Introduction to Maharishi Aroma Therapy One-Week Course

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Festival Hall, MUM Student Center

Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, IA 52557

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This course begins on Friday, April 27 at 1:00 pm in Festival Hall and runs through Wednesday evening, May 2, 2018 Classes will be held 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm daily. This course is NOT available online.


Maharishi Aroma Therapy is a program for creating balance and health through the use of essential oils which contain powerful healing abilities and health-promoting properties. These essential oils are nature’s pharmacy: the power, intelligence and generosity of nature concentrated in small and very precious bottles.

In this six-day course you will experience many essential oils and hydrosols. You will also explore the different approaches to aroma therapy in the light of Maharishi Ayurveda®:

  • scientific
  • psychological/emotional/energetic
  • hydrosol
  • quantum

You will learn how to choose the proper essential oils, and the methods and precautions to take in their use in order to balance your physiology and help to heal your body, mind, and emotions. Essential oils have been classified by the traditional ayurvedic physicians according to their predominant quality of doshas: vata, pitta, or kapha. Using essential oils can reverse imbalances in the physiology and reduce aggravation of the three doshas. The effect can be felt in the pulse immediately.

Diane Malaison

This course is taught by Diane Malaison, a Senior Maharishi Aroma Therapy Consultant and Teacher who has been formulating course content and teaching courses on Maharishi Aroma Therapy in MERU, Netherlands and internationally since 2011. She has a master's degree in Microbiology and Immunology, and a BS in Biochemistry (both from Laval University in Quebec City) and began working with aromatherapy in 1997.

Diane became a TM Teacher in 1977 and is currently completing a PhD at MUM with her dissertation on Aromatherapy and EEG.

This course is limited to 20 students.

Course Fee

The course fee for this six-day, intensive, hands-on workshop is $350 which includes tuition plus all of the essential oils and hydrosols which are distributed during the class. Since this course has a limited enrollment and is not available online, no discounts are available.

Comments from students

How wonderful to know that nature provides all of us with all the healing remedies we need in the essence of plants and packaged as essential oils which have a direct and immediate effect through our brain, skin, etc.

Diane has so much knowledge, and delivered it with such warmth and charm. She seemed to embody the results of years of experience using Maharishi Aroma Therapy in her personality.

During the course, I felt energized and uplifted from some of the oils we sampled. After the course, I had a minor wound to my earlobe. The result was an earache. I applied Lavender Highland oil directly to the lobe, and the next day it was pain free, very much relieved. So then I put some directly on the joint on my middle finger that is very stiff, sore, and disfigured. This reduced the stiffness and soreness.

I loved the expertise that Diane shared so joyfully with us. I love the knowledge and greatly appreciated the opportunity to smell many of the essential oils during class.

Diane presented the information clearly and concisely. Great reference materials and I feel that I can use the information presented to help myself. I also enjoyed sampling the key essential oils and noticing their effect on me.

I especially enjoyed the hydrosols. The rose immediately stopped some acid reflux I was experiencing. As a matter of fact I had no digestive problems the entire 5 days of the course. I also had a wonderful experience with the spikenard. At first I was repelled by the smell, then it spoke to me and said "Wait. Stay. I have something for you." and so I relaxed and waited and continued to smell and my entire brain lit up!

The teacher was excellent - patient, knowledgeable, enthusiastic. It is obvious that Diane lives this knowledge. She is inspiring.

It was good to feel the difference in pulse before and after smelling the essential oils. Adding the element of pulse and essential oils' influence on it made the whole experience personal and relevant.

Right from the first sniff, this course was a game changer. Checking my pulse with each oil, I was able to understand and experience how my physiology would change due to the oil's healing properties. The hydrosols were even better. I want more!

I enjoyed experiencing the different oils during the course and felt significant differences in each. I experienced headache relief with lavender.

Daily Schedule

Classes will be held 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm daily starting on Friday, April 27, 2018 and ending Wednesday, May 2.


Does the price include room and board?

The $350 price is only for tuition. Room and board and travel options can be found at http://invincibleamerica.org/info.html.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Yes. Completion of the TM Course is a prerequisite. Information about learning TM can be found at http://tm.org.

I am coming from out of town. Can I stay on campus and get a meal card?

Information about on-campus and off-campus housing, meals, and transportation can be found at http://invincibleamerica.org/info.html. Accommodations in the Peace Palaces on campus may be available, and a list of other housing options can be found at the webpage. Meals can be purchased at the Annapurna Dining Hall or Argiro Student Center Cafe, or the Golden Dome Market's restaurant, as well as many local restaurants.

Why is this course fee higher than the usual price?

Since this is a hands-on course which is limited to a small number of students, the course fee needs to be set at a higher price than the extremely discounted prices set for large groups in Dalby Hall. You will personally experience many essential oils and hydrosols, which also adds to the expense.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For further questions, please email continuing-ed@mum.edu or call 641-919-0045.

Do I need to bring a printed ticket for this event?

No. We will have a course list.

What is the refund policy?

You can request a refund for the full course fee by sending an email to continuing-ed@mum.edu. We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before the second class begins.

Will this course qualify me to be a Maharishi Aroma Therapy Consultant?

This course is for personal knowledge only. There is a Maharishi Aroma Therapy Consultant Training Course which will be scheduled at a future date. Please let us know if you are interested in that course and we will put you on the list to be notified.

Is there a textbook for this course?

This course does not include a textbook, but many extensive pdf files will be available for you to download and keep.

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