Yoga, health and spirituality

Image Courtesy Hayley Petznick.

Local yogis and health enthusiasts will find something to enjoy when the Interior Wellness: Mountain Spirit Festival heads to Sun Peaks on Sunday, July 19. The festival will begin with an early morning, lift-accessed yoga and meditation retreat at mid-mountain, providing a unique opportunity for guests to beat the crowds up onto the mountain. “Guests will get around a three-hour, on-mountain experience, with the … [Read more...]

Foraging for fiddleheads?

Fiddlehead

With the onset of spring comes fiddlehead season across Canada. The curled, edible shoots of the ostrich fern are considered a seasonal delicacy. They can be found in the wild, and are often sold in stores, at farmers’ markets, and are sometimes served in restaurants. Fiddleheads can be eaten safely, but can cause food poisoning if they haven’t been properly cleaned, prepared, cooked or stored. Eating raw or … [Read more...]

Massage in minutes

Sun Peaks Spa

Need a massage but don’t have the time for a full session, or perhaps you’re just looking for some targeted relief for 15 minutes? That’s the concept behind the new, hydro massage beds being offered by Sun Peaks Spa Express — and they’re becoming very popular with locals and guests. “They’re super popular,” says spa technician Jaymee Veinotte. “Guests are loving it. I haven’t had one person come in who doesn’t … [Read more...]

Bikinis for breast cancer

Bikinis

Want to have a great day on the slopes while raising money for an important cause? The annual Bikinis for Breast Cancer event is on again in Sun Peaks on Saturday, April 4. This non-competitive fundraising event is open for women of all ages and helps to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Participants will ski or snowboard down a designated course in their bikinis, before … [Read more...]

From the ground up

Posture

Looking for a way to challenge yourself in 2015? Why not shift focus to all those daily tasks that we perform hundreds of times a day and never think about. Do you think about how you sit, stand or chew? Although these seem miniscule, we often get lazy by rushing through these simple, but important tasks. Standing: Close your eyes, take a breath, and notice how you feel. Is there even weight from foot to foot? Leg … [Read more...]