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Follow Your Dreams When you quit your day job to pursue your dreams!

good at and had lots of experience in which provided a steady, reliable pay-check. When I shared my dream with a work colleague she was excited , and it was her words that moved me to action that very day, as if she was put in my path at that very moment to deliver her message “Don’t make decisions out of fear Julie – follow your dreams”. I could hardly breathe. I met with my boss and gave my two weeks notice. Things beautifully fell into place and here I sit with an exciting new venture in front of me.

Dream: a new health bar serving highly nutritious, inspiring foods made purely from fresh raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Are you crazy? Possibly, but I just knew this was the right time. For over ten years I had been an Employment Counsellor, working with others to identify their dream job and reach their goals, and I loved watching people tap into their passions and follow their dreams - now it was my turn. I loved my work, I was paid well, I had a great boss and work colleagues and excellent benefits but even this was not enough. I had a glimpse you see! All my life I have been interested in health, wellness and particularly nutrition. When I stumbled across the wonderful benefits of raw and living foods 18 months ago I never knew that it would change my life the way it has. I instantly felt great eating a high raw diet and wanted to share this with the world. In September 2009 I “googled” chef training and found a course in Vancouver. I completed my training and left truly inspired to change the world, but only on a part time basis. The risk was too high to give up my job or so I thought at the time in January 2010. I decided to offer monthly classes inspiring others to feel fabulous by eating great food.

Am I scared? Not a bit! I know this is what I am meant to be doing . Thank you to all who saw my calling before I did!!!! And when you come to visit my new healthy raw, take-out food bar on Victoria Street in Kamloops, every order comes with an inspirational quote. Look out for that famous saying on your order “Don’t make decisions out of fear”. Thanks Merilee, I love you more than you know! Look for the grand opening of Julie’s new restaurant downtown Kamloops

Then in June I participated in the Let’s Move Yoga Studio Wellness Festival, where Malavika, a local psychic would tell me that my angels were there working their magic. I had an astounding response to my smoothies and treats and there were an amazing number of signals that weekend that moved me to the place I stand now. I went home in a daze. What was happening? Was I being literally moved into pursuing my dreams? On that Monday I went to work with an intention to quit my job to pursue my dreams, but I was scared. I was not sure I wanted to give up my security, give up on something I was www.yogatreebc.com

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September - October, 2010

More Wellness in Your Life... By Cara Beckett

Wellness can be considered not just the absence of disease, but a state of physical, emotion, mental, energetic and spiritual well being. You may or may not be in a state of disease, but how well are you really feeling? Are you feeling engaged and inspired by life, ready to enjoy the challenges? This is a state of emotional wellness. Or are you dragging your butt in protest at what you have to do in your life (emotional non-wellness)? It seems obvious to me that feeling inspired to go into the future is more likely to lead to a state of physical wellness, while dragging yourself through your life will lead to physical illness and disease. Some statistics say 95% of all illness starts from an emotional root!

I also work with people who want to deal with the emotions that undercut their weight management, and those who are simply stressed beyond their ability to cope. I often use Energy Psychology methods such as Emotional Freedom Technique, also know as EFT or ‘tapping” to resolve the core issue of your stress, along with other forms of Energy Psychology and Source Synergy, although I am trained in multiple modalities.. Terez LaForge offers her Crystal Bowl Meditation once a month at the Studio, along with Intuitive Massage, Bodytalk, and Reflexology in the Wellness Room. She also uses a mechanical Teslar device to cleanse the lymphatic system, and is well-known in Kamloops for her compassion and care for her clients.

Are you feeling energetic, or does your energy flare out and disappear? Your lack of energy may not show as a physical disease – in fact, your medical doctor may tell you all your tests are normal and start you on an anti-depressant. Yet it might not be depression. It could be a dis-function in your body’s energy system.

Katrina Ariel has been offering Yoga Therapy. Yoga Therapy can help your body to recover its optimal alignment, ease pain, and allow natural healing to take place. We would all feel better if we had Katrina’s flexible, fluid yet aligned posture, sitting or standing.

How about your mental habits? Are you in the habit of grumping through your day? If so, that is a sure sign of mental-emotional discomfort, certainly not a feeling of wellbeing, when all you can do is grump or find fault.

ReAnne Johnson offers Reiki Massage and her clients tell me her Reiki Massages are wonderfully relaxing compared to the massages they are used to receiving elsewhere. She will be at the Wellness Centre Tuesday mornings. Call 250-372-9642 to book your appointment.

Do you sleep well? Is your body comfortable to live in? How is your nutrition? Do you find yourself so happy that you begin singing spontaneously? Do you dance with joy in life?

Erna Stassen also has a glowing reputation as a physiotherapist. Her work comes highly recommended by her clients. Erna has quickly transformed the pain her clients have been feeling into a sense of peace and physical comfort. Erna also offers Pysch-K, to bring balance to your mind, body and emotions.

If not, the beautiful Wellness Room in the Let’s Move Yoga, Dance & Wellness Studio may have results for you. If you are not feeling as well as you think you could be, stop in and ask for a copy of a complementary self-evaluation. It could lead you to discover ways to increase your total wellness and your enjoyment of life. For Wellness Centre Practitioners, there is me, Cara Beckett, and I work primarily with people who have toxic emotions such as anger, hatred, or fear; or people with traumatic memories who would like to live life without those memories of horror hovering in the background. Emotions and memories can be cleansed, just like you would cleanse your skin or go on a physical detoxification to cleanse your body. It is a quick and permanent process that enhances self-esteem.

Should you not be feeling as well as you would like to feel, stop in at the Wellness Centre and ask for your complementary self-evaluation. Once you have worked through the self-evaluation, call for a complementary half-hour appointment to go over the results. Most people will discover in their self-evaluation that there really are some issues they would love to resolve. How curious are you about the answers you might find about yourself and your life? Cara Beckett is a practitioner and the co-ordinator of the Let’s Move Studio Wellness

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Issue #16

How To Heal

Returning To Your Natural Pulsation

By Katrina Ariel

We have, as a society, done a smashing job of stressing ourselves out. Don’t you think? How often have you felt the anxiety of overwhelm, or a desire to retreat into a cave until all the things-that-must-be-done magically take care of themselves? Ask any doctor, Western or otherwise, and they’ll tell you that stress influences all disease. It may be the only thing they agree on, but health practitioners recognize the danger this pressure poses to the balance of the human body. Okay, so you know this already. Good. That means you are in the position to do something about it. Seeing as you’re reading this in a magazine dedicated to yoga and wellness you probably already know how good yoga and meditation are for relieving stress and anxiety. But I’ll let you in on a deeper knowing… the most profound healing occurs when you re-connect with your own natural pulsation. This is why yoga and meditation work so well. This example might help you understand better. For the past few months I’ve led private yoga sessions for a beautiful woman who has suffered from Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. To over-simplify it, these are rather vague labels that describe a wide range of conditions that come when the body, mind, and emotions have reached their limit of anxiety and stress, basically getting to the point of system shutdown. The resting heart rate is high, but energy is low. Things feel difficult and fragile. When she first came to me, this lovely woman looked at me through hollowed eyes. She was stiff and achy, often gripped with anxiety despite the medications she took to prevent it. The slightest exertion would tire her, and in fact her doctor thought yoga would be far too much for her. What did we do? Using primarily restorative yoga, we focussed on the breath, meditative visualization, and very deliberate yet short periods of strength building followed by relaxation, through which we brought her back into her natural pulsation.

again) your true state of peace and the joy that it brings. It’s wonderful how many different styles of yoga there are, just as there are infinite paths for each of us to experience life. If you are dealing with high stress levels, chronic conditions or anxiety, you may consider Restorative Yoga, which is also helpful for perfectly healthy people to learn how to slow down and relax. Whichever practice you are drawn to, I invite you to devote yourself to attuning to your breath. It is a wise guide, and will happily teach you how to let go, let things be, and enter the sanctuary of your heart – that place where peace dwells and joy wells up effortlessly. Returning to your own natural pulsation is the road to healing. From here, the stresses of life can turn into things that flow and fall easily into place. Katrina Ariel teaches Restorative Yoga and Anusara-Inspired™ yoga at Let’s Move Studio. She also offers online yoga and meditation. Her many yoga services, schedule and blog are available at www.YogaWithKatrina.com.

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She’s lowered her amount of medication, is able to do more physical activity, and looks so much brighter. She has said that out of all the myriad things she’s done (and it sounds like she’s tried everything she can), that our yoga sessions have been the most helpful. Even her family tells her she looks like a new woman. When you turn your awareness to your breath, you honour and connect with the natural pulsation of your body. By meditating and doing yoga in mindful awareness of your breath, your heartbeat, hormones, and natural cycles remember their rhythm. You re-discover (again and

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Workshops with Michele Gieselman

Understanding and Trusting Intuition Michele’s Intuitive Healing & Massage

# 2-231 Victoria Street 250-851-0966

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September - October, 2010

Let’s Move Studio Yoga . Dance . Wellness

Yoga

Classes with

Owner and Director of Let’s Move Studio and Publisher of Yoga Tree Magazine, Elizabeth teaches a style of yoga certain to energize, strengthen and refresh you! Originally trained in Classical Yoga in India, Elizabeth now studies Vinyasa: Prana Flow Yoga with world-renowned teacher, Shiva Rea. All classes are fun and beginner friendly.

Elizabeth

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Issue #16

The Enneagram: a Tool for Transformation by Audrey Meuse and Cathie Levin

There are two fundamental questions we continually ask ourselves: “Who am I?” and “What is my purpose in life?” Over time, we face a variety of crises in work and in relationships, often gaining greater experiences of ourselves, yet we still seem no closer to finding answers.

ative traits or patterns that cause us problems and pain, and hold us back from being all that we wish we could be. These negative patterns are caused by unresolved emotional imprinting, which we have tried to suppress in order to feel better. But in this way we have simultaneously diminished our capacity to feel.

Is there a way we can know ourselves on a deeper level, a level that somehow seems beyond our reach? Yes, there is a key to understanding our true nature, and that key is through our emotional core: an emotional core that is, surprisingly, outside our normal perception of ourselves.

The way to the transformation and resolution of our existential crisis is in contacting and feeling the emotional core that underlies the negative traits or patterns as reflected in our six planes of awareness: existential, biographical, somatic, perinatal, past life and archetypal selves. By recognizing our Enneagram type, and gaining some selfawareness in these areas, we are able to unlock ourselves from unconscious traps and open ourselves to more freedom as we engage life. Through this conscious connection to the emotional core we will find the key to our transformation.

A system which describes nine basic world views along with their beliefs, the Enneagram explains our motivation and our unconscious habits of attention and behaviour. In fact, Enneagram theory suggests that our core is made up of one of the basic emotions: fear, anger or sadness which in turn expresses itself as one of the nine basic personality types. Each of us is unique, and yet through knowledge of the Enneagram we discover that each of the nine personality types is associated with specific positive and negative traits. And it is these neg-

The Enneagram brings about understanding, compassion and acceptance of ourselves and others. It leads to greater peace and harmony in relationships and to a vision of our greatest spiritual potential.

