The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness


The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness offers yoga, day retreats, weekly events including live music, nutritional counselling, registered massage therapy, reiki, energy healing, psychic/astrological readings, private yoga, and health coaching. Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Restaurant shares the building, offering delicious organic vegetarian & gluten-free world cuisine and outdoor patio. 


6:00 PM18:00

5th Annual Winter Solstice Concert

$25 early bird rate (before December 14th) $30 thereafter

$20 for Sustaining Members

Evening includes tasty treats by Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet and cash bar including organic wine, beer, and cider and non alcoholic drinks.

Or reserve your seats by calling us!

Winter Solstice Concert
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5:00 PM17:00

New Year's Eve Dinner - By Reservation


Join us for New Year’s Eve dinner at Vidya’s!

Reservations starting at 5:00 pm

We will offer our usual menu along with our New Year’s Eve Chef Feature available tonight only. Also available will be organic sparkling wine, along with our usual selection of organic wine, beer, cider, spirits, and our unique Kava “Unwine” for a non-alcoholic mood lift!

Please reserve your table by contacting us now!

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Yoga Date Night Followed by Dinner at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga Date Night Followed by Dinner at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet

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Friends or lovers! Join us for a  1 hour gentle yoga class with a friend or partner! YogaStone Restorative class from 5:30 - 6:40 pm followed by a delicious all Organic meal at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet! Price Includes Yoga class for two, Soup of the day/corn bread + Entree of Choice.

Reserve your yoga spot online here

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*please note package does not include server gratuity. Any upgrades to entree meals are extra, and alcholic/non alcoholic beverages are extra. 

Yoga Date Night For Two
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Moon Sisters Temple
7:00 PM19:00

Moon Sisters Temple

A monthly women's circle meeting the first Friday of each month from 7 pm - 9 pm.  $20 If pre-registerd (see below) $25 at the door.

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.

Join us for a light bite or tea before, at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Restaurant 

Circle Dates:  

December 7 

January 4

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

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6:00 PM18:00

Vidya's Vegan World Tour - A Monthly Event

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• $43 per person (early bird rate by November 11) $48 per person thereafter

• Price includes server gratuity

• 1 sitting at 6pm, capped at 25 guests

• Live music with Alexandrina Canta

MENU (All Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Course 1: Hot and sour soup 

Course 2: Sushi Maki Rolls 

Course 3: Soba noodles with miso broth vegan unagi

Course 4: Teriyaki tempeh with Chinese broccoli 

Course 5: Dango balls and matcha tea for dessert 

Reserve your table by calling us now to pre-pay via phone, or use our PayPal link below.

Have a suggestion for a cuisine to be featured? Email us now.



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ESCAPE - A Yoga Healing Experience, with Organic Dinner
3:00 PM15:00

ESCAPE - A Yoga Healing Experience, with Organic Dinner


Day Retreat includes gentle restorative yoga using heated stones and warm sandbags, reiki healing with Lisa Dattoli followed by a 3-course organic and plant-based meal at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet!

Register online via Paypal or in studio. Email for questions. *Limited to 12 participants.

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Universal Alignment Meditation Journeys, with Nancy Arruda
7:15 PM19:15

Universal Alignment Meditation Journeys, with Nancy Arruda

 Please contact Nancy directly for Questions or to Reserve your space!

Please contact Nancy directly for Questions or to Reserve your space!

Universal Alignment Meditation Journeys

Facilitated by Nancy Arruda of Universal Sky

Connect with your Higher Self, Inner BEing, Unconscious Mind, Spirit Guides, Angels and the Divine. Intermediate & Advanced Level Discussions for people who have foundational understanding on; Energy, Chakra, Aura's and other Metaphysical Topics.

This  Meditation Journey is in alignment with the current astrological configurations.  Planetary alignments which create energetic pathways to what we are experiencing on a personal and transpersonal level.  Whenever we have something that transpires in life it is believed to be due to the planetary alignments and activations that are taking place.
Before the meditation journey, I will describe the energy of what is happening in the universe and how that energy is currently impacting us.  This gives you the ability to reflect upon your daily, weekly or monthly activity and relate to what you are learning on a personal or spiritual level, which integrates self-awareness, healing and inspiration.
Then I will channel a guided meditation journey that works with the universal frequencies so that we can benefit from it and consciously work to align and/or transform the vibrations within life. The theme is different from week to week, and some examples are; raising your own personal vibration, infusing love, abundance consciousness, removal of obstacles, gaining understanding of the life lessons, Chakra alignments, Auric cleanses, strengthening your aura, meeting your Spirit Guides and Angels, and so much more…
During the meditation I hold an intention and create a sacred space for everyone participating which allows for safe and easy access to your Higher-Self and your unconscious mind.
After the meditation, everyone is welcome to share their experience and if you do you will receive insight into your personal experience and symbolism within your meditation as it applies to you specifically and what you may be experiencing now.

