The Art of Distillation and Hydrosol Therapy: Using distillate waters in your practice

with Ann Harman, May 14-15, 2016

Course Information

Ann Harman is a botanist, distiller and researcher of hydrosols with 20 years’ experience coaxing the healing properties from plants. Hydrosols are distilled plant waters with remarkable efficacy for many aspects of health and well being. They have a very long history of use and are documented in many classic herbal manuscripts. This two-day workshop is part lecture, part demonstration and all fun. Be prepared for some basic Botany, Chemistry and Aromatherapy. 

On day one students will take a lovely aromatic journey into the world of distilling. Experience from start to finish the transformation of a medicinal plant into a “liquid essence”. Learn the basics of distilling on beautiful copper Alembic stills. Ann will share samples of different hydrosols and their corresponding essential oils for comparisons. Gifts will be awarded for highest scores on faux quizzes.

One day two of this practical workshop, Ann will share information concerning their historical use to present day applications in hydrotherapy, skin care and other applications for health and healing. She will also demonstrate how easy they are to incorporate into your practice, and how to make compresses, blends, footbaths and more. Come play with many varieties and blends of hydrosols and learn a multitude of applications. You will take home items you make in class.

Course Instructor

Ann Harman is a Certified Organic Farmer, Botanist, Herbalist and Distiller. She has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for nearly 20 years. Ann works directly with Doctors, Aromatherapists, Naturopaths, Herbalists, and Organic Personal Care manufacturers. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols. She is an international speaker who lectures on her continual research on hydrosols and the Art of Distillation. She regularly contributes articles to journals on distillation and hydrosols and is currently authoring a book on the subject of distillation. Ann is the owner of Morning Myst Botanics, a certified organic business in Washington State, USA.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until April 1)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until April 1)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until April 1)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.