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September - October, 2010

THE POWER OF PILATES by Christine Waterman

Pilates is an integrated movement system created by Joseph Pilates that works in a different way than other fitness techniques. It targets the deeper, smaller muscles versus working the larger, mobilizing muscles of the body thus building strength from the inside out. Pilates rebalances the body and helps bring it into correct alignment, improving posture. With the focus and precision of the movements, it will help to reshape your body, and create longer, more toned muscles. Pilates will also improve your core, achieving perfect balance between strength and flexibility. Plus is a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension. BUT, PILATES CAN BE SO MUCH MORE! Joseph Pilates was a man ahead of his time when it came to health. Pilates created The Method originally termed ‘Contrology’. This system is a series of well thought out, precise exercises created to assist the body in returning to health. He was a firm believer in enjoying life. Practicing Pilates kept his body in tune in order to do just this. The Pilates method is fundamentally about learning the form and then practicing it as a lifestyle. It should not be viewed as just a workout you do once or twice a week, but rather as a tremendous healing hour you want to do everyday. It is about uniform development for the ideal, innate organization of the body. Balance, alignment and tone all become equal with the ability to breathe deeply and circulate blood to heal from within is truly empowering. Joseph said, ‘above all else, learn to breathe correctly’. This simple act (when done correctly) works to regenerate and detoxify cells. When this cleansing occurs we feel an ‘internal shower’. This shower leaves us feeling renewed and invigorated and as a result, happier. If we all took the time to practice reaching this goal, society would be happier as a whole! There is amazing reward in twisting and working the spine, in breathing and rejuvenating cells. Therein lies the power of Pilates and the power

of breath. It is not about performing the perfect leg circle (or any other exercise). It is about embodying the work. We want to work at a level where we can coach life back into the tissue of the body. We work to coach the breath. Movement is injecting breath everywhere into the bones, nerves, muscles. The goal is to get oxygen in and get the toxins out and to be on the path to health through oxygenation. My personal Pilates journey started out by just learning a series of exercises. After continued training I now know differently, and it is my goal to pass on my passion, knowledge and beliefs of Pilates to others. It is my goal to interpret all of my training and Joseph’s theories and practices to support people in realizing the full potential of their bodies. It is true what Joseph Pilates first said and I wish to instill his passion and beliefs into my practice everyday. Pilates is a way of life, a belief, and a benefit to everyone who practices. It is a belief that your body can be so much more. DO PILATES - BE HAPPY! My first thought when I discovered Pilates was 'What intelligent exercise' and I signed up on the spot. I began my personal practise in 1999 and my teaching career in mid 2002. My original training took place in London, England and since that time I have been honoured to continue my education with master instructors such as Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel from Boulder, Colorado, Marie-Jose Blom Lawerence from Long Beach, California to name a few. My teaching today would not be what it is without my mentor, Noam Gagnon (Beyond Pilates, Vancouver) who has been an inspiration to me for the past 7 years. Pilates makes a difference in people's lives and my passion is fuelled by this. There's no better job than making someone happier and healthier! Thanks to all of you who have supported me. Christine currently teaches Pilates at her downtown Kamloops studio - Body Control Pilates. To view pictures of the studio please visit www.pilateskamloops.com.

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Emotions and Your Health

Issue #16

By Erna Stassen

Our bodies are amazing. Our cells are very powerful processors, receiving information, processing information and translating it into physiology activating an action or response. All responses and actions are reflected in our behavior, and our behaviour determines the outcome of our life.

Finding and resolving EIP’s can transform the way we feel, the way we respond, the choices we make, our health and the outcome of our lives in a positive way. Typical methods used until recently to improve emotional well-being have been hypnosis, visualization and/or positive affirmations.

Most of our processing takes place in our subconscious mind. Our autonomic nervous system takes care of our digestion, breathing, circulation, immune system, nervous system, motor system. It does it to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in our body so we remain in a healthy state.

Through research and experience, Personal Empowerment Educator, Dhebi DeWitz-Jensen, has developed a cutting edge system that bridges the mind-body connection to quickly and effectively process EIP’s. Many people have found that when they free themselves of their EIP’s, they are able to live healthier and happier lives.

Emotions are very powerful experiences and cause changes in our physiology through our autonomic nervous system. Through our life, we go through many life experiences, and we all experience negative or unhealthy emotions at times, and feel overwhelmed.

Discover ways to release these destructive forces and return harmony to your body-mind-spirit in a two day workshop, with instructor Dhebi DeWitz-Jensen, on September 11th and 12th at Let’s Move Studio!

Sometimes we can’t quite put our finger on it, yet we find ourselves uneasy, or can’t let go of a past event where we feel resentment or fear rising inside us. Or we feel anger or regret around certain experiences or people, but feel powerless to move beyond these experiences. It is likely we have developed Emotional Interference Patterns, or ‘EIP’s.

For more information or to register, contact: Erna Stassen in Kamloops 250-682-4477 erna.stassen@focusonhealthbc.com Erna Stassen: Focus on Health, Advanced PSYCH-K facilitator Registered Physiotherapist 250-682-4477 www.focusonhealthbc.com

EIP’s can cause our physiology to get ‘stuck’ in a repetitive circuit, preventing us from changing unwanted behavior. They can even cause changes in our cells, tissues and organs, challenging the homeostasis and our health. Repressed, denied or unresolved emotions affect us in two distinct ways. They cause us to feel an exaggerated emotional response and they generate a specific, constant, low-level vibration that irritates body tissues. Tissues that are being distressed continuously !"#$%& ' " ( ) * ! #over time begin to dysfunction causing pain, fatigue and illness.

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Issue #16

Beautiful

You

Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Have you ever stopped to think about your lungs? Air passages branching off, once below your throat, again in each lung, two in the right, three in the left and again and again and again. Smaller and smaller until the air spaces look like a million little leaves. Turn this upside down and you have a tree, a head of cauliflower. When nature finds a good design she tends to reuse it.

Miles of electrical wiring, more intricate than the most advanced computer. You breathe with no thought, you stand and walk and talk with utmost simplicity because of this miraculous design. Motor output, sensory input and an ever-changing and incessant feedback system to make it all just so.

Feel the rhythm of your heartbeat. This pulse so intimately linked with your breath. Blood traveling from body to heart to lungs, back to the heart and then out into the body to begin again. These tiny cells picking up vital oxygen and taking it just where you need it, clearing out the waste and taking that to be exhaled, released, let go of. With every exhale you let go of what you no longer need.

Jenn Johnson, RMT info@jennjohnsonrmt.com 250-374-6178

This is your body. Your beautiful, miraculous, one-in-a-million body. The only one you get. Give thanks and take care of it.

Your muscles and bones, the structure that makes you who you are. The definition of your physical self. The face you see in the mirror, your ability to move, to dance - to sit quietly, nobly upright, stable as a mountain. The good sore you feel after you’ve pushed yourself to your limit and maybe just beyond as your muscles re-grow, stronger than before, more able to take what comes.

Nia is a total mind, body, spirit celebration!

In this JOYFUL fitness practice you'll experience the expressiveness of dance, the power of martial arts, and the wisdom of healing arts. Nia uses a variety of structured and freestyle movements to uplifting music that stimulates creativity. Nia will strengthen, condition, stretch, energize, align, inspire, and relax you! Suitable for EveryBody of all fitness and health levels. No dance or martial arts experience required.

with Natasha

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am Saturdays 11:00 am - noon

Let’s Move Studio, 925 McGill Place

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St. Paul’s Church Hall, 360 Nicola St.

Starts September 14th

Let’s Move Studio, 925 McGill Place Starts September 10th

YM/YWCA, 400 Battle St.

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September - October, 2010

The ABC’s

of What is PMS?

PMS

By Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms related to the menstrual cycle, most likely caused by a hormonal imbalance. Symptoms such as anxiety, bloating, acne, mood swings, breast tenderness, headaches and cravings can occur a few days or a couple of weeks before your expected period. In most cases, these symptoms will resolve after your period starts. When seeking treatment for PMS, it’s important to determine which subgroup most accurately fits your symptom picture. The Different Types of PMS

Likely Cause

Symptoms

Type A (Anxiety)

High Estrogen/Low Progesterone

Type B (Bloating)

Increased fluid retention due to elevated Stress is a big factor in this type and the progesterone levels. mood changes and irritability will lean more towards aggression than depression.

Type C (Craving)

The correlation between imbalanced blood Increased appetite, craving for sweets, sugar levels and symptoms headache, fatigue, fainting spells, and heart palpitations.

Type D (Depression) Low Estrogen/High Progesterone Type H (Hyperhydration)

Nervous tension, weepiness, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability

Emotional changes like depression, forgetfulness, insomnia, confusion, and weepiness.

Excess Aldosterone resulting in fluid reten- Weight gain (greater than three pounds), tion. abdominal bloating and discomfort, breast tenderness, and the occasional swelling of the face, hands and ankles.

Dr. Melissa Bradwell studied at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She offers a variety of services and treatment options for her patients, including IV therapy, acupuncture, botanical medicine and nutrition. Melissa can be reached at 250-374-9700.

PMS Diagnosis and Treatment As no two women are the same, neither are their PMS symptoms. It is possible to have a combination of any of the above symptoms. Through a PMS health history questionnaire and laboratory testing, a diagnosis can be made. Adhering to naturopathic principles and identifying the cause of the PMS is key. Possible causes include nutritional problems and digestive disorders, exposure to hormone altering chemicals in the environment, and inadequate liver detoxification. Naturopathic physicians are trained to support the body and aim to return the body’s hormone levels to a balanced state. Using botanical remedies, homeopathy, nutrition, and acupuncture, future occurrences of PMS symptoms can be prevented naturally and with few to no side effects.

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Issue #16

Stirred by Spirit

By Rev. Connie Phelps, Centre for Spiritual Living Kamloops

I had a realization recently that altered the course of my life. This realization brought my perception of the concept “Change you thinking, change your life” to a whole new level. It has opened me up to a whole new world of possibilities. In November I will be leaving Kamloops to start a new ministry teaching the Science of Mind in Nairobi, Kenya. It was through a conversation with a dear friend that this realization came to the surface. He heard me make a statement that I now remember saying many times, “well, here I go again stirring things up, but I must like it because I keep doing it”. As we talked about it I realized that I had a negative spin on creating change, because it seemed to result in a fair amount of chaos. You see, for many years I had the belief that I was a “drama queen”, and that when things were just going along in harmony that somehow I would do something to stir it up. I had a belief that I had an “addiction” to chaos and drama. So over the years I have spent a lot of time reflecting on different ways and techniques that I could adopt to overcome this perceived dysfunctional way of being in the world. But, what if it isn’t ‘me’ stirring things up? What if it isn’t a negative, dysfunctional trait? What I have realized is that I have a deep need to learn and to grow and to experience new things. I love to be on the leading edge of new ideas coming into full expression. And I don’t think I am unique in that. I think that there is something inside each of us that is urging us on and pulling us forward. Ernest Holmes called it the divine discontent. He said,, “we have on the one hand the evolution of the individual life under the guidance of Divine Providence, which leads to harmony. In contrast there is the freedom to live under the false guidance of a sense of being separated from Good, which leads to disaster and chaos. Therefore, I believe that God is to each one what that person is to God. The Divine Nature must be Infinite, but we know only as much of this Nature as we embody; in no other way can God be known to us. I believe the relationship between God and humankind is hidden within, and when we discover a new truth, or have a better understanding about an old truth, it is really more of this Infinite Mind revealing Itself through us. “ What I have come to realize is that the stirring is Spirit within me that wants to express and experience Itself in a bigger way. In our humanness we tend to become complacent and often the only way that we grow is when we become so uncomfortable that we have to make a change. We experience suffering not because we are bad or wrong but because we resist that change. When we can learn to recognize the signal or the stirring then we can consciously embrace the changes. In my past my tendency was to jump in to the change without much forethought, hence the drama. One of my life lessons has been around patience. So, when the stirring started I did something totally out of character. I sat in it! And I can tell you, it wasn’t comfortable. So, here is the story of my most recent transformation of consciousness… About a year ago I received an email, out of the blue, from a friend in Toronto who I had not heard from for eight years. He said that I had come into his mind and he couldn’t get me out so he decided to ‘google’ me. After corresponding for a while we decided that he should come to Kamloops for a visit. He came, he loved it and he decided to stay. Well, what I know is that when things like this happen I need to pay attention! So, I kept doing my treatment work around it to stay open to what needed to unfold.

