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Aromatherapy Training
Learn to become a professionally qualified Aromatherapist. Our goal is to help students develop the necessary skills to use essential oils as part of their daily lives, professionally and personally.  Our courses provide detailed information that is essential to becoming a trained Aromatherapist. We look at quality of essentials oils and what questions to ask when purchasing.  The safe use of essential oils in practice is critical to Aromatherapy and is discussed in detail.  You will develop consultation skills that will allow you to choose essential oils and create blends based on your client’s individual’s needs.    

Classes are held in person with a creative, hands-on approach to learning. Our class size is held at a maximum of 6 participants to provide the opportunity for the instructor to personally engage with all of her students and to allow students to receive individualized mentoring. 

There are two paths you can take: 

Aromatherapy Certification Program
Our 250-hour course, NAHA approved and meets the Level I and Level II requirements for certification. 
  • this is the foundation course for the CFA Clinical Aromatherapy Program. 

Clinical Aromatherapy Program
Our 425-hour program Clinical Aromatherapy Program recognized by CFA consists of the following courses:
  • Aromatherapy Certification Program 
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Essential Oil Chemistry
  • Skin Care: Aromatic Applications for the Skin 
  • Subtle Aromatherapy

Successful completion of either of these programs will prepare students for a broad spectrum of ways to implement essential oils into their career path. These possibilities range from using essential oils to pursue and establish a business as an Aromatherapist providing consultations and treatments, creating and selling products commercially or as a complementary addition in their current practice in the healing arts such as massage therapy, reflexology, aesthetics or nursing.

Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP)  
250-hour, comprehensive hands-on training prepares students to become professionally qualified in the therapeutic uses of essential oils.  In this course, you will study the therapeutic uses of 50 essential oils and how to safely use them in your business and your personal life.  Students learn through an interactive learning approach including a dynamic mix of activities, hands-on blending (you begin blending on the second day of class), discussions and engaging lectures. 

What’s included in the Program:
  • a comprehensive 300+ page manual filled with information, activities, resources
  • the use of over 50 pure essential oils during class
  • over $750 worth of products individually created by each student
You’ll make body care products to take home like body butters and lotions, salves, lip balms, bath salts and scrubs, personal inhalers and steam blends, green cleaning products for your home; you’ll create a kit to take when traveling or for your First Aid needs.  
  • Access to a self-directed online Anatomy & Physiology class

Anyone may register for this program. There are no prerequisites and no previous Aromatherapy Training 
is required. Only the enthusiasm to learn more about essential oils! 

The program will run one weekend per month for 6 months. 
  • Friday evening 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m. each day

2016 Program: 
  • January 8-10, 2016
  • February 5-7, 2016
  • March 4-6, 2016
  • April 1-3, 2016 
  • May 13-15, 2016
  • June 3-5, 2016

Program Fee: $2100.00 
A non-refundable deposit of $350.00 is required to reserve your spot in a class.  
A payment plan for the balance may be available.  Please contact us directly to discuss a payment plan.  

Please email for registration information.
The Aromatherapy Certification Program was established in May, 2000.  The program is approved by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), a governing body for international and national standards of education for Aromatherapists. Successful graduates of this program can apply for professional membership with NAHA.

Clinical Aromatherapy Program 
This 425-hour program begins with the Aromatherapy Certification Program and continues with the following courses (see descriptions and dates for each below) :
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Essential Oil Chemistry
  • Skin Care: Aromatic Applications for the Skin 
  • Subtle Aromatherapy

Classes for this program will be held one weekend per month over the year. 

Contact us for full tuition for this program. 

Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists was founded in 1993 is a professional, non-profit organization committed to providing access to professional aromatherapists, who are trained and certified in the use of essential oils. This program is recognized by CFA and successful graduates are eligible to become professional members. Contact us for details. 

Aromatherapy Massage 
This course will teach the student how to perform an aromatherapy massage. Our Aromatherapy Massage integrates essential oils application with a combination of massage techniques such as lymphatic drainage, Swedish massage, acupressure and reflexology designed to be particularly restorative to the autonomic nervous system. We will review body systems key to this treatment. The student will develop consultation skills and learn how to document this session.

This 4-day course begins with 32 hours of classroom training and follows with a practice day. For successful completion of this course, students are required to complete a portfolio of 20 independent sessions plus a written exam and practical assessment. 

What’s included:
  • a comprehensive manual with step-by-step guidance for a 60-minute session
  • the use of pre-blended therapeutic essential oil blends during class or materials to custom blend (for those with previous essential oil training).  

2016 dates:
  • July 9 & 10 and August 13 & 14, 2016 
  • 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Practice Day: to be determined
  • To enroll, please contact us

Course Fee: $500.00
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your spot in a class. 
Please note this class is limited to 4 participants.

Essential Oil Chemistry 
Take your knowledge of essential oils to the next level to better understand safe application and chemical properties during this 4-day course. Get a deeper look at the science behind the different chemical families and develop a greater understanding of GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry), analysis of essential oils and why it is important in order to guarantee their quality and purity. Learn about chemical components, their structure and therapeutic behaviour and actions. Expand your blending methods based on chemistry and taxonomy. And best of all, add some new essential oils to your collection! 
​Prerequisite: Aromatherapy Certification Program or equivalent training 

Next program dates: 
  • Weekends: September 19 & 20 and October 17 & 18, 2015 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • To enroll, please contact us

Course Fee: $400.00
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your spot in a class. 

Skin Care: Aromatic Applications for the Skin
This 2-day class is designed for those with an interest in skin care and the benefits of aromatics and aromatherapy products. The course covers a review of the anatomy of the skin, facial skin types: how to recognize and to select essential oils and carriers to make aromatic products for the skin. 

This is a module is part of the Clinical Aromatherapy program but can be taken by anyone with an interest in learning more about caring for their skin, naturally. ACP level or some Essential Oil training is recommended but not required. 

Next program dates:
  • November 14 & 15, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • To enroll, please contact us

Course Fee: $275.00
A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is required to reserve your spot in a class. 

Subtle Aromatherapy
Subtle Aromatherapy makes use of essential oils to affect the subtle body and the soul drawing on the subtle or energetic qualities rather than their physical properties. We will explore several essential oils,their relationship with our emotions and energy centers called “chakras” as well as several methods of application and blending. 

This is a module is part of the Clinical Aromatherapy program but can be taken by anyone with an interest in learning more about the subtle use of essential oils.

Next program date:
  • December 12 & 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • To enroll, please contact us

Course Fee: $225.00



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