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Are the nuclear radiation from Japan affecting the West Coast, including Vancouver and British Columbia? If so, how much? If so, what to do about nuclear radiation from Japan? Especially if you, like us, live in Vancouver, or anywhere else on the West Coast of North America, you are likely asking these questions.

First things first: https://amareway.org/ team does not have experts in implications of nuclear events. Before you consider to implement anything that is mentioned there, you need to speak with your doctor; our bodies may react differently to the same food, supplements, etc. so you need to know what is suitable for you, what is beneficial, and what is not. If you want to share the information provided here, you are welcome to do so; however, please make sure to keep all the health disclaimers.

The area which is dangerously affected by nuclear radiation from Japan is Fukushima Daiichi Power Station itself. Our respect and love go to people who are still struggling to survive, to the victims, their friends, to the workers who are trying to contain the damages to people and the environment. The risk decreases drastically the more one moves away from there. If you are in Japan, you should follow the instructions provided by officials there. If you are outside Japan, the risk should be very low, if there is any risk at all. Still, our personal choice is not to take a chance and take the food and supplements which further reduce the risk of assimilating dangerous elements.

Most of the food and supplements list below work in a simple way: by ensuring our bodies get all the elements they need from sources which are not contaminated, the chances of assimilating minerals etc. which are contaminated are lowered. This approach may be beneficial for people living far from the centre of nuclear radiation; taking these steps does not mean one should expose him or herself to unnecessary risks, because these steps are by no mean a way to keep radiations out.

Food and supplements we are taking:
– potassium iodine
– potassium supplements
– lugol/iodoral
– metal magnet
– spirulina
– chlorella
– miso soup (fermented soy)

Please note: if, after speaking with your doctor, you decide to take any of these supplements, make sure to get them from a licensed source. If your local pharmacy is temporarily out of them, in our opinion you take more risks by buying it from anonymous Craigslist or eBay sellers, than by not using it. Craigslist, eBay, etc. are wonderful sites to by other goods, but when you buy something for your health, make sure to relay on accountable sellers.

Mindfulness Retreat
Offered by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh & Plum Village International Monastics and dedicated lay friends

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
August 8-13, 2011

You are warmly invited to join Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the fourfold sangha of monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen for a special residential retreat at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. When we take time to slow down, breathe and smile we can become truly present for ourselves, for our beloved ones and for our environment. We see the smiles of our children, know the wonder of being alive and understand how deeply we are connected to one another. Out of this awareness our true heart of understanding and love awakens. During this five-day retreat, we will practice together as a community, as a spiritual family, learning to lovingly embrace our sorrows and fears with the art of mindful living and bring about healing and transformation.

Each moment is a moment to awaken, to be truly alive. We will learn and practice how to breathe, sit, and walk freely and peacefully so we may truly enjoy the many conditions for happiness already available to us. We will share our experience of the practice within dharma discussion groups and enjoy the deep peace of total relaxation.

These are some of the practices that we will engage in during this retreat:
* daily Dharma Talks by Thây
* sitting meditation together
* mindful meals in silence – taking time to truly enjoy the food and the company of other practitioners
* Dharma Sharing in small groups – practicing loving speech and deep listening, sharing our experiences with the practice of mindfulness
* Total Relaxation – learning how to rest and relax our body and our mind
* Observing Noble Silence

More information are available on https://www.pvretreats.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52:awakening-the-heart-retreat-at-ubc-vancouver-canada-aug-8-13-2011&catid=34

Exploring Burma’s nonviolent revolution of the spirit: Activism Grounded In Liberated Buddhism, Meditation, Metta-in-Action and Defiant Comedy, Guided by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is a lecture which will be presented by Alan Clements at Banyen Books & Sound on Sat & Sun Nov. 6 & 7 and Sat & Sun Nov. 13 & 14.

Alan Clements, a former Buddhist monk in Burma, performing artist, and visionary author, will illuminate the nature of this remarkable spiritual/political leader – Aung San Suu Kyi – with whom he spent six months in clandestine conversationsVoice of Hope co-authoring The Voice of Hope, leading US President Jimmy Carter to say, “The Voice of Hope is a message that the world should hear.”

