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Classes

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. 

 

Co-op Yoga Night – Advanced Vinyasa

Joella Erin of JEM Yoga & Message

Tuesday, April 6th, May 11th and June 8th

5:30pm – 6:30pm

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

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Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Charlene Johnson 

Thursday, April 8  

5:30pm – 7:00pm 

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.  

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Kids in the Kitchen: Fresh Flavors of Spring

Jen Gilbertson 

Saturday, April 10 

10am 11:30am 

Chefs of all ages will learn to make several easy, healthy, tasty and fun recipes while developing their skills in the kitchen. In this class we are going to focus on the fresh flavors of spring with a Very Veggie Pasta Salad and Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, and more!

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An Education Out of the Ordinary: Waldorf 101

Abra Derbis and Perin Ellsworth Osanya of Spirit of the Lake Community School 

Tuesday, April 13 

6pm – 7:30pm 

Join Grade School Teacher Perin Ellsworth Osanya and Director of Administration Abra Derbis as they share insight into Spirit of the Lake Community School and the principles of Waldorf Education, including what makes this approach to education and learning so unique and timely. Bring your questions and make sure to have crayons and paper on hand as you’ll be guided through an interactive Waldorf inspired lesson, children are welcome to join in! 

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Co-op Yoga Night – Slow Flow Yoga

Joella Erin of JEM Yoga & Message

Thursday, April 15th, May 20th and June 17th

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!

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Boost Brain Power through Functional Foods

Chef Arlene Coco 

Saturday, April 17 

9am – 11am 

In this class we will focus on topics to include what does the term brain food really mean and how do I get them in my diet easily? Chef Coco will demonstrate creative recipes using popular brain foods, discuss the best foods for brain health and memory and teach the ultimate approach to fresh and flavorful foods. In this class you will learn how to create unforgettable dishes in your kitchen that boost your brain power. Featured recipes included are Sunshine Fruit Compote, Broccoli Pesto Pasta and Sneaky Chocolate Mousse 

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Kitchen Cupboard Wellness – Using Common Herbs and Spices for Health and Wellness

Stacey Quade 

Tuesday, April 20 

6pm – 7:30pm

In this class, Stacey will instruct participants on common herbal remedies you have right in your kitchen, identifying what they are and why do they work. You will learn easy recipes to prevent and relieve symptoms of colds and flu, and for supporting your overall wellness every day. 

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Zero Waste Living

April Hepokoski 

Thursday, April 22 

6pm – 7:30pm          

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. 

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Co-op Qigong

Rebecca Alsum

Saturday, April 24th, May 29th and June 19th

10am – 11am

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. 

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Gardening with Native Plants: Why, What, Where, and How?

Dan Schutte from Shoreview Natives 

Tuesday, April 27  

6pm – 7:30pm 

This presentation will provide an overview of the importance of native plants and the pollinators that they support. We’ll look at reasons for establishing native plants and key factors that help in establishing low-maintenance native plant and pollinator gardens. Whether you are an avid gardener or just learning more about native plants and pollinators, this presentation will definitely pique your interest in putting more flowers on the landscape! 

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Are You Toxic?

Jean Sumner 

Thursday April 29th 

10am – 11:30am 

This class will include discussion of the toxins in our lives including things we ingest, what we put on our skin, and toxins found in our homes, yards, and in the environment. Ideas will be shared about alternatives to products many are currently using, various methods of detoxing regularly, and what changes we can make to improve our overall well-being.   

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Kids in the Kitchen: Mother’s Day Brunch

Jen Gilbertson 

Saturday, May 1 

10am – 11:30am 

Chefs of all ages will learn to make several easy, healthy, tasty and fun recipes while developing their skills in the kitchen. This month we will focus on putting together delicious recipes that are sure to please all of the moms we know! Mini Quiche, Apple Gorgonzola Toasts, Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake. 

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Chef Robert Giuliani 

Tuesday, May 4 

6pm – 7:30pm 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic recipes from Chef Rob Giuliani! In this cooking demonstration Chef Rob will demonstrate the process behind making homemade tortillas, fresh salsa and delicious guacamole. 

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Alzheimer’s Association Presents: 10 Warning Signs

Charlene Johnson/Kathleen Kwon 

Thursday May 6  

5:30pm – 7:00pm 

Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. 

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Basics of Organic Gardening

Debbie Ortman 

Saturday, May 8 

12pm – 2pm 

In-person Class limit: 12 participants 

Learn about the basics of organic gardening with a focus on vegetables and herbs. This class will include: soil types, soil testing, when to plant, watering, sunlight, mulch, organic fertilizers, compost/soil amendments, weeding, favorite tools, organic pest control, raised bed gardening and container gardening. This class will be held virtually (weather permitting)but participants in the Twin Ports area can reserve a spot to attend the class in Debbie’s gardens. To reserve your in-person spot, please email Jen at jgilbertson@wholefoods.coop. Please dress for the weather, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Children not allowed.  

