Workshops & Events


April 4 – 5, 2020 – Kriya Yoga with Amman

May 30 – June 4, 2020 – Nancy Gilgoff Workshop

May 12 – 14, 2020 – Yoga for Balance with Lyndsay Savage & Brett Wearne


Kriya Yoga with Amman

April 4 – 5, 2020

Babaji’s Kriya Yoga is traditional school of yoga. we follow a five fold path: asana/postures, pranayama/breathwork, dhyana/meditation, mantra/sacred syllables, and bhakti/devotion. Weekend introduces you to various practices and their practical application to promote a balanced development of the body mind and spirit.

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The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is honoured to host…

Nancy Gilgoff Workshop

Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4, 2020


The first two days of the workshop (May 30 – 31) begin with a Led Primary class with discussion after. During the discussion, Nancy will help participants examine the “correct” breathing for this practice. Guruji (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) said that, “if you do the postures correctly then the bandhas will automatically happen“. The group will examine this, in terms of postures as well as the breath.

The remainder classes ( June 1 – 4, 2020) will all be Mysore style practice.

On Tuesday, the group will continue the examination and discussion begun on Sunday. The loving kindness meditation will also be introduced and practiced at the end of each session.

Prerequisite: Students must have some experience of the Ashtanga Series as taught by Sri KP Jois


Nancy began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 1973 with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India. When Nancy asked Jois how she should teach, he told her to “teach the way I taught you”— advice which she took to heart and continues to follow today.

Nancy has also studied yoga with Baba Hari Dass. In 1980, she began the practice of Rinzai Zen under the instruction of Denis Kelly, the founder of Mondo Zen. She has also had the great privilege to participate on 2 occasions, in the Kalacharkra meditation with the Dalai Lama.

Nancy’s meditation practices include the Loving Kindness Meditation as taught to her by Phylis and Matthew Coleman who reside on Salt Spring Island, Canada.


Friday, May 29
Arrival at the Salt Spring Island
Saturday, May 30           
9:30 to 11:00 AM    Led primary  
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  Lunch break
1:00 to 3:30 PM  Workshop on breathing and method to postures
Sunday, May 31
9:30 to 11:00 AM  Mysore style practice  
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  Lunch break
1:00 to 3:30 PM Workshop (including Loving Kindness meditation)
Monday June 1
9:30 to 11:00 AM   Mysore style practice
Tuesday, June 2
9:30 to 11:00 AM     Mysore style practice
11:00 to 11:30 AM     Break
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Talk on practice    
Wednesday, June 3
9:30 to 11:00 AM    Mysore style practice
Thursday, June 4
9:30 to 11:00 AM   Mysore style practice


Tuition (prices listed in Canadian dollars, include taxes)

Full workshop (May 30 – June 4) $400 (Early-bird rate if registered before Feb 29, 2020 is $375)
Weekend only (May 30 – 31) $265
Mysore practices only (June 1 – 4) $120

Optional add-ons (prices listed in Canadian dollars, include taxes)

Workshop attendees have the option to eat and stay at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga during the Nancy Gilgoff Retreat. Registrants may wish add-on delicious lacto-vegetarian lunches to their registration. Or they may wish to stay at the Centre and have breakfast and lunch at the Centre as well. NOTE: Shared Rooms have 2-3 twin beds per room. Please contact us if you have a preference or questions about shared accommodations.

LunchesRoom &
Full workshop (May 30 – June 4) $150 Shared: $540*
Private: $720
Weekend only (May 30 – 31) $50 Shared: $180*
Private: $240
Mysore practices only (June 1 – 4) $100 Shared: $360*
Private: $480

The prices listed below are the total cost of the “Lunch-Only” add-on and the “Room & Board” (accommodation + breakfast + dinner) add-on. Prices are listed per person and include taxes.

Wellness Centre Treatments (Additional Cost)

Many guests attribute the addition of an Ayurveda treatment or massage as a wonderful compliment to their weekend. If you’re interested in receiving a renewing wellness treatment, please call us at least 48 hours in advance to ensure that your preferred times are available at 250-931-2792. For more information about treatment options, please see the Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre page.


Workshop Prerequisite: Students must have some experience of the Ashtanga Series as taught by Sri KP Jois

Kindly note, all reservation requests submitted via e-mail, online registration form or telephone are not confirmed until all fees are paid in full. Please ensure confirmation before making travel arrangements.


Yoga for Balance

June 12 – June 14, 2020

Yoga for Balance

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