Workshops at the Co-op

Co-op Workshops and Classes are held on the 3rd floor of the Co-op Building.  To pre-register for a class,  please call us at (360)  336-5087,  ext. 139.

Upcoming Workshops

Sweet Feet – Salves & Sprays with Michelle Mahler & Shannon Svensson
Monday, October 6, 6:30pm
Make and take a treatment for your Sweetest feet ever!
Michelle Mahler & Shannon Svensson bring the fun, funky and anti-fungal healing ingredients, and you get to mix it up with assistance from experts! We will learn to make simple and powerful footsprays with antibacterial, softening, refreshing, deodorizing qualities. And we will mix up salves with essential oils and herbal infused oils for everything from foot odor, warts to toenail fungus.
Free Class, notes & recipes -optional supply fee $5 salve $10 spray


Whole Body Detox with Karl Mincin

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30pm
Karl Mincin is a clinical nutritionist in practice for 28 years. In addition to his specialty in nutrition assessment, he frequently recommends an individualized three-phase body detox program to his patients. This workshop will outline Karl’s three-phase, 12-week, program, which is organized by Education & Preparation, Detoxification, and Regeneration and Maintenance.


Nourishing Herbs with Kelly Ann Atterberry

Thursday, October 9, 6pm
Herbal medicine is a passion of Kelly Atterberry’s, and she loves to share her expertise and knowledge with the community. Kelly focuses on plants from the Pacific Northwest, and branches out to popular herbs that are commercially available at times. Please join in on the herbal fun! Come learn what nature has in store! (Optional $5 supply fee.)

 

Kelly Ann Atterberry as a B.S. in Herbal Science.
Emotional Intelligence at Work
Monday, October 13, 6:30pm
Instructor: Max Collette
If you have ever had trouble getting out of a funk, lived in frustration as a mood, been impatient and irritable, had issues with family—here is a practice you can use “in the moment” to regain calm and composure.  Learn very quickly how to interrupt automatic negative emotional responses and create new positive movement forward, fairly easily!  This is a linear model to access, navigate, and perform well in a non-linear world: your emotions.

Max Collette, MSOD, SVC college instructor, is an experienced trainer, mediator, and group facilitator.

 

Heal with Aboriginal Secrets
Tuesday, October 14, 6:30pm
Presenter: Robbie Holz

“Unless the root is pulled out, the weed continues to thrive. The root of an illness, where it all began, is what carries its power, not the symptoms.” –Aboriginal healer, Secrets of Aboriginal Healing

Science is discovering what the remote Australian Aborigines have understood for over 60,000 years: Your thoughts and emotions impact your body. Known for their remarkable healing abilities, the Outback Aborigines utilize the “Big Guy” and the limitless mind. Using their natural healing techniques, Robbie Holz healed herself of Hepatitis C, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. You can awaken your inner healer, too.

Learn Secrets to Help:

  • Integrate the 5 Aboriginal healing steps
  • Remove the emotional core of your illness
  • Accelerate and sustain healing
  • Access help from your spirit guides, angels and Higher Self

Discover the powerful healer in You!

 

Craniosacral Therapy: What it Is & How it Works
Wednesday, October 15. 6:30pm
Instructor: Jean Christensen

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.

 

Raising Meat Rabbits
Monday, October 20, 6:30pm
Instructor: Robert Fuit

The New Zealand white rabbit is close to being the ideal animal to raise to increase your personal and family food security. Learn about rabbit care and what is involved in developing and maintaining a humane, family-scale rabbitry. Robert will also show and discuss some rabbit housing innovations he has developed.

Before the workshop, if possible, read “Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits” by Bob Bennett; and the online article “Bunnies Are Fluffy and So Much More” by Annette Cottrell at www.sustainableeats.com.


Putting Your End of Life Affairs in Order, Naturally
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm
Presenter: Jodie Buller

Join former Co-op Outreach Manager Jodie Buller for an insightful discussion on green burial. Green burial is a beautiful, meaningful way to return to the earth when you die, and it can be quite simple, but a little planning in advance goes a long ways toward making it easier for your friends and family when it comes time to lay you to rest.

This presentation on Green Burial offers pre-planning ideas and de-mystifies natural burial practices. We’ll walk through a worksheet to help you write down your important financial information, and details about how you’d like to be buried, and share it with your family and special friends. We’ll answer questions about pre-arrangement funds to cover your burial costs, choosing a designated agent to handle the logistics, and even how to work with dry ice for an in-home funeral.

 

Empowerment with Essential Oils
Wednesday, October 22, 6:30pm
Instructor: Michelle Mahler

Essential Oils work in a positive way on the brain when inhaled or applied to the body safely diluted in a carrier oil.
In this class you can learn how to make treatment blends, measure drops and safely store essential oils.
Experience the feeling of peace and find relief from anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, PTSD, ADD, low self-esteem, mental health problems, stuckness, stress, grief & more. Free Class- Optional supply fee $5- $10

 

Hardwiring Happiness
Thursday, October 23, 6:30pm
Instructor: Marianne Shapiro

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.”
The Dalai Lama

In his book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence, Psychologist and Buddhist Teacher Rick Hanson suggests that the taking-in of positive experiences changes brain structure, from an innate survival based negative bias to one of a sense of worth and realistically optimistic outlook.

