Apona Coaching Reviews
OUT OF CHRONIC ADDICTIONS, FEAR, ANXIETY INTO A NEW LIFE OF FULFILLMENT, STABILITY AND PEACE.
Doug Marks, CEO
Beginning in 2009
“For the past year and a half, I have been working with Lidia in healing long-term addictions (45 years) to several substances, including cigarettes and alcohol. This journey of healing and self-discovery has been more difficult than I had ever imagined, and I don't think I could have found my way through it without the support and guidance of Lidia. Lidia not only has a deep understanding and knowledge of the process of healing, which has been incredibly helpful, but she also has a high level of compassion and respect for who I am and my experiences. I feel I can tell Lidia anything and she never judges me. I have always felt safe and extremely comfortable in my sessions with Lidia, and in my darkest moments, she has made me laugh and helped me understand that I am, in fact, "right-on-track" as she likes to say. While Lidia always says that I am the one healing myself, Lidia has been a primary instrument in my healing, and I consider her to be my Master Counsellor and Coach. I am very grateful to Lidia for all that she offers and for who she is, and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”
Continuing in 2013
“It has been two years since I shared my experiences above, and I continue to be amazed at Lidia's incredible insight as a Counsellor and Coach.. Lidia is so very astute. Two years later, I am now Light Years away from where I was. I am continuing to realize the depth of Lidia's awareness of my experiences. Lidia always said I would make it through my "Dark Night of the Soul" and arrive in the Light at the other side. And I have arrived, living with true inner peace, without fear and anxiety, for the first time in my life. Lidia always explained to me that I was in a powerful process of transformation. When I was in the midst of the process, and could only see the dark, it was life and death. But Lidia never left my side and always showed me the way back to the Light. Lidia is a true Blessing to Humanity. Thank You Lidia.
LIDIA IS NOTHING SHORT OF A MASTER IN THE TRUEST SENSE OF THE WORD
As a trained counselor, Lidia has a wonderful way of helping to shift one's perception of a situation while offering healing treatments
THANK-YOU FOR LISTENING, I FELT SAFE WITH YOU AND COMFORTABLE.
Lidia, You were truly my blessing today, I thank you for your insight, guidance, kind spirit and warm heart. You give me hope in people! I truly feel this has been an amazing experience for me and I feel blessed to have been guided to this way of healing!
I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS ANOTHER LEVEL OF MYSELF WHICH I NEVER KNEW EXISTED
Lidia listens to me, her words are supportive, I can open up easily and her healing is immediate for me. Through her wise words and guidance, I have been able to access another level of myself which I never knew existed.
Lidia, I am ever so grateful that the Universe led me to you and it is of great comfort to know that I can turn to you for guidance to continue evolving in my physical healing, emotional and spiritual path.
LIDIA PROVIDES EXCELLENT COUNSEL AND ENCOURAGEMENT
Mike Bradley, CEO & Founder of
Woodfield True Nature Campus
Lidia is there as a support and coach to review my health/well-being ideas and goals and provides excellent counsel and encouragement in the pursuit and realisation of them.
LIDIA'S SUPPORT HAS BEEN TRULY "ABOVE AND BEYOND"
Lidia, Thank you so much for sharing your time, wisdom, advice and passion for counselling with me over the past months. Your support and gift of time has been truly "above and beyond", and I am so glad that the Universe decided that we should cross paths. You have a wonderful gift to help so many people - thank you for making me one of them!
I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL AND FEEL VERY BLESSED
Prior to counseling and reiki with Lidia, I had a recurring dream that left me feeling abandoned, fearful and at a loss as to what to do. I was standing on a pier overlooking very treacherous water to the opposite bank that was not well defined. I could not get across. Recently I had a very powerful dream where I was standing on that very same pier watching the tide wash out beneath me. I was filled with joy and energy because I realized that I did not need to be on the pier looking over to the other side. The tide was low enough that I could walk across on my own. I could come and go with the changing tide.
My healing journey could not have happened without counseling and Reiki and I am forever grateful and feel very blessed by Lidia for her healing and wisdom.
THANKS FOR TRULY LISTENING AND BELIEVING IN ME!
That's what I love about you, Lidia - you're so good at acknowledging how someone feels as opposed to getting them to change what they think about something. I just needed to share these thoughts because I know you understand . . . thanks for listening, as always and believing in me! I wholeheartedly appreciate that about you. It's such a gift.
OUR MEETING WAS SUPER PIVOTAL FOR ME
I just want to thank you so much for meeting me. I was so interested in everything you taught me in that brief period and want you to know I haven't stopped thinking about it all! Your story also really gave me a glimpse of how working with energy therapy can work - not just how, but that working in this field truly does work! It's also wonderful to be reminded over and over what can happen when one just accepts alignment with the Universe . . . our meeting was super pivotal for me . . . Wow - I so appreciate meeting you . . . I've been carrying around a lot of ideas you inspired in my head!
