Bios are supposed to be written so you can get to know the person. They are often written so stiffly and stuffily, in prescribed format and filled with facts, but do you really get a flavor of the person? I hope that after reading this, you get a flavor of who I am as well as my credentials.
For those of you who just want to know my credentials here they are.
Virginia Joy Stella Musacchio – MA, CCA, RA, CBC, LMT, NCBTMB (alphabet soup, yes?)
· Master’s Degree in Education – MA
· Nationally Board Certified Massage therapist – NCBTMB
· Compassionate Bereavement Counselor - CBC
· Compassionate Bereavement Counselor -Yoga – CBC-Y
· Clinically Certified and Registered Aromatherapist – CCA and RA
· Certification in Energy Medicine and Clairvoyance
· Reiki Master
· Free Soul Certified Instructor
· Published in various Aromatherapy Professional Journal
· Speaker at National Aromatherapy Conferences
· Teach Certification Programs for Aromatherapy, Weekend Workshops, Mystery School and Wellness Retreats
· Founded and run Stillpoint Aromatics
For those of you that would like to read on ( I’ll be as brief as I can)
So, I am originally from New York. Born in Brooklyn in 1962 (a long time ago). I knew as a kid I always wanted to help people and I also knew from the age of 7 that I wanted to be a teacher. By the time I graduated high school, there were no teaching jobs, so I enrolled in a nursing program at Adelphi University. The problem is that I am a gagger and blood and smells do not work for me. It was after the first day in the hospital, my second year, that when I had to change a bed pan and almost vomited, I was in the wrong place. So, I changed my major to Education ( which is what I should have been in in the first place).
I worked at the district that I attended and taught Fifth grade for ten years. While teaching I was too many committees that I care to remember, ran the Science program and worked in conjunction with Columbia University, training teachers in my district how to teach writing. I LOVED teaching and LOVED my kids, but the system was broken and breaking down even more, so I left after my tenth year.
I moved to Florida… Beverly Hills Florida and there ran a small tutoring business working with kids from Kindergarten to College, helping in whatever subject they needed help with. It was during those eight years in Florida that I began seriously studying Metaphysics (which I had been informally and self-studying since the death of my Mom, Stella, in 1983. For the next 8 years I was immersed in a “Mystery School” with my teacher, Sharon Turner, and was trained in Energetic Medicine, for lack of a better word, and Clairvoyance.
In 2004 I moved to Sedona, went to massage school and founded Stillpoint Living in Balance my Massage and Energetic Practice. I incorporated all of my energy training into designing Stillpoint’s Signature sessions, did “ readings” and “healing” as well. Just as an aside, Stillpoint was the number one thing to do on Trip Advisor for about 2 ½ years in all of Sedona!!! Boy oh boy did I massage a lot! It was my work in Massage that lead me to begin to formally studying Aromatherapy. I had been reading and using oils since my early teaching days in 1983, but wanted to go way down the rabbit hole.
It was 2005 or so when I began working with a local essential oil company and seriously began integrating oils into my massage practice. However by 2008, I realized that ethics and the interest in their customers was not of the utmost importance, so I began to search for distillers and began importing essential oils. I continued and my formal training with the oils diving deep into the chemistry and the alchemical nature of the oils and extracts.
In 2010 Stillpoint Aromatics was formally birthed. At Stillpoint Aromatics, I source and import over 400 essential oils and extracts! All of Stillpoint's oils are either certified organic, wild harvested, unsprayed, bio-dynamically farmed with the rhythms of the earth and or vintage. All of our oils, hydrosols, and carrier oils are hand poured with conscious intention upon receiving your order. We pour each order in ceremony with intention, love and healing energy.
So 9 years later, I am still at it. Continually studying, continually teaching and continually growing. I have recently have completed my Certification in Compassionate Bereavement Care with the MISS Foundation and Dr Joanne Cacciatore as well as Compassionate Bereavement Care-Yoga Provider (CBC-Y) Certification, again with Dr Cacciatore and Karla Helbert. I am currently pursuing my Therapist Certification in Zhineng Qigong Hunyuan Qi program with Master Yuantong Liu.
I have just launched my Counseling and Consulting Practice. Super excited!
· Aromatherapy Consultations for Health and Wellness
· Aromatherapy Consultations for Pets
· Consultations for Health Practitioners
· Aromatherapy Chakra Readings
· Traumatic Grief (Bereavement) Counseling
· Living life in Balance Counseling
So, If you have gotten to this point, I hope you have a tiny glimpse of what makes me tick…. Just a little bit!