Is It Time to Make a Change?

Free Yourself from Harmful Habits! Learn About Mindful Eating*

Mindful Eating Starter Kit Workshop

In this two-hour workshop, explore the concepts and learn simple practices to determine if Mindful Eating is for you. This 2-hour workshop acts as a stand-alone training and/or an introduction to the full 8-week course. In the workshop, we will explore Mindfulness practices and myths and truths about our relationship to eating. Open to all 18 years+, new to Mindful Eating, or returning for a refresher. Fee $30.

“Highly recommend this workshop for anyone who struggles with their eating habits. You will not be told what to eat, or how much to eat, or when to eat; but you will learn how to recognize and identify your eating patterns and you will gain helpful tools to help you make better decisions as you become more mindful. The focus is on health, not weight or size. Game changer for me!” — Lisa
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8-Week MB-EAT Course

Our Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT)-based course provides a path to transform your relationship to eating through the practice of mindful eating and living. We will learn in community how to pay attention to what the body really needs, 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 goal of the course is to assist you in cultivating mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating with a focus on well-being. This is an evidence-based program founded by Dr. Jean Kristeller. Practices and topics in the course include Mindfulness meditation Eating exercises and meditations Guided imaging Loving kindness and self-compassion practices Education about body image and myths of dieting Weekly home practices Group and self-reflection Two follow-up one-hour coaching sessions Open to all 18 years+, new to Mindful Eating, or returning for a refresher. Fee: $400 for 8 two-hour classes, plus two hours of coaching. Member discounts/Person of Color scholarships available, please inquire by phone 413.437.0747

“I really enjoyed the class. I never thought I was a stress eater, but after going through the class and learning to pay attention to what and when I eat, I feel differently. I like the approach to addressing body image. It’s one of things I love about the studio. That all folks are welcome and supported here, no matter where they are on their journey."

Private Coaching

Meet for one-hour sessions to explore your relationship to eating and learn mindfulness methods to transform your relationship to unhealthful eating habits. Optional – yoga and breathing exercises to support your efforts. Fee: $30/session



MB-EAT is Evidence-Based, and has been shown to reduce overeating and binge eating*

MB-EAT is based on mindfulness practice, not just concepts

MB-EAT is structured to support genuine change. It’s not just a zap program

MB-EAT provides tools for self-compassion as a key to your true nourishment

MB-EAT promotes balance through an embodied approach to hunger, fullness and satiety.

Dori Digenti

Course Leader: Dori Digenti, MS, E-RYT, CMT-P

Dori is founder and owner of the nonprofit Breathing Space Yoga & Mindfulness Studio, located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Dori is a certified yoga, mindfulness, and MB-EAT teacher, recovery coach, and writer. Dori is dedicated to bringing the wisdom of mindful eating to all, based on her personal experience of struggling with body image and eating issues since childhood. Dori’s approach to teaching are based on decades of mindfulness meditation practice and study of Buddhist philosophy. Dori has an MS in Organization Development from American University, and a BA from Cornell University.

*Mindful Eating offerings at Breathing Space are not intended as a substitute for clinical treatment for those affected by serious eating disorders.