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Enrollment Closes Tonight for the Traditional Incense Crafting Course!

Enrollment Closes Tonight for the Traditional Incense Crafting Course!

I would like to remind you that today is the last day to sign up for The Traditional Incense Crafting Course and receive some fantastic bonuses! 

If you register by midnight tonight, Nov. 12th, you’ll receive 3 new bonuses (5 in total!):

*Incense Crafting Starter Kit – A variety of aromatic wood and resin powders help you make your first few batches of incense. Plus free shipping within the US! ($50 value)

*Aromatics & Incense Master Interview Series – Precious and rare insights into the world of incense and scent with hours of interviews from the world’s top incense crafters, perfumers, and herbalists. ($97 value)

*Incense Resins Mini-Course — Learn all about the wide world of tree gums and resins—the incense crafters favorite ingredients. Know their histories, uses, and how to incorporate them in incense, infused oils, salves, and other healing and fragrant products. From the resins ambassador Dan Riegler ($149 value)

*Natural Perfumery Mini-Course –Learn the foundations of Natural Perfumery and how to make botanical extractions and formulate and craft amazing homemade perfumes in this in-depth introductory class from master natural perfumer, Ayala Moriel.  ($149 value)

*The Materia Aromatica eBook – A collection of the traditional therapeutic, ritual, and historical uses of 20 of the most popular aromatic incense plants. ($9 value)

*PLUS, Evan just announced a new $33 a month payment plan today for the course!

The knowledge in this program from the Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine can add layers of depth to your understanding of plants and healing, and gives you more ways to use aromatics plants in your life; whether with your clients, in your business, or in your home.

You’ll be guided to work with the natural world’s raw aromatic materials and be shown many professional incense techniques, tips and tricks. You’ll also gain confidence to continue developing your incense practice after the course is complete.

I'm so happy to be able to share this opportunity with you at a discounted price with such great bonuses!

I really think you’ll love this class. I’ve personally taken the incense programs from the Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine, and loved every moment. I learned so many incredibly valuable teachings and had so much fun in the process!

Reserve your spot in program today! 

See you in there,

Ayala Moriel

Invitation to the Traditional Incense Crafting Course

Invitation to the Traditional Incense Crafting Course

Incense is one of the oldest herbal traditions that brings healing, spiritual enhancement, pleasure, and positivity to people all around the world. 

To be able to make your own custom incense blends for fragrance, therapeutics, or ritual is a powerful skill that can bring potent transformation to your aromatherapy or herbal practice, your friends and family, or your customers and patients. 

And that's what my good friend Evan Sylliaasen’s Traditional Incense Crafting Course is all about!

I'm excited to invite you to enroll in the only in-depth, comprehensive online program on traditional incense crafting there is.

This special offer is only available this week so be sure to check it out today!

This one-of-a-kind program is a culmination of Evan’s 10 years of professional incense crafting as the founder of Higher Mind Incense, his study of incense cultures from around the world, and thousands of hours of trial and error learning the best methods for making many types of incense. 

Learn all the details here


If you've ever felt like there was something missing in your work with plants or aroma, or you've been wanting to learn more about the traditional roots and teachings behind aromatics, the Traditional Incense Crafting Course is your missing link!

This program respectfully weaves different fragrant teachings together to create a synergy of practicality, modern practice, ancient tradition, and spirit.   

In the program you’ll learn:

  • The histories and traditions of incense as medicine, as the roots of all aromatic arts, and as the most universal ritual tool
  • Properly use gums and resins, binders and bases, fragrant hardwoods, and oil-dense botanicals
  • Learn multiple modes of formulation for therapeutics, fragrance, and ritual, & understand how to use the 4 Key Elements of a successful incense
  • Craft incense cones and sticks that burn properly, hold their form, and smell amazing
  • Incorporate essential oils to enhance your incense and utilize plant medicine to the fullest
  • Make your own loose incense blends for healing, ritual, and fragrant enjoyment

And much more.. 

Learn more about this special program here

Evan’s generosity, passion and philosophy resonates with my feelings and attitudes to the world of natural aromatics. His respect for the world of plants and the ancient traditions that work with plant medicines around the world really comes through in everything he does, including this very generous and thorough online video course. You will find the instruction easy to follow, and the breadth and depth of this program make it a wonderful experience even when attending from the comfort of your own home. I can’t recommend this incense making course enough! 

I wish there was a program like this when I started out on my path some 20 years ago, and I'm pleased to be contributing something to it, with three bonus videos that will be featured in the course later in November. 

I hope to see you there!

- Ayala

P.s. This special offer and discounted program price is only available for One Week, so don’t miss this special opportunity!

Incense Cone Making Blueprint

Incense Cone Making Blueprint

Today in the Hand-Crafted Incense Workshop Series, you are invited to learn how to put aromatic ingredients together to make your own incense cones!

This morning my friend Evan, founder of The Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine, released his final video in The Hand-Crafted Incense Workshop Series.

