Community Resource Directory

BC businesses and services which reflect the values and interests of Common Ground readers


Lynn Mcgown Yes you can sing!
Do you love to sing in the shower only to clam up if you think other people are listening? Discover your own voice and full potential of your talent with Lynn McGown. We all have our own unique voice. Through breathing and body awareness techniques, vocal warm-ups and lots of singing, you are guided to discover a powerful and authentic sound to build your confidence, energy level, well- being and health. All lessons are individually tailored: from shy beginners to professional performance coaching. Register for vocal workshops (last Sunday of each month) and/or one-on-one vocal singing coaching.

Lynn McGown
Call to set up a lesson
tel. 604-222-4113


axle alley auto repair / surf shop
Locally owned and operated since 1992
Government Licensed mechanics
Centrally located near the VCC Skytrain Station
20% of our oil changes go to charity
Free brake inspection
Free clutch adjustment
Free baby seat anchor and install

• Keeping your old car a few more years could save you thousands of dollars

Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM
2055 Clark Drive Vancouver, BC
• Check out our website for 43 free downloadable fuel saving tips.

Book an appointment online.
604-875-9988 / 604-255-TIRE


Looking for lasting love? Finding your special someone can be frustrating and time-consuming, but with the right understanding, outlook and support, the process can be fun, enlightening and quick! A full-spectrum approach. Backed by years of experience as a Professional Coach and Matchmaker.
Call today for a free 30-minute consultation

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Gentle Choices for Eco-friendly Families: Cloth diapers, Baby Carriers, Baby Gifts, Cloth Diaper Trial Program, Gift Certificates, Workshops & much more. Shop Online.
NEW LOCATION: Country Club Centre,
9-3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo
Cristi Lundman: 250-585-5552


Dr. Serge
Our goal for you is a healthy, beautiful, long lasting and self-maintainable dental condition. Call us today to book a free consultation. For a limited time we are offering a special rate to new patients. Call for details.
66 Keefer Place, Vancouver
604-708-6042 |


Maui School of Therapeutic Massage
Learn massage therapy while enjoying the sun and sea of Hawaii. Our “State of the Heart” professional program provides you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to open your own bodywork practice. Our 650-hour certification program is one of the most affordable anywhere at only $5,500US.

Part-time (12 month) and Full-time (7 month) programs begin every September and March. Curriculum includes Anatomy & Kinesiology, Swedish, Lomilomi, Hydro & Spa Treatments, Deep Tissue & NMT, Assessment & Treatments, Shiatsu, Sports & Therapeutic Exercise, Reflexology, Body/Mind Integration and a fully supervised public clinic.

The school is located on the island of Maui, where the warm ocean, gentle climate and lush tropical beauty encourage deep relaxation and exploration of the healing process. Student visas available for 7 and 12 month programs.
For more information and a free catalog, write
Maui School of Therapeutic Massage
PO Box 1891, Makawao, Hawaii 96768
or visit our website at


Pacific Institute of Reflexology

Reflexology Training Courses
Reflexology is taught as an intuitive healing art for professional practice, or, for use with friends and family. Courses provide structure that allows you to develop your own intuitive sense in your reflexology practice. We have a holistic orientation.

Holistic Reflexology: An Introduction – Informational evening talks: $10. See Datebook.

Basic Foot, Hand or Ear Reflexology Certificate Weekend Courses – Twenty hours expert instruction, plus 40 hours practicum and 10 hours home study prepare you to practice reflexology competently. $395.

Advanced Reflexology Certificate Courses – Expand your knowledge and develop your effectiveness to a professional level. $395.

Courses offered year round. See Datebook. Courses accredited RABC, and RAC.

Pacific Institute of Reflexology
535 West 10th Ave. @ Cambie, Vancouver
604-875-8818 / Toll free: 1-800-688-9748


spiritual life mentoring

Mentoring from many years of Yoga and Bodhi self realization, and support for greater understanding of God and life.

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Free online library with 20,000+ articles, books and films about justice, freedom, and democracy. Focus on creating alternatives and working together for a better world. Plus social justice calendar, directory of groups and websites.


Pacific Institute of Reflexology
Reflexology: The Core of Natural Healing
Reflexology is practiced as a potent, safe way to free you from stress and tension, and relieve your pain and discomfort. Stimulation of your foot, hand or ear reflexes will deeply relax you to revitalize your whole body, and thereby facilitate natural healing. Let us tailor-make your session to address your unique health concerns and preferences.

Our holistic approach can assist you to address the source of your disease or discomfort, and/or, simply indulge in blissful relaxation. Our sessions enable you to embrace your natural health and vitality. Reflexology safely complements all other therapies.

