10 December 11 Feb Co-op workshops
Store Tours in English and Spanish:2pm,3rd Saturday of each month.
Meet at the Board’s Board by the front registers. Ryan is joining Jodie and Nancy Lee as a Spanish language tour guide for new member-owners and folks who’d like to learn more about shopping at the Co-op.
Upcoming Tours:Dec 18,Jan 15,Feb 19
Please sign up for workshops by calling 360-336-5087×136 or by email:cooproom(at)gmail(dot)com
The Fourth Trimester:the impact of birth practices on the postpartum period
Skagit County Birth Circle
Thursday January 13th 12:30 pm room 309 Free
With Kurt and Karen
Thursday January 13th 6:30pm room 309 Free
A monthly series devoted to expanding awareness of self,others and life. ’Dyadic contemplation’ is unique in that it builds community as participants are paired up,taking turns between one being the “contemplator”and the other,the “listening partner.” Benefits are expanded empathy and compassion for others,self awareness,increased self confidence,and improved interpersonal relationships. Participants also gain ability to communicate more clearly and listen with deep understanding and acceptance.
Karen Lynn and Kurt Treftz each have over twenty five years of contemplative practice and are ‘enlightenment intensive masters.’ Kurt has an MA in behavioral sciences,backgrounds in gnana yoga and other practices,whereas Karen has an extensive background in bodywork and trauma release. 360-320-0771 or www.livingawareness.org
Getting Set for Backyard Chickens
With Jill Eelkema
Monday January 17th 6:30pm Room 309 Free
Chickens are one of the most rewarding,inexpensive and easy creatures to raise. Plus,a little flock in your backyard can provide eggs for your family and compost for your garden. After learning a few bird basics,reviewing city ordinances,and looking at sources for chicks and coops,you’ll have a good start on knowing if a flock’s for you.
Jill Eelkema and her five hens,“the ladies”,live near downtown Mount Vernon. Jill grew up with chickens and has been tending her own flock for three years in Skagit. “Not only are these ladies great at composting things you can’t put in your compost heap,but they’re easier to take care of than my cats –and you can’t beat fresh eggs.”
Cooking with Spices
With Jill and Heidi
Tuesday January 18th 6:30pm Room 309 $10 Co-op members,$20 general public
Always want to try a spice but were afraid to? This class we will explore flavors of the world with different spices. We will tour the Middle East,Greek Islands and other far off places,through the world of spices. We will tour the bulk spice department and make a potion to entice our taste buds.
With Karen Louise
Wednesday January 19th 6:30pm room 309 free
This three part class will cover education regarding food choices,current research about food and health,and a challenge to “clean out the white stuff”in kitchen cupboards! Then we will do a session of hypnosis,followed by some individual coaching,questions and answers. Handouts regarding food,exercise and health will be available as well as information about hypnosis,coaching and weight loss maintenance.
Karen Louise is a Registered Nurse with 30 years experience in healthcare. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. Karen has developed a program called “The Triad Weight Loss Management Program”assisting those who are frustrated with the weight loss/weight gain cycle. This fresh approach targets the thought processes that need changing in order to maintain long-term weight loss. The Triad is:Hypnosis,Education and Coaching. She is pleased to offer this introduction to a new way of thinking about long-term weight loss management. Join Karen for an informative class and for the pleasurable experience of hypnosis.
Nutrition and Diabetes
With Lou Kupka-Schutt
Friday January 21st 11am Room 309 Free
Learn how to eat to control your blood sugar and weight. This two-hour class will provide information on healthy eating focusing on the diabetic. In addition,you will also get hands-on practice as you tour the Skagit Valley Food Co-op and learn how to read labels and identify healthy foods.
This class is taught by Lou Kupka-Schutt,PhD,RD with Skagit Valley Hospital.
Monday January 24th 6:30pm 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.
With Jill and Erin
Tuesday January 25th 6:30 pm Room 309 free
Green Eggs and Ham I do not like them… well you know the rest!! We will explore ways to incorporate greens into your already favorite meals,and juice them to tantalize your tongue. And we’ll make a Mess O’ Greens with a warm pecan dressing.
Come feast with us and Seussically change your green genes forever!!!
Connective Tissue:The connection to movement and pain patterns
With Peggy Wilson and Ann Larson Spink of Quality Physical Therapy Wednesday January 26th 6:30 pm Room 309 Free
Learn about the largest organ of our bodies,connective tissue. We will explore some basic anatomy of connective tissue and how it helps us move. We will also look at how scar tissue can affect movement and pain complaints. Learn some home techniques to improve connective tissue mobility. Ann is a 1980 graduate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She has had extensive training in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release. In the past she has worked with the dancers at Pacific Northwest Ballet and athletes on the Sonics Basketball team. She started Quality Physical Therapy ten years ago. Peggy graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University in Exercise Science in 2000. She has had extensive training in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release techniques.
With Jill and Jodie
Thursday January 27th 6:30pm BCC $10 Co-op members / $20 general public
Welcome to India!!! This ever-anticipated class will certainly not disappoint your culinary cravings for Indian food. We will feast on a traditional curry,engage our palettes with spinach palak,garnish with a lovely chutney and finish with a kitchy kheer. Come join us for this Indian delight!!! Please note,this class is in Blanchard and we are happy to give you directions.
Ask the Organizer!
With Rhonda McNett
Wednesday February 2nd 6 pm Room 309 Free
Do you have a specific question that you’ve wanted to ask a Professional Organizer? Rhonda McNett of Sensible Organizing Strategies, HYPERLINK “http://www.sosbyrhonda.com/”t “_blank”www.sosbyrhonda.com,will be available to get to the bottom of your biggest or most troubling questions about the “stuff” in your life:paper? clothes? kitchen items? garages? how to get started? Leave an idea of your topic when you register and we’ll tackle as much as we can,for as long as you’re interested. Learn how to find the peace and harmony that are hiding in your home or office!
Cooking with your sweetie
Tuesday February 8th 6:30 pm Room 309
$10 Co-op members / $20 general public
Valentines Day is just around the corner and this class will help you prepare for just such fun. Take simple pasta and transform it into Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Lemon Cream Sauce. Learn the art of making Bruschetta and finish the meal with a “different” Chocolate Mousse. You will leave this class ready to serve your sweetie a perfect meal.
Secrets to Building Your Confidence and Connection
With Jenny Davidow
Wednesday February 9th 6:30pm Room 309 Free
Imagine communicating with more confidence and ease… in your relationships …and at work… Would your life change for the better?
Overcome the enemies of confidence:Self-doubt,self-criticism,and the physical tension they cause. During this informative class,Jenny will offer strategies and a guided visualization to help you experience increased confidence and comfort. Jenny Davidow,M.A. is a Communication Coach with thirty years’ experience helping people enhance their confidence,creativity and communication skills. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology and is the author of “Embracing Your Subconscious – Bringing All Parts of You into Creative Partnership.” Visit www.JennyDavidow.com and HYPERLINK “http://www.craftyourmessage.com/”t “_blank”www.CraftYourMessage.com