Drawing from Hanson’s model, we will explore safe, enticing and connective methods drawn from psychodrama, mindfulness, and neuroscience to increase positive thinking, feeling and believing. We will discover and practice new tools to deal with life challenges, learning to live with more contentment, calm, and confidence. Join us for an evening of building new neural pathways in our brains! Everyone is welcome.

 

30 Days to Transform Your Life
Monday, October 27, 6:30pm
Presenter: Constance Mollerstuen

Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you willing to make changes but don’t know how? Is your health failing? Do you have relationship struggles? Are you happy with your job or career?  Do you truly love the life you are living?

In this workshop you will learn the principals for making lasting change, you will be taught fun inspirational tools used to create transformation, and you will learn how to develop your Own 30 day Transformational Program tailored to your unique life.

Free Workshop / $10 Materials fee

 

Keeping Kids Healthy with Essential Oils
Tuesday, October 28, 6:30pm
Instructor: Missy Sanders
Cold and flu season is in full swing. Come learn how to protect your kids and the whole family by using dōTERRA® essential oils. We will be discussing what essential oils are, how they work in the body, and why purity and potency matters. We will be covering babies through school age children and the top ten ailments dealing with this age range, but all that is discussed can be applicable to all ages. Come learn how to utilize natural solutions to care for your family during this season.

 

Natural Approaches to Arthritis
Thursday, October 30, 6:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Alethea Fleming, N.D.
Join local naturopathic physician Alethea Fleming, ND for an informative and engaging talk about ways to improve arthritis pain without standard medications

 

The Way to Empathy
Saturday, November 1, 1pm
Instructor: Max Collette
What is worse for your health than smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure? Lack of human connection! Relieve stress, calm inflammation, reduce depression and anxiety, and even lengthen your life, by learning how to deeply connect to yourself and others. In this workshop, you’ll uncover your natural abilities and enhance your skills so you can create Magic in your relationships. You may find your life unexpectedly and profoundly changed.

Please plan on attending both 3-hour sessions. Limit of 12 participants.

Elisabeth Johnson, MA, LMHC, works with troubled youth, and has four kids of her own.

Max Collette, MSOD, is an experienced trainer

 

Getting over Your Fear of Public Speaking
Monday, November 3, 6:30pm
Instructor: Jeanell Innerarity
Would you rather clean your toilet than give a public talk? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ve probably heard all the little “tips and tricks” like “take a deep breath.” But we’re going to go deeper. We’re going to give you a new mindset and a set of FUN skills that you can use to overcome stage fright and share your voice with the world!

Jeanell Innerarity, principal at Dream Bold Bodyworks, loves to help people attain their seemingly-impossible goals…and she loves public speaking.

 

Improve Sleep Naturally
Tuesday, November 4, 6:30pm
Instructor: Aaron Mitchell

Sleeping can be one of the most important things we do to improve health, mood, and our ability to handle stress. However, many of us do not get enough sleep. Join licensed mental health counselor associate Aaron Mitchell as we learn to improve our sleep naturally and holistically.

 

Reiki Share
Friday, November 7, 6:30pm & Friday, December 5, 6:30pm
Lead by Jelan

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.


The Way to Empathy
Saturday, November 8, 1pm
Instructor: Max Collette
What is worse for your health than smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure? Lack of human connection! Relieve stress, calm inflammation, reduce depression and anxiety, and even lengthen your life, by learning how to deeply connect to yourself and others. In this workshop, you’ll uncover your natural abilities and enhance your skills so you can create Magic in your relationships. You may find your life unexpectedly and profoundly changed.

Please plan on attending both 3-hour sessions. Limit of 12 participants.

Elisabeth Johnson, MA, LMHC, works with troubled youth, and has four kids of her own.

Max Collette, MSOD, is an experienced trainer

 

Juicy Joints
Monday, November 10, 6:30pm
Instructor: Carolyn Hallett

Learn how to remove the triggers that cause joint inflammation, and a holistic strategy
to reverse the inflammatory process.  If aching joints are bumming you out or slowing you down, come to this practical class to learn how to keep your joints juicy, strong and pain-free without drugs or surgery.

Carolyn Hallett is a Board Certified Homeopath and Wellness Consultant and has been
in practice since 1999. All attendees will receive a coupon for a free consultation.  Questions?  callthehomeopath@gmail.com   360.752.2111


Re-train Your Brain
Tuesday, November 11, 6:30pm
Instructor: Joan Cross

*Insomnia*Headaches*Executive Stress *Post-traumatic stress*Migraines*Anxiety*Anger*Repetitive Worrying*Addiction*Mood Instabilities*Chronic Grief*ADHD*Hyper-vigilance*Low Self Esteem*Impulsive Anger

These all have a common source, common solution. Drug free, no side effects, gentle and enjoyable!

Cutting edge NeuroScience gives us neurofeedback training for long lasting mental efficiency, stability,

resilience, flexibility, calmness, focus and…smiles!

 

Joy, Peace and Serenity with Essential Oils
Wednesday, November 12, 6:30pm
Instructor: Michelle Mahler

Essential Oils have been used safely and effectively for centuries, to uplift the spirit and bring peace and tranquility to mind, body and spirit. Find relief from stress, negativity and depression  naturally with the oldest alternative therapy.
We will discuss the many applications and positive effects of essential oils on your olfactory senses and your brain.
Free Class: Students will have the opportunity to make and take a therapy oil or aromaspray for a supply fee $10 each