Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training

July 3-16th and August 11-21st ~ One of the most reputable and transformative trainings of its kind. Spaces still available!

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Celtic Wisdom Workshop

May 19-20th ~ with Meri Fowler. Spirituality as practiced by the ancient Celtic people in the British Isles had many parallels to Vedic and Yogic practices. I invite you to explore this life-affirming practice to deepen your understanding and connection to life. Now only $125!

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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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Yoga Teacher Training

The Salt Spring Centre offers a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. The training is broken up in to two sessions:

  • Session 1: July 3 – 16
  • Session 2: August 11 – 21

What we Offer

  • Outstanding 20-member faculty of experienced, knowledgeable and certified yoga instructors.
  • Residential program immerses you in the teachings and
    practice without distraction.
  • All aspects of classical yoga are taught integrating
    asana, pranayama and meditation.
  • Program is delivered in two segments allowing time to absorb and integrate the practices into your daily life in the interval between sessions.
  • Practice and learn in the serene natural beauty of Canada’s west coast.
  • Delicious, primarily organic meals using produce from our extensive gardens.
  • The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit organization dedicated to passing on the teachings of classical ashtanga yoga.

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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 >>>