Director- Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT

 LAN8157 FotorShanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT is the founder and director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, is a certified clinical aromatherapist, and has been a clinical aromatherapy practitioner and instructor for the last 20 years. Shanti has also been a clinical holistic health practitioner and a certified massage therapist since 1979. She has a university background in healing and the sciences—over 15,000 hours of extensive holistic training and certification in bodymind therapies.

Personal Achievements:
Founder and Director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy
Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner and Instructor
National Board Certified Massage Therapist
National Continuing Education Provider for Massage Therapists
Certified Yoga Instructor
Certified Senior Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner and Instructor  

Her extensive training includes many modalities of healing including; Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner and Teacher, Herbology, Plant Medicine, Massage Therapy (including Deep Tissue) and other healing modalities well as  Chi Nei Tsang: Visceral Rejuvenation, Bodymind Clearing, Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure, Craniosacral Therapy, Asian Healing Arts, Applied Kinesiology, Polarity, Medical Qi Gong, Nutrition, Reflexology, Energy Medicine, Stress Management and Meditation. 

Shanti has worked in clinical settings and studied in a variety of healing modalities for the last thirty-eight years in the US, Canada, Germany, Thailand, and the Caribbean. This lifelong passion of natural healing led her to establish and direct Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy since 2002.

Shanti is a professional member in good standing with the NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy), AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists), Senior Instructor of Chi Nei Tsang through the Universal Healing Tao and is a professional member of good standing with NCBTMB (National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) Practitioner and Approved CE Provider, and NAHA Regional Director of Colorado.

To contact Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, use our website contact form, or call (888) 276-6278 

Amie Theriault

Amie TheriaultAmie Theriault, BSc, LMT, RA, the owner and founder of Santi Holistic Healing, a holistic center on the south coast of Boston Massachusetts. She blends her acquired knowledge in muscular therapy, nutrition, clinical aromatherapy, personal training, and her current studies in osteopathy to give each client a customized treatment from a holistic approach. Her love for the human body, nature and the intricacies of each person’s uniqueness drive her to continue studying different forms of healing.

Mati Fuller

Mati-FullerMati Fuller, is a guest teacher for Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy's summer intensives, is a certified esthetic clinician, a homeopathic healer, an author of two books and the founder of Green Beauty Cosmetics.

Green Beauty Cosmetics is a line of natural cosmetics made without any toxic chemicals.Green cosmetics is about providing a healthy alternative to cosmetics that are full of toxic chemicals. It is about creating natural cosmetics that are as good for your health and the environment as they are for your skin, and it is about running a business with love and care. Therefore, green cosmetics are made without the cruelty of animal testing, using only the finest ingredients available, organic whenever possible, and packaged in eco-friendly and recyclable containers. Green cosmetics are basically made for the people who know the difference, and who really care....

She  created a line of fantastic natural cosmetics for women with dry, dull, menopausal skin. Her goal was to create a line of natural cosmetics that will help menopausal women preserve their natural youthfulness and radiance longer, and to be a safe alternative to toxic skincare products so that you can care for your skin without having to compromise your health in the process.

Telisa Chai

34936 1520378057275 5609664 nTelisa Chai, has been a professional aromatherapist since 2007. Her appreciation of an aromatic lifestyle can be traced back to the time she growing up on the island of Taiwan in Asia. After acquiring associate degrees in fashion design (1986) and in massage therapy (2006), Telisa continues to advance her specialty in aromatherapy and has been a certified aromatherapy teacher by the Aroma Apothecary Healing arts Academy in 2014. Telisa resides in Sonoma County in Northern California where she has cultivated a lavandin field in the foothill overlooking Laguna de la Rosa.

She is committed to applying true aromatherapy principles in living a sustainable, social and eco-conscious life , where she also provides aromatherapy consultations on personal care and signature product development, essential oil distillation, and workshops.  Telisa is a Massage Therapist professionally certified by both the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and California Massage Therapy Council. 

Jamie Michaels

Jamie michaels FotorJamie Michaels, RN, CCA, CAI has successfully completed the Clinical Mastery Aromatherapy Program and Teachers Training Program through Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy. Jamie has several years of experience working in the healthcare field and brings forth the knowledge of both the medical and aromatherapy fields.  She has a passion for educating health, wellness, and safe use of aromatherapy to assist emotional and physical wellbeing.  She currently offers telephone, face to face, online, and in person aromatherapy education and wellness consults. 

Jamie also teaches public classes in the Waupaca, WI and surrounding areas and offers online presentations. Jamie is a Registered Nurse, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Aromatherapy Instructor, and a Professional Member of the NAHA.  Besides promoting true and safe education following NAHA standards, she greatly enjoys personalized skin care blending, beneficial carrier oil blending, and exploration plant-based products and their powerful capabilities to assist in health maintenance.  

Rebecca Bruckner Chang

Rebecca B FotorRebecca’s first passion is teaching.  With a Master of Arts degree in Education, she has been teaching for the past 32 years.  She started out working in the elementary and middle schools and then settled into the rhythm of high school, where she has been for the last 27+ years. 

Rebecca’s enthusiasm with essential oils began in 2010 while recovering from complications that occurred during a major surgery.  On her personal journey of healing, growth, and wellness, the focus of Rebecca’s study of aromatherapy was for her own well-being.   As time went on and her lessons intensified at the Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, her studies began to benefit her family, friends, and others.  Now Rebecca is an instructor for Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy's Essential Aromatherapy course in Southern California.

