New Ivengar Yoga Classes for 2020

New Classes for 2020

Register with a pass now to secure your spot: limited passes available

All Classes are located at The Saltair Community Centre. Bring a yoga mat, (I always have extras if you don’t have one) dress comfortably with an added layer for the final cooling pose work. All other props are provided. Arrive 5-10 mins early first class to fill out a waiver. 

Level I –  Morning Retreat. Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-10:15, starting January 7th and ongoing

Suitable to beginners and those developing an Iyengar practice. This is an excellent class to start your day: energize, strengthen and align body, mind and spirit.

Level I – Wednesdays Energize and Thrive 12:00-1:00  January 29th – March 11th

This class is suitable for beginners and those new to Iyengar Yoga. For those who rise later in the day or a great break from your work day!  Let’s undo negative postural habits and set the spine and the mind right for the rest of the week.

Level I/II – Thursdays Restore and Renew 4-5 pm January 9th – March 11th

Beginner and suitable to those who’ve practiced yoga but are new to Iyengar yoga. This class will have a definitive restorative element and be especially valuable for those looking to recalibrate at the end of the work week. Join us and take the time to care for yourself.

Level II – Thursdays Moving Upside Down! 6-7:15 pm Level II January 30th – March 11th. 

We will be working towards supported inversions, headstand and variations, shoulder stand and variations. Suitable to those with some yoga practice, yoga teachers or those new to Iyengar yoga with no injury to the head, neck or shoulders.

Information about levels
Level I is suitable for beginners or those with moderate knee, back, hip issues. Level I/II is suitable for those who have some experience in Iyengar yoga and also beginners. Level II is for those with some experience in yoga or beginners with no head, neck, shoulder injuries.

Pricing and registration:

You can purchase a flexible 8 class pass for $110 for  use with any and all the classes. Explore! Payment can be made by etransfer or in cash/cheque on your first class. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing a pass and if you plan to attend Moving Upside Down, please indicate in the email. As of the end of January once you purchase an 8 class pass, the pass has a four month expiry.

Give and get!

Encourage your friends to join our community. For those with current passes, I will gift you a class for every student you bring in who signs up with an 8 class pass. Please let your friends know you referred them to me in their email or communication to me and I will manually add a class to your pass. Thank you for the ongoing support!

Jessica Lowry
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
connect [at] alignwithjessica [dot] com

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is inviting Residents to Participate in Shaping its Budget.

Place Speak CVRD Budget 2020 Participation

The CVRD is seeking meaningful input and feedback from residents on the draft 2020 Budget that can be provided to the Board of Directors for consideration.

Any and all comments related to the budget are welcome, although we encourage you to be respectful and constructive in their delivery.

This is your chance to provide feedback to decision-makers and make a meaningful impact on daily operations and major initiatives which will affect your community in the coming year.

To participate please click on the link below:

CVRD 2020 Budget Residents Participation Survey


Come Join “Celtic Chaos” Performance at Saltair Community Centre

Join us for an Evening of Celtic Entertainment by CELTIC CHAOS

Tunes, Stories, Songs, Dancing and Fun!!

Saturday, November 30th at Saltair Community Centre

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm
Performance @ 7:30 pm

$20.00 Advance Tickets available at “The Coffee Shack” & Artisanal Gelato Shop Truck 10862 Chemainus Road.

For more information Contact: Saltairtickets [at] gmail [dot] com or


Back Yard Burning Clear The Air

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is encouraging residents to embrace the Smoke Control Regulation Bylaw if they are burning natural debris on their property.

From October 15 to November 15, open burning is permitted in all nine electoral areas of the CVRD. Only untreated natural wood, prunings and branches can be burned in a single pile no
larger than two metres square, and at least 10 metres from all property lines. All burning must occur between 7 a.m. and sunset of the same day, and is only allowed when the BC Southern Vancouver Island Venting Index is rated ‘Good.’

Too completely avoid back yard burning, residents are reminded that leaves, and branches can a be taken to Peerless Road Recycling Facility free of charge.


Saltair Christmas Market Big Success!

Saltair Centre’s First Annual Christmas Craft Market brings in record crowds.



“Big thanks to the Saltair Community Society Directors for putting in so much time, effort and energy in making our first craft fair happen.

Also the amazing crafters who came to display their great talent.

To Hazel and Rose who came with their Food Safe certificates and served the soup that was prepared by Old Time Bakery in Ladysmith.

