About Us

cactusflowerred2Barry Kapp is the founder of Wisdom of the Earth; he is an accomplished healer/practitioner, who consults with clients on aromatherapy use (in person or by phone and Skype), for both humans and animals. He is also available to do consultations or treatments before or after the Level II seminars. Cynthia Olivera is a certified medicinal aromatherapist and a movement/yoga instructor. She and Barry do transformational body work together, utilizing the oils and their intuitive gifts to work with clients in moving forward with grace and surety in their lives.

Audre Gutierrez is a Partner in Wisdom of the Earth. She consults with clients in Aromatherapy use (in person or by phone or Skype); and offers the WOTE Level 1 Class at her practice in Santa Fe, NM. She offers extensive aromatherapy knowledge and a deep, intuitive connection with both the Plant Kingdom and her individual clients.

Contact Barry, Audre or Cynthia for more information or to schedule one or more of these services. We often schedule couples or friends for a several hour visit, wherein one or more of these services are provided for each individual. We will also customize a visit to meet your needs.


 Barry Kapp & Cynthia Olivera de Kapp

Barry+Cynthia_aboutUs_2Barry Kapp, a Starseed, has studied aromatherapy in Turkey, France and Israel and shares his learning in seminars and through his own Medicinal Aromatherapy practice. Barry’s mentors have included the Trees and Plants, Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD., Daniel Penoel, MD Dr., Pierre Franchomme, PhD., Malte Hozzel, PhD., and Claude LaPraz, MD. Barry has completed extensive training in many physical modalities and integrates them with the Essences in his consultations. Barry has studied and practiced herbology for 55 years, guided by a father who was a self-taught herbalist, prospering health-wise for 85+ years. Formerly a dairy and cash crop farmer, Barry used herbalogy to treat his animals, and they, in turn, taught him many truths about all beings’ true connection to Mother Earth.  The Trees & Plants speak to Barry and Barry shares those messages to humans.

Cynthia Olivera de Kapp, Barry’s wife, has roots in the Taino Nation of indigenous peoples in the Caribbean and the indigenous peoples of the Island of Corsica. For over 3o years she has taught children and adults movement, dance, brain integration and breath work. For over two decades Cynthia has been teaching woman to dance their prayer, meditation, healing and spirituality. In addition Cynthia is a Master Medicinal Aromatherapist working in concert as a spiritual counselor and uses the medicinal essences to cut old paradigms and patterns. She teaches workshops in rediscovering the juiciness of the feminine through sacred sexuality and heart dreaming.

You can contact Barry at barryessence@gmail.com and Cynthia at cynodance@gmail.com.


Audre Gutierrez

Audre_aboutUsAudre Gutierrez is a Master Medicinal Aromatherapist, and has studied in France with Dr. Malte Hozzel, and in the US with Barry Kapp, John Steele, and Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, among others. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner and consults with clients on aromatherapy use. Her deep connection with the plants and trees has fostered a passion for sustainability…walking and living upon the Earth in a whole, natural and Earth-friendly way. Formerly, Audre had a successful executive career, including 7 years with a major drug development company. She left the corporate world in 2001 to be a full-time partner in Wisdom of the Earth. She currently shares her time between Sedona, AZ and Santa Fe, NM, where she lives with her husband, Leonardo, and their wonderful menagerie of goats, burros, chickens, cats and dogs.  She offers a local monthly meeting of medicinal aromatherapy enthusiasts via MeetUp.com in the Santa Fe area.

You can contact Audre by completing the form in the Contact Us section of this website, on her personal email at wisdomoftheearth@aol.com, or via her cell phone (928) 300-5090.

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Upcoming Classes

Fri, 10/12/2018 – Sun, 10/14/2018
3 Day Level 1 Certification Seminar in Medicinal Aromatherapy (Canton, CT)
Anyone can use essential oils but it takes education and wisdom to utilize Earth’s Original Medicine to its fullest healing powers.  This soul-centered essence extravaganza connects rare ancient teachings and modern cutting edge information and techniques on how to apply medicinal aromatherapy to your life, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Taught by Lisl Meredith Huebner, certified Wisdom of the Earth Level 1 facilitator.

Sat, 10/13/2018 – Mon, 10/15/2018
3 Day Level 1 Certification Seminar in Medicinal Aromatherapy (Tucson (Oro Valley), AZ)
This introduction to Wisdom of the Earth essences, is life changing. This class is designed for those with a serious interest in personal essence use and/or professional applications in medicinal aromatherapy. These essences are the highest quality and will facilitate healing on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. The essences will raise your consciousness from a learned fear based paradigm to a heart centered approach. You will experience and learn about the foundational essences. You apply acupressure, reflexology points, and crystals with these life changing essences. You will probably find yourself exploring new vistas on your transformational journey. Kathy Padecky and Larry Bassett, Certified Wisdom of the Earth Level 1 facilitators, teach the class.

Wed, 10/17/2018 – Sun, 10/21/2018
5 Day Level 1 Certification Seminar in Medicinal Aromatherapy (Old Town Cottonwood, AZ)
Immerse yourself in a 5-day journey into the heart with Wisdom of the Earth essences, ancient mysticism, yoga, hiking, nature, and community.  Unplug from your day to day routine and enter a world of healing in the majestic Verde Valley that will leave rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated with tools and a practice to boost your life into a higher frequency.  By the end of the week, you will have completed the Wisdom of the Earth Level 1 Certification Course and can apply over 24 CEU’s to most massage and nursing programs.  Taught by Lemia & Joshua, certified Wisdom of the Earth Level 1 facilitator.

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