Movement Matters with Katy Bowman: How to Use STACKS (Not Hacks) for a Movement-Rich Life

Katy Bowman is part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover. She has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world.

Seminar: Movement Matters!

Come learn how to use STACKS (Not Hacks) for a Movement-Rich Life

Join us with Katy Bowman for a talk and Q&A that explores the ideas in her best-selling book Movement Matters and Move Your DNA, and offers practical tips to simultaneously meets the needs of your body as well as the needs of your local and global communities.

Katy will be here on May 25th at 8:00pm to learn about the mechanism of movement and how to live your best life! RSVP to or by calling 250-590-5524 to save your spot 🙂

Delicious Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Delicious Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

  • 1 butternut squash peeled and chopped into chucks
  • 1 full fat coconut milk (without thickeners like guar gum)
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon (optional)

Sauté onions in butter. Once translucent, add chopped squash and season with salt and optional cinnamon.
After a few minutes add your coconut milk, bring to a boil and then simmer until squash is soft.
Once the squash is soft, blend in a blender or with a hand blender and voila dinner is made!



Orsha Magyar, MSc, BSc, CHN

Join us for a free talk on May 16th with Orsha Magyar from Neurotrition, a company that helps people make the connection between nourishing food and thinking, feeling and performing better.

Orsha received her masters degree in Neuroscience from The University of British Columbia, during which she studied brain health, anxiety and the neural underpinnings of stress. She then did post-graduate work to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) and now connects her two fields of expertise – nutrition and neuroscience – to teach how food can feed your brain.

Orsha will be sharing her knowledge on mindful nutrition, including not only what we should eat, but also how, when and where we eat. Tagged along with her background in neuroscience, this is sure to be a fascinating talk.

Orsha will be here on May 16th at 7:00pm.

Updated List of Our Keto Friendly Foods

We’ve been searching high and low for clean, delicious low carb food and here’s what we’ve found.

Several of us have been doing a ketogenic diet and are loving it!
Come by if you’re in need of keto friendly recipe ideas or have any questions.

Find some of our favourite keto friendly foods here.


Pine Pollen Love

Pine Pollen ✨ is one superfood we love at Health Essentials. It’s packed with amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and has an effect on hormone balance, aging, improving immune function and testosterone levels ( a common misconception is that women don’t benefit from pine pollen but it’s ability to balance hormones can increase libido and it is a natural source of phenylalanine which stimulates dopamine production). Consumption of this amazing pollen also has a positive effect on neurotransmitters, hooray for better brain function
Harmonic arts wild crafts pine pollen 🌲through sustainable practices each spring and processes at a low temperature for optimum quality

7 Year Anniversary – Customer Appreciation Day

We are celebrating our 7 year anniversary and want you to come CELEBRATE with us! This day is all about you. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be here, throwing this awesome party. So first of all, thank you. You ROCK.

There will be tons of demoing by our favourite vendors, samples, gift baskets, prize giveaways, and so so much more. Everything from food to beauty care, come try all your favourite products and all the ones you’ve wanted to try.

Stay tuned for more details about this event!

It’s our 7 Year Anniversary this April 27th & 28th

Join us this Friday April 27th & 28th!  We are celebrating our 7 Year Anniversary and want you to invite you to come CELEBRATE with us! This day is all about you. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be here, throwing this awesome party. So first of all, thank you. You ROCK.

What can you expect on these amazing customer appreciation days?
– Store wide sales
– HUGE Icebreaker merino wool sale!!! AND WE MEAN HUGE!
– Tons of demos of our favourite products
– Free samples of great products you’ve always wanted to try!
– Many opportunities to win outstanding gift baskets full of goodies the whole family can benefit from!
– Live skin care and delicious treat prep demos by the experts themselves

Follow our event page on Facebook for more details by clicking HERE!

Wellness Essential Oil Rollers

All of our Wellness Essential Oil blends from our girl @sunstonearoma have gem rollers on top đź’Žso you can glide her hand crafted combinations on with a dose of crystal energy ( then when it’s empty pop the gem bead out and keep it)

This one is Calm with chamomile, rose and lavender with a rose quartz roller, great for evening wind down or keep it in your purse for anytime you want to breathe deep


Terry Willard, Cl.H.,Ph.D

Terry Willard, Cl. H., Ph.d. has studied the medicinal properties of plants for over 40 years, and will be joining us for a seminar on April 11th, 2018.

He is recognized as one of North America’s leading Clinical Herbalists, and appears regularly in the media as an exponent of responsible herbal use. He is the past-president of the Canadian Association of Herbal Practitioners, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and in the Canadian Health Food Association’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Willard is the author of twelve books on the subject of Herbs including the pivotal Wild Rose Herbal Series – a series of three textbooks written to educate herbalists.


Stay tuned for more details about this event! 


When: April 11th @ 7:00pm

Space is limited for this event, so please reserve your spot by emailing or calling 250-590-5524.


March 2018 New Shoes

We have some AMAZING new shoes in this spring! From sandals to fitness to everyday, there are some really great new styles to check out.




  • A new style of our favourite barefoot sandals!
  • Brujita (Brew-He-Ta) means “Little Witch” in Spanish.
  • Strong enough to handle everyday wear, elegant enough to be worn out-on-the-town dressed up
  • Come with turquoise tassels and also include 4 other bright and natural colored tassels to mix and match!




V-Soul Women’s

  • The lately Vibram geared towards feminine, indoor alternative fitness
  • Stylish, sleek and snazzy
  • Light , 5mm sole for maximum feel






V-Alpha Women’s and Men’s

  • Vibram Megagrip offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrain
  • High level of durability
  • Developed for the user who frequently encounters slippery surfaces
  • The essential outdoor minimal training tool






V-Trek Men’s

  • Great tool for walking, hiking and trekking, with a nice stylish urban flare as well.
  • Provides the premium outdoor formula for grip in both wet and dry conditions
  • Megagrip sole has unparalleled grip on wet and slippery surfaces
  • Mid-cut and traditional lacing system offers up a casual, sporty look as well






V-Trail Men’s

  • The perfect technical shoe for runners and racers, an ideal off-road minimalist shoe!
  • Great for the muck and slush that winter brings out on the trail







CVT-Hemp Men’s and Women’s

  • A casual minimalist shoe offers nature lovers a breathable, sustainable slip-on shoe with a true barefoot feel
  • Vibram® VI-LITE sole features the ultimate in lightweight, shock absorption cushioning, for maximum energy conservation
  • Ideal for working on your feet & long walks in the park







Jing Jing Cobblestone

  • A super simple women’s barefoot pump
  • Made from quality Wild Hide leather
  • Stripped back, minimalist construction which gives you natural barefoot freedom from the office commute to the bright lights of the city in the evening
  • Strong, non-marking rubber compound for sticky grip and high-abrasion when you need it most.