The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness

HEAL • STRENGTHEN • FIND PEACE • INSPIRE OTHERS

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

 

May
29
Jul 3

NIA - Move with Freedom!

Nia is a workout, a practice, a lifestyle program. Nia is a movement form that blends martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts into one practice. Based on the science of the body's design, Nia can provide an invigorating cardio workout, freedom in self-expression, and mindful reflection towards a more healthy lifestyle for every body, of any age or skill level.

6 Week Course for $90 plus HST, or drop in for $20 per session. NO experience necessary! If you can walk you can dance! Easy on the joints, joyful movement. Join us.

Nia - 6-week Program
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Jun
23
5:30 pm17:30

Celebrate Summer Solstice! Live Sound Bath with Dinner at Vidya's

Enjoy a 90 minute live crystal bowl sound bath featuring Jenn Prothero, meditation with Kim Vidya and Desiree Salis followed by a delicious dinner at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet! Dinner includes soup of the day plus entree of choice. Weather permitting we will eat outside on our beautiful sunny patio!

Summer Solstice Sound Bath & Dinner

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Kim Vidya's 10-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse Course, For Mind and Body
Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

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

Although this is a 10-day cleanse, it is not necessary to visit every day. There are two group meetings and the initial meeting is mandatory. It is also up to you how many yoga classes and saunas to attend. 

Please note the initial meeting for this cleanse is Friday June 30th 6pm in the Great Room at The Vidya Centre. The cleanse officially begins Monday July 3rd. In order to ensure Kim has your booklets and product ready please register well in advance. 

10-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse
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Jul
8
12:00 pm12:00

The Yoga Of Forgiveness - A Day Retreat For Men, Women, and Couples - With Kim Vidya

The cultivation of forgiveness isn't an easy one, but this work on our heart and psyche is extremely rewarding. When we learn to forgive, we can feel unmistakably lighter. We are better able to see more clearly, and gain access to unlimited energy inside and around us. Energy that was once being consumed by the past can now become an open resource for mindfulness and living in the present moment. 

In this day course you will learn valuable tools for releasing the tension of anger, frustration, and resentment, and open new doorways for forgiveness, and life affirming progress. Through yoga theory, gentle asana, breath work, mindfulness meditation, sharing, and ceremony, together we can heal old wounds and strengthen our connection to our true spirit. We can learn to utilize these tools in many areas of life, career, and relationships. 

This retreat will include a delicious nourishing lunch at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet. Since the day begins at noon, please be sure to eat a late breakfast/early lunch that will tide you over until approximately 2:30-3pm. 

Yoga of Forgiveness
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Sep
28
Nov 2

Deepen Your Yoga - With Desiree Salis and Kim Vidya

POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL 

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Send e-transfer or drop by the Elixir Bar anytime to reserve your spot. 

Join Kim Vidya and Desiree Salis for a deeper exploration into your yoga practice, covering various asana/postures and movements, as well as yogic techniques to elevate your practice to the next level. 

Would you like to delve more deeply into yourSelf from the perspective of yoga?

Or perhaps learn the subtle refinements of your current practice to be as safe and perfected for your body as it can be? Do you desire to go deeper...to challenge yourself, but fear injury?

In this playful environment you will explore yoga in a lighthearted way. We will guide you through specific postures (asana) and delve deeply into each one breaking it down using principles of anatomy and proper alignment. As well, we will guide you into practices that will help you reach deeper levels of consciousness through your body, mind and breath.

Hope you will join us!

If you can't make it for the entire session you are welcome to join pro-rated or class by class. Discounted rates for Sustaining Members, as always.
Kim Vidya and Desiree Salis

Thursdays from 5:45-7pm
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INVESTMENT
$120 (+hst) - Regular Price
$100 (+hst) - Early Bird (May 15)
$60 (+hst) - Sustaining Members**

**Sustaining Members are individuals who help to keep us going here at the centre. They pay a special monthly price and get access to unlimited regular classes, discounts on workshops and retreats, as well as special discounts at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet! 

Can't make it for all 6 sessions? Drop in to any class for $18!


