"The only thing that could possibly make this series better is puppies." ~Course Participant
Enjoy this overview of our outstanding and very not-average 12-Course Essential Oil Series. Be sure to watch the videos - at the bottom of this page and also inside the curriculum - so you can experience the type of information that you'll have access to in each course. All taught by an actual Oriental Medicine instructor with incredible insights into the Energy of Essential Oils. Imagine how good you're about to become!
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Alaska Institute’s Essential Oil Courses help people go from looking at their unused bottles of oils, to passionately using essential oils for healing and therapeutic purposes in ways that are safe, effective, and unusually creative - in a most radical way. You want to go beyond your normal uses? You got it!
Instructor Cynthia McMullen
Who these essential oil courses ARE for:
- You love natural methods of healing and are fascinated by Chinese Medicine, the Five Elements, and Energy Work.
- You are not getting enough use out of your essential oils—or the type of therapeutic use that you really want.
- You put effort, enthusiasm, and curiosity into what you learn and appreciate doing the work needed to actually be good at something. (Learning is FUN!)
- You have an open mind and are excited to explore incredibly cool insights and creative thoughts that you discover along the way, especially when they take you outside the box.
Who these essential oil courses are NOT for:
- You really prefer the chemistry and technical side of essential oils. (Yes, that’s important but not my focus.)
- You know you won’t do any of the homework.
- Your main interest is economically driven as opposed to learning knowledge and skills that benefit others.
- You only read headlines and skip the actual article. My info is packed with meaty details, so if you prefer short-and-sweet surface info, this is not it.
Essential Oils + Acupressure + Energy Healing = WOW!!
How frustrating is that feeling you get when you look at your collection of essential oils that you were SO excited to get and had SO many great plans for ... and they’re still sitting there barely used after how embarrassingly long?
Not only did you most likely invest quite a nice amount of money in getting them, you’re probably still buying more in hopes that something will happen and you WILL start using them. I mean, they are amazing, right?
You had this vision of yourself, surrounded in exotic aromas, opening fancy little bottles and helping people get rid of their headaches, toothaches, back pain, and hundreds of other bothersome symptoms.
Well, that part has my attention because you know what? That’s how a healer’s journey often begins—with the desire to help others. And once that seed is planted, synchronicities and coincidences start to happen. They’re trying to get your attention, and they won’t leave you alone unless you outright say, “Never mind, Universe! I have completely changed my mind, and I never want to help anyone heal in this lifetime.”
THIS is one of those synchronicities right now:
- Watch closely and see how you feel.
- See if your heart energy whispers, “Yes, this is on your path. You’re going the right way.”
- For me—healers are who I want to connect with, and I already know everyone is not meant to be here.
- But if it IS you, get ready for an adventure that will take you into places you didn’t even know you could go.
- I come from my heart, and I teach healers.
I adore essential oils, and I want to teach you how to use them in ways that help YOU help yourself and others. You might be a massage therapist, acupuncturist, energy worker, or just a beautiful person who’s not in the professional healing arts field (yet).
- Let me guide you step-by-step through exercises that will get you using your oils. My courses are not attached to selling any brand. Use the oils that you already have. (I can recommend some if you need it.)
- Get the results you want.
- Become confident and creative through the exercises and homework you do.
- I’ll help get you started, and then I want to see your own brilliance emerge and take off.
I can’t tell you how much it means to me when I see a student who is excited to use essential oils take the time to study them and do the homework, and then come back and blow me away with the inspiring creation that came out of them. And it’s not just me helping this happen; the Plant Spirits are right there every step of the way, too!
How do Plant Spirits get involved?
I’ll never forget the day I was teaching a QiGong energy class, and afterward one of the students stopped to talk to me. I had an experience unlike anything that had ever happened before. The whole time she was talking, I kept “seeing and hearing” the strangest word. I say “seeing and hearing” because it wasn’t literally external, but it was so clear in my mind. The word kept repeating over and over again. It was VETIVER.
This experience was so odd and so compelling that I went home and started to research what it was. Vetiver is a grass plant that grows in India. It is harvested and hand-woven into mats that wonderfully scent your home. It is also an essential oil.
I picked up the phone and called a local woman who I knew used essential oils. Yes, she knew about Vetiver and even had some I could buy. She soon became one of my most inspirational teachers in the art of using essential oils.
And so my wonderful, incredible, life-changing journey into the amazing world of essential oils began.
Since that special day when the Spirit of Vetiver tapped on my mind and said, “Come this way now,” I have studied essential oils and professionally used them extensively in my Massage Therapy and Oriental Medicine practice. As an instructor and co-founder of our school, I have also taught over 100 super-popular workshops on Essential Oils.
It is an honor to now be able to create this series of online courses based on all of the information that has been so valuable to me and many of my students over the years.
Here’s a list of the topics I cover in my courses:
- Connect with the Plant Spirit: How Essential Oils Can Change Your Life
- Safety Considerations You Must Know
- Topical Application: Thru the Skin
- Emotional Energy of Aroma
- Ingesting Essential Oils Safely
- Suppositories, Dental, & Pets
- Making Therapeutic Blends
- All about Flower Essences
- All about Hydrosols
- Pro-Aging Beauty Secrets & Products
- Immune System Uber Boosters
- Prevent & Treat Colds & Flu
Plus, there’s tons of bonus information you have access to: (In case you don't read the bullets below, the WORKBOOK you get with each course is beautiful and has information you'll refer to over and over again!)
