The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness

HEAL • STRENGTHEN • FIND PEACE • INSPIRE OTHERS

The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness offers Yoga, weekly events including Day Retreats and date nights, services such as nutritional counselling, cleansing programs, Registered Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Naturopathic medicine/treatments, Psychotherapy, Reiki, energy healing, Psychic/Astrological readings, private Yoga, Detox programs, & Far Infrared Sauna. Vidya's Veggie Gourmet Restaurant shares the building, offering delicious organic Vegan/Vegetarian & Gluten-Free world cuisine and outdoor patio.

Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Live Blood Cell Analysis - Cassie Landolfi, licensed Homeopath

To learn more or book your appointment please contact  Cassie Landolfi   Cost per session is a special discounted rate for this clinic at $70 plus HST (regularly 75)

To learn more or book your appointment please contact Cassie Landolfi

Cost per session is a special discounted rate for this clinic at $70 plus HST (regularly 75)

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.

Are traditional blood tests still useful?

Each type of blood tests offers its own set of advantages. From a medical standpoint, a traditional blood test is essential.  From a holistic standpoint, where we are trying to acquire a snapshot of your overall health, a live blood cell test is ideal because it helps you see things differently.  As such, an LCM blood test is not a medical procedure, nor does it offer any sort of diagnosis or prescription.

 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 LBC blood test gives a clear picture of your general health, including:

• Nutritional deficiencies, including iron, B12, folic acid and essential fatty acids

• Digestive issues like leaky gut syndrome and liver stress

• Oxidative damage due to stress, smoking, alcohol or other poor lifestyle habits

• Immune system balance

• Inflammation

• Digestive health including digestion of fats

• Parasitic infections

• Allergic tendencies

• And much more….

At the end of your test, Cassie 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).

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

Trauma Informed Yoga Training (weekend course)

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Join mindfulness and trauma sensitive yoga teacher 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 November 16th & 17th 10 am - 6 pm 

Weekend includes organic lunch at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet!  

Regular rate $415 plus HST (includes entire weekend course plus meals) 

*Early bird rate of $395 ends November 1st

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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Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

ESCAPE - A Reiki Yoga Healing Retreat with Kim Vidya and Lisa Dattoli

Restorative yoga, hot stones and nurturing healing hands of Lisa Dattoli, followed by a delicious organic meal at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet! Bliss!  $85 per person, includes meal and server gratuity  Payment options:  • E-transfer  Here  (please include HST)  • In person at  Vidya’s  Elixir Bar (Wed-Sun)  •  Call  with credit card information

Restorative yoga, hot stones and nurturing healing hands of Lisa Dattoli, followed by a delicious organic meal at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet! Bliss!

$85 per person, includes meal and server gratuity

Payment options:

• E-transfer Here (please include HST)

• In person at Vidya’s Elixir Bar (Wed-Sun)

Call with credit card information

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Kim Vidya's 3-Day Community Detox (Wednesday - Friday)
Oct
8
to Oct 11

Kim Vidya's 3-Day Community Detox (Wednesday - Friday)

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Benefits of this detox may include:

• Liver and colon cleanse

• Improved digestion and elimination

• Improved energy levels and sleep

• Happier joints with improved mobility

• Reduced Inflammation

• Improved mood and outlook on life

• Clearer skin and eyes

• Program to follow the cleanse

This detox program is a deeply nourishing liquid diet which will set the stage for your body to gently and effectively detoxify. It includes products and information required for the entire 3-days, plus protocol for leading in and out of the program. Program also includes infrared sauna, yoga classes, and guidance from Kim directly.

Cost: $180 +HST includes all products required (which will last you a few weeks), sauna, classes ++ $170 for sustaining members

We meet Tuesday October 8th from 6-8pm to discuss the diet and go over all aspects of your cleanse as a group.

There is an option for up to 4 people to stay at the centre during this cleanse. Questions?

Please register early to receive lead-in protocol in time to begin with the group on the morning of the 19th.

3-Day Detox


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Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Transformational Breathwork Retreat - A Day To Nourish On All Levels

Giri and Govinda are offering a transformational Breathwork day retreat including a nourishing plant-based organic meal at Vidya’s for lunch.

Transformational Breath ® is a self empowering healing system. Each session begins with opening any restrictions in your particular breathing pattern, bringing you to an effortless breath state, where the subconscious can be cleared of patterns that are outdated. Finally, we arrive in a blissful state of connection with all that is. In this modern age, lack of connection to even oneself is very common.


We end the day with yet another breath session, to bring you even deeper, and further cement this very particular breathing technique, so that you may carry on with a 5 minute per day practice.

Learn More about Giri and Govinda

Note: Limited to 10 participants - please note there is only one space left! (Oct 1st)

*Some changes were made after creating this poster: there will not be a smoothie for lunch, simply the plant based yummy meal between the two breath sessions.

*Day begins at 11am and ends at approximately 5pm.