Learn Qi Gong - A Soft Inner Peace
Jun
11
12:30 pm12:30

Learn Qi Gong - A Soft Inner Peace

Join Hae Kwang Sunim for The Full Bad Stress Out "'Inner Peace" Qigong - Don't Miss It! **THIS IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER QI-GONG YOU EVER EXPERIENCED** Special Class also Includes full lying down guided Inner Peace Qigong.

Please Email Have Kwang directly to register

Benefits 

Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis-ease / stress and the restoring of one's energy channels and the infusion of fresh Qi and Peace through the body (reconnection to the Universal Qi field).

Workshop: Only $25.00 (12:45 pm to 3:00 pm). **Price includes sharing tea circle at the end of class. We supply use of meditation chairs, mats and blankets. Please arrive 15 minutes early @ 12:30 pm. Class begins promptly at 12:45 pm 

Class 1 is 12:45 to 3  Class 2 is 2:45 to 4:30

You will find all in the class descriptions and good news.. People are registering on the meet now - here are prices and times:

Class 1

Please click and see here: https://www.meetup.com/Barrie-Qigong-Meditation-Zen-Energy-Work-Healing/events/239344151/

Class 2

Please click and see here: https://www.meetup.com/Barrie-Qigong-Meditation-Zen-Energy-Work-Healing/events/239344909/

About Inner Peace Qigong

HARMONIZE - DESTRESS and RECHARGE

We invite you to a great class which includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer.

All are welcome!!

**What to Bring? A yoga mat and anything else that will make you comfortable for this class.

A friend!

Class Benefits Include: Reduced stress level / deepening mind-body connection, improved chi flow, blood pressure, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day) improved vitality and everyday physical functioning.

UNDERSTANDING Bad Stress Out "Inner Peace" ZEN QIGONG

Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong  

The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being.

Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice:

Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness.

Emotional Benefits:

The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity.

Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong:

The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways.

As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is.

As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process.

Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The mindfulness based stress reduction meditation techniques come from Dr. Jongmae Park of Loyola Marymount University. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind.

Live Blood Cell Microscopy Clinic - A Diagnostic Tool For Your Health
Jun
3
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.

May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Elemental Chakra Embodiment - A 5-Week Course with Paulina

For more information please contact Paulina

During this 5 Week Series we will dive deep into the first 5 Chakras or Energy Centers within our bodies from the Root (Muladhara) to the Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra. Each day we focus on one Chakra and EMBODYING a greater AWARNESS of its connection to the Element and how this reflects in our bodies.

As we dive deeper, learn TOOLS and PRACTICES to Balance and Activate each Element and Energy Center within YOU through....

* The Power of Voice
* Guided Dance
* Elemental Yoga (postures and sequences to ignite each element) 
* Transformative Mediation, 
* Sound Healing Journeys
* Embodiment Practices

...to Develop a DEEPER, more balanced CONNECTON with YOURSELF and FEEL more Aligned and PRESENT in your BODY!

Come to ground, flow, transform, breathe, and step into deep inner peace and connection with YOU, your community, the Earth and the openess and freedom that awaits your being.

Wednesday from 6-7:30pm
$130 (+hst) Regular Price
$110 (+hst) **EARLY BIRD** (Ends May 14)
$100 (+hst) Sustaining Members

Elemental Chakra
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Yoga Date Night Followed by Dinner at Vidya's
May
13
5:30 pm17:30

Yoga Date Night Followed by Dinner at Vidya's

Join us for a  1 hour yoga class (with a friend or lover) from 5:30-6:30 pm followed by a delicious all Organic meal at Vidya's Veggie Gourmet and/or Open Mic Night in the Great Room! ! (Includes Yoga class for two, Soup of the day/corn bread + Entree of Choice)

Reserve your yoga spot online here

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Yoga Date Night For Two
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Apr
18
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



Valentine's Dinner - Sittings at 5pm or 7pm
Feb
11
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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Jan
18
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
Dec
31
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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Sep
23
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!

 

 

 

FREE CLASSES FOR WORLD YOGA DAY + SUMMER SOLSTICE
Jun
21
9:30 am09:30

FREE CLASSES FOR WORLD YOGA DAY + SUMMER SOLSTICE

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
Jun
18
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
Jun
12
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.

Jun
1
Jul 1

Juice/Clean Eating Cleanse

  • The Vidya Centre

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!

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