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

Holistic Dental Practices with Dr. Janette Carroll

Monday, October 21, 6:30 PM

Come hear it straight from the doctor’s mouth…Dr. Janette Carroll’s mouth, that is. As a local holistic dentist, she understands how the mouth relates to the overall health of the body. We invite you to come hear her speak on holistic dental practices:

The Gut-Brain-WholeBody Connection with Karl Mincin

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 PM

Much of our health, and disease, relates to the digestive system. From heartburn, bloating, constipation and diarrhea to irritable bowel, gluten intolerance, and colon cancer, healthy gut ecology and our microbiome is key. Understand both pro-biotics and pre-biotics, fiber, enzymes and more to tame your tummy and calm your colon. Includes a common sense “continuum” approach to selecting the remedies best suited to your individual needs, as well as a fascinating tour—from one end to other—of the entire GI tract. Also, alternatives to acid blockers (PPIs).

From Fatigued to Fantastic: Manage Your Hormones for Greater Energy and Vitality

Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 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!

Life Under a Bag Ordinance with Skagit Bag BANd Wagon

Thursday, October 24, 6:30 PM

Thinking OUTSIDE the Plastic Bag when there isn’t a plastic bag! What happens under a ban of single-use plastic carryout bags? What goes, what stays, what replaces carryout bags? How can we be better recyclers? Not sure if something belongs in recycle or landfill? Bring it! What are beginning and more advanced ways to move towards a Zero Waste lifestyle?


MELT for Hands & Feet with Caryn Boyd Diel

Monday, October 28, 6:30 PM

Erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse, exercise routines, and age. This simple self-treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.


Benefits of Hemp Derived CBD with CV Sciences

Saturday, November 2, 12:00 PM

Hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, has been receiving a lot of attention for its benefits on human health. Hemp CBD supplements are even being recognized amongst the medical community as a key supplement to improve quality of life. However, even with its growing popularity, some still are not entirely familiar with it, and even hesitant to approach the subject. What is hemp CBD and what exactly is there to know?


Enjoy Peaceful, Grateful Holidays with Reiki Meditation

Monday, November 4, 6:30 PM

Can the holiday season be peaceful instead of stressful, grateful instead of resentful? Yes! Learn a Reiki meditation and some easy breath meditations to bring calm and joy into your holidays.


The Science of Gender with Skagit PFLAG

Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 PM

We have been taught that gender is a product of culture, in other words, we learn how to behave consistently with our sexual anatomy. Science is helping us understand that gender is much more complex than that and has a great deal to do with fetal development. This is a fascinating presentation sure to expand your knowledge and help you understand the world of transgender people in your life. You will never think about gender the same way again once you have participated in this training.

Co-op 101 en Español with Rob Smith, Co-op Board Member

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 PM

We’re inviting the Latino community to an introduction of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op! Co-op Board Member Rob Smith will lead an interactive discussion in Spanish on basic co-op information and principles: what a co-op is, who can shop here (everyone is welcome!), and why we believe healthy food is the building block of a strong, healthy community! Free snacks and children’s activities will be provided.


Introducción a la cooperativa en español con Rob Smith, miembro de la mesa directiva de la cooperativa

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 PM

¡Invitamos a la comunidad latina a una presentación de la Cooperativa de Alimentos de Skagit Valley! Un miembro de la mesa directiva de la cooperativa, Rob Smith dirigirá una discusión interactiva en español sobre información y principios básicos de la cooperativa: ¿qué es una cooperativa, quién puede comprar aquí (¡todos son bienvenidos!), y por qué creemos que la comida saludable es el base de una comunidad fuerte y saludable! Se proporcionarán bocadillos gratuitos y actividades para niños.