Colleen Thompson, RA
Founder, Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies
Colleen Thompson, RA — Biography
Registered Aromatherapist (RA®) | Essential Oil Therapist (EOT®) Professional Aromatherapist (AIA) | Master Formulator | Certified Reflexologist | Diploma in Adult Education
Colleen Thompson has worked in the field of Aromatherapy since 1995 and has been a Registered Aromatherapist since 1997. She incorporated her business, Essence of Thyme Ltd. in 1995, and over the course of 12 years owned three aromatherapy stores and a holistic spa.
In 2012, she completed the development of her Aromatherapy Certification Program which is offered through Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies. Since 2012 hundreds of students from around the world have enrolled in the course. This program has been approved by the CAOA, NHPC, NAHA, and AIA.
In January 2019, Colleen was pleased to welcome fellow aromatherapist and colleague, Dr. Kelly Ablard, into her business Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies as a full partner.
Colleen sits on the Canadian Alliance Of Aromatherapy (CAOA) as President and on the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Board of Directors (AIA) as a Director. She is also a member of the AIA Education Committee.