Classes are held at the Loft, unless otherwise specified. The Loft is located at 218 North Main Street, on the second floor above Images of the Past and Present, directly across Main St. from River Market.

Entrance is located on the south side of the building. The Loft has a room capacity of 21 people. Parking is not allowed in the space next to the building; please use street parking or the River Market parking lot.

Please pre-register in-store at River Market, phone (651) 439-0366 or email Ola Schmelig at Payment due at registration. We accept all major credit cards. If you need to cancel, please notify us at least 3 days in advance for a full refund.

For instructors, here is our class proposal form and Loft best practices.


Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, December 13 and January 10


Board of Directors meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month and River Market owners are welcome to attend. Call 651-439-0366 or email if you are planning to attend.


Yoga off the Mat

Saturday, December 10


Does yoga intimidate you, but you know you need it for the stress and relaxation benefits? Or, are you a yoga practitioner who can’t get to class as often as you’d like? Yoga off the Mat teaches simple tricks to get the benefits of yoga by practicing off your mat, in your everyday life. Learn the basics of mountain pose (standing posture) and the yoga bandhas (core alignment) with simple breathing to relieve stress and find relaxation anywhere, anytime. Come in your regular street clothes. No yoga mat or stretchy clothes required. Presented by Teri Leigh, Body Mechanics and Brain Training Specialist.

The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.


Phytic Acid Reduction for Higher Mineral Absorption

Thursday, January 12


Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient that is found in whole grains, legumes, and some vegetables that binds with minerals in our digestive track making them less available for absorption. Phytic acid reduction can be especially important for people using grains and legumes as staples in their diets. The class is presented by Dr. Loren Gilberg and Melynda Gilberg who will talk about easy ways of reducing phytic acid and increasing the digestibility of nutrients, especially for people with gluten sensitivities.

The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.


Intro to Instant Wellness

Saturday, January 21


When you put your BODY into alignment, focus you thoughts in your MIND, and breathe from your SPIRIT everything works better. You will leave this class with a solid and practical understanding of what Body-Mind-Spirit really means! Presented by Teri Leigh, Body Mechanics and Brain Training Specialist. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.


Your Second Brain: A Healthy Gut Is a Happy Mind

Thursday, January 26


Come to this class to learn how poor gut health develops, what happens when your gut is compromised, and why you’re now sensitive to foods you could previously eat. Dr Brittney Reisnour from Healing River Chiropractic will talk about the common food allergens, the difference between celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, what an elimination diet is and how to successfully complete one, what are probiotics and when should you use them.

The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.


The Art of Beekeeping

Saturday, January 28


Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping. Topics

include: why bees are beneficial, basic bee biology and behavior, beekeeping equipment, selecting a site and starting a bee colony, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and managing surviving colonies the following year. Participants will receive handouts of all topics covered including a list of resources, and will be able to see beekeeping equipment, and catalogs. Bring lunch or hop across the street to buy lunch at River Market Deli. Presented by JoAnne Sabin, beekeeper and a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association (MHBA). The class fee is $50 for any co-op owners and $55 for non-owners.