work was, so by the time I graduated from high school we had moved over 30 times. As an adult I have moved again at least that many times, although I haven’t kept track, and to do so would make me dizzy. So, again the stirring was started. And, again, I sat in it. I think we have a tendency to jump in and do something just to get out of the discomfort of doing nothing. At least it may seem that we are doing nothing. But, doing Spiritual work is not ‘doing nothing’. Spiritual work is the activity of consciousness. So I allowed the stirring to continue to build until it was reaching a level that clearly was getting ready to overflow. It felt sort of like I imagine a pressure cooker feels like just before it explodes! In February I went to our leadership conference in Denver, and while there I was participating in a visioning session. For those of you not familiar with visioning, it is a spiritual practice where you sit in a meditative state and ask questions, and wait for whatever might come up, be it a word or a symbol or a picture. It differs from visualization in that you do not already have a clear picture of the outcome. In visualization you have an idea of what you would like to manifest and you visualize yourself experiencing that in great detail. In visioning you are opening up to what wants to happen on a higher level. You get your ideas of what you want to see happen and allow Spirit within you, or your highest self, to reveal something new. Now I have often heard people talk about God speaking to them, and quite frankly I always thought that was a little “woo woo”! I asked the question “what is my next step?” When I heard a voice in my head say “Africa, and Geoffrey is the bridge” I was a little surprised, to say the very least! I didn’t speak about this for quite a while, as I didn’t want people to think I had gone to the “woo woo” side. The stirring had reached a whole new level of activity within me. It was like a giant mixer, maybe like a cement mixer, was in operation. The final night of the conference I was invited to sit at a table by a woman who came up to me and said “You just have to sit with me because I want to get to know you better.” It turns out she is the United Centres for Spiritual Living Global Ministries minister, in service to people around the world who are interested in learning Science of Mind. I discovered that last year she had travelled to Kenya with a group of practitioners to meet with leaders in eight different villages that want the Science of Mind teaching. It is clear that the call that I heard is in direct response to the demand being made half way around the world. There is truly only One Mind… the Mind of God, and we are all a part of that One Mind, and when we open up to it seeming miracles happen. I look forward to the next few months being filled with an abundance of creativity and growth. Kamloops has been such a wonderful place to live and there is no place in Canada that I would rather live. So, it is with a heart full of love and gratitude that I am able to take this next step. Rev. Connie Phelps is an enthusiastic and principled minister with seventeen years experience in the Science of Mind teaching. 250-314-2028

Another significant and seemingly unrelated comment was made at a retreat I attended in Kelowna last fall. One of my colleagues, whom I highly respect and admire, asked me if I was planning to move on from Kamloops. He has known me for all the years of my ministry and apparently saw something I wasn’t ready to see, because my response was “of course not!” I had made a really clear and conscious choice to move to Kamloops five years ago to establish a new Centre, in a place where I would love to live, to settle and put down roots. You see, I have been a nomad all of my life. I was raised in the oilpatch in Alberta in a time when you travelled to wherever the www.yogatreebc.com

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September - October, 2010

Family and Human Systems Constellations Work By Blanche and Harreson Tanner

Constellations work was developed by German best-selling author, psychoanalyst, poet and healer Bert Hellinger, who at age 85 is probably Europe’s most innovative and provocative psychotherapist. Implicit in Constellations work is the insight that there is a natural ordering within all systems. Problems and intractable situations arise when one or more of these natural “orders” are being ignored or violated. Bert Hellinger (www.hellinger.com) states that these natural laws and orders are given by nature itself. The ability to resolve problems, and/or “settle” a disturbed system is often found when we consent to and follow these orders rather than resist them. Systemic Constellation work is new in the field of psychotherapy, and it is both integrative and almost revolutionary. This powerful, innovative process can be used to untangle the many levels of subtle, hidden webs that operate within systems, such as individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Constellation work is especially useful in helping to resolve difficult and intractable problems not accessible by other means.

of the symptoms above, then chances are we are entangled in our family system. Within a Constellation is the opportunity for the family system to create new relationships in which healing and healthy belonging can occur. For the individual observing his or her family constellation unfold, a new “image” emerges that can have transformational influence at a “soul level” for the entire system and thereby help prevent further entanglements in the next generation. Family & Human Systems Constellations can re-establish the flow of love in a family, break the bonds of generational trauma and limitations, as well as provide powerful insights into gifts and barriers in one’s own family system. This method may be used with business personnel and management, and has often been found to provide substantial assistance in identifying roadblocks to profit and productivity. Because the Family Constellation method uses representatives (workshop participants who represent different family members, business associates or other life issues) actual family or business associates don’t need to be present to do a constellation.

Constellation Work addresses a variety of issues including: Harreson and Blanche Tanner have been co-facilitating workshops for personal development and life enhancement for over 25 years. Harreson has been a Massage Therapist for over 30 years. Blanche has been a Certified Breath Practitioner,and Counselor for over 25 years and facilitator of Family Constellation work for over 5 years. Both Blanche and Harreson have been practicing and teaching Meditation for over 35 years.

• Unexplained sadness, grief, anger, and shame • Addictions and other destructive behaviours • Relationship failures and confusion (with parents, siblings, partners, or children) • Depression and unhappiness • Business failures and money problems • Illnesses and chronic health problems • Organizational confusion • Adoption issues • Loss of direction and purpose • Repeating “accidents”

Blanche and Harreson Tanner will be facilitating A one day family constellation workshop in Kamloops Sunday, Sept. 26th at Mystic Dreams Bookstore. "The Wisdom Of Our Ancestors" Sunday, Sept 26th, in Kamloops B.C. Everyone carries within them the gifts, strengths and challenges and sometimes, even the fate of our ancestors. Family Constellation work provides insights and resolution to many difficult personal and family problems that may have roots far back in our ancestry. Contact Florence Ellen at 250-554-8770 for more information or to register. www.lifeshiftseminars.com

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Aromatherapy Geranium Profile

Botanical name: Pelargonium Odorantissimum / Graveolens Botanical Family: Geraniaceae Note: Middle Part of plant used: stems and leaves Origin: Algeria, Madagascar and New Guinea Description: sweet and heavy, similar to Rose Personality: Ambivalent- refreshing and a tonic but also has calming qualities History: The Ancients regarded Geranium as an exceptional vulnerary with the power to mend fractures Properties and Indications: Antiseptic Astringent - contracts capillaries Stimulates the nervous system Excellent for the skin - eczema and psoriasis Anticoagulant - for circulation Haemostatic - prevents hemorrhage Gentle detoxification Hemorrhoids Varicose veins Harmonizing and re-balancing Regulates and stimulates the adrenal cortex which in turn balances the body All essential oils are very potent. Always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil such as sweet almond or grapeseed oil when using topically. Less is more.

How To Use Essential Oils For Your Skin Type Essential oils can be used in all types of skin products: cleansers, toners, scrubs, masks, moisturizers and serums. The beauty industry has used plant essences and extracts in cosmetics for decades. You can buy aromatherapy products and check the label to see whether it contains essential oils that match your skin type, or you can very easily make and blend your own tailor-made skincare products. For example: Cleanser For Dry Skin - mix two parts aloe vera gel with one part jojoba oil and add a couple of drops of chamomile oil Toner For Oily Skin - add a couple of drops of tea tree oil onto a damp cotton wool pad Moisturizer For Mature Skin - add a couple of drops of frankincense and rose oils to a small bottle of unfragranced moisturizing cream.

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By Ellen Huggett

Aromatherapy Body Washes

Essential oils can be added to base products (available from health stores or aromatherapy suppliers) or unfragranced products such as shower gels or creams. For a basic recipe, pour 100ml unfragranced shower gel or cream into a bowl. Add 60 drops in total of essential oils (chosen to suit your skin's needs). Stir well and then pour into a dark glass jar or wide-necked dark glass bottle to store. Your blend will last for three months if stored out of direct sunlight in a cool dark place. For oily or problem skin, prone to spots on your back or chest, use the following essential oil blend in your shower gel: 20 drops tea tree 20 drops niaouli 20 drops palmarosa. For dry or sensitive skin types, prone to peeling or scaly skin, add the following essential oils to a shower cream: 20 drops geranium 20 drops lavender 20 drops roman chamomile.

Aromatherapy Body Scrubs Exfoliating the skin on your body has the same benefits of exfoliating your face. It removes dead, dull and dry skin cells from the surface to reveal brighter and smoother skin beneath. It deep cleanses and helps to keep your skin clear of blemishes and looking renewed. To make a body scrub suitable and beneficial for all skin types, blend: 5 heaped dessert spoons soft brown sugar 5 desert spoons of olive oil (make sure it is pressed extra virgin) 10 drops myrtle oil 10 drops lavender oil 10 drops geranium oil. The above blend will help to cleanse and brighten (myrtle), balance and prevent dry or oily conditions (lavender and geranium), prevent blemishes (lavender) and help with cellulite or fluid retention (geranium). To apply, mix the ingredients together in a bowl then pat all over your body, avoiding delicate and sensitive areas such as around genitals, breasts or arm-pits. Slowly and firmly massage in using wide circular strokes, moving up your body. Concentrate particularly on thighs, buttocks and upper arms, where you may be prone to bumpy or sagging skin. After five minutes of massage, rinse off in the shower. Pat your skin dry with a towel and apply an aromatherapy moisturizer. Your skin will feel as soft as a baby's. References: www.aromatherapy.suite101.com, www.aromaweb.com www.essential-oil-recipes.com, The Fragrant Pharmacy by Valerie Ann Worwood Ellen Huggett ellen@globalgoddess.ca www.globalgoddess.ca

Aromatherapy products are simple and relatively inexpensive to make at home and you can tailor them to suit the particular needs of your skin. Aromatherapy shower gels, body scrubs and moisturizing creams can work to tackle most skin problems from spots to dry patches. www.yogatreebc.com

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September - October, 2010

YOGA, DANCE & FITNESS CLASSES KAMLOOPS

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

5:45 - 645 am Monday - Friday YOGA FITNESS BOOTCAMP Katrina @ Let’s Move Studio Pre-Register!

9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga: All Levels Elizabeth @ Let’s Move Studio

5:45 - 645 am Monday - Friday YOGA FITNESS BOOTCAMP Katrina @ Let’s Move Studio Pre-Register!

6:00 - 7:00 am Pilates: Power-Paced Pilates Alma @ EVOLVE Pilates Studio

10:00 - 11:30 am Gentle Yoga Margaret @ The Mind Body Connection

Anusara-Inspired Yoga: All Levels

9:00 - 10:15 am Katrina @ Let’s Move Studio

12:05 - 12:55 pm Lunch Hour Yoga Christine S. @ The Mind Body Connection

10:00 - 11:00 am Pilates: Beginner Mat Class Christine W @ Body Control Pilates

12:00 - 1:00 pm Bellydance Lucille @ Let’s Move Studio

12:00 - 1:00pm Pilates: Mat Pilates for Well-Backs Cassie @ EVOLVE Pilates Studio

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Awareness Through Movement: All Levels Susinn @ Let’s Move Studio

12:30 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Ai Chi: Beginners 1st class free: Audrey @ CB Wellness Centre

12:15 - 1:15 pm Pilates: Beginner Mat Class Christine W @ Body Control Pilates

12:00 - 1:00 pm Yoga: Gentle Hatha Karen @ Let’s Move Studio

4:00 - 5:00 pm Core Power Yoga: All Levels Natalie @ Let’s Move Studio

12:30 pm Mondays & Wednesdays Ai Chi: Advanced Audrey @ CB Wellness Centre

3:00 - 4:30 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm Yoga: All Levels Elizabeth @ Let’s Move Studio

Weightloss Magic Program

Shirley @ Let’s Move Studio

5:00 - 6:30 pm Yoga: All Levels Christine S. @ The Mind Body Connection

4:45 - 6:15 pm Multi-level Yoga Margaret @ The Mind Body Connection

5:00 - 6:30 pm Beginner-oriented Yoga Margaret @ The Mind Body Connection

5:30 - 6:30 pm Nia Natasha @ St. Paul’s Hall

5:00 - 6:30 pm Belly Dance: Beginners Rosi @ Let’s Move Studio

5:30 – 6:30pm Core Power Yoga Natalie @ Nuance Dance Studio

5:30 - 6:30pm Pilates: Beginner Mat Class Cassie @ EVOLVE Pilates Studio

6:30 - 7:30 pm Core & More Monica @ Let’s Move Studio: *Preregister

5:30 – 6:40 pm Power Yoga Amber @ St Andrews

6:15 - 7:30 pm Anusara-Inspired Yoga All Levels

7:00 – 8:10 pm Power Yoga Amber @ St Andrews

7:00 - 8:30 pm Ashtanga Yoga: All Levels Colleen @ St. Paul’s Hall

7:15 - 8:15 pm

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Awareness Through Movement

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement

Susinn @ Nuance Dance Studio

Colleen @ St. Paul’s Hall

7:00 – 8:00 pm Nia Natasha @ Let’s Move Studio

7:00 - 8:30 pm Prenatal Yoga Samantha @ The Mind-Body Connection

Deep Healing Restorative Yoga: All Levels

Stress Management & Meditation

Cara @ Let’s Move Studio 4:30 - 6:00 pm Bellydance: All Levels

Katrina @ Let’s Move Studio

Body Control Pilates 142 Victoria 250-320-BODY www.pilateskamloops.com Centennial Building Wellness Centre 153 Seymour 250-374-7383 www.cbwellnesscentre.com EVOLVE Pilates Studio 1361 McGill 250-372-7237 www.evolvepilatesstudio.com KSOC: Kamloops Sport & Orthopedic Clinic 200 -1201 Summit Dr 18

