focused on different aspects of organic gardening. Perfect! I think I paid $65 for the four lecture series, which is pretty much the same cost as today, eight years later. Whatever it was I paid, it turned out to be one of my best gardening bargains ever! In four weeks, I learned the basics of composting, crop rotation, companion planting, integrated

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Visit www.pranashanti.com for more information Beat the February Blues! ~ 40 Day Challenge Begins February 1st to March 18th Yogic science says it takes 40 days to create a new life-promoting habit or to drop a bad habit. The 40 Day Challenge is a great way to strengthen the body, unburden the mind, and make a daily commitment to you. Practice any style, any class (excluding pre-registered series), any time, (over a period of 47 days - 7 days grace!) Each participant who completes the Challenge will receive a 10 Class Package, a brand new yoga mat and other goodies! All those who complete the Challenge will be entered into the GRAND PRIZE draw…50 Class Package and a $50 gift certificate to the PranaShanti Boutique. Powerful Yoga for Powerful Girls with Jodh Kaur (Kelley) Saturday, February 4th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM For girls only!! This Kundalini Yoga workshop for girls aged 8 -13 years old will provide them with practical tools to tap into their inner strength, confidence and peace. Cost: $15.00 per person, ages 8 to 13. Acro Yoga with Master Teacher Joe Barnett Saturday, February 4th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Acro Yoga combines acrobatic concepts with a yogic consciousness. The application of bandhas (internal locks) dristi (gaze) ujjayi breath (sounded breath) and vinyasa flow (synchronization of movement with breath) to a partner acrobatic practice gave birth to Acro Yoga. Being ‘in the moment’ and in balance with another person is the essence of Acro Yoga. Cost: $40.00 per person. Full Moon Meditation – Tuesday, February 7th, 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM Join us for a special class that calls upon the powerful energy of the full moon. Balance your mind, calm your spirit, and uplift your soul! Cost: PranaShanti class card or Drop-In fee. Partner Yoga with David & Charmaigne Wegenast Friday, February 10th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Celebrate each other this Valentine’s Day! Partner yoga is a fun class for those who want to explore stretches, balances, and variations of Yoga poses adapted for two people. Cost: $45.00 per partnership (2 people). Standing Poses - Posture Clinic with Sarah Murphy Sunday, February 12th, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM How do you take a stand in your life? This workshop will deepen your understanding of how the feet and the legs work to support the spine in standing postures. You will explore your foundation in standing postures and challenge your balance. Cost: $35.00 per person.

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Group Sadhana - Evening Practice with Devinder Kaur (Alison) Sunday, February 12th, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Evening sadhana is designed to increase the power of protection and guidance through times of change. It can help conquer almost any fear and open your vision for a way forward. A light potluck meal is served after evening sadhana. Please bring a vegetarian dish or snacks to share. Cost: A donation to the Food Bank is appreciated. Everyone is welcome, always. West African Hand Drumming with Baobab Tree Saturday, February 18th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Learn how to play traditional drums and small percussion instruments from Ghana, West Africa, as well as learn short chants and simple groove steps. Material taught will be based on repertoire from Ghana, and taught according to aural tradition beginning with simple patterns and layering parts on top of one another. Cost: $40.00 per person. Replenish Energy and Vitality! With Elizabeth Friedman Saturday, February 18th, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM DO YOU WANT BOUNDLESS ENERGY THIS WINTER SEASON? Join Elizabeth for an abdominal strengthening, navel center balancing Kundalini Yoga set to give you boundless energy, followed by a meditation to totally recharge you! Handout with nutrition and lifestyle ideas included! Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or DropIn fee. Art and Yoga with Anita Mitra Sunday, February 19th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Dissolve preconceived notions of what art is, and how it should look. Awaken your inner artist through kriyas (yoga sets) and meditations that balance the chakras and open creativity. Art materials will be provided. Bring a sketchbook or journal. Cost: $45.00 per person. Family Day Yoga! With Jamie Reardon Monday, February 20th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM In our busy world, with our hectic schedules.... parents and kids need time to just be together and connect as a family. We will explore group yoga, fun acrobatic partner yoga and soothing Thai massage. Children aged 4 to 10 years old with their parents. Cost: $20.00 per family. Please register early! Double Gong New Moon Meditation Tuesday, February 21st, 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM Join us for these special classes that call upon the powerful energy of the new moon. Balance your mind, calm your spirit, and uplift your soul! Cost: PranaShanti class card or Drop-In fee. Friday Night Yoga and Chant with Elizabeth Friedman Friday, February 24th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Uplift yourself with a powerful and energetic Kundalini yoga set for a full nervous system tune up, followed by a 31 minute mantra meditation for prosperity. Cost: PranaShanti class card or Drop-In fee.

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Create Your Personal Vision Board with Jennifer Stackhouse Saturday, February 25th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM The Law of Attraction says you increase your chances of attracting to you whatever it is you are focusing on. Use the power of the Vision Board to tap into your subconscious and attract what’s in your highest good. Cost: $40.00 per person, supplies included. Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen Friday, May 25th to Monday, May 28th, 2012 For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students: Restorative yoga is the yoga of non-doing, and focuses on effortlessness and ease, using wellplaced blankets, bolsters, yoga straps, and chairs to safely support the body in various postures. Learn a set of restorative postures, complemented with gentle stretching, breathing, and meditation. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a primary series of restorative poses to your students as well as incorporate them into your own practice. Cost and Registration: $595.00 per person. SAVE $55.00 by registering on or before April 30th for $540.00 per person. This training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

February 18-21, 2012; MANNA JOURNEY with Miorita Pincu, Reactivate your natural ability to produce and ingest an energetic nutrition generated from the Light of the Self; www.pleiadianportal.com; contact: Layah at 613 859 32 05.

February 24-26, 2012; Sexual Alignment Initiation with Miorita Pincu, Learn how to utilize your sexual energy in order to expand your Light Body and accelerate your Awakening, www. pleiadianportal.com; contact: Layah at 613 859 32 05. February 12, 2012, 10 am-1 pm

Align with your Divine Self through SACRED GEOMETRY MEDITATION, Public

Event, Free;contact Layah at 613 859 32 05.

Ottawa Christian Meditation

presents a Silent Weekend Retreat with the Rev. Glenda Meakin: Keeping Faith: Christian Meditation and Faithfulness Maison Notre-Dame-de-la-Providence, 1754 St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans, ON. March 23-25, 2012, Friday 7 pm to Sunday after lunch. Cost: $190 incl. accommodation, meals and retreat. Contact Reta Hamilton at 613-838-2401 or www.meditatio.ca

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340 Gladstone Ave. 613.234.7974 ottawayoga.com Kirtan! with the Bhakti Connection Friday, February 3rd from 7:45 – 9pm Do you like listening to yoga music? Why not create your own?! Join the group for an interactive gathering - creating blissful vibrations with voice and instrumentation to open the heart. Kirtan is an opportunity to experience Naad Yoga (the Yoga of Sound) and Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), a type of Yoga that is whole and complete all on it’s own. Cost: By donation. Sadhana with Meherbani Kaur Sunday, February 5th from 5 – 7am Please arrive by 4:45am for Japji. For students who have practiced at least 5 Kundalini classes previously. Approx. 1-hour yoga/postures plus 1-hour beautiful chanting meditations. Challenging and exquisite, it gives you victory and strength in your life. There is no cost for Sadhana. Partner Yoga with Jamine and Karina Ackert Friday, February 10th from 7:45 – 9:15pm Yoga for two! Enjoy this fun and interactive class with your partner, friend, workout buddy - everyone is welcome to attend! Cost: $40+hst per pair. Learn to Meditate with Jamine Ackert Saturday, February 11th from 1 – 3pm Have you ever tried to meditate on your own? Have you ever heard that meditation would be good for you? Would you like to learn? Meditation is possibly the most important thing you can do to improve the overall quality of your life! If you’re new to meditation or even if you’ve been away from your practice for a while, this workshop will serve as an introduction.  Company is stronger than willpower, so come and learn to meditate with a group and then be able to practice on your own! Cost: $25+hst The Power of the Master’s Touch Meditation with Meherbani Saturday, February 11th from 1 – 4pm Join Meherbani Kaur for a 2.5 hour meditation.  Experience the four stages of truth that must prevail through one touch as you practice this group meditation. Cost: $22+hst Sadhana with Meherbani Kaur Sunday, February 12th from 5 – 7am Please arrive by 4:45am for Japji. For students who have practiced at least 5 Kundalini classes previously. Approx. 1-hour yoga/postures plus 1-hour beautiful chanting meditations. Challenging and exquisite, it gives you victory and strength in your life. There is no cost for Sadhana.

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340 Gladstone Ave. 613.234.7974 ottawayoga.com Thai Massage for Couples: The Gift of Love with Devin Johnstone Sunday, February 12th from 1 – 4pm In this 3-hour workshop you will learn essential movements and techniques of Thai massage to practice together, and we will practice some exercises to increase trust and intimacy in your relationship. No previous experience in Thai massage is necessary. Please bring enough yoga mats, blankets or other cushioning to create a floor-level work area for yourselves, and comfortable clothes that you can easily move and stretch in. Cost: $60+hst per couple. Sadhana with Meherbani Kaur Sunday, February 19th from 5 – 7am Please arrive by 4:45am for Japji. For students who have practiced at least 5 Kundalini classes previously. Approx. 1-hour yoga/postures plus 1-hour beautiful chanting meditations. Challenging and exquisite, it gives you victory and strength in your life. There is no cost for Sadhana. Chakra Healing with Shelley Harrison Sunday, February 19th from 4:30 – 6pm Awaken your awareness of your subtle body, take your knowledge of the chakras from book learning to a felt experience in your body. Learn ways to feel and perceive your own chakras - in each class we will focus on one of the 7 chakras, or energy centres in the spine. Cost: $20+hst

Quantum-Touch® therapy Introduction and Demonstration February 24th, 2012 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. James Street Wellness Centre, 20 James Street, Suite 300 Come to hear what this new work is all about and experience the feeling of energy, share stories, ask questions, feel relaxation and energy flow through your being Quantum-Touch therapy Level I Certificate Training weekend Saturday and Sunday, February 25th and 26th, 2012 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. James Street Wellness Centre, 20 James Street, Ottawa Information from Aileen McKenna Aileen’s Oasis www.aileensoasis.com www.quantumtouch.com 613-228-2272, by cell at 613-795-3751 Or toll free at 1-866-493-0236 In a few short hours you will learn how to run energy using meditation and special breathing techniques that will allow you to heal yourself, your friends, family, plants and animals. You will be learning from the first Canadian Quantum-Touch Instructor

Hot Yoga Posture Clinic with Louise Sattler Saturday, February 25th from 2 – 5pm The benefits of Hot Yoga are numerous and profound. Hot Yoga is a powerful tool that can help you to detoxify your body, lose weight, increase lean muscle, improve flexibility, focus your mind and honour your spirit. Join Louise as she takes you on a step-by-step journey through the hot postures to ensure you have a solid understanding and safe expression of each pose. Cost: $65+hst Yin Yoga Posture Clinic with Louise Sattler Sunday, February 26th from 2 – 5pm This ‘Yin-tensive’ experience will give you the confidence and understanding to take your Yin practice to a deeper level. An interactive exploration of the major Yin Postures and some simple sequences that are useful for helping lower back pain, neck and shoulder tension and immune function. Cost: $65+hst

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Evolution is Compatible with Creation

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he creation versus evolution debate is a question of origins. How did we get here? Were we created or did we evolve randomly? Are we the product of purposeful intelligence or are we merely the end result of countless random blind cosmic accidents? Is there any purpose to our lives? Both creationists and evolutionists agree that our universe appears to be carefully designed. However, today’s leading evolutionists disbelieve what they clearly observe, choosing instead to believe that what they see is a grand illusion, and that the incredibly complex design including life came by random countless blind actions and not by the mind of an intelligent, conscious Creator. However, an increasing number of evolutionist scientists have also concluded that there is some sort of supernatural plan behind the laws of universe because of how minutely precise these laws are for the universe or life to exist at all. Even Darwin, a leading original evolutionist, considers the existence of a creator and writes in The Origin of Species: “All existing terrestrial life must have descended from some primitive life form that was called into life by the ‘Creator’...” Physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant scientific minds of our times. Although he declares himself an agnostic, he said: “It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us. The whole history of the universe can be said to be the work of God.” (Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything: The Origin Think Buddhist teachings are and Fate of the kind of interesting? Universe, Agawam, Why not find out exactly how Massachusetts: New interesting! Millennium Press 2002, p. 117.) 879 Somerset Street West 613.234.4347 Offering everyone the opportunity to develop lasting mental peace through meditation and related practices. Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Meditation Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 pm Modern Buddhism Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 pm Prayers for World Peace Sunday mornings, 10-11 am Noon-hour meditations Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:15-1 pm Please visit our website for a complete list of classes in Ottawa, Orleans and Kanata, including our weekend classes and our kids program. Nous offrons aussi des classes en français à Gatineau. www.meditateinottawa.org

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Stephen Weinberg is a Nobel Laureate in high energy physics and self-described agnostic. Writing in Scientific American, he said: “... how surprising it is that the laws of nature and the initial conditions of the universe should allow for the existence of beings who could observe it. Life as we know it would be impossible if any one of several physical quantities had slightly different values.” As mentioned previously, the leading evolutionist Charles Darwin himself conceded in The Origin of Species: All existing terrestrial life must have descended from some primitive life form that was called into life by the ‘Creator’. To suppose that the eye with all its contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, different amounts of light and correction of spherical and chromatic abrasion could have been formed by natural selection, I freely confess, is absurd in the highest degree.“ (Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species, 1900, p.36). The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states the following candid admissions of Charles Darwin: “I cannot anyhow be contented to view this wonderful universe, and especially the nature of man, and to conclude that everything is the result of brute force. I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws, with the details..”(Darwin to Asa Gray, a minister, May 22, 1860.) Today, many people believe in evolution simply because that is what they were taught by trusted sources in the educational system. The popular myth of evolution is one of the most fundamental deceptions. Its primary intent is to show the universe and everything therein was created by natural, random blind process, and that a Higher Intelligence or Creator was unnecessary and does not exist. As a world leader in evolutionary biology, atheist, and selfproclaimed Marxist, Richard Lewontin admitted: “We have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.” Richard Lewontin, Billions and Billions of Demons, The New York Review, p. 31, January 9, 1997. As mentioned, both creationists and evolutionists agree that the universe and life appear to be designed. However, today’s evolutionists believe that what appears an intelligent design is a result of blind evolution. They simply do not want to accept any higher authority than humanity, they do not want to acknowledge the existence of God. Evolution is compatible with God’s creation and the acceptance of the existence of an intelligent Creator, God. Libuse Gilka M.D.(retired)


Notes on Impermanence Ian Prattis

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he Buddha’s Five Remembrances bring our attention to impermanence - on growing old, getting sick, dying, losing loved one, and realizing that our only possessions are the consequences of our actions. The Buddha called on his followers to do this mediation on a daily basis, so that their fears and anxieties are welcomed into consciousness. The final two stanzas of the meditation show the way – to live mindfully in each moment and to offer joy to loved ones. We seem to have forgotten the Buddha’s guidance, as Homo sapiens has radically compromised its existence on planet Earth. The present geological epoch is named The Anthropocene era by Paul Crutzen, Nobel Prize winning chemist. He cryptically observes that the current geophysical changes to the planet are human induced. Result – a tough new planet. Antidote – there is none. Not unless we collectively change humanity’s mindset and learn how to live in a sustainable manner on the tough new planet we have created. We have to scale back, simplify, create self-sustaining communities and mature. Changing structures of greed and corporate dominance require first of all a change in consciousness. Mindfulness supports that outcome. Even deeper are the Buddha’s teachings on impermanence to spur such a radical change. Can we grasp the insight of extinction – of ourselves, our civilization – even of the planet? Without the insight of impermanence we will not be able to move our mindsets. It is very difficult in our western culture to accept death – whether of a loved one or of our civilization being denied a place on the planet. When we can recognize that our present form of civilization is dying, we know for sure that despair and denial will do us no good. Such a loss

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presents great obstacles to our minds, but such obstacles can be the way through. We need only find the courage to surrender and rely on our practice of mindfulness to pull us through to something different. This will be a rough ride, but our deep practice of mindfulness provides a measure of safety. Instead of fear and denial, a space opens in our mind for lucidity and steadiness to enter, which could propel our species to live differently. It does require a candid acceptance, without fear, that our global civilization in its present form is coming to an end. Such an acceptance can free the mind from its chains, enabling a mindful mode of existence to naturally arise. The energy and power to avert the disaster facing us rests in our minds and in a new collective choice to live very differently. Once we learn to accept the end of our civilization in its present form, we touch the truth of impermanence. This brings a certain peace and clarity to our minds and just perhaps we can implement structures and technology to save this planet of ours. Fear, despair and nihilism are useless. The means exist – the required mindful mentality is not there – yet. So we have a job to do in terms of cultivating a transformation in our consciousness to bring about a new way of living on planet earth. Science of Silence Yoga (SSY) Presents To nurture these aspects of latent consciousness it is necessary to draw on liberating teachings about the mind. Founder of SSY Programs (Since 1980) Thus, I take refuge in the Buddha, whose We can't change the destination - we can make the understanding of the mind came from his journey of life easier with Joy-Therapy awakened consciousness. The Buddha’s teachings are about the mind and what to Step by step 10 different ways of expanding your lung capacity: do when the mind is so overwhelmed by BREATHING HELPS TO : suffering that there seems to be no way Compliment the Kind of Exercises you choose out.

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Answering Your Questions More questions from you about family mediation: 1. Who pays for mediation? It is important that both people pay for mediation so that they each have a stake in the process and feel invested in the outcome. Even if the separation is one person’s idea, both people get the same result, i.e. a legally binding Separation Agreement. It doesn’t seem fair, therefore, that one person pays for it all. However, a couple does not need to pay equally. Many couples decide to pay in proportion to their incomes, reflecting their respective abilities to pay. Other couples decide to pay mediation from a joint line of credit or from the proceeds of sale of the family home if it is being sold. 2. In mediation do we have to do exactly what the law says? We have reached our own settlement and it is a little different from what the law provides. In mediation, unlike in court, couples have the freedom to decide their own terms of settlement. Some couples come to me saying they want to do exactly what the law says, but in a more time and cost efficient way than going to court or having lawyers negotiate for them. Others have their own ideas about the kind of settlement that will work best for their family, and these may include some points that are not exactly what would happen in court. I always make sure couples know what the law of Ontario says about their situation, but they are certainly free to deviate from that in any way that they feel is right for them. As long as they are making informed decisions, and as long as children’s rights are not being compromised, then I support couples in making their own decisions. 3. How long does it take to get a Separation Agreement in mediation? Mediation is a short-term process. It either works or it doesn’t work and I can usually tell this very early on. If a couple is committed to working out a settlement in mediation, and is forthcoming with all required financial information, the process can go fairly quickly. Over the years, I have found that about 15% of couples need only two or three mediation sessions. Another 15% need eight sessions or more. The vast majority of couples with typical situations require anywhere from four to six sessions. 4. Is a Separation Agreement the same as a Court Order? A Separation Agreement is a legal contract, with the same force and effect as any other contract. The difference between a Separation Agreement and a Court Order is that an Agreement is entered into voluntarily by a couple, whereas a Court Order is imposed on them by a judge. But the end result is the same – a legally binding settlement of all issues arising from their marriage.

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5. Do we have to have decided everything before we come to mediation? Absolutely not. That’s like asking if you should wash your car before you go to the car wash. The whole purpose of mediation is to help a couple make informed decisions. While there are usually some issues that people can deal with on their own after they understand a few basic principles, e.g. the division of their household contents, most of the work is normally done in the mediation room to ensure fairness and informed decision-making. Next time I’ll deal in detail with the question most frequently asked of me: “What about power imbalances? I’d like to try mediation but I feel my spouse is so much stronger/smarter, more able to negotiate than I am.” Evita Roche was Canada’s first full-time lawyermediator. Since 1979, she has helped over 5,000 couples mediate the issues arising from their separation. In the 1990’s Evita was a Professor of family law and mediation at the University of Ottawa Law School, where she received the first Excellence in Teaching Award. Her private practice is restricted to separation and divorce mediation, and she frequently delivers seminars on subjects related to family law.


2012 – Time to Truly Connect With Your Higher Self

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ell, here we are – 2012 has arrived!! What are your thoughts and beliefs about the transformational times we are in? For myself – I am so excited; I’ve been waiting for the Are YOU ready to fall in LOVE with what you see in the mirror? arrival of these times with huge excitement and eagerness. I If so - hop on over to www.DivinelyInspiredWeightLoss.com realize that there are still fear and ideas of doom and gloom… and sign up for your fr*ee “Your Divine Body Kit”. Use the but let’s face it – that has to be in place in order for the power of your mind to get you on track for easy weight loss increased Light to be received and birthed here too. and lots of energy. To help support the higher vibration and deeper connection of these incredible times that we are living in, I’ve just completed the certification process to allow me to offer Pineal Activations. The pineal gland is the one part of the physical body that has both finite and infinite properties.  From your soul’s perspective, it’s seen as the bridge  to enter and exit the physical body because it exists  in both worlds. Due to this, it helps create the         illusion of time and duality which a soul required in          order to play a game within the physical body. I believe that humanity is advancing now and no      longer needs these illusions in the same way… We    are moving out of the realms of duality into a field     of Triality.  Recently the collective of mankind has reached  a level that now supports your pineal gland to be  activated to its highest potential. This can mean walking with a much stronger connection with your  Higher Self.  A recent step in the process of turning crystalline  is the formation of calcite crystals in the pineal gland.  They are relatively few at this point but are growing as we evolve. Similar to a ‘live’ antenna, the crystals are the manner in which you communicate with your own Higher Self. With the rewire in progress… we are all being fitted with a new and improved antenna. These crystals have the ability, when activated, to send and receive signals through Electro-Magnetic Fields.