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Love Your Gut – Caring for Your Microbiome

Jean Sumner 

Thursday, May 13 

10am – 11:30am 

Did you know that 98% of what is wrong with the human condition can be attributed to the health of your microbiome? Did you know that you are 45% human and 55% microbes?  See how important it is to take care of your microbiome. Join us as we learn about about gut dysfunction and also shares ways you can heal your microbiome! 

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Easy Weeknight Dinners

Chef Arlene Coco 

Saturday, May 15 

9am – 11am 

Rush hour may not be in the car anymore; however busy families sometimes need to have nourishing meals on the table in a flash. Chef Coco will share secrets, tips and techniques to make meal planning, food prep and quick dishes that are tasty and can satisfy the fussy eaters. She will demonstrate recipes from her repertoire of her newest down-to-earth dinners that will inspire your daily cuisine. Menu includes Speedy Chicken Packets, Asian inspired rice noodle bowls and the secrets to quick Seared Seafood from the freezer. 

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Introduction to the Human Biofield    

Stacey Quade 

Tuesday, May 18  

6pm – 7:30pm 

In this class we will learn basic information about the fields of energetic frequency that everything is made out of and your personal biofield. We will also learn how to use this part of you to make more conscious choices, how Healing Touch and other Energy Based Therapies help to keep us balanced and healthy, and how you can practice sensing the energy fields of yourself and others 

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The Power of Setting a Vision – 3 Ways of Mastering Your Results

Inge Maskun 

Saturday, May 22  

10am – 11:30am 

What would you really love for your life? What if there was a proven way to get clear on what you wanted, and manifested it? As a trained and certified Life Mastery Consultant, Inge is guiding you through a proven process to get crystal clear on the life you’re inspired and love living. You can take steps immediately after this 90-min complimentary masterclass, to have greater clarity, confidence, and the courage to get unstuck and make the changes you really want. Attendees may schedule a 45-min FREE individual session afterward. 

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Hearty and Delicious Salads

Jen Gilbertson 

Tuesday, May 25 

6pm – 7:30pm 

Salads are not just for rabbits! Join Jen as she makes several fresh, hearty and delicious salad recipes with scratchmade dressings. Recipes will be provided for those who want to cook along.

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Comfortable and Customizable DIY Facemasks

Herb Fineday 

Thursday, May 27 

6pm – 7:30pm 

Herb Fineday of Round Lake Traditions will lead this class on how to construct masks for yourself and to give to friends and family.  

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What’s Up with My Shoulder? Help for Aching Shoulders

Joseph Quade 

Tuesday, June 1 

6pm – 7:30pm 

Join us for an informational session addressing the basic anatomy of the shoulder, potential problems, and what you can do to alleviate pain. 

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Homemade Bitters

Lanae Rhoads 

Thursday, June 3 

6pm – 7:30pm 

Back by popular demand! This class will help you start making your own bitters at home! We will discuss a large selection of herbs and bases to choose from, and give you some basic recipes to get you started. The rest comes from your imagination and palette. 

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Kids in the Kitchen: End of School Fiesta!

Jen Gilbertson 

Saturday, June 5 

10am – 11:30am 

Chefs of all ages will learn to make several easy, healthy, tasty and fun recipes while developing their skills in the kitchen. In this class we will make some tasty Mexican dishes to celebrate the beginning of summer! 

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Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Charlene Johnson  

Thursday, June 10  

5:30pm – 7:00pm 

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources. 

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The Mediterranean Diet

Chef Arlene Coco 

Saturday, June 12 

9am – 11am 

Experts consider this diet to be the healthiest in the world. The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that people used to eat in countries like Italy and Greece back in 1960. Researchers noted that these people were exceptionally healthy compared to Americans and had a minimal risk of many lifestyle diseases. Numerous studies have now shown that the Mediterranean diet can cause weight loss and help prevent heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, and premature death. Chef Coco will share some of the secrets of the world’s most provocative flavors and demonstrate signature recipes to include Mushroom Farro Risotto, Braised Chicken with lemons and olives, and Moroccan Oranges. 

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Exploring the Fifth Taste: Umami

Jen Gilbertson 

Tuesday, June 15 

6pm – 7:30pm 

We are all familiar with the four basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour and bitter, but there is a fifth, more mysterious and harder to define taste, umami. In this class we will make several recipes using ingredients that are rich with umami, the “essence of deliciousness”. 

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What a Pain in the Neck! How to Help Neck Pain  

Joseph Quade 

Tuesday, June 22 

6pm – 7:30pm 

Join us on a journey of uncovering the contributing factors of neck pain and tension headaches and the relieving techniques you can use. 

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Duluth, MN 55805

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Duluth, MN 55807