9:00 - 10:15 am Katrina @ Let’s Move Studio

3:00 - 4:30 pm Cara @ Let’s Move Studio

Let’s Move Studio 925 McGill Place 250-372-9642 www.letsmovestudio.com Nuance Dance Studio 253 Victoria St. 2nd Floor St. Andrews 159 Seymour St. St. Paul’s Church Hall 360 Nicola St. The Mind Body Connection 253 Victoria St. 250-374-2748/ 250-374-5421 YM/YWCA: Downtown 400 Battle St. 250-372-7725

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YOGA, DANCE & FITNESS CLASSES KAMLOOPS

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

9:00 - 10:00 am Meditation: by donation Christine S. @ The Mind Body Connection

9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga: All Levels Marcia @ Let’s Move Studio

10:00 - 11:45 am Breathing, Yoga and Meditation Margaret @ The Mind Body Connection

9:00 - 10:00 am Colleen @ St. Paul’s Hall

9:00 - 10:10 am Power Yoga Amber @ Downtown Kamloops Y

11:00 am - 12:00 noon Nia Natasha @ The YM/YWCA

9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga: All Levels Elizabeth @ Let’s Move Studio

10:00 - 11:30 am Gentle Yoga Margaret @ The Mind Body Connection

SUNDAY

12:00 - 1:00 pm Yoga: Beginners Angie @ Let’s Move Studio

10:30 am - 11:30 am Nia Natasha @ Let’s Move Studio

12:00 - 1:30 pm Yoga 50+ Christine S. @ The Mind Body Connection

7:00 - 9:00 pm Body, Breath & Bowls ($30)

6:30 - 7:30 pm Yoga for Back Health Angie @ Let’s Move Studio Sept 12 - Oct 31 Please Pre-register

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement

Must pre register by 3 pm Audrey @ CBWC

4:00 - 5:00 pm Core Power Yoga: All Levels Natalie @ Let’s Move Studio

8:00 - 9:15 pm New Moon Nidra: Guided Relaxation By Donation - Angie @ Let’s Move Studio

Sept 12, Oct 3 & 10

5:00 - 6:00 pm Yoga: All Levels Elizabeth @ KSOC

WORKSHOPS

5:00 - 6:30 pm Yoga: All Levels Christine S. @ The Mind Body Connection

Sundays 9:30 - 12 Sept 19, Oct 24, Nov 28

5:00 - 6:30 pm Belly Dance: Advanced Rosi @ Let’s Move Studio

Awareness Through Movement: Yoga with Tyson Saturday, September 25 & October 30 1:00 - 3:00 pm and/or 3:00 - 5:00 pm By Donation (Dana) Tyson Bartel @ St Paul's Hall

8:00 - 10:00 pm Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17 Crystal Bowl Meditations Terez Laforge @ Let’s Move Studio

5:30 - 6:30 pm Woga (Water Yoga) Starting Sept 21 Tuesdays & Thursdays Audrey @ CB Wellness Centre

Sept 25, Oct 23 & Nov 27 9:30-11:30 am Transform Your Running Susinn Shaler @ Let’s Move Studio

October 1-3 5Rhythms: Roots and Wings Bettina Rothe @ Let’s Move Studio

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Oct 16 & Nov 20 9:30-11:30 am Sounder Sleep Workshops Susinn Shaler @ Let’s Move Studio

October 23, 11- 5 Raw Food, Yoga & Movement Workshop Colleen & Angie @ St. Pauls Hall

Core Power Yoga: All Levels Natalie @ Let’s Move Studio Angie Alma Amber Audrey/Alex Cassie Christine S. Christine W.

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Colleen Elizabeth

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Katrina Lucille Margaret Natalie Natasha Rosi Samantha Susinn Tyson

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Meditation with Ajahn Sona Let’s Move Studio: By Donation

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September - October, 2010

Let’s Move Studio Yoga . Dance . Wellness

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5:45 - 6:45 am Monday - Friday Yoga Fitness Bootcamp for Women Pre-register: www.yogawithkatrina.com Sept 7 - Oct 1, Oct 18 - Nov 11, Nov 29 - Dec 17 9:00 - 10:15 am Yoga Restorative Katrina (MYKA9)

9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga All Levels: Flow Elizabeth (TYE9)

9:00 - 10:15 am Yoga Anusara-Inspired Katrina (WYKA9)

9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga All Levels: Flow Elizabeth (RYE9)

11:00 - 12:00 pm Awareness Through Movement Susinn (MFS11)

12:00 - 1:00 pm Yoga Gentle Hatha Karen (MYKB12)

10:30 - 11:30 am Nia All Levels Natasha (FNNL10)

Classes are open for drop in and for beginners ANYTIME! 12:00 - 1:00 pm Bellydance American Tribal Lucille (TBL12)

9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga All Levels Marcia (FYMW9)

12:00 - 1:00 pm Yoga Beginners Angie (RYE9)

3:00 - 4:30 pm Stress Management Cara (MSC3)

4:00 - 5:00 pm Power Yoga All Levels Natalie (TYNS4)

3:00 - 4:30 pm Weightloss Magic Cara (WWC3)

4:00 - 5:00 pm Power Yoga All Levels Natalie (RYNS4)

4:30 - 6:00 pm Bellydance All Levels Shirley (MBS5)

5:00 - 6:00 pm Yoga All Levels: Flow Elizabeth (TYE5)

5:00 - 6:30 pm Bellydance Beginners Rosi (WBR5)

5:00 - 6:30 pm Bellydance Advanced Rosi (RBR5)

6:00 - 7:00 pm Bollywood Intermediate Bonnie (MBB6)

6:15 - 7:30 pm Yoga Anusara Inspired Katrina (TYKA6)

6:30 - 7:30 pm Core & More Monica (WCM6)

6:30 - 7:30 pm Power Yoga All Levels Natalie (RYNS6)

7:00 - 8:00 pm Nia All Levels Natasha (MNNL7)

8:00 - 9:00 pm Yoga All Levels Janis (TYJ8)

Please Pre-register

Secret of Money & Emotions with Cara Beckett Oct 23 & 30 Crystal Bowl Meditation: Terez Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17 Meditation with Ajahn Sona Sept 19, Oct 24, Nov 28

REGISTRATION 4 Week Sessions: Sept 6-30 session 1 Oct 4-29 session 2 Nov 1-26 session 3 Nov 29 - Dec 24 session 4 Or choose ANY 4, 8 or 12 consecutive weeks! Or buy a punchcard for flexibility in ANY class - good for 1 year

Sunday

6:30 - 7:30 pm Yoga for Back Health Angie (SYBAE6) Sept 12 - Oct 31 Please Pre-register

8:00 - 9:15 pm New Moon Nidra Guided Relaxation By Donation - Angie Sept 12 & Oct 3 & 10

Workshops Emotional Interference Pattern with Dhebi Sept 11-12 Body Feng Shui Workshop with Nicola Sept 25, 1- 4pm 5Rhythms: Roots and Wings with Bettina Rothe Oct 1-3

FALL 2010

Transform Your Running Susinn: Sept 25, Oct 23 & Nov 27 Sounder Sleep Workshops Susinn: Sept 18, Oct 16 & Nov 20 Sacred Sound Meditation & Healing Sept 26, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12

1 Hour classes Drop in $10 $37/ 4 week session $72/ 8 week session $105/ 12 week session $136/ 16 week session 5x Punchcard $48.75 10x Punchcard $95 1.5 Hr classes Drop in $15 $50/ 4 week session $96/ 8 week session $138/ 12 week session $176/ 16 week session 5x Punchcard $70 10x Punchcard $130

YOGA THON & Open House Friday, SEPT 24. 1pm-8pm Crystal Bowl Meditation 8pm FREE classes, healing garden, clothing swap, tea & cookies Open to the Public: FREE

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Issue #16

Yoga A Vehicle for Global Healing By Bikram Choudhury & Emmy S. Cleaves, 1992 abridged

As we are now in the 21th century, we find humanity suffering from many ills: stress, substance abuse, being overweight, chronic illness and AIDS. Many of these problems have their roots in the separation of body from mind. I believe yoga science is a proven way to help overcome most of these ills. Often, when medical science has given up on a person, Yoga will help them. Ideally, one should start Yoga practice before the body's systems break down. The spine is the greatest nerve center in the body and Yoga starts with correcting any imbalances in this important part of the body. A healthy nervous system will carry impulses to all other organs of the body, making them function correctly and in the process, making the immune system incredibly strong. I am a teacher of Yoga and over the last 30 years have observed the effects of this health maintenance system on thousands of western people that I have instructed. Yoga means union - first connecting between body and mind, and ultimately between God and Human Being. This is what we call Self-Realization. On the road to this ultimate self-realization, we have to first put our "physical house" in order. Yoga postures re-establish the body's essential balance through neuromuscular integration and strengthening of the body/mind connection. They enhance health in a natural way, acting therapeutically on chronic disease, achieving and maintaining normal body weight and increasing the body's energy. The regular practice of Yoga challenges

all the weak areas and systems of the body until radiant health is achieved. In Hatha Yoga, both physical and mental powers are developed simultaneously and they assist each other in the process. In my experience, Hatha Yoga has helped many people transform their ignorance, pain and suffering into self-knowledge, love and meaningful action in life. We are living in a time when the world seems to be losing all of its humanity and society is in a free-fall of self destruction. Violent crime, environmental destruction, political corruption, selfishness, family challenges and greed are the order of the day. On the other hand, the world could be a beautiful place to live in if we human beings could only get our self-confidence back. If we can know ourselves as human beings, and as a reflection of God, then we will understand the exact reason why we are living. Not for money, but for the intrinsic humanity that is our birthright. The place to start correcting the world is with ourselves. Yoga is the perfect vehicle to change ourselves and to create a strong and powerful body and mind. It is the starting point for which we can then begin to realize our human spirit. Only then can we hope to effect a global healing of the planet. Contact Bikram Yoga of Kamloops for more info www.bikramkamloops.com 250-314-3636

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September - October, 2010

Healing & Wellness Directory

ACUPUNCTURE

HEALING & BODYWORK

Vital Point Acupuncture

Body In Balance: ReAnne Johnson Reiki: Usui System of Natural Healing Relaxation & Healing Massage/Bodywork

Jennifer Larsen, R.Ac. #102-1120 8th Street 250-376-3070 www.vitalpoint.ca

by appointment at the Let’s Move Wellness Centre 250-372-9642

In-Home Service 250-573-1035 reannemj@yahoo.ca

Wild Roots Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic Dr. Andrea Hansen Women's Health, infertility, and pre- and post-natal support, "Natural Fertility Awareness" Method dr.andreahansen@gmail.com 250-682-7289

BOOKS When you think books…think second first! At Second Glance Books 448 Victoria St 250-377-8411 atsecondglance@telus.net Mystic Dreams: Kamloops’ ONLY Metaphysical Store! Books, Tarot cards, crystals, jewelery, clothing, CDs, buddhas, statues, incense, candles & more! Tranquille Rd. Near Cowboy Coffee, North Shore www.mysticdreams.weebly.com

