Animal PsychAromatica Online Certificate

This ‘Live’ online course prepares you to work professionally with animals and their people, using a complete, holistic animal wellness system, that includes essential oils, zoopharmacognosy and TCM.  It’s a learning adventure that will enrich your life, as well as the others you help along the way. Pay the €150 enrolment deposit now to hold your place.

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NExt Course Starts September 21 2024

APA Certificate

The APA certificate gives you a thorough grounding in animal wellness. Learn how to create a physical, emotional and spiritual environment that fosters well-being for all, with aromatic botanicals and TCM 

This in-depth course is offered through “Live” lessons with a small group of fellow students. APA online certificate course will prepare you to go out and work with people and their animals to create a healthy, happy life for all.

Subjects covered:

  1. All about essential oil for animals and self-selection
  2. Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 Element theory
  3. Meridian Balance Assessment
  4. Understanding stress and how it affects the body/mind
  5. Working effectively with clients to build a healthy lifestyle
  6. Your personal development as a healer
  7. How to work with vets and other professionals
  8. How to get started in  business (yes, you can get insurance)
  • Join the Association of Natural Animal Wellness Practitioners 

Course Description

The APA Certificate Online Intensive prepares you to work professionally with animals and their people and launch your animal wellness business. It teaches you safe use of essential oils, based on the science of zoopharmacognosy, as well as the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a truly holistic overview. We also cover the anatomy and physiology of stress, how it affects the animals that live with us, and how to reduce it through understanding a species’ natural needs. APA addresses every aspect of wellness to create true well-being for all creatures with nature’s guidance and a deep understanding of the power of healing intention. You will be learning with a supportive group of fellow students as Nayana shares her decades of experience through ‘live’ lessons, that inspire you to connect with plant medicine and our animal friends in a deep and meaningful way.

APA Principles

The APA system is founded on the understanding that all disease can be prevented if we take care of the early signs of stress in the body or mind. To reduce stress, we must create a healthy environment based on a a deep understanding of species’ natural needs and the specific needs of each individual.  APA teaches you how to use essential oils, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and focusses on what animals truly need to be healthy. It’s not just a healing modality but a way of life that will help you resolve common health and behaviour problems once and for all.

APA is for you if:

You will Learn

All About Aromatics

All about essential oils, hydrosols and herbal oils and how to use them safely with animals using the science and application of animal self-selection (zoopharmacognosy)

Holistic Health Care

The role of stress in animal well-being and how to reduce it by understanding the evolutionary needs of a species. And how to recognise wellness and dis-ease

Chinese Medicine

The basics of TCM and the 5 Element Theory for a truly holistic view of each animal’s individual needs and how to support their wellbeing. Includes how to do a meridian balance assessment

Working with People

How to advise animal guardians on the safe use of essential oils and how to create a lifestyle that provides the emotional and physical needs of all involved

Self Development

How to increase your own energetic awareness and self-management as a healer. How to trust your intuition and tune in to an animal energetically

Professional Skills

How to present yourself confidently, how to work with vets, how to create success, and set up your own animal wellness business

Course Details

The course is delivered through:

  • Live sessions to introduce the topics presented, answer all your questions, and learn from the teachers own experiences.
  • Recorded lessons with lots of visual learning
  • Written materials for leisurely review
  • Practical assignments, learn through doing

There are 12 lessons in total. The live sessions are 2.5 hours long and held every other week on a Saturday. They are recorded for your review afterwards. You must attend a minimum of 80% of live lessons to achieve your certificate, but we highly recommend you do all you can to make them all.

You will have interesting practical assignments to complete between live lessons to integrate your learning.

Total hours learning, including case studies: approx 250 hours

You also have access to a class forum for questions and interaction with fellow students and your teachers throughout the course,  in the Animal Wellness Lounge

After the live lessons are completed you will do 6 case studies. You will be personally mentored through each case, it is a hands on learning experience, not a test. You are encouraged to complete at least 1 case study a month on a variety of species. But you can also complete more quickly if you choose to and stick to only one species.

Live lesson dates for the course starting September 21 2024. 

Sep 21, Oct 5, 19, 26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7,  Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22 Mar 8

All live lessons for these dates will start at 4.30 pm UK time (check your time zone here)

For full lesson details and subsequent dates contact me

Your Investment

We are all about choices here, so have flexible payment options to suit all budgets. Pay your €150 deposit now, then pay

Option 1: 1 payment – €2,349

Option 2: 6 payments x €410

Option 3: 12 payments x €210

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PLUS 4 Extra Bonus Gifts worth €250 when you enrol:

  1. A starter kit of aromatic supplies,
  2. A PDF of Nayana’s book “Essential oils for Animals”, 
  3. 1 years access to the Aromatic Botanical Online library
  4. 1 month free access to the Animal Wellness Community at the end of the live lessons, with 15% off FOREVER, when you subscribe!
  5. Plus access to the Animal Wellness Lounge APA Group Forum

Further costs: Required reading

  • Wild health by Cindy Engel,
  • 4Paws, 5 Elements by Cindy Schwartz,
  • The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Essential Oils by E Joy Bowles,
  • Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Excited to Start?

The process is easy!


Click the Enrol Button

You will be taken to fill out the application form and choose the courses you want to enrol in, then pay your deposit of €150. Within 48 hours we will get back to confirm your place.


Choose your Payment Option

Once your place is confirmed we will confirm your payment options and set up future payments to start 2 weeks before the first live lessons.


Get ready to Learn!

7 days after receiving your deposit we will send out your starter kit of oils and a link to download a PDF of Nayana’s book so you can get started straight away.

It's Important to Me that you Succeed!

I love seeing people heading out to help animals with APA, so I will support you all the way. My goal is to prepare you to work confidently with animals and their people and make a difference in their lives. As well as my personal support, you will be part of the APA community and a member of the Association of Natural Animal Wellness Practitioners. We’ve got your back!

Katie Gwilt

The Kat Lady


“Nayana is a fantastic teacher, super supportive and patient. If you’re looking to enrich the lives of the animals in your life and those around you I cannot recommend working with Nayana highly enough.”

Luanda Guerra



“A really in depth course that has helped me understand animals better as well as how to use essential oils. Doing the case studies really gave me confidence to go out and work with people and their animals.”

Mateja Pozar


“Nayana is amazing teacher, I could listen to the class every day, love how much practical information we get, how she leads us through the course and to study actively. She is very supportive in our practical assignments and she helps us to dig deeper.”


Yes, you will be prepared to work professionally. However you will have to abide by any laws in your country of residence.

Yes, graduates in most countries can get insurance

An average of 2 hours a week, plus the 1 weekend a month with 2 x 3 hour Zoom sessions

No, we have students from many countries. You need a basic understanding of spoken and written English to benefit. But you can write your assignments in any language and the videos are all recorded so you can review many times

Yes. You need to have daily access to at least one animal in order to fulfill some of the assignments. And basic animal care knowledge.

You will have lifetime access to the course content. You must complete your case studies within 1 year of finishing the live lessons.

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Each Course Group has limited numbers for better learning. Sign up now to ensure your place

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