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

 

Thursday, August 14, 6:00pm
Nourishing Herbs with Kelly Ann Atterberry
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 has a B.S. in Herbal Science.

 

Vermicomposting with Callie Martin
Monday, August 25, 6:30pm
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.

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.

 

Understanding Life Transitions of Loved Ones with Heather Hovis
Tuesday, August 26, 6:30pm
This workshop is designed to help us understand and have more peace with the passing of loved ones (including pets).  Heather will share knowledge gained from 15 years of session work with clients.  There will be a brief guided visualization to support you feeling inner peace around loss.  Heather Hovis is an intuit and empath who utilizes her abilities and Reiki to be of service to others.  www.sacred-tree-healing.com

 

Essential Oils: Stress Relief with Michelle Mahler
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30pm
Do you long to stop and smell the roses but don’t always have time? You might need some flower therapy! Come to this fun and informative workshop and learn how to put a bouquet of your favorite flowers into a little bottle for a burst of portable sunshine. We will also be using herb, resin and tree oils in this class Michelle Mahler will demonstrate how simple it is to make an on-the-spot organic perfume or aromatic spray for uplifting and calming anxiety instantly.

Free Class, notes & recipes -optional supply fee $5 -10 roll-on oil $10 spray.

 

Reiki Share with Jelan
Friday, September 5, 6:30pm
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.

 

Stress Management: Yogic Breathing & Heart Rate Variability Feedback (HRVf) with Anne Taylor
Saturday, September 6, 10am

The American Heart Association reports that underlying stress causes over 60% of diseases. Heart attack survivors are 4 times more likely to have another event if stress evolves into stress-induced depression. Learn how to do simple yogic breathing & meditations techniques to master stress. You will have an opportunity to experience HRV feedback so you know when you’re in the zone of healing. Led by Anne Taylor, B.S.,Ph.D. Licensed 1:1 HeartMath® Coach & KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor.

 

Vermicomposting with Callie Martin
Monday, September 8, 6:30pm
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.

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.

 

Healing Aching Joints with Carolyn Hallett
Wednesday, September 10, 6:30pm
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

 

Nourishing Herbs with Kelly Ann Atterberry
Thursday, September 11, 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.

 

A Path to Bloom with Hal Pullin
Saturday, September 13, 1pm
Hal has been helping families, couples and individuals to making lasting positive changes by living more mindfully for 25 years. The workshop participants will also be invited to attend a 6-part meeting group on Monday evenings. The workshop goals are to learn new tools and for the group to install lasting positive change. You will learn how to use your unconscious mind to create the kind of life for which you have been longing. You will see more clearly why we humans keep repeating the same mistakes and what you

can do about it. The workshop will cover the top ten questions that all humans need to know in order to follow a path of personal and spiritual growth. You will be presented with a model on how to change your life by renewing your mind for 10 minutes each morning.

 

Warm Ups for Group Work
Monday, September 15, 6:30pm
If you are already working with groups, and looking for ways to enliven group interaction, this introduction to group warm ups may spark you. If you are curious about group work and wonder how group co-creativity develops, this experiential introduction will give you a felt sense of it. If you feel awkward facilitating groups, but still called to do so, the philosophy and practical methods shared here will allow you and your groups to breathe easier.  Leading and following requires flexibility, staying power and skill. We will experience warm up methods to reduce anxiety, increase connections and allow areas of concern to unfold from the participants.

Marianne Shapiro is a Certified Trainer in Group work, Psychodrama and Experiential Action Methods. She and her husband Bob have been facilitating groups and workshops for personal and professional  growth for the past 15 years.    www.rehearsalsforliving.com

 

Defrag Your Brain with Joan Cross
Tuesday, September 16, 6:30pm
Problematic Sleep? PTSD? ADHD? Migraines? Mood Swings? Anger? Chronic Grief? Self Esteem issues? Stressed Out? Repetitive Worrying?

Get those cognitive blocks and habit patterns out of the way and let the mind heal itself from the inside (unconscious level) out.

