Experience a Hint of ZEN with

Dr. Darlene HintZEN!!


Metaphysical Center

Welcome to Positive Pathways Website! 

*Please take a moment to register as a member so that I can keep you up to date on new events, and meet-ups that are taking place within our Spiritual Community. Also, please feel free to send me any information about events taking place in and around Barrie, so that I can keep our Spiritual Community connected and informed through my bi-weekly e-mail blasts! 

 If you have any questions about any of the events, workshops, or services being offered, you can reach me, Darlene,

by calling 705-790-4074 

You can also meet with us on Facebook!


Dr. Darlene Hintzen

Your Body, Mind & Soul Practitioner/Teacher

(Yoga, Hypnosis, Reiki) 

Darlene Hintzen, the owner and operator of Positive Pathways, is a retired, full-time elementary school teacher, that has been studying metaphysics for over 20  years.  Rev. Hintzen completed her Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona, and has been officiating weddings since 2009.  Her studies in metaphysics have led her to additional studies in other metaphysical modalities, such as Hypnosis, Yoga and Reiki. She has just completed her Life Coach Training and is currently enrolled in the Perfect Health Certification Program, studying Ayurvedic Medicine with The Chopra Center in California. 

Dr. Darlene Hintzen studied Hypnotherapy under the guidance of  Dr. Georgina Cannon in Toronto.  Through the completion of two very intense courses, followed by a comprehensive exam, she was able to become a Certified Master Hypnotherapist, who specializes in the realm of  Past-Life Regression.  During the past 12 years, Darlene has had the opportunity to successfully help thousands of people overcome addicting habits and/or journey to a past-life in order to better understand their current life. You can book a private appointment for hypnosis and/or a past-life regression session by e-mailing Darlene at positivepathwaysbarrie@gmail.com 

Dr. Darlene Hintzen has just completed her Hypnosis Instructor Certification with The Canadian Hypnosis Certification Program CHCP and is now able to train other to become Hypnotists!  The next training session will be on May 3, 4 & 5, 2019  in Barrie, and is being offered to Positive Pathways members at a 50% discount ($950) for a limited time!   Contact Darlene if you are interested!

In an attempt to maintain balance between her mind, body and spirit,  Darlene began to study the powerful effects of (ashtanga) yoga. Over 10 years ago she completed a two-year yoga teacher training course at Georgian College, under the guidance and instruction of Heather Stanley. She is now a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. She has been teaching yoga classes for 10 years for the City of Barrie.  She teaches yoga for Children, Teens and Adults.  In addition, she also teaches Meditation Classes for the City as well.  Please check the Parks and Recreation Guide for future classes being offered.   

Come out and Experience a "Hint of Zen" with Dr. Darlene Hintzen!

Through the integration of various postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (pratyahara), Darlene has grown to become very passionate about yoga.  Which is why she chose to open Positive Pathways in the first place.  She wanted to make this extremely beneficial practice affordable to all!  Her dharma, which in yoga is "your purpose in life", is to be of service to others on their spiritual journey to obtain "samadhi", which is a state of being settled in pure, unbounded awareness.  Going beyond time and space, beyond past and future, beyond individuality, Samadhi is tasting the realm of eternity and infinity.  This can be done through the devotional practice of yoga.  

In April 2009, Dr. Darlene Hintzen became an Ordained Minister under the denomination of Spirituality.  Therefore, she is legally able to perform weddings in the province of Ontario.  If you are interested in obtaining more information about holding a wedding at Positive Pathways, or designing and/or personalizing your own wedding at another location of your choice, please do not hesitate to discuss your spiritual union with Rev. Darlene Hintzen.  A $25 Gift Certificate is being offered to any members that recommend Rev. Hintzen to officiate a wedding! You will receive the gift card once the couple  has  confirmed the date with their deposit. 

After becoming ordained, Darlene wanted to further her ability to help heal others both mentally and physically in a non-intrusive way, so she began to study the healing modality of Reiki.  She is a certified Reiki Master. Qualified to perform and teach Reiki sessions, she has had the opportunity to teach this modality to hundreds of other practitioners in Barrie. Not only does she teach monthly Reiki classes, but she hosts Reiki shares to offer an opportunity for those members who are either interested in practicing their skills, or to allow new members an opportunity to experience a Reiki treatment and learn more about this amazing healing modality first hand!

In 2018, Dr. Darlene Hintzen made the decision to Retire from her full-time career as an Elementary School Teacher, so that she can focus on teaching what she truly loves to teach the most, non-intrusive Healing Modalities in the Realm of Metaphysics! 

She has taken the Training necessary to become a Certified Hypnosis Instructor and a Life Coach!  Further qualifying herself to be of service to others. In addition she is completing her Certification with the Chopra Center in California to be a Perfect Health Practitioner.  MEDITATE, DON'T MEDICATE, has always been a long time slogan of Dr. Darlene Hintzen. So many people in our society have become walking zombies, due to our current medical framework. Most medicines prescribed for anxiety and depression, are merely just bandages. Ayurvedic Medicine teaches how to heal the whole person  It is time to become proactive in your healing journey. 

Book an appointment with Dr. Darlene now, to begin manifesting the life you truly deserve to be living! 

Call/Text: 705-790-4074  or email:  positivepathwaysbarrie@gmail.com

Deepak Chopra and Darlene Hintzen
at a Retreat in Sedona, Arizona!

Darlene Hintzen, owner of Positive Pathways,

with Global Icon

DEEPAK CHOPRA in Sedona, Arizona at the

Seduction of the Spirit Advanced Meditation Retreat!

(More Pictures of the retreat are posted in recent photos!)  

To book an appointment with Dr. Darlene Hintzen for either a Hypnosis Treatment, a Past-Life Regression Session or a Reiki Treatment:  

please call/text:  (705) 790-4074

or email her at 



Darlene Hintzen, the owner of Positive Pathways, offers Hypnosis, Past-Life Regression and Reiki sessions by appointment only by calling   (705) 790-4074, or e-mailing her at positivepathwaysbarrie@gmail.com


 Grand Opening of Positive Pathways on Bell Farm Road 

with former Mayor of Barrie, Dave Aspen!






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