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Trainings offered here are intended for individuals, agencies, and institutions interested in incorporating mindfulness and mindful eating into their professional work. The Center for Mindful Eating invites our members to publicize professionally-sponsored events on our website. For our posting criteria and submission form, please see our Professional Trainings Listing page (member log-in required).

We aspire to make The Center for Mindful Eating a community-driven network of shared resources. These Professional Trainings listings offered by TCME members are a valued component of our mission. The Center for Mindful Eating has published Good-Practice Guidelines and Position Statements for those wishing to teach mindful eating to the public as well as other professionals.

These trainings are offered independent of The Center for Mindful Eating which receives no compensation from them. TCME acknowledges that it does not control the content of these programs and offers them for informational purposes only.


Upcoming events

    • Friday, January 01, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Virtual Program


    Online, rolling registration. 

    About the Program:

    • Learn how to integrate Yoga and eating disorders into comprehensive care 
    • Discuss evidence-based treatment techniques 
    • Gain insight to powerfully impact your clients’ recovery 
    Includes Yoga therapy techniques, along with business and marketing. A comprehensive workbook is included. ® Introductory and Advanced training. Advanced training is open to previous participants.

    Whether you have completed Yoga teacher training, are pursuing a full Yoga therapy certification, 300-hour bridge or simply want tools to enhance your practice, this training offers the knowledge to all. In addition, this training offers personal development that will last a lifetime.

    Learn how to integrate Yoga and its philosophy into traditional eating disorder/disordered eating treatment modalities in order to strengthen your professional practice and powerfully impact your clients.

      Continuing Education Information:

      • 40 CEUs Introductory Training and 40 CEUs Advanced Training for registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage & family therapists, creative arts therapists, chemical dependency counselors (CAADC, CCAPP), educators, nurses, occupational therapists and ICF coaches: Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. (Note: CDR now offers CEU for RDs and DTRs through IPCE. This training meets these requirements through R. Cassidy Seminars)
      • 6 clock hours in body image for weight and food issues towards iaedp Eating Disorder Specialist or the CEU renewal requirement
      • 40 CEUs Introductory Training and 40 CEUs Advanced Training by Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists as an Approved Professional Development (APD) Course (Total of 100 possible hours, including independent immersion) IAYT APD program and YAC

      Registration Information:

      Introductory Course:

      Advanced Course:

      About the Instructor:

      Beverly S Price, RD, MA, CEDRD-S, E 200 RYT, C-IAYT

      • Sunday, April 04, 2021
      • (EDT)
      • Monday, May 02, 2022
      • (EDT)
      • Virtual Program


      Weight Neutral for Diabetes Care Symposium


      The WN4DC Symposium is an online, self-paced program that opens April 4-May 2, 2021.

      About the Program:

      The Weight Neutral for Diabetes Care, WN4DC Symposium is a guided, self-paced, dynamic online training that explores the value and impact of weight-neutral diabetes care, centered around four key learning tracks: Nuts and Bolts. Learn some of the essential aspects of offering diabetes care in a weight-neutral way. Health Equity. Learn how weight-neutral diabetes care can reduce health inequity by unpacking the weight science surrounding diabetes care. Weight-Neutral Counseling. Learn current information on critical concepts and application of counseling and motivational interviewing skills in diabetes care in a weight-neutral way. Disordered Eating. This track is intended to show the connection between the development of eating disorders and diabetes. It also offers training on how to steer clients away from choices that promote the development of disordered eating in a weight-neutral to weight-liberated way. Each track offers layered learning to help you grow a deeper understanding of each of these topic areas. Weight-neutral professionals will have the chance to learn from 16 experts in this self-paced program. Our vision is to decrease the disease burden of people with diabetes by addressing the health inequity caused by weight bias and weight stigma.

        Continuing Education Information:

        Approved for continuing education credit by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

          Registration Information:

          Email for more information.

          • Friday, April 09, 2021
          • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
          • Live Interactive Virtual Program, recorded options

          About the Program:

          Learn how to become a fully embodied mindful eating and meditation practitioner and instructor with MB-EAT Teacher Trainer and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT.