I LIVE A HAPPIER, MORE CONNECTED AND CENTERED LIFE
In 2021, Lidia also offered me her Holistic Coaching sessions when I was ready to heal from years of trauma. Through these sessions, I was able to heal which allows me to live a happier more connected and centred life.
YOUR WORDS ARE SO INSPIRING AND SO HEART FELT
Thank you Lidia for the vessel that you are ... through which God's purity flows and vibrates to everyone.
Apona Healing Method Reviews
FROM CANCER DIAGNOSIS TO LASTING EMPOWERMENT
My story is about being declared cancer free by both medical tests and exams results within a two-month period from the beginning of the implementation of the macrobiotic and reiki protocols.
Despite my early days of confusion, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I knew deep down, I was going to seek an integrative health treatment. In inviting Lidia to treat my post-operatory breast cancer condition, I was inviting a special someone to trail a new health path with me by focusing on my being, as a whole.
I still can hear Lidia saying: “Cancer is just an imbalance in the health system.” Oh, I needed to hear that message of hope for the healing possibilities it held! I knew that Lidia was speaking about treating the person (me), not the disease; and that the treatment would focus on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of me as a person who was meant to be healthy and happy.
My health plan included macrobiotic and reiki treatments. The macrobiotic diet detoxified, strengthened and supported my whole being simultaneously by stabilizing its foundation and working deeply in the cells. I knew that both macrobiotics and reiki treatments were the right choice when I kept on witnessing the benefits I started experiencing, which were amazingly immediate and great. The positive physical changes included my healthy weight loss and improvement in the areas of sleep, circulation and digestion that contributed for my overall rejuvenated appearance. These changes gave me a psychological and emotional lift that renewed a fighting spirit in me.
I believe the achievement of the amazing and miraculous result of being cancer free in such a short amount of time was a result of the integrative health treatment that connected my mind and body. I embraced the treatment plan, which was enhanced by a trusting therapeutic relationship with Lidia. This integrative approach allowed the natural healing force to boost my immune system to regain the vitality it needed: The nutritional way changed the balance of my system back toward normal growth and reiki balanced the life force energy within my being. That is how much macrobiotics and reiki have healed and positively transformed me!
FROM FAMILY HEALTH CRISIS TO HEALING AS A LIFESTYLE
"If you want the best, contact Lidia” is how we were referred to Lidia, 5.5 years ago, when our family was faced with a health crisis. Lidia led us through our healing journey in a masterful way with incredible results, utilizing her Method of Reiki, Coaching and Macrobiotic Healing Foods. Healing with Lidia has been transformative for our family. Lidia remains in our life as a friend and consultant. Reiki and Coaching have become a foundation of how we live our healthiest, best life. Lidia has helped our family shift from crisis healing to adopt the paradigm of “healing as a lifestyle”. . . for this we are ever grateful. We have used Reiki, Coaching and Macrobiotic Healing Foods/Remedies, to help us manage the following health and life challenges:
Cancer - dissolving tumours, managing impact of chemotherapy on body system
Mike Bradley, CEO & Founder of
Woodfield True Nature Campus
I was introduced through a very close friend who highly recommended Lidia for healing. In my journey I’ve been experiencing living with cancer for the past 12 years. I decided at the very start of this chapter to approach my dis-ease as an imbalance and to heal using natural healing methods. Lidia has been a wonderful pillar on this journey.
Her care and compassion for me has been outstanding. I know that her life’s mission is to share her talents & skills to help others heal in a deep meaningful manner. Lidia is a master of Reiki energy healing and I have seen wonderful progress towards my total healing with her assistance. She is there as a support and coach to review my health/well-being ideas and goals and provides excellent counsel and encouragement in the pursuit and realisation of them. As well as the energy healing that Lidia capably applies she also has a depth of understanding on the use of Nutrition to assist in someone’s total healing.
To sum up, I would enthusiastically give Lidia a big thumbs up to anyone who is committed to raising their energy and life-force and I would without hesitation recommend her as part of a healing team if one is confronted with any type of dis-ease.
REIKI HELPED ME FEEL PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY STRONGER
I met Lidia at a time in my life when I was diagnosed with a terminal illness. I immediately found working with Lidia was the right fit. Reiki had immediate benefits, making me feel physically, mentally and spiritually stronger. Lidia’s pure dedication to helping others heal and move forward has become more evident over the past 8 years I have been working with her.
Lidia is just an amazing, kind, compassionate and caring person who made me feel at ease from the word go. She has a special gift from the universe in her healing abilities. She listens to me, her words are supportive, I can open up easily and her healing is immediate for me. Through her wise words and guidance, I have been able to access another level of myself which I never knew existed.
Lidia, I am ever so grateful that the Universe led me to you and it is of great comfort to know that I can turn to you for guidance to continue evolving in my physical healing, emotional and spiritual path. I look forward to working with you as my journey continues.
Thank you Lidia. Your are an angel and a shining star for so many people.
