Essence Circles . Group offerings by Ruth Toledo Altschuler

  • Open Circles

    Free Monthly Community Gatherings for a Group Attunement focused on one Plant Archetype

  • Deepening Circles

    Training and Professional Development Programs for in depth studies in FE Therapy

  • Mentoring Circles

    Small Group for Intensive Mentoring, supporting your Flower Essence Therapy Practice

The School for Flower Essence Studies

  • Collaborative Co-Creation

    Conferences, Courses, Programs in collaborative partnership with other Teachers

  • Mission

    A Plant Centric School, dedicated to elevating Flower Essence Therapy to its Highest Potential

  • A Library of Knowledge

    Developing a Library of Knowledge through a collection of In Depth Studies in the Flower Essence Field

Visit The School for Flower Essence Studies website

Ruth Toledo Altschuler is co-founder and active collaborator in this project that involves the Development of Flower Essence Therapy

Essence Mentoring: in depth work for Individuals

One to One work with Ruth Toledo Altschuler. Flower Essence Therapy Consultations. Mentoring for Flower Essence Practitioners

Experience as a base for Service, helping the development of Flower Essence Therapy

Serving as an Educator and Mentor helping the evolution of our field of Flower Essence Therapy is something I do out of a spirit of Devotion and Inspiration. 

I have lived and breathed in-depth Flower Essence Therapy for three decades now, having gathered a unique combination of experience unparalleled in the field.

All the many years sponsoring and translating classes by the most important Mentors in the field of Flower Essence Therapy, has given me an intimate insight into their understanding and approach. All the while, when preparing my own classes, I am always committed to deepening my studies even further, to offer renewed perspectives.

Here are some highlights on my unique combination of experience:

  • Ongoing effective work with great numbers of clients over three decades
  • Multiple opportunities of learning directly and working alongside our contemporary researchers and founders
  • Educator in the field of Flower Essence Therapy for over three decades
  • Coordinator, producer and translator of courses offered by the most advanced teachers in the field
  • Entrepreneur with varied experience as owner of a company that produced many courses, distributed essences and nurtured community

More about my journey in the Bio page in my EssenceMentoring website.

Flower Essence Society Official Endorsement

Social proof: testimonials

“Taking the FES Practitioner Training course with Ruth was the highlight of my year. Her grounded, organized and efficient presentation of the logistical material, mixed with her unique, elegant, and organic explorations into the world of the FES and Bach flower essences really worked for me. Ruth’s clear and concise communication style and on-going presence has been deeply supportive and engaging during the course and also now as I continue my development as a Practitioner. This course with Ruth has truly set me on my own course in the best way possible.”

Amanda K. USA

“The FES practitioner program with Ruth Toledo-Altschuler was a life-changing opportunity. Since the impact on traveling due to the pandemic, I was thrilled that FES permitted Ruth to teach this course virtually. I was blown away by the materials provided throughout the program, and I connected intimately with the flowers through Ruth's photos and her one-of-a-kind teaching style. The lessons were transmissions to my soul. I'm on a path of personal soul healing through this practitioner program, and flower essence therapies are more important than ever to share with the world as we shift together. This course and its support during and after the program is preparation enough to do so! ”

Danielle Backers - USA

“Taking the FES Practitioner Training with Ruth Altschuler was a joy in every way. This training was such a deep dive into the plants themselves as, well as the plants as flower essences. You learn how to really see the plant itself and it's gesture, and the many levels of addressing our clients, in choosing the flower essences that go into selection of a formula. Ruth has a gentle and perceptive way of teaching. You also get to enjoy her amazing photography of the plants. I highly recommend taking this training with Ruth, it very comprehensive and you will learn a lot. ”

Evfa C. - USA

“Ruth Toledo Altschuler is a remarkable teacher and practitioner of Flower Essence Therapy. She’s also a professional photographer, a skill which she brings into her course work, helping people to see the beauty and signatures of flowers and their environments.
I feel lucky to have taken workshops and courses from her, learning about the benefits and energetic qualities of flowers and in which circumstances to use them. Ruth has a warm, compassionate way of interacting with students (some of whom are already professional Flower Essence Practitioners). She fosters a community spirit and dialogue among students within her courses. In my last course with her, she impressed on us how important our work is at this time on earth and that we are here to contribute in significant ways.
I treasure Ruth as a teacher with years of expertise and profound insight and wisdom. I highly recommend her Flower Essence workshops and courses! ”

Eloise DeLeon, Energy Healer, Flower Essence Practitioner
New York, USA

“The FES practitioner training program is a beautiful, exceedingly educational, easy to access via zoom, creating new friendships in the class, and fun. The professor Ruth Toledo Alschuler creates 90% of the flower photography, and is very knowledgeable and helpful. The course covers all aspects of flower essence therapy, including how to make flower essence combinations, the specifics of different botanical families of flowers, and much of the knowledge in between. The future practitioners are supported by orientation zoom meetings every six weeks by the professor. One gets to ask questions, get specific information about the papers needing to be written, and to connect with the other future practitioners on the zoom. Altogether, it was both an intuitive and a knowledge-based experience. I definitely recommend it for anyone who is thinking about becoming a flower essence practitioner. It is challenging work, but also highly practical and enjoyable.”

