be body positive


Boston, Massachusetts

November 9 - 10, 2018

FriDay & Saturday
November 9 & 10, 2018
9am - 5pm
Walnut hill School For the arts
12 Highland St.
Natick, MA 01760
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Join us at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in beautiful Natick, Massachusetts for a powerful and transformational weekend with The Body Positive.

“What makes the Body Positive Movement so brilliant in my eyes, is its ability to simultaneously amplify messages of compassion and self-love, while also creating long-standing synergies of support and collective. Ideas such as ‘Reclaiming Health’ or ‘Cultivating Self-Love’ empower individuals, and safeguard their new-found strength with the support of an entire movement behind them. It changes your mindset from one of critical comparison to one that seeks and sees universal beauty, in yourself and others.”

— Delphi Cleaveland, Cornell University Be Body Positive Leader

At this Be Body Positive Facilitator Training, you will:

  • Receive your own copy of our comprehensive Be Body Positive Facilitator Manual and Group Curriculum with step-by-step instructions for teaching our powerful Competencies in individual and group settings with clients. Click here to download samples of the Curriculum.
  • Experience the power of our Model to enhance your relationship with your own body, improve your self-care, and prevent burnout.
  • Gain confidence and invaluable skills to work with people struggling with eating and body image problems.
  • Engage in dialogue to understand the impact of intersecting identities, discrimination and privilege on body image and self-care.
  • Build relationships with other treatment professionals, educators, high school and college students, and athletic trainers who are passionate about ending eating disorders and creating Body Positive communities.
“Connie and Elizabeth provided a good balance of explaining the curriculum and allowing participants to experience it. They established a safe and nurturing environment and allowed for multiple viewpoints and opinions.”
—Be Body Positive Facilitator Training participant, Berkeley, CA, May 2017

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Early Bird Pricing

Get $150 off if you register by August 15th!
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Need to spread out the cost?

Pay your registration fee in five installments for a small processing fee of $5 per charge.
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If you register by July 15th, you will receive our year-long Be Body Positive Booster Package for FREE. This phenomenal package includes:

  • 4 webinars based on trained facilitators’ questions and needs, for example:
    * How to fill a group on a school campus
    * How to help reluctant participants to embrace Health At Every Size
    * How to handle group participation challenges
    ($388 value)

  • 2 bonus videos to show to your groups, highlighting people of diverse identities and how they embody the Competencies ($114 value)
  • 2 bonus group activities (e.g., lessons geared towards specific communities, art projects, etc.) ($98 value)
  • 40% discount on online courses. (CEU’s available) ($27-$234 value)

Total Value: $834

Are you a student? Please email for student pricing.

Scholarships Available!

Due to the generosity of Sarah Brightwood of the Szekely Family Foundation, and our event sponsors, we are happy to say that we will offer $3,500 in scholarships for students and adults working with youth who need assistance to attend this training. The funds are divided into one full scholarship and five $500 scholarships. Please see the table below for deadlines and availability.

Full scholarship deadline: Sunday, July 15th
Status: 1 available

$500 scholarship deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis, final deadline of Sunday, July 15th
Status: 5 available


10 - 15 minute drive (Downtown Berkeley)

We want it to be easy for you to get to the training, so we’ve provided the logistical details below. If you have any questions, email MD Spicer-Sitzes, our wonderful Associate Director, at, and they will be happy to help.

Places to stay

The following list of hotels is offered as a place to start your search. You may also want to look into Airbnb or other home sharing sites.

Less than 15-minute drive


1360 Worcester St.
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-8800
We have a block of rooms held here for the training. The hotel is approximately 9 minutes to the training location by car (2 miles). Block room rate is $119. Share the block name "Be Body Positive Facilitator" when you make your reservation.


342 Speen St.
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 655-6100
Hotel is about 11 minutes to the training location by car (2.2 miles). Rooms start around $125/night.


319 Speen St.
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-5000
Hotel is about 7 minutes to the training location by car (1.8 miles). Rooms start around $130/night. You can book rooms with a jacuzzi for an additional charge.


650 Cochituate Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 872-4499
Hotel is about 9 minutes to the training by car (2.4 miles). Rooms start around $105/night.

15-40 minute drive


28 Eaton Ct.
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 956-9946
Location is about 17 minutes to the training by car (4 miles). Rates range from $145/night-$235/night.


287 Crescent St.
Waltham, MA 02453.
(781) 314-7900.
Hotel is about 23 minutes to the training by car (10.4 miles). Rooms start around $211/night. Full kitchen and large bathtubs.


1 Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(855) 213-0582
This hotel is in the heart of Harvard Square. It's about 32 minutes to the training by car without traffic (17 miles w/tolls). Room rates are between $350-500/night.


Three Battery Wharf
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 994-9000
Hotel is about 36 minutes to the training by car without traffic (20.3 miles w/tolls). Room rates range from around $350-430/night. Right on the Boston Wharf in the Historic North End.


116 W Newton St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 247-3425
Hotel is about 31 minutes to the training by car without traffic (19.1 miles). Rooms are around $230/night. In the heart of the South End, an LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood.  

Getting there // getting around


Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

1 Harborside Dr.
Boston, MA 02128
This airport has international and domestic flights in and out of Boston, Massachusetts and is 26 miles from the center of Natick, MA.

Worcester Regional Airport (ORH)

375 Airport Dr.
Worcester, MA 01602
This airport has domestic flights in and out of Worcester, Massachusetts and is 35 miles from the center of Natick, MA.

Ground Transportation:


There are two main options for getting to Boston and Natick via MBTA. The Silver Line bus picks up and drops off at every Logan Airport terminal, with connections to the Red Line and Commuter Rail at South Station in downtown Boston. Connect to the Blue Line at Airport Station via the free Massport Shuttle, which picks up and drops off at every terminal at Logan Airport. You can transfer to the Green Line at Government Center station and the Orange Line at State Street station in downtown Boston. Both the shuttle and the Airport Blue Line station are accessible to people with disabilities.


Lyft is an easy way to get an affordable ride in minutes. Download the app to learn more. If you don’t have your own car or a rental, you'll also want to be ready to take Lyft, Uber, or a cab from your hotel to the training location at Walnut Hill School.


Boston has a growing car share community. Visit the website to apply (International drivers are welcome) for a monthly fee. There is a $25 dollar application fee, and memberships can be cancelled within the first 30 days. Once you are approved to drive a zip car, a card will arrive via mail for you. We recommend applying as far ahead of time as possible if you plan to use this method of transportation.