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

Probiotics: The Root of Gut-Mood-Immune Health with Karl Mincin

Monday, January 27, 6:30 PM

Anxiety is not a head-brain condition, it is a gut-brain condition. Mood disorders are epidemic. We used to think of these things as mental disorders. That’s why anti-depressants target the release of serotonin in our brains. But only 10% of our body’s serotonin is produced there, with 90% coming from the gut. Our colon is home to 500 different strains of healthy bacteria. This is the root of our mood and our immunity.

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Homeopathic Medicine for Children with Maria Eckert, ND

Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 PM

Homeopathy is a gentle, safe, and effective medicine for children. It builds a stronger immune system, so kids will be more resistant to everyday illnesses. It also heals chronic physical diseases as well as mental and emotional problems. Homeopathic medicines are made from natural substances; they are non-toxic and cause no adverse reactions even when taking them for a longer period of time.
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Intermittent Fasting with Alethea Fleming

Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 PM

Join Dr. Alethea Fleming, ND for an informative and fun talk about what is intermittent fasting versus time restricted eating and why/when/how it is appropriate to consider trying for you.

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Discover Your Life Gifts with Elizabeth Borges

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 PM

Self-love plays a great part in finding your gifts, on achieving your goals and success. Therefore, the lack of self-love in certain areas of your life can create road blocks, negative emotions, and more. Learn to recognize the imbalances, unhealthy patterns which mislead you and move you away from your true gift and calling. Learn to use your body as guidance for such a recognition and much more. A sample exercise will be given at the end of the workshop.
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MELT for Hands & Feet with Caryn Boyd Diel

Monday, February 3, 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. Pre-training MELT will enhance your Athletic Performance by hydrating connective tissues and muscles. Perfect for dancers and anyone with repetitive stress injuries. Come to a MELT Workshop and discover how the connective tissue in your body gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement. Up your game and improve your athletic performance and daily workouts with an individualized MELT session.

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Essential Remedies: Simple Blending & Safety with Michelle Mahler

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 PM

Learn how to choose, purchase, and blend essential oils step-by-step with Michelle. Discuss common safety precautions, blends for children, oils to avoid in pregnancy, high blood pressure, shelf life, and proper storage. You’ll blend aromatic oils into an organic base oil for sinus and respiratory issues, sleep, and remedies for Physical, Emotional, and Mental well-being. Learn how to create a simple blend of essential oils in a carrier oil for a topical healing massage oil. Free class-optional supply fee $10 to make a 1/3 oz remedy.

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Free Movie! The Need to Grow

Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 PM

In a race against the end of farmable soil, the film details evidence on the importance of healthy soil – revealing the potential of local food systems and opportunities for individuals to help regenerate our planet’s soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.

Watch the trailer!


2020 Vision – Creating Clear Intentions for the New Year with Reiki with Valerie Rose

Thursday, February 6, 6:30 PM

What would you like to experience this year?  New adventures?  Health and strength?  Harmonious relationships?  Abundance?  Winter’s inner focus is a great time to set positive intentions for the unfolding year. Learn a simple, powerful Reiki meditation to clarify and vitalize the intentions that are shaping your life.  You will also explore a breath meditation to interrupt and refocus compulsive thinking. Your thoughts and intentions are powerful – learn to make them your allies, with Reiki blessings.

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Examining Eros IRL: Reconnecting Women with Desire and Romance with Morghan Milagrosa

Monday, February 10, 6:30 PM

Morghan Milagrosa, ARNP, WHNP-BC, CNM, IBCLC presents a 60-minute interactive workshop that addresses the challenges of connecting with a romantic partner that face the modern woman, who is inevitably juggling a multitude of competing, and seemingly more important, demands. In this workshop, you will examine the concept of eroticism and how it is impacted by the mundane tasks of daily life. Explore general and specific challenges that women encounter on a daily basis with getting into and staying in touch with a romantic mode that fosters deeper intimacy and connection with our partners. The workshop will address the ways in which the loss of eroticism impacts relationship and the ways in which rich intimate connections (or the lack thereof) affects holistic health.

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The Happiness Principle: Simple Keys to a Happy & Healthy Life with Regina Zwilling

Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 PM

Join Regina to learn why more money, more stuff, and more technology are not making us happier. More importantly, Regina will share some simple hacks you can start incorporating now to feel happier (and healthier) every day!

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