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Wellness on the River

  • Memorial Park 9 Matthew Street Marmora, ON, K0K 2M0 Canada (map)
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Wellness on the River brings together an amazing group of local holistic practitioners and vendors.  This event is free to attend and any sessions will be offered at Canada Day special prices.  Why not join us June 30th from 10 am -   3 pm?

Wellness on the River Participants:

Colleen Lang of Whimsical Creations  loves to express herself through colour.  Her hand knit scarves, fabric cowls, metal scarf pins and unique coiled baskets are a playful demonstration of this passion.

Colleen’s email is : and as well as reaching her at 613 472-1811.

Katharine Grace: After 35 years within the confines of the commercial art field Katharine yearned to produce art that was an expression her instinctive creativity….  a joyful bound into the realm of purposelessness… art with no other purpose than to be pleasing to the eye, the heart and the soul.  The result is a line of jewellery that celebrates the depth of feminine beauty. It is simple and elegant in its joyful purposelessness: an expression of emotion, playfulness, courage, joy, strength and spirituality to be worn for no other reason than to be enjoyed. Each piece is created in the mindful space of the heart that each woman possesses and is blessed and cleansed with the power of light and love.

Learn more about Katharine: visit

Valla Reid is known to many as  an awesome hairstylist but did you know she is just  as wonderful as a Reiki Master?  The “urban dictionary” describes a “HAIRAPIST” as one who cuts hair for a living, and after many years of hearing it all and providing advise, receives an honourary PHD in therapy.  So, after 26 years in hairapy and during a major life change, Valla started going to “Healing Circle Meditation Class” in Marmora.  She always knew that true beauty comes within, but a great hair -do had to help too so why not combine both? She has also completed the Healing Circle Meditation Facilitators Course and Bars Course and continues to expand her spiritual growth. Valla often uses  crystals in her sessions as well, how awesome is that?

Her love and attraction to crystals has drawn her to design and create beautiful crystal malas and healing bracelets.  Be sure to stop by her table to see all her lovely creations.

In 2016 Jude Allen began Back Room Farm from an idea – shared around a table in the back room of a 1/4 acre property in a village near Marmora. The idea: to bring to the market a selection of products that make small but sustainable changes to individual, planetary, and social health. The products, which include handmade, organic and fair-trade materials and ingredients, were an extension of activities that were already happening at Back Room Farm – where self-sufficiency and self-reliance are abundant. Jude has added to this over time and Back Room Farm now offers a range of products that take full advantage of Jude’s knowledge and skills as a gardener, herbalist, and hand-crafter. The motto of “Know your Farmer. Be your Farmer” reflects Back Room Farm’s vision to encourage everyone to be as self-reliant as they can be.

Danella Hesler  D.N.M., M.T.T Over the past 16 years in Hastings County Danella has taught  the Mitzvah Technique to a large number of students, 5 of whom have graduated. This makes Hastings County now equal to Toronto for practicing Mitzvah Teachers. Mitzvah was just the beginning of a learning experience that is still in progress. She has received a Doctorate of Natural Medicine in 2007. Danella continues to takes courses in homeopathy, Radionics, and a diverse variety of energy work. Stop by her tent and find out more about Back to Health Services and new product VOXX SOCKS!

Milica Jelenic has been doing intuitive readings using various tools such as tarot, tea leaves, and psychometry for over 15 years with the public.  During this time she has done readings in corporate and private settings.  Some of the corporate clients she has worked with at various events include CTV, CBC, Eatons, Holt Renfrew to name a few. She also works privately doing readings over the phone and in person.

Milica’s capacity for perceiving energy is very potent and has developed into various healing arts over the last 2 decades.  In 1997 Milica was initiated in the Usui system of Reiki and has since become a Reiki Master.  This basis for hands on energy work led her to gain an interest in other systems of energy work that are available.  In 2012 Milica was trained in the BARS from Access Consciousness and is now certified to facilitate BARS and Body Processes classes from Access Consciousness. Bars has assisted thousands of people change many aspects of their body, and their life including sleep, health and weight, money, sex and relationship, anxiety, stress and so much more! This is an incredibly nurturing and relaxing process, undoing limitations in all aspects of your life that you are willing to change! How much of your life do you spend doing rather than receiving? Have you noticed that your life is not yet what you would like it to be?

Milica is also a Mitzvah Technique teacher and studied under Danella Hesler.

Irene Gough is a Young Living Independent Distributor. If you are looking to transition your life through therapeutic grade essential oils or wanting to move to a chemical free lifestyle, she can help you find your answers and products through Young Living.

Tests have shown that essential oils reach the heart, liver and thyroid in 3 seconds when inhaled; and were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically. Emotional, spiritual and physical healing can all be found through Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Did you know that the average person applies 300 chemicals to their body everyday and 80 of them before they even eat breakfast! Through Young Living essential oils Irene has overcome her scalp psoriasis that she has had for 31 years. That is amazing! Be sure to stop by and find out for yourself how Young Living Oils can help you.

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Karen Caruana of The Yoga Factory: In September 2012, Karen opened The Yoga Factory, a yoga studio located in the renovated former cheese factory on her property, just 8 km south of Marmora. She offers four different classes per week, as well as private classes. You will also find her volunteer-teaching chair yoga at the local retirement residence. Karen has a 500-hour yoga teacher training certificate. Check out her studio on Facebook.

