Dorothy has been a yoga practitioner for over 35 years and completed her Yoga Teacher Training at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2002. Dorothy is a senior teacher at the Centre and is also a teacher for the Centre’s Yoga Teacher Training Program. She teaches many weekly all levels classes on the island, as well as weekend yoga retreats and annual retreats in Mexico and Italy. Dorothy’s teaching style includes sustained as well as flowing postures, with the aim of cultivating mindfulness through alignment and breath. Core strengthening and core awareness are an integral part of her classes. Her compassion for her students and her deep love of yoga are apparent in her classes.
Cathy (Arpana) Valentine
Cathy has dedicated her life to the practice of yoga, to teaching yoga, and to living with truth and presence in every moment. She has been teaching Vijnana yoga since 1999.
Curiosity is what brought Rebecca to her first yoga class. That curiosity marked the beginning of an ongoing journey for the practice of yoga and a strong desire to continually deepen that relationship. Exploring the movement of the body and the breath has been an essential in her life. Rebecca has apprenticed with Cathy Valentine for two years and has been awarded a 500-hr teacher training. She continues to study asana, pranayama, mediation and philosophy.
Catherine has been practicing yoga since 1998 and has completed her 500 hour yoga teacher training with Cathy Valentine. She has found clarity, ease and joy through her yoga practice and hopes to share the same in her classes.
Johnis a newly transplanted yogi to Salt Spring Island, John believes in the transformative nature of a regular yoga practice. A long time teacher, he completed his 200h training in 2010. Each of his classes provides an opportunity to become aware of the ever present spirit within through focused pranayama and asana. He brings a playful quality to his classes, believing that each of us is our own guru.
Hanna has enjoyed the study of yoga for seven years, and has completed 500 hours as an apprentice to Cathy Valentine. Always a questioning mind, she enjoys how yoga connects so many layers of being. Her class explores foundations of hatha yoga in a gentle, playful atmosphere. This is her first year of teaching.