Botanica 2014 Conference & Exhibition was bringing together therapists, scientists, educators and those passionate about herbal medicine and clinical aromatherapy.
It was a long-time dream of Rhiannon Lewis – organiser and host of this wonderful conference – that made my (and many others) dream come true to get a sniff in the field of the magnificent aromatic world, to meet so many kind and passionate people and to get inspirations to follow this path full of love, joy & discovery. Thank you!
To pass this cheerful series of meetings on, sending out greetings with love from our friends at Botanica 2014 to all who are passionate about herbs and aromatherapy.
Welcome to Botanica 2014 at Trinity College, Dublin
A very warm family welcome from Farida Irani and his son Nick from Subtle Energies – Ayurveda Aromatherapy
Meeting the aromatherapy world traveler Andrea Butje from Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies
Professor Marco Valussi with a fascinating academic speech about plant metabolites and unfolding weather plants produce essential oils specifically to interact with humans or it is just a matter of chance
Jacky with Julia Graves, the author of the wonderful book The Language of Plants: A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures – and I have my dedicated copy of course
Jana Eitner from Ljubljana with her fantastic hydrolats, essetial oils, blends and ever-open, curious mind, energetic body and transcendent soul
Another fascinating book that I got at Botanica 2014 is The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North from Beverley Gray. She is a very special woman and I am very honoured to have met her too.
Gala dinner at Botanica 2014 is getting ready behind these walls — at Trinity College, Dublin
Meeting with Zahra from Somaliland where they produce resin of frankincense and myrrh – wowwww
A special welcome concert by Welsh harpist and singer Eleri Lloyd — at Trinity College, Dublin
Rhiannon Harris Lewis – the body, heart and soul of Botanica 2014
With the Hungarian lavender farmer (Levendarium) Ildikó Demján and her family. There we just realized we had already met 7 years ago when visiting the healer Joao de Deus in Brazil
Traditional Irish music is a must on such an event in Dublin
Dancing around the 18th century Dining Hall at Trinity College, Dublin
Special thanks to the organizer Rhiannon Lewis Harris from Andrea Butje and other fabulous people of the aromatic community like Gabriel Mojay, and destillers from France, Nepal & Brasil
Success of Botanica 2014 in a large scale