REIKI WITH LIDIA IS A MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE
For the past 25 years, I’ve been living with osteoarthritis and for the past 5 years I’ve been treated for polymyalgia rheumatic (an auto-immune condition).
I cannot believe that my neck feels “normal” now. I have severe arthritis in my neck and was told that I had a long neck and would have to live with the pain – it always felt sore and stiff. That pain has disappeared completely. I have had 2 hip replacements and one hip has no socket, just a cement spacer in place. Over the past few years, it was most uncomfortable and felt like I was sitting on a rock. I can hardly believe that there is no pain or discomfort in this hip now.
How this has all happened is a mystery to me but I believe Lidia is a master healer.
It was through my son, Ken, who had reiki for 2 years when he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, that I learned of Lidia. He always said that it was very relaxing. So when I got the opportunity to meet Lidia, I was lucky enough to try reiki with her and have been having sessions with her for the past 3 years.
In addition, Lidia introduced me to kukicha tea, daikon radish, miso soup, as well as tofu plasters and eddoe potato plasters.
I EXPERIENCED A DEEP PEACE, HEALING AND CLARITY ON MANY LEVELS
Thank you for your amazing and powerful gift of long distance Reiki healing during the Conscious Leaders Circle. I immediately felt the Reiki healing energy during the session,, and long afterwards on many levels! I experienced a deep peace, healing and clarity on many levels. This was very powerful and transformational . Lidia, you are a powerful channel of pure Light, Healing, Wisdom and Knowledge! Thank you!
July 6, 2019
MOST POWERFUL REIKI EXPERIENCE
A DEEP ENERGY HAS BEEN RESTORED
Stephanie Wood, Creator of ULTRA EFT
Feeling as though a deep energy has been restored in my system and body. I feel lighter in general and yet more grounded. . . It has also been very valuable to me to experience long distance Reiki, since I had never experienced it more than a single random session at a time. It makes me want to learn to do it on myself (and possibly others at some point).
REIKI HAD ME BACK TO NORMAL WITHIN 3 TREATMENTS
Lidia is nothing short of a master in the truest sense of the word. Lidia has a very special healing gift and after seven years since my first appointment, I continue to benefit from regular reiki treatments with her. Whenever I have experienced health issues of any kind, reiki with Lidia has always put things right again. She has dedicated her career to the healing arts in order to help others in need and she inspires me with her generosity of spirit and her caring. As a trained counselor, she also has a wonderful way of helping to shift one's perception of a situation while offering healing treatments. When I was ready to study reiki, I knew that I wanted to learn from Lidia. Here's just a few specific examples of the ways I have benefited from reiki with Lidia:
When I broke my foot just 2 months before a round-the-world backpacking trip, Lidia directed reiki which sped the healing and I was in perfect condition for the journey.
Another time a virus took hold of me, and after months and months of allopathic and holistic treatments, I finally turned once again to reiki, and Lidia had me back to normal within 3 treatments.
While travelling in Indonesia alone, and stuck on a small island with no access to medical treatment, I was struck down by a terrible infection. I contacted Lidia and right away she sent reiki to bring me back to health.
Lidia also coached me through an intensive macrobiotic program, and I felt so energized that I then enjoyed learning more about healthy and delicious food preparation in Lidia's Macrobiotic cooking classes. Lidia's frequent offerings of rice balls and Macrosnacks are always a treat, and help to keep me motivated when eating healthy. Lidia is such a gift to her clients, and lifts us all up with her incredible dedication and strength. I'm very grateful to also call her a friend.
PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT IS GONE, I HAVE MORE ENERGY NOW THAN WHEN I WAS 40
I learned about Lidia through a friend who described her healing abilities as “amazing,” adding that she works primarily with clients who have very serious illnesses and health conditions. That wasn’t me. At the time, I had just turned 60, and while I did experience various aches and pains and other physical conditions that come with age (bad knees, slightly arthritic hip, poor sleep), I wasn’t suffering from any major ailments. I wasn’t looking to rid myself of a specific illness, but rather to strengthen my core, improve my general health and well-being, and ultimately prevent illness before it comes knocking. When I approached Lidia and asked if she would consider being a part of my preventative, self-improvement journey, she was thrilled. Lidia genuinely believes that it is our right to get healthier with age. She embraces the aging process, knowing that anyone can be perfectly balanced and healthy at any age. I have been seeing Lidia for reiki on and off for 3 years now, and can attest to the regenerating and rejuvenating effects that her treatments have had on my physical, mental and emotional well-being. Lidia has given my body a new lease on life. Physical discomfort is gone, I have more energy now than when I was 40, and with Lidia’s continued support, I fully expect to live a long and productive life filled with positive health and vibrancy.
MY SESSIONS RELEASED PAIN, FLUID, AND MADE ME FEEL MORE ENERGIZED
In October 2016 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Locally Advanced Breast Cancer. As I started my chemotherapy treatments, I was referred to Lidia by a client of hers who said she experienced fantastic healing results with Lidia’s Reiki treatments.
