About

OUR OK TEAM

Publisher/ Founder

Maria Carr

Web OK Team

Trevor
- Web Programmer
Charleen
- Web Designer
Maria
- Web Editing

Sales OK Team

Head Office
 - Maria Carr
South OKanagan
 - Darleen Craine

Central Okanagan
 - Shannon Bliss

North OKanagan
 - Nora Donovan-Ward

Northern BC
 - Laurie Hoas

TBA
- Alberta
- Vancouver
- Vancouver Island
- Kootenays
- Ireland
- Other Areas

OK Managers
Maria Carr
-  Customer Service

Shannon Bliss
- Recipes Manager

Cindy Atkinson
- Q & A Column Manager

Micheal O'Connor
- Soular Rhythms Column

Sheila Stephenson
- Proofing

 

E-Flyer Manager

 
- Maria Carr

 

Policy's /Standards
Joan Moffet

 

Consultants:

Health & Wellness

- Dr. Tamara Browne

Enviroment

- Dr. David Suzuki
- Dr. Faisal Moola

Spiritual Guidance
 - Pamela Shelly
 - Sharon Taphorn

Positive Living

- Lyndsay Blais

- Shari Montgomery

- Carole Fawcett

- Linda Andersson
- Sue Chambers

Supplements & Health

 - David Dixon
 - Norm Danniels (BP)
 - Nelson Narciso (BP)
 - Joanne Carr (BP)

Health and Beauty
- Deanna Klan

Fitness
- Sonya Patrick

Creativity

Patrisha Aherne O'Farrell

Family Wellness

- Maggie Reigh

Nutritionist
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Shannon Bliss

- Alexis Costello
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Lisa Kilgour

- Cleo Murray

Healthy Recipes

- Shannon Bliss
- Cleo Murray

OK Pet Wellness
 
 - Dr. Moira Drosdovech

 - Linda Buhler

Soular Rhythms

- Michael O'Connor

Gardening
- open

OK In Health Presents
Event Manager
Maria Carr

Health Shows
OK Members

 

About OK In Health

The CENTRE for INTEGRATIVE HEALTH and HEALING EST. 2004

Your support is greatly appreciated for this
integrative health & healing community website.

Lavender and a fairy in OK In Health's gardens
' OK in Health's Garden' © Photo by Maria Carr

 

Our members are like-minded people of all backgrounds, lay and professional, who support an interest in a natural approach to health care, from all over British Columbia and across Canada and the world, that support this OK In Health network.  Established in 2004, we provide workshops, health care practitioner listings, articles, health tips, recipes, and more, for our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.  One of our main focuses is Health and Healing Workshops. We also provide specialty coverage for natural health related issues such as maternity, women’s and families, our environment, natural animal care, practice & support groups, health stores & natural businesses, local health events, and workshops.

           

The reason why we started this website in 2004 was because it is so much better to hear about a workshop or course before, rather than after the event. Together with strong community support, we developed this website to help promote local practitioners, workshops and events plus provide informative, educational information for our 5,000+ readers. One of the best advantages of the OK In Health website is that we can publish last minute events or events months ahead of time, all for the same low cost.
We have OK In Health representatives in Okanagan, Northern BC, Vancouver & Island, Kootenays, Alberta, across Canada, and Western USA. In 2006 we launched OK In Health In Ireland too. 

 


2008 SOSHF Health & Fitness Educator Award

We also provide a free monthly newsletter, which reaches over 5,000+ homes. If you would like you receive a monthly OK In Health eMagazine with information on upcoming workshops and events, articles, featured local practitioners and monthly free give away prizes, then please Sign up.

 

Penticton Health Show
OK In Health Booth at  Okanagan health shows

 

We have over 5,000 members that receive our monthly eMagazine and "OK In Health" Web stats continue to grow:

- Unique visits 750 per day / 14,000 per month (people that visit the site)
- Hits 300,000 per day / 3.5 million per year

 

Workshops, Courses & Events Directory

One of the best advantages of the OK In Health website is that we can publish last minute workshops, events or changes - so we are up to date with news of workshops or local events. We recommend posting your event up to 3 months ahead of time.

Health & wellness educator award
2008 SOHF Health & Wellness Award

Affordable Rates

We aim to have reasonable, affordable listing prices for everyone, so that every type of health related event, workshop or business, can be listed.

+ Free membership & subscription to our monthly eMagazine
+ Support groups & meetings - Free
+ Advertisements & Practitioner listings
+ Workshops & Events Listings

 

        

OK In Health Presents
Hosting Special Events and Media Sponsors for events

Maria and OK In Health host some of the world's most renown teachers, each year. In 2005, 2006, and 2007, Maria brought Chris Stormer from South Africa to the Okanagan, in BC. In 2008, Maria invited Dr. Martine Faure Alderson from England to come to teach her Cranial Sacral Reflexology course, which was a great success. Due to this course filling up so fast, we plan to bring Dr. Faure Alderson over from England again.  In 2010, we were very involved with bringing Dr. Deepak Chopra to the Okanagan, followed by Wayne Dyer and Gregg Braden. We have also worked with Hay House, Doreen Virtues and other events.

 

        


How we promote OK In Health

We invest in promoting the OK In Health website by advertisement on TV and in newspapers plus health magazines such as: Issues, Gala, Common Ground, Aromascent Journal, Canadian and Irish health magazines, and community newspapers like: Penticton Herald and Tourist magazines, Kelowna Courier, Kelowna and Penticton Rec Guides, South Okanagan Desert Connections, Vernon, Kootenay's newspapers.
You can also find our posters in health stores and health & wellness businesses. We attend health shows and provide brochures to Canadian & Irish Health Fairs, BC Parades, Practitioner offices, at workshop and events. For more details see our promotional page and testimonials. 

 

 

If you would like to support this website, please sign up for our free newsletter or request a poster for your office or local area notice boards.

 

 

 

Thank You To Our Members

Thank you, to everyone who has helped us, with creating the OK In Health Website. We welcome all feedback. If you find this website helpful or if there are any changes you would like to see made, please e-mail us, or phone us.

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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