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COVID-Update

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga (SSCY) supports public classes, gatherings, workshops, and retreats and is a registered non-profit organization. We have been working to stay aligned with the protocols set out by the Island Health Authority (VIHA), WorkSafe BC (WCB), Public Health, and Health Canada to ensure we are doing our part to keep […]


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 […]


Connecting While Apart: The Home Yoga Retreat

It’s hard to know what to expect from an online yoga retreat. As a person who has lived and worked for some time here at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, I know the special energy, or container, that is created when like-minded spirits come together to connect and practice in earnest. It’s a kind […]



A message to the community

Dear community: We write to express our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, and to acknowledge the harm that black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) experience in our country as a result of systemic racism. This occurs at the hands of police and government officials, but also through our social structures, which prioritize […]


COVID-19 Update

Message to the Community from the Dharma Sara Board Members: UPDATED: July 20, 2020 Dear community, We are urgently asking for your financial help immediately: without significant donations, the Centre may not be solvent next year. The details of our request, including our fundraising ask, are below. The DS board has been doing its best […]



News from the Centre: May 2018

“Love everyone, including yourself. That is real sadhana.”~ Baba Hari Dass Hello everyone, Warmer weather has returned! After a mostly rainy April, everyone is happy to see the sun again. The Residential Karma Yoga program is well underway. The first session began on April 1 and ends on June 10. There is still room in the […]


Happy 2018! News from the Centre

Hello everyone, and happy new year, While we have much to be grateful for, we know these are challenging times for many people all over the world. As we watch the news it’s easy to be pulled into disturbing stories and react to them. We want to stay informed and engaged, yet to keep our […]


Common be our Prayer

Living in harmony with each other Common be our prayer Common be our end Common be our purpose Common be our deliberations Common be our desires Unified be our hearts United be our intentions And perfect be the union amongst us This ancient prayer from the Vedas points us in the direction of peace and […]


A Story

by Marianne Butler Today is the winter solstice. My thirty-fifth winter in this life, my fourth on Salt Spring Island. How did I end up here? I was born and bred in the north-west of England, living with my parents and sister in Macclesfield -’silk town’ – until I began university in 2001. My childhood […]


News from the Centre – December 2017

Hello everyone,  December is here: the time of winter solstice, Christmas, Chanukah, and other seasonal celebrations of light; and, here in the Pacific Northwest, rain – lots of rain (except for one day of snow in early November that was gone the next day). That’s what makes this part of the world so green. November […]


Babaji Update (December 2017)

As those following Babaji’s health updates from the Hanuman Fellowship likely know, the fall has brought a significant decline to Babaji’s physical activity. He is sleeping more, eating less, and needs much rest. In his brief time awake Babaji is alert and his eyes remain kind and responsive. His physicians say this change is normal […]


A Light on the Path

In the midst of the busyness and turmoil of daily life, do you sometimes forget that there’s something you can do to bring more peace into your life? This is a reminder that there is a path leading to peace and freedom. The elders/senior teachers in this community were blessed with the rare opportunity to […]


A Journey to the Centre

A Journey to the Centre by Melinda Quintero I grew up in suburban Los Angeles and had a fairly uneventful childhood. I rarely made waves or strayed from the straight and narrow path. I believe the most rebellious thing I accomplished was convincing my family to allow me to go to university in New York […]