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.

 

Craniosacral Therapy: What it Is & How it Works
Tuesday, November 25, 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.

 

Holistic Fertility
Wednesday, December 3, 6:30pm
Instructor: Carolyn Hallett

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

 

Reiki Share
Friday, December 5, 6:30pm
Instructor: 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.

 

CANCELLED: Stress Relief for the Holidays with Hypnotherapy
Saturday, December 6, 1pm
Instructor: Kathleen Boehm
Introducing a natural way to reduce stress through this season. This class offers self-hypnosis..Get a sense of peace during the holidays.

 

Immune Strength & Cancer Support: Feeding Your Immune System Well
Monday, December 8, 6:30pm
Instructor: Karl Mincin
Complementary care for everything immune ~ from colds to cancer. Flu shot or not? Learn which foods are pro-immunity and which are anti-immunity. Includes natural flu prevention update. Bring home practical suggestions that can be put to use immediately to boost your nutritional defense.

 

The Vision Quest / Life Purpose
with Aaron Mitchell
Wednesday, December 10, 6:30pm
A person spends 4 days and 4 nights, alone in a circle completely immersed in the beauty and healing environment of the wilderness. It is a fast from distractions and all things familiar. Without the noise of everyday life, things become silent and we begin to hear the gentle whispers of our heart. It is a journey in realizing who we are and who we are not. Join licensed mental health counselor associate Aaron Mitchell to discuss this ancient Native American ceremony passed down to him through the generations.

 

Nourishing Herbs
Thursday, December 11, 6pm
Instructor: 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 as a B.S. in Herbal Science.

 

Health-supporting Desserts for the Holidays
with Alexis Orsini
Monday, December 15, 6:30pm
Please pre-register!

Healthy and delicious can go together when it comes to desserts and it’s the season, so let’s dive right in! In this fun class, we’ll whip up delightful and crowd-pleasing desserts while talking about health and keeping waistlines in check throughout the holidays. We’ll be playing with a range of recipes, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free options. You’ll take home recipes and inspiration for creating enjoyable, healthy, and delicious holiday treats.

Alexis Orsini is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Food Educator. She received her training at Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Alexis leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health and nutrition coaching.

 

Craniosacral Therapy
with Jean Christensen
Tuesday, December 16, 6:30pm

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 
with Robert Fiut
Wednesday, December 17, 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.

 

Holiday Aromatherapy for Energy and Immunity
with Michelle Mahler
Thursday, December 18, 6:30pm
(Please pre-register!)
Are you curious to learn how to use simple essential oil combinations for increased energy and Immune defense this Holiday season? These topical therapy oils are simple to make and use once you’ve mixed a couple, which we will do in class.

Imagine spruce, cinnamon, sandalwood and rosemary to boost your spirits & Immunity. Try calming lavender, fresh geranium, orange and vanilla to cheer you up and bring energy.

Essential oils can be absorbed through the skin in a therapy oil and work in a mere 5-15 minutes! We will do a few demonstrations, make Samples and receive Notes/recipes in this class for FREE. If you want to make additional oils they will be an optional $10 supply fee for each 1/3 oz. roll-on bottle.

 

Reiki Share
with Jelan
Friday, January 2, 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.

 

Keeping your Skin Healthy at any Age
with Joan Barlow
Tuesday, January 6, 6:30pm
Joan will share holistic care tips for skin improvement and maintenance for any age. Short presentation and some Q and A time. Handouts will be available. No skincare sales or pressure to buy anything. Join Joan, a seasoned Esthetician to help in your healing journey! Joan Barlow owns Native Springs Spa, in Anacortes.

 

Winter Skincare and Facial Scrubs
with Michelle Mahler
Wednesday, January 7, 6:30pm

Learn to make luxurious and healing skin & haircare products with Essential oils, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, Borage seed oil and more! You can be naturally beautiful and treat your skin and hair with healing ingredients.

Each student can make a recipe for a smoothing, healing, balancing oil for their skin type and an exfoliating, smoothing, detoxifying and hydrating facial scrub. Demonstrations samples and recipes include: facial cleansers, seasalt scrubs, sugar scrubs. Skin conditions we will discuss: pigment issues, eye health, wrinkles, scars, psoriasis, eczema, hairloss/brittle hair/frizz/dandruff treatments. $10-20 optional supply fee for personal blends depending on size.

 

Nourishing Herbs
with Kelly Atterberry
Thursday, January 8, 6:30pm

Kelly Ann Atterberry has a passion for life that includes herbal medicine and wants to share this with you. In this class, we learn practical uses for plants in our region, the science to support uses, and traditional uses. We always have a great time together in this class as we celebrate the beauty of herbs and learning to appreciate them more. I look forward to seeing you there!

Kelly Ann has her B.S. in Herbal Science, Bastyr University and is an M.S. Candidate, Horticulture, Washington State University.

 

Pain Relief
with Kathleen Boehm
Saturday, January 10, 1pm

Naturally reduce pain intensity and have a more comfortable life. Learn to control pain in minutes with your own natural agilities using self-hypnosis.

Kathleen Boehm R.N., CMS-Cht, BHE is owner of Puget Sound Hypnotherapy and uses advanced hypnotherapy techniques to help clients to achieve physical, mental and spiritual healing and balance.

Hypnotherapy helps you achieve physical, mental and spiritual healing and balance. Its applications are almost unlimited. I guide you to what is found naturally within. Hypnotherapy helps to reinforce the positive, constructive ways which lead to better lives and thought processes.

 

Cooking Class! Warming Soups, Juices, & Smoothies to Support the Body’s Natural Detoxification
with Alexis Orsini
Monday, January 12, 6:30pm
Feeling heavy and sluggish from the holidays? Wanting to lose a couple pounds or change your eating habits? If you’re ready to go into the New Year feeling energetic, vibrant, and rejuvenated, this is the class for you! We’ll talk about supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes and learn how to make delicious soups, juices, and smoothies that are cleansing and warming at the same time. You’ll leave with inspiration, motivation, and tools to experience a healthy 2015!

Alexis Orsini is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Food Educator. She received her training at Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Alexis leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health and nutrition coaching.

 

Vermicomposting
with Callie Martin
Tuesday, January 13, 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.

 

Juicy Joints
with Carolyn Hallett
Thursday, January 15, 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

 

Craniosacral Therapy
with Jean Christensen
Wednesday, January 21, 6:30pm

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.

 

A Path to Bloom, Part 1 & 2
with Hal Pullin
Saturday, January 24, 10am-4pm (10-12 & 1-4)

Extended Class! 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.

 

What to Do about Colds & Flu
with Dr. Alethea Fleming, N.D.
Monday, January 26, 6:30pm

Join local naturopathic physician Dr. Alethea Fleming for an informative, practical, and interesting look at what you need to know about preventing and treating colds and flu.

 

Hardwiring Happiness
with Marianne Shapiro
Thursday, January 29, 6:30pm

“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.