Aromatherapy: Vedic and Western Healing Tradition

Taught by Kathi Keville7:00 PM Friday, August 24 –
9:30 PM Sunday, August 26, 2018
Tuition : $100.00






This is part of the series of monthly Permaculture Weekends.

Come surround yourselves in different scents, while exploring which ones have long been used to benefit meditation, yoga, state of mind, daily lives, and emotional and physical healing. This seminar embraces both the rich, traditional lore and modern science of aromatic plants to heal mind, body & spirit. Aromatic plants that are useful for many functions in permaculture will be reviewed. You'll experience ancient Vedic and Western aromatic products and create your own aromatherapy products in class from a large selection of essential oils and aromatic plants. We'll distill plants in class and visit the ashram's own lavender field to work with healing properties of their lavender oil and hydrosol. You'll go home with products made in class to and knowledge of how to use them (can make more) to enrich the lives of everyone around you.

$12 materials fee applies if you'd like to make your own essential oil blend to bring home.


6-8am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
10am Brunch
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
8-9:30pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Updated schedule coming soon.


There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn and serve.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The seminar will begin at 7PM on Friday, August 24th. We recommend arriving around 2PM so you can check in to your room and take the 4PM asana class.
Departure: The course will conclude at 9:30pm when Satsang ends.

What to Bring

Durable shoes, loose comfortable clothing, outdoor clothes, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.

Books and materials are available in our boutique.


Please register 24 hours in advance to accomodate for meals and workshop space. Registration for the Permaculture Action Day is free. Accomodations cost extra (scroll down to bottom of accomodation page).

Accommodation Prices

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - Double: $120/night per person
 - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins 
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family

Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%

Click here for detailed information on accommodations



Kathi Keville

Aromatherapist Kathi Keville lives surrounded by her herb gardens at Green Medicine Herb School. Her lively, engaging seminars, offered throughout the US and Europe, incorporate her 45 years of extensive research and teaching about essential oils, herbs, Ayurveda, healthy living, wild edible plants, and botanical history. Kathi has written 15 herb books, over 150 magazine articles, and is American Herb Association director.