I started the Reiki treatments twice a week in November. Lidia recommended twice weekly, ninety minute treatments and that is how I proceeded for the rest of my cancer journey. I could not believe how good she made me feel. Her healing hands are exceptional. She released pain, fluid, and made me feel more energized. Lidia can identify your weak areas and work on healing them. I always look forward to my next sessions with her to feel relieved and experience my improved health. I highly recommend Lidia’s Reiki treatments for anyone going through any physical health issue, or emotional turmoil.
REIKI HELPED SAVE SOME OF MY ORGANS
In March 2018 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. This was the second time in 11 years that cancer invaded my life, the first being in 2007 with the diagnosis of Stage 1 breast cancer. After my first experience with cancer I studied holistic nutrition in order to learn more on how to help myself through healthy eating. That is why it was such a shock to me that in spite of being so “healthy” in terms of what I ate, doing yoga and exercise I was knocked down again by this disease. A family member of a good friend of mine recommended Lidia and at this point I had nothing to lose. She started doing reiki on me right after my diagnosis. I went through chemo, surgery and chemo again. I firmly believe that reiki helped save some of the organs that were affected and were supposed to be removed during surgery. I did a lot of positive affirmations, meditation and continued with my healthy eating. I added some of the items that Lidia recommended for my healing such as miso, daikon radish, kukicha tea. It’s been over a year now since my diagnosis and I’m strong and healthy again. Lidia is a great healer and I feel reenergized every time she leaves!
FROM CHRONIC ILLNESS TO LASTING HEALTH
I first met Lidia around 2001 when she was giving presentations about Reiki at the ROM. I had heard about Reiki before and was curious to know more so I signed up for one of her sessions. It was very interesting to learn about energy healing and the chakras and we did a mini Reiki healing during that session. I was impressed!
I had been going through a lot of personal trials over a number of years prior and was feeling very drained, physically and mentally. It seemed as if Reiki might help me so I had a couple of private sessions with Lidia after that and then she very kindly set me up with one of her apprentices for a series of treatments. I could feel myself on a path of healing and started to have hope again that I was going to regain my energy and move in a positive direction. In some of these treatments I had profound healing episodes where it was almost physically painful but I felt as if something wonderful and transformative was taking place. As these sessions were coming to an end, I realized that I needed to have Reiki in my life going forward so I signed up for my first Reiki level one attunement. It was an amazing experience and the start of a new journey of healing in my life. Since that time I have been giving myself Reiki on a more or less regular basis and went on to learn Reiki level 2. Just by doing a full treatment once a week and mini treatments sometimes during the week I can stay more balanced and keep my energy up. In addition, I believe that Reiki could possibly have influenced my decision to change careers and go back to school.
Lidia has been a fairly constant healer and friend in my life ever since these early days. She has helped me deal with numerous crises in my life when I thought I would never be healthy again. Most of them have been energy related where I have had adrenal crashes and she has helped me build up my energy with Reiki and supplement with various teas, miso and macrobiotic foods. In one episode a few years ago I went completely deaf in one ear. The specialist said that my prognosis for recovering my hearing was not very good, even with the medication that I was given. I went for Reiki sessions with Lidia and within a short time I had regained my full hearing again.
More recently I was at a very low point in my life where I had lost my employment and then became very sick. I was not recovering and became weaker and weaker by the day to the point where it took too much energy to even speak. When all my doctors couldn’t help me I called on Lidia and she started giving me treatments. Slowly I started regaining my health and then eventually completely recovered. I had been worried I may be bedridden for the rest of my life so it was such a gift to be able to resume normal activities and eventually go back to work. Just even after one treatment I could feel such a difference in how I felt.
It is not just the Reiki and Macrobiotics etc. which help but also the energy that Lidia radiates and the positive reinforcement that she gives you so that you gain confidence that you can heal. She told me the last time “if you have healed before, you can heal yourself again”. There is no-one else that can help me as she does. Her capacity for healing and giving of herself is off the charts and she is truly a one of a kind person. I feel very fortunate to have Lidia in my life!
AFTER THE SECOND TREATMENT, I WAS SLEEPING THROUGH THE ENTIRE NIGHT
I have been a client of Lidia’s for over a year now, at her Hidden Buddha Healing Centre.
I first went for treatment while I was grieving the loss of many family members and was not sleeping well at all. My energy level was at an all time low, and I had many aches and pains throughout my body. One month after having a heart attack at the age of 58, my daughter convinced me to give the art of Reiki a try. She found the Apona Healing Arts listed on the internet as being in our area, so we called Lidia to set-up an introductory meeting.
While I did not really know that much about Reiki, I did know that I needed some kind of help if I was to ever start feeling like myself again. The first treatment I had was unbelievable. Within seconds of me closing my eyes my scalp started tingling. When I opened my eyes to mention it to Lidia, I realized that her hands were about 6 inches above my head and face. The feeling was the Reiki energy penetrating my body!
