2017 Master Classes with Sal


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Aromatherapy Blending Master Class

Time
10am to 4.30pm

Dates
Saturday 6 May

Location
Loft & Earth
1/70 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction

Your investment
$150
Early bird booking – 30 April only $125.

Booking not confirmed until payment has been made.

Who should attend?
Anyone with a passion for essential oils and aromatherapy.

About the Aromatherapy Blending Master Class

Blending essential oils is considered the fun and playful aspect of aromatherapy. However, the skills and knowledge of blending essential oils is often shrouded in mystery and lots of dogmatic rules. Most books on aromatherapy simply offer recipes and blends. This one day Aromatherapy Blending Master Class will help you to unleash the potent healing properties of essential oils by creating a powerful synergy of essential oils that will enhance the effectiveness of your aromatherapy blend. We introduce you to the fundamental techniques used by professional perfumers and how to express your creativity through scent.

In this one day Aromatherapy Blending Master Class you will learn:

The art of smelling 
I introduce you to the Spirit of Koh do (how to listen to scent). We learn the language of scent and how to classify essential oils according to their odour family, type and characteristics.

The oils
I introduce you to some exquisite, rare and exotic oils such as benzoin, boronia absolute, champaca absolute, galbanum, labdanum, jonquil, narcissus, oakmoss absolute, opoponax, peru balsam, tuberose absolute and violet leaf absolute. You will have the opportunity to use these oils when we create our perfume blend.

Therapeutic blending techniques
I explain how to develop a therapeutic strategy for an aromatherapeutic treatment. We examine a range of therapeutic blending strategies based on pharmacological principles, psychotherapeutic principles, personality profiling and vitalistic energetic approaches such as TCM or Ayurveda. We also learn about IP (Individual Prescription) developed by Marguerite Maury and the importance of a signature and regulating oil in your blend.

Practical aromatherapeutic blendingI introduce you to the concept of synergy when creating your blend and we learn how to select the most appropriate base for your aromatherapy blend and we will create our own aromatherapeutic blend.How to create a perfumeI introduce you to blending techniques used by professional perfumers. We learn how to create a perfectly structured perfume using the principles of top, middle and base notes.  We learn how to create a perfume accord and we will create our own signature perfume. 

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Aromatree™ Master Class

Time 
10am to 4.30pm

Dates 
Saturday the 29th of July

Location
Loft & Earth
1/70 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction
Your investment
$150
Early bird booking – 30th of June only $125.

Booking not confirmed until payment has been made.

Who should attend?

The Aromatree theory embraces all aspects of aromatherapy. Whether you are a beginner or a professional aromatherapist you will gain an incredible insight into using essential oils.

About the Aromatree Master Class

Aromatherapy is one of the most popular forms of natural therapies available to us. However, our understanding of aromatherapy is still poorly understood. What makes essential oils so exciting, but at the same time so complex, is the fact that they are the only ‘plant based remedies’ that work on all levels of our wellbeing – our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

As an aromatherapy educator, I often noticed how frustrated and stressed people become when they have to learn the individual properties and actions of every single essential oil. The aroma tree is a concept I developed to help us make sense of the complexity of essential oils by identifying the relationships that exist between essential oils from different parts of the ‘aroma tree’.

However, I noticed that there was a pattern. For example; essential oils extracted from the leaves of trees all have a similar effect on the respiratory system; seed oils all have a potent effect on the digestive system; flower oils have a calming influence on our psyche and resin oils have the ability to heal wounds. From here the concept of the Aroma Tree developed.

In this one day Aromatree Master Class you will learn:

Lost language of plants

I introduce you to the very important relationship and pattern between the botany of the plant, traditional folklore, symbolism, mythology of plants and their healing effects.

Learn about each part of the Aromatree

I introduce you to each part of the aroma tree such as the aroma, chemistry and pharmacology, essential oil safety, the affects that essential oils have on our psyche, the relationship between essential oils and our personality, the influence that the oils have on the chakras and the energetics of the essential oils according to traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.

How to use the aromatree 

I explain how you can develop a holistic framework to help you unleash the potent healing properties of essential oils. The Aromatree master class will also enhance your blending skills. At the end of this master class you will put your blending skills to practice by making your own aromatherapy blend based on the principles of the Aroma Tree.

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Aromatherapy and Five Elements Master Class

Time 
10am to 4.30pm

Dates
Brisbane – Saturday 20 May
Melbourne – Saturday 10 June – SOLD OUT

Location
Brisbane – 7 Guardhouse Road
Melbourne – Brunswick Street Perfect Potion shop

Your investment
$150
Early bird booking – 30 April only $125

Booking not confirmed until payment has been made.