Here's what some of my students have to say about working with me:
Maresa Huske Testimonial, August 2017
Cynthia's teachings are more than awesome. She is awesome, period. I’m so thankful that she came into my life. She truly has had a life-changing impact on me personally through her Essential Oil and Chinese Medical Aromatherapy workshops and courses. Even though I completed her entire series of live Essential Oil workshops in the past and benefited tremendously from those, I am now following up and taking some of her online Essential Oil courses in my quest to continue learning and growing. I absolutely LOVE the online site! Not only is the entire site very easy to navigate, with everything laid out in a wonderfully comprehensive way, but I have received so much additional insight and information from the online courses. Cynthia has greatly expanded upon the information that she provided in her live workshops and presents it in a very friendly, inviting, and uplifting way. Her narrative is clear, insightful, and informative and flows flawlessly. (For the full testimonial, please go to the Testimonials page.)
Mary Mumma Testimonial, June 2016
Cynthia has been my teacher in the fields of Massage Therapy, Acupressure,Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Nutrition, Aromatherapy, and Medical QiGong over the 13 years I have known her. She is an incredible teacher, always reaching for the highest level of learning and experiencing and keeping her own ego in such a balanced state, to allow and encourage her students to grow and develop at their highest potential. I have gained tremendously from being a recipient of Cynthia's teaching. She is also a wonderful practitioner of Chinese massage and Medical QiGong and has helped me and members of my family through the years. I will never forget how she was present and so very helpful for my sister when she needed her. Cynthia is a wonderful, kind, and very adept holistic natural health care practitioner. My life and my family's lives have been enhanced and elevated from knowing her through the years.
Becky Makool Testimonial, July 2016
I am an editor, and I am helping Cynthia put her Essential Oil courses online. I attended Cynthia's live Essential Oil workshops in Anchorage, Alaska, once a month for more than two years because I enjoyed them so much. Now, in my capacity as an editor, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help her convert her workshops to an online format because I believe so strongly in the value of the information that she teaches. I want to help her get that information out to a wider audience. Thanks to Cynthia, I have experienced firsthand the healing power of essential oils, and I want to help make others aware of that healing potential, too. ... Cynthia is so much more than just another essential oil instructor. She is a gifted healer and an inspirational and captivating teacher who has a wealth of knowledge about essential oils and the healing arts. ... (For the full testimonial, please go to the Testimonials page.)
Cost of Courses:
Right now, as I’m working on adding a new course to this series every 1 to 2 months, I’m offering the courses at a very special low rate of under $100. This is my way of saying THANKS for working with me on an exciting project in progress.
After all 12 courses are online, they will be priced more appropriately between $149 to $299 each. This is your chance to save more than 50% on one of the most excellent and unique essential oil series you will find anywhere.
You can sign up for one course at a time, which should be easy on the budget. And if you're on my email list, I announce pre-registration specials where you can save even more!
If you have completed a course in full within 30 days of enrolling and are not satisfied with the information, I will be happy to refund your purchase price for that course.
P.S. I believe in creating and living a passionate life. NEVER stop growing and ALWAYS be more excellent than you were yesterday. If you have a collection of essential oils that are not being used, take some of my courses and get on with your healer’s journey. Pick one course and start right now. Hopefully, that will be Connect with the Plant Spirit because that’s where it all really begins.
Sample of My Work: Ear Reflexology (Auricular Therapy) is one of the things I do in my clinical practice. In this video I teach a great treatment for Insomnia that incorporates essential oils. Enjoy!
For even more of my fun and informative essential oil Q&A videos and other videos, keep an eye on my Facebook page and on the Alaska Institute YouTube page at the following links:
Follow Cynthia on Facebook: Touch of Tao
Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine on YouTube: Oriental Healing Arts
Each of the 12 essential oil courses in this online series offers several FREE items, so you can preview part of the Course Curriculum to get a feel for the material covered in a particular course. A full workbook of all material in each course is downloadable (WOW! This makes it so easy), so you will be able to save them all and review them as often as you like. You will also continue to have unlimited access to the materials and videos on the site itself.
Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
is an NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education, Provider Number 450089-06.
Cynthia McMullen, LMT, MQT, SM, is one of the co-founders of Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy and an instructor at the school. She teaches the advanced Oriental Bodywork & Acupressure portion of the Massage Therapy Program, Medical QiGong Energy Healing, Chinese Medical Aromatherapy, Five-Element Nutrition, and Taoist Herbology. Cynthia is currently studying Acupuncture and since 1999 has had a private practice in Massage Therapy combined with the other wonderful healing arts that she teaches. She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist.
Cynthia is internationally certified in Aromatherapy through Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. Her first essential oil teacher and main inspiration for the oils is Kathryn Sharp, formerly of Anchorage, now in Arizona running the White Sage Landing healing retreat and essential oil apothecary. Cynthia brings her vast knowledge and background in Oriental Medicine to her use and understanding of essential oils, providing a unique and customized approach that touches the Mind-Body-Spirit realm of our beings.
Follow Cynthia on Facebook: Touch of Tao
Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
2636 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99503