September 2019 New Business

Elk Valley Pilates

Conquer the evil villain that is chronic stress and return to life thanks to the power of Pilates! Sandra Robertson is certified in both classical and contemporary Pilates and has been teaching the method since 2010. 

Utilising the specialised spring-loaded apparatus, which has the unique ability to support, strengthen, lengthen and challenge all at the same time, you can be sure to experience an incredibly efficient, effective and fun movement adventure that'll transform your life.

Offering both small group apparatus and mat classes, available to book online, Elk Valley Pilates is now open at 1101-B 2nd Ave. 

Fernie Chimney Sweeps
Fernie Chimney Sweeps is pleased to announce it will be offering its services this fall in the Elk Valley.

Owner Tyler Murray is a professional Chimney Sweep by the Chimney Sweep Institute of America and is dedicated to ensuring the safe and efficient operation of your wood burning system.

Fernie Chimney Sweeps will be operation September 23 to November 8 in 2019. The season is limited, so don’t delay in booking your appointment by emailing, and get your wood stove or fireplace ready for winter.

Living YogAdventures -Yoga and Wellness Retreat
Experience the magic of the mountains, dive into adventure and uncover conscious exploration of the body and mind. The physical and internal self connect as you discover your personal inner workings through physical yoga practice, meditation and journalling.

With the magic of the Fernie, Lizard Range mountains, we adventure consciously in to the self, immersing in Svadhyaya (Self discovery).

Travel through daily yoga practice with Living YogAdventures, meditation, and journaling to encourage discovery of the mind, body, and breath while opening the truest, most genuine sense of self.

Embark on this weekend of wellness and adventure to explore, retreat, recharge and find balance.

To register visit or call 250-999-9363. Proceeds benefitBranch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy.Branch Out supports families and children with developmental disabilities, autism, or challenges in learning or behaviour.

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Oliva Griffioen
Registered Psychologist

Olivia Griffioen is a Registered Psychologist in BC (#2429) and Alberta (#4938) who recently moved to Fernie and opened a part-time private practice. Olivia offers psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.

Psychoeducational assessments evaluate thinking and reasoning abilities, along with underlying psychological processes (e.g., executive functioning, attention, processing speed, memory, and phonological processing), academic achievement (e.g., reading, written expression, mathematics, expressive and receptive language), behaviour, and social-emotional functioning. Psychoeducational assessment provides clients and their families a thorough understanding of strengths and areas of need, along with tailored, evidence-based suggestions to support the client across settings.

Olivia’s experience working as a School Psychologist in several school districts across the country contributes to her unique expertise in mental health and learning to support the academic, social, behavioural and emotional success of all learners.

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