After the second treatment, I was sleeping through the entire night. When I finished the initial set of treatments that I had signed up for, I decided to continue with the treatments once a month. I have had sessions when my leg or arm released deep energy, creating a feeling of relief. I now have a handle on my circumstantial grief and it is truly an incredible feeling.
With this newfound energy, I have been able to concentrate on starting the event planning business that I had been hashing over for about 3 years. Through ongoing support and coaching during our sessions, Lidia has helped me keep the business-building momentum moving forward.
Lidia came to my home as a service provider at my Spa Day, performing Reiki treatments to all who signed up. I have already recommended her and the Hidden Buddha Healing Centre to family and friends and will continue to do so.
I LIVE MY DAYS PAIN FREE, HAPPY AND CENTRED.
I am one of Lidia’s most grateful clients. After dealing with a chronic bladder issue for over 6 years, the universe gave me Lidia in 2011. After driving for 6 hours to meet with Lidia for the first time, I presented to her farm in very rough shape physically and emotionally. I had booked the weekend for macrobiotic teaching but fortunately Lidia introduced me to my first Reiki session within minutes of meeting her which changed the course of my healing.
After only a few Reiki sessions with Lidia, my body started to heal.
I am from Sudbury and I would drive the 5 hours to meet with Lidia for a block of Reiki sessions which transformed my healing and my life.
I had constant bladder pain similar to an ongoing bladder infection for years prior to meeting Lidia and my bladder healed with the Reiki sessions.
I also met with Lidia for macrobiotic teaching to give my body the best chance to heal.
I was in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 which caused damage to organs. After having surgeries, I reached out to Lidia for long distance Reiki sessions which once again allowed my body to heal.
After having such success with Reiki, I asked Lidia to teach me Level 1 Reiki at her farm in Rideau Lakes. I stayed in her guest cabin, enjoyed delicious macrobiotic foods all weekend and learned to give myself the gift of Reiki-I believe taught by the greatest Reiki Master.
I have been fortunate to enjoy in person and distance Reiki with Lidia which have both been equally effective.
In 2021, Lidia also offered me her Holistic Coaching sessions when I was ready to heal from years of trauma. Through these sessions, I was able to heal which allows me to live a happier more connected and centred life.
I know that if any physical or emotional challenges present themselves, I can reach out to Lidia so that she can guide me in the best modality to heal. I live my days pain free, happy and centred.
I HAVE TRULY EXPERIENCED SPIRITUAL HEALING
I have been seeing Lidia since January 2019 with the goal of regaining back my health which she explained is my birthright. Doing Reiki sessions with Lidia has helped me become more emotionally and spiritually well, centered and calm so that I rarely over react to things. I am more relaxed than ever before, not even needing to wear a mouth guard at night since I no longer grind my teeth. I have truly experienced spiritual healing through the deeper healing Reiki sessions. I have seen such beautiful golden white light during my Reiki sessions, along with feeling such a deep sense of peace, relaxation and blissful state that I have never known before. I truly wish everyone could experience what I was able to obtain so easily through my healing journey with Lidia. As a result, I am feeling very well and happy most of the time. I find myself smiling a great deal and feel very excited about helping people in the future and having a happy and rewarding life. My immune system is much stronger as I do not get sick when others around me are and rarely have symptoms requiring homeopathic supplements. If I compare my life now to the past, I can confidently say that I am more relaxed, peaceful, happy and joyful on a regular basis than I think I have been my whole life. Lidia’s treatments, diet suggestions, coaching and guidance have really helped provide the results that I have been looking for.
Thanks Lidia, you are a bright light in the universe.
EXPERIENCING REIKI AND MACROBIOTICS HAS BEEN LIFE CHANGING
Lidia has been a healer, teacher, mentor and friend to me and my family for 12 years. We first met when she offered the gift of Reiki to my mother who was experiencing metastatic breast cancer. I became her student and completed my Reiki Master training under Lidia’s wisdom and instruction in order to continue my own life-long healing and share Reiki with others. I have also benefited tremendously from receiving Reiki treatments from Lidia to help treat a chronic neck and shoulder injury, strengthen my immune system and to help me get through some difficult emotional times. I am now beginning to study Macrobiotics with Lidia to understand the healing properties of food so that I may transform further and heal more deeply. Meeting and learning from Lidia and experiencing Reiki and Macrobiotics has been life changing. I am forever grateful.
LIDIA, YOU ROCK! WOW, YOUR REIKI TREATMENT DID WONDERS FOR ME
Dear Lidia, Between diet advice, counselling and reiki, you have such a lot to offer someone like myself on life's healing journey. . . Lidia, you rock! Wow, your reiki treatment did wonders for me. It broke the next day. Now I'm back to just being a guy with a sore neck, no screaming pain. It was really quite acute, so that's a considerable accomplishment. Thanks for being so great at what you do and for sharing your gifts. With great appreciation.
