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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.

 

Intro to Fire Cider

Saturday, December 9

10-11am

Fire Cider, a tasty vinegar infusion, is a popular herbal folk remedy used mainly to boost your immune system, stimulate digestion, strengthen and protect your cardiovascular system. Keegan Hartwick from Wellness Department will talk about the history and traditional use of fire cider, its benefits and will also show you how to make your own tonic with a complimentary recipe ideas. You will also sample fire cider products from the store. The class is free for any co-op owners but registration is required.

 

Gift of Silence

Monday, December 11

6:30-7:15pm

You are invited to join Health & Wellness Coach Lisa Somerville, CHWC as she guides you through self-care, gentle yoga and breathing exercises enhanced with meditation and reflection on the true meaning of the season. *Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. The class is held at HealthEast Clinic, 1825 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Registration available online at www.healtheast.org/wellnessrsvp or by phone at 651.232.1926. The class is free but registration is required as space is limited.

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, December 12 and January 9

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 plan to attend.

 

Importance of Protein in Your Diet

Tuesday, December 19

6-7pm

Most people do not get enough protein in their diets but it is an essential component of every cell in the body. Your muscles, organs, hair, nails, and immune system are made up mostly of protein and your body uses it to build, repair, and replace tissues. Presented by Jackie A. Mart, Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach who will go over the top natural sources of protein and how much you should be consuming each day. The class is $10 for any co-op owners and $15 for non-owners.

 

Quick and Easy Family Friendly Meals

Wednesday, December 20

6-8 pm

Your time is way too valuable to be making a different meal for every member of your family. Maximize your time in the kitchen and make one meal that the whole family will devour. Chef  Jeremy Reinicke will show you how to prepare: Air Fried Chicken Breast with Whole Grain Macaroni and Easy Pasta Sauce with Hidden Chickpeas and Cauliflower; Stir Fried Cauliflower Rice with Chicken and Bell Peppers. The class is held at HealthEast 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 $49.

 

Holistic Healthy Eating and Weight Loss

Monday, January 8

6-7pm

People try all the “fad diets” and either give up or gain all the weight back. Weight loss is about eating whole, unprocessed foods and committing to a healthy lifestyle. Most “diet foods” are loaded with chemicals, additives, are devoid of nutrients, and actually make you gain more weight. Jackie A. Mart, Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach, will go over the 3 Powerful Principles of Nutrition and you will learn to feed your body what it needs to look great on the outside and promote healing on the inside.

The class is $10 for any co-op owners and $15 for non-owners.

 

Basics of Winter Wellness

Saturday, January 13

10-11am

Staying healthy and cold free during the winter months is not that difficult if you remember about some basic steps to boost your immunity throughout the season. In this class presented by Keegan Hartwick from Wellness Department you will learn about the healthy lifestyle components as well as which supplements are especially important to take during the winter months.

The class is free for any co-op owners but registration is required.

 

Burst Training for Fitness and Weight Loss

Monday, January 15

6-7pm

In this lecture with a demo, you will learn how to burst train which is performing a series of “surges” in your workout followed by the same period of rest. Burst Training is high intensity, short duration exercise that causes the body to respond with increased hormones and physiology needed to burn fat and produce muscle even after you’ve completed your workout. Presented by Jackie A. Mart, Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach. The class is $10 for any co-op owners and $15 for non-owners.

 

Smarter Energy Use at Home

Tuesday, January 16

6-7pm

We’d all like to have lower bills and protect the environment, but it can be hard to know where to begin. This presentation will focus on the simplest and most affordable ways to make the biggest impact.

David Haeg, who works with communities to promote smarter energy use, has designed programs to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy at Elevate Energy and SolarMatch, partnering with energy utilities, startups, nonprofits, and environmental organizations.

The class is free for any co-op owners but registration is required.

 

A Natural Approach to Animal Allergies

Thursday, January 18

6-7:30pm

Are you tired of dealing with dog or cat allergy symptoms? Feel like you’re not getting anywhere with the treatments you have tried? Join us in this fun and interactive class to learn new methods of thinking about and dealing with canine and feline allergies. Relief is possible with natural therapies.

Presented by Dr. Jessica Levy, DVM. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.