COUNSELLING Breath Integration Counselling Lynn Aylward 250-319-7364 Breath Integration, Counselling, Bodywork lynn@breathintegrationkamloops.ca Emotional Cleanse - Detox Your Emotions! Deal with anger, fear, unwanted memories, romantic baggage and more Cara 250-554-7902 emotional.cleanse@gmail.com

DANCE

WATSU, AI CHI, WOGA, AQUA JOGGING

www.cbwellnesscentre.com 250-374-7383 Cynthia Yaunish, Certified Bodytalk Practitioner Optimize the body’s internal communication. Non-invasive, completely safe. 250-572-4690 Cynthia.yaunish@shaw.ca HEALTH BY DESIGN Certified Nutritionist Melanie Pouliot, CNC 250-571-1932 Individualized Nutri-Body® Assessments Certified Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator healthbydesign@telus.net www.nutritionmel.com

Individual Feldenkrais Sessions with Susinn Shaler Re-discover flexibility and grace 250-572-1887 www.susinnshaler.com Inner Balance: Kevin J.E. Knight: Swedish Massage * Reflexology * Usui & Karuna * Reiki 250-320-4273 Innovative Changes – Community Education and Consulting Services - Kim Jensen Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher

innovativechanges.com 250-376-6614 Fluid Fire: Lisa Hyder: firedance equipment, LED toys & custom hula hoops. lessons and performances 250-572-4615 www.firedancing.ca lilly@firedancing.ca

HEALING & BODYWORK Awakenings Healing Centre Society A non profit agency seeking to provide free alternative healing therapies to all people of BC Contact: Cassandra

250-682-7801 www.awakeningshealingcentre.com Begin Within Healing PEAT Processing, Certified International Trainer, Energy Therapies, Life Coach, Trauma Relief, Pain Management, Polarity Integration, Change Work, Spiritual Technologies

Debbie Quigley 250-320-1072 www.BeginWithinHealing.com debbjer@yahoo.com 22

Centennial Building Wellness Centre Freeing the body in water: Aquatonics,

www.yogatreebc.com

Kamloops Sport and Orthopedic Clinic Massage Therapy, Kinesiology, Oxygen Therapy, Core Stabilization Therapy, Yoga & more! 250-377-3367 BE FIT, FEEL HEALTHY, LIVE PAIN-FREE! Book 24/7 at: www.mybookingcalendar.com/melwest

Nicola Organic Massage 250-319-4111 #7-1315 Summit Drive, Kamloops BC www.handsonhealthkamloops.ca Wellness Practitioners Needed! For the Let’s Move Studio Wellness Centre Call for more information: 250-372-9642 email: yogakamloops@gmail.com Advertise Here: Yoga Tree Magazine Kamloops’ favourite resource for wellness! 250-371-1938 www.yogatreebc.com


Issue #16

September - October, 2010

HEALING & BODYWORK

HOMEOPATHY Hands On Homeopathy: Constitutional approach for acute and chronic concerns. With manual chi gong for maximum benefit. Brian Scrivener, Hands On Health,Tudor Village 250-377-7675 www.sacredbody.net

One-On-One Fitness and Massage Christine Karl: Personal Trainer Ortho-Bionomy, Shiatsu, Reiki Master. 250-320-9960

LIFE COACHING

Quantum Universal Energy Therapy Quantum Biofeedback - Spiritual Dowsing - Spiritual Coach

Beyond The Box Solutions...experience lasting change: Powerful processes for alligning you with your deepest desires Brenda Falk: Certified Visionary Coach: beyondthebox@live.ca Private & Group Presentations 250-852-1012

Betty J Dery 780-815-3585 jdque@incentre.net www.antiagingnaturalhealthproducts.com

Sagesong Healing

Body Mind Spirit Coaching: Marlena Field, PCC, CPCC Professional Certified Coach: Learn to trust your body's wisdom as you face challenges and make decisions. www.BodyMindSpiritCoaching.com marlena@bodymindspiritcoaching.com 250-851-0145

Leanne Fisher, BSc. IEHP Integrative Energy Healing Practitioner 250-320-3695 sagesonghealing@gmail.com Suki Fox: Energy Worker Resonance Repatterning and Energy Work. Shift energy around any issue for individuals and groups. Quantum change made easy. Suki Fox (250)307-7301

Cara Beckett: Wellness & Life Coach Upcoming wellness program for chronic pain. Weight management and stress management classes at Let's Move Mondays & Wednesdays 250-554-7902 emotional.cleanse@gmail.com

Terez Laforge Certified Bodytalker, Cranialsacral reflexologist & keeper of crystal bowls. Craving moree p peace eace and a less stress? 778-471-5598 or terez@shaw.ca

Vera Stark: Certified Emotional Life Coach, Transformational Healer, EFT Practitioner, Heart Resonance Therapy Practitioner www.emotionallifecoaching.com vera@emotionallifecoaching.com 250-375-2307

Thai Massage, Feldenkrais & Yoga with Tyson Relax - Release Stress - Reduce Pain - Receive Pleasure coachin'Yoga g solutfor ionLazy s Fully-clothed acupressureLimassage People'

Family Guidance System : Gerrianne Clare MN Navigate through the chaos of raising kids while Craving mor doing everything else 250-434-5132 gclare@familyguidancesystem.com www.familyguidancesystem.com

t ssDonation m management anagement Kamloops SessionsSStress By i balan e thaitouch@yahoo.com 1-250-265-3827

tel: 250.434.5132 HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES admin@ clareconsulting.com www.clareconsulting.com Centennial Building Wellness Centre Freeing the body in water: Aquatonics,

Gerrianne Clare BScN MN

WATSU, AI CHI, WOGA, AQUA JOGGING

www.cbwellnesscentre.com 250-374-7383

Musings and Mud Coaching Studio Li coach Create the thoughts and actions that get you where SStress t ss ma ma i you want to be. Janet L. Whitehead, Certified Professional Life Coach 250 376-8402 tel: 250. janet@musingsandmud.com www.musingsandmud.com admin@ www.cla

Let me help you find your solution Susan Chambers: Certified Life Coach Practitioner 250-392-3850 create--success@hotmail.com

Hands On Health Clinic: Spirited, manually oriented, professional care for your health concerns. Physiotherapy, massage therapy, homeopathy, therapeutic yoga. Tudor Village, Kamloops 250-377-7675 www.sacredbody.net

BODY:MASSAGE HEALTHY THERAPY: REGISTERED

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY Let’s Move Studio Wellness Centre BODY: HEALTHY EFT, Coaching, Infrared Sauna, Massage, PhysioRegistered Massage Therapy therapy, Psych-K, Reflexology, Reiki, Weightloss, Wendy McLean, RMT 778-220-2225 Stress Management, Yoga Therapy & more #260 - 546 St. Paul Street, Kamloops BC www.letsmovestudio.com 250-372-9642

WENDY McLEAN B.A., R.M.T. Jenn Johnson, Registered Massage Therapist

Sound Bodeez: Natural Health & Fitness Tanning, Whole Body Vibration, Infrared Sauna, Ionic Foot Baths, nutrition & more 778-470-5812 601 Fortune Drive lindsayantonia@soundbodeez.ca

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

management, stress reduction, injury prevention and rehabilitation 778-220-2225 Columbia St, Kamloops 250-374-6178 www.JennJohnsonRMT.com

RADIO SHOW: Wellness Coaches With Audrey and Cara: Thursdays at 2PM Listen in to Kamloops' newest radio show on Holistic Health & Wellness! 92.5 FM The X www.yogatreebc.com

Norm Eisler, Registered Massage Therapist Hands on Health 250-377-7675 Tudor Village, Clock Tower, # 103 - 1315 Summit Dr., Kamloops upsidedownfrownclown@hotmail.com 23


September - October, 2010

MEDITATION

PILATES Body Control Pilates 250.320.BODY (2639)

Shambhala Meditation Group of Kamloops 433b Lansdowne St. Meditation instruction. Thursdays 7pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays drop in 12 - 1 pm. Evelyn 573-5519/ Liz 376-4224. www.kamloops.shambhala.org

Christine Waterman: Building strength from the inside out. Mat & reformer classes, privates and semi-privates. #202-142 Victoria St. www.pilateskamloops.com

Crystal Bowl Meditation with Terez Laforge: Friday evenings closest to the Full Moon at Let’s Move Studio and to the New Moon at 125 Bestwick St. Contact Terez for info 778-471-5598

EVOLVE Pilates Studio 250-372-7237 Cassie Marchuk: Change the way you work out! Achieve improved posture, balance & strength. Reformer/mat, Personal Training/ post rehab #201-1361 McGill Rd www.evolvepilatesstudio.com

MIDWIFERY & CHILDBIRTH

RAW FOOD

Mighty Oak Midwifery Care Personal, professional, woman-centered maternity care. 250-377-8611 www.mightyoakmidwifery.ca

Pure Cuisine: The Way Nature Intended Julie Bayman New healthy take-out food bar opening September 13th! 442 Victoria St. 250-851-8194 www.mypurecuisine.org

Breathe Into Being Childbirth Services Samantha Lynn: DONA Trained Doula

REAL ESTATE

Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor 250-318-2223 breatheintobeing.net breatheintobeing@gmail.com

Helping You Make Healthy Moves Theresa Takacs - Century 21 Riverside Realty 867 Victoria St. Kamloops BC 250-682-3232

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

theresa.takacs@century21.ca www.theresatakacs.com

Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND Full Naturopathic services: Acupuncture and IV Therapy 735 Victoria Street 250-374-9700 www.naturopathkamloops.com

ROLFING Lynne Kraushar, Certified Rolfer #6-231 Victoria St. 250-851-8675 www.rolf.org

NUTRITION Highridge Health & Wellness Focusing on Regenerative Nutrition, Healthy Aging and Peak Performance. Kenna & Geoff McKenna-Andrew 250-573-2533 www.geoffmckennaandrew.myunivera.com

SOUND HEALING Acutonics, Sound Bath, Watsu with Tibetan Bowl Harmonics www.cbWellnessCentre.com 250-374-7383 Audrey Meuse

PARENTING Kamloops Momma Magazine The free magazine for local moms… and dads too! info@kamloopsmomma.com www.kamloopsmomma.com

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Rolf Method of Structural Integration Tamara D. Duncan, Certified Practitioner 250-819-9300 tamaraduncan@shaw.ca www.rolfguild.org

PHYSIOTHERAPY Cathie Levin, BSc. PT: Holistic Physical Therapy Physiotherapy and massage, facilitating wellness The Bodymind Centre, #205-635 Victoria St. clevin@shaw.ca or 250-374-4383

SUNDAY SERVICE Centre for Spiritual Living Change Your Thinking...Change Your Life

Focus on Health Physiotherapy Erna Stassen BSc. PT. Registered Physiotherapist Advanced PSYCH-K™ facilitator, Balance Mind, Body & Emotion. Pool therapy and home visitswww.focusonhealthbc.com 250-682-4477

Hands On Health Clinic: Spirited, manually oriented, professional care for your health # concerns. Physiotherapy, massage therapy, homeopathy, therapeutic yoga. Tudor Village, Kamloops 250-377-7675 www.sacredbody.net 24

Sundays: Meditation 10:00 am Celebration 10:30 am

540 Seymour Street 250-314-2028 www.cslkamloops.org Sharing tools to transform your personal life and make a difference in the world.

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Ordinary Miracle: A Sunday Service for All 10:00 am Oct 3, 17, 31 Nov 14, 28 # 204 - 535 Tranquille Road 250-554-6707

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Issue #16

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS Sacred Sound Meditation & Healing

Emotional Interference Patterns Workshop with instructor Dhebi DeWitz-Jensen Let’s Move Studio September 11th 9am-5pm September 12th 9:30am-4:30pm Cost: $265.00

with Audrey Meuse & friends: Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Harp, Gongs, Toning & more Sundays: 11am -12 $15. Sept 26, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec.12 Let's Move Studio Private sessions too!

