The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness


The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness offers yoga, day/overnight retreats, nutritional counselling, massage therapy, reiki, energy healing, infrared sauna, psychic readings, homeopathy, and health coaching. Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Restaurant shares the building, offering delicious organic vegetarian & gluten-free world cuisine and outdoor patio. 


Yoga Date Night Followed by Dinner at Vidya's
5:30 pm17:30

Yoga Date Night Followed by Dinner at Vidya's

+Join Kim Vidya 2nd Saturday of each month for a  1 hour yoga class (with a friend or lover) from 6:00 - 7:00 pm followed by a delicious all Organic meal at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet and/or Open Mic Night in the Great Room! ! (Includes Soup of The Day/Corn Bread + Entree of Choice and glass of Organic house wine/Organic sparkling grape juice, or beer)

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Yoga Date Night For Two
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6:00 pm18:00

The Art of Healthy Menopause - with Kim Vidya, RHN, HOL

Seminar to be held in the Great Room at The Vidya Centre.

This 2.5 hour seminar will cover aspects of nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, breath work, supplementation, and how they relate to a healthy, worry-free menopause. Transition to this natural part of being a woman with a gentle approach. Explore the transition from childbearing years to elder hood - in sisterhood! Let us learn to embrace and respect our body, and share our gifts. Includes class, movement, lecture/discussion, tea and snack.

The Art of Healthy Menopause

Kim Vidya's 10-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse Course, For Mind and Body
May 3

Kim Vidya's 10-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse Course, For Mind and Body

Please note the initial meeting for this cleanse is Friday April 14th 6pm in the Great Room at The Vidya Centre. In order to ensure Kim has your booklets and product ready please register in advance. 

10-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse
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Valentine's Dinner - Sittings at 5pm or 7pm
5:00 pm17:00

Valentine's Dinner - Sittings at 5pm or 7pm

Valentine's Dinner $75 per person ($65 if purchased by February 5th) includes live music from 7:30-10pm! 

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Purchase via Paypal, Credit Card by phone or e-transfer here 

Valentine's Dinner For Two
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Live Blood Cell Microscopy Clinic - A Diagnostic Tool For Your Health
12:00 pm12:00

Live Blood Cell Microscopy Clinic - A Diagnostic Tool For Your Health

We are excited to host A Live Blood Cell Microscopy Clinic! Saturday November 26th from 12pm onward Register by emailing or calling 705-715-6443

$80 for full reading. Added bonus: consultation and recommendations from Homeopath and live blood cell microscopist, Cassie Landolfi

About Live Cell Microscopy

Live Cell Microscopy (LCM) provides an extremely close look at your blood.  Unlike tradition blood tests, an LCM test gives you a more accurate picture of your overall health and well being. Traditional blood tests that doctors employ are essentially an ‘autopsy’ of our blood whereas with a LCM test, the blood is still living.  With living blood, we can see more than what a traditional blood test will reveal.  What’s more, the results are immediate so you do not have to wait a week or two to get your results.

How is the test performed

A drop of blood is painlessly extracted from your fingertip and then it is placed on a slide so that it can be viewed under a specialized microscope.  At this stage, since the blood is freshly extracted, it is still very much alive.  The microscope is attached to a screen so you will be able to see your live blood while it is being assessed.  I will walk you through all the particulars and point out any areas of concern.

 What will be revealed A LCM blood test can reveal if you have:

·      Mineral deficiencies (such as low levels of iron or other vitamins, like B12)

·      Liver and/or kidney stress

·      Hormonal issues (such as menopause or thyroid deficiencies

·      Parasites in your body

·      Any issues with the structure and function of your blood cells

At the end of your test, I will provide you with a report that contains recommendations to follow in order to improve your health (for instance, nutritional changes or suggested treatment modalities and/or supplements).

How we use this Live Cell Microscopy at A Healthy Solution For You

Live blood tests are offered as a series so that we are able to use them to measure your progress during treatment program.  Your first test will provide all the necessary baseline measures needed at the start of a treatment program.  Thereafter, each subsequent test is used to measure your progress, these tests are powerful motivators.  Most of my clients continue making positive changes in their lifestyle because they are able to see instant results that are real and meaningful.

All tests are performed by Cassie Landolfi, technician certified for Capillary Punctures, Live Blood Cell Microscopic certified in Phase Contrast, Dark Field and Dry Blood Cell Analysis.  Call today to learn more about Cassie’s availability.

