8- Day Stillpoint Aromatherapy Retreat
July 17th - July 25th INPERSON and/or VIRUTAL
So, you want to learn all about essential oils and aromatherapy, BUT you want more than a weekend class and but not a Certification! Well, if that is so, then this 8 day retreat is for you. Immerse yourself in the world of essential oils, extracts, hydrosols, carrier oils and flower essences. This is an experiential retreat where you will blend, create, learn about and experience the magic and medicine of essential oils and aromatherapy. And take home a bunch of fantastic goodies!
Join me from anywhere in the world for our new real-time, live streaming video conferencing of the Stillpoint Aromatherapy Certification and Training Program and the Stillpoint 8 -Day Intensive™ taught by Virginia Joy Musacchio (MA, CAP, CBC). We are excited to offer this new option from around the world who want an in depth, down the rabbit hole training using essential oils and extracts and other facets of aroma therapy! For those taking the video conferencing option, you will be included as part of our real-time ACP cohort taking place in Sedona. The registration process is now open! SPACE IS LIMITED
I am so excited to offer this Intensive of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils! Please note this training is live, dynamic and interactive. It is not video watching and passive learning. It is not lecture.... it is thought provoking, investigatory, exciting and expansive. This class is tailored to you!! It is not one size fits all!
So there are so many Courses out there. The question that you need to ask is what branch of aromatherapy am I being trained in? There are levels of Aromatherapy
- Popular Aromatherapy
- Holistic Aromatherapy
- Aromatic Medicine.
There is so much misinformation circulating out there regarding how to use essential oils, when to use, and the safety of using them. For example some say that essential oils can only be used topically and no more than a 3 percent concentration, never use essential oils with pets, ingest in water, don’t ingest in water, use neat, diffusion is safe, diffusion isn’t safe and on and on,
Well the answer to all the above is “It depends”
The Certification and training I offer in all my coursesI offer encompasses Popular Aromatherapy, Holistic and Beginning Aromatic Medicine. I can promise you it is one of the most Comprehensive Programs our there. Also, the certification (if you choose to continue) is customized to what your intention is for taking this course. The individualized certification portion will be completed one-on-one or small group with me via a Zoom video call, or in-person if you are local. This allows me to give individualized guidance as different instruction is required depending on whether you are incorporating oils into a massage practice, veterinary practice, acupuncture practice, or for family and personal use.
- Popular Aromatherapy -This branch of aromatherapy deals with blending essential oils for fantastic things, like yoga mat sprays, chapsticks, incense, soaps, kitchen countertop sprays, foot soaks, body butters, and ambient diffusers. The blends are predominantly driven by wonderful aromas — and the knowledge of chemistry is not really necessary. You will be blending at 1% to 3%
- Holistic Aromatherapy - This branch of aromatherapy is the beginning of using the oils and extracts in a gentle yet effective medicinal way. It is an indirect form of therapy, and involves formulating between 1 and 7 or 8 percent for primarily topical use. The aim of this type study is to restore balance to the whole person using essential oils as a catalyst for the healing process to begin. This form of aromatherapy can be considered to be terrain therapy (R.Lewis). When practicing holistic aromatherapy, we look at the aromatic influence, the absorption of specific components via the dermis, the support of specific organs, and the psychophysiological and energetic effects to help restore wellness. Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is needed to practice on this level. This branch of aromatherapy certification is often referred to as the English way or the Anglo-Saxon way of using oils.
- French Aromatic Medicine - The aim of this branch of aromatherapy is to correct acute and chronic imbalances with the intervention of essential oils. This form is a direct approach and used when aromatic rescue is needed. When we are in the French medical style we are directly targeting organs, systems, microbes, cells, mediators, chemicals, and hormones. We are looking for a very precise mode of action. The chemistry becomes absolutely essential. You must understand the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, essential oil bioactivity, essential oil chemistry, dosage and application. This is where internal usage is indicated. Now, the formulation, route of absorption, chemical components, dosage and contraindications are critical. Detailed Anatomy and Physiology understanding are necessary, as well as the various interfaces of the body.
