Essential Oils for Yoga 

a YogaSOMATICS approach for deeper connection to the world of plants

A 15-hour Teacher Training with Ateeka

OSLO, NORWAY - June 1 - 3, 2018


A training for yoga teachers (and all others!)  who wish to widen their experience in how to work with essential oils in a class setting.  

This is a practice-oriented, hands-on training that will give you down-to-earth tools for how to wisely and CREATIVELY include the use of essential oils in a yoga or movement practice.  

We will connect to the plant kingdom as our guide into this journey . . . learning from the shape, feel, territory, scent and growing conditions of each plant-based essential oil.   

There are many ways that we can use essential oils in a class setting to help ourselves and our students to connect more deeply with breath and an authentic first-person experience in the body (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual).


To let a precious drop of essential oil - applied in a conscious and specific way - to open our senses and awareness towards various energy points, meridian flows and energetic circulations in our own systems.


To let a precious drop of essential oil - paired with a gentle or restorative yoga gesture - to lead us towards a deeper awareness of rest in the asana.


To let a precious drop of essential oil - paired with gentle yet specific pranayama practices - to show us the way to knowing our breath and nervous system response in new ways.

In this 10 hour training, you will learn:

  • A hands-on, sensory informed base knowledge of essential oils and the plants that they are derived from.
  • The six families of plants from which essential oils are derived from and the specific effects on our system.
  • How essential oils send messages to our nervous system . . . and how we can utilize this to open up new neurological responses.  New experience = new movement = new life.
  • Letting essential oils be a stimulus for becoming curious about our own inner body territory.
  • Pairing essential oils with specific energy points, meridians and chakras.
  • Effectively pairing essential oils and point work with yoga asana and pranayama.
  • Diffusion and beyond:  How to effectively diffuse oils in a class setting.
  • Teaching your students how to apply the oils to themselves in practice/the gift of self-contact.
  • Using essential oils as a way to create a contact-flow between the students in your class.
  • How to nurture yourself AS A TEACHER with essential oils before or after the teaching practice.
  • Making your own blends for your class
  • The use of carrier oils
  • Addressing student’s individual sensitivities to smell.  
  • Contraindications of essential oils for various conditions.
  • Opportunity for Questions and Answers as you use the oils in your own classes.
  • This 10 hour training will give you a concrete base of knowledge about essential oils and a clear format that you can use to share essential oils in your own classes.  

Training includes a comprehensive "ESSENTIAL OILS for YOGA" course manual. 

This course is valid for 10 elective credit hours for who is in YogaSOMATICS Teacher Training or SOMATIC BODYWORK Practitioner Training.


OSLO, Norway