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Interior Wellness Fall 2014

Yoga, Health & Spirituality in B.C. Interior




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Yoga, Health & Spirituality in Kamloops & B.C. Interior

F r om t h e P u b l i s h e r , Elizabeth Beeds

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At this time of year we start to harvest in the natural world. You might still shop for your food rather than grow it yourself but we are still connected to the cycles of nature and you might now feel a natural time of gathering within you if you listen closely. Have you read books, attended trainings and seminars, perhaps studied trained and worked on your ‘self’ for years? Now Is the time to harvest that information and put it into action: gather what you have learned and take it out into the world. Share it with others, use it in daily practice.

What will you be gathering as we enter the fall? • Wisdom from past experience • Love for the life you lead and those around you • Gratitude for all you have • Patience knowing all will be well

Whatever you do, remember to gather your friends and loved ones near and definitely gather at the wellness festival!

Gather with friends at the Interior Wellness Festival: September 26-28 at TRU in Kamloops. Enjoy healing, fitness and wellness: treatments, classes, workshops, music and performance. We hope you will come harvest knowledge with Interior Wellness Magazine and our vibrant community at the festival.

Returning Home To The Divine Within By Rev. Joy-anne Fournier

As Summer comes to a close and the warm nights begin to turn cool, just like the Swallows return to Capistrano each year, many of us are returning home from our summer’s journey. At times, we may find ourselves tossed and turned by conditions and circumstances now and again, get thrown off course and lose our way. Has anything like that ever happened to you? If it has, then this may serve you in a profound way as we Return Home, home to the Divine within, home to the Changeless, home to a profound Faith, home to Peace of mind and heart, and home to Truth.

“Returning Home to the Changeless” is building a foundation for handling change - any kind of change, whether it’s the type of change that causes us to say “Thank Goodness” or “Goodness, No!” Using an analogy of the man who built his house on solid rock, we return home to the ever-present, unchanging Power of The Divine Within.

“Returning Home in Faith” We could all benefit by returning home in faith, couldn’t we? The real question is: faith in WHAT? We all have a lot of faith, but in what do we have faith? Often times, especially in challenging times, our faith is misplaced. What we are really called to do is to return home to a faith in our Divinity, in the Unity of all life and in the integrity of the Universe.

“Returning Home to Peace” In today’s world, there is a lot of talk about peace. Actually, there is a lot of talk about the absence of peace and the turmoil that surrounds us. These conversations are often accompanied by blame of corporations, countries, governments or rebel factions for being the cause. But is that true? As spiritual people, we know intellectually that peace begins with us, but do we actually live that in our hearts? We are called to return home to Peace of mind and heart. “Returning Home to Truth” Rounding out our Returning Home by returning home to Truth, the Spiritual Truth that when we keep our eyes lifted to Spirit, we can create miracles, we can attain high Spiritual goals and dreams and we can create day-to-day lives that simply work better!

Today, I choose to return home to the Divine that I am, as I see beyond appearances and see only the Good in all situations. I return home knowing that The Divine is the Source of all my Good. Today, I return home to Truth.

Rev. Joy-anne Fournier is the Minister serving the Centre for Spiritual Living, Kamloops. She has over 18 years experience teaching classes on Spirituality, offering Spiritual Counseling, officiating weddings and memorials, and in her spare time enjoys the creative arts, walks in nature and ballroom dancing. For more information, contact or call250- 314-2028

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Reduce Stress and Recharge By Nature’s Fare Markets

Are you feeling the negative effects of stress? Stress has become a serious health issue for a growing number of people. In some circumstances, stress can be a positive thing; it can motivate you to perform at your best, or help to make a quick decision in an emergency situation. But, stress becomes negative when it becomes part of daily life.

Chronic stress affects the body, behaviour, and mood. It can cause high blood pressure, constant headaches, increased risk of heart attack, and muscle pain or tension, along with a number of other serious health concerns. Try some of these helpful tips to reduce stress and prevent the negative impact it can have on your well being.

1. Understand the Cause

Keep a stress journal. Make an entry each time you experience the feelings of pressure, anxiety or stress. This will allow you to recognize stress triggers and assist you in adjusting your daily routine to avoid them.

2. Take Daily Lifestyle Steps

Here are two factors to help reduce stress: get a good night’s sleep, and participate in daily exercise. Get at least 8 hours of sleep in a dark cool room. Darkness triggers the release of the sleep hormone Melatonin. Daily exercise releases endorphins and reduces the build of stress hormones.

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Look for products that include Ashwaganda, Rhodiola or Siberian Ginseng, as these are all restorative herbs that help the body reduce anxiety, depression and the effects of stress. GABA, 5-HTP or L-Theanine, help with the body’s production and balance of key hormones. Nature’s Fare Markets offers articles on a variety of wellness, environmental, and social topics available through their blog, The Good Life magazine, and social media pages. Connect with Nature’s Fare today.

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Midwifery From a tiny acorn, grows the mighty oak

Joanna Nemrava, local midwife and President of the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) with Vice-President of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), Catherine Collins-Fulea with Emmanuelle Ebert, the President-Elect of CAM, and Ginger Breedlove, the ACNM President at the 30th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives held this year in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Ahhh… Time!

By Kris Rae

Society is obsessed with time, constantly driven by the clock! Most people now have heard of the law of attraction… one of the absolute, unchanging laws of this glorious universe. The law basically states that people will attract what they give their focus to. So, in relation to “time,” what will they attract if they constantly focus on not having enough time? A consistent apparent lack of time! The other phenomenon regarding time is the multi-tasking myth. An attempted solution to lack of time is to try to put even more into each moment of time! However, often, they get less done! The lack of presence to each task makes each less effective. Here are some ideas for people to help with attracting a better relationship with time:

Seeing time as a friend. They can compliment time on a regular basis and be grateful for the things they do get done. Focussing on the good and not dwelling on the lack.

They can multi-task … A little! There are two activity types that pair together well, “thinking required” tasks and “non-thinking required” tasks. For example, people could listen to music while working, do mental planning while walking, fold laundry while watching a favourite show (though some husbands may say this one is not possible!). As long as only one of the activities requires mental concentration, it works!

Choosing tasks that feel good to them. They can set the expectation that there is a good time for everything!

Take time off the clock. For example, a walk with no set return time. This shows them they are free to choose how they spend their time. All in all, if people just lighten their relationship with time and see it as their ally, it will start becoming exactly that! Kris Rae teaches meditation and relaxation techniques for all ages in classes in Kamloops plus develops self-healing tools and guided meditations for home use.

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After Summer Detox Do I Really Need One? By Dr. Alison Beach

The answer is: it depends on how you have treated your body over the spring and summer months. Due to being more social and being on holidays in the summer, most people usually eat more and differently than they normally do, meaning more sugar, alcohol and fast food. If this is the case for you, then, you may want to consider doing a detox.

So what is a detox, you may ask. Detox or detoxification is an important process our body uses to remove unwanted toxins that build-up from pollutants such as in the air and in our food. A toxin is basically any substance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body. The focus of detoxification is to clean toxins from the body in order to promote optimal health. There are two main types of toxins that we are exposed to including internal and external toxins. External toxins include chemicals ingested such as pesticides, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, cleaning agents, and cigarette smoke. We acquire these toxins by breathing them in, eating them, or through physical contact. Internal toxins are the toxins that our bodies produce through normal, everyday functions. Impaired digestion can also cause the production of toxins.

