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The Road to Mount Madonna, Part 2

Babaji on teaching: “What are the most important elements of being a good teacher?”“Teach to learn. Don’t become a teacher to show your power.” “Are there specific skills that are important in teaching?”.“Compassion, self-less service, love and kindness.” For Part 1 of this story describing my experience with Module 1 of the 300 hour yoga teacher […]

The Road to Mount Madonna, part 1

The Decision or How I Got Here I met Babaji in Ontario at a retreat in 2001. At the retreat I practiced karma yoga, learned about Sri Ram ashram, attended a fire yajna and got woken up by the angelic sounds of pad kirtan. Mount Madonna Center and The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga sounded […]

Lindsay Savage

“Lyndsay… You just worry about Lyndsay”

by Lyndsay Savage I have had a repeated, and unwanted message from school teachers as a child… “Lyndsay, you just worry about Lyndsay”. What could possibly move them to say such oddly phrased and annoying words to a young me?! Possibly it was because I had a strong sense of truth-seeking in all aspects of […]

A Simple Teaching

It’s been one year since I completed the yoga teacher training (YTT) at Salt Spring in 2016. It was both a beautiful and challenging experience, however I walked away with no clear idea of whether or not I would start teaching. Fast forward 12 months and I currently work in a retail store in Victoria, […]

7 Ways to Prevent Yoga Teacher Burnout

One of the things in my life I’m most grateful for is that I get to teach yoga in exchange for money. This means that I have turned my deepest spiritual commitment into a livelihood. Yet, at times, my work becomes stressful and can compromise my well-being. This would probably seem counter-intuitive to anyone other […]

Adam Burt’s YTT Reflections

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? My name is Adam Burt. I live in St. Albert, Alberta. I live a fairly active lifestyle. Apart from yoga, I enjoy cycling, hiking, climbing, longboarding, playing street hockey, and in the winter, snowboarding and snowshoeing. I currently work at a […]

YTT Reflections: Linda Rogers

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and I am an Office Manager of two dental offices. What motivated you to begin practicing yoga? How did yoga come to be part of your life? I started practicing yoga several years […]

YTT Reflections: Craig Stewart

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? Since 1991 I have resided in Smithers, B.C. as a practicing geoscientist with the BC Ministry of Environment. I left that position in July 2015 and although I’m technically “retired”, I feel more like I have just started a new career […]

Spaces Available for Yoga Teacher Training 2014

Our 200-hour, non-profit yoga teacher training course begins July 3rd, 2014. Register soon to reserve your spot in this immersive, residential program. There are still a few spaces left. The course runs in two sessions from July 3rd to the 16th and then from August 7th to the 17th. You can find out more about […]

Meet our YTT Grads: Tana Dalman

Tana graduated from the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga’s YTT program in August, 2013. As a new graduate – and a karma yogi at the Centre – she has begun to teach yoga classes to the other karma yogis at the Centre. Tana’s life is guided by spiritual teachings and practices, which she delights in […]

Meet our YTT Grads – Bryan Eknath Hill

What motivated you to begin practicing yoga? How did yoga come to be a part of your life? I was supporting someone I loved to find a way to heal. He didn’t care to return to the class but I just kept coming back. I think I really liked the way the class asked me […]

Meet our YTT Grads: Sarah Crawford Russell

With her encouraging and positive personality, Sarah Crawford Russell, E-RYT 200, inspires others on their journey, both on and off the mat. Sarah reminds her students to take their yoga practice one breath at a time, to let go of judgements and expectations, and to find more compassion towards themselves. In 2008 Sarah completed her […]

Meet our YTT Grads – Peter Ashok Baragon

Where do you live? What do you do in your life apart from yoga? I live in beautiful Vancouver, I was born and raised here. I have my own business working with real estate companies as an exterior stager for presentation/sales centres around Metro Vancouver. What motivated you to begin practicing yoga? How did yoga […]

Asana of the Month: Vriksasana (Tree Pose)

Vriksasana (Tree Pose) Vriksa means tree and asana means pose. Vriksasana, tree pose, builds balance and strength and is suitable for all levels. Practicing Vriksasana helps ground me, especially when I am feeling overly busy and disconnected. The pose reminds me of the importance of finding ‘balance’ in my daily life. Like the tree, connecting […]