Aromatic Shamanism 101

A Live-Online Introduction to Connecting with Aromatic Allies

Registration is now open

Class starts September 2021

Whether you have many years of experience with essential oils or have just recently discovered them, you wish you could connect more deeply with them.

You are frustrated with ‘book knowledge’ and want to form relationship with essential oils as living beings not products.

You’ve experienced the emotional power of essential oils, but are still looking for a systematic approach for working with aromatics and emotions.

You’ve worked with essential oils for many years, but you feel you don’t know how to really smell them.

You love essential oils and are worried about their sustainability and wish you had a way to work with them as nature intended.

You use aromatherapy for healing the physical body, but want to learn how to use aromatics to heal the heart and soul.



In this class you will:

Learn how to smell with your whole being.

Encounter essential oils as living beings, soul-to-soul.

Develop a beginning foundation to work with aromatics for mental and emotional healing.

Cultivate a lifelong relationship with aromatic allies.



Connecting with the plant behind the essential oil on a soul-to-soul level.

Using your entire being–your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies–to learn from and work with essential oils for your and your clients’ wellbeing.

Working with plants and essential oils as living partners, and not as products. 

Learning how to go on meditative journeys with aromatic allies.

Really learning how to smell.

Being empowered to combine this deep partnership with aromatic allies with other healing modalities.


Your Guides

aromatic shamanism mentorship

Cathy Skipper is an international teacher, plant person and healer who brings 30 years of teaching, healing and plant experience as well as her highly attuned intuition and experience of ‘seeing the person within’ to this work.

Florian Birkmayer, MD is a holistic psychiatrist with 20 years of experience guiding people through their challenges to a place of empowerment. His gift is that he sees the fullest potential in each of his clients.

More about us…

Sasha Scharf has been apprenticing with Cathy and Florian for three years and as part of her apprenticeship is now taking a more active role in teaching. She lives on a homestead in northern New Mexico, is the creator of a line of organic CBD products and is originally from Russia. 

We are excited to be your guides for this introduction to Aromatic Shamanism.


At the end of this class you will:

Receive a certificate of completion 

Receive CEUs (if requested)

Incorporate a deep heart-to-heart relationship with aromatic allies into your practice, whether for self-care or for clients

aromatic shamanism

This class includes:

Five 3-hour live-online classes (via zoom) every 2 weeks starting in Sept 2021

Dates of class: Friday Sept 10, Friday Sept 24, Friday Oct 8, Friday Oct 22, Friday Nov 5. 

Class times: 9am-12pm US Mountain Time 

All classes will be recorded and you’ll have lifetime access to the recording

A kit of 10 essential oils from Cathy’s Attars.

Assignments to complete between live-online sessions

A private email group to stay in touch with other students and your instructors


Your Investment:

One payment of $450: Click ‘I’M READY’ below


3 Payments of $170: Click ‘I’M READY (3 payments)’ below

This is the Early Bird Pricing until June 1, 2021. After June 1 the investment will be $600.

Here’s how to get started:


  1. Click on one of the ‘YES, I’M READY’ buttons.
  2. You will receive a welcome email with your login details.
  3. A few days before the first class we will send you a reminder and the zoom link.

If you have any questions please email us at and we will be more than happy to answer them.


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(+1) 505-362-2385

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