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.
Jennifer (Shanti) Collver
Jennifer has been practicing Yoga since 1973, and completed her teacher training at the salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2007. She went on to obtain certification as a restorative yoga teacher in 2008. She has for the past 26 years lived on a small farm, raising animals for fibre which she spins and weaves. This simple lifestyle allows her to offer her classes in the spirit of karma yoga for little or no money. Jenny obtained her 500 hour certification in 2013 from from Cathy(Arpana) Valentine’s Yoga Apprenticeship.
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.
Clare has been a practitioner of yoga since 1996 when she found herself drawn to the devotional practices and community at the Sivananda Ashram in London, UK. She is a grateful graduate of the SSCY YTT (2009) and a regular member of the centre sangha. She teaches Awakening Body – Yoga of Non-Dual Awareness. She also shares satsang privately and in groups speaking from all inclusive non-dual awareness, offering a simple invitation to realize the reality of Self in present moment awareness. She is committed to truth and service and teaching is a joyful celebration.
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.
Arpita has been part of the Salt Spring Centre sangha since before she was born, and has been practicing yoga herself since 2008. She received her 200 hr certification from SSCY in 2009 and has been teaching regularly since 2010. In 2013 she explored a 50 hr training in yoga for women with Sara Avant Stover, and has informally studied trauma sensitivity through Quest University Canada since 2013. Her classes include meditation, pranayama, asana, breath focus, and mindfulness. Combining hatha and yin, her classes include strengthening, vitalizing movement as well as grounding, deepening body inquiry.
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.