Join me into gaining insight, clarity, peace and the tools to BEing and feeling aligned within the Self through these Guided Mediation Journeys.

For September:

Autumn Equinox UA Meditation Journey
Join me for a special Universal Alignment Meditation Journey on Tuesday September 19th, 2017, at 7:00 pm, as we explore and connect with the Earth Shift during the Autumn Equinox.  This journey will be about embracing transformation as the season of change approaches us!  Make sure to register with payment by contacting Nancy Arruda directly!  You don't want to miss aligning and transforming internally with change as the earth begins to prepare for her colourful shift!
Location:  The Vidya Centre for Yoga & Wellness, 238 Barrie Street (Highway 27), Thornton, ON

Registration:  Please contact Nancy Arruda directly through FB messenger, call or text 905-717-1452 or email.


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6:00 PM18:00

Cleansing and Detoxification and Dairy Deception - Lecture with Drs. Brian and Maria Clement of Hippocrates Health Institute

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door $15 for Vidya Centre Sustaining Members

If you prefer to pay over the phone you can call us Tues-Sun at 458-2000 with credit card information. Questions? Email us

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to Oct 21

Trauma Informed Yoga Training (weekend course)

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Join mindfulness and trauma sensitive yoga teachers Brendon Abram and Kellie Dearman for a 2-day course at The Vidya Centre in Thornton, Ontario, just a few minutes south of Barrie. 

For questions about the course, please contact Kellie Dearman Here. Or visit her website Here.


This weekend workshop is for clinicians and mental health professionals who would like to incorporate mindful movement into their practice, or yoga teachers who are interested in adapting their skills to teach a trauma sensitive style of yoga. 


Training is recognized as a CE (Continuing Education) credit for 14 hours. 

Date October 20 & 21 10 am - 6 pm 

Weekend includes organic lunch at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet!  

Regular rate $399 plus HST (includes entire weekend course plus meals) 

Early bird rate ends October 9th

Please contact us via phone or email to register and we will take a credit card number, or e-transfer. 

*Overnight accommodations available on our Third floor retreat (shared/private)please call/email for inquiries. 



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6:00 PM18:00

Thankful Thursdays Vegan & Organic Chef Feature


1 sitting:  6pm  

All Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free and Plant-Based 5-course menu! 

6pm sitting which we will cap at 25 guests. During this event we will collect 1 message of gratitude from each guest and at the end of the night the winner will be drawn to win a very special prize!

Glass of Kava Unwine (non-alcoholic) or Blueberry Sangria 

Course 1 - Shared appetizer platter including: tasty crisps with cashew cheez, onion pudla medallions, shiitake fries and kefir garlic cucumber dipping sauce.

Course 2 - Miso Enoki Soup

Course 3 - Mango Avocado Sushi Rolls

Course 4 - Choice of 1. Roasted heirloom carrot and cauliflower stuffed crepe topped with Lentil Dahl  OR 2. Teriyaki Stir Fry with Almonds, Bok Choy, Cabbage and Kale, topped with Grilled King Oyster Mushroom

Course 5 - Organic Acai Superfruit Sorbet or Vegan Nanaimo Bar with Caramel Glaze 

*Next Chef Feature event coming up Thursday October 18th 6pm sitting.

$45 per person plus HST Early bird by September 17th • $50 thereafter

***By reservation - please call to reserve your table: 458-2000

Sweet September - Fixed Menu Event
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2:30 PM14:30

Nia Dance Plus Sound Bath and Dinner with Tanya Armstrong and Liz Levine

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Join senior NIA teacher, Tanya Armstrong for a fun and uplifting evening of dancing and dining! Enjoy a heart warming sound bath with Liz Levine after the dance, followed by a delicious 2-course organic dinner at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet (price includes server gratuity)

Retreat Itinerary:

2:30-3:30 Nia

3:30-4:45 harmonious Hatha (yin yoga sound bath)

Dinner at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet 5pm

$55 +hst send e-transfer here use the PayPal Link below, or drop by Vidya's Elixir bar to register!  Email for questions! 