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08:45 am • FALUN DAFA (Falun Gong) - a classical Chinese meditative exercise for people of all ages. Free to learn, free to practice. #226 Simard Building, University of Ottawa. (613)789-0819, ottawa@falundafa.ca, www.falundafa.ca 09:00 am • DROP-IN ASTANGA3 Astanga Yoga Ottawa 09:00 am • FAMILY ABSOLUTE BEGINNER YOGA (bring your children) with (Derek/ Angie Kendrick) OrleansYOGAShala 8302224 oys.ca 09:00 am • CHURCH OF PERFECT LIBERTY 999 Arnot Rd.; Rev. Takashi Goto; 225-1850. 09:00 am • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:00 am • HATHA Intermediate at Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:00 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 9:15 am • YIN YOGA Ichih Wang. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 9:15am • YIN YOGA. Rama Lotus 09:30 am • ASHTANGA YOGA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 10:00 am • SITTING MEDITATION PRACTICE. Meditation instruction is available Tuesday evenings or on request. All instructors are trained senior students of Ch gyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Please call 725-9321 for an appointment. There is no charge. 984 Wellington St. near Bayswater. Everyone welcome! 10:00 am • IYENGAR YOGA – Level 1. Glenda Murphy. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 10:30 am • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 10:30 am • MEETING FOR WORSHIP Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - 91A Fourth Avenue 232-9923 10:30 am • OTTAWA INTERFAITH SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, 430 Churchill Ave. Healing and Messages. Rev. S. Guimond 613-820-8231 10:30 am • UNITY CHURCH OF OTTAWA Celebration Service. 312 Parkdale Ave. N.. Info. 613-723-5852. www.unityottawa.org 11:00 am • HATHA YOGA Tania Frechette. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 11:00 am • DROP-IN ASTANGA1 Astanga Yoga Ottawa 11:00 am • ASHTANGA Yoga (Derek Kendrick) OrleansYOGAShala 11:00 am • HOT YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 11:25 a.m. Holistic Belly Dance (beginner and intermediate) Glebe & Bank 613.265.4048 Divineimagedance.com 11:30 am • HATHA YOGA - All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 12:00 pm • YOGA FOR TEENS - preregistration. - core-elation.com 12:30 pm • A MOVING EXPERIENCE ‘MindBody-Spirit’ dance workshops 864-HEAL

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(4325), DancingHeals@cyberus.ca, www.Tipi. byregion.net 12:30 pm • PRENATAL YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 02:00 pm • BEGINNERS TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 gaston@cyberus.ca) www. culturalhorizons.ca 02:00 pm • STUDY A COURSE IN MIRACLES French only. Lucille @ 819-777-8437. 02:30 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 02:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 02:30 pm • OTTAWA INTERFAITH SPIRITUALIST CHURCH New Location 888 Byron Ave. Healing and Messages. Rev. S. Guimond 613-820-8231 02:30 pm • SPIRITUALIST’S CHURCH. Rev. R. Nowakowska. Service and Clairvoyance. Unitarian House- Yellow Room, 20 Cleary Ave 02:30 pm • INTRO TO YOGA David Jewitt. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 03:00 pm • PRE_NATAL YOGA with Michelle Schubert OrleansYOGAShala 03:00 pm • RUNNERS YOGA - Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro 04:00 pm • EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE Professional Coaching at Dance Oasis 04:15 pm • VINYASA FLOW - with meditation. Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 04:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 04:30 pm • HOT FLOW Kate Little. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 05:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION 7 pm in summer. St. Patrick’s Fallowfield, 15 Steeple Hill Cr., Barrhaven, Eva Hegmann 613-5969480 05:00 pm • HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE . Meditation, Yoga and Vegetarian dinner. 212 Somerset St. E. 565-6544. 05:00 pm • GROUP MEDITATION An evening of meditation with music, dinner and video lecture. Free of charge. In Hull. French and English. For info 1-866-433-3833 06:30 pm •HATHA  All Levels Rama Lotus 234-7974 06:30 pm • SOMAYOG Rama Lotus 234-7974 06:30 pm • YIN YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 06:30 pm • POWER VINYASA YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:00 pm • A COURSE IN MIRACLES gathering for practice, meditation, prayer, and sharing. For more information, call 613-7260195. 07:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS classes at Glebe CC. Jill Ogilvie 742-8262. 07:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION in Kemptville, Holy Cross Parish, 505 Clothier St. West. Peter Collins 613-258-5720 07:30 pm • BAHA’I PERSPECTIVES For more information Please call 746-5498

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07:30 pm • BAHA’I PERSPECTIVES. Vanier Call Al at 746-5498 07:30 pm • CANADIAN PHILOSOPHERS SOCIETY. Bethamy Cultural Centre, 1803 St. Joseph Blvd., #113, Orleans. 830-6836. 08:45 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Mysore. Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown

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05:45 am • POWERFUL WOMAN BOOT CAMP – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 06:15 am • PRE-BOOKED MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 06:30 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 07:00 am • HATHA YOGA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 09:15 am • VINYASA FLOW - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA Sivananda with (Angie.Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 8302224 oys.ca 09:30 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Ave. East, RoseMarie Morris or George Martin, 613-7300108 09:30 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 09:30 am • YIN/YANG YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA - All Levels. Santosha Centretown 9:30am • PILATES - Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 10:15 am • FELDENKRAIS Awareness through movement classes. Rockcliffe Park. Lisa Woolnough. 744-0868. 11:00 am • POWER yoga with(Julie Lefebvre) at OrleansYOGAShala 11:45 am • POWER YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 12:00 pm • DROP-IN MIXED LEVEL ASTANGA Astanga Yoga Ottawa 12:00 pm • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 12-1pm • HATHA FLOW Various Teachers. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 12:00 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • PILATES – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 12:00 pm • PILATES - Mat/Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 12:15 pm • ASHTANGA LUNCH – New – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 1:00-2:30 • IYENGAR YOGA Level I. Karin Holtkamp 761-7888 www.iyoga.ca 01:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class. Dovercourt Comm. Ctr. Rosa Murnaghan 820-2546. 01:30 pm * CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Road, Katherine


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Le Lievre 613-746-2347 or Audrey Marshall 613-841-0339 02:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior, Jean Anderchek 613-832-3436 03:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St Richard’s Church, 7 Rossland Ave, (at Merivale) Marg Dumbrille 613-225-0806 Gayle Ascah 613-226-8161 03:30 pm • HATHA I - JOYYOGA at Blue Crane Studio - 297-8456 03:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 03:30 pm • HATHA - EASY YOGA – New – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 04;00 pm • YIN  YOGR YOGA (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 04:00 pm • YIN YOGA. Rama Lotus 04:15 pm • HATHA hour Sivananda (Angie Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 04:15 pm • HATHA YOGA Loren Crawford. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 04:30 • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus 04:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Apt. 907, 100 Empress Ave, Cecile Dumouchel 613-234-2562 (French Group) 4:30 pm • PILATES - Mat/Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 05:00 pm • DROP-IN ASTANGA2 Astanga Yoga Ottawa 05:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS Classes. Ottawa Hospital 738-8400 x2227. 05:15 pm • HATHA II WITH YIN - JOYYOGA at Blue Crane Studio - 297-8456 05:15 pm • BELLYDANCE CARDIO-FIT with Johara at Dance Oasis 5:30 to 6:30pm • HATHA YOGA. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 05:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION First United Church, 347 Richmond Road Joyce Hardman; 613-729-2647 Cathy Nobleman 613-244-0728 05:30 pm • POWER YOGA. Rama Lotus 2347974 05:30 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:30 pm • HATHA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 2 Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1. Drop in class. Santosha Westboro 05:30 pm • BEGINNERS YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 05:30 pm • Centering Prayer at St Luke’s 5:30 pm 760 Somerset Street West 05:45 pm • VINYASA FLOW - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 05:45 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Donna Forelli. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 05:45 pm • KRIPALU YOGA/MINDFUL YOGA, in Sandy Hill. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or www.mindfulyoga.ca.

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05:45 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • HATHA FLOW at Rama Lotus 2347974 5:45 pm • POWER YOGA Leona Alexander. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 06:00 pm • BELLY DANCE Beginner with Johara at Dance Oasis 06:15 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class. Brookfield H.S. Rosa Murnaghan 820-2546. 06:30 pm • HOT YOGA. Rama Lotus 06:30 pm • BEGINNERS TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 gaston@cyberus.ca) www. culturalhorizons.ca 06:30 pm • SELF ESTEEM / FAMILY THERAPY (visitor night), Satir Learning Centre of Ottawa, 3427 Greenbank. Dr. Janet Christie-Seely, 613-823-0366; satirinfo@ satirottawa.ca; www.satirottawa.ca 06:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness through movement classes. R.A. Centre. Lisa Woolnough. 744-0868. 6:30 PM • KRIPALU YOGA FLOW, La Sangha Yoga, 400 boulevard Alexandre-Taché, 2nd floor, Hull, Quebec, Eileen Scully 613 858 8177 06:45 pm • JOYFUL EXPRESSIVE DANCE Joyful Expressive Dance. Creative dance for healing and relaxation. West End. Julie 2548469 07:00 pm • EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE Intermediate 2 with Denise Enan @ Dance Oasis 07:00 pm • SELF HELP GROUP FOR SCHIZOPHRENICS Carlington Comm. Ctr. Info 737-7636. 07:00 pm • GNOSIS, new weekly classes (in English), James Street Wellness Centre, 20 James St., 3rd floor, near Bank, behind James St. Pub. For French classes call 613-299-0029. Contact 613-864-7687 or e-mail: gnosis. ottawa@ageac.ca. 07:00 • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Margaret Mary, 7 Fairbairn St. (at Sunnyside) Flora Benoit 613-789-7138. Joan McGuinness 613-731-4041 7 to 9 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 07:00 pm • LAUGHTER YOGA- THE OTTAWA SUNFLOWER LAUGHTER CLUB Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues av, Ottawa - Fees : 5$ Sophie Terrasse, CLYT 842-9771 terrasse@rogers. com 07:00 pm • GROUPE D’ƒTUDE DU LIVRE D’URANTIA, tous les mardi, ouvert ˆ tous, appeler Bernard au 523-3558 07:00 pm – BIODANZA. bilingual sessions at Centre Jules Desbiens, 109 Wright St., Gatineau (Hull) with Maira Martinez and Éva Kyzirides. $20. (819) 317-0815. www. biodanza-o.ca 07:15 pm • HATHA YOGA (Angie Kendrick) OrleansYOGAShala

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07:15 pm • VINYASA FLOW Intermediate Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 07:15 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 07:15 pm • PRE-NATAL Yoga– Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 07:15 pm • HATHA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 07:15 pm • ADULT CHILDREN ANONYMOUS Brewer Park Complex, 100 Brewer Way (the swimming pool building), near south-east corner of Bronson & Sunnyside. Free Parking. OC Transpo Buses # 4, 7, 117, O-Train (Carleton station). (Inner Peace Group / Courage to Change Group) 07:30 pm • BAHA’I DEVOTIONAL MEETING. Bethamy Cultural Centre, 1803 St. Joseph Blvd., #113, Orleans. 830-6836. 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Matthews Anglican Church (Chapel), 217 First Avenue. Kevin Flynn 613-236-1393 x2427 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. John the Evangelist, 154 Somerset St. W. at Elgin Cynara Desbarats 613-863-5713 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road, Bill Meek 613-521-3234 07:30 pm • BONES FOR LIFE - NEW - program to strengthen bones. Brookfield H.S. For information call R. Murnaghan 820-2546. 07:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 07:30 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • YIN YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • INTERMEDIATE YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 07:30 pm • ASHANGA Daniel Mendoza. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 7:30-9:00 • IYENGAR YOGA – General class (remove Level 2 designation – all other info same) 07:45 pm • POWER YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 08:00 pm • ADVANCED TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 gaston@cyberus.ca) www. culturalhorizons.ca 08:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Holy Redeemer Church, 44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, Archie Boyd 613-828-4718 Rita Leduc 613836-5324 08:00 pm • ISUL CLASSES. Meditation & Associated Processes. Ron Chapman (advanced). 232-1160. 08:00 pm • MEDITATION GROUP. Free of charge. West End. Julie 254-8469. 8:00 pm • FREE MEDITATION PRACTICE GROUP. 19 Leeming Drive, West of Bayshore. Julie 254-8469. 08:15 pm • EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE Intermediate 3 with Denise Enan at Dance Oasis

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• ISUL CLASSES - Meditation et Processus Relies. Gatineau: Lise 663-5692; Hull: Lucie 770-6263. • ISUL CLASSES - Meditation and Associated Processes. Ottawa South: Mary 730-4833; Smiths Falls: David 565-3458; Ottawa East: Natalie 565-3458; Brockville: Dianne 3483165; Ottawa West: Mary Lou 225-4675; Centretown: Diane 232-9045. 05:45 am • POWERFUL WOMAN BOOT CAMP – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 06:15 am • PRE-BOOKED MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 06:30 am • ARISE ANS SHINE - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 06:30 am • KUNDALINI YOGA at Rama Lotus 234-7974 06:30 am • POWER EXPRESS YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:15 am • FELDENKRAIS classes at Glebe CC. Jill Ogilvie 742-8262. 09:30 am • GENTLE SOUL. Drop-in 613-7306649 www.surroundcircleyoga.com 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA (Angie.Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 oys.ca 09:30 am • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 2, Donna Forelli. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 09:30 am • BONES FOR LIFE - NEW - program to strengthen bones. St Basil’s Parish Hall, Maitland N. of Queensway. For information call R. Murnaghan 820-2546. 09:30 am • HOT FLOW YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:30 am • ASHTANGA YOGA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 10:00 am • FORREST YOGA Rama Lotus. 10:00 am • HATHA YOGA - Tania Frechette. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 11:00 am • POWER yoga with(Angie Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 11:00 am • PILATES with Lorraine Chamas at Greta Leemings Studio of Dance, 1460 Merivale Road 2288215 jalilah@rogers.com 11:45 am • YIN YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 11:45 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 11:45 am • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 12:00 pm • HATHA FLOW - Tania Frechette. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 12:00 pm • DROP-IN MIXED LEVEL ASTANGA Astanga Yoga Ottawa 12:00 pm • FREE YOUR HIPS - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 12:00 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • POWER Yoga Lunch – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 12:15 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION. Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus, 1967 Riverside Dr., Prayer Room, Jeanette Deyell 613-733-6755

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12:30 pm • A MOVING EXPERIENCE ‘MindBody-Spirit’ dance workshops 864-HEAL (4325), DancingHeals@cyberus.ca, www. Tipi.byregion.net 01:00 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Special needs, Donna Forelli. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 01:00 pm • BONES FOR LIFE - NEW program to strengthen bones. Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Info: R.Murnaghan 613.820-2546. Register: 613.798-9818: 1:00 pm • IYENGAR YOGA – Level I. Karin Holtkamp 761-7888 www.iyoga.ca 01:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Margaret Conroy 613-623-2963 03:30 pm • KRIPALU Rama Lotus 234-7974 03:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 04:00pm • KIDS YOGA www. surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 04:15 pm • HATHA hour (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 04:30 pm • HATHA YOGA Intermed. Scaravelli Approach – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 04:30pm • HOT FLOW. Rama Lotus 5:00 pm • DROP-IN ASTANGA1 Astanga Yoga 05:00 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1. Drop in class. Santosha Westboro 05:15 pm • BELLYDANCE CARDIO-FIT with Jocelyne Khan at Dance Oasis, 05:20 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Mysore. Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 05:30 pm • HATHA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • INTERMEDIATE YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 05:30 pm • HATHA YOGA. All levels. Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • STRENGTH & SOUL. Drop-in. www.surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 05:45 pm • YIN YOGA Ichih Wang. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 05:45 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 05:45 pm • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 05:45 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 2, Cathie Lewis. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 05:45 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA Basics Rama Lotus 234-7974 5:45 pm • CENTERING PRAYER GROUP at Church of the Epiphany 1290 Ogilvie Road. 5:45 • IYENGAR YOGA General Class 7617888. www.iyoga.ca 06:00 pm • TUESDAY NIGHT YOGA @ 6 Small classes, kundalini yoga & Meditation to open your heart And to clear your head. www. downtownbb.com 613-563-4399

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06:00 pm • BELLY DANCE Beginner with Gilane Yassa at Dance Oasis 06:00 pm • PRE-NATAL YOGA. Drop in class. Santosha Westboro 06:30 pm • INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION Philosophy and Practice. Everything you need to know to add meditation to your life. Free of charge. In Hull and Ottawa. French and English. 1-866-4333833 (small groups) 06:30 pm • EVOLUTIONS: The Unfolding of Greatness. A process designed to move you to full expression of the authentic self. Partners in Renewal. 692-1211, nlp@ottawa.com www. partnersinrenewal.com 6:30pm • POWER YOGA. Rama Lotus. 6:30 to 7:30 pm • YOGA FOR YOUTH ages 1320. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 06:45 pm • DROP-IN FULL VINYASA Astanga Yoga Ottawa 7:00 pm • CENTERING PRAYER GROUP at St John the Evangelist 154 Somerset Street West. 07:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Barbara O’Reilly 613-732-9523 07:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION 324 McLean St. Arnprior, Mary Sue McCarthy 613-622-7783 07:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Barnabas Anglican Church 70 James St. at Kent. John Miller 613-225-8768 07:00 pm • SITTING MEDITATION PRACTICE. Meditation instruction on request. All instructors are trained senior students of Ch gyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Call 725-9321 for an appointment. No charge. Ottawa Shambhala Centre, 982 Wellington near Bayswater 07:00 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION. Sat Hari Kaur Khalsa, 727-0147 07:00 pm • EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE Advanced 2 with Denise Enan at Dance Oasis 07:00 pm-08:30 pm • WOMEN’S YANUMOJA YOGA, Nikki, 770-6734. 07:00 pm • QIGONG CLASS. Aylmer. Exercises (8 Brocade) and Meditation(5 Elements). For more info call Claudette. 684-8414. 07:00 pm • MEDITATION using the self-inquiry practice (Who am I?) as taught by Ramana Maharshi. Call Saroja 596-2857 07:00 pm • MEDITATION COURSE (8 Weeks) – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro 07:00 pm • URANTIA BOOK STUDY GROUP, every Monday, call Bernie at 523-3558 07:00pm • Centering Prayer Group at St John the Evangelist 154 Somerset Street West 07:15 pm • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 07:15 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 07:30 pm • ASHANGA INTRO Daniel Mendoza. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 07:30 pm • HOT YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974


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07:30 pm • BEGINNERS TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 gaston@cyberus.ca) www. culturalhorizons.ca 07:30 pm • WIDOWED and DIVORCED CLUB. Bethamy Cultural Centre, 1803 St. Joseph Blvd., #113, Orleans. 830-6836. 07:30 pm • HATHA MEDITATION (Michelle Schubert) at OrleansYOGAShala 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Dr. Rita Kuiak 613-739-4020 07:30 pm • RESTORATIVE YOGA . Drop-in. 613-730-6649 www.surroundcircleyoga.com 07:30 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Cathie Lewis. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 07:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class. West-end. Rosa Murnaghan 820-2546. 07:30 pm • NICOTINE ANONYMOUS smoking-cessation support-group. Dalhousie Community Centre, 755 Somerset West at Empress Avenue. Smokers are most welcome – just bring your desire to quit smoking. Richard 859-1210. 07:30 pm • HATHA BEGINNER. Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • YIN YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • HATHA YOGA – Beginners Scarvelli Approach –Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 07:30 pm • BEGINNERS MEDITATION. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 07:45 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 160 Main, Aylmer, Quebec, Lise Brooks 819-827-2943 07:45 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 8:00pm • FORREST YOGA. Rama Lotus 08:30 pm • BELLY DANCE Intermediate 2 with Farida at Dance Oasis

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• ISUL CLASSES - Meditation et Processus Relies. U. d’Ottawa: Lise 663-5692; • ISUL CLASSES - Meditation and Associated Processes. Nepean (Parkwood Hills): Sallie 225-7279; Kingston: Ron 232-1160; Montreal: Ron 232-1160; Ottawa U.: Marlene 232-1160; Ottawa West: Mary Lou 225-4675; Manor Park: Suzanne 748-7064. 05:45 am • POWERFUL WOMAN BOOT CAMP – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 06:15 am • PRE-BOOKED MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 06:30 am • BIKRAM YOGA. Rama Lotus 2347974 08:00 am • MEDITATION Bethany Quinn $5 donation. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 08:15 am • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 09:00 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Holy Spirit Parish, 2 Lazynol Court, Stittsville. Marian Charbonneau 613-836-7109.

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09:00 am • KRIPALU YOGA/MINDFUL YOGA in Elmvale Acres. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or www.mindfulyoga.ca. 09:00 pm • CENTERING PRAYER at St John’s 325 Sandhill Rd. 09:30 am • POWER YOGA (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 oys.ca 09:30 am • IYENGAR YOGA, Gentle, Karin Holtkamp. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 09:30 am • YIN/YANG YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:30 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA - All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 09:30 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave., Prayer Room, Mary Power 613-722-0302 9:30am • PILATES - Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 10:00 am • GENTLE SOUL. Drop-in. www. surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 10:00 am • BABY AND MOM YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 10:30 am • HATHA YOGA All Levels Anusara Approach – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 11:00 am • HATHA yoga with(Angie Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 11:00 am • SALLY MORROW Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes at St. Laurent Complex (Vanier).Tel: 613-241-4665. 11:00 am • FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT for fibromyalgia. Don Gamble Comm. Ctr. Winnifred Platt 7455549. 11:45 am • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • HATHA FLOW - Tania Frechette. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 12:00 pm • DROP-IN MIXED LEVEL ASTANGA Astanga Yoga Ottawa 12:00 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION. Jeanne Mance Building, Tunney’s Pasture, Jennifer Payne 613-952-2412 or Krister Partel 613941-9380 12-3pm QUANTUM-TOUCH HEALING CIRCLES: First Wednesday of month for Quantum-Touch therapy students Call for information and registration: 613-228-2272, 613-795-3751 12:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St Matthews Anglican Church (Chapel) 217 First Ave. Susan Rayner 613-233-8380 12:00 pm • PILATES - Mat/Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 12:20 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION. St. Paul University Room 245, Laframboise Bldg (2nd floor across hall from main chapel) 223 Main St., Kevin Flynn 613-236-1393 Ext 2427

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12:25 to 1:24pm • NOON MEDITATION. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 12:30 pm • PILATES – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 01:00 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Leigh Stevenson 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 01:00 pm • CENTERING PRAYER at St James Carp 613-839-3195 1:30- 3:30pm - THE DREAMING MIND Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 03:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 04:00pm • KIDS YOGA www. surroundcircleyoga.com. 613-730-6649 04:00pm • YINYANG Rama Lotus 04:15 pm • HATHA hour at OrleansYOGAShala 04:15 pm • ASHANGA INTRO Daniel Mendoza. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 04:30pm • HOT FLOW. Rama Lotus 4:30 pm • PILATES - Mat/Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 04:45 pm • FREE YOUR HIPS - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 05:00 pm • DROP-IN MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 5:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION. Parkdale United Church (Ladies parlour) 429 Parkdale Ave. (corner Gladstone).Jennifer Payne, 613692-0876. Elise Mennie 819-595-1294 05:30 pm • POWER YOGA. Rama Lotus 2347974 05:30 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:30 pm • HATHA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • POWER HATHA Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 05:30 pm • HATHA YOGA All Levels Anusara Approach – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 05:30 pm • INTERMEDIATE YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 05:45 pm • HOT YOGA Ichih Wang. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 05:45 pm • HATHA YOGA (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 05:45 pm • YOGA FOR RUNNERS. Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • HATHA INTERMEDIATE YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 5:45pm STRENGTH & SOUL, Drop-In. www. surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 06:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION in Almonte, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 70 Clyde St., Elizabeth Veninga 613-624-5931 06:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT at Don Gamble Comm. Ctr. Winnifred Platt 745-5549. 06:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness through movement classes. Rockcliff Comm. Hall. Lisa Woolnough. 744-0868. 6:00 pm GNOSIS, weekly classes, Old Town Hall Community Centre, 61 Main Street. Contact 613-864-7687 or e-mail gnosis. ottawa@ageac.ca

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6pm-9pm QUANTUM-TOUCH HEALING CIRCLES: First Wednesday of month for Quantum-Touch therapy students Call for information and registration: 613-228-2272, 613-795-3751 06:15 pm • VINYASA FLOW Intermediate Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 06:15 pm • BELLY DANCE Beginner 2 with Marie-Eve at Dance Oasis 06:30 pm • INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION Philosophy and Practice. Everything you need to know to add meditation to your life. Free of charge. In Hull and Ottawa. French and English. 1-866-4333833 (small groups) 06:30 pm • HOT FLOW. Rama Lotus 06:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS classes at Crichton Cultural CC. Jill Ogilvie 742-8262. 06:30 pm • EVOLUTIONS: The Unfolding of Greatness. A process designed to move you to full expression of the authentic self. Partners in Renewal. 692-1211, nlp@ottawa.com www. partnersinrenewal.com 06:30 pm • SELF ESTEEM / FAMILY THERAPY (visitor night), Satir Learning Centre of Ottawa, 3427 Greenbank. Dr. Janet Christie-Seely, 613-823-0366; satirinfo@ satirottawa.ca; www.satirottawa.ca. 6:30pm • PILATES - Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 06:30-8:30pm • THE DREAMING MIND. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 6:30-8:30pm COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION Practice Group for NVC skill building. Every 3rd Wednesday for 12 months. www.aileensoasis.com or 613-2282272, by cell at 613-795-3751 or toll free at 1-866-493-0236 7:00 p.m. HEALING YOGA, GENTLE YOGA For those seeking healing postures, peaceful meditation, flexibility and inner balance, an intimate class environment, and the healing vibration of the Symphonic Gong. 10-week packages available. To reserve, call: Wendy Saunders, Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and Certified Kundalini and Yin Yoga Instructor, 613-435-0750, wendysaunders@ rogers.com , Stittsville. 07:00 pm • GATHERING OF MEN Beyond Anger and Addictions, 8 week program beginning Nov 3. Sereinity Counselling 224 - 0445 07:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION SacreCoeur, 591 Cumberland St. at Laurier Ave. E., Florence Marquis-Kawecki 613-523-1309. French group. 07:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION 434 Moffatt St., Carleton Place, Terry Skillen 613253-2651 07:00 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 3 & 4, Donna Forelli. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 07:00 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 07:00 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro.