One-hour private sessions: $65, or 5/$275. Student Clinic: Tuesday evenings. Rejuvenate yourself, you deserve it!!! 1hr sessions only $20. Books, charts and self-help tools available.

Enquire about franchise opportunities.
Pacific Institute of Reflexology
535 West 10th Ave. @ Cambie, Vancouver


the Happy Colon
Colon Hydrotherapy dates back to the Egyptians who used it in its most basic form, the enema. Modern equipment today uses purified water at preset pressure and temperature to cleanse the large intestine (colon).

By appointment only:
# 360 – 522 7th St.,
New Westminster, B.C.


memory healing

Teya France, Certified Hypnotherapist
Increase your confidence, have greater success & more loving relationships.
Visit past lives. Intuitive support for pregnant women. Change your life and find freedom.

Call for more info & ideas: 604-765-7571
West Broadway at Cypress


Wellspring Vision
Wellspring Vision Improvement Program (WVIP) was developed in 1999 by Dr. Weidong Yu, a world renowned Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. WVIP is a comprehensive Holistic health program based on Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Qigong, Food and Nutrition. WVIP may be beneficial for patients with conditions such as:

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Red eyes, Dry eyes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye fatigue
  • Glaucoma
  • Far sightedness
  • Eye Bleeding
  • Blurry Vision

For appointment, please call 604-737-7876
Dr. Weidong Yu
Dr.TCM Wellspring Clinic
916 West King Edward Ave. (SE corner of King Edward Mall at Oak & King Edward) Vancouver, BC


Channelled Readings
Reiki & Crystal Healing

ANNE’S ABILITY opens a line of communication between you and your spiritual guides allowing them to speak directly to you. Reiki and crystal healings and workshops are also available.



Books bu Vesamtp Melina
Lead author Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
current vegetarian position paper; and of award books on plant-based nutrition Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition both with Brenda Davis. Online & bookstores.

vesanto consulting
Consultation with dietitian/author Vesanto Melina. ($295 for 2-1/2 hours) includes personalized nutritional analysis; recipes; menu planning. For busy people; pregnancy; children, seniors.


John Arnold
Only by Working With the Whole Person Can You Achieve Truly Permanent and Effective Change.

If problems and issues keep popping up in your life and you are STILL STUCK, it is because you have not gotten to the root causes. Completion of any problem comes only when you have resolved your issues physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually and the underlying reasons for repetitive patterns of behavior are uncovered and resolved.

If you are fed up and want to do something radical about your predicament, give me a call.
or visit


Lorrain Milardo
You can overcome your limiting beliefs and open up to your joy!

  • Success Coaching
  • Hypnotherapy – Weight Loss/Stop Smoking, Athletic performance, Blocks to Success/Fear of failure, Age regression, Anxiety, Phobias
  • Couples Counselling

Lorraine Milardo Bennington, success coach, psychologist and hypnotherapist, has been practising hypnosis for over 30 years and skillfully integrates intuition and hypnotherapy into her coaching and counselling practice. Lorraine gently guides people in the process of transformation, assisting them to connect with their higher selves and to reclaim joy and personal power in their lives. Lorraine has returned to Vancouver after 10 years living, studying and working on Kauai and Maui.



Louise Evans
DECEMBER / JANUARY special Two sessions for the price of one:
Past life regression and life between lives.
Clinical hypnosis – treatment that’s affordable, fast and effective. Extended health coverage.
For issues addressed, see:
Phone 604.773.5595 or 604.522.0257


Between Lives
“For those of us who have had the opportunity to actually see our immortality, a new depth of self understanding and empowerment emerges.” – from “Journey of Souls” by Dr. Michael Newton, LBL Founder. Offices: West Vancouver and Gibsons.


“East Is East is a place where you are encouraged to talk to your neighbours. This is definitely not the Ritz, but it certainly is Kits. From plumbers to publishers, hippies to generation whatever, this place has special appeal.” – Owen Williams, Common Ground

3035 West Broadway, Vancouver
Visit our other location: 4433 Main Street @ 28th


Nirvana Indian Cuisine
Savour an Indian culinary experience while enveloped in the mysterious ragas of classical Indian music. Winner of West Ender’s Silver Medal for Best Indian Restaurant 2004-2005. Delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan specialties. Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner.

2313 Main St., Vancouver


The Nam Restaurant
The Naam Vegetarian Restaurant
For years voted “Best Vegetarian” in the Georgia Straight and in Vancouver Magazine’s “Readers’ Choice”.

Open seven days a week, 24 hours, licensed, wood fireplace, heated patio, live music at dinner.

2724 West 4th Ave.