Mindful Eating & Joyful Embodiment
6 Week Program ~ Online
Spring Schedule 2024
Sunday Evenings from 5-6:30pm PT
Class 1: March 31
Class 2: April 7
Class 3: April 14
Class 4: April 21
Class 5: April 28
Class 6: May 5
Live Online via Zoom
Sliding Scale Tuition:
$150 - $350
We offer a “Pay what you can" model. Please pay more, if you can, to help support those less able to pay. Full refunds are available before the first class.
Instructor: Amy Kisei Costenbader
I signed up for the Mindful Eating course thinking it would help me be more aware of my eating-related thoughts and habits and find tools to bring more mindful practices to my habits. It was some of that, and SO MUCH MORE. I was able to come to my thoughts, emotions, and habits with so much kindness and love (thanks to the teachings, practices, and resources). I was able to develop feelings of love and joy in my relationship to eating, as well as shopping, preparing the food, and even making the table. I feel [like I have] shifted and I have the tools to practice moving deeper into this shift - a shift towards kindness, presence, and deep savoring.
– JOLINA R. Course Participant
About the Instructor
Amy Kisei is an authorized Zen teacher, spiritual counselor and mindfulness instructor. She has been practicing meditation for almost 20 years. Kisei has 12 years of monastic training and teaching experience from Great Vow Zen Monastery, and holds a BS in Earth Science and Gender Studies. She is trained in Mindful Eating through the University of California San Diego. In her spiritual counseling practice Kisei utilizes the tools of meditation/mindfulness, dream-work, process art and ceremony to help people in their healing & awakening process. She is passionate about bringing the practices of meditation/mindfulness into environmental justice & climate grief work. Learn more about Amy Kisei by visiting her website www.amykisei.org
Eating is meant to be an enjoyable activity that provides nourishment and energy so we can live life to the fullest. And yet, our modern world has complicated our relationship with food. Faced with endless unhealthy choices and busy, stressed out lifestyles, let alone all of the cultural messages we receive about body image and eating "right" – food too often feels like a struggle.
In this interactive program, we'll explore the mechanisms behind emotional eating, learn simple strategies to uproot unhealthy patterns, and set a foundation of mindful habits to unlock the joy of eating in both the short and long term!
Mindful eating is a way to become reacquainted with the guidance of your internal nutritionist.
– JAN CHOZEN BAYS, MD
You'll meet with your instructor and cohort for six 90-min online classes to learn, practice, and experience guided exercises. Note: no meal or food prep is necessary.
At the end of each class, you'll be given specific home practices and activities to explore on your own throughout the week!
Guided meditation practices
Comprehensive digital Mindful Eating Toolkit
Daily practice support throughout the course
Expert coaching and guidance
Community interaction, accountability, & support
Mindfulness training has been proven to reduce stress, help with binge and emotional eating, and even change the size of your brain.
– JUD BREWER, PhD, MD
Explore mindful strategies to skillfully navigate:
Learn the 9 types of hunger
Reduce food related stressors
Surf urges and cravings
Develop self-compassion & gratitude for your body
Cultivate emotional intelligence
Unlock the joy of healthy eating
How we eat is a reflection of how we live.
– MARC DAVID
Weekly Themes + Curriculum
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