Erna Stassen 250-682-4477 erna.stassen@focusonhealthbc.com

Roots and Wings a 5 Rhythms Workshop With Bettina Rothe

New Paradigm Parenting Workshop Jerry Levinson & Brenda Falk at Let’s Move Studio Friday, Sept 17, 7-9 pm Saturday Sept 18, 12 - 4 pm Single: $75.00 Couples: $125.00 Brenda 250-852-1012 beyondthebox@live.ca

Meditation from the Birken Forest Monastery with Head Abbot Ajhan Sona at Let’s Move Studio Meditation, potluck and Q&A with Jerry Levinson Sundays: Sept 19, Oct 24&Nov, Brenda 28 Falk 9:30am-12:00 info: globalheartwarming@telus.net 250-314-9550 Fall into the...Roots of Rhythm: African Dance “New Paradigm Parenting notRoode the old way of parenting Sangoma Pauline deisla Sunday 1:00 - who 2:00 pm improved ~ it isSeptember a whole new way 19th of understanding we are. An ancient African magic. Let this Groove light up It is a path basedFuse! on the utmost respectStudio & devotion$20.00 for our child's your Let’slove, Move

deepest self. This way allows parents to avoid power struggles, the use of

Full Moon Group Meditations with Crystal Bowls anger or control, andatnourish relationship in waysFridays: that allows 8-10pm Let’stheir Move Studio. them to live in harmony. Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17 $10 admission th Friday, September 17 7-9Moon pm & Saturday, September 18th 12-4 pm New Toning/Chanting

In this 5Rhythms workshop we will practice opening ourselves to our relationship with the earth, finding our roots and our ability to be grounded, centered and present in the here and now. Fri, Oct. 1: 6:30 - 9:30 pm Sat, Oct. 2: 11 AM - 5 m Sun, Oct. 3: 12 - 4 pm Cost: $195 15% discount is given to students, seniors and unemployed Friday evening only: $35 ($30 reduced rate)

Shambhala Meditation Group: Weekend meditation program on the Art of Being Human. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness/awareness can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and is a way to uncover the basic goodness and wisdom we all possess. Oct 1-3 Evelyn: 250-573-5519, Anne: 250-372-3392. www.kamloopsshambhala.org The Secret of Money and Emotion Cara Beckett. Saturdays at Let’s Move Studio Part 1: Oct 23 12:30-5:30 pm. Part 2: Oct 30 10:30-4:00 pm Part 1 $77.00 Parts 1 & 2 $137.00

at 125 Bestwick. With crystal bowls and Let's MoveSept Studio10, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3 other instruments. Fridays: 925 McGillTerez Place, Kamloops $10 admission Contact for info 778-471-5598 Single: $75 Couples: $ 125 Telling Your Story writing/coaching workshops with Patsy Alford MFA - writer and editor Pre-register September 3rd Single: $55 certified Couples: $100coach andbyLerae Gidyk - master

250-554-7902 emotional.cleanse@gmail.com

Raw Food, Yoga & Movement workshop Hands on preparation of yummy, organic, healthy raw food, yoga and awareness through movement. Colleen & Angie: Oct 23, 11- 5pm St. Pauls Hall 250-377-7203 colleenmadonnatobin@yahoo.com

Seating! 5 SundaysLimited Sept & Oct. www.palford.com Leraegidyk@souldesigns.ca

Sounder Sleep Workshops Oct 16 & Nov 20 9:30-11:30 am Susinn Shaler @ Let’s Move Studio 250-572-1887 www.susinnshaler.com

FridayLLifeShift Will focus on understanding how a child's self concept isand formedBlanche and the Tanner Seminars: Harreson ifLecture: eS eShi hifftt Lifeshift hif The OfinOur Ancestors: Day Family importance of following a child'sWisdom natural inclination each moment. We will explore One how the usual Sunday, Sept 26th, methods used to teachConstellation children almost anything oftenWorkshop backfires with opposite results. s e m i n a r s

Mystic Dreams Kamloops B.C. 250-227-6877

The Ennegram: a Tool for Transformation with Cathie Levin and Audrey Meuse Oct. 18 & 25th; Nov. 12 or 26th $225 Register by October 5th 250-573-2789

lifeshift@bluebell.ca www.lifeshiftseminars.com

Saturday Workshop: Will provide parents with the opportunity to explore these principles in Celebrating, Cultivating, and Connecting depth and learn how to apply them to their own family situation. with Your Psychic Youth: Weekly Group

Fundraiser for Awakenings Healing Centre Society

Jerry Levinson a registered psychologist for over 30 years, has let his licence expire to

Sept. 22 - Oct.27 Cassandra 250-682-7801 “come out” as the radical disbeliever of all he has been taught. Free now to speak about what is trueawakeningshealingcentre@yahoo.com and not bound by title, he believes the truth when deeply understood, will set usYOGA THON free from the suffering we create for ourselves and our children. & Open House

Friday, SEPT 24. 1pm-8pm Meditation 8pm Brenda Falk a Move Certified Teacher Assistant influenced writings chose to Let’s Studio: Yogaby- Jerry's Dance - Wellness

remove herself & classes, her children fromhealing the public schoolgarden, setting to allowclothing for the natural swap FREE process of learning to unfold. Trained now as a Journey Practitioner & Conscious 250-372-YOGA (9642) www.letsmovestudio.com Living Coach, she presents “Reconnect to your Authentic Self” workshops, working with people to find their way home to the heart. She passionately shares Jerry's vision YourtheRunning Form Feldenkrais to inspire inTransform parents a desire to honour spirit and uniqueness in eachwith of us, in ways that allowsSept us to be free to beOct ourselves trulyNov enjoy our27 children and our lives. am 25, 23& & 9:30-11:30

Earthcare Kamloops Vegetarian Potluck. Last Sunday of the month Doors: 5:30pm dinner: 6pm. 520D Seymour St, Interior Community Services, beside Moviemart. Please bring: A Vegetarian/Vegan dish for 8, eggs and dairy ok; Recipe/list of ingredients is mandatory; Your own dishes; nametag & Suggested $2 donation. earthcarekamloops@yahoo.ca

Shaler To Pre- RegisterSusinn Contact: Brenda Falk @

Let’s Move Studio 250-572-1887 www.susinnshaler.com Beyond the Box Solutions

250-852-1012 or beyondthebox@live.ca

Awareness Through Movement: Yoga with Tyson Saturdays, Sept 25 & Oct 30 1-3pm and/or 3-5pm Attend one or both classes by Donation (Dana) 1-250-265-3827 thaitouch@yahoo.com St. Paul's Hall. www.yogatreebc.com

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops Freedom of religious thought Seeking spirituality, practising community www.uukam.bc.ca RADIO SHOW: Wellness Coaches With Audrey and Cara: Thursdays at 2PM Listen in to Kamloops' newest radio show on Holistic Health & Wellness! 92.5 FM The X 25


September - October, 2010

YOGA

Mystic Dreams

Bikram Yoga The Hottest Yoga in Kamloops! 250.819.yoga(9642) 340 Victoria St. www.bikramkamloops.com

419 Tranquille near Cowboy Coffee 250-554-8770

Drop by the store or check the website for a new calendar of events every month!

Kamloops Hot Yoga Yoga for your Whole Family

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954 C Laval Crescent (beside Cliffside Climbing Gym)

www.kamloopshotyoga.com 250-374-7426 Let’s Move Studio Yoga - Dance - Wellness 250-372-YOGA (9642) www.letsmovestudio.com Meditation from the Birken Forest Monastery with Head Abbot Ajhan Sona at Let’s Move Studio Meditation, potluck and Q&A Sundays: Sept 19, Oct 24 Nov, 28 9:30am-12:00 info: globalheartwarming@telus.net 250-314-9550

YOGA THON & Open House Friday, SEPT 24. 1pm-8pm. Meditation 8pm Let’s Move Studio: Yoga - Dance - Wellness FREE classes, healing garden, clothing swap 250-372-YOGA (9642) www.letsmovestudio.com

YOGA THERAPY Optimal Health with Optimal Alignment Katrina Ariel ~ 250-374-6493 Freedom from pain through empowerment. www.YogaWithKatrina.com gaiayoga@gmail.com

Psoma Yoga Therapy: Donna Martin 635 Victoria St. 250-374-2514 hakomiway@gmail.com www.reflectivepresence.com www.donnamartin.net www.hakomi.ca Sacred Body Yoga Therapy for Body & Soul Explore your physical, emotional and spiritual issues. Certified Yoga Therapy Practitioner: Brian Scrivener, Hands On Health 250-377-7675 Tudor Village, Kamloops www.sacredbody.net

Workshop Schedule Please Pre-register for all workshops. A minimum donation of $5 is required unless otherwise stated. Thank You.

Mondays Tarot: Miles, 1-5PM $20/20min Gentle Yoga: Karen, 5:45 – 6:45 PM $10 Meditation: Karen, 7-8PM $10 Tuesdays Tarot: Miles, 1-5PM $20/20min Raindrop & Reiki: Candice 12-4 PM $20/20min Sept. 14th - Book signing “A Sacred Cosmogram” by Alexandra Luppold, 2-5:30PM Wednesdays Gentle Yoga: Karen, 8:45AM – 9:45AM $10 Bellydancing: Saskia, 6-7PM $10 Sept. 15th, 22, 29. Thursdays Bodywork: Jason, 12-4PM $1/min Runes: Tomas, 1-4PM by donation Fridays (Sept. 3rd & 17th only) Palmistry and Tarot: Heidi 12-5PM $20/20min Saturdays Massage: Sara, 12-5PM 30, 45 or 60 minutes, $1/min Astrology Readings: Caitlin 11AM-4PM $20/20min Sept. 25th: Potluck & Movie night 6:30-9:0PM Sundays Sept. 19th - Atlantis Workshop: Warren, 10AM – 5PM $100 Potluck and movie night 6 - 9:00 pm first Saturday of every month!

Arwen’s Apparel now available at Mystic Dreams Dancer Belts, Pixie Coats and Vests!

Yoga For Back Health with Angie Edgson at Let’s Move Studio Sundays Sept 12 - Oct 30 6:30-7:30pm Angie: 250-319-9855 angeliyoga@live.com Advertise Here: Yoga Tree Magazine Kamloops’ favourite resource for wellness! 250-371-1938 www.yogatreebc.com

RADIO SHOW: Wellness Coaches With Audrey and Cara: Thursdays at 2PM Listen in to Kamloops' newest radio show on Holistic Health & Wellness! 92.5 FM The X 26

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Issue #16

What is Bodytalk?

The Kamloops Project

By Terez Laforge

Imagine a community united by words and pictures — a visual and textual tapestry of faces, names, thoughts and feelings, from every neighbourhood and every walk of life. On Oct. 19, 2010, The Kamloops Daily News will ask every citizen of this great city to participate in The Kamloops Project by sharing what they're doing, thinking or feeling at any point during those 24 hours. The goal is to create an unprecedented community archive of our collective humanity — one that tells us who we are as a community and what matters most to us. This collection will be uploaded to a permanent website as well as becoming part of a commemorative printed publication distributed throughout Kamloops. Please consider joining this important and historical community project. Visit www.kamloopsproject.ca for a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will tell you everything you need to know to be ready for Oct. 19. And visit our YouTube channel at KamNews, where you'll find a fun promo video. Some people say a single moment has the power to change everything, change how we see the world, how we relate to our neighbours, how we live our lives. If that's true, imagine what 24 hours could do. www.kamloopsproject.ca

Bodytalk is an energy medicine that works with the premise that our bodies know how to heal themselves. When all the parts and systems of the body communicate with each other, healing and homeostasis occur naturally. However, stress, trauma, unhealthy belief systems and lifestyles force the body to adapt. These factors cause communication breakdown in our bodies, resulting in discomfort and disease. Bodytalk identifies these breakdowns and uses a light tapping technique to restore communication, helping our bodies to come back to full healthy function. Our bodies are designed to heal and grow - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When our internal communication is overtaxed by stress or other undesired factors, the already busy lines of communication break down. Instead of our whole body working as a team, it starts to segment itself. Bodytalk asks the body which parts need better communication and harmony, and in which order the factors need to be addressed. Through the use of kinesiology by trained Bodytalk practitioners, the body's innate wisdom determines the priorities. The practitioner then uses gentle tapping on the head and heart areas. The head tapping tells the brain to be mindful and to repair the communication. Tapping on the heart helps the body remember its design in perfection. Once the body is aware of the issue, it starts its own healing processes. Our bodies know how to heal themselves, they just need to remember how. Bodytalk sessions address fundamental health issues and other areas for improvement, such as peak performance, learning difficulties, financial flow, family and group dynamics. Terez Laforge is a bodytalker and a cranial sacral reflexologist. She is a lifelong incorrigible explorer of healing modalities and the mysteries of life. Terez is available for 45 minute Bodytalk sessions at the Let's Move Studio Wellness Centre at 250-372-9642 or at her home office 778-471-5598 email at terez@shaw.ca For subscriptions, comments, advertising opportunities, information or to contribute articles contact us! Kamloops’ FREE Yoga & Wellness Magazine

