(Published by Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 5 2014)

Can something as ephemeral as yoga really have the power to stop a pipeline?

A collection of Salt Spring yoga teachers thinks so. They are banding together with First Nations to raise funds to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. 

This November, teachers and students all across the province have pledged to “Stretch Across BC” in support of the Pull Together campaign — and Salt Spring yogis have come out in full force.  

Celeste Mallett Jason’s Ganges Yoga Studio is offering a full day of yoga, Qi Gong and Zumba classes on Saturday, Nov. 8. Classes take place in its new location at 120 McPhillips Ave. in the Salt Spring Wellness Centre, with all proceeds to Pull Together. Then in the evening at 7:30 p.m., The Nest hot yoga is hosting a musical evening at Ganges Yoga Studio. The evening features an all-levels class with Naomi Jason, hands-on adjustments by Amy Haysom, and music by trio Sarah-Jane Smith, April Laurie and Suzie Gay.

To learn more about Pull Together and to find out about classes and events taking place this month, visit www.pull-together.ca.