WHAT IS THE ART OF INTENTIONAL EATING?
The Art of Intentional Eating combines mindfulness and practical skills to teach our community to breakdown diet myths and nurture a positive relationship with food and the body. We offer several formats to learn mindful eating, including a 10-week educational group series; a full-day experiential intensive; and community education workshops.
Our signature series is a 10-session educational and interactive group incorporating mindfulness, meditation and nutritional planning skills to assist participants in resolving emotional and mindless eating patterns thus improving their relationship with food and themselves. The group is designed with evidence-based interventions that have been shown to effectively reduce overeating and increase ability to normalize eating. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills in a group setting and then take additional materials home to further improve their progress.
AOE COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Our monthly community group provides a space for people working towards a positive relationship with food to come together and share their experiences. Rejecting diet mentality is a brave step and can often feel lonely when the culture that surrounds you is so weight focused! Come join us every month for a discussion on Health At Every Size, Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating principles. Find your weight-neutral, joyful-eating tribe here!
Our Signature Series Group is ten weekly sessions with a one month post-group follow up.
Group Topics include:
Understanding your current behaviors and relationship with food
Becoming aware of your hunger and fullness by tuning into your body and responding to its cues
Essential nutrition education to assist in creating a balanced eating pattern
Untangling emotional eating patterns, craving and triggers to better equip yourself to eat mindfully
Learning to give yourself permission to eat challenging or binge foods in moderation
Practicing daily mindfulness and meditation to reduce anxiety and bring balance to your life
Creating a healthy community environment of support with family and friends
BODY INCLUSIVE YOGA
Art of Intentional Eating is thrilled to now offer yoga classes that are made for every-body! Our classes are deep stretch and slow-flow styles designed for anyone from beginning to advanced practitioner to deeply connect with their body in a loving and compassionate way.
IS THE ART OF INTENTIONAL EATING THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU?
Our group members are diverse and come to us with a variety of backgrounds. People who benefit from our groups may be:
Chronic dieters who feel they have hit "diet rock bottom" and can't imagine going on yet another diet.
Emotional eaters seeking to understand their triggers and uncover the deeper reasons they turn to food to soothe their emotions.
Those wishing to learn about Intuitive Eating and receive detailed and concrete guidance and support in becoming an intuitive/mindful eater.
Those seeking to connect with their bodies and deepen their ability to nourish themselves, physically and emotionally.
Those who feel confused and frustrated with all of the conflicting health and nutrition information offered up by the media, the medical community, and various other "experts".
Those who want an alternative to a rigid "one size fits all" approach to health and nutrition.
Those who struggle with their body shape and size, and feelings of guilt or shame for not fitting the image of the cultural ideal.