Welcome to our Spring 2013 Workshops Schedule –
Please sign up for classes so that we know you are coming and please leave your email or phone # with us so we can call you if something goes awry or we need to cancel a class.
Call 360-336-5087×139 or email jill(at)skagitfoodcom(dot)com to register.
Thanks much,Your Co-op.
How Healing Happens;A Community Exploration
With Marianne Shapiro
Saturday February 2 10:30am – 1pm Room 309 free
We will warm up to one another and as a community feel into the nature of healing,from our own experiences;our thoughts,actions,relationships,emotions and or desires. Everyone called to this topic is welcome to attend. This is an exploration into the question,not an answer. We’ll follow a group format,to discuss and engage with the topic from a variety of perspectives. Marianne Shapiro,a skilled and resourceful group facilitator,believes in the complexity and possibilities inherent in group processes. Come and experience our community as we work and play together round this theme of common concern. There will be follow up meetings on the same topic within the next 12 months.
Marianne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private therapy practice in the Skagit Co-op building. She has been in practice for over 22 years. For the past 11 years she has been involved in group work and has become a Nationally Certified Trainer,Educator and Practitioner of Group Psychotherapy,Psychodrama and Sociometry (sociometry has to do with group dynamics). She normally facilitates groups and workshops with her husband,Bob Shapiro who is also Certified and very adept in group process as well being a local T’ai Chi and Qi Gong instructor. They live in Bow.
Free Introductory Workshop with Nancy Soans
Saturday Feb 9th,9:00-11:30 Co-op Room 309 free
Back by Popular Demand
What is Compassionate Communication?
What is Empathic Listening?
Need to feel heard and seen?
Want to learn how to make requests that are heard?
Do you know how to create win/win solutions?
This workshop will show you new ways to say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day!
Nancy shares the tools and philosophy that help you communicate empathically. She will guide you through the deliberate process of observation,connection with feelings,nonthreatening and non-judgmental dialogue. Nancy teaches and explains that opening the heart and applying Compassionate Communication strategies can break barriers,disarm defenses,and create productive dialogue that ultimately translates into enriching experiences and more harmonious relationships. www.constructivecompassion.com
Mind,Body, Spirit Wellness with Essential oils
With Michelle Mahler
Tuesday Feb 12th 6:30pm Co-op Room 309 Free – supply fee
Michelle creates intuitive healing remedies with organic essential oils that work on all levels of your being- mental,spiritual,emotional and physical. Have you been wondering how to purchase,store and blend quality essential oils for remedies? In this interactive class we will smell,mix and test several recipes and take one home. Students will come away with confidence to work with essential oil remedies and detailed notes &recipes. Lavender,Rosemary,Peppermint,Bergamot and Chamomile are a few of the oils we will study. These essential oil blends will help you maintain a clean and balanced energy field,relieve pain and breathing issues,headaches/migraines,insomnia,prepare for and find love,aid in grief and life changes and elevate spiritual awareness.
Reiki Share with Jelan
Sunday February 17th 2pm co-op Room 309 free
Reiki Shares are a gathering to give and receive Reiki Treatments. They are a time of sharing,learning and healing that is brought to the table by each person regardless of the individual experience. They are a great way for the curious to experience Energy healing and for the seasoned healers to practice and offer their gifts to others. Reiki shares are offered free of charge.
Vermicomposting with Callie Martin
Tuesday February 19 6:30pm Room 309 free
Worm your way into Composting!
Compost builds good soil structure. It is also a giant step toward recycling wastes,conserving precious energy reserves,and regaining control of our food supplies. Why throw food peelings and yard clippings into the garbage when you can harvest their nutrients by turning them into soil enriching compost? Learn how easy it is to compost your food scraps by harnessing the work of worms in our upcoming vermicomposting class. Class participants will learn the basics of worm bin design,care and feeding. Those interested can purchase supplies on a materials list and build their own indoor worm bin as part of the class. Give us your email address when you register and we’ll email you the supplies list.
Callie Martin is the Waste Reduction Community Education/Outreach Specialist for Skagit County. She is a lifelong practitioner of healthy soils and organic gardening.