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07:00 pm • HEALING YOGA, GENTLE YOGAª, for those seeking calmness and healing, a deeply meditative experience, and a small, intimate class environment. Packages available. Powers Enclave, Stittsville. Register with Wendy Saunders, Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and 3HO Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, 613-435-0750 07:00pm • CENTERING PRAYER GROUP at All Saints Westboro 347 Richmond 7:00pm • TAROT STUDY CIRCLE. Sharing interest and knowledge. west end 613-9861378, alienarrow@Yahoo.com 07:15 pm • BELLY DANCE Intermediate 1 with Marie-Eve at Dance Oasis 07:15 pm • PILATES – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 07:15 pm • ASHTANGA Introductory Course– Pre Registered Class. Santosha Centretown 07:15 pm • TAOIST YOGA (Yin & Yang) – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 07:15 pm • Intro to ASHTANGA Vinyasa - Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 07:30 pm • YIN YOGA Mark Laham. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 07:30 pm • BEGINNERS TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 gaston@cyberus.ca) www. culturalhorizons.ca 07:30 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA (Derek Kendrick) OrleansYOGAShala 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Pauls Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd. Kanata Marg McGowan 613-599-1326 07:30 pm • ASHTANGA BASICS YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 07:30 pm • HATHA All levels. Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • BEGINNERS YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 7:30pm • GENTLE SOUL Drop-In. www. surroundcircleyoga.com 7:30PM • KRIPALU YOGA FLOW Lindenlea Community Centre,15 Rockcliffe Way, Ottawa Eileen Scully 613 858 8177 7:40 • IYENGAR YOGA Level I. Donna Fornelli 761-7888 www.iyoga.ca 07:45 pm • YIN YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 08:00 pm • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus. 08:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Patricks Basilica, 277 Nepean St. side entrance Jack Murta 613-314-7628 08:00 pm • HATHA YOGA. In a peaceful Glebe home. 237-4375. 08:30 pm • BELLY DANCE Beginner 1 with Marie-Eve at Dance Oasis

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05:45 am • POWERFUL WOMAN BOOT CAMP – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 06:15 am • PRE-BOOKED MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa

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06:30 am • KUNDALINI YOGARama Lotus 234-7974 06:30 am • POWER XPRESS YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:00 am • GENTLE SOUL. Drop-in. 613-7306649 www.surroundcircleyoga.com 07:00 am • VINYASA FLOW –Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 07:45 am • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 08:00 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church. 125 Mackay Street (Promptly starts at 8 am; approx. 30 min. duration) Rev. David Clunie/Ruth Honeyman 613-745-7834 09:30 am • YOGA 55+. Drop-in. 613-730-6649 www.surroundcircleyoga.com 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA (Derek/Angie Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 oys.ca 09:30 am • IYENGAR YOGA, General Class, Cathie Lewis. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 09:30 am • POWER YOGA. Rama Lotus 2347974 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA - All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 09:30 am • BABY AND ME –Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 10:00 am • HATHA YOGA - Lauren Crawford. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 10:00 am • MINDFUL YOGA for Arthritis/ Pain Management in Fisher Heights. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or www.mindfulyoga.ca 10:00 am • FORREST YOGA. Rama Lotus 11:00 am • POWER yoga with(Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 11:00 am • PILATES with Lorraine Chamas at Greta Leemings Studio of Dance, 1460 Merivale Road 2288215 jalilah@rogers.com 11:30 am • BEGINNERS YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 11:45 am • EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE BEGINNER with Denise Enan at Dance Oasis 11:45 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 11:45 am • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 12:00 pm • HATHA FLOW - Lauren Crawford. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 12:00 pm • DROP-IN MIXED LEVEL ASTANGA Astanga Yoga Ottawa 12:00 pm • BEGINNER BELLY DANCE with Jalilah at Greta Leemings Studio of Dance,1460 Merivale Road 2288215 jalilah@ rogers.com 12:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Apt. 708-470 Laurier Avenue West, Paul Harris 613-236-9437 12:00 pm • VINYASA FLOW - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 12:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS (Awareness Through Movement) Glebe Community Centre. Sally Morrow 241-4665


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12:00 pm • HATHA ALL LEVELS Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00pm yogaTHRIVE© “Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors”. Drop-In. www. surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 12:15- to 12:45 • MANTRA CHANTING. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 01:30 pm • ISUL CLASSES. Meditation & Associated Processes. Nepean Library, Emerald Plaza Branch. Sallie 225-7279. 02:00 pm-03:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement Classes. Ottawa Hospital 738-8400 x2227. 02:30 pm • HATHA YOGA All Levels –Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 03:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 04:00 pm • YIN YOGA at Rama Lotus 234-7974 04:15 pm • HATHA hour (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 04:30pm • HOT BASICS. Rama Lotus 05:00 pm • DROP-IN ASTANGA1 Astanga Yoga Ottawa 05:15 pm • BELLY DANCE CARDIO-FIT with Jocelyne Khan at Dance Oasis 05:15 pm • KRIPALU YOGA/MINDFUL YOGA in Sandy Hill. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or www.mindfulyoga.ca 05:30 pm • BEGINNER BELLY DANCE with Jalilah at Studio Oasis, 200 St.Joseph, Hull (819) 7765033 05:30 pm • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:30 pm • ASHTANGA Level 2/3 – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • HATHA Introductory Course- Pre Registered Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA Level 1 –Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 05:30 pm • INTERMEDIATE YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 5:30pm • HATHA BEGINNER. Rama Lotus 5:30-6:30 • HATHA YOGA & REFLECTION. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 05:45 pm • POWER YOGA (Brandi) at OrleansYOGAShala 05:45 pm • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 05:45 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Karin Holtkamp. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 05:45 pm • BONES FOR LIFE - NEW - program to strengthen bones. Dovercourt Comm Ctr. R. Murnaghan 613.820-2546 05:45 pm • PRENATAL YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • POWER VINYASA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • POWER YOGA Mark Laham. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 5:45-7pm - HATHA YOGA & REFLECTION, Radha Yoga, 613.236.3545 06:00 pm • PILATES with Lorraine Chamas at Dance Oasis

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06:30 pm • INTERMEDIATE BELLY DANCE with Jalilah at Studio Oasis, 200 St.Joseph, Hull (819)7765033 06:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness through movement classes. Sandy Hill CC. Lisa Woolnough. 744-0868. 6:30 pm • HOT FLOW. Rama Lotus 6:30pm • PILATES - Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 06:45 pm • DROP-IN MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 07:00 pm • beginners Indian Classical Dance (tel 745-1368, gaston@cyberus.ca) www. culturalhorizons.ca (intermdiate 8-9) 07:00 pm • BIOLOGICAL SLEEP THERAPIES, Healing for chronic insomnia beginning Nov 23. Sereinity Counselling 224 - 0445 07:00 pm • SITTING MEDITATION PRACTICE. 725-9321. 982 Wellington St. near Bayswater. Everyone welcome. 07:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Paroisse Sainte Marie, 4831 Innes Rd. Darquise Poupart 613-830-3156 (French) 07:00 pm • BELLY DANCE Beginner 2 with Jalilah at Dance Oasis 07:00 pm • KRIPALU YOGA/MINDFUL YOGA, in Sandy Hill. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or www.mindfulyoga.ca 07:00 pm • BELLY DANCE FOR FUN & FITNESS Intermediate Almonte call Julie 254-8469 07:00 p.m. REIKI EXCHANGE HEALING Group - Call Vera or Pesi to confirm (613) 829-0224 07:00 p.m. • SPIRITUAL CONNECTION for more info 613-828-2836. 07:15 pm • DANCING WITH CHI - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 07:15 pm • ASHTANGA Level 1 – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 07:15 pm • Intro to HATHA (6 weeks) – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 07:15 pm • BACK CARE YOGA Core-Elation Yoga Studio 418 Richmond Road, Ottawa Eileen Scully 613-858-8177 07:30 pm • HOT YOGA Louise Sattler. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 07:30 pm • ANGER RESOLUTION WORKSHOP. Bethamy Cultural Centre, 1803 St. Joseph Blvd., #113, Orleans. 830-6836. 07:30 pm • ADVANCED BELLY DANCE with Jalilah at Studio Oasis, 200 St.Joseph,Hull (819)7765033 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Road, Blackburn Hamlet, Barry Dunn 613-830-9545 Gail Lussier 613-830-4221 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Holy Spirit Parish 1489 Shea Road Stittsville. Deborah Poitras 613-831-2658 07:30 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, General Class. Karin Holtkamp. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca

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07:30 pm • CHURCH OF MSIA Services, followed by fellowship, at 103 Westpark Drive, in Ottawa: call to reserve. 841-1458, fax 841-3578, e-mail: msia@rogers.com 07:30 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 07:30 pm • YIN/YANG YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • MEDITATION SATSUNG. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 7:30pm • PILATES - Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 07:45 pm • HATHA CORE Rama Lotus 2347974 08:00 pm • ABSOLUTE BEGINNER YOGA (Julie Lefebvre) OrleansYOGAShala 8:00 pm • HOT YOGA. Rama Lotus 08:00 pm • ISUL CLASSES. Meditation & Associated Processes. Ron Chapman (advanced). 232-1160.

Fridays

05:45 am • POWERFUL WOMAN BOOT CAMP – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 06:15 am • PRE-BOOKED MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 06:30 am • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:00 am • HATHA YOGA - All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 08:00 am • MEDITATION Bethany Quinn. $5 donation. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 08:15 am • MEDITATION - no pre-registration Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 09:00 am • HATHA Beginner Scaravelli Approach – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 9:00am STRENGTH & SOUL Drop-in. www. surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 09:15 am • VINYASA FLOW - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA (Derek/Angie Kendrick) OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 oys.ca 09:30 am • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 9:30am • PILATES - Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 10:00 am • KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION. Sat Hari Kaur Khalsa, 727-0147 10:00 am • PILATES with Lorraine Chamas at Dance Oasis 10:30 am • PILATES - Mat/Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 11:00 am • POWER yoga with(Julie Lefebvre) at OrleansYOGAShala 11:15 am • FELDENKRAIS classes at Beacon Hill CC. Jill Ogilvie 742-8262. 11:45 am • YIN YANG Rama Lotus 234-7974 11:45 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 11:45 am • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown

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12:00 pm • HATHA FLOW Tatiana Nemchin. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 12:00 pm • DROP-IN MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 12:00 pm • POWER YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 12:00 pm • HATHA GENTLE YOGA at Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • MEDITATION IN MOTION. Drop-in. www.surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 12:00 pm • PILATES - Mat/Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 12:30 pm • PILATES Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 02:00 pm • RESTORATIVE YOGA. Drop-in. www.surroundcircleyoga.com 613-730-6649 02:00 pm • COMMUNITY CLASS Rama Lotus 03:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 04:15 pm • POWER YOGA Tania Frechette. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 04:15 pm • HATHA hour Sivananda at OrleansYOGAShala 04:30pm • HOT FLOW Rama Lotus 05:00 pm • DROP-IN ASTANGA2 Astanga Yoga Ottawa 05:15 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:30 pm • PILATES with Lorraine Chamas at The Studio School of Dance 74 Jamie Avenue 225-6820 05:30 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Open Practice. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 05:30 pm • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:30 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 05:30 pm • HATHA YOGA Level 1/2 - Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA Level 1- Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 05:30 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • HATHA FLOW David Jewitt. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 05:45 pm • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 05:45 pm • YING/YANG YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 06:00 pm • HATHA (intermediate) Alison Finney OrleansYOGAShala 06:15 • POWER YOGA Rama Lotus 7:00 pm • Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) meeting info www.SLAA-ontario.org or 1 877 486 8261 07:30 pm • AA STUDY MEETING. Joy of Living. Bethamy Cultural Centre, 1803 St. Joseph Blvd., #113, Orleans. 830-6836. 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Joseph’s Church 151 Laurier Ave. E., Francie D’Annunzio 613-236-0155 07:30 pm • GONG PERFORMANCE at theDunrobin Sonic Gym 1-877-863-6544

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07:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA. Rama Lotus 2347974 07:45 pm • HATHA YOGA (Jamie Reardon) OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 oys.ca

Saturdays

07:45 am • FREE YOUR HIPS - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 08:00 am • IYENGAR YOGA, General Class. Donna Fornelli. 761-7888. www.iyoga.ca 08:30 am • ASHTANGA YOGA - with Yin – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 08:45 am • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 09:00 am • DROP-IN ASTANGA2 Astanga Yoga Ottawa 09:00 am • HATHA YOGA (Derek/Angie Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 oys.ca 09:00 am • STRENGTH & SOUL. Drop-in. www.surroundcircleyoga.com. 613-730-6649 09:00 am • PRENATAL YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:00 am • ASHTANGA YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:00 am • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 09:00 am • HATHA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 09:00 am • PRE-NATAL YOGA. Drop in class. Santosha Westboro 09:00 am • INTERMEDIATE YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 09:15 am • VINYASA FLOW - Core-elation YOGA studio - core-elation.com 9:30 a.m. • HEALING YOGA, GENTLE YOGAª: For those seeking healing postures, peaceful meditation, flexibility and inner balance, an intimate class environment, and the healing vibration of the Symphonic Gong. 10-week packages available. To reserve, call: Wendy Saunders, Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and Certified Kundalini and Yin Yoga Instructor, 613-435-0750, wendysaunders@ rogers.com , Stittsville. 09:30 am-11:00 am • OPEN YANUMOJA YOGA CLASS, Nikki, 770-6734. 09:45 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Our Lady of Fatima Church 153 Woodroffe Ave. Eva Hegmann 613-596-9480 10:00 am • IYENGAR YOGA – Restorative. Donna Fornelli 761-7888 www.iyoga.ca 10:15 am - 11:45 am : KUNDALINI Yoga with Sandy, drop-in classes. Centretown. 613-6682375. 10:30 am • HOT FLOW Kate Little. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 10:30 am • BELLY DANCE Beginner with Farida at Dance Oasis 10:30 am • HATHA YOGA - All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 10:30 am • PILATES - Mat/Reformer. Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com

Workshops

10:45 am • POWER YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 11:00 am • ASHTANGA Yoga (Janice Roscoe) OrleansYOGAShala 11:00 am • YIN Yoga at Rama Lotus 234-7974 11:00 am • HATHA beginner at Rama Lotus 234-7974 11:00 am • PRE-NATAL Yoga– Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 11:00 am • ASHTANGA Level 1/2 – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 11:00 am • BEGINNERS YOGA. Essential Services, Batya Winer 567-7522. 11:30 am • EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE BEGINNER with Denise Enan at Dance Oasis 11:30am • PILATES - Introductory at Pilates Patio 613-422-3638 lani@pilatespatio.com 12:00 pm • beginners Indian Classical Dance Taught by ANJALI 745-1368 www. culturalhorizons.ca 12:15 pm • YIN YOGA Kate Little. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 12:30 pm • BELLY DANCE IntermediateAdvanced with Denise Enan at Dance Oasis 01:45 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 02:00 pm • POWER VINYASA YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 04:00 pm • YIN YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 04:00 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 04:00 pm • ASHTANGA Bethany Quinn. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447.

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DIRECTORY • Groups ISUL GROUP INTERNATIONAL. RON CHAPMAN. Meditation classes and seminars. 232-1160. PATHWORK® Practical spiritual wisdom that lays out a step-by-step journey into personal transformation and wholeness. A challenging yet compassionate voyage of discovery to the Real Self through the layers of our defenses, denial and fear, guided by our own inner authority. Ottawa info: www.pathwork.ca THE AETHERIUS SOCIETY is a worldwide spiritual organization dedicated to help heal and uplift humanity. Founded in 1955 by the late Western Yogi Master Dr. George King, The Aetherius Society practices a powerful new form of Karma Yoga. This new yoga is based on the wisdom of the spiritual traditions of old as well as new wisdom released by advanced spiritual masters in response to humanity’s scientific advancement and today’s dire need.  ~ For the first time the connection between the science of yoga, the theology of all major religions, the knowledge of radionics and the mystery of UFO’s is revealed. For more information please contact: Michael Hickey - Ottawa representative ottawa@aetherius.org - 613-679-4474 www. aetherius.org LECTORIUM ROSICRUCIANUM, the International School of the Golden Rosycross. Those attracted to this school can immerse themselves here in self-activity in the transfiguristic path of rebirth as to body, soul and spirit • People RON CHAPMAN. Classes and seminars, meditation all levels, private consultations 2321160. JENNIFER CLARK, Spiritual Success Coach, certified Risk Manager, certified Angel Therapy¨ Practitioner (ATP), certified Angelspeakeª Facilitator, Reiki Master, Professional Spiritual Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapyª MasterInstructor, NLP Practitioner, Jennifer Clark, provides in depth strategic coaching sessions for people who want to live with passion and purpose. To learn more, visit www.jenniferclark. ca or call 230-4869 ext 1. RICA GERHARDT, www.wellbeingisyours. com Spa Days, Reiki, Health Kinesiology, Brain Gym Integration, Self-Empowerment workshops, FlowerEssences, AquaChi DetoxFootbath, Private sessions (Insurance),OneDayRetreats, 613-257-8362; rica11@sympatico.ca NADINE LA BELLE, M.A. Body, mind, spirit Integrative Healing®. 613-258-7492. Thomas M. Tegtmeyer, BA (Hons Econs), TPN, CEnKP, RTFHI, RBGI/LPC. If distance is a factor, I will come to your house via: balance@ thomasMtegtmeyer.com; Phone: 613.769.5575; SKYPE-video: display: sky_imb; ID: KJI_IMB; ichat; or remote session. VONNE SOLIS, AngelTherapy® Practitioner www.vonnesolis.com Tel: 613-258-0524

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SHERRY HARRIS, MSW, RSW, CHt, LM is a heart-focused psychotherapist, spiritual coach and counsellor, and energy therapist who specializes in teaching people to live with passion, joy and trust in the process of life. Sherry works with individuals from three to a hundred and three. In addition, her unique approach to family and couple counselling has proven over and over again to be highly successful. She may be reached at 613-236-8852 or by email at harris.sherry@gmail. com. Her website is www.sherryharriscounselling. com. Insurance receipts covered by most benefit packages are provided. Weekend and evening hours are available as well as regular business hours. Home visits or phone sessions may be arranged if you are unable to come to me. SANDIE MCARDLE, Transformational Healing Sessions. I am a catalyst for healing energy and patterns that no longer serve you and will help you to move into a new sense of balance, wholeness and clarity. This might include addressing emotional, spiritual, physical or intellectual issues. I use an integrative blend of techniques, as well as guided intuition, to serve you. I have over 20 years experience in the healing arts. Sandie McArdle, B.A., HSC. 613741-3117 or at Tao Crystals and Healing Center, 613-288-2274. sandie.mcardle@gmail.com • Places FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATION. 30 Cleary St. 613-725-1066. Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA) (an ecumenical church), Ottawa-Morin Community. Weekly, Thursday, 7:30 pm services, followed by fellowship, at 103 Westpark Drive, in Ottawa: call to reserve. Marriages and spiritual counselling by appointment. Peace Theological Seminary Courses: as scheduled locally, by correspondence and by internet. For information or to reserve: msia@rogers.com or 613-841-1458 • A Course in Miracles COURSE OASIS. Courses, support and study groups, spiritual gatherings, individual mentoring, books. Mary Anne Buchowski and James Gregory, 613-726-0195. Email: courseoasis@primus.ca; Website: www. courseoasis.org • Acupuncture CAPITAL ACUPUNCTURE HEALING CLINIC. Ya-Zhen GUO, a certified traditional Chinese acupuncture specialist & former chief physician with 29 yrs clinical experience in China & Canada. Disposable needles, free consultation & parking. 69 Spencer St. Ottawa (Between Holland & Parkdale). 613-798-0595. CHINESE TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE & NATURAL MEDICINE CENTRE. TCM. DAC. Jia Jun Huang & Annie Huang. Graduate of Shanghai Medical University (1960). Over 45 years experience. Member of Chinese Acupuncture Association of China & Canada. Acute & chronic pain, Accident. Sports injuries, Arhtritis, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Insomnia, Stop smoking, Menopause, etc. Disposable

needles are used. Insurance coverage. Free parking. One of the largest herb stores in Otawa. 613-235-5504. 867 Somerset St. W. Ottawa. Lori Mackay Rmt, Cama – Trained in Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University. Providing treatment for acute and chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders and injuries such as, joint, neck, shoulder and back pain, headaches, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, arthritis, and more. Acupuncture can be performed alone or in conjunction with massage therapy treatment. 2 convenient locations: 418 Rideau St. Please call: (613)-241-3434. Please call: (613)-727-7246 for more info contact Lori at lorirmt@gmail.com or www.lorirmt.ca HARMONY ACUPUNCTURE, Rural Kanata location, Alice Kwasniok, Dr. Ac. and TCM, MSc, member of CMAAC, graduate of ACOS, Nelson, BC. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for prevention and treatment of a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Weight loss and detoxification, anti-aging facial rejuvenation. 613-832-0658. www. harmonyrevival.com DR. LI PAN ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC. Cancer, infertility, arthritis, stress, tinnitus, herpes zoster, stroke sequela, depression, sciatica, sports injuries, impotence, hepatitis, diabetes, asthma, quit smoking, various paralysises, pain, palpitation, headache, anxiety, dizziness, insomnia,aging,high blood pressure, facial paralysis, menopausal syndrome, fatigue. 2760 Carousel Crescent 613-569-7177. drlipanchineseacupuncture.com CENTRE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. Dr. Gasan Askerow, C.M.D., Ph.D., Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, Pain & Sports Related Injuries, 125 Somerset W (Suite 202), 613 569-8947. PAIN RELIEF; correction of chronic conditions; addiction relief; weight loss; pro-active tune-up for health maintenance. Meridians Clinic (613) 728-2579 www.naetottawa.com • Addictions SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (SAA). A 12 step group to stop compulsive behaviour. Phone 786-1060. • Akashic Records PATRICIA V. LACROIX, Akashic Records Consultant, Clairvoyant Medium, Certified Hypnotherapist. Akasha is the fundamental energy at the very core of creation. All that is created emanates from and returns to the energy of the Akasha. Held within the Akasha are the individual records of each soul from the time it leaves its point of origin until its return. Every thought, word, deed and intent generated by each soul’s experience is recorded within ßthe Akasha in one’s personal Akashic Records as well as in a collective recording of the experience. Accessing information from the Akashic Records gives us divine insight as we create and manifest our desires. Expect information to continue to filter into your consciousness through your dreams and in the form of sudden insights in the days and weeks following a consultation. Gift Certificates available. 613-592-2520 patriciavlacroix@sympatico.ca

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DIRECTORY • Alexander Technique ELENA CALVO. Certified teacher(England) Personalized mind and body work. English, Spanish, and French spoken. Health Insurance covered. (819) 771-0110. THE OTTAWA-HULL SCHOOL FOR THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE, Richard Albert, Director. Health insurance covered. I now offer Alexander lessons in my office or at your home 819-456-3484 alextech@magma.ca; or visit www.beingcarefulwhatwewishfor.ca BRIGITTE CARON fully bilingual, certified teacher (also speaks Spanish). 317 Chapel (@ Laurier). 789-7972. • Allergy treatment ALLERGY & CHRONIC CONDITIONS. 10th year serving Ottawa-Outaouais. Judy Spence’s Medical background assures your program is tailored to your individual health needs. NAET is excellent for treatment of allergy & infection as well as Autism, CFS, FM, MCS, ADD & other chronic and conditions including pain. Doctorate of Natural Medicine (DNM), Acupuncturist., Advanced Level 2 NAET, Advanced 2 BioSet, Laser Acupuncture Detox & Lymphatic Drainage. Western medicine meets Eastern medicine to correct persistent and acute health issues.  State-of-the-art computerized testing. The NAET Clinic of Ottawa is a full service, full time practice and also offers Hypnosis, Homeotoxicology, Auricular Medicine, Ion Detox Foot Baths,  Sauna Detox, Weight Loss and Stop Smoking Programs. 613-728-2579. Quebec location: 819-6611061.  www.naetottawa.com.  On parle francais. • Angel therapy ANGEL THERAPY PRACTITIONER® Diane Lanthier incorporates various modalities, including family constellation work, into a unique and compelling Emotional Freedom Techniques session. EFT is gentle yet powerful energy work that allows you to release any negative memories and feelings that are blocking you from moving forward in life. 613 297 8293, diane@reiki-light.com, reiki-light.com JENNIFER CLARK was Ottawa’s first Angel Therapy® Practitioner and Professional Spiritual Teacher certified by Doreen Virtue working in Ottawa. Visit www.jenniferclark.ca or call her at 613.297.2850 and see what your angels and guides have to say! • Aqualead AQUALEAD ENERGY - Healing water, environmental healing. Level I, II and Master classes. Free of charge, donations accepted. Sabine Blais, Aqualead & Reiki Master. email aqualead1@gmail.com for schedules, www. aqualead.blogspot.com (819) 230-6638. • Aromatherapy EARTHLYESSENTIALS. Organic essential oils, custom formulas, diffusers & blends, organic handmade soap, organic massage oils. 984 Notre Dame, Embrun, 613-443-9635. www. earthlyessentials.ca

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Planet Botanix fills all your pure essential oil needs! We carry over 100 oils and other supplies. Purchase products from our line of all natural bodycare. 301 Bank (Somerset) 5674444, www.planetbotanix.com • Art PAINTING WITH SPIRIT intuitivepainting/ art as meditation.Workshops/individual sessions Diana ClaireDouglas www.paintingwithspirit. com; dianaclairedouglas@bell.net. 613-820-8850 BRUSH MEDITATION. Oriental Brush Painting. www.lilithohan.com 613-521-0041. THERAPEUTIC SCULPTURE: A POWERFUL CREATIVITY PRACTICE. Hilde Paz, Steiner qualified, 20 years experience. Individuals and small groups. (819 684-4347) • Ascension ASCENSION HEALING Full-time Healing Practice Offering: Crystal Crystal Healing, Crystal Healing Classes and Workshops, Full Shamanic Healing Services, Clearing of Homes and Business Space, Crystal Retail, Ceremonial Plants, www.ascensionhealing.ca, karen@ ascensionhealing.ca, 613-798-2828. • Art Classes/Workshops OPENING TO THE FLOW art classes & workshops. Hedda Sidla 613-445-5613, heddasidla@gmail.com • Astrology 11TH HOUSE ASTROLOGY GROUP, open to all levels, is a gathering to exchange, learn and participate. 2nd Monday each month (except holidays) @ 61 Main St., Ottawa. Info: call 8214839 or 731-9844. JACQUES GIASSON: Professional Astrologer with a background in psychological counseling and 28 years of experience. Become aware of your path and take advantage of your challenges and opportunities, natal, actual and future. Call: 819-770-9259. PERSONAL READINGS Astrologer Judy Jibb CertFAstrolS 613 304 4255, personalreadings@ gmail.com • B. O. S. LAURIE FRASER, certified B.O.S. practitioner. Excellent results: emotional issues (depression, anxiety, grief), pain, disease, allergies, mould, menopause, infection, insomnia, etc. Spiritual development, chakra work. $45.00 613-721-3781 • Beauty and Health NATURAL BODYCARE by a certified aromatherapist. Natural makeup, cleaning products: Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444 FREE HOME DELIVERY of hundreds of top quality green products available from www. ECOOTTAWA.com on orders over $35. ESSENCEHAIRSTUDIO.CA - modern grey natural blending, vegan hair care, aromatherapy nebulising diffusers 613-837-3569

