Mordechai Alvow is a global hairstylist and the creator of Yarok Haircare, a vegan, organic and botanically-based line of restorative hair care products that are healthy for both clients and stylists. Mordechai's editorial work has appeared in Allure, ELLE, InStyle, Marie Claire, New York Magazine and Vogue. firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.yarokhair.com/
Rachel Beider is a licensed massage therapist, doula, and the proud owner of Massage Williamsburg in Brooklyn. She holds a certificate in Perfumery from Pratt, and is certified as an Aromatherapist through the NY Institute of Aromatherapy. www.massagewilliamsburg.com
Brenda Crouse, M.S.Ed, is a certified aromatherapist, certified by NYIOA in May 2014. She is also a member of Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). Brenda offers group workshops and individual aromatherapy sessions at her home-based practice in Cortland, Ohio, where clients come to enjoy “comfort therapy.” She creates a customized relaxation/reflective daily program for her clients that best fit their lifestyles and individual needs.
Brenda has been using aromatherapy for over 20 years in her daily life and has successfully completed “Cultivating an Aromatic Path” professional training in accordance with the regulators and standards of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. email@example.com
Catherine Foley s the founder of Help Your Self, a holistic wellness store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, featuring a fine selection of products, tools and supplies for well-being, with an emphasis on small-batch, handcrafted goods made with care by healing artisans in the United States. Help Your Self offers healing sessions and classes, too. Catherine, who is a Shamanic Reiki Master practitioner, incorporates aromatherapy in her healing practice, and is developing an aromatherapy product line for her store. firstname.lastname@example.org / www.helpyourself.com
Tahnia Hawkins moved to New York City with plans of becoming a clinical psychologist after finishing an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. While attending Columbia, she began to explore holistic health and wellness through mediation, yoga, and crystal healing. As a level one graduate of NYIOA, Tahnia plans to continue on to the advanced level of the certification training. Now she in the process of creating an organic aromatherapy-based spa product line designed for self enlightenment and holistic health and wellness. email@example.com
Stephanie King is an Esthetician and Owner of The Sugarista in Portland, Oregon, a natural skincare studio that specializes in the ancient art of body sugaring. She also hosts monthly trainings to help other estheticians master sugaring and is excited to launch a natural body care line in fall 2015. She is a passionate advocate of natural skincare, and since completing her training with at NYIOA, she has enjoyed incorporating essential oils into her practice and product line. www.thesugarista.com
Jenise Parris is a gifted acupuncturist, herbalist, and level one-certified aromatherapist developed her total-health approach through rigorous study of a combination of disciplines. She holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College, has studied extensively in China, and worked with world-renowned leading TCM practitioners and physicians over the past 10 years, while building a thriving practice of her own.
Jenise also holds Master’s Degrees in Dance from UCLA and Exercise Physiology from United Sports Academy, and had her own thriving physical fitness company for many years. Jenise's acupressure gels from the Beauty Water Collection are inspired by her passion to educate and empower her patients to become their own self-healer. www.jeniseparris.com
Mo Petkus is the owner of Mo’s Tonic, a Catskill-based, dynamic small-batch, handcrafted apothecary that uses local, organic and wild-crafted products designed for body, soul and home. Teacher, student and lazy writer. Life enthusiast. Mostly grateful, especially to Amy Galper and all at the NY Institute of Aromatherapy. firstname.lastname@example.org / barryvilleorganic.com
Geetha Ramasubramanian completed the Foundations course in July 2014. An avid photographer, she pursues aromatherapy and herbology in India. Using aromatherapy applications in her everyday life, she honestly feels essential oils to be an integral part of her life. email@example.com
Laura Urstadt is a NYC based fashion designer, certified aromatherapist, and writer. She and her partner own an accessories company, Urstadt Swan, where they design luxury leather gloves. Since graduating from the Aromatherapy Institute and falling in love with the world of essential oils, she has now created her own line of synergy blends under the name of Organic Tonic, which will be available this spring/summer. firstname.lastname@example.org / www.urstadtswan.com
Leigh Winters, M.A.
