The World Needs Visionary Healers. Are You Ready To Become One?

Unlock your gifts and tap into your power when you join us for an exclusive and intimate in-person experience to learn the AromaGnosis Method of growth and transformation.

An in-person retreat in beautiful northern New Mexico!

Barbara says...

“The Visionary Healer Retreat was magical - more than I could have imagined. I came away from my week in Taos with a renewed commitment to my personal growth work and inspired ideas to grow and shift my private practice work with clients. The retreat structure was perfect. Each day, we explored different elements of nature. These unique and majestic experiences deepened the therapeutic work we did each day. Thank you to Cathy and Florian for creating and facilitating such a transformational experience!

Reconnect To Your Essence And Elevate Your Role As A Healer

If you are looking for a soul-led, immersive, small-group opportunity to experience a unique, holistic, embodied learning process of personal transformation led by a dynamic team…

If you want to understand how you can move forward and go deeper in your personal inner work, which is vital to the evolution and consciousness of the world right now…

If you’re ready to learn, ceremonially immersed in Nature, in deep relationship with plants and aromatic allies…

We see you.
We behold you.
We support you in furthering the shift.

We want to welcome you to this exclusive in-person retreat deep in the magical landscape of northern New Mexico.

This is a very rare opportunity for 9 participants to work closely with us in a powerful natural environment.

This life-changing journey offers visionary healers the opportunity to experience a paradigm shift in their approach to healing and birth their unique essence in wholeness. 

The Visionary Healer Retreat

A 6-day Intensive Program in New Mexico, May 13 to May 19, blends the concepts of Depth Psychology, Aromatics, and Intuitive Knowing, in Nature in a way that can be applied to your own journey and all healing modalities.

Here's the thing...

What stays in the unconscious controls you and holds you back. When you build a relationship with your unconscious, you liberate the creative energy that is your birthright.

Transforming yourself and your life so that you fulfill your soul’s purpose requires a complete change in perspective. You need new tools, a new roadmap for life and a deep, working understanding of the psyche, Nature and the unconscious.

Intimately knowing all parts of the psyche and having the tools to navigate the conscious and unconscious parts of it are vital skills if you want to be the best version of yourself and a powerful, responsible, effective member of the planet.

We are 100% sure of this, because by walking our talk we now we have the tools and the mindset to face life’s challenges and help our participants navigate theirs effectively and joyfully.

When you join us, you’ll:

Build a career that is an expression of your soul’s purpose.

Develop healthy, dynamic, loving relationships, based on the sacred inner union.

Heal any deep transgenerational trauma that you may be carrying and repeating throughout your life.

Find the magic in life.

Develop and have confidence in your own psychic and intuitive gifts.

Find your voice and personal signature in your chosen modalities and work.

It’s time to make your own healing journey the number one priority in your life.

Here’s what past participants have said about our retreats:

“Like everything AromaGnosis has to offer, the aromatic mentorship was deeply transformative. I went in with little exceptions other than I knew there was a piece missing and truly felt having a longer program was where I would be able to birth that mystery into my consciousness and work on another level. I can say that’s exactly what happened. I am a more full, authentic, aware and happier version of myself.
“Cathy and Florian have a profound sense of the inner work of our times. They have their ears to the heart of the trouble we are facing as global humanity and they bring their wisdom and passion to addressing this. I highly recommend the mentorship for people who wish to deepen their own inner work in a community of like-spirited people and develop ideas for their own practice with others.”
“The mentorship has been the most profound and revelatory experience of my life! I have such awe and gratitude for Cathy and Florian; they are doing the work that this World needs and guiding us with such care, mindfulness and such Heart-Wisdom.”

What to expect:


The powerful and magical environment of Northern New Mexico, with its soaring canyons and far-reaching vistas, becomes our co-teacher and reflects the hidden parts of our psyches, making us more whole.


Aromatic plant essences will by-pass the intellect and help you access deeper psychic aspects of the Self, for lasting transformation.


We will journey inwards for self-healing in a coherent, structured, and effective way to make new pathways for new life ways.


This unique retreat is not about teaching information, it is about becoming process.


