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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

Fitness For Life Classes at Saltair Centre

Fitness Classes at Saltair Centre

Ages 55 and Up! Mobility – Core – Balance- Strength- Stretching

Classes will begin Monday, September 16th at 10:15am at the Saltair Community Center gymnasium. Classes run for 60 minutes. ⁣⁣

You will learn a wide variety of techniques tailored to you meet your current fitness level. ALL fitness levels are welcome.

If you are under the age of 55 and are interested in attending a class please let me know in the comment section below and I’d be happy to offer a second class.
Please email or call us to reserve your spot. Classes are limited to 12 people. $15.75 per person.⁣⁣

Coach and Instructor -Tyler Buck:  250-716-6306

or email: info [at] boundlessfitnessandnutrition [dot] ca

Visit the website

New Saltair Businesses – Coffee Shack and Italian Gondola Gelato

The moment you have all been waiting for!

Grand Opening of Coffee Shack is…

Come for a coffee/snack or Italian Gelato  Located at Stocking Creek Market 10862 Chemainus Road


Need coffee? Need breakfast?

We got you. stop by on your way up to fuel your adventure!

Grand opening of Gondola Italian Gelato at the Stocking Creek Market on 10862 Chemainus Rd this weekend. 10-8 daily.

Come and enjoy mouthwatering fruit and dairy free Italian gelato that will make you appreciate this dessert.

Pictured above:  Owner Albi Denardi – Contact: 250-510-3470 or email: denardialbi [at] gmail [dot] com


Bute Island CVRD’s Newest Regional Park


Bute Island – CVRD’s Newest Regional Park

Bute Island Regional Park, located in Ladysmith Harbour

Bute Island open for public access as newest regional parkland in CVRD Duncan, BC – A 2.2-acre island in Ladysmith Harbour will be maintained in its natural state as the latest regional parkland acquisition by the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Bute Island, long held under private ownership, can now be visited by residents and visitors to the Cowichan region. With a day-use accessible dock that can accommodate kayaks, canoes,
and smaller vessels, people will be able to explore the islands unique flora and fauna and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Ladysmith and other islands dotting the harbour.

Bute Island Regional Park – Pier and dock access point

The interior of the island provides a rustic, low impact natural trail walk with access to small pocket bays along the foreshore that can be explored during low tide.

“Adding Bute Island to our roster of regional parkland ensures the stewardship of a small piece of land that holds tremendous ecological and aesthetic value, and has significant cultural importance to local First Nations community members,” said Ian Morrison, Chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

“This an exciting opportunity for CVRD to expand its regional parks for the benefit of residents, and further strengthen the tourism sector of the southern Gulf Islands and
Ladysmith area.”

To celebrate this newest acquisition towards establishment of Ladysmith Harbour Islands Regional Park, the CVRD will be offering boat tours to Bute Island during the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s Sea Life Celebration event on Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ladysmith Community Marina. The event provides a wealth of fun activities for kids and families to see, touch and learn about the sea creatures that reside in our coastal waters.

Sea Cucumber- Ladysmith Community Marina
Sea Urchin – Ladysmith Community Marina

For more information, please contact:
Kris Schumacher
Manager, Communications & Engagement
kris [dot] schumacher [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca

Source: CVRD News Release, August 7th, 2019