• Bed & Breakfast LA GRANGE COUNTRY INN & YOGA STUDIO – Historic barn converted into spectacular 4-star inn and studio. Located on the edge of Gatineau Park in the village of Wakefield, only 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. www. lagrangecountryinn.com (819) 459-3939. • Birth Doula BIRTH DOULA offering 3 educational prenatal sessions, continuous birth support & 1 postnatal home-visit. Offering a wide range of holistic resources, including Hypnotherapy, Massage & Aromatherapy for pregnancy, birth & beyond. Visit: www.empowerbirth.ca 613.282.6001 empowerbirth@gmail.com • BodyTalk KRISTIN PETERSON: Registered Massage Therapist, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner & Certified Acupuncturist kristin_peterson6@ hotmail.com or http://kristinpeterson.weebly.com LORI HOLLOHAN, M.A. Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Reiki II. Tel: (613) 866-7091; Email: info@lorihollohan. com; Web: www.lorihollohan.com WENDY PHILPOTT, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, wendy@harmonyflow.ca. For more information see www.bodytalksystem.com • Books PLANET BOTANIX, 301 Bank (Somerset) 5674444, www.planetbotanix.com: Gardening, self help, spiritual, cards, cds, dvds RAMA LOTUS YOGA CENTRE. www. ottawayoga.com/   342 Gladstone Ave  613.234.7974. Yoga & Lifestyle, Meditation, DVD’s and More FORCES IN THE AIR. An Autobiography of a Canadian Air Force Brat. A great little read of 108 pages, contact crowecreations.ca or gayelouise@rogers.com for info and a copy • Bowen Therapy CHRYSALIS THERAPIES / Christine Follows. www.chrysalistherapies.ca Certified Bowen Therapy Practitioner (advanced). Call (613) 523-0640 after 5 pm. or e-mail follows0640@rogers.com BowenTherapy Ottawa Bette Madigan. www.BowenTherapyOttawa.ca Certified Bowen Therapy Practitioner(advanced) 376 Churchill Ave. Suite 203(Westboro Clinic) insurance receipts available. Call 613-722-4249 or e-mail bettemadigan@hotmail.com MARIANNA MEDVID, Registered Bowen Therapist, Homeoplus Outaouais Clinic, Hull. Pain relief and body balancing. 819-777-1818 (w) or 613-291-6651(c) info@bowentherapyhealing. ca; bowentherapyhealing.ca. CAROLYNNE DOUCETTE - Professional Bowenwork Practioner. Effective for chronic and acute conditions and injuries. Carolynne@bowenkemptville.ca 613-799-3315. www.bowenkemptville.ca


• Buddhism PINE GATE SANGHA - Zen Buddhist Community: www.ianprattis.com/pinegate.htm - practices Engaged Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Pine Gate Meditation Hall is at 1252 Rideout Cr in the west end; 613 726 0881. Thursday meditation and study class at 7:00pm; First Saturdays of each month - dharma talk and pot luck supper at 5.00pm. Other activities: Retreats, Days of Mindfulness, pilgrimages, hikes, sweatlodges. Nucleus of Friends for Peace www. friendsforpeace.ca Dharmacharya Ian Prattis - True Body of Wisdom - is the resident teacher • Career Consulting FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS, JENNIFER CLARK has successfully navigated career transitions, mapped out career turning points and strategies for her clients. Get back in the flow! Visit www.jenniferclark.ca or call613.297.2850. • Catering WE WILL CATER your small to medium event tailored to your specific dietary needs and liking ie. Vegan,Vegetarian, Living Food, Low Fat, Ciliac, etc Eager to learn more about cooking? - ask me about some theme cooking classes. tel 613 668 4223. e-mail.: thefitnesschef@rogers.com • Ceremonies CARRIE RATHWELL, CEREMONIALIST. Personalized ceremonies created for and with you: weddings, funerals, baby and family ceremonies, rites of passage, pet funerals, shamanic journeys for ceremonies, and more. 613-237-1473. www.carrierathwell.com • Chakra Balancing with HOTSTONE, SOUND, AROMATHERAPY, REIKI www.wellbeingisyours.com. Rica Gerhardt 613-257-8362. • Children JENNIFER CLARK is a Child and Youth Coach offering unique coaching and simple healing experiences to shift anxiety, fear, depression and physical conditions. Visit www.jenniferclark.ca or call 613.297.2850 • Chiropractic ACTIVATOR CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC. Restore proper spinal balance safely and comfortably with the precise low-force activator analysis and instrument. Dr. Stephani S.Dunk 613-226-9800. Baseline @ Prince of Wales SAGE WELLNESS 340 Gladstone www. sagemassagetherapy.ca Book online or call 613-235-7243, Pain Relief, Headache, Injuries, Performance improvement, Arthritis, Health & Well-being • Cleaning GREEN CLEANING since1988. Completely insured and bonded. We clean both homes and offices. Personalized friendly service with all healthy products. www.beauclean.ca 613-7311532 or email beauclean@gmail.com ALL NATURAL CLEANING & CONCIERGE SERVICES We approach cleaning holistically and responsibly. Using effective non-toxic, eco-friendly products, and lots of old-fashioned athletic elbow grease we clean your home thoughtfully and thoroughly. Outsourse your

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Stress! We do more than just cleaning. We do EVERYTHING to make your life easier! www.TheEverythingGirls.com 613.897.1207 • Clinics PLANET BOTANIX, 301 Bank (Somerset) 5674444: visit our website for a list of practitioners www.planetbotanix.com KILLENS REID PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC now offering TCM with acupuncture practioner. Other services, Osteopathy, Vodder Lymphatic Drainage, Vestibular Rehab, Urinary Incontinence Rehab, Massage Therapy, Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy. www. killensreid.com (613) 594-8512. • Clutter FROM CHAOS TO ORDER - bring on the Flow. Edie Lane Feng Shui Consultant, DeClutter Specialist. 613-565-1919 abundantlivingbydesign. com GAIN FREEDOM FROM CLUTTER and save precious time and energy. Let me help you get organized so you can find exactly what you need when you need it. Jobs may be as small a linen closet or as large as a garage. It is said that 25% of what we buy is spent on things we already own but can’t find them. Increase your peace of mind. Call for a free consultation: 613-762-1704 or gsmetta@gmail.ca • Coaching ACADEMY OF PERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP COACHING www. ottawacounselling.com Coaching concentrates on healing and empowerment and de-emphasizes being clinical and helping. Richard Haney is a wholistic coach who brings a wide range of skills, techniques and modalities to each coaching interaction. He provides warm, heartconnected and empathetic coaching. Please contact Richard Haney to enhance your life and make the most of each moment. Listening well is the most eloquent sign of caring. Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy), 234-5678 or 726-3636. MOIRA HUTCHISON CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp.: Blending her intuitive gifts with Life Coaching, Moira concentrates on awakening your true potential, inviting and supporting change for your highest good. To inspire your life and get on track (613) 432-1239 www.WellnessWithMoira. com BERYL ALLPORT, MCC, TRC, Master Coach, Facilitator, Author, Certified Retirement Life Coach. Mid life transition coaching, workshops and speaking.  Finding a deeper meaning of self and life. 613-421-3042 www.beallucanbe.com Thomas M. Tegtmeyer. Kimaya Joy International (KJI) Information Medicine Balancing (IMB) at: Mother Earth Natural Health 747 D Richmond Road (at Cleary). By appointment only. Phone: 613.769.5575; http:// thomasmtegtmeyer.energyk.org/interview.html; http://www.energybalanceexchange.org/; http:// www.cicr-icrc.ca/; http://www.adrontario.ca/; http://www.imimediation.org/ ANNA MARANTA: Coaching, Counselling, and Spiritual Direction from an Integral Perspective. Call: 613.867.5505 or email: maranta.anna@ gmail.com

MARLENE NEUFELD, MSW, RSW, AND BOB NEUFELD, M.ED., help couples create closer loving relationships. We specialize in two-on-two couples coaching/psychotherapy. Experience our life changing approach which will help you learn skills and techniques that facilitate lasting personal change in a faster and easier way than traditional talk-therapy. We each have over 37 years experience in helping couples/ people create more satisfying relationships/lives. For more information or to arrange a one-hour no-charge-to you initial consultation see www. marleneandbob.com or phone 613-594-9248. FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS, JENNIFER CLARK has been an Intuitive Life Coach combining the concrete and the esoteric offering you “soul solutions” that work. Visit www. jenniferclark.ca or call 613.297.2850 • Conscious Evolution MEDITATION ON BECOMING A UNIVERSAL HUMAN. Based upon the work of Barbara Marx Hubbard’s work Emergence. Learn to tap into your Higher Self to ask questions, receive guidance from your Essence Self and feel the confidence and peace that exists in that space. Information from Aileen’s Oasis, Aileen McKenna, Certified Agent for Conscious Evolution www.aileensoasis.com or 613-228-2272, by cell at 613-795-3751, or toll free at 1-866-493-0236 • Counselling ANN OHLMACHER, MA Body Psychology; Individual and group Body Centered psychotherapy and trauma work. 613-795-4836, annyrose@ embodyment.org, www.embodyment.org CAROLINE ELSON a Wholistic Lifestyle Counsellor. B.Sc M.Ed,CCC 613 282 7905, caroline.elson@gmail.com Starting where you are, moving to create the life you want. Explore the physical, mental and emotional through traditional and alternative forms of counselling. Individual and Couple. 100TELEPHONE COUNSELLING/ COACHING. Johanne Guitard, M.Ed., C.C.C., *bilingual. Take action steps to transform your life. coach@jguitard.ca, 819-684-7360. ACADEMY OF COUNSELLING. Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy) Specializing in individual and couple counselling and in comprehensive family mediation. Also specializing in bereavement, career and stress counselling. Richard is an empowerment counsellor who is heavily influenced by Roberto Assagioli (Psychosythesis), C.G. Jung, Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), Alfred Adler, Milton Erickson, Ken Wilber and Stanislov Grof (Holotropic Breathwork). 234-5678 or 726-3636. Web: www. ottawacounselling.com KATHY GLOVER SCOTT M.S.W., professional, experienced Reiki Master/Teacher (Ascended Levels). www.ReikiOttawa.com. Reiki to the 21st degree, 5th Dimensional Consciousness Program, Reiki and Crystals and Root Cause Release Work. Classes and individual appointments (some covered by extended benefits). 613-271-8636

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DIRECTORY MARY O’KEEFFE, MA., MSc., Clinical member, Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. Mindfulness & Compassion-Based therapy, for emotional balance, anxiety, stress, burnout, grief, relationship and childhood issues. Experienced therapist, Integrative & Holistic...613-608-7809 www.mindfultherapyottawa.com SHERRY HARRIS, MSW, RSW, CHt, LM is a heart-focused psychotherapist, spiritual coach and counsellor, and energy therapist who specializes in teaching people to live with passion, joy and trust in the process of life. Sherry works with individuals from three to a hundred and three. In addition, her unique approach to family and couple counselling has proven over and over again to be highly successful. She may be reached at 613-236-8852 or by email at harris.sherry@gmail. com. Her website is www.sherryharriscounselling. com. Insurance receipts covered by most benefit packages are provided. Weekend and evening hours are available as well as regular business hours. Home visits or phone sessions may be arranged if you are unable to come to me. ROSEMARY MURRAY-LACHAPELLE, M.L.S., M.A., Dipl. Analyt. Psych. Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist. Individual therapy to address your unique concerns. (819) 568-0282 ALYCE SNOW - M.Psy. (over 40 yrs exp.) Grandir ensemble au rythme des saisons .. Developing one’s feeling of wholeness/harmony Famille - couple - individuel - mini groupes Growing pains -relationships -life transitions Mieux traverser les moments imp/ difficiles Stress relief through artistic self-expression .. Vers une meilleure contribution sociale *daytime or evenings (613) 741-5632 BRENDA GREY. B.A. Psychology (Honours) Registered Psychotherapist. Individual, Adolescence & Marriage. Depression / Past Abuse / Self Esteem Issues/ Interpersonal Conflicts / Anger Management / Eliminating Stress / Anxiety Author of : Mending a Wounded Life Gentle words for Healing. bgrey1@xplornet.com 613-623-1888. Serving:Ottawa West /Dunrobin/Carp/Kinburn/ Almonte/Arnprior. https://sites.google.com/site/ brendagreytherapy/home • Couples MARLENE AND BOB NEUFELD help couples who want to create a closer, more loving relationship with one another. Learn how to avoid the common relationship problems of criticism, defensiveness, or just drifting apart. Experience Bob and Marlene’s life changing approach, which includes their ability to bring a couple’s perspective to helping other couples. We each have over 37 years experience in helping couples/ people create more satisfying relationships/lives. For more information or to arrange a one-hour no-charge-to you initial consultation see www. marleneandbob.com or phone 613-594-9248. LEARN THE ART OF MASSAGE. A registered massage therapist works alongside you as you learn a variety of techniques aimed at reducing muscle tension and inducing relaxation. Contact Janet Penny, RMT at 613-222-5367 or info@ focusmassagetherapy.ca

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SHERRY HARRIS, MSW, RSW, CHt, LM is a heart-focused psychotherapist who helps couples learn to respect and love each other again after falling out of love and losing their genuine concern and appreciation for each other. Her unique techniques encourage couples to find the value and goodness, not only in each other, but in themselves. Sherry may be reached at 613-236-8852, by email at harris.sherry@gmail. com. Please check out her website at www. sherryharriscounselling.com. Sherry is available evenings and weekends as well as regular business hours. Insurance receipts covered for most benefit packages are provided. • Courses CHAKRA BASICS, ONLINE. www. wisewomanuniversity.org. $49.95 for 4 classes. Start anytime. Covers the chakras, how they affect your physical, mental and emotional health. Try fun exercises, assignments and meditations. Catherine Bastedo. www. visionreiki.com. Email: info@visionreiki.com • Cranio-Sacral Therapy JOAH BATES, D.O.(UK) Biodynamic Osteopathy. Creating a space for self-healing through structural balance. Over 25 years experience. 613-742-0011. Denise Gaulin, B.A., CST Since the early 1990’s, Denise offers individual CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) sessions; she also has a specialization and a vast experience in pediatric CST and Visceral Manipulation (Barral). Denise is a certified CranioSacral therapist and certified teaching assistant for all levels of coursework (Upledger). Tutorials are offered to students of CST and SER. By appointment. Tel. 613-738-9080 WELLNESS WITH MOIRA: CranioSacral and SomatoEmotional Release Sessions. Specializing in self empowerment for healing and health. Insurance Receipts. www.WellnessWithMoira. com 613.432.1239 • Crystal Consultations DISCOVER WHICH CRYSTALS WILL BENEFIT YOU the most! Enjoy a complimentary crystal consultation with Linda Energy Healer, Tuesdays 7 pm – 9 pm Mambo Restaurant, 77 Clarence St , and on Veggie Wednesdays 7 pm – 9 pm at Kinki Restaurant, 41 York St in the Byward Market. Beautiful healing crystal jewellery also for sale. www. lindaenergyhealer.com lsteele1122@rogers.com 613-868-8468 • Crystal Singing Bowls & Intuitive Voice DEEP SOUL ENERGETICS Pamela Holm. Intuitive voice and Crystal Singing bowls sessions. Group and individual. Music Therapist, Karmic Master. Also DNA/karmic healing. www.PamelaHolm.ca 613-264-8671 pamela_ holm@yahoo.com • Crystals ASCENSION HEALING • Full-time Healing Practice Offering: Crystal Classes and Workshops — Full Crystal Healing Services — Full Shamanic Healing Services including Soul

Retrieval, Extractions, Protection and Space Clearing — Crystal Store selling: tumbled stones, rough mineral specimens, clusters, geodes, cut and polished wands, pendulums, eggs, pyramids, obelisks, spheres and a wide variety of jewelry, ceremonial grade plants, smudging supplies, beeswax candles & Himalayan bath salts, Space Clearing, Spirit Crossing and Crystal Gridding of home and business space — Group Healing Circles Karen Osborne is a Crystal Healer and Shamanic Practitioner certified in several modalities. She has been operating her Ottawa based business for almost 10 years. www. ascensionhealing.ca For appointments or more information call or email: 613.798.2828 or karen@ ascensionhealing.ca • Dance DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE: Joinus in simple, meditative multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases from the many sacred traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. For more information call 613-594-9248, checkour schedule at www.marleneandbob.com or email info@marleneandbob.com ANJALI ACADEMY, DANCE AND YOGA: Asana Adavu and Mantra: a unique synthesis of yoga postures and Indian temple dance, mudras, facial expressions and tala set to mantras. Also traditional Indian Classical Temple dance classes. www. culturalhorizons.ca gaston@cyberus.ca 613 745-1368 MOVEMENT ARTS OTTAWA STUDIO, at 111a Rideau, offers classes and a space for body-aware practices like Contact Improvisation, Body Mind Centering, Authentic Movement, Yoga and Dance, etc. and for moving artists exploring creation. See www.movementartsottawa.blogspot.com BELLY DANCING FOR FUN! Awaken your own Goddess of Dance. Tracey @ 613-241-3397 or www.bellydancingforfun.com JOURNEY DANCE OTTAWA - Conscious Ecstatic Dance. Stand firmly in the foundation of your own feet as we venture outwards in all directions, finding our rhythm with all things. Through improvised movement we ride our own creative wave. Your journey will be gently guided, leaving each dancer the space to breath and simply be. Our dance is a chance to play, a chance to pray. To heal and reveal. Connect and respect. Sometimes pretty, sometimes gritty. A chance to practice the art of living consciously. Nothing fancy, nothing forced. This dance warmly welcomes all souls, with deep honour and respect for each and every person who graces us by their simple presence. Honest facilitation by dodie & live DJ’ing by brian. www. JourneyDanceOttawa.com • Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Detoxification AQUA CHI FOOTBATH, easy+effective detox Rica Gerhardt 613-257-8362 rica11@sympatico. ca www.wellbeingisyours.com check Spa Days


ION CLEANSE” Foot Bath Detox, fast, easy, effective way to detoy the body in 30 min. Also offering “CHI MACHINE and FAR INFRARED DOMES’ sessions. Insurance coverage. Christianne Akyna-Foley 613-8423337 cakyna@rogers.com OTTAWA WELLNESS & DETOX CLINIC. www.ottawawellness.com • Distance Healing LINDA ENERGY HEALER—Highly effective energy healing sessions available distantly for physical & emotional pain such as childhood issues, abuse, grief, divorce, & accidents. Current distance healing clients range from Toronto and Montréal to Australia and Asia. For further info, please visit www.lindaenergyhealer.com email lsteele1122@rogers.com or call 613-868-8468. Serving people & pets. PayPal option • DNA DNA: Clears Lifetime Blocks, Soul Restoration to Original, Initial Blueprint, Opening and Allowing Integration of Gifts and Balance/ Wholeness on All Levels; Mental, Emotional, Physical. Cathryn Green www.cathryngreen.ca www.crystalearthhealingspa.com 613-479-0299 • DNA/Karmic Healing/Sound Healing DEEP SOUL ENERGETICS Refresh the spirit & progress on ascension path through releasing problems at the root, within the DNA, from this and other lifetimes, and throughout the existence of the soul. Intuitive sound work with Crystal Singing bowls & voice with Music Therapist, Karmic Master. www.PamelaHolm.ca 613-2648671 pamela_holm@yahoo.com • Doula Death Doula and End-of-Life Shaman, One-on-one consultations, workshops, mediumship. Trained to aid and support individuals in their dying processes. Debbie Dharbonneau, 613-823-0384, www.debbiecharbonneau.ca • Dreams ROSEMARY MURRAY-LACHAPELLE, M.L.S., M.A., Dipl. Analyt. Psych. Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist. Therapy practised with sensitivity to material from the unconscious such as dreams. (819) 568-0282 DREAM INTERPRETATION: Using Jungian approach and method of working with dreams. Eleanor Ann Rowan 613-746-6778. • EMF Balancing P.W. EMF BALANCERS, Home, Work, Auto. Steve Priebe (613) 842-4758, spriebe@ sympatico.ca, www.emffreezone.ca • Emotional Freedom Technique EMOTIONAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL PAIN AND STRESS can lead to physical pain and illness. Life is too short to live with pain of any kind! EFT is an important tool in getting rid of pain - and also in removing the negativity that blocks you from manifesting and attracting the positive and allowing for fullness of self and your divine plan. Tap into emotional freedom - try it on EVERYTHING! Diane Lanthier (613) 2978293 www.reiki-light.com

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• Energy ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONAL FACILITATOR The Art of Neutrality - sessions available by phone, distance or in person Yvette Marie-Claire Guy 819 771-8858 • Energy Healing LAURIE FRASER, B.O.S., holographic healing, Reconnective, facade healing, past life. Excellent results: anxiety, depression, insomnia, hormones, disease, allergies, pain, addiction, spiritual blocks. $45.00 613-721-3781. MARTIN DESLAURIERS – Physical and emotional healing. From injuries to chronic diseases, pain, burnout, grief. Grounding and self-healing group sessions. 819 965-0108 ext 101 – www.MartinDeslauriers.com LINDA ENERGY HEALER - Highly effective energy medicine for healing emotional & physical pain at the root level. In person or distance, people & pets. Please call 613-8688468, email lsteele1122@rogers.com or visit www.lindaenergyhealer.com • Energy Kinesiology THOMAS M. TEGTMEYER. Information Medicine Balancing since 1995. For personal bests and gentle transformation through many ways by weaving coherence, focusing awareness, balancing priorities, mapping energy. If distance is a factor, I will come to your house via: E/M: balance@thomasMtegtmeyer.com; Phone: 613.769.5575; SKYPE-video: display: sky_imb; ID: KJI_IMB; ichat; or remote session. By appointment only. http://thomasmtegtmeyer. energyk.org/interview.html www.canask.org/ class_listings.htm  www.braingym.org/  www. energybalanceexchange.org/ • Energy Medicine Combining the power of Donna Eden Energy Medicine and Emotional Freedom Technique to release blocks and empower you to step into your magnificence. Catherine McLenaghan, certified Donna Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. Call 613-730-0411. Private sessions and ongoing. classes.www.energywellspring.com • Face Massage FACE MASSAGE (REJUVENATING) The Canadian Centre of Indian Head Massage. Two day course with Debbie Boehlen. Certification available. 905.714.0298 www. indianheadmassagecanada.com

• Feng Shui BALANCE - HARMONY - ENERGY Enhancing spaces that transform your life. Registered Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant. Specializing in Space and Clutter Clearing, Space Planning, Design and Decoration, Colour and Light, Renovation and Construction. Pamela Burns, ARIDO, IDC, Reiki Master (613) 741-4055 CLEARING THE ENERGY OF YOUR HOME can be magical. Move to the next level of your healing. Contact Edie 613-565-1919 abundantlivingbydesign.com • Feng Shui Workshops PRACTITIONER/FACILITATOR LINDA THERRIEN from Life Health Healing Center provides two workshops. Introduction to Feng Shui with compass and Advanced Feng Shui with crystals both include certificates. Let Feng Shui in your home and in your life help you achieve Harmony, Abundance, Happiness and more. Workshops are held on the third Saturday or Sunday of each month from 1pm to 5pm. Pre-registration required. Linda is the founder and teacher of Dimensional Meditation with crystals. Call: 613-824-4548 or visit www. lifehealthhealing.com FAMILY PLANNING CONSULTING using the highly successful Lunar Phase Method. One time fee of $100.00 includes personalized profile and follow up. Nancy at 613-324-4458 or fertilitywheel @hotmail.com. “WOMEN UTILIZING MIND/BODY TECHNIQUES such as hypnosis have a 42 –55% increased rates of conception” Engage the power of your subconscious mind to enhance fertility with hypnotherapy. Visit: www. empowerhypnosis.ca 613.282.6001 johanna@ empowerhypnosis.ca • Flower Essences FLOWER ESSENCES can support you through all phases of life. Gentle release of blocks and patterns, healing of old wounds, assistance with acute or chronic issues. Californian, Pacific and Bach essences. Will treat animals. Barbara Schuster, FES-certified practitioner; 613-8204303 or barbaraschuster2000@yahoo.ca

• Facial Rejuvenation Burnham Systems Facial Rejuvenation is a powerful AntiAging Holistic Therapy. Realignment and toning of facial muscles; Release of physical and emotional blockages; Deep renewal of body and spirit • Jurlique Organic Skin Care. Gayle Mickelson 613.830.5764

• Foot Orthotics Dr. Jean-FranCois Gauthier B.Sc., D.C., C Ped (C) is a certified pedorthist, a trained foot health specialist. Providing solutions for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, etc. Restore proper foot, knee, hip and lower back balance with confortable custom-made foot orthotics. Conveniently located near Rideau Center, free parking: 418 Rideau St. Please call 613-241-3434. For more information contact us at dr.gauthier@sympatico.ca or www. spineandfoot.com

• Feldenkrais Method KAREN MEREDITH, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practioner, www.beyondmovement. ca or 613-761-6200

• Frequencies of Brilliance Christine Follows / CHRYSALIS THERAPIES. Call (613) 523-0640 after 5 p.m. for appt. or e-mail follows0640@rogers.com • Gifts Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444: eco friendly, recycled, unique and inspirational ideas!

