The Holistic Entrepreneur

I’m Carly Penfold and I have been a holistic practitioner for over 12 years. I founded the Holistic Market & Psychic Fair in 2015 and have held over 40 live events supporting the holistic community, and created an Online Summit which featured Expert Panelists addressing health and wellness topics, healing circles, and collective readings. I find the effectiveness of healing and self-care is optimized when both the physical AND energetic bodies are supported.

A pivotal moment on my holistic journey happened when my daughter was 6 months old and had an allergic reaction to cottage cheese. She broke out in hives and was crying in pain. My worst fear was that she’d stop breathing as her throat swelled up. Once she recovered, further testing revealed an anaphylactic allergy to dairy and eggs. Since 2001 I’ve been reading labels on EVERYTHING!

In search of remedies and support for my family’s health, I have explored multiple healing modalities and even went back to school to become a Shiatsu and Reiki practitioner. In my practice I discovered the healing benefits were greatly enhanced when essential oils were added to the sessions.

A Young Living Essential Oils distributor, I enjoy sharing my love of all-natural and toxin-free products for personal and home use.

On the faculty of the Metaphysical School, I have developed a video series of 'Acupressure & Oils for Common Ailments' in which you will learn about the dynamic rivers of energy flowing within us and the essential oils that support them. You will discover how to balance meridian points for self-healing and naturally relieve stress, tension and pain.

Recently I would like to invite YOU to a 'Pain Relief Breakthrough' session to provide easy-to-use tips for pain relief with acupressure! I'll share what I've learned over 30 years in business so that you can cut right to what matters and receive the help you need. Book your complimentary session for tips on how to relieve pain naturally (and see if it's a good fit to work together further). Available by video. $120 value. Please book here:

Combining the Physical and Metaphysical

Carly has helped people recover from injuries, work through emotional trauma, and maintain a stress-reduced life. Her energy work is therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating. The combination of Shiatsu, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, and Therapeutic Touch provides an overall session that combines the physical body with the emotional self. Carly also uses Tibetan singing bowls for sound healing, crystals and gemstones for earth energy healing, and aromatherapy to awaken the senses and promote a sense of calm. Carly is passionate about energy work and enjoys helping people balance the energy within themselves. Inquire with your extended health carrier, as it may be covered.

Pickleball Fanatic

Carly is an avid pickleball player and can often be found on the courts with her husband Gene. Carly is an Associate Referee through PickleballBC. She enjoys playing indoors over the winter and outdoors whenever it's warm and dry!


Carly relies on her family to help out at the Holistic Market and Psychic Fair each month. You will often see Gene, Laura and Paiton at the front welcome table or experiencing a chair massage or Reiki treatment. Carly readily shares her experiences and solutions with life threatening food allergies, Autism Spectrum Disorder, gluten sensitivities, thyroid and osteoarthritis.


Carly Penfold is a Certified Shiatsu & Reiki Practitioner. In 2008 she completed the 500-hour Shiatsu program taught by Brenda Molloy at Studio Chi.

In 2013 she received her Tarot Card Reading certificate from Norma Cowie. In May 2014, she became a Certified Angel Card Reader after attending Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine's workshop in Vancouver.

Carly earned a business marketing diploma from Sheridan College in Ontario. She was a Marketing Manager for a local branch of a national accounting firm, and spent several years advising small business start-ups at a non-profit outreach program for women.