Joy Wolff - Professional Psychiatric Nurse, Reiki Practitioner, Florida, USA

“I consider Ruth the leader of Flower Essences. She is able to hold the energy of both Earth and Sky for the natural world. With a lifetime of commitment and experience, Ruth is able to create and interpret a language for both the flowers and practitioners to understand.
I am so grateful for any opportunity to learn from her personally or professionally. Ruth is gifted as a teacher, mentor and loving human being.
The Essence Mentoring Circles led by Ruth are empowering. She gracefully asks you to tap into your own unique essence and find your voice for the natural world. She advocates for each individual to find their super power and use it to co create with nature. This is truly what our world needs to thrive.
Thank you dear Ruth for allowing me to stand in the Circle of Life with confidence and reverence as I bloom.”

B. C. - Flower Essence Practitioner, Herbalist, USA

Social proof: testimonials

“Ruth is a dedicated, generous, and inspiring mentor, teacher, and facilitator. I was considering different flower essence practitioner trainings to fulfill my goal of starting a practice. After having a consultation with Ruth, I knew I had found the mentor I was looking for. She brings a wealth of experience into the training program that offers so much value. I found the organization and structure helpful to my learning. And I greatly appreciated Ruth’s encouraging presence and perhaps most of all her own personal connection to the flowers. She has continued to be supportive in fulfilling the certification requirements, above and beyond my expectations. I feel very fortunate to have participated in this training with Ruth and very prepared to move forward as a practitioner.”

Marsha Snider, MSW - USA

“The FES practitioner training program is a beautiful, exceedingly educational, easy to access via zoom, creating new friendships in the class, and fun. The professor Ruth Toledo Alschuler creates 90% of the flower photography, and is very knowledgeable and helpful. The course covers all aspects of flower essence therapy, including how to make flower essence combinations, the specifics of different botanical families of flowers, and much of the knowledge in between. The future practitioners are supported by orientation zoom meetings every six weeks by the professor. One gets to ask questions, get specific information about the papers needing to be written, and to connect with the other future practitioners on the zoom. Altogether, it was both an intuitive and a knowledge-based experience. I definitely recommend it for anyone who is thinking about becoming a flower essence practitioner. It is challenging work, but also highly practical and enjoyable.”

Joy Wolff - Professional Psychiatric Nurse, Reiki Practitioner, Florida, USA

“As a participant of Ruth’s online courses, even 23 years after taking my first FES California Flower Essences course also led by Ruth, I still feel the same enchantment with the flowers and their essences and experience the same freshness and inspiration coming from Ruth as a teacher.
Through these courses, my use of the flower essences is renewed, as the perspective and focus that Ruth brings are of great depth, while the media rich content shared through the internet provides a form of contact with the flowers that is incredibly strong.
This is a valuable experience: the images, the sound, the quality of the content, the depth of the proposed experiences, the delicacy in listening, everything is absolutely well placed, with great zeal and care.”

Isabela Bisconcini - Flower Essence Practitioner, Jungian Psychotherapist, Family Constellations Practitioner

“Ruth Toledo Altschuler is a remarkable teacher and practitioner of Flower Essence Therapy. She’s also a professional photographer, a skill which she brings into her course work, helping people to see the beauty and signatures of flowers and their environments.
I feel lucky to have taken workshops and courses from her, learning about the benefits and energetic qualities of flowers and in which circumstances to use them. Ruth has a warm, compassionate way of interacting with students (some of whom are already professional Flower Essence Practitioners). She fosters a community spirit and dialogue among students within her courses. In my last course with her, she impressed on us how important our work is at this time on earth and that we are here to contribute in significant ways.
I treasure Ruth as a teacher with years of expertise and profound insight and wisdom. I highly recommend her Flower Essence workshops and courses! ”

Eloise DeLeon, Energy Healer, Flower Essence Practitioner
New York, USA

“Taking the FES Practitioner Training course with Ruth was the highlight of my year. Her grounded, organized and efficient presentation of the logistical material, mixed with her unique, elegant, and organic explorations into the world of the FES and Bach flower essences really worked for me. Ruth’s clear and concise communication style and on-going presence has been deeply supportive and engaging during the course and also now as I continue my development as a Practitioner. This course with Ruth has truly set me on my own course in the best way possible.”

Amanda K. USA

“I consider Ruth the leader of Flower Essences. She is able to hold the energy of both Earth and Sky for the natural world. With a lifetime of commitment and experience, Ruth is able to create and interpret a language for both the flowers and practitioners to understand.
I am so grateful for any opportunity to learn from her personally or professionally. Ruth is gifted as a teacher, mentor and loving human being.
The Essence Mentoring Circles led by Ruth are empowering. She gracefully asks you to tap into your own unique essence and find your voice for the natural world. She advocates for each individual to find their super power and use it to co create with nature. This is truly what our world needs to thrive.
Thank you dear Ruth for allowing me to stand in the Circle of Life with confidence and reverence as I bloom.”

