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Shivaratri 2021

Another first for the Centre and Satsang, Shivaratri online.Without the possibility of gathering together at the Centre we wanted to come together with zoom to support the tradition and each other through the night long vigil. We also connected with Mount Madonna Center for the beginning of the evening and the Pujas, even some all […]


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Connection from a Distance

While we’re still in the midst of Covid restrictions, we continue to sing, study and practice online by zoom. There are weekly Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita study opportunities as well as morning meditation offered by the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, the Vancouver satsang, and Mount Madonna Center. These classes have brought the extended […]



The Wilderness Without, and Within

By Courtenay Cullen There is a remembering that happens outside. “Outside.” Even the word is designed from the perspective of an “inside” being. That being “in” is somehow our natural place, and being on the “outer” side of “in” is somehow the atypical state. That somehow we have always been sitting at the window, looking […]


Ode To Theota Sudha Soleil

by Greta Chandrika Happy birthday to my dear friend afarLike sisters we were and sisters we still areYour quick wit and laughter and very keen mindAlways so gentle, always so kind You liked to sing with your lovely voiceSongs of kirtan and you would rejoiceIn the spiritual oneness of all creationAnd the blessed event of […]


The Calm within the Chaos

by Lucie Palmer As I write this story about my experience at the centre, I sit in front of a beautiful warm Moroccan sun setting into the ocean from my rooftop. I am excited to consider the impact the times at the centre had on my life story. How contrasting it is to have ‘grown […]


My Spiritual Journey – Anandi Heather Best

As I begin to write this I have the strong impression that I am not sure where one lifetime starts and another ends. We draw the line with a particular mind/body complex but I can see influence from previous bodies – be it genetic, family history, déjà vu type – but mostly just a sense […]


This Whole Vast Family

Dan Jason in conversation with Mahavir When I arrived at the centre, I was blessed to be able to serve with Dan Jason.  He was among my first few mentors in the life of the center, and a true living example of the power of selfless service. There are stories of Babaji teaching the importance […]


A Great Project

Written by Maya and Piet Suess As the birds began to chirp at 4:07 am on June 22nd of this year, with his sons Piet and Max at his side, our dad Marc Alan Mendle Satyanand Dancing Bear Suess took his last breath. It was the end of 73 eventful years in this realm. He […]


A Conversation with Amita

DISCLAIMER: The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has no official political affiliations. The views expressed in the interview below are those of the author. The aim here is simply to inform our readership of something amazing that a longtime member of the Centre community is up to. There’s nothing like a conversation with an astrophysicist […]


Mathew Bentley’s story

Here I am, programs coordinator at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga during COVID-19. What a bizarre time to be at the Centre; well, what a bizarre time to be anywhere right now. My wife, Kris Cox, and I came back to the centre at the very beginning of February this year, not knowing what […]


My Opening to Yoga Ceremony

by Raven Mahavir Hume By the time I came into the Satsang and met Babaji  I had been excelling for over a decade in the practices of Hatha Yoga, but ultimately I had become a fervent Jnana Yogi. I had taken a headlong dive into the sacred art of the “aha-moment”, and had immersed myself in teachings […]


Time Out with Kris Cox

Often, interviews begin by setting the scene: perhaps the interviewer has arrived early, and describes her surroundings – a cozy cafe, a park bench, a hotel lobby – before the arrival of the subject. This also invites you in as the reader, giving you time to find your own bearings and settle in for the […]


Staying Home, Staying Safe

How are you faring during this time of coronavirus? Chetna Thank you, for reaching out and encouraging a different type questioning and connectivity. On the surface, these questions seem simple and straight forward, but as I started to really look at what each of them means, what they brought up in me seems more complex. […]


Love Lives Here – Sri Ram Ashram

I was first introduced to Sri Ram Ashram during my YTT studies at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2017.  I remember feeling very moved by this inspiration of Baba Hari Dass, and I planted a seed of hope and intention in my heart that one day I would volunteer at the ashram in […]