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

Sensible Supplementation: Design Your Personal Vitamin & Herb Profile with Karl Mincin

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 PM

Do you wonder how best to determine your precise individual nutrient needs – without the guesswork? Learn professional and self-testing methods to design your personal vitamin and herb profile and safe supplement schedule, including effective herbal alternatives to common medications. Anyone can sell you vitamins, few can tell you specifically which nutrients best meet your individual need. Establishing your personal nutrition baseline is an important step in improving your health.

Karl J. Mincin is a clinical nutritionist in practice locally for 30 years. He specializes in nutrition assessment testing to determine individual nutrition needs. Karl may be reached at 360-336-2616 or  www.Nutrition-Testing.com

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Planning Ahead for Natural Burial with Jodie Buller

Monday, July 9, 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.

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

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 PM

Learn how to blend and use a topical therapy massage oil to affect all levels of your being and smell great at the same time! Learn about some of the most common essential oils with the widest range of effects on your brain, heart and body.  Rosemary, Lavender, Chamomile, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clarysage, Rose, Bergamot, Geranium and Cardamom are a few of the oils that will be covered in class and on take home notes. With Michelle’s guidance you can learn to create a simple blend and make this class a FUN part of your summer! Kids 5 and up welcome! Optional $10 supply fee to make a roll-on.

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Cannabis & You with Michael Scott

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 PM

Learn about the endocannabinoid system and its relationship with cannabis. Why cannabis is so important to your health.  We’ll explore the removal of cannabis and hemp from our lives predominately in the 1930’s, how cannabis has helped so many with life threatening diseases and what the current researchers, scientists, and doctors have discovered.  Learn how adding this plant medicine into your life could change you live profoundly.

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July Summer Garden Party

Saturday, July 14, 11:00 AM

Our annual Summer Garden Party series continues! Join us in the Co-op’s Garden Center for this free, family-friendly event: July 14 from 11am-3pm.

We’ve invited some of our favorite local farmers & producers to share the delights of the season. Enjoy fun in the sun and free samples!


Neurological Integration System Therapy with Jean Christensen, LMT

Monday, July 16, 6:30 PM

Learn more about the technique called Neurological Integration System Therapy: 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 and monitoring information from all the body’s systems. NIS is based on the principles of neuroscience. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged.

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Waldorf 101 – The Art of Being Human with Greenwood Tree Educational Cooperative

Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 PM

Join members of the Greenwood Tree school community to learn more about Waldorf education. The class will discuss the biography of anthroposophy founder; Rudolf Steiner, and how this movement intersects and diverges from traditional, mainstream and other alternative educational approaches, such as Montessori and Reggio Emilia. This session will focus on the mythical and historical themes that correspond to each age and stage of the traditional Waldorf curriculum.

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Own Your Power… Go Solar! with Banner Power Solutions

Thursday, July 19, 6:30 PM

As Northwest Power Solutions Experts, the Banner Power Solutions team will be on-hand to answer questions about solar for the home, business, or farm. Learn how solar power, generators, and retrofit lighting work and can cut down your energy bill; and how to lower the cost of your solar project through State and Federal incentives.

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