7:00 pm19:00

The Four Levels Of BEing with Nancy Aruda

The Four Levels of BEing… Journey into Wholeness through Healing!

An Introductory Course on Understanding YOUR Four Levels of BEing; Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual.

Is there a desire within you to attain a sense of inner wholeness and oneness? Are you searching for peace?  
Do you aspire to feel connected on all Four Levels of BEing; Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual?
In this foundational course, the focus is on personal awareness through experiential learning. Many people are on a path to self-development and personal healing which encompasses expanding your consciousness to all areas of life.
This course allows each participant to gain understating into their own unique, energetic blueprints on their Four Levels of BEing, through uniquely guided Meditation Journeys. Each journey is specifically designed so that each participant travels into a part of their unconscious mind and discovers their own personal inner truths about themselves. Along the path to finding the truth, they may also discover unconscious limiting beliefs within their life that stop them from fully living from a place of heart centered authenticity.
Using the technique of Meditations to discover ones inner truth allows each individual the ability to discover for themselves, their own unique frequencies and perspectives upon life, awakening them to a more authentic way of BEing, into a way of ONEness!
Connect with your Inner Self; your mind and your subconscious, through Meditation Journeys and tap into understanding your Body, Mind & Soul.

This course is held over a series of four consecutive weeks. Each class, Nancy will start with an introduction to the objective of the day. While energetically holding a safe and compassionate environment, she then gently guides you through a meditation that allows you to tap into your unconscious mind and identify with your projected energy into a level of BEing. Everyone will hear the same guided meditation, however, due to individual uniqueness; everyone will experience something different within themselves and their journey. This is not a meditation of just feeling your body or clearing your mind. These meditations ask you to open your mind and go on an inward journey into understanding the different aspects of the self.

Afterwards there is a discussion on the symbolism that you specifically received and what it may mean for each individual. Nancy will explain the general purpose and intention to the symbolism received within the meditation. Then if participants are willing to share what they specifically received, Nancy will offer personal intuitive insight into the potential meanings behind their unique symbolism and personal experiences. This is like having a mini session with Nancy Arruda.  

Take time out of your busy schedule and experience a series of Meditation Journeys. Within these Meditation Journeys, you will experience more than just your mind, more than just your body and more than just your spirit, you will experience an alignment of all three merging together into ONENESS.

Each Class runs two hours in length. Invest in your total Mind, Body, and Soul Connection For $150 (plus HST). Please contact Nancy directly to arrange registration.

Learn more about Nancy here.

Wednesdays 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Class 1 - Jan 18 Class 2 - Jan 25
Class 3 - Feb 8 Class 4 - Feb 15

The Vidya Centre for Yoga & Wellness (+Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Restaurant)
238 Barrie Street
(Hwy. 27 or Essa Rd.)
Thornton, ON L0L 2N0
705 - 739 - YOGA (9642)

New Year's Eve Dinner & Dancing
Jan 1

New Year's Eve Dinner & Dancing

New Year's Eve will include a dinner with two sittings (5:00-7:00 and 7:30-9:30) along with DJ dancing in the Great Room! Please remember to indicate your preferred sitting time when you purchase your tickets!

Menu For New Year's Eve (All Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Course One: Swedish split pea with heirloom carrots and eggplant bacun

Course Two:  Cesar Salad with cashew lemon cream and almond parmasan 

Course 3 - Entree Choices

  1. Sita's Chana Masala & Vidya's Lentil Dahl with brown basmati rice and onion pudla
  2. Roasted cauliflower steak with fingerling wedges smothered in brown rice miso gravy with a side of kale cranberry mash
  3. Grilled Oyster mushrooms on a bed of organic greens and quinoa and brown rice miso gravy

Course 4 - Dessert Choices

  1. Warm cinnamon apple crisp with vanilla ice cream
  2. Warm chaga chocolate brownie cake with caramel glaze

See below to purchase tickets online, send e-transfer to us, or purchase in our Elixir Bar Tuesday through Sunday

New Year's Eve Dinner & Dancing
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6:00 pm18:00

"Sangha Sisterhood Tribe" Bi-Weekly Women's Circle

A Bi-weekly women's circle meet every other Friday evening from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.  By donation (suggested donation $2-5)

Circle is lead by several women from the Vidya tribe. We wish to increase our circle of friends, to teach and learn from one another, and to provide a lasting sacred feminine support system. We wish for this circle to grow into a family - a tribe where you can come to feel safe, accepted and nourished.

