ACHS Study Tour in Greece

ACHS logoA Week of Mediterranean Wellness Takes Place April 24-28, 2017

Portland, OR—August 18, 2016—A Week of Mediterranean Wellness, sponsored by American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), departs April 24, 2017 for Syros, Greece. This 6-day, 5-night immersive study tour will be led by aromatherapy and wellness expert Dorene Petersen, ACHS President and Founder, and aromatherapy expert Mindy Green, and features in-depth exploration of indigenous botanical culture and hands-on investigation of local approaches to aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and how to cook the Mediterranean diet.


From delicious, healthy food to daily yoga (optional) and cultural tours, A Week of Mediterranean Wellness participants will be immersed in the rich Greek culture while learning about the Mediterranean diet, the health-promoting properties of local plants and herbs, and tools for everyday wellness.

“A Week of Mediterranean Wellness is more than a travel program; it’s a health and wellness immersion program,” says Dorene Petersen. “It’s ideal for adventure and knowledge seekers, but also for holistic health enthusiasts who have an appreciation of the Mediterranean culture and who want to be able to see, touch, and taste the Mediterranean’s famous herbs direct from the source.”

“Program attendees will step off the beaten path and spend the week discovering the essential oils and herbs of the region while learning new tools to achieve vitality and wellness, and experiencing all that this rich culture has to offer,” says Petersen.

A Week of Mediterranean Wellness study tour workshops include: essential oils and herbs of the Mediterranean; harvesting cultivated and wildcrafted botanicals; essential oil distillation;  aromatherapy blending for wellness; herbal preparations for everyday wellness; an introduction to iridology; and an introduction to flower essences/healing with flowers.

Registration is open to ACHS students, graduates, and the general public and is limited to 20 participants; first come, first served. The early bird rate is $2,999 if paid in full by December 2, 2016. The regular rate is $3,299 if booked after December 2, 2016. Register at:

Pricing includes all means, accommodations (based on double occupancy), and all tour/visit fees. Pricing does not include airfare, food outside of meals provided, alcohol, or incidentals.

Study tour participants may also choose to extend their exploration of Greece with an optional 3-night sailing tour to Mykanos and Delos. Call for pricing details (800-487-8839).

“For those who want to do a little more exploration of the region, we will be offering a 3-night sailing package to Mykanos and Delos,” adds Petersen. “This optional study tour add-on provides a unique opportunity to get some additional R&R on a luxury sailboat and to explore the botanical and cultural life on these islands.”

For questions about this press release or ACHS study abroad programs, call 800.487.8839 or email

About Dorene Petersen

Dorene Petersen, BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH (AHG) is President of American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) in Portland, OR., a DEAC-accredited distance education institution offering certificate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs in holistic health. Dorene has over 35 years of clinical teaching and lecturing experience in aromatherapy and other holistic health subjects. She has presented papers on essential oils and clinical aromatherapy at several international conferences and currently serves as Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council.

About Mindy Green

Four decades of experience in the natural products and healthcare industries make Mindy Green, MS, RA, RH (AHG) a genuine, national authority on botanicals. Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician, herbalist, and aromatherapist. She is an ongoing lecturer for Dr. Andrew Weil’s medical fellowship and IHeLP programs at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, and has lectured internationally on holistic skin care, lifestyle, nutrition, herbs, and essential oils.

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been educating industry leading holistic health professionals since 1978 (view our Alumni in Action online at and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACHS is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in integrative medicine fields, such as aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. For more information about ACHS programs visit

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