- (Zoopharmacognosy: Using essential oils as remedies for pets and animals ... a completely different animal (no pun intended) - introduction to Human Phamacognosy
Aromatherapy Intensive Course Highlights
The following topics will be covered during the course.
- In-Depth Study of 50 essential oils and casual study of another 100
- History of essential oils
- Methods of Extraction
- Differences among CO2s, absolutes, esential oils
- Methods of Application, including beginning internal usage and formulation
- Safety and Contraindications
- Detailed Aroma Chemistry and Botany
- Chemical Family Formuatioon
- Energetics Medicine and Aromatherapy
- Cosmo thereapy
- Folklore & Historical Uses
- Doctrine of Signatures/Morphology
- Applied Kinesiology/Muscle Testing
- Understanding Vibrational Quality of Essential Oils
- Consultation Skills
- Essential Oil Quality
- Blending and Formulating for all levels of Certification
- Methods of Absorption
- Carrier Oils
- Co2 extracts
- Flower Essences
- Business Skills
You will create and take home fantastic formulatioons ($800 value!) including:
- Essential oil inhalers and steam blends
- Lotions, Body butters and Jojoba Blends
- Cought Syrups and other internal formulations
- Bath Salts and Salt Scrubs
- Hydrosol sprays
- Room sprays
- Diffuser/Stock Blends
- Lip balm and Chap sticks
- Flower essences
- Steam blends
- Potpourri and incense sticks
In addition, you will receive:
- Custom 300+ page digital Aromatherapy manual, plus additional hand outs & research articles
- Exposure to over 400 organic (onsite , wild harvested, and unsprayed (and some unusual & hard to find) essential oils
- Extensive resource list of quality products, supplies and aromatherapy journals
- Lifetime student discount of 15% off all 5ml & 15ml Essential Oils, 2 oz hydrosols and all blends, flower essences at Stillpoint Aromatics
- Discounts on additional materials, kits and oils from Stillpoint Aromatics
A Personal Approach to Aromatherapy Education
I’m so excited that you are considering studying with me. I think about your learning just as I think about my own: it has to be a relevant growth experience. That is why it’s important to me that I become personally invested in you. We work together to reach your goal and we will get there.
I value your time.
When class starts, we hit the ground running and make the most of our time together with hands-on blending, informative lectures, awesome discussions, multimedia presentations, individual exercises, group study, and time in the wilderness of Sedona experiencing the botanicals of our magical forests. Your daily agenda will be packed and time will fly.
I value your belly.
Although Frederick the Great was likely the first military leader to say, “An army marches on its stomach,” I may be the first aromatherapy leader to say, “The more bountiful the food spread in my classroom, the more productive the learning.” You will have a breakfast buffet that morphs into a snack buffet (some consider it lunch) and evolves into late afternoon munchies. You’ll see me continually updating the buffet while you are doing seat work or blending exercises.
I value your learning style.
I believe adult learning should be engaging always, fun sometimes, and sprinkled with a great deal of reflection. I believe we all need to feel safe and be able to make learning mistakes. I believe we all have individual styles and modes in which we learn better. As your instructor, it is my job to create an environment in which you feel most empowered to learn.
Most importantly, I value you.
You have many choices of where to go for your aromatherapy certification and I thank you for choosing me. I strive to surprise you and offer you much more than the basic certification syllabus. When you come to learn with me, you will, of course, leave with a strong understanding of chemistry and therapeutics. In addition, you will leave with a love for the magic and power of essential oils along with a foundational understanding of vibrational healing. When you leave, you will have arrived at the first crossroad of aromatherapy, where your intuition and passion meet to open you to new possibilities.
July 17th - Welcome and Orientation 4pm to 7pm
July 18th - July 24th 9:30am - 6:30pm
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Class Setting: Enjoy a peaceful class setting in a retreat atmosphere in Sedona, Arizona. Contact us for details. Students will receive the class address upon registratio