Links

Most of the time our problems are mental. When you are in a depressed mood, you can change it with your breath. If you breathe in long and deep through the left nostril, hold it at the navel point, and breathe out long and deep through the right nostril, it can totally change your personality. — Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga Links
IKYTA
International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association
KRI
Kundalini Research Instutute
Yoga West, Vancouver
Kundalini Yoga Studio

Yoga West Los Angeles 
Kundalini Yoga Studio

Golden Bridge Yoga- L
Kundalini Yoga Studio

The Kundalini experience does not mean you have gone into a trance and are beyond this world. It integrates you more fully with reality and gives you a broader vision and sensitivity so that you can act more efficiently” YB

General Yoga Links
YABC
Yoga Association of BC
Yoga Out Reach 
a non-profit organization that brings yoga to individuals whose access to yoga is limited or non-existent — shelters, prisons, half-way homes etc. Nomi also co-produces their newsletter
 YogaFinder.com Yoga Finder Resources for all types of yoga, meditation, massage and wellness

 

Community Links- Salt Spring Island

Core Inn
After school and weekend youth programs

I-SEA
Institute for Sustainability Education & Action: connecting people with one another and with the planet in ways that are holistic, respectful, and celebratory.
IWAV
Island Women Against Violence is a non-profit society dedicated to supporting women and their children throughout the Southern Gulf Islands whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse.

Salt Spring Seeds 
Seed Saving and Sharing

 

SOLID 
Salt Spring Organization for Life Improvement and Development  (SOLID) is a non-profit society dedicated to support communities in sub-Saharan Africa facing the devastation of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


SSICC
Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce
SWOVA
Salt Spring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse

 

Community Links – Vancouver

Vancouver Humane Society
is a registered charity dedicated to the humane treatment of animals

eatlocal.org
Your source for eating locally produced food in the Vancouver area

SPEC
Society Promoting Environmental Conservation. The only non-profit focused on urban sustainability
David Suzuki Foundation 
He’s more than just a good neighbour to me. He’s a good’un to the world. And he is very cute!

 

Community Links – Los Angeles
 

Tree People 
is a non-profit society dedicated to public education on recycling and conservation

 

Community Links – World

RAN Rainforest Action Network 
Dubbed “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business” by the Wall Street Journal, RAN uses hard-hitting markets campaigns to align the policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection.

Oceana
Marine Scientists, Lawyers, Economists and Advocates Protecting Our Oceans. 300,000 members in over 150 Countries worldwide

Greenpeace
Since the 70’s this grassroots Canadian Organization is global in it’s membership & stewardship.

 

The Petition Site 
A fabulous site with petitions that you can sign online. Despite what SNOPES says these petitions do get the attention of government officials. I know this to be true first hand
KIVA
World-wide micro-loans: You can lend small sums of money to help an individual in an impoverished country start or grow thier own business.

Be The Change Earth Alliance 
Just what is says. Thanks Mahatma!

 

Animals
www.defenders.org
A North American wide animal protection organization. Voted best Animal Welfare group by Reader’s Digest
Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre
is a registered charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals

IFAW
International Federation of Animal Welfare dedicated to the humane treatment of animals

Vancouver Humane Society
is a registered charity dedicated to the humane treatment of animals
Humane Society of the United States 
is a registered charity dedicated to the humane treatment of animals

 

 

Health
The Body Soul & Spirit Expo & Online Community
An Online Community & Expo – a unique concept trade-show and comprehensive web directory focusing on holistic health alternative medicine diet nutrition spirituality astrology psychic readings angels and much more.

Shiatsu by Francesca 
My fave Shiatsu Geisha who also adds Cranio-Sacral to the mix. She has helped me immensely and if in Vancouver she may be able to do the same for you too.

 

Healthy Living
Nature Clean These are the cleaning products we use in the cottage — if it’s not the home made vinegar and baking soda. Around since the 60’s it’s way ahead of the other cleaners environmentally and in cleaning ability.
Dream Designs A local conscious retailer that uses organic and sustainable practices in the making of their inventory of bath, bedroom and decor items. We use their bamboo bath towels and organic cotton bedding for our beds.
Canadian Organic Growers
Promotes organic farming as one of the primary building blocks in establishing a sustainable community. Salt Spring’s chapter is part of the Island Natural Growers and we use as much local organics at the retreats as we can.
Salt Spring’s Finest Water This is the water we use to drink and cook because even though Cusheon Lake is clean and clear, being so near the road we do get run off and we want everyone to stay healthy.