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

NEW NIGHT! Movie Night at The Co-op | More Than Honey

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 PM

We’ve rescheduled the showing of More Than Honey due to a power outage on the original date (Feb 15). The NEW NIGHT is Wednesday, March 1st! Every year, the Co-op hosts a series of free movie nights. We have a fabulous selection this year, and are excited to share this film with you. We provide the film, popcorn, and juice! Films start at 7pm in Room 309, on our 3rd floor.

March 1 || More Than Honey
This film tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, Markus Imhoof investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. This is a strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms.


Essential Remedies: Winter Skincare from Nature with Michelle Mahler

Monday, March 6, 6:30 PM

Learn to make luxurious and healing skin care products with Essential oils, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, Borage seed oil, coconut oil and more! You can be naturally beautiful and treat your skin and hair with healing ingredients. Each student will learn how simple it can be to make a recipe for a smoothing, healing, balancing treatment for their skin type and an exfoliating, smoothing, detoxifying and hydrating facial scrub. Demonstrations and recipes include: Eye & wrinkle treatments, Rose water and Neroli water Toners, Salt scrubs. Skin conditions we will discuss: pigment issues, eye health, wrinkles, scars, psoriasis, eczema treatments.

Optional $10-20 Supply Fee

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Set It All Down, A Letter Writing Workshop with Bee Faxon

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 PM

Songwriter Richard Thompson tells us, “Cry, cry if it makes you feel better. Set it all down in a tear-stained letter.” Well, it doesn’t have to be tear-stained, and the crying is up to you, but there is nothing like setting it down to help us clarify our thinking and tell others what’s important to us.

Whether you are brewing up a letter to the editor, to your Congressperson, to your landlord, to a friend, or even to yourself, maybe it is time to set it all down. Come join us as we write letters and discuss what makes a letter effective. No writing experience or self confidence required. Please bring paper and something to write with.

Beverly (Bee) Faxon has been editor of The Natural Enquirer for over 30 years. She taught English composition at Edmonds Community College for ten years and journalism at Skagit Valley College. She has a B.A. in Writing, Teaching and Listening from Fairhaven College and an M.A. in English from WWU. She is also a certified mediator, and what is a letter but a mediation in process?

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Genealogy – Constructing Your Family History Puzzle with Eric & Karen Stroschein

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 PM

Genealogy is the study of your ancestors or group of ancestors and their place in history. Historians broadly study epic events of the past. Genealogists place individuals in those historic events.

Your family history is like a big old box of jumbled puzzle pieces. Some are missing, some don’t belong, others haven’t even been made yet, and some, as you may find, fit neatly into the puzzle of others.
Come experience the simplicity and the complexity of building a family history puzzle.

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Blissborn Intro Class with Jeni Miller

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 AM

What if childbirth could be easier, more comfortable, empowering and blissful? It can! Understanding how your state of mind impacts your body and birthing experience is an important step toward creating the birth scenario you desire. Self-hypnosis is a natural state of mind that empowers you to control your body and its sensations in labor and birth. Studies have proven its effectiveness in reducing pain and speeding labor. Babies benefit as well. In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of how hypnosis can assist you, experience the power of your mind through a guided imagery demonstration, and see a video of a birth with hypnosis.

Jeni Miller, CHt, BHE is a medical support clinical hypnotherapist and Blissborn Birth Hypnosis Educator. She specializes in hypnotherapy for fertility, pregnancy and childbirth. A teacher, mentor, and body-mind-spirit practitioner for over 16 years, Jeni is passionate about empowering her clients to create the birth they desire. Jeni believes peace on Earth begins with peaceful birth. She has a private practice in Bellingham.

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Skagit Valley Food Co-op’s 10th Annual Wellness Fair!

Saturday, March 18, 11:00 AM

Join us for our 10TH ANNUAL WELLNESS FAIR on Saturday, March 18th! It’s a free day of fun and learning at The Skagit Valley Food Co-op! We invite you to explore the path to wellness as wellness experts from the community gather to give you new skills and tools to increase your overall well-being. The Wellness Fair is on The Co-op’s 3rd floor from 11am-3pm, where there will be six wellness presentations, along with several booths featuring information from leaders in a variety of health & wellness fields. We’ll be giving out free samples of our favorite products throughout the store, too.


Craniosacral Therapy with Jean Christensen

Monday, March 20, 6:30 PM

In this discussion, we will explore what CranioSacral Therapy is and how it can help you in achieving graceful living as time passes. We will discuss how the cranial bones and the sacrum move in relation to one another and why dysfunction in this system and their surrounding structures can have profound effects throughout the body. Questions are encouraged and welcomed.

Jean Christensen, LMP has been practicing for 19 years. Her focus is relieving long standing pain issues. She uses CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Bowen Therapy, and Body Talk. Jean has completed advanced study in the brain tissues, the nervous system, and the immune system. Jean is certified for Intra Oral work. (more…)