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The Perfect Path by Peter Ashok Baragon

My “Salt Spring Centre experience” began in 1995 when I was introduced to the Centre by my friend John while visiting the island that summer. John had a picture of Baba Hari Dass on his fridge. I remember asking him, “Who is that man in that picture?” He replied, “Babaji. He is a yogi, he […]


Meet our YTT Grads – Bryan Eknath Hill

What motivated you to begin practicing yoga? How did yoga come to be a part of your life? I was supporting someone I loved to find a way to heal. He didn’t care to return to the class but I just kept coming back. I think I really liked the way the class asked me […]


Meet our YTT Grads: Sarah Crawford Russell

With her encouraging and positive personality, Sarah Crawford Russell, E-RYT 200, inspires others on their journey, both on and off the mat. Sarah reminds her students to take their yoga practice one breath at a time, to let go of judgements and expectations, and to find more compassion towards themselves. In 2008 Sarah completed her […]


Asana of the Month: Sunbird Pose

I absolutely love this pose! I offer it to my students in almost every hatha and flow class I teach. Sunbird is a great pose for beginners as it builds core strength and helps improve balance and co-ordination. For intermediate students this pose offers many variations to make it more challenging and can be used […]


Meet our YTT Grads – Peter Ashok Baragon

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? I live in beautiful Vancouver, I was born and raised here. I have my own business working with real estate companies as an exterior stager for presentation/sales centres around Metro Vancouver. What motivated you to begin practicing yoga? How did yoga […]


Meet our YTT Grads: Karen Cabral

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? I live on Burke Mountain with my daughter and 2 cats, and am employed as a customer service representative for H.Y. Louie. I love the outdoors – preferably when it’s sunny – walking or biking in the many trails near my […]


Asana of the month: Gomukhasana for the rest of us

Gomukhasana (cow’s head pose) (go-moo-KAHS-anna) go = cow (Sanskrit “go” is a distant relative of the English word “cow”) mukha = face First off, I must admit that this is my least favourite yoga asana. Up until now, I have mostly managed to avoid practicing it and teaching it, but I often find myself in […]


Meet our YTT Grads: Kenzie Pattillo

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? I have been living in North Vancouver for the last seven years but will always call Nova Scotia my home. I am a full-time mama to two divine little boy beings who are presently 4 and 5. I deeply appreciate attending […]


Meet our YTT Grads: Kishori Hutchings

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? I live on Salt Spring and have for over 30 years. Apart from volunteering at the Centre and teaching aspects of yoga, I’m retired, now living about 10 minutes drive from the Centre. I spend a lot of time gardening, walking […]


Meet our YTT Grads: Jessica Encell

Hello! My name is Jessica and I am a 22 year old graduate of the Summer 2012 YTT at the amazing Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? I live in Santa Monica, CA. I graduated from college (university) in September where I […]


Meet our YTT Grads: Laura Harris

Laura has generously made available excerpts from the diary she kept while attending the 2012 sessions of our 200 hour yoga teacher training. Part 1 was published last month, and Part 2 is published below. Diary of a yogi in training – Part 2 Thursday August 9 I arrived at the Salt Spring Centre of […]


Meet our YTT Grads: Laura Harris

Laura has generously made available excerpts from the diary she kept while attending the 2012 sessions of YTT. Part 1 is published below, and you can read Part 2 here. Diary of a yogi in training – Part 1 July 3 Arrived on Salt Spring Island by float plane, a noisy and exhilarating 20-minute flight […]