Due to the fact that we live in such a “polluted” world, most of us are exposed to toxins on a regular basis. Toxin exposure can lead to many symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, skin problems, hormonal imbalance, digestive issues, allergies, headaches, and asthma. Detoxification improves health, vitality and rejuvenation. It helps to clear symptoms, treat disease and prevent future problems.

Thus, a couple times a year, mainly spring and fall, the body needs to detox to ‘deep clean.’ It is important to note that not all detoxification programs are suitable for everyone. In fact, many people can get very sick from detox programs if it is too strong for what their body can handle. Therefore, it is important to discuss detoxification with a healthcare provider to tailor a program specific to the needs of your body. Dr. Alison Beach (formerly Assmus), ND has been in practice for 5 years. Formerly at Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic, she now opened Thompson Valley Naturopathic Clinic Inc. 778-471-2949,


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How to spot a Shaman

By Tamryn Fudge

A shaman isn’t someone special. He has no super powers, he has no dreams of running the world. A shaman is an everyday person, one who has surrendered to his deepest desire to help his fellow man.

The path of a shaman is one of challenge – filled with the necessity to remain clear and open to the guidance and opportunities for healing around him. If you meet a shaman who seems self-important, then perhaps he is not wearing the right outfit. For the outfit of a shaman is one of humble service, lost love and found souls.

A shaman renounces her life, to some extent. Agreeing to serve her brothers and sisters in whatever way she can. She creates a life of service, available to her community for whatever they may require.

A shaman develops relationships with the energies that hold power in the land and waters around her.

The energies she learns about become dancing partners, dear friends and mentors. They hold her feet, grounding and supporting her, as she journeys into the other realms to seek answers and wholeness for others.

A shaman is a mystery; for she must walk her own path, striking a balance between collective purpose and personal desire. She must dip her own bowl in the water only to sustain herself, but not to overfill. Once upon a time, shamans were understood and respected for who they are – men and women who walk between the worlds so that we may heal our hearts in this world.

Nowadays, shamans are scattered and few. If you meet a shaman, you may never know it. But perhaps you may feel it, my friend.

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Tamryn Fudge has studied Inca shamanism and become a full mesa carrier. She is an earnest medicine woman, living and working with the age-old teachings of these healing traditions.


By Sri Madhuji, Foundation For Healing Beings

Gratitude shifts people’s focus to the prosperity that is already present within them. With gratitude, they count their blessings, notice simple pleasures, and acknowledge everything they receive in life (both positive and negative) as a gift from the divine. With gratitude, they are continually aware every moment of how much they’ve been given (positive and negative), and they are learning to live their lives in awe.

In addition, behavioral and psychological studies have shown that surprising life improvements can stem from practicing gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient; it strengthens relationships, improves health, releases tension, and reduces stress. Of all the relationships one can have, that to the mother is regarded as the most significant one. Ancient Vedic texts clearly mentioned that gratitude to the mother is kept at the highest pedestal (on a par with or even above God).

When people hold negative images of mother inside them based on their childhood experiences, they stop relating to their mother, who sacrificed to bring them into this world. A simple, common sense observation shows how a mother pours uncon-

ditional love to her children, and their very existence is due to her sacrifice. Studies have found that gratitude to the mother is correlated with the removal of obstacles and improved health.

People need to release any negative images they hold and express their gratitude to their mother. They should connect to their heart center, bring the image of their mother clearly in front of them, and release any form of negative thoughts such as “she does not love me” or “she is selfish,” and any emotions such as fear, anger, and hatred they hold inside. They need to give themselves permission to forgive themselves, accept themselves as they are, and invoke the Divine Mother and see her in their heart sanctuary.

Sri Madhuji is an intuitive, informative and insightful speaker and spiritual teacher of prosperity techniques. He provides individual coaching, family counseling, therapeutic energy balancing, teacher training, mentoring, and leadership programs.

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Sustainable Building "In Canada, buildings are responsible for: 33 percent of all energy used; 50 percent of natural resources consumed; 12 percent of non-industrial water used; 25 percent of landfill waste generated; 10 percent of airborne particulates produced; and 35 percent of greenhouse gases emitted." *(CEC, 2008)

Use Less of the Planet

A building's energy consumption will exist for its lifetime, according to its design and its occupants' habits. There is also the energy cost of the materials that go into the creation of the building. And the energy used to actually create the building the fuels and materials used in the construction event itself. "Embodied energy" is the total of energy inputs used to create and deliver a product or service and it is a valuable way to assess how we build. Consider the full impact of a construction event and make it count.

Live in a Healthy Home

Typical construction products off-gas sometimes quite toxic materials. The Living Building Challenge's (LBC) Red List and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating standards assist us in choosing healthier products for our buildings. The more consumers who request these materials, the more easily we will be able to access them off the shelf in the future at the suppliers. Currently, sourcing 'cleaner' materials is one of the most time-intensive aspects for many builders attempting the LBC.

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suppliers’ questions about what they provide and how they can design for efficiency, use less, create less waste, employ healthier designs/products and include or plan for solar electricity and/or hot water. Consider the embodied energy in your products. Purchase cleaner and more local materials where possible. Ask for Energy Star rated products; they are often available but may not be on display. Sometimes, this is more expensive, but often not; you need only plan and ask for them.

By making informed changes, however small, we offer others a base of information and drive the shift to a healthier, more resilient, economically and socially healthy, sustainable community.

The Split Rock Home Project

The first Living Building Challenge registered project in the Kamloops area is nearing completion now. A modern, airtightbut-healthy, low-embodied energy, net zero electricity and almost completely net zero energy, affordable home made of primarily natural and local materials and built with resiliency in mind.

Wendy McLean is the designer-owner-builder of this unique home and owner of Split Rock Sustainable Technologies. You can find out more about Renewable Energy, Natural Building and the Split Rock Home Project at or contact Wendy: e: c: 250-318-7524. *Green Building in North America: Opportunities and Challenges. Secretariat for Commission on Environmental Co-operation. 2008.


Design to Use Less

In terms of energy-use standards, several rating systems exist. Many of you are familiar with LEED, which several buildings in Kamloops meet. There is also Passivhaus, a European standard of overall efficiency, which many homes in North America have now met. There are also the distinctions of being Net Zero - this may be Net Zero Electricity or Net Zero Energy (producing as much total energy as one uses, both electrical and heating). The Energy Star program also rates buildings as well as appliances and products.

Design to Provide More

The LEED standard incorporates multiple standards of sustainability, attempting to encourage not only more efficient design, but healthier buildings and healthier communities. The Living Building Challenge goes even further, intending us to integrate our buildings into our environment to achieve net zero water and net zero energy use, with the lowest embodied energy possible, while causing the least damage to the environment and to create net positive effects on the environment and community.

What Can I Do?

You don't need to be building to a rating standard to make use of them. One can learn much by reading about these standards, looking at what they value and at how different designers and builders have met their requirements in different ways and asking for products that meet their standards.

