Community Resource Directory

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


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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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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.

PHONE: 778 319 0749


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
APRIL Special:  Two sessions on regression for the price of one
Treatment that’s affordable, fast and effective. Clinical hypnosis. Extended health coverage.
For other 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.


Parley Positive Life Change
Behaviour Analysis is a scientifically proven alternative to medication.
ABA therapy creates lasting change with mental health challenges using science, technology and data. Don’t just talk about your problems, change your life. Book a free introductory session on our website.


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



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.