Elizabeth Beeds, Publisher 250-371-1938 yogakamloops@gmail.com Design Gavin Murgatroyd www.gavin3d.com

www.yogatreebc.com

Copy Editing Natasha Lyndon, Leanne Fisher www.yogatreebc.com

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September - October, 2010

The Magic of Trees This spring I had the opportunity to visit England, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, the Thor amazing cathedrals, and the ancient giants of England, the trees. Of all of the manmade sites to behold in this ancient land of England the trees spoke to me in a way I never imagined. They are huge, and I was blessed to see a tree that was 2000 years old, an ancient yew tree growing in a churchyard in Brocken Hurst. Standing beneath these giants of the Mother Earth, I felt as if they had stories and messages to tell me if I only took the time to listen. Being away from my regular life gave me time to meditate and sit among these giant beings. I realized the Mother Earth offers us magic to discover every day and in seeking this we can allow her energy to feed us in the most profound way. I began to consider that the Mother Earth creates a circle of life. We are given an opportunity to learn from her every morning, because when we awake a new circle is beginning, and we are standing in the center of this circle. Spending time with the trees made me consider the cycle of the tree and the circle it creates. In the winter the tree stands tall and appears to be barren. She has no leaves upon her branches, and stands dark against the chill of winter, waiting patiently for the earth to warm up her roots and begin the life force of the sap to flow through her trunk up to the branches. Each of us may have gone through our own dark night of the soul, huge transformations such as divorce, death of a loved one, illness. These life experiences are the winter of our lives and seem to be dark and barren. In the spring, the tree begins slowly to bud with new shoots, leaves and flowers coming forth, as the tree brings forth her beauty. When we allow new hope to come to our heart, embrace a new passion, forgive an old hurt, trust in our wisdom, we are allowing the spring to

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come into our being.

By Therese Dorer

In summer the trees are in the fullness of beauty with their leaves are green and lush. They whisper in the wind, creating shade and respite for animals and humans, They are generous with their shade from the hot summer sun and give sustenance to the creatures of the earth. In the summer of our life, we are able to help a friend, be a confidante, and spend quality time with our families. We feel full of love and life force so that we are able to be generous with this energy of love. In autumn the trees again go through transformation as their leaves turn brilliant colors, and then fall quietly on the ground to be mulched into fertilizer for the next season. The circle is complete and Mother Earth has worked her wonder. The autumn of our life may come when we must let go of a situation, change our career, move forward, or die to the old way of engaging in life allowing for new birth, and creating fertile ground for new growth to occur. This simple story of the life of a tree can remind us how Mother Earth always creates circles and can bring our awareness to the understanding that our life is s a circle. With autumn 2010 unfolding around us, I invite you to take some time to walk among the trees here in our Thompson Valley region, listen to the whispers of the aspen, breathe deeply the pungent smell of the pines, and delight in the colours that are unfolding around you, as the trees go into a new cycle. Notice where you are in the circle of your life, and trust that you will find wonder and wisdom from your life experiences. Therese Dorer leads meditation groups and Shamanic Journeys in Kamloops

www.yogatreebc.com


Issue #16

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Step 3: Reach down with your right hand and grab your right ankle. Place your right ankle just above your left knee and allow your right knee to turn out. Step 4: Place your right hand back on the chair with your left. As you inhale, lengthen your spine, and as you exhale, press your hips back and hinge forward from your hips. Keep your back flat and standing leg straight but do not lock your knee. Allow your right knee to open to the right side, without turning your hips. Sit as deeply as you can and breathe deeply. Keep your abdominals contracted and shoulders sliding down your back. Stay here for 3-5 deep breaths. Step 5: To come out, as you inhale, rise up tall, and as you exhale, place your right foot back on the floor. Repeat on the other side. Innergy Corporate Yoga Inc. Phone/Fax (Toll-Free): 1.888.457.3543 Phone (Kamloops): 250.572.4162 info@innergycorporateyoga.com www.innergycorporateyoga.com

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September - October, 2010

Recipe of the Month

Book Review:

Angie’s Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

By Arlene Soloman

Although this recipe looks unusual, it produces very moist chocolaty squares. We love that these are low carb, low fat, no eggs even! Please trust the process and give them a try. ½ cup oil 1¼ cup brown sugar 2 cups grated zucchini ½ cup cocoa 2 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1½ tsp. baking soda 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts

THE SECRET POWER OF YOGA A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras By Nischala Joy Devi

Mix first 5 ingredients together. Blend flour, salt, baking soda and add to wet ingredients. Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts.

I love this book – even more so on its second and third reading. Nischala Joy Devi has imbued Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with a woman’s perception and understanding. Most translations of Yoga Sutras and Vedic text have been very capably written by men, and this interpretation contributes significantly as well, to a balanced understanding for women and men. As the author indicates in her informative introduction, much of the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras is distilled from earlier sacred texts: the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and perhaps even some Buddhist texts. The reader is gently drawn into the deeper meaning of the Sutras by the author’s complete and simple explanations. Further engaging the reader is the insertion of many personal stories. Although The Secret Power of Yoga is a comfortable read, my third reading had me taking in smaller bits and applying some of the wonderful meditations and contemplations included at the end of each section. This book would be an excellent choice for small group considerations. I deeply appreciate Joy bringing the essence of the feminine into such sacred material. I know that I will continue to reach for this lovely volume when my heart and mind seek Home.

Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Great served with cappuccino ice cream, or on their own. Icing not needed. Recipe is compliments of Angie Burns

SOLOMAN HOUSE DRESSING This favourite salad dressing has been a staple in our home for over 25 years. Even visiting children ask for the ‘sauce’, remembering its flavour on Greek salad or on greens. About every 5 days, our empty dressing bottle gets refilled with this simple and light dressing. 2/3 cup oil [I use grapeseed oil] ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. white sugar 1 tsp. dry mustard ½ tsp. oregano 1 clove garlic, minced [optional]

Through identification with pure consciousness, the physical world can be transcended. Nischala Joy Devi is a renowned Yoga expert who has been teaching internationally for more than thirty years. She is the author of The Healing Path of Yoga, which is regarded as the definitive guide to the subtle use of body and mind in healing and stress management. She is a featured presenter at Vancouver’s Yoga Conference and Show, held September 30 to October 3 at Vancouver Convention Centre. Arlene Soloman is a dedicated Yoga student and regular contributor to Yoga Tree 30

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Mix all ingredients together. Shake well before applying dressing to salad. On occasion, I reduce the apple cider vinegar to 2 tablespoons and add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Lovely change!

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Issue #16

Lead your Life

from your Heart

Heart Resonance Energy...Yours to Discover! By Jacqueline A. Kania

Heart Resonance is a simple solution to relieve the stresses of daily life The intentions of Heart Resonance Therapy are to provide Divine Love Healing, allowing you to create your life in the powerful, positive environment of love, and to assist in raising your positive vibrational level, allowing you to transition smoothly and easily with our planet as it moves into the next cycle of its transit. Heart Resonance works through a transmission process which connects you to “Divine Love Energy”. Heart Resonance Therapy is a powerful spiritual approach that is simple and practical. This heart based energy is a compelling and positive force, calling you to balance and heal. The beauty of Heart Resonance is in its simplicity. It is easy to learn and effective to use. Once connected to this energy source, you will be taught to use your breath to amplify and expand this energy. You will be able to use it to heal yourself, others and the planet. As a matter of fact if you can breathe you can become proficient with Heart Resonance Energy and you will regain the peacefulness that is your divine birthright.

Energy fields surround our bodies and while we are not always aware of these fields they are present and we are sensitive to them and their effects on us. You may experience a feeling of joy and enthusiasm when you are in the presence of another person who is enthusiastic and joyful. This person’s energy left you feeling happier and more energized. You may have also experienced being in the presence of someone who through their negative demeanour, their anger or their low energy level left you feeling uncomfortable, upset or tired. You might say the difference between these two interactions would be the attitude or the manner of these people and you would be correct and on a deeper level there was an energy exchange which is described in Heart Resonance Therapy as entrainment. Entrainment is literally being pulled into alignment with the most powerful energy field, negative or positive. Heart Resonance Energy strengthens your energy field bringing it to a higher positive frequency making yours the most powerful energy, thereby entraining all others to this higher frequency. You can learn how to strengthen your energy field through the practical techniques taught in the Level One and Level Two Heart Res-

onance Workshops, Level Three Heart Resonance Workshops are an exponential jump in frequency and assist in your abilities to manifest and intuit. You will experience a sense of joy and contentment in all areas of your life and you will develop an ability to manifest that is surprisingly quick and easy. Heart Resonance Energy nourishes your spirit, reenergizes your physical body and dissolves disharmony to enhance your life with love. Working within the energy systems of your body, it effectively clears negative emotions, residual feelings, and old beliefs leaving a tranquillity that allows for resourcefulness and healing on all levels. Jacqueline A. Kania CHt, HRT, NLP Trilogic Hypnosis Jacqueline is a Certified Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 Heart Resonance Teacher, Certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified NLP Master Practitioner. Jacqueline will be in Kamloops facilitating Level 1 and Level 2 Workshops starting this fall at Kamloops Sport & Orthopedic Clinic #200-1201 Summit Dr. See ad below for more information. If you would like more information about Heart Resonance Therapy and Workshops, contact Jacqueline A. Kania 604-534-2990 or info@www.trilogichypnosis.com or go to the website www.trilogichypnosis.com.

Heart Resonance Therapy Workshop Heart Resonance Level 1 $288 October 2, 2010, February 12, 2011 & April 30, 2010 Heart Resonance Level 2 $188 October 16, 2010, February 26, 2011 & May 14, 2011 Heart Resonance Level 3 $288 November 13 & 14, 2010 & March 12 & 13, 2011 & May 28 & 29, 2011 LOCATION: Kamloops Sport & Orthopedic Clinic #200 1201 Summit Dr. Kamloops, BC (250) 377-3367 www.yogatreebc.com

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Work at a desk or computer all day? Use your back doing physical work? Sore, stiff, strained? Then this course is perfect for you! Also appropriate for those with back problems in the past who are beyond the acute phase and would like to learn preventative measures to ensure future back health. Classes are gentle - suitable for any fitness level, no yoga experience required

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Angie Edgson teaches at Let's Move Studio. Trained in Therapeutic Yoga at Kripalu Centre in the USA and Ayurveda in Northern India, she uses her background to adapt the yoga practice to the individual and to groups with special needs. Angie personally understands the emotional and physical stresses related to back pain. In 2005, after personally experiencing a serious disk injury in her lower back, she embarked on a quest to learn how to heal and rebuild her back using yoga. Today she maintains a daily practice specifically designed to maintain back health. www.yogatreebc.com


Issue #16 By Margaret Huff

Exquisite Balance

in Your Yoga Practice

Why is it that so many of us make the effort to get ourselves to a yoga class, or faithfully get out our mats and practice yoga on our own? Undoubtedly, we‘ve answered this question for ourselves and it probably includes something like: we practice yoga because yoga is good. It helps us to arrive at a place where we feel more peaceful in our whole being - we feel stronger, lighter, more open and able to handle the stresses of our lives. Beginning practitioners may be a little at a loss as to how this comes about, however, as we advance and gain more awareness, the messages our teachers (including our own inner guru) remind us about – to breathe, relax, and be aware – slowly become our new normal, both on and off the mat. Two of the key concepts that are discussed in yoga classes and that are discovered in our awareness are the principles of sukha and sthira, which basically translate as comfort (or ease), and steadiness (or strength). The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, is a paramount and sacred Yoga text because of the depth, breadth and organization of the knowledge it illuminates. In it, the writer Patanjali strings together 196 succinct phrases (sutra) which lay out the path of yoga as the way to attain peace of mind and liberation. As such, it focuses mainly on the mind itself, and only one of the 196 sutra refers to what many in the west assume yoga is all about: asana, or physical postures.

