Community Resource Directory

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


ART & MUSIC

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
www.lynnmcgown.com
www.celtictraditions.ca

BUSINESS SERVICES

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.
www.axlealley.ca
604-875-9988 / 604-255-TIRE
axlealley@hotmail.com

BUSINESS SERVICES

mimilauzon
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

778-871-3175
604-633-9980

BUSINESS SERVICES

allan Lowrey Fitness Professional
Lose fat, gain muscle and increase bone density with my Healthy Weight program. I design a program to reach the recommended ranges for your body composition. I come to you or we meet at our West-side fitness studio.

info@alfitness.ca
www.alfitness.ca

DENTISTRY

dr talibain
Metal Free Restorations • Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry • Orthodontics (Braces & Invisalign) • Endodontic • Oral Surgery (& wisdom teeth) • Periodontics (Gum Treatment) • Sedation & Emergency Services • Teeth Whitening.

North Vancouver Dental Clinic
619 E. 4th Street, North Vancouver
604-988-8384
nvdental@shaw.ca
northvancouverdental.com

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

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
808-572-1888
or visit our website at www.massagemaui.com

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

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
www.pacificreflexology.com
Email: chrisshirley@pacificreflexology.com

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

youlogo
2016 is your year to become an expert Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Imagine supporting people as they let go of depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, and helping people quit smoking and lose weight. Imagine being able to have your own business, set your own hours, and building a reputation as the expert. As a certified clinical hypnotherapist, you can definitely do all of this and more. Is it time to start building a career that allows you to make a difference as well as earn a great living?

To find out if a career in hypnotherapy is for you, contact Corinne at
604-544-6644
corinne@you-aah.com
or visit www.you-aah.com

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

Edison Institute of Nutrition
Training Nutrition Professionals Worldwide. The most complete holistic nutrition correspondence course. Introductory Course, Practitioner & Advanced Diploma in Nutrition. Accredited by Canadian & U.S. nutrition associations. Call for our course catalogue.

1-800-456-9313
www.edisoninst.com

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

connexions
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.

www.connexions.org

HEALTH & HEALING

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
604-875-8818
www.pacificreflexology.com
chrisshirley@pacificreflexology.com

HEALTH & HEALING

Red Rose Healer
Red Rose Healing, an ancient Sufi Healing technique using Divine Spiritual Power to remove suffering from negative energies causing physical and mental sickness.

Healing done in person or long distance. New: free trial meditation weekend training available, by appointment only.

redrosehealer.com
604-418-1673

HEALTH & HEALING

PEMF Therapy
PEMF Benefits

  • Reduce  pain & inflammation
  • Promote nerve regeneration
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Increase oxygen absorption
  • Increase energy production
  • Penetrate to support tissues repair
  • Recover faster from injuries
  • Increase body alkalinity to enhance self-healing
  • Suppress fungal, viral & bacterial growth within the body
  • Better cellular removal of toxins & delivery of nutrients
  • Safe alternative to pills

Other Services

  • Muscle Balancing Therapy
  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • Nutritional counseling

Complete Health Center
8067 Granville St, Vancouver, BC, V6P 4Z5
604-630-1780
www.complete-health.ca

HEALTH & HEALING

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:
604-525-8400
# 360 – 522 7th St.,
New Westminster, B.C.

HEALTH & HEALING

Expect Wonders
Dr. Peter Zhou, is a qualified MD and a former hospital director in China. He has been practicing in Vancouver since 1997, treating skin and pain disorders with a 95% success rate. Patients from England, Norway, France, Australia, Singapore, Fiji and Japan have sought his treatments.

Skin Disorders:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Skin rashes
  • Shingles
  • Skin allergies
  • Herpes
  • Psoriasis
  • Hives
  • Rosacea
  • Vitiligo
  • Dermatitis
  • Warts

Pain & Other Disorders:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Bell’s palsy (highly effective)
  • Headache
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Disc Syndrome
  • Stress and Depression

Please read our Online Testimonials:
www.acuhealer.ca

HEALTH & HEALING

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
www.TCMRP.com

INTUITIVE ARTS

DR. ANNE MCMURTRY
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.

604-734-8219
VANCOUVER

INTUITIVE ARTS

Hand Craft
Palmistry and mediumship
Taught by a gypsy 30 years ago and accompanied by her spirit guides, Vicki is available to help you find direction with work, health, romance, relationships, spiritual progress. Want to know more?

604-741-4464
or contact Phoenix Rising 604-532-1887
vickistarfire@yahoo.com
www.mysticfare.com

NUTRITION

Books bu Vesamtp Melina
Nutrition Books
Multiple award winner,
Becoming Vegan: Express Edition and (for health professionals) the new Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition. Bestselling classics by Brenda Davis & Vesanto Melina. Online & through bookstores.
www.becomingvegan.ca

vesanto consulting
Nutrition Consulting
Consultation with dietitian/author Vesanto Melina.
 Personalized consultation ($282 for 2-1/2 hours) includes nutritional analysis; recipes; menu planning; for busy people; pregnancy; children, seniors.
www.nutrispeak.com
vesanto.melina@gmail.com
604-882-6782

PSYCHOLOGY / THERAPY / COUNSELLING

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.

604-261-2788
or visit www.johnarnoldphd-reichianandyogictherapist.com

PSYCHOLOGY / THERAPY / COUNSELLING


Bring past trauma to resolution with The Neuro Trauma Healing Process. This profound, new, healing modality provides safe, direct access to the place you hold the most powerful, fixed beliefs – your sub-conscious mind. The answers are within you!

NTHP reaches the root causes of dysfunction, and gently guides you through your own unique approach to healing:
• Chronic Conditions
• Negative Impact Behaviors
• Unwanted Patterns.
Step into present moment awareness and your power to choose.
Counselors & Therapists
– You need to learn about this! Ask about our referral program.

AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
WEBSITE: www.anextraordinarylife.ca
CONTACT: Info@anextraordinarylife.ca
PHONE: 778 319 0749

PSYCHOLOGY / THERAPY / COUNSELLING

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.

604-871-4342
transformance@mac.com
www.creativetransformations.ca

PSYCHOLOGY / THERAPY / COUNSELLING

Louise Evans
FEBRUARY special:  Two sessions on weight management for the price of one

Treatment that’s affordable, fast and effective. Clinical hypnosis. Extended health coverage.
For other issues addressed see:
Sparkhypnotherapy.com
Phone 604.773.5595 or 604.522.0257

PSYCHOLOGY / THERAPY / COUNSELLING

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.
rifa@lifebetweenlives.ca
www.lifebetweenlives.ca

RESTAURANTS

east is east
“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

Visit us at 4433 Main Street @ 28th

604-879-2020
www.eastiseast.ca

RESTAURANTS

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
604.872.8779
www.nirvanarestaurant.ca

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS

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.
604-738-7151
www.thenaam.com

SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Veda the Song
Teaching the Song of Life
• Learn to chant the sacred Veda. Learn to sing the sounds of the Veda, the knowledge of silence in action.
• This sacred chanting will bring balance to your life and peace to your soul’s purpose.

Suktas of the Veda studied – Rig, Sama, Yajur Veda – will bring harmony to your life. Yoga Sutras will teach you how to meditate and transcend this reality. Learn to sing the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali from simple graphic text with a take-home recording to keep learning at home.

Sounds that change your life
The Staff of the Veda
Call to Join in the Song
604-428-0745
namdatsade@hotmail.com