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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 […]

Meet Sarah Kemmers – our new Executive Director!

Read on to learn some of Sarah’s history, her vision for the future, and her first impressions upon landing at the Centre – in her own words.   I first stepped upon the Centre land in May of 2016 on a visit to a dear friend who was residing here. After only a few days, […]

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 […]

Shiva Ratri – February 22-23, 2020

Om Namah Shivaya “To Shiva, I bow.” Salutations unto Thee, thou All-pervading and great Lord. Thou art Liberation itself, and the revealed scripture is Thy embodied form.  I worship Thee, the unborn, attribute-less and unconditioned One. Thou are without any desire. Intelligence itself is Thy nature and the sky Thy garment.”  Tulsidas: Ramayana, Shivashtaka (Meditation on […]

Job Posting: General Manager

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is looking for a General Manager for its facility in the BC Gulf Islands.  We are the oldest yoga centre on the Northwest Coast, having been established by students of Baba Hari Dass in 1981. We are located on 70 acres of Salt Spring Island woodland and meadow.  The […]

News from the Centre – August 2018

If you work on yoga, yoga will work on you. ~ Baba Hari Dass Hello everyone, We’re halfway through summer, in the midst of our busiest season. Life at the Centre is filled with the daily tasks of supporting programs and enjoying community life – work and play. Magical Dandaka One afternoon Raghunath Polden led […]

Yoga Diwali India Retreat 2018

Mount Madonna Center & Sri Ram Ashram invite you to join us as we practice Yoga and celebrate the light of India amid the joy of Sri Ram Ashram. Oct 29 – Nov 10, 2018 JOIN US where the Ganges River meets the Himalayas of Northern India. Experience the country’s most joyful festival season while […]


Babaji’s Health Update (March 2018)

Dear Ones, Babaji’s consciousness continues to shine through his frail body. Sadly, the extent of his fragility now requires Hospice Care. Hospice of Santa Cruz is an excellent organization and will formally support Babaji’s care from now on. Please continue your thoughts and prayers for his peace. Please know that information on his passing will […]

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 […]

Yoga Diwali India

In celebrating the connection among the centres begun by Babaji – Mount Madonna Center, the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, and Sri Ram Ashram – we are delighted to share an invitation to join Mount Madonna Center for Yoga Diwali India, from October 10-22, 2017 – a perfect time to experience India.


We keep being reminded of the fragility and transience of life. A month ago, our dear satsang sister, Janaki Polden passed away. She understood the ephemeral nature of life, while at the same time being full of life – walking, running, swimming, spending precious time with her family and playing with her beautiful granddaughter. We […]

Notice: Change of Charitable Status

As always, Dharma Sara Satsang Society (DSSS) welcomes and greatly appreciates your donations. We want to inform you that our status has changed and we are no longer able to give donation receipts for income tax purposes. As anticipated, the status of DSSS as a registered charity has been annulled by the Canadian Revenue Society […]

Guru Purnima 2015

Join us for Guru Purnima on July 30th, 2015, at 8am, at Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. Through our ancient Vedic ceremony (yajna), we will honour Babaji and all spiritual teachers. May we renew and rededicate ourselves to all that the teachings inspire within us, to attain real peace. We offer our gifts from the […]

Meet Sally Adnams Jones, our new Centre Director

I am delighted to be serving the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga as the new Director, and am grateful to the DS Board for giving me an opportunity to live, learn and grow alongside this special community. My hometown is Durban, South Africa, famous for its beaches, sugar cane and the largest community of Hindus […]

Remembering Ravindra

On behalf of Dharma Sara, I would like to acknowledge the recent passing of our satsang brother, Ravindra (Theo) Lefterys. Ravindra was a longtime student of Babaji’s and a lifetime member of Dharma Sara Satsang society. He was one of the early group of people whose great support (both financial and otherwise) led to the […]