Sthira sukham asanam. This sutra, though terse, has quite vast implications for the practice of yoga, describing how our posture, our seat, (our asana) ought to be: relaxed (sukha) and steady (sthira). Since many of us begin to practice yoga through the door of the physical postures (asana), it is a crucial sutra to explore and contemplate. It is also important to remain aware that while the physical body is a significant aspect of our experience as living human beings, it is the vessel that houses our whole being, which includes levels that are less physical, increasingly subtle, and in yogic philosophy, increasingly profound. Steadiness and ease in the body are important in the physical postures, and because we are unified mind, body and spirit – even though we might not always feel it – it makes sense that whatever we cultivate with our physical body will impact all other levels of our self. And, as explored in other paths of yoga, the body is also a vehicle for liberation. Most people are introduced to yoga through classes or books, and so the first part of our training often centers on learning new positions that tend to feel strange for our bodies. We are encouraged to be aware of the breath; with a little practice, this also becomes something we can focus on while in a posture. The quality of our breathing becomes an indicator of how much effort we are putting into our practice, and how, in order to nurture the balance and calmness we seek, we may need to back off or slow down so that we don’t “lose our breath.” Granted, our breathing will change and become deeper while we practice, but as we become a little more adept at the postures – as we develop more comfort (sukha) and steadiness (sthira) with them and become more physically open and strong – the breathing also bewww.yoga-

comes increasingly steady and comfortable with change. We are now well on our way to expanding our awareness to the relationships between the body, mind, and breath; between engaging and letting go; between being both fully aware as well comfortable with the sensations and details we can attune to. Steadiness and strength in the body and the breath lead to steadiness of mind and the ability to stay present and aware in any given moment of our lives, with whatever comes up, either from within us or from around us. And as our yoga practice becomes more fluid and easefull, so do the rest of our lives. We begin to understand the other possible translations of sukha: happiness, pure joy and pleasure. Who knew it might be as simple as being relaxed, mind and body? Sthira as well has other meanings: steadfast, alert, stable, and fully engaged. If you think about the times you feel most centered, happy and healthy, they likely include both of these qualities, sukha and sthira, in exquisite balance. Are these not the deepest desires of most people on the planet? Margaret teaches Yoga at the Mind Body Connection yogamindfully@hotmail.com


September - October, 2010

New Paradigm Parenting What children do not need to be taught...and why

There is a fundamental misunderstanding about raising and educating children that is so profound and all-pervasive that it must be changed if children are to become the glorious creatures that nature intended. To put it very simply, children do not need to be “raised” or “educated.” Just as a child does not have to be “taught” to speak or to walk, he does not need to be “taught” almost all the things we as parents and teachers usually spend our time trying to teach. What's more, not only are our attempts to teach children what we want them to learn unnecessary, they are usually paradoxical in their effects and lead eventually to the opposite of what was intended.

by Jerry R. Levinson

So what happens to little Sally? What does she really learn from being forced to share? She learns that she is not acceptable to her parents the way she is. She learns that wanting to possess something only for herself is wrong. She learns her parents don't understand or support her in having what she wants. She learns her parents are insensitive or uncaring about her feelings about being forced to do something she doesn't want to do. She learns that it is more important to consider someone else's feelings than her own.

trust the inborn wisdom of our children and not to try to alter or control it, applies to our understanding of our children's educational needs as well. Children are born curious, intelligent and eager to learn. By age three, most children have, without effort, mastered our incredibly complex language system, one of the greatest learning challenges in life. The manner in which language is learned is the way nature intended all education to come about; namely that it occur naturally in the course of daily living, that it be part of the immediate needs of the child, that it be self motivated and unevaluated by others, and that it be interesting and involving.

sonal qualities such as honesty, responsibility, lovingness, gentleness, perseverance, independence or intelligence will backfire. The only things that can ever be taught directly to a child are behaviors; but the real underlying human qualities that support these admirable personal attributes can never be taught since they are already pre-programmed and will only emerge as a natural result of a loving environment.

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“New Paradigm Parenting notlearntheis theoldfeeling wayof of parenting What she certainly doesisnot true giving or wanting to share, because that can only come naturally child matures and is reimproved ~ it is a whole new wayasoftheunderstanding who we are. spected first in her not wanting to share. So in this Play is the essential medium for childhood learncase the law of paradox states that only the child ing. The so-called education that occurs in school It ishasa path based ononthisthe who utmost for has ourabsolutely child'snothing to do with the personal reis fullylove, allowedrespect to possess & anddevotion be as “selfish” The human organism been evolving planet for about three billion years and our genetic as she wishes will eventually contact the inner ality of children and has therefore nothing to do withuse true learning. of self true sharing comes, the structure provides each self. of us with to richness deepest Thisa unique waypathallows parents to from avoidwherepower struggles, of When a child is forced, as he is actualize our awesome inborn potential. The rea- and that the child who is forced to share before she in school, to put his own reality aside to attend to son that almost nobody truly actualizes their full is ready will only learn the behavioural act of shar- his teacher's agenda, he is damaged. He is forced nourish their relationship ways that allows to leave his rich inner world and pay attention to but will never contact thein inner abundance potential isanger becauseor we,control, as children,and are not al- ing, something that is often boring and irrelevant, out lowed to follow our inborn path. We are forced to that makes true sharing possible. of fear of the consequences of displeasing his parfollow parents whoto believe they know how them live that in harmony. To repeat, any attempt by parents to “teach” per- ents and teachers and being made fun of by the we should feel, think and act. Many parents do not know the truth about either th themselves or their children. They are not told that all of us are born wise, creative and intelligent, with an inherited “knowledge” about how to develop, in much the same way that we all are programmed to develop physically in our own unique way and time.

th Since our educational Friday, September 17 7-9 pm & Saturday, September 18how 12-4 pm system does not understand real learning occurs, the law of paradox runs

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We all have goals for our children. We want them to be happy, loving, well educated, caring, giving, prosperous, etc., and because these goals are so important to us, we set out to bring them into being. The problem with this goal directedness is the law of paradox, which states that any attempt to directly actualize a goal with a child will lead ultimately to a result directly opposite from the one intended. The law of paradox applies to most parental interventions because the fundamental nature of children is rooted in the totality of existence, and almost all parents operate from their fear-based rational intellects. A limited rational mind cannot effectively raise a multi-dimensional, universal based consciousness.

five-year-old Jimmy is afraid to go in the other room to meet the guests who have just arrived, and rd wants to hold onto his mommy's dress and hide instead, his mommy feels embarrassed and thinks that he should learn to be a “big boy.” She fears that if she “indulges” his fear he will remain a wimp for the rest of his life. She must teach him to be independent. So she “encourages” him to go and talk to the guests, with some combination of anger, threats, blame or perhaps some promise of praise or reward. In most cases she will succeed, and Jimmy will behave like a model independent child. This “act” may reinforce mother's false belief that she has helped Jimmy take a step towards true independence. But as you might already see, she has not done anything except use her superior emotional and physical power to force Jimmy to act against himself and perform the desired “big boy” behaviour. He has not learned anything about true independence, which comes slowly and naturally as a result of having one's dependency needs met first. He has merely learned to pretend and to please and to make someone else's reality more important than his own.

rampant in our schools, teaching our children everything we don't want them to learn. Much too often what children really learn in school is: (a) that true learning is boring and tedious and irrelevant; (b) that success in life depends on forcing oneself to sit quietly and endure endless hours of boredom; (c) that nobody, including one's own parents, can be counted on to either understand or offer protection against this daily assault against the child's real needs, and (d) most sadly, that this is what life is all about – being forced to be away from the ones you love and having to endure the sterility and meaninglessness of this alternate reality.

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more parents who intuitively know what their chilFriday Lecture: Will focus on understanding how a child's self concept is formed and the dren need and know how damaging “normal” parenting and schooling has been. These parents have importance of following a child's natural inclination in each moment. We will explore how usualdeeply in their own childhoods and oftenthe suffered have explored their pain enough to get clear of methodslet's usedlook to teach anything often backfires with opposite results. many of the illusions of our child-toxic world. It For example, at thechildren goal thatalmost children

will become sharing and giving adults. This is an admirable goal and one that would be manifested by all children as they reach adulthood if they were allowed to follow their natural, inborn blueprint. Most parents, however, do not trust in the basic goodness and innocence of their children. They believe that their children have to be taught to share. So when little Sally does not want to share her new doll with her sister, she is often forced to Jerryparents, Levinson do so by her well-meaning thinking that she will learn to be a sharing or giving person by this outside influence.

is this increasing number of enlightened parents who hold out the real hope for our troubled planet. Even a few children raised in a manner that allows for the full manifestation of their inner magnificence will be able by the force of their love, wisdom and personal power, to truly heal the world.

Saturday Workshop: Will provide parents with the opportunity to explore these principles in depth and learn how to apply them to their own family situation.

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Jerry Levinson is a Registered Psychologist and parent who lives near South Slocan, BC. Join Jerry along with Brenda Falk for a weekend workshop Sept 17-18 at Let’s Move Studio. See ad to the right for more info. 250-852-1012

a registered psychologist for over 30 years, has let his licence expire to “come out” as the radical disbeliever of all he has been taught. Free now to speak about same principle, which in other words is to what is true and not boundThe by title, he believes the truth when deeply understood, will www.yogatreebc.com set us free from the suffering we create for ourselves and our children.


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“New Paradigm Parenting is not the old way of parenting improved ~ it is a whole new way of understanding who we are. It is a path based on the utmost love, respect & devotion for our child's deepest self. This way allows parents to avoid power struggles, the use of anger or control, and nourish their relationship in ways that allows them to live in harmony. Friday, September 17th 7-9 pm & Saturday, September 18th 12-4 pm Let's Move Studio

925 McGill Place, Kamloops Single: $75 Couples: $ 125

Pre-register by September 3rd Single: $55 Couples: $100 Limited Seating!

Friday Lecture: Will focus on understanding how a child's self concept is formed and the importance of following a child's natural inclination in each moment. We will explore how the usual methods used to teach children almost anything often backfires with opposite results. Saturday Workshop: Will provide parents with the opportunity to explore these principles in depth and learn how to apply them to their own family situation. Jerry Levinson a registered psychologist for over 30 years, has let his licence expire to “come out” as the radical disbeliever of all he has been taught. Free now to speak about what is true and not bound by title, he believes the truth when deeply understood, will set us free from the suffering we create for ourselves and our children.

Brenda Falk a Certified Teacher Assistant influenced by Jerry's writings chose to remove herself & her children from the public school setting to allow for the natural process of learning to unfold. Trained now as a Journey Practitioner & Conscious Living Coach, she presents “Reconnect to your Authentic Self ” workshops, working with people to find their way home to the heart. She passionately shares Jerry's vision to inspire in parents a desire to honour the spirit and uniqueness in each of us, in ways that allows us to be free to be ourselves & truly enjoy our children and our lives.

To Pre- Register Contact: Brenda Falk 250-852-1012 or beyondthebox@live.ca

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Workshops Emotional Interference Pattern with Dhebi Sept 11-12 Body Feng Shui Workshop with Nicola Sept 25, 1- 4pm 5Rhythms: Roots and Wings with Bettina Rothe Oct 1-3 Secret of Money & Emotions with Cara Beckett Oct 23 & 30 Crystal Bowl Meditation: Terez Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17 Meditation with Ajahn Sona Sept 19, Oct 24, Nov 28 Transform Your Running Susinn: Sept 25, Oct 23 & Nov 27 Sounder Sleep Workshops Susinn: Sept 18, Oct 16 & Nov 20

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9:00 - 10:15 am Yoga Restorative Katrina (MYKA9)

9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga All Levels: Flow Elizabeth (TYE9)

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