We may all come to aromatherapy for different reasons: a need to heal or find balance; to unplug and get closer to nature; to expand our community or simply inspire creativity. But whatever the reason, building a relationship with plants and aroma is always satisfying—and sometimes life-changing.
That’s the experience we want to share with you. We give you all the oils and tools you’ll need, plus a collaborative, hands-on learning environment; you bring an open mind and a willingness to explore.
"I just wanted to say thank you again for offering such a beautiful, informative, and inspiring course. I loved learning from you, and really connected with your way of teaching and with the oils themselves. They are so beautiful!”
—Jenn, Yoga Teacher and Natural Beauty Entrepreneur
Tuesday, September 5th | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Have you had questions involving the courses or workshops we offer? Did you want to purchase some Essential Oils or blending products? Join us for an informative evening at The New York Institute of Aromatherapy! Meet Amy Galper, Owner and Executive Director of NYIOA as well as some of our awesome teachers while having refreshments and snacks. Special coupons and gifts will be given! This is a free event; we would love to meet you!
Wednesday, September 6th 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
With Jennifer Goldman
A full-sensory immersion into the world of medicinal plants, essential oils, and mindfulness. We will experience a sacred, heart-opening tea ceremony with organic herbs and flowers, and explore specific high-vibrational essential oils that inspire compassion, self-love, and self-acceptance.
Think Organic Bulgarian Rose, Wildcrafted Provencal Lavender, and Organic Egyptian Blue Chamomile to name a few. You will leave feeling elevated, joyful, and intimately connected with yourself and the natural world.
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Multiple Dates available:
Thursday, September 7th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Thursday, October 19th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Thursday, November 9th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Are you curious about essential oils but don't know how to use them? Are you curious about the benefits? Join us for a fun and informative evening workshop about essential oils! Learn:
- What is an essential oil?
- How best to use them?
- Why are they such powerful medicine?
- We will smell and learn about 6 different essential oils, including; Lavender and Marjoram
- You’ll make our own aromatherapy product to take home
If you are considering enrolling in one of our certification courses, this is a great opportunity to visit our school and get a feel for the program.
Wednesday, September 13th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
With Elisabeth 'Libby' Vlasic
Join us for an evening of cosmetic enlightenment, as we delve into the powerful effects naturally-derived ingredients can have on the body. We will look at essential oils highlighted for their known affinity with the skin, as well as the varying effects one can achieve by using “carrier” fatty acid oils. Students will create 2 healthful body oils to take home - one uplifting and perfect for morning use, and one relaxing to help rewind at the end of a busy day - to ideally use straight out of the shower, thus softening, nourishing and protecting the skin.
Wednesday, September 20th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
With Amy Anthony
Good health is promoted when energy flows. Stagnation promotes sluggishness and dis-ease. A core law of energy states: “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It transforms from one form to another.” This workshop will explore the chakras through various concepts and introduce a way of choosing essential oils to work with the chakras & promote the movement of energy.
Look forward to exploring how the following topics connect with healing and health:
- The electromagnetic field, sound waves & vibration
- The nervous system as it relates to the chakras
- The overall characteristics of essential oils as communicators of movement
- A strategy for selecting essential oils across the chakras
- Participate in exercises to connect with some of the chakras
At the end of the workshop, you will create your own blend of essential oils to put into a roller ball applicator to take home with you.
Thursday, September 21st | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
With Elisabeth 'Libby' Vlasic
Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique where you swish, traditionally sesame oil, in your mouth for up to 20 minutes a day. This is said to activate enzymes and “pull” toxins out of your body, while also reducing plaque, whitening teeth and maintaining the health of the gums. In this 2 hour workshop, we will create an oil pulling blend for students to take home, with the addition of essential oils, highlighted for their known affinity for mouth health.
Wednesday, September 27th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
With Amy Anthony
Explore one of the places where non-aromatic herbs meet aromatic herbs: macerated (aka infused) herbal oils. Herbal infused oils are excellent medicine for the skin and when combined with essential oils add another layer of therapy to your medicine chest. This is an opportunity for you to take part of a time-honored tradition: infusing herbs into oil is an ancient form of medicine-making.
Following are highlights to look forward to:
- Learn about:
- The benefits of using herbal infused oils
- How to prepare an herbal infused oil--including best practices
- The most common carrier oils to use in the preparation
- How to decant and store an infused oil
- Make your own infusion to bring home!
- Take away a bottle of a decanted and strained oil demonstrated in class
Thursday, September 28th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
With Justin Wertz
Give your beard the attention it deserves. Condition your whiskers, tame the frazzle and smell good
In this class we will explore the ingredients and essential oils used to make beard oil.
- Explore 5 manly essential oils
- Learn how to use them and blend with other ingredients
- Irritant free ingredients
- Additional beard oil kit of ingredients available
Thursday, October 12th 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
With Amandine Peter
General anxiety affects many people today as a direct cause of our stressful lifestyle. Between work, relationships, politics and everything in-between, when constant worrying becomes part of your everyday life, essential oils can become true allies.
- Experience the soothing and relaxing power of essential oils.
- Learn to select them according to their properties and your personal needs.
- Make your own roll-on oil to take home with you and carry everywhere you need, to relax and find your happy place.