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Please call Cathy Hope for more information, regarding upcoming workshops and locations, or if anyone would like to host / sponsor a workshop in their area. Cathy Hope does workshops on peri-/post menopause, general nutrition, and many other health topics.

Additional workshop dates and times to be announced (TBA).





Practical Therapeutic Aromatherapy: The Basics - Day #1

FOR ANYONE DESIRING TO INCORPORATE ESSENTIAL OILS AND BODY WORK, BOTH PROFESSIONALLY AND AT HOME:


I.   Brief history of the use of aromatics
II.  What is Aromatherapy
III. What are essential oils
A. Definition
B. Role in plants
C. Solubilities, yield, etc.
D. Where they are found in the plant
E. Extraction processes

IV. Our sense of smell
A. How it works
B. Basic brain chemistry: odor processing

V. Essential oil chemistry
A. Main categories of chemical components
B. How the chemical structure of an essential oil effects its action on the body

VI. How essential oils work
A. Body absorption pathways
B. Psycho-aromatherapy

VII. Therapeutic application
A. Aromatherapy massage
B. Successful blending
C. Making a massage oil
D. Therapeutic specifics
E. Possible toxic oils and contraindications
F. How to purchase quality oils and store them correctly

Program Details
  • Approximately 7 hours of instruction in a 1 day format: 9am - 5pm or 10am - 6pm
  • Time for discussion and questions
  • We will make 1-2 blends in class
  • Over 50 different essential oils will be smelled and discussed throughout the presentation.
  • Informational handouts: historical and current basic information, classes of compounds present in essential oils, therapeutic specifics: bodily systems, possible toxic or irritant oils, aromatherapy chart based on Valnet and Tisserand.
  • Essential oils, essential oil products, professional formulas and books will be available for sale.
  • Cost: sliding scale $85 to $125   * This price is only for New Mexico workshops that are in locations other than the Santa Fe School of Massage.
  • Presented by Cathy Hope, Herbal Apothecary since 1982 and currently on staff at the Santa Fe School of Massage.


For specific information on class material, please call Cathy Hope at 877-286-2970.



2016 Aromatherapy Workshop Dates:
The Basics - Day #1

Saturday, October 8, 2016arrow
Santa Fe, NM

9am-5pm @ The Santa Fe School of Massage, Santa Fe, NM

Click here for detailed information about this aromatherapy
workshop at the Santa Fe School of Massage.

Please register for this workshop at the santafeschoolofmassage.com
(
scroll down to October and click on Aromatherapy workshop date)
or call Cathy Hope at 877-286-2970.


 




Workshop Sponsorships

New Mexico & Southern Colorado Workshop Sponsorships Available.
Please contact Cathy Hope if you are interested in
hosting and scheduling a workshop in these areas.







Practical Therapeutic Aromatherapy: Applications - Day #2

FOR ANYONE DESIRING TO INCORPORATE ESSENTIAL OILS AND BODY WORK, BOTH PROFESSIONALLY AND AT HOME:

I.  Precautions
II. Practical applications
A. Internal
B. External
1. Inhalations
2. Diffusors
3. Aromatic baths
4. Compresses
5. Facial compresses
6. Body wraps
7. Sprays
8. Massage oils
C. Therapeutics specifics
1. intro
2. Immune system
3. Endocrine system
4 .Lymphatic system
5. Circulatory system
6. Nervous system
7. Muscular system
8. Digestive system
9. Respiratory system
10. Skin care
D. Misc. considerations
1. Raindrop therapy
2. Age of client issues
3. Carrier oils/lotions

Program Details
  • Approximately 7 hours of instruction in a 1 day format: 9am - 5pm or 10am - 6pm
  • Time for discussion and questions
  • We will make 1-2 blends in class
  • We will experience both a foot bath and a facial steam, as well as more essential oils and essential oil blends.
  • Informational handout: skincare
  • Essential oils, essential oil products, professional formulas and books will be available for sale
  • Cost: sliding scale $85 to $125 -   This price is only for New Mexico workshops that are in locations other than The Santa Fe School of Massage.
  • Presented by Cathy Hope, Herbal Apothecary since 1982 and currently on staff at the Santa Fe School of Massage
For specific information on class material, please call Cathy Hope at 877-286-2970.

 

 

2016 Aromatherapy Workshop Dates:
Applications - Day #2

arrowSunday, October 9, 2016 arrow
Santa Fe, NM

9am-5pm @ The Santa Fe School of Massage, Santa Fe, NM

Click here for detailed information about this aromatherapy
workshop at the Santa Fe School of Massage.

Sunday's workshop continues with more in depth information and hands on experience, focusing on applications of essential oils in massage therapy.

Please register for this workshop at the santafeschoolofmassage.com
(scroll down to October and click on Aromatherapy workshop date)
or call Cathy Hope at 877-286-2970.







REDISCOVERING THE INTUITIVE ASPECT OF AROMATHERAPY
WE WILL EXPLORE:
• Archaic magical-alchemical consciousness through storytelling and aromas
• Incense – The foundation of spirituality and medicine
• Ancient aromatic recipes from Egypt, Tibet, Greece, Rome, India and Europe
• Psycho-aromatherapy and our sense of smell
Presented by Cathy Hope, Herbal Apothecary since 1982 and currently on staff at the Santa Fe School of Massage.

For specific information on class material, call Cathy Hope at 877-286-2970.

 


2016 Sacred Chemistry Workshop Dates:

Please contact Iris Herbal if you are interested in sponsoring a Southern Colorado or New Mexico Sacred Chemistry Workshop.
  877-286-2970  







 


 

Iris Herb Walks


Join Cathy Hope on the Herb Walk!
Next walk to be announced

Explore New Mexico's amazing plant diversity.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our next herb walk.

 


 

 

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