This guided weekend contemplative retreat will focus on the meditation practices of mindful eating and living. When we eat mindfully we involve all the senses by engaging our body and our mind. We utilize color, texture, smell, taste, and sound to nurture our experience. We learn to pay attention to what our body really needs and why. To support cultivating our awareness, we will quiet the mind and open the heart through sitting meditation, gentle yoga, walking meditation and nature awareness practices. Through these practices of deepening our inner awareness of the body, mind and heart we will experience wisdom, compassion and clear seeing. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. Mindful eating can also nudge us beyond what we're craving so that we wake up to why we're craving it and open to new choices for ourselves.
Guidance is also provided in preparing, cooking and eating your own meals with mindfulness and loving kindness in the gourmet kitchen stocked with high quality staples. This retreat is open to anyone wanting to deepen their practice, both beginners and for those with more experience in mindfulness meditation and mindful eating. For those considering becoming mindful eating teachers, currently training to be mindful eating teachers, or have already completed training (such as the residential or online MB-EAT Professional Training programs) this is a wonderful opportunity to jumpstart or deepen your own practice. There will also be free time scheduled to enjoy the silence and beauty of the retreat center. Continuing Education Credit is offered.
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***Please note times posted in this listing are Eastern US Time and the program is offered in California, in PST Timezone.***
Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT is a mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindful eating (MB-EAT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor and coach, trainer, and registered yoga instructor has specialized in helping people transform their lives for over 20 years. She leads mindfulness meditation and mindful eating trainings and retreats at retreat centers across the country and internationally. Her individual coaching sessions are accessible to anyone through phone or virtual video office. She utilizes Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), MBSR, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and other mindfulness-based and mindful eating practices in her private practice working with individuals on a wide range of disordered eating, weight management, body image and stress related issues and health concerns.
She trains health professionals and the public in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT) at Omega Institute, Kripalu Yoga and Health Center, and Esalen Institute with the program's founder, Jean Kristeller, and trains health professionals in the 4 month online MB-EAT Professional Training Program. Andrea is also a guest teacher at meditation retreat centers such as Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Vajrapani Institute.