Morning class begins: March 4, 2021
Evening class begins: May 6, 2021
Offering Morning and Evening Classes throughout the year
Class dates will be confirmed once enrollment requirements are met.
The Heal Center’s Aromatherapy Foundation Training is a 50 (in-class) hour course providing you a deep understanding of the key elements and practices of aromatherapy. Our students develop a strong foundational knowledge and understanding of the theory and practices of essential oil blending for safe therapeutic applications of 60 essential oils.
Step beyond essential oil enthusiast into the vast world of aromatherapy, aromatic medicine, and its broad scope of applications.
Now in our 29th year, our focus remains strongly on providing in-class training, the emphasis on hands-on learning, student-teacher interactions, group discussion and questions. Classes are lively and supportive, cultivating your working knowledge and confidence to achieve your goals. Your journey into aromatherapy training, the experience as a whole, is made stronger by learning alongside your peers. We believe this is an invaluable asset. Observing our students realize and experience the profound healing essential oils provide, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, this is our reward.
We hold students to a high standard, whatever your ambition, to ensure your formulations and applications of essential oils are both effective and crafted with safety in mind.
This practitioner level course provides you the clinical knowledge and safe practices, along with an understanding the body-mind connections, exploring and developing your sense of intuition in working with essential oils. In combination with the lessons on anatomy, physiology, wellness-disease, and pathologies, this course has been designed and refined over the past three decades and has proven to be a very thorough and powerful approach for our many graduates.
Classes meet once a week for 16 weeks.
Morning class: Meets on Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Evening class: Meets on Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Over 36 years Roz has developed an international reputation for her instruction and therapeutic work in fields of Reflexology and Aromatherapy. She qualified in Reflexology in 1983 through the South African Institute of Reflexology in Johannesburg, and in 1984 trained in Aromatherapy with the Institute of Clinical Aromatherapy in London. Subsequently, Roz pursued advanced Aromatherapy studies with the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, completed the International Training Program in Essential Oils at Purdue University, courses in Aromatic Medicine with Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Madeleine Kerkhof, and many others.
Roz is co-founder of the Georgia Reflexology Organization and is a regional director for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).
Roz Zollinger founded the BodySystems Method™ of Reflexology, a unique approach whereby the practitioner works systematically through the major systems of the body via the feet/hands. The premise of reflexology is that all parts of the body are connected to the feet via energy zones or pathways (Similar, but not the same as the acupuncture meridians) By using a series of compression, the body’s innate energy is supported and the nerve system. Over 28 years ago, Roz created her concept of Aromatic Reflexology, incorporating the use of her therapeutic essential oil synergies/blends for each body system with her work on the feet.
Shaheen runs a neuromuscular therapy and aromatherapy business catered to the care and rehabilitation of critical care patients in the metro Atlanta area.
She graduated from Brunei University with a BSc in Medical Biology in 1990 and became a nationally board certified massage therapist after that. Through her years of therapy, she has done extensive training in oncology and palliative care. She currently chairs the Public Relations Committee for a non-profit and works with many local businesses and interfaith organizations to build bridges with a larger community. To further benefit the work within the community, Shaheen also serves on the Governing Board at North Fulton Community Charities, as well as the Pastoral Advisory Committee at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Shaheen has been featured in Women’s History month in 2014 and recognized in 40 under 40 Georgia Muslims in 2016. Shaheen currently lives in Alpharetta and is married with two boys.
Shaheen began her studies in Aromatherapy many years ago with Roz and continued to study under Gabriel Mojay, Rhiannon Harris, and Madeleine Kerkhof, among others.
〉The Origins and History of Aromatherapy
〉Olfaction – Sense of smell
〉Methods of Extraction
〉Safety – Toxicity – Precautions
〉The study of 60 essential oils: Therapeutic properties and indications, safe use, and contraindications.
〉Diluents: carriers oils, lotions, gels, water.
〉The Art of Blending: Theory and weekly practice.
〉Case Studies – ongoing in-class practice studies and 10 homework case studies.
〉Basic Anatomy and physiology of the major body systems and their relationship to Aromatherapy.
〉Introduction to essential oil chemistry and the functional groups.
〉Understanding of Body-Mind Connections, exploring and developing your intuition.
〉Sinus drainage protocol including facial lymphatic techniques.
We understand life is busy. Missing more than 3 classes is not advised. Students should make every effort to make-up any lessons missed, whether from another student or scheduled 0ne-on-one time with an instructor. Make-up lessons may be arranged with an instructor at an additional hourly cost of $40/hr. Typically, material from a missed class can be covered within 1-hour, one-on-one. Missing more than 9-hours of the class may result in delayed testing and course completion.
Study and practice outside of class are necessary and expected (your family and friends will be very grateful!). Gaining proficiency in any art and skill comes with consistent practice. Plan on reserving a few hours per week for study and practice.
Upon successful completion, you will receive your Certificate of Completion. This certifies that you have successfully completed the Heal Center’s comprehensive Aromatherapy Foundations Training course.
Lesson Structure and Approach
This course is designed to present ‘digestible’ lessons, with time for questions and discussion, and supervised hands-on practice.
Each weekly 3-hour class will cover a specific body system and associated topics. Typically, class begins with the study of the body system, its anatomy and physiology, and associated pathologies, including physical, emotional, spiritual concerns, and mind-body connections.
Our program provides you the necessary time in between classes to absorb information learned, to study, and to practice your blending and applications at home with the information from each lesson.
In providing this program since 1992 we find this lesson structure brings students the greatest success in class while balancing work and family lives.
As a guide and mentor, we are with you through your journey into Aromatherapy!
When to Register
- Register anytime. Classes are typically held three (3) times a year.
- 3 evening classes | 3 morning classes.
How to Register
- Click ‘Begin Registration’ button above
- Select morning or evening class option
- Submit information and deposit payment
What happens next?
We feel it is important that we have a chance to talk with you, to learn about your interest in studying aromatherapy, your desired outcome, and answer any questions you may have.
We invite you to schedule a time to visit us, see our teaching space, and get a feel of the classroom environment.
Please contact us anytime: 404.303.0007
Investment | Tuition
- $100 deposit is due at registration. On the first day of class, you may choose to pay the balance in full ($25 discount) or the payment plan option (see details below).
- Course manual and workbook
- All in-class supplies
Payment Plan Options
- 4 scheduled payments of $212.50, once per month.
> First payment is due at first class.
- Payment plan requires a credit or debit card on file secured by our processor.
Time Periods & Refund available
One (1) Week prior to first class: Amount paid to date less $100 deposit
Up to 2 weeks after start of class: Amount paid to date less 30% and $125 (Deposit + Class Manual)
Beyond 2 weeks after start of class: No refund can be provided. Scheduled payments continue as agreed.
Late Payment Fees
30 days: 3%
60 days: 5%
90 days: 10%
Late fees are billed with over-due balance and also apply to late payments as result of declined/ failed charges, insufficient funds, and expired credit/debit cards. Please update card on file promptly, you will receive immediate notification of failed payments.