Mindful eating involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body. We pay attention to the colors, smells, textures, flavors, temperatures, and even the sounds (crunch!) of our food. We pay attention to the experience of the body.
Mindful Eating & Movement Intelligence
Registration & Fees
REGISTRATION: Choose your dates. Classes to be confirmed when two have registered:
Mindful Eating (Movement Intelligence) TIME: 1:30pm Pacific Time DATES: Thursdays Weekly Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
Contributions to the studio welcome:
With the year 2016 I celebrated ten years teaching as a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education.
At Thinking in Movement Studio we bring a Buddhist perspective to Mindful Eating. For example, when we enjoy a jug of water or a bite of our meal, we hold a thought (prayer) for everyone everywhere to have enough nourishment in all areas of life.
We offer a certification programme for those who wish to become Mindful Eating Mentors or teachers, as developed by Feldenkrais® teacher Ruthy Alon as part of her Movement Intelligence programme (see Ruthy’s site for a beautiful informative description).
Healthy, Innocent Eating and Moving as Nature Meant
Mindful Eating: The Inner Game of Chewing offers a strategy to reawaken in us the fundamental sense by which all Nature’s other creatures thrive. This sense knows innately what supports life, what to eat, and when to stop.
Our internal signal of satiety may go unheard amid the sheer volume of food available to us, and the noisy, hectic pace of modern times. Yet it is one well worth listening for, and listening to, if only for a moment, to restore a modicum of balance back into our lives.
Like any movement habit, the way we chew can become a fixed set of mechanical gestures and pre-programmed attitudes. Closely examined, our personal pattern of chewing both conceals and reveals our addictive eating habits, and our loss of control over them.
We can learn to overcome this loss of control in an easy, non-confrontational manner: not by a regimented path of discipline and self-denial, but by listening to the whispers within. When using awareness to identify our organic signal of satisfaction, we spontaneously come to heed it.
Guided to explore non-habitual options for eating and moving, we find indirect ways to wean ourselves from the neuromotor aspects of stuck, counterproductive habits of self-nurturing. This experiential approach to learning awakens and restores trust in our inner compass — with which we ultimately detect the authentic urges within ourselves that resourcefully place us back on the path of natural nourishment and nutrition.
If you would like to eat whatever — and however much — you desire, without compromising lightness in your figure or litheness in your movement, then our training and workshops are for you. In this supportive, creative, and fun workshop you will:
Practice movement processes that optimize your style of eating and moving
Discover within you Nature’s organic signal of satisfaction
Receive guidance to restore your movement coordination, along with its internally mirrored body image, to an authentic liveliness
Inspire your biological optimism to reclaim the innate wisdom and beauty of your body
Come share a mindful meal with us, and taste for yourself the truth of this equation, and how it figures into your own daily life!
Mindful Eating Mentor Training & Individual Sessions ~ On Location in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, Canada ~ Online with Thinking in Movement!
Welcoming your request for additional times: please add a note to our REGISTRATION page or Contact us with your preferred dates and times.
CONTACT us for the following: Questions & Wishes
Work Study Scholarships
Extended Health Insurance Benefits
Continuing Education Credits
Int’l Mindful Eating Day Classes & Celebrations
Please Join us to celebrate International Mindful Eating Day!
Online Events from Thinking in Movement!
1:30 – 2:15 PM Pacific Time
Saturday January 26, 2019
Katarina Halm & Judy Bertling offer a Mindful Eating Guided Meal Welcoming those interested in pausing for a mindful meal.
The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME) will be hosting live webinars
First Live Webinar featuring a special message from our TCME Board president, Marsha Hudnall, of Green Mountain at Fox Run. We will have interviews with members of the TCME board interspersed with mindful eating practices and reflections.
Second Live Webinar for our celebration with more interviews with leading mindful eating professionals, another shared practice, and tips for bringing your practice further.