Although she wears a lot of hats, Amy’s greatest passion is teaching.
Her passion lies in facilitating the magic that happens when we learn together to find healthier ways to take care of ourselves, others, and the world around us. These “aha” moments can completely change our perspectives and reframe the way we view and relate to one another.
My Wellness Journey
25 years ago I was navigating a personal health crisis
Looking back, that challenging experience was actually a tremendous gift. It forced me to re-examine and reset my physical, emotional, and spiritual choices. I tapped into powers within myself that provided courage, grit, and resilience to harness my potential and trust the process. Ever since, gratitude and faith have become the lights that guide me.
I’ve been on this adventure since 1999, when I founded my healing bodywork and aromatherapy private practice. That endeavor evolved into a product line, Buddha Nose, which was one of the first to carry the USDA Organic Seal with wide distribution. The venture then morphed into a consulting practice, and as that business grew, I realized the great need for more clean beauty education and my ultimate calling as an educator.
In 2013, I launched the first aromatherapy school in New York City, The New York Institute of Aromatherapy, which has served thousands of students over the last few years. Due to the pandemic in 2020, I shifted the storefront and in-person workshops to virtual classes and other live education events.
I currently live in New York City with my husband, Steve. We escape regularly to our magical off-the-grid cabin in the Catskills, where we love spending time together.
With National Bestseller Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes), harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain your natural beauty and let your skin glow like never before.
Readers will learn how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredients lists, make informed choices about the products they use, and better understand how their skin works.
The Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy is the modern practitioner’s guide to working with aromatherapy and essential oils. Using techniques developed over decades of teaching, readers will learn the science of Aromatherapy and how essential oils interact with our sense of smell, brain pathways, and skin. The Guide also includes over 50 plant profiles, plus recipes and blends for health and beauty.
Let's Learn Together
I offer a wide variety of heart-centered and engaging classes on using essential oils and formulating clean beauty products.
By smelling, touching and blending essential oils and other plant-based ingredients to create skin and body care products, we can make our lives more meaningful. The kind of meaning that resonates far beyond the recipe.
As we learn and create together, my hope is that we can discover more about ourselves and how we can live happier and healthier lives.
Whether you’re looking to find plant-based solutions to everyday health issues, transition to homemade natural beauty products, enjoy better sleep and quality of life, or simply boost your family’s immunity, I teach a class to help jumpstart your journey!
The classes are easy, relatable, accessible, and fun. You’ll leave not only with more holistic wellness knowledge, but also with increased confidence and practical skills.