Instructors

About Your Aromatherapy Instructors

Joy Musacchio and Cynthia Brownley are renowned healers and teachers who call Sedona home. They founded Stillpoint: Living in Balance, Stillpoint Studies, and Stillpoint Aromatics — respected resources in the massage and aromatherapy communities. As highly-trained, Clinically Certified Aromatherapists, Joy and Cynthia offer aromatherapy consultations and teach educational Aromatherapy workshops throughout the year.

What makes them different? Decades of teaching experience and training, a profound connection to the energetic properties of essential oils and plants, and a genuine love for sharing the wonders of Aromatherapy with students from around the world.

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Certifications and Training

  • Masters Degree in Education
  • National Certification and License in Massage Therapy and Bodywork
  • Clinically Certified in Aromatherapy
  • Certification in Reflexology
  • Certification in LaStone Therapy
  • ASIS Training in Hydrotherapy
  • Trained Clairvoyant
  • Trained in Energy Work

Cynthia Brownley

MS, LMT, CCA, RA

Cynthia is proud to be an educator for the past 28 years.  She taught elementary school in New York and worked extensively to help train other teachers through Columbia University Teacher’s College.  While living in Florida, she journeyed back to New York for seven years of Energetic and Mystery school training.  After moving to Sedona, Arizona, she attended Massage School becoming a Board Certified Massage Therapist.

In 2005, she co-founded Stillpoint…Living in Balance, Inc. a Therapeutic Massage and Energetic Balancing practice providing sacred space that allows healing, growth and wholeness to occur through bodywork and energetic balancing.  She sees clients and many sessions incorporate her expertise in energy medicine and essential oils.

Cynthia has been working with essential oils for over 20 years and after over 400 hours of formal training; she has attained the title of Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner.  Her experience and work with teaching children has led to a natural progression as an Aromatherapy educator and speaker. In 2012 Stillpoint Studies earned its accreditation with both the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA).  Stillpoint Studies mission statement is Aromatherapy Education you can trust.  Cynthia and Joy have been teaching together for over 20 years, and bring their combined knowledge and authenticity of education and essential oils to every class they teach.  They offer both Aromatherapy Certification Programs and weekend workshops highlighting both the chemistry and the energetics of essential oils.  The are offering their own Mystery School training teaching techniques for living life in a balanced way.  Joy and Cynthia have just created an advanced aromatherapy certification program entitled the Aroma Mastery Program which is a 180 hour professional level aromatherapy program like no other, as well as a teacher training workshop for aromatherapisits.

In 2010, Cynthia co-founded Stillpoint Aromatics, Inc. importing over 200 organic and wild harvested essential oils, hydrosols, and resins from distillers worldwide.  All of the essential oils at Stillpoint Aromatics are GC/MS tested for their chemical composition, but of equal importance is the energetic and vibrational component.  Cynthia and Joy hand pour each essential oil with conscious intention for the individual when an order is received.   

Joy Musacchio

MS, LMT, CCA, RA

Joy’s first passion is teaching.  With a Master’s degree in education she has been teaching for the past 28 years.  Joy taught fifth grade in New York for 10 years. During that time, she acted a turnkey teacher and liaison to Columbia University Teacher’s College to help train the teachers in her district in the Teaching of Writing.

After leaving teaching, Joy moved to Florida where she ran a successful tutoring business helping students from Kindergarten to college.  It was during this time that she received formal Energetic and Mystery school training.  For 7 years, she traveled back to New York for 6 months of the year to study with her spiritual teacher.   Upon moving to Sedona, Joy enrolled in the massage and hydrotherapy program at the Arizona School of Integrative Studies.  After graduating, she co- founded Stillpoint…Living in Balance, Therapeutic Massage and Energetic Balancing practice.  Joy is a board certified licensed massage therapist and incorporates her expertise in energy medicine and clinical aromatherapy into many of her sessions.

Joy’s love and passion for essential oils began over 20 years ago.  It is this love that lead her to co found Stillpoint Aromatics where she imports over 200 certified organic, wild harvested and unsprayed essential oils, hydrosols, and resins from small distillers world wide.  She and Cynthia search the globe to find the purest and highest vibratory oils available. They hand pour each bottle with conscious intention upon receiving an order.

After many years of self-study and over 400 hours of formal training, all has come full circle.  Joy is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner and is once again teaching, writing, and lecturing.  She co founded Stillpoint Studies… School of Essential Oils and Energetics with long time co teacher and business partner, Cynthia Brownley. Stillpoint Studies is an accredited school with both the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). Stillpoint offers Aromatherapy Certification Programs and weekend workshops highlighting both the chemistry and the energetics of essential oils.  All courses are co-taught by Joy and Cynthia, thus bringing two points of view and two different life experiences to every class.

Their latest offering is the Stillpoint Mystery School training.  This retreat focuses on energetic techniques for living life in a balanced way.  Joy and Cynthia have just created an advanced aromatherapy certification program entitled the Aroma Mastery Program which is a 180 hour professional level aromatherapy program like no other, as well as a teacher training workshop for aromatherapisits.

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Certifications and Training

  • Masters Degree in Education
  • National Certification and License in Massage Therapy and Bodywork
  • Clinically Certified in Aromatherapy
  • Certification in Reflexology
  • Certification in LaStone Therapy
  • Trained in Craniosacral Therapy
  • Trained in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
  • Trained Clairvoyant
  • Trained in Energy Work