A summary of AIA’s 2013 International Aromatherapy Conference

AIA-2013-logo   **Mayor of St Pete's - Bill Foster is proclaiming September as Aromatherapy month!  **Where are you living? down below like a coal miner or up above?  **Kundalini Yoga - Ah! the breathe of life. "Without peace of mind, there is no piece of heart".  **I want to be PILLAR, the hypothalamus controls the body - are you in fight or flight?  **Vintage Aromatherapy is on the rise.  Use me baby, Restart me up.  **The Fifth Element - "the mysterious quinta essentia" is key to whole body healing.  **6 Pathogenic conditions - make sure you review, which one do you resonate with and recognize to address the whole terrain.  **Smell, dynamic, knowledgeable and true.  Keeping our lymphatic system in line with Nature too!  **I'm just saying "do no harm" Do your research.  There are many controversial articles.  Knowledge is power.  Think outside the box.  **I have a backbone.  I'm in awe of your science teaching. BTW - I want Andrea to help me with my power point presentations.  :)  **Bridging energies & chemistry is his specialty.  Squaring the circle just makes sense!  **Hippocrates came to visit and shared his wisdom and Dr D. explained the speed bumps of life in aromatherapy.  **The plant is the whole, the EO is the soul & everything being asked from the heart is a prayer.  **Do you have Nature Deficit Disorder?  Go for nature walks, learn, feel, touch & smell.  **Salts help is get back to healing - Let's try and get naked & play in the healing mud.  **Maslow's Hierarchy & Socrates teachings.  Our Passion, Trust, Needs & Love.  Building a relationship & sharing knowledge.  **One part oxygen, two parts hydrogen, the rest is magic.  Energy is carried forever, water holds memory!  Let the waters guide you.  **Love your skin, test your products on yourself first and perhaps your husband too!  Be simple, Be safe & Be well.  **This works, this doesn't - bring it all together.  Where the attention goes, our energy goes.  Change your thoughts - change your world.

Flying In? Here’s airport information

Airports

St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport
 http://www.fly2pie.com/
14700 Terminal Blvd  
Clearwater, FL 33762

Directions from airport to hotel:
Take Ulmerton Road East to I-275 South, Exit 22: Interstate 175. The exit will turn into 5th Avenue South. Follow 5th Avenue South to First Street South, turn left, Hilton is 2 blocks down on the Left. 

Distance from Hotel: 15 mi. 
Drive Time: 20 min. 

Tampa International Airport
 http://www.tampaairport.com/
4100 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, Florida 33607

Directions from airport to hotel:

Take I-275 South to Exit 22: Interstate 175. The exit will turn into 5th Avenue south. Follow 5th Avenue south to First Street south, turn left, Hilton is 2 blocks down on the Left. 

Distance from Hotel: 22 mi. 
Drive Time: 30 min. 


Transportation

 

Super Shuttle 
http://www.supershuttle.com/Locations/TPAAirportShuttleTampaBay.aspx

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority 
http://www.psta.net/index.php

*The Hilton offers a shuttle that operates within a 3 mile radius of the hotel in the downtown area.

Conference Speaker Spotlight – Joan Morais

Create Your Own Skin Care Line morais

Learn how to create facial cleansing grains, steam herbs, toner and serum with natural plant ingredients. Most people misdiagnose their skin type. Once you know your skin type you can create nourishing face care products to balance and promote radiant skin. Joan shares tips from her natural cosmetic formulating experiences.

 

Bio

Joan Morais is an aromatherapist, herbalist, natural cosmetic formulator and instructor. Joan has completed courses with The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy, Dhyana Center Ayurvedic Clinical Aromatherapy, Living Awareness Institute Herbology, Cosmetic Chemist Certificate Program and teaches courses on Natural Body Care Product Making. She has written many "How To" books.

Conference Speaker Spotlight – Ann Harman

Hydrosols: Exploring These Ancient Medicinal Waters
harman 
We will explore the history of the distillate waters we call "Hydrosols." We will discuss Good Manufacturing Practices, microbes and shelf stability, Myths vs Facts surrounding the distillate water and look at the chemistry and current research of Hydrosols and their uses in a clinical practice.
 

