Spring 2018 Workshops + Cooking Classes


Hey Whole-Happiers! Spring is in full swing and I’ve got a number of wonderful way in which you can get a little whole happy into your lives over the coming months!

Below is a list of some of my upcoming public workshops and cooking classes including topics on food + fitness, skin health + beauty, how to live a truly nourished life, and cooking classes ranging from plant-based to paleo, and meal prep to inflammation control.

Feel free to shoot me an email at hello@wholehappy.com if you have any questions, or of course, if you’d like to book your own workshop with me for your business, office, or community group...

Excited to Whole Happy with you!


COOKING CLASS: Healthy at Home - Comfort food favourites that taste as good as they make you feel

When: March 24th at 1:00 pm

Where: The London Chef

What: With the demands of busy schedules and it can be a challenge to eat well. Without something nourishing on hand we often turn to not-so-good-for-you store-bought options, or worse, nothing to eat at all, and you’re left feeling unsatisfied, defeated, and frustrated. The good news is, some simple tricks can turn that all around! Join nutritional therapy practitioner Ellie Shortt as she guides you through some tips for batch-cooking, meal-prepping, and quick and easy recipes that not only satisfy your palate, but also check off the boxes on your wellness goals. Effortless comfort foods with a gourmet flair that leave you feeling well-nourished? It’s the perfect recipe for a healthy, happy kitchen. 

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WORKSHOP: Eating for Your Skin – Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Your Best Skin, Hair, and Nail Health

When: April 12th at 6:15pm

Where: Miiko Skin Co.

What: There’s no question that what you put on your skin in incredibly important for a smooth and glowing complexion. But more and more we’re discovering how the foods and beverages we consume, as well as our lifestyles in general, affect the health of our skin, as well as our nails, hair, teeth…the list is endless! But where do you start? There’s so much information out there it can be confusing, and often misleading. The great news is that on April 12th Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and chef Ellie Shortt will be presenting to us! Ellie will provide her top tips for that healthy glow from the inside out, while dismantling many of those misleading myths you may have already come across. She will be discussing the important topics of inflammation, detoxification, and proper digestion as they relate to skin health, and will be able to answer any of your own personal questions about health, wellness, diet, and nutrition. She will also be providing some light snacks, sips, and recipes to help you through your Miiko Skin Reboot Challenge!

Register HERE


WORKSHOP: How To Fuel Your Fitness – Nutrition and Wellness for Workout Goals and Athletic Performance

When: April 21st at 11:30am

Where: BDHQ Johnson St.

What: Wanting better results in your competitions? More substantial gains in your training? Would you like to speed up recovery, diminish pain, injury, and burnout? Or are you simply looking to improve body composition, boost energy, level out your mood, and feel as healthy, happy, and vital as possible? Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Ellie Shortt as she guides you through the ins-and-outs of nutrition as it pertains to athletic performance and general wellbeing. Ellie will debunk common myths, provide useful and sustainable tools for achieving your goals, and offer plenty of time to answer your individual questions. 

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COOKING CLASS: Meals That Heal - Fighting inflammation and disease with delicious and nutrient-dense foods

When: May 5th at 1:00pm

Where: The London Chef

What: Heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer – these devastating diseases all have one thing in common… inflammation! But what exactly is inflammation, and what causes it? Many of the foods we eat are sadly the culprits and lead our bodies on a path to illness. Conversely, there is an abundance of foods that help diminish systemic inflammation in our body, preventing and even diminishing the burden of many common illnesses. Join nutritionist and chef, Ellie Shortt for an opportunity to learn about how to control inflammation, while making a delicious and nutrient-dense 3-course meal. During this class, she’ll also provide a brief discussion on what exactly inflammation is, the diseases it can lead to, and the many ways we can heal our bodies through the meals we enjoy!

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WORKSHOP: Live Nourished – Foods, Thoughts, and Lifestyle Patterns For Optimal Wellness, Sustainable Vitality, and a Truly Whole Happy Life

When: May 10th at 6:00pm

Where: Nourish Restaurant

What: Imagine feeling more awake, more vital, more alive. Imagine having more energy in your day, more pep-in-your-step, and a general feeling of wellbeing. Imagine glowing from the inside out, and radiating that healthy energy to your loved ones and coworkers. You can accomplish all of this, simply by nourishing your body with the right foods, thoughts, and lifestyle patterns. Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and chef Ellie Shortt as she guides you through the ins-and-outs of what it means to truly live a nourished life. Through and evening of discussions, demos, and activities, you will learn how properly prepared nutrient dense foods can fuel your wellness, how your thought patterns and mental barriers can stiffen your health potential, and how to create nourishing rituals and healthier habits to help you achieve your wellness goals. All this while you snack and sip on some nourishing foods and beverages from our Spring menu. Participants will also go home with recipes, gift cards, and worksheets to help them live nourished following the event!

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COOKING CLASS: Plant-based Powerfoods - Exploring the Nutritional and Culinary Power of Plants

When: May 12th at 1:00pm

Where: The London Chef

What: You may have heard the term “plant-based” floating around, or you may even be trying to adopt a more plant-based diet yourself. Whether vegan, vegetarian, or even “pegan,” following a predominantly plant-based paradigm can have positive effects on the health of our bodies and the world around us. But it can also do damage to our wellness goals and the environment if not done correctly. Join nutritional therapy practitioner and chef Ellie Shortt as she guides you through a plant-based class, sharing some of the most powerful “superfoods” and how to incorporate them into incredibly simple and seriously tasty home-cooking friendly dishes. She will also guide you through some of the common mistakes and possible concerns of a plant-based diet so that you can figure out the best approach for your body, and of course, most delicious dishes for your palate.

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WORKSHOP: Spring Into Summer: How to Prep, Prime, and Nourish your Body for a Happy Healthy Summer

When: May 17th at 6:00pm

Where: Heartwood & Co

What: As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, you might be finding yourself feeling ready for summer. But is your body? Join nutritional therapy practitioner and chef Ellie Shortt as she discusses some simple tips and tricks to minimize sun burns and skin damage, decrease bloat and water retention, balance body composition, and improve energy so that you can get the most out of those glorious summer days and gorgeous summer nights. There will be demos, discussions, worksheets and plenty of time to answer your individual questions, as well as a hair and skincare tutorial by one of our talented Heartwood team members. You will be greeted with a healthy cocktail upon your arrival, and will enjoy a nourishing meal of nutrient dense delights. You’ll even go home with a seriously stocked goody bag with take-home nibbles, recipes, beauty samples, and discount coupons! So join us for an evening of beauty, bites, and amazing advice on how you can prep, prime, and nourish your body for a happy healthy Summer!

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COOKING CLASS: The Primal Palate - A breakdown of the Paleo Diet and how you can benefit from a more ancestral approach in your kitchen

When: June 9th at 1:00pm

Where: The London Chef

What: What is the Paleo Diet? How does it benefit health? Will it make me feel better? These might be questions you’ve found yourself asking, and here’s your chance to have them answered! Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and chef Ellie Shortt as she guides you through the primal eating movement, what it is, what it means in terms of your wellness goals, and how to integrate these concepts in your day-to-day life. Learn some simple tools for making paleo-inspired dishes that will improve energy, mood, satiation, skin health, inflammation, weight balance goals and so much more. Best of all, enjoy a multi-coursed meal as you learn how to better nourish your body!

Register HERE