When we eat mindfully we involve all the senses by engaging our mind and our body in a particular kind way. Join us for an experiential daylong retreat focused on cultivating mindful awareness, and nourishing the body and mind through an immersion in mindful eating practices, mindfulness meditation, walking, and gentle yoga. Introductory level training on the science and practice of mindful eating and its role in promoting optimal health and rejuvenation is woven throughout the day.
To support cultivating our awareness, we will quiet the mind and open the heart through gentle yoga, sitting and walking meditation as in a traditional style retreat day. Through mindful eating practices, we learn to pay attention to what our body really needs and why. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment.
This program is led by Andrea Lieberstein, mindful eating expert, registered dietitian nutritionist and meditation teacher; Venerable Jampa Sangmo, Buddhist Nun and meditation teacher trained in the tradition of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism with HH Dalai Lama and other Buddhist Masters; and by Health Psychology researcher, Elissa Epel, who studies stress and mindful eating.
Please bring a lunch you will enjoy eating mindfully AND A WATER BOTTLE.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Learning Objectives for participating healthcare professionals-
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Learn the conceptual background for how the practice of mindfulness prevents emotional eating.
- Discuss research on the neuroscience of mindfulness, mindful eating and food addiction,
- Experience four mindful eating practices and learn the underlying principles.
- Experience several mini-meditation practices and describe how they can break the stress-eating cycle.
Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.
Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.