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.
Robert has been practicing yoga for most of his life and teaching for over 10 years. He has over 800 hours of yoga training starting in 2005, with his vinyasa flow training, then Yin yoga training with Bernie Clarke and most recently a 300hr apprenticeship, with Cathy Valentine, as well as various other influences in between. Robert encourages his students to work within their own level and gives modifications during classes. Students are encouraged to explore and discover their practice for themselves from the inside out.
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.
Sue Ann (Hamsa) Leavy
Sue Ann turned to yoga after many years of long distance running. She loves how the practice challenges her body and mind. She is constantly inspired and encourage by the journey yoga has taken her on. Her classes are focused on alignment, postural benefits, and cultivating peace. Her passion is to help students feel stronger, flexible, and more in touch with their bodies.