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Asana of the Month – Virabhadrasana / Warrior 1

This month I have chosen to highlight one of my favorite poses of all, one that I have included in my regular daily practice for over 15 years. It is a very warming and activating pose that is a part of the classical Surya Namaskara B or Sun Salutation B sequence. I love this pose […]


Shiva Ratri schedule – 2019

Shiva Ratri this year will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5, through the night until early morning on the 6th. 6.30 pm Welcome Song to Gaṇeśh Ārati Śhiva Ārati Song Hanumān Chālīsā Invocation KĪRTAN & STORY 11:00 Forgiveness Prayers & Āsanas 11:40 Om Namaḥ Śhivāya Gurave 12:00am Mantra Yajña Nirvāṇaṣhaṭkam 1:30 KĪRTAN & STORY 4:00 […]


New Year’s Greeting

Happy New Year to you. May this year bring you health and well-being, inner strength and wisdom, and peace always. From Vinaya Chalisa, a book of forty prayers by Baba Hari Dass… O Gracious God, you are the embodiment of supreme wisdom. By your grace, may I be able to be friendly to all, may […]


News from the Centre – December 2018

Hello everyone, Welcome to December and the official beginning of winter. In the past couple of months, we’ve shared information about Babaji’s passing and the rituals that followed, as well as a beautiful piece by Yogeshwar about the guru.  The last ritual was the immersion of Babaji’s ashes in the Ganges River in India. Many […]


News from the Centre – June 2018

Hello everyone, Although summer doesn’t officially begin till June 21 – summer solstice, the longest day of the year – it’s been feeling like summer for quite a while. Very few people eat indoors on these warm, sunny days, light-filled days. We hope this isn’t the beginning of a long, very dry summer, but meanwhile […]


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 […]


Relaxing into Life

We all want to be happy, yet things don’t always go the way we want. In fact sometimes life is downright difficult. We struggle through the hard times, and even though we enjoy good times, difficult ones keep showing up—and we don’t like them! Even a worry that arises in the mind about something upsetting […]


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 […]


News from the Centre – September 2017

Hello everyone, Welcome, September! August was a month of shifting energies on a number of levels. Fires in northern and eastern parts of BC (and further east) affected many people, casting a pall of smoke over much of the province, affecting everyone, particularly those with breathing difficulties. We continue to send our prayers to those […]


News from the Centre – March 2017

Hello everyone, Spring officially begins later this month. Meanwhile, these photos give you a snapshot of our snowy-rainy February and the wet not-quite-spring at the Centre. Here’s what’s been going on behind the scenes at the Centre. Along with ongoing daily tasks and Wednesday work parties, a lot is being accomplished. Milo continues to work […]


News from the Centre – February 2017

Hello everyone, I hope your winter, wherever you are, is going well. Here on Salt Spring Island, we have had some warmish days, a reminder that spring is around the corner, but it’s not quite here yet. As mentioned in last month’s update, projects are getting done while it’s still quiet here, and the program […]


News from the Centre: November 2016

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that – it lights the whole sky. -Hafiz Hello everyone, Greetings from beautiful, wet Salt Spring Island. Although rain and cooler weather have set in, it doesn’t deter the hard-working farm team. While […]


The De-Stress Button: Health is Just a Breath Away

We all have this amazing gift that we carry with us everywhere we go: a tool that enables us to burst into a fast sprint if we come across a bear in the bush, or to instill a sense of calm, clarity, and increased immunity within us. This gift is our breath. In ancient yogic […]


News from the Centre – October 2016

Autumn Day Lord: it is time. The summer was generous. Lay your shadows onto the sundials and let loose the winds upon the fields. Command the last fruits to be full, give them yet two more southern days, urge them to perfection, and chase the last sweetness into the heavy wine. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke […]


Stay Cool, Calm and Hydrated this Summer

During the summer season the qualities of ‘pitta dosha,’ which are hot, light and dry, are clearly obvious in the weather. The sun shines more often; the hours of daylight are longer; the earth dries out more quickly. No matter which dosha is predominant in our nature, we all notice the increase of these pitta […]