Yoga of Stress Resilience

Burnout Recovery Program

​9-session program to help you rest, reset and revitalize

Helping Professionals Group: 

Now accepting referrals 

Program Date and Time to be announced soon!

All participants will have an assessment to ensure fit into the group. Please have your family doctor send in the referral formGroups will be formed based on assessments.  

Location: 1466 Bathurst Street, Suite 306, Toronto ON. Those outside of Toronto yet with in the province of Ontario may join in via the Ontario Telehealth Network.  

About the Course:​

Resilience is the ability to recover from difficulty, and is dependent on having supportive community. 

Join us for this 9-week program designed to bring rest, recovery and revitalization to those experiencing burnout, fatigue, and other stress-related illnesses.

The purpose of the class is to:

  • offer participants a safe place to land and restore

  • help participants better understand their own physiological stress response, and understand the need to complete "the Fight or Flight" response.

  • practice stress relieving techniques

  • experience how key practices from yoga philosophy including mindfulness and self-compassion can help build resilience and regain their strength 

Each class will incorporate gentle breath-focused mindful yoga movement (asana) and breathing techniques (pranayama), to prepare the body for compassion-based (metta) meditation. Each class will also include a discussion related to burn-out recovery and stress resilience. 

 This course is beneficial for individuals who:

  • Helping Professionals who are suffering from burnout or stress related to work, family, and other relationships

  • May also suffer from stress-related illness - including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Headaches, or Sleep Disturbances

  • are ready and willing to make changes in their lives

  • are able to sit, or lay on a mat on the floor, and practice gentle mindful movement without excessive pain (practices can also done in a chair)

  • are willing to commit to 9 X 3-hour sessions, and 20-40 minutes of daily home practice

Please note: This group is not a substitute for individual psychotherapy. 

To Register:

Please fill out the referral form and have your Family Doctor fax it to us at 416-536-3352


1. All applicants will need to be referred from their primary care giver (MD, NP, SW, or Clinical Psychologist). No assessments will be done with out a referral at this time.

2. All applicants will need an assessment by Dr. Vaidya to assure they are a good fit for the group. This assessment does not guarantee entrance into the group. 


Group Psychotherapy Fees Covered by OHIP + $299.00 to cover non-insured services (Yoga, Handouts, Online Program, MP3s) This can be on a sliding basis dependent on need.

*Participants who miss more than one session will need to cover the cost of the missed time according to the following OHIP fee schedule: Missed Class: $80.00


Once accepted into the program, you can submit payment via interact e-transfer to or via paypal.


The Yoga MD at Clairhurst Medical Centre

1466 Bathurst St, Suite 306

Toronto, Ontario

M5R 3S3

Phone/Fax: 647-578-2755

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