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• Gluten Free SOUPE, HÉ! SEASONAL SOUPS -- delicious gluten-free, vegetarian soups and potages finally! Sold in fine food and health food stores in the Outaouais. www.soupehe.com • Gum Disease DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Hadoscan HADOSCAN Sessions available by phone, distance or in person Contact Yvette Marie-Claire Guy 819 771-8858 • Head & Neck Pain DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Health and Well-Being Consultant BELINDA ROUSSEL HOWES, Health and Well-Being Consultant, Connecting you with the people and tools for your well-being journey Tel: 613 720-6355; www.wellbeingottawa.com • Health Kinesiology RICA GERHARDT, Specialized Holistic Health Kinesiologist. Treat causes, not symptoms. Install empowering beliefs. Nutrition. Detox. Private sessions.(Insurance). Workshops. Spa Days www.wellbeingisyours.com 613-257-8362 rica11@sympatico.ca • Heart Interpreter WOULD YOU LIKE ASSISTANCE SAYING what`s really in your heart and putting it on paper? Support offered for writing greetings, letters and preparing messages to friends, partners, colleagues, family or anyone else you need to communicate with. From $20.00, 1/2 off special until Feb.28, 2012. Contact Cera at (613) 227-4497 or heartinterpreter@gmail.com • Herbal Healing JUDY HENRY is a skilled herbal practitioner and healer with 25 years of experience in holistic healing. She combines knowledge, intuition and guidance, as she weaves together the sacred wisdom and spirit of the plants, as well as many ancient & modern healing modalities. Health Coaching program: In-depth Individual coaching, personalized protocols &custom-blended herbal formulas. Single consultations are also available. www.earthmedicine.ca 613- 832-8241 • Herbalism KATHLEEN LEESON RH, is one of two registered Clinical herbalists in the region with the Ontario Herbalists Association, a professional regulating body. We have developed educational standards, a Professional Scope of Practice, a Professional Code of Practice and a Professional Code of Ethics. See www.herbalists.on.ca. I has been studying, working, growing, sharing, teaching, journeying and playing with the plants since 1982. I specialize in the Art and Science of natural healing and am available for one-on-one appointments in downtown Ottawa at (613) 2371473. I also teach The Wisdom of Plants Herbal Apprenticeship Program (See its Facebook page) starting yearly in May. www.kathleenleeson.ca

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ANNE DRISCOLL R.H. is a traditional herbalist wise in the healing ways of plants. In her practice she blends the wisdom of herbcraft with modern scientific knowledge. She works with individuals to restore the innate balance and strength of the body. All remedies are custom created to address each person’s unique health needs. For both chronic and acute conditions - let plants walk with you on the journey to wellness. Call the Avalon Herbal Clinic at 613-612-1181 or drop by on Saturday to Mother Earth Natural Health (747 D Richmond Road.) • Herbs JUDY’S ORGANIC HERBS Canada’s favourite source for medicinal herbs & health items. Huge selection of highest-quality organic bulk herbs, tinctures, oils & more including vibrant premium herbs from our gardens. Mailed to your home or office.  www.earthmedicine.ca  613-832-8241 • Holistic Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Homeopathy J.B. HOMEOPATHIC DISPENSARY. Jo-Anne Bazinet, homeopath. Member of S.P.H.Q., C.S.H., H.M.C.C. 2062 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, ON, K1C 1E6. (613) 830-0487. Consultations & products available. M. AYUB KHAN, B.A, DHM (UK), HD (Home of affordable, safe and alternative Health care System for acute & chronic diseases) Telephone: (613)746-6248 (R), (613)282-2660 (B) E-mail: khanhomeopathy@rogers.com ELIZABETH WIGGINS, Reg. Hom., -- for your acute and chronic health concerns. I also offer Nutritional Counselling, Life Coaching, Reiki, & The Lifeline Technique (613) 222-6922 or visit www.elizabethwiggins.com MARILENA GAVRILA - NUTRIHOM D.I.Hom(Pract.), RNCP, Registered Homeopath for acute and chronic conditions and Registered Nutritional and Lifestyle Consultant; www. nutrihom.com; nutrihom@gmail.com; (613) 842-9328 • Hotstone Healing CHECK Chakra Balancing/ Rica Gerhardt THERAPEUTIC HOT STONE MASSAGE. Deep, long-lasting changes to chronic muscle tension. Insurance receipts provided. Book online at www.focusmassagetherapy.ca or call Janet Penny, RMT at 613-222-5367 JOIN HOT STONE ENERGY THERAPIST and Reiki Master Pauline Brown N.N.A member for the utmost in healing, relaxation, and a wonderful state of well-being. call: 819-684-7886 or visit: www.healinghandswithpauline.ca. Receipts provided and gift certificates available • Hypnotherapy RID YOURSELF OF OLD HABITS AND ADDICTIONS. Hypnosis and HypnoAcupuncture. SLEEP despite your partner’s snoring thanks to hypnosis. Weight loss, Drug, Smoking, Sex, Food and Gambling addictions. Age regression to correct decades old influences.  Hypnosis by Judy Spence (CH), National Guild of Hypnotists-certified. Ottawa 613-728-2579

OR Gatineau: 819-661-1061. 1st session: $100. Subsequent $80. Insurance receipts. www. naetottawa.com Martine Brisson, hypnosis and alternative therapies. REDISCOVER THE JOY OF LIFE with the help of hypnosis, EFT, NLP, Eye movement Integration therapy, Psych-K, Reiki and IET. I get to the source of the problem to eliminate it. Only certified 5 Path (5 phase advance transformational hypnosis) in the region. Teacher of 7 Path self-hypnosis. Stress reduction, remove fears, anxiety, self-esteem, traumas and more. Insurance receipt available. Gatineau . 819918-6670 www.martinebrisson.com WENDY ARMSTRONG, CHt, MHt, Master Consulting Hypnotist, CCIr. You can create the life you desire NOW! 613-823-3316 wendy@ wellness-centre.com www.wellness-centre.com MOIRA HUTCHISON CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp.: With a blend of Hypnotherapy and Coaching, the focus is placed upon what YOU want and together we make it happen in the right way for you (613) 432-1239 www.WellnessWithMoira.com ACADEMY OF HYPNOTHERAPY www. ottawahypnosis.com When talking therapy is just not enough to dissolve old emotional blocks...Create new pathways by trusting and following fresh images, empowering suggestions and inspiring visions. Become whole again by re-membering and re-connecting forgotten parts of yourself. What inside! What outside! Consider the Whole... Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D.(Counselling Therapy) Hypnotherapist, 234-5678 or 726-3636. FOR WEIGHT LOSS, TO STOP SMOKING, confidence and much more. Lynne Cardinal NGH certified. (613) 721-7888 or www.kaivalya.ca • Indian Head Massage THE CANADIAN CENTRE OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE. Two day course with Debbie Boehlen, Certification available. 905.714.0298 www.indianheadmassagecanada.com AYURVEDIC HEAD MASSAGE certification with Jackie Cave, Fusion School of Natural Health. 613-389-4344 or info@ FusionNaturalHealth.com • Infrared Sauna SAGE WELLNESS 340 Gladstone www. sagemassagetherapy.ca Book online or call 613235-7243, Detoxify, Treat injuries, Pain relief, Weight loss, Reduce Stress, Improve Skin THE PURPLE LOTUS www.thepurplelotus.ca. The very latest in portable far infrared saunas, in the comfort of your own home. Our BioDomes are easy to set up and provide numerous health benefits. Excellent value, especially in households with multiple users! Call 613 795 1970. • Intuitive Life Coach HELPING GUIDE YOU to live your best life! Kerry Palframan RN www.indigodreamer.com • Intuitive Numerology A NEW SCHOOL OF THOUGHT. Psychic Consultation. Laura Young 725-7232 lbaird@istar.ca • Intuitive Psychic Readings LINDA THERRIEN World Known Medium Clairvoyant. Using Crystals, Chinese Astrology


and Channeling Cards, my Readings consist of guidance in your work, health, love and Spiritual Healing. I am accurate, dependable and gifted. I am Founder of Dimensional Meditation with crystals, Past Life Regression Channeling Facilitator and a Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner. (613-824-4548) www. lifehealthhealing.com • Intuitive Readings MARLENE STEVENS 819 483 9915 Intuitive readings & tarot. Medium & Angel card readings. Marstevens@sympatico.ca MOIRA HUTCHISON CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp.: Connect to your Higher Self and your Inner Wisdom. For insight, guidance, validation, inspiration and support. On-line, by phone and in person (613) 432-1239 www. WellnessWithMoira.com ENJOY, LAUGH, GROW, discover, develop self-understanding, raise your consciousness, balance your body, mind, heart and spirit. An intuitive reading or counseling session can be the additional support you need to bring balance and greater happiness into your life. Over the phone or in person! Choose the type of session that suits you. An amazing journey begins again, in this moment…visit www.intuitivelight.com 613261-9128 Cheryl FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS, JENNIFER CLARK has been a powerful Intuitive guide offering you insight about your spirit guides and helpers offering you divine direction and guidance. Visit www.jenniferclark.ca or call 613.297.2850 GAIN INSIGHT, Guidance, Clarity, Direction, Validation and more. Kerry Palframan RN www.indigodreamer.com • Iridology WENDY ARMSTRONG, MHt, CCIr, Certified Clinical Iridologist 613-823-3316 wendy@ wellness-centre.com www.wellness-centre.com • Journey JEAN BRAZEAU, Ottawa’s first Accredited Journey Practitioner. Give yourself the gift of freedom, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Reclaim the truth of who you are. Works with children, teens and adults. Energy Medicine (Reiki Master, Shamanism, Universalis) NLP, WEL-Systems TM Institute Master Facilitator. JeanBrazeau@sympatico.ca Phone: 613-295-2756. • Jungian Analysis ROSEMARY MURRAY-LACHAPELLE, M.L.S., M.A., Dipl. Analyt. Psych. Jungian Analyst. Depth psychology to address your unique concerns. (819) 568-0282 • Kinesiology CHECK Health Kinesiology / Rica Gerhardt • Labyrinth HEALING CIRCLE LABYRINTH Set amid 1,000 evergreen trees surrounded by a garden sanctuary overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Paths are lined with chakra coloured plants and stones. Now scheduling workshops and candlelit evening walks. Call Liz at 613-925-1278 or healingcirclelabyrinth@hotmail.com

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QUIET GARDEN, includes an 11 circuit replica of Chartres Labyrinth. St. John’s Anglican Church, Richmond, 65 Fowler St. 838-6075. http://members.eisa.com/~ec088706/ ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Parish of March, 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata offers an outdoor, 11 circuit, paver Chartres design labyrinth open to the public at all times. We also offer an indoor, 7 circuit Petite Chartres permanent,painted labyrinth in the church hall. Contact the Parish Office for availability of our indoor facility. ( 613) 592-4747 or www. stjohnskanata.ca • Laughter/Happiness Coaching WWW.LAUGHWITHME.CA LAUGHTER is the best medicine! Learn the skills to make yourself HAPPY! For individuals, groups, work places, clubs EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE HAPPY! Contact Suzi 613-878-4235 or laughwithme@rogers.com • Life Between Lives This is the space between your current life and the one before. The times between death and re-entering the womb for another life. But what goes on in that time-space? What happens to the soul? This is journey to the other side to better understand the reason for which we came on earth. The process is profound, the session itself last up to three hours. Martine Brisson, hypnosis and alternative therapies Gatineau, 819-918-6670 www. martinebrisson.com • LifeLine Technique ELIZABETH WIGGINS, Certified Lifeline Practitioner. The Lifeline Technique changes lives. Let me help you change yours. Any symptom can be addressed. For real change, call 613-222-6922 or visit www.elizabethwiggins.com MASTERY UNLIMITED The LifeLine Technique™ offers you the opportunity to view symptoms of Pain, Fear, and Challenges as gifts for self-healing using the power of Infinite Love and Gratitude. To learn more visit: www. masteryunlimited.ca and call Graham Wiseman: 819-483-0667 email: graham@masteryunlimited. ca or Judy MacLeod: 613-850-7780 email: judy@masteryunlimited.ca • Lifestyle Wellness THE ZEN FOR YOU HOLISTIC APPROACH to health combines nutrition and lifestyle counseling, bodywork and yoga packages tailored to your body’s true needs. Zen for You stresses the importance of identifying the client’s lifestyle issues and trains/teaches them to connect better with themselves and acquire a more positive and healing attitude towards a healthier, fitter and balanced life. To know more Zen for You ervices and programs please visit www. zenforyou.ca • Light Body Acceleration RECONNECTION OF DNA Blueprint. Clears Soul Karmic Contracts from All Lifetimes/ Planes. Cathryn Green www.cathryngreen.ca www.crystalearthhealingspa.com 613-479-0299• Live & Dried Blood Cell Analyses LIPHE DESIGN.COM. pH Nutritional

Microscopy. Donna Porteous 613 253 7467 • Low Impact Yoga LOW IMPACT HATHA YOGA www. zenforyou.ca The Zen for You Hatha Yoga classes are easy to do for people who have never tried yoga before. Manali Haridas, Certified Yoga instructor progressively teaches the yoga postures and different relaxation breathing techniques in a period of 10 weeks. • Lymphatic VODDER METHOD. Effective treatment for acute & chronic conditions. Judy Spence, DNM, RN. 613-728-2579 www.naetottawa.com NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC CENTRE. Lymph drainage (Vodder), Reflexology, Shiatsu,  Massage. Twenty years experience. Receipts for extended health plans. Free parking. By appointment only: 613-798-8385. Lincoln Heights Rd. www. naturaltherapeutic.ca LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE TECHNIQUE gently assists your body’s natural ability to remove waste and maintain a healthy immune system Available at Focus Massage Therapy. Insurance receipts provided. Book on-line at www. focusmassagetherapy.ca or call Janet Penny, RMT at 613-222-5367 • Magnetic Resonance Stimulation A UNIQUE AND EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO WELLNESS! Energize your cells with natural frequencies. Complimentary session available with the new iMRS. Exceptional business opportunity for spas and clinics. Anne Riopelle 613-744-5679 anneriopelle@hotmail.com • Manna MANNA JOURNEY with Miorita Pincu, Reactivate your natural ability to produce and ingest an energetic nutrition generated from the Light of the Self. For info and testimonials, please visit www.pleiadianportal.com, or contact Layah at 613 859 3205. • Massage MOVEMENT HARMONY MASSAGE. Spinal alignment work, employing osteopathic techniques, attunement, Swedish & acupuncture massage. 33 years experience treating injuries and chronic back challenges in Orleans. Contact Heather Brown (613) 878-6480. ANN receipt available for insurance. SAGE WELLNESS, 340 Gladstone www. sagemassagetherapy.ca Book online or call 613235-7243, Swedish Massage, Sports, Prenatal, Myofascial, Bowen • Massage Therapy BODY POETS MASSAGE THERAPY, Registered Massage Therapists providing care for pain and injury, wellness and relaxation. Deep tissue, TMJ, myofascial, sports, pre/post natal, lymphatic, hot stone, and more. Convenient downtown location near the Queensway, free parking, online booking, buy gift certificates online. 504 Kent Street (at Arlington). Please call 613-222-0465 or visit bodypoets.com. Enjoy your healthy body!

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Lori MacKay RMT, CAMA – Feeling stress, pain, or just need to relax? Therapeutic massage can help. Providing treatment for acute and chronic conditions and injuries. Also trained in Acupuncture and Thai Yoga Massage. Receipts issued. 2 Convenient locations: 418 Rideau St. Please Call (613)-241-3434. Please call: (613)-727-7246 For More Info Contact Lori at lorirmt@gmail.com or www.lorirmt.ca LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS Effective treatment of many chronic conditions. Judy Spence, DNM RN. 613-7282579 www.naetottawa.com  CALM CONNECTIONS Massage Therapy, 42 Holland Ave. Cathy Chatham RMT, Kirsten Greenleaf RMT. Tel: 613 792 3223 www. calmconnections.ca KAREN MUNRO-CAPLE, RMT. Providing Healing, Relief, Joy! 1105-85 Albert St. between Elgin & Metcalfe. (613) 230-3527. www.kmc-rmt.com JENNIFER PRESLEY, RMT. Treatment & relaxation, deep tissue, craniosacral, Reiki. Injuries, pregnancy, migraine TMJ. Vibrant Health, 20 James St., Top Fl. 613-237-4400 www.vibranthealthmassage.ca RE - SELF - ING, a Journey to Wholeness, orthotherapie, swedish massage, reiki. Insurance coverage. Christianne Akyna 613- 842-3337 cakyna@rogers.com NATURAL BALANCE MASSAGE THERAPY CENTRE Located in downtown Ottawa. Specializing in deep tissue / sports massage, pre / post pregnancy care, relaxation / stress reduction, headaches & chronic conditions. Gift certificates available. B6 - 130 Albert Street (between Metcalfe & O’Connor) Phone: (613) 566-3000 www.naturalbalancemassage.ca FOCUS MASSAGE THERAPY a treatment based practice, providing relief from headaches, muscle tightness and many chronic conditions. Insurance receipts provided. Book on-line at www. focusmassagetherapy.ca or call Janet Penny, RMT at 613-222-5367. Downtown location SCENT FREE MASSAGE – Marie Bonselaar, RMT. Relaxation and therapeutic. Insurance receipts provided. Greenboro/South Keys (613) 736-9229 www.scentfreemassage.com

• Matrix Energetics ALGONQUIN SHAMAN - Experience the wave of healing and transformation. This healing can help make instant, observable changes in a person or situation, and is based on the laws of subtle energy physics, consciousness, and focused intent, which is why it is called the science and art of transformation. Phone (613) 274-3708 or www.AlgonquinShaman.com. MATRIX ENERGETICS - Facilitator in the Art of Transformation Certified Practitioner since 2007 sessions available by phone, distance or in person Yvette Marie-Claire Guy 819 771-8858 • Medical Intuitive JJ WALDEN - Over 30 years experience. Energy Medicine, Energy Readings, Counselling, Past Life, Diet 4 Blood Type, Brain Gym, Bodywork, Aroma-Touch, Ear Candling. Find and resolve the source(s) of your issues to enable healing. Office and phone appointments. 613-273 -7507 www.TheRanchRetreat.ca

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MANUELA WERTHWEIN 613-231-4575. www.VisionofSpirit.com. Medical Intuitive, Medium, Spiritual and Emotional Counsellor. Soul rescue. Reiki Master & Teacher. Colour healing. Teaches intuitition skills (private or classes). Releasing blockages and stagnated energy grids within the Human Energy Fields takes place regardless of hereditary, environment or inherent factors that may endure. Manuela will access the information in your biology and soul using clairvoyance as well as energy scanning with healing and Past Life Information. www. WindowtotheSoul.com KNOW ROOTS OF ILLNESS; Shift; Change; Heal. Kerry Palframan RN www.indigodreamer.com • Meditation CHRISTIAN MEDITATION COMMUNITY – There are about 40 groups in the Ottawa area that meet weekly (see Daily Listings) to practice a way of silent, contemplative prayer using a prayer word or mantra, as taught by the late Benedictine Fr. John Main. For more information contact the Ottawa Area Coordinator at 613-8412894 or christianmeditation2011-ottawa@yahoo. ca or consult www.meditatio.ca. COSMIC MINDFULNESS, Meditation in the Tantra Tradition. Ongoing classes and guided meditations given by Chris Simmonds including, chakra awareness, and Sahaj Meditation techniques in the Tantra tradition. Attend an ongoing class or practice group. Advanced personal instruction is also available. Call Chris at 613-730-2622 or contact@ottawameditation.ca. Visit www.ottawameditation.ca for more info. TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION (TM) —  A completely effortless meditation technique revived by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from the ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge. Transcendental Meditation is taught by highly trained instructors in a standardized 7-step course, with ongoing followup. Transcendental Meditation allows your mind to settle inward beyond thought to the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness, your innermost self. It is deeply restful and is backed by hundreds of published studies. See www.doctorsontm.com or www.tm.org. Ottawa center: 613-565-2030; email: Ottawa@maharishi.ca Dynamic Meditation. Discover the peace and joy you’ve always longed for through the timeless art of deep meditation. Introductory and ongoing classes offered to groups, individuals and corporations on the philosophy and practice of this life-changing technique. Workshops also given on cultivating intuition; self-care and empowerment; mastering thoughts; development of chakras and energy fields. Call Jennifer Bernius at 613-7213787 jbernius1@hotmail.com. OTTAWA DHARMA PUNX is a peer-led meditation group. We offer a casual space to meditate in community, explore Buddhist teachings, and share personal experience. Meet 3:30 Sundays at 57 Lyndale, Hintonburgh. 25 minute meditation starts at 3:45 pm and discussion after, bring your own cushion. dharmapunxottawa@hotmail.com THE SILVA METHOD. Lise Blouin, Certified Silva Method Instructor. silvamethod@bellnet.ca 1 800 226 4428

GROUNDING AND SELF-HEALING group sessions. Emotion integration and transmutation. 819 965-0108 ext 101 – www.MartinDeslauriers.com DOROTHY ALLEMANG offers Sonic Meditations For You. Four guided meditations for relaxation and healing. Gongs, crystal bowls, waterphone and ocean drum enhance the deep meditative state. Music by Johannes Welsch. www.sonicmeditationsforyou.com or phone 613864-3520 MEDITATION CLASSES: Explore great philosophical traditions and various meditation techniques. Contact us at (613) 721-7888 or www.kaivalya.ca Meditation on CD JENNIFER BERNIUS guides you through 5 soothing and inspiring meditations to calm your mind, relax your body and uplift your spirit. This CD, Into the Silence, with gorgeous musical accompaniment, will revitalize your daily meditation practice, helping to open your chakras and awakening you to the healing power of light. $20. 613-721-3787; jbernius@rogers. com • Merkaba Activation MBODY THE UNION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH WITHIN, Merkaba Activation and alibration for Life Path Alignment, Sexual Empowerment and Kundalini Rising, with Miorita Pincu, Sexual Alignment InitiationTM, For info and testimonials, please visit www. pleiadianportal.com, or contact Layah at 613 859 3205 • Mind Kinetics ANNY TENBULT coaches physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually to groups or individuals. Science has proven that habits and behaviors’ will only change if there is a physiological shift in our thinking cells. Mind Kineticsª means putting the brain into action. Call Anny @613-745-1274 or goalsgal@ sympatico.ca or www.powerfocuscoaching.com • Migraines DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Music & Healing FOR 29 YEARS have helped clients 2-82yr. with health concerns including ADHD, dyslexia, depression, cancer etc. Hands on approach using musical instruments. Call Shirley Schober @ 613-729-7758 • Music & Meditation FOR CHILDREN & TEENS, including those with autism, emotional challenges; adults for personal growth & healing, palliative care, with Pamela Holm, Accredited Music Therapist and healing intuitive. 613-829-1556, pamela_holm@ yahoo.com, www.PamelaHolm.ca • N.A.E.T. ALLERGY & CHRONIC CONDITIONS. 10th year serving Ottawa-Outaouais. Judy Spence’s Medical background assures your program is tailored to your individual health needs. NAET is excellent for treatment of allergy & infection as well as Autism, CFS,


FM, MCS, ADD & other chronic and conditions including pain. Doctorate of Natural Medicine (DNM), Acupuncturist., Advanced Level 2 NAET, Advanced 2 BioSet, Laser Acupuncture Detox & Lymphatic Drainage. Western medicine meets Eastern medicine to correct persistent and acute health issues.  State-of-the-art computerized testing. The NAET Clinic of Ottawa is a full service, full time practice and also offers Hypnosis, Homeotoxicology, Auricular Medicine, Ion Detox Foot Baths,  Sauna Detox, Weight Loss and Stop Smoking Programs. 613-728-2579. Quebec location: 819-661-1061.  www.naetottawa.com.  On parle francais. • Natural Foods SOL NATURAL FOODS. 186 Ave de la Colline, Aylmer, QC. 684-0512. WHEAT BERRY. 206 Main St. 235-7580. • Naturopathic doctors ANN LAWRENCE BSc, ND Licensed & Registered Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario. We offer services for the whole family! Bowen Therapy, chronic or adrenal fatigue, pediatrics, ear infections, women’s & men’s health, fertility, menopause, diabetes, allergies, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, weight loss, digestive disorders, heavy metal testing, detoxification and STRESS! Covered by extended health insurance plans. The Dragonfly Family Health Centre @ 171 Old Colony Rd. in Kanata Free parking and extended hours available.(613) 831-2661 www.dragonflynaturopathy.com, www. kanatanaturopath.ca • Naturopathic Medicine DR. KANDIS LOCK, ND. Licensed  Naturopathic Doctor. Digestive Disorders, Allergies, Headaches, Womens Health, Chronic Disease, Cancer. Come in for free 15 minute consult to find out how naturopathic medicine can benefit you (no treatment provided). 300 Preston St. 613-7289100, kandislocknd@gmail.com • Non-Violent Communication COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION Non Violent Communication is a communication model developed by Marshall Rosenberg to provide a means for families, colleagues, neighbours and everyone everywhere who wants to have more meaningful relationships in their lives to focus on the feelings and needs as a way to remove the pain and aggravation from our communications. I will be offering a 3 hour per month 12-month support group for learning. practicing, and sharing about our experiences with Marshall’s work as we spend this time together. Beginning in September, we will come together to begin this process, and then have an experienced instructor spend a weekend with us, as we move forward leaning and feeling how amazing it is when we have the skill set to create more meaning, and less pain in our lives. Information from Aileen’s Oasis, Aileen McKenna. www.aileensoasis.com or 613-2282272, by cell at 613-795-3751 or toll free at 1-866-493-0236 • Numerology DARLENE PLOUFFE - Reiki Master, Numerology Readings, Vibrational Healing Jewellery. 613-769-7313 www.timeforbeing.com

