Vidya is a student above all things;
a full time university student, yoga student and teacher, and most importantly she is a student of life.
Through Expressions of Girlhood Vidya facilitates empowerment events around the world for self-identified young girls. She is an advocate, an ally, and an activist who stands for women’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. Currently Vidya is pursuing a degree at York University in Gender and Women’s Studies and is also a certified birth doula and metaphysical healer. Her practices and schooling are woven together by the common thread of women's wellness, and she strives to empower women to have agency over their body, mind, and spirit.
After graduating top of her class from an all-girls high school, Vidya attended the concurrent education program at Trent University with a major in Indigenous Studies. In her second year of university her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she decided to put her studies on hold. Her mother's journey back to health inspired Vidya to embark on a pilgrimage to India and pursue her first 250h Yoga Teacher Training where her mother grew up. There she was inspired by her maternal grandmother to study Ayurvedic healing traditions. Today Vidya has over 500h of yoga training from prenatal yoga to meditation to vinyasa flow. Her unique teaching style is a blend of pranayama, creative movement, meditation, and laughter.
She emphasizes the importance of a mind-body-soul connection and “embodying one’s own body”. In her teaching students are inspired to explore themselves through creative and mindful movement. Vidya is a firm believer in the power of harnessing one's inner wisdom and the human right of self-expression. Her primary goal through her work is to help human beings cultivate their unique essence and embody their highest selves.