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Classes

Winter/Spring Virtual Classes

While we will miss cookin’ in the Co-op kitchen, we’re excited to offer free, virtual classes! If you’re interested in being a digital instructor we’d love to have you on board. Email marketing@wholefoods.coop for more details. 

 

Ongoing Monthly Classes:

Instructor Joella Erin in a yoga pose

Co-op Yoga Night – Advanced Vinyasa

Joella Erin of JEM Yoga & Massage

Tuesdays: Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, and May 10  

•  5:30pm – 6:30pm

Participants will perform skills that challenge your strength, flexibility, mobility, and control with this intermediate to advanced vinyasa yoga class.

REGISTER NOW

 

Man meditating outside

SunDo

Kim Hedegaard of Body Awareness Therapeutic Massage

Tuesdays: Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19 and May 17

  •  6:00pm – 7:30pm

Grab your yoga mat and join us for a new class that joins movement and meditation, SunDo! Using Taoist meditation techniques, practitioners will progress through special sets of postures that are held while breathing very slowly and deeply. Together, the postures and breath work help to revitalize the body and mind by cultivating Qi – the life-force energy within us.

 Feb. 15 REGISTER NOW Mar. 15 REGISTER NOW

Apr. 19 REGISTER NOW and May 17 REGISTER NOW

Instructor Joella Erin in a yoga pose

Co-op Yoga Night – Slow Flow Yoga

Joella Erin of JEM Yoga & Massage

Thursdays: Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21 and May 19  

•  5:30pm–6:30pm

Perfect for beginner to intermediate yoga students, join us for a relaxing yoga session in the privacy of your own space. All levels welcome!

Feb. 17 REGISTER NOW Mar. 17 REGISTER NOW

Apr. 21 REGISTER NOW and May 19 REGISTER NOW

 

Instructor Rebecca Alsum, Qigong

Co-op Qigong

Rebecca James-Alsum

Tuesdays: Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5 and May 3

•  7pm to 8pm

Saturdays: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 30 and May 28

  •  10:30am – 11:30am

Join us for a Qigong session that includes the Five Elements from Spring Forest Qigong with instructor Rebecca Alsum. Qigong is the practice and study of energy flow that can be used to harmonize the body, breath, and mind. This practice combines meditation, breathing techniques, and simple movements to cultivate one’s qi and create space for healing the body. You do not need anything but your body and breath for this practice and can wear whatever clothing is comfortable. The motions are simple and accessible for all ages and abilities. Join us for this gentle yet powerful healing practice. 

Local participants wishing to join Rebecca in person can do so at Svälja Yoga, There will be a sliding fee for in-person attendance to cover the cost of the studio.

Tuesdays: Jan. 4 REGISTER NOW Feb. 1 REGISTER NOW  Mar.1 REGISTER NOW

Apr.5  REGISTER NOW and May 3 REGISTER NOW 

and

Saturdays: Jan. 29 REGISTER NOW Feb. 26 REGISTER NOW  Mar. 26 REGISTER NOW 

Apr. 30 REGISTER NOW  and May 28 REGISTER NOW

 

Bowls of various herbs

Herbalism for Beginners

Stacie Quade

Tuesdays: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 26, May 31, June 28 and July 26

• 6:00pm – 7:30pm

In this nine-week course each class will build on the ones prior. Participants will begin with an introduction to the practice of western herbalism and work our way through learning the basics how to work with herbs in relation to our individual constitutions, how to identify common herbs, and the most fun part- how to make and apply herbal preparations!

For each class we will introduce one common herb and begin to get to know it.

Class 3 – Categories of herbs and how to use them REGISTER NOW

Class 4 – Doctrine of Signatures and how to identify individual herbs REGISTER NOW

Class 5 – Types of herbal applications and how to make them REGISTER NOW

Class 6, 7, 8, 9 – Specific plants, making different remedies, organoleptic experiences REGISTER NOW


Rotating Classes:

 

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Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Dementia Conversations

Thursday, January 27  •  6:00pm – 7:30pm

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

REGISTER NOW

 

A spread of healthy foods

How to Improve Your Health and Wellness Through the Brain-Gut Connection

Michelle Russell 

Thursday, February 3  •  5:30pm to 7:00pm 

Integrative medicine has its origins in the belief that “health begins in the gut.” In this class participants will learn about the intricate connection between the brain and the gut and how it affects our overall health.  We will learn that by balancing and maintaining a healthy gut through proper nutrition and stress management we can optimize our health and well-being.

REGISTER NOW

Co-op’ers Nation

Andre Letendre-Wilcox

Thursday, February 10  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

In this class we will explore and discover the benefits of being part of a co-op.  Join us as we venture off to the produce department and meet one of the folks that help to put fresh fruit and vegetables in your family’s home.  We will also be creating a special Valentine’s Day treat that you can prepare for your special someone. The recipe will be sent along with your class verification.

