The Co-op hosts an extensive selection of wellness and holistic living workshops, most at no cost. We also host a number of in-store & local events throughout the year. Workshops and classes are held on the 3rd floor of the Co-op Building, in room 309. Descriptions for upcoming workshops are listed below. Please pre-register for classes (recommended & appreciated!) below or by giving us a call at (360) 336-5087 extension 136.

Upcoming Workshops

Essential Remedies: Pain Relief and Immunity with Michelle Mahler

Monday, May 1, 6:30 PM

Have you been wondering how to choose, purchase, store and blend quality essential oils? Come and learn simple & safe application methods of Therapeutic Essential oils to boost immunity naturally. You can use essential oil remedies to help with pain relief from inflammation in joints, nerves and muscles, adrenal and thyroid balance, fatigue, immunity boosting. There will be an open discussion/question time. Come away with confidence to work with essential oil remedies and detailed notes & recipes. Optional $10 supply fee to make and take a blend.


CANCELLED – Craniosacral Therapy with Jean Christensen

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

This workshop has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

In this discussion, we will explore what CranioSacral Therapy is and how it can help you in achieving graceful living as time passes. We will discuss how the cranial bones and the sacrum move in relation to one another and why dysfunction in this system and their surrounding structures can have profound effects throughout the body. Questions are encouraged and welcomed.

Jean Christensen, LMP has been practicing for 19 years. Her focus is relieving long standing pain issues. She uses CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Bowen Therapy, and Body Talk. Jean has completed advanced study in the brain tissues, the nervous system, and the immune system. Jean is certified for Intra Oral work.


Solar for Your Home, Farm, Business or Off-Grid Remote Site with Fire Mountain Solar

Thursday, May 11, 6:30 PM

Solar PV is the fastest growing source of new energy for America. Rooftop solar works great on residences and businesses (like C•SQUARE) where it reduces the electric bill. Solar+batteries provides clean quiet power for off-grid remote settings or backup power when the grid goes down. Come learn about evaluating your home for solar, incentives that bring down the cost, battery-backup for homes, USDA grants for solar for farms or businesses, and Do-It-Yourself kits.

Sex Over 60 with Alethea Fleming

Thursday, May 18, 6:30 PM

Join local naturopathic physician Dr. Alethea Fleming for a lively discussion of changes in sexual function as we age and how to work with common difficulties. We will discuss topics specific to men and women, as well as both genders, LGBTQ concerns, and a sex positive approach. Bring your questions and an open mind.

Dr. Alethea Fleming, ND, is a naturopathic physician who is committed to providing whole-person compassionate care to adults. She believes that a physician’s role is to teach patients about positive health choices and empower patients to reach their health goals. Treatment of symptoms is important, but true healing comes from finding and treating the cause.


Tomatoes & More: Gardening Above 50 Degrees with the Co-op’s Garden Jay

Monday, May 22, 6:30 PM

Now is the time to plant warm season veggies like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, cucumbers and melons. Basil, sunflowers and zinnias, too, and it’s time to plan your summer planting for fall and winter vegetables. Find out why earlier isn’t always better, soil and sun requirements, advantages and limitations of container gardening and Jay’s picks for best varieties.


Eat to Beat Inflammation with Regina Zwilling

Tuesday, May 23, 4:00 PM

Join us for this informative talk! Learn the symptoms of inflammation and leaky gut, which foods to eat, and which to avoid for maximum health. Topics include:

  • Which foods you should be eating for maximum health, and which foods you should ditch for good
  • Why most of your symptoms are all in your gut, not in your head
  • Why probiotic pills are not the answer
  • Why gluten isn’t so bad after all (and what you really should be avoiding instead)
  • Why you may not be acidic enough

Regina believes that we all deserve and are capable of having vitality, passion and well-being in our lives. Achieving ongoing energy and enthusiasm for life is within reach, if we know the simple, day-to-day habits that create these states of being. Regina has experimented with dozens of diets, endless exercise routines, and more supplements than you can shake a can of protein powder at. And she has discovered what works: simple daily routines that address the basics of nutrition, movement, lifestyle and mindset. She is always excited to share these revelations with anyone interested in achieving optimum health and abundant energy!


Essential Remedies: Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit with Michelle Mahler

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 PM

Learn how to make simple healing remedies with essential oils that work on all levels of your being- mental, spiritual, emotional and physical. Have you been wondering how to choose and blend quality essential oils for remedies? In this interactive class we will smell, mix and test several recipes including ones for anxiety, respiratory congestion, clearing sinuses/snoring, headaches and stress relief and insomnia/sleep disturbances. Students will come away with confidence to work with essential oil remedies and detailed notes & recipes. Class is free – optional supply fee $10 per item.