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A Magical Weekend

The 47th Annual Community Yoga Retreat (ACYR) came to a close on August 8th this year after a magical weekend filled with as much connection, peace and play as Zoom could handle! 84 Adults and 7 kids registered and attended online, joining us from all over the world.  In Retreat Coordinator Anuradha’s words, “Once again, […]


Jai Sita Ram! Jai Hanuman! Ramayana 1982-1999

You may have seen one of the Ramayana productions on Salt Spring over the years, or possibly one of the most recent Ramayana revivals in the Pond Dome at the Centre in 2014, 2015 or 2016. You may also have seen one of the spectacular Ramayana productions done by Mount Madonna School. The play is […]


Meet Sarah Kemmers – our new Executive Director!

Read on to learn some of Sarah’s history, her vision for the future, and her first impressions upon landing at the Centre – in her own words.   I first stepped upon the Centre land in May of 2016 on a visit to a dear friend who was residing here. After only a few days, […]


Cultivating Balance

by Marion Nair Cultivating balance started for me at the age of seven, when my parents put me on a gymnastics team, and has been central to my life since then. After 12 years of gymnastics practice on a competitive team, I pursued maintaining balance through practicing slackline, rock climbing, yoga and Ayurveda. I moved […]


Yog’s Story

One time, I heard someone ask Babaji about the details of his past. He wrote, “I live in a room with two doors: come in and go out.” Who can say for sure what Babaji, himself a living poem, meant by that? I will try, God help me. The room is the present moment. Through […]


Shivaratri 2021

Another first for the Centre and Satsang, Shivaratri online.Without the possibility of gathering together at the Centre we wanted to come together with zoom to support the tradition and each other through the night long vigil. We also connected with Mount Madonna Center for the beginning of the evening and the Pujas, even some all […]


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Connection from a Distance

While we’re still in the midst of Covid restrictions, we continue to sing, study and practice online by zoom. There are weekly Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita study opportunities as well as morning meditation offered by the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, the Vancouver satsang, and Mount Madonna Center. These classes have brought the extended […]



The Wilderness Without, and Within

By Courtenay Cullen There is a remembering that happens outside. “Outside.” Even the word is designed from the perspective of an “inside” being. That being “in” is somehow our natural place, and being on the “outer” side of “in” is somehow the atypical state. That somehow we have always been sitting at the window, looking […]


Ode To Theota Sudha Soleil

by Greta Chandrika Happy birthday to my dear friend afarLike sisters we were and sisters we still areYour quick wit and laughter and very keen mindAlways so gentle, always so kind You liked to sing with your lovely voiceSongs of kirtan and you would rejoiceIn the spiritual oneness of all creationAnd the blessed event of […]


The Calm within the Chaos

by Lucie Palmer As I write this story about my experience at the centre, I sit in front of a beautiful warm Moroccan sun setting into the ocean from my rooftop. I am excited to consider the impact the times at the centre had on my life story. How contrasting it is to have ‘grown […]


My Spiritual Journey – Anandi Heather Best

As I begin to write this I have the strong impression that I am not sure where one lifetime starts and another ends. We draw the line with a particular mind/body complex but I can see influence from previous bodies – be it genetic, family history, déjà vu type – but mostly just a sense […]


This Whole Vast Family

Dan Jason in conversation with Mahavir When I arrived at the centre, I was blessed to be able to serve with Dan Jason.  He was among my first few mentors in the life of the center, and a true living example of the power of selfless service. There are stories of Babaji teaching the importance […]


A Great Project

Written by Maya and Piet Suess As the birds began to chirp at 4:07 am on June 22nd of this year, with his sons Piet and Max at his side, our dad Marc Alan Mendle Satyanand Dancing Bear Suess took his last breath. It was the end of 73 eventful years in this realm. He […]


A Conversation with Amita

DISCLAIMER: The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has no official political affiliations. The views expressed in the interview below are those of the author. The aim here is simply to inform our readership of something amazing that a longtime member of the Centre community is up to. There’s nothing like a conversation with an astrophysicist […]