Your own brain re-trains itself with neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is long-lasting, drug free, and adapts to each individual’s unique issues without lifelong therapy.

Joan Cross is a neuro-rehab physical therapist who has practiced neurofeedback for 8 years with astounding results.

 

Reversing Infertility with Carolyn Hallett
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30pm
Learn how your hormonal system will heal itself and reverse infertility naturally. A 3-step process to detoxify, nourish, and re-regulate the body. This 3-step system has been proven to reverse infertility in both men and women.

Carolyn Hallett, CCH is a Board Certified Homeopath (since 1999) and a Holistic Fertility Support Consultant.  All attendees will receive a coupon for a free consultation.  Questions?  callthehomeopath@gmail.com   360.752.2111

 

The Way to Empathy with Max Collette
Saturday, September 20, 1pm
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, mediator, and group facilitator.

 

Prolotherapy with Dr. Debra Clapp
Monday, September 22, 6:30pm
Do you have weak, unstable knees? Sore shoulders? Aching hips? Tennis elbow? Sore back? Learn more about Prolotherapy. Without the use of surgery, narcotics or corticosteroids, prolotherapy can strengthen joints, reduce pain, and restore function. This treatment stimulates the body to heal itself. Bring your questions!

Can also help: Achilles tendonitis, osteoarthritis, frequently sprained ankles, frequent dislocations, repetitive motion injuries, and sports injuries.

Dr. Debra Clapp, ND graduated from Bastyr, in Seattle, WA. She has practiced general family naturopathic medicine in Anacortes for over 15 years. She enjoys hiking through the soul-expanding Cascade mountains, gardening, her cats and other friends, and continuing to learn about and help people with natural medicine.

 

All About Herbs & Edible Plant Walk with Karl Mincin
Wednesday, September 24, 6:30pm
Meet at the Co-op & then travel in a caravan to Hillcrest Park!
Learn about local edible plants as well as the culinary, nutritional and medicinal uses of herbs from around the world. You’ll gain enough knowledge to safely and effectively convert your spice cabinet into a medicine cabinet.

Includes guidelines for drug-herb interactions and possible substitutions. Should you trade in your Tylenol for Boswellin? Estrogen for Black Cohosh and soybeans? Claritin for Nettle? Daily Aspirin for Willow Bark?

Plus, we’ll address your other personalized health needs from nature’s pharmacy; rather than hopping on the Herb-of-the-Month Club bandwagon, learn how to pinpoint the top herbs best suited to your individual constitutional need, not just what happens to be popular.

 

Nutrition & Diabetes with Lou Kupka-Schutt
Thursday, September 25, 1pm
In this hands-on two hour class, you will learn: how foods effect your blood sugar, how to read food labels,meal and snack combinations and what to order at restaurants.

The second half of the class is a grocery tour of the co-op. Here you will be able to practice what you have learned.

This class is taught by Lou Kupka-Schutt, PhD, RD .She has helped people of all ages to eat healthier and enjoy their food. All questions are welcome.

 

Raising Meat Rabbits with Robert Fiut
Thursday, September 25, 6:30pm
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.

 

The Way to Empathy with Max Collette
Saturday, September 27, 1pm
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, mediator, and group facilitator.

 

3 Surprising Secrets to Kiss Burnout Goodbye with Jeanell Innerarity
Monday, September 29, 6:30pm
Do you feel exhausted, yet sense that you can never do enough? Do you feel guilty when you do something fun for yourself? Or do you come home each day hoping to work on something you love, only to find yourself too drained and uninspired to be creative? These are signs of burn-out, and it doesn’t have to be that way. The secrets to shifting your reality may be different (and more fun!) than you think!

Jeanell Innerarity is committed to helping ordinary folks with big dreams live an inspired life with ease. Learn more at www.DreamBoldBodyworks.com

 

Don’t Feed the Fire: An Anti-Inflammatory Approach to Life with Alethea Flemming
Tuesday, September 30, 6:30PM
Join local naturopathic physician Dr. Alethea Fleming for a de-mystifying explanation of inflammation, its role in disease, and practical approaches to keeping it in check.