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Mystic Sage Within


e have all heard the saying, "We are spiritual beings having a human experience." On a daily basis, we are interacting with spirit and energy. We all house innate gifts within our beings, and at this time on earth, these blessings are being awakened. Our soul holds knowledge and experience of ''who we are" and "why we are here." There is a metamorphosis within our hearts that is here to help us remember our purpose on earth. The innate is the wise part of our being, beyond the linear, rational thinking of the mind. Our innate awareness resides naturally within us, communicating and guiding us daily. Everyone possesses these attributes, and we call messages we receive from the innate part of our beings "intuition." Intuition brings information to our awareness in a few ways.

Clairvoyance is the ability to "see" spirit. This could be experienced by viewing fleeting mental images in your mind's eye. Visionaries perceive auras (energetic fields) around people, animals, and trees in an energetic rainbow of light information. Many clairvoyants are visual and artistic, and experience vivid, colourful dreams. Hold the intention to see only love and that is what you will see.

Clairaudience is the ability to "hear" spirit. Have you experienced ringing in your ears, or hearing music/voices when you are alone? We may receive repetitious guidance or fleeting messages, informing us to take specific actions. Telepathy is a form of clairaudience, where one can tune it to another person's thought's in their presence or remotely. We all can commune and receive support and benevolent love from our guides, Archangels, and the Ascended Masters. 14 | Fall 2014

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Clairsentience is experiencing through recurring emotional feelings and physical sensations which may have no apparent connection to your current state of mind. Empathic beings experience this since they are extremely sensitive and posses the ability to perceive what other people are feeling, thinking, and intending as if these were their own expressions. You may experience tingling sensations in your body, stomach aches, instant anger, or your hair standing up on the back of your neck. Claircognizance is when we just have a “knowing� about something from the past, present, or future without receiving the information in a traditional manner. You may have premonitions or predictions about events, and receive random pieces of information about people, places, or situations out of the blue. The messages come to you through sudden insights with a sense of foreboding or deja vu, and a feeling of certainty or correctness.

There are many ways that spirit weaves its way into our daily lives. We can connect with spirit by using our intention, and trusting ourselves and our gifts. Place your hand on your heart, and breathe gratitude deep into your heartspace, this stills the mind. Then imagine strong roots growing from the bottom of your feet deep into the unconditionally loving earth which supports us daily, this will ground you. The innate within us provides love, support, and guidance just waiting to empower you, just ask.

Tania’s approach to healing is a complementary blend of Physical, Energetic, and Sound Therapies to support personal wellness and empowerment. Contact Tania at or call 250-434-9171

The Diaphragm: Not Just Another Muscle By Paul Roberts

Why is the diaphragm so important for my body? The thoracic diaphragm is a hugely important, dome shaped muscle inside your ribcage. Its main function, alongside the external intercostal muscles, is inspiration – i.e. breathing in.

The diaphragm’s main job is to contract and pull the lungs downwards. During a strong inwards breath, the tendon can pull the lungs down up to 4 inches. This works like a bellows – as the lungs stretch and become larger, pressure inside them drops and becomes lower than the pressure outside, causing air to become sucked into the lungs.

As the diaphragm drops down, we expect the abdomen to expand a little bit to give it more room and make sure we get enough oxygen for our body`s needs. Here is a big problem for many of us in this day and age – we don’t like our bellies sticking out! Lots of people we have come across seem to have been raised to hold in your tummy and keep your chest puffed out as proper posture. This leads to a change in breathing habits. We keep our bellies pulled in tight, which limits how much space the diaphragm has to pull down. To compensate for this, we try to use secondary muscle groups, to use our upper ribs to inhale with shorter, sharper breaths.

Already, this affects the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our blood and cause symptoms which can be related to hyperventilating! In addition, these secondary muscle groups often have more than one function. For example, the scalene and levator scapulae muscles in the neck are used to move the head around, but when the head is held still, they also help pull up the upper ribs to help breathing in. So the less the diaphragm does, the more these muscles become overworked and tight, which can cause neck pain or perhaps compress nerves, causing things like numbness in fingers! It`s not just the neck muscles which have 2 functions. Have you ever heard the stomach being described as a washing machine, mashing and pulping up food into a liquid ready to be digested? It is the diaphragm which provides the power for this. The stomach sits on the opposite side of the diaphragm to the lungs – so as the lungs expand, the stomach is flattened and vice versa. When the diaphragm is not being used as much, this washing machine doesn’t work as well. Food is less broken down in the stomach and is less easily absorbed further down in the intestine, which can exacerbate digestive problems.

If you have been breathing like this for a while, it can take some time to retrain yourself. Your body will have adapted, for example, lower rib joints and their related muscles may be stiff and restricted, which manual therapy such as osteopathy can help with. We often give breathing exercises in conjunction with this, which focuses on where you take in breath to help change which muscles activate without thinking while breathing. My favourite exercise for this is to lie down, placing one hand just below the navel, and the other hand with your index finger extended 12 inches from your mouth. As you breathe in through your nose, make a really conscious effort to expand your belly and let the hand lift with the movement. As you breathe out, purse your lips and blow onto the finger as if it is a birthday candle. You are trying to flicker the imaginary candle but not blow it out!

Paul Roberts is a UK trained osteopathic practitioner and owner of Kamloops osteopathy. He has additional training in sports massage and sports taping and enjoys working with a variety of people ranging from young athletes to elderly people with arthritis.

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BARRE classes are gaining popularity as one of the hottest fitness trends. BARRE is a one hour, full body workout using elements from ballet, Pilates and sport conditioning. This unique and fun workout combines low impact moves with high intensity intervals of strength training followed by stretching. A regular routine of BARRE classes will sculpt the body, resulting in a toned, trim physique. What should you expect from a BARRE class?

During a BARRE class, you should experience a range of lowimpact exercises that tone and firm up the butt, legs, torso and arms. These resistance exercises not only sculpt muscles and elongate the appearance of the body, but they also build strength. BARRE class is done to music, creating an upbeat and fun-paced class that increases your heart rate and helps to burn fat while building muscle.

You will and should feel the burn of your muscles as you squat, pulse, pliĂŠ, rise, and move your body through a range of motions. Just as you think you cannot do any more, you move into a stretching phase where you stretch out and release the muscles you were just working.

During class, you should feel that you are working your full body, building strength, stamina, endurance, flexibility and dynamic stability. What should you NOT expect from a BARRE class?

Pain - of ANY kind. Not in your knees, not in your feet, not in your neck, etc. BARRE class is designed to work your entire body and you should feel the work everywhere - your legs, your arms, your core. However, if you feel pain in your low back, in your knees, or in your neck, something is wrong with the execution of the movements during class (assuming no previous injury). During class, corrections should be given on how to do the movements effectively so that no pain is experienced and also that you are getting the most out of the work, staying safe and injury free. No previous training is required to take a BARRE class. Classes are open to all ages and fitness levels. No ballet training is required! You get a lot of the benefits of ballet without ever having to don a tutu!

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Tricia Treherne is a certified Pilates & Barre instructor. She has a background in ballet and dance and has been teaching for over 7 years.

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Ayurveda is an ancient science of natural living that hails from India. Ayu meaning life and veda meaning scripture, Ayurveda can be translated as The Book of Life.

Sadhus (holy men in India) and ancient sages studied nature and through meditation, the laws of natural living to increase health and longevity. They passed this knowledge down to the general population, teaching techniques to live in harmony with nature and how to heal with natural cures.

Warriors in ancient India gave self massage with oil as part of their training to increase strength, vitality and stamina. In modern times, young babies and respected elders are given an oil massage for the same reasons.

