Here are the schedules and locations for the courses offered in 2018.  Some courses are offered several times in different locations throughout New England.  All registration must be done through those hosting the course.  Please contact the location of interest to secure your place within the class.  Prior registration is required to ensure adequate materials for all students.  There is limited space so please register early to ensure availability.  Complete course descriptions are available under appropriate tabs or are listed within course information.   

Courses and workshops



2018 Schedule


Introduction to European based Aromatherapy Certification Course
Offered through The Boston School of Herbal Studies, Arlington, MA.
www.bostonherbalstudies.com 781-646-6319
10:00 - 5:00
February 24th
March 10th
March 31st
April 14th 


Goat's Milk Soap Making Workshop

Offered through Alternatives for Health, Sturbridge, MA.
www.alternatives-4health.com 508-347-2111

1:00 - 4:00

February 25th

This workshop teaches participants how to work with lye both safely and effectively.  

Please see details within the About the director tab.


Level II Aromatherapy Certification Course
Offered through The Boston School of Herbal Studies, Arlington, MA.
www.bostonherbalstudies.com 781-646-6319
10:00 - 5:00

March 3rd

April 8th

April 28th

May 12th


Introduction to European based Aromatherapy Certification Course

​Offered through Alternatives for Health, Sturbridge, MA.
www.alternatives-4health.com 508-347-2111
10:00 - 5:00

March 25th

April 29th

May 20th

June 3rd


7-Month Herbal Certification Course

Offered in the beautiful gardens of nationally acclaimed Eddie Foisy.  There could not be a better place to learn about herbs than the extensive fairy gardens in Harwich MA, on Cape Cod.  Please see the herbal tab above for complete details.  For registration please contact Linda Patterson directly at lapatterson@smith.edu

10:00 5:00

April 15th

May 13th

June 16th

July 14

August 4th

September 8th

October 27th


​Herbs for Health and Wellbeing

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

6:00 - 8:30PM

April 27th

May 4th

May 11th


Introduction to European based Aromatherapy Certification Course

Offered in the beautiful gardens of nationally acclaimed Eddie Foisy, in Harwich MA. on Cape Cod

For registration please contact Linda Patterson directly at lapatterson@smith.edu

June 17th

July 15th

August 5th

September 9th


All Natural Soap Making

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

10:30 - 1:00

June 23rd


Introduction to European based Aromatherapy Certification Course
Offered through The Boston School of Herbal Studies, Arlington, MA.
www.bostonherbalstudies.com 781-646-6319
10:00 - 5:00

September 22nd

October 20th

November 17th

December 8th


Aromatherapy for Health and Wellbeing

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

6:00 - 8:30PM

October 5th

October 12th

October 19th







  2018 Schedules

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The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies invites you to come and study the ancient art and science of Aromatherapy and Herbalism, to indulge your senses in courses that will awaken you to the beauty and healing powers of the plant kingdom.

We are proud to offer an interactive, comprehensive certification to those desiring hands on training in aromatherapy and herbalism in New England.

These courses are designed to bring both art and science together, to stimulate and inspire while providing practical information and skills for everyday use.

The Institute’s goals are to provide you with the information needed to work with these complementary tools in ways that are both safe and effective.

Learning to make your own herbal, aromatherapy and cosmetic products will enable you to customize and target your creations for specific conditions and ailments.  In doing so you will also have control over the quality of your products as well as their safety.  You will find it far more cost effective and empowering to produce your own remedies, with fewer concerns for side effects, contraindications and crossing medications.

Only through living things, such as plants and oils can we gain vitality and strengthen the system.  In this way we can rebuild the body and enhance vibrancy.

Please browse our many courses offered below and contact us with any questions regarding classes: 978-297-4502.

Linda Patterson, lapatterson@smith.edu
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