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A Winter of Loss, and a Spring of Finding

The night before Babaji left his body was the first time I was ever an offerer during a yajna. It felt special, and important, because we all knew that it could be any time that he passed. My heart reached out of my chest toward his beloved, lifelong students who were present – Sharada, Kaplana, […]


My Journey Inward

Who am I and how did I get here? These questions are always percolating with different answers arising in me all the time. My easy answer today is I am nothing and I am everything, and I got here by being here. Let’s see, there might be more to it than that.  Over fifteen years […]



From the Shores of the Atlantic to the Deep Forests of the Pacific

Finding Meaning in Service and Community, Crazy Pants and Allby Eduardo Sousa Clayoquot  Sound. The Great Bear Rainforest. Growing up in inner city Toronto, I remember hearing about these far off places of beauty and wilderness in the 1990s – mostly because of the conflicts over unsustainable logging and the injustices perpetrated against Indigenous peoples […]


A Devoted Life: Will Pegg

March 21, 1959 – September 26, 2018 by Raven Hume   A satsang brother – a great, great satsang brother – has left his body, and I find myself compelled to say a few words. Will Pegg and I met in the tomato patch at the centre when Dan, Su and I were busy planting […]


An Introduction to my New Life

by Anusuya Adams In the summer of 1976 I moved to the raspberry farm in Abbotsford with my ten-month old daughter, Raya. I had just turned 21. I was in a very unhappy marriage and was looking for something spiritual. Ravi Dass and Aparna had just moved out of the cabin, and we moved in. […]


Seeking the Path

by Maheshwar Robillard I was asked to share my story, but I realize I have room here to share only a glimpse of it.  I can start by saying that I have always been  a seeker, in search of truth far bigger than the eye can see. I grew up in Montreal and was raised […]


Devendra Hayes – A Bit of My Journey

When I was 17 years old, in high school, I read a book that my brother had, called Youth, Yoga, and Reincarnation, by Jesse Stein, which talked about hatha yoga, with all its physical and spiritual benefits. I found it fascinating, but I thought, “I don’t need this stuff at this stage of my life”, […]


Sierra

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 […]


I heard the drumming

the drum beat the heart beat led me here                              a story in poetic verse by angelo rosso I heard the drumming the chanting calling me in Her voice familiar calling me this me Deeper into a place that place this place […]


Let There be Light by Cara Graci

“Let there be light and there was light…” Starting at a young age, I would often wonder: Why am I here? What is my purpose? Something, I later learned, yogis refer to as “Self-Inquiry.” The more questions I asked, and the more I asked for guidance, the more answers I would receive. My grandparents, Jean […]


Living your Dharma, Living your Life

Have you ever found yourself thinking that some people you know – maybe even many people – manage life so much better than you do, and that you’re not quite good enough? I remember thinking, years ago, that If I could be like my friend who went through life with self-confidence, my life would be […]


Refuge

Our Centre Community: Ali Roux Hi, my name is Ali Roux and I live in Nelson BC, but my heart lives at the Salt Spring Centre. Over the last 14 years it seems like I can’t stay away. The magnetism of the centre began back in the summer of 2002 when I came to Nayana […]


Listen to Love

by Christine MacDonald   “There is an inner silence. It cannot be heard by the ears, only by the heart.” -Baba Hari Dass To start off, it occurs to me that I am getting more out of preparing this article for the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga newsletter than you will get out of reading […]


Kris Cox’s Centre Story

Although I like to say that I manifested being at the Centre and I chose to stay a year longer than originally planned, there was so much resistance and defiance on my part that it’s a wonder to me that I came to look back at those years as life-changing, and one of the most […]