Practitioner Training Program

Our online training program started the first week of October 2022.

Below is all the information about the program. Send us an email if you'd like to be notified about new classes. Level 1 will also become available as recording.

If you want to learn the important basics about selecting and using essences for yourself, Level 1 is for you. If you want to expand your knowledge and become a Flower Essence Practitioner, we are also offering Levels 2 and 3 in 2023After the completion of Levels 1, 2 and 3, you are eligible to complete the Flower Essence Practitioner Certification. Please read all information below before signing up.

Level 1: Learning to use Flower Essences (fall 2022)
This course will teach you how you can improve your well-being by using flower essences (scroll down for more info).
Four online, live, three-hour classes using Zoom. Each class will have time for mini breaks, a 15-minute break midway and Q&A.
Choose a group:
Tuesday group - October 4th, November 1st, November 29th, December 13th 2022.

Thursday group - October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st, December 15th 2022.
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Mountain time (=8:00 am Alaska; 9:00 am Pacific; 11:00 am Central; 12:00 pm Eastern; 5:00 pm UK; 6:00 pm Europe).
Scroll down for all info and to purchase your ticket.

Practical details

  • Prerequisite for Level 1: a curious mind! And, be present during the live online class. 
  • Level 2 'How to work as a Flower Essence Practitioner' is to be held in Spring 2023. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1. Investment: $250.
  • Level 3 'Deepening your Practitioner Skills' will be held in 2023. Investment $250. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Levels 1 and 2.
  • Both Level 2 and 3 will be in the same format as Level 1.
  • The training program provides time between each class and each level, so you will have time to study, use essences for yourself and process your experiences between classes.

Can't attend live? If you already know you can't attend the online meetings live, then please do not register for this class as we want to save room for students who can attend live. Please send us an email at if you'd like to work with edited recordings or when new classes/dates are coming up. 

Your questions are important! There will be time during each class for you to ask questions. If you have questions between classes, please email us. If your questions are relevant to the entire class, we will answer them at the beginning of the following class.

Investment Level 1: $250 ($275 after September 26th). Registration closes October 3rd.

For You: All our essence kits, Combination Formulas & Sprays will be offered to you at a 25% discount during the training. Practical details on how to get this discount will be explained in the first class.
We recommended that you purchase a flower kit to use at home so you can begin working with essences for yourself.

PLUS You will receive free lifetime access to our online repertory the LivingBook!

Optional: Flower Essence Practitioner Certification requires that you complete the entire training (all three levels, all twelve classes) AND a set of comprehensive homework assignments (including case studies). After we have approved your work, we will certify you as Flower Essence Practitioner and you will receive your certificate. The certification process is optional. The reading fee for certification is $125.

More in detail what you will learn:

Level 1 – Learning to use Flower Essences
Learn the basics of flower essence therapy and how you can use these empowering remedies to enhance your life-journey; 
Discover Alaska's beautiful and wild environment, and learn how its elemental energies contribute to the uniqueness of the essences;
Gain the confidence to choose and use essences for yourself, and learn how to make an effective essence blend; 
Acquire a clear understanding of the energetic differences between flower, gem and environmental essences;
Familiarize yourself with the mindful process of attuning to Nature and the Alaskan Essences;
Learn how essences can help you manage stress and life's many challenges;
Gain insights about yourself, including how emotional patterns and belief systems can restrict your access to joy and well-being: 
Learn about the Alaskan Essences that help balance emotions and thoughts so you can more easily find and maintain inner peace;
Discover the importance of feeling at home on the Earth and uncovering your life-purpose, and learn how essences help you align with your Inner Being and the Earth to support you in manifesting with more joy and ease.

>> Registration closed!


Level 2  – How to work as a Flower Essence Practitioner (Spring 2023)
Learn the basics of becoming a flower essence practitioner;
Become competent and confident in selecting essences for others;
Setting up a consultation and determine what works for you and your practice;
Understanding healing;
Discover how essences balance our vertical and horizontal alignment; where to start and which essences to use;
What to expect when taking essences: how to deal with a ‘healing crisis,’ and understanding that flower essence therapy is a journey and not a quick-fix;
Learn about the energetics of working with people and how to hold space for your client;
Holding a sustainable and healthy space for yourself;
Discover how your outside world mirrors your inside world, and how this insight combined with essences can empower you to make changes in your life;
Deepening your attunement with Nature;
Developing research skills (participate in the research of new essences);
Ethics for working with clients, the do’s and don’ts;

Level 3 – Deepening your practitioner skills (2023)
Deepening your skills as a flower essence practitioner through group discussion;
Working with trauma;
Other ways to use the essences to support you and your clients;
Space Clearing: using essences in a simple and thorough approach to clear and enhance your living and workspace; 
Working with animals (when to use essences and when to refer elsewhere), how animals mirror their people;
Consciously working with the Law of Attraction to get out of your way and manifest more easily what you want;
Build a practice that will sustain you and find your own unique way;
What your clients teach you, why you are both on a journey;
Deepening your research skills (participate in the research of new essences).

Homework and Certification
We will assign homework to provide you with the opportunity to acquire greater mastery over your essence work. The assignments will help you:

  • Deepen your knowledge about the essences;
  • Improve your skills and deepen your intuition when choosing essences for yourself and others;
  • Strengthen your ability to attune to nature, plants and the mineral kingdom; 
  • Heighten your learning and research skills for new essences;

We encourage you to use essences yourself and to document your experience. Some of it will be part of the certification requirement. 
You will also participate in our ongoing research for new essences. This will help develop your attunement and research skills. And, it will be fun!

Note: completing the certification process after the training is a personal choice, but it is a great opportunity to apply the knowledge you gained and to integrate it and make it your own. By successfully completing all of the requirements of our certification program you will firmly anchor a foundation for your work as a flower essence practitioner. The time and focus required to complete the program is considerable, but we feel that the benefits are worth the effort, as they will lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself, the Alaskan essences, and the process and potential of flower essence therapy.

Certain homework assignments will be part of the certification process. All assignments need to be completed and sent in within 12 months after Level 3 ended. (more details will be given during the training)

About the teacher ~ Judith Poelarends, M.Sc.
My roots are in the Netherlands where I was born and raised, and where I became an animal and nature lover. I trained and certified as a flower essence practitioner with Bram Zaalberg of Bloesem Remedies Nederland. The one-year class and additional certification process was a major turning point in my life. I learned so much about myself, including who I really am and what I am supposed to be doing here on this planet. Through Bram, I met Steve Johnson, the founder of Alaskan Essences. Steve and I eventually married, and during our life together I helped him facilitate practitioner trainings and other classes, and in the summers we made essences together in Alaska. I didn't know that I was being trained and prepared to continue his important life work. When Steve passed away in March 2017, I became the director of Alaskan Essences. 

I am inspired to bring the Alaskan Essences into the world and to teach about essences because I want to help others. I want others to know how easy it is to work with flower essences. I especially want others to experience the empowering and healing qualities of the essences in their lives. Essences helped me find the confidence to make major decisions in my life. They continue to support me on my life's journey, and they help me feel more comfortable and safe on this earth. I am excited to spread the word about the healing power of Nature and the way we can access this healing support by using flower essences.

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