Pure Integrative Pharmacy: traditional pharmacy services with alternative solutions

By |2018-11-08T12:24:40+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Community Partners|Tags: |

Pure Integrative Pharmacy strives to redefine what it means to be a community pharmacy. To better understand what makes Pure Integrative Pharmacy different, we sat down for a Q&A with Ying Wang, pharmacy manager of our West 4th Avenue location. Q: What does it mean to be an integrative pharmacy? A: The goal of an ...

QMUNITY: BC’s queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre

By |2018-08-14T12:53:52+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Community Partners|Tags: |

QMUNITY was founded in 1978, to advance LGBTQ2S+ equality at a time when acceptance and celebration of queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people was not at the levels we experience today. The services are loosely understood within three pillars: support, connection and leadership. QMUNITY provides connection through age-specific programming for LGBTQ2S+ youth and seniors as well as ...

i-Training – Targeted Conditioning for the Interstitium

By |2018-08-14T12:36:57+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Community Partners|Tags: , |

i-Training is a concept that Rena Shields developed through her Pilates practice for over 16 years. She initially had a regular Pilates Studio at 4th and Stephens that after 4 years started to evolve as she learned from her client’s needs there was more to what was needed by her clients than just Pilates. She ...

Personal Reflection on Community Acupuncture

By |2017-12-22T22:38:09+00:00November 14th, 2016|Categories: Empower Team, Therapies|Tags: , |

Reflecting on my personal experience doing community acupuncture: By Kevin Scrimgeour As an acupuncturist , I've working for over 15 years in dozens of settings and seeing thousands of patients. My practice has evolved, surprisingly, to be a better fit in a community setting. Looking back over my experiences and case histories some things I could never ...

Zumba Fitness hits the Drive!

By |2017-12-23T10:40:39+00:00August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Classes & Groups|Tags: , , |

Zumba Fitness Classes on Commercial Drive, East Vancouver! Dancing is the most fun way to move your body. Even those who claim that they cannot dance find themselves tapping their toes or bouncing their heads to the beats and even shaking it off in the privacy of their own living rooms. Everybody loves a dance ...

Be Intense! The Feminine Energy Treasure Map

By |2017-12-23T10:42:07+00:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: , , , |

“Be bold, have your experience,”  says Samar Shata to a captive audience at Empower Health Clinic, on Commercial Drive, East Vancouver.  Samar is a psychotherapist, with a focus on women and the Feminine Experience.   Her talk was titled the Feminine Energy Treasure Map. How we label human experience. She explains how the medical system labels ...

The Surprising Science of Community Acupuncture

By |2018-03-21T12:36:27+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Classes & Groups|Tags: , , |

What is Community Acupuncture? Community Acupuncture (CA) is a delivery model of acupuncture treatment involving many people getting acupuncture at the same time in a single large treatment room. Usually, people lie on lounge chairs clothed and receive points on the scalp, ears below the knees and below the elbows. CA is often a quarter of the price ...

Fundraising for our new Syrian neighbours!

By |2017-12-23T11:09:28+00:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: |

We're making it EASY for you to help this Holiday Season! What are you thankful for this holiday season? Maybe it's your family? Your job? Your friends? For some of Global Community, just being alive and (if LUCKY) with family members, is all that they have left... and faint hope for a better life. We've all ...