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Date(s) - Sep 22 - Sep 25
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Laughing Heart Lodge
289 NW HIghway US 25/70
Hot Springs NC 28743


Esthetic Learning Retreat: 5 Fundamental Esthetic Disciplines | Sold Out

The Esthetic Learning Retreat: Aroma-Reflex, Reflexology, Connective Tissue, Relaxation and Breath! To Register or learn more visit

  • 6 Online Theory Sessions: (1-2 hour weekly sessions via ZOOM); August 12th (6pm-7pm), Aug 19th (4p-6p), Aug 26th: (4p-6p), September 2nd (4-6:30p), Sept 9th (4-6p), Sept 16th (4-6p).  Eastern Standard Time
  • Hands-on Workshop: Sept 22-25, 2019

This Esthetic Retreat draws on ASTECC’s Esthetician fundamental curriculum and is complemented by meditative, relaxation and centering breath work.

This 5-day Health & Beauty Retreat coupled with 6 pre-retreat online lectures provide detailed instruction in the regenerative disciplines of Aroma-Reflex, Reflexology, Connective Tissue and the contemplative arts of breath and meditation.

Led by ASTECC teachers Anne Bramham and Leah Carver, The Retreat examines the many aspects of a mindful and successful practice; intention, purpose and value, while developing the practical and therapeutic skills that naturally elevate services into highly personalized, holistic expressions of health and beauty.



A rebalancing technique corresponding to the anatomy and physiology of organ function, Reflexology is effective in identifying and addressing areas of congestion. Practical instruction emphasizes thumb & finger placement, techniques and structured protocols specific to esthetic practice.


An all natural, anti-aging ‘face lifting’ technique, this remarkable rejuvenating therapy firms, tones and balances the tissue while enhancing collagen synthesis and inducing deep, regenerative relaxation.


This aromatic inspired touch therapy explores the skin’s reflex action with face and body mapping while identifying the telltale signs of tissue distress which may compromise the integrity and vitality of skin. Employing facial drainage techniques, essential oils serve as a rejuvenating medium for treatment and re-balancing.


Meditative relaxation and centering breath work to complement the above disciplines.


Tuition: $1,700
Early bird ends May 1, 2019 (Must be paid in full)

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Hold your spot with a $300 non refundable deposit. Or to make other payment arrangements, contact us at 561-628-9793 or email us at To learn more about ASTECC we invite you to visit