Clements will also discuss Suu Kyi’s call for a global revolution of the spirit – inner transformation expressed through a feminine-inspired vision of peaceful co-existence, merging timeless spiritual truths with nonviolent political leadership.

Vancouver yoga teacher training: training as yoga teacher is a smart choice, both in terms of personal growth and finding a career which makes also other people better-off. Training as a yoga teacher is an even better choice, thanks to the reliability and passion of local instructors, which include:

Prana Yoga and Zen Centre Vancouver
Prana Yoga Centre offers Canada’s only fully accredited yoga teacher training 500hr and 200hr programs
Vancouver, Canada

MokSana Yoga Victoria
250 hr teacher training
Victoria BC

3HO Kundalini Yoga Vancouver
7 month Teacher Training
Vancouver, BC Canada

Vancouver yoga studios: we offer a list of yoga studios located in Vancouver. For each Yoga studio, we provide location within Vancouver, a website and phone number of the yoga school:
www.bikramyogavancouver.com – (604) 662-7722
(Bikram’s Yoga College Of India)

www.semperviva.com – (604) 739-2009
(Semperviva Sun Yoga Studio Vancouver)

www.yyoga.ca – (604) 684-3334
(YYoga Vancouver)

www.exhalestudio.com – (604) 689-2446
(Exhale Yoga Pilates Vancouver)

Vancouver yoga classes: several yoga classes are available in Vancouver, to fit everyone’s goals and schedule. Here, we offer a list of yoga classes in Vancouver, with website and phone number of the yoga school:

Bikram’s Yoga College Of India
www.bikramyogavancouver.com – (604) 662-7722

Exhale Yoga Pilates Vancouver
www.exhalestudio.com – (604) 689-2446

Open Door Yoga Vancouver
opendooryoga.bc.ca – (778) 371-8179

Radha Yoga Vancouver
www.radhavancouver.org – (604) 605-0011

Semperviva Sun Yoga Studio Vancouver
www.semperviva.com – (604) 739-2009

Yaletown YYoga Vancouver
www.yyoga.ca – (604) 684-3334

West End Community Centre Vancouver
www.westendcc.ca – (604) 257-8333

Vancouver yoga: considering on the number of yoga classes and yoga studios based in Vancouver, Vancouver and yoga seem almost synonymous. This is a selection of studios offering yoga classes in Vancouver:

Open Door Yoga Vancouver
Open Door Yoga was started in Jan. 1999 as a drop-in yoga class. In Sept. of 1999, the school changed to offering a variety of passes to accommodate the growing student population. Classes were hatha style classes, linking asanas in a flow-like sequence with emphasis on breathing and alignment.

Open Door Yoga remains a predominantly hatha yoga studio, power, restorative, prenatal, parent & baby and kids yoga are part of the schedule as are many yoga and other workshops. Currently, Open Door Yoga has expanded to 4 locations: Main Street @ 15th, Main Street @ 14th, Commercial Drive and Arbutus @ 16th

Semperviva Vancouver yoga
Semperviva believes yoga and its experiences are for Every Body! That’s why we offer a life transforming yoga experience unparalleled by any other. With five unique yoga experience studio locations, and one retail location, ‘The Lifestyle Store’, there’s enough flexibility to meet everyones’ needs. Our offerings include six forms of yoga teachings: Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Power, Prenatal and Yin Yoga. Our expertise is founded on the excellence of over 40 exceptional leaders, who will guide you through each yoga session, improving and building on your internal strengths. Over 145 yoga classes each week really does offer something for Every Body!

Our Lifestyle Store compliments our workouts with additional feedback, nutritional elements and overall health practices to help you reach your ideal goals. Our specialist team can work with you to ensure you achieve the balance you are looking for.

If your ambitions reach further than simple exercise in Vancouver, we offer a number of global yoga retreats throughout the year, in both local and exotic locales. Or more so, if you wish to guide others through your own personal yoga experience and help others reach the satisfaction you’ve been able to obtain, we offer internationally recognized yoga teacher training programs in Vancouver and Greece and weekly workshops. We are here for your entire yoga experience.

YYoga Vancouver
YYoga Vancouver is a group of individuals passionate about yoga, health and wellness. With community at the center of all we do, we make yoga fun and accessible to everyone and every body. We live each day with passion and purpose, doing what we love and endeavor to inspire others to do the same.