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Learn how to create stress-free mealtimes with virtual workshop

Virtual workshop hosted by holistic nutritionist Brittany Nicholson and yoga instructor Amélie Goudreau
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If you often find yourself rushing around on a daily basis and not taking time when it comes to your meals, this virtual class might be helpful.

Local registered holistic nutritionist Brittany Nicholson, along with local yoga instructor Amélie Goudreau, will be hosting a virtual workshop called Mindful Kitchen, which aims to help you slow down and move toward habits that will support healthy eating and digestion.

"It will be a live cooking workshop where we learn how to create a nourishing space around mindful eating,” Nicholson said.

The two-hour virtual workshop will be held via Zoom on May 12, and you will be taught how to make a gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free cauliflower taco dish with lime crema. 

Nicholson will also talk about the scientific connection between our stress levels and digestion.

"As a registered holistic nutritionist, I appreciate the importance of stress-free mealtime for better digestion. I’ve partnered with local yoga teacher Amélie Goudreau for this event and we will share our knowledge on how our mindset should be around meal times and how we can prepare food in a more mindful way. An example could be creating a calming playlist around mealtimes,” she said. 

Goudreau’s yoga expertise will come into play by teaching participants how to practice breathwork at mealtimes, which also aids with digestion. 

Nicholson and Goudreau hope to teach others how to create an experience in the kitchen, rather than just chowing down and moving on to the next task.

The cost to attend Mindful Kitchen is $25 per household. You can register online to receive a list of ingredients needed to prepare the dish. 

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to cook with one another virtually and create that space where we can really appreciate and set intentions around our food. The energy that we put into our food is what we get out of it,” Nicholson said.

With the province now under lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Saultites are encouraged now more than ever to continue following public health guidelines and stay home as much as possible. 

So each week, SooToday will share some of the virtual events taking place to help you make the most of these unprecedented times and have fun safely at home.

If you or someone you know is planning a local virtual event (concert, class, celebration, etc.), send the details to

Other events taking place this week include:

Scones at Home Cooking Demo

May 12

This online cooking demo will show you how to make delicious scones from the comfort of your own home. The demo will be held via YouTube on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. and will be taught by Chef Nicole from City of Kitchener.

Free Acrylic Painting Tutorial - Seasons Changing

May 13

Celebrate the start of warmer weather with this free virtual painting class by Artist’s Palette Durham on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. The tutorial will teach you how to paint a scene of winter weather changing to summer weather. You will need a canvas or media art paper, acrylic paints of yellow, blue, red, black and white, a few brushes, a water cup and paper towel. The class will be presented via YouTube. 

Free Trial Zoom Karate for Kids

May 14

If you have kids aged 4-10, this is a great opportunity for them to learn self-defence, strength, confidence and concentration. Zoom Kids Karate is hosting a free trial virtual karate class for kids on Friday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. The class will be held via Zoom and you can RSVP at

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