Bio
Ann Harman is a Certified Organic Farmer, Botanist, Herbalist and Artisan Distiller. She is owner of IAG Botanics LLC, a certified organic business in Washington State, USA. Ann has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for more than 17 years. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols and works directly with Medical doctors, Aromatherapists, Naturopaths, Herbalists, and Organic Personal Care manufacturers. 

Don’t let the early bird get away…

Early Bird*
Pay by 5/31/13

Registration for Members

Members qualify for significant discounts.

Join Now to receive these discounts.

$426

 

Conference - Fri-Sun  (Sep 20-22, 2013)

 

$142

"Plan Ahead Plan"
3 equal payments of $142 to a total of $426.

Pay the first $142, then two automatic payments of $142 each will be processed 45 days apart.

$175

Daily Rate - Friday Only

$175

Daily Rate - Saturday Only

$45

Single Lecture

$160

Pre-Conference - Thursday (Sept 19)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Including lunch

Clinical Safety:  The Way Forward

with Robert Tisserand

$57

2013 Conference Reception - Friday Night
For those not signed up for full conference.
Included in full conference registration.

For non-members, click here for your early bird pricing.

News Flash!

 
News Flash! 

The Alliance of International Aromatherapists is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider, 
You will be able to earn NCBTMB continuing education at the conference for most of our sessions. More information to come.

 

Take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing

Early Bird*
Pay by 5/31/13

Registration for Members

Members qualify for significant discounts.

Join Now to receive these discounts.

$426

 

Conference - Fri-Sun  (Sep 20-22, 2013)

 

$142

"Plan Ahead Plan"
3 equal payments of $142 to a total of $426.

Pay the first $142, then two automatic payments of $142 each will be processed 45 days apart.

$175

Daily Rate - Friday Only

$175

Daily Rate - Saturday Only

$45

Single Lecture

$160

Pre-Conference - Thursday (Sept 19)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Including lunch

Clinical Safety:  The Way Forward

with Robert Tisserand

$57

2013 Conference Reception - Friday Night
For those not signed up for full conference.
Included in full conference registration.

For non-members, click here for your early bird pricing.

Find an Aromatherapist QR Code

How could you use a QR code?

Your business, no matter how small or large, could use QR codes in a number of ways. You might auto generate one next to every product on your web site containing all the product details, the number to call and the URL link to the page so they can show their friends on their cell phone. You could add one to your business card containing your contact details so its easy for someone to add you to their contacts on their cell phone.

Add them to any print advertising, flyers, posters, invites, TV ads etc containing:

  • Product details
  • Contact details
  • Offer details
  • Event details
  • Competition details
  • A coupon
  • Twitter, Facebook, MySpace IDs
  • A link to your YouTube video

 

 

Here is a QR code that you can use in your marketing material for "Find an Aromatherapist".  Just copy and paste this to your materials.  It's just that simple.  You can take it one step further and have it go straight to your Find an Aromatherapist page.  You can add that QR code to your business card, when scanned, it will tell them everything they need to know about you.  Simple.

find an aromatherapist

Bev’s Musings

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Do you ever wonder why you just can't see eye to eye with someone. I saw a great explanation of this by Alan Weiss. Glad he figured this one out. This is from Alan's Monday Morning Memo.  Thanks, Alan.

 

 

"One of my granddaughters, Alaina, noticed that Bentley (our white German Shepherd puppy) had his toys on the floor in front of his bed. So, she dutifully picked up each one and deposited it in the bed. As soon as she did so, Bentley threw it back onto the floor. Alaina (four years old) kept retrieving, and Bentley (four months old) kept tossing. To her it was straightening up, to him it was a great game. Since they had differing objectives, they were never going to cooperate, although they did have a symbiotic relationship. Ask yourself, when you perceive less than full cooperation–or if you are receiving cooperation but still not making progress–whether you and the others have common objectives and self-interests. People’s default behavior is to act in their own self-interest. I told Bentley and Alaina that we were going for a ride and they both headed for the door, Alaina opening it and Bentley protecting her in their now common pursuit. That’s why I make the big bucks…."