October Classes

 

Our famous lecture series features naturopaths, nutritionists, chefs, authors, and other important voices in the natural healing world. Most classes are free, and speakers and subject matter rotate monthly. Read class summaries below or register online here.

  • At least 48 hours advance registration is required for all fee-based classes.
  • You may pre-register in person, by calling Tacoma (253-472-4080) or Federal Way (253-839-0933), or online.
  • Refunds will be issued with at least 48 hours advance notice. With less than 24 hours notice, no refunds will be issued.
  • Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early for all events. We cannot reserve seats for free classes.
  • Please refrain from wearing any fragrance, natural or artificial, to classes.
  • If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when you register for cooking classes.

 

Questions? Call us at either store, or email us at classhost@marlenesmarket-deli.com. Thank you!


October Classes Yes 522Yes on 522 Fundraiser & Volunteer House Party
with special guests Jeffrey Smith and Pamm Larry

Tuesday, Oct. 1
5 – 9 pm, FREE
Federal Way

In this rare engagement, Marlene’s welcomes Pamm Larry, the gutsy grandmother who helped initiate Prop 37 to label GMOs in California, and Jeffrey Smith, renowned GMO educator, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and author of the best-sellers Genetic Roulette and Seeds of Deception. Some of Washington’s top volunteer organizers will sponsor a volunteer training from 5-6:30 pm and Pamm and Jeffrey will speak at 7 pm. Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet leaders in the worldwide GMO movement. Vote yes on 522!


October Classes Rosa MarinACURE Group Facials
with Rosa Marin

Tuesday, Oct. 8
6 – 8 pm, $10/person
Tacoma

Esthetician and Regional Educator Rosa Marin presents this fun, educational, interactive class sponsored by ACURE Organics. Everybody gets individual “face time” with Rosa, who will address individual skin concerns and which products are most effective for each person. Guests will be instructed on the application of their chosen products, all 100% naturally-derived, food-based ingredients, during the interactive portion of class. Following Q & A at the end, each participant will receive an ACURE gift bag and $10 discount coupon toward any ACURE product! Remember to pre-register to reserve your spot.


October Classes Audrey RossStand Tall: Achieve Lifelong Bone Health
with Audrey Ross, ND

Thursday, Oct. 10
6:30 pm, FREE
Federal Way

Especially as they age, men and women both need to supplement their diets to maintain health, but how does one choose supplements to support bone health that really work? Naturopath and educator Audrey Ross, naturopathic physician, joins us from California to discuss the many factors contributing to bone density and bone health that affect men and woman – and it’s not just calcium! Audrey is widely recognized for her ability to bridge conventional and alternative approaches to health and wellness. She is co-author of The Doctor is In: Evaluating Female Hormone Management.


October Classes FT-GMO DayFair Trade and Non-GMO Day

Saturday, Oct. 12
11 am – 3 pm in both stores

Festive foods, gift basket giveaways, friendly faces, and fun!


October Classes Nicole WirthMove Your Lymph, Change Your Cellular Future!
with Nicole Wirth, LMP

Saturday, Oct. 12
10 – 11:30 am, FREE
Federal Way

Lymph touches nearly every cell in the body, so it’s no wonder lymph drainage is vital for recovery from mastectomies and surgeries, lymphedema, chronic inflammation such as sinus congestion, and other physical trauma from motor vehicle accidents and military tours, burns, and scarring. Regardless of origin, all such trauma or congestion creates lymph particles too great for the small lymph vessels to handle, impairing detoxification pathways and leading to fatigue, brain fog, sleeplessness, and poor assimilation of the nutrients in food. Learn how medicupping assists with lymph draining and hear how the instructor lost 70 pounds using lymphatic decongestion as a primary tool. All attendees will receive a coupon for a private session with Nicole and hear one simple tip to break up their own congestion. Best of all, Nicole will choose two audience members on which to demonstrate new equipment and techniques especially helpful for active cancers and those on chemotherapy.


October Classes Lin ZurichRaw Diets for Dogs and Cats
with Linda Zurich

Tues, Oct. 15
7 pm, FREE
Tacoma

If you’re curious or ready to feed your pet a raw food diet instead of the usual cans or bags of conventional pet food, join us and learn to prepare raw food for your small house pets. You’ll also learn the reasons why processed commercial pet foods can contribute to their chronic health conditions and the various health benefits that result from feeding them raw food instead. For the past 8 years, Linda has been researching and writing about raw feeding for domestic canines and felines, as well as feeding her own pets raw food. Don’t miss this paradigm-shifting presentation on nourishing our four-legged friends as closely as possible to how Nature intended!


October Classes Tori HudsonControversies in Women’s Health
with Tori Hudson, ND

Thursday, Oct. 17
6:30 pm, FREE
Federal Way

Should women under a certain age – or anyone – have regular mammography screenings? How frequently should they schedule pap smears? What forms of calcium are most absorbable by the body and how much Vitamin D do we need? Is soy safe to eat? What are the pros and cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy? Should one consume fish oils or flax and hempseed oils to get those all-important essential fatty acids? Meet Tori Hudson, ND, esteemed founder of Vitanica supplements, and hear some of the latest research and development on these and other topics of importance to women from one of the undisputed leaders in women’s natural health!