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• Nutrition MARILENA GAVRILA - NUTRIHOM RNCP, D.I.Hom(Pract.), Registered Nutritional Consultant and Homeopath; Nutritional and lifestyle consulting for your individual and unique health concerns. nutrihom@gmail.com; (613) 842-0373. www.nutrihom.com • Oral Health DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Orthodontics DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Osteopathy JOAH BATES, D.O.(UK) Biodynamic Osteopathy. Creating a space for self-healing through structural balance. Over 25 years experience. 613-742-0011. • Past Life and Spiritual Journeys ALLAN GREEN, Master Past Life and Spiritual Journey Facilitator since 1982. I have the ability to see what you see and to feel what you feel. YOU CAN Eliminate fears, Blocks and pain.  Find your mission or purpose.  Meet with your spirit guides, talk with people passed over.  View your inner child, see and feel your Wings.  Clear up people issues that originated in past lives. Travel to your home planet. Remove Curses and Vows that hold you back from Abundance and healthy relationships. www.allangreen.ca; email: journeys@allangreen. ca 1-877-213-7576 toll free. Sessions in Ottawa, Kingston, Carleton Place, Perth, Westport, my home in OMPAH and throughout Eastern Ontario, Phone sessions available. • Past-life Regression GO BACK TO AN EARLIER TIME to retrieve memories to help resolve current issues, unblock emotions, discover your purpose, develop yourself. Wendy Armstrong, MHT, Master Consulting Hypnotist. 613-823-3316. wendy@ wellness-centre.com www.wellness-centre.com • People MOIRA HUTCHISON CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp. Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching and Intuitive Guidance for personal development and support. www.WellnessWithMoira.com 613.432.1239 • Qigong LAMAS QI GONG exercise classes are held at 2 locations - McNabb Community Centre at 180 Percy St. (Sat. 9:20-10:15 am) and Plant Recreation Centre at 930 Somerset St. W. Thurs. 8:00-9:00 pm & Sat. 10:30-11:30 am). The classes are led by Master Philip Lai (a certified naturopath therapist) who has 30 years of experience teaching Qi Gong, Kung Fu and traditional Chinese medicine and associates. Qi Gong helps to reduce your stress, control pain and allergies, strengthen your self-healing ability and increase your energy level. Training to become a certified instructor, as well as private training and consultation sessions, are also available. For more information, contact Catherine at 613-737-0553 or visit www. lamasqigongcanada.com

CHOW QIGONG. Chow Medical Qigong exercises and meditation classes held at McNabb Community Centre, 180, Percy Street since 1986. Tuesdays 9:15-10:45am, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm. Chow Qigong is taught by certified instructors and helps to relieve stress and promote self-healing. Complementary 1st class. For more information contact OttawaChowQigong@gmail.com NIANLI Mind Power Healing (Taiji Five Element Self Recovery System): ancient Chinese meditative qigong by Master Binhui He. No steps to remember. Teaching individually or in small groups. For information: www.nianli.ca or info@ nianli.ca  or call Katherine 613-828-3236 • Quantum TouchTherapy THE POWER TO HEAL Aileen M. McKenna, Certified Quantum-Touch, Instructor/Practitioner since 2004, first instructor in Canada improve physical strength, release physical and emotional stress, improve sleep, increase creativity, remove pain. Information on personal appointments and classes: Aileen’s Oasis 613-228-2272, 613-7953751, out-of-town enquiries at 1-866-493-0236, or by e-mail aileen.mckenna66@gmail.com and check out. www.aileensoasis.com. www. wellnessunlimited.ca • Radio OTTAWA’S ONLY SPIRITUAL TALK SHOW “The Namaste Show: Good News For A Change” on CKCU FM 93.1 or www.ckcufm.com Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST airing live since 2001. • Raw Foods & Hemp EAT RAW, CREATE HEALTH. Share Raw, Create Wealth! Try our hemp Pulse, 26 raw and clean whole foods in one sacred geometry, tasty treat! www.healthy-income.ca. • Reconnective Healing PATRICIA V. LACROIX, Reconnective Healing Practitionerª. The Reconnectionª and Reconnective Healing¨. Gift Certificates available. 613-592-2520 patriciavlacroix@ sympatico.ca For additional info: www. TheReconnection.com JACKIE LOGSDAIL, RECONNECTIVE HEALING PRACTIONER, and Reconnection™. Allow the universe to give you an energy healing through the mind, body or spirit. For an appointment or information call 613-440-1204 or email, logsdailja@bell.net ALEXIS NICOL – Reconnective Healing® Practionner and the Reconnection since 2005. 613-263-7925 www.firstlighthealing.com • Reflexology Valcron Reflexology - the healing touch providing holistic reflexology to clients for over 13 years. Home-based practice in orleans. Hospital, retirement & nursing home visits provided. RAC certified reflexologist, RN, SCM, MA, CCRP. For more information contact valerie cronin at 613 837 9435 valcronin@rogers.com NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC CENTRE. Reflexology, Shiatsu,  Lymph drainage, Massage. Twenty years experience. Receipts for extended health plans. Free parking. By appointment only: 613-798-8385. Lincoln Heights Rd. www.naturaltherapeutic.ca

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Lift! Stress Management Solutions. Reverse the stress response with reflexology. Lori Chamberland, R.R.Pr. 613-255-7934 www. liftstress.ca DEB DESJARDINS 613-435-2100. Home-based in Kanata. angelwingreflexology.ca REFLEXOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF OTTAWA offers Individual sessions (foot, hand or ear reflexology), private or corporate events, as well as fund raising events are available. We offer training towards certification as well as membership for professional Reflexology practitioners and students of Reflexology. Contact: ottawareflexology@yahoo.ca ALEXIS NICOL – RCRT – Foot reflexology, receipts provided 613-263-7925 www. firstlighthealing.com • Reiki VISION REIKI- CATHERINE BASTEDO Holographic-Usui Reiki Master. Personalized Reiki classes in English or French; individual sessions, daytime/week ends. Online Chakra Basics clas­ ses; Bird Vibes meditation decks. Nature Retreats in Muskoka. www.visionreiki.com. cbastedo@ visionreiki.com Call 819-778-2590 ALGONQUIN SHAMAN - Reiki Master offering private sessions and Reiki Training (613) 274-3708 or www.AlgonquinShaman.com. RAINBOW OASIS: Usiu Master / Teacher / Practitioner. Experience the natural healing, relaxing and balancing effect of Reiki Energy. For personalized sessions, contact Dianne at rainbowoasis@rogers.com or call 613-733-9481 LIFE HEALTH HEALING CENTER Linda Therrien, Usui-Tibetan Reiki Master/ Teacher. Weekly classes and treatment sessions. Founder of Dimensional Meditation with crystals, weekly private classes. Call: 613-824-4548 www. lifehealthhealing.com MANUELA WERTHWEIN, Reiki Master/ Teacher. USUI system of Natural Healing. Private treatment & classes, Level I, II & III. Spiritual and Emotional Counsellor. Medium. Medical Intuitive. Soul Rescue. Body/Mind/Soul Intuitive. Past-life Information. Colour healing. 613-231-4575 www.VisionofSpirit.com www. WindowtotheSoul.com WENDY ARMSTRONG, CRA-RT, Usui & Karuna Reiki Master. Sessions & training for all levels. 613-823-3316 wendy@wellness-centre. com www.wellness-centre.com iHealing Connection: Usui & Karuna Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki, QuantumTouch, Intergrative Energy Therapy, EFT and Magnified Healing. These holistic therapies will help you to relax, relieve stress and heal on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Roger, 613 322 7585, email; rlrivera1111@yahoo.ca REIKI EXCHANGE/HEALING GROUP is held every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for World Peace, situationsand individuals. Those who wish toparticipate or have requests, please call Vera or Pesi at (613) 829-0224 or email: divinelight21@hotmail.com BRING BALANCE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE. Melt away stress. Nurture your soul. Reiki is an ancient alternative therapy used in the treatment of many conditions. Reiki will balance the chakras

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and eliminate blockages to help you reach the road to full health. Call today and begin the journey to healing. Elsy David, RP, IARP tel: 613-798-6865 or www.samsarareiki.com REIKI MASTER: I have been trained in the Usui method and have been practicing since 1989. Eleanor Ann Rowan 613-746-6778 WHAT A JOURNEY! Discover the great gift of Reiki! It is there…waiting to be expressed through you! Private training is available or come with a friend. All levels. www.intuitivelight.com 613-2619128 Cheryl HEALING HANDS FOR THE BODY AND SOUL JOIN USUI REIKI Practitioner Pauline Brown, for a 90 minute combination Reiki treatment and relaxation massage for $50.00 or 90 minute combination Reiki treatment with a Hot Stone Massage for $75.00.  Taking time to pamper yourself today, makes for a better tomorrow! Call: 613-858-0039, 819-684-7885 or healinghandswithpauline@hotmail.com DARLENE PLOUFFE - Reiki Master, Numerology Readings, Vibrational Healing Jewellery. 613-769-7313 www.timeforbeing.com ALEXIS NICOL – RMTT, Reiki Master Teacher Trainer. Private sessions and training, receipts provided. 613-263-7925 www.firstlighthealing.com ANNA GREEN, MA - SPIRIT WELL HOLISTICS – www.spiritwell.ca - 613-729-2775. Body-centered Process Work, Spiritual Care, Reiki & Training, Chakras, Aromatherapy, Bach Remedies, Muscle testing, SET, EFT, Meridians/ Qigong. Assisting your journey toward an energyfilled life. Daytime - Civic Hospital Area. • Restorative Yoga RESTORATIVE YOGA. Are you challenged by everyday stress, limited mobility, suffering from chronic fatigue or recovering from illness or injury? Although the principles are the same as in classic yoga (moving the spine in all directions), the practice is different. Here the body is fully supported by bolsters, blankets, straps, blocks and eye pillows. Come and experience ‘active relaxation’ and be guided into a deep state of bliss! Two group classes to choose from at Surround Circle Yoga: Tuesday evenings 7:30 – 9:00pm & Friday afternoons 2:00 – 3:30pm. www.surroundcircleyoga.com * 613-730-6649 • Retreats THE RANCH RETREAT - Appointments and custom retreats for individuals and small groups. Beautiful 65 acres on the Canadian Shield provides a tranquil and personalised setting for those dedicated to their healing / spiritual growth journey(s). Meditation, Medical Intuition, Energy Medicine, Counselling, Bodywork, Brain Gym, Diet 4 Blood Type etc. Located near the scenic village of Westport, ON. 613-273 -7507 www.TheRanchRetreat.ca TARA SHANTI RETREAT CENTRE Near Montebello, Qc. Large property, quiet location. Open year round. Max 5 persons. Yoga, polarity and Esalen massage. Also silent retreats. m_ dekking@yahoo.com MAPLE KI FOREST * SPIRIT WATERS Unwind, Unfold, and Emerge Renewed. Secluded lakefront/woodland setting.

Restorative, soothing atmosphere. Beautiful accommodations. Superb whole foods / Veg. cuisine. Yoga / Healing Bodywork / Infrared Sauna / Jacuzzi / 700 sq.ft. Yoga space, Workshop Studio. Welcoming individuals, couples & groups. 2 1/4 hrs. S.W. of Ottawa, near Tamworth. (613) 379-2227 info@mapleki.com www.mapleki.com BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN by a pond in a wooded area, private, ideal for retreat or peaceful getaway. Located near Killaloe, close to Algonquin Park. For rent all seasons call 613625-2200. www.lindenpondcottage.com THE GODDESS AND THE GREEN MAN CRYSTAL EARTH RETREAT AND HEALING CENTRE – Customized and Personalized retreats on Canadian Shield in Land o’Lakes. In Ompah 45 minutes North West of Perth. Spa Packages, Past Life and Spiritual Journeys, Karmic Massage, Drumming, Kayaking, Fire Ceremonies, Meditation, Sacred Portals, Choice of Foods, Bio Mat, Ionic Foot Bath, Chi Machine all Possible and more. www. crystalearthhealingspa.com & Allan Green www.allangreen.ca Cathryn Green www. cathryngreen.ca 1-877-213-7576 PLEIADIAN LIGHT CENTER, near Kemptville, On in a beautiful forest setting, with a powerful natural vortex and a Light Merkaba activated by the Pleiades and Sirius Light Beings, very supportive for light work, available for individual and small group retreats at affordable rates, more info www.pleiadianportal.com • Rolfing ANN OHLMACHER, advanced practitioner, 28 years experience, 613-795-4836, annyrose@ embodyment.org, www.embodyment.orgß JULIA BERG, Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner. 69 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 0X9. (c) 613-894-3663. • Room for Rent Workshop space and therapy rooms available at Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444 • Schools THE 8TH FIRE - School for professional training and development in the Algonquin Healing Arts of Shamanism, Spiritual Healing, and Energy Medicine. Two-year professional training program and certificate offered, among the most comprehensive Shamanic Training programs in the world, taught by a Traditional Algonquin Medicine Person. Many teachings are unique and exclusive to this training alone. Phone 613) 2743708 or www.The8thFire.com for more info. • Shamanism ALGONQUIN SHAMAN - Spiritual Healing & Energy Medicine, offering a comprehensive listing of services and ceremonies to help facilitate healings on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Traditionally trained Algonquin Healer available at (613) 274-3708 or www. AlgonquinShaman.com. JEFF LANTZ: SHAMANIC COACH. Offering a variety of tools, techniques, and teachings to enliven and enjoy! Personal Ceremony, Power Animals, Drum Journeys, Dream Teachings, Assemblage Point work, Recapitulation,


Medicine Wheels, and much more. Clients may also choose to participate in performances by the Fifth World Theatre. Trained and certified by the Institute of Shamanic Medicine. First session free. West End Ottawa. Please contact jeffrey. lantz@gmail.com KATHLEEN LEESON RH, is a Shamanic Healer and Clinical Herbalist, since 1995 treating physical and energetic-based problems. I offer Shamanic processes in order to alter unwanted experiences or memories at the root of disease. If needed, we may do Extraction, Soul Retrieval or other types of repair work to restore balance. I also design appropriate light-and life-filled botanical formulations for your health, if needed. I am available for one-on-one appointments in downtown Ottawa at 613-237-1473. I also offer the Wisdom and Happiness Program: Fulfilling Your Life’s Purpose, in order to aid soul growth. Visit www.kathleenleeson.ca Facebook: Kathleen Leeson RH ASCENSION HEALING — Full Shamanic Healing Services including Soul and Power Retrieval, Extractions, Protection, Journeying, and Space Clearing — Smudging Supplies — Karen Osborne is a full-time Crystal Healer and Shamanic Practitioner certified in several modalities. She has been operating her Ottawa based business for almost 10 years. www. ascensionhealing.ca, 613.798.2828 or karen@ ascensionhealing.ca JENNIFER CLARK has completed the 2 year program with the 8th Fire School of Shamanism and combines her shamanism training with her other healing expertise to offer you safe inner healing experiences. Awaken your destiny and live the life you were meant to live. Space clearing also available. Visit www.jenniferclark. ca or call 613.297.2850 LINDA ENERGY HEALER. Combining natural healing & intuitive gifts along with 8th Fire School of Algonquin Shamanism training, my healing sessions clear emotional & physical pain from childhood issues, abuse, anxiety, grief, divorce & accidents at the root level. In person or distance with clients worldwide. Serving people & pets. Please call 613-868-8468 or email lsteele1122@rogers.com or visit www. lindaenergyhealer.com • Shiatsu NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC CENTRE. Shiatsu, Reflexology, Lymph drainage, Massage. Twenty years experience. Receipts for extended health plans. Free parking. By appointment only: 613-798-8385. Lincoln Heights Rd. www.naturaltherapeutic.ca • Skin Care Natural bodycare by a certified aromatherapist. Natural makeup, cleaning products: Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444 JURLIQUE - The Purest Skin Care on Earth Organic, Biodynamic, Australian. Holistically formulated, preserving the life force and vibration of natural herbs, enhancing potency to rejuvenate your skin. Luscious aromas. Gayle Mickelson 830-5764 • Soul Retrieval ALGONQUIN SHAMAN - Feeling separate

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from yourself, or that something is missing? Through journeying, discover the source of your wounding; understand the Soul promises that you have made, even before you were born; claim the source of your passion & bliss; & discover the Soul treasures that you can bring forth into the world. Soul Retrieval can accomplish in a few sessions what can sometimes take years to achieve in psychotherapy - (613) 274-3708 or www.AlgonquinShaman.com. • Spa Days HEALING SPA DAYS with Rica Gerhardt incl. Aqua Chi Detox footbath. 613-257-8362 www. wellbeingisyours.com • Space Clearing ALGONQUIN SHAMAN: Providing traditional ceremonial cleansing of spaces such as homes, property, or businesses to heal heavy or negative energies, creating sacred space for protection, and blessings to allow the energy of renewal to enter the space. Also offering a ceremony which brings new energy of the universe into a place. (613) 274-3708 or www.AlgonquinShaman.com • Spiritual Counselling Facilitator & guide: ConstellationWork, Soul Talk, creative meditation practices., reiki. Workshops/individual sessions Diana ClaireDouglas. dianaclairedouglas@bell.net 613-820-8850 • Spiritual Medium Facilitator & guide: ConstellationWork, Soul Talk, creative meditation practices., reiki. Workshops/individual sessions Diana ClaireDouglas. dianaclairedouglas@bell.net 613-820-8850 FIND OUT HOW LOVED ONES ARE DOING on the other side and more. Kerry Palframan RN www.indigodreamer.com • Stress Management COUNSELLING AND LIFE COACHING: 819455-2397; www.waterfrontwellness.ca • Systemic Constellation Work CONSTELLATIONS WITH SPIRIT: personal, family, & soul transformation individual & group sessions Diana Claire Douglas. www. inspiritworks.com dianaclairedouglas@bell.net 613-820-8850 • Tapas Acupressure Technique Inner ease through energy-based healing. By phone or in person. 613-868-9642 www.shula.ca • Tarot TAROT AND CARTOUCHE READINGS: I have been reading cards since 1986 and use the Mother Peace Tarot deck as well as the Cartouche deck. Eleanor Ann Rowan 613-746-6778 PERSONAL READINGS Tarot-Astrology Judy Jibb 613 304 4255, personalreadings@gmail.com TAROT CARD consultant/educator/entertainer. This time-honoured art enhances the understanding of life’s mysteries with integrity. Perk: readings are notoreous for bringing happy tears and smiles! Individual/group consultations; lectures; workshops and private tutoring available. Gift certificates. Katherine is back! (613) 421-0743

• Thai Massage Lori MacKay RMT, CAMA - Looking for a way to reduce stress and relax? Thai massage stretches the whole body and helps remove deeply held tension in the muscles. Convenient downtown location: 418 Rideau St. Please Call (613)-241-3434. For More Info Contact Lori at lorirmt@gmail.com or www.lorirmt.ca AVIVA COHEN, Thai Yoga Massage at the Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Center. info@ avivacohen.ca. 613-697-5644 • Therapeutic Touch THERAPEUTIC TOUCHª - profound relaxation, effective pain relief, supports healing on any level. For acute, chronic or emotional conditions. House calls, hospital visits available. Will also treat animals. Barbara Schuster, TTNORecognized Practitioner, 613-820-4303 or barbaraschuster2000@yahoo.ca • Therapeutic yoga THERAPEUTIC YOGA. If you have hips, shoulders or knees that prevent you from doing things you used to do; if you are suffering with pain that won’t simply go away; if you are an athlete with a desire to improve your personal performance; or if you simply want to learn how to move better and get on with your life in a healthier more fluid way ~ this form of yoga is for you! Improving mobility, flexibility, increasing stability and strength in the body are the focus of these private Therapeutic Yoga sessions. Call Maureen Fallis for a free consultation. www.surroundcircleyoga.com * 613-730-6649 yogaTHRIVE© is a Therapeutic Yoga program designed specifically for people (men & women) who have an experience with cancer (on & off treatment). This gentle style of yoga, offered weekly on a drop-in basis, will help improve body mechanics, breathing, ease, flexibility and strength. www.surroundcircleyoga.com * 613730-6649 • Vegetarian Cooking and Catering VEGETARIAN, SUGAR-FREE AND GLUTEN-FREE FOODS, Made Locally In Ottawa. Catering For Home/offices. Wholesale For Health/Good Food Stores And Cafes. www.vegetariantreasures.com 613-241-4822. • Vibrational Healing Jewellery DARLENE PLOUFFE - Reiki Master, Numerology Readings, Vibrational Healing Jewellery. 613-769-7313 www.timeforbeing.com • Visceral Manipulation Denise Gaulin, B.A., CST offers visceral manipulation sessions for adults, children and infants. She is a certified CranioSacral therapist and has a specialization in pediatric CST and VM. By appointment. Tel. 613-738-9080 AVIVA COHEN, Healing at the core. You may be experiencing seemingly unrelated symptoms of core issues. www.avivacohen.ca • Web Design A WELL-DESIGNED WEBSITE will help spread your message and grow your business. Contact us, and get an effective online presence today! www.dewpoint.ca, info@dewpoint.ca, 613-236-5758.

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• Weddings WEDDING CEREMONIES. Rev. Evelyn Richter 613-596-2817; revev@sympatico.ca; www.revev.ca CO-CREATE THE GOWN OF YOUR DREAMS! Wedding, handfasting, commitment ceremony attire for all - bring your ideas to life for your special day. Tracey at 613-241-3397 or email tracey@tav-creations.com. Online portfolio: www.tav-creations.com SHAUGHNESSYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Weddings, Portraits, etc. connecting with you to capture your spirit 613-837-3569 • Weight Management IDEAL PROTEIN WEIGHT LOSS METHODDOWNTOWN OTTAWA. Quick & healthy protocol with proven long-lasting results. One-onone coaching helps you reach your goal & teaches you how to keep the weight off forever. Marilee Kennedy, Coach. James St. Wellness Centre. 613898-3937. marileekennedycoaching@gmail.com. www.idealprotein.com LOVE YOUR BODY WORKSHOP ~ discover the power of proven hypnosis techniques to easily re-pattern your thoughts, beliefs, habits about food, your body & yourself. Imagine what it would feel like to make friends with your body - forever. Visit: www.empowerhypnosis.ca 613.282.6001 johanna@empowerhypnosis.ca • Wholistic Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758; info@dolphindentistry.com; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Workshops GROUNDING AND THE ART OF CREATING SACRED SPACE A two-day workshop about creating boundaries, clearing the aura, learning how to clear a space, how to be present and secure in your own energy field. Ideal workshop for energy workers, massage therapists, lawyers, social workers and anyone anywhere who works with or lives closely with others. For information and registration call Aileen’s Oasis at 613-2282272, or by e-mail at aileen@aileensoasis.com QUANTUM-TOUCH: The Power to Heal Certificate workshop in Quantum-Touch therapy, a powerfully simple modality that will transform your ideas about your health and your life. This wonderful modality can be used with other modalities and is very helpful for self-healing, distance healing, working with clients, friends, family, pets, water, and gardens. For information, call Aileen’s Oasis at 613-228-2272, aileen@ aileensoasis.com and www.aileensoasis.com. Check out www.planetbotanix.com for a full listing of upcoming workshops/ certifications! 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444 • Yoga ASTANGA YOGA OTTAWA Traditional Astanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught in Mysore, south India. 200-1/2 Bank Street Ottawa 613722-6860 astangaottawa.com HEALING YOGA, GENTLE YOGAª:  For those seeking healing postures, peaceful meditation, flexibility and inner balance, an intimate class environment, and the healing vibration of the Symphonic Gong.  10-week packages available. 

