Level 1 ~ Kat Augustdottir-Shuford (Salida, CO)

3 Day Certification Seminar in Medicinal Aromatherapy (Salida, CO)

DATE : Sunday, May 24, 2020 – Tuesday, May 26, 2020

TIME : Sun, 12pm – 8:00pm (dinner included); Mon, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Tues, 9:00am – 12:00noon

ADDRESS: RAHW Studio, 1130 G Street, Salida, CO …For registration and questions please email or call.

Deep Immersion Sacred Certification Retreat with Master Aromatherapist Kat Augustdottir-Shuford. Learn with one of WOTE’s original teachers with over a decade of experience.

You can reach Kat by email at kat@rahw.info Kat’s blog is rahwessence.info. therahwmovment.com is the website for her movement and sound transformation work with the essences. Her phone number is 970 366 0963. 

From the moment you step into this retreat you will be asked to expand your current paradigm around the ancient relationship of plant to human as we begin to unearth the truth around the human condition and the need for radical shifts in awareness as to the intelligence of other species on our Dear Mother Earth. This sacred teaching will open up the “chemical” messages of plant and tree medicine and allow each participant to develop a relationship to over 70 pure essences. Through practicum, ceremony, meditation and lecture you will open yourself to an opportunity to shift your physical being and your consciousness during our intimate and hands on time together. The learning will come easily as your being is opened to new and greater possibility. Whether your desire is to care for yourself, your family or use your knowledge in a professional manner you will find the “medicine” of this gathering to be both practical and potent.

Kat will be available to you though the course and through your certification process always cheering you on and challenging you to find your personal path with the essences. Her reputation is to be readily available to her students for consulting and coaching as they emerge into the world as Medicinal Aromatherapists. 

Kat became aware that all people could communicate with the Plants and Trees in 2002 and has been on a mission to spread their consciousness in order to lift humanity since that time. The journey has taken her across the United State to teach and also into the woods to learn the mysteries of distilling. The expansion and raised vibration of the pure single essences is profound and will open each participants being to assist and lift their own state of self love and higher creative expression. 

During the retreat we enter the world of plants from both a pragmatic materia medica and also from the ceremonial aspect allowing their wisdom to come forward. Essential essences are the fastest, most direct way to receive the life force and healing properties of the Plants and Tree Kingdom. They are quick acting so that the class itself will become a living laboratory for those desiring to go deep and work on their selves with guidance and support from Kat. This weekend class will gain participants a Level 1 certification through Wisdom of the Earth,dedicated to providing the highest quality oils from around the world. All essences are hand poured in ceremony with the Plants and Trees. 

Expect to have a very wide array of plants allies to call upon for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing after this class. Dispel myths about the supposed safety of essential oils for healing. Learn to connect more deeply with the earth and yourself through the understanding of the conscious agreements between plants and humans. Learn to listen and connect with you intuitive abilities aided by the expansion provided by the Essences.

Become empowered with the knowledge and experience of as many as 100 plant essences to support and assist yourself, your family, and your community .

Some shared house accommodations in Salida are available with private room shared bath and kitchen

for $45 to 50 a night on a first come first serve basis. There are three rooms available for each Level 1 Class.


Payment/Cancellation Policy-Level 1

30 days or more before the class date:

  • To receive the $550 early registration rate, you must pay the tuition in full.
  • To pay in installments, the regular registration rate of $575 applies, & a non-refundable deposit of 50% ($287.50) is required to hold your place.  The full amount must be received not later than 30 days before the class date.
  • Check, Cash or Credit Card is an acceptable form of payment.

Less than 30 days before the class date:

  • The registration Fee is $575, & it must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Check, Cash or Credit Card is an acceptable form of payment.

Certification Administration Fee:

  • $35 Processing Fee is due when the Level 1 Certification paper is submitted TO YOUR TEACHER.  Please make checks payable to Wisdom of the Earth.  Credit cards are acceptable.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If the WOTE Level 1 Class is canceled by the Teacher, your full deposit/payment will be refunded or transferred to a future class date, whichever you prefer.
  • If you cancel 30 days or more before the start of the class, your deposit will be forfeited, & any additional amount you paid will be refunded, OR you may transfer the full amount paid to a future class date ONE TIME ONLY. Please Note: ONLY ONE TRANSFER to a future class dater permitted, after that, the refund part of the policy applies.
  • If you cancel less than 30 days before the class date (late cancellation), you forfeit your entire Tuition.  WOTE has spent time & energy preparing for you plus it is usually quite difficult for others on waiting list to prepare that short of time.
  • ***If a late cancellation is due to an unavoidable emergency, the full amount can be transferred to a future class date ONE TIME ONLY.

Course Requirements

Please bring a pillow to sit on, pens/pencils (be prepared to take lots of notes!), a bag lunch (we provide snacks and beverages), and something precious to you to include in the meditation circle on Sunday morning (e.g., stone, piece of jewelry, picture). To receive certification, you must write a 6 page paper (double spaced) on an essence of your choice.

You have 3 months from the date of the class to submit the paper…but we strongly recommend that you not take that long. You can include information on the history of the essence, where and how it is produced, information on conditions, symptoms it addresses, personal experiences (your own, your clients or family) with the essence, pictures, poems, stories, etc. Please include a simple bibliography on your sources as part of the paper. It is YOUR paper and you are sharing YOUR personal experience and learning. By submitting the paper, you are giving Wisdom of the Earth permission to excerpt sections from the paper for instructional use in our Newsletter and/or Website.

Please be sure to include your name (as you would like it to appear on your certificate), address, telephone number, email address and the DATE YOU TOOK THE CLASS on the COVER PAGE of the paper. Please submit your paper to your instructor, along with the administrative fee, and she will forward them to Wisdom of the Earth. Once you have submitted your paper, along with the $35 processing fee, you are eligible for Wholesale Distributor pricing on Wisdom of the Earth essential essences, a 22% discount off the practitioner price. Also, you are entitled to audit future Level 1 seminars (space permitting) at no cost, but you MUST register to do so.