From Movies to Meditation: A MNDFLness CEO Creating Calmness in a Nonstop World

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From Movies to Meditation: A MNDFLness CEO Creating Calmness in a Nonstop World

Ellie Burrows

Posted on January 15, 2019

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What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why the subway is one of Ellie’s favorite places to meditate
  • What life was like growing up in Los Angeles with family in the entertainment industry
  • Why Ellie always assumed she’d also have a career in entertainment
  • How Ellie’s mother’s terminal illness affected her and her family
  • Why Ellie committed to living a life that brought positivity into the world
  • Why Ellie decided to attend Northwestern University in Chicago
  • How a trip to Israel helped Ellie land her first big job in entertainment
  • What jobs Ellie had while working in entertainment
  • Why Ellie decided to leave the entertainment industry behind
  • How a health scare made Ellie reevaluate her life’s current trajectory
  • If Ellie was surprised that she found a career in mindfulness
  • The differences Ellie sees between living in NYC and LA
  • How Dr. Frank Lipman positively impacted Ellie
  • What ignited Ellie’s love affair for meditation and mindfulness
  • What inspired Ellie to establish a space like MNDFL in New York City
  • Why MNDFL is different from other meditation studios
  • How Ellie connected with her MNDFL partner Lodro Rinzler
  • What Ellie calls the “Three Cs” in creating a successful meditation practice
  • Why Ellie believes making mindfulness accessible to everyone is so important
  • How Ellie is helping to move social causes forward
  • What Ellie envisions next for MNDFL

Ellie Burrows Gluck always imagined she’d have a fruitful career in the film industry. But once she actually achieved this dream, she realized the joy just wasn’t there. With a personal commitment to never squander life’s opportunities, Ellie made it her mission to find a purpose that perpetuated positivity and a career she truly loved.

After searching inside and out for the answer, Ellie discovered an unwavering passion for mindfulness. She established MNDFL after noticing her bustling home of New York City lacked quiet and accessible meditative spaces to find moments of inner peace. With a mission to provide welcoming, friendly studios made for anyone, MNDFL is on its way to redefining modern mindfulness. Listen to Ellie’s story and learn how she finally found joy—and business success—by sharing the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.

Ellie Burrows Gluck is the Chief Executive Officer of MNDFL, as well as a Vedic Meditation teacher, certified personal development coach and writer. After graduating magna cum laude from Northwestern University, Ellie served as an executive in the film business for a number of years, focusing on the business side of film: producing, selling, financing and finding new talent.

When her meetings began to evolve into coaching sessions around effective communication and interpersonal relationships, she chose to pursue mindfulness in a more
meaningful way. Deciding to travel the world as a spiritual tourist, Ellie ultimately returned to New York where she received her Certificate in Coaching from NYU. Shortly thereafter, in 2014, she hatched the idea for MNDFL with her co-founder and friend Lodro Rinzler.

Along the way, Ellie was exposed to Vedic Meditation. What started as a daily practice turned into a full-blown love affair, and beginning in 2017 Ellie completed her 2000-hour teacher training program under master teacher Théo Burkhardt.

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