Rebecca is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and a California Certified Massage Therapist. She is a professional member of National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM), and the California Teachers Association (CTA). 

Jennifer Cardone Durante

JenniferC FotorJennifer Cardone Durante, RDMS, RA, teacher of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy’s Essential Aromatherapy course in New Jersey, has almost 20 years of experience working as a healthcare professional. She blends her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology with her intuitive guidance, which is the foundation of her work as a healer. Jennifer’s true passion is working on an energetic level to heal mind, body, and spirit, and restore wholeness. She works to help others increase consciousness through the use of aromatherapy in order to heal all aspects of the individual. She “found” and fell in love with aromatherapy through her own self-actualization.

Jennifer is a Registered Aromatherapist (RA) and a Professional Member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA), Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Reiki Master/Teacher and a Professional Member of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). Jennifer is an avid gardener, and a lover of all things metaphysical. She lives in New Jersey with her daughter and husband.

Kimberly Mollenkopf

KFM Barn PicKimberly Mollenkopf, MA, RA, is a teacher of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy's Essential Aromatherapy course in Tennessee.  She is the founder and owner of Intuition… Aroma for the Soul, LLC, a studio for aromatherapy and the healing arts.

Kimberly’s credentials and training include the following:  MA, Holistic Wellness; Certified Clinical Aromatherapist; ARC Registered Aromatherapist: Professional Member, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA); Aromatic Kinesiology with Robbie Zeck, ND; Reiki Master, Usui System of Natural Healing; Cyndi Dale’s Apprenticeship Program 2012 & 2014; Mentorship with Maryann B. Russell, Intuitive Consultant & Transitions Counselor; and, Apprenticeship with Chantal Monte, Intuitive Consultant & Kundalini Energy Healer.  She has also completed extensive continuing education in aromatherapy over the years.

With more than 20 years of experience in aromatherapy, Kimberly founded Intuition Aroma to share her passion for aromatherapy and wellness by helping others develop their own path to their true potential for healing and wellness. 

Intuition Aroma is a full-service studio specializing in integrating energy healing, intuitive development, aromatherapy, color and crystal therapy, holistic wellness, and education to create a unique program for each client, empowering them to regain responsibility for their health and the overall quality of life.  In addition, Intuition Aroma offers a complete line of quality essential oils and bath and body products to further support the attainment and maintenance of the healthy lifestyle.

Aileen Halvorson

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 Aileen Halvorson, teacher of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy's Essential Aromatherapy course in Portland, Oregon.  Aileen has been working in the medical field for the past 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 1983 from Morehead State University and not only continues to work in the medical field but also is currently a teacher of Elemental Energy Healing in the Portland area and has completed her Level I and Level II clinical aromatherapy as well as the first level teacher's training through Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy. 

Her goal is to educate and train individuals in the field of Aromatherapy and to continue to grow her knowledge in this amazing field.

Peter May and Fredrick Meyer

IMG 0123Peter May and Fredrick Meyer, are the chief distillers for Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, and owners of Windhorse Botanicals that distills essential oils and hydrosols in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Windhorse Botanicals creates formulations designed to support deep relaxation, healing, and meditative states. 

"While working as wild land fire fighters, we have been involved with restorative burning and forest stewardship activities. Over time, we have found that when we take care of the forest, the forest takes care of us." 

"We offer products and courses to uplift our own life force as well as the life force of our environments."

Lillian McCracken

greenearthLillian McCracken, a master herbalist and healer is a guest teacher for Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy.
She is the previous co-owner of Green Earth Farm, a Colorado certified organic farm that produces a wide variety of medicinal and culinary herbs. Founders Thomas and Lillian McCracken, who both have extensive backgrounds in sustainable agriculture and a long term commitment to environmental preservation.

The Farm is located at 7900 feet in Colorado’s San Luis Valley and is surrounded by wilderness, between an ancient seabed and one of the world’s oldest and largest caulderas. The rich soils, pure water and air, and pristine high altitude climate produces potent herbs, sweet tender vegetables and nutritious grains.

With a lifetime of training and personal experience with herbs, Lillian of Green Earth Farm has created 2 lines of products that nourish and heal the body and sooth the soul. The A’Terra line consists of natural organic skin care products such as Cremes, Lotions and Balms. Additionally we offer a line of blended essential oils that are wonderful for massage and aromatherapy.

Mark Talbot

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Mark Talbot, webmaster for Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, owner of  Xplore Design. We are truly grateful to Mark's expertise of design and technicalities of our website. He is tremendously creative, knowledgable and easy to work with, the best man for the job! 

Besides that, he loves aromatherapy!

Patty Held

Patty Pic 2Patty Held, teacher of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy's Essential Aromatherapy course in Minnesota, is a licensed school teacher by profession.  She has worked for 30 years in the public school system and has a master’s degree as a reading specialist. Her holistic training includes the following healing modalities:  Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Level 2 and teacher's training, and Reiki Master, as well as, numerous workshops on meditation and other wellness topics. Patty continues to teach special education students, while maintaining a private office for aromatherapy and healing clients in her home.  She is a partner in a venture which plans and hosts healing retreats with various mind, body and spirit wellness topics. 

Along with teaching aromatherapy, she also teaches classes on reiki, meditation, and bellydancing.  Patty is a professional member of NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy) and an affiliate member of the ICRT (International Center for Reiki Training.) 
It is her belief that we have the power to heal ourselves, and to be happier and healthier than we’ve ever been before!

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