According to Ayurveda, every living thing has a life force called prana which we obtain from wholesome food, water, fresh air and sunlight. Improper or unnatural living can cause a depletion of prana or blockages in the body. Ayurvedic massage (abhyanga) is an Ayurvedic technique that increases the flow of prana to stave off disease and illness.

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It has an effect on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. When administered properly and regularly, it enhances circulation and blood flow, aids in proper breathing, digestion, and sleep. It has a strong detoxification effect and is helpful for treating stress, skin issues, arthritis and muscular/ joint pain.

Traditional Indian massage techniques, rhythmic strokes, and unique blends of specially prepared medicinal herb infused oils are used. Ayurvedic massage focuses on marma points throughout the body similar to reflexology or acupressure points.

The oil is important because it carries the therapeutic benefits of the herbs beyond the skin and into the cells. It helps to sustain the flow of prana in the body long after the massage is complete, bringing a greater sense of overall harmony and balance to the recipient.

Nakul Dey has been practicing Ayurvedic massage and yoga in North India since 2004. He recently moved his practice to Kamloops and is happy to be serving in our community. Contact: 250-319-9855 Fall 2014 | 17

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Interior Wellness Kamloops Class Directory MONDAY

9:00 - 10:30 am YOGA: Restorative Robyn @ Let’s Move Studio

10:00 - 11:30 am YOGA: Gentle Movement Andrea @ North Shore Community Centre 10:30 – 11:45 am Parent & Baby Yoga (pre-register) Tania @ The Yoga Loft


9:00 - 10:30 am YOGA: All Levels Christine S @ Let’s Move Studio 11:00 – 11:55 am Prenatal yoga Amber Hooton @ The Yoga Loft

6:00 - 6:50 pm ZUMBA: All Levels Shay @ Let's Move Studio

7:00 - 7:50 pm Abs & Buns All Levels - Jaime @ Let's Move Studio

8:00 - 8:50 pm HipHop - Progressive Jaime @ Let’s Move Studio

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2:00 - 3:00 pm

3:15 - 4:15 pm Kids Yoga Marcia @ The Yoga Loft

5:00 - 5:50 pm YOGA: All Levels Stephanie @ Let’s Move Studio 12:05 - 12:55 pm Lunch Hour Yoga Christine S. @ The Mind Body Connection 5:00 - 5:55 pm Bellydance Beginners All Levels Welcome Tammy @ Let’s Move Studio

5:00 - 6:30 pm Mindful YOGA: All Levels Christine S. @ Mind Body Connection 5:30 – 6:30 pm Nia Trudy & Carole @ St. Paul’s Hall

6:30 – 7:30 pm Gentle Nia Carole @ North Shore Community Centre

12:00 - 1:00 pm YOGA: Any Shape Any Size! Bonny @ Let’s Move Studio Carrie Few @ Hal Rogers Centre

3:15 - 4:15 pm Kids Yoga Marcia @ The Yoga Loft

5:00 - 6:00 pm YOGA: Beginners Yoga + Carrie Few @ Valleyview Hall

10:45 - 11:45am Gentle & Restorative Yoga Angie @ The Yoga Loft

Gentle Touch Yoga With & Without Chairs

10:45 -11:45 am ZUMBA GOLD (Beginners) Shay @ Let’s Move Studio

5:00 - 5:50 pm YOGA: Restorative Katarina @ Let’s Move Studio


6:00 - 6:50 pm ZUMBA: All Levels Shay @ Let's Move Studio

7:00 - 8:15 pm YOGA: Stong Flow Power Yoga Drop in Amber H @ The Yoga Loft

7:00 - 8:00 pm YOGA: Beginners Any Shape, Any Size! Bonny @ Let’s Move Studio

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9:00 - 10:30 am YOGA - All Levels Bonny @ Let’s Move Studio

4:00 - 5:00 pm Yoga: Teens @ The Yoga Loft

5:00 – 5:50 pm ZUMBA: All Levels Imogen @ Let’s Move Studio

10:30 – 11:30 am Nia Trudy & Carole @ Nuance Studio

6:00 - 6:50 pm Bokwa: All Levels Imogen @ Let’s Move Studio


8:00 - 8:50 am ZUMBA Imogen @ Let’s Move Studio

8:00 - 9:00 am Yoga: Foundations @ The Yoga Loft 9:30 - 10:30 am Kids Yoga Marcia @ The Yoga Loft

10:30 – 11:30 am YOGA: All Levels Tania @ Let’s Move Studio


9:00 - 10:00 am Yoga: Flow Yoga @ The Yoga Loft

10:45 -11:45 am ZUMBA GOLD - Beginners Shay @ Let’s Move Studio

7:30 - 8:30 pm MEDITATION @ Let's Move Studio

12:00 -12:50 pm No Sweat Stretch Paul @ Let’s Move Studio

12:00 - 1:30 pm Mindful YOGA: All Levels Christine S. @ Mind Body Connection

2:30 - 3:30 pm YOGA: Beginners Yoga Carrie Few @ Mt Paul United Church (N.Shore) 3:30 - 4:30 pm YOGA: Beginners Shevani @ Let’s Move Studio


Amber Hooton 250-318-5370

Bonny Ziegler 778-470-5803

Carole 250-828-2109

Christine Schieberle 250-374-5421

Shay Curle 250-372-9642

5:00 - 5:55 pm Bellydance with choreography All Levels Tammy @ Let’s Move Studio

Susan McDonald

Marcia Wilson 250-828-6206 Trudy

5:00 - 6:30 pm Mindful YOGA: All Levels Christine S. @ Mind Body Connection 7:00 - 8:15 pm Yoga: Prenatal Yoga Tania M @ The Yoga Loft

8:15 - 9:05 pm Adult Ballet Stephanie @ Let’s Move Studio

Unacreations artisan designs and creative coaching

Custom, one of a kind unique jewelry, home decor, canvas prints and more!



The Yoga Loft #201-409 Seymour Street, Kamloops Valleyview Hall 2288 Park Drive

Barnhartvale Hall 7370 Barnhartvale Road

Hal Rogers Centre 2025 Summit Drive

Let’s Move Studio 250-372-9642 NEW: 831 Victoria Street

The Mind Body Connection 250-374-2748 or 250-374-5421 253 Victoria St. Kamloops North Shore Community Centre 730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops

Nuance Studio 253 Victoria St. Kamloops

St. Paul’s Hall 360 Nicola Street, Kamloops

Mt. Paul United Church 140 Laburnum St.

Yt|Üã|Çwá VÉâÇáxÄÄ|Çz Tammie L. Oram

Certified Professional Counsellor

Master Practioner Counselling Psychology

Centennial Building: 301-153 Seymour St.

Kamloops 250-320-6018

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Child Development from the Perspective of Anthroposophy By Krystal Williams

Gratitude By Angela Davis

Harvesting ~ what a delight and what a lot of work! This year, we have 16 tomato plants (most of them cherry tomatoes), basil, peppers, summer squash and many other delicious herbs and veggies. We also have generous neighbours who share cherries, apricots, apples and plums. My summer is spent processing this bounty into countless little jars of apricots in lemon and ginger, hot cumin pickled summer squash, cherry jam and charred cherry tomato salsa. This work will provide my friends and family with nutritious and delicious reminders of summer. We really are fortunate to have a garden. "The three stages in the child's development are usually not granted enough importance, yet they more or less determine the whole manner in which the child can become a human being inhabiting the Earth"


~ Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 2

teiner presents to us the idea of seven-year periods of child development, the well known early years, the years between the change of teeth and puberty and the years of adolescence. He taught in his lectures that each of these phases of development must be completed before the next one is awakened if we are to build a strong foundation for our children’s capacities.

