Arrive - 9.45am
Depart - 4pm
Did you know there are over 200 verses in the Bible that mention the use of oils and fragrant incense? Did you know that the Levite priests were in charge of diagnosing and healing disease through prayer and anointing with oils? Did you know that essential oils may have been used by the apostles? Did you know essential oils can support wellness - physically and emotionally? Did you know you can use oils to help meditate and pray?
Be amazed by the scriptural meanings and the new insights about oils and what they can mean for us today. Essential oils are one of God’s amazing creations and gifts which He has given us. Delve into scripture and discover how they have been used in the Bible and how they can be used to provide for so many of our needs. Learn about some of the references in scripture and their spiritual significance. Find out about some of the properties of the Bible oils such as hyssop, cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, myrrh, spikenard (nard) Rose of Sharon, cinnamon (cassia) and sandalwood through prayer and meditation and massage (hands and feet).
A quiet prayerful day with massage and meditation. NB: Not suitable for people with respiratory conditions such as asthma or who are pregnant.
If you would like to make a weekend of it, there will be two Christian aromatherapists available to provide short (30 minute) treatments on Sunday. Stay for a relaxed evening, perhaps a treatment on Sunday morning followed by lunch before heading back into the fray! Contact us to discuss availability and costs for these extras.
Mary Sarah Eldridge is co-director of York School of Holistic Therapies, a clinical aromatherapist and physical therapist. She is a regular visitor and volunteer at Wydale and a member of St Michael le Belfrey, York.
Led by Mary Sarah Eldridge
Cost: £25 to include lunch and all refreshments