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By Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)

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Over the past twenty years of dealing with clients in my counselling and hypnotherapy practice, I have found that the most frequently asked question is, “How do I raise my self-esteem?” Since clients are often confused about the difference between self-esteem and self-confidence, it may be helpful to clarify these two concepts. Self-confidence is temporary and can swing wildly from highs to lows and change from one minute to the next. It exists only at the surface level of one’s encounter with life’s events and relationships. It is dependent on success, and even on repeated success. A loss can put a serious dent in one’s self-confidence. Self-esteem, on the other hand, is long term and usually set in early childhood at a fixed (but changeable) level. It comes from deep within a person’s psyche and stays constant, unless, as an adult, one experiences making difficult choices about challenging emotional issues. Once a person has “ratcheted up” their self-esteem by making such choices, it cannot go down again. It is permanently set at the new higher level. Self-esteem is also not dependent on success. Failure, as a result of a choice one has made, does not diminish one’s self-esteem. Self-esteem increases based on the mere fact that one has made a difficult emotional choice, regardless of the outcome. For children to develop high self-esteem and carry this into adulthood, it is essential for parents and teachers to “get out of the way” and learn to be comfortable allowing very young children to make the many hundreds of little choices that they encounter each week of their lives. This enables children to “ratchet up” their self-esteem gradually through gentler, smaller, incremental choices rather than all at once through the momentous and sometimes traumatic choices they may face later in life. This paper does not apply to people who have very few choices in their lives. For example, someone who, as a child, has been sexually abused by a parent or someone from a poor country where just getting enough to eat is a full-time endeavour. Hopefully their opportunities and options will some day increase to the point where they are able to make the choices that lead to enhanced self-esteem. To make good choices people have to know what they want. Many of my clients ask me, “How do I know what I really want?” I generally suggest Stettbacher’s Therapy as described in Alice Miller’s book “Banished Knowledge”.

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There are four steps to (613) 234-5678 (613) 726-3636 Bank St. (in Centretown) Pinecrest Rd. Stettbacher’s Therapy: a. Precisely describing the present situation and one’s present sensations. b. Fully experiencing and fully expressing one’s present emotions. c. Assertively questioning the present situation. d. Clearly articulating one’s needs. Timing is critical in this process. It is important to make decisions about what one wants at the optimum moment. If the decision is made too soon, then useful information may be missed. If it is made too late, the number of possible courses of action may be considerably reduced. It is equally important to make decisions about what one does NOT want. For many people, this ability remains underdeveloped because it was severely thwarted in childhood by parents, teachers, the clergy, etc. In many cases, people have been conditioned to say nothing rather than express what they don’t like or don’t want. An example of this is the frequently used expression, “If you don’t have something good to say, don’t say anything at all.” Nathaniel Branden in his book “The Six Pillars of Selfesteem” delineates six practices that lead to enhanced selfesteem:

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a. The practice of living consciously. Being present. b. The practice of self-acceptance. c. The practice of self-responsibility. Response-ability d. The practice of self-assertiveness. Claiming space. e. The practice of living purposefully. f. The practice of personal integrity. Honesty. Branden believes that, if we adhere to these pillars, we will evolve to the point of loving our own life. However, in order to attain such a high level of self-esteem, he stresses the need for honesty and courage. Honesty usually leads to conflict and conflict to anger. It is therefore imperative for a person to attain sufficient self-esteem to be able to express “conscious anger”. Conscious anger usually leads to acceptance and resolution, whereas unbridled or “unconscious” anger will often lead to destructive fighting and rejection. Another characteristic of people with high self-esteem is that they usually experience giving and receiving in a balanced and equal way. Giving and receiving are interconnected. It is an illusion to believe that one is giving more than one is receiving, and vice versa. As the Beatle’s expressed it in one of their songs, “In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy), has been practising Wholistic Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Mediation in Ottawa for the past 25 years. If you are interested in his services please call Richard at (613) 234-5678 or e-mail him at richard@ and explore the possibilities.

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SCHEMAS PART 2 By Marlene and Bob Neufeld


n the February issue of TONE magazine, we began describing the work we are doing with early maladaptive schemas (EMS), which are lifelong, self-defeating patterns. We described an incident where Bob had gotten into a subjugation EMS and Marlene had noticed her urge to get into self-sacrifice and emotional deprivation schema. The three basic origins of schemas are: 1. Early childhood experiences. 2. The innate temperament of the child. 3. Cultural influences. It is believed that the combination of these three lead to early maladaptive schemas. Bob’s subjugation EMS was born out of his experiences with his domineering older brother. It also was influenced by his temperament, which was to want to please others, and the culture into which he was born; peace-loving Mennonites. Marlene’s self-sacrifice and emotional deprivation schemas also came from her early childhood experiences, also as second born. Her temperament was also one of wanting to please and she was born into the same culture. Added to this, was the fact that both the family she was born into and the culture she was born into valued males more than females.

We unconsciously reinforce our schemas. Long after we leave the home we grew up in, we continue to create situations in which we are mistreated, ignored, put down or controlled and in which we fail to reach our desired goals. Schemata are perpetuated throughout one’s lifetime and become activated under conditions relevant to that particular schema. Bob found himself throughout his lifetime, in situations in which he believed he was being subjugated. Was this actually accurate? Or was he just seeing the world that way? Or was he attracting this into his life in some way? It is hard to say; and not necessarily important. The important thing to remember is that until Bob took healthy responsibility for this schema he was not able to see how his worldview was influencing his experience. The schemas are grouped into five categories called domains. A schema domain is a grouping of schema resulting from the frustration of related developmental needs. Children have certain developmental needs, and each of the five domains relates to one grouping of childhood needs, so, for example, when a child doesn’t get enough attention or love they develop an emotional deprivation schema which is part of disconnection and rejection domain. Both the subjugation and self-sacrifice schema fall into the “Other-Directedness” domain, which is related to a family origin based on conditional acceptance: children must suppress important aspects of themselves in order to

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gain love, attention, and approval. Marlene’s emotional deprivation schema falls into the domain of “Disconnection & Rejection” where the typical family origin is detached, cold and withholding. Knowing this helped us release the past. One of the reasons that schemas are hard to change is because they are not stored through logic, but in an emotional part of the brain called the amygdala, as opposed to a part of the brain that’s readily amenable to logical analysis or discourse. They are self-perpetuating, very resistant to change and usually do not go away without conscious exploration. For example, someone may have a schema of personal incompetence, from which his or her actions are consistently interpreted as “not good enough”. Overwhelming success in people’s lives is often still not enough to change the schema. Someone else may have a schema of mistrust, from which all interpersonal actions by others are seen as suspicious. A third person may have a dependency schema and feel unable to function alone without help. Even when presented with evidence that disproves the schema, individuals distort data to maintain its validity. The schema fights for its own survival, and usually, quite successfully. Next month we will continue sharing with you our learning around schemas. Marlene & Bob Neufeld practice body-centered Coaching and Psychotherapy. They are a couple who help couples learn lifechanging skills and create closer, more loving relationships with one another. To learn more, see or call 613-594-9248 to arrange a complimentary 1-hour introductory session. You can also contact Marlene and Bob to take the current version of the schema questionnaire and receive an analysis of your scores. ������������������������������



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ENVIRONMENTAL OPPORTUNITY Because of deforestation, soil erosion, lack of functional sewage treatment and pollution of one of the largest bodies of water in Guatemala people of Santa Cruz and surrounding villages are living in the shadow of a growing environmental disaster. We believe that access to information and contact with alternative ideas in the format of documentaries and films make a difference. Presently we have set up a movie house in the village of Santa Cruz and starting on February 20, 2011 we will be showing films in Spanish language focused on the environmental and social issues. We will also be travelling around the lake to provide an opportunity for students in other villages to see these films We are looking for support for this project. This year the project will cost us about $2500. We are looking for funds and other support for the project this year, and to continue and expand it next year.

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ThetaHealingTM for Emotional Courage by Amâeil (Melinda Urban RIHR) Energy Psychotherapist, ThetaHealing Facilitator, Sacred Sound Channel ThetaHealingTM quickly, gently and easily gets to the root cause of your concerns and simultaneously releases energy from current life experiences, past generations, past lives and soul, to create deep and lasting change in your DNA! For previous articles explaining Theta/DNA Healing, and an overview of all my other services visit We are all our own healers. When we accept our emotions we accept ourselves. When we allow ourselves to rest in one another’s hearts, we are healing. Yet, the majority of people on Earth are blocked from their own emotions, and this is a vital time to change that. ThetaHealing can help tremendously. There are many unhealthy ways that people deal with their emotions. I often see people who deny their emotions, and sometimes don’t know how to access their emotions. For example, when asked how they feel about something, rather than say “I was feeling hurt” they tell me what they think: “I thought that it wasn’t fair.” Alternatively, I see people who are emotional but never actually resolve their emotional pain; they keep crying the same tears or raging the same anger. You can be very expressive of your emotions but still not truly feel them and give them the space to inform you or transform. When you resist true emotional connection you are in fear of your emotions, and then this fear runs your life. Lack of an emotional connection with yourself makes it difficult to have an emotional connection with others. For example, for healing practitioners, your own reluctance makes you less available and willing to witness and hold space for another’s pain. In turn, the client feels less than wholly supported. For partners, if you cannot be comfortable with your own emotions, it makes vulnerability and intimacy with another frightening. Empathy for another comes from your experiences, but the ability to be fully compassionate comes not from unaddressed wounds but from your healed heart.

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If you see yourself in these scenarios know that you are not alone. Years of cultural and suppressed consciousness have contributed to the misunderstanding and devaluing of emotions. Fear of them arises from limiting programs such as, “if I allow my feelings I will get out of control”, or “emotions are messy”. Thankfully, there are numerous healing techniques that can release you from these beliefs, and ThetaHealing is one method that can address many of them at once, swiftly and completely, at the root level. It is important to know, however, that this is addressing the mental body so I also work with clients to facilitate the emotional release. You have to feel if you want to heal. Now is the time to anchor your emotional connection with yourself. Practiced individuals who have healed many of their wounds and become adept at managing their emotions know how to witness them. This is not the same as putting them away or ignoring them. If it’s not already the case for you, you will begin to notice that your unfinished business is being amplified and you are having to clear it. This is not a demand or judgment from God but actually a benevolent act by the Divine: the physics of the planetary energies are changing, and in order to live in alignment with the Divine plan and your true nature you will be changing with it. So, accepting your emotions and actively participating in the release of your wounds now will be far less taxing than in the future. We are all healers when we connect with another heart to heart, in unity. You are courageous for having chosen to be here. Have the courage to also embrace your emotions and heal yourself. Mother Earth will bow in gratitude. Copyright 2011 MIND and SPIRIT All Rights Reserved

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March 2011

Easing into Alignment by Moira Hutchison

When I talk about the concept of alignment, I am referring to the synching up of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual facets of YOU. When we allow ourselves to express fully as a spiritual, emotional and physical entity – all working in concert – all focused on the highest good; the JOY we experience and express is INCREDIBLE. This allows for the naming and claiming of what we really want and it just feels good. I believe that when any part of our being falls out of alignment, it is at that point where struggle and strife starts to develop and then, once started, it can be used as proof or justification of why things like “the Law of Attraction” or “ask and you will receive” do not work for you. It is our feelings that can guide us into a sense of alignment. The fact is – in this human experience that we are all sharing; the ultimate goal is to feel good, to experience joy, peace and fulfillment. “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” ~~ Brian Tracy Some people work hard at accumulating wealth, material gain, qualifications, etc. but what I am suggesting is that we stop looking outside of ourselves for a sense of fulfillment.

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etting go can be hard to do. The major challenge of letting go is releasing our attachments.  Attachments are those energetic links you have to people, events, and/or objects which have had an impact on (or are still impacting) your life on some level.  No matter the level, it is wise to let go of the attachments in a timely way in order to reclaim your energy so that it can be available elsewhere in your life.   The energy being used to keep the attachment alive is, therefore, “tied up”, so to speak.  Sometimes we don’t notice the attachment until we face losing the object of our attachment, and then we may realize that we need to find a way to address it.  Other times we are conscious of an attachment and we can recognize that we are not able to let it go; yet we know that we need to come to some peaceful resolution for our own sense of wellbeing.   Such attachments can be with people who are in your life presently or with people who are now deceased.  Part of my work is to be a bridge between the living and the dead; hence, I can facilitate a conversation between the two individuals which can lead to a completion process for both souls involved.  If, however, the deceased person is not willing to participate I can still create a completion process that is meaningful to my client.   The process involves interacting with all parties (living and deceased) which leads me to look at what is the true need for everyone concerned in that situation. The intention is to address what is keeping the souls tied together and to offer a way to heal and complete the unfinished business.  The purpose is to create more harmony for everyone.      The process is dependent upon the client’s commitment to free themselves of the attachment and it is not dependent upon the deceased person’s willingness to participate in the process.      If you need help to create a completion process in your life, call me to discuss possibilities that would be meaningful to you.   Written by Debbie Charbonneau Death Doula, End-of-Life Shaman 613-823-0384

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March 2011


Redox To Detox


pring is a natural time in the season of life to throw out the old and unwanted. It’s also a time for new birth as our body surges to cleanse and rejuvenate. Our bodies try to shift into a higher gear but if we’ve become sluggish from toxic overload we just don’t have the energy to do it. That’s because detoxification is not the body’s top priority. Keeping our lungs breathing, our heart beating and our brain fuelled and oxygenated are. So instead of being excreted through our lungs, liver, colon, kidneys and skin as part of the normal metabolic process, extra toxins lodge in our cells and clog up detoxification pathways until our body is completely overwhelmed. Toxins like to accumulate in breast tissue, the endocrine system and fat cells, but genetic predispositions, illnesses and prior injuries also influence where they lodge. The result: we’re fatigued, have mood swings, develop auto-immune diseases, inflammation, fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer, digestive issues and gain weight. Our bodies were designed to live in a state of perfect equilibrium. There are three simple principles to keep us in this state. 1. To lessen the toxic load, keep the bad stuff out, such as processed sugar, caffeine, junk food, alcohol, preservatives, pesticides, chemicals and drugs. 2. Bring in the good stuff. Eat organic whole foods in season that have been minimally prepared. Organic fruits and vegetables are essential for natural detoxification. Drink more water. Water is essential for proper hydration and elimination. 3. Get rid of what doesn’t belong. Even though detoxification is a natural and constant bodily process, we no longer lead natural lifestyles so we build up toxicity. Since all health and disease starts at the cellular level, let’s call in the key players, the intricate and powerful network of redox signaling molecules and antioxidants to see how they get rid of toxic foreign invaders.

Redox molecules are produced in balanced pairs by the mitochondria of the cell, our energy powerhouse. They communicate with our entire body about the state of each cell’s health. If there is no threat they are neutralized as quickly as they are made, but only after activating antioxidants. But when the cell is threatened by toxins, they call in the immune system. Under normal circumstances, the immune system and the antioxidants eliminate the toxins and homeostasis is re-established. When the cell is chronically overloaded with toxins, the mixture of reactive molecules becomes harmfully unbalanced. They cannot communicate with other cells, nor can they be neutralized by antioxidants. What’s more the antioxidant supply is diminished. So we lose our homeostatic balance and chronic oxidative stress results causing illness and disease. Your body’s most powerful antioxidant is Glutathione. It’s found in every cell of your body and is essential for maintaining intracellular balance of these redox molecules. Glutathione boosts the immune system. It helps protect and detoxify cells. The bad news is that your body’s production of Glutathione naturally declines to 10% at age 70. If you have a toxic liver your levels will be even lower. Research has also found a gene that is implicated in low Glutathione levels.


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Spleen in Traditional Chinese Medicine By Steve Ryu, L.Ac.


n Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Spleen is considered a yin organ and is paired with the Stomach. The concept of the Spleen in Chinese Medicine is vastly different than the concept of the spleen in Western medicine. Whereas in Western medicine, the spleen is primarily concerned with removing old blood cells from the circulation, in Chinese medicine the Spleen is the central organ of digestion. Some have speculated that this is a widely propagated mistranslation as the Spleen function in TCM is far more similar to the Western conception of the pancreas and that we should even call this the Pancreas. Be that as it may, convention rules. This disparity between Chinese and Western medical theory is the rule rather than the exception. Even when anatomical or physiological concepts superficially agree, when we look deeper we see that no deeper correlation exists. In Chinese medicine an Organ is understood through its functions and relationships, while in Western medicine an organ is understood as a physical object. This is why we can have an organ, the Triple Burner, in TCM that has no counterpart in Western medicine. In digestion the Spleen is responsible for “Transportation and Transformation” (T&T). This applies to food and drink. The Spleen is responsible for the absorption of nutrients and fluids from food that has been prepared by the Stomach. The Spleen absorbs the Qi or vital energy from food and distributes it to the body. Thus diarrhea or loose stool, loss of appetite and other symptoms related to digestion are often related to the Spleen. In addition to its digestive functions, the Spleen is also responsible for controlling Blood and keeping Blood within the vessels. Hemorrhages, whether subcutaneous or from an orifice are often related to Spleen dysfunction (they can also be related to Heat). The Spleen also rules the muscles, flesh and the four limbs. It does this by transporting the body’s energy and blood to the muscles, flesh, arms and legs. Consequently, overall muscle tone, strength and appearance, especially that of the arms and legs, reflects the health of the spleen. The Spleen is believed to open into the mouth and its brilliance is manifested in the lips. Chewing prepares food for its digestion. If the spleen is healthy there is a good sense of taste and all five tastes can be distinguished. Further, the lips are moist and rosy. The Spleen raises the Qi. The spleen Qi produces a lifting effect along the midline of the body and keeps the internal organs in place so they do not sag or prolapse.


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Mentally, the Spleen rules thought. The spleen influences our capacity for thinking, studying, focusing, concentration and memorizing. So the Spleen dysfunction is related to excessive thinking or racing thoughts, as well as poor memory for facts or data. The Spleen, a yin organ, is paired with the Stomach, a yang organ. Because Stomach simply takes foods and digests them, the Spleen and Stomach are very closely associated, more so than the other paired organs, and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. One of the most common patterns of energetic imbalance that I see clinically as an acupuncturist may be Spleen Qi Deficiency. This is easy to understand when we consider that the average Canadian diet is quite poor nutritionally and that the Spleen is responsible for digestion. Also, since over-thinking can damage the Spleen and modern life tends to involve excess mental activity, we can see how diet and stress, the two biggest challenges to our health, primarily affect the Spleen. Thus it is vital to keep the Spleen healthy because it is the source for Qi and blood production for the entire body. An important saying in Chinese medicine states, “The Spleen hates cold and the Spleen hates dampness.” So we must do what we can to keep the Spleen warm and free of dampness. Spleen vacuity occurs when the process of transformation and transportation malfunctions, thus causing dampness to gather and stagnate instead of transforming which further weakens T&T. Then a vicious cycle begins. Acupuncture and herbal formulas have been used for thousands of years to tonify the Heart and Blood to prevent and treat a Heart imbalance 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 or


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ow often do you make time to pamper yourself? Do you set aside a special day or an hour for taking good care of you? We all need some quiet time just to sit back to relax and rejuvenate in body, mind, spirit and emotion. Here are some empowering suggestions for being good to you. ~ Read a good book. Sometimes, just a few minutes of “escaping” into a good book can work wonders to rejuvenate a weary mind. Put your feet up and get into a good book – think of it as a mini-vacation. ~ Give yourself a manicure or pedicure. Card Reading ~ Life Coaching Making the time to care for yourself does wonders for your self-esteem. A little Hypnotherapy ~ Body Work ~ Reiki pampering and primping can do great things for your mood also. Bright beautiful …and much more nail polish can put a smile your face and a little zip in your step. ~ Have tea and fun with friends. Moira Hutchison CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp. Enjoying tea and cookies, a little conversation, lots of laughter --- who doesn’t Health & Wellness Practitioner like a few hours of fun time with friends? Make a date with your favourite friends Phone: 613.432.1239 Cell: 613.281.0611 and brew some tea then talk about the beauty of life, love and having a good time. 106 – 2211 Riverside Drive, Ottawa 41 Leckie Lane, Burnstown ~ Treat yourself with love and kindness. Treating yourself with respect, love and kindness, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and a great way to ensure healthy self-esteem. How you are treating yourself, is exactly how others will treat you. ~ Go for a walk and appreciate nature. Take some time to smell the roses. Observe and appreciate the beauty of nature (yes even in this wintery time of year!!) – the blue of the sky, the song of the birds. In the city or country it doesn’t matter, beauty is in the eye of beholder. ~ Spend some time listening to your favourite music. Put on the headphones and enjoy a relaxing half hour with your favourite music. Music really does soothe the soul. Close your eyes and hum along - just enjoy the healing RESENTS power of music. ~ Sit in your favourite chair and clear your mind. For ten or fifteen minutes just sit quietly and clear your mind. Sink into your favourite chair and clear away the A PUBLIC SEMINAR & LIFE mental chatter and clutter. Just be. ~ Make a list of all your talents and how you’re going to CHANGING TALK ON HOW WE LIVE, use them to live the life of your dreams. HEAL, & RECLAIM OUR LIVES IN When you have dreams, you have a purpose for getting up THE FACE OF LIFE’S CHALLENGES. each morning. Start a list of all the wonderful things you would like to accomplish in your lifetime. Dreams develop optimism, hope and desire. Commit yourself to your greatness. The future is brighter with a dream! Being good to yourself is about making the time to treat MONDAY MARCH 21ST, 2011 yourself with respect, dignity and kindness - you deserve it! 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. THE BRONSON CENTRE - MAC HALL Moira Hutchison CTACC DHP. Acc. Hyp. -- Is a Health & Wellness Practitioner; a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, 211 BRONSON AVENUE, OTTAWA, ONTARIO Holistic Practitioner & Light Worker. It is her mission to (DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M., AND THE EVENT IS BY empower and inspire YOUR personal responsibility and DONATION WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE goal achievement. ALGONQUIN NATIVE ELDERS OF PIKWAKANAGAN) Appointments can be made in Ottawa and Burnstown. Telephone consultations are available too. SPONSORED BY THE 8TH FIRE Tel: - 613.432.1239 Cell:- 613.281.0611 PHONE: (613) 274-3708 Web: -





Improving The Way You Fight


’ll never forget the time, way back at the beginning of my mediation practice, when I was working in an office in a beautiful old house on MacLaren St. in Ottawa. The office boasted a working fireplace and I kept stacks of wood piled up beside it. Next to the wood was an axe which I occasionally needed to cut the wood into pieces small enough for the soothing fires I liked to have in the background of my mediation sessions. One day during a particularly frustrating mediation session with a couple I’ll call Jenny and Jim, Jenny jumped up, angrily grabbed the axe and held it over Jim’s head. “Oooh,” she shouted, “you are impossible to work with!” Now, none of us in the room - including Jenny - thought for a moment she would actually use the axe. But her action did get Jim’s attention. And mine. For a split second I flashed back to my early mediation training where I had been taught that the mediator should set groundrules that promoted civility and politeness during mediation sessions. Only one person talks at a time, we were taught to instruct our clients, and all discussions should be in a calm tone of voice. Meanwhile, Jenny was screaming to Jim, “Do you hear what I’m saying? I mean, do you really, really get it?” I had another flash of all those TV courtroom dramas where, just as the witness starts to talk in an angry, real way, the judge says to the lawyer, “Please control your client.” I think that was the day I realized that mediation isn’t a polite tea party. If the process doesn’t let people be real, talk in real ways, argue in real ways about real problems, it simply won’t work. Any “settlement” that comes out of the polite tea party school of mediation simply won’t last. Last month I referred briefly to the work of American mediator Ken Cloke, author of Mediating Dangerously, and his work on how to improve the way couples fight when they separate. He says that mediators need to consider not only how to stop people from fighting destructively, but actually how to improve the way they fight. Mediators need to support constructive ways of fighting, he says. We often think of mediation as a process where the mediator acts as a kind of referee who stops people from fighting. But I think this is totally unrealistic and not even desirable. Fighting can be a way of discovering the real obstacle in the way of settlement. It can be a way of stripping off masks and connecting at a deeper level, says Cloke. He says mediators therefore need to not only permit fighting, but need to actually encourage it. Over the years clients have told me that one of the benefits for them of mediation is that they were able to fully express how they felt about their issues in a way that is not possible in other processes like lawyer-to-lawyer negotiation or court. The mediation process is particularly useful in “allowing” couples a safe, structured environment in which to fully express all their fears, concerns, expectations, disappointments, and grievances. It is only when a couple has been able to do this completely with each other that they

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can begin to move forward and craft a fair settlement that will work for them and their children over the long term. I worked with Jenny and Jim that day – and with many couples since – to turn what could have been destructive conflict into a healthy form of fighting. I structured their future mediation sessions to include time for each person to hold the floor and complain about whatever he and she wanted to for 10 minutes without interruption. I made sure the other person really heard these grievances, and then repeated the process in reverse. I worked with Jim and Jenny to identify each person’s deep, underlying concerns – not just their superficial, posturing, legal positions - and to meet these as much as possible. I included in their written Separation Agreement a detailed dispute resolution process that they would follow – either on their own or, if necessary, with me – to deal with future disagreements and disputes. (I’ll talk more next month about these types of clauses.) Jenny and Jim learned to fight constructively and the axe stayed in the corner by the fireplace for the rest of their mediation process. And I learned a valuable lesson about my role as a mediator. Evita Roche was Canada’s first full-time lawyer-mediator. 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.


The Relaxation of Effort, When the Body Says Yes! Penny Allport The Yoga Sutras speak of the “relaxation of effort.”  Poet, Mary Oliver says “you only have to let the soft animal of your body, love what it loves.” What happens when we welcome the innate intelligence of the body?  What unfolds when the 3.5 billion years of evolutionary wisdom the body is informed by is consciously engaged?  What are the movement resources the body can easily say YES too? Could we really trust a poet when it comes to the body??? Through science and technology we humans have become well versed in exercise systems, forms, right and wrong ways of moving, perfect postures and alignment. Our sincere longing for health and ease in the body, as well as the culture’s fixation with beauty and image, have left the mystery and innate intelligence of the body as a largely untapped resource. We can, however begin to tap these untapped resources.  Where better to go, than the source itself? After my back was broken in a car accident at eighteen, I was rudely awakened to the importance of movement.  Bound to a stryker frame and not permitted to move while I awaited surgery, I felt frozen and disconnected from life.  Of course there was still movement. Waves and whispers of the fluid and eternal dynamic processes of life were going on underneath the hospital sheets and skin. I however was only interested in getting “moving” again, oblivious of this subtle and not so subtle movement going on in the background of my awareness. Here on the hospital bed was movement and I was oriented out the window, already miles away. Life would begin again, when I was “moving” again. “Movement is something we are, not just something we do.” says Continuum Movement founder, Emilie Conrad. Through science we know the body is more fluid than solid, more space than matter.  And yet, we still orient in ways that increase fixation and control, while reducing freedom and fluid expression.  Orientation – the background of movement, meaning – the way we move before we move, is a key in tapping into the infinite resources the body is privy to. Including our direct and embodied experience is essential. Lying on that hospital bed, receptors were orienting to a great resource of the body, and I was off planning my run for back-injured victims!! One resource the body can say yes to is gravity.  Forever oriented up and out, through all of the accoutrements of Western culture, we have forgotten the very force that holds us to this beautiful blue green planet we call home? Don’t take my word for it.  As you read this, Yes, right here and now. Take a moment to feel the sensations of


what you are in contact with - the sidewalk through your feet, a bench or the seat of the car, through your sitting bones? Simply notice the sensations of weight in your feet, if standing, and sits bones if sitting. If lying, notice all the places you are meeting the bed/couch and allow weight to rest into these places of contact. What do you notice?  Take a few moments to be in the awareness and sensation of this contact and experience of weight in the body.  What else do you notice?  What else? The portal of touch is a two-way communication. Can you also receive the contact of the floor, chair, and ultimately the Earth rising to meet you. By virtue of its earthly nature, the body says Yes to gravity in each moment. By saying yes through the practice of awareness, to what the body is already saying yes to we may begin to feel a relaxation of the effort we have unconsciously been using to resist this blessing and birthrite. Loving what the body loves takes on new meaning. Yes, Virginia….. you really can trust a poet with the body.  Penny Allport is a creative explorer with a passion for all that is possible in living an embodied and sustainable life on planet earth.  For over twenty-five years she has actively explored embodiment through fitness, Yoga, Continuum movement, dreams, perceptual inquiry and many forms of expressive arts, including innovating a process oriented painting inquiry called Painting from the Inside Out. She has been deeply informed and influenced by the work of Susan Harper, Emilie Conrad, Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose, and Hubert Godard. Contact: Anne Pitman at

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Laura’s Numerology News For March 2011

*NOTE: PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS FORECAST SENT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH. This is a general numerology forecast. You have many other numbers connected to your name and birthday that will give you a better understanding of what this year will bring you and so much more. Contact me for a 90 minute personal numerology consultation if you are at a major cross-road in your life. 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 1. Have you been sitting on pins and needles waiting for something to happen? There is a good chance that it will come this month. Force the issue and make it happen, if you have to. An ideal use of this year would be to go back to school or get into a job that has a learning curve attached to it. Take lots of time to care for yourself this year, or else…. 2. Money and business dealings slow to a complete halt, this month, but fear not. Use this month to focus on your relationships, both personal and business. Work on developing new contacts. This work could prove to be very lucrative for you by the end of Nov. Think compromise in all areas of your life. Pushiness will push back, so be friendly. 3. Your imagination will be vivid and working over time, so spend time working on your creative outlets. Do not start any new projects this month, only get rid of the old, and prepare to start new endeavors in April. If you can, drop everything, pack a bag, and get the heck out of here. This is a super duper influence for sales promotions, public speaking, or writing. 4. You may find this month a rather tight and restrictive period. Make good use of the month of March by getting organized and making a plan for the balance of the year. It is all about work and duty, now, so get focused. You are now laying the foundation for the next 9 years cycle, so make sure that it solid. Fix your broken body too. 5. Your emotions and nerves are very close to the surface of your skin this month. Watch your mouth, as you must be very careful what you say, and who you say it to. You could get in all kinds of crazy trouble. Take an extra yoga class to calm your jumpy nerves. A trip would work well, too. 6. Use this month to get busy and do creative work around the house. Painting or redecorating your pad is the perfect use of March. Plan visits with your family or have the conversation that you know you should have, with a loved one. The kids will be in your face in March, so take a break from work and have some fun with them. 7. This month your mind will be so active that you could actually cause a serious disturbance with your health. Do not ignore this. You need to rest and refuel yourself now, as this is a very busy year. Your finances could also cause you some internal stresses. Take a breath and force yourself to relax, and try to think positive. 8. Is there a new job, a promotion or more money in the wind? This is a very busy month in the area of money and career, so do not waste it by taking a vacation. If you do take a trip it should be around business or career advancements. It is all about action in March, so move it.

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9. Domestic or relationship dramas are coming to a close, now. Try to clear your path and finish up as many projects as possible. I know that your emotions are very raw, but it is normal for this influence. Try to find an outlet for them or you might crash and burn. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Next month you will see a bit of it. Laura Young is an intuitive numerologist and core belief modification coach. Located in Ottawa. For personal consultations please email: lbaird@istar. ca or call 613-725-7232. www.


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h how I would love to loan my eyes to all of you and have you go to the mall for the day! I would be shocked if you lasted more than five minutes, window shopping would never be the same. I don’t mean to sound too serious because it is not in my nature. I prefer to look at the more positive and lighter side. I choose to be my true 150% self. If you don’t mind I grabbed the extra 50% for being beyond normal. I always address the fact that no medium is the same. In my case, I am lucky not having the need to meditate or be in a trance to see or communicate with the earthbound spirits and those who have crossed over.  On that note, many people have asked me if shutting off my abilities is possible.  My answer is yes; but not for long because I can only ignore so much.  That’s right, it won’t completely be shut off but set on ignore.  Technically it keeps going at all times especially the appearances of earthbound spirits; they are everywhere!!! I can pretend I don’t see them but all I need is one spirit noticing our eye contact and the rest is history.  Imagine having to prepare yourself before walking into a house, building, shopping mall or even worse a hospital!  When I go shopping it’s in and out, I must know what I want before entering the store.  If you see me in the mall don’t blink because my shopping is always done in record time.  Friends and strangers wonder why I walk so fast, I will let you figure this one out. It isn’t such a struggle now because I have learned my strengths and my weaknesses. One weakness is disappointing a spirit because I can’t help them at that particular time; I don’t like to hurt people or make them sad.  I had written a previous article entitled “Can I shut it off?�  where I mentioned I wear sunglasses everywhere I go, as long as it’s outdoors of course; sunny or gray my glasses are on.  It is harder for the spirit to know if I am looking at them, but (laughs) there’s always a “but� eh?  More and more I am being recognized in the Ottawa area, and knowing if the general public can notice me this means the spirit can too!  Soon enough my sunglasses illusion won’t work!  Granted I love what I do, otherwise I wouldn’t be this open about my abilities and also by using them it helps me in return by giving me the fulfillment of helping others.     As you go through your day at work, socializing with friends, or shopping; I must emphasize that this luxury is “YOUR� normal.  I am not bothered by what people think or say, I know full well the life I live every day is definitely not your definition of normal. Then again what is “normal?� Normal being defined as ordinary, average, or regular. This being said my “normal� is not the same as your “normal�.  We are all accustomed to what we have been born with or without; be it a limb, our sight or our hearing, this is what “normal� is for each and every one of us. I do not wish to make it sound that my abilities are a burden on my life because they aren’t, at least not anymore.  I live to the fullest and have been honoured and blessed with the gift to make people cry and smile all at the same time while being the messenger I was meant to be.  Marc Jade


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SRI CHINMOY: The soul is a portion of divinity. You can say the soul represents God, the almighty Father within us. According to Indian philosophy, the soul is neither masculine nor feminine. It is most beautiful, infinitely more beautiful than any human being. You cannot define the soul, but if you pray and meditate, then you can feel the presence of the soul and eventually see the soul even with your naked eyes. The soul is actually a vehicle which carries us into different worlds. There are seven higher worlds and seven lower worlds. When we live in the consciousness of the soul, we go to the highest world. But, unfortunately, most of us do not live in the soul; we live in the vital or in the gross physical. That is why we are suffering. If we can remain in the soul daily for just two hours, then we will see that we are a totally different person. The soul is the direct representative of God and the psychic being is the conscious representative of the soul. The soul is present in the heart of all creatures. The soul is in each object, in each individual creation—in the mineral kingdom, in the plant kingdom, in the animal kingdom, in the human kingdom—whereas the psychic being is present only in human beings who are aspiring. If we do not aspire, if we remain in the world of desire, if we consciously and deliberately indulge in the pleasures of ignorance and feel that this is the only life, then the psychic being will not be found in us. It is in the core of divine inspiration, aspiration and dedication that the psychic being comes into existence. It is the psychic being which inspires us to do the right thing and to become the Truth itself. The higher we go, the


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deeper we go, the greater become the possibilities of our psychic growth. The psychic being is like the infant in the family. It grows along with our life of aspiration. At the beginning of our spiritual journey we may feel the psychic being, but there comes a time when we can actually see it. It is very subtle, very luminous. When one sees the psychic being, one feels that it is a divine child, the beloved of the Highest Absolute Supreme, with whom the Eternal Father plays. We may see a lovely child and feel that he is the most beautiful child on earth. But when we see the psychic being, our own inner psychic being, we see that it is infinitely more beautiful than the most beautiful child on earth . Visit for further writings by Sri Chinmoy.

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Manna - Your Food in the 21st Century By Miorita Pincu


roper nutrition has become one of the most obvious concerns of our time, and even more so for those who are on a self-healing and spiritual path. Whatever the motive to search for a proper diet - coping with the demands of a stressful lifestyle, healing a disease, weight management, or supporting your body in sustaining a higher vibration of light, you have the power to produce manna. What is manna? It is a non-material food that each one of us has the ability to generate in order to sustain our existence. It is not to be confused with prana or chi, and it is not absorbed from air, sun, or any other medium. It is a form of energy with nutritional qualities that we generate from our inner light. It is quite possible that many people in different locations on the planet are currently feeding on this form of energetic nutrition. However in 2002 a process to re-activate the manna production in the body was channeled through by Christine Day, the founder of the Amanae and Frequencies of Brilliance energetic healing modalities. The ability to generate manna was first re-activated in the Frequencies of Brilliance practitioners to assist them in carrying and transmitting the higher frequencies of the more advanced levels of the work, so information regarding the way manna affects our bodies is based on the personal experiences of these practitioners, and the guidance received by Christine Day. This guidance emphasizes the need and the urgency to make this knowledge available now to the public at large in order to support us in an easier and faster transition to higher levels of consciousness. The idea of feeding ourselves with manna might seem extremely objectionable to our intellectual mind. Food is our greatest human addiction, and the possibility that we could free ourselves from this fundamental dependency might sound ‘revolutionary’, on the verge of unthinkable. But in spite of what our ego-minds might say, producing manna is a natural human ability that we are born with but it shuts down quickly with the introduction of food. The re-activation of the manna production is in fact a process of remembering and is done by energetically activating the areas of the brain responsible for the manna production and energetically aligning the heart with the stomach along with some simple meditative exercises. As a result each person has the ability to create his or her own unique quality of manna. Producing and ingesting manna is a Soul-directed process. Once the process is initiated, one can choose to feed only on manna for certain periods of time, or continue to eat ‘material’ foods in conjunction with it. Both choices are equally valuable. The pace at which one transitions from a traditional way of eating to ingesting only manna is entirely and uniquely guided by the Higher Self. Personal will power or ego-driven ambition cannot be involved in this decision. Feeding only on manna is not something to be forced. Following one’s internal


guidance is a sure way of initiating into and advancing in the production of manna for nutrition and the process is further sustained by trusting and allowing it to unfold naturally. At first, once the system is reactivated, manna should be intentionally produced and ingested twice a day. In time, the process will become entirely self-initiated. Manna production and ingestion will start when it is needed, even if one is involved in other activities at the time. Whether ingesting this energetic supplement with food or living solely off of manna the effect is tremendous on multiple levels. On the physical level, manna provides complete nutrition to all the cells of the body, a nutrition that food alone can no longer provide. Furthermore this energetic supplement supports the body on multiple dimensions. The system comes into balance, consciousness is expanded and experiences will be heightened. Additionally, awareness of the ‘real’ energetic value of material foods is increased. Deep cleansing and adjustments in weight are sometimes associated with this process, according to the needs of the body at any particular moment. Even during the times when only manna is being ingested there is a complete absence of hunger and an enhanced state of well-being, vitality, clarity of mind, and peacefulness. On an emotional level, producing manna is very nurturing. The experiences are quite personal, but in general the manna energy is maternal with a heightened awareness of love and truth. It helps in recognizing deeper and deeper layers of trauma, enabling one to embrace and release them. As the manna energy moves through the body, areas of tension and their associated emotions are exposed dissolving them into softness and fluidity at an incredible pace. Ingesting manna is a deep act of self-love. It is a path of emotional healing. As the body becomes a temple of pure beauty and the mind gains clarity and peace, God is met. Manna can become an essential part and partner on the sacred journey through life. It is a gift that only you can give to yourself. It unlocks the creative principle within the cells and opens you up to receive your birthright of sovereignty which in turn enables you to manifest your life on every level, from health and love to creativity and abundance. Nobody can produce manna for you as nobody else can ‘remember’ and reclaim this power that is you. For more information visit: The next MANNA JOURNEY Four- Day Intensive Residential Training will take place May 20-23, 2011, 8 am – 6 pm, $680. Accomodation price included. Self-catering. We accept payment plans. Please reserve in advance at or by calling 613 258 0050. For more info, please visit: or Max: 3-4 people.


Ancient Tools for Modern Healing by John Thunder Wolf


n Western allopathic medicine, health has traditionally been defined as the absence of disease, and it our modern health care system the word health appears everywhere yet nearly all reference to taking care of those who are ill. In our modern way of life we give and give with our physical bodies, repress our emotions, attempt to think our way through things and ignore our spirit. It is this out of balance way that results in sickness, illness and disease. This imbalance is the spiritual cause of illness and where shamanic healing starts. Health is a state of harmony and balance with all our relations, all the worlds of Grandmother Earth, with Spirit and with ourselves. Health is the expression of life in its fullest, its light and its shadow, its male and female principals. Health is living with a sense of connection and unity. For thousands of years Shamanism was the most widely practised kind of medicine in the world, a dynamic interplay of the elemental balance of emotions, mind, body, and spirit. This ancient system is useful in today’s society and these principles of Shamanic healing can change your life. The Energies of the Universe are available to assist in healing transformation when we align with them. The basics of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Healing Paradigm, teach that health is “the before”, a state of elemental balance that existed before we developed sickness-illness-disease. Our gift from Spirit is the opportunity to live with health, hope, happiness, harmony and humour. You can discover what kind of healer you are and how you can use simple techniques for increased health and vitality. Learn to use your power to stand responsible for your life, your dreams and your healing. The Wolf’s Den Study Group Lodge invites you to join John Thunder Wolf in exploring the healing ways of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path on Friday April 22 to Sunday April 24 (Easter Weekend). Contact Olga at 613769-6005 or for more information.

Explore the Healing Paradigm of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path with John Thunder Wolf

Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 22, 23, 24 Discover how this ancient system is useful in today's society and how the principles of Shamanic healing can change your life. For more information call or email Olga 613-769-6005 John Thunder Wolf M.A. began his shamanic training in the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path in 1985. He brings the experience of his rich and varied life as a musician, teacher, psychotherapist, father and husband. His way of teaching brings humour and care in helping others to heal their pain and find their naturalness.


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The Merchant and the Diamond


here was a merchant who lived in a far away land. He was very wealthy and had built a trading empire that brought him great riches. He was respected throughout the land for his fairness and astuteness, yet in the midst of all his wealth and fame he felt a lack, that there was something he did not have. He did not know what it was. One night he had a dream, and remembered it very clearly. He dreamt that there was a monk sitting under a tree at the forest’s edge, and that this monk had something special to give him. He was not accustomed to dreaming, so he felt this dream held a special portent. At sunrise the next day he left his house and walked to the edge of the town where he lived. He saw the monk, just as in his dream, wearing a saffron robe, sitting quietly under the shade of a tree. He looked so peaceful as the morning sun cast light on his face. As the merchant approached, the monk opened his eyes and smiled gently. The merchant stopped, bowing respectfully, and said: Dear monk, I had a dream about you last night, that you would be sitting here at the edge of the forest and that you had something for me. What is it that you have for me? The monk paused for a moment then slowly reached into his canvas bag. He brought out a huge diamond, as big as a man’s fist. It sparkled and shone in the sunlight, dazzling the eyes and senses of the merchant. It was the most beautiful and valuable diamond the merchant had ever seen. The monk said: Have you come for this? The merchant without hesitating replied: Oh yes, thank you so much, this is wonderful. I have always wanted to possess such a magnificent diamond. He thanked the monk profusely for this unexpected and magnificent gift, wrapped the diamond inside his jacket and returned home. Once there he placed the diamond on the table in his front room. He closed the shutters and locked the doors to his house, and stayed with the diamond, mesmerized and entranced by its beauty and purity. He did not go to work that day, nor did he eat or drink. He thought that this gift was the missing part of his life and he wanted to bask in the glory of it. When he went to sleep that night,

he placed the diamond on a small pedestal by his bedside, so that he could have it close by. Yet he could not sleep. He felt a strange disturbance within himself that he did not understand. He tossed and turned, not knowing what to do about the growing restlessness. Just before sunrise he rose, got dressed and carefully wrapped the diamond in a cloth, before setting off, once more, for the forest. The monk was sitting in the same place, deep in meditation. The peace that emanated from him calmed the restlessness that so disturbed the merchant. On hearing the merchant’s footsteps come closer, and then stop before him, the monk opened his eyes and once more smiled very gently to the merchant. Good morning my friend, are you not happy with the diamond? The merchant bowed and placed the diamond at the feet of the monk and said: Good monk, it is not the diamond that I want. I would like to have the heart that can give away such a diamond. The monk very quietly stood up and bowed to the merchant: Good sir, as that is your wish, I will teach you to meditate. Ian is the author of Failsafe: Saving The Earth From Ourselves. Zen teacher at Pine Gate Sangha in Ottawa since 1997, he has given talks and retreats all over the world. He now stays local with Friends for Peace Canada www. to help turn the tide just a little in his home city so that good things begin to happen spontaneously.


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March 2011


Business & Shaping Personal Reality

a monthly invitation to consider business differently


fter building 4 businesses over 30 + years, within the frameworks of traditional business models (i.e. accepted and expected norms), I have come to realize what business is and what it is not for me. In writing about this, in this and future editions, my plan is to share my thoughts that speak to my experience... trusting that my ideas will serve to reframe unconscious and entrenched beliefs about ‘business’ and what it is and isn’t for you... and, more importantly, whom you can become through it’s expression. If living, in this plane, is for personal evolution of Self for its own sake (something I believe to be true), then ‘work’ chosen is a medium for expression in support of that. Some of what I have to say may feel jarring to what you hold as true for yourSelf. Welcome it! Allow yourSelf to breathe and to let it rumble around, inside you. See what happens. If you are willing to invite and allow the continuing experience of internal chaos that comes with shifting your thinking, then being employable to anyone other than yourSelf will seem unfathomable and being unemployable will take on entirely new meaning. While what I choose to share with you, in this and future articles, is pertinent to anyone who is already Self-employed or who desires to claim that for herSelf - yet is reluctant to take that leap of faith - I am specifically directing my thoughts to women, whose passion to contribute resides in expression through the healing arts. For many, the greatest question is whether what is meaningful, as a way of engaging with Self in their worlds, can also be sustainable. I have been fascinated with the healing arts, as a medium for expression, for a very long time. I started out as a Registered Nurse, followed by cosmetology, leading into a plethora of complementary healing modalities. I trained in the UK, Canada and the USA, including multiple trips to Hawaii for Huna. Like so many, I became very adept at helping others... and, while my life improved, incrementally, not so adept at helping mySelf. Over the years, I have observed women in the healing professions mortgage their lives and their assets in their quests to become more, feel better, feel worthy, feel competent, feel abundant, feel alive in themSelves... only to be disappointed, yet again, because what they were searching and hoping for ended in fatigue, chagrin, disappointment, loss and illness. So many have died, I believe, because they could not accept that the ‘work’, which held meaning for them, could also be sustainable as valid and valuable. Death by disease held genius as a way to check out. These women, I believe, never had a context for life that was greater than their own cultural conditioning. I do... and that is what I plan to share here, in the coming months. In a practical world, cultural conditioning dictates, at lower levels of thinking, that what is required to live is


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dollars. I find it amazing how our notions of success have, historically, been to tied to money...and how shame and despair have been tethered to its dearth. Conversely and historically, following passion and what is personally meaningful, prescribes the notion that personal struggle is in order to eek out a living... like some creed, some rite of passage, taken on to prove one’s worth. That process of struggle is what carries value, because the unique choice to live meaningfully, income or not, does not. That struggle equals permission to follow one’s dream. We are fractals of our family systems, chips off the old block. We learn by modeling and much of what we believe, value, and strategize about ourSelves operates out of our awareness. We model for both processes and outcomes we like and for processes and outcomes we don’t like. How we give meaning to and sustain our lives is dictated by unconscious modeling... unless we choose to wake up. What happens if you choose otherwise... when you choose to become your dream without struggle? What happens when you willingly embrace and surrender to choice as all you need to consider... choice as the avenue for expression, not as options within that expression? The first choice, always, in all ways, is to consciously take a breath, to inhale your life and to exhale your experience. Ultimately, I believe that each of us desires to live a meaningfully sustainable life. Meaning without sustenance defies life. Sustenance without meaning disrespects life. We must know both to love life. The invitation to choose Self, first, is the invitation to contribute to others. Look for more next month! Copyright: Sheila Winter Wallace & BodyGateways - February 2011;; 613-292-4562; Sheila works with women who want to go beyond solving a problem to, instead, transforming a life. A CODE Model Coach™, Sheila offers WEL-Systems® based experiences and BSI BodySpirit integration for women - individuals and groups - who are: • living with health challenges • feeling fragile • feeing afraid • terrified of their own rage • feeling like their lives are spinning out of control • healing arts practitioners hungry for more life


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Come out and learn about organic gardening in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario: seed exchange, gardening tips, canning and more! All are welcome to join the organic gardening community. Thursday, March 3 (7:15 - 9 pm) Introduction to Alignment With Ease Moira Hutchinson - CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp. Learn to tap into the wisdom of ALL of your bodies. Location: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Rd (Contributions welcome) Saturday, March 19, (1 - 5 pm) Alignment With Ease Moira Hutchinson - CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp. Alignment With Ease ‘ is a system which allows you to develop healing strategies for yourself. Location: Hintonburg Community Center, 1064 Wellington Street ($20. fee) Monday, March 28 Specific Mon Evenings (7:00 - 9:00 pm) FREE - ENERGY BALANCE EXCHANGE MONDAY EVENINGS hosted by Thomas M. Tegtmeyer Open to the general public for those who would like to give and receive energy balances. Ottawa Citizen Bldg., 1101 Baxter Rd.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 10 am -3 pm Ron Kolbus Lakeside Community Centre

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ESP PSYCHIC FAIR and Holistic Show SOUTHWAY INN 2431 Bank St., Ottawa (@ Hunt Club) April 8, 9 & 10 Friday: 2pm-10pm Saturday: 11am-10pm Sunday: 11am-7pm

Mindfulness Retreat in the tradition of Zen Master & Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh May 13-15, 2011

Pembroke, Ontario Saturday, March 26, 2011... FREE TALK: BREAST HEALTH with Amber Young, RMT. Relaxation Group: Thursdays – April 7 to May 12 – 6-8pm with Amber Young, RMT. Pre-register by calling 613-839-1198 Please RSVP to 613-839-1198 or


Please join us for a weekend retreat led by monastics from Blue Cliff Monastery. Walking and sitting meditation, dharma talks, opportunities to meet the monastics and have private consultations.


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ECOLOGICAL DESIGN & GARDENING: INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 Ottawa East Permaculture is an eco-logical approach to design based on observing nature, which can be applied to gardens, landscapes, businesses, communities and our lifestyles. Learn permaculture ethics, principles, and the basic design process, as well as sheet mulching, chop and drop, and the basics of forest gardening. Cost: $170 includes HST. Work Exchange: $60 includes HST. (3 positions available. Applications due by March 1.) Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario (PIEO) Instructors: Sébastien Bacharach & Bonita Ford Sponsored by Sustainable Living Ottawa East 613-267-1926 or Hours and cost can be applied towards the PIEO Permaculture Design Course in fall 2011. _________________________ PERMACULTURE TALK Saturday, April 2, 7:30pm Holistic approach to design - for gardens, farms, lifestyles and communities - based on nature. with Sébastien Bacharach & Bonita Ford

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Visit for more info Beat the February Blues – 40 Day Challenge – Ongoing until March 19th Commit to practicing 40 days of Yoga! Each participant who completes the 40 day challenge will receive a 10 Class Package, a brand new yoga mat and other goodies! In addition, all those who complete the 40 day challenge will be entered into the draw for the GRAND PRIZE… A 50 Class Package, a $50 gift certificate to the PranaShanti Boutique and two tickets to Dave Stringer in Concert, May 7th! Candlelight Yoga & Meditation Class March 2nd1st Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9pm Warm your spirit with Candlelight Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Cost: Use your PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-In Fee. Full and New Moon Meditations Join Alison/Devinder Kaur for these special classes that call upon the powerful energy of the full and new moons. Balance your mind, calm your spirit, and uplift your soul with the sound of the gong! Cost: Use your PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-In Fee. • Thursday, March 3rd, 5:45 PM – Double Gong for the New Moon • Thursday, March 17th, 5:45 PM - Full Moon Gong & Meditation Wellness Talk with Wendy Knight Agard, DMH, DHHP of True Health Holistic Friday, March 4th, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Join Wendy for a talk on Overcoming Anxiety and Stress. Bring your questions and learn about how to better care for yourself and your family. Cost: $20.00 per person. Yoga for Stress Management with Richard Hudspith 4 Saturdays in March, beginning March 5th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Join Richard on four Saturdays in March from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM to explore stress, how it affects your life and learn ways you improve the negative impacts. Cost: $250.00 per person and includes manual, 5 class package and 4 sessions. Vision Board for Teens with Jennifer Stackhouse Sunday, March 6th 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Teens only! is a yoga workshop designed just for you! Come enjoy an afternoon creating an amazing vision board - unique to YOU! We will do a little yoga and then we get creative! Cost: $40.00 per person. Group Sadhanas ~ By Donation “Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. Sadhana is a self-discipline that allows one to

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express the Infinite within one’s self. Sadhana is a discipline of the mind and body to serve the soul. Sadhana keeps the mind clear to accurately guide our actions.” The Aquarian Teacher. • Morning – Friday, March 11th, 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM • Evening – Sunday, March 27th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Girish Weekend of Events Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice. Girish sings traditional Sanskrit mantras with a modern, funky, yet deeply devotional twist. Girish invites his audience to participate by singing along, call and response chanting, and dancing. Join us for one or all of his events! • Hatha Flow with Live Music by Girish – Friday, March 11th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, $18.00 per person • Hatha Flow with Live Music By Girish – Saturday, March 12th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, $18.00 per person • Girish in Concert – Saturday, March 12th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the GCTC, $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door • Chant Workshop with Girish – Sunday, March 13th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, $40 per person. Stop Stressing, Start Living with Richard Hudspith FREE Intro Class - Thursday, Mar. 17th 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Thursday beginning March 24th, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM This series of classes will examine the effect of stress on both our bodies and minds and provide simple techniques for addressing its potentially harmful effects. Cost: $120.00 for the series or one time Drop-Ins are welcome to join for $20/p. Partner Yoga with David and Charmaigne Wegenast Friday, March 18th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Partner yoga is a fun class for those who want to explore stretches, balances, and variations of Yoga poses adapted for two people in close contact. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the class is open to people of all abilities. Cost: $45.00 per partnership (2 people). Discussions from a Buddhist View with Kelsang Rabjor Sunday, March 20th, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Join Kelsang for a series of uplifting and insightful Sunday afternoon talks. Cost: By donation. Spring Equinox Celebration with Devinder Kaur Sunday, March 20th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Experience the vibrational healing of 4 Symphonic Gongs and Crystal Singing Bowls. We will begin with a kriya (yoga set) to cleanse


and rejuvenate the body and mind followed by a mindfulness meditation holding a group intention for healing and peace. Cost: $20.00 per person. Prepayment/registration required. PranaShanti Movie Night ~ “Kundalini” Friday, March 25th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM This documentary film is an attempt to bring forth this ancient knowledge of resource that everyone is entitled to. In today’s time— survival, joy and peace among people is not going to be merely possible by imposing societal rules and regulations but with an evolution and understanding of higher consciousness within an individual. It is now time for us to attune with this force within us and find our true nature to live a purposeful life. Cost: $5.00 per person as a donation to the Food Bank - popcorn included! Healing Meditation with Jennifer Stackhouse – March 26th 4th Saturday of every month, 9-10:30am Create your healing message and meditate to the healing vibrations of sound and mantra during this class. Cost: Use your PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-In Fee. Back to Basics Posture Clinic with Kim Ann Charest Saturday, March 26th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Sun Salutations Feel like you need to learn a little more about the poses you practice? Not sure if you are doing them right? Taught with simplicity and humour, these asana (posture) clinics will bring you a deeper understanding for some of the basic yoga postures and will bring your practice to another level. Time will be provided for questions. Cost: $20.00 per person. Journey Dance with Dodie Sobretodo Sunday, March 27th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM We are all dancers, sharing the same dance floor of life, each offering our own unique and cherished gifts. This dance warmly welcomes all souls, with deep honour and respect for each and every person who graces us by their simple presence. Cost: $15.00 per person. Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – 220+ Hour Program July 2011 to November 2011 1 Week Retreat + 7 Weekends Dive into the teachings physically, mentally and spiritually with our 220+ hour program (YA RYT-200 approved) that includes 1 week of intensive training at a private water front retreat property less than 1 hr from Ottawa, followed by 7 weekends of training at PranaShanti. Early Bird Rate, Work Exchange, Scholarship & Payment Plans available. Open House Info Sessions: May 31st 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, June 12th 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Aquarian Teacher - Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Level 1 October 2011 to June 2012, 220+ Hour Program 8 weekends + 3-Day Weekend Retreat




340 Gladstone Ave. 613.234.7974 Pre-School Yoga with Anamda Sly Tuesday March 1st, 15th & 29th 10:00-10:45am This is a fun, explorative and creative class for children ages 2-4 and their caregiver(s). Cost: $15 for one adult and up to two children; $5 for every additional member Gong Immersion for Blissful Relaxation Friday, March 4th from 7:30-9pm The sound of the gong leads the participants into a state of deep relaxation, healing, blissful consciousness and subtle connection of body, mind, and soul. Cost: Drop-in fee or class card. Journey Dance with Toni Bergins Friday, March 4th – Sunday, March 6th Join Toni as she guides you through a deep, personal exploration into a loving, intimate relationship with body, mind and source energy. In shamanic style, Toni will carry you through an intentional and seamless flow of guided ritual and free expression. Cost: $35/$40 per workshop; $105/$120 full weekend Kirtan! with the Bhakti Connection Saturday, March 5th from 9:30-11am Join the group for an interactive gathering - creating blissful vibrations with voice and instrumentation to open the heart. All voices welcome, no experience is necessary. Children and babies are encouraged to come! Bring a drum, shaker or other instruments if you play. Donations are accepted for various charities in the community. The Healing Power of Spice with Kulmeet Kaur Saturday, March 5th from 3:30-5:30pm In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the healing properties of a variety of spices and how to use them in your everyday dishes, as well as simple home remedies. Cost: $54/$63 Introduction to Restorative Yoga with Tara Porter Saturday, March 5th 1-3pm Join Tara Porter for an hour and fifteen minute restorative yoga sequence which will teach you how to incorporate this practice into a home practice; learn several simple breathing techniques to ease mental and emotional strain, as well as guided visualizations/meditations for relaxation. Dress to move with ease and comfort - practical and beneficial for beginners to advanced yogis alike! Cost: $10 in advance or $16 at the door Cosmic Mindfulness Meditation with Chris Simmonds Saturday, March 5th from 1-3pm In this two hour workshop we will explore the fundamental relationship between body, breath and mental clarity through simple Asanas and breathe awareness exercises. Suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators. Cost: $15 +hst




Sadhana Sunday, March 6th 5:00-7:00am Please join us for an early morning onehour practice of yoga, followed by one hour of chanting and meditation. Please note Sadhana is for students who have practiced at least five Kundalini classes. Arrive by 4:45am for Japji – doors are locked at 5:15am. Family Yoga with Viviane Ouellette Sunday, March 6th 11am-12:00pm Enjoy a creative, interactive blend of yoga poses, meditation, relaxation and games. This class is for children ages 4 to 8 and their parents. Cost: $15 for one parent and two children, $5 for additional family members. Sanskrit Made Easy with Lynne Cardinal Sunday, March 6th from 1-6pm This workshop will cover the history and philosophical significance of Sanskrit in the Yogic tradition, as well as covering the Sanskrit alphabet, pronunciation and meaning of terms and phrases commonly used in the Yoga classes. Cost: $90/$110 +hst Chakra Yoga with Shelley Harrison Sunday, March 6th 4:30-6pm Take your knowledge of chakras from book learning, to a felt experience in your body and learn how to feel and perceive your own chakras. Through movement, yoga postures, visualization, guided meditation, mantra chanting and sound, you will enter into your own energy dimensions and become more conscious of the state of your own chakras. Cost:  $20 +hst per session Women’s Empowerment Day with Bhuvaneswari Devi and Kristina Astori Tuesday, March 8th from 9:00am-3:00pm This event is a must if you are a woman in any role in society, of any age, cultural background or occupation. Designed to help combat attacks of low self-esteem, boundary issues and mood swings – this day will give you a fresh perspective on how to address them and open yourself to great potential. Cost: $20 +hst ALive Yoga – Live Music and Yin Yoga with Tara Porter Friday, March 11th from 7:30-9:00pm Stretch away the tensions of your week with this special Yin Yoga class set to live music. Cost: $15/$20 +hst Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: Collection of Lecture Viewings Friday, March 25th 7:30-9:00pm Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras contain the aphorisms on practical and philosophical wisdom regarding the practice of Yoga. This course encapsulates the talks by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 11 videos. Cost: $15+hst drop-in or $120 for the entire 11 talks


The Power of Now with Guy Aube Friday, March 18th 7:30-9:00pm Open yourself up to the transformative experience of being fully present in your life; discover powerful techniques to access a state of inner peace during this 90 minute event. Based on the popular book written by Eckhart Tolle. Cost: $8 tax included Partner Yoga with Jamine and Karina Ackert Friday, March 18th from 7:30-9pm Yoga for two! Enjoy this fun and interactive class with your partner, friend, workout buddy everyone is welcome to attend! Cost: $30+hst Learn to Meditate with Jamine Ackert Sunday, March 20th from 11am-1pm 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 Self-Healing: Sacred Chanting Circle with Jasvinder Kaur Friday, March 25th from 7:45-9pm The evening will include; opening up with the Adi Mantra, Gentle Kriya/Yoga Set, Relaxation, Healing Meditation and Closing Affirmation. All are Welcome. No experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Herbal tea is served after.  Cost: $15+hst Roots and Reggae with Megan Campbell Friday, March 25th from 7:30-9:00pm This is an all-level Vinyasa class where we will set an intention to plant our roots in time for spring! Think of this class as a retreat from the “concrete jungle” and an opportunity to connect with one’s true nature. Cost: Class Card or Drop-In Fee Calm to the Core! A Journey of the Yogini Workshop with Megan Campbell Saturday, March 26th from 1-3pm Join yoga teacher Megan Campbell in this unique two hour workshop style class that focuses on tapping into our core, the literal and symbolic center of power, so that we feel ease in our poses and more capable in our lives.  Cost: $25 +hst Dynamic Yoga for Two with Tania Frechette and Matthew Harper Sunday, March 27th from 4-6pm Gain trust and have fun with a friend! Your experience will include a warm-up, partner yoga and Thai massage. Please note that this is an intermediate class. Cost: $35 +hst



Sundays 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,, 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 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 • ASHTANGA YOGA. Rama Lotus 9:15am • YIN YOGA. Rama Lotus 09:30 am • ASHTANGA YOGA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 9:30 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION. Parkdale United Church (Ladies parlour) 429 Parkdale Ave. (corner Gladstone).Jennifer Payne, 613692-0876 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. 10:30 am • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - 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. (new location). Healing and Messages. Rev. S. Hill 613-820-8231 10:30 am • UNITY CHURCH OF OTTAWA Celebration Service. 312 Parkdale Ave. N.. Info. 613-723-5852. 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

March 2011



11:30 am • HATHA YOGA - All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro 12:00 pm • YOGA FOR TEENS - preregistration. - 12:30 pm • A MOVING EXPERIENCE ‘MindBody-Spirit’ dance workshops 864-HEAL (4325),, www.Tipi. 12:30 pm • PRENATAL YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 02:00 pm • BEGINNERS TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 www. 02:00 pm • STUDY A COURSE IN MIRACLES Bilingual. 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 SPIRITUALIST TEMPLE, C.S.M. Inc. 888 Byron Ave. Service every Sunday. 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 - 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 • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Blessed Sacrament Parish, 194 Fourth Ave. George Brown 613-614-0539


07:00 pm • SATSANG - RADHA YOGA CENTRE. 617 Cooper st. 613.236-3545. 07:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS classes at Glebe CC. Jill Ogilvie 742-8262. 07:15 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 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

Mondays 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 - 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA Sivananda with (Angie.Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 8302224 09:30 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St. Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Ave. East, RoseMarie Morris or George Martin, 613-7300108 09:30 am • BONES FOR LIFE - NEW - program to strengthen bones. Metta Massage and yoga Clinic, 421 Richmond Rd. Ottawa 724-4747. For information call R. Murnaghan 820-2546. 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 10:00am • PRE-SCHOOL YOGA. Rama Lotus 10:15 am • FELDENKRAIS Awareness through movement classes. Rockcliffe Park. Lisa Woolnough. 744-0868. 10:15-11:45 am • WALK & STRETCH. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www.mettamassage. com 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 -




12:00 pm • GENTLE LUNCHTIME YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www. 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. 12:15 pm • ASHTANGA LUNCH – New – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 12:15 to 1pm • HATHA YOGA. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 1:00-2:30 • IYENGAR YOGA Level I. Karin Holtkamp 761-7888 01:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class. Dovercourt Comm. Ctr. Rosa Murnaghan 820-2546. 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. 4;00 pm YIN  YOGR YOGA (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 4:00pm • 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. 911, 100 Empress Ave, Yvette Fournier 613230-2618 Cecile Dumouchel 613-234-2562 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 - 05:45 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Donna Forelli. 761-7888. 05:45 pm • KRIPALU YOGA/MINDFUL YOGA, in Sandy Hill. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or 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. 5:45-7:15 pm • PRENATAL YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. 421 Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www. 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 • ANUSARA INSPIRED HOT YOGA. Rama Lotus 06:30 pm • BEGINNERS TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 www. 06:30 pm • SELF ESTEEM / FAMILY THERAPY (visitor night), Satir Learning Centre of Ottawa, 3427 Greenbank. Dr. Janet Christie-Seely, 613-823-0366; satirinfo@; 06:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS Awareness through movement classes. R.A. Centre. Lisa Woolnough. 744-0868. 6:30 PM • KRIPALU YOGA FLOW, Communaute Chrettienne St. Medard, rue Vanier, Alymer, (south of Lucerne), 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. 7 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.


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 07:15 pm • HATHA YOGA (Angie Kendrick) OrleansYOGAShala 07:15 pm • VINYASA FLOW Intermediate Core-elation YOGA studio - 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 613-594-5713 07:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Emmanuel United Church, 961 Smyth Road, Ron Dicks 613-739-1046 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) 7:30-9:00 pm YOGA FOR EVERY BODY. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. 421 Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 07:45 pm • POWER YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974



08:00 pm • ADVANCED TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 www. 8:00pm • Rama Lotus. HOT LOGA 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

Tuesdays • 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; Orleans: Victoria 596-5227 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 - 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 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA (Angie.Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 09:30 am • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 2, Donna Forelli. 761-7888. 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 • HATHA YOGA - Tania Frechette. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 10:00 am • MEREDITH MATTHEWS GETS YOU SINGING. Men’s group. Level ONE. 175 Richmond Rd. Register Ottawa Conservatory of Music 613-722-1010. $289

March 2011



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 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 - 12:00 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • POWER Yoga Lunch – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 12:00 pm • GENTLE LUNCHTIME YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www. 12:15 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION. Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus, 1967 Riverside Dr., Prayer Room, Jeanette Deyell 613-733-6755 12:30 pm • A MOVING EXPERIENCE ‘MindBody-Spirit’ dance workshops 864-HEAL (4325),, www. 01:00 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Special needs, Donna Forelli. 761-7888. 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 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 04:00 pm • HOT YOGA at Rama Lotus 2347974 04:15 pm • HATHA hour (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 04:30 pm • HATHA YOGA Intermed. Scaravelli Approach – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 4:30pm • ANUSARA INSPIRED HOT YOGA. 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 5:30 to 6:15pm • YOGA FOR YOUTH ages 612. 613.236.3545 05:45 pm • STRENGTH & SOUL. Drop-in. 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 - 05:45 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 2, Cathie Lewis. 761-7888. 05:45 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA Basics Rama Lotus 234-7974 5:45 pm • THERAPEUTIC YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www.mettamassage. com 5:45 pm • CENTERING PRAYER GROUP at Church of the Epiphany 1290 Ogilvie Road. 5:45 • IYENGAR YOGA General Class 7617888. 06:00 pm • TUESDAY NIGHT YOGA @ 6 Small classes, kundalini yoga & Meditation to open your heart And to clear your head. www. 613-563-4399 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 • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Private Home, Jockvale near Tartan, Peter Collins 613-258-5720 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, www. 6:30pm • POWER LEVEL 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 - 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 am • HOT YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 07:30 pm • BEGINNERS TEMPLE DANCING Anjali 745-1368 www. 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 • MEREDITH MATTHEWS GETS YOU SINGING. Men and women’s group. Level ONE. 175 Richmond Rd. Register $289. Ottawa Conservatory of Music 613-722-1010. 07:30 pm • RESTORATIVE YOGA . Drop-in. 613-730-6649 07:30 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Cathie Lewis. 761-7888. 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. 7:30 pm YOGA UNWIND. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 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

Wednesdays • 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. 08:00 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave., Prayer Room, Mary Power 613-722-0302 08:15 am • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - 09:00 am • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Holy Spirit Parish, 2 Lazynol Court, Stittsville. Marian Charbonneau 613-836-7109. 09:00 am • KRIPALU YOGA/MINDFUL YOGA in Elmvale Acres. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or 09:00 pm • CENTERING PRAYER at St John’s 325 Sandhill Rd. 09:30 am • POWER YOGA (Derek Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 09:30 am • IYENGAR YOGA, Gentle, Karin Holtkamp. 761-7888. 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 10:00 am • MEREDITH MATTHEWS GETS YOU SINGING. Women’s group. Level ONE. 175 Richmond Rd. Register Ottawa Conservatory of Music 613-722-1010. $289 10:00 am • GENTLE SOUL. Drop-in. www. 613-730-6649 10:00 am-12:00 pm • QUANTUM-TOUCH HEALING CIRCLE (2nd Wednesday of each month 7 - 9 pm) For more information, please contact Aileen McKenna 228-2272 aileen@ 1-866-493-0236 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. 10:30am • BALL YOGA Rama Lotus 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 • GENTLE LUNCHTIME YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www. 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 • PILATES PLUS w/ Leona Alexander, RMT at Metta Massage STUDIO 421 Richmond Rd 724-4747 12:00 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12:00 pm • KUNDALINI YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 12-3pm & 6-9pm Quantum-Touch Healing Circles: First Wednesday of month for Quantum-Touch therapy students Call for information and registration: 613-228-2272, 613-795-3751 12:00 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION St Matthews Anglican Church (Chapel) 217 First Ave. Susan Rayner 613-233-8380 12:00pm • yogaTHRIVE©. “Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors” 613-730-6649 12:15 to 1pm • HATHA YOGA. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 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 12:30 pm • PILATES – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro.



01:00 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Leigh Stevenson 761-7888. 01:00 pm • CENTERING PRAYER at St James Carp 613-839-3195 2:15 pm BABY & ME YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 03:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA Rama Lotus 2347974 4:00pm • 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. 4:30pm • HOT FLOW. Rama Lotus 04:45 pm • FREE YOUR HIPS - Core-elation YOGA studio - 05:00 pm • DROP-IN MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 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 5:45 pm • GENTLE STRENGHTEN & BALANCE. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 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. 06:15 pm • VINYASA FLOW Intermediate Core-elation YOGA studio - 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) 6:30 pm • HOT FLOW. Rama Lotus 6:30 pm • FELDENKRAIS classes at Crichton Cultural CC. Jill Ogilvie 742-8262.

March 2011



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, www. 06:30 pm • SELF ESTEEM / FAMILY THERAPY (visitor night), Satir Learning Centre of Ottawa, 3427 Greenbank. Dr. Janet Christie-Seely, 613-823-0366; satirinfo@; 6:30-8:30pm • THE DREAMING MIND. Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 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@ , 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 84 Sprucedale St., Barry’s Bay, Zophie Zawidzka 613-756-2552 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. 07:00 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA - Level 1 Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 07:00 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA All Levels – Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 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 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 www. 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. 7:30 pm • PRENATAL YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 7:30pm • GENTLE SOUL www. 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 07:45 pm • YIN YOGA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 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

Thursdays 05:45 am • POWERFUL WOMAN BOOT CAMP – Pre Registered Class. Santosha Westboro. 06:15 am • PRE-BOOKED MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 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 07:00 am • VINYASA FLOW –Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro. 07:45 am • HOT VINYASA FLOW - Coreelation YOGA studio - 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 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA (Derek/Angie Kendrick) at OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 09:30 am • IYENGAR YOGA, General Class, Cathie Lewis. 761-7888. 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 • MEREDITH MATTHEWS GETS YOU SINGING. Women’s group. Level TWO. 175 Richmond Rd. Register Ottawa Conservatory of Music 613-722-1010. Must have completed level ONE. $289 10:00 am • MINDFUL YOGA for Arthritis/ Pain Management in Fisher Heights. Call Catherine Matthews 521-5634 or 10:15 am • THERAPEUTIC YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www.mettamassage. com 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 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 • GENTLE LUNCHTIME YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www. 12:00 pm • BEGINNER BELLY DANCE with Jalilah at Greta Leemings Studio of Dance,1460 Merivale Road 2288215 jalilah@ 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 - 12:00 pm • FELDENKRAIS (Awareness Through Movement) Glebe Community Centre. Sally Morrow 241-4665 12:00 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 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 4:30pm • 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 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. 5:30 • HATHA BEGINNER. Rama Lotus 5:30pm • 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 - 05:45 pm • IYENGAR YOGA, Lvl 1, Karin Holtkamp. 761-7888. 05:45 pm • BONES FOR LIFE - NEW - program to strengthen bones. Dovercourt Comm Ctr. R. Murnaghan 613.820-2546 5:45 pm • HEALTHY BACK YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 05:45 pm • PRENATAL YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • POWER VINYASA. Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • ASHTANGA YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 05:45 pm • POWER YOGA Mark Laham. Santosha Yoga, 298 Elgin, 237-7447. 06:00 pm • PILATES with Lorraine Chamas at Dance Oasis 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 06:45 pm • DROP-IN MYSORE Astanga Yoga Ottawa 07:00 pm • beginners Indian Classical Dance (tel 745-1368, www. (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 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 07:15 pm • DANCING WITH CHI - Core-elation YOGA studio - 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 7:30 pm • YOGA BASICS. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 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. 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: 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. 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 - 09:00 am • HATHA Beginner Scaravelli Approach – Drop In Class. Santosha Centretown 09:15 am • VINYASA FLOW - Core-elation YOGA studio - 09:30 am • STRENGTH & SOUL. Drop-in. 613-730-6649 09:30 am • HATHA YOGA (Derek/Angie Kendrick) OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224 09:30 am • HOT YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 10:00 am • KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION. Sat Hari Kaur Khalsa, 727-0147 10:00 am • PILATES with Lorraine Chamas at Dance Oasis 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 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 • GENTLE LUNCHTIME YOGA. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www. 12:00 pm • MEDITATION IN MOTION. Drop-in. 613-730-6649 12:30 pm • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Good Shepherd Parish, 2170 Auburn Ridge Drive, Ron McRae 613-841-4698 12:30 pm • PILATES Drop In Class. Santosha Westboro.



02:00 pm • RESTORATIVE YOGA. Drop-in. 613-730-6649 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 05:00 pm • DROP-IN ASTANGA2 Astanga Yoga Ottawa 05:15 pm • HATHA BEGINNER YOGA Rama Lotus 234-7974 5:30-6:30pm • HATHA YOGA (charity class). Radha Yoga Centre 613.236.3545 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. 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 - 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 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 07:30 pm • BIKRAM YOGA. Rama Lotus 2347974 07:45 pm • HATHA YOGA (Jamie Reardon) OrleansYOGAShala 830-2224

Saturdays 07:45 am • FREE YOUR HIPS - Core-elation YOGA studio - 08:00 am • IYENGAR YOGA, General Class. Donna Fornelli. 761-7888. 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 09:00 am • SATURDAY MORNING YOGA. Drop-in. 613730-6649 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 - 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@ , 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 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 10:45 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 con’t on page 56

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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. Info: 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 - 613-679-4474 www. LECTORIUM ROSICRUCIANUM. What is Gnosis? True Gnosis, the Knowledge that comes firsthand from God, descended with us at the time of the Fall, so that those willing to “decrease” and letting the divine spark within “increase”, could return to Gnosis, the divine Life, God,; 613-353-7444; • 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 Integration, Self-Empowerment workshops, FlowerEssences, AquaChi DetoxFootbath, Private sessions (Insurance),OneDayRetreats, 613-257-8362; NADINE LA BELLE, M.A. Body, mind, spirit Integrative Healing®. 613-258-7492. 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. 234-5678 or 726-3636. Web site: www.


Thomas M. Tegtmeyer, BA (Hons Econs), TPN, CEnKP, RTFHI, RBGI/LPC. If distance is a factor, I will come to your house via: balance@; Phone: 613.769.5575; SKYPE-video: display: sky_imb; ID: KJI_IMB; ichat; or remote session. • Places FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATION. 30 Cleary St. 613-725-1066. HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE. 212 Somerset St. E. 565-6544. 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: or 613-841-1458 SHAMBHALA CENTRE. Secular and Buddhist meditation practice and programs are offered, as well as events related to contemplative arts and traditions. 984 Wellington near Bayswater. Welcome! 725-9321. • 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:; Website: www. • 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. Lumina Health & Rejuvenation Clinic – Health Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture., 613.216.2135. 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. 

Convenient downtown location: 445 Cumberland St. For App. Please Call 613-241-3434. For More Info Contact lori @ or www. 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. 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. Claudette Viau, B.Sc., D.Ac., Medical QiGong Practitioner. Member of OAQ and OAATCM. Women’s health issues, pain relief. 26 years experience. Orleans: 613-424-5585. 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. • Addiction/Detoxification NUMEROUS DETOXIFICATION PROCESSES EMPLOYED. Super Charger Health Spa Light Beam Generator EPFX/SCIO Quantum Biofeedback Intermitent Hypoxic Therapy Essential Oils Aura Light Therapy Hypnotherapy Doug Henderson Phd 613-2333888 • Addictions SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (SAA). A 12 step group to stop compulsive behaviour. Phone 786-1060. SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (S.L.A.A.) A 12 step program for those who wish to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. For information on Ottawa meetings go to or call the S.L.A.A. help line 1 877 486 8261. • 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 the 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

DIRECTORY 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@ • Alexander Technique 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; or visit ELENA CALVO. Certified teacher(England) Personalized mind and body work. English, Spanish, and French spoken. Health Insurance covered. (819) 771-0110. 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.  On parle francais. SUNRISE HEALTH CENTRE Sunrise uses a holistic team approach to wellness. Our services include naturopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and homeopathy. Ottawa’s original N.A.E.T. clinic. Allergy elimination and ADVANCED N.A.E.T. treatments for food and environmental sensitivities, pain, digestive problems, asthma and migraines. Computerized, BioEnergetic allergy testing. Call for details. Evening appointments available. Scent-free environment. 2211 Riverside Dr., Suite 104 (Bank and Riverside). 736-5200 • Angel therapy ANGEL WELLNESS, Vonne Solis, Angel Therapy Practitioner¨, certified by Doreen Virtue, PhD. Receive amazing tools through channeled angel messages. Find out what’s holding you back, how to easily handle temporary challenges or discover what you really want. Read about on-going workshops, angel meditation audios and audio courses available online at www. or call 613-258-0524 for more information.

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• Aromatherapy EARTHLYESSENTIALS. Organic essential oils, custom formulas, diffusers & blends, organic handmade soap, organic massage oils. 870-A Notre Dame, Embrun, 613-443-9635. 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, • Art PAINTING WITH SPIRIT intuitivepainting/art as meditation.Workshops/individual sessions Diana ClaireDouglas www.paintingwithspirit. com; 613-820-8850 UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY-Painting Workshops based on the Point Zero Method. Go to WWW.CRISTINADELSOL.COM BRUSH MEDITATION. Oriental Brush Painting. 613-521-0041. • Ascension Ascension Healing Services  Crystal Healing Sessions Algonquin Shamanism Crystal Boutique Courses on How to Use and Care for Crystals Also offering Crystal Elixirs, Therapeutic Crystal Jewelry and Crystal Gridding of home and business space. Karen Osborne is a crystal healer certified in several modalities. She has studied with - Katrina Raphael, Crystal Healing Academy, Hawaii - DaEl Walker, Crystal Awareness Institute, California - Naisha Ahsian, Crystalis Institute, Vermont, Marilyn & Tohmas Twintrees, Ahhhmuse, New Mexico, Robert Simmons – Heaven and Earth, Vermont Karen is currently training with Pete Bernard - School of 8th Fire, Algonquin Shamanism. www.ascensionhealing. ca/ For more information call or email Karen Osborne at 613.798.2828 or karen@ • 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. • Aura/Light Therapy REVOLUTIONARY THERAPY! Subtle energy balances the Auric Field And you feel great! Single or Group Sessions: $40.00/person/1/2 hr. session. Doug Henderson Phd 613-233-3888 • Ayurveda SHREE MA AYURVEDA INSTITUTE & WELLNESS CENTRE INC. Founder & director Vaidya H. Gupta, MD Ayurveda, DNM. Natural, complementary, Ayurveda promotes an art of

living for health & longevity. Pulse reading for body-type evaluation and root cause of symptoms; balance through herbs, diet & lifestyle plan; education for prevention. New: student clinic under V. Gupta’s Supervision $25 per visit. Rejuvenation therapies: Shirodhara, Head massage, Abhyanga, Ayurveda facial, Sinus Care. Courses & Once a mth. free lectures. 2596 Carling Ave, Ottawa (Lincoln Heights) 613-4220936 • B. O. S. LAURIE FRASER, certified B.O.S. practitioner. Excellent results: emotional issues (depression, anxiety, grief), pain, disease, allergies, mould, menopause, infection, arthritis, etc. Spiritual development. $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 NATURAL BEAUTY AND HEALTH CLINIC. The best personalized European aroma- and spastile Natural Face Lift programs. Healing restores skin’s innate wisdom and power of SELFREGENERATION. Our organic skin product without skin damaging, dehydrating glycerin or other unwanted chemicals. Call Natural Beauty & Health Clinic 613-526-1255 FREE HOME DELIVERY of hundreds of top quality green products available from www. 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. (819) 459-3939. • Biofeedback Internationally Certified Quantum Biofeedback Therapist. Doug Henderson Phd 613-233-3888 • Biorhythms Your physical, emotional and intellectual cycles. an for the ups and downs in your life. $40 per chart. Call 819 684-4347 • BodyTalk LORI HOLLOHAN MA, CBP & Yoga Teacher (613) 866-7091 KRISTIN PETERSON: Registered Massage Therapist, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner & Certified Acupuncturist kristin_peterson6@ or • Books Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444, Gardening, self help, spiritual, cards, cds, dvds


RAMA LOTUS YOGA CENTRE. www.   342 Gladstone Ave  613.234.7974. Yoga & Lifestyle, Meditation, DVD’s and More HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE. Books & tapes. 212 Somerset St. E. 565-6544

Personalized ceremonies created for you & with you: weddings, funerals, baby & family ceremonies, rites of passage, house blessings, pet funerals, shamanic journeys for ceremonies, personal ceremony consultations & more!  613237-1473.

• Bowen Therapy CHRYSALIS THERAPIES / Christine Follows. Certified Bowen Therapy Practitioner (advanced). Call (613) 5230640 after 5 pm. or e-mail follows0640@rogers. com BowenTherapy Ottawa Bette Madigan. Certified Bowen Therapy Practitioner(advanced) 376 Churchill Ave. Suite 203(Westboro Clinic) insurance receipts available. Call 613-722-4249 or e-mail MARIANNA MEDVID, Registered Bowen Therapist, Homeoplus Outaouais Clinic, Hull. Safe, Gentle, Effective, Relaxing. 819-777-1818 (w) or 613-291-6651(c) mariannamedvid@

• Chiropractic DR. GINGER ANDREWS, DC Experience the gift of chiropractic...connecting mind, body & soul. Opening hearts to discover the magnificence within. Healing From The Heart. 356 MacLaren St. (at Bank) (613) 594-8576. 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 BODYMIND WELLNESS STUDIO Want to live an Extraordinary Life? Find out how pain and symptoms tell you to stop, pay attention and take a new direction in your life. Experience the life changing and healing benefits of Network Spinal Analysis and Somato-Respiratory Integration. Attend a FREE Discover Workshop.

• Buddhism OTTAWA SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTRE. Meditation and free meditation instruction. On-going classes and events. Public welcome. 725-9321 PINE GATE SANGHA - Zen Buddhist Community: - 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 Dharmacharya Ian Prattis - True Body of Wisdom - is the resident teacher INTRODUCTION TO ZEN WORKSHOP A formal introduction to authentic Zen training through instruction in zazen (sitting Zen) and kinhin (walking Zen). First Saturday of each month, 1:45-4 p.m. Pre-registration required. 613-562-1568 or Zen Centre of Ottawa • Career Consulting ACADEMY OF CAREER COUNSELLING Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D.(Counselling Therapy) Career Specialist. Do what you love to do and be who you really are and money and success will follow. Being radically present during the career planning process ensures access to your ideal career-life path. 234-5678 or 7263636. Web site: • 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


• Cleaning WE CLEAN HOMES. Using only healthy and earth friendly products. Relax and treat yourself to a natural home cleaning. Since 1988. Beaulieu Home Cleaning. 613-731-1532. Suzanne. • Clinics PLANET BOTANIX, 301 Bank (Somerset) 5674444: visit our website for a list of practitioners 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. (613) 594-8512. • Clutter ABUNDANT LIVING BY DESIGN. From Chaos to Order – Bring on the Flow. By clearing the energy of your home, removing your excess stuff, and moving things around you release an energetic block thus allowing you to move to the next level of your spiritual journey. It can be magical. Give me a call. I would love to work with you. Edie Lane - Feng Shui Consultant, Professional Organizer and De-Clutter Specialist. 613-565-1919 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 • Coaching ACADEMY OF PERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP COACHING www. 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, heart-connected 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. 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 36 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. or phone 613-594-9248. 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://;; http://;; 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 MYLÈNE SURPRENANT M.A, *bilingual, Life and Career Transition Coach, also assisting mothers returning to the workforce,, 613-304-1369 GRAHAM WISEMAN, Coaching for LIFE. If you’re going round in circles, doing the same thing over and over and wanting a different outcome; If you’re Stuck or Confused; If you’re feeling like there must be more to life than this; I will offer you new perspectives, tools and assistance. Call or email me to set up your first complimentary session. (819) 483-0667 • Cosmetic Rejuvenation NUMEROUS QUANTUM THERAPIES employed. All non-invasive. Remove wrinkles, cellulite Improve skin condition. Enlarge/ reduce Breast size, Weight Management. Doug Henderson Phd. 613-233-3888 www.quantumru. com • Counselling 100TELEPHONE COUNSELLING/ COACHING. Johanne Guitard, M.Ed., C.C.C., *bilingual. Take action steps to transform your life., 819-684-7360.

DIRECTORY ADULT DAUGHTERS’ OTTAWA COUNSELING AND HEALING CENTRE. For professional women, 40+, who have grown up with an alcoholic parent. Individual counseling, monthly group, with experienced addiction specialist. Day and early evening appointments. Central location. Marguerite Tennier, M.A., 613-744-1538 LINDA ADVOKAAT, MSW, RSW. Individual and relationship counseling. Feminist, lesbian positive. Learn to be more fully yourself, living from your own core wisdom. Enhance your connections with others through mutual relationships and building a sense of community. Sliding fee scale. 613-237-6127. ALISON KIAWENNISERATHE BENEDICT, MSW, RSW Wolf Clan, Mohawk Peaceful Living: Life Beyond Belief Individual, family and group counselling. Understanding and helping residential school survivors, people dealing with anger and stress, or childhood and relationship matters. 613 686-3731 peace@ LUC DUMOUCHEL, BA(PSY), MA, CCC. INDIVIDUAL & COUPLE therapy. Anxiety/ stress, codependency, burnout/depression, grief/loss, self-care, sexual orientation/GLBT, spirituality. Communication, conflict resolution, emotional dependency, relational intimacy, sexual difficulties, separation, unfaithfulness. Ottawa/Hull locations. Insurance coverage. Bilingual. 613-235-9813 www.lucdumouchel. com 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. 234-5678 or 726-3636. Web: www. KATHY GLOVER SCOTT M.S.W., professional, experienced Reiki Master/Teacher (Ascended Levels). 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 SHERRY HARRIS, M.S.W., CHt: Spiritual Psychotherapist specializing in all issues around anxiety and depression, anger management, grief and loss. Anger Management courses offered for individuals, couples, and families. Classes and counselling for spiritual development and using the Law of Attraction in your life. *613-236-8852 * Supporting you in transforming what is painful and difficult into meaning, ease and new life. By phone or in person. Shulamit Day Berlevtov 613-868-9642 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 ..

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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 • 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 36 years experience in helping couples/ people create more satisfying relationships/lives. For more information see www.marleneandbob. com or phone 613-594-9248. • Courses CHAKRA BASICS, ONLINE. www. $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. Email: • 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 ELOISE GRAHAM regPT Craniosacral practitioner, centretown clinic or home visits. Insurance receipts. For more information please visit info@eloisegraham. ca or call 613-234-3920 WELLNESS WITH MOIRA: CranioSacral and SomatoEmotional Release Sessions. Specializing in self empowerment for healing and health. Insurance Receipts. www.WellnessWithMoira. com 613.432.1239 Stephan Giunta is a holistic therapist that relies on the understanding that the body is a unit and on the natural ability of the body to self heal and to self regulate. Through the use of physical techniques such as osteopathy, cranio sacral therapy and/or massage, removes tensions and restrictions in the body. This is done in order to encourage structural and physiological harmony, self healing and overall better being. 613 884 2331. • 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. 613-264-8671 pamela_holm@ • Crystals Crystal Classes Namaste. Sandy Stewart, Founder, warmly invites you to participate in her 2010 Crystal Consciousness Classes. These introductory and advanced crystal classes are open to anyone interested in learning how to easily and effectively integrate crystal applications for personal use and/or into an existing health-care practice as a therapist or health and wellness coach (e.g. Reflexology, Reiki, Massage). The crystal and sacred geometry classes will also be of interest to anyone wishing to explore and expand their knowledge of subtle energy vibrations, vibrational healing, crystal grids, and ceremonial world work. This year, is introducing new sampler workshops. Please contact Sandy Stewart, or check out www. to register for a class or for more information.  Together, may we all celebrate the wonder of this Earth and all that dwells therein. BIO –Sandy Stewart, MSW, received her first crystal spirit stone while living at the Findhorn Spiritual Community and Eco Village, in Scotland in 1978. She has been working with crystals since 1984, and has been teaching crystal workshops locally and in the United States since 2004. Passionate about the endless possibilities offered by crystals, Sandy Stewart has studied crystals and crystal applications with international teachers Joy Gardner, Blue Eagle (d’Aigle Bleu), DaEL Walker, the late Marcel Vogel, and Ken Harsh. Sandy is an Ordained Minister in the Order of Melchizedek and a Certified Melchizedek Instructor with the Sanctuary of the Beloved, School for the Prophets, State of New York. ASCENSION HEALING SERVICES • Crystal Healing Sessions • Crystal Boutique • Courses on How to Use Crystals to Heal and Transform your Life and to Enhance your Healing Work (no experience with crystals required). Also offering Crystal Elixirs, Therapeutic Crystal Jewellery and Crystal Gridding of home and business space. Karen Osborne is a crystal healer certified in several modalities. She has studied with - Katrina Raphael, Crystal Healing Academy, Hawaii - DaEl Walker, Crystal Awareness Institute, California - Naisha Ahsian, Crystalis Institute, Vermont, Marilyn & Tohmas Twintrees, Ahhhmuse, New Mexico • For more information call or email Karen Osborne at 613.798.2828 or • Dance Divine Image Dance “The Future of Dance & Wellness” We introduce to you the power of Holistic Belly Dance. Dance and move with your feminity to transform your body and mind resulting in: Increased energy, Connecting with your femininity, Stay Fit, Meditate, Connect with other women. Release your full divine and feminine potential with us. Sessions offered weekly. 613.265.4048


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 or email 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. 613 745-1368 DANCE WITH ALANA STUDIOS: We offer FUN & FRIENDLY dance classes in: Swing, Tap, Dance Fusion, Zumba, Bollywood, Belly Dancing, Burlesque, Ballroom, Hip Hop and Salsa. Dance With Alana has a wide range of classes for adults, seniors, children & teens. The studio is at 858 Bank St @ 5th Ave. For more information call 613-233-3456 or visit our website at PAULINE BROWN’S SCHOOL OF STEPDANCING Learn the unique art of stepdance, classes available in Ottawa at the Bronson Centre, and Aylmer Quebec at Creation De Danse. Call 613-858-0039 or visit www. 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. YOGADANCE. Windhorse Yoga. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 798-9642 BELLY DANCING FOR FUN! Awaken your own Goddess of Dance. Tracey @ 613-241-3397 or • Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Detoxification DETOXIFICATION AND RELAXATION through our Far Infrared Sauna, Natural Aloe & Herb Body Wrap ad Dead Sea mineral Treatments Open Daily at 2900 Woodroffe Ave 613-823-9051 Your Wellness Your Way, Where It’s All About Balance AQUA CHI FOOTBATH, easy+effective detox Rica Gerhardt 613-257-8362 rica11@sympatico. ca check Spa Days Numerous Detoxification processes employed. Super Charger Health


Spa, Light Beam Generator, EPFX/SCIO Quantum Biofeedback, Intermitent Hypoxic Therapy, Essential Oils, Aura Light Therapy, Hypnotherapy. Doug Henderson Phd 613-2333888 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 • 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 email 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 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. 613-2648671 • Doula Death Doula and End-of-Life Shaman, oneon-one consultations, Circle and Workshops.  Trained to aid and support individuals in their dying processes.  Debbie Charbonneau, 613-8230384, • 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 • Ear Candling EAR CANDLING - HYGIENIC. Fire-resistant head cover. Riverside Health Centre. Dina (613) 526-1255. • Effective Communication NON-VIOLENT per Marshall Rosenberg: Coaching, Mediation,Training, Families, Restorative Circles www. Gina 450-297-3799;; http://oorcfn.blogspot. com. Lucie 613-324-3244 laroselmn@yahoo. com • EMF Balancing P.W. EMF BALANCERS, Home, Work, Auto. Steve Priebe (613) 842-4758, spriebe@,

• EMF Pollution ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM MIGRAINE HEADACHES, Having difficulty sleeping, thrown out of balance Wireless technology? Doug Henderson Phd 613-233-3888 www. • 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 • 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 MAUREEN KELLERMAN – Uses Healing Touch to work directly with the energy of the body, mind & emotions. Compassionate, experienced practitioner. m.kellerman@rogers. com or visit LINDA STEELE - Highly effective energy medicine for healing emotional, physical & spiritual pain at the root level. In person or by distance, people & pets. Please call 613-868-8468, email or visit www. Insurance receipts available. LAURIE FRASER, B.O.S. and hands on. Excellent results: addiction, inceat survvors, anxiety, infertility, infection, allergies, pain, diseases, spiritual blocks, past-life healing, other emotional, physical & spiritual issues. $45.00 613-721-3781. • 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:; Phone: 613.769.5575; SKYPE-video: display: sky_imb; ID: KJI_IMB; ichat; or remote session. By appointment only. http://thomasmtegtmeyer. class_listings.htm  www. • 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. • Erectile Dysfunction HYPNOSIS WORKS! Call Suzi: 613-878-4235

• Face Massage FACE MASSAGE (REJUVENATING) The Canadian Centre of Indian Head Massage. Two day course with Debbie Boehlen. Certification available. 905.714.0298 www. • Family FAMILY YOGA Windhorse Yoga. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 613-798-9642 KIDS YOGA Windhorse Yoga. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 613-798-9642 MOM & BABY YOGA. Windhorse Yoga. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 798-9642 • Feldenkrais Method KAREN MEREDITH, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practioner, www.beyondmovement. ca or 613-761-6200 • 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 ABUNDANT LIVING BY DESIGN. From Chaos to Order – Bring on the Flow. By clearing the energy of your home, removing your excess stuff, and moving things around you release an energetic block thus allowing you to move to the next level of your spiritual journey. It can be magical. Give me a call. I would love to work with you. Edie Lane - Feng Shui Consultant, Professional Organizer and De-Clutter Specialist. 613-565-1919 • 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. • Fertility THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION using hypnosis to help with fertility www. Contact Suzi 613-8784235 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 • Flower Essences FLOWER ESSENCES can support you through all phases of life. Gentle release of blocks and

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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 • Focusing With FOCUSING, no matter what you do, it will go better. Guided sessions by phone or in person. 613-868-9642 • Foot Orthotics Dr. Jean-Fran ois 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: 445 Cumberland St. Please call 613-241-3434. For more information contact us at or www. • Frequencies of Brilliance Christine Follows / CHRYSALIS THERAPIES. Call (613) 523-0640 after 5 p.m. for appt. or email • Gifts Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444: eco friendly, recycled, unique and inspirational ideas! • Grief ANGEL WELLNESS, Vonne Solis, Angel Therapy Practitioner¨. Alternative grief therapy. Visit or call 613-2580524 for more information. • Grief Counselling NUMEROUS QUANTUM, Non-invasive Technologies Employed to reduce Stress and Rebalance Body, Mind and Spirit! Doug Henderson Phd Ordained Non-Denominational Minister 613233-3888 • Guided Imagery PERSONALIZED SESSIONS TO ADDRESS HEALTH CONCERNS OR LIFE TRANSITIONS. Promote healing, manage pain, connect with inner guidance. Email Maureen at m.kellerman@rogers. com or visit • Gum Disease DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 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;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Health Kinesiology RICA GERHARDT, Specialized Holistic Health Kinesiologist. Treat causes, not symptoms. Install empowering beliefs. Nutrition. Detox. Private sessions.(Insurance). Workshops. Spa Days 613-257-8362

• Herbal Healing AVALON HERBAL CLINIC. Anne Driscoll R.H. Traditional Herbalist. For both chronic and acute conditions - let herbs walk with you on the road to wellness. All remedies are custom blended to meet your individual needs. Located just east of Ottawa - minutes from the 417. For more information or to book an appointment call 613-612-1181. 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. 613- 832-8241 • Herbalism KATHLEEN LEESON RH, is one of two certified 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 Ethis. See She has been studying, working, growing, sharing, teaching, journeying and playing with the plants since 1982. Her specialty is in the art and science of healing and she is available for one-on-one appointments in downtown Ottawa at(613) 2371473. She also teaches The Wisdom of Plants Herbal Apprenticeship Program starting yearly in May from her garden. • 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.  613-832-8241 MOTHER EARTH NATURAL HEALTH, 747D Richmond Road, 613-321-3557 - large selection of bulk herbs, over 180 different organic and wildcrafted herbs, resins and spices. Ask us about special orders. Qualified / knowledgeable staff available to assist you. • Holistic Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 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: ARCANUM WHOLISTIC CLINIC. Comprehensive Heilkunst and Homeopathy approach used with great success for all forms of chronic illness. Modalities include Sequential Therapy, Dynamic Nutrition, Medical Orgonomy,


Anthroposophical Medicine, and CoReInergetix assessment and treatments (radionics). Jeff Korentayer DMH, B.A. Psych; Allyson McQuinn, DMH, author of; 234-4604 Insurance receipts. RENAISSANCE HOLISTIC HEALTH Zosia Religa, RN. RCSHom New possibilities in your health can exist through trusted Classical Homeopathy., Insurance receipts available. Parking, 235 King Edward Ave. (613) 667-7777 ELIZABETH WIGGINS, HD (R.Hom.), RNCP, for acute and chronic conditions. For complete health and wellness, I also offer Nutritional Counselling, Reiki, Life Coaching and Lifeline Techniqueª. (613) 222-6922 healing@ MARILENA GAVRILA - NUTRIHOM D.I.Hom(Pract.), RNCP, Registered Homeopath for acute and chronic conditions and Registered Nutritional and Lifestyle Consultant; www.;; (613) 842-9328 • HypnoBirthing® LEARN SELF-HYPNOSIS for an easier, more comfortable birthing. Visit or email Maureen at • 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. 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 selfhypnosis. Stress reduction, remove fears, anxiety, self-esteem, traumas and more. Insurance receipt available. Gatineau . 819-918-6670 www. WENDY ARMSTRONG, CHt, MHt, Master Consulting Hypnotist, CCIr. You can create the life you desire NOW! 613-823-3316 wendy@ ACADEMY OF HYPNOTHERAPY www. 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.


HELP FOR ORDINARY EVERYDAY PROBLEMS WITH HYPNOSIS Sandra Marian B.A., T.E.S.O.L., N.L.P,(3), Reiki, I.E.T., C.C.P., C.C.H.,(2), C.M.P.,n.d.,Lay School Theology & Pastoral Care certified. National Guild Hypnotists & New England Institute of Hypnotherapy certified. Credit cards accepted Naturopathic (extended) health insurance receipts. 2211 Riverside Drive-Suite 402. 613866-8471 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 PATRICIA V. LACROIX, Certified Hypnotherapist. Member of The National Guild of Hypnotists and National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists. Specializing in Suggestion and Regression Therapy. Gift Certificates available. 613-592-2520 RELAX, DE-STRESS, QUIT WORRYING! Rid yourself of anxieties and start enjoying life again! Adam Hacker, Consulting Hypnotist, can guide you down a better path to personal happiness and success in stress management, smoking cessation, weight control and self-confidence! Contact us for the beginning of a new and better you! Phone: 613-316-7575 E-mail: ajhacker@ Hypnosis. For life TAUGHT BY DOLORES CANNON One of the World’s Most Respected, Hypnotherapists. Author of Convoluted Universe -Books 1,2 & 3. Doug Henderson Phd 613-233-3888 www. • Indian Head Massage THE CANADIAN CENTRE OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE. Two day course with Debbie Boehlen, Certification available. 905.714.0298 AYURVEDIC HEAD MASSAGE certification with Jackie Cave, Fusion School of Natural Health. 613-389-4344 or info@ • Infrared Sauna YOUR SAUNA STORE where you can try Before you Buy! Open Daily at 2900 Woodroffe Ave 613-823-9051 Your Wellness Your Way • Intuitive Counseling and Energy Healing INTUITIVE COUNSEL AND ENERGY WORK is available to support individuals with compassionate and gentle processing for increased health of your body, mind, and spirit. Discover your inner conflicts through intuitive counseling, and then resolve these internal barriers to optimal health with energy work. Intuitive Development Workshops, Reiki training and Love and Light Workshops are also available throughout the year. I look forward to working with you. Please see my website for further details, Cheryl Jiala Driskell: 613-761-6773 • Intuitive Numerology A NEW SCHOOL OF THOUGHT. Psychic Consultation. Laura Young 725-7232 lbaird@

• 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. • Intuitive Readings MARLENE STEVENS 819 483 9915 Intuitive readings & tarot. Medium & Angel card readings. 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. • Iridology WENDY ARMSTRONG, MHt, CCIr, Certified Clinical Iridologist 613-823-3316 wendy@ • Journey JEAN BRAZEAU, Ottawa’s first Accredited Journey Practitioner by Brandon Bays. Whether your issue is Physical, Emotional, or Spiritual, a Journey process coupled with energy work facilitated by me will help guide you to access and clear the cellular memories creating your disease, dis-comfort or self sabotaging behavioral patterns. Works with children, teens and adults, by phone or in person. Give yourself the gift of Freedom! Accredited Journey Practitioner, Reiki Master, NLP Practitioner, Wel-systems Quantum TLC Master Facilitator. Shaman in Training, 613-295-2756 PHYLLIS WEDDING, Accredited Journey Practitioner: Come fly with me, and discover the freedom in your soul, your Self. 819-4673800 First process is donation only. • 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 QUIET GARDEN, includes an 11 circuit replica of Chartres Labyrinth. St. John’s Anglican Church, Richmond, 65 Fowler St. 838-6075. 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. THE BLOOD IS A MIRROR OF HEALTH! Portable microscopy at various locations, including your office or home! Giselle Rivest DHHP, DMH, DynBC, DynN, B.Sc. (613) 2850724 or

• 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

• Low Impact Yoga LOW IMPACT HATHA YOGA www. 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.

• 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. • LifeLine Technique ELIZABETH WIGGINS, Certified Lifeline Techniqueª Practitioner – get to the root cause of dis-ease and symptoms. If you are ready to experience change in your body and life, call 613-222-6922 or 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. and call Graham Wiseman: 819-483-0667 email: graham@masteryunlimited. ca or Judy MacLeod: 613-850-7780 email: • 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 services and programs please visit www. • Light Body Acceleration RECONNECTION OF DNA Blueprint. Clears Soul Karmic Contracts from All Lifetimes/ Planes. Cathryn Green 613-479-0299• Live & Dried Blood Cell Analyses LIPHE DESIGN.COM. pH Nutritional Microscopy. Donna Porteous 613 253 7467 • Live Blood Analysis CRYSTAL KOZOWY, N.H.P., C.N.C., L.B.C.A., C.I., C.H., Holistic Nutrition Ottawa 613.762.7962, now is the time to take responsibility for your own health let us show you how!!

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• Lymphatic LYMPH DRAINAGE, MASSAGE. Detoxify body. Reduce cellulite, edema. Effective for fibromyalgia. Riverside Health Centre. Dina (613) 526-1255 VODDER METHOD. Effective treatment for acute & chronic conditions. Judy Spence, DNM, RN. 613-728-2579 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. • 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. ROSE B. CHAMPAGNE, Orthotherapy, Reflexology (RAC), Deep tissue work, Energy work, CranioSacral Therapy, Insurance receipts, located in Bells Corners. Therapies Sante/ Therapies for Health - (613) 596-5001 Stephan Giunta is a holistic therapist that relies on the understanding that the body is a unit and on the natural ability of the body to self heal and to self regulate. Through the use of physical techniques such as osteopathy, cranio sacral therapy and/or massage, removes tensions and restrictions in the body. This is done in order to encourage structural and physiological harmony, self healing and overall better being. 613 884 2331. BODY MASSAGE & Manual Lymph Drainage. Reiki. Insurance coverage available. Riverside Health Centre. Dina (613) 526-1255. Also in Val-des-Monts, Québec. • Massage Therapy BODY POETS MASSAGE THERAPY, Registered Massage Therapists providing care for acute and chronic pain and injury, wellnessoriented massage, and relaxation. Therapeutic massage, Thai massage, Rolf Method of Structural Integration, hot stone, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage, pre/post-natal, scar rehabilitation, and more. Free parking. 504 Kent Street (at Arlington). Call 613-222-0465 or visit to book online.

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.  Experienced in motor vehicle accident claims.  Also trained in Acupuncture and Thai Yoga Massage. Receipts issued. Convenient downtown location: 445 Cumberland St. For App. Please Call 613-2413434. For More Info Contact Lori @ lorirmt@ or LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS Effective treatment of many chronic conditions. Judy Spence, DNM RN. 613-7282579  Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Specializing in therapeutic massage, prenatal, deep tissue, sports injuries, relaxation and many other massage techniques. Registered Massage Therapists: Karina Ackert RMT, Leona Alexander RMT, Christopher Boyd RMT, Craig Curran RMT, Angela Hayward RMT, Christine Liebregts RMT. 421 Richmond Rd, Suite 201, Call or book online: (613) 724-4747 www. CALM CONNECTIONS Massage Therapy, 42 Holland Ave. Cathy Chatham RMT, Susan Alexander RMT. Tel: 613 792 3223 www. HEATHER CURRY, BSC., RMT Therapeutic, relaxation, pregnancy and deep tissue techniques, Hot Stone and Thai massage. Located at 2249 Carling Ave., near Woodroffe. 613-8685228 or for an appointment. www.massagetherapyinottawa. KAREN MUNRO-CAPLE, RMT. Providing relief from stress, injuries & chronic pain. #230-171 Nepean St. (613) 230-3527. NINOM ROUZE is a Traditional Brazilian Holistic Healer offering women Massage Therapies, Reflexology and Reiki. The following therapies are offered: Anti-Stress (Relaxes Muscles), Traditional Shiatsu & Tui-Na, Reflexology (Feet), Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki I & II and Flower Therapy (Dr. Bach). For a totally unique and spiritual experience, call or email for an appointment at 613-680-2558 or See my display ad in this issue. JENNIFER PRESLEY, RMT. Treatment & relaxation, deep tissue, craniosacral, Reiki. Injuries, pregnancy, migraine TMJ. Vibrant Health, 20 James St., Top Fl. 613-237-4400 LOTUS HANDS. Massage therepy in the Glebe. 613 762-1274 RE - SELF - ING, a Journey to Wholeness, orthotherapie, swedish massage, reiki. Insurance coverage. Christianne Akyna 613- 842-3337 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


• 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 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 MANUELA WERTHWEIN 613-231-4575. 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. • 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 Flora Benoit, Ottawa Area Coordinator at 613-789-7138 or or consult 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 for more information. ART-AS-MEDITATION intuitive painting with acrylics. Workshops/individual sessions Diana Claire Douglas 613-820-8850 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 or Ottawa center: 613-565-2030; email: MEDITATION COURSE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME (individual/groupe) facilitate by a Bouddhist-Priest of Mahajrya Tradition. Info: Sandra 613-327-2093 . akashatay@ MEDITATION and MOTION. A blend of gentle asana, powerful pranayama, guided visualization, and silent seated meditation. Drop-in classes at Surround Circle Yoga are on Fridays 12:00 – 1:15pm. 613730-6649 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 613-721-3787 jbernius1@hotmail. com. OTTAWA SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTRE. Meditation and free meditation instruction. On-going classes and events. Public welcome. 725-9321. 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 3:00 Sundays at 174 First ave 2nd Floor. 25 minute meditation starts at 3:15 pm and discussion after, bring your own cushion. INTRODUCTION TO ZEN WORKSHOP A formal introduction to authentic Zen training through instruction in zazen (sitting Zen) and kinhin (walking Zen). First Saturday of each month, 1:45-4 p.m. Pre-registration required. 613-562-1568 or Zen Centre of Ottawa • Meditation on CD KERRY PALFRAMAN offers Meeting Your Angels and Spirit Guides, a guided meditation journey on CD. Use to communicate with higher self, angels and spirit guides. or 613-715-9411 • 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 or • Migraines DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Movement/Shaking Medicine 7 ELEMENT BODY IN MOVEMENT CLASSES - Designed to delve deep into the body and spirit through guided free-form movement. Shake away habits, honour your body, be moved

by spirit! Encourages creative and personal expression, no previous experience necessary. No moves or forms to remember. Each class invites the energy of a different element, allowing us to become an alchemy in motion. Visit www. for latest class info in Ottawa and Wakefield or call 819.459.8864 • Music and 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@, • 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-theart 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.  On parle francais. DEBRA LOWE Canada’s most highly trained Advanced-2 NAET practitioner. (613) 526-9531. Currently certified NAET practitioners can be found at www.naet. com • 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. • 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,

• Nutrition ELIZABETH WIGGINS, Holistic Practitioner. A ‘Whole’ Approach for your Health and Wellness. 613-222-6922 MARILENA GAVRILA - NUTRIHOM RNCP, D.I.Hom(Pract.), Registered Nutritional Consultant and Homeopath; Nutritional and lifestyle consulting for your individual and unique health concerns. gavrilamarilena@rogers. com; (613) 842-0373. • Nutritional Counselling CRYSTAL KOZOWY, N.H.P., C.N.C., L.B.C.A., C.I., C.H., Holistic Nutrition Ottawa 613.762.7962, now is the time to take responsibility for your own health let us show you how!! ELIZABETH WIGGINS, Holistic Practitioner. A ‘Whole’ Approach for your Health and Wellness. 613-222-6922 • Oral Health DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Organic Products ORGANICS DELIVERED by www. Sustainable and reliable service. Ethical products, great prices. Proudly serving Ontario since 2006. • Organizing ABUNDANT LIVING BY DESIGN. From Chaos to Order – Bring on the Flow. By clearing the energy of your home, removing your excess stuff, and moving things around you release an energetic block thus allowing you to move to the next level of your spiritual journey. It can be magical. Give me a call. I would love to work with you. Edie Lane - Feng Shui Consultant, Professional Organizer and De-Clutter Specialist. 613-565-1919 • Orthodontics DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 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. Stephan Giunta is a holistic therapist that relies on the understanding that the body is a unit and on the natural ability of the body to self heal and to self regulate. Through the use of physical techniques such as osteopathy, cranio sacral therapy and/or massage, removes tensions and restrictions in the body. This is done in order to encourage structural and physiological harmony, self healing and overall better being. 613 884 2331. • Osteropathy/Ortho-Bionomy EFFECTIVE, GENTLE RELIEF for acute and chronic pain, stress, injuries and structural imbalances. Judith Miller,D.O., Osteopath, Reg’d Ortho-Bionomy Advanced Practitioner &

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Instructor. For sessions or training: 613 235 2687,  Insurance receipts issued. • Palmistry LINDA, PALMS READER, Crystal ball scrying. Will also teach palm reading, tarot, scrying, dowsing. For appts: Call (613) 898-3363 before 9 p.m. • 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.; email: 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@ OTHER LIVES REGRESSION: SOUL-MATE MATCHING. Through trance work we uncover the basic art of making ourselves who we really are. By the telling of the enchanting story we develop a strategic view of our issues and evolve plans to resolve them. Abuse- Stress- AddictionsSmoking- Weight. Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy) 234-5678 or 726-3636. Web site: EXPLORE YOUR PAST LIVES with certified Regression Worksª facilitator Diane Lanthier. 613-297-8293 • People LINDA STEELE, SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALER – Trained in the 8th Fire School of Algonquin Shamanism. Utilizing a variety of powerful native healing ceremonies such as Energy Medicine, Journeys, Extractions, Past Life/Karma Clearings, and Power Retrievals to heal emotional, physical & spiritual pain. Protection services/Undoing sorcery also available.  Sessions equally effective in person or by distance for people & pets. Please call 613868-8468, email or visit  Insurance receipts available. MANALI HARIDAS Owner and Founder of Zen for You is a Certified Nutritionist & Trainer, Certified Yoga & Reiki Consultant, with more than 10 years of work experience in the field of Clinical, Sports and Holistic Nutrition and Fitness. To know more about Manali please visit For a free health assessment consult email at or Call 613-276-3996 to book your appointment.

MOIRA HUTCHISON CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp. Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching and Intuitive Guidance for personal development and support. 613.432.1239 • Permanent Makeup Centre for Permanent Makeup is looking for models. Training, Services & Products 613 447-5871. • Personal Care products Certified Vegan products;  personal care, skin care, hair care, baby care etc. 100% botanicle, no chemically enhanced fragrance. contact Sue email • Pilates PILATES SPACE, 208 Slater Street @ Bank Street (Above Suisha Gardens). Certified Pilates Trainers offering Private, Group Mat and Reformdarlaineer classes. Now offering massage therapy. Energize your body, invigorate your mind & elevate your spirit! www.PilatesSpace. com;; (613) PILATES (745-2837)• Pregnancy PRE-NATAL YOGA. Windhorse Yoga. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 798-9642 • Products THREE WORLD FAMOUS CLASS 2 MEDICAL DEVICES. The Original Chi Machine, Hot House and Electro-Reflex Energizer. Visit • Psychic Healer LET MY HIGHEST SELF, COMMUNICATE WITH THE LOVED ONES. I do a variety of powerful native and spiritual healing, crystal healing and heal through massage. Restore health through past life regression, balance chakras, card reading, clairvoyance and group seance. Carol - 613-7458672. • Qigong LAMAS QI GONG exercise classes are held at 2 locations - McNabb Community Centre at 180 Percy St. (Sat. 9:30-10:15 am) and Plant Recreation Centre at 930 Somerset St. W. (Wed. 6:00-7:00 pm, Thurs. 6:00-7:00 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 selfhealing 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. 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: or info@ or call Katherine 613-828-3236 • Quantum Therapy NUMEROUS QUANTUM, Non-invasive Technologies Employed by Elite Athletes To enhance performance and reduce stress. During the recent Beijing Olympic Games. China won 14 Gold Medals they did not expect. And have committed to purchase 20,000 units of this subtle energy technology! Over 200 healing modalities! Doug Henderson Phd 613-233-3888 www. • Quantum TouchTherapy THE POWER TO HEAL Aileen M. McKenna, Certified Quantum-Touch, Instructor/Practitioner since 2004, first instructor in Canada increase physical strength, relieve physical and emotional symptoms of stress, improve sleep, increase creativity, remove pain. Information on personal appointments and classes: Aileen’s Oasis 613-228-2272, 613-795-3751, out-of-town enquiries at 1-866-493-0236, or by e-mail aileen. and check out www. • Reconnective Healing CATHERINE GEE, The Reconnectionª and Reconnective Healing¨ practitioner. 613.296.6288, Email: Let the universe give you what you need. Receive energy as vibration, light and information. PATRICIA V. LACROIX, Reconnective Healing Practitionerª. The Reconnectionª and Reconnective Healing¨. Gift Certificates available. 613-592-2520 patriciavlacroix@ For additional info: www. Reconnection¨ and Reconnective Healing¨ sessions now available at 221, chemin Freeman, Gatineau. Bilingual services. Receipts available. Gis le Cossette. Naturotherapist and Life coach. 819-664-6642. MICHELLE HAMELIN, The Reconnectionª and Reconnective Healing¨ Sessions. Reconnective Healing is healing by reconnecting to the grid system of light/energy of the body and the DNA. James Street Wellness Centre. Info: Tel: (613) 2952191. www. • Reflexology MARY THORNE, RRPr, RCRT is the Director of Reflexology Therapy/Orthotics Consultant for Ottawa-based, Family Physiotherapy Wellness Centers. Mary is a nationally certified and provincially registered Reflexology Therapist with over 10 years experience. Professional offices in Westgate Shopping Centre, Barrhaven Town Centre and Bank/Heron Sts For a consultation or to make an appointment, please call 613-715-9000. For further information, kindly visit our website ALLIE FAIRFAX - RAC Certified Foot Reflexologist. Manotick - 613-692-3025 email:

48 HELP YOUR BODY HEAL WHILE YOU RELAX, Rachel Fournier, R.R.Pr. Foot Reflexologist. Mobile service available: home, office, hospital. Service: Centretown, Vanier, Orleans, Hull, Gatineau. Call 819-329-5198. Valcron Reflexology RAC certified reflexologist with over 12 year’s experience. Evening and weekend appointments and home visits available. Practice is in the Orleans area. Insurance receipts provided. Contact: Valerie Cronin, RN, BA, SCM, MA, CCRP. 613-8379435 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. PETRA ZANGERL-VAN VEEN, RCRT is a registered Reflexology Therapist and has been practicing Reflexology in Europe and Canada since 1992. Service available at - Noir Salon & Spa  613-688-6647 Lift! Stress Management Solutions. Reverse the stress response with reflexology. Lori Chamberland, R.R.Pr. 613-255-7934 www. DEB DESJARDINS 613-435-2100. Home-based in Kanata. 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: • 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. cbastedo@ Call 819-778-2590 ALGONQUIN SHAMAN - Reiki Master offering private sessions and Reiki Training (613) 274-3708 or UNIVERSAL LIFE FORCE - MASTER REIKI CLASSES: 3 in 1 based on Usui method. All levels welcome, individual and small class size. Contact Nancy 613-596-0260 or email: RAINBOW OASIS: Usiu Master / Teacher / Practitioner. Experience the natural healing, relaxing and balancing effect of Reiki Energy. For personalized sessions, contact Dianne at or call 613-733-9481 DINA. Usui Reiki Master. Harmonize body. mind and emotional system. Bring peace of mind. Sessions and training for all levels. Riverside Health Centre. 613-526-1255. 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. ERIC, CERTIFIED PRACTIONER IN REIKI, Quantum-Touch and EFT. Those healing therapies will regenerate, balance and heal your body and mind. Personalized consultations. 819 776 0374 WENDY ARMSTRONG, CRA-RT, Usui & Karuna Reiki Master. Sessions & training for all levels. 613-823-3316 wendy@wellness-centre. com KATHY GLOVER SCOTT M.S.W., professional, experienced Reiki Master/Teacher (Ascended Levels). 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 ANGELIC REIKI Let the Energy of the Angels transform you into divinity! In this Hands on Healing Manner. BY: Rev. Gordon Olmstead. FREE OF CHARGE! My will is to serve humanity! 613-7263385 (H); 613-323-0057 (C). Located in Nepean ANNA GREEN, Reiki Master/Teacher, RYT, BA Human Relations & Spirituality, MA Insight Mediation. SPIRIT WELL HOLISTICS. Healing Modalities & Classes: Reiki, Body-Mind Process Work, Shamanic Techniques, Meridian & Chakra Cleansing, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Acupressure, Muscle Testing, Spiritual Development, Insight Mediation &Yoga. Anna is experienced, genuine and present to your spiritual journey. www.spiritwell. ca for stories, classes and workshops. (613) 7292775 Civic Hospital Area. FLOWING EASE. Usui Reiki Master/ Practitioner: Let the soothling, gentle art of Reiki clear your mind, ease you into deep relaxation and restore your well-being. Call Sandra at 613820-6399. PATRICIA V. LACROIX, Reiki Master/ Teacher. Certified Hypnotherapist, Clairvoyant Medium. Divine healing for body, mind and spirit. Certified training in Reiki I, II, Advanced and Master Levels. Gift Certificates available. 613-592-2520 iHealing Connection: Usui & Karuna Reiki ¨ Master, 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; HOLOGRAPHIC REIKI AND REFLEXOLOGY. Enjoy a relaxing, healing Holographic Reiki Treatment or Reflexology Treatment in Lincoln Fields. Parking available. On the transit route. Afternoon and evening appointments available. Holographic Reiki Level III. Women only. 613-667-9170 MICHELLE HAMELIN, Reiki works on clearing energy blocks in the body, mind and spirit to restore your balance. Relax and recharge with an energy vacation. James Street Wellness Centre. Info: Tel: (613) 2952191.

REIKI Initiation I, II, III. Reiki treatments. Suzanne Patry B.A., B.A.Ed., M.A.Ed. At your convenience. Bilingual. (613)744-8612. Cell: 298-1023. Manor Park area. 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. T-LINE SERVICES offers Reiki for stress relief, relaxation, and healing. Maria Trumbach, Founder, has practiced Reiki since 1995 and is a Registered Master Teacher (Can. Reiki Assn. & Intl. Assn. of Reiki Professionals) of both UsuiTibetan and Karuna Reiki ¨. Regularly scheduled/ private classes & treatment sessions are always available. Info: 613-612-6581 or 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: VERA & PESI SHROFF TRADITIONALUSUI REIKI MASTER/TEACHERS, are committed to empowering individuals who commit themselves to healing & personal growth. They offer Reiki Treatments and Reiki LevelI & II courses. Reiki is used for pain, stress & chronic medical condition management. Anti-aging & Health maintenance, Improving Immunity, Increasing Vitality to bring Peace, harmony, balance, love, joy in one’s life. Contact: Vera or Pesi at (613) 829-0224 or email: • Relaxation RESTORATIVE YOGA Windhorse Yoga. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 613-798-9642 www. LEARN SELF-CARE SKILLS TO ADDRESS STRESS, anxiety and burnout. Visit www. or email Maureen at m.kellerman@ 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. * 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

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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_ 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 RENDEZVOUS RUPERT in the beautiful Gatineau hills only a 40 minute drive north of Ottawa. Come and enjoy this year round, charming, self contained space on your own or with others. Perfect for individual, couple and team retreats - self led or facilitated. Contact us for more info at (819) 459-3580 www. 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. 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. & Allan Green Cathryn Green www. 1-877-213-7576 • Rolfing ANN OHLMACHER, “advanced practitioner, 28 years experience”, and for counseling, put “Ann Ohlmacher, MA Body Psychology; Individual and group Body Centered psychotherapy and trauma work.” JULIA BERG, Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner. 1142 Wellington St West. (w) 613-722-2929 (c) 613-894-3663. • Room for Rent Workshop space and therapy rooms available at Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444 FULL – TIME TREATMENT ROOM in the James Street Wellness Centre downtown Ottawa. For more information please contact Jenna at 613.237.4192. • Runes RUNECASTREADINGS BY LEONA. Groups or individual readings. Please email for information. • 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) 274-3708 or for more info. • Scrying SCRYING: Find Peace For Your Soul with crystal ball and Tarot readings and classes with Marilyn, 613-549-2438. • Shakuhachi SHAKUHACHI MASTER DEBBIE DANBROOK is offering private Shakuhachi flute lessons at Centretown United Church. No musical experience is necessary. Flutes available. Debbie also offers meditation sessions for individuals and groups. e-mail: tel: 1-888-MUSIC-38 • 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. EARTHWISE HEALING AND WELLNESS Shamanic healing facilitation for the release of emotional, mental and energetic blockages, limiting patterns, effects of trauma, physical symptoms and for moving through life’s transitions. Please visit www.earthwisehealing. com or call 613-234-8846 for more information. JOE HISCOTT, Healing Artist offering facilitation in Shamanic Ceremonies, Energy Medicine, Spirited Healing, Private Retreats, Tipi Gatherings in Wakefield Qc. www., or call 819.459.8864 SWEETGRASS HEALING – Gentle, noninvasive healing facilitation for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Shamanic Healing Ceremonies, Energy Medicine, Space Clearing in Centretown, Ottawa. Please call (613) 371-2688 for more information. KATHLEEN LEESON RH, is a Shamanic Healer and Clinical Herbalist, with 18 years of experience treating physical and energetic-based problems. I offer Shamanic processes in order to alter unwanted experiences or memories at the root of the 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-onone appointments in downtown Ottawa at 613237-1473. I also teach Wisdom and Happiness: Fulfilling Your Life’s Purpose in order to aid soul growth. Visit 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. • Shamanism/Energy Healing LINDA STEELE Combining natural healing & intuitive gifts along with 8th Fire School of Algonquin Shamanism training, my healing sessions clear emotional & physical pain at the root level. Sessions are equally effective in person or by distance. Serving people & pets... Call 613-868-8468 or email lsteele1122@ or visit for further info. Space clearing of homes and businesses also available. • 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. RENAISSANCE HOLISTIC HEALTH Kasia Skabas- Certified Shiatsu Therapist. Needle-free acupressure work that will deeply relax your body & mind while balancing the energy within. Insurance receipts. Parking. 235 King Edward Ave. 613 667-7777. • 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 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 • Sound Healing KARIN JOY SCOTT – Let Joy be the guide to your Inner Light! Join me on a sacred journey into the healing power of sound. Bring your mind, body and spirit back into harmony and balance through the therapeutic application of sound. 613-526-9114 or visit • Spa Days HEALING SPA DAYS with Rica Gerhardt incl. Aqua Chi Detox footbath. 613-257-8362 www. • 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 • Spiritual Counselling Facilitator & guide: ConstellationWork, Soul Talk, creative meditation practices., reiki. Workshops/individual sessions Diana ClaireDouglas. 613-820-8850 SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE: Serving your personal journey toward enlightenment. Contact Rev. Robert Meagher at 613-204-0299 or rmeagher@ Visit for more information. • Spiritual Growth Workshops JOSE SILVA ULTRAMIND ESP SYSTEM Let the Divine in You Blossom! Awakening your natural intuition & psychic abilities. Learn to manifest what you want. 2-day workshops. www. • Sprouting KARIN JOY SCOTT – Let Joy be the guide to your Inner Light! Come and learn how to grow your own delicious and nutritious sprouts. It is a fun and affordable way to improved health and greater vitality. Call for more information on upcoming workshops or to arrange your small group workshop. 613-526-9114 or visit www. • Stress Management NUMEROUS DETOXIFICATION PROCESSES employed. Super Charger Health Spa. Light Beam Generator. EPFX/SCIO Quantum Biofeedback. Intermitent Hypoxic Therapy. Essential Oils. Aura Light Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Doug Henderson Phd 613-2333888 • Sufism SUFI ORDER OF OTTAWA. Phone: 613-7210863 email: website: • T’ai Chi TAI CHI (Chen Style) - Qigong, forms, silkreeling, push hands. Ottawa Chen Workshop 730-7590, • Tapas Acupressure Technique Inner ease through energy-based healing. By phone or in person. 613-868-9642 • Tarot MADAME MONIKA Astrological, Psychic, Tarot reading (613) 746-5455 TAROT READING AND TEACHING. Suzanne Patry B.A., B.A.Ed., M.A.Ed. At your convenience. Bilingual. (613) 744-8612. Cell: 298-1023. • Thai Massage UNFOLDING PATH THAI MASSAGE – Thai massage in the south end of Ottawa (Manotick, Greely, Riverside South). Deep stretching & acupressure for relaxing & healing. Leanne, 613-821-9789,, www.

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:  445 Cumberland St. For App. Please Call 613-241-3434. For More Info Contact Lori @ or www. BODY POETS MASSAGE THERAPY. Registered Massage Therapists providing care for acute and chronic pain and injury, wellnessoriented massage, and relaxation. Therapeutic massage, Thai massage, Rolf Method of Structural Integration, hot stone, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage, pre/post-natal, scar rehabilitation, and more. Free parking. 504 Kent Street (at Arlington). Call 613-222-0465 or visit to book online. WELLNESS WITH MOIRA FOR THAI YOGA MASSAGE... Applied and deep stretching to relax, heal and balance you in mind, body and spirit. 613.432.1239 • Therapeutic SOMAYOG (Therapeutic Yoga for the spine). Windhorse Yoga. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 7989642 • 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 • Therapeutic yoga Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Specializingin Therapeutic Yoga for people with limited mobility due to illness or injury. Small class size provides individualized attention. Begin with an Initial Assessment before attending a class by booking an appointment on-line or call (613) 724-4747. 421 Richmond Rd. Suite 201 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. * 613-730-6649 yogaTHRIVE© is a Therapeutic Yoga program designed specifically for people (men & women) who have an experience with cancer (on & off treatment). Scientifically proven, this 8-week series will help improve body mechanics, breathing, ease, flexibility and strength. It is progressive and builds slowly yet deliberately so that by the end of the course you will feel better-stronger, more relaxed and in more control. * 613-730-6649

• Vegan Products Certified Vegan products;  personal care, skin care, hair care, baby care etc. 100% botanicle, no chemically enhanced fragrance. contact Sue e-mail • Vegetarian Cooking and Catering I have several years of restaurant experience and have also taught cooking classes. Would like to cook in your home for any type of vegetarian dietary preferences. Also will cook for workshops, retreats, and get-togethers. Sutapa Adelman 614-241-4822. • Vegetarian Restaurants GOVINDA’S. 212 Somerset St. E. 565-6544. PEACE GARDEN. Gourmet international coffee and tea house and catering. 47 Clarence St. 5622434. • 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 • Voice Movement Therapy A THERAPEUTIC JOURNEY through creativity and improvisation that uses voice and movement to explore the Self. Can also focus on vocal expression specifically. Sessions available in Ottawa and Cantley. Marie-Lynne Sauve, B. Mus, M.A., VMTR 819-827-2657 http://pages. • Weddings WEDDING CEREMONIES. Rev. Evelyn Richter 613-596-2817;; 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 Online portfolio: SHAUGHNESSYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Weddings, Portraits, etc. connecting with you to capture your spirit 613-837-3569 • Weight Management BEEN DIETING MOST OF YOUR LIFE And just keep getting Bigger. Discover Why! And What to do About it! Learn how to lose weight safely Doug Henderson Phd 613-233-3888 www. IDEAL PROTEIN WEIGHT LOSS METHODDOWNTOWN OTTAWA. Quick & healthy protocol with proven long-lasting results. One-on-one coaching helps you reach your goal & teaches you how to keep the weight off forever. Marilee Kennedy, Coach. James St. Wellness Centre. 613-898-3937. www. • Wholistic Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa • Workshops GROUNDING AND THE ART OF CREATING

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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 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@ and Check out for a full listing of upcoming workshops/ certifications! 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444 • Yoga ASTANGA YOGA OTTAWA 200 1/2 Bank St. Traditional ashtanga vinyasa yoga. Morning, lunch & evening classes. www.astangaottawa. com 613-722-6860 CALM CONNECTIONS Massage Therapy Centre. Weekday evenings and Saturday morning Yoga classes. Sam Shortt, Certified Instructor. Small group classes. 42 Holland Ave, 792 3223 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, , Stittsville. 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: Restorative Yoga, Meditation & Motion and yogaTHRIVE (a therapeutic yoga program designed for cancer survivors). Private instruction is available by appointment. www. *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 eco-friendly 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. RAMA LOTUS YOGA CENTRE. www.   342 Gladstone Ave  613.234.7974. Over 100 Weekly Drop-In classes, Teacher Trainings, Workshops and Community Classes. Styles: Ashtanga, Baptiste, Hatha, Hot, Kripalu, Kundalini, Partner Yoga, Power, Prenatal/Postnatal, Sivananda, Viniyoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Yoga For Children. Specialties: Meditation, Private / Individual, Therapeutic, Workshops. The Rama Lotus Yoga Centre is one of the largest yoga studios in Canada. We have been providing yoga classes in a beautiful and nurturing environment for over 14 years. With five spacious yoga studios in our one location including seven changing rooms for your comfort our classes are taught by over 30 professional and nurturing teachers. It is our pleasure to serve you Yogi Tea during our weekday classes. In the past 10 years, we have certified hundreds of students in our Teacher Training programs. To complement your yoga practice we host weekly workshops with Canadian and international instructors. Our boutique offers a full line of yoga accessories, several lines of yoga clothing, related books, DVDs, CDs, meditation props, snacks, jewelry and many other lifestyle items. We offer yoga with the intention of uplifting the global community. We invite you to become a part of the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre! ADI SHAKTI YOGA CENTRE IN ORLƒANS Feel Great... One Breath at a Time! Specializing in KUNDALINI YOGA. We’re at 1390 Youville Drive, 2nd Fl., Orleans (Wheelsport bldg). Beginner & Intermediate drop-in classes of uplifting, fun & informative Kundalini Yoga taught by certified teachers. Come enjoy our healing ambiance, heavenly music, a warm cup of tea & community spirit. Also: Private yoga consultations; Nutrition & Homeopathic consultations; Reiki treatments & training; Kirtan singing; Vedic cooking classes; Yogic workshops; Concerts; Gong relaxation evenings monthly; Pre-natal friendly yoga; Sunrise Yoga Sadhana monthly; Bhangra dance classes; English & French classes; Yoga books, CDs & DVDs; Bath products; Yoga mats/bags. The Yoga Gem of Ottawa East. www. 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 (2355378) and Dovercourt (798-8950). Anne Pitman, Namaste and Yoga Alliance certified. www. 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.


DIRECTORY Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Specializing in Therapeutic Massage & Yoga. We offer prenatal, therapeutic & drop-in yoga classes. 421 Richmond Rd, Suite 201 (613) 7244747. Visit for more information. 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 UNFOLDING PATH YOGA – Weekly yoga classes in the south end of Ottawa (Manotick, Kars, Greely, Riverside South), combining themes with posture, breath, relaxation & meditation to create space for reflection & rejuvenation. Leanne, 613-821-9789, leanne@, WINDHORSE YOGA STUDIO AND BOUTIQUE Classes for beginner and intermediate students: hatha, flow, yin, hot, restorative, therapeutic (Somayog), core, pre-natal, kids, family, Tai Chi and YogaDance. Yoga parties, corporate and private classes. Boutique offers yoga and meditation supplies, clothing, books, jewellery, giftware and more. Enrich your yoga practice and your life. 1338 1/2 Wellington St. 798-9642 www.


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, RADHA YOGA CENTRE, 617 Cooper St. at Bay/ 613.236.3545. Hatha, Kundalini, Yoga for Kids & Youth, Dream Yoga, Mantra Chanting, Hatha Yoga and Reflection, weekly Satsang, regular workshops. • 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 www. 613-479-0299 or 1877-213-7576 toll free

CALENDAR continued 12:00 pm • beginners Indian Classical Dance Taught by ANJALI 745-1368 www. 12:00 pm • YOGA FOR EVERY BODY. Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic. Richmond Rd near Churchill. 613-724.4747 www.mettamassage. com 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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Feed your mind, body and spirit at Ottawa Veg Fest ‘11

Pamela Eadie The food we eat plays a huge part in how we feel overall. It feeds every aspect of our being, and when what we eat isn’t in accordance with our values, it tips the equilibrium. So what can people do to move in the right direction? Whether someone is already vegan or vegetarian, or just interested in learning more about the lifestyle, there’s no better place to do so than at Ottawa Veg Fest ‘11. Organized by the National Capital Vegetarian Association and sponsored by The Table Vegetarian Restaurant, Veg Fest demonstrates the vibrancy and variety of vegetarian food and lifestyle in Ottawa. It’s truly the veg lifestyle event of the year. Ottawa Veg Fest ‘11 will take place on Sunday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue. Admission is free and parking is available nearby. This is the festival’s third year, and each of the past years have been resounding successes, attracting a combined 4,000 attendees. From fun costumes, to free samples, to guest speakers and a silent auction, there is something for everyone at this family-friendly, grassroots event. Dozens of exhibitors will help inform visitors about the benefits of a vegetarian diet and how to make healthier, greener and more compassionate dietary choices. Silver level sponsors include ZenKitchen, Rainbow Foods, Green Earth Vegetarian Restaurant and Market Organics. To learn more visit the NCVA’s Web site at or follow the NCVA’s blog at


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What is the National Capital Vegetarian Association (NCVA)? The NCVA is a not-for-profit, membership-based, 100 per cent volunteer-run organization created to educate the public about the health benefits of a plant-based diet for the improvement of public health. Its goal is to reach as many people as possible – whether or not they are vegetarian. The public benefits from the NCVA’s work through increased awareness of preventative health care through dietary lifestyle habits; while those following a plantbased diet benefit from improved access to information, connections with like-minded community members, and an improved social infrastructure that supports a plant-based diet. An example of this is the NCVA’s recently launched Restaurant Outreach Program, which encourages local non-veg restaurants to improve their vegan menu offerings. Several restaurants have already signed on, and are working with the NCVA to educate their staff and adapt their menus to accommodate those who wish to eat plant-based options, for whatever reason. Another example is the NCVA’s extensive membership benefits program. The NCVA has partnered with many local businesses to secure discounts for NCVA members. For just $20 per year, members receive discounts at places including The Table, ZenKitchen, Green Earth, and Cafe My House. Plus, there’s the inner peace that comes from knowing you’re supporting a good cause. You can become a member at The NCVA is working to create an environment within which everyone has the knowledge and ability to take control of their own health, prevent health problems from occurring, and live healthier lifestyles overall. It’s better for your mind, body and spirit!


The Soul World – Part 4

By Kerry Palframan RN Kerry describes herself as an Indigo Dreamer – an intuitive (Indigo) guide to the spirit world (Dreamer) who helps individuals find and hold a vision of their potential to fulfil their soul’s journey. She assists her clients and readers in creating peace within themselves, their family, and their community, and on the planet. She gently and expertly leads others toward personal enlightenment, clarity, direction, insight, validation and vision.

be mistaken for purgatory, but rather an in-between place between the physical and the full integration back to its soul self. Anything can happen in this in-between phase. The soul may review its life on the Earth plane and choose to heal from its life in physicality. It may take all the ‘time’ it requires to sort through its Earth plane existence and it is held in a loving space by the guides while in this transition place. But once it decides to move on or gains enough insight to move on to the soul world, then the experience shifts, the eye’s open wider and it can experience the fullness and expansiveness of its own being (soul). Then the marvel and exploration begins anew.

Question: What does the soul experience? The soul experiences its depth and breadth and the Kerry Palframan, a registered nurse by profession, began wholeness of Who It Is. Although it is pure light shining delving into the world of the unseen to help her overcome there is still growth to be obtained a life threatening illness. A gifted and it is desired. The soul experiences teacher, healer, intuitive and spiritual many things and although there are medium, she now offers the wisdom qualities and traits such as peace here, of the esoteric and sacred ancient there is also much more. teachings in a powerful series of It is a place where peace can reign, workshops, book and a guided but equally a soul can be restless Spiritual Medium and meditation CD. She brings forth to move on, to experience new Intuitive information from Spirit as a service realities or simply rest and enjoy the Intuitive Readings by Phone, In-Person or to all and offers readings online, companionship of friends. The soul Email. Speaking Engagements by request. has choice, just as you do on earth. in-person, by phone or webcam. See The soul creates its own reality, just Kerry’s workshop schedule online at Workshops as you do on Earth.But the soul does, 613-715it with more consciousness and more Mediumship and Intuitive Readings 9411 Class – Mon. Apr. 11th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. awareness than you do on Earth. It Connecting With Your Angels & Spirit is more awakened and more aware Guides – Wed. Apr. 13th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm of Who It Is. Here on earth, much Past Lives & Reincarnation Workshop – of Who You Are is hidden from you Wed. Apr. 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm or removed from your conscious Develop Your Intuition & Psychic Powers The Garden of Light awareness at birth. The depth of Who Workshop Intensive – Begins Wed. Apr. th 27 , 6:30 to 9:30 pm for 10 Wed. evenings You Are still exists but it is the focal point that changes. The focal point is Learn Your Soul’s Purpose Workshop now in the physical world. Intensive – Begins Thur. Apr. 28th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm for 9 consecutive Thurs. evenings The Earth plane and your own Spirit Talk – Dreams & Messages From spiritual journey can be likened to a Spirit – Begins Tue. May 1st, 7:00 to 9:30 process of remembering as opposed to pm for 8 consecutive Tue. evenings learning. For you to remember Who You Are is simply a matter of shifting your awareness and your focus. Then Kerry Palframan, you can begin to remember your a registered nurse by soul’s journey and what it wished to profession, began delving 163 Laurier East 1099 Bank Street into the power of the seen experience through you and what you Ottawa K1N 6N8 Ottawa K1S 3X4 and unseen to help her can do to aid your soul in its mission. Tel. (613) 235-2727 (Near Sunnyside) overcome life-threatening Fax. (613) 235-4842 Tel. (613) 680-5727 illnesses. An inspiring gifted The soul experiences love, laughter, teacher, healer, intuitive and play, desires, amazement, peace, spiritual medium, she now prosperity, abundance and other Recumbent kneeling chairs, Balance ball chairs, offers the wisdom of the esoteric and mystery school teachings in a powerful series of qualities you may associate with Karma chairs, Meditation cushions, Yoga mats... workshops, intuitive readings, and through her freedom or positive feelings. Souls Nepalese jewellery, Incense from all around the world, book and meditation CD. Essential oils, Electric essential oil diffusers... can also feel compelled to shift, Pashmina, Scarves, Natural soaps, Creams, Perfumes... change, grow, create and move on (to Kerry Palframan, RN Unique selection of Singing bowls, Tingshas, Bells, Chimes... other realities). It may choose to rest, Fountains, Statues, Specialty teas, Mugs, Notebooks, Cards & more (613) 715-9411 recuperate, restore, rejuvenate, repair or wait (be idle). FREE SINGING BOWL WORKSHOP Order a copy of Kerry’s book, Spirit Talk: The soul may be in a transition MARCH 20 • 7-8pm Understanding Spirits’ Messages or her guided phase and not fully integrated after Presented at the Garden of Light, 1099 Bank St meditation CD, Meeting Your Angels and Spirit death of the physical. This is not to Guides. Order online or by phone. please call 613-680 5727 to reserve a space


Understanding the EMF & Electronic Smog Results


MFs (Electro Magnetic Frequencies) and other forms of electronic smog are very plentiful in modern society. We can not see them or touch them but they are real and to many people are quite harmful. Our susceptibility to them is not uniform. A few fortunate individuals are less affected by these EMFs. The Q-Scan measures the stress imposed on the body from 10 of the most common forms of EMFs. The results that are given are both in the form of a colour and a number. The colours are red, yellow and green and the numbers are from 1 to 100. A reading in the green is between the numbers of 40 and 55. If this score is achieved it indicates that the person is not stressed very much by the item being tested. A red score is between the numbers of 56 and 100 and indicated an acute, negative reaction to the item tested. The number is more important than the colour. For example, 56 and 100 would both register red but a score of 100 would be far more serious than a score of 56. A yellow score registers as 0 to 39. Yellow indicates a more long-term, chronic weakness to the item tested. Once again the number is more important than the colour. Some also receive a second set of numbers after harmonizing products are applied or worn. Harmonizing products protect us from the negative effects of EMFs and other electronic smog. The following is an explanation of the 10 sources of EMFs tested: 1) Ionizing Radiation – Ionizing radiation is caused by the smaller wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum and are potentially dangerous. An example is X-rays. 2) Cell Phones – Cell phones are considered low level microwave devices. Their frequency ranges from 300 MHz to 300 GHz. They generate radio frequencies as well as non-ionizing radiation. 3) Cordless Phones – Cordless phones work in the range of frequencies between 900 MHz and 5800 Mhz. Base stations of cordless phone systems are most problematic. 4) Microwaves – Microwaves have a frequency of between 300 MHz and 300 GHz. Common examples of microwaves are FM radio, television, and microwave ovens. 5) Radio waves – Radio waves are a form of non-ionizing radiation within the frequencies of 300 kHz and 300 MHz. Classic example of radio waves is AM radio. 6) Household Electricity – In general, household appliances like fridges, stoves and toasters use electric power. The frequency of such power is generally between 50 Hz and 60 Hz. These fields are extremely low frequency range and are normally referred to as ELFs. The closer you are to an appliance the greater the field density. There are many reasons that could explain why there are high magnetic fields in your home. If the ground wire is connected to the water pipes you may attract magnetic fields from other properties. Unusual wiring can also

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HAVE A BALANCED DAY! cause excess magnetic fields. One example is having the positive and negative wires running together. 7) High Tension Power Lines – These are a form of nonionizing radiation and generate a frequency of up to 300 kHz. Safe distance is 300 meters. 8) Dirty Electricity – Even if your home has no abnormal wiring conditions, the electricity running through the wiring to feed all the appliance and resistance loads will create a constant 110 volt field. This field will absorb all fragmented frequency transients and harmonics and carry them to make an EMF field. 9) Computers – Computers are measured separately from other appliances. Other appliances are turned on and usually left alone. Computers are used in close proximity. They are also wired with phone lines, internet lines or cable lines. 10) Wi-Fi – Wi-Fi is a technology that facilitates wireless connections to the internet. The stress of these EMFs and other electronic smog are a detriment to health in general. Your susceptibility to them is generated by the Q-Scan test. All of us should protect ourselves from these negative forces. If you would like to learn more about EMFs and their effects there are two great books which I recommend. The Invisible Threat by Dr. Howard W. Fisher (ISBN 978-0-9780331-7-0-0) and Molecular Resonance Effect Technology also by Dr. Fisher and Dr. Igor Smirnov (ISBN 978-0-9780331-8-7) LET US BALANCE YOUR WORLD with a wave Steve Priebe (613) 842-4758 Check out the Peter Webb Story


EMF (Electropollution) Testing & Presentation Find out your sensitivity to wireless, computers, Wi-Fi, dirty electricity etc. Painless • Accurate • Non-Invasive Testing by Ted Aloisio Free colour print out before and after test. Sun April 3rd at 2pm James St. Wellness Centre 20 James St. at Bank 3rd Floor SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER PETER WEBB For more info Contact: Sylvia Parker (613) 721-0039


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Energize your Life by Cleansing From the Inside Out by Lucille Gaudet


re you under a lot of stress and not eating properly? Do you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, flatulence or lower back problems? Do you have frequent headaches, skin problems, or poor blood circulation? Is your lifestyle characterized by constant fatigue and lack of energy? If you have answered yes to one or more of the above questions, you are not alone. Many people experience these symptoms at one time or another in their life and suffer needlessly trying to address these health issues when all they need is a good cleansing from the inside out. Yes, we are talking about intestines – large and small – which, according to Eastern medicine, have become tense and lost some efficiency. Inefficient intestines have an impact on other internal organs namely the kidneys, liver and stomach, and cause energy to stagnate in the lower abdomen. This affects the body’s natural energy flow and creates imbalance. When this happens, toxins accumulate and circulate in the body, and have a direct impact on the health of the individual. To determine your overall intestine condition, take this simple test: slowly try to contract and expand your abdomen while tightening your buttocks. This should not be too difficult. Now repeat the same pull and push movement 60 times during a one minute period, or once per second, and observe your reaction. Feeling discomfort is not a good sign. And if you experience back pain, shoulder pain, shallow breathing, or if your face is flushed and you have too much heat in the head area, then you need to pay more attention to your lower abdomen by giving your intestines a good workout. A unique method for promoting intestinal health is used by ChunHwa Yoga and Martial Arts, in Ottawa. It is called intestine exercise, or rhythmic contraction and expansion of the abdominal wall. Stimulating this area helps the intestines become more soft and flexible and enhances blood and energy flow throughout the whole body. With regular practice of intestine exercise, the intestinal organs regain their original rhythm and stay healthy. When I first started doing intestine exercise, it felt really strange because it was so new for me. But over time and with practice the exercise became natural and fluid. I like the fact that it can be performed in a variety of positions, anywhere and at anytime. Also, by practicing on a daily basis, my digestive problems have subsided, I have more regular bowel movements and my lower back pain has improved greatly over time. My body is now better able to accumulate energy and I recover faster from fatigue. Others will attest that they have fewer migraines and that their eyesight has improved since starting intestine exercise.

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There have also been anecdotal reports of women being able to conceive after many years of unsuccessful attempts. This is not surprising since the liver meridian, which passes in the abdominal area, is associated with the eyes, the nervous system and the reproductive function. Stimulation of this meridian would cause more energy to flow in the affected area so that the body can heal itself. To do intestine exercise, remain standing or lie down on your back. Place your hands on your abdomen with your thumbs pointing toward the navel and your two index fingers touching together to form a triangle. Push the abdomen out until you feel pressure. Slowly and deeply pull the abdomen back in an effort to touch the spine. Repeat this movement 100 times in a rhythmic movement. Combine abdominal breathing with the intestine exercise for maximum effect. Inhale as you push your abdomen out, and exhale as you contract it. Hold each inhalation and exhalation for 2-3 seconds. As you become more proficient, you can gradually increase the number of repetitions, up to 300. If you experience pain in the intestines during the exercise, stop and gently rub the abdomen in a circular motion, massaging the intestines with your palms. Lucille, of the ChunHwa Yoga Centre and Martial Arts offers workshops on intestine exercise on a monthly basis. To register for this workshop, or to practice vitality yoga in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere, please call 613-746-9642 or visit the ChunHwa Yoga and Martial Arts Centre, 401 Coventry Road in Ottawa. New practitioners are always welcomed. ChunHwa Yoga and Martial Arts incorporates a wide variety of mind-body exercises to help practitioners develop their personal health and wellbegin. The focus is on developing the body’s core strength as the basis of physical, mental and spiritual health. ChuHwa yoga and Martial Arts teaches practitioners to trust their body’s natural wisdom and does not require a high degree of flexibility or strength to follow. Thus people of all ages, body types and fitness levels may participate comfortably. While most other forms of yoga originate in India, ChunHwa Yoga is a modern version of an ancient Korean mind-body practice.

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any people classify their skin as dry but few say they have dehydrated skin. However, there is a difference. Dry skin, as opposed to oily skin, has insufficient oil production, whereas dehydrated skin has insufficient water production. So an oily or acneic skin can be dehydrated, but not dry, as this skin type already produces an abundance of oil. Frustratingly, many people with dehydrated skin are mistakenly using “dry skin” products and experiencing undesirable results. When I find dehydration upon analyzing the skin under the magnifier, many clients say, “I simply do not drink enough water” and this may be true. However it is interesting to note that not many say, “I simply do not exfoliate enough.” Exfoliation is a key step to healthy skin, and there are many ways to incorporate this process into your daily regime, with better options for some skin than for others. Dry brushing of the skin is an age old practice of purifying and detoxifying. Although it is well accepted as a practice for the body, it has been criticized for the facial complexion. Admittedly, dry brushing the face is not for every skin type, and for those with prohibitive skin conditions there are many other options - equally as effective and soothing as well. However there are few people who will not benefit from some form of exfoliation. The buildup of dead squamous cells increases as we age; we just do not shed them naturally as when we were younger, therefore exfoliation becomes increasingly important. You can spend as much money as you like on a great moisturizer or serum however it will not penetrate if you are not properly exfoliated. This is due to the fact that the buildup of dead cells acts as a barrier to the larger molecules that comprise skincare products. Your expensive product is being absorbed: but into the flattened, almost dead, squamous cells! The title of the renowned book, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” (F. Batmanghelidj) is fitting in that it is true there are many symptoms of internal dehydration. So, in fact people are correct in saying they do not drink enough water when I tell them their skin appears dehydrated. However, there is deep dehydration as well as superficial dehydration. This may sound like I am being too clinical, but the more superficial dehydration has a completely different appearance: the superficial [squamous] cells look somewhat detached from the underlying tissues of the epidermis and almost resemble parchment paper [when


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6 1 3 - 2 4 8 - 8 2 2 8 magnified]. This sort of dehydration does not have much to do with water consumption, and in fact can often be a result of a lack of exfoliation. Deeper dehydration involves deeper layers, so the appearance of the skin magnified encompasses the vascularity, the mucous membranes surrounding the mouth and the eyes and the nose, the pallor of the underlying tissues, as well as the hue of the superficial skin cells. Many times there will be accompanying internal symptoms of dehydration along with what I can readily see on the outside. Studies have shown that GLA [gamma linoleic acid] is an essential fatty acid necessary for optimal skin hydration and cellular membrane integrity. Dietary deficiency of GLA results in scaly skin and excessive epidermal water loss. Without ample GLA, cellular membranes cannot lock in moisture and the skin takes on a dry, rough appearance. However, even with GLA supplementation to the diet, limitations occur in the conversion processes because of the lack of the enzyme for this purpose: D6D enzyme. Unfortunately, as we age, we produce fewer enzymes naturally for digestive and metabolic processes. The good news is that we can feed our skin from the inside out with essential fatty acids and the enzymes that metabolize them, and all of the cofactors that are involved. We can also learn to omit the sources that deter this process and we can determine the best exfoliation practices for our individual needs. Raw fruit and vegetables, raw juicing, pulping and pureeing all assist in bringing more live enzymes [like D6D and others] into our diet. There are so many methods and recipes that can change the way you look and feel. Let me share them with you!



ne of the most frequent questions my clients ask is how do I get there from here? What they are talking about is how to I get to a place of trusting the Divine, knowing I am lovingly guided in all moments, and feeling that love and guidance within me when… what I am feeling now is anything but that? I remember when I believed that the world was as I viewed it and that I was a victim of what transpired outside of me. I definitely lived a “poor me” existence. I blamed everything that happened to me on someone or something else. Except when something good happened, then I took credit for that. I felt alone, powerless, insecure and afraid. I believed that love was something I fell into with another person and not something that, not only dwelled within me, but was me. The first step toward my changing was the willingness to try something different. G-d knows, what I was doing was not working. My first teacher was Louise Hay, back many, many years ago. Her affirmations opened me to the possibility that I could change what I did not like about myself by repeating affirmations about myself that I did not initially believe. I was, however, willing to believe they could become true. One of my favourites was, and still is actually, “I love and accept myself just the way I am.knowing hat I am ever evolving into the perfection of Gd Expression.” Saying the affirmations gave me hope and a sense of power that I could make changes for myself if I was just willing to try. There were days when I couldn’t say that I loved myself so I would affirm instead that I was willing to love myself. At this point I was beginning to accept that I was more than my physical self and that there was a grander spiritual me with a capital S(Self). I started to realize that I was not a one dimensional being, that my spiritual being existed in many dimensions in many forms and that they were all working together to wake me up in this dimension. I no longer felt alone as I experienced many situations where it was clear that help from other beings had been present. Call them angels, guides, spirit helpers, once I was willing to see their work in my life, I became aware of a vast team of beings who loved me and wanted my life to be healthy, abundant and loving. The next big step came with the awareness that I am an eternal being, that I am not limited by this body, time or space, and that there is no death. I will leave the body, but that will not be the end of the consciousness that is Sherry, but the beginning of a whole, new expanded life free from the confines of physicality. I began to realize that I could enjoy this expanded state of being by expanding my mind and living as if I am already that magnificent Light Being. I no longer felt afraid, alone or insecure. I realized that I am loved beyond measure as I am the child of G-d and that in truth, I never really left Home at all. Home is here, in our

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What Makes Us Who We Are? Jean Brazeau

There comes a time in each of our lives when we find ourself wondering “What is Life Really all about?” Who Am I ? What makes me tick? What are my deepest desires? What fuels my passion? What do I love, love, love to do? Why am I here, in this body, on this planet? We don’t always hear the questions, but I assure you they are still there, fuelled by a burning desire to be heard, experienced and expressed. And they will be expressed, sooner or later. If ignored, they begin to get louder, expressing themselves through our physical bodies in the only way they know how. Flu, Allergies, Migraines, Sensitivities, Chronic Fatique, Asthma, Cancer, Arthritis, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, to name but a few. So many of us get caught on life’s treadmill with no apparent way off. Too busy doing, fulfilling our obligations as mother, father, daughter, son, brother, sister, partner, friend, employee, to even hear the questions, let alone contemplate the answer’s. If you truly want to know who you are, look into the eyes of an infant, trusting, innocent, pure; unafraid to express themselves through their cries. Hear the giggles of delight as a toddler explores the world, marvelling at the simplest of things, fearless, no right, wrong, good or bad, no judgement. THEY JUST ARE! WE WERE ALL THAT ONCE! We all come into this world as beautiful bundles of joy, innocence, purity, light and unconditional love. It is who we are, our natural birthright! The bigger question is “Where did we go?” From the very moment we are born we are told what to believe, what to think, what’s right , wrong, good, bad, what to wear, how to look, what to feel, and how to be by our family systems, our friends, educational and religious institutions, and the media. To go against the “commands” would surely result in punishment ranging in severity from grounding to abuse. And believing our way is the only way, we hate, blame, rage and judge others unlike ourselves! In its most simplistic form, our bodies are containers filled with the accumulation of our conditioning, our experiences and the rules and beliefs we were taught as gospel. We take them on, we believe them and we allow them to define us and the world around us. Whatever happened to that beautiful little being of love, light, purity and innocence that came into this world? Little by little, piece by piece we lose more and more of ourselves and to add insult to injury we make our life choices from this place. How many of us have choosen our career’s based on our parents desire for us to exceed beyond their own accomplishments or alternatively go in the extreme opposite direction because we wouldn’t


be controlled? Either way the choice stems from the exact same place – unconsciousness. How many of us have stayed in relationships long past their “sell by date” simply because we were afraid to be alone? How about the “Peace at any Price game? If I say or do what I really think, mean or want then all hell will break loose. Maybe you chose to deny yourself and opted out of feeling anything at all. In my experience, this is akin to opting out of life itself. Ask yourself, and more importantly be willing to hear the answer. What were those choices borne of for you? Our choices shape, color and create our relationship with ourselves, every relationship we have with others and every experience in our lives. So the real question is. How many of our choices are driven from the internalization or embodiment of our family conditioning, religious beliefs, cultural conditioning, gender specific belief’s and rules, etc. And somehow from all of it we have come to believe the composition of the belief’s, rules and experiences we carry inside ourselves constitutes who we really are and drives our every choice. Again in the bigger scheme of things, what it looks like for each of us is irrelevant. What matters most is that each and every one of us has the innate power and ability to change how we perceive and experience our world today, physically, emotionally and spiritually. As we heal our inner wounds we regain our health, well being, and an ever expanding clarity from which we perceive and experience a fresh new world. We begin to love and honor ourselves and it is from this place our life choices are borne, our vibratory levels are elevated and we become the change affecting all of humanity. Our lives are lived with simplicity, ease grace and joy just by being ourselves. It really doesn’t get any easier than this! Namaste! Jean is an Intuitive Spiritual Health and Wellness Healer/Teacher/Coach committed to sharing her leanings and experience with others, empowering them in their quest for freedom. Her personal pursuit to overcome debilitating physical and emotional/mental dis-eases including Breast Cancer, Brain and Spinal Cord Tumours, Allergies, Migraines, Severe Body Pain Depression, Gastro Intestinal Problems, Diss associative Disorder, PTSD and Limited Cognitive Ability led her on an intense and fascinating healing journey of self discovery. Her studies in alternative and complementary healing modalities include Energy Medicine (Reiki Master, Shamanism, Universalis Modality), Cellular Healing, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Accredited Journey Practitioner,WEL-Systems ® Institute Master Facilitator. To book a private session, speaking engagement, or customized group event please contact Jean at 613-2952756 or by email

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Question: Soy Milk - does it cause hyperactivity and breast cancer from extra estrogen. And, what is a good dairy substitute if not soy? Answer: Soy is an interesting topic, as it is one of those quintessential health foods which is rapidly falling out of favour. Several decades ago in North America, soy seemed like God’s gift to vegetarians as a source of protein with 19.5 grams per 100 gram serving of tempeh--although less than half of that for tofu. Whole communities grew up around eating soy instead of animal products and the soybean was made into everything from milk to ice cream to cheese to fake meats. Fast forward to today where we have learned that soy is probably one of the unhealthiest foods we can choose for the following reasons: • Being high in phytates, soy binds with minerals, especially zinc, and prevents them from being absorbed and used in our bones and elsewhere. • Soy consumption can lead to digestive discomfort, bloating and gas due to blocking an enzyme called trypsin that breaks down protein. • The high level of plant estrogen, isoflavones, interrupts normal hormone levels and can cause a heavier menstrual flow, cramping, infertility and a lowered libido in men. Soy has been used by monks in monasteries in the east for that very reason! • Soy infant formulas can feminize boys and accelerate puberty in girls. • Isoflavones also lower thyroid function, leading to fatigue, low energy, depression, hair loss, poor skin, weight gain and diminished sex drive. • Haemagglutinin in soy is clot-promoting, causing red blood cells to clump together. • Soy is a frequent allergy and so could be a cause of hyperactivity, although this is not specifically presented in the research I have seen. As for the question about the plant estrogen or isoflavones causing breast cancer, all the studies I have seen so far say the answer is inconclusive. My personal opinion is that it doesn’t and I wouldn’t worry about eating a little soy a few times a week, especially if it is fermented as in tempeh, natto and miso, or even a little soymilk once in a while if one tolerates it well. A detailed article which addresses this topic can be found at: soy_breast_cancer.php. If you are surprised by and unfamiliar with the negative claims about soy and would like to examine some of the evidence and reasoning, I would suggest you look up the following resources: 1. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon 2.


Now let’s explore replacements for soymilk. I would agree with avoiding cow’s milk for regular use that if you are a healthy adult, however I do recommend raw cow’s milk from grass fed cows for children and youth and adults who need a build-up of strength if they don’t have a sensitivity to it. Although it is illegal in Ontario to sell raw milk, (hopefully not for too much longer), one can obtain it by joining a cow share. Similarly, one can acquire raw goat milk, which is easier to digest for many people. A version of cow’s milk that may suit you is to dilute a good quality yogurt, optimally made with whole raw milk and bacteria, with water to taste. This is called a lassi in India and is very refreshing. There is quite an array of plant-based milks other than soymilk in cartons on health food store and even grocery store shelves made from rice, almond, hemp and oat. I wouldn’t recommend them as optimal for regular consumption, although they are convenient, as they are too processed, usually contain some form of sugar and are not as vital as something you make yourself. Here are some possibilities: a) Almond milk: blend soaked skinless almonds with 3-6 cups water depending on how you like the texture; you can add stevia as a harmless non-sugar sweetener; Sally Fallon recommends using fermented liquids and has recipes in her book mentioned above. b) Rice milk: Sally Fallon has a recipe for fermented rice milk and you can make a simple unfermented version just by blending cooked rice and water c) Tahini milk: one of my favourites to use in cereals or over fruit; plop some tahini (sesame butter) into your cereal bowl and slowly add water to make a paste, adding more water to make “milk”—it’s delicious, simple and nutritious! d) Try the same procedure with any other nut butter ie almond, sunflower or cashew for variety. e) Consider introducing some fermented non-milk drinks into your life for the exceptional health benefits they provide. All long-lived cultures included fermentation. I hope this answers your question to your satisfaction. Please don’t think you have to be too rigid. A gradual move toward optimal is usually best for most of us unless we are dealing with a serious health issue, in which case you might want to move a little more quickly. Katherine Willow N.D. is a fourth generation registered naturopathic doctor with over three decades of experience. She is founder and director of Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre (www. and has a specific interest in German New Medicine and how emotions relate to disease, about which she is currently writing an introductory book.

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othing is as vital to the enjoyment of your later years and your quality of life than the three pounds of gray matter between your ears. Yes, your brain. Naturally, as baby boomers age, the question arises: how best to maintain the viability of the brain? The key to activities that improve brain function is something called transferability. According to Newsweek, doing crossword puzzles improves your ability to do crossword puzzles and not much else. Which kinds of activities transfer from that specific activity into general brain health and alertness? Newsweek narrows it down to three types of activities: exercise, meditation, and playing one well-researched computer game called Space Fortress. What do practitioners of Access Consciousness, dedicated to taking a different point of view on everything, know about this subject that publications such as Newsweek magazine, that also covered this topic, doesn’t know yet? Access has a different point of view on exercise. Newsweek states that 45 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 times a week is enough to stimulate formation of new neurons and neurotransmitters, as well as the chemicals that promote neuron formation. What can Access’s awareness contribute towards this step toward anti-aging? “Bodies hate to exercise,” observes Access Founder and #1 best-selling author Gary Douglas. “But they love to move.” The word “exercise” sounds suspiciously like “exorcise” to our bodies. If we changed our points of view on exercise, might we be more likely to engage in this lifeenhancing activity? What if describing it as movement and enjoying the process of it could make it a lot more fun and inviting that something that sounds so much like exorcise? Another factor in creating anti-aging effects is meditation, described as “mindfulness-based mind-fitness training, which requires concentration on one object.” A neuroscientist has found that this can enhance mental agility and attention by creating more efficient brain processes. If mindfulness-based mind-fitness training is not available on a street corner in your neighborhood, how else might you give your brain the anti-aging effects of meditation?

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f you could advise a child in the moment of attack by a sexual predator or kidnapper, would you tell them to bite? To scream? To kick and hit? In such a dreadful situation, it would be simple to tell a young child to do whatever it takes to defend themselves. On the other hand, it is the job of the parent to teach a child to be civilized, so a well-meaning parent also teaches a toddler not to bite. Unfortunately, that message is not given as ‘biting is a choice you have, and you must learn how to determine what behavior is in your best interests at any given time.’ With a toddler we, as parents, strive for ‘appropriate’ behavior like ‘use your words’ and ‘sharing is fun.’ It’s important to balance that with ‘don’t talk to strangers,’ but for the most part we are much more concerned with raising ‘good’ kids. Jump ahead in time to a conversation with a mother of two young daughters in a restaurant, conveying the concepts of escalation and broken boundaries. My son, Andrew, reaches across the table and removes the woman’s water glass to his side of the table. The woman observes this action but does not protest. When he takes her coffee, she asks for it back. “Why didn’t you protest when I took your water?” Andrew asks. “Because it wasn’t important,” she explains. “I want my coffee.” “But it’s too late,” Andrew explains. “You’ve already demonstrated that you’ll let me abuse you. I know if I refuse to return your coffee, you’re not going to make a fuss, you’ll just be annoyed.” As the conversation continues, the woman admits that if pushed, she’d back down and seek out another coffee rather than make a significant fuss. After all, what’s the big deal? It’s just coffee, it’s not worth fighting about. If you try to put a frog into a pot of boiling water it will jump out. To boil a frog, place it in a pot of cool water and slowly increase the heat. The frog will stay in the water and cook, because the change is not significant enough to evoke alarm. By the time the problem has escalated it’s too late for action. When you are taught not to bite, you are taught to suppress your natural urges to protect yourself and express aggression in favor of ‘acceptable’ behavior. To have healthy boundaries, you need to know when to bite, and what form that biting should take in a specific situation. That ability to strategize is often as suppressed as the urge to bite, leaving compromised personal boundaries that accept abuses to avoid causing a fuss. The woman suppressed her natural reaction to having her water taken – a violation – to avoid conflict. Like most people, she has been programmed to accept abuse rather than make a fuss. That programming allows escalation of abuse, and leaves her unable to fight when the situation calls for it. How many people feel ill-equipped to deal with bullying? How many survivors of date rape feel ashamed they did not fight? What form could biting have taken if the woman realized her boundaries were being violated? She could have taken the water back with a humorous remark: “That’s mine, and you don’t know if I wore my poison lipstick this morning. We’d better get you a safe glass.”

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It isn’t necessary to create conflict to protect your boundaries. It is necessary to recognize a violation and act immediately to prevent escalation. Through a process of healing work to remove the programming that suppressed your natural instincts, you can discover how easy it is to recognize threats and strategize to protect yourself without ‘making a fuss.’ You can also discover how easy it is to make a fuss when the situation calls for it. When you are comfortable making a fuss, you are much less likely to need to. With these discoveries, people also discover restoration of lost passion and creativity and intuition. Start by watching other people to discover how much abuse is accepted. Consider a food court as an observatory of human behavior. By watching others you can learn to recognize the subtle violations that need action without the struggle of dealing with your subconscious programs to be ‘nice.’ It’s much easier to speculate about witty remarks you could use for retrieving your water when you’re not in the situation. You can come up with something cuter than the poison lipstick remark – try it Patricia Wall, 613-831-8956 Osloda: The Art of Dealing with Everyday Life


Catch the Organic Gardening “Bug”


By David Townson and Cathy Allard George Bushell, Canadian Organic Growers (COG) member and expert on eco-friendly yard care, composting and organic vegetable gardening. George will be one of the presenters at four COG workshops on organic gardening starting in April 2011.


ave you ever thought about starting your own garden? If you have one tomato plant in a container with good soil, you are, in fact, a gardener! It can be that easy …

Numerous benefits You’ve probably heard about organic gardening and wondered “What’s that?” Simply put, it’s the way your grandparents and great grandparents gardened using saved seeds, composting and enriching the soil naturally, and fighting diseases and insects without chemicals. Organic gardeners avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers and pest control products. And gardening provides both therapy and good exercise, as well as good food! The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) Ottawa, a nonprofit charitable organization, has offered workshops and information about organic growing for over 30 years. There are a number of instructors in organic gardening who have vast experience and who have studied organic gardening for many years. George Bushell, one of COG-Ottawa’s instructors, is involved in organic gardening in a big way! He gardens organically at the Gloucester Allotment Gardens in Ottawa’s East end, and can be seen there regularly, watering and tending his plants. His classes on organic gardening are practical and detailed, and his students hang onto every word of his captivating audio-visual presentations. George is an ecological expert with many talents, and has a fascinating variety of interests - including global warming


and world peace - but his true calling has always been organic gardening. ‘I started gardening in 1974,” he recalls, “and in 1981 we started the Gloucester Allotment Garden Association with one site in Blackburn Hamlet and another on Weir Road. I grew up on a farm helping my mom with the gardening, and my dad with the farmwork. When I was young, I had to deal with tomato horn worms - either by killing them or by showing them to my sister! She didn’t like that! I once kept a tomato horn worm for my kids so they could see it turn into a moth. And as time went by, I got my kids to help out in the garden.”

Spring 2011 Organic Gardening Workshops Bushell and several other instructors will be leading COG’s Spring Organic Gardening Workshops in 2011, at Sandy Hill Community Centre. All workshops run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Topics include: Principles of Organic Gardening & All About Organic Soil Wednesday, April 6 Seeds & Transplanting Wednesday, April 13 The Organic Approach to Veggie Growing, Weeds & Insects Wednesday, April 27 Organic Container, Balcony & Apartment Gardening - for those with small spaces Thursday, April 28 All are welcome, with a special invitation to seniors to “grow older organically” (GOO)! The location is fully accessible. Spaces fill up fast, so register early! To register or for more information, call (613) 244-4000, Ext 2, or check out the COG website at: And stay tuned for future articles featuring COG’s organic gardening gurus!

Biodanza – An Introduction


n North America, Biodanza is a relatively new discipline in the world of alternative approaches to well-being. Is it a technique of personal development, a therapy, or a system of somatic training? Here is a brief description of this approach that invites us to dance so that we can live more fully.

What is Biodanza? Practitioners say that Biodanza is much more than a technique of personal growth, that it is truly an art of living. Rolando Toro, the creator of Biodanza, defined it as a system of human integration, of organic renewal, a relearning of affectivity, and a reconnection to the functions that give rise to life. Biodanza is grounded in the biocentric principle, a philosophical concept which posits life as its central priority, urging us to recognize its full value, to develop our capacity to be fully and intensely alive in the here-and-now. In contrast to “therapeutic” disciplines, Biodanza does not dwell on the problematic, unbalanced or dysfunctional issues of the individual. Instead, it seeks to stimulate the healthy, luminous parts of each person, by favouring the actualisation of new potentials and by nourishing the impulse to life of every living being, thus bringing about a wonderful transformation in the lives of those who practise it Restoring the impulses of vitality, finding anew the path of spontaneous expression, recovering our capacity for being in relationship with others, reconnecting with our instincts and modulating them with sensitiveness and affectivity, developing movement that is authentic and meaningful, and restoring the dimension of affectivity to movement, this is what Biodanza invites us to do.

Genetic potentiality and the lines of vivencia We are all born with nearly infinite genetic potentials. Our family and the social environment in which we grow up will determine which of these will develop, and which will remain unexpressed. These environmental influences, or “ecofactors”, shape the unfolding of our personality as well as our approach to life. In addition, according to Rolando Toro, these human potentials will develop along five broad streams of experience, which he termed the five lines of vivencia. These are: vitality, creativity, sexuality, affectivity and transcendence. A Biodanza session is grounded in the vivencia, which is both the term for the intense perception of being alive in the here-and-now, and for the exercises of movement set to music proposed in order to elicit this experience. The session is organised so as to maximize the positive ecofactors nourishing the development of as yet unexpressed potentials. It is designed to allow us to explore these five lines of vivencia in full freedom of choice, in the safe environment formed by the group. In fact, Biodanza cannot be practised alone; it is essentially a group discipline.

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The group, according to Rolando Toro, becomes the enriched environment that enables the acceleration of the integrative processes. Biodanza invites us to fully recover the possibilities of human experience, to integrate them, and thus become more fully ourselves, more alive, more vibrant. In other words, Biodanza is a wonderful invitation to become the exponents of life, to recover the profound happiness of feeling, and to unreservedly allow ourselves to be nourished by this life which inhabits us all, which surrounds us, this life that we are. Gradually letting go of our acquired reserve, accepting to live each instant fully, with its entire gamut of sensations and feelings, honouring the sacredness of life by reconnecting with the pleasure of natural movement, and allowing this pleasure to guide us to our capacity to be ourselves freely, with others and in the world which surrounds us. Consenting, sensing with, melding our awareness and sensitivity with this life force and saying YES! Granting oneself full permission to live wholeheartedly and “wholebodily”, fully reclaiming our bodies. Dancing and mingling our respective freedoms in order to multiply all the possibilities of our beingness, and allowing the sweet intoxication of life’s unfolding arise from the very core of our being. This is the essence of the proposal. Much can be said about this wonderful approach, but . . . Biodanza is a fundamentally experiential approach. If you would like to learn more about it, or if your heart and body are urging you to try it out, come to our next discovery evening: Friday, March 18, 7 to 9:30pm ($20), workshop Saturday, March 19, 9:30 to 4:30pm ($100), facilitated by Éva Kyzirides, on the theme “We are all bearers of life”, at 109 Wright St., Gatineau. Next sessions, with facilitator Maira Martinez: April 8 and 9, May 20 and 21. Looking forward to the pleasure of dancing with you! Maira Martinez Biodanza facilitator and trainer Maira Martinez gives monthly Biodanza workshops in Ottawa/Gatineau, and teaches weekly classes in Montreal, and Quebec City. , or 514-274-0474 For more information about activities in Ottawa/ Gatineau: 613-316-8118, 613-230-4147,

BIODANZA workshops in Ottawa-Gatineau Gesture as the messenger of being – Maira Martinez Discovery evening Fri, Feb 18; workshop Sat, Feb. 19 We are all bearers of life – Éva Kyzirides Discovery evening Fri, Mar. 18; workshop Sat, Mar. 19 Sacredness at the heart of the present – Maira Martinez Discovery evening Fri, Apr. 8; workshop Sat, Apr. 9 Passionately and intensely alive! – Maira Martinez Discovery evening Fri, May 20; workshop Sat, May 21 109 Wright St, Gatineau; Fridays 7-9pm ($20); Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm ($100) 613-316-8118; 613-866-4147;


Processed People:

Finding Optimal Health in a Sick Society By Daniel Mauro he statistics are staggering: “Two hundred million Americans are overweight. More than 75 million have high blood pressure. Twenty four million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers.” How did we get to this state of affairs? A new documentary by Jeff and Sabrina Nelson provides some interesting answers. Processed People is an inspiring, fact-filled film that addresses the epidemic of an over-processed, fast food society and the current state of health and disease in North America. Featuring interviews from a powerhouse of experts on nutrition, medicine and natural health, Processed People is filled with easy-to-understand gems that we can use in our everyday lives to begin the process of “de-processing” ourselves through empowering nutritional choices. Going beyond mere facts about health and nutrition, the film masterfully weaves together important “big picture” issues related to economics, education, health insurance, pregnancy, medicine, and much more.


To Eat or NOT to Eat Animals? Unanimously, the health experts in this film agree that humans to do not need to consume animal protein to be healthy. Quite the contrary. Dietician Jeff Novick states that, “Virtually every nutrient you need you could get on a well-rounded, unprocessed, unrefined plant-based diet.” Aside from the health implications of ingesting meat on a regular basis, as the human population soars, it will become increasingly unsustainable for the planet to maintain our meat-eating habits. Virtues of a Plant Based Diet and Exercise Not surprisingly, a strong case is made in the film for a dietary lifestyle that combines unprocessed plant-based foods and regular exercise. Nutritionist Dr. Jan Popper suggests that “Humans have thrived on a plant-based diet that’s low in fat and high in fiber.” Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans are important staples in an optimal eating regimen. Though everyone acknowledges the importance of consistent exercise, doctors disagree on the exact quantity of physical activity that is ideal, with recommendations ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day. The State of Health Care Given that we have access to more information and technology than ever before in human history, how is it that we are becoming increasingly sick from a host of chronic diseases? The answer involves a number of inter-related factors, including health care system ideology, disinformation from “big pharma,” and the pill popping mentality prevalent in western culture. Dr. Joel Fuhrman notes that people are “seeking a pill solution to their medical problems.” Many individuals are simply used to pharmaceutical or surgical quick fixes which the profit-driven health care system is all too ready to supply. Moreover, there are powerful monetary incentives for the food and drug industries


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to keeping people sick and ignorant about food, medicine, and nutrition: “There is no money to be made off of healthy people. Healthy people (generally) buy fewer processed and packaged foods, eat out less, go to the doctor less and use less medication and insurance.” What People are Saying: “In one word this is a must see movie for everyone! It will either wake you up and perhaps be the push you need for changing your dietary lifestyle or confirm the amazing benefits you are getting from following a natural, plantbased and real food diet.” Evita Ochel, B.Sc., B.Ed., CHN “In an era where there is such a confusing clutter of information about diet and health, this is a film that offers an encouraging breakthrough.” VegParadise Media Reviews “This film is a unique experience -- thoughtful, entertaining, informative, emotional -- there’s no other film like it available anywhere in the world.” the Movie Makers

Screening Details: Please join us on Saturday, March 26, 7 PM at the Saint Paul University Amphitheatre (223 Main Street) for Ottawa’s premiere screening of Processed People. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 6:30 PM. NOTE: Local raw nutrition expert and author of “The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual,” Natasha Kyssa, will be leading a powerful Q & A session after the film. This evening is not to be missed! About Sacred Initiatives: Daniel Mauro is the founder of Sacred Initiatives (www., a flourishing organization that promotes spiritually uplifting activities in the National Capital Region. Our monthly newsletter features regular events like Musical Meditations, Spiritual Cinema Evenings, Peace Concerts and Personal Growth Workshops (e.g., Sound Healing, Public Speaking, Accelerated Learning). To register for our monthly Sacred Initiatives e-Newsletter, please contact Daniel at:

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s I’m sitting at my desk just before my first appointment of the day I am stuck by the evolution of Health & Wellness in our conscious raised community even just here in Ottawa. Oh yes we still have far to travel on this path but just think about where we have come in this blink of time I remember my own Mother pouring baby oil on her body then baking in the sun 20 min on one side, turn then 20 min on the other, turn and repeat. Mom proclaimed with some authority that you need to get a good burn as a first base of the year then you would have the best tan. She also attempted, succeeded failed and reattempted many diets, there was the grapefruit diet, the Scarsdale and then of course there was the starve yourself with crackers and water till it fits protocol. How far have we come since then! Here we are 25+ years later and we pour on sun screen as the sun is too dangerous without protection from UV Rays. Our weight loss plans advocate several meals and snacks per day and our water intake while some still insist on flavouring with artificial additives has increased. But what else has changed? We know that the environment has changed and with it our natural abilities to protect ourselves have been diluted. Take for example our food chain. “We” spray pesticides into the air in order protect the crops from insects and disease. These chemicals are then in the soil, which goes into the water supply, it evaporates into the atmosphere and comes back in the form of rain. From the plants and soil it goes into the supply chain through ingestion by humans, birds carry it along, and animals ingest it before becoming part of our nourishment be it as a meat source or base ingredient such as for milk or cheese. So in it goes into our bodies, which because we are these beautiful efficient machines then filter out what is not essential for our growth and maintenance. However, and it is a big however, what if there is too much for our bodies to filter? Think of a storm drain in spring after the snow has melted. First of all there is all that runoff trying to get through and it usually backs up making a big mess then when it does finally go down look what we are left with. A large amount of “sludge” the stuff that is too much to go down through the filtration system naturally. On the streets of our city we have street cleaners to come along and clear out the gutters sweeping away the evidence of winter pollution but what of our bodies? While our sewers show illness through water main breaks and raw sewage leaks we do so by immune system breakdowns, allergies and even cancers. Think about this for a moment Women’s Cancers have been on the rise over the last 25 years is it better detection or higher exposure? Every North American young Woman been trained to do since puberty to apply antiperspirant every time she washes and dresses. What does that do? It keeps in what wants / needs to come out! Even Men are now being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I am not suggesting that we all stop wearing deodorant, as a culture that would be difficult at best. What I am suggesting is that we aid our bodies in elimination through toxin breakdown. Toxins are stored primarily in our fat cells. Women have a “zone” that begins at the shoulder and extends to the thighs. It’s just simply how we are made. Think of millions of cells all puffed up with the residual garbage of our modern life. Of course we have gained a few! Cellulite is hardened fat and also stores toxins, once softened it becomes less noticeable but it also allows it to be flushed and cleansed. What we do is target those areas again using natural not artificial processes and ingredients. Over the last 15 + years I have seen remarkable results where people

not only regain the shape they want but the health they need. Through normal elimination the toxins are flushed out over a period of days after a treatment and if done correctly should be permanent unless new toxins are introduced. It’s simple and relaxing, not stressing to the body it’s organs or the emotional state. A wise man once said “Insanity is taking the same action and expecting a different outcome”. We need to take control of our actions for a better, healthier outcome. Anything worth doing is worth doing right and takes time to accomplish, we didn`t get where we are today overnight and the solution won`t be achieved immediately either. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step Dr Martin Luther King Jr

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