Now that you’ve learned the important elements and foundational aspects of this ancient craft in his first 2 videos, in this lesson you’ll learn how to actually put it all together to make amazing smelling, fully burning incense cones.

Jump into lesson 3 now 

I know I’ve been learning a lot in this series so far, and I’m sure you’re as excited as I am to get the last piece of the puzzle in place.

In this final workshop Evan shares:

  • His step-by-step guide to making any kind of incense cones
  • The proper consistencies of botanical ingredients necessary for making different types of incense
  • When to add your bases, aromatic ingredients, binders, and water to create the perfect incense dough
  • What all traditional incense crafters do right before they make incense
  • How to mix, form, dry, and store your incense cones
  • and much more..

You're moments away from knowing how to formulate and craft your own medicinal or ritual incense blends from start to finish. 

Click here to watch the 3rd lesson, and don't forget to download your Incense Making Blueprint Workbook under the video.

I'll see you there!

Ayala

P.S. - If you haven’t watched the first two lessons in this series, it’s not too late to catch up. But there’s just a few days left to watch all 3 workshop videos.

The Building Blocks of Incense Revealed

The Building Blocks of Incense Revealed

Incense is the Original Aromatic Medicine.. It's been around since before essential oils, even before perfumery.

It's the oldest aromatic practice for healing the emotions, psyche, physical body, and spirit.

Not to mention it's the most universal tool to accompany all things spiritual, and is present in nearly every sacred ritual on earth.

And of course, it's aromas are heavenly.. beautiful.. relaxing.. and the ultimate comfort. Incense is the universal modality for enriching and bringing about greater balance in life.

How would you like to harness the countless benefits of this timeless aromatic practice by learning to make your own incense at home?

Today my friend Evan, founder of The Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine, released his second complimentary training session in The Hand-Crafted Incense Workshop Series and he'd love to show you how you can make your own incense for healing, ritual, or fragrance.

Whether you're an at-home healer, aromatherapist, health practitioner, use incense in a spiritual practice, or you just love the heavenly fragrances of plants and resins...

...this complimentary series will help you learn all you need to know to make your own successful, effective, fully burning incense at home for yourself, your loved ones, or clients.

In his 2nd training session Evan will walk you through the Core Pillars of Incense Crafting one by one, explaining how they'll work together to strengthen an incense crafting practice. 

 

 

In this new session you'll learn:

  • What botanicals make the best foundation for a natural incense blend
  • How to properly use gums and binders to hold your incense cones and sticks together
  • What types of plant materials are most commonly used in incense and why
  • Why learning the art of incense is crucial for practicing aromatherapy holistically
  • How prayer, intentions, mantras, and sacred songs are traditionally infused into incense around the world 

After watching this next lesson you'll be well on your way to crafting amazing and effective incenses. 

You're gonna love this session! And don't forget to download the Building Block of Incense electronic workbook.
I'll see you in the workshop. 

xo
Ayala

P.s. In case you were wondering - in later videos I will be also presenting a mini-series of perfumery workshops in the Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine.

 

Oriental Perfumery and Incense Masterclass & Incense Route Odyssey in the Desert

An unforgettable learning & travelling experience - sign up now to ensure your spot! Only 2 left. 
We're starting the decade with launching a new and exciting format for the Oriental course - combining it with a trip along the Incense Route in the desert, and with a longer course that allows for deeper learning of this most ancient and elusive of all fragrance families. 

We're starting the decade with a new format for learning the Oriental Masterclass, going back in time to the spice caravans a trip to the ancient Nabatean cities along the legendary Incense Route, a full day of immersion in the world of incense,

The Spring 2020 Perfumery Course (March 10-19) brings together the best of all worlds: History, Art, Culture, Nature, Incense and Perfumery Studies. Prior to the original format of 5-day perfumery masterclass, students will spend two days touring the Incense Route in the desert, enjoy a full day of incense masterclass at Ayala Moriel's studio in Clil, followed by a visit to a monumental piece of art that is tucked away just a stone throw from the Lebanese border. 


The Incense Route is an UNESCO World Heritage Site that runs through the Negev Desert. A place that every perfumery student should visit for insights and inspiration regarding the very origins of perfume and incense. Students participating in this unusual Oriental Masterclass will also learn how to make incense based on an ancient formula, in a traditional method using natural botanical aromatics that were used for millennia, and then delve deep into incorporating this tangible, aromatic knowledge and experience into composing perfume, which will enable to have a richer and fuller understanding of the art of perfumery, both contemporary and traditional.

This spring, Ayala Moriel has teamed up with the exceptional local tour guide Yoav Avneyon who specializes in its culture and heritage, and will lead you through the most significant Nabatean cities along this route. Yoav is especially passionate about bringing back to life the times of the spice caravans that brought aromatic treasures from India, China through Arabia, Israel and eventually via sea to Europe and North Africa.

