Mind Body Medicine for

Stress Resilience

We heal in connection


Meet Dr. Shailla Vaidya

Dr. Shailla Vaidya practices Mind-Body Medicine for Stress Resilience in Toronto, Canada. She has provided Primary and Emergency Medical care in isolated First Nations communities, suburban immigrant communities, and with homeless, street involved youth. Gaining insights into what plagues our health and wanting to affect change, she decided to study Health Management at Harvard. Since then, Dr. Vaidya has worked to innovate Primary Health Care delivery, access, and safety. She has also served as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine at McMaster University, and the University of Toronto.

Dr. Vaidya is also trained as a Yoga teacher and therapist. Combining her knowledge of Western Medicine with Eastern practices, she applies an integrative, culturally sensitive and compassionate approach to help her patients recover from stress, restore health and build resilience. She has a particular interest in working with her fellow helping professionals, recognizing the importance of caring for the caregiver.


Living life with much gratitude, she envisions a world where we each take responsibility for our own well-being, that of our communities, and the environment which sustains us. 

Dr. Vaidya is a member in good standing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada (MDPAC). She is also a Certificant of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities


The Yoga MD at Clairhurst Medical Centre

1466 Bathurst St, Suite 306

Toronto, Ontario

M5R 3S3

Phone/Fax: 647-578-2755

I  wish to acknowledge this land on which the my clinic operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and I am  grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

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