In the first phase of development when the forces of imitation work strongly in the child, the role of the caregiver modeling the desired behavior cannot be underestimated. After the change of teeth, good character and morals develop in the child through nature, painting, art, vivid storytelling, moral pictures and heroic characters. Puberty opens up the world of abstract ideas, faculty of judgment and independent thought. Intellect is a soul-force that is only born during puberty, and we ought not to bring any outside influence to bear on it before this period.

This is only a very brief summary that barely scratches the surface of this complex and intriguing subject. The chart below is a tiny window into the phases of child development from a threefold human being perspective:

0-7 years

7-14 years 14-21 years

Body Soul Mind Willing Feeling Thinking “Learning to “Learning to “Learning to Walk” Speak” Think” Loving Role Model Bold Leader Authority

Should you wish to learn more about Anthroposophy, the lectures referenced here are available online at the Rudolf Steiner Archives at

REF: The Kingdom of Childhood, Education for Adolescents Krystal Williams is a student of Anthroposophy, a philosophy that seeks to better understand the human being and bridge the teachings of science, art and religion. 20 | Fall 2014

As we know, many people suffer from a lack of food. In a world where we waste more food than the hungry need to survive, it's important for us to find ways to change this and one way may be in our attitude. Have you ever felt guilty or ashamed for having so much? These feelings add suffering to a situation that already hurts. Instead, we can try to embrace our good fortune. Gratitude can create an empowering nourishment that can help heal us and then flow into our families and communities.

Try writing down all the things/people for which you have gratitude. Post that list somewhere for easy reference. Or you could spend two minutes at any point in the day (I like the moments just before my eyes open in the morning) mentally listing all the things that enrich your life, including the challenges or things that seem negative. Do this for two weeks and notice what changes for you. I imagine possibilities like: a brighter spirit, a happiness, a desire to be kind to yourself, compassion for others, or perhaps a courage to just meet the day.

We can take these flowers of gratitude: courage, kindness and compassion, and share them with those around us. These are the kinds of steps needed to reduce unnecessary suffering in the world. In a life where we have to work hard to shake off the bad stuff and work even harder to make the good stuff stick, gratitude is one powerful and sweet way. Angela Davis is a Hakomi therapist, teacher and has a private practice at 614 Battle Street in Kamloops. She kindly invites you to come and explore ways that you can have less suffering, more happiness.

“Please don't Fix me, I'm Not Broken”

By Cathy Lidster

Confused About Your Supplements? Too Many? Not working? Why not? Do you have Food or Environmental Allergies? If so….now what?

Take the Guesswork Out of Your Nutrition Supplementation!

Free Health Seminars

For you, your Family and others you Care about

Sarah came to our centre after many years of fighting her weight. At the 300 lb mark, she underwent bariatric surgery but it didn't work as expected and ten years later, was in danger of kidney failure so the surgery was reversed. Unfortunately, she reacted to the medications while in the hospital and they almost lost her.

I was very curious about Sarah’s excessive illnesses, accidents and surgeries and the fact that she always pulled through somehow. Despite her anger, frustration and despair over her situation, I saw a lot of tenacity and persistence in this woman. I wondered what special talents and abilities she was trying so hard to hold back from the world.

When she realized it was safe to reveal what was really bothering her, she told me that as a child, she had demonstrated extra sensory perception skills that people couldn’t begin to understand. Out of concern for her safety, Sarah’s parents taught her to suppress her talents and secluded her from social exposure. Thus, she grew up in fear of others and of herself. She felt depressed and at odds with herself.

When Sarah began to accept her unique ability as something of value and not wrong, her life took a turn for the better. New possibilities began to show up in unexpected ways. She found the strength to do a nutritional purification program and for the first time in years she began to feel positive changes in her body – less pain, more agility and energy, and a more positive mood. She continues to manage her cravings, and her weight is dropping. Her perseverance and courage are an inspiration to me and to all who know her. Many people come to our centre feeling broken. Sarah hopes to encourage others with her message to believe in them. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone could say...

“Please don't fix me, I'm not broken, I'm just energy in motion...”1

Cathy Lidster, Master Nutrition Response Clinician. Serving 35 years as practitioner, teacher and consultant internationally. Free Health Seminars with screenings monthly at CB Wellness Centre. 250-819-9041. * (fictitious name) 1. Jeanette Tuppen, Poetry for the Awakening Soul

Thursdays October 9 & November 20 5:00 – 6:00 pm

at Centennial Building Wellness Centre 153 Seymour Street, Kamloops

Call 250-819-9041 to reserve seating

Are You a Candidate for Nutrition Response® testing and/or Accelerated Allergy Clearing® Technique? Free Pre -Screening to Workshop Attendees

with Cathy Lidster, B.Sc, GCFP, ACNRT Nutritionist and Natural Health Educator 250-819-9041

Sunday Spiritual Service A Sunday Service for ALL

We welcome you to come and share your Spirit with us in a service of celebration! Join us for singing, readings from A Course in Miracles and heartfelt sharing of spiritual insights delivered by speakers from all walks of life. Give yourself this time for introspection through prayer and meditation.

Sundays 10:00am

October 5 & 19 November 2, 16 & 30 250-554-6707

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Yoga, Health & Spirituality in B.C. Interior

Interior Wellness Directory ACUPUNCTURE/ACUPRESSURE Dr. Andrea Hansen: Wild Roots Clinic

Create the Conditions for Healing with Chinese Herbal medicine, acupuncture & food therapy


Vital Point Acupuncture Jennifer

Larsen,R.Ac. Classical Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, Reiki, Acutonics 250-376-3070 #102-1120, 8th St.


DM Toques Creative and inspired knitting - handcrafted toques, accessories, yoga socks, and more. Visit


Threading and Henna Tattoo Specialist Bhumika Talla: Esthetician & Hairdresser Bridal packages, house parties, events 250-376-9765

Enhance your features, Enhance with relaxation, Enhance your wellbeing. Day Spa/ Skin Care Solutions/ Self Care 250-377-3077


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

Holistic Facials “Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin” Discover amazing results using a holistic approach to skin care and to your “Successful Aging” # 301-141 Victoria St. 250-828-0909

Salt of The Earth. Locally-made products feed and nourish your skin without harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances to pollute your body.

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Kamloops Back Solutions Spinal Decompression

Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC



Butterflies Treasures, Clearwater BC Colour Energy Therapy, Vintage & Antique Decor. Fay McCracken 1- 250-674-1122 Spirit Quest Books: Salmon Arm, BC 250.804.0392 offers books, sterling silver jewelry, cd’s, crystals, aura pictures & unique giftware.


