“Hatha Yoga is a method of preparing the system for spiritual awakening, but is is also a very important Science of Health. Since ancient times it has been used by yogis and rishis for the releif and elimination of all kinds of diseases and defects.”
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Change Your Life – Embrace Your Health!
Weekly Yoga Classes at IYV attract people of all ages who are looking for peace and knowledge as well as health. They appreciate a seasoned teacher and a program that offers them a balanced approach to Yoga. Each class includes breath work, guided imagery, relaxation techniques and meditation. There is a strong and gentle component of yoga postures with a foundation in yoga philosophy.
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Programs are offered, both in the studio and for private groups
NEW THIS YEAR! Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training at The Saltspring Centre of Yoga on Saltspring Island http://saltspringcentre.com/
Island Yoga Vista is in the process of becoming a 200 & 500 hour School of Yoga registered with the Yoga Alliance. This specialty program will train serious students of yoga and yoga teachers to take the timeless skills of yoga and the wisdom of ayurveda into mainstream settings in the community to work with groups and individuals.
In all programs you will receive continuing education credits if you are a Yoga Instructor registered with the Yoga Alliance
Sandra Sagarmurti Shotton E- RYT 500
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History and Vision
Island Yoga Vista was established in Nanaimo in 1997, the first Yoga Studio in the area. It was started with strong roots in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. It continues to grow and evolve with connections to The Bihar School of Yoga and to Vedanta. The studio becomes more simplified and refined as its purpose becomes more specific and clear.
Many years ago Swami Satyananda Saraswati pronounced, “ Yoga is the culture of tomorrow and it will change the course of world events.” Clearly in our time we have seen the mass acceptance and influence of Yoga worldwide. I offer what I can to this movement by sharing Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vastu Shastra. I make an effort to live as an example of the benefits of these practices.