          This comprehensive three month online training program, now in its eighth year, incorporates the latest science and trends in the field, providing training in the practices and approaches of the pioneering Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT), mindfulness meditation, self-compassion and other mindfulness practices as they support the practice of mindful eating and living. MB-EAT is based on NIH funded research,and continues to evolve. It addresses mindless and stress-related eating, emotional eating, disordered eating patterns, and weight concerns so prevalent in our culture through the application of mindfulness based practices. This training provides a weight inclusive approach to mindful eating and living.

          Through mindful eating practices, one learns to pay attention to what the body really needs and why, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with eating. The approach of inner and outer wisdom, integral to the program, help support each person to make informed, balanced, healthy sustainable choices over a lifetime, while being truly nourished by food and other aspects of their lives on many levels.

          You will learn how to become an embodied Mindful Eating and meditation practitioner and instructor.

          This course integrates the step by step tools for you to implement and teach the core practices and skills of the research based 12 week MB-EAT outpatient group program to your clients, and additional mindfulness and self-compassion practices, whether through individual sessions or in a group format. The Mindful Eating and MB-EAT tools and principles are invaluable and are easily adaptable to customize to your population to better support your clients and community to deepen a mindful non-diet approach to healthy living.

          Foundational to learning to teach these skills to your clients is establishing your own personal mindful eating practice.

          Foundational to this online program is the support and guidance to cultivate and deepen your own mindfulness, mindful eating and self-compassion practices, even as you learn to teach these skills to your clients. From a firm personal foundation, you can be the best, most effective, confident and inspired support, coach and guide for your clients' journeys.

          This live interactive group training in our virtual classroom uses the Zoom platform, a state of the art video conference technology, easily accessible with your computer, tablet or smartphone. It's like being in a room training together, but from the comfort of your own home or office. Practices and topics introduced include mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, eating meditations, guided visualizations, loving kindness and self-compassion practices, didactic instruction, inquiry method, role playing, tools, motivational interviewing concepts, weekly home practices, assignments, coaching and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.

          You will gain new skills and tool set to use with clients, personal understanding, experiential learning, and have a new intimate relationship to mindfulness and mindful eating practices.

          You will learn to apply a variety of mindfulness and mindful eating practices, coaching approaches, information and tools to your clients, both individually and in group settings.

          Upon completion of the training, graduates can be qualified to teach the 12 week MB-EAT group program to their clients. Inquire below for eligibility requirements.

          48 CE's available for Dietitians, Psychologists, Counselors/MFT, Social
          Workers, Nurses and related fields


          Fridays, April 9, 2021 – July 2, 2021, 10:00 am PT – 12:00 pm PT

          This program also includes Q & A Sessions, Small Group Coaching, Teachback Sessions and a Virtual Daylong Retreat. (Flexible program times available.)


          At METI, we are sensitive to different economic situations internationally and now more than ever because of the challenging economic circumstances many are facing from the COVID pandemic. As always, we continue to have different payment options, and offer a TCME member discount, early bird registration discounts, and partial scholarships.  

          Please INQUIRE HERE  or email for more information and to register.

          Learn more about this program at  

          Read What Participants are saying about the Training Program:

          “I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wishing to delve deeper into mindful living and eating. This course has really transformed my relationship to food, eating and to my body. As a professional training course, it has equipped me with the confidence, the skill and the tools to start sharing this work with others. Andrea is a wonderful teacher – she delivers each session with clarity and expertise with her vast experience and wealth of experiences shining through. She really listens and creates a safe, warm and friendly learning environment. Thank you for this journey – I have gained so much!”

          Claire Rother - Coach, U.K.

          “I highly recommend the MB-EAT program!  Andrea gracefully shares her wisdom, tools, and insight, offering a cohesive program for self-development as well as professional growth.   She comes prepared with years of study, research based examples, and sense of ease in her teachings.  As a dietitian and yoga instructor, finding this research based program to create a bridge, for sharing these two areas of study in heartfelt and efficient way has been so wonderful for me.   I am very grateful to have had this opportunity!

