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GRADBreather

GRADBreather: Health and Wellness Series for Graduate Students

The GRAD Breather series is back this fall and we've added 'Nutrition Fridays'!

Need a quick breather during a busy semester? De-stress with the Yeates School of Graduate Studies and join fellow grad students for a series of mindfulness practice sessions covering wellness and nutrition. Sessions are 30 minutes and you can attend as many sessions as you like.

GRADBreather: Mindfulness Sessions

The mindfulness sessions aim to create spaces for mindful breathing and centring techniques. Through these techniques, you will work to strengthen your sense of presence in your personal, academic and professional life. 

GRADBreather: Nutrition Sessions *New this year!*

The nutrition sessions are led by Ryerson’s School of Nutrition. This isn’t your mother’s cooking! Food is personal, and menu planning and cooking is not easy for busy grad students. These sessions will explore the constraints of time, motivation, finance and social understanding on everyday nutrition and wellness. 

Attendees of nutrition sessions will be entered into a draw for a Magic Bullet!

Note: GRADBreather sessions are eligible for the Future Smart program. Attending two sessions is required for one unit in Future Smart.

Upcoming workshops

Past sessions

GRADBreather: Mindfulness to Support Well-being

Mindfulness is a continuous practice. In this session, we will explore different ways of being mindful to support our ongoing sense of wellbeing.

March 25, 2021, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. ET

GRAD Breather: Mindfulness and the Self

How do we engage in more compassion? In this session, we consider a mindful self and other compassion and lovingkindness meditations.

March 9, 2021, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. ET

GRAD Breather: Explorations in Mindfulness

There are many paths to mindfulness. In this session, we will engage in a couple of different mindful practices, including mindful breathing and mantra meditation.

February 9, 2021, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. ET

GRAD Breather: Practicing Mindfulness

In this first session, we briefly review the background and purpose of mindfulness followed by a guided mindful breathing practice.

January 26, 2021, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. ET

GRAD Breather: Mindful Living and Eating

How do you bring a mindful presence to everyday life? In this session, we explore ways to be present in everyday living, such as mindful eating.

November 25, 2020, 12:15 PM EST - 12:45 PM EST

GRAD Breather: Mindful Movement

What does mindful movement look like? In this session, we discuss ways to bring mindfulness to movements, such as walking and exercise.

November 11, 2020, 12:15 PM EST - 12:45 PM EST

GRAD Breather: Mindful Thinking

How do you engage in mindfulness practice? In this session, we look at three different types of mindfulness practices: counting breath, mantra meditation and contemplation on poetry.

October 28, 2020, 12:15 PM EDT - 12:45 PM EDT

GRAD Breather: Intro to Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? In this first session, we briefly review the background and purpose of mindfulness followed by a guided mindful breathing practice.

October 14, 2020, 12:15 PM EDT - 12:45 PM EDT