A Brief History

The Centre property was founded by Dharma Sara Satsang Society in 1981. Inspired by Baba Hari Dass (affectionately known as Babaji), the members bought 69 acres of cedar forest and wild meadows, along with a run-down, turn-of-the-century farmhouse. Over the decades, the house and land have been lovingly renovated and cultivated by thousands of volunteers. Today, the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a thriving spiritual retreat with a large organic farm that supplies most of the produce for our delicious vegetarian meals. We offer our own yoga-related programs and also rent the Centre facilities to other like-minded groups for their own retreats. We teach classical ashtanga yoga, Patanjali’s traditional eight-limbed system of yoga as taught to us by Babaji, and strongly encourage the cultivation of karma yoga, the path of selfless service.