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To reserve, call:  Wendy Saunders, Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and Certified Kundalini and Yin Yoga Instructor, 613-435-0750, wendysaunders@rogers.com, Stittsville. MOUNTAINGOAT YOGA CENTRES serving Nepean and Kanata. Over 25 classes per week. Hot Power, Hatha, Yin, Prenatal, Basics and All Levels. Workshops and teacher trainings. Start today. www.mountaingoatyoga.com SURROUND CIRCLE YOGA A delightful place to practice and receive the healing benefits of YOGA! Classes are small enough for individual attention and diverse enough for all levels of fitness and abilities. New students are always welcome. We offer a variety of classes on a drop-in basis: from a slower-paced gentle class to a more challenging flow-style of vinyasa yoga. We specialize in classes that are aimed at restoring the body and refreshing the soul. Private instruction for Therapeutic Yoga and Shiatsu & Lymphatic Massage are available by appointment. www.surroundcircleyoga.com *613-730-6649. PRANASHANTI YOGA CENTRE A clean, fresh, beautiful and healing environment for your Yoga practice. PranaShanti offers one of the largest selections of yoga classes in Ottawa. Located near the Parkdale Market, 52 Armstrong St., PranaShanti offers over 70 yoga classes and workshops per week: Anahata, Ashtanga, Children’s, Dharana, Flow, Gong Meditations, Hatha, Hot, Hot 26, Kundalini, Meditation, Power, Pre-natal, Yin, Yang, Yoga Basics, specialty workshops, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Programs and more. Featuring an ecofriendly professionally designed environment with 3 large yoga rooms, spa-like change rooms with ample showers, yogi tea/juice bar, full service boutique for all your yoga lifestyle needs, over 100 free parking spaces and easy bus access. Complimentary tea served all day, every day. Relax, take your time, leave feeling renewed. Drop in for a visit. Free eNewsletter, 613.761.9642 (YOGA) www.pranashanti.com RAMA LOTUS YOGA CENTRE. www. ottawayoga.com/   342 Gladstone Ave  613.234.7974. We have been providing yoga classes in a beautiful and nurturing environment since 1994. Choose from over 100 drop-in classes per week, plus several weekly workshops and a diversity of yoga teacher training opportunities. Practice the following styles of yoga: Ashtanga, Baptiste, Baby & Mom, Bikram, Hatha, Hot, Kripalu, Kundalini, Power, Prenatal, Sivananda, SOMA, Therapeutic, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Yin/Yang and Yoga Nidra. The Rama Lotus Yoga Centre is one of the largest studios in Canada. There are 4 spacious yoga rooms, and seven changing rooms for your comfort. It is our pleasure to serve you tea in our dedicated community space. Our boutique offers a full line of yoga accessories, yoga clothing, related books, DVDs, CDs, meditation props, jewelry, snacks and other lifestyle items. We offer yoga with the intention of uplifting the global community. We invite you to become part of the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre! RADHA YOGA CENTRE, www.radha.org/ 617 Cooper St. at Bay/ 613.236.3545. Hatha, Kundalini, Dream Yoga, Noon Meditation, Hatha

Yoga and Reflection, weekly Satsang, Monthly Karma Yoga, fall workshop: Discover Yourself through Karma Yoga. ADI SHAKTI YOGA CENTRE IN ORLÉANS/ OTTAWA EAST serving with gratitude since 2003. Director/Owner: Lise Ram Das Latulippe. Specializing in KUNDALINI Yoga: humanity’s most ancient yoga. Begin. & Interm. drop-in classes of uplifting, fun & highly informative Kundalini Yoga taught by professionally certified teachers. Enjoy our healing ambiance, heavenly music, a cup of tea & community spirit. Private classes; Personalized HealthLongevity-Vitality Program; Yogic Numerology readings; professional Nutrition & Homeopathic consultations; Reiki treatments & training; Vedic cooking classes; Yogic workshops; Annual Women’s Yoga Retreats; Concerts; Gong relaxation evenings; Pre-natal friendly yoga; Sunrise Kundalini Sadhana; Eng. & French classes; Books, CDs, DVDs, soaps, teas, mats, clothes. We are the Yoga gem of Ottawa East - Come Feel Great... One Breath at a Time! 1445-A Youville Drive, 2nd Fl., Orléans. www. AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com Call 613 824-9189. Free Report on-line. Sadhana monthly; Bhangra dance classes; English & French classes; Yoga books, CDs & DVDs; Bath products; Yoga mats/ bags. The Yoga Gem of Ottawa East. www. AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com Call 613 824-9189 SHANTI YOGA - Infinite time and no ambition; based on the work of Vanda Scaravelli, Shanti yoga is a process of reverent awareness, making strong connection with the earth, following the natural breath and allowing the body to release in it’s own wisdom. Beginner, Intermediate and Prenatal classes at Santosha Westboro (235-5378) and Dovercourt (798-8950). Anne Pitman, Namaste and Yoga Alliance certified. www.annesyoga.com SATTVA YOGA - A Kanata Yoga Experience Classes taught integrating a variety of yoga styles (Kripalu, Viniyoga, Structural Yoga, Vinyasa)as well as Somatic Movement & Pilates. A practice of balance, integration and compassion is offered: centering, breath work, warm-ups, flowing & static poses, relaxation, meditation and reflection. All levels welcome. Jo-Anne Stasiuk, MA. Professional Level Yoga Certification. 592-5936 or sattvayoga.ca YOGA & TEA STUDIO. LOCATED ON 10 ACRES OF LAND in the beautiful village of Carp. Offering over 20 classes a week, located in West Carleton and conveniently close to Kanata, Stittsville and Almonte! Beginners, Hatha, Yin, Kundalini, Gentle, Power, Nia Dance, Prenatal, Baby&Me, Family Yoga and more! Monthly Gong meditations, Laughter Yoga, workshops and special events. Come experience yoga in the country fresh air just minutes from the urban outskirts! Complimentary tea and cookies after each class as part of our country charm! Beautiful drive, lots of free parking, why go downtown? 613-304-6320, www.yogaandtea.com MAITREYA YOGA STUDIO offers you an amazing atmosphere where you can take a break from everyday life and find your own authentic mind/body experience. Over 25 classes weekly on our Open Class Schedule. Visit us online for our Registered Classes and Workshops at www. maitreyayoga.com or contact us at 613-692-1515.


DIRECTORY • Yoga Party (Private) IMAGINE HAVING A YOGA CLASS DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU and your friends. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Whether you need or want to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your body or bring a sense of ease and calm to your mind, whatever you desire, whatever you need ~ you will surely receive! To arrange a private yoga party call Maureen Fallis 613-730-6649. www.surroundcircleyoga.com • Zenith Omega ANY EMOTIONAL, Physical, Mental Blocks can be dissolved All Levels/Lifetimes/ Planes. Direct/Precise/Easy using Light Colour Frequency & Sacred Geometry. Over 400 Clearings available to move ‘negatives’ and restore ‘Positives’. Personalized Sessions and Teachings and Long Distance Clearings. Cathryn Green Canadian Regional Teacher Levels 1-5, Practitioner 1-6 Levels, Includes Light Body Acceleration & DNA Restructuring to Original Blueprint www.cathryngreen. ca ascensionportal@xplornet.com www. crystalearthhealingspa.com 613-479-0299 or 1-877-213-7576 toll free

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PRIME LOCATION OFFICE SPACE. Offices available for rent in downtown Ottawa, Somerset St. W. at Elgin. Shared with other alternative health care professionals. Suitable for massage therapy, acupuncture, shiatsu, body work, counselling etc. Large attractive shared reception area. Includes voice mail box, spring water and utilities. One year lease, 1st and last month’s rent. Call 613-230-4869. • Books FORCES IN THE AIR. An Autobiography of a Canadian Air Force Brat. A great little read of 108 pages, contact crowecreations.ca or gayelouise@rogers.com for info and a copy

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STRONGLITE portable massage chair. Removable knee & arm rests. Steel frame, dark blue cushioning. Comes with carrying case. Used twice. Pristine condition. $400. Please phone 613-248-0750.

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NINOM ROUZE, RHN. Traditional Brazilian Holistic Healer. Offers Massage Therapy (Anti-Stress, Shiatsu, Tui-Na, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, Flower Essence Therapy and Nutritional Counselling. For Women Only. Call 613-295-6633 for an appointment. Email: ninomrm@rogers.com

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• Waterfront Dwelling

I’M A FEMALE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE A PRIVATE DWELLING ON MY WATERFRONT COUNTRY PROPERTY within 50 minutes to Ottawa, at a very very low cost in exchange for your doing occasional help/light-housekeeping for me. Mature-years, quietly mellow, spiritual, cat-friendly, and non-smoker please. Please phone Virginia after 3 pm .. 613-332-1385

• Sharing

SHARE CLINIC. Two large rooms facing south both with large window; plus large reception/ waiting room in beautiful Westboro. Very reasonable. Call Bette Madigan 613-722-4249. BowenTherapyOttawa.ca WATERFRONT WELLNESS is looking for business partners. Contact Wendy at 819-455-2397

• For Rent

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in Westboro. It is equipped with a padded chiropractic type of adjustment table, muscle/nerve/bone charts on wall and a small desk and four drawer filing system along with large closet and x-ray view box. There is a beautiful waiting room as well as a bathroom. Across from Mountain Equipment Co-op. $400 a month with first and last months rent up front.

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Interview With Grace Joubarne Clinical Hypnotherapist PART 2

TONE: In Part I of our interview published in our last issue, you explained ‘clusters of symptoms’. What is your approach to dealing with the clusters of symptoms your clients present with? GRACE JOUBARNE: I do not tackle the symptoms in my work; I tackle the root cause. Tackling one symptom at a time, in my view, puts a bandaide on each one, and like the bandaides we apply to physical wounds, they often don’t last long. Symptom migration is something I’ve observed often in clients who have ‘tried everything’ or where practitioners not trained in medical hypnotherapy tackle one symptom at a time instead of getting to and resolving the root cause of all the symptoms once and for all. You may end one coping habit or physical issue, but your anxiety must be dealt with, thus you either take on another symptom (coping habit) or another you already have intensifies.  The best example of this is when a person stops smoking only to gain weight, or start smoking again more heavily then previously. Another is when a person stops abusing alcohol only to start smoking.

TONE: Many people feel that most issues start in childhood… what is your opinion on that? GRACE JOUBARNE: Certainly I have to agree with that perception based on what I see in my work? The seeds seem planted in childhood and the conclusions drawn by the child about his worth/safety are compounded in various ways as he grows older. There can easily be an additional event or two to re-confirm the child’s view of his life and worth in adulthood, but it is not the ‘starting point’ of the problem. This is because adults can use logic to rationalize what is happening to them, no matter how traumatic; the more experience one has with life, the more context they have to work with. A child is borne blank, with no memory, no experience, no language and thus no context and no hope of coming to a healthy conclusion about what is frightening him about his environment.

TONE: What kinds of resources do you provide for those who wish to wean themselves off their psychiatric medications once their emotional issues are resolved in hypnotherapy and they feel calm, peaceful and in control? GRACE JOUBARNE: I request that all clients who see me and who are on medications, especially psychiatric medications, read the book “The Antidepressant Solution” by Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, an expert on medications and withdrawal. It is written for the average person and is easy to follow. It helps a client when discussing their goals to become drug-free with their medical doctor. My clients stay in contact with me for 30 days as part of the hypnotherapy program and I provide the moral support, advice and encouragement they need to stay on track. As well, I provide my clients with the contact information of a wonderful medical doctor, Dr. Vladimir Topalo, who treats his patients exclusively with natural remedies. Thus my clients become emotionally and physically detoxed, happy and healthy in a relatively short time. Self-healing is a journey and one has to be committed, but the results are life changing. TONE: Can hypnotherapy help unwanted habits? GRACE JOUBARNE: I have found that unwanted habits that

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range from smoking and nail biting to being chronically over-responsible for others are symptoms of a root issue. They seem to be ‘coping’ mechanisms developed in childhood to deal with those aspects of their lives that trouble them. A child constantly criticized and yelled at may easily become a people pleaser. bully or controller as they find that if they do more and ‘take care of things before they erupt’, they are spared the ‘bad feelings’. A child whose efforts never seem to be good enough may become a workaholic, perfectionist or learn helplessness as a way of dealing with their bad feelings.

TONE: Are all people hypnotizable? GRACE JOUBARNE: Indeed yes, because hypnosis, which is merely the state of relaxation we experience just before we fall asleep or when we are daydreaming, is a natural feature of all humans. But everyone has control over whether they want to be relaxed, therefore without their cooperation, they cannot be relaxed (hypnotized). Many medications can interfere with a person’s ability to relax at any time and therefore can interfere with the smooth transition into the relaxed state during a session, but usually I am able to help the client manifest the relaxed state they need in order to get to the subconscious root issues.

TONE: Are the results the same for everyone? GRACE JOUBARNE: My emotional freedom program, for example, is a 3-session program, preceded by a long consultation session wherein we discuss the client’s unwanted feelings, habits and behaviors, the hypnotherapy process and how my program works. I focus on identifying unwanted feelings as opposed to details of their lives. Clients are fully apprised of their role in their own healing and therefore feel empowered and in control. The program, which I refer to as my emotional freedom program, is a 30-day program that requires mindfulness on the part of the client to change all unproductive and negative thinking loops with the subconscious anchor for calmness I provide during the sessions. If a client dedicates the effort necessary to the program, they see very positive changes early in the program. A small minority of clients tend to ‘forget’ their part of the work and therefore, for them, it takes a bit longer. The rare others are extremely stuck in negativity, even once there is no longer an emotional basis for it. Despite their initial resistance to positive change however, somehow, after the first two sessions, their subconscious mind does start to cause the necessary changes and the cognitive work we do together starts to pay off. One thing seems sure - by the end of the 2nd program session I use, whether or not the client is actively involved in making the changes in thinking necessary to get full benefit of the subconscious healing in the shortest time possible, they do happen eventually. TONE: Thank you Grace…lets plan to do this again soon! In the meantime please let people know how to reach you if they have questions or comments. GRACE JOUBARNE: Thank you for this opportunity to reach people!! I look forward to hearing from anyone who is suffering … no issue is too big or small. My main office is in Ottawa, my p/t office in Belleville. Folks can call my toll-free number at 1-888-390-3553, locally at 613-422-7027. At www. graceplacewellness.com folks can get even more information about my work and how hypnotherapy can help people of all walks of life live their lives unlimited. My email address is info@graceplacewellness.com.


Needing Marriage to Feel Secure Some people believe that marriage will make them feel less jealous, suspicious, or insecure. Marriage licenses do not have this effect. Abandonment issues cannot be ‘cured’ by external factors By Anita Utas, B.A, B.Ed, Personal Relationship Coach such as marriage. s a personal relationship Misperceptions about Love coach, I have made Mistaking jealousy, suspicious observations of many or controlling behaviour troubled relationships in my for love is a common sign making new connections practice. The only examples of abandonment. Insecurity Do you want to: of relationships we have at and low self-esteem cause ✔ Move on from a past or present relationship? the beginning of our lives are needy behaviour. People with ✔ Attract and maintain a healthy relationship? our parents, and if these role abandonment issues believe ✔ Stop destructive relationship patterns? models were not positive, that they can ‘keep’ their partner ✔ Become emotionally independent? we probably started out by clinging, checking on, or in life and continued with 613.558.6994 www.clearwellcoaching.com limiting their partner’s contact misunderstandings about with outside relationships. love and partnerships. If our Healing emotional wounds and letting go is the first step to parents divorced, or withheld love as a form of punishment, finding our authentic selves. Next, re-evaluating our beliefs or if a parent died while we were a child or teen, then we about love and relationships helps us understand our patterns often suffer from abandonment issues. Some common signs and break free from destructive behaviour. Relationship in people with abandonment issues are: coaching or counseling can help people find fulfillment and Trying Too Hard Often, people with abandonment issues completion within, rather than from another person. It is only will put far too much energy into making an impression on when we take responsibility for ourselves that we can begin a prospective partner than evaluating whether this person is on a path towards healing and self-worth. someone with whom they would like to be with long term. For more information, visit www.clearwellcoaching.com email Rushing the Relationship Not being able to deal with the us at clearwellcoaching@gmail.com or call (613) 558-6994 to anxiety of dating and getting to know someone means the schedule a complimentary half hour consultation. individual often becomes sexually, emotionally, socially and Anita Utas, B.A., B.Ed. founded Clearwell Coaching to help sometimes financially involved before getting to really know people recover from relationship issues such as abandonment, a prospective partner. fear of commitment, codependency, love addiction and low Abandoning Your Self Many people with abandonment self-esteem. issues give up their friendships, interests and activities to be available to a prospective partner. Putting their lives on hold, they expect their prospective partner to do the same, and feel rejected if he or she does not reciprocate. Inauthentic Behaviour People often become suddenly interested in their prospective partner’s hobbies, even though they didn’t have this interest before. They suddenly like different music, or say they enjoy types of movies they never did before. Downplaying opinions or denying desires and feelings are also part of being inauthentic. Neediness and Denial Some people continually get involved with the next person before letting go of a previous relationship. Always having to be in a relationship is a sign that the person is basing his or her worth on whether someone wants them. They find it difficult to be alone and content. Having an affair is being in denial about trust. There is the belief that the prospective partner would never cheat on them, because their relationship will be different.

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ELECTROPOLLUTION is considered the greatest health risk of the 21st century. Welcome to 2012.

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t’s everywhere you live, work and play. We are constantly exposed to 100 million times more electropollution every day than our grandparents were. It is getting more evident every day. The worlds of yesterday, drive-ins and family times have been replaced with the world of video games, DVD players in our cars and texting from our cell phones. (No talking required) Today more than ever, people report felling lethargic, tired unfocused and more susceptible to illness (Cancer, Migranes, Autism, Stress) it seems that electropollution is taking over our lives, our communities and our world. Electropollution is something that is causing great concern among medical experts. EMF fields are produced from every wired device we use today, laptops, cell phones blackberries. microwaves and smart meters. Up until the 20th century, low frequency electromagnetic fields were caused only by natural phenomenia like electrical storms, movement of testonic faults and underground water veins. However during the last century, rapid technological development, predominantly in the area of electromagnetic smog is constantly increasing and posing more real danger to our quality of life. A direct influence of an alternating electromagnetic field on the human body and behavior is even more important. It is evident during everyday activities using a cell phone in your car at home, schools or in the office while using a lap top, microwave ovens and keeping other electric devices (clock radios) in close proximity. If a student is on a cell phone for 15 min before school they have 2 hours of brain fog. EMF Pollution disrupts your natural energy level, triggering stress responses. Both alternative and traditional doctors report that EMF is a co-factor in increasing your daily stress levels. Stress can impure your body’s natural ability to heal itself. EMF adds stress to your already taxed system. Through many years of constant research Peter Webb has developed a system of EMF Units (Made in Canada) that will balance your environmental atmosphere in homes, cars, schools and farms. These are free standing units (no batteries required) they work 24-7 365 day a year. Our balancers work on children, adults, animals and plants. This unique EMF Balancing System Technology is being used world wide with a high degree of success.

For further information on how to “BALANCE YOUR WORLD” Steve Priebe (613)842-4758 www.emffreezone.ca

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BALANCE YOUR WORLD  EMF BALANCERS Work-Home Schools-Cars-Farms  Cell Phone ADR Disc  Gold Card with Heart Steve Priebe spriebe@sympatico.ca

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HAVE A BALANCED DAY!

Winter Revels Dancing into Light

By Janet Burn t this time of year, ancient peoples celebrated the lengthening of the days, the return of the light through festivals such as “Imbolc” or “Candlemas”. With the return of the sun, Spring can’t be far off! Beneath our winter snows, seeds which have been dormant have begun to quicken in the earth. Like our ancestors, we can celebrate the light that renews us at “Winter Revels”, a special weekend of Sacred Circle Dance on February 11-12, at the Carp Ridge Eco-Wellness Centre. In this beautiful rural setting, come experience traditional and notso-traditional dances. No partners or experience are needed, and simple, repetitive steps will be taught to a wide variety of music. The dances may be energetic and lively, or gentle and reflective. The feeling of moving together rhythmically in a circle is relaxing, and, at the same time, uplifting. Sacred Circle Dance is meditation in movement. Leading the dancing at “Winter Revels” will be two of Canada’s foremost Sacred Circle Dance facilitators, Barbara Herring and Meaghan Way. Both have facilitated dance events in Canada and the USA. Barbara has worked with Sacred Circle Dance groups in Ontario since 1996, and helped to “birth” many groups. She brings a sense of reverence, calmness and joy to the dance. Meaghan is a long time dancer and facilitator in New England, Virginia and Ontario. Her relationship with dance is apparent in the fluidity of movement and complete absorption in the moment. For information or registration for “Winter Revels”, please contact Judy Henry, 613-832-8241, herbs@earthmedicine.ca. Barbara and Meaghan will also be guest facilitators on Friday, February 10, 7:30 – 9: 30 pm at the monthly dance of the Ottawa Sacred Circle Dance community at the Westboro Masonic Hall. All are welcome. For information, contact Sheryl-Elaine, 613-726-2026, sherylelaine@gmail.com

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Discover the Healing Nature of Conflict with the BodyTalk BreakThrough System Are you your own worst enemy? Do you limit self-expression to avoid conflict? When something upsets you, is it hard to let go of? How does BreakThrough Work? Using seven questions and an experience that has upset you, you explore the story of conflict. Each question takes you deeper within yourself to discover what the outer conflict is trying to awaken inside you. And in the process you discover that, within the greatest conflicts, life is always working in mysterious ways to bring about your healing. Using BreakThrough’s specially designed system, you will discover that conflict holds all the clues and keys to living life fully and to simply being yourself. Each time I travel to a new country I am filled with the sensual pleasures of new languages, the smells in the streets, the brilliant sights and sounds. Everyone looks, acts and dresses differently. But are we truly different? Culture creates the illusion of being special. We say that we want to experience oneness and then join groups, cultures, and religions that we feel understand us, unify us, and support us. We make mass cultural assumptions that we think are fundamental truths, which only serve to separate and divide us. These divisive attitudes stem from our insecurities and the need to assuage them. So, what do we truly need as humans? All of us yearn to feel secure in life and in ourselves. Often this need for security through cultural unification leads us to adopt an us-againstthem mentality. But all that this does is to take us further from the very human commonalities that truly unite us. But, once a one of us has a BreakThrough everyone relates! BreakThrough is the warm butter knife that melts our arrogance and reveals the intimate connection between humans.

When we reach deep inside ourselves and reveal the vulnerable tender parts of self, we are able to connect with the intricate oneness that exists in all humanity. After all, when we remove the job, the clothing, and the money and what is left? All that remains is YOU. The self that is vulnerable, open and unprotected by any and all false identities. In every culture that I have taught a BreakThrough class in, the students use various defenses, from clothing to ideologies, to protect their ego selves. BreakThrough then challenges us all to come from the heart; to open to compassion; to stop victimizing ourselves; to empathize and empower ourselves; to stop feeling guilty and take responsibility for ourselves and lives; and most importantly, to be FREE! BreakThrough sends us on an unexpected journey that explores the depths of our undiscovered, common and complete selves. Are you in need of a BreakThrough? If so, please join us! Terryann Nikides will be coming to Ottawa to offer a FREE BodyTalk BreakThrough presentation on Friday, March 2nd from 7-9pm, followed by the BreakThrough course on Saturday, March 3rd-Sunday 4th from 9-5pm. All events will take place at the James Street Wellness Centre. To register for the presentation and/or the course, please go to www.bodytalksystem.com/seminars or contact Lori Hollohan directly at: info@lorihollohan.com. SAVE $100 on the course fee by registering before February 9th! Terryann Nikides B.A. Psych, BreakThrough 1 Instructor, Parama BodyTalk Practitioner, Reiki Master, Massotherapist, is Montreal born and has traveled extensively to such places as Tibet, India, and Egypt. She has explored many different systems of self-investigation. She now teaches BreakThrough internationally and practices PaRama BodyTalk and BreakThrough in Montreal, internationally, and online. Please see for details: www.leurbanretreat.com and www.bodytalksystem.com

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Contact Has Begun:

A Deep Exploration of UFO Sightings & ET Communication by Daniel Mauro UFO sightings are becoming increasingly common around the world. In Canada alone, more than 1000 UFO sightings were reported in 2008, the highest figure in nearly two decades. The U.S. boasts the highest number of recorded sightings of any country, with Mexico a close second. If North America appears to be the favoured destination of our intergalactic visitors, it may have a lot to do with the thriving UFO culture in this continent. Alternatively, the worldwide upsurge in sightings could be due to more subtle factors. Speaking Visionaries will be screening 3 exciting films (The Day Before Disclosure, JZ Knight on UFOs, Contact Has Begun) each highlighting a unique perspective on the topic of UFOs and Extraterrestrial Communication. The Day Before Disclosure Synopsis (Sat, Feb 18 @ 7 pm) The Day Before Disclosure brings together some of the best minds in UFO/ET research, including Dr. Steven Greer, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Richard Dolan, Bob Dean, and Budd Hopkins. “What if we are not alone in the universe? What if our governments have been aware of an extraterrestrial presence on earth, but have collectively decided on a truth embargo to keep this knowledge away from the public? Thousands of reports now surfacing from military personnel, airline pilots, astronauts, radar operators and police officers all over the globe, confirm that the extraterrestrial presence has been a hot topic behind the curtains for decades.” ‘When it comes to UFOs, this film says it all. Here are the best, the brightest and the most credible minds involved...in the single best presentation on UFO reality.’ - Jimm Marrs, journalist and author.”

JZ Knight on UFOs Synopsis (Saturday, Feb 25 @ 7 pm) JZ Knight’s fascinating insights on UFOs and alien contact brings the discussion to a whole new level. “What is the common ground that connects us to intelligent life in the cosmos? How does the human brain work in relation to the extraterrestrial brain? Why do some people see UFOs while others do not? Has quantum physics unravelled UFO technology? What do we understand about time and timelines of possibility? JZ Knight’s many adventures ‘in the tunnel’ while channeling Ramtha - essentially simulating near-death experiences - have given her a unique framework in which to understand these questions.” “Contact Has Begun” Synopsis (Saturday, March 3 @ 7 pm) Seeing orbs, UFOs or beings from other dimensions is an almost everyday occurrence for James Gilliland. Contact Has Begun is the extraordinary story of Gilliland’s multifaceted experiences as a UFO contactee. After a life changing neardeath experience, James began having contact with ETs at his ECETI Sanctuary at Trout Lake, Washington. Gilliland’s otherworldly encounters are all the more credible given the humble, enlightened, and compassionate manner in which he speaks about them. Featuring insights from distinguished authors, scientists and contactees (e.g., Dr. Miceal Ledwith, Alfred Webre, Dr. Brooks Agnew) the film addresses a wide range of topics surrounding UFOs, ETs, earth changes, and human evolution. Screening Information Please join us at the St. Paul University Amphitheatre (223 Main St.) for 3 distinctive UFO screenings: The Day Before Disclosure (Feb. 18), JZ Knight on UFOs (Feb. 25), Contact Has Begun (March 3). 7:00 pm start time. Please visit: www. SpeakingVisionaries.com for detailed information.

