August Classes

Every week Marlene’s hosts naturopaths, nutritionists, chefs, authors, and other leaders in the natural healing community.

--CANCELLED--Working with Symbols: Reiki II

with Windy Stabile, Master Reiki Practitioner Saturday, August 12 | 10 am – 6 pm with intermission, $150—special price! | Tacoma

Discover how to magnify your energy flow with symbols! Learn the proper use of Reiki symbols and how they can help address mental and emotional issues. Students will practice sending universal life force energy to each other. Receive Reiki II attunement after completion. Please bring a pen, mat, blanket, and pillow, if desired.
Prerequisite: Reiki I certification (returning students will need to provide practice booklet) Please pre-register.

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Memory Makeover in Seconds!

with Lisa Quarry-Butson, ACC, CPC Tuesday, August 15 | 6:30 pm, FREE | Tacoma

What we think, say, and do becomes the truth about ourselves. Join professional life coach Lisa for an in-depth discussion about how the mind/body connection can be influenced by trauma, phobias, anxiety and more. Learn how to neutralize negative emotions in seconds… yes, seconds! Benefits include emotional stress relief, relaxation, and better ability to deal with stress. Be prepared for an interactive and inspiring class!

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Back-to-School Bentos

with Lori Tsugawa Whaley Thursday, August 17 | 6 pm, $20 | Federal Way

Make lunch time fun and nutritious for you and your kids by turning it into a memorable experience! Bento is a traditional, Japanese-style meal in a box. Learn how to turn an ordinary lunch into something nutritious, creative, and special. Participants will create their own bento, and take their meal home in a bento box. Please pre-register.

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--CANCELLED--Hot and Cold Canning Salsa

With Hal Meng, Director of the Center for Food Preservation Arts Saturday, August 19 | 10 am – noon, $20 | Tacoma

Salsas can be fiery hot when based on smoky chilies, or they can be sweet and spicy based on fruits. Explore the wide range of flavor varieties with a quick salsa fresco, ready in 5 minutes, or a more complex peach salsa. Hal Meng originally started making salsas as a way to use up excess tomatoes, but he has become fascinated by the endless possibilities. Please pre-register.

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Health and Vitality at Any Age

with Hanne Hojsted, ND, Iridologist Thursday, August 24 | 6 pm, FREE | Federal Way

Good health is built with good nutrition. Join Dr. Hojsted, an experienced iridologist, to learn how food helps you be the most vibrant and energetic version of yourself, at any age! Getting the right combination of foods and nutrients for your body can be tricky. Luckily, iridology can help provide key insights into what your body needs today!

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Let’s Make Kimchi

with Julie Kamin-Martin, founder of OlyCultures Saturday, August 26 |10 am – noon, $25| Federal Way

Join Julie Kamin-Martin as she shares her knowledge about the popular fermented Korean delight, kimchi! Learn about the regional differences of kimchi, where to locate the hard-to-find spices, how to start the fermenting process, and more. Find out the other uses for kimchi outside of just being a wonderful, healthy side dish! Delicious samples provided. Please pre-register.

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  • 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 here.
  • 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 Thank you!

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