Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat


Jean Kristeller, Andrea Lieberstein

June 16-18, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$330 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

How would it feel to finally relax around food, especially when thinking about weight loss? Take a compassionate, mindful, and scientifically proven route to losing weight and enjoying food and life.

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) is a powerful and effective approach, supported by research funded by the National Institutes of Health, that addresses the mindless eating that is prevalent in our culture, and that can lead to weight gain, obesity, disordered eating patterns, and stress-related eating.

In this highly participatory weekend, you will tap into your inner wisdom and create a new relationship to nourishing yourself through a variety of mindful eating practices and guided meditations.

With skillful guidance, you will learn to:

  • Eat in a way that is attuned to your body’s needs
  • Fully experience the pleasure and taste of food without overeating
  • Release the guilt and struggle so often associated with dieting.

The weekend includes sitting meditation, eating meditation, discussion, and gentle movement exercises to heighten your mind-body awareness and deepen your understanding of mindfulness as it applies to eating and joyful living. You will take home tools to make more balanced, healthy choices at mealtimes and throughout your life.


Faculty Bio

Jean Kristeller

Jean Kristeller, author of The Joy of Half a Cookie, is a clinical psychologist and is internationally recognized for her Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) program, which is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.

A professor of psychology at Indiana State University (ISU) and the founding director of the Center for Mindful Eating, for more than 35 years she has shared her research and expertise on the psychology of meditation and food-intake regulation.

Dr. Kristeller received her doctorate in clinical and health psychology from Yale University, cofounded the Behavioral Medicine program at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University Medical School, and served on the faculty of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

She has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of mindfulness, eating regulation, and mind-body health, and has led numerous retreats and programs throughout the United States and Europe.

Andrea Lieberstein

Andrea Lieberstein is a mindful eating expert, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor, registered dietitian-nutritionist, mindfulness-based coach, and registered yoga instructor.

She has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 1993 and leads mindful eating retreats and trainings at renowned retreat centers internationally.

Andrea was a leader in developing and implementing mindfulness and mind-body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for more than 20 years. She currently trains health professionals in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) and maintains a private practice.

Andrea is a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook to the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Training Workbook (5th edition) and Some Leaders are Born Women.

One of her greatest joys is bringing the life-transforming practices of mindfulness, mindful eating, and mindful living to others, opening the door to the abiding calm, peace, well-being and clear seeing these practices offer.

Why Attend

  • You want to have an easeful, fun, and enjoyable relationship to food.

  • You are looking for an effective, healthy, and natural way to lose weight, appreciate food, and nourish your body.

  • Gain compassionate, expert support for achieving your weight-loss goals.

  • Restore your innate inner harmony by starting or deepening a mindful meditation practice.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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