Dr Kelly Ouimet B.Kin, Chiropractor Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC


Dr Paul Ouimet B.Sc, Chiropractor Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC



Breath Integration Counselling Lynn Aylward 250-319-7364 Breath Integration, Counselling, Bodywork

Corinne Mackenzie M.Sc,Counselling RTC

Family and Addictions Therapist

Crystal Clear Energy Medicine 250-852-1580

Compassionate Path Hakomi Therapy

with Angela Davis. A gentle accompaniment to self-discovery. 614 Battle St. Kamloops 250-574-6271


Fairwinds Counselling Services Tammie Oram, MTC, MPCP 250-320-6018

Counselling Individuals, Couples, Workshops


KIX 4 CHIX A non-competitive, ladies-only kickboxing program. Making women feel healthy, strong, beautiful & empowered. 250-819-4121 Let’s Move Studio: Yoga, Dance, Fitness

& more. Kamloops’ Most Diverse Studio. NEW LOCATION: 831 Victoria Street


North Shore Community Centre Classes, Events, Rentals 452-730 Cottonwood Ave, Kamloops 250-376-4777


Suzanne Marsel Footcare Nurse Foreverfeet-footcare Ltd. Nail & Skin Care, Keeping Your Feet Healthy One Step at a Time


Green Space Services: Healthy Cleaning & Janitorial. Commercial Carpet Cleaning; The Bigger Your Space, the More Green You $ave!!


Access the body’s innate healing ability with Katina O’Neil. Over 20 years of experience with energy healing modalities. Angel Energys with Sharyl Johnson

Wellness for Body, Mind & Soul with Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy & Meditation Facilitation 250 378-5385

Anjelia Boulter 21 years Certified Iridologist,

Herbalist, Nutrition Consulting. Shamanic Light Healer, Body Talk Practitioner. 250-579-9328

Being-In-Balance Christine Karl: Massage CranioSacral, Osteopthic bodywork, Shiatsu, Reiki and Rehabilitative Exercise 1175B Battle St. 250-320-9960

List your services:


Breath Integration Counselling Lynn Aylward 250-319-7364 Breath Integration, Counselling, Bodywork

Body Code/Emotion Code 250-373-2473 Bonnie Haywood-Farmer CBCP, CECP Finding Balance by identifying & releasing the root causes that create DIS-EASE

Christine Schieberle 25 years experience Deep Release Bodywork, Massage, Reiki Craniosacral therapy. 250-374-5421

Creative Transformation for Body Heart & Mind

Marilyn Puff BSW, Energy Healing Massage, Medicine Wheel Coaching, Couple & Family Counselling

250 579-5778

Emotion Code

Releasing trapped emotions that cause dis-ease

Certified Practitioner Sheila Langlois D.PSc 250-819-8156 or Feldenkrais, Life Coach and Reflexology Colleen 250-819-9100 Hawaiian Massage

Health & Wellness Massage & Life Coaching

Bodymind Cntr, #205, 635 Victoria St. 250-574-7521

Kathy Richins

Innovative Changes - Kim Jensen

Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher. Celtic Reiki Practitioner. Life Skills.


Jason Hogue 250-434-9171

Shamanic Energy Healing, Crystal Clearings & Intuitive Readings via Shamanic Journeying

Julie Severn Spiritual/Bodywork healing, intuitive sessions 778-472-1956 Blog: Healing the Planet Human blog

Marianne Ferguson EEM-CLP Eden Energy Medi-

cine Clinical Practitioner. Traditional healing & contemporary scientific understanding of health, wellness & healing. 250-374-1628

INTERIOR WELLNESS FESTIVAL September 26-28, 2014 TRU, Kamloops 3 Days of Transformational Wellness

Seminars, Workshops, Healing Garden, Classes, Marketplace

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Margaret Huff, Certified Vini-Yoga Therapist Co-creating personalized practices for greater physical, psycho-emotional, "spiritual" freedom. 250-374-2748

Marilyn Manderson,

Attunement Practitioner

A sacred healing art & spiritual practice Deepen your connection with Source 250-579-9444

Michele Gieselman Speaker and Writer

Intuitive Readings, Meditation, Workshops, Shamanic Practitioner. 250-372-0469

Michelle Morrison

Psychic Medium, Spiritual Consultant, Reiki Master Teacher, Inspirational Speaker 250-682-8176

Sherrie Manholt, Limitless Youniverse

Success coach, multi-faceted energy healer, consciousness facilitator. Private & group sessions, workshops


Surya Krishna Ignite Your Spirit Therapy, Chakra Balancing, Crystal Dreaming, Meditations, Workshops, Spiritual guidance/counselling


Tania Niedbala 250-434-9171 Tesla Metamorphosis Healing, Reiki Quantum Sound Therapy, Hypnotherapy

Thai Massage & Feldenkrais with Tyson Fully-clothed, acupressure-yoga-massage 1-250-226-6826

Wendy Marr, Certified Passion Test Facilitator

One-on-One or Group Discoveries Inspiring Transformation Through Love 250.314.4106


To Your Health – Margery Corrigan Certified HEALTH COACH Your guide on your side to good health 250-571-6262


Prosperity Guaranteed Find out how: October 24-26 Sun Peaks Grand Hotel Foundation for Healing Beings

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES Breath Integration Counselling

Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 6 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. 250-554-6707

Centennial Building Wellness Centre

Warm Salt pool-Watsu-AiChi-Woga Trauma & Stress Release Clinic Somatic Movement & Education 250 374 7383


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


Tania Niedbala 250-434-9171 Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy

Dolores Cannon's Past Life Regression/Healing

Sheila Wardman M.H. CHt. 250-517-9690 Clinical Hypnotherapist, BET Practitioner Eagle Bay BC, Step into your inner wisdom and vision Discover your resources and full potential. HypnoCoaching (NGH member) Uli Johnson-Krack, 250.319.8933


Spirit Partner Shaman Services Intuitive readings for people and animals

with Tamryn Fudge In-home & telephone sessions 250-573-1744

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


Coaching Insights

Nancy Plett, Certified Professional Life Coach

Embrace change & fulfill your true potential


Find Strength in Action Life Coaching Kathy Richins, ICF Certified Life Coach Health, Wellness & positive change 778-471-2634 or 250-574-7521

Interior Wellness Yoga, Health and Spirituality Your Free Wellness Resource in BC!


Barb Harris Registered Massage Therapist

Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC




Body: Healthy Reg’d Massage Therapy Let us facilitate your body's natural healing process with effective, holistic soft tissue care 778-220-2225

Darlene Fair, RMT, RYT Craniosacral, WENDY McLEAN B.A., R.M.T.

Visceral Massage, Osteopathic Techniques, and Unwinding. 250-318-6300 #405-153 Seymour

In the kamloops naturopathic clinicRelease Myofascial 100 - 1315 Summit dr., KAMLOOPS, BC V2C 5R9


David Wolynec Registered Massage Therapist

Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC


Niki Coster Registered Massage Therapist

Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC


Jenna Nicklas  Kamloops Optimal Health Clinic

#101-1120 8th Street Kamloops 778-470-5850

Find me on Facebook: Jenna Nicklas, RMT

Welcome Back MRI & Pain Management Centre: Theresa Draper 250-828-6740 Fascial Manipulation & Fascial Fitness


An inter-denominational contemplative/meditation group whose focus is the wisdom/mystical tradition in Christianity. Monday evenings 2x/ month. *FREE* Brian Mitchell

Inner Bliss – Meditation & Wellness

Chopra Centre Certified Meditation Instructor, Reiki, & Wellness Practitioner. Individual/group sessions

Stacey Mayne 250-299-5559

Kris Rae Mind and Body Wellness

Stress Reduction/Self Healing Instructor and Intuitive Energy Healer, Meditation classes, sessions for deep healing and relaxation 250-571-1009

Meditations at Let's Move Studio Sundays 7:30-8:30pm (Doors 7pm) $12 or Use Let's Move Studio Punch Card

Transcendental Meditation Reduce stress & live life to its full potential Call Chelsea at 604-263-2655

MEDITATION (Continued)

Shambhala Meditation Group is in a new location, #7-231 Victoria Street. Meditate with us Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm with meditation instructions, Saturdays 9:30am11:30am. See website for special programs., Liz 250-376-4224

OM Himalayan Meditation Retreat in India with PADMA 1 & 2 week options September 21 to October 4, 2014 Register now!


