About Terra Nova

Discover Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café, an extraordinary countryside retreat that boasts a delightful blend of offerings, including a Nordic Spa, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Yoga, and an extensive Spa Menu. Our mission is simple: to offer you a much-needed escape from the demands of everyday life. Our sanctuary is designed to provide an oasis of tranquility, leaving you utterly revitalized and invigorated after each visit. Come experience the essence of rejuvenation at Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café.
Step into our Café and indulge in the delightful experience of High Tea. Whether you prefer a quick treat to take on the go or wish to savor a peaceful moment on our charming patio or within our unique indoor seating areas, we have you covered. Our Café offers an exquisite selection of specialty coffees, loose leaf teas, signature sandwiches, and an array of delectable baked goods to tantalize your taste buds.
To make your day truly unforgettable, pair your culinary delights with our fabulous spa treatments. Immerse yourself in a world of relaxation and rejuvenation, where every moment is crafted to ensure you leave feeling utterly renewed. At Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café, we invite you to embrace a day of pure bliss that will linger in your memories.

About our teepee

Tony Solomon of Mukwa Teepees is a member of the Anishinabe Culture, registered with the Henvey Inlet First Nation shares some information regarding the Indigenous Culture:
Anishinabe or Anishinahbe – the English alphabet cannot accommodate the sounds of our language so all we do is approximate it.
“Tribal” is a European concept that was used to label us but it is very limiting in its connotation and strips us of our dignity and sovereignty as a People. As the vast Culture that we are, being the largest culture in the Western Hemisphere both geographically and in population.
We are not governed by the European top-down centralized government but instead by an advanced and sophisticated philosophy of life which guides people in their decisions without the need for a legal system as found in European cultures.
Beginning with concepts of respecting all things in the Creators’ universe and seeing all things as sovereign. This foundation guides all people in good decision making. For example, children are taught to make decisions with these concepts as the foundation of their decisions. RESPECTING ALL THINGS eliminates the need for such things as the Christian 10 commandments and eliminates the concept of corporal punishment both as adult offenders and as child discipline.
Instead, we had a council of grandmothers who would support the erring person and teach the appropriate behaviour based on the philosophy. Repeat offenders who were not willing to live by the philosophy could face banishment and would not be able to join another community. Our focus was always on support, cooperation, community, kindness and respect, as well as other virtues as opposed to punishment which does nothing but repress the perpetrator and build resentment.

Terra Nordic Spa & Café is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderink and Mississauga. Treaty 29, 1827

Boozhoo (Hello/Welcome) Miigwech (Thank you)
Language spoken: Anishinaabemowin
Terra Nova Nordic Spa is an ally to all Indigenous cultures.

Jodi Pendry

Owner • Massage Therapist • Manual Osteopathic Practitioner

Having been raised in a small community on my family farm, I gained an excellent work ethic and a strong zest for life. My passion was horses, I participated on a competitive level both locally and nationally.
I am a 1993 graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and a 2009 graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy. I am dedicated to improving the lives of my clients. I truly value my connection with people and treat a wide range of clients from young children to seniors while taking a great effort to identify and treat their specific needs.
Many years ago, I also had the good fortune to experience a Nordic Spa and was HOOKED! My dream was to open one in Oxford County where my husband operates a successful modern automated dairy farm. I took the first step by opening Terra Nova Spa & Café where we are all about relaxation. We support an inclusive non-judgmental environment that offers services to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
Now, my dreams are coming to fruition as we proudly opened our Nordic Spa in December 2022. I am excited to manifest the rest of my vision by creating a distinctive sanctuary, where people can seek various treatments and experience transformation beyond imagination. I invite you to stay tuned as we embark on this journey of growth and progress. Thank you for being a part of our story, and we look forward to welcoming you at Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café to witness the realization of our dreams.

Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café Accomplishments

We are proud to announce that Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café has been named the recipient of the Community Futures Oxford Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2023. This esteemed recognition acknowledges Jodi Pendry’s exceptional entrepreneurial skills and the remarkable success of our establishment.

In addition to this remarkable achievement, we are delighted to announce that Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café has also been honored with the Best New Tourism Product Award at the Oxford Tourism Awards of Excellence 2023. This accolade showcases our commitment to innovation, outstanding service, and providing an unforgettable experience for our guests.

These remarkable awards are a testament to the dedication, passion, and hard work of our entire team at Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our valued guests and the local community for their unwavering support, as well as the esteemed organizations responsible for recognizing our accomplishments.

As we continue to strive for excellence, we are committed to delivering extraordinary experiences, promoting local agriculture, and contributing to the thriving tourism industry in Oxford. We invite you to join us at Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café to experience the exceptional hospitality and unforgettable moments that have garnered these prestigious accolades. Once again, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has played a part in our success, and we look forward to welcoming you to Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Café soon.