In addition to teaching yoga, Karen also makes herbal body products using all-natural ingredients. Her products are sold under the name Porcupine Creek Farm and include lip balm and various herbal salves. Products can be purchased online or at her yoga studio.

Be sure to join Karen for a yoga demonstration.  No experience needed.

You can contact Karen at

Shari Lee Hartry lives in Marmora ON Canada.  She is a Usui Teate Reiki Master Teacher and a Divine Healing Hands Soul Healer under Doctor Master Sha.  Her craft of choice is Spiritual Dowsing and working with the Pendulum Healing Arts.  In her work she downloads the frequencies of the Anahata Codes, Lulu Spinal Adjustments, Energetic Acupuncture, Essential Oils, Bach Flower System and Energetic Crystals.  She also utilizes the tools of Quantum Touch, Tarot/Oracle cards, Runes and Tuning Forks. Shari is honoured to be in-service as an Energy Worker.

Be sure to stop by her tent to see what Specials she is offering.

Contact information for Spiritual Dowsing…. cell 613 921 9450, email, Facebook Page….  Shari Lee Hartry. Available for remote clearings of entities, discarnate energies. My focus is clearings and healings of all non-beneficial energies.

Rebecca Drake reveals more than the eye can see with the ability to illustrate the energies which surround an individual, a situation, an idea, whatever you desire to understand. A picture is worth a thousand words whether you’re new to the spiritual path and seeking validation or you’re looking for guidance for your next steps. Rebecca will be offering quick sketch portraits. A portion of the proceeds are to be donated to 3 Oaks Women’s Shelter.



Rev.Janice Chrysler of Mindful Journey is an ordained Metaphysical Minister, Reiki Master, Author, Certified Hypnotherapist and Intuitive Psychic Reader. Her love of teaching has taken her to developing various workshops aimed at spiritual growth and development.  She also sees clients privately for Reiki, Journey of the Soul and Intuitive readings from her Marmora office when she isn’t performing weddings, naming ceremonies and celebration of life services.

Stop by her tent and learn about all the services she offers.  Rev. Janice will be offering either a Mini Reiki session or mini intuitive readings for $20. As well, there will be her book, Make It Happen, guided meditation cds, oracle cards and her handmade incense for special Canada Day Weekend special prices.

Interested in hypnosis?  Why not join her for a short demonstration?  Stop by her tent for details.

To learn more visit

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Tracie Watson- is a Reiki Master and Crystal healer, who is also a tea leaf reader.  In Tracie’s words:  “This is something that goes way back to my British/Scottish roots possibly 2 or more generations. My Mom was a reader and passed the gift down to me. I have been reading for a number of years now and have been developing my abilities in seeing.
I am the owner of Free Spirited Creations. I make Jewelry and meditation stones, I have added 2 new products which I have made. Runes Stone sets boxed and Pendulums…… just to mention a few things I create. Looking forward to seeing all my friends and the new friends I will meet **** Love and Light ****”

Tracie will be offering mini Reiki sessions and mini Tea leaf readings. Also, she will have many of her beautiful creations available for purchase. 

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Two Olde Crowes, Dianne Sedore-McCoy and Lori Maynes-Thorne, design unique suncatchers using crystal and glass beads, and natural stone. The suncatchers are finished with a high quality faceted crystal prism that casts brilliant restorative 'rainbows'. Positive energy and wellness are created through light and colour.

Learn more by visiting

Joanne Murphy will be one of our vendors with her line of  essential oils, hand crafted diffuser bracelets and other items.

Holistic Path to Wellness, Cheryl Reavie - is a Health Coach whose programs are all about helping people on their path to define goals be it weight lose or work issues (stress), find the blocks and help them to their success.  Program can be applied to just about anything!

Be sure to stop by her tent and find out more about these programs

Olga Nikolajev is the founder of, which she created in 2015 with the intent of providing accessible and useful information about the different aspects of death, dying, loss and grief within her community.

She is a dying well advocate, nurse educator and grief counsellor, certified in the field of Thanatology, the study of death, dying, loss and grief. With over 25 years of professional experience as a registered nurse in various health care settings including hospice palliative care, during a workshop, presentation or counselling/consulting session Olga is able to provide you with valuable information, tools and resources so that you may educate, advocate and empower yourself, your family and/or those you care for during the journey with dying, death and grief.

In addition, Olga provides a wholistic approach during this important phase of life. She is able to guide you through your emotional, physical, metal and spiritual needs.

Visit Olga for a mini consulting session and information about upcoming workshops, Death Doula training and mentorship opportunities.

Crazy for Cookies Cookies, squares, tarts and scones are Nadine Welsh's passion in life. She has always loved to bake from a young girl in my mother's kitchen to 25 years in Loblaws kitchen and now in her retired years in her own kitchen. Her cookies are jumbo Her scones are loaded with flavour and her squares and tarts are some times traditional and sometimes unique.  At Wellness on the River she will have an assortment of jumbo cookies, two kinds of scones and squares and strawberry rhubarb tarts. Also Gluten free peanut butter cookies, banana muffins and lemon blueberry pound cake slices. And to celebrate Canada day she will have decorated maple leaf shaped gingerbread cookies.

Contact Nadine at 613-472-2724 or email

Earlier Event: June 25
NO Healing Circle this Month
Later Event: July 30
NO Healing Circle Meditation