We will help you reconnect to your unique essence so you can manifest your unique path.


This experience is unlike any other, because it involves all aspects of the your psyche and how it is reflected in nature.


The Aromagnosis method empowers transformation for healers and seekers by removing blind spots and creating a solid inner foundation for the whole psyche.


What People Are Saying

“I am very grateful I was able to attend the AromaGnosis 2020 mentorship program. I entered to gain first and foremost a deeper understanding of myself. I have now added tools to my toolbox in assisting my clients as well. I needed to recharge. I was not in my full power and quite exhausted. The AromaGnosis method of navigating and integrating one’s psyche is profound. I gained much insight in turning trauma into triumph.”
Mary Susan
“It has taken me a few days to come to my senses (no pun intended) and be able to articulate all I am distilling within myself, and I look forward to how this trip has inspired a change within that will help me to grow with my craft and share my work all through the power of scent and inner awareness.

This retreat is for you if:

You want to make your career an expression of your soul’s purpose.

If you are ready for renewed energy and enthusiasm in your work and life.

If you are ready to become a visionary healer.

By the end of our time together in New Mexico, you will:

  • Have built a relationship with your unconscious that will liberate your creative energy.  
  • You will have new tools, a new roadmap for life, and a deep, working understanding of the psyche, Nature, and the unconscious.
  • You will have a vision of your future that will continue to nourish you. 

Your Guides

Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD, between them have more than forty years of teaching experience combined with professional healing modalities. They will guide you step by step through hands on experiences, using their tried and tested tools and structures in a way that is not being offered anywhere else. Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD practice what they preach. They are committed to their Wounded Healers’ Journeys and the Sacred Union.

Cathy Skipper 

In 2015, I lost my mum, moved continents, was diagnosed with cancer, lost all the material belongings I owned in the world and spent four years fighting for custody of my son. I left the conventional path of herbalism and aromatherapy behind and let my passion for working with aromatics for deep, soul healing guide me through these difficulties. From this period, Aromagnosis, a powerful and transformative modality of healing developed by myself and my husband Florian Birkmayer MD was born. I am honored to be able to share this deeply transformative and effective healing modality with you.

Florian Birkmayer, MD 

My calling is to help people find their soul’s purpose in collaboration with my wife Cathy Skipper. I have found using the alchemical view of how our psyches evolve in combination with powerful aromatics deeply and rapidly transformative. I am committed to my Wounded Healer’s path and called to guide others along this path.

Apply Now

As there are only 9 places for this unique opportunity, we ask you that if you are interested in attending, you please email us at, and include a personal statement regarding what you hope to get out of this retreat. We will follow up with you once we receive your email.

The number of spaces is extremely limited, so that we get to spend a lot of time with each participant. We anticipate the retreat to fill up quickly. ‘First come, first serve.’ So don’t wait.

The Spring 2024 Retreat will happen from May 13 to May 19, 2024.


Accomodations and Prices

There are 5 private rooms available with king beds and en-suite bath rooms. Cost per person $4800.

There is one room with two queen beds and an adjoining bath room for a total of two people. ALREADY BOOKED!

There is one room with two bunk beds and an adjoining bathroom for a total of two people.  ONE SPOT LEFT. Cost per person $3200.




What is included in the price?

The price includes 5 nights of luxury accommodation, all home-cooked meals and snacks, all materials and teaching, and transport for all excursions.

Flights to New Mexico and transportation from and to the airport are not included.


Are there any prerequisites? 

There are no prerequisites.


Do I have to work in the healing arts?

You should either work in or be trained in the healing arts. If not, we will decide on a case-by-case basis. 


What if I have any dietary requirements?

Before the start of the retreat, we will ask you to provide us with any dietary requirements, and meals will be planned accordingly. 


What is the cancellation policy?

If your plans change, you can request a full refund up to 2 months before the start of the retreat (March 13). After that, we are unable to offer refunds.


How do I get there?

The closest airports are Albuquerque (ABQ) and Santa Fe (SAF). There are shuttles from both airports to Taos and we can pick you up in Taos. Some past participants have rented cars and carpooled from the airport.


To make sure this is for you, email us to schedule a 15min call.