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Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet!
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet!

*Optional* Join us for Kundalini or Restorative Yoga before the brunch! Classes start at 9:15am or 10:50am. Please reserve your spots online here. 

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Champagne brunch at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Sunday May 13th!

Enjoy a delicious 100% Organic vegan and gluten-free fixed menu (below) plus live music with Jeremiah Hill 11 am sitting in the dining room and 1 pm sitting in the Great Room.

$39 early bird before May 3rd or $45 per person thereafter 

Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your table early! Taking reservations now! 

Call us at 458-2000

Price Fixed Menu [All *Organic, *Vegetarian, *Gluten-Free]


Baby greens salad with blueberry balsamic dressing (vegan)


  1. Spinach and Goat cheese frittata with teriyaki green beans
  2. Vegan Oat and Coconut encrusted Cinnamon Raisin French toast 
  3. Vegan Cauliflower stuffed crepe with lentil Dahl 

Dessert CHOICES:

1. Strawberry compote banana parfait with coconut cream (vegan)

2. Chocolate brownie cake with ice cream and caramel glaze (vegan)


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2:00 PM14:00

Readings with Scarlet Evienne, Psychic Medium



In a reading with Scarlet, you will spend time connecting with Spirit and Divination.    You will receive healing messages and messages of validation from Spirit.

Scarlet uses Oracle Cards, Relationship Cards and mediumship cards  to deliver healing messages from Spirit and Divination.

"I see my gift as something to be honored. I read to provide hope for others and to give peace of mind that there is a life after life. I enjoy helping you heal and find peace and clarity that your loved ones are well. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you through your journey." ~ Scarlet xo

To book a reading with Scarlet on Saturday email her at or call her at 705.881.5548

Readings are $50 for 30 minutes

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Healing Your Relationship With Food, With Desiree Salis, RHN
12:00 PM12:00

Healing Your Relationship With Food, With Desiree Salis, RHN

 To register for this event please call the front desk (number on poster) or  Email Desiree Directly

To register for this event please call the front desk (number on poster) or Email Desiree Directly

To learn more about Desiree's personal journey and what lead her to want to lead this workshop visit her blog

1/2 Day retreat includes a delicious organic meal at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet

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*NEW* Kim Vidya's Personal Rejuvenation Cleanse
to Apr 1

*NEW* Kim Vidya's Personal Rejuvenation Cleanse

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A personalized cleansing program for you, or small group of friends!

$390 plus cost of groceries (please inquire for group rates)


• 1 in person meeting to go over program, custom design your cleanse, pantry check, as well as inventory of what you will need to optimize your cleanse. 

• Personal cleanse protocol based on your individual goals. 

• Cleansing handbook with many delicious recipes. 

• Daily inspirational emails loaded with information to help you succeed. 

• 2 phone follow up meetings through the 10 days. 

• 1 private yoga/mindfulness session plus a personal detox yoga program for you to follow while you are on the cleanse. 

Please contact Kim to discuss further!


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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.

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Still Mind, Peaceful Heart -  with Kim Vidya
to Mar 28

Still Mind, Peaceful Heart - with Kim Vidya

(join anytime) Learn the ancient art of breath work and meditative practices to help calm and still your mind, lower stress levels, enjoy deeper sleep, and a more joyful mental attitude.

$108 or $18 per class. PayPal link below or pay at our Elixir Bar anytime. 

5-Week program Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Class is included in the daily repertoire for Sustaining Members and 50% discount for all current Vidya pass members. 

Kim Vidya has been practicing meditation since 1998 and in 2005 sat her first of 8 10-Day Vipassana meditation silent retreats. Also a yoga teacher, Kim brings a mindful approach to all classes, and believes we all carry the seed of enlightenment. Practice practice practice! 

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5:00 PM17:00

SOLD OUT! - One Love - Valentine's Dinner at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet!



Dinner from 5 pm -9 pm, By Reservation.

4-course meal includes glass of wine/non alcoholic wine with Entree choices as follows: [All Vegan, Organic, Gluten-Free}

 • Vegan Lasagna • Pizza • Fehttuchini Alfredo  (please indicate choice upon booking)

Call us to reserve with Credit card information and entree choices:  458-2000

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