Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

Yoga Getaway ~ July 20th-22nd

The getaway includes two nights accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals and a variety of yoga classes to suit all levels.

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Annual Community Yoga Retreat

ACYR is an ideal opportunity for those new to yoga as well as those who wish to rekindle their personal practice.The classes provide focus on the teachings of classical ashtanga yoga. The retreat is open to all ages, families are welcome. Food provided is farm fresh and vegetarian. Entertainment is offered.

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Jnana Yoga ~ September 7th-9th

Jnana yoga, the path of knowledge, sheds light on the dark areas of our misunderstandings and awakens us to the deeper reality of who we are. This workshop will consist of five sessions where, through discourse, interaction and simple exercises, we will learn to set aside the obstacles that obstruct our direct experience of ourself.

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A Sanctuary for Body & Soul

“The best way to attain peace is through Karma Yoga. It serves two purposes. First it takes care of the world and second it creates non-attachment to the world.”
~ Baba Hari Dass

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit yoga community devoted to the attainment of peace. We offer programs including yoga retreats, yoga teacher training, yoga getaways, various workshops and many other special programs. The Centre is the longest running yoga retreat centre on Canada’s West Coast.

The Centre was built by Karma Yogis and continues to be run by staff and volunteers in the spirit of karma yoga (selfless service). The cozy turn-of-the-century farmhouse and surrounding buildings sit amid 69 acres of meadows, forest and organic farmland on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The property boasts a large organic farm that supplies most of the produce for the deliciously prepared vegetarian meals.

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Annual Community Yoga Retreat

Regular pricing and registration is open until July 19.* Please register here.

  This retreat focuses on the teachings of classical ashtanga yoga, as taught by Baba Hari Dass. We offer an ideal opportunity for those new to yoga as well as those who wish to rekindle their personal practice. Our experienced and knowledgeable teachers provide systematic instruction in all aspects of yoga from the purifying practices of shat karma and pranayama to the empowering practices of guided meditation and asanas through to yoga philosophy.    

*Our on-site registration opens on August 2, at which time pricing will increase by 10% from the regular price. For on-site registration, accommodation will be limited to camping.

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.

Host Your Event

We invite you to hold your next workshop, program, retreat or other event at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. Our serene setting and inviting, supportive atmosphere make it a great location for your group gathering. The Centre offers a variety of facilities for day or overnight group rentals. We are able to provide vegetarian meals and cozy accommodations.     Learn More >>>