            Crystal Olry – RDN, RYT, USA

          “This is a wonderful program! Andrea is quite knowledgeable and presents a solid, easy-to-access curriculum. The weekly classes and meditations provided a great deal of support for integrating the practices personally and professionally. Her compassion and warmth set the tone for a lovely connection as a group. The program allowed me to experience and also enhance my embodied wisdom.  I am so pleased with the new habits I have developed as a result! This program was an exceptional learning experience.”

            Jessica Kassinof  – LCSW, Licensed Social Worker, USA

          “This has been a training of incredible value, professionalism and quality. I felt welcomed and with a permanent invitation to experience learning, change and progress both in my own personal mindfulness practice and as a health professional. I appreciated the depth of the content, the done-for-you course materials and scripts and the warmth of Andrea’s teaching. This training allowed me to finally introduce mindfulness as a daily practice, which has proven to be a life-changing experience in the way I see myself and how I relate to the world around me. It has helped me get aligned with my values, my own personal needs and goals, and who I am. I am incredibly grateful for this experience”

            Maricarmen  Grisolia – RDN,  France

          About the Instructor:

          Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is founder of the Mindful Eating Training Institute, and trains health professionals through her evidence-based professional mindful eating and living trainings and retreats. She is bestselling author of the book, Well-Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed your Whole Self and End Overeating”, and additionally offers coaching, programs and retreats for the general public.  Andrea was a lead consultant and mindful eating instructor in NIH funded research at UCSF, is a MB-EAT Teacher Trainer, a dedicated mindfulness meditation practitioner, and MBSR instructor for over thirty years. She spearheaded Mind Body programs at various Kaiser Permanente Northern California centers, for twenty years, and has degrees from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. In her private practice, Andrea works with individuals to have more peace, balance and joy in their relationship with food, nutrition, body-image, and stress-related issues and health concerns or whom simply want to bring their lives back into balance and vibrancy through mindful eating and living. One of Andrea’s greatest passions and joys is studying and practicing the Dharma and sharing the life transforming practices of mindfulness, compassion, mindful eating, yoga, nature awareness, and healthy lifestyles.,

          • Friday, May 28, 2021
          • (EDT)
          • Wednesday, June 02, 2021
          • (EDT)
          • Associazione Italiana per la Mindfulness, Italy

          The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.

          This training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight-session Mindful Eating Program Manual designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating

          Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute

          Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

          The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW.

          Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.

          Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food.

          The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

          Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 


          Associazione Italiana per la Mindfulness
          Casa Don Guanella
          Piazza don Guanella 43
          21027 Barza d'Ispra (VA)
          May 28- June 2, 2021

          Email to Register

          • Thursday, June 24, 2021
          • (EDT)
          • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
          • (EDT)
          • Assisi, Italy


          CE Retreat in Italy with Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

          JUNE 24-29, 2021

          in a beautiful villa near Assisi

          by  Mindful Eating Training Institute and Pronto Seminars

          This course is designed for medical providers and healthcare professionals.

          During this 5 day retreat-like seminar we will explore together the elements of a well-nourished life in the beautiful setting of Umbria. Particular attention will be given to evidence-based tools and practices of mindful eating and living. You'll be able to immediately apply these tools in your own lives as well as with patients to help improve resilience, health and well-being and cultivate a more balanced, wiser, healthier relationship to food. Session themes and practices include cultivating foundational practices and qualities that enhance well-being in everyday life: meditation practice, mindful eating, movement and yoga, self-compassion, lovingkindness and how to stay present and embodied in the moment. We will work with difficult mind states and use the power of intention to create sustained and meaningful change. You will leave with a jewel box of practices to inform work with patients and your own self-care for a long time to come.

          CE's will be available.

          Cost: $1450

          Travel, Food and Lodging not included


          About the Facilitator: Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, speaker, author, coach, mindfulness-based integrative registered dietitan, is founder of the Mindful Eating Training Institute and bestselling author of "Well Nourished". As an international teacher trainer of Mindful Eating, she trains and mentors health professionals in embodying the skills and practices of mindfulness, compassion and mindful eating through evidence-based professional mindful eating and living trainings and retreats. Andrea also offers retreats, counseling and coaching to the general public.

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        Columbia, MO 65205

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