APA Advanced Diploma

This advanced level course takes you deep into the Chinese philosophy, combining meridians, acupoints and aromatics. Neomi David, L,Ac Animal Acupuncturist goes into each element in all its layers, and demonstrates how the emotions, soul and meridians affect your animals’ wellbeing, and how to return them to balance with acupoints and aromatics.  Your investment €1475/£1245/$1575

Next Course starts May 13th 2023

Course Description

When I ask an animal are you in your element, what do I really mean? 5 Element Chinese medicine theory is the way to understand the deeper meaning of feeling in your element. In this course you will learn each element in all its layers: Soul, emotions, organ functions, meridians and acupoints. We will explore how each looks in balance and out of balance and how you can support a healthy balance with aromatics, nutrition and understanding the energetic influences at play. And how to use acupoints and aromatics to rebalance everything. We still work in total respect of an animal’s right to choose and guide his own healing and you will learn how to sensitively read and facilitate this through the meridians directly, using touch and essential oils.

Your Teacher - Neomi David

Neomi has been practicing and teaching animal acupuncture for 17 years and is also trained in Animal PsychAromatica. Her depth of knowledge and passion for the subject is inspiring

You will Learn

TCM Philosophy

Understanding the underlying principles of this ancient healing system. The history and development of a holistic viewpoint and its relevance to healing today. How to use the insights it gives us for animals.

The Vital substances

Understand the role of all the different physical and energetic principles, Qi, blood, body fluids, essence and the importance of the Emotions

The internal organs

How the organs are viewed in TCM, how they relate to the elements and what their role is in supporting health. How to recognise when they are out of balance

The 5 emotions

What are the 5 emotions? What is their function in the support of health. How to recognise the emotion behind an illness and how to rebalance it with the support of aromatics.


What the meridians are and how they work. The specific function of all 12 meridians, plus 2 extraordinary meridians, where they run in the body and how that enables us to read the body to recognise imbalances.

Aromatics and Acupoints

5 Element acupoint locations, how they work and affect the body. How can we work with the meridians and points using aromatics .We will learn about the 12 primary meridians and 2 extra meridians

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Course Details

The course consists of 6 lessons, each one with several sub-lessons, or topics that include further reading, and videos to watch between live lessons.

There are 12 x 3 hour live “Zoom” lessons with Neomi David. These are recorded for you to watch later, or if you have scheduling conflicts (although we strongly advise you do all you can to make it ‘live’).

The meetings will be held on a Saturday and Sunday, one weekend a month for 6 months, a total of 36 live teaching hours.

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

You always have access to a class forum for questions and interaction with fellow students and your teachers throughout the course, and a private group in the Animal Wellness Lounge for all APA Online Certificate students and graduates.

To receive your diploma you will complete 5 mentored case studies.

Live lesson dates:

Lesson 1: 13th May 23

Lesson 2: 14th May 23

Lesson 3: 10th June 23

Lesson 4: 11th June 23

Lesson 5: 8th July 23

Lesson 6: 9th July 23

Lesson 7: 9th September 23

Lesson 8: 10th September 23

Lesson 9: 7th October 23

Lesson 10: 8th October 23

Lesson 11: 4th November 23

Lesson 12: 5th November 23

Your Investment

We are all about choices here, so have flexible payment options to suit all budgets. To enrol, you will pay a €/£/$150 non-refundable sign up fee today. At checkout you will be asked to select your preferred payment option. It will be set up and activated one month before the first live class. Payment to be received before the Live class begins.

Option 1: Pay in full by bank transfer only and save, €1,225 / £1,095 / $1,325 Plus 150 deposit

Option 2: Pay the full price in 6 monthly payments by credit/debit card €220 / £185 / $239,  plus 150 deposit

Option 3: 150 deposit plus 12 monthly payments by credit/debit card €120 / £105 / $130

Optional reading list:

Between Heaven and Earth, Efrem Korngold and Harriet Beinfeld

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The process is easy!


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You will be taken to check out to fill out the application form and choose the courses you want to enrol in, then pay your deposit of €150. We will get right back to you with confirmation of your place and payment details.


Choose your Payment Option

On the application form you will choose your preferred payment plan and course(s). Once your place is confirmed we will set up future payments to start one month before the first live lessons


Get ready to Learn!

Once we receive your deposit we will send out your starter kit of oils and a PDF of Nayana’s book so you can start to familiarise yourself with the material and you’re on your way!

A Word from Nayana

It's Important to Me that you Succeed!

I will prepare you to work confidently with animals and their people and make a difference in their lives. You will be part of the APA community and a member of the Association of Natural Animal Wellness Practitioners, so always supported.

Nayana Morag with her one-eyed kitten

Emily McAteer

MVB LFHom Homeopathic Vet, Ireland


“I found the animal communication course enjoyable and helpful. I will and have gone forward with a different and new approach to animals in my daily activities as a vet, listening to them and exploring a whole new level of access to their needs, feelings and emotions.”

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.”

Katrin Schumacher


“This course is really packed with deep knowledge about animals and how to take care of them naturally! Eye opening for some parts. There was always great support via email, if help was needed. Thank you so much for sharing this with the world!”

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Animal PsychAromatica

APA certificate is the first step on the APA learning pathway and qualifies to you work professionally and a prerequisite for enrolment in advanced courses.

Advanced Diploma

For graduates and students of APA Certificate Course. Take your skills to the next level with the advanced diploma courses. Take one at a time, or take both to earn your Advanced Diploma. Buy APA certificate and Advanced courses together and save €/£/$100 on each course

Energetics & Communication

Learn how to work directly with the animals to support healing for their human, working with flower essences. Build confidence in your intuitive sense and heart centered animal communication.