B. C. - Flower Essence Practitioner, Herbalist, USA

“The FES practitioner program with Ruth Toledo-Altschuler was a life-changing opportunity. Since the impact on traveling due to the pandemic, I was thrilled that FES permitted Ruth to teach this course virtually. I was blown away by the materials provided throughout the program, and I connected intimately with the flowers through Ruth's photos and her one-of-a-kind teaching style. The lessons were transmissions to my soul. I'm on a path of personal soul healing through this practitioner program, and flower essence therapies are more important than ever to share with the world as we shift together. This course and its support during and after the program is preparation enough to do so! ”

Danielle Backers - USA

“When I first met Ruth Toledo Altschuler in the early 1990s, Flower Essence Therapy was in its early stages in Brazil – and Ruth emerged as a pioneer in this field.
I had the joy and fortune to accompany and enjoy the work that was beautifully offered by her, initially through Essencias Florais, a company she cofounded that imported essences into Brazil.
This was a period of great dissemination of this therapy and Ruth, with her deep knowledge, brought this work forth through the distribution of essences, coupled with promoting courses, bringing foreign researchers and offering many lectures.
When it came to fulfilling the need for English-speaking translation, she stepped up to the task with great success, with her accurate and sensitive translation. Her profound knowledge of flower essences, her sensitivity and delicacy and her knowledge of the English language, made her the preferred translator for events on this modality.
Ruth is a reference in Brazil in all aspects of Flower Essence Therapy: she is a professional that combines competence, with a deep and sensitive perception of the human soul. I, in particular, have great affection and admiration for her, for all her dedication and delicate vision, which always leads us to want to get in touch with the most beautiful and deepest in ourselves.
I am very pleased to testify and bear witness to the importance of Ruth Toledo Altschuler for Flower Essence Therapy as a pioneer, recognized by all who practice this therapy in Brazil. ”

Lizete de Paula - Flower Essence Practitioner, Educator, Community Organizer - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Attending Ruth’s online programs, I reached a higher level of understanding flower essences. Her kindness, her wisdom, her soulful connection with plants, her rich knowledge of flower essences, her 30-year practice as a flower essence practitioner, her eloquent presentations, make her a unique, inspiring teacher.”

Markella Karamaouna Ph.D, Biologist and Flower Essence Practitioner

Social proof: testimonials

“As a participant of Ruth’s online courses, even 23 years after taking my first FES California Flower Essences course also led by Ruth, I still feel the same enchantment with the flowers and their essences and experience the same freshness and inspiration coming from Ruth as a teacher.
Through these courses, my use of the flower essences is renewed, as the perspective and focus that Ruth brings are of great depth, while the media rich content shared through the internet provides a form of contact with the flowers that is incredibly strong.
This is a valuable experience: the images, the sound, the quality of the content, the depth of the proposed experiences, the delicacy in listening, everything is absolutely well placed, with great zeal and care.”

Isabela Bisconcini - Flower Essence Practitioner, Jungian Psychotherapist, Family Constellations Practitioner

“I consider Ruth the leader of Flower Essences. She is able to hold the energy of both Earth and Sky for the natural world. With a lifetime of commitment and experience, Ruth is able to create and interpret a language for both the flowers and practitioners to understand.
I am so grateful for any opportunity to learn from her personally or professionally. Ruth is gifted as a teacher, mentor and loving human being.
The Essence Mentoring Circles led by Ruth are empowering. She gracefully asks you to tap into your own unique essence and find your voice for the natural world. She advocates for each individual to find their super power and use it to co create with nature. This is truly what our world needs to thrive.
Thank you dear Ruth for allowing me to stand in the Circle of Life with confidence and reverence as I bloom.”

Becki Cook - Flower Essence Practitioner, Herbalist, Educator, Montessori Teacher

“When I first met Ruth Toledo Altschuler in the early 1990s, Flower Essence Therapy was in its early stages in Brazil – and Ruth emerged as a pioneer in this field.
I had the joy and fortune to accompany and enjoy the work that was beautifully offered by her, initially through Essencias Florais, a company she cofounded that imported essences into Brazil.
This was a period of great dissemination of this therapy and Ruth, with her deep knowledge, brought this work forth through the distribution of essences, coupled with promoting courses, bringing foreign researchers and offering many lectures.
When it came to fulfilling the need for English-speaking translation, she stepped up to the task with great success, with her accurate and sensitive translation. Her profound knowledge of flower essences, her sensitivity and delicacy and her knowledge of the English language, made her the preferred translator for events on this modality.
Ruth is a reference in Brazil in all aspects of Flower Essence Therapy: she is a professional that combines competence, with a deep and sensitive perception of the human soul. I, in particular, have great affection and admiration for her, for all her dedication and delicate vision, which always leads us to want to get in touch with the most beautiful and deepest in ourselves.
I am very pleased to testify and bear witness to the importance of Ruth Toledo Altschuler for Flower Essence Therapy as a pioneer, recognized by all who practice this therapy in Brazil. ”

Lizete de Paula - Flower Essence Practitioner, Educator, Community Organizer - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil