Interior Wellness Magazine Summer 2017

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A Women's Festival - August 2017


verything is SACRED or comes from the Sacred. The SACRED MOON is every life-giver, our moon-time bleeding either cycling back into the earth or being a nest for creation. The SACRED MOON EMERGENCE is the divine feminine rising, is the energy of the times. ``The repression of the Feminine (in all of us) has led to a planet on the edge of collapse. The Re-emergence is going to be a dance to behold.``- Clare Dakin. Although the yin and the yang, the divine feminine (the in-breath) and the divine masculine (the out-breath) cannot be separated, we can all have more understanding, acceptance and expression of the wisdom of the Divine Feminine within. The Sacred Moon Emergence Festival was a vision I felt and saw from being at a festival on the Moors in England. It was the power of gathering together with intention on the Land. It was being immersed in a sisterhood with unconditional acceptance. It was the joyous and authentic expression in everyone's eyes, that I knew would carry the energies of their awakening home with them to infuse their circles. All this and more inspired me to bring my vision back to this land. The conversations between men and women are crucial for understanding and shifting our world. It is also vital for the women to gather at the river: to explore the land and our inner landscapes, to express our joyous hearts, hands and bodies, to awaken, heal and transform into more of the beauty, power and wisdom that we carry, these soul pieces that might have been hidden or depressed. Join us for this gathering of Ceremony, Circles and Celebration of Women inspiring Women. It's three days of rediscovering and revitalizing our authentic beings, of growing our Sisterhood on the Sacred Land near Boston Bar BC. Visit us on Facebook or at for more info or to get your ticket. Marilyn Puff lives in Kamloops and is founder of this first annual Festival. Happily married to Bob, she loves being a mother, stepmother, grandmother, auntie and elder in training. Marilyn has been in the field of creative inner transformation and ceremony for over 30 years.

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Leilani Reid is passionate about inspiring others to live their best life. As a yoga teacher and reiki master, her intention is to share these healing modalities with others so that they may tap into their own power. Learn from Leilani in person at Mountain Spirit Festival! June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort

Leilani Reid

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Out Comes the Sun – Off comes the hair



ith the sunshine comes the appeal to wear less clothing and the need to rid our bodies of hair that is visible. Whether it is on our face, legs, underarms or bikini area it is the goal to achieve the look of smooth, clean, hairless skin. People of all categories seek methods of hair removal through methods of depilation or epilation, depending on cost and time.

Methods of Depilation are trimming, shaving or the use of chemical depilatories, which chemically dissolves the hair. ( ie, Nair). These methods can last several hours to several days, but it only removes part of the hair above the skin.

Methods of Epilation is removal of hair from below the skin. This can be achieved through tweezing, waxing, sugaring, electrolysis, laser, threading, and intense pulsed light and epilation devices. These methods can last several days to several weeks.

If you decide to seek a professional service for any of the methods listed under epilation it is highly recommended to make sure that the procedure is performed under the highest standards of sanitation. Do your research:

Is the technician wearing gloves? Is the treatment table clean and has fresh linen or paper provided? Are all tools being used sanitized? Are they cleansing the treatment area on your skin?

For waxing and sugaring: is the pot clean and are they using a new disposable applicator each time they apply the product? (Say no to double dipping). The wax is not hot enough to kill all bacteria, germs, and communicable disease. Double dipping puts other client’s dead skin, loose hairs and possible blood and secretions back into the wax!

The more questions you ask and the more knowledge you have will benefit your hair free, care free body. Trina M. Goebel has been a certified esthetician with a C.D.E.S.C.O International Diploma for 24 years, she has experience as a Practitioner, Business owner, Product Educator, and College Instructor. She is presently the Spa manager for Le7ke Spa at the Quaaout Lodge situated on the little Shuswap lake in Chase B.C. Summer 2017 | 5



Unlike lawyers, a mediator is allowed to be with the 2 parties in the same room. A mediator is a neutral third party that helps the communication process. They also help to negotiate a fair agreement between the parties involved until a separation agreement is reached.


We start with pre-mediation to determine if the parties are ready to mediate. Not everyone can mediate! After premediation, we begin mediation, it takes between 6 to 10 sessions of about 90 minutes each. After the Memorandum of Understanding is reached, A lawyer prepares the separation agreement, a draft is presented and a final agreement is reached. All this process is non-confrontational.


Assets and debts, Bank accounts, Credit cards, Credit lines and loans, Spousal support, Child support, Gifts before marriage, Inheritance, Pensions and Parenting plan.


A separation agreement ready to sign is part of the service of a mediator. Many mature and ‘out of the box’ couples find out that having a separation agreement in case of a divorce, improves the relationship. After money issues are taken care of then the couple can recoup friendship again.


A conflict or challenge that may finish in divorce if not treated on time, can be discussed. With a mediator, you can negotiate in order to keep the relationship and have better communication while regaining your friendship and pleasure! Why I am unique ? why I have 90 % success without fighting ?

Because of my mediation model. ✓ Nobody has the model I created. ✓ Both of you in the same room at the same time ✓ Agenda is created to discuss point by point ✓ My sessions are not by time, can take 2 hours if needed. ✓ Family Lawyer (if necessary) can talk to both at the same time, to clarify questions and to provide answers. ✓ Pre-mediation to asses before if your situation qualifies for mediation or for lawyers. ✓ YOU are in charge of your destiny, not a judge. ✓ Memorandum of understanding is review before contract. Daniel Mandelbaum is a Certified Mediator from Justice Institute of British Columbia. He obtains successful, mutually beneficial results for countless families and partners. Daniel works with a team of collaborative lawyers that share the belief that mediation is the most effective means of resolving conflict. 250-863-6399 6 | Summer 2017




eople obsess about time. It is a factor in most everything around them (or they make it so). Time concepts of: late, early, on-time, wait, rush, deadline etc. Our modern world perception of time can add an incredible amount of stress to our lives. What if your focus on time was calmer, gentler and more forgiving? What if you trained yourself to have “perfect time” and “almost perfect time”? Instead of striving to be early, on-time, or not being late, what if you trusted the time would be right? What if you told yourself time is what you make of it and changed how you saw time? Really if you were a few minutes behind, is that not near perfect? You could have been 2 days behind! Setting an intention that the day will be orchestrated in perfect time reduces stress and anxiety, builds your intuition and increases your awareness of how well you can flow through your life.

Shifting to perfect/near perfect time:

• Set the intention to focus on perfect time. • Notice the interactions with time and specifically how often thing line up perfectly. • Use the idea of “almost perfect” when time doesn’t line up as wanted. • Look for silver linings that may indicate the “almost perfect” may have been “perfect” after all. • Remind yourself, when time would appear to not be aligning, to stay calm and that the goal is perfect/almost perfect time.

What will happen is more and more perfect time! Situations lining up better than you could have expected. What is focussed on will grow and by focussing on a gentler version of time, time will begin to flow in your favour. Imagine this evolving to never needing to keep time so that you are instinctively arriving everywhere exactly when needed. Imagine! Kris Rae teaches meditation and relaxation techniques for all ages in classes in Kamloops and she offers self-healing tools and guided meditations for home use. Summer 2017 | 7


Summer is Pitta Season ...It’s Hot!


yurveda identifies summer as Pitta season. The days

are long and warm and people come out into the sun

and get busy with projects waiting to be done. Pitta

governs the digestive fires in our body that helps to metabolize and transform food into nutrients and thoughts and emotion

into action. I enjoy summer because I can eat raw foods and enjoy ice cream.

The main qualities of pitta are: oily, sharp, hot, light, fleshy-

smelling, spreading, and liquid. People with a pitta predominant constitution will experience these qualities in themselves generously for both better and worse.

So how do we see these qualities reflected in the environment and within the individual?

People who are pitta predominant have sharp minds and strong

drives, they will work and play hard sometimes risking over extension and creating physical symptoms like inflammation, acid reflux, bleeding, and burn out. After a full day of activity in

the sun you’ll find yourself soaked in sweat; time for cool waters

to cleanse and refresh. In summer, plants reach their peak,

spreading their roots and foliage. Watch out for plants like poison ivy that give a rash that is red, itchy, oozes and can spread. Sun hats and glasses shield us from the sharpness of the sun and reduces the risk of sun stroke.

Anger is the emotion most associated with Pitta and when we’re

stuck in traffic on a hot day, we often see outbursts of road rage. Spicy food, coffee or missing a meal aggravates pitta. Consider using cilantro and cucumber.

Medicines, in Ayurveda, are substances which decrease the

excess dosha by providing the opposite quality to it. For example, if excess mental wrestling has resulted in “burn out”, a comfortable, soft couch and a cool mind can be medicine. Tanya Thompson has been a student of Vedic Traditions since 1990. She provides workshops in Ayurveda and Jyotiṣh (Vedic Astrology) readings. 250-320-9355

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Sustainable Living

ummer brings warm temperatures, sunny skies, and

the perfect opportunity to adopt sustainable

practices. Below are a few tips to get you on your way

to a sustainable summer.


To help save water, wash your produce in a bucket, and use

the remaining water in your garden or for your houseplants. Keep a jug of tap water in the fridge so it’s cold for when you

need it instead of running the tap to cool the water. Fill up on

locally grown organic fruits and vegetables whenever

possible. You’ll help reduce the overall carbon footprint while benefitting from delicious, healthy produce. These practices

will benefit both your health and the environment and reduce

water usage, which is something you can feel good about.


Put your kitchen scraps in a compost, and use that compost in your garden. Not only will this reduce the amount of waste

you send to the landfill, it will contribute to a healthier


Try xeriscaping! Xeriscaped gardens use less water and also

require less weeding, fertilizing, pruning, mowing, and

pesticides than the typical garden or lawn. Xeriscaping is a great alternative if you want to create a low maintenance

sanctuary right in your backyard. Visit to

learn more.


Purchase products with less packaging. Always remember

your reusable shopping bags and incorporate reusable

containers into lunch kits for the whole family. Additionally,

ride your bike to work - it’s a great way to reduces your carbon footprint and kick-start your day.

The ECOSmart team works with the City of Kamloops to promote sustainability in the city. This year, four university students will work together to provide residents with tips and tools that contribute to waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and more! Keep an eye out for them at the Farmers’ Market, Canada Day, and other summer events. Visit to learn more. Follow the team on Instagram and Facebook: @sustainablekamloops Summer 2017 | 9

Are You Meeting Your Needs? BY DEANNA DEACON

Every single experience you have is a reflection of what needs are, or are not, being met. When you reach for that 3rd glass of wine, you are satisfying a need. Perhaps to numb out a pain, to release responsibility or a desire to let the good times roll with good friends and a comfortable environment. When you lash out at your partner or your kids, it's not because you hate them and are a terrible person. It's due to a need not being met. Maybe you haven't eaten in 5 hours and your blood sugar is low, or maybe a co-worker insulted you and never apologized, or perhaps you feel unseen and neglected and as though your opinions don't matter. All of these needs could cause anyone to lash out if they are not aware. Stop beating yourself up for your natural reactions and start listening. By listening you can begin to respond rather than react. At every given moment your body and subconscious are working diligently to bring your being back to homeostasis, a state of balance. Our reactions and actions are ALWAYS a reflection of what is going on internally. So instead of feeling frustrated with yourself, focus instead on awareness. Awareness of your needs. Awareness of your feelings. Awareness of your natural ebb and flow of emotions. The next time you feel frustrated by your outward display of rage or your internal negative self talk, take a moment to pause, reflect on the situation and ask yourself; "What need am I trying to meet? What need is not being met? What am I not doing for myself? In doing so you will enter an empowered state of consciousness, igniting a conversation between your body, mind and soul. Allow your body to be your greatest teacher instead of your most loathed enemy. Deanna Deacon is a Holistic Health Coach and Founder of Soulful Sisterhood. Deanna’s clients live an empowered and inspired lifestyle courtesy of their body’s natural wisdom and soulful accountability. Learn from Deanna in person at Mountain Spirit Festival! June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort 10 | Summer 2017

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El e va te Y o ur Sel f ! June 24-25, 2017 Sun Peaks Resort Saturday Sessions:

Inspiring Speakers & Uplifting Yoga teachers

Sunday Market

Get Your Ticket!

Free Yoga


Sunday Adventures

Saturday Sessions:


Session #2 ~ ASCEND ~ 11am-12:30pm

Session #1 ~RISE ~ 9-10:30am


June 24. 9am-6pm Sun Peaks Grand Hotel, Alpine Room Each Speaker Session consists of 3 amazing speakers together in one room, delivering their most potent wisdom to you in 21 minutes each!  Your host, Elizabeth Beeds will guide you through the day with speaker introductions as well as practices to deepen your experience. You will see all 3 speakers in each session. Elizabeth is the creator of Interior Wellness and Mountain Spirit Festival. She loves transformational events! (You can mix-and-match Speaker Sessions & Yoga Sessions to create your day)

Nicole Robinson-Weaver ~ The Renewed Woman: Secrets to Reclaiming Our Radiance. We all have limiting beliefs & stories that keep us stuck. We will explore 3 secrets that allow us to step out of limitation & reclaim our radiance. Nicole Robinson-Weaver helps women reconnect to their body wisdom & learn how to prioritize their pleasure so they can FEEL fulfilled & BE the confident, radiant, woman they naturally are!

Bonita Summers ~ The Future is Feminine: Moving from Manipulation to Receptive Dynamism. Learn how to take action effectively and with compassion by harnessing the power of the feminine, receptive wisdom within. A former university administrator, editor, journalist, and crisis counsellor, Bonita Summers works as a psychic coach, speaker, workshop leader and PSYCH-K facilitator from her Spirit Kelowna office in downtown Kelowna & worldwide.

Deanna Deacon ~ Find Your Essence. Every human being has a light inside of them that is aching to shine brightly; activate your light, find your essence and live awakened and untamed. Deanna Deacon is a Holistic Health Coach and Founder of the global community: Soulful Sisterhood. Deanna's clients live an empowered and inspired lifestyle courtesy of their body's natural wisdom and soulful accountability. Shelby Chibry ~ Storytelling Soul: We Are All Storytellers. Shelby took her mental health issues, and life struggles and turned it around to become a soul-happy embracer of life! Through sharing her story she inspires and uplifts you to live your life authentically and full of dreams! Shelby Chibry is a storyteller and lover of good vibes! She does this through her brand: Gypsy Ellie, spreading self love & empowerment along the way.

Rev. Pat Davies ~ Spiritual Paths: Are we spiritual beings having a human experience? We are spiritual beings seeking a personal connection with the Divine and there are many paths which bring us to a place of discovery. There is something within each of us calling for connection at a spiritual level - you can find that connection. Rev. Pat Davies is a licensed Staff Minister with the Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, California. Her personal vision is to inspire, empower, recognize and support individuals in the awakening of their spiritual connection.

Eric McCooeye ~ The Holy Spirit: He is the 'Most' The 'Spirit Cafe' offers spiritual readings, healing prayer, a destiny word, prayer in a spiritual language or dream interpretation.Eric McCooeye organizes and leads "The Spirit Cafe" and many gifted people serve as readers. A reading ‘looks for the Treasure’ in you, encouraging you in your gifting and destiny! (Eric’s talk will be followed by the lunch break when you can sit with Eric's team and have your own personal spiritual reading.)

Session #4 ~ ELEVATE ~ 4:30 - 6pm

Session # 3 ~ UPLIFT ~ 2:30-4pm

Lunch Break: 12:30-2:30 Spiritual Cafe ~ Spiritual Readings, Walk in Nature, Enjoy Lunch on your own/with friends

Stephanie Banks ~ Creating Authentic Power Stephanie will guide you on a journey that leads to a place of personal awareness which will empower you to align with your true nature where every day life synchronizes with purpose and passion. Stephanie Banks is an author, inspirational speaker and intuitive. Since her near death experience, her unfailing connection to the non-physical realm has brought depth and clarity to those that seek her guidance. Tracy Munson~ Overwhelmed to Overjoyed: 3 Steps to Transform your Life. This talk will assist you to eliminate overwhelm and allow you to have discoveries, clarification and alignment of purpose and direction in your life. Tracy Munson is the founder of Insight Natural Healing, The Overwhelmed Moms Platform, and author of "The Busy Mom's Greatest Companion". She is a Natural Health Strategist & Coach.

Fran Banting~ Thinking Into Results: Success Is an Inside Job. Join Fran as she wakes up your imagination and introduces you to the power of thinking. You will learn the secret to instantly change your attitude, your results and your life. Fran Banting is a Leadership and Performance Consultant, and teaches individuals how to obtain results by changing just one thing: Their minds.

Tammie Oram ~ Relationships From Within. Life-changing tools to elevate your relationships. When it comes to uplifting one’s self and elevating one’s life, relationships are at the centre! Learn how to share love and appreciation for one another from within. Tammie Oram is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor and a Nutritional Therapist bringing both together to support the mind-body connection. Tammie counsels couples and individuals in her private practice.

Jennifer Larsen ~ Feng Shui Your Life. Learn how to implement the time honoured traditions of Feng Shui into your home and life. Get clarity on how your physical environment affects all areas of your life. Energy expert, Jennifer Larsen, walks through life lovingly connected to nature and her surroundings. Her life-purpose is to help others become the best version of themselves through a variety of healing and energy modalities.

Bernita Wienhold-Leahy ~ Mindful Self-Compassion: Cultivating Loving-Kindness and Wellbeing Dr. Bernita Wienhold-Leahy (EdD) is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. Her passion lies in teaching Mindful Self-Compassion in the community and schools to build resilience and wellbeing in others.

Get Your Ticket!

Saturday Sessions:

June 24 7:30am-6pm Burfield Yoga Lodge

Uplifting Yoga Teachers

Each Yoga Session is guided by our incredible teachers. Open to all levels! Beginners welcome. Come and try something you’ve never experienced before. Bring your own yoga mat (and maybe a cushion and blanket too!) You can mix-and-match Speaker Sessions & Yoga Sessions to create your day. 7:30-8:30am Mollie Sommer ~ Morning Sun Salutation. Morning Sun Salutation Class: All levels Sun Salutations Flow. Creating space for you to connect to yourself and your day! Mollie Sommer is the owner of Mollie Sommer Wellness and has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She is passionate about motivating people and helping them achieve their goals. 9:00-10:15am Aarti Doyle ~ Hatha Heart Flow. A hatha yoga flow that focuses on re-connecting with our spiritual heart and remembering our true being as spacious, limitless conscious awareness. Aarti Doyle is the Director of Operations at Anuttara Ashram and the cocreator of Anuttara Yoga. Aarti is a strong practitioner of Yoga both on and off the mat.

11:00am-12:30pm Natalie Saari ~ Yoga + Vibration of Sound with Natalie & Special Guests. Natalie brings another incredible set of Yoga + Vibration of Sound to Sun Peaks! A collaboration of yoga accompanied by live music with local artists. Natalie Saari is both a Physiologist and Kinesiologist, creator of Exhale Centre - Holistic House of Healing. She has graciously devoted herself to this event, to spread the love that is yoga.

Lunch Break: 12:30-2:30 Yoga Talk & Relaxation, Explore the village and have lunch on your own/with friends!

1:00-1:20pm Lunch Yoga Talk ~ Aarti Doyle Yoga in Life: Taking Yoga off the Mat Discover the many aspects of Yoga; learn how to take Yoga into your daily life; remember your true nature and discover how yoga is an ancient science that goes beyond flexibility. Aarti Doyle is the Director of Operations at Anuttara Ashram and the Co-creator of Anuttara Yoga.

1:30-2pm Lunchtime RELAXATION ~ Yoga Nidra Bliss. Come Into Stillness. Allow For Healing. Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that takes the practitioner to a state of hypnagogic sleep where deep cellular healing can occur. Sonja Foss is a 1000 Hour Yoga Teacher and Essential Oils Educator who specializes in providing therapeutic yoga services for breaking through emotional, mental, physical or spiritual blockages.

2:30-3:45pm Nicole O’Donnell ~ Beautiful Bountiful Blissful: Kundalini Yoga An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. Nicole O’Donnell had a profound shift in consciousness through Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness. Her passion is to share the teachings to those who would like to shift into a higher consciousness and transform their lives. 4:30-6:00pm Leilani Reid ~ YOGA: Restore and Reiki. A Blissful Blend of Restorative Yoga and Reiki. Join Leilani for a peaceful practice that will combine restorative yoga postures with reiki healing. This class will help create deep relaxation in your body and mind. Suitable for all levels and no previous yoga experience necessary. Leilani Reid is passionate about inspiring others to live their best life. As a yoga teacher and reiki master, her intention is to share these healing modalities with others so that they may tap into their own power. Leilani is also our wonderful guide for the Saturday Sessions at the Yoga Lodge: introducing the teachers, managing the day and helping everything flow smoothly for you. AND take a look at the COVER of this issue of the magazine - she’s our stunning cover Yogini!

Get Your Ticket!

A Saturday Session Ticket covers your choice of ANY of the amazing Speaker Sessions OR Yoga Sessions! Choose your favourites and go back-and-forth between the two - create your best day ever! (Sunday adventures are a separate add-on ticket - see below)

Sunday Adventures

Take your pick of these awesome ad-on Options

• Morning Run + Yoga • BE BRAVE: Mountain Biking for Women • Bike to Yoga at McGillivray Cabin • Mountain Yoga & Meditation

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Sunday Market

9:30am - 1:30pm

THE OUTDOOR SUNDAY MARKET at Mountain Spirit Festival is part of the Sun Peaks Farmers Market. Check out all the vendors for incredible food, locally handmade goods, gems, jewels and malas, healing, health & wellness, crystals, books, essential oils and more! Find the INTERIOR WELLNESS MOUNTAIN SPIRIT BOOTH

• Meet the Speakers and Authors! • Enjoy sessions to heal and sooth you: body, mind & spirit • Books, magazines, sacred items, jourmals, tea, bottles... • Enter the draws to win wellness prizes! SPECIAL EXHIBITORS to find...

Kristina Benson: Yoga Art Leggings

Believe Inspirations •  May Cause Radiance Insight Natural Healing Gypsy Ellie • K&C Kreations •  Mialisia • Anuttara Ashram One Stop Legging Shop •  Spirit Kelowna Wellness Paradime Essentials ~ doTERRA Wellness Advocate


Sun Peaks Village is home to world-class restaurants. You can also find casual grab and go snacks, pizza, tea and coffee!


Immerse yourself in an uplifting weekend! Book into your choice of accommodations and take in fresh mountain air all weekend as you retreat into where you will meet your Spirit!


Sun Peaks Resort has an incredible variety of extra activities to explore: hiking, golf, shopping, spas, restaurants, stand-up paddleboarding, horseback riding and so much more!

Tickets, Updates, info, videos & other cool stuff:


Free Yoga Sunday 45 minute classes OUTDOORS in the Village Clocktower Square Every hour on the hour. BRING YOUR OWN MAT. All ages & beginners welcome, no experience necessary!

10am ~ Aarti Doyle ~ Hatha Heart Flow

A hatha yoga flow that focuses on re-connecting with our spiritual heart and remembering our true being as spacious, limitless conscious awareness. Aarti Doyle is the Director of Operations at Anuttara Ashram and the co-creator of Anuttara Yoga. Aarti is a strong practitioner of Yoga both on and off the mat.

11am ~ Sonja Foss ~ Hips and Hammies

STRETCH those Beautiful Hips and Ham-strings OH my!! Will this class ever help you reverse tension in hips and hamstrings. Come be led through a chill flow, balancing & releasing postures guaranteed to open you up.Sonja Foss is a 1000 Hour Yoga Teacher and Essential Oils Educator. She loves love, truth and authentic connections and helping people achieve their dreams.

12pm ~ Mollie Sommer ~ Connecting - Body & Mind

All levels Ashtanga style class, blending breath and asanas. Mollie Sommer is the owner of Mollie Sommer Wellness and has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She is passionate about motivating people and helping them achieve their goals.

1pm ~ Tami MacKinnon ~ Power Yoga. A power yoga class that focuses on the smallest muscles to create functional movement. Flow in & out of poses with breath in a beautiful sequence. Tami MacKinnon is a dynamic yoga instructor with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Yoga is her passion and teaching brings her much joy. You will leave enlightened & loved OUTDOOR classes are subject to change! IF it rains go to our backup location (posted online). No pre-registration necessary BUT if you go onto our website or eventbrite & pre-register (free) you get entered to win awesome prizes!

Thank you to our amazing, wonderful and uplifting sponsors


Yoga, Health & Spirituality in B.C. Interior

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ACUPUNCTURE/ACUPRESSURE Shawna Wafler R. Ac, Wild Roots Clinic NADA Certified, Acupuncture, Cupping and Reiki. Kamloops, 250-682-7289

Vital Point Acupuncture, Jennifer Larsen, R.Ac. Classical Acupuncture, Acutonics, Cupping Reiki, Tui Na Massage, Moxibustion Kamloops, 250-376-3070 Vital Point Acupuncture, Chelsea Gimby, R.Ac. Sports Acupuncture, Cupping, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Therapeutic Asian Massage Kamloops, 250-376-3070

Wild Roots Clinic, Dr. Andrea Hansen Healing with Chinese Herbal medicine, food therapy, acupuncture, cupping & moxibustion 250-682-7289


Tanya Thompson - Vedic Traditions Vedic Astrology and Aryuveda 250 320 9355 Kamloops,

Vedic Astrology - Carole Davis You will gain a clear understanding of events happening in your life now and in the future. 250-309-2736


Kristina Benson Art - Yoga Leggings! Local Kamloops Artist // Unique artwork designed onto leggings, capris + scarves. Online Shop:

Interior Wellness Presents: Mountain Spirit Festival: Elevate Your Self June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort

Interior Wellness Presents: Mountain Spirit Festival: Elevate Your Self June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort


Kamloops Back Solutions Spinal Decompression Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

BEAUTY & BODY & HAIR CARE Back to Earth: Organic, Vegan, RAW, Natural, Non GMO, Earth Friendly. SuperFood Toppings, Personal Care and Cleaning line 250-550-6789

GREEN SISTERS Organic skin care & organic essential oils. Handmade with Spirit in 108 Mile Ranch, BC

“Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin� Holistic facials and skin care that give amazing results and peace of mind 250-828-0909 #301-141 Victoria St.

MONAT offers antiaging, naturally based, non toxic hair care products with amazing results!

Threading and Henna Tattoo Specialist BhumikaTalla: Esthetician & Hairdresser Bridal packages, house parties, events Kamloops, 250-374-9744


Mystic Dreams - now in Clearwater! 249b Glen Rd. Across from Fields. Now serving fair trade organic coffee. Stop by and say hello. 250-674-2612

Self-Compassion 8-week Course Building emotional strength and resilience Cultivate a balanced, mindful awareness

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Spirit Quest Books: Salmon Arm, BC offers books, sterling silver jewelry, cd’s, crystals, aura, pictures & unique giftware. 250-804-0392

Sole to Soul Angela Basaraba LPN, Merritt Balancing the body. Reflexology | Reiki | Medical Footcare Health/Wellness Education. 250-315-5020

The Crystals and Curiosities Cabin Destination store opens seasonally in May-October at Akashic Ranch. Find gemstone crystals, jewelry, metaphysical art and other unique gifts. 250-573-1124


Green Space Services: Residential/Commercial Carpet, Upholstery, Area Rugs & Mattress Cleaning. Affordable, Effective, Fast Drying. 250-682-1066 Kamloops,

CHAIR MASSAGE THERAPY Certified Chair Massage Practitioner Deep Relaxation For Mind & Body Jana Lundy 250-299-9330


Dr Paul Ouimet B.Sc, Chiropractor Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 Dr. Troy Fraser 1966 Harrison Way Kamloops BC 250-314-9890

CLINICAL COUNSELLING: REGISTERED Dr. James Keats, MA (Psych), PhD Registered Clinical Counsellor 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938


Courage My Love Coaching Helping busy people thrive with more joy and balanced lives. Nelson BC, 250-551-4451,

Deanna Deacon, Certified Holistic Health Coach Nutrition, Exercise, Relationships, Self Confidence, Motivation, Energy Release, Spirituality 250-818-5207

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Find Strength in Action 250-574-7521 Kathy Richins, ICF Certified Life Coach Health, Wellness & Positive change The Bodymind Ctr, #205, 635 Victoria St.

Maggy Davidson Coach, Teacher, Wayshower Salmon Arm, BC 250-804-0392


Learn how to maintain a healthy landscape within the city’s bylaw by visiting For more information call: 250-828-3888 Soulful sisterhood: A global community of conscious women supporting each other to learn, grow & evolve. Monthly events, daily conversations, authentic community.


Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching. Create the Life You Want! Lynn Aylward 250-319-7364 Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Cory Erlandson 250-319-5175 Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching Create the Life You Want!


Melissa Letendre, BSW, CCH Sage Haven Healing, Certified Crystal Healer, Holistic Life Coach. 778-838-9661


Eden Energy Medicine, Nelson, BC. Private sessions, Classes, Group presentations. Patricia Clapp, B.Ed, M.Ed, MBA. 250-825-4599.

Jason Hogue 250-434-9171 Inca Shamanic Healing, Chakra Balancing Intuitive Readings via Shamanic Journeying Kamloops,

Mari Abraham - Traditional Zulu Shamanic Practitioner Reading of the Bones, Shamanic Healing Sessions, Land Healing and more.





Tania Niedbala 250-434-9171 Spiritual Coaching, Tesla Metamorphosis Healing, Dolores Cannon’s Past Life Regression (QHHT), Quantum Sound

Kangoo Club Kamloops Low Impact/High Calorie Burn! Terra Lundy 250-299-5222

KIX 4 CHIX A non-competitive, ladies-only kickboxing program. Making women feel healthy, strong, beautiful & empowered. 250-819-4121

HEALING & BODY THERAPIES Anne Babchuk: Soul Recognition Release past negative energies, step into the power of the present moment. 778-773-8727

Bonnie Haywood-Farmer CBCP, CECP Body Code/Emotion Code: Identifying & releasing imbalances affecting our Physical, Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing. Savona, 250-373-2473

Dane Stevens: The Neuro Trauma Healing Process & Soul Re-Cognition. Heal your past. Your talents passions and purpose ignited. 778-319-0749

Emotion Code: 250-819-8156 Releasing trapped emotions that cause dis-ease Certified Practitioner Sheila Langlois D.PSc Kamloops,

Kwikfit4u Canada Whole Body Vibration Equipment. West Kelowna 1-877-348-5945 10 Mins/Day = 1 Hr. Exercise

Nature's Fare Markets Live Well - Live Organic 250-314-9560 #5 - 1350 Summit Dr, Kamloops BC Vitamins | Supplements | Produce | Bistro

HEALTHY NUTRITION/FOODS/FARMS Lutz Nutrition: Digestive Issues, IBS, Anxiety, Weight - Coaching for that way of eating you "know you need to do" but aren't. Raina 250-462-1025

Rina Cooke Holistic Nutritionist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

HEALTH INSTITUTES & TRAINING Foundation for Healing Beings Visit website for 2017 programs 250-682-0466

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES Breath Integration Coaching and Training Centre Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 5 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. 250-319-5175

Hawaiian Massage: Health & Wellness Massage & Life Coaching with Kathy Richins Bodymind Center, #205, 635 Victoria St. 250-574-7521

(DNM) Kathy Deane: Teacher, Educator, Councillor, Lecturer. Discover the Secrets of Health. STOP Treating Disease and START Building Health. Lumby,

ReNu-uRadiance Spa, Leah Knight Microcurrent Facials, Aroma Spa Facials and Massage, Reflexology, Touch For Health, Gel Nails Pedicures 250-571- 4657

Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22, 2017 Workshops, Healing, Yoga, Market, Food, Entertainment, Transformation, Meditation

Marilyn Manderson 250-579-9444 Attunement Practitioner A sacred healing art & spiritual practice Kamloops,

Wendy Marr, Certified Passion Test Facilitator One-on-One or Group Discoveries Inspiring Transformation Through Love 250-314-4106 Kamloops,

Bliss Float Centre Floatation therapy Pain relief, relaxation, meditation, athletic recovery and more. #205 - 1150 Hillside D. Kamloops 250-377-7716

Interior Wellness Presents: Mountain Spirit Festival: Elevate Your Self June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES Clearmind Float Spa Float Therapy Spa 3650 Hwy 5A, Knutsford 250-819-7702

Vital Spark Integrative Health Holistic services for the whole community. Christina Lake, BC. 250-443-4000

EXHALE CENTRE ॐ Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari, Physiologist & Kinesiologist, providing specialized care for chronic pain and injury rehabilitation for over a decade in Kamloops 791 Victoria St 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM


Edward Kent Watson: Certified HeartMath Trainer Stress, heart/brain function, resilience, performance self-regulate emotions. Fb: Kamloops HeartMath 250-828-2020


Miss Alexa -Frog Spirit: Reiki, Reflexology, Herbal Consultations, and Psychic Readings. Beautiful surroundings and good energies. 250-376-5124 or 250-319-7827

Therese Dorer 250-578-8437, Kamloops Spiritual Consultations Medium, Shamanic Healing, Meditation, private sessions, empowering you through your Spirit Guides.

MASSAGE THERAPY: REGISTERED Barb Harris Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

Darlene Fair, RMT, RYT 250-318-6300 Craniosacral, Visceral Massage, Osteopathic Techniques, Myofascial Release and Unwinding. #405-153 Seymour, David Wolynec Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

Jenna Nicklas, RMT #5-231 Victoria Street Kamloops 250 319 4871 Facebook: Jenna Nicklas, RMT

Niki Coster Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

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An inter-denominational contemplative/meditation group whose focus is the wisdom/mystical tradition in Christianity. Monday evenings 2x/ month. *FREE* Brian Mitchell Kris Rae Mind and Body Wellness: Stress Reduction, Self Healing Techniques, Guided Meditation Classes, Workshops. See website for *complimentary* meditation. Kamloops, 250-571-1009

Shambhala Meditation Group offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm Free and open meditations. #7-231 Victoria Street. 250-318-6257


Daniel Mandelbaum: Certified Mediator from Justice Institute of British Columbia. Divorce/Couples Mediation Family Mediation Centre: #307-2011 Agassiz Rd Kelowna, 250-863-6399

MIDWIFERY, CHILDBIRTH, BABIES Mighty Oak Midwifery Care Fully funded by BC Healthcare Home or hospital, dedicated service


Dr. Alison Beach BSc.,ND: Allergies, Bioidentical Hormones,Depression/Anxiety, Pediatrics, Women's Health.Thompson Valley Naturopathic 875 Seymour 778-471-2949

Dr. Clayton Bostock, ND: Allergies, Weight loss, Depression/Anxiety, Pediatrics, Sleep disorders, Digestive Health. Thompson Valley Naturopathic 875 Seymour 778-471-2949

Dr. Kaleb Falk, Naturopathic Physician: IV Therapy, PRP/Prolotherapy, Digestive problems, Heavy Metal Chelation, Bioidentical Hormones, Ozone therapy Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St. 250-377-3077 Dr. Tracy Levins, Naturopathic Physician Pediatrics, Women’s health, hormones, fertility, PAP & breast exams. Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St. 250-377-3077

Dr. Steven Jones, 17 Years of Experience:EECP, PRP, Prolotherapy,Chelation Therapy,Ozone Therapy, Cancer Therapies, Bioidentical Hormones, Full Lab Services 250-377-3077

Dr. Marissa Gaucher, Naturopathic Physician: Chronic pain, Autoimmune conditions, IV therapies, digestive and hormonal imbalances. Pharmaceutical prescription 250-377-3077


Dr. Tara Drummond ND 250-374-6938 Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria Street Kamloops

Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND, Full Naturopathic services: Acupuncture, IV Therapy,Women's health, Bio-identical hormone therapy & prescriptive authority. 250-374-9700 735 Victoria Street


Kamloops Osteopathy: Osteopathy, personal training Obstetric Osteopathy, Sport Taping, Sports Rehab, Arthritis Care. Imogen Wood M.Ost & Paul Roberts M.Ost Kamloops, 250-299-5554


EXHALE CENTRE ॐ Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari, Physiologist & Kinesiologist, providing specialized care for chronic pain and injury rehabilitation for over a decade in Kamloops 791 Victoria St 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM Health Quest Cold Laser for Pain Management Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938


Andrea Edwards PT Kamloops Massage Matters Patient Centered Care - Team Effort Approach 250-299-3636


Cloth for a Cause: Non profit, volunteer run organization that loans cloth diapers to interested families. Apply or donate (Facebook too!)

Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service 250-554-9722 Ease of Disposables, Benefits of Cloth.


