After graduating from Simmons College with a B.A. in Business/Management, I travelled to England to explore the part of the world my great grandfather came from. It was there in England that I finally found what I seemed to have been seeking most my life: a connection with the natural world. I was blessed to live in the countryside just south of London where I was able to be immersed in the natural world of blue bell forest, wild medicinal plants, and sacred trees.
Michelle is a graduate of Brenneke School of Massage and The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies. She has completed 5 levels of Cranio-Sacral Therapy with Ursula Popp L.ac, VCST, Certificate in Bodywork For the Childbearing Years (Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Massage ) with Kate Jordan, Reiki level 1 and 2 with Catherine Walkinshaw, Australian Bush flower essences courses Level 1, 2, 3 Women’s workshop and ABFE College Course teachers training. Michelle has been a student of Dr. Berkowsky’s Spiritual PhytoEssencing (creating soul blends with essential oils) since 2005 working toward her Diploma. In 2009 Michelle began her journey into Natural Perfumery with Ayala Sender owner of Ayala Moriel Perfumes located in Vancouver B.C.
Cheryl has twice been president of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). She has been the aromatherapy consultant for Time Life Books, served as a member of the Botanicals Workgroup of the Complementary Health Committee for the BJC Health System, lectures for Washington University Medical School, St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis Community College, Meramec and Missouri Botanical Garden. She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy since 1976.
Amy has been passionately engaged with essential oils and natural beauty for over 12 years. She is the owner of Buddha Nose, an award winning yoga-inspired brand of mind-body-beauty products and has been a strong and visible advocate for safe, toxic-free beauty and body care products. In addition to running her product-based business, Amy has […]
Leyla Bringas began her formal botanical studies with Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Apprentice Program in 1996. She received her first Aromatherapy Certification from The Institute of Dynamic Aromatherapy in 1997 which has since grown to be The East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies. She is certified to teach for the East-West School of Herbal and […]
Katie completed a 750 hour massage therapy program at the New Mexico School for Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque, NM in 1998, entitling her a Natural Therapeutic Specialist. She has been nationally certified since 1998 and NC licensed since 2000. Katie completed a 200 hour distance learning course in professional holistic aromatherapy with the Institute for Dynamic Aromatherapy (now the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies) in 2001, and a Master´s Apprenticeship in Aromatherapy with the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from UNCA-Asheville (1997). She is currently a lead instructor at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga where she is known for her holistic, personal approach to exploring touch modalities and deep self knowing.
In 1980, Ellie began her career in Education in the field of Early Childhood, and continues to work in the field as an education consultant, trainer, and mentor.
Jacqueline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and an Advanced Clinical Case Manager.As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience she maintains a private practice in NY and Connecticut treating Adults, Children, Adolescents and Geriatrics. She incorporates Aromatherapy applications of essential oils in psychotherapy, when appropriate with clients, as an adjunct to primary treatment for emotional issues, stress related problems, depression, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders. As a result clients experience increased mood, positive self esteem, decreased worries and depression, stress relief, better focus and concentration and improved sleep. Treatment also includes clients who have somatic complaints secondary to stress-related disorders. Clients experience relief when applying essential oils to over worked muscles, sinuses problems, spasms and other body aches and pains. She helps adults in treatment to understand the energetics of essential oils and how to apply them for personal self care.
Michelle is passionate about natural health, natural bodycare and aromatherapy. She enjoys making and developing various skin care products, aromatic soaps and enjoys sharing her love of aromatherapy and natural health with her family and friends. She holds Level B and C technician for beauty (The National Technician for Beauty) license and Reflexology massage certificates in Taiwan -Asia, Holistic Aromatherapy Program Studies with Ms. Jade Shutes (The East West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies Founder and Principal), and studies Music/ Color therapy in the U.S.
Gergely holds an BA in English teaching and after a 12-year long period spent in the advertising-marketing world decided to change his life and started his journey in the field of healing. Gergely is a graduate of the Cortiva Institute: Seattle School of Massage and is a nationally certified (NCBTMB) and Washington state licensed massage therapist. He completed the Masters Apprenticeship program with the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies in Seattle. He is professional member of the Association of International Aromatherapists (AIA).
Heidi Nielsen is a certified Aromatherapist with the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies (formerly the Institute of Dynamic Aromatherapy) and the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (PIA) As well as being certified in Holistic Aromatherapy Massage with Lynda Henderson and Paul Crowder in 1997, Heidi has completed Christine Selda’s Indigo Bridge Medicine Wheel training […]
Patricia Bonnard is a certified Professional Aromatherapist and a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). She is a Master/Teacher/Practitioner of a number of forms of Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET). Patricia has been practicing complementary healing for seven years, but just recently established Starchaser […]