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

Aura Power & You with Samantha Parrott Bloedel

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 PM

Have you always felt that something is holding you back but not sure what it is? Become aware of how your aura energy affects your life and the world around you. Samantha will show you how to navigate your aura blueprint and access the information contained in your energy field. This blueprint will help you to balance and align with the tools for your future growth. Samantha Parrott Bloedel is an Aura Intuitive and Reiki Master Teacher in Mount Vernon. For more info:


Planning Ahead for Natural Burial with Jodie Buller

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 PM

Green burial is a beautiful, meaningful way to return to the earth when you die, and it can be quite simple, but a little planning in advance goes a long ways toward making it easier for your friends and family when it comes time to lay you to rest. This presentation on Green Burial offers pre-planning ideas and de-mystifies natural burial practices with practical step-by-step instructions and guidance.


Nutritional Balance on Your Specialized Diet with Karl Mincin

Monday, April 29, 6:30 PM

High-Protein, Vegetarian, Keto, Low-Fat, Candida, Detox, Weight Loss, Allergy/Gluten-Free, etc., etc.
Are you getting enough, or too much, “complete” protein? What about reliable sources of vitamins such as B-12, folic acid and trace minerals? Is your high-protein diet actually depleting your calcium stores, causing unseen liver and kidney damage, or even contributing to arthritis and gout?


Meal Prep Made Easy with Isabel Castro

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 PM

Overwhelmed and confused about what to cook? In this practical class, you’ll explore streamlined cooking for healthy, balanced, wholefood meals. Using Ayurveda as a foundation, you’ll discuss how to choose and prepare foods based on your needs, and simple habits to maximize efficiency. Leave feeling inspired and empowered to cook fresh, nourishing food at home.


Solarize for Smart Business with Sustainable Connections

Thursday, May 2, 12:00 PM

Incentives for smart businesses to go solar won’t get any better than right now! Join Sustainable Connections and for a Solarize Social Hour while they share the incredible incentives and benefits of going solar! Please bring your account number for Puget Sound Energy and Cascade Natural Gas (if applicable). This will help us access your energy use data. Bring your most recent utility bill if you have that available as well.


Community Building Through Foster Care with Youthnet

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM

Interested in investing in your community by becoming a foster parent? Meet Youthnet foster care staff for a presentation and Q&A. Attendees will learn about Skagit’s current foster care issues, how kids and teens enter foster care, and what it looks like to be a part-time or full-time foster parent.


Cultivating Self-Compassion with Amy Pattee Colvin

Monday, May 6, 6:30 PM

Do you find you speak more kindly to others than you would to yourself? Have you ever said yes to events or tasks even when you’d rather have said no? Do you have an inner-critic that whispers in your ear?


Neurological Integration System Therapy with Jean Christensen, LMT

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 PM

Neurological Integration Systems, (NIS) is a system of health care that uses the brain to optimize the function and repair of the body. The body is constantly receiving information from all systems, e.g. the organs, glands, muscles and joints and this information is monitored by the brain.


Skagit Valley Food Co-op’s Annual Member-Owner Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 PM

Join us for the Annual Member-Owner Meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00pm in Co-op Room 309. We invite you to participate in the update of our 2020 Vision statement by helping us test a set of survey questions about the Co-op’s future. The final survey will be made available to the entire membership in early summer. We’d encourage anyone interested to share their thoughts and ideas for the Skagit Valley Food Coop of 2025.

Light Refreshments Will Be Served


  • Introductions
  • Opening Statement
  • Report from the Board President
  • General Manager’s Report: Overview & Plans
  • Financial Report
  • Conversations with Member-Owners
  • Vision 2025
  • Election of Board Members
  • 4% Friday Community Shopping Day Presentations

Trust Your Gut with Sarah Nevares

Thursday, May 9, 6:30 PM

The gut is the hub of our health. Are you struggling with or living with symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, gas, acid reflux, brain fog or more? Have you been popping OTC medications or been told it’s just the way it is? What society has deemed as “normal” nuisances are actually signals that your body needs you. In this workshop you’ll discuss the hub of your health and wellness, your gut, and some tips to optimize your health and stop these symptoms in their tracks.