Who should attend?
Anyone with a passion for essential oils and aromatherapy.

About the Aromatherapy and Five Elements Master Class

My own journey in the field of natural therapies began with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I studied acupuncture before I had even heard of aromatherapy in 1985. I was fascinated by the philosophy that underpinned TCM.

I could see that a person’s emotions played a very important role in determining what type of illness they may develop. We all have stress in our lives but why do some people react so differently to a stressful event compared to others. This led me to believe that our personality may also determine how we respond and react to certain situations.

TCM provided me with a wonderful framework to see with so much clarity the relationship between the body, mind and soul. At the same time I discovered aromatherapy. I was fascinated at the affect scent could have on one’s psyche – it is immediate. However, I was disappointed at the rather prescriptive approach to learning about essential oils. We were simply told to remember all the different properties associated with the essential oils and select the oils to match the symptoms and conditions of the patient.

My knowledge of TCM has allowed me to see a pattern in the properties of the oils. For example; Roman chamomile is known as a cholagogue and hepatic. This is associated with the Liver and Gall Bladder.  It is very interesting that most aromatherapy books also recommend using Roman chamomile to reduce irritability and aggression. This perfectly relates to the Wood Element in TCM.

As an acupuncturist and an aromatherapist, I have been able to integrate concepts of TCM and aromatherapy to provide us with a holistic framework in which we can effectively use essential oils to promote wellbeing of the body, mind and soul.

In this one day Aromatherapy and Five Elements Master Class you will learn:

The basic concepts of TCM
I introduce you to the fundamental concepts that underpin TCM philosophy such as Yin and Yang, the origins of disease according to TCM, the role of Qi, the meridians and acupressure points and their relationship with the Five Elements.

The importance of ‘Knowing How’
I introduce you to the concept of ‘knowing how’ first mentioned in the Nei Jung – considered the most ancient text on TCM. ‘Knowing how’ refers to the practice of promoting longevity and wellbeing through self-knowledge, positive attitude and spiritual practice.  I explain how the principles of the Five Elements can be used to help us identify five different constitution type By ‘knowing how’ these constitution types affect our behavior and health we can learn to prevent illness and disease.

The relationship between each of the Five Elements and health and wellbeing
I introduce you to each of the Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. We examine how each of the elements influences our body, mind and spirit. We identify the personality traits associated with each of the elements and how an imbalance of each element may lead to physical, emotional and spiritual health imbalances.

Strategies to balance each of the Five Elements
On the day you will be given a comprehensive questionnaire to complete to identify the status of each of your Five Elements. I then introduce you to strategies to balance your Five Elements using aromatherapy. At the end of this master class you will put your blending skills to practice by making your own aromatherapy blend based on the Five Elements. 

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Integrative Aromatherapy Master Class

Time
10am to 4.30pm

Dates
Brisbane – Saturday 26 August
Melbourne – Saturday 23 September

Location
Brisbane – 7 Guardhouse Road
Melbourne – Brunswick Street Perfect Potion shop

Your investment
$150
Early bird booking – 1 August only $125.

Booking not confirmed until payment has been made.

Who should attend?
This 4 hour master class is for anyone who has a passion for holistic healthcare and wellbeing. It is important for anyone who has interest in aromatherapy, whether it is for your own health and that of your family or if you are a health care practitioner, doctor or nurse.

About the Integrative Aromatherapy Master Class

I believe that aromatherapy can play a vital role in the future of a successful integrative healthcare system.  However what do we mean by a successful integrative healthcare system?

I also believe that the true holistic nature of essential oils is still poorly understood.

In this presentation I will investigate current trends within aromatherapy such the important role of olfaction, the role of pharmacology, the treatment and management of cancer, role of mindfulness, detoxification, stress management and subtle energy treatments.

In this one day Integrative Aromatherapy Master Class you will learn:

A new holistic model for health and wellbeing
We examine what has gone wrong with aromatherapy and what we can do to make aromatherapy the heart and soul of healing and wellbeing in the 21st century. I introduce you to the principles of integrative medicine and explain my proposal for the practice of Integrative Aromatherapy.

Developing an framework for Integrative Aromatherapy
I introduce you to some interesting developments in the field of olfaction and the implications they have for subtle aromatherapy. We also examine the relationship between smell and mindfulness practice. We also understand the importance of detoxification and I introduce you to some very interesting aromatherapy strategies for detoxification.

The role of aromatherapy in holistic practice
We examine the role of essential oils in the treatment and management of lifestyle diseases and cancer. I explain why aromatherapy is the most effective and powerful tool for managing stress and promoting positive mental health outcomes. We learn about three very powerful essential oils and how we can integrate them into our practice and everyday use. We conclude by making our own blend based on these oils.

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