The Birkmayer Institute

Facilitating Self-Transformation since 2009

Month: July 2014

Autumn Aromatics at Los Poblanos 8/31

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The cool and smoky scents of harvest time will be the center piece for this aromatherapy class.  Join us for an exploration of essential oils in this hands-on workshop.   We will share the healing and rejuvenating powers of essential oils for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being for all seasons. We will learn about the proper uses of a range of essential oils and make our own aromatherapy lotions and sprays. Learn about essential oil safety and how to put together a basic essential oil kit for yourself and to share with friends and family.

About our Instructors:

Connie Henry PhD, ND, CPH, CHF, RN is a Certified Integrative Aromatherapist, a Certified Professional Herbalist as well as a mental health and substance abuse nurse. She has her B.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and holds her Doctorate in Integrative Health Science and Naturopathy and has earned Diplomat status with the National Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners. She offers classes that include Herbal Nutrition, Clinical Professional Essential Oils, and Intuitive Touch Healing. Believing that all of nature is energy and that we are not separate but closely interconnected, she looks to her natural world as a healing mirror.

She honors and is a proud follower of the “Herbal Life”, a way of life that embraces the natural world and reminds us that change is inevitable, gives us hope, allows us to restore and then to re-emerge with new energy.

Florian Birkmayer MD is a holistic, person-centered psychiatrist in Albuquerque NM who has been focusing on aromatherapy, equine assisted therapy and Jungian psychology to facilitate self-transformation. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of New Mexico.

To register and for more information please visit


Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Fee: $95. Please register and pay at


Horses Healing Healers Retreat 8/30

by Win Simon & Florian Birkmayer MD

A 1-Day Retreat Saturday August 30, 2014 10am-3pm


Relax and rejuvenate in a fun and inspiring environment with horses. As healers, our self-nurturing sometimes takes a back seat to the endless demands of our work and clients. Horses offer profound healing when we allow ourselves to be in the present in their presence. They also allow us to improve our communication, assertiveness and team-work skills.

Open to healers of all traditions.

As part of the retreat, you will be treated to a gourmet vegetarian lunch by one of the premiere vegan and vegetarian caterers in Albuquerque!

Win Simon is a Level 2 EAGALA-certified equine therapist and horse whisperer. Florian Birkmayer MD is a holistic psychiatrist and addiction specialist and the founder of the Birkmayer Institute.

Fee: $125 (includes lunch) CEUs available

Location: 840 Simon Lane (2nd Street SW, 4.6 miles south of Rio Bravo Blvd) Albuquerque NM 87105

To Register: Call (505) 720 4115 or email thebirkmayerinstitute @