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Scent of Emotions and Aromas for the Mind 

Date: April 9th 2017

Location: Sonoma Community Center 276  E. Napa St. Sonoma,Ca 95476

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

In this experimental hands-on class, Alice Duvernell will share with you the fascinating world of psycho-aromatherapy.

A gift for the mind and the senses:  students will bring home a customized aroma spray in a 100ml glass bottle in a natural fabric-protective bag. 


 As you have no doubt observed, the sense of smell (olfactory perception) generates in each and every one of   us powerful physiological responses, emotions and sparks off memories and inspirations. Because olfactory stimulation biologically influences the same brain receptors that process emotions, students will explore, through a series of sensorial experiences, their own emotional and physiological responses. Alice will invite students to delve deep into a sense of “feeling” rather than “thinking” as they discover and rediscover the aromas of enchanting essential oils. Alice’s innovative approach to experiencing scents will enable participants to open the pathway that connects smell, emotions, memories and the body. Stimulation of olfactory perception, the most primal    of our senses, by the pure natural aroma of the plant allows us to travel deep into ourselves, revealing emotional patterns, past traumas and physiological blockages that words cannot always reach…



In the second part of the class, the 21 essential oils that have been used for sensorial experiences will be studied in more depth. Participants will discover their own unique profile and a number of simple tools to enable the creation of a customized blend. Each student will have the time and opportunity to realize a self portrait of their own healing aroma-blend, reflecting as much as possible, their essence, healing vision and desires. This personalized formula will be blended into a hydrosol distilled from regional herbs in an artisan copper still.  

Fee: $150 plus a $30 material fee the day of class. 

Lunch and snacks: Students will have an hour break around 12:30 to go to have lunch. Fruit and aromatherapy chocolates will be offered in the afternoon.

For more information contact Alice Duvernell:

or 510-691-6162

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