DATES & ITINERARY
March 10-11:
Trip to the Incense Route, lead by Yoav Avneyon. Yoav will pick you up from Tel Aviv and drive you through the desert landscapes of Southern Israel for an immersive experience in the ancient Nabatean cities. The cost for this trip is $525 per person, and is factored into the final price of the course. This price includes the guidance, travel in a special car to the desert and back to Tel Aviv, accommodation in a boutique hotel in gorgeous location - Mitzpeh Ramon (in a room that sleeps 2), as well as breakfast. All other meals are not included. 
March 12:
Incense Masterclass with Ayala Moriel (In her studio in Clil)
The morning will included in-depth study of ancient incense raw materials, incense ceremony, and a practical incense making workshop in the afternoon. 
March 13:
Visit to the Painted House in Shlomi

March 15-19:
Five Day Oriental Perfumery Masterclass with world-renown Master Perfumer Ayala Moriel, at her state-of-the art perfume studio, lab and fragrant garden located at the foothills of breathtaking village of Clil, overseeing the Mediterranean. A rare opportunity to learn from a master and world-leader of modern Natural Perfumery and truly immerse yourself in the perfume plants both wild and cultivated, and explore the region where perfume and incense originate. 
Designed for students who want to excel in their studies of natural perfumery. This portion of the program is an intensive Masterclass which will run Sun-Thu from 8:30am-3:30pm, and offers theoretical and practical guidance alongside hands-on lab exercises and experiments.

This session covers studying the raw materials, perfume structure, how to blend a formula, how to write a formula, building accords and creating simple solid perfumes, and basic Oriental formulation in an alcohol base. We will make Oriental Amber, Oriental Spicy, and Gourmand fragrances. 
 
The mornings (8:30am-12pm) are dedicated to theory and studying olfaction (discerning between notes). The afternoons (1pm-3:30pm) are a lab session which is dedicated to the practical implementations of what was studied in the morning, i.e. weighing, measuring, recording, formulation, composition and compounding.
 
The fee includes all materials and supplies used during the course, as well as a homemade vegetarian/vegan lunch, and fragrant refreshments served throughout the day. It does not include the book for the program, which should be purchased in advance and is the textbook for all of the other perfumery courses I teach. 

Prerequisites: This is a beginner/intermadiate course. Ideally, all students should have read the book and have taken the the Citrus & Colognes correspondence course prior to joining this masterclass.  

LOCATION 
Our new and improved Ayala Moriel's School of Perfumery & Aromatic Arts is located in a wonderful region full of creative artisans and I've already collaborated with a few - some of which have been featured guests at the perfume courses and workshops I've held, such as artisan distiller, bio-dynamic vintner, leather craftsman and a tobacco shack.     

The Middle East is one of the most exciting places for perfumeryfrom both botanical, cultural and historic points of view. You'll be able to "meet in person" many of the original, natural raw materials of perfumery in their natural habitat, as well as follow the Incense Route and explore some of the ancient souks still operating in the region. Naturally, I incorporate field trips to these locations as part of the course, to enrich the students and provide a well-rounded, inspiring perspective on the topic of the course. 

Additionally, I've built here a state-of-the-art studio space that is dedicated to the art of perfumery, and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 students and can function as a perfume school - either hours-long classes and workshops to full-week courses.

The unique program I've built showcases a marvellous perfume collection of natural, niche and vintage fragrances that every perfumer should know about; hundreds of raw materials - and most special of all: being surrounded by many living plants that are actually used in perfumery - both as raw materials and as livinig and breathing references. Some of these plants grow wild, and others I've planted in what is slowly becoming a unique botanical garden of perfume plants. 

As always, I'm happy to help make my students' stay in my "neighbourhood" as memorable, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Because our new settings are so special and a little off-the-beaten track, I've teamed up with local businesses to offer you delicious lunches (complementary with your tuition), and have connections here that will help you find affordable and suitable accommodations within the village limits and the best services for all your needs (I've also prepared a special guide for you, which each student will receive upon registering to help you plan your trip). 

We'll also include some exciting fragrant field trips and feature workshop in each of the courses - experiences, smells and locations that were not possible in the previous settings and surroundings. 

COURSE/PRODUCT REVIEWS
Whether if you studied with me in person recently or long ago, have taken the correspondence courses, read my book - I would really appreciate you taking a moment to add a review and/or feedback of my program so that future students can also benefit from it! Adding your review is simple and easy, and would help me a great deal in continuing this program and getting more students interested and engaged. Simply click on the relevant course listed on my Perfume School Courses page, and click on the "write a review" button near the customers reviews at the bottom of the page. 

REGISTEATION 
Registration ends January 31st, so please ensure you reserve your spot prior to that date. This can be done either by paying the registration fee online, or for the course in full. If you require a payment plan or another arrangement please contact me directly. 
 

Looking forward to seeing you at my studio this spring!

Warm regards,

Ayala
 
*Images from the desert courtesy of Yoav AvneyonYoaview  

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