Optional dinner at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Restaurant for $20 for a 2-course meal, or enjoy a cup of tea and a "not-too-sweet" dessert. 

Register for the circle online here. Hope you will Join us!




9:30 am09:30


Please click the schedule above to reserve your spot!  (click the orange "book now" button and add your name and email address) 

Please click the schedule above to reserve your spot!  (click the orange "book now" button and add your name and email address) 

Join us to celebrate the wonderful theory and practice of yoga! We will have several classes throughout the day. We cap our classes at 18 so please register online, or drop in if you wish. You may register online here, or call us here.

Along with our class offerings, we will also be offering 50% off a 1 month unlimited class membership for all new students at our studio, OR if you are an existing student, you may purchase a class pass and receive your second pass at half price. One day only!

Purchase in studio or at our Elixir Bar at Vidya's Restaurant.  Make a reservation for after your class to enjoy a delicious meal, juice, smoothie or organic wine! 

Be Positive - Women's One Day Retreat
9:00 am09:00

Be Positive - Women's One Day Retreat

Join like minded women for this amazing, one day retreat style program where we will focus on you and how you can create a positive, content daily life.

In this training and coaching program you will learn how your energy impacts all areas of your life and how to make it work for you instead of against you.

Learn to use the power of the Law of Attraction to create the changes to want to make in any area of your life! In order to re-create our lives and find more meaning, more contentment and more joy we need to become very clear about what we want. 

You will learn how to drill down into any area in your life and create clarity around what you want moving forward.  Knowing what we want in our lives is a great gift however; we need to now focus on what we want.

You will learn to maintain a positive focus on your career, life and relationship goals so that you can gain some traction towards what you want. 

The last and most important step is developing belief around your goals and dreams. The only thing that stops us from having what we want in our lives is doubt. You will be coached and be given solid tools and techniques to help you remove doubt around the important areas in our life. Removing doubt opens up the gateway to allow all that you crave into your experience.

This program is interactive, inspiring and informative. Participants will learn through conversation, experiential exercises, personal coaching and clear information.


Restorative Yoga, Reiki, Healing Sound Bath, & Organic Dinner
3:00 pm15:00

Restorative Yoga, Reiki, Healing Sound Bath, & Organic Dinner

A half day retreat including Gentle Restorative Yoga, Individual Reiki Healing, Readings, Meditation, Singing Bowls, and Nourishing Organic Cuisine.

Join Genevieve Taeger, Delphine Mui, and Kim Vidya for an afternoon of turning inward, and loving yourself. Through words, music, and divine energy, we will come together to heal body and mind in a powerful workshop where there will be little to say, but much to hear, feel, and sense. 

Afterwards, we will float over to Vidya's Veggie Gourmet for a delicious light organic, and nourishing meal, as we trade experiences, and share stories.

$70 before May 30th $80 - after May 30th - $65 for Sustaining Members

To reserve your space, please BOOK ONLINE HERE.

Healing Soundbath with Organic Dinner
From our previous "Spirit Within" Retreat. Delphine plays a beautiful sound bath for the group.

From our previous "Spirit Within" Retreat. Delphine plays a beautiful sound bath for the group.

Jul 1

Juice/Clean Eating Cleanse

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Reserve Your Customized Cleanse with Kim Vidya, R.H.N, HOL

A Juice Cleanse might be just the kickstart your body needs. Our Norwalk Model 280 brand juicer is used by top healing centres around the world for its tremendous nutrition extraction from organic veggies. Pick up your fresh juices anytime by calling ahead and we will have them waiting for you.

Alternately, have your clean eating plant-based meals from Vidya's prepared lovingly for you for between 3-10 days. Please Email Kim Vidya to reserve your initial consultation. . 

If you are new to juice fasting, you may want to begin with 1 day between 2 days of clean eating (as directed by our RHN). A meal plan can be devised, specific to your needs, and we can also supply you with meals from Vidya's Restaurant

Let's inspire a healthier way of life for you and your loved ones! Please email for rates on your custom designed cleanse!

11:00 am11:00

Introduction To Pranayama with Desiree Salis

Pay in studio/restaurant (if paying in restaurant please bring cash or cheque) or with Paypal Below.

Pranayama Workshop with Desiree
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Dr. Zoltan Rona - A Day Seminar With Lunch at Vidya's!

