Event Dates: June 5, 10am to June 7, 2pm

Mindful eating changes how the brain works by changing neural pathways that can transform your mind, health, and life!  Please join Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE and Kathleen Costello, MS, DC, two mindfulness professionals, as they describe a way to bring mindfulness from an abstract idea to your next meal.  Learn how to use mindfulness with food and movement using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition.

Experience how any meal can become a centering act, nourishing the body in ways that go beyond the nutrients on the plate. Enjoy simple, delicious vegetarian meals, gentle and enjoyable movement in the beauty and relaxed atmosphere of Aryaloka Buddhist Retreat Center. The retreat will allow you to practice being mindful with food and movement to support self-care, self-kindness, health, joy and peace.

This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them. It is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, around food and eating and movement in particular. Experience of mindfulness meditation or yoga is not necessary for participation.

16 CPE from the Commission of Dietetic Registration, CDR are available for professionals for an additional $150 cost. If you would like to obtain CPE for this program, please choose the ‘Professional’ option in ticketing. The cost is $330 with an additional $150 charge for the CPE.

What participants have said about the workshop

“As a dietitian and CDE, I wholeheartedly recommend this workshop. It amplified my understanding of Mindful Eating concepts and gave me practical tools to use with my patients.”  -Caitlin Troklus, MS, RD, CDE

“I really loved the workshop.  I got so much out of it.” Judy Sloan

About the instructors:

Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE is a registered dietitian, and diabetes educator. She is a co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating and author of five weight-neutral mindful eating books. She lives and works in New Hampshire and has been meditating on a regular basis since 1999

Kathleen Costello MS, DC, is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a background in positive psychology, Integrative Nutrition, mindful movement and meditation. Kathleen studied Hatha yoga in Nasik, India and has been teaching yoga since 2007. She is an avid meditator with a daily sitting pratice since 2009. She is passionate about empowering others on their journey of health and self-discovery. She practices Network Spinal care in New Hampshire.


Register for the event here


Led by: Megrette Fletcher and Kathleen Costello
Times: June 5, 10am to June 7, 2pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $330/265/175* $480 for professionals with 16 CPE
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.