Aromatherapy Workshops and Presentations

2018 Aromatherapy Retreat in Sedona, Arizona

The Magic of Sedona with the Power of Plants

A special distillation retreat with the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies

June 2-7, 2018 in Sedona Arizona

Join Amy Galper, Founder and Executive Director of NYIOA, and Jade Shutes, Founder and Director of Education of the School for Aromatic Studies, for a special distillation retreat in Sedona, Arizona.

Let your mind, body, and spirit soar in the transfixing beauty of Sedona’s red rock formations, an area long known for natural healing and spiritual awakening.

Adventure into the breathtaking landscape to forage and connect with native plants of the Southwest.

Learn how to create essential oils and hydrosols of the highest quality and standards using wild-crafted native and cultivated plants of the Southwest.

Be inspired by the tradition of artisan distillation with Distillers Clare and Max Licher of PhiBee Aromatics.

Lift your spirit in the purifying and rejuvenating practice of Hatha yoga, with the splendor of Sedona as your backdrop.

Start and end your day in the beautiful accommodations of Oak Creek Canyon’s intimate, award-winning Briar Patch Inn.

Retreat Package

  • Six days and five nights of distillation training and wellness activities in curated small-group setting
  • A two-day workshop on native plants of the Southwest and their energetic and therapeutic properties with Clare Licher, gifted artisan distiller and alchemist 
  • Wildcrafting of plant materials with Max Licher, renowned expert of native plants of the Southwest
  • Two to three opportunities for native plant distillations
  • Two morning yoga classes 
  • Two catered vegan lunches and one catered vegan dinner
  • Tour of Sedona area as well as time for shopping
  • Optional rides to Sedona from the phoenix airport may be pre-arranged through the school - or book your own taxi/shuttle

Retreat Rates

$1,500 before April 1, 2018

$1,850 after April 1, 2018

$750 deposit / payment plan option available - please review our payment plan details below.

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2017 Aromatherapy Workshops and Presentations

Adventure into the breathtaking landscape to forage and connect with native plants of the Southwest

Southwest Essential Oil Distillation Retreat
Sedona, Arizona - May 18-22, 2017

Please join us for a Southwest Essential Oil Distillation Retreat, with the New York Institute of Aromatherapy! May 18th - 22nd, 2017. We will wildcraft, do several distillations and visit some of our favorite magical places!

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Botanica 2016

Clare will be speaking at Botanica 2016 in Brighton, England, September 2nd - 5th. Click here to learn more about this event and to register.

Yerba Buena Farm, St Mary, Jamaica

April 29-30, and May 1st, 2016

Clare Licher of PhiBee Aromatics will teach Distilling the Essential Oils of Local Trees and Herbs

We offer public and private events, ranging from 1/2 day presentations, up to 4 day hands-on distillation workshops.

Private events can be tailored to meet the particular interests of your group or organization.

Please contact us for more information!