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

Succulent Succulents: Easy Beauty for Busy People

Monday, June 26, 6:30 PM

Looking for low-maintenance summer/fall container gardens that can endure infrequent watering, need no fertilizer and minimal grooming? They should also be beautiful – even works of art, if you lean that way. Succulents increase in popularity every year as more people discover their many charms and exciting new varieties become available. We’ll cover planting basics, creative containers, winter care, peruse some pretty pictures and lots of pretty plants!


From Fatigued to Fantastic! With Regina Zwilling

Tuesday, June 27, 4:30 PM

In this workshop, Regina will share with you how your adrenals get drained, your hormones get out of balance, and how this leads to weight gain and zaps your energy. You will leave with a plan to restore your adrenal health, balance your hormones and learn how to feel great again!


Beautifully Delivered–Creating a healthy pregnancy and beautiful delivery with Cheryl Schmitt

Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 PM

Are you expecting a baby? Are you curious about creating an amazing birth and a healthy family? Dr. Cheryl Schmitt, chiropractor, doula and member of the Holistic Pediatric Alliance, will cover the latest research and findings on creating a healthy pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period. Dr. Schmitt hopes to inspire participants to educate, empower and enable themselves to achieve the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period they seek.


Intro to Reiki with Yvonne Bowman

Thursday, June 29, 6:30 PM

This workshop you will learn about Reiki (ray-key), and the many ways it can treat the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit with beneficial effects like relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. The word “Reiki” can be translated as “spiritually guided life force energy”, and many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than just the intellectual concept of it. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.


Jams & Jellies: An Intro to Water Bath Canning with Jennie Bryan-Goforth

Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 PM

Learn the basics of water bath canning and make your own jams and jellies! WSU Extension Food Preservation Specialist Jennie Bryan-Goforth will demonstrate the process, explain food safety protocols, offer recipes, and answer questions. The water bath method is the easiest and safest type of canning, and can often be accomplished without special equipment. This is a great class for beginners or those who could use a refresher course!


Mineral Balancing Acts – Way Beyond Calcium with Karl Mincin

Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 PM

Without the dust of life — a wide array of minerals in proper proportion — vitamins, enzymes, hormones and other nutrients do not function properly. This course covers everything mineral with emphasis on their practical value, and on how to achieve overall mineral balance, build strong bones and immunity, and reduce dependence on supplemental digestive enzymes, hormones, and unnecessary vitamins and medication. Hear of safe food sources for proper mineral nutrition and how mismatched supplements can actually upset mineral balance. Survey the spectrum of mineral testing tools, from simple self quick-tests that provide instant feedback about your nutritional status, to comprehensive methods such as hair mineral analysis, all with a view to performing your own personalized mineral balancing acts.


Summer Planting for Fall & Winter Eating with the Co-op’s Garden Jay

Monday, July 17, 6:30 PM

This class is back by popular demand! Though it’s summer now and the thought of colder days is downright off-putting, you need to plan and plant NOW if you’d like a productive veggie patch even after frost hits this fall and into winter. Learn which varieties are suitable for this second season, which to start from seed and which to buy starts for, why some things (garlic, for instance) are better planted now than in the spring, how to care for all of it and extend your harvest all the way to your holiday feasts and beyond.


The Herbal Medicine Classroom with Kelly Ann Nickerson

Tuesday, July 18, 5:30 PM

To learn more about medicinal plants and how to apply their therapeutic value to your life, the Herbal Medicine Classroom will now be offered every other month, where you can learn by doing!
The focus is on medicinal plants of the Pacific Northwest region as well as plants that grow well here. You’ll receive clear and concise information, resources, & have fun while doing so! Come join the Herbal Medicine Classroom to learn more about local plant medicine.


Love Like This Part 2: Teaching Your Children About Healthy Sexuality with Julia Rowland

Thursday, July 20, 6:30 PM

Join advocates from Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services and other parents and caregivers for a lively and informative discussion on how to teach your adolescent child(ren) about healthy sexuality. Throughout adolescence, young people become involved in romantic experiences including dating. For some teens this will start as young as 13. For parents this can be a stressful and unsure time. You might find yourself asking, ‘How do I talk to my kids about sexuality, dating, and sex?’ During this workshop we will cover topics including: consent, boundaries, communication – both communicating with your teens about these topics and teaching them about good communication skills, how to respond if your child discloses sexual assault or harassment, available community resources, and more. Everyone is welcome. Bring your questions!


Free Mineral Fusion Beauty Tour Makeovers & 40% OFF Sale!

Friday, July 21, 11:00 AM

Join us for free makeovers from Mineral Fusion July 21-27! There will be a licensed esthetician in-store doing complimentary makeovers from 11am-6pm. Chat with our Beauty Ambassadors about the importance of natural mineral makeup and the best ways to transition from unnatural chemical-based makeups. Plus, enjoy 40% off ALL Mineral Fusion products (July 21 through July 31)!