Dr. Zoltan P. Rona M.D., M.Sc practices Complementary and Integrative Medicine and is an expert in nutritional biochemistry and clinical nutrition. He specialize in preventive medicine and natural therapies which are complementary (not an alternative to) your family medical doctor.

Dr. Zoltan P. Rona is a graduate of McGill University Medical School (1977) and has a Masters Degree in Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut (1984). He is past president of The Canadian Holistic Medical Association (1987-88).

He is the author of 11 books on natural medicine three of which are Canadian bestsellers, The Joy of Health (1991), Return to the Joy of Health (1995) and Childhood Illness and The Allergy Connection (1997). He is co-author with Jeanne Marie Martin of The Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook (1996) and is the medical editor of the Benjamin Franklin Award winning Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (1998).

He has had a private medical practice in Toronto for the past 32 years, has appeared on radio and TV as well as lectured extensively in Canada and the U.S. Latest Published Books (Healthy Living Guides Series, Alive Books, 2000): Natural Alternatives to Vaccination, Osteoarthritis NaturallyRheumatoid Arthritis NaturallyFighting FibromyalgiaBoosting Male Libido NaturallyBody Building SupplementsMenopause Naturally.  Dr. Rona recently published his new book, "Vitamin D, The Sunshine Vitamin".  

Join us Saturday May 7th 2016 for an informative talk on how to manage inflammation, as well as diet and supplements you can use to help reduce and manage inflammation in the body. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Restaurant between two separate 90 minute lectures with Dr. Rona!

Early Bird Tickets (before April 23rd) $65 +HST

Regular Ticket Price (After April 23rd) $75 +HST

Sustaining Member Price $58 + HST

Dr. Zoltan Rona - Reversing Inflammation
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7:30 pm19:30

Mindful Foundations - For Stress Management and Wellbeing

Amber is a dedicated and compassionate woman who uses her personal life experiences to help individuals obtain a greater sense of self-control and resilience. She suffered from severe depression and chronic pain for many years and became all the wiser through overcoming this life struggle. Ever since her youth, Amber has set out to make a difference in the world, and at the young age of 21, she used her business management education to become an entrepreneur and inspirational leader.  

Amber is a dedicated and compassionate woman who uses her personal life experiences to help individuals obtain a greater sense of self-control and resilience. She suffered from severe depression and chronic pain for many years and became all the wiser through overcoming this life struggle. Ever since her youth, Amber has set out to make a difference in the world, and at the young age of 21, she used her business management education to become an entrepreneur and inspirational leader.


Mindful Foundations
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Mindful Foundations is a 4 week course that combines stress management theory, interactive group discussions, mindfulness principles and practices, mindful movement (gentle stretches) and home practice. This Program is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work is backed up by 30 years of published research, and has been proven to reduce stress-related medical conditions and chronic pain.

Participants Will Learn:

• Mindfulness Practices and Movement

• How to Build Resilience

• Ways to Cope with Stress/Anxiety/Depression

• How to Overcome Negative Thinking Patterns

To learn more about the ideas and concepts taught in this course, please view the video below, taken from Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday" Show. 

Chakra Crystal Healing - Journey Through Healing Your Chakras
9:30 am09:30

Chakra Crystal Healing - Journey Through Healing Your Chakras

Help prevent mental and physical illness with this simple and very effective self healing method. Clear blockages from your 7 energy centres to maintain and recover health and vitality! Course includes your own chakra crystal healing set and pendulum! 

Please contact Lois at to register. $83 Early Bird rate.

Added bonus - receive $5 off your lunch after the workshop at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet! Make your reservation.

Chakra Crystal Healing
7:30 pm19:30

Introduction to Mindfulness - Free Intro Seminar

Join Amber to learn about her upcoming 4-week mindfulness course. In this complimentary introduction she will explain the basics of what will be covered and what to expect in this upcoming transformational course. Please visit the website to sign up, or contact Amber directly. 

Chakra Basics - A Workshop with Kim Vidya
2:00 pm14:00

Chakra Basics - A Workshop with Kim Vidya

Learn the detailed aspects of this ancient method of healing and understanding our nature. Recognize the power of energy to help heal and relate more deeply to yourself, and others.

$28 +HST or $22 for Sustaining Members. Please Register Online or in studio. Please check back for Paypal Link (to be added).

Chakra Basics With Kim Vidya
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