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Classes

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 education@rivermarket.coop. 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, August 8 and September 12

6-9pm

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

 

Hoop There It Is – Hooping Class

Tuesdays, August 15 and September 5

6-7pm

Hooping is a great way to improve your core strength, posture, cardio, balance, flexibility, self-esteem, and state of mind. It can be a workout, dance, or meditation. In this class you will learn the basics of hooping and how to hoop like no one is watching – a very important element. Try different ways of waist hooping, moving while inside the hoop, and some fun hoop dance moves. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes (more grippy than slippery or bulky). Bring water, and a hoop if you have one – we will provide Big Dance hoops. Presented by Mimy Constantine, Hula Hoop Instructor. The class is free for any co-op owners and only $5 for non-owners.

Free for children up to 12 years old!

 

Intro to Herbalism

Friday, August 18

6-8pm

Herbalism is a traditional folk medicine, or the traditional medicinal practice, based on the use of plants and plant extracts found in the nature. Join Melanie Dunn, Herbalist, at her Herb’N’Farm Apothecary in New Richmond, WI for an overview of preparation, dosage, vocabulary, and 10 most common and safe herbs like calendula, chamomile, garlic, plantain, and others. We will provide the address when signing up. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners. Free for children up to 12 years old!

 

Medicinal Herb Garden Tour

Saturday, August 19

10am-12pm and/or 4-6pm

Spend a couple of hours in an Herbalist Garden and learn the art of harvesting and drying your own medicinal herbs: bergamot, lemon balm, calendula, lemongrass and others. Harvest a little of your own to bring home and dry for tea. Presented by Melanie Dunn, Herbalist guiding you on a tour of her Herb’N’Farm Apothecary in New Richmond, WI. Address provided when signing up. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners. Free for children up to 12 years old!

 

Canine Massage 101

Saturday, August 26

10-11am

The benefit of massage to dogs is equivalent to the benefit experienced by humans and can be beneficial for relaxation, rehabilitation, or competition – “sports massage” – purposes. In addition to providing relief from muscle tension, soreness, chronic pain and discomfort from arthritis, hip dysplasia, etc., the massage can lessen hyperactivity, anxiousness, and nervousness in dogs. Bring your dog to enjoy this class presented by Lisa Sellman, Animal Reiki Master and a Canine Massage Instructor.

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

 

Introduction to Massage Therapy

Saturday, August 26

12-1pm

You don’t have to be a trained professional to successfully give a high quality back or neck rub. In this class, presented by Lisa Sellman, Licensed Massage Therapist, you will learn a few basic massage techniques like Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Lomi Lomi, with a special focus on a face massage.

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

 

Growing Garlic 101

Thursday, August 31

6-8pm

Garlic is really easy to grow and if you plant it in mid October, you’ll be rewarded with spring garlic, garlic scapes and garlic cloves throughout the whole summer next year. Come to this class to learn about soil preparation, garlic growing season, harvesting, curing and storing garlic. You will also learn the difference between hardneck and softneck varieties. Presented by Don Slinger who has been growing garlic for many years and presently grows about 15 best varieties.

The class is $5 for any co-op owners and $10 for non-owners.

 

Full Moon Herb Harvest

Wednesday, September 6

6-8pm

Come visit Melanie Dunn, Herbalist, at her Herb’n’Farm Apothecary in New Richmond, WI to a Full Moon herb harvest. You will get to harvest and make your own smudge stick which can be used to clear away negative or stagnant energy in your home, to celebrate different times of the year or just to have a fresh and sweet smelling fragrant home. We will provide the address when signing up. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners. Free for children up to 12 years old!

 

Seed Saving 101

Saturday, September 9

10-11am

Your favorite lettuce, the most succulent tomato, super producing peas…you don’t have to buy those seeds ever again! Join Sara Morrison, owner of The Backyard Grocery to learn about saving seeds from your garden. The best ways to select, separate and store seeds from your most favored crops; the ‘wet’ seeds and the ‘dry’ seeds; discussion about the difference between heirloom and hybrid, and the secrets of why things ‘bolt’ will be revealed.

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

 

Livin’ La Vida Latin

Friday, September 22

6-8pm

Discover your passion for creating flavorful favorites from all over Latin America. Join instructors Abi Prado and Chef Jeremy Reinicke to learn how to make Classis Chicken, chorizo and Shrimp Paella with Asparagus and Pea Pods, and Hibiscus Sangria. The class is held at HealthEast Ways to Wellness Clinic, 1825 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Registration and payment available online at www.healtheast.org/wellnessrsvp or by phone at 651.232.1926. The class is $39 per person.

 

Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Weight Loss

Tuesday, September 26

5-6pm

Did you know that inflammation could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts? Inflammation in the body contributes to weight gain and can lead to unhealthy food cravings. In this class, we’ll discuss the ways your body becomes inflamed, calculate your nutrition needs together nad you’ll leave with a sample meal plan, list of anti-inflammatory foods to implement, and action steps to get closer to feeling your best! Presented by Megan Green, RD, LD. The class is held at HealthEast Ways to Wellness Clinic, 1825 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Registration and payment available online at www.healtheast.org/wellnessrsvp or by phone at 651.232.1926. The class is $25 per person.