Yoga in Salt Spring

Iyengar yoga classes

February 23, 2018
by Jayne

Summer Schedule 2018

As the third session at Yoga in Salt Spring begins on June 5, I hope you will be joining me! With our ‘indoor-outdoor’ yoga studio, we can make the most of the warm weather by having one side of the room completely open to the garden.

Here is how my Iyengar yoga sessions will continue to look: Tuesday and Thursday classes will be six-week sessions, with a reduced rate to students who sign up for the six-weeks. As Iyengar yoga is progressive, we follow a curriculum to enable students to develop skills week by week, and to build upon the poses and methods learned in each class. If you sign up for a Tuesday or a Thursday class and have to miss a week, you can ‘make up’ by attending a Saturday class. Saturday classes are for drop-ins and making up classes.

  • Tuesday from 5:00-6:30pm (90 mins) for Level I/II: cost $105 for 6 classes (or $20 per class)
  • Thursday from 5:00-6:15pm (75 mins) for beginners / Level I: cost $95 (or $18 per class)
  • Saturday from 5:00-6:15pm (75 mins) for all levels. Cost $18 per class. Saturdays will be a make-up or drop-in class, for all levels.

If you are not sure which class is best for you, please give me a call at (250) 538-1716, and we can talk this over.

Classes for the third session will begin on Tuesday, June 5th for six weeks. 

Please register in advance by sending me an e-transfer (, calling (250) 538-1716 with your credit card number or dropping in to Hedgerow House, 238 Park Drive, Ganges. We accept cash, cheque or credit card for payment. Please call me if cost is an issue for you.

Workshops: once again this year I plan to offer monthly themed workshops, so stay tuned for these 2-3 hour programs. If you have a request for a subject you would like to study in more depth, please let me know.  You can always check the website for the up to date schedule and the latest announcements.

I’m very much looking forward to this summer session at Yoga in Salt Spring. See you on the mat!

October 25, 2017
by Jayne

Workshop: poses for a healthy heart – Saturday, November 4

Please join me for the last workshop in 2017: Poses for a Healthy Heart – Saturday, November 4th from 4pm-6:15pm

We all need to take care of our hearts, yet perhaps poor posture, anxiety, or our rout

ine activities are rounding our upper backs, and our hearts are sinking.

This workshop will help us to open our hearts, extend the front of the body, take the shoulders back, lengthen the spine, and help to reverse the pull of gravity. There will also be some ‘take away’ ideas for poses you can do at home with a simple set up.

Please join me on Saturday, November 4th from 4pm-6:15pm (an hour earlier than the usual class time) at Yoga in Salt Spring, 238 Park Drive, Ganges.

Cost: $40.00.

Please pre-register : you can email me at, call (250) 538-1716 or send an e-transfer. I accept credit cards, cheques and cash.

Looking forward to seeing you then. Namaste!

September 3, 2017
by Jayne

Fall Yoga Offer: a free class with every package of 8

Dear yoga friends

For September and October I am offering 9 classes for the price of 8. You can choose to attend one, two or three classes per week at Yoga In Salt Spring and will receive the 9th class free. Here is the schedule:

Tues: 5:30-6:45pm (for now). This will likely change to 5:00pm soon in line with the others.

Thur: 5:00-6:15pm

Sat:   5:00-6:15pm

Cost: $120.00

Drop-in cost is still $18 / 1.25 hours. Any existing promotions will continue to be honoured.

I look forward to seeing you at Yoga In Salt Spring soon.


August 22, 2017
by Jayne

Workshop at the Salt Spring Conservancy: Thurs, Aug 31 from 4:00-6:15pm

Dear Yoga friends

Thursday, August 31 from 4-6:15pm – Iyengar Yoga Workshop at the Salt Spring Conservancy

Join me for a yoga workshop at the Salt Spring Conservancy on Thursday, August 31 from 4:00-6:15pm. Inspired by the beautiful surroundings, with views of Blackburn Lake, and the sounds of songbirds all around, we will practice asana (poses) and pranayama (yogic breath) and tune in to nature. Expect a combination of standing, sitting and supine poses, with a focus on opening the chest and the heart. 