October Classes Kim ThorntonFall in the Raw
with Kim “Kim in the Kitchen” Thornton

Saturday, Oct. 19,
11 am – 1 pm, $25
Federal Way

Kim brings the decadence back into health food, and this class will show you why. In her latest workshop, our popular raw chef plays on traditional favorites to satisfy your Italian craving. First, Kim demonstrates the hearty entrée, Scrumptuous Raw-Violi. Filled with Flavorful Fresh Pesto and topped with a Rockin’ Ramesan Cheeze, your family will love it! Next up is lip-smacking Krazy Good Krackers, a seasonally-changeable cracker that will satisfy anyone’s craving for salty-crunchy snacks! To top it off, Kim finishes class with the rich and dreamy, sweet-yet-light Lemon Lime Cheezecake. Class contains no heat, wheat, meat, corn, soy, or dairy and is ideal for weight loss, nutritional support, fitness maintenance, and food allergies/sensitivities. Please pre-register to let us know you’re coming!


October Classes Michael SchwartzCountering the Detrimental Effects of Stress
with Michael Schwartz

Tuesday, Oct. 22
7 pm, FREE
Tacoma

There’s good stress and not-so-good stress. When unaddressed, the bad kind of stress is a silent killer that can cause cardiovascular issues, weight gain, diabetes, and many other conditions and imbalances. Michael Schwartz is founder of Michael’s Naturopathic Formulas. He joins us from Texas for this enlightening talk on his favorite subject – the physical, spiritual, and emotional dimensions of disease.


October Classes Sally ByrdSexy Brain Food
with Sally Byrd, ND, MIFHI, LMBT

Thursday, Oct. 24
6:30 pm, FREE
Federal Way

A healthy brain can help fight disease and promote healthy aging. Super foods, spices, and herbs combined with micro and macro nutrients are key to brain preservation, healthy weight, balanced energy, and heart and sexual health. Learn what foods trigger different emotions and neurotransmitter communication and how you can combat current addictive and negative behaviors. The healthier your brain is, the younger you will look and feel!


October Classes Rosa MarinACURE Group Facials
with Rosa Marin

Friday, Oct. 25
1 – 3 pm & 6 – 8 pm, $10/person
Federal Way

Two more chances for an ACURE facial! Esthetician and Regional Educator Rosa Marin presents this fun, educational, interactive class sponsored by ACURE Organics. Everybody gets individual “face time” with Rosa, who will address individual skin concerns and which products are most effective for each person. Guests will be instructed on the application of their chosen products, all 100% naturally-derived, food-based ingredients, during the interactive portion of class. Following Q & A at the end, each participant will receive an ACURE gift bag and $10 discount coupon toward any ACURE product! Remember to pre-register to reserve your spot.


October Classes Doug WalshHealing Depression with Superfoods
with Doug Walsh

Saturday, Oct. 26
10 am – 1 pm, $25
Federal Way

Depression has reached epidemic status in the United States and the developed world. Our primary cultural response to this crisis has been the formation of a partnership between drug companies and psychiatry, which has resulted in an $80 billion/year industry profit from the sale of psychotropic drugs to a depressed and vulnerable populace. Yet, these drugs are not adequately tested, have no known curative powers, and have a long list of dangerous and even potentially deadly side effects. There is much to suggest that these drugs, instead of addressing the root causes, merely alter brain chemistry to ultimately make users dependent upon them, eventually making the depression worse in both duration and severity. In this workshop we will discuss the root causes of depression and develop a protocol using the best tools from nature’s vast pharmacopeia to support the return to a life full of joy and happiness. Doug will demonstrate how to make homemade Superfood Chocolate and all attendees will receive a sample.


October Classes Gloria GilbereTake Charge of Your Thyroid and Intestinal Health
with Gloria Gilbère, ND

Tuesday, Oct. 29
7 pm, FREE
Tacoma

An underactive thyroid can be responsible for a multitude of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic night sweats, non-restorative sleep, hair loss/thinning, depression, high cholesterol, under-active thyroid, and inflammation. Gig Harbor-based Dr. Gilbère is renowned worldwide for her work with nutrition-based solutions to chemically-induced and inflammatory disorders, chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and digestive disorders.


October Classes Russel KolboThe Many Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen
with Russell Kolbo, ND, DC

Thursday, Oct. 31
7 pm, FREE
Federal Way

The power of oxygen under pressure is a proven way to strengthen your immune system, detoxify your body, increase your circulation, reduce inflammation, rebuild damaged blood vessels, and repair and rejuvenate damaged cells. It also improves clarity, focus, and stamina. Join a local naturopathic physician for this informative conversation about the many benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and why it works so well as a complementary treatment alongside other therapies.