Our Philosophy

Our Vision

Our PhilosophyWe are committed to transformation and growth.

We work together with integrity and respect.

We are joined in harmony, unity and peace.

We take our students to new heights of learning and discovery; inward to heal themselves, upward to their full potential and outward to be of service. We believe that as we heal ourselves we help to heal the world, one person at a time. We foster a sense of spiritual community where people of like mind and purpose can interact.

Passion and inspiration motivate our direction into the future as pioneering and visionary leaders in spiritual, psychological, holistic health and sacred arts education. The art of transformation guides our creative process in developing innovative programming.


Mission Statement

We are committed to providing excellence in spiritually-based education and being at the leading edge of the psychospiritual and holistic health education fields.

We continue to create programming unparalleled in Canada by combining the spiritual wisdom of the ancients with the latest breakthroughs in contemporary psychology and holistic health, while honouring the uniqueness of each individual.

We are a College and a Centre at the same time, providing a supportive environment where students can develop professional skills as well as embark upon their own personal journey of spiritual growth, emotional healing and holistic well-being.


Our Approach to Education

Our approach to education is transformational, embracing growth and change. We empower the student by helping them to tap into their inner learner/healer. We ascribe to the original Greek meaning of education – to bring forth that which is already known or to draw out from within.

We are non-dogmatic, presenting many ideologies and perspectives so the student can develop their own beliefs which evolve as they grow. We believe students and teachers can learn from each other.

We help students to find meaning and purpose in their personal and professional lives. We provide a sound academic, theoretical base while offering practical, hands-on, experiential learning. We provide the opportunity for students to do their own inner work and healing. We are professional, ethical and responsible in all our interactions, embracing the highest standards in education.


Our Faculty

Our instructors are leaders and specialists in their fields and many are actively involved in the community and maintain their own private practices. We are committed to keeping abreast with the latest research and development and to expanding our professional skills. We are dedicated to our own emotional healing and spiritual development on an ongoing basis.


About the College

Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training was co-founded in 1988 by Gord Riddell and Kathy Ryndak. We celebrate 28 years of service this year. Transformational Arts is a federally Certified Private Educational Institute and, as such, tuition fees for courses over $100 are eligible for tuition tax credits (not all courses qualify). Professional training courses are HST exempt.


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