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.

Nutrition for Stress

Thursday, November 5


Stress is the issue of modern times, a primary cause of many illnesses. Managing stress can be difficult because there are different types of stress, each with its own intensity, symptoms and characteristics.

Dr. Kellie Seth, of Healing River Chiropractic, will identify the six unique types of stress manifestations in the body, which nutrients can support and resolve each imbalance and the best eating practices while under duress. Learn how to take care of yourself to feel relaxed, energized and care-free again.

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

The Osteoporosis Alternative

Saturday, November 7


Science has identified the cause of osteoporosis and it is not a calcium deficiency but inflammation. When our immune system becomes overstressed because of poor diet, poor intestinal health, food sensitivities, environmental toxins, emotional stress, etc., it becomes dis-regulated and pro-inflammatory. In this class, presented by Dr. Daryl L. Cooper D.C., F.A.S.B.E., D. PSc., you will learn how Dr. Cooper’s approach to osteoporosis is different and how it works.

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

Gluten Free Bread Baking

Thursday, November 12


Learn about gluten free baking, with emphasis on making gluten-free bread that has excellent texture, taste, doesn’t fall apart and is not gummy or gritty. Learn what flours work, what the dough should look like, how to measure flour, etc. We will make an artisan boule and talk about the principles of gluten free baking as well as wheat, barley and rye sensitivities, and Celiac disease. Presented by Don Slinger.

You are welcome to come 1/2 hour early for additional discussion time.

The class fee is $5 for member-owners and $10 for non-owners.

Secrets to Conquering Winter Blues

Wednesday, December 9


At this lecture attendees will gain insight into what foods, vitamins, minerals, and lifestyle choice will help boost their immune system and mood so they can fight off the winter blues. Presented by

Dr. Jeremy Schingen, DC. The class is free for any co-op owner and $5 for non-owners.

The Brain and Body Health

Saturday, December 12


Learn to fuel your brain and body with common sense nutrition and detoxification strategies. Use the science of brain training to engage your body. Your new lifestyle becomes automatic habits and your new normal. Presented by Teri Leigh M.A., Director of Education at Neurological and Metabolic Wellness Institute, Brain and Body Specialist. The class is free for any co-op owner and $5 for non-owners.

The Woman’s Essential Detox

Thursday, January 7

As we get into our 30’s, 40’s and beyond, we struggle to lose the extra weight and fight the pervasive round tummy. Stop wondering which diet or exercise is right and learn how estrogen can dictate your body’s fat distribution, energy levels, sleep patterns, metabolism, memory, mood, and much more.  Understand the sources of hormonal imbalance and the vital, yet simple, body detox to achieve your ideal weight and balanced health goals. Join Dr. Kellie Seth, DC as she simply but thoroughly explains how to create hormonal and health balance through foods, lifestyle and the essential 2 phase body detox.

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

Mastering Your Metabolism

Saturday, January 9

Weight gain is simply a symptom of good health gone offline. The body has become confused and is waiting for you to unlock your optimal genetic, hormone, and brain connected metabolic potential. This lecture will give you the foundation to understand the latest research and principles of inflammation, sugar burning, fat burning, and hormone balancing. By guiding you toward your optimal health you will find your ideal weight and abundant energy that has always been there for you. Presented by Dr. Daryl L. Cooper D.C., F.A.S.B.E., D. PSc. The class is free for any co-op owner and $5 for non-owners.

Essential Nutrients and Why We Need Them

Thursday, January 14


Some of the essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids must come from outside sources because your body can’t make these. Yet they are vital for our bodies and their deficiencies may play a part in many diseases, e.g. cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.

Presented by Don Slinger, based on his experience with fighting and getting rid of prostate cancer.

Free class, registration required.

Healthy Fats

Tuesday, January 19


At this lecture attendees learn about eating healthy fat for healing, weight loss and brain power. We will bust the myth that “fat” and “cholesterol” are bad and uncover what really is increasing your risk of heart disease and obesity. Presented by Dr. Jeremy Schingen, DC.

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

Genetically Modified Organisms – A Discussion

Saturday, January 23


River Market owner Dan Puraty will host a discussion about genetically modified ingredients in our food and ways to avoid them if you have concerns about their safety. Free class, registration required.