Fern Hinse: Fern's book, Time's Secret Parallel, reveals the secret formula, the opening & closing gates of mortals & gods.

MIDWIFERY, CHILDBIRTH , BABIES Mighty Oak Midwifery Care Personal, professional, woman-centered maternity care. 250-377-8611

Thompson Rivers Midwifery Complete Mother-Baby Care. Free for BC residents. Choose Home or Hospital Birth. Accepting new clients 250-572-0632 Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service 250-554-9722 Ease of Disposables, Benefits of Cloth.


Dr. Alison Beach (Assmus), BSc., ND 778-471-2949. NEW LOCATION: Thompson Valley Naturopathic Clinic 875 Seymour st, Kamloops

Dr. Tracy Levins, Naturopathic Physician Women’s health, hormones, fertility, PAP and breast exams

Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic. 754 Seymour St 250-377-3077

Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND Full Naturopathic services: Acupuncture and IV Therapy. 735 Victoria Street



Energy Response® Testing & Accelerated Allergy Clearing® Chronic conditions resolved! Free monthly seminars Cathy Lidster, GCFP, ANRC. 250-819-9041

Facebook Interior Wellness!

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NUTRITION (Continued)

Rina Cooke Holistic Nutritionist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC


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



EQUINISITY RETREATS: Transformational, healing retreats on 320 acre sacred land with Liz Mitten Ryan and her herd of equine higher beings. 250-377-3884

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

#205 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops

Relax your mind, rejuvenate your body


Health Quest Cold Laser for Pain Management

a haven for lifting your spirits near SunPeaks

Ulis Mountain Retreat & Massages 250.319.8933

Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC


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.


Lynne Kraushar, Certified Rolfer #6-231 Victoria St. 250-851-8675

Ronik Security Ltd is available 24 hours a day to provide Guards, Patrols & Alarm Response. 250-828-0511


Katina O’Neil Integrating shamanism with Reiki for Healing, Soul Retrieval, and Extractions

Christine Waterman & Nicole Bruce

101-409 Seymour St. 250-320-BODY (2639)

Building strength from the inside out.

Spirit Partner Shaman Services

EVOLVE Pilates Studio 250-372-7237


Cassie Marchuk: Change the way you work out! Achieve improved posture, balance & strength. #201-1361 McGill Rd

Corinne Mackenzie, MSc, Counselling Crystal Clear Energy Medicine Reiki Master Cell: 250-852-1580

Reiki Master Katina O’Neil Treatments adapted to your special needs. Teaching with Initiations also available. Val Theroux, Reiki Master Energetic

Healer, Pilgrimage Facilitator, Meditation, Mentoring, Reiki Workshops.


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Shamanic energy healing for people & animals


with Tamryn Fudge In-home & telephone sessions 250-573-1744

Aina Organic Spa 778-471-6411

Customized bodywork, reiki, reflexology, chinese cupping, lomi lomi, acupressure, organic skin care, couples treatments, manicures, pedicures.

Studio Massage and Spa Brittney Matte Massage/Spa Technician Wellness, Couples, Deep-Muscle, Thai Massage and more 248 Victoria St. Kamloops 250-819-1089


Janice Otremba: Catalyst for Change

Beat Burnout! Lower Stress! Leverage Happiness! Training programs, Workshops, Coaching 250-574-3734


Centre for Spiritual Living. Change Your Thinking...Change Your Life. Sundays Meditation at 10:00 am Celebration at 10:30 am 540 Seymour Street 250-314-2028 Find us on Facebook!

Sunday Spiritual Service 10:00 am

October 5th & 19th November 2nd, 16th & 30th

# 204 - 535 Tranquille Rd 250-554-6707 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops Freedom of religious thought

Sunday services, Children's programs, Social and Environmental Projects


Consulting, Design, Sales, Service, Installation & Education 250-318-7524


LLean ean


Vata Health 268 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops Problem negative ion bracelets and Easy Vitality Vibration Exercisers 250-682-8925

WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELLNESS Dr. Andrea Hansen: Wild Roots Clinic

Create the Conditions for Healing with Chinese Herbal medicine, acupuncture & food therapy



Body: Healthy Reg’d Massage Therapy Gentle, safe and effective techniques for pelvis, bladder, muscle balance and more 778-220-2225

HEALTH BY DESIGN Certified Nutritionist WENDY McLEAN B.A., R.M.T.

Melanie Pouliot, CNC 250-571-1932

Individualized In the kamloops naturopathic clinic Nutri-Body® Assessments 100 - 1315 Summit dr., KAMLOOPS, BCAdvanced V2C 5R9 PSYCH-K® Facilitator Certified 778-220-2225


Bikram Yoga The Hottest Yoga in Kamloops! 905A 8th St. North Shore 778-470-4688

Let’s Move Studio: Yoga, Dance, Fitness & more. Kamloops’ Most Diverse Studio. NEW LOCATION: 831 Victoria Street 250-372-9642

check our Facebook page for info & events posted daily! Facebook: interior wellness

YOGA STUDIOS (Continued)

Kids•adults•pre & post natal full details on web site 4th & Seymour @ 409 Seymour Street 250-828-6206


Andrea Jittler-Friesen, Yoga Instructor North Shore Community Centre Tues 6:30-8pm, Thurs 10-11:30am All Levels 250-375-0082

Christine Schieberle 15 years experience

teaching yoga,focus on mind/body connection, graceful aging & lightheartedness,private sessions,workshops


Darlene Fair, RMT, RYT Private &

semi private yoga sessions available relax-rejoice-renew #405-153 Seymour 250-318-6300

Margaret Huff, American Viniyoga Institute Certified Yoga Therapist.

Five regular classes/week in the Viniyoga tradition 250-374-2748

Stephanie Johannesen RYT 200,

6 years teaching experience, Cecchetti Method Ballet trained, Come drop by Let's Move Studio @ 831 Victoria St.

