Local Champions Wanted: Winds of Change Recognition Awards Seeks Nominees

Inspired by the current call for nominees for the 4th annual Winds of Change Recognition Awards, we asked Chair Sheldon Tetreault to give us the low-down on how a Drug and Alcohol harm reduction Task Force became the region’s biggest champions for wellness. For more background on the Winds of Change, check out last year’s … Continue reading


Bringing the mountain to the yogis – Tadasana Yoga Studio

Pemberton’s newest studio, Tadasana Yoga + Wellness, is about to celebrate it’s second month in operation. In that short amount of time, they’ve already made an impact on the local wellness scene, celebrating their Grand Opening, hosting workshops and guest teachers, and offering a full schedule of classes and styles of yoga. Later this month, … Continue reading

The body whisperer who is also a baby whisperer – Q+A with Julie Sickel, RMT and Doula

When local RMT, Julie Sickel, was working at Pemberton Valley Wellness, I used to say she had x-rays in her fingertips. She could have conversations with my body in a language I was not fluent in, angling right into hotspots and knots as if she could see through my skin. Then, she went a-wandering, and … Continue reading

The Winds of Change has a story to tell, at TheWellnessAlmanac.com

Over the last 2 months, I’ve been working with the Winds of Change Steering Committee to develop a community-powered almanac to help the residents of Pemberton, Lil’wat Nation, Area C and N’Quatqua share what we know about where we live. Today, TheWellnessAlmanac.com published its 62nd post and welcomed its 642nd reader. To celebrate, we sat … Continue reading

Laying hands at Kula Wellness Centre

Percy Abraham is a former raft guide, ski tech, tree planter and keen mountain bike adventurer who has been providing therapeutic massage in Pemberton for the past 15 years. After founding Local Motion Therapy, and later selling that business, he and partner and RMT Corinne Von Dehn have now started a private massage studio and … Continue reading