Infinite Dog ~ dog training with spirit. Tamryn Fudge specializes in aggression and behaviour problems, everyday issues and puppies. Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22, 2017 Workshops, Healing, Yoga, Market, Food, Entertainment, Transformation, Meditation


THE PILATES TREE @ 4th & Seymour Kamloops' premiere Pilates Studio Teaching you to stand tall & stand strong. 250-320-2639

Panda’s Healing Den–Kamloops: Providing Reiki Master Healing Services. Allow me to hold space so you may embrace the bright light within you 250-572-7820 Leilani Reid: Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Live your Best Life, Tap into Your Power 250-571-4326


Exhale Centre ॐ Retreats with Natalie Saari Incredible Retreats Locally and Worldwide For Information and Registration 250-574-3477 Mystic Mountain Women's Retreats Fay McCracken Clearwater BC

Akashic Ranch & Stables Private, natural healing environment available for your workshop, class or getaway. 250-573-1124 Kamloops,

Equinisity Retreats, Liz Mitten Ryan Transformational, healing retreats with a herd of equine higher beings. Kamloops 250-377-3884

Paradise Found Salt Summer Island "Where Sights and Sounds Soothe the Soul" Classes, Retreats,Workshops and now, Food! 888-989-9642

Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Trainings, Retreats and Private Practice Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat August 24–27, 2017 or

Rachel’s Vineyard – Kamloops: Confidential healing retreats for after abortion. Find us on Facebook or Call/text 250-267-5081

Yoga Retreat Halcyon Hot Springs Yoga & the 7 Chakra Retreat: November 3 - 5, 2017 2 nights, Yoga, meals @ $435 all levels. Namaste Yoga 250-832-3647 Summer 2017 | 19


Quaaout Lodge & Spa At Talking Rock Golf Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd. Chase BC 1-800-663-4303


Janice Otremba: Catalyst for Change Beat Burnout. Lower Stress. Power-Up Your Happy. Training programs, Workshops, Coaching 250-574-3734


Breath Integration Coaching Speaker Series For more information: Contact Cory 250-319-5175 Visit:

The Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth Sunday Celebration Circle10:00 am Music, meditation, sharing, tea and coffee Schubert Centre, Vernon. Drop in 250-306-5432.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops Inclusive, caring & spiritually nurturing. Sunday services, lifespan programs & Spirit Play for kids.

WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELLNESS Holistic Health Practitioner ~ Certified Nutritionist Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator ~ Mind Body Wellness Coach. Individualized Nutri-Body® Assessments Contact Melanie: Wild Horse Heart: A Down-to-Earth Hollywood Romance is fun summer read with an empowering message for women! More info:


The Pilates Tree YBR is self massage with balls of various sizes used to release tension from necks, backs, legs and more. 250-320-BODY (2639) #101 – 409 Seymour St.

Atman Yoga with Nicole Aracki RYT 200 Yoga, Energy Work: Guiding you to the Light Within. 250-255-5512

Chair Yoga with Tania Jenson Class time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except on statutory holidays) @ 11 – 11.30am for a 2$ drop in. Desert Gardens @ 540 Seymour

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YOGA FOR YOUTH ॐ Community programs throughout Kamloops. Classes, day camps, mentorship and more. Empowering lil yogis to thrive! Contact us for a program Opportunities. NATALIESAARI.COM |


Drop-In, Pre + Post Natal, Teacher Training 4th & Seymour @ 409 Seymour Street Full details on web site 250-828-6206

Kamloops Hot Yoga 250-374-7426 Sahali - 953 Laval - 75 classes p/week Brock - 17-1800 Tranquille

No Limits Hot Yoga The Hottest Yoga in Kamloops! 905-8th St. Kamloops, B.C. 778-470-5550


Foundation for Healing Beings: RYT 200 Prana Yoga Teacher Training. Starts Oct 15. First in Kamloops! 250-682-0466

South Okanagan Yoga Academy: 250-492-2587 RYT200, RYT300 hr Upgrade to RYT500. In BC, AB & Mexico! 20 years of training teachers at international standards.

RC Yoga: Sorrento, BC 200hr Teacher Training 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hr Teacher Training in Kamloops Faculty: Todd Inouye + Lila Rasa Brown (Vancouver) 2018 Dates TBA No Limits Fitness & Hot Yoga Try our themed yoga - heated & unheated classes 905 8th St. Kamloops BC 778-4705550

Margaret Huff, American Vini-Yoga Institute Certified Yoga Therapist. Private/Small group Yoga sessions for individuals' needs & conditions Kamloops, 250-374-2748

Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22, 2017 Workshops, Healing, Yoga, Market, Food, Entertainment, Transformation, Meditation

Interior Wellness Presents: Mountain Spirit Festival: Elevate Your Self June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort


THERAPEUTIC YOGA PROGRAM for chronic pain & mental wellbeing with Natalie Saari ॐ EXHALE CENTRE - Holistic House of Healing 791 Victoria St | 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM


Mystic Mountain Women Retreats, Clearwater BC. July 8 & 9 - An Intuitive Weekend July 21,22, 23 - Your Soul Is Calling! It is time to answer August 17 & 19 - The Power Of Colour Sept 8,9 & 10 Getting Spiritually Fit 250-674-3068

Penticton Wellness Fair Oct 28-29 Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4 @Parkinson Rec Centre Welcome Bags and Prizes! Over 70 Exhibitors Upcoming: Kelowna Wellness Fair Nov 4-5, 2017

The Passion Test© Discover how to live a life of Fulfillment and Joy effortlessly with Certified Passion Test Facilitator and Inspirational Speaker Wendy Marr. Experience this simple, fun & effective clarity process during a One-on One Session, Discovery Party or Workshop. 250-314-4106 Healers On Healers - FREE 250-819-9041 All Healing/Transformation Practitioners Welcome! Free exchange. Join Facebook Group "Healers on Healers - Kamloops"

Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Cosmology for Empowerment 2: October 12-15, 2017 Inca Initiation 2: October 19-22, 2017 Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat: August 24-27, 2017

Holistic Market and Psychic Fair June 18, Sept 17, Oct 15 & Nov 19 @ 11AM – 4PM Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna. Carly Penfold 250-870-8183

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 15-17, Jericho Beach Park Over 60 brilliant music acts from 18 countries on 7 beachfront stages. Come for the best weekend of your summer!

Live Life Large with JOYce, Sue and Denise Spiritual Intuitives from Alberta. September 8th to 24th Register with: Denise Morier 403-452-8539 landline Forest Bathing with Mairi Budreau Nature bonding, immune system boost, intuition development, meditation and council. 3 hours $55 Saturdays or by appointment.

Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22, 2017 Workshops, Healing, Yoga, Market, Food, Entertainment, Transformation, Meditation


Sacred Moon Emergence, Women Inspiring Women August 25-27 Boston Bar. BC

Medicine Woman Series: A four part Series for the Empowerment for Women beginning October 2017 for more information contact Therese call/text 250-578-8437 Wellness Tool Box: All Ages, All levels, Drop-In Mondays 1:00-1:50pm. ongoing, drop in anytime! Let's Move Studio, 831 Victoria Street.

Stokefest Psychic Fair at Akashic Ranch August 12-13, 2017 10-6pm each day Admission: $5 per person, 10$ at the door 250-573-1124 more info:

ColourSpectrums Personality Styles, On-Site team building Rob Chubb 780-922-6877

Spirit Wilderness Gatherings (indoors): Like-minded people sharing and supporting spiritual awakenings, exploring philosophy, science, and sacred texts to expand and understand the journey. Tuesdays 7–9pm Mairi Budreau 250 299 1238

Evolve 2017, Visions of the Future Aug 19-27, 2017 Edenvale Retreat & Conference Centre, Abbotsford, BC. A One of a Kind Experience! 8 different themes - choose your favorites! For Info and registrations contact: Jeannie Martin 604-866-4493 Visit FB page EVOLVE 2017