Yoga with Amber ~ RYT500 with Yoga BC Power ~ Prenatal ~ Private classes or 250-318-5370

Marcia Wilson Find me downtown at The Yoga Loft 250-828-6206 kids, tweens, teens and adults


South Okanagan Yoga Academy - Yoga Teacher Training - RYT200 and RYT500. Flexible Training. In BC, AB & Mexico! 250-492-2587

Yoga Teacher Training starts this October in Salmon Arm. For more info or call 250 832 3647 Email


Margaret Huff, American Viniyoga Institute certified Yoga Therapist. Private, small group

Yoga sessions for individuals' needs & conditions 250-374-2748

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INTERIOR WELLNESS FESTIVAL September 26-28, 2014 TRU, Kamloops 3 Days of transformational Wellness FREE ADMISSION:

Seminars, Workshops, Healing Garden, Yoga & Fitness, Marketplace, Live Entertainment, Cafe & more! New this year: Healthy KidZone

Morning Sacred Circle with Therese Dorer

Kamloops September 17 & 28th & Nov 2 Chase September 14 & October 19. 10:00am ~12:00 noon Investment: $20 250-578-8437 Conversations In Health

A free event to share common sense ideas and content rich information. We start a conversation, get you thinking, talking and leaving with specific action steps that can make a difference right away. 1st Tuesday, Monthly: September - June, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. LIKE us on FB or call Janice 250-574-3734

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

OM Himalayan Meditation Retreat in India with PADMA 1 & 2 week options September 21 to October 4, 2014 Register now!

Seeking tree/garden owners and Harvest Volunteers to pick leftover/ unwanted produce from fruit trees/ backyard gardens.


Crystal Singing Bowl Meditations


Create The Life You Want









with Pauline Lynnes @ St Andrews on the Square,159 Seymour St, Kamloops, 6-7:30pm. Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14. Experience the beauty & power of Pauline's beloved Crystal Bowls & Pyramids, Solfeggio pipes. Relax. Release. Rejuvenate. 778-921-2626


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Events With Tamryn Fudge, Spirit Partner Shaman Services Workshops: Grounding tools and techniques, 7pm to 8:30 pm Oct 27, Nov 03, 10 ($85) Connecting with your pet, 7pm to 8:30 pm - Nov 06, 13, 20 ($85) Outdoor nature experiences: Earth Walk, 10am Oct 19 (free) or 250-573-1744

Sacred Revolution Hoop Dance Classes or Private Lessons. Evolve While You Revolve! Daryl Black 250-461-6544 Healers On Healers - FREE 250-819-9041 All Healing/Transformation Practitioners Welcome! Free exchange. Join Facebook Group "Healers on Healers - Kamloops"

Meditations at Let's Move Studio Sundays 7:30-8:30pm (Doors 7pm) $12 or Use Let's Move Studio Punch Card

Interior Attunement Service An experience & teaching of the spiritual healing art of Attunement, followed by an interactive transformational process entitled The Creative Field: stimulates creative thinking, deep feeling, & honest expression. Marilyn 250-579-9444

Marianne Ferguson, EEM-CLP Eden Energy Medicine Approved Teacher Energy Medicine Workshops. 250-374-1628 Check my website for info

Shamanic Workshops, Mentoring, Mastery in Shamanic Healing, Shamanic Journeying, Reiki Initiations. For dates & location, please contact Katina O’Neil

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Supporting Learning

Energetically By Marianne Ferguson EEM-CLP

We can learn. We learn to crawl, walk, and talk and nothing that we ever have to learn at school is more complex. Sadly, many people avoid learning or believe that learning is difficult. If you feel hopeless or shy about learning; if you are heading into the classroom yourself this fall as a student or teacher; or if you want to support your loved one in learning, there are simple energetic tools for you.

Much affects our ability to stay energetically organized and thus, our ability to learn. Many individuals, including some teachers, are energetically and neurologically disorganized before they enter the classroom and their energies can have an effect on the whole class. Even when there is a good energetic organization prior to being in the class, if the style of learning is not suited to an individual, energy patterns will slow down, and move into neurological disorganization (the cross over patterns of the brain weaken).

Some symptoms of weak and disorganized energy flows that affect learning are: feeling chronically tired, clumsiness, lack of focus, inability to retain or access information, poor memory, inner chaos, or can’t find your words. Everyone can learn simple energy exercises that support their energies. Below are two examples to get started and help you take on those learning challenges!

1. For repatterning weak right/left brain crossovers: Run your hand up the inside of your opposite arm, squeeze the shoulder and pull firmly down across your torso to the opposite hip. Repeat several times on each side.

2. For strengthening back brain/frontal lobe patterns: Hold your arms straight in front of you. Cross them so the palms touch together and clasp your fingers. Now pull your clasped hands under and set them against your chest. Straighten your body as you breathe in and fold over a bit as you breathe out. Do this several times, alternate crossover and repeat. Unfold arms and press your palms together placing your thumbs against the “3rd eye” point between your brows. Hold for three deep breaths. Pull thumbs apart to temples (while still keeping fingers connected) and shake the excess energy off your hands. Marianne is an Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner, EEM teacher, and herbalist in Kamloops, BC. Eden Energy Medicine explores the body's many layers of energy, and brings them to balance.

SPIRIT CARDS Michele Giselman’s

A Review

This sacred card deck offers clear and simple messages for a well-lived and meaningful life. Each Spirit Card is imprinted with an inspired message from our soul. Spirit speaks through Michele, reflective of her considerable training and experience with the Shamanic Teachings of the Inca Tradition of Peru. Michele is also a gifted intuitive. Your soul, which of course is spirit, is bursting with pride and it is expanding and reaching out to touch the infinite, therefore having no limits.

The Spirit Card box, containing 60 cards, is defined by a grassy woodland scene, photographed by the author. The image portrays the beauty of our local landscape and is also printed on each card. Spirit speaks very softly. Go somewhere quiet and you will hear that loving voice talking to you, just you.

The life enhancing messages contained within the deck may be useful for daily meditation or contemplative journaling. Not only inspired by our own Michele Giseleman, these cards are also produced locally. They are available for purchase at The Golden Buddha and will be available at The Interior Wellness Festival.

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By Maggy Davidson

abels tell us how to interact with those around us and what to expect from them. There are “positive” labels and others that, depending upon how they are used, are less positive. Labels provide a level of safety and protection in the world.

How many times do you refer to people by their assigned labels – mother, father, daughter, son, husband, wife, brother, sister, friend, etc. These labels are descriptive, positive and explain our physical relationship to others in our circles.

My question is, “Who wrote the rules?” Or in this case, who created the labels, and how much substance is behind them. For example, a child might be labelled as ADD or ADHD to explain a lack of concentration or focus. If you put that child in front of a computer game and let him play, chances are that when you return a couple of hours later, they will still be glued to the screen. Is that child truly attention deficit – or was he just bored with the lack of stimuli offered? Could the behaviour be learned or is it tied to diet?


And then, there are other labels that may, at times, have a negative influence. We might label an individual's emotional state – calm, nervous, alcoholic, addicted, unhappy, healthy, etc. Or, label them as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). These labels provide expectations of interactions in our daily life because they reference our emotional relationships. If you “own” the label, you lose who you are.

We use labels to create a level of control and safety in our daily experiences. If we know what we might expect, then we know how to respond or act, and then we can feel safe, because on

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some level, we feel we have control of the outcome. For example, if we “label” someone as ADD, then we expect a lack of concentration or focus from them.

The danger is that we may become the label and lose track of who we really are – because we are buying into someone else’s story.

Do you know who you are, or why you are here?

Maggy Davidson is a life-learner with a quest for knowledge. She opened Spirit Quest Books in 1999 to further her lifelong interests in crystals, astrology, palmistry, numerology, past life experiences, sound healing, reflexology, aromatherapy, and healing. She has long held the belief that our physical healing will be achieved through a synthesis of therapies involving colour, sound, herbs, essential oils, crystals, and meditation.

Inter ior Wellness Festival

3 Days of Transformational Wellness

September 26-28, 2014