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Who are these kids?

These kids are awesome! Meet Sierra, Noah, Jack, and Diego, a few of the kids at ACYR who agreed to answer some questions for the newsletter, about their experiences at ACYR and what they love about coming here. Sierra has been coming to ACYR with her mom for her whole life. This year she brought […]


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.


Community Practice and Staying Young at Heart

When someone starts yoga, he or she thinks they should be very serious. Then they develop pain and go crazy as a result of their yoga. When you develop seriousness you cut yourself off from others. Yoga doesn’t say hide in a corner. Don’t feel you are old. For God, all are children, and children […]




Keeping the Flame Burning & AGM 2013

Keeping the Flame Burning June 14 – 16, 2013 You are receiving this invitation because you have been touched in some way by the teachings of Baba Hari Dass. Perhaps you have been fortunate enough to meet Babaji directly, or to have attended a Vancouver satsang, or to have stayed at the Salt Spring Centre […]


An Amazing March Yoga Getaway To Start Our 2013 Season

Yoga Getaways: a time for people to get away from their usual busy lives. A weekend that includes a variety of yoga classes, breathing & meditation classes, great meals, time to indulge in a Wellness Centre treatment, explore the Island or just relax at the Centre. It seems like a pretty straightforward retreat. Being new […]


Introduction to Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

We are delighted to offer a new program in 2013 focused on how to bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga and ayurveda to individuals and groups in many different contexts, supporting health challenges and lifestyle changes. This program may be of particular interest to YTT 200 graduates who wish to expand their knowledge base and […]


Fall Specials at the Centre

Summer may be winding down, but the Centre is heading for a busy fall! Our September Yoga Getaway is just around the corner and we have two special guest teachers coming in September and October. In addition, we are offering a special 2-Day Retreat and Wellness package for the month of September. Come for a […]


What the Centre means to me

Just before the beginning of the Annual Community Yoga Retreat (our 38th consecutive summer yoga retreat) I asked some of the early arrivals what the annual retreat on Salt Spring means to them. Here are some of their answers: Piet Shakar Suess – born on Salt Spring, living in Los Angeles Is there a word […]


The Work Returns

The Work Returns to the Salt Spring Centre April 13-15, 2012 After practicing meditation and yoga for decades, I am still amazed at the multitude of thoughts that arise in my mind, and at how disruptive they can be when they remain unquestioned. I was drawn to attend Caitlin and Kim’s workshop after reading Stephen […]



Interview: Girija Edwards, Ayurveda practitioner and teacher

Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity. The word “Ayurveda” comes from a combination of two Sanskrit words: “ayus” (life) and “veda” (knowledge of). This May, long time Ayurveda practitioner and teacher, Girija Edwards, will lead workshop participants in an engaging and empowering exploration of the principles of Ayurveda. Here Girija shares a bit […]


Are Yoga Retreats the Right Holiday Choice For You?

Earlier this year, Best Health Magazine approached us for insight into the world of yoga retreats for their article Yoga Retreats Benefit Mind, Body and Soul. When asked, “Who should go on a retreat?”, our Andrea Tabachnick (Kalpana) had this to share: “Anyone,” says Tabachnick. “Retreats are a good way to re-start a fallen yoga […]


Annual Family Retreat 2010 – A message from Lakshmi

This year we celebrated our 36th Annual Family Yoga Retreat. As well as the usual program of wonderful offerings, there were two very special events that are worth special mention. First was the Saturday night concert with Bansuri flute master, G.S. Sachdev. This was a transporting experience whether you were seated inside the concert space […]