Elli Weisbaum, MES, PhD. (can.) is a Toronto based mindfulness practitioner and teacher, who attended her first retreat at the age of ten. She holds a Master’s degree focused on bringing mindfulness into education. In 2016 she began pursuing a PhD. at the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto focused on integrating mindfulness into healthcare. She is also on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Applied Mindfulness Meditation certificate program.
Elli has worked internationally to integrate mindfulness into key sectors, including education, healthcare, and business, organizing retreats and workshops in Bhutan, India, Germany, Canada, the UK, and the USA. She spent a year as the international program coordinator for Wake Up Schools, a global initiative to cultivate mindfulness in education, established by Nobel Peace Prize nominee, scholar, and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2013 she was part of Thich Nhat Hanh’s North American teaching tour, offering retreats and workshops at centers across Canada and the United States, including workshops at The World Bank and Google headquarters. She is honoured to be a grant-making advisor for the Pollination Project, a foundation that gives seed grants to individual changemakers all over the world. Elli is dedicated to the cultivation of a compassionate and healthy society and through her work, she hopes to continue walking a path that leads there.
Mindful Eating Practice
Saturday, May 2, 2020 — 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Mindful Eating is an opportunity to come together as a community and apply the basic foundations of mindfulness to an activity we do everyday. Our mindful eating session will begin with a few minutes of introduction and guidance, followed by a chance to eat our food in silence within the supportive environment of our collective online presence. When we eat like this we have the opportunity to nourish our body and mind with our kind and curious attention. This may be a very different experience from how we often eat, which can involve chewing on our worries, fears, or projects. We look forward to spending this time together.
The Mindful Eating will start 15 minutes after the conference breaks for lunch to give you time to collect your food and return to the online space. There will be 15 minutes after Mindful Eating ends before the start of the afternoon sessions.