I WOKE UP THIS MORNING WITH LESS STRESS IN MY BODY
Each time we have our sessions, I feel a significant difference in my energy & mood the next morning and throughout the following days. I am slowly feeling more grounded with deeper and fuller sleeps - I woke up this morning with less stress in my body, and will (try) to continue the mantra of "progress not perfection” accompanied with deep breathing in my mind as I move through the day. I feel more energetically aligned and balanced walking into this week than I have had weeks previously - no doubt that has to do with all the wonderful reiki - so thank you for all of your wonderful work!! I appreciate you so much!
I FELT MORE WHOLE, BALANCED, WITH MORE ENERGY
After one reiki treatment, I felt more whole, balanced, more like myself, with more energy. Lidia works with where you are at with your health journey. She provides a safe and comfortable space to share. Lidia provides a holistic approach to your healing through food, counselling and reiki. I’m so blessed to have Lidia part of my healing journey
LIDIA HAS EMPOWERED ME TO BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN MY OWN HEALING
Lidia has empowered me to be an active participant in my own healing. With a calm energy and a gentle sense of humor she introduced me to the power of macrobiotic healing foods and taught me how to incorporate them into my life. With thanks to her many cooking classes, and Macrosnacks food service, I have been able to experience the amazing potential that macrobiotic food has to heal my body, my mind and my spirit. Reiki has also played a large part in my healing as I have benefited greatly from receiving Reiki treatments from Lidia. I am very honoured to have completed my Reiki levels with her and have chosen to continue studying with her as a Reiki Master Apprentice. Every step along my healing journey she has been there with support, encouragement and a mug of kukicha tea. I feel very blessed to have her in my life as a guide and trusted friend.
LIDIA IS VERY HUMBLE, AUTHENTIC, INSPIRES OTHERS
I have been on a journey of vegetarianism and spiritual growth for many years and learned about Lidia's macrobiotics courses about five years ago and decided to try them out! It was a very interesting, enjoyable and educational experience and opened up even more ways to enjoy natural food and approaches to healing. My grown up children also joined me in the sushi making class and loved the hands on experience. Our entire family especially enjoys sushi and miso soup has become a regular part of our dietary practice. We went on to take reiki with Lidia and continue to practice it at home, at Lidia's reiki gatherings, and I offer treatments to others. Lidia is very humble, authentic, inspires others and committed to following her path of helping others on their healing journey. There is nothing ego driven about Lidia. She works tirelessly with a beautiful smile on her face. When I am preparing food in my home I remember her words that while one is lovingly preparing food one can be contemplating the meaning of life!! She models what living in the moment is all about... Thank you Lidia for all that I have learned from you and am continuing to learn.
I'M COMING INTO CONTACT WITH WHO I AM IN A NEW WAY
Your group reiki and meditation - even just for 5 minutes - has me feeling SOOOO energized this morning. really unusually bouncy, energetic and motivated. the booklet is fantastic as well - the guidance to focus on knowing WHO I am is so compelling and resonant with me right now. . . I feel like so much is being released. I'm feeling and connecting with my light, it's connection with the infinite. I feel like I'm coming into contact with who I am in a new way. I’m deeply grateful that I am so much more in alignment and connected to the Divine, Source, Light. Thank you for your gifts Lidia!
I WAS FULLY SUPPORTED
Lidia has been my Reiki teacher for the past 3 years for my Level I, II and III Reiki attunements. Since day one, Lidia has offered unconditional support and guidance to make sure I was fully supported during the process. She never hesitated to give her in-depth, heartfelt advice on any topic to do with Reiki or otherwise, during my transitions and shifts. At no point have I felt left alone to deal with issues that came up for me and at the same time, Lidia does not create dependence as a teacher. I now feel able and capable to teach my own students and I will definitely model my approach with her in my mind. I'm happy to speak to anyone who has questions about working with Lidia or my experiences-I highly recommend Lidia as a teacher and guide.
I FEEL REVIVED AGAIN
Lidia, Thank you so much for all your kindness, support and trust. I feel Revived again. This has been a wonderful experience. You're such a wonderful person. Those who spread Love cannot keep it for themselves. I feel so Blessed to have crossed paths with you. I feel so Inspired. May you know that you have touched my life. Thank You and May you be Blessed.
Apona Healing Ranch Reviews
THANK YOU FOR BEING AN ADVOCATE FOR HORSES
I am so very blessed and honored to call Lidia Kuleshnyk a friend whom I hold near and dear to my heart. She's been a voice for the voiceless and a saving grace to many, horses and humans alike. Thank you Lidia and please continue in the direction you're going in to be an advocate for the horses who've lost their voice and their freedom. We pray that one day our struggles to give them a voice will rise above and alleviate their struggles in finding that second chance.