She brings lots of enthusiasm to her work as a composting educator.
Stuff It Class
Tuesday Feb 19 6:30pm at Blanchard Community Club –$10 Co-op Members
Please pre-register 360-336-5087×139 We’ll give you more info and directions then.
It might be the Virgo in me,but I do like organization,and putting things in their place. So what better thing for me to do then Stuff Things nice and tidy in food!! This class will feature Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Sausage and Cheese,a Bruschetta-Stuffed
Mushroom,Mustard Stuffed Cheesy Chicken and to finish off - a Stuffed Cookie. Oh,and I will be needing your help too,so get ready to roll up your sleeves and volunteer.
La Leche League
Wednesday February 20 10am Co-op Room 309
LLL is a breastfeeding support and information group that aims to help pregnant and nursing mothers and their families achieve a positive breastfeeding relationship. 10:00 am,third Wednesday in room 309. Free,older children and partners welcome. www.llli.org
Mindfulness for Kids Class:Make Your Own Kid’s Calm Kit
with Kelly Graham
Saturday February 23 10:30 am Co-op Room 309 Free
Kids Ages 6-11 with adult (Limit 12 students)
Through games,crafts,meditation practice,and stories kids will participate in developmentally appropriate and fun mindfulness activities. Combining years of experience teaching professionally along with her studies of mindfulness educator Thich Nhat Hanh,and a deep respect and sensitivity for children,Kelly will lead kids in a one-hour class practicing mindfulness to enhance well-being,manage stress,and experience joy. Kids will walk away with their very own Calm Kit including mindful breathing cards,colorful pebbles,meditation jars,and a book called Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Learn how these simple and fun techniques can help your child promote peace in themselves and the world around them.
Kelly currently serves as the Director of Spiritual Education at Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,and teaches locally in Skagit public schools where she enjoys teaching and learning from a range of active and brilliant young people.
Native Flute Workshop
With Peter Ali
Sunday February 24th 11am Co-op Room 309 Free,Pre-register:360-336-5087×139
Peter Ali,a talented and self taught native flute player,will share stories of the flutes he plays and of his rich ethnic heritage. Peter plays the flutes not from notes but from spirit within,so each performance is unique and special. Come listen to the sounds of eagle,running river,nature and spirit in the flute’s song.
“Come to my Native flute workshop and I will teach you what I know,I will show you how to play from the Heart”.
With Nancy Stewart and Debbie Natelson
Tuesday February 26 6:30pm Room 309 Free
Join us Feb 26 as we jumpstart the garden season with our ‘Romancing the Soil’workshop
- Learn how ancient cultures fed LARGE populations using natural techniques YOU can use in our Maritime climate
- Hear the ‘FACTS OF LIFE’- the life of Soil,that is. Prepare to be amazed!
- Meet the Happiness Bacteria!
- Find out about the community of Gaviotas,Columbia and their reforestation miracle!
- Plus take home practical applications for making your garden the best,most productive ever!
Bring a small sample of your garden soil in a glass jar w/ lid,we’ll check your soil’s PH level during workshop.
This class is introduced by Nancy Stewart,Co-op Garden Dept Manager,and led by Debbi Natelson from Hendrikus and Callie Martin from Anacortes Community Garden.
Nobody Needs to Have Heart Disease
with Kathleen Smith McCalib,Nutritional Education Trainer
Thursday February 28 6:30pm Co-op Room 309 Free
Did you know that heart disease is almost entirely preventable,and you can make yourself virtually heart attack-proof? Kathleen will be sharing Dr. Fuhrman’s presentation on preventing and controlling heart disease with a healthy eating style. This will be an informative class that is based on scientific research. Come and learn the keys to protecting your heart,and regaining your health.
Kathleen McCalib is a creative,energetic Nutritional Education Trainer who is talented at food demonstrations and motivating people to make positive life changes. Kathleen is certified by Joel Fuhrman,M.D. who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He has appeared on PBS and on Dr. Oz several times. Kathleen was born and raised on the East coast and recently relocated to Burlington. She is looking forward to helping people learn to eat healthy so they can have good quality of life for a long time.