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IEN El Vergel, Course Program 2015-2016

IEN El Vergel, Course Program 2015-2016

The training school in El Vergel, the Institute of Natural Studies (IEN El Vergel), is already working hard on the new 2015-2016 courses starting in September and October. Naturopathy, herbalism, natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and holistic kinesology are just some of the training courses offered by a school at the forefront of holistic teaching linked to natural health methods.

The history of IEN El Vergel began more than five years ago with the aim of covering the need for professionalization and specialization in the natural health sector. Throughout this time it has become a reference centre in the centre of the capital (calle mayor, 58, piso 3º1) thanks to its holistic and horizontal training and a young and dynamic teaching team who are experts in each subject. The success of IEN is due to its commitment to practical teaching that integrates different therapeutic methods and transmits a deep respect for people, nature and traditional methods of different cultures.

Vocation for the student

The most important thing for the IEN teaching team, led by Fernando Aparicio, are its students. Their evolution and needs throughout the training and learning process are carefully monitored. After the completion of the courses, people who have passed all the practices are qualified to start practicing natural therapies and receive a diploma accredited by the Spanish Professional Association of Naturopathy and Biotherapy -APENB-. For this academic year 2015-2016, the IEN presents a very interesting and varied program that we will detail in this article.



For another season, the Naturopathy program is organized, backed by the peace of mind of seeing more students trained at the school grow as therapists. The IEN offers a 3-year professional training that includes the basics of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiopathology and Dietetics as well as a holistic approach to the human being through subjects such as Phytotherapy, Kinesiology, Psychology, Reflexology, Bach Flowers, Chinese Medicine…an investigation that integrates the naturist philosophy and that bets on a practical training and an autonomous student who discovers his potential in his daily life by providing him with the tools to practice Naturopathy. At the end of the three years a diploma is awarded, accredited by the APENB, which allows the student to practice as a therapist within Spain without any problem.

Presentation of the course: 15th September at 18:00 at the IEN headquarters. You will be able to get to know the school and the teachers, as well as resolve any doubts you may have.

Starting dates: Tuesday 6th October.

Timetable and days: Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Duration: 256 teaching hours (9 months approximately)


It is one of the most popular courses. It is a very practical course in which different training techniques are applied so that the students leave knowing how to prepare natural products, the correct knowledge about food, its preparation and the most important diets, as well as the fascinating study of medicinal plants and their link to health. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate accredited by APENB.

Start date for the weekday course: Monday 19th October.

Timetable and day: Monday, from 17 to 21 hours.

Duration: 120 hours (approximately 8 months).

Start date weekends: Saturday 14th November.

Timetable and day: the course is given on Saturdays in intensive session, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. Classes will be held on alternate Saturdays, two Saturdays per month there will be classes and two others will be free.

Natural Cosmetics

If you want to learn how to make your own natural, beautifying and harmonising cosmetics without toxic agents, this is your course. You will study the nature of the ingredients that can be used such as oils, butter, flowers, roots, fruits, pimples, stones, Bach flowers, stone crystals…, as well as different elaboration methods. Students take home every day the recipes made in class. At the end of the course they will get a certificate of Natural Cosmetics.

Start date: Friday 16th October.

Timetable and day: Friday from 17 to 19 hours.

Duration: 28 hours (7 classes of 4 hours).

Holistic Kinesiology

With this course, students will learn how to study and analyze their patients in a global (holistic) way by finding the primary causes behind the symptoms. This course of Holistic Kinesiology is divided into 30% theory and 70% practice, which implies practice from the first class. During the class the study of the subject to be treated is alternated with the realization of its practice until the correct learning, as well as the realization of the practices of the previous subjects.

Start date: Thursday 8th October.

Timetable and day: Thursday, from 17 to 21 hours.

Duration: 124 hours.

Master’s Degree in Aromatology and Aromatherapy

This master is based on the theoretical and practical study of the discipline of Aromatherapy according to NAHA and IFPA criteria, international organizations of which the School of Classical and Contemporary Aromatherapy has obtained accreditation. It consists of a structure of five pillars of knowledge which in turn are complemented by other modules that extend and give theoretical, practical and epistemological coherence to the training programme. It is aimed at professionals and students in the various disciplines of health study (medicine, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, massage and manual techniques, kinesiology…), as well as people interested in natural medicine and bioenergy and holistic healing. This course is certified by the School of Classical and Contemporary Aromatherapy, APTN-COFENAT and NAHA.

Start date: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October.

Timetable and days: Saturday, from 10 to 14 and from 16 to 20 hours. Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Duration: from October 2015 to July 2017.

Macrobiotics Fundamentals and Self-Management Course

This macrobiotics course is organized to assimilate in a comprehensive and didactic way the bioenergetic foundations of Macrobiotic science and art from a modern point of view.

Start date: Saturday, November 7th.

Timetable: alternate Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Duration: 88 hours.

Postgraduate course in Vision and Holistic-Psychosomatic Methodology

This course is aimed at health professionals who wish to learn how to integrate and relate the different aspects that link the function of the organism, the psyche and the human being itself. Professionals who are in search of a healing at an integral level and a development of the person and its conscience, applied either to patients or to themselves.

Start date: Sunday, October 25.

Hours and days: one Sunday a month, from 9 am to 2 pm.

Duration: 50 hours.

Food as a medicine

We are what we eat, of that there is no doubt. Each food has certain properties and there are some that by their characteristics prevent diseases or help to treat them. Bearing in mind that most medicines come from plants, it is not surprising that there are foods with very beneficial properties.

Start date: Saturday 23 January 2016

Timetable and day: two Saturdays a month, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Duration: 72 hours.


Introduction to Holistic Kinesiology Workshop

This 12-hour workshop offers a practical and theoretical approach to Holistic Kinesiology. You will learn to handle techniques, in a simple and enjoyable way, to enrich your personal repertoire for your personal challenges and those of your loved ones.

Date: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Timetable: Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Duration: 12 hours.

Lifting with Acupuncture Workshop

During the course you will learn everything about this technique, from its history to its application protocol, as well as other aspects of facial beauty according to Chinese medicine: massage, phytotherapy, acupressure or nutrition. The course includes real practice so that you can perform at least one full face lift with acupuncture during the course.

Date: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.

Time: Saturday, from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm. Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Duration: 12 hours.

Seminar The Intestinal Barrier as part of the Immune System

This seminar on nutritional medicine, orthomolecular therapy and psychoneuroimmunology is aimed at professionals who work in the promotion and maintenance of health from a comprehensive, scientific and humane perspective. It is a course directly applicable to their daily habits and in their private practice.

Date: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October.

Timetable: Saturday, from 10 to 14 and from 16 to 20 hours. Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Duration: 12 hours.

If you want to know more about the courses and workshops of IEN El Vergel, do not hesitate to contact the school by phone: 91 169 48 79 or write an email to: info@ienelvergel.com

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