"Grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
The School of Aromancy offers comprehensive, independent learning opportunity in Oriental Medicine concepts, Aromatherapy, Perfumery, and Consultation Methods, totaling approx. 300 hours. Upon completion of all classes you will receive a diploma certifying you as an official Aromancy practitioner.
Aromancy Workshops introduce the concept and method of Aromancy in three-part classes designed for layperson, are structured such that anyone can participate and enjoy regardless of professional experiences. They are offered on three evenings or on weekends. Courses maybe held in English, Japanese, or in German.
Article appeared on Frontier Magazine, the Netherlands, 2015
Aromancy two-day intensive course and Aromancy Circle held in South Tirol, Italy 2019
#101 Introducing Aromancy
Cosmology of Tao to Oriental Medicine
Since the beginning of time, humanity has been indebted to the wisdom of plants for not only nourishment, clothing, and shelter, but our spiritual connection to the creation. In the first half of this meeting, we will introduce Taoist cosmology - Aromancy's grounding concept, and how we use our sense of smell and intuition to turn essential oils to magical perfume that brings you to a balance and helps you to manifest your highest potential.
The second half will be Q & A session. You can bring a question and Bowen will answer according to Oriental Medicine concepts.
Satsang means speaking the truth.
Duration: ca. 3 hours
#102 Aromancy Healing Circle
The beauty of a circle is that there is no hierarchy. We set the intention, and the circle can gently hold the space for all its participants to share their problems and issues without the judgment and tribunal. In this way, you may achieve what alone could not do; for example, to forgive someone or, to make a decision to take a self-responsibility for which you once blamed others. The circle, with the force of many, serves as an opportunity to change the view of life from the ground up.
First, you are going to answer a short questionnaire. The multiple-choice questions are all about your experiences in life and are divided into five elements that make up our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Then we go over these questions and relate them to the plants on the Aromancy Board. You will find out which one of them can help you support you and how.
In the following class, you will have the opportunity to take the questionary and make a perfume for yourself.
Duration: ca. 3 hours.
#103 The Art of Balance - Art of Perfumery
We will learn the process to combine essential oils to make a perfume. This class is for the beginner essential oil / perfume enthusiast. We will experiment mixing different scent types to see what kind of transformation happens. We will use the questionary from Healing Circle and 25 pre-chosen essential oils to give you a mini Aromancy session.
Use of essential oils for the class is included. You may take home your creation.
Duration: ca 3 hrs.
Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic compounds of plant origin that are known to contain various degrees of chemical/medicinal properties. Aromancy is, however, not aromatherapy (French school style in particular) nor is a program to develop an aromatherapist. Essential oils are used only as “scents, or perfume” and used only at the safe level of dilution. Aromancy does not promote unsafe use of essential oils such as internal consumption.
The word “Medicine” or "Medicinal" in all articles of Aromancy publication has no association to “scientific” or “allopathic” medicine governed and practiced by qualified individuals. Aromancy does not claim to cure any medical condition, nor give any medical advice. Aromancy uses the word “medicine” or "medicinal" only in their original meaning, as the Art of Healing.