Choices for payment:

  1. Call with credit card

  2. Paypal link below

  3. Visit in person, choice of payment type at Vidya’s Elixir Bar (Please note we are open Wed-Sun closed between 3-5pm)

Transformational Breath Workshop
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Reiki Level 1 - Training with Lisa Dattoli
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Reiki Level 1 - Training with Lisa Dattoli

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Reiki Master Lisa Dattoli is happy to offer both Reiki levels 1 and 2 this fall at Vidya! Cost per course is $225 plus HST and this includes a full day course plus lunch at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet!

*Reiki Level 2 will be held Saturday November 23rd

Choices for Payment:

  1. Paypal link below

  2. Call in with credit card information

  3. Visit Vidya’s Elixir Bar with any method of choice

Reiki Courses with Lisa Dattoli
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Yoga Date Night with Dinner at Vidya's
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga Date Night with Dinner at Vidya's

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Friends or lovers! Join us for a gentle yoga class with a friend or partner! YogaStone Restorative class from 6-7:15pm followed by a delicious all Organic plant-based meal at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet!

Yoga Dinner Date nights are every Friday and Sunday at The Vidya Centre! Email to reserve your space

$90 Includes Yoga class for two, Soup of the day/corn bread + *Entree (may add dessert or alcoholic bevies, if desired)

Reserve your yoga spot online here

Reserve your table here

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

*If you prefer to pay for the class and meal separately this is also an option. Class would be $18 per person, plus whatever you order individually.

*Entrees exclude 12” pizza and The World Is Your Oyster main dishes

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Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Clearing, Healing, Releasing Half Day Retreat

Day retreat with psychic astrologer Nancy Arruda and Yoga Teacher Kim Vidya

Day retreat with psychic astrologer Nancy Arruda and Yoga Teacher Kim Vidya

Eclipse Clearing Ceremony & Retreat

July 14, 2019 4- 8pm

Fee- Please send e-transfer (include 13% hst), call with credit card information or drop in to our Elixir Bar Wed-Sun (See Opening Hours)

Maximum of 16 people

Eclipse Clearing Ceremony & Retreat

There are a set of eclipses taking place in July 2019.  The Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 2nd and the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 16th.  Eclipse energies support clearing, releasing and purging anything that no longer serves us.  When working with the sign of Cancer, there can be an overload of emotional energy as it pertains to Capricorn, which is what we are building and creating in life.  Some creations or desire on the physical plane need to be released or reassessed, and this can trigger emotional attachments from being pulling away, causing some less desirable emotional experiences.

Join Kim & Nancy for a retreat that assist in Clearing and purifying your energy body, so that you can release emotions and ways of being that no longer serve your creation journey forward in life.  As Kim guides you in restorative yoga postures, Nancy will be working in your chakra’s and Aura’s clearing energetic residue.  After the clearing a guided meditation with the intent of purifying your energy body will be facilitated.  After words a light meal and dessert will be offered in the Great / Dining room where Nancy will deliver personal messages for the group.

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Jul
1
3:00 PM15:00

The Eight Limbs, The Core of yoga with Kim Vidya

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introduction to The Eight Limbs - The Core Philosophy of Yoga 

July 7th 2019 - 3-8pm

includes 3.5 hour course, plus organic dinner $85 or $80 Sustaining Members

The practice of yoga is an art and science dedicated to informing us of the union of Body, mind and soul. Its objective is to offer a roadmap to the practitioner reaching their full potential in this lifetime. In short it is about making balance and creating equanimity so as to live in peace, good health and harmony with the greater whole. This art of living is the foundation and yoga philosophy was formulated into a text called The Yoga Sutras in 200 AD. This sacred text describes the inner workings of the mind and provides an 8 step blueprint for controlling the restlessness of the human monkey mind so that we can enjoy a more peaceful, joyful life. 

This half day course will teach the basics of this philolosphy and ideas so that we can bring these teachings into our daily life and enjoy the fruits of our efforts in the process. 

More info to come….

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Universal Alignment Meditation Journeys, with Nancy Arruda
Jun
19
7:15 PM19:15

Universal Alignment Meditation Journeys, with Nancy Arruda

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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.


Location:  The Vidya Centre for Yoga & Wellness, 238 Barrie Street (Highway 27), Thornton, ON  www.yoga-wellness.ca
 Registration:  Please contact Nancy Arruda directly through FB messenger, call or text 905-717-1452 or email.

 

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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Father's Day Brunch/Dinner price fixed menu

Enjoy brunch or dinner with Dad with our price fixed 3-course menu for $39. Details to be announced June 6th!

Enjoy brunch or dinner with Dad with our price fixed 3-course menu for $39. Details to be announced June 6th!

Price Fixed Brunch $39 (includes coffee)

Best Vegan Caesar

Chef’s Big Breakkie (vegan or vegetarian)

Vegan ice cream

Make your reservation

Price Fixed Dinner $39 (includes Daura beer or Crazy D’s soda)

Best Vegan Caesar

BBQ Cheeseburger (Emborg Vegan slice or local Goat Cheddar) with fry bakes

Vegan ice cream

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Brunch - By Reservation Only

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****FULLY BOOKED - STILL A FEW OPENINGS FOR DINNER! CALL US TO RESERVE.

