March 1st, 8th, 15th – Essential Oils for FERTILITY, PREGNANCY and NEW MOTHERHOOD.
Essential Oils for FERTILITY, PREGNANCY and NEW MOTHERHOOD.
Mama Glow is on the vanguard of maternal wellness, self-care and empowering women as they cross the threshold into motherhood
- Hopeful expectants and fertility clients exploring their pregnancy path.
- Currently pregnant women who want tools tools to support their journey to birth
- Postpartum mothers who would like support transitioning into new motherhood
- Doulas, massage therapists, yoga teachers, nurses, mindfulness practitioners, or any care providers that want to support women during the childbearing period
Fertility: Ease of Anxiety, Stress, Tension, Worry, Receptivity
Themes: Helping women reclaim ease, relaxation and trust their bodies, providing tools to get through the fertility process, whether naturally or assisted.
In this class we will explore the nature of olfaction (our sense of smell) and how powerfully it influences our emotions and can help us shift the way we respond to stress. We will learn between 3 -6 essential oils that can deepen the mind-body and heart-womb connections,and have hands on experience blending and developing relationships with these particular oils. Everyone will leave with a heat-womb roll-on aromatherapy product they make themselves, and clear instruction on best practices for essential oil usage and application specific for Fertility. Mama Glow will provide supportive mantras and mindfulness techniques to support this phase to help bring the practice to life at home.
Pregnancy: Relaxation, Energy, Focus, Enjoying the Glow!
Themes: Morning Sickness, stretch marks, tension, anxiety, better sleep, leg cramps, back aches
In this class we expand our focus from the pointed use of essential oils solely for emotional and energetic support, and begin to specifically explore how some essential oils may be safely used as topical applications throughout pregnancy. We will review a few common physical challenges, and discuss the mindful ways in which essential oils can be incorporated into wellness routines that include skin care, exercise and stress relief. We will explore 3-6 essential oils, and play with the different ways these particular oils may be combined and applied to soothe certain issues. Everyone will leave with a body butter scented with a blend of essential oils they design themselves. Mama Glow will provide supportive affirmations, and self-care techniques to help bring the practice to life in your daily glow time routine at home.
New Motherhood: Adjusting to new life as a mother
Themes: Postpartum healing, baby blues, overwhelm, tender breasts, lack of sleep, relaxation, romance with partner, libido boost
In this class we address new motherhood and all the emotional and physical waves that come with it. We emphasize how essential oils can powerfully balance both body and mind simultaneously, and provide a supportive and nurturing context for new moms to find their new place of balance. While our first class focused only on the emotional connections with essential oils, and the second class concentrated on relieving physical symptoms, this final third class will bring it all together: body-mind balance through the topical application of essential oils. We will explore 3-6 essential oils, and play with the different ways these particular oils may be combined and applied to soothe certain issues. Everyone will leave with two products, a body oil scented with a blend of essential oils they design themselves and which can be used for the face and/or body and an aromatic mist.
Other topic covered in the classes:
- History of Aromatherapy
- What is an Essential Oil
- Brief review of how Essential Oils are extracted.
- How to determine quality, what to look for when purchasing essential oils.
- How to safely use Essential Oils, best practices for responsible applications, includingsome quick easy recipes.
- Key therapeutic actions and properties of the Essential Oils review in class.
It’s a journey that began long before the pursuit of wellness was common, and led her to a vast knowledge of essential oils and their applications as a way to connect to the body through the senses. In 2001, after having trained with Jade Shutes (former president of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, or NAHA), Amy earned her Certificate in Holistic Dynamic Aromatherapy from what is now The School For Aromatic Studies. Today she is also the NYC Director for NAHA.
As an entrepreneur, Amy applied her mind-body vision to the world of beauty, developing an award winning, yoga-inspired line of body care products called Buddha Nose, one of the first organic brands to create national awareness of the need for toxin-free beauty and body care products. She also produced a series of interactive pop-up shops called “The Yoga Beauty Bar” to celebrate artisan organic beauty brands while educating women to make more conscious beauty choices.
Over the past several years, Amy has also built a vibrant consultancy practice, offering her expertise—in ingredient research and sourcing, product formulation, wellness event planning, USDA Certification and more—to a number of beauty and wellness brands. As the Education Director and Natural Beauty Expert for Credo Beauty, she supports the Credo Team as they pioneer the new paradigm for Clean Beauty.
Amy has appeared as a featured speaker at the Indie Beauty Expo, Women in Flavor & Fragrance Conference, and EcoSessions. She has been a guest lecturer at NYU, and is currently part of the Visiting Faculty at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City, and is an online Instructor at The School of Aromatic Studies.
She has been featured on FOX NEWS, CUNY TV, and FAT MASCARA, and has been quoted as an aromatherapy expert for dozens of articles and posts about essential oils as seen in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Dr. OZ, Prevention, Well and Good, Mind Body Green, People and many many more.
Along with her training in aromatic plant medicine, Amy has a certification from the Ohashiatsu Institute, a B.A from Smith College and an M.A. from NYU—as well as a love of going off the grid with only her husband and a lot of relaxing essential oils.