According to Jody Jay McQueen from Intuition Healing, I was a centaur in a past life.
But unique revelations were only part of the fun at the first ever Just U Health and Wellness Fair, which took place at the Sea to Sky Hotel on Saturday (Dec. 1) and Sunday (Dec. 2).
The conference centre at the hotel was jam packed with 35 tables filled with an array of alternative products and services to help promote health and well being.
McQueen, who refers to herself as an advanced angel empowerment practitioner, uses matrix energetics to help her clients move towards a new way of looking at the world they live in. She said the fair has really brought the Sea to Sky natural healing community together.
“I feel like a web has been created between all the healers,” she said. “We created a lot of action this weekend and with our new strength, we can build a bigger platform. I've found healers that I can work on different projects with and this fair was a great way to bring all of our skills into one place.”
Her company, called Intuition Healing, is based in Whistler and McQueen said the fair helped her reach a bigger audience, including many Squamish residents. McQueen learned the teachings of angel empowerment from acclaimed instructor Cindy Smith.
McQueen's neighbour at the fair was Brackendale resident Elyza Maennlings, who runs La Trame with Elyza out of her home. Maennlings said the fair should help get her name out there.
“It was very well organized and it would have been nicer if there were more people but I made friends and new contacts,” she said.
Maennlings is a certified La Trame practitioner, which is known as a therapeutic technique that gently liberates traumatic or unwanted emotions from the body. She explained that emotions build up in the body over time and her training can help eliminate the build up and allow her clients to live a more peaceful life.
Amanda Rose Ziricino, who operates La Dolce Vita in Squamish, said organizer Gwen Sloan deserves a lot of credit for the hard work it took to put the fair together. In addition to the tables, there were a number of speakers leading discussions on a myriad of topics. Saturday night saw Dean Richards and Marie Josee Vermette lead a rebalancing meditative concert and Sunday evening was highlighted by a crystal bowl healing sessions with Cynthia Miller and Brent Postle.
“It's been a nice gathering of the healing community in the Sea to Sky Corridor,” Ziricino said. “There's been a lot of connecting and networking and there's been a nice array of people with high vibrations and positivity.”
The fair helped raise money towards local Christmas Hampers with a draw and Ziricino praised local businesses for donating items for the draw.
“I'm very grateful to Gwen for putting this all together and for everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to take part in this event,” she said.
Organizers said they're not sure if the fair will become an annual event but McQueen, Maennlings and Ziricino all stated they would definitely participate if the fair returned.
For more information on McQueen's Intuition Healing, contact her at email@example.com. To find out more Maennlings' business, search “La Trame with Elyza” on Facebook.
In the meantime, I'm going to look into investing in a salt lick or two.