*By Reservation with $50 deposit to hold your table.

$43 per person

*Includes all organic sparkling Mimosa for mom ($10 for all)

*Price fixed meal includes organic coffee

Appetizer (vegan, organic, gluten free)

Crisp apple kale salad with cranberries and candied walnut

Entree Choices (vegan/vegetarian, organic, gluten free)

  1. Vegan French Toast with berry compote + organic Canadian Maple

  2. Vegetarian Fritata with spinach and mushroom

  3. Breakfast platter with choice of pastured organic eggs or scrambled tofu, baked beans, smoked slider, home fries, grilled tomato, toast and jam


Dessert Choices (vegan, organic, gluten free)

  1. Kefir berry parfait 

  2. Chaga chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and caramel glaze

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ESCAPE - A Yoga Healing Experience, with Organic Dinner
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

ESCAPE - A Yoga Healing Experience, with Organic Dinner

NEW DATE Sunday April 28th 3-7pm

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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Escape 1/2 Day Retreat
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Apr
5
to Apr 7

5th Anniversary at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet!

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CAN YOU BELIEVE WE ARE FIVE!?

Join us for a meal on our anniversary and receive a very special gift bag filled with coupons, free gifts, and savings at The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness!

The first 50 guests receive a gift bag filled with gifts!

Grand prize gift bag wins the possibility of the following:

  1. Dinner for two at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet

  2. Free infrared sauna or 1 free when you purchase a package of 4 or 8 saunas.

  3. Free yoga class for 2 plus 20% off your meal for two at Vidya’s.

  4. Many gift bags with $5 off your next meal at Vidya’s

Plus many other gifts and prizes from our several practitioners and services at The Vidya Centre!

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Mar
27
to May 25

5/10 Day Plant-Based Cleanse with Kim Vidya, RHN

*Introductory Rate of 195 ends June 1st! (Regular Rate 275)  Choose your length of cleanse, and also choose how deep you’d like to venture into the land of body purification. Kim can help guide you through a journey of wellness at your pace and tailored to your personal needs and lifestyle.  Today’s lifestyle is hectic. It can be daunting to think about changing your life to such a degree that you would lose your work-life-family-life balance. Having someone else take care of your meals is half the battle, and having someone to guide you along the way makes it doable.  This cleanse includes consultation with Kim Vidya, RHN, infrared sauna to help with the detox, meals, and unlimited yoga classes during your cleanse.  You may purchase your cleanse in person at our Elixir Bar at Vidya's, or online here below. When purchasing online please print and bring your PayPal receipt with you and  contact us  to reserve your initial consultation.  Cleanse runs from Wednesday thru Sunday . Option to do 5 or 10 days (or more!)

*Introductory Rate of 195 ends June 1st! (Regular Rate 275)

Choose your length of cleanse, and also choose how deep you’d like to venture into the land of body purification. Kim can help guide you through a journey of wellness at your pace and tailored to your personal needs and lifestyle.

Today’s lifestyle is hectic. It can be daunting to think about changing your life to such a degree that you would lose your work-life-family-life balance. Having someone else take care of your meals is half the battle, and having someone to guide you along the way makes it doable.

This cleanse includes consultation with Kim Vidya, RHN, infrared sauna to help with the detox, meals, and unlimited yoga classes during your cleanse.

You may purchase your cleanse in person at our Elixir Bar at Vidya's, or online here below. When purchasing online please print and bring your PayPal receipt with you and contact us to reserve your initial consultation.

Cleanse runs from Wednesday thru Sunday . Option to do 5 or 10 days (or more!)

5-Day Plant-Based Cleanse

*Introductory rate of $195 ends June 1st!

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Mar
1
to Apr 5

Chair Yoga For Pain & Stiffness

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6 Wednesdays starting Wednesday April 10th at 11am-12pm, however you may come to classes individually also

$89 Early Bird until March 20th, $99 thereafter

With Kim Vidya, yoga teacher and holistic practitioner

*In this course you will receive simple routines that you can practice at home

*Open to absolute beginners, men and women of all ages

*This class is included in the Sustaining membership group of classes

*If you are interested in this course but this time doesn’t work for you, please let us know so that we can plan other times for future classes.

Chair Yoga For Chronic Pain & Stiffness
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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Valentine's Day Dinner at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet

Evening will include live music with Alexandrina Canta!

*regular menu available by pre-order

Please call us to make your reservation or email us with your phone information and we will call you for pre-payment and entree choices.

Valentine's Dinner
PLEASE CALL 458-2000 RESERVE
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Moon Sisters Temple
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Moon Sisters Temple

A monthly women's circle meeting the first Friday of each month from 7 pm - 9 pm.  $25 If pre-registerd (see below) $30 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:  

March 8

April 5

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

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