LIDIA'S NOBLE HARD UNSTOPPABLE WORK ON RESCUING, RESPECTING AND HONOURING THE LIFE OF THE HORSES IS A GESTURE THAT WILL SHOW YOU PEACE CAN BE ACHIEVABLE
Hidden Buddha is a very unique place full of Magic, the beautiful land full of hidden crystals will let you connect with your inner self. The gorgeous rescued horses will give you love and kindness and they will show you the beauty of every day. I fell in love with every single one of them. Lidia is an amazing host, she is very organized and takes the time to discuss your schedule and the preference on days off, she is very fair. She is extremely busy making hidden Buddha the amazing place it is and she has a team of people working with her on the land. I mainly worked with Campbell, he is absolutely amazing, he is very easy going, passionate and knowledgeable, he is fearless and gave me a lot of confidence on things that I never did before like giving vitamins on a syringe right in to the mouth of the horses, for a city girl never lived on a farm that was an accomplishment. He let me drove around the property on a four wheel and he had so much confidence that I will be able to smash some small trees with it and make a trail and I did. Forever grateful for him and all he taught me. Dima is a worker who is supper friendly and will make you feel part of the team right away. I was so impressed by Lidia's care on the horses, the way she feeds them, she only uses high quality ingredients. Her noble hard unstoppable work on rescuing, respecting and honoring the life of the horses is a gesture that will show you peace can be achievable. Thank you so much Lidia for the opportunity!
I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE WITNESSED THEIR LOVE FOR THE HORSES THEY HAVE RESCUED
I had a wonderful first wwoof experience at Hidden Buddha Healing Centre. Lidia and Campbell were great hosts. They replied promptly to my visit request and provided me with very clear rules and parameters for my stay, which I found very professional and reassuring. They were also very welcoming and accommodating. For example, they provided us with epsom salts so we could bathe at the end of the day and gave us the choice to determine how long our lunch would be. I am very grateful to have witnessed their love for the horses they have rescued; they are truly devoted to their wellbeing and treat them with the utmost care and appreciation. Though I only stayed for a couple of days, this wwoofing experience was very complete. It allowed me to do basic manual farm work, to have a first close encounter with horses and to learn about the importance of each animal in the farm. I even got to see how negotiations amongst farmers take place and how they generously share their resources. Overall, this was a great experience and I certainly recommend it to others!
LIDIA IS AN EXCEPTIONAL HOST. WE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM HER.
Dan and I had an absolutely wonderful time at the Hidden Buddha Healing Centre. Lidia is an exceptional host!! I cannot express enough how lucky we were to find Lidia and her farm! We learned so much from her and can't thank her enough for taking the time to share her knowledge with us.
We spent our days caring for the animals, helping with renovations and assisted with the hay harvest. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding towns and nature spots. It's lovely to see how much Lidia cares for her animals. We loved spending time with each animal, getting to know their unique personalities. We also had a wonderful time working with and getting to know Dima (Lidia's farm hand). His humor made our days all the more enjoyable.
This was our first time WWOOFing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much Lidia!! We hope to visit again soon!!
I WAS IMPRESSED HOW GREATLY LOVED AND TAKEN CARE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL GIANTS ARE!
Hidden Buddha is a truly unique experience and I’m grateful to the hosts Lidia and Campbell for making me feel welcome and appreciated. This was my first time wwoofing and I was lucky to be able to volunteer at this wonderful place for an entire month. This was a great opportunity for me to learn about horses (I literally knew nothing and have never been close to a horse prior to this!) I was impressed how greatly loved and taken care of these beautiful giants are! Among the activities I particularly enjoyed were: cleaning the barns (not kidding), giving hay to horses, making oats for horses, creating some raised beds and planting squash and some perennial flowers. On my days off, I had plenty of time to visit nearby provincial parks and go swimming and hiking. Thank you, Lidia and Campbell! Thank you, Mica, Macie, Raven, Spring Rose, Gracie, Rocky and Sarah!
THIS WAS FOR ME AN AMAZING HUMAN EXPERIENCE DISCOVERING THE WAY OF LIFE IN A FARM IN ONTARIO.
I spent 2 weeks in Hidden Buddha and it was such a great time !
More than an experience with horses, this was for me an amazing human experience discovering the way of life in a farm in Ontario. Lidia and Campbell are wonderful hosts who take the time to discuss with you about the schedule and the work you do in the farm. Everything is very clear. The quiet and beautiful property is also such a nice place for the rescue horses ! This is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset, have a walk in the forest or get some fresh air. I really enjoyed the time spent with my hosts and the animals and I learnt a lot about them. Its such a pleasure to work with the horses around. The tasks were varied because I also worked on the renovations of the farm, which I really liked :)
Thank you so much for everything Lidia and Campbell, I hope I can come back soon !
I HAVE ENJOYED YOUR LOVE OF THE HORSES AND OF THE LAND
Thank you for everything I have experienced here at Hidden Buddha Healing Center! I have enjoyed your love of the horses and of the land. I appreciate your contribution to the world, your sense of adventure and healing for those who come to your circle. Many Blessings, With Love, Lynn M.