REGISTER NOW

 

Chocolate bar pieces and melted chocolate in a bowl

Kid’s in the Kitchen: Chocolate

Jen Gilbertson 

Saturday, February 12  •  10:00am to 11:30am 

We are celebrating St. Valentine’s Day and making recipes featuring chocolate that are perfect for sharing! Recipes will be emailed out a minimum of one week prior to the class, participants are encouraged to cook along! 

REGISTER NOW

 

Outline of a person in a lotus position with colorful glowing chakras

Frequency Healing

Jean Sumner 

Thursday February 17  •  10:00am to 11:30am 

This course will explore frequency healing. You’ll hear testimonials about healing using frequency, information about how to increase and decrease your frequency and various methods of frequency healing 

REGISTER NOW

 

Oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit on a wooden surface

Celebrating Citrus

Jen Gilbertson 

Thursday, February 24  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

We will be working with all kinds of citrus fruits in recipes both savory and sweet! In this class participants are encouraged to cook along! 

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a bowl of traditional irish beef and guinness beer stew with carrots, potatoes and green peas

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

 Jen Gilbertson 

Thursday, March 10  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy this class! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we highlight several traditional Irish recipes. In this class participants are encouraged to cook along!

REGISTER NOW

 

Group Of Green Vegetables And Fruits On White Background

Kids in the Kitchen: All Things Green

Jen Gilbertson 

Saturday, March 12  •  10:00am to 11:30am 

We are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and making recipes featuring green ingredients! Recipes will be emailed out a minimum of one week prior to the class, participants are encouraged to cook along! 

REGISTER NOW

 

Electro-Magnetic Frequency Devices for Healing

Jean Sumner 

Thursday March 24  •  10:00am to 11:30am 

This course will explore frequency devices and some of the differences and similarities.  Most of these devices come from Europe since they have been using frequency devices for healing for over 20 years 

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Vegan Victuals

Jen Gilbertson 

Thursday, April 7  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

This class will celebrate veganism with several hearty and delicious vegan recipes. In this class participants are encouraged to cook along! 

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Kids in the Kitchen: Spring Fling

Jen Gilbertson 

Saturday, April 9  •  10:00am to 11:30am 

We are celebrating the flavors of Spring and making recipes featuring fresh ingredients! Recipes will be emailed out a minimum of one week prior to the class, participants are encouraged to cook along! 

REGISTER NOW

 

Vegetables in reusable bags

Zero Waste Living – Connect Back to Nature

April Hepokoski 

Thursday April 14  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

In honor of Earth Day learn how to reduce the amount of trash your household creates! This class includes a presentation filled with tips and tricks on how to live a Zero Waste lifestyle. Learn ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose and more.

Participants will receive an email with the Zoom information 2 hours prior to the beginning of class.

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Rural scenic landscape with crossroad on hill in forest at sunset. Two different directions. Concept of choose the correct way. Right and left path. Junction, fork, split road.

The POWER of DECISION: 3 Secrets to Get Unstuck & Shift Your Results

Inge Maskun

Saturday, April 16  •  10:00am to 11:30am 

What is the one principle all highly successful people use to get unstuck and shift their results? It is DECISION. Simple, yet not-so-simple! Knowing it’s the decisions you are willing to make that shape your life, why does it feel hard at times, especially when we are stuck, to make decisions? Find out the secrets. Join this 90-min free training event to shift your results, as soon as possible. Each attendee is qualified to enjoy a 60-min complimentary Clarity Session afterward. 

REGISTER NOW

 

Smiling young woman sitting on sofa with happy older retired 70s father, enjoying pleasant conversation with cup of coffee tea together in living room

Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Effective Communication

To be announced

Thursday April 28  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease

REGISTER NOW

 

Top view of different types of garbage, plastic trash bags and bottle screw caps, aluminum bins, paper eggs boxes and glass jar.

Waste Comprehension 101

Corey Sather

Thursday, May 5  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Did you know most people are not recycling correctly? In this class we will learn the do’s and don’ts for proper waste disposal of common household materials.

REGISTER NOW

 

Kids in the Kitchen: Mother’s Day Brunch

Jen Gilbertson 

Saturday, May 7  •  10:00am to 11:30am 

Chefs of all ages are invited to make a delicious brunch in honor of the fabulous ladies who care for us! Recipes will be emailed out a minimum of one week prior to the class, feel free to cook along! 

REGISTER NOW

 

Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

Jen Gilbertson 

Thursday, May 26  •  6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Memorial Day is the official start of the summer barbecuing season! This class will feature several recipes perfect for grilling! Participants are encouraged to cook along!

REGISTER NOW

 

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