Workshops

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

Worm Your Way Into Composting! with Callie Martin

Monday, December 11, 6:30 PM

Learn how to compost your food scraps by harnessing the work of worms in this vermicomposting class. Class participants will learn the basics of worm bin design, care and feeding. Callie is the Waste Reduction Community Education/Outreach Specialist for Skagit County Public Works.

 

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Your Brain is Shrinking! Learn How to Prevent It with Regina Zwilling

Tuesday, December 12, 4:00 PM

In this class Regina will explain the lifestyle and nutrition factors that are likely causing your brain to shrink, leading to cognitive decline and potential disease such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more. Then she will share fun and effective lifestyle and nutrition behaviors you can implement starting TODAY to prevent and even possibly reverse any damage that may have already occurred, while making yourself smarter in the process!

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Essential Remedies: Wellness with Aromatherapy with Michelle Mahler

Wednesday, December 13, 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 $5-10 per roll-on or spray, pre- registrants will get 1st choice on supplies at hand to make remedies.

 

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Neurolink Therapy with Jean Christensen, LMT

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 PM

In this lecture we will be discussing the technique called Neurolink: NIS is a system of non-invasive healthcare that uses the brain-nervous system connection to optimize the function and repair of the body. The brain is constantly receiving information from all systems, eg. organs, glands, muscles, bones, joints, etc. and this information is monitored by the brain. NIS is based on the principles of neuroscience. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged.

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Handmade Holiday Pop-Up Shop at the Co-op Featuring Otra Vez Ecotique

Saturday, December 16, 1:00 PM

Join us in the Skagit Valley Food Co-op Saturdays 1pm-4pm during the month of December to meet local artisans handmaking one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Enter to win cool gifts! And shop gifts from each maker at 25% OFF!

Dec 16 | Jessica of Otra Vez Ecotique, Mill Creek

Otra Vez Ecotique create uniques, handmade jewelry, using a mix of vintage, sustainable and new materials.

Otra Vez is passionate about giving back to local and global communities. They are proud to employ, equip and empower local women artisans in its Seattle co-op, giving them the opportunity to learn business, language and life skills. They believe that the woman is the heart of every society across the world. When women are empowered, their families and communities thrive.

Jessica, the owner, will be designing jewelry and giving away some of her pieces. All Otra Vez Jewelry will be 25% OFF during the month of December!

Dec 23 | Dyana of somegirls pottery, Bellingham

The somegirls pottery studio is the artisan ceramic works of Dyana Fiediga. somegirls pottery is focused on creating unique, premium quality ceramics. Each piece is handmade, glazed and decaled with inhouse decals.

Dyana will be showcasing her mugs, perfect for a last-minute gift idea, and giving away a slip-cast anemone tall mug! All somegirls pottery pieces are 25% OFF during the month of December!


Handmade Holiday Pop-up Shop at the Co-op Featuring somegirls pottery

Saturday, December 23, 4:00 AM

It’s the last Handmade Holiday Pop-up! Join us in the Skagit Valley Food Co-op Saturday, December 23rd 1pm-4pm to meet local artisans handmaking one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Enter to win cool gifts! And shop gifts from each maker at 25% OFF!

 

Dec 23 | Dyana of somegirls pottery, Bellingham

The somegirls pottery studio is the artisan ceramic works of Dyana Fiediga. somegirls pottery is focused on creating unique, premium quality ceramics. Each piece is handmade, glazed and decaled with in-house decals.

Dyana will be showcasing her mugs, perfect for a last-minute gift idea, and giving away a slip-cast anemone tall mug! All somegirls pottery pieces are 25% OFF during the month of December!


Essential Remedies: Skin & Bodycare Workshop with Michelle Mahler

Thursday, January 4, 6:30 PM

Create your own skincare and body care products from ingredients found at the Co-op!  (more…)


Controlling Cravings: Junk Food Withdrawal with Karl Mincin

Monday, January 8, 6:30 PM

The time is right to win your personal food fight.  From sweet and fatty to salty and crunchy, we’ll consider specific food cravings and their nutritional, herbal and behavioral support measures.  Distinguish physical-nutrient hunger from psychological-emotion hunger and other addictions. You’ll bring home practical tips both for immediate relief and sustainable success.

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Self Defense for Women with Elsa Del Toro

Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 PM

This class will focus on two aspects of self-defense. The class will offer the opportunity for open dialogue regarding personal safety concerns, options, and evaluation of risk factors. The class will also include simple techniques that participants will be able to practice, that are based and sourced from Karate theory. Participants will leave with knowledge and practical techniques that will help increase their safety and confidence levels.  (more…)