Welcome to Flourish Aromatherapy— a resource for natural beauty, hands-on workshops, essential oils education, formulation and recipe development, plus and hand-crafted therapeutic aroma products.

I am an educator at the The New York Institute of Aromatherapy in New York City, and I thrilled to announce a partnership with The North Fork YogaShala, in Greenport, Long Island, NY. Each class you will make and leave with your very own hand-crafted aromatherapy product. Classes range from 2-hour workshops to certification programs. Join me and discover the beautiful and fragrant world of Aromatherapy.


Scent & Sense®:  Community Meditation Gathering

Date: Beginning Wednesday, Nov 1st at 7:15 PM immediately following Yoga

Time: 7:15-7:45 PM – 30-minute meditation

Location: The Northfork Yoga Shala, 430 Main Street 2nd Floor, Greenport, NY 11944

Price: Suggested donation $5.00

What you’ll learn:

Join certified meditation instructor and clinical aromatherapist, Jill Griffin as she guides us each week through a community meditation and mindfulness practice. Trained in both TM® and Shamatha Meditation, we will explore different styles including reading reflection, guided meditation, affirmation, music, scent, and mantras. Jill created Scent& Sense® meditation as a way to ground two powerful modalities of Meditation and Aromatherapy and to lift students from the ordinary into a meditative realm.


Workshop: DIY Holiday Gifts: Spend an afternoon making personalized aromatherapy products for your loved ones! 

Make aromatherapy products for everyone on your list! Join us for some treats and holiday cheer too!

Date: Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Time: 1:00-3:30 PM – 2.5 hour workshop

Location: The Northfork Yoga Shala, 430 Main Street 2nd Floor, Greenport, NY 11944

Price: $125.00 (includes all class materials and recipes)

Sign up here: North Fork YogaShala

What you’ll learn:

  • Make a Lip Balm, Aromatic Roller Ball and a Face/Beard Oil for everyone on your list
  • Enjoy seasonal essential oils: Peppermint, Sandalwood, Lavender, Cedarwood, Mandarin, Ginger, and Frankincense

WorkShop:  Aromatherapy and natural beauty workshop

Join us for an afternoon of aromatherapy and natural beauty, as we dig into the powerful effects that naturally-derived ingredients can have on beauty. We will look at essential oils known for their affinity with the skin, as well as the varying effects one can achieve by using vegetable or “carrier” oils. Students will create 3 aromatherapy beauty products to take home –a facial serum, a body scrub, and a body butter.

Students will also have the option to purchase an aromatherapy starter-kit with 5 essential oils and a rose hydrosol all known for their positive effects on the skin.

Date: Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Time: 1:00-3:30 PM, 2.5 hours

Location: The Northfork Yoga Shala, 430 Main Street 2nd Floor, Greenport, NY 11944

Price: $150.00 for the workshop includes supplies.

Sign up here: North Fork YogaShala

What’s included: Supplies and recipe booklet

What you’ll learn:

  • The benefits of aromatherapy and why Natural Botanicals are important ingredients for your skin
  • Gain an understanding of which Essential Oil and fruit, seed, and/or vegetable oils have an affinity for the skin–including Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium, Argan, and Jojoba
  • How to create 3 custom natural beauty products –Facial Serum, Body Scrub, and a Body Butter and take them home with you!
  • Option to purchase an aromatherapy kit containing (5) 10ml bottles of essential oils and (1) 100 ml Rose Hydrosol valued at $150.00 (retail) to continue your journey at home.

Other Upcoming classes include: 

  • Safety: How to safely use Essential Oils
  • Natural Lip Care: Make lip scrubs and lip balms to keep your lips soft
  • Natural Cleaning: Create your own cleaning products for a Healthy Home
  • Emotional Freedom Technique and Aromatherapy: How using EFT and Scent can aid in stress reduction
  • Calm around the Clock: Create easy and portable aromatherapy products to keep us calm throughout the day.
  • Scent & Sense® Workshop: Make your own aromatherapy products to support your meditation practice.  
  • Healing Herbs: Learn simple techniques to use herbs for supporting immunity, reducing stress, and aiding relaxation. 
  • Sweet Sleep: Balance mood, boost your nervous system and sleep better with essential oils
  • Aroma101: Foundations of Aromatherapy, a 40-hour certification course, in partnership with The New York Institute of Aromatherapy 

“Smell was the first of our senses, and it was so successful that in time the small lump of olfactory tissue atop the nerve cord grew into a brain. Our cerebral hemispheres were originally buds from the olfactory stalks. We think because we smelled.” –Excerpt from A Natural History of the Senses, written by Diane Ackerman