The workshop will take place inside the SSIC building, although weather permitting, the group might venture outside for a few poses. Props and mats will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own mat.

Fundraiser: Jayne will donate all the money raised to the Salt Spring Island Conservancy to help keep Salt Spring’s environmentally significant places protected. Additional donations will be welcome!

Cost: $40 per person, including a short break for herbal tea.

Registration: contact Jayne: / (250) 538-1716 to register for the class. She accepts cheque, cash or VISA.

July 19, 2017
by Jayne

No class on Sat July 22

Please note that there will be no class on Saturday, July 22nd at Yoga In Salt Spring (238 Park Drive). Class will resume on Tues July 25 at the SSI Wellness Centre (120 Hereford Ave, Ganges.)


See you soon!


July 13, 2017
by Jayne

Iyengar Yoga Workshop: Loosen Up Indoors-Outdoors

YOGA STUDIO -170626-2048x1060 1If you’ve ever had a massage and come out feeling light-limbed, as if you were walking on air, you’ll appreciate the experience of loosening up the body. Creating space in the joints, finding suppleness in those parts of the body we are always bending – knees, elbows, arms, hips. This workshop, both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting), will focus on stretching the body using simple props and working on easy poses. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those with experience.

Date: Thursday, July 27

Time: 5-7:15pm

Place: 238 Park Drive, Ganges

Cost: $40

RSVP: / Tel: (250) 538-1716

May 9, 2017
by Jayne

Iyengar Workshop on Feet: Thurs, June 1 from 5:00pm-7:15pm

Feet, feet, feet! We expect them to hold us up day after day, and rarely give them a thought. Then we discover fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, calcanealIMG_1894a spurs, bunions, and other uncomfortable conditions. In this workshop we will focus on foot health, from foot massage to some nifty foot exercises, and how to build from the feet up in our poses.

Please join me on Thursday, June 1 from 5:00-7:15pm with a short break for herbal tea at:

Yoga In Salt Spring, 238 Park Drive, Ganges, V8K 2R6  Tel: (250) 538-1716.

Payment by cheque or cash can be dropped off in advance, or call with a credit card to secure a spot. It is a small studio, so do plan in advance to be sure you have a space.

See you soon!


“If one wants a good garden, he needs to tend it each day. The moment he stops taking care of it, it dries up.Body is like a garden. So one has to take care of it through discipline each day and tend it carefully, in a right way.” B.K.S. Iyengar

March 25, 2017
by Jayne

Workshop for Gardeners: Earth Day – Saturday, April 22

This is for all you gardeners who love to feel the earth in your hands, creating, planting, growing, digging, and working the land. Weeding can be hard on your lower back; your hands may grip the tools too firmly; you jar your shoulders as you dig the shovel in; your hips may stiffen with continual bending down. And how is your balance? Your strength? Flexibility?

Luckily Iyengar yoga has the recipe for gardeners, with hip openers, shoulder mobility work, hand stretches and of course, hanging upside down.

Please join me on Earth Day 2017, Saturday April 22nd, from 4:00-6:15pm for an Iyengar Yoga Gardeners’ Workshop, with a break for herbal tea and dried fruit mid-session.

Cost: $40.00. Please call (250) 538-1716 to confirm your spot with a credit card, or drop in the cash/cheque to 238 Park Drive, Ganges.

Any questions, send me an email at I look forward to seeing you on the mat!

February 2, 2017
by Jayne

Heart-Opening Workshop: Sunday February 19th, 2:00-4:15pm

YOGA IN NAMIBIA 11February is a month of anticipation. With winter behind us and spring just around the corner, warm sunny days are on the horizon.  Valentine’s Day sets hearts aflutter….we catch a little taste of Spring fever this month. We get dizzy at the thought of spring. This is the perfect time to open your heart.

Join me for a Heart-Opening Workshop on Sunday afternoon, February 19th, from 2:00 to 4:15pm. Chest-openers and back extensions will help us open our hearts, both physically and emotionally, ready to let in a feeling of lightness and contentment.

Cost: $40

Please call to register at (250) 538-1716 and provide a credit card number or drop off a cheque/cash at 238 Park Drive, Ganges.