Undergraduate courses taught: AROMA 101
Linda Byington’s interest in healing began when she would drag her mom to the health food store. Later, after using aromatherapy to help with her intense insomnia, she wanted to learn more. Her studies in aromatherapy and healing modalities began in 1990. After studying with a variety of teachers, she went on to receive a Diploma in Aromatherapy, with Honors, from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, and she became a Registered Aromatherapist in 2003.
After teaching her first community class at a local gardening shop, Linda realized how much she loved to share her knowledge of essential oil use. She taught in clinics, community centers, and herb stores before becoming Head of the Aromatherapy Department at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She also expanded her holistic health practice by becoming a Certified Swiss Reflex Therapist with Shirley Price in England and a Certified Ingham Reflexologist of the International Institute of Reflexology in Florida.
Linda’s Bachelors in Communications fuels her inspiration to write aromatherapy course material and articles. She co-authored the Beginner’s Course with Nyssa Hanger of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and was co-editor of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy. A weekly blog keeps her busy, too.
When Linda’s not teaching about essential oils or working with clients she’s in her kitchen making vegan baked treats, at the dining table making jewelry, on a chair with a cat and a book, or in her office creating new blends.