The art of distillation: an introduction to the alchemical power of aromatherapy- day 2 only-May 14th- 10 am to 5.30 pm
During day 2 students will be introduced to the world of olfactotherapy also called psycho-aromatherapy.
As we all know, the sense of smell creates in each one of us powerful physiological responses, emotions, memories, and inspirations. In this hands-on class, will share the fascinating world of psycho-aromatherapy. Because scent biologically influences the same brain receptors that process emotions, students will explore, through a series of games and mediations their own emotional and physiological responses to blindfolded aromas. Alice will invite students to delve deep into a sense of “feeling” more than “thinking” as they discover and rediscover the aromas of enchanting & healing essential oils. Playful approaches to this new way of experiencing scents will invite them to open to the pathway that connects smell, emotions, memories, and body connections. Opening our senses to the pure essence of the plant seems to allow us to travel deep into ourselves, in our emotional patterns, past traumas, and physiological blockages that words cannot always heal.
Participants will be introduced to a number of common and rare essential oils. They will rediscover their unique profile and properties for usage in psycho-aromatherapy.
Each student will have the time and opportunity to realize a self-portrait of their own healing aroma-blend, reflecting as much as possible their essence, healing, vision, and desires, finding the essence(s) that brings them to light and their full innate potential.
In the afternoon of day 2, students will be introduced to a number of powerful locally harvested and distilled essential oils, uncovering the incredible aromatic gifts that nature holds for us in our own environment. You will learn how to maximize essential oil production, separate the essential oil from the hydrosol and preserve them properly for excellent shelf life.
The final location of the class will be provided the week of class. Class is taking place in Petaluma Area, in Sonoma county. Material fees at door day 2: $35
The class will start promptly at 10 am. Please show up at the latest at 9.45, in order to settle down, find your marks and make yourself a cup of tea...The class will mostly be held outside, in a small group, so spaces are limited! Biophilia products, hydrosols and skin care will be available for purchase throughout the event!