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Now Enrolling Winter 2019 Students
Online Level I | Foundation in Essential Oil TherapyThe Online Level One Foundation course offers students a 36 hour introductory course in the use and understanding of 23 Essential Oils through an exclusive, protected digital curriculum of seven classes in 28 videos; each approximately 20 minutes. The College of Botanical Healing Arts provides an in-depth video experience of how essential oils work in the human body and mind, eliciting truth, beauty, and goodness in every class.

The course is an independent, self-study program. It is unique and not offered to users anywhere else online. This class is open to everyone with no previous aromatherapy training required. Upon enrollment and payment, handouts of 140 pages and the two texts will be mailed to you. A Level One Kit of 23 GC/MS analyzed essential oils is available through Elizabeth Van Buren Essential Oils. The kit is $299 with your 25% student discount. Contact EVB at 831-425-8218, x1 to place your order. The student can begin with the first video immediately and study at their own pace.
Live Level I | Foundation Course in Essential Oil TherapyThe program includes lessons on distillation methods, blending, chemistry of essential oils, physiology of skin and immune system, methods of application, safety data, the study of oils in ancient cultures, and the effectiveness of essential oils on the mind, body, and spirit.Mondays January 21, 2019March 11,20195:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Level II Course V | Advanced ChemistryStudents gain a deeper appreciation of essential oil functional groups in this course. The meanings of optical isomers, ethers, and oxides are clarified, along with the reason why some essential oils heal and others are toxic. The class offers some hands-on experience in distillation using equipment for steam, steam and water, and solvent extractions. Larry Jones provides students with a greater understanding of GCMS (Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry) analysis of essential oils and why it is important in order to guarantee their quality and purity. January 17, 2019January 19, 2019TBA
Level II Course III | Anatomy & Physiology, Part IA comprehensive study of essential oils and herbal care in relation to anatomy and physiology. The focus of this class is an in- depth study of the human cell and skin. The skeletal and muscular system, and the respiratory system. Students learn how essential oils may strengthen these systems and offer healing when there are imbalances or disease.Tuesdays January 22, 2019February 26, 20195:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Level II Course IV | Anatomy & Physiology, Part IIContinuing the study of the human body, this class focuses on the Cardiovascular system, the digestive system, and the urogenital and gynecological systems. Students look at using essential oils, herbs and nutrition as alternative medicine for these systems.Tuesdays March 5, 2019April 4, 20195:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Level II Course VIII | Energetic HealingThis course introduces students to the mystery of the human etheric body, the chakra systems and its connection to the bodies’ endocrine system. Students look at various healing methods that focus on subtle energies, including flower essences, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and aromatherapy. Through class experiences, students explore how energy fields exist and how essential oils affect these fields. The goal of this class is to discern methods to keep the bodies aura healthy and to promote spiritual healing.Thursdays January 24, 2019March 7, 201911:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.