Healthy Living Workshops & Events

We typically offer several Healthy Living Workshops each month in Chesterton, Indiana and the surrounding areas. These workshops are on a variety of topics related to healthy living. While we try to offer new workshops as often as possible, we also will repeat workshops that are in high demand.


Have a group of 10 or more that is interested in participating in a particular Workshop? Let us know and we will schedule a private workshop on a date and time that works best for you and your group!

Upcoming Workshops and Events...

Mindfulness for Health & Wellness
Saturday, January 31st @ 10:00am
Mindful Nourishment - 830 E. Sidewalk Rd. #201 in Chesterton, Indiana
$25 per person


Our bodies are the dedicated servants of our minds. We tell our bodies when to work, when to rest, what to eat, when to be stressed, and when to let go. The body does its best to keep up with the demands of modern day living. This is no easy job. The age of modernity is filled with stimulation, noise pollution, chemical poisons in our foods, stress, over-work, and distractions, distractions, distractions. All of these add up and put our body, mind, and spirit into toxic overload.

It is our birthright as human beings to have the ability to cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability to be conscious awareness to the present moment. The present moment is where all of our choices are made. We choose what to think, how to feel, and how to act in each moment. When we are on "auto-pilot" our thoughts, feelings, and actions are rooted in unconscious patterns. We find ourselves asking, "how did I get here again?” It’s easy to wake up days, months, or years later finding that our unconscious patterns have created emotional problems, relationship issues, or physical illness. Mindfulness is the key to waking up and staying AWAKE. With mindfulness we can cultivate the ability to be aware of the present moment triggers and choices that can either lead to the same old patterns or to something new and better. The best news is: ANYONE CAN DO IT!

Participants in this workshop will learn and practice several techniques for cultivating mindfulness. These techniques are easy to learn but profoundly powerful for creating and sustaining change in our lives. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!


Participants will learn:


Jason Kniola


Jason Kniola is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, with training in Hakomi Body-centered Psychotherapy, Lomi Lomi Massage Therapy, Healing Touch Energy Work, Shamanic Journeying, Zen


Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, and a Year-long Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training. He has been a student of Qi Gong for over 15 years. He lives with his wife and two children in Miller Beach, IN. Jason has conducted meditation, vibrational healing, yoga, and group energy workshops in Chicago, SW Michigan, and Central and NW Indiana. He practices psychotherapy in Miller Beach and Lafayette. Jason and his wife have hosted Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in Lafayette, IN and Miller Beach, IN for over 10 years as they visit during their Sacred Arts Tour.

Mindful Yoga: Detox Yoga
Saturday, February 7th @ 9:00am
Mindful Nourishment - 830 E. Sidewalk Rd. #201 in Chesterton, Indiana
$35 per person


The Mindful Yoga Workshop Series
Mindful Yoga will take you deeper into the practice of yoga.  The Asanas (postures) are just the tip of the yogic iceberg.   When yoga is practiced mindfully, as a whole, its transformative benefits can be fully experienced.  Each monthly workshop will focus on a specific yogic theme to allow you to delve deeper into your practice.  These workshops are perfect for beginners as well as intermediate level students!
You will leave each class feeling relaxed, focused, and present.  In addition, you will take away practical tips and tools to continue your own practice at home in between each workshop session.

Our inaugural Mindful Yoga Workshop theme is Detox Yoga.  In this workshop you will be guided through a specific sequence to help: stimulate the lymphatic/immune system, helping to fine-tune the body’s ability to fight off illness; stimulate the process of elimination, helping to keep the digestive system toned and regular; and re-set the nervous system to a calmer, steadier baseline.

What a great way to kick off the New Year!  Set aside this time for yourself to feel renewed!

We are limiting the number of participants in this workshop in order to maintain a small and intimate environment for Mindful Yoga. Please register early!

Woman standing in side angle yoga position, meditating on the top of a mountain

Lisa Joesten

Lisa Joesten, M.Ed, is a certified yoga instructor, mindfulness facilitator, and special education teacher in the Duneland Schools. She has dedicated herself to the study, practice, and teaching of yoga and mindfulness since 2002. Her unique style of teaching weaves both yoga and mindfulness


into the tapestry of each class, offering participants to delve deeper into the yogic experience.  She is the owner of Yogini Next Door and Mindful Teacher in Porter, Indiana. In addition to being the mom to three wonderful children, Lisa has been an elementary school teacher for over 20 years.  Lisa teaches mindful yoga workshops for adults and children, as well as leads trainings for parents and teachers in mindful teaching and parenting.



FREE Screening of Genetic Roulette
Tuesday, February 10th @ 6:30pm
Mindful Nourishment - 830 E. Sidewalk Rd. #201 in Chesterton, Indiana


Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.

Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don’t miss this film!


This is a FREE event, but registration is required to reserve a seat. Space is limited!


Raise Healthy Eaters
Thursday, February 19th @ 9:30am
Mindful Nourishment - 830 E. Sidewalk Rd. #201 in Chesterton, Indiana
$25 per person

Are you tired of battling with your children at the dinner table? Have you tried countless ways to get your kids to eat healthier? Come learn about a stress-free feeding strategy that will STOP THE BATTLES!​


Learn all about kids nutrition and what/how much your children should be eating.


Learn some parenting strategies to help ensure your children don't grow up with an unhealthy relationship with food like so many Americans today.


Learn some shopping strategies and tips for finding healthy meals and snacks that your children will love.


Healthy Child = Happy Child


Unscheduled Workshops...


“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” 

~ Mike Adams


Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Eating them can reduce the risk of chronic disease, prolong life, and people who eat more of them are often healthier and thinner than those who don't. Even if you already eat healthy, tweaking your diet to include some of these Superfoods can drastically improve your health.


Come learn about my favorite Everyday Superfoods as well as Advanced Superfoods. Learn how to make great tasting fresh juices, green smoothies and medicinal smoothies. Get the chance to see and taste Superfoods in action!

Shopping for Food

Are you craving a frozen pizza? Don't want to sift through the confusing Nutrition Facts to figure out which one is at least a little better for you? Then come learn about some super simple food scoring systems that will help you make healthier choices on all your favorite products!


Food marketing labels and what they really mean. What are the numbers behind those marketing claims? Which ones are regulated and which ones are just straight misleading?


Want to save some $$ on your produce? Learn which fruits and vegetables should be bought in organic and which cheaper, conventional ones are safe. What buying local is all about and where you can find local products in the area.


Understanding those confusing ingredient lists. Which ingredients should be avoided if at all possible. And how to make healthier decisions based on the ingredients list.

Nutrition for Kids (6+)

Looking for a fun way to teach your kids about nutrition? Then Nutrition for Kids is for you!


Your children will learn some easy to understand nutrition facts about common foods and how healthy foods keep our bodies healthy and strong.


There will be opportunities for your children to explore and taste healthy foods so that they can broaden their food options.


The Nutrition for Kids Workshop is for children 6 years and up. One parent/caregiver is welcome to stay and observe.