Events, Workshops, & Meetups


Workshops…

This year at Mamby on the Beach, I will be presenting again with some thought-provoking concepts on wellness and nutrition during these live wellness workshops on Saturday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25. 

Times are changing, and music lovers are uniting to share more than music.  They are searching for inspiration, enlightenment, and connection.  My friends over at Mamby on the Beach, a lakeside music festival in Chicago, are broadening the possibilities for festival goers by introducing the wellness stage.  Here, attendees will find experiences ranging from Silent Yoga to my Primal Living & Nutrition Workshops.  I am honored to be a part of such a movement, and working hard to create content that inspires and brings meaning to those who attend.

Mamby schedule flyer 2017 Wellness Workshops

Here are some descriptions of the workshops we put together:

Mastering Everyday Movement & Finding Time for Play: Functional Movement that Encourage Longevity & Lifelong Mobility

The basic movements, ranges of motion, and weight-bearing actions our ancestors have been doing for thousands of years can still impact our health today. That’s why this year, Nike trainers and founders of Live Better Co. Jason Loebig & Bret Gornik will be walking Mamby attendees through a complete series of “functional movement” that aims to promote lifelong mobility. The workshop will focus on grounding, walking, hiking, pushups, pull-ups, squatting, carrying weight in unevenly distributed ways, and challenging yourself to always try something new. With the support and guidance of professionally certified trainers, attendees will be able to educate and refresh themselves using the hidden fitness techniques of the past.

Barbecue Season Tips: Strategies to Defend Your Health When Charring, Smoking, and Grilling Foods

With barbecue season right around the corner, Mamby is thrilled to host an exclusive wellness workshop that teaches useful techniques to defend your health while enjoying your favorite charred, smoked, or grilled foods. There’s a lot we can do to make grilled food and meats healthier—according to certified Primal Health Coach Marisa Moon—which doesn’t include giving them up. During this interactive course at the festival, attendees will be informed about the toxins caused by smoking and grilling meats, and the proper ways to protect ourselves from the harmful effects. From the use of marinades and low & slow methods, to a roundup of useful herbs, grill accessories and cooking oils; the Barbecue Tips workshop is the perfect way to prepare for the grilling season ahead. For an added treat, fans can look forward to a live Chimichurri sauce cooking demo and tasting!

Sanitize Smarter: Using Essential Oils & Intentionally Getting Dirty

What better way to celebrate this sun-soaked music festival weekend than to honor the intelligent systems provided to us by nature—in our bodies and on this Earth. During the Sanitize Smarter workshop, Mamby goers will be able to learn about the body’s natural, germ-fighting resistance and some of the history behind our modern “sanitized nation”. Certified Health Coach Marisa Moon will walk attendees through the milestones that have led to a society obsessed with sanitation and prove why the human body still wants to get dirty. Fans will learn about the important microbes on our skin and in our guts, protecting us against illness. Incredibly, our immune system has the ability to defend us with the help of plants and essential oils. Follow along the live Q&A as Marisa interviews Herbalist Monica Yearwood. Get answers to all of your pressing questions about using essential oils effectively and sanitizing smarter in the modern world. Finally we’ll wrap things up with aromatherapy samples and a DIY hand sanitizer demonstration. 

Are you interested in these topics?  With enough buzz I may try to make these workshops available for download in the future.  Comment below and let me know.

I’m pumped to announce that our stage is connected to the SOLARBEATZ music truck!  

This mobile soundstage/performance venue is a unique, thought provoking, inspirational and educational catalyst used at festivals, community events, private parties and schools to promote environmental sustainability.  A modified delivery truck equipped with advanced solar, sound and lighting technology, this “mobile spectacle” stimulates audiences and demonstrates the possibilities of clean energy by fueling an array of electronics to create an outrageous audio visual experience all powered by the sun.

SOLARBEATZ immediately converts the Sun’s powerful rays into an Earth friendly party or stores the clean renewable energy in a battery bank for use after dark. 

Audio at the SOLARBEATZ and Wellness Workshops Stage will be delivered by “Sound Off”; a Bluetooth headphone experience.  These wireless headsets let each attendee control their own volume and tune in speakers and music synergistically. 

This comes in handy for Mamby because the music is pumping from stage to stage!  This “Sound Off” experience was a hit with yoga last year at Mamby, so yoga is back and here to stay!


Thanksgiving Photo: Satya Murthy

It is possible to stick to your goals and still enjoy the holidays…

I’m so excited to share this with you, you guys!  I’ve created an online video workshop called:

Holiday Survival Tips for Your Real Food Lifestyle

I put a lot of my personal experiences into this content, sharing with you my tips and tricks for staying on track, all while fitting in as comfortably as possible (no, we’re not talking about exercise).  It is designed to inspire you, getting you thinking ahead, and prepare you for a healthy holiday without the dreaded deprivation or regret.  

Have you given up certain foods lately for your health and wellbeing?  

Have you removed foods from your diet because of food intolerances?  

This workshop is for YOU!

Do you want a sneak peek?

