Classes

movementAt Vidya we offer a variety of general āsana classes in order to meet the needs of a wide range of students. Our general classes incorporate the teachings of Hatha Yoga with a particular emphasis on precision in alignment. The principles of Āyurveda also inform the focus of our classes throughout the different seasons. Whether you are seeking the benefits of Yoga for physical health, stress reduction, mental calm or a spiritual deepening, our classes are designed to address a variety of interests and levels of practice.

In addition, class attendance may be complemented with individual consultations. These can be most helpful in the processes of cultivating a home practice, addressing specific health concerns and/or exploring individual progress and development.

Fees

*Please note that as of February 1st 2015 we will be adding HST to our fees.

You can pay for class by cash or check or online with credit card. For more information on our online payment options please email us or inquire in class.

Class Card Options:

Drop-In Rates:

  • 1 x 60 minute Class: $15
    1 x 90 minute class: $20

Individual Consultations: $85-$125/hour (prices vary according to the level of the teacher’s experience).

Class Card Policy

Please note that the rates for class cards are based on the duration of the class. Students may use a 90 minute class card to attend a 60 minute class or pay the appropriate drop-in fee. Students with a 60 minute class card who wish to attend a 90 minute class may use their current card and pay an additional $5 or pay the appropriate drop-in fee.

We have introduced a 5 class card option to offer more flexibility. Students who attend both 60 and 90 minute classes regularly are encouraged to purchase both card types.

Refund Policy

  • Passes are non-refundable and transferable.
  • Prices may change without notice.
  • All prices are in Canadian dollars.
  • Preregistration and payment is required for all pre-registered classes, workshops, teacher training, and continuing educaton.
  • 24 hours notice is required for all cancellations requiring refunds. Credit only for cancellations after this time.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To process transactions

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

To send periodic emails

The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

We do not use cookies.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at mail@vidyainstitute.com or call 416-532-6554.

Individual Sessions

Students with an interest in developing their home practice or in deepening their practice in general can greatly benefit from individual sessions. In these consultations, the teacher can tailor the āsanas to the student’s unique constitution and needs. Alternately, individual classes can serve as an introduction to Yoga for those who feel they are not ready for general classes or who are not able to attend classes on a regular basis.

For more information or to book a consultation with one of our teachers, please contact us at 416-532-6554or at mail@vidyainstitute.com.

Specialized Classes

In addition to our general classes, Vidya Institute offers several kinds of specialized classes for those who may prefer, or require, a more individualized or gentle approach to posture (asana) and breath practices. Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yoga for various physical/mental health concerns are all offered on either a drop-in or pre-registered basis. In these classes we draw on the rich teachings held within the sister-disciplines of Yoga and Ayurveda. As such, health, healing and the facilitation of overall well-being is our primary focus in these classes. Individual consultations are also recommended as a complementary support for these teachings.

Links to: Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Physical and Mental Health (see; menu left), Individual Yoga Consultations (see; menu above)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves.

-Thich Nhat Han

Please note that we are not currently offering these classes.

Based on the wisdom of ancient Buddhist teachings, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s model of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) offers a range of tools to help individuals cope with stress, fatigue, anxiety, and more.

In the 8-week stress-reduction course offered at Vidya Institute, we explore practices that center on the body and the mind as well as the breath. The teachings in this program are designed to aid the individual in balancing the nervous system and cultivating the capacity to bring mindfulness into everyday life and experience.

For more information on class dates and costs please contact us at 416-532-6554 or mail@vidyainstitute.com