Leigh Winters, M.A., is a clinical researcher at Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry’s New York State Psychiatric Institute. She works at the Substance Use Research Center on opioid, cocaine, and alcohol treatment trials that involve motivational enhancement therapy, pharmacological facilitation of mindfulness training, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, and mind-body practices. Leigh is also a certified aromatherapist who is passionate about health and wellness. Leigh holds a master's degrees from Columbia University in clinical psychology and is working towards another graduate degree in neuroscience. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Wise + Well, a holistic lifestyle media brand. Feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com.
Victoria Grinman is the owner of Growing Kind Minds, an integrative practice that services children, adolescents, families and groups; and is a platform to share resources, information and tools with parents, professionals and the community. She is lecturer at Columbia School of Social Work and a doctoral candidate researcher at Adelphi University School of Social Work, with a research focus on trauma, post-traumatic growth, resilience, parenting and autism. She speaks nationally on trauma and mindfulness/body-based approaches to healing and growth. Victoria holds a BA in Social Work and Psychology from Adelphi University and a MSW from Columbia School of Social Work. She is a trained Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor to children and adolescents and a certified aromatherapist through New York Institute of Aromatherapy (NYIOA). www.growingkindminds.com
Aba Gyepi-Garbrah is the product formulator, botanical perfumer and founder of Aba Love Apothecary.The love of plant medicine led her to a discovery of exotic flowers, humble weeds & seeds, precious oils, sacred woods and resins that were rich in telling the stories of natures secrets and the history of the world. Professional training at New York Institute of Aromatherapy cultivated her skills in olfactory art and natural healing through the senses. Aba purposefully created The Apothecary to embrace the whole person, tailored for those who seek to harness the magic of plants in real life. http://www.abaloveapothecary.com/
Ashton Fairbanks LeCraw
Ashton Fairbanks LeCraw grew up using and learning about plant and crystal medicine from her mother in their treehouse and garden in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to the woods of northeast kingdom in Vermont, the center of international dowsing, she developed her own relationship with plant medicine and homeopathic remedies. She studied Fine Arts at Skidmore College where she incorporated her love of plants, oils, and teas into an aesthetic among multiple mediums. She currently resides in Los Angeles as an artist and is launching a bath salt, body oil, and salve brand, Ashes + Crows, in 2017. Her artwork can be seen at www.ashtonlecraw.com
Christine McClellan is an American communications expert and can best be described as a “Modern Medicine Woman.” In her client work, she follows a variety of ancient healing practices that includes prayer, herbal medicine, healing rituals, spiritualism, massage, and psychic healing. In 2015, she founded her holistic healing practice, Joy Connector, and later a personalized healing line, Joy Collection, after becoming a certified Aromatherapist. Chris also works in corporate leadership development as an executive coach for companies such as Disney, Citigroup and LVMH (Dior, Marc Jacobs) which not only resulted in individual promotions but also improved overall performance and happiness. Chris also has 6 years of experience teaching dance & movement for the mind-body connection. She is lives and works in New York City. Visit her webpage to learn more. www.joyconnector.com
Joan Teasdale/NYC has a Clinical Certification in Hypnotherapy and a Master Certification in Therapeutic Guided Imagery from The Hypnosis Motivational Institute in California. She is also certified in Aroma 101: Foundations from The NY Institute of Aromatherapy. She helps diverse clients with a wide range of challenged and goals, with a particular focus on people transitioning to a new stage in their lives; seeking to overcome emotional and physical pain, fears, anxieties, self doubt and depression. They emerge from therapy ready to tap their limitless potential. Hypnotherapy empowers change mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually and by incorporating the similar benefits of essential oils she optimizes her practice. www.joanteasdale.com
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