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Jan Benham, FSBTh., BABthC., CNHP, RAHP.
Trained in Great Britain, Jan Benham has been a practicing holistic therapist and cosmetologist for over 25 years. She is a fellow of both the International Federation of Health & Beauty Therapists and the International Council of Holistic Therapists UK. She is a member of the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners. Past President, CFA (Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists), Founder and Director of the Institute of Aromatherapy and The Jan Benham School of Holistic Studies.
As the President of the Institute and Author of 'The Creamy Craft of Cosmetic Making with Essential Oils and their Friends', and 'The Baby Boomers Beauty Bible', Jan interacts with students as the instructor for all Advanced Level Studies and most Energy Work Courses - while supervising all Introductory Level courses, and conducting most of the Special Interest Courses organized by the Institute of Aromatherapy.
Sharon DeRose has been a long time Agent of Nature and is certified in Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Irdology, Herbology, as well as practicing and teaching Natural Health Care. She is also a highly experienced instructor in the field of soap making with hundreds of happy students to her credit; many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses. Sharon is a person that has found her true calling in life, she delights in running creative workshops teaching people to make their own skin care products utilizing the gifts of Mother Nature.
Sylvia's interest in natural beauty began when at ten years of age her mother showed her how to use kitchen ingredients in beauty treatments for skin and hair. After training as a nursing assistant, Sylvia worked at Toronto East General in Toronto while attending college for Communications, when she became deeply interested in alternative health and nutrition and began writing on the subject. Later she held a staff appointment which entailed researching, editing and co-writing medical texts, abstracts and articles for several deans while at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, during which time her interest in the impact that environmental and topical applications had on general health and recovery from illnesses intensified.
Before leaving the Faculty, she began making soaps and toiletries for chemically sensitive people. She is now part of the New Directions Aromatics family within the Customer Care Department as a Product Specialist, Coordinator of Creative Content for our Resource Centre, and our Workshop Coordinator.
Inez's 'calling' to the Healing Arts began as a private practice in Aromatherapy massage in 1992. As an adjunct to her private practice, Inez has been involved in the Spa industry since 1993; practicing Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy Indian Head massage, Hot Stone Massage as well as creating and developing signature spa treatments. She taught the Esthetics Sales Training programme for Sheridan College 2002-03. Inez has been sharing her passion for Holistic Healing and essential oils through presentations and workshops designed for Spa's, health care practitioners, retail sales and their clients. In February 2007, Inez launched Nature Makes Scents a line of therapeutic grade Essential Oils, Blends and Custom Blending that are available in select retail stores in Ontario.
• British Holistic Aromatherapy and Reflexology Association
• Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
• Reiki Level II, Usui Shiki Ryotto
• Axiatonal Alignment Therapy
• Therapeutic Touch Levels I, II & III
• Body Talk Access, International Body Talk Association
Tracey TieF is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner who operates Anarres Natural Health in downtown Toronto, Ontario. She carries on a family tradition in the healing arts and has an extensive background in physical therapies and the healing arts. Tracey qualified as a Registered Aromatherapy Health Practitioner and Certified Reflexology Health Practitioner through The School of Holistic Studies, Institute of Aromatherapy. Tracey has a passion and mission for teaching people how to take care of themselves and make their own healthy products!
"Tracey is one of the wisest, most deep-hearted and brilliant, as well as wickedly charming and funny, gloriously knowledgeable, awesomely experienced and truly engaged (especially in so many struggles to help our world, our communities, and so many individuals) witches of world-saving, self-healing, natural beauty, home, and health potions, lotions, elixirs and other cool daily-use stuff ever!"
Ira R, Special Needs Educator, Toronto, in GigPark