Community People Profiles is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island. Our People Profiles are short interviews with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island.
This Weeks Featured Local People Profile is: Celeste Mallett Jason
Celeste Mallett Jason, author, yogini and teacher for over 30 years certificated in Yoga Therapy, Iyengar, Sivananda, and Ashtanga methods. After studying with many popular North American and European teachers she landed on Salt Spring having taught at various locations throughout the Island, including the Salt Spring Centre where she was a guiding instructor in the teacher-training program, she opened her own studio in 2001. We caught up with her in the Ganges yoga Studio breathed deeply, relaxed and asked her our favourite five short questions.
Q. What brought you to Salt Spring Island.
A. I visited my Tai' Chi teacher from England.
Q. What one thing about Salt Spring would you tell someone who has never visited the island.
A. Be prepared for Hugs! Go to a beach and sit very still under an Arbutus Tree and listen to the Quiet.
Q. If you had a magic Salt Spring wand, what island thing would you change.
A. Restructure the way we serve each other in the name of Business. Saturday Market and Studio Tours aside, we, as Islanders, need to reflect our notion of sustainability more proactively by supporting Island businesses, and especially those businesses who practice sustainability as their core value.
Q. Which well known person, living or dead, do you think would be a good addition to the island.
A. Definitely Nelson Mandela! I joked with a friend that, once in a while, the Island should have a "Bury the Hatchet Pot Luck! " Madiba would help us through for sure!
Q. Is there a really good interview question should I have asked you....and what would the answer be.
Q: Is this really the Organic Capital of Canada?