Akashic Ranch & Stables and Crystals and Curiosities Cabin presents: June 11-Healing the Healer with Sri Madhu Sai June 17-Summer Solstice with the Three Heart Drummers June 24-Paint 4 Self with Fiona Neal July 8-An Afternoon With Spirit with Michelle Morrison July 9-Spirit Connection with Michelle Morrison July 15-Speak of Spirit with Debbie Hayler July 16-Simply Energy with Debbie Hayler July 22-Infinite Andean Healing with Carlos Gibaja July 29, 30-The Healer and the Dreamer with Martin Comtois Aug 12, 13-STOKEFEST PSYCHIC FAIR Sept 9-The Power of Belief with Steve and Stephanie Banks Contact Marianne 250-573-1124

Attunement, Moving Toward Spiritual Mastery With Ruth Buckingham and Phil Richardson July 29, 2017 10am-4pm St. Andrews on the Square 159 Seymour St. Kamloop. Contact Marilyn Manderson 250-579-9444

Interior Wellness Presents: Mountain Spirit Festival: Elevate Your Self June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort

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s your home giving you energy or draining it? Do you feel much more alert, vibrant, and connected when your home is clean and organized? Do you spend too much time and attention on the details that you don’t like about your living space? Feng Shui (pronounced Fung Shway) is a concept that considers our relationship with the spaces we inhabit. The simple act of rearranging our living and working environments, clearing out clutter, and adding a few simple enhancements, can affect many areas of our lives. Feng Shui concepts address the mind, the body, the environment, and our relationship to them. If you are feeling depleted in the wealth and abundance aspects of your life, for example, look to the back left corner of your home or business (from the front door) and see what is living there. Are there a bunch of unpacked boxes? Dust bunnies? Dead plants? Try clearing out that area, and maybe add a fountain, a light, a plant or mirror, and see how it feels. You can even write down your intentions and what you would like to manifest in life, and place it in this section. Simple Feng Shui practices can influence our health, careers, relationships, families, personal power and more. As human beings, we are experiencing and influencing energy all the time—sometimes we have an abundance of it, others we feel depleted. Energy is meant to meander easily through our homes and our lives. If you are experiencing too many challenges or stagnation, some simple Feng Shui awareness and remedies could be enough to create major and lasting change. Jennifer Larsen is a certified Feng Shui Consultant, through Earth Home School in LA, She has a passion for turning challenging spaces into supportive environments. Connect with her at Learn from Jennifer in person at Mountain Spirit Festival! June 24-25 at Sun Peaks Resort

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he human body contains enormous quantities of potential energy. The average adult has 9000kcal of energy stored in each kg of fat. That’s enough energy to hike half-way across the continent burning 100kcal/hour! You might be wondering, if I have so much potential energy why do I feel so tired? Most of us think we need to produce more energy by eating more food when we are tired. But what if we are tired because we are holding back our energy instead of releasing it?

Since energy is everything, here are three tips to help you boost your everything.


When light (infrared sun, laser, or LED) strikes the water around

your cell membranes, it polarizes and restructures it. As the water in the cells becomes more alkaline, the cell membrane serves as a generator. That’s why sunlight energizes you. This is also part of the basis for light therapies.


Your muscles release energy when they work. Much research is being done on innovative ways to harvest human power to run fitness gyms and dance clubs and even to run our own electronic gadgets. People who exercise are releasing constrained power and this makes them feel more energized.


In the summer nature provides us with lighter, more nutrient dense foods. It is a good time to give your liver a break and fast a little too. Unless you are diabetic, it doesn’t hurt to skip a meal or eat only fruits and vegetables for a day.

To keep it simple, and conserve your time, why not do all three steps at once? Forego the midmorning and late afternoon snacks and instead, take a walk around the block in the sunlight. You will literally charge your own battery and dazzle the world around you with the sparkle of your energy. Cathy Lidster, Health Educator/Nutrition/Allergy Practitioner can be reached at Centennial Building Wellness Centre, 250-819-9041, or

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Live Life Large

ust for a moment, envision a life bigger than you have ever lived before. Imagine what this life looks like - how it feels. Breathe this in! Who are you now? Turn this dream into reality. Use the effective tools below and make it all happen. 1. You and Your Body’s Intuitive Knowing – whether you realize it or not, you are always connected to Source. In any given moment, your Being and your body know what actions promote your highest good. Access your Inner Wisdom to tap into information. One way is muscle response testing. Whatever form you use, state your question to get a “Yes” or “No” answer. 2. Your Emotions – your state of being can be either life-enhancing or less-than-life-enhancing, depending on how you feel about yourself or your circumstances. To shift, refer to Feelings Inventory to access a list of feelings. Use tool 1 to discover the ideal words for you at any given time. Bring yourself to a positive state of being by breathing in each relevant word.

3. Your Intentions – When you set the intention to do something in particular, you invite the Universe to participate with you. Denise Morier’s The Power of Divine Healing Statements© divinely aligns and empowers you to experience life from an expanded perspective. For a selection of Statements, see sample Statements. Breathe in after each selection. 4. Your Support – You are not alone. Ask - there are many beings, physical and energetic, who actively support you in living your dreams. Remember, ask and thou shalt receive! You are invited to be 100% ready, willing and able to receive. Breathe this in. As you apply the tools, trust them and trust yourself. You deserve to Live Life Large – make it happen! Celebrate, express gratitude and share your success. Join Sue Paulson, JOYce McLean and Denise Morier, Spiritual Intuitives from Alberta for 12 transformational events, 6 BC locations, in September culminating in a special 2 day event See ad page 4. Summer 2017 | 25





eing creative is something we do naturally as human beings. Even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, our minds are constantly inventing new ideas and dreaming new dreams. Here are five ideas to get your creative juices flowing: 1) Think of the things that make you happy. Make a list. Pick one thing. Pursue it with childlike wonder. 2) The next time you do yoga, go for a run, dance in your kitchen, or otherwise express your body’s physical nature, remember this is a creative act. Yay!

3) Give yourself permission to be artistic, even if you don’t

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think you have any “talent” in that arena. For example, if you love to sing, do it more often. Talented singers build their skills with years of training. Whatever it is you want to do, practice and have fun with it!

4) Give yourself permission to make mistakes. Often, the fear of messing up stops us before we even begin. Remember, successful people are usually the ones who made the most mistakes, but never gave up. 5) If you’re inspired to write, go for it! If you write one page per day, at the end of the year you’ll have a book. Even a sentence counts (this goes for any endeavor: a few minutes on a yoga mat counts, too). And remember, first drafts aren’t supposed to be perfect—they’re often awful—but you can’t revise a blank page. You have to start somewhere.

Feed your creative nature however is best for you. Even if it’s a little scary, or someone once told you you’re not good at singing (or dancing, or cooking, or whatever), do it your own way. Creativity is at the essence of the human experience. Katrina Ariel is an old-soul rebel, a musician, a tree-hugging yogini who swears, and the author of WILD HORSE HEART: A Down-to-Earth Hollywood Romance. Check her out at

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amaste! I live in the Himalayan mountains, and over the last thirty years, I’ve learned from my guru and through my own daily meditation that we are, each one of us, pure and free and forever blessed. For years I’ve practiced breath exercises and gentle hatha yoga, eaten a pure vegetarian diet, and every single day, taken the time to meditate. I’ve found that the single most powerful technique you can do, is the very simple act of sitting down and closing your eyes each day. Meditation is a practice of freedom and truth; in Padma Meditation you don’t need to join any religion. All you do is sit down and close your eyes and see for yourself that you exist- present and real. With your eyes closed, you know you exist. When you watch where your attention naturally goes, you’ll see it goes to any thought in your mind. You can think

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about your body, or think about other people, or think about your thinking. You can spend your whole time in meditation just thinking! But you might also start to inquire, who is thinking? This direction of inquiry will take you deeper into an awareness of truth. You’ll see that behind all of this busy, changing mind, there is a space of presence that is unchanging. No matter what thinking goes on, this space remains untouched and ever-free. This formless space you see with your eyes closed, is the unchanging ‘you’. For a few minutes in meditation, knowing this still and thought-free space, you are resting in the unchanging presence of who you are. Take one moment right now and close your eyes. Know that this real you is pure, free and forever blessed. Practice this daily for 7 minutes and see how happiness comes! Padma, Marla Stewart, B.Sc., is an enlightened educator, and internationally-renowned meditation expert. Padma hosts four television series, and is certified by the International Meditation Institute of India. Padma will host a workshop at Hollyhock in September, and offers an online meditation course.