Thank you also to those that came and browsed, stayed for lunch, browsed again, bought lots of goodies, and left with smiles on their faces.

There were lots of laughs, happy faces from the little ones who had their faces painted.

It was wonderful to see many local Saltarians attending the market. People came from Ladysmith, Chemainus, Cedar, Yellow Point, Nanaimo and Duncan.

All in all a great day.

Thanks again to everyone. Job well done.  See you next year!”

Nadi Bottomley, SCS President

2020 CVRD Budget Presentation

2020 CVRD Budget Presentation – Saltair Community Centre – October 16, 2019 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend a CVRD presentation of the 2020 Budget .

If you wish to look up specifics on areas of interest to you, here is the official site:

It appears that Area G will receive about $420,000 over five years from the Community Works Fund (CWF) based on its population (2,325) and of that allocation, the funds will be divided proportionally between Saltair and Thetis Island based on their relative populations.  The priorities for Saltair have, so far, been identified as the water project and parks.  It has been reported that, although the CWF for the CVRD has gone up, the percentage amount allocation to area G has gone down.

In previous years, this presentation was held in Ladysmith, this year it will be held in the newly refreshed gymnasium at Saltair Community Centre.

Front entrance of the Saltair Community Centre at 3850 South Oyster School Road, Saltair BC

Please join us to learn more about the local budget process and tax allocations for 2020.


Reminder To Complete Centennial Park Survey

Reminder – Centennial Park Survey due October 16th

Here is your chance to have a say……

The CVRD Parks & Trails Division is exploring future use options for Saltair Centennial Park and wants to hear from the community……

Saltair Centennial Park is a 5.85 hectare community park located in Electoral Area G – Saltair/Gulf Islands, between South Oyster School Road and Mountain View Drive.
The park was first established in 1984 with various acquisitions over the years with the last purchase in 2014, being the former Mount Brenton School property now the Saltair Community Centre.
The park has been built up over the years with various park amenities: 
  • tennis courts , 

    Play year-round Tennis at Centennial Park tennis courts
  • concession and washroom building (1991),roller hockey court (1998),
    • north parking lot (1999),
    • picnic shelter (2000).
    • The playground was replaced in 2009.
    • Additional upgrades to the park have taken place over the last 10 years.
    As park user’s change over time, and these park amenities are reaching their lifespan, decisions will need to be made in the next few years on whether to replace existing amenities with newer versions or change them out for different amenities.
    In 2018, Saltair Centennial Park had over 28,600 visitors to the park which will continue to grow annually as more people wish to spend their time outdoors.

    A concept plan is being developed for the park and we are looking for your input.

    There are two options:
    1. Contact the CVRD Parks & Trails Division or visit the
    3. Download and print a copy and drop it off at Saltair Community Centre or Saltair Food Market.
    Tanya Soroka
    Parks and Trails Planner
    Images by NoHorseRanch

Saltair Concert – Pete Seeger’s – The Incompleat Folksinger

Saltair Concert – October 12th

Local actor, musician and independent producer, Mark Hellman is delighted to bring his rollicking one-man singalong musical, PETE SEEGER’S THE INCOMPLEAT FOLKSINGER.

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a key figure in the mid-20th century global folk music revival. He sang in defence of the poor, the oppressed, and the exploited, and always to enliven and encourage, to delight, and to tell tales. This unique full-length solo performance (adapted from Seeger’s 1972 autobiography of the same name) imagines a concert ‘somewhere on the road, 1970, weaving together verbatim theatre, live music and audience participation into a journey spanning 35 years (1935-70) and featuring all or part of 29 songs.

Seeger reflects on his involvement in the union movement, WWII, his public stand against McCarthyism(HUAC), his actions in support of the Civil Rights Movement, global travels (with many stops across Canada) and visits to conflict zones overseas, while honouring his greatest inspirations: Woody Guthrie, Lee Hays, Leadbelly, Martin Luther King, and his great love, Toshi Ohta.

Invited to sing along at every turn, the audience is completely engaged and embedded in the story, and by the finale of “If I Had a Hammer” audience and performer merge into a single voice, embodying the principle that Seeger lived through his life and art: “Participation. That’s what’s gonna save the human race.”

TICKETS: $20 (children under 14 free)
AT THE DOOR or IN ADVANCE at the Coffee Shack & Artisanal Gelato Shop – 10862 Chemainus Road
VIA BROWN TICKETS: 1-800-838-3006 (toll free) or ONLINE:
INFO: 250-924-3314

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