By pairing yoga and cooking a sensible meal young adults with special needs will learn how to become more in-tune with their body and mind.

Yoga will be facilitated by Pam Tokowitz, a certified Yoga instructor. There is a focus on teaching yoga concepts such as breathing, balance, strength and flexibility. There is a focus on learning a variety of poses and salutations.

Lisa's Healthy Supper Club is designed for people looking to learn how to prepare and cook meals with healthy portions. We will have engaging discussions about nutrition and social skills in a warm community setting.


Yoga and Lisa's Healthy Supper Club is held at Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer Rd., Northbrook. Yoga takes place from 4 to 5 p.m.; Healthy Supper Club takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: Yoga: $180; Supper Club: $480; Yoga and Lisa's Healthy Supper Club: $660.

Winter Session dates:

  • December: 5, 12, 19, (No class on 26 - winter break)

  • January: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • February: 6, 13, 20, 27

Spring Session dates:

  • March: 5, 12, 19, 26

  • April: 2, (no class on 9- Passover), 16, 23, 30

  • May: 7, 14, 21, 28

Lisa McCarthy was passionate about life. She loved her family, her friends, and she threw herself into every aspect of her life with great enthusiasm. Lisa loved to cook. She was a gifted and natural chef, one who didn't need a recipe or a cookbook, and she was generous with her talent. Whether she was cooking for eight or 80, Lisa created beautiful meals full of flavor and love. She was well known for her relationship with waiters and restaurant chefs, if Lisa loved a dish, would study and recreate it, which she often did.

In honor of Lisa, TotalLink is dedicating and renaming our cooking program. Our Healthy Supper Club will now be known as Lisa's Healthy Supper Club. We hope that our participants develop Lisa's passion for cooking healthy and delicious food.