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BY JANICE OTREMBA here are an endless number of internet pages touting the habits and psychology of success. But it really comes down to whether or not you're doing things that make you happy. The simplicity of this idea gets lost in our endless quest to forge ahead and achieve. The next promotion or raise will be the one that finally gets you to there - wherever “there” is. But, will that promotion really make you happy? If you’re unsure then it’s time to revisit your values and ask yourself if your life aligns with those values. Being aligned with your values generates an inner drive, allowing you to reach higher levels of success. Being unsure about what makes you happy or feeling uncomfortable with where you could mean you’re stuck in a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset comes from getting

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caught up in social constraints and stereotypes and end up focusing on what something is “supposed” to look like. This mindset can be paralyzing, especially if a person comes to define their identity and worth based on outcomes and constant comparisons with others. When your definition of success is based on these comparisons you are unable to be true to yourself. Conversely, a growth mindset often brings success through continual learning and improvement. The innate curiosity of this mindset drives a person to learn, and to learn from a process. Want to know if you’re stuck? How willing are you to change? If you’re unwilling to change inconsequential stuff then you’re probably not willing to take a risk to change the important stuff. You can move towards a growth mindset by conditioning yourself to believe you’re capable of change. Taking time to truly understand what drives you and creates happiness will aid in prioritizing your time to focus on goal-related activities--leading to success. Janice is a professional speaker, facilitator and coach specializing in stress management, health & wellness and personal growth. She gives simple, sound advice for creating the best you.

Summer Sunshine Coleslaw



ummer is here and picnic season is upon us! It’s a great time to gather with friends and family and take part in some fun times and of course, food. Whether you are a vegetarian/vegan, paleo, an omnivore or just looking for a fun new take on coleslaw, this recipe is for you! This coleslaw is sunny, fresh and fruity with a bit of zing. It’s very light so it’s perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to feel bogged down. This recipe incorporates red cabbage which is an amazing way to add vitamin C, vitamin K and iron into your diet. Plus mangoes are a great source of vitamins A and E. Your immune system will get a boost from all the healthy vitamins and minerals and your taste buds will thank you as well.


- 1/2 red cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups) - 2 mangoes, diced - 2 carrots, peeled and shredded - 1 small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped - the juice of 1 lemon - 1 to 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar (substitute apple cider vinegar if paleo) - 1 tsp of honey (substitute maple syrup if vegan) - 1 tsp of mustard - salt and pepper to taste Mix the cabbage, mangoes, carrots and cilantro in a large bowl. In another bowl combine the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard and salt and pepper. Whisk until combined. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw and stir. Allow the coleslaw to chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours and stir again before serving. Enjoy!

Sarah Mostaghel is a writer and health/fitness coach

living in Kamloops, BC. She is passionate about yoga, nutrition, helping others, and her pet husky, Luna.

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A Meet-and-greet in Your Garden rab a refreshing beverage and sit quietly in your yard or

After you’ve taken the time to observe the diversity of life in your

watch your plants closely. You’ll be amazed by the life

• avoiding use of toxic sprays or dusts, as you may end up

next to your garden for a few minutes. Use this time to

that exists in one small area. Most of the insect life you observe (and a lot you can’t see) is helping your plants to grow in

numerous, unseen ways. In fact, 95-99% of all insect species we

encounter are beneficial and/or harmless to human life or gardening efforts.

Let’s put the insect world aside for the moment and consider

other critters that are helpful (some are more lovable than

others, of course). There are birds, bats, toads, snakes, spiders,

and earthworms, to name a few. The relationship between the plant, animal, and insect world is fascinating.

In nature, pests and plant diseases exist but rarely get out of

hand. Problems start to arise where there is an imbalance. Indiscriminate pesticide use contributes to imbalance by killing

more than the target pest. We should take our cue from nature and strive for balance by encouraging biodiversity.

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garden, you can actively invite more garden helpers by:

causing accidental injury or death to beneficial insects and critters

• selecting a variety of plants – try using native species • planting trees and shrubs for shelter

• planting a border of companion plants rich in pollen and nectar as a food source for beneficial insects in their adult stages

• using a windbreak (e.g. hedge) to reduce dust, since beneficial

insects dehydrate easily

• providing a source of water for birds and insects – fill a

shallow bowl or birdbath with stones and water so beneficial insects and birds can land and drink without drowning

To learn more about creating healthy landscapes through Integrated Pest Management, visit:


Ways Into Meditation


You want to begin meditating or you’ve tried, but gave

up - great! This is for you.

1. Time - there isn’t any. If you have five minutes to

think about them later. Put attention on your breath, imagine seeing the air move in and out of your body.

do your hair or half an hour to meet a friend for

4. Use guided meditations. They can be found on

A period of ten minutes is a good point of entry.

favourite guru. Familiarity breeds boredom, so if

coffee, then ten minutes can be found to meditate.

Like personal grooming, make those ten minutes a habit to enhance how you look, think, and feel.

2. Distractions. Shut off devices and remove yourself

from people and places with distractions and

interruptions. Wherever you can find solace go there. Bathtub, park bench, your vehicle parked in

Youtube or Hay House or the website of your your mind wanders switch to a different meditation

expanding the duration and experience.

This will get you started into a life changing practice. Meditation is nutrition for the brain, body, emotions and fuel for a spiritual awakening.

a quiet place.

3. Can’t shut off thoughts. Of course you can't, it's

natural to have thoughts, lots of them! When they come just mentally wave them by because you can

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What is MicroCurrent? BY LEAH KNIGHT


Fine lines from repetitive facial expressions grow deeper

with time, creating grooves in the skin that most

commonly affect the eyes, cheeks, jawline and neck.

The use of MicroCurrent on specific muscle groups at

icroCurrent treatment has been used for

decades as a healing modality, to reduce pain,

and to enhance wound healing. Research has

shown that MicroCurrent enhances tissue healing by 150-

300%. This procedure stimulates the facial area helping to tone and tighten the skin.

varying frequencies causes a reaction in the spindle cells,

as well as the golgi tendon organ, causing muscles to rest at a shorter length. When this happens the face is lifted,

firmed and toned for a more youthful appearance.

At the skin level, MicroCurrent improves circulation and reduces





production of collagen and elastin, and in turn improves

Using MicroCurrent addresses sagging skin, dark circles,

the tone and texture of the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles

skin, wrinkles, scars and much more. Several treatments

about “lifting” but the “radiant glow” of youthful skin.

puffy eyes, droopy eyelids, red complexion, sun damaged consecutively will result in longer lasting results.


Cosmetically, MicroCurrent works on two levels: the facial

muscles and the facial skin. The reason our skin wrinkles

as we age is because the facial muscles attached to the

skin gradually lose their tone and resting muscle length.

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are eliminated in this process. A younger face is not just

MicroCurrent facial rejuvenation delivers on both these aspects of a youthful face!

Leah is an Esthetician, Reflexologist and Touch for Health Practitioner and is dedicated and committed to her client’s health andwell-being. She has been involved in the healing arts for 24 years