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Founding Member Feature: Mamata Kreisler

This month’s Founding Member Feature is not a founding member, but is by the daughter of two longtime students of Babaji and former residents at the Centre – and the only child born on the land (at least while it’s been a yoga centre) – Mamata Kreisler, daughter of Rajani and Rajesh. Read it and learn what it was like […]


Founding Member Feature: Mayana Williamson

When I saw the blue poster, I knew my life was about to change. It announced Dharma Sara’s first Yoga Centre on 4th Avenue in Vancouver, and when I read it I thought, “That place is going to save my life.” It was 1976, I was a musician and a teacher, and I had studied […]


Founding Member Feature: Ramanand Chlopan

I grew up in a family of nine – my parents and six kids, 4 girls, two boys. I was third in the lineup. We were raised in a Roman Catholic family (although my father was Eastern Orthodox and had to get permission to marry my mother). We went to church most Sundays and I […]


Founding Member Feature: Mahesh and Abha (Roy and Raye)

By Mahesh, dedicated to Abha I was born in Vancouver in 1934. As a child, I stuttered and was very shy. I grew up in Vancouver, Westminster and Squamish, living with my grandparents. My grandmother taught me a lot about spirituality. Raye was born in 1935. Her mother died when she was very young, and […]


Founding Member Feature – Sanatan

I was already a seeker looking for a living master when I heard about Babaji in Ram Dass’ book, Be Here Now. Then The Yellow Book by Babaji showed up in my hands, and I was inspired. Around that time, Anuradha, my girlfriend from university, went to Vancouver and started studying with Anand Dass, one […]


100th & 30th Anniversary Open House

Salt Spring Centre of Yoga Open House Yoga Classes, Farm Tours, Local History Presentations and Refreshments Sunday, September 4th, 2011, 12-3pm FREE This year marks the 100th anniversary of the historic Blackburn residence, the main house of the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga as well as the 30th anniversary of the Centre’s purchase of  this […]


Hanuman Is Back!

The Hanuman Olympics was a revered tradition since the earliest days of the Annual Family Yoga Retreat at the Centre. Aptly named after the monkey hero of the Ramayana who is an embodiment of selfless service and strength, the Hanuman Olympics are a sports day with a yogic twist and is all about grown ups […]