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Addressing Cultural Appropriation in Mindfulness and Yoga
Nov 7, 2022 05:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Nov 7, 2022 05:30 PM
This panel discussion will frame and explain cultural appropriation and appreciative knowledge as related to mindfulness and yoga. Dr. Elli Weisbaum will share how cultural appropriation informed the iterative and reciprocal approach she took during her PhD research. Professor Rose Mina Munjee will discuss western yoga and cultural appropriation concerns.
Eleanor Wesibaum is a Professor in the Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health program at U of T, Instructor at the School of Continuing Studies at U of T in the Applied Mindfulness and Meditation Certificate Program. She has worked internationally facilitating mindfulness workshops and retreats within the sectors of education, healthcare and business. She completed her PhD through the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine at UofT, with a focus on applying mindfulness to physician wellbeing.
Rose Mina Munjee, RP, MBCT, MBSR, MSC, MBA, BMath, CYT, CST, AMM-Mind, is a Professor in the Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health program at U of T, a Registered Psychotherapist, certified mindfulness facilitator and mentor, corporate mindfulness trainer, craniosacral therapist, writer, and therapeutic yoga teacher.
Hela Kalicharran (she/her) is a 5th year student at the University of Toronto pursuing a major in Buddhist Studies and minors in Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health and Indigenous Studies. She is a Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness Program Assistant for the Multi-Faith Centre, where she assists with MindFIT and other Mindful Moments programs. Hela completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2021 and she has continued to explore the relationships between yoga, health, and wellness.
Angelica Lozada (she/her) is a 5th year student at the University of Toronto pursuing a double major in East Asian Studies and Religion. She is an Assistant Program Coordinator for the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto, specifically assisting with the Inter-Faith Leadership certificate program. She has previous experience interning with the Becoming Neighbors Joint Apostolic Ministry, working directly with newcomers to aid in their integration process within Canada.