COMING HERE WAS WHAT I NEEDED MOST
Thank You! Coming here was what I needed most. It was the right, perfect time. I'm so grateful to be part of your amazing sanctuary. Let the faith and the light guide us all forever, to be better, to connect and feel nature and animals. I'll miss you, the farm, and obviously horses. Thank you again, can't wait to visit you again!
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I AM OVERJOYED BY THIS INCREDIBLE BEAUTIFUL SANCTUARY YOU HAVE CREATED.
Lidia. I am overjoyed by this incredible beautiful sanctuary you have created. This home is filled with light and love. It's a magnificent synthesis of your light and beauty you bring to the world. The rustic charm and gracefulness of the horses is absolutely heartwarming.
EARTHING: CONNECTING WITH MOTHER EARTH AND YOUR INNER SELF
Such a simple practice connecting with my feet on Mother Earth feels really profound.
Thank You Lidia! Coming back for a second time was wonderful. Really enjoyed the peace and quiet, a chance to reflect and meditate, and spend quality time with friends - humans and trees in particular. Can’t wait to do it again
PEACEFULNESS OVERCAME ME...
My stay on the two day retreat was much more than I had anticipated. Upon my first night of arrival, I was taken by surprise by the calmness. Peacefulness overcame me as I walked into the retreat house and into my room. The property seemed to have a magnetic quality and energy, and as I walked the floor, I could feel it through my feet. When I woke up the first morning, for some reason I woke up feeling very happy like I didn't have a care in the world and couldn't explain it. I hadn't felt that kind of happy for a long time. I found this to be very strange. Then I was told that under the property, in the land, were crystals, which I know have wonderful healing qualities. As the next two days passed, my sleep was incredibly restful and deep, my mind cleared, my aches and pains seemed to have diminished. By the time I left, I felt like a new person. The peace, quiet and tranquil setting combined with the natural healing energies took me back to a time I had forgotten what it was like to be happy, what it was like to be me again!
Thank you Lidia for the wonderful experience I will never forget! I am looking forward to coming back again!
AN INCREDIBLY UNIQUE AND FULFILLING EXPERIENCE...
Thank you Lidia for creating this very special place. The serenity, nature, delicious macrobiotic food and the conversations of our group made for an incredibly unique and fulfilling experience that I look forward to doing again!
Thank you Lidia for the wonderful experience I will never forget! I am looking forward to coming back again!
THERE WAS NO JUDGEMENT
It started as a stormy and wintry weekend. But Lidia's hospitality, her delicious macrobiotic food, the crackling fire and the amazingly open ladies at the retreat were delightful. There was no judgment that weekend. We came together as a group of strangers but left feeling we have known each other for a long time. I left under a brilliantly sunny sky, feeling refreshed.
LIDIA'S WARMTH AND KINDNESS MADE US FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY
I was fortunate enough to find this gem of a place when my husband and I visited the retreat last year for a week, so he could have daily Reiki healing for his progressive cancer, and I was learning to prepare macrobiotic foods. The Reiki treatments helped him feel more peaceful and rejuvenated. During our stay Lidia's warmth and kindness made us feel like part of the family. Less than a year later, I attended a women's retreat of self-discovery. I met some amazing women all open to sharing and learning and growing. The weather was good enough that we were also able to get outside and met the animals which brought a whole other dimension to my stay. I know I'll be back again. Thanks Lidia.
THE ATMOSPHERE WAS RELAXED AND SUPPORTIVE
In January 2018, I joined a small group of ladies in Toledo ON for a 2 day retreat. I had never done this before, so I was quite curious about the event. Both myself and 3 other attendees were warmly welcomed by Lidia at the Retreat Centre, with hot cups of tea and cider. We had all battled our way to her centre through a terrible snowstorm. So a nice roaring fire in the fireplace and a warm drink were highly welcomed.
I found the Retreat Center to be modern, very clean and accommodating for our group. I had a room to myself, and slept quite well both nights that I spent there. The atmosphere was relaxed and supportive.
The retreat sessions were well paced, nicely organized to allow more time to converse if required, or to break when needed. Each participant appeared fully engaged, as I was. The goal for me was to identify what to let go in my life that was no longer working to make room for something better!
I would highly recommend this retreat to everyone interested in making changes in your life!
EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY: RELEASING LIMITING BELIEFS AND EMOTIONAL PAIN
When I first arrived, I could feel the vibration of the land. It was so profound and powerful. It was a very cleansing weekend, where I was able to release a lot of pain that I had stored inside of me. The 'Burn the Burdens' ceremony on the last day was one of the most incredibly transformative experiences I have ever had." Lucy Dinis, Toronto, Ontario
PRIVATE HEALING RETREAT
I'm feeling so rested, inspired, supported and nourished. Thank You Lidia!