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of periods, menopausal patterns, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression and inflammation. 3. Improve vaginal lubrication with vitamin E oil, which is estrogenic. Poke a 100 IU capsule with a pin, squeeze the oil onto a finger and rub gently intravaginally. 4. Improve erections with the herb

Okay, it’s Valentine’s month and the sun is returning. Let’s talk about how to have the best sex ever. There’s no magic answer for the best sex ever. You already knew that. It’s a lot like life, a growing learning experience that can get better over time if we pay attention and do the work and take the occasional risks to move out of our comfort zones to realize new parts of ourselves. That’s why some of the best intimate experiences come when we are a little older. ginkgo, which helps We have usually learned to circulation. A good dose accept ourselves and our is 80mg three times daily bodies better and can do the over several months, but be same for our partner. We are careful that it also thins the able to slow down and enjoy blood—which is a good thing the moment without so many unless one is already on blood expectations and pressures. thinners. It’s not so important to be a 5. Research the side-effects certain size and shape. It’s Free Clinic, 9am-12 (with $2 childcare) of medications you are on; not even so important to have several can cause markedly Meet with a Naturopathic Doctor & an erection or an orgasm. libido and/or interfere discover your alternative health options. lowered It’s important to have open with erections and organisms! and honest communication, There is a long list that can be Free Talk 1-3pm: to have love and caring for found on the internet which “Osteoporosis” ourselves and our partner. includes: anti-depressants, And if we’re lucky enough to major tranquilizers, antiPotluck & Free Movie, 3:30-7:30pm: have a spiritual connection, anxiety drugs, blood pressure we find that this can be meds and diuretics, among the most fulfilling piece many more. Consider natural PLEASE RSVP! of all, that which enriches treatments for the conditions Call 613-839-1198 everything else. for which you are taking drugs. 2386 Thomas Dolan Parkway, Carp, The role a naturopathic Your naturopath is trained to just up the hill from where Thomas doctor can play in optimizing offer alternatives and work Dolan intersects with Carp Road. sexuality is to assess where with your medical doctor to www.ecowellness.com there is a weakness and ensure a safe transition. teach how to correct it with 6. Identify and resolve lifestyle, supplements, acupuncture, bodywork, homeopathy personal or relationship issues which are blocking sexual and counselling as well as many other options. flow and comfort with yourself and/or your partner. How this can relate to sexuality specifically is in the 7. Remove energy blocks with reiki, shamanic work, toning following details: or similar techniques used by an experienced practitioner. 1. Optimize digestion, which draws on more of our energy 8. Integrate spirituality into the mix with meditation and than anything else. In this vein, consider enjoying prayers of gratitude. romantic activities on an empty stomach instead of after a 9. Relax and enjoy! This is easier said than done in our big meal and notice the difference! If there are digestive hectic world. Consider a weekend away, a holiday, just difficulties, consider lightening the diet, doing some going to bed earlier or a series of yoga classes to carve cleansing and taking digestive enzymes to reboot the out some relaxation time and watch other energies rise... system, which will most certainly help in the bedroom. Katherine Willow N.D. is a fourth generation registered 2. Glandular strength: assessing and improving the function naturopathic doctor with over three decades of of ovaries, testes, thyroid and adrenal glands is a core experience. She is founder and director of Carp aspect of healthy sexuality and having energy in general. Ridge EcoWellness Centre (www.ecowellness.com) Some tests that can help are basal body temperature, and has a specific interest in German New Medicine blood tests for the hormones involved, orthostatic blood and how emotions relate to disease, about which she pressure, hair analysis, Reams metabolic test and specific is currently writing an introductory book. signs and symptoms such as body fat location, regularity

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Assumptions versus Beliefs

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n his book Radical Forgiveness, Colin Tipping explains how he prefers to use the word “assumption” instead of the word “belief” as our egos can more easily question, reframe and/ or reject an assumption versus an ego-driven belief. This deeply resonated with my self and I realized how aptly it applied to many of my coaching clients.  I’ve witnessed people struggle to hold onto a belief that they have outgrown.  How do you get rid of a part of yourself or even begin to deconstruct it?  This awakening to its power over them causes yet more of a struggle as they realize how much it has been limiting them and their ability to reach their full potential.   Yet, they keep holding on, gripping tightly with both hands. Why? It is an ingrained part of their identity that they sometimes feel defines them. The belief has served them in some way: it has protected them, supported them, encouraged them or kept them feeling justified in taking a position or a certain action. Yet, now, on some deep level, it may no longer resonate with who they are or who they want to be.  Is there a place in your life where you’d like to make a small shift or a big change?  A place where you seem blocked or unable to get the change started?  Are you aware of a belief that may be holding you back?  If so, you may want to begin exploring it with these questions.   How do you evaluate if this belief is benefitting or limiting your actions?  What structures in your life have you created that feed this belief and allow it to continue informing or supporting your actions? Once you begin shining light on this belief observe when and how, throughout your day, it informs your thoughts and actions. Now, if you “assume” that this belief is simply an assumption, how does its power shift? What impact does shifting your perspective have on how much energy (mental, emotional and spiritual) you invest in this particular belief/ assumption? 

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You may begin to see that based on this particular assumption, you’ve consciously or unconsciously created a story about why change is not possible or needs to be tough; about why you need to accept a current situation that is causing you stress or suffering. Continue exploring thisassumption.  Hold it and yourself lightly as you do.  There is no need to judge it or yourself harshly.  Allow yourself to simply be curious about it. As you gently begin opening up to a new way of thinking, you may find that you create a new reality or a new story.  A story that will support you in moving forward toward the change you want to see in your life.  Every shift, no matter how big or small, will motivate you to continue moving forward in a new, healthier way. What is one small thing that you can begin or stop doing that can move you toward shifting this assumption and the life you want to live? Now, put it into action and see what happens. Lynn Frappier is a certified Integral Coach TM and a Learning Specialist.  She coaches individuals and provides training and facilitated sessions to help individuals awaken to their limiting assumptions, build and grow into new ways of doing, being and seeing and make sustainable shifts to align themselves with the changes they seek.  Contact her at lynn_frappier@rogers.com

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Taken Off The Planet – A New Year Gift By Kerry Palframan RN

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’d like to share a unique experience that happened on December 31st, 1999. It is noon and suddenly I feel groggy and need to sit down. I go into a meditative state, over which I have no control, and allow because I like the sense I get of internal peace, when I come out of the trance. I have always been sensitive to energy and have gone into these altered states of consciousness on numerous occasions. This time I felt myself being lifted out of my body and taken way up above the earth where Archangel Michael is. It was my first conscious encounter with him, I have dreamt of him before, and I was surprised when he handed me a long sword similar to his. I found myself hovering in space, above the earth, with a large group of Tibetan monks and other angels holding swords. We formed a large circle and pointed our swords up in the air with the tips pointing towards the centre of the circle. I realized in that instant that the Tibetans, along with the Archangels were quite literally holding the energy of the earth. I was stunned and deeply honoured at the privilege of being part of this group.  The experience lasted just over an hour but passed surprisingly quickly in my ethereal experience. The sword never felt heavy and I did not feel tired. Nay, I was enlivened by the experience.   With the emergence of 2012 I have been privileged to be shown that Mother Earth holds a contract with the Creator of this Universe. Her contract with Creator is to allow humans to play on Her — to live a life of free will and create as we choose. She will never die and those that do not wish to align with the new paradigm that is arriving will simply leave this reality and go to one that is more in alignment with their

soul’s journey. The new era being ushered in is called The Thousand Years of Peace. This shift has been underway for many decades and will continue in the coming decade or two. May we embrace the crumbling old paradigms and allow beauty, peace, harmony and balance to rise up, out of the ashes, like the proverbial phoenix. 

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The Master of Grace

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s in times past, today questions about the nature of Jesus abound! Questions such as; who exactly was He? Did He really die for my sins as Christians claim, and if so why? Or contrariwise, are the many popular books, such as “The Da Vinci Code,” correct in their claims that Jesus faked the crucifixion, and then married Mary Magdalene? And what of those other books, the ones that postulate that Jesus was just a myth, similar to the ancient ‘Mystery Religions,’ which contain stories of virgin born leaders, with apostles, who performed miracles and then were crucified and resurrected? Questions, questions, questions! The answer is that they are all incorrect! If this is true, then who exactly was Jesus? The simplest response is that He is exactly who He said He was! Jesus was asked this question only once in the Bible, recorded in John Ch. 10 v 24-34. Herein He replies to the Jews, that not only is He a son of God, but they too are sons of the Most High! But they refused to believe and would have stoned Him for blasphemy, had He not disappeared. This ability to disappear, begs the question; how do you crucify a person who has the ability to vanish, to raise the dead, walk on water, or replace a man’s severed ear? The obvious answer is; ‘when He lets you!’ Jesus was a Master, a man of power! He still the storm; He could heal the sick; and He could raise the dead! Need I say, this was no ordinary person, but One in direct communion with God...and it was He who claims that you are too, something you would realize if you could but still yourself and listen! Consider the very words of Jesus, attesting to the wielding of this power, abridged from John Ch. 10 v 11- 18: “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again.” Scary stuff, eh? Yes, these were His very words! But why the need for a crucifixion you might ask? If Jesus was so powerful, why didn’t He just rule by fiat? Setting aside the more obvious issue of interfering with ‘free will,’ the answer is that Jesus agreed to suffer crucifixion as the penultimate act in manifesting the Law of Grace in full! Or as given in the Bible; “the last to be conquered is death.” Forgiveness, or turning the other cheek, is the very essence of Grace. Grace is not a ‘get out of jail free’ card, as most people have been led to believe. Rather Grace is loving, or forgiving the acts of others, recognizing that you are continually meeting the fruits of your own past actions. In

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truth, we are immortals, but we have sunk so low, during many, many lives wallowing in the pleasures of the earth, that we no longer know ourselves. And until grace entered our consciousness, there appeared to be no way to break the action-reaction side of the Law of Moses (‘an eye for an eye’), dooming us to a life of seeming unending vengeance, praying for a warrior Christ. Fortunately, instead of a fist in a sword, we were touched by the hand of forgiveness, the hand of grace! Think on this! These ideas are the central core of an e-book entitled; “The Children of Grace,” by David C Campbell. The book is available by ‘googling’ smashwords.com and then doing a ‘search’ for the title or the author. There is a convenient hyperlink below in which you can ctrl+click the book site. www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=David+C+Campbell

The true Christian message The Law of Grace, was mostly dead and buried by the end of the 6th century. Its replacement, orthodox Christianity, spins a contracted, one lifetime version, of ‘the good news,’ by replacing personal responsibility with institutional forgiveness. This book traces the history of how and why this happened and what you must do to expand your life view to return to the path of grace, whence you came! Sample or purchase electronically at “smashwords.com” and then search for title or author

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Stop The Food Fight By Kristine Lackey Who knew that you could have a spiritual awakening while eating a Tim Horton’s Honey Cruller doughnut? Well, it was 6 years ago and I was about 5 months pregnant, with my first child, when I had that very experience which pleasantly altered my relationship with food. My husband and I were driving down the street when he said, “Let’s stop and get a doughnut”. I looked at him like he was crazy because he certainly knew by now that I didn’t like doughnuts and they certainly were not part of my perfect, clean diet. But he said, “No, you don’t understand…these are GOOD and you have to try one!” I decided to indulge him and try one out, knowing that I would NEVER finish it. So we purchased our treats, drove away and continued our conversation. As I listened, I reached in the bag, took that doughnut out and took my first bite. And, guess what? It was like eating a bit of heaven! He was right, that darn thing was good! So, I took my next bite and it felt as if I was experiencing total NIRVANA. Suddenly, my attention was pulled toward an annoying little buzzing sound coming from my left. I turned and noticed that my husband was actually still talking, which was creating a BIG distraction for me and my doughnut. I sternly said, “SSSSHHHHH….please…stop speaking…I am eating my doughnut!” He stopped, looked at me like I was insane and allowed me some quiet time. Everything became perfectly still, I was riveted to the moment and began to feel as if the whole universe opened up and I was one with all! Shortly after, I had realized that I wasn’t feeling guilty about eating something I wasn’t supposed to. I wasn’t worried that I was going to gain weight. I didn’t care if it was the “right” or

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“wrong” thing to eat. I wasn’t concerned that it wasn’t filled with vitamins and nutrients. What I did care about was that I felt good doing what I was doing and I hadn’t felt this way about food ever in my entire life. And a shift had happen, where the fight between my mind and body was done and I was now able to trust my body to be my personal guide to balance and happiness. Today, I am 2 sizes smaller then I was before I was pregnant and my daily food intake is very healthy. I enjoy the veggies and proteins that make up a majority of what I consume and indulge in wonderful desserts whenever I feel called to. It is a wonderful feeling to be in such a loving relationship with myself and the choices that I make on a daily basis. It is a relief to finally be able to let go of all of my issues around food and to relax and truly enjoy every bite of everything that I eat. So what changed? It was the work that I had done to get into a better relationship with myself. I realized that the time that I took to look at situations that I had never looked at before, because I was afraid they would be too painful, had actually altered how I relate to myself, others and life circumstances. I had chosen to face the fears, doubts, control issues and self -judgments I had carried for years and feel the painful emotions that accompanied them. And it was because of that personal journey, that I found myself sitting in complete harmony, just me and my doughnut, feeling completely free enough to go back and buy another!

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Valentine’s Gifts of Chocolate and Roses — With a Twist


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evered as The Food of the Gods, Theobroma cacao—popularly known as
 chocolate—holds a very special place in the hearts of many. Although all foods should be enjoyed in balance and moderation, there is no reason why chocolate shouldn’t be able to form a nourishing component of a healthpromoting diet. Herbs and foods have served to boost love lives for centuries.
Did you know…?

 -Dark chocolate is an excellent source of magnesium, an important
 mineral—integral to more than 300 different chemical reactions in the
body

-Dark chocolate is packed full of antioxidants, natural substances known to
help protect the body against cellular damage. Ounce for ounce, dark
chocolate has more antioxidants than do blueberries, green tea, and red wine.

-Dark chocolate is highly blood sugar friendly. A large 100 gram bar of 70%
dark chocolate has approximately half of the impact on blood sugar as does
one cup of whole grain brown rice. Dark chocolate is heart smart. Studies have shown that natural compounds
in cocoa and dark chocolate may aid the cardiovascular system by improving
blood flow and reducing blood pressure. 

-Dark chocolate is a feel good food. It contains more than 500 natural
chemical compounds, several of which have been extolled as mood-elevating
and pleasure-inducing. Considering that PEA is released by the brain when people are falling in love, we might be one step closer to discovering why chocolate and Valentine’s Day are so closely linked!

To optimize the health benefits offered by chocolate, look for

certified
organic brands sweetened with unrefined sugars, such as evaporated cane juice, and containing at least 70% cocoa solids. Delicious AND nutritious.

Valentine’s Day is traditionally associated with roses, the plant of the heart. Rose
essential oil is considered one of the more precious oils, since so many
rose petals are needed in the extraction of the volatile oils. Deeply
evocative of the earth, rose is a plant traditionally associated with
romance, luxury and cheerfulness: as chocolate is a feel good food, rose is
a feel good scent! Essential oil of rose is believed to soothe and harmonize the mind, dispel nervous tension, promote self-esteem and self-nurturing, and address healthy sexuality. Cinnamon hearts, a traditional Valentine’s token with younger children, has a peppery, warming taste, much like the plant. Want to indulge in this evocative childhood favourite in a health promoting way? A little cinnamon oil in water, simmering on the stove, creates an instant ambiance of welcome! Among the “adult” oils for Valentine’s Day, jasmine, ylang ylang, patchouli sandalwood and neroli  stand out as erotic stars of the plant world. Of course, as with any scent, the key is matching what aromas appeal to an individual with their properties. It won’t matter how much patchouli you entice with if the intended recipient has a negative association with it. Fortunately, this is a perfect opportunity to experiment! 
This valentine’s Day, treat those you love to the traditional gifts-with a twist: they are good for you! ©Heather Garrod and Kristin Shropshire, MS. Heather is a certified aromatherapist, offering Do It Yourself body care workshops. Kristin is a traditional naturopath, offering nutritional consulting, acupuncture, biofeedback, and wholistic lifestyle coaching. Both practitioners are available Saturdays at Planet Botanix, 301 Bank St., 613.567.4444

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t’s a busy weekend morning, and as usual, I’m running late. Despite my time crunch, I take a few moments to reach for my Soul Coaching ® card deck, and shuffle the cards. I take a deep breath, close my eyes and choose one for guidance.  Often my chosen card speaks directly about a situation or challenge in my life.  Sometimes a new card’s meaning is unclear, but provides food for thought as I go about my daily routine.  This small ritual grounds me, and is one of many practices I adopted after participating in a Soul Coaching ® workshop this past summer. Soul Coaching ® workshops are a new concept in Ottawa, and are offered by Shannon Parsons, a Certified Soul Coach.  Shannon took part in an intensive training workshop with Soul Coaching ® founder Denise Linn at her California retreat. Denise, a renowned lecturer and author, developed the five-week workshop as a journey for anyone searching for deeper spirituality, and a greater sense of direction and empowerment in life.  I was afforded the incredible opportunity to participate in Shannon’s Soul Coaching ® program this past summer. I emerged from the process with greater energy, an increased ability to envision my future, and quite simply feeling more joyful and confident about that future! During our first group session, Shannon introduced us to the Soul Coaching ® process by explaining how the four elements – air, water, fire and earth – form the core of the program: Week 1: Air Week (your Intellectual Self: clearing mental and physical clutter, identifying sabotaging thought patterns and limiting beliefs, exploring your life’s work) Week 2: Water Week (your Emotional Self: clearing emotional and physical clutter, assessing relationships, tapping into and strengthening your intuition, practicing being in gratitude) Week 3: Fire Week (your Spiritual Self: exploring mindfulness, identifying and embracing the shadow self, working around fears, igniting your creative spirit!) Week 4: Earth Week (your Physical Self: connecting with your natural environment, looking at healing body image issues, detoxing and rejuvenating your physical body, creating a vision for your future, grounding yourself and achieving balance) Week 5: Course wrap-up, celebration and guidance around your personal Quest

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Shannon Parsons BSW, CSC (613) 725-5225 info@shannonkparsons.ca www.shannonkparsons.ca What’s great about the Soul Coaching ® program is that it’s very flexible and can be tailored to fit into your schedule: for each of the 28 days, you can choose an exercise that might take as little as ten minutes, or for those who are interested in going deeper into the process, there are more intensive exercises available that require more time to reflect. One of the major highlights for me was that by Week 3, I was definitely more aware of coincidences and new opportunities that were manifesting in my life. For example, during my Soul Coaching ® journey, I was contacted by several old friends who wanted to reconnect with me.  I also became more aware of messages and symbols all around me and I began to feel more grounded and in harmony with my natural world and the universe. The program guided me to create and commit to a daily spiritual practice, which is very important to me. My Soul Coaching ® experience left me with a wonderful feeling of focus, and a ‘lightened load’ both emotionally and in my physical surroundings!  Shannon has a wealth of experience and knowledge as a practicing mental health worker, Reiki Master and Soul Coach. She combines this background with her unique intuitive gifts to really enhance your Soul Coaching ® experience. Wellness Shannon also reminds youTips to embrace the Feeling stressed? Try one of these… Soul Coaching ® journey with humour and self compassion. found that Shannon DeepI Breathing In a comfortable seated position, place offered me remarkable intuitive insights your hands on your abdomen throughout the program coupled with and let your inhalation inflate your belly like a down to earth practical balloon andencouragement, then slowly let your breath out. Breathe in and outmy slowly and which was instrumental in propelling deeply. spiritual journey.

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body by reaching the ceiling. Shannon’s next five-week Soul for Coaching th ® course beginsVisualization on April 4 , 2012. Program cost; $300 all Give which yourself includes a wee mini-vacation closing your eyes and visualizing course materials. by Please contact Shannon yourself on the beach or wherever your for more information. perfect holiday spot is and take a few long, deep breaths.

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use it to remove that program. To determine the root cause requires applying the why chain – keep asking why until the answer is about status in your tribe – or survival. If this is difficult, find this article on the ttloinc.com blog and post a question, to get a personal response. Here’s an example with a typical response to show you how the hidden patterns in your subconscious function. Be prepared: what is really going on in your subconscious is this bizarre. Response thought: I can’t afford that. (Your budget is not a factor for your subconscious.) Why chain through subconscious: Why? Because it’s not the right thing to do with my money. Why? Because people will be mad at me. Or I’ll be doing a wrong thing. Or I’ll ruin my plans. Why? Because I have to spend money on other people. Or I have to save all my money. Or I have to spend money the right way. Why? Because if I’m bad my tribe might throw me out, and then I’ll die. Some of this may jive with your thoughts, but you probably don’t think that if you spend money in an unplanned way you’ll die. Your subconscious does. That’s how the program that keeps you in the chair is activated, and keeps going until you creak. You can use the Campfire meditation to remove the program so you can get up and stretch. Your body will thank you. Check the website or call: find out about March workshops to use energy to rejuvenate your body and feel great.

Patricia Wall ©Take the Lid Off Inc f you feel stiff and creaky after too long in a chair – probably in front of a computer – it’s probably a result of inflammation. Getting up to stretch or have a glass of water becomes part of the list of shoulds, about how to take care of your body, that don’t happen. Shoulds are an easy way to call yourself wrong, which is not likely to lubricate your joints. To actually change a behavior, and be able to do simple things that take care of your body, requires identifying the internal conflict that keeps you in your chair in the first place. It’s not because you’re lazy, or obsessed with playing jewel, or too busy with work, or caught up in what you’re doing. You could easily make a list of the things you should do for your body, and an accompanying call-yourself-wrong explanation of the reasons you don’t do the things on the list. Those reasons aren’t the truth – they’re the rationalization created by your cognitive brain to explain a behavior originated by your subconscious. Your subconscious keeps you in that chair until you creak, and it has a reason that is not on your list. If you’d like to stop creaking, the first step is to be aware that the real reason you’re creaking is in your subconscious, and it not any of the reasons you’d list. You can use the Campfire meditation (go to Osloda.com to find Campfire) to learn what is hidden in Osloda : The Art of Dealing with Everyday Life your subconscious, or you can use a little trick. Osloda.com 613-831-8956 Your subconscious has motivations that can seem odd and irrational to your conscious mind, so your first step to being creak-free is to avoid editing Take The Lid Off Inc presents the sometimes-bizarre information you Spring Renewal One Day Workshops discover about subconscious motivations. The initial reaction from the conscious mind is typically ‘that’s not right’ – which suits your subconscious agenda to avoid Lose Weight - Relieve Stress - Boost Immune System change. To find out what is really going on, start deepest reaches our subconscious. Ottawa Weekend of Workshop by sitting, or imagining yourself sitting, in Computer diagnostics in cars use complex sensors to help mechanics identify that creak-inducing chair and doing what malfunctioning components, like a blood pressure cuff is used by a doctor. you usually do. Next, allow yourself to The diagnostics tool can’t tell you why. Why is the vehicle running rough? catch the first thought that pops into your Why is the blood pressure too high? head when you suggest this option: I’m going to buy a car right now. (You aren’t Osloda Human Diagnostic Technology uses complex sensory tools specifically . designed to identify triggers and reprogram response mechanisms to relieve stress, going to buy a car, that’s not the point.) boost immune systems, and promote weight loss. Probably a flood of responses occur in your 613-831-8956 mind involving budget, plans for your day, Recognize Reconnect Restore and so on – what was the first thought? If you missed it, use a different trigger, and be prepared to catch the first thought: I’m Dates: March 10 or March 24 One Day Workshops $147 going to stay in a nice hotel for three days 613-831-8956 888-831-8956 and spend hours in the hot tub. What was the first thought? Go to websites for details on Osloda Human Diagnostic Technology & other workshops That very first thought indicates the osloda.com subconscious programming that traps you in the chair until you creak, and you can

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I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about two videos I produced. I think you’ll find them to be fairly unique. Working together with award winning yoga expert Marla Ericksen, of Empower ME Yoga, we created two interactive yoga DVDs.  What this means is that not only can you quickly and easily play full yoga programs, but you can also customize your own for how you feel on any given day.  By selecting segments from the matrix menu, you can choose the content, order and length.  Now your yoga DVDs will be fresh and interesting for a very long time. Try “Yoga For Everyone with Marla Ericksen” which is in the Hatha style of yoga, and “Yin Yang Fusion with Marla Ericksen” which combines the active Yang style with the passive Yin style.  An added bonus on the “Yoga For Everyone” DVD is two segments called “Guided Body Scan” and “Chakra Attunement”. The scan walks you through relaxing each part of your body, to achieve a deep state of relaxation. Chakra Attunement takes you through each chakra and its various associated properties, helping you to align your energy. As you can see, these segments are very useful even if you’re not in the mood for yoga. Perhaps Guided Body Scan helps you drift off into a blissful sleep, and Chakra Attunement aids you in aligning your energy before beginning your day. Now that’s a bonus! Order yours today at www.EmpoweringLifestyles.com Or ask your favourite retailer to carry them • Organic Bodycare • Fairtrade Handcrafted Products • Japanese, Indian & Tibetan Incenses • Chakra Oils & Incense • Sage & Smudges • Local Beeswax Candles and much more...

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