Head over to this preview page so you can watch my 4 minute introduction video.  I’ll tell you all about who it’s for, and what you can expect to see in the workshop.  

And it’s only $10!  Included is a 14-day access pass to the members-only video platform, online, where you can view the 27 minute workshop video as many times as you wish!  You also get a variety of PDF’s to download so that your workshop experience is full of take-home advice, and actionable tips.

The timing couldn’t be more perfect so you can be prepared for all the food and festivities happening this week!  
   
…already know you want in?  Head over to register right here and select “Holiday Survival Tips”. 

  

Nutrition Workshop by Marisa Moon of My Longevity Kitchen. Ancestral Health

Update:  I am exploring different ways to get this information to you.  First idea? Online workshops.  Check out my latest with is described above.  Next?  In-home workshops: friends and family that you choose, and a comfortable time and setting for all.  Email workshops@mylongevitykitchen.com to book now. 

What you can expect during these presentations:

I’ll walk you through a slideshow presentation, guiding you through the American food system, and arming you with the defenses you need to promote longevity.  If you’re tired of the dieting world, and all of the conflicting advice, this class is perfect for you!  I will simplify our food system, giving you the tools to decide what’s best for you and your body.  Setting aside all dogmatic principles, and even conventional wisdom, we will look to our ancestors and evolutionary past to determine what foods will help us thrive!  

Email: workshops@mylongevitykitchen.com with questions or to reserve your spot.  

Everyone goes home with convenient references and motivational tools. Each workshop has a drawing for a prize basket too!
Everyone goes home with convenient references and motivational tools.

Topics include…
Why are we so confused about what to eat? Where did we go wrong?
The rise of modern disease in relation to modern agriculture
How can grains and legumes be dangerous or prepared to be healthful
What chemicals are lurking in our foods
Sugar and it’s many aliases.
Issues with Conventional Meat & Dairy
FDA & USDA’s lack of standards
Choosing the right fats for different cooking temperatures in order to avoid cancer-causing free radicals
Embracing traditional superfoods
What foods are worth the extra money
Signs of food intolerances
Why the rise of food intolerances?
Defining your personal food priorities
Where to learn more (my favorite books and podcasts)

And so much more!

Email workshops@mylongevitykitchen.com to RSVP

Private & Corporate Presentations available for booking.  Contact Marisa Moon: workshops@mylongevitykitchen.com

 

Mamby beach music festival

This Summer I was speaking live at this innovative Chicago festival on the beach!  Comment below if you’re interested in these topics but could not attend.  I may make these presentations available for download in the future.  

Read more about these workshops and the entire event here.   


Meetups…

Stay tuned for 2018 Meetups

The following are meetups that took place in 2016 and 2017:

Farmers Market Meetup Chicago with Yolie Yoga and My Longevity Kitchen
 
Join us for a monthly Farmers Market Meetup as we visit a new farmers market each month! This meet-up is great for anyone in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, who wants to get outdoors, stretch your muscles and practice some basic yoga; discuss current food trends and get inspired to eat more nourishing foods; explore the farmers markets and buy your food from local growers.
 
Come with us to the Andersonville Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30pm.  Feel free to join our facebook group for updates on each event, and share to invite friends: www.facebook.com/group/farmersmarketmeetup
 
Here’s What You Can Expect:
*Welcoming Refreshment such as purified water infused with essential oils or fresh fruit
*Welcoming Speech from Marisa Moon regarding nutrition headlines and inspirational trending topics
*Aromatherapy Spray to help center our thoughts
*15 minute Standing Stretch-Yoga Routine led by Yolie Carerra of Yolie Yoga
*Closing talk with Our Favorite Picks & Recommendations for your farmers market haul that day
*Try This at Home Tips, including one nutrition tip of the month and one Breathing/Stretching tip.
*Break away and enjoy the farmers market shopping experience at your own leisure.
 
This Meetup is FREE
Kids Welcome
No Yoga Experience Needed
Wear whatever you like!
No Yoga Mat needed unless you’d like to deepen the poses.
EXACT Meetup location is announced with photos in the Farmers Market Meetup Facebook Group discussion.  We’re meeting on the corner of Ashland and Berwyn where the market “ends”, right under the street signs at 5:30  
Invite your Friends & Family!
 
Post questions and comments below or email Marisa at meetup@mylongevitykitchen.com. 
 
Andersonville Farmers Market Meetup Chicago
June Location: Andersonville Farmers Market. Note we are meeting on the opposite end of the market. This photo is the Clark side, but we are meeting on the ASHLAND side.
green city market portabello mushroom from river valley ranch
Seriously look at the size of this portabello mushroom from the River Valley Ranch guys! May Meetup: Green City Market
Green City Market Farmers Market Meetup Chicago
Some of the troopers from our meetup hung out for lunch in the freezing cold weather! May Meetup: Green City Market
Yolie Yoga & Marisa Moon of My Longevity Kitchen
Your Hosts! Yolie Yoga (left) and Marisa Moon (Right). May Meetup: Green City Market

 

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