Animal PsychAromatica Foundations


APA Foundations is an on-demand, self-paced course that teaches an holistic animal wellness system based on self-selection of essential oils, 5 Element theory and animal ethology. It is for you to use with animals in your care, or integrate with other healing skills.  It is all the material in the previous 3 courses and 4 case studies.



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This Course is for You

Are you an animal professional looking to integrate essential oils to your work? Or an animal guardian serious about caring for your animals naturally? Animal PsychAromatica is a truly holistic animal wellness system that aims to reduce stress and increase health using essential oils, TCM, and animal ethology. APA Foundations combines the courses Animal Aromatics, 5 Element Theory, and Stress for Wellbeing. Each course can be taken separately if you want to spread the cost, or buy here in one bundle and save. Use alongside any skills you already have, for instance: Animal trainers, Barn/kennel managers, Animal rescue and refuge workers, vets or vet nurses/ technicians, physiotherapist, massage therapist, Bowen therapist, Reiki practitioner or healers.

Or, if you want to move towards professional certification sign up the APA Certificate Course Online Intensive

You Will Learn

  • Profiles of 50 essential oils/absolutes, 10 carrier oils and 15 hydrolats
  • How to use aromatics for health and behaviour using the principles of animal self-selection (zoopharmacognosy).
  • How to use 5 Element Theory to understand the root of dis-ease and aromatic energetics
  • How to make natural gels, clays and lotions for everyday animal care and first aid.
  • Physiology of stress, how it affects body and mind and simple steps to reduce it in a domestic environment
  • Natural animal behavior

Course Format

APA FOundations consists of 3 separate courses and a total of 16 lessons. Each lesson includes written text, video presentations, practical assignments and an open book quiz, to help you integrate your learning. Each lesson is approximately 4 hours work and we suggest completing a minimum of 1 lesson a month, but this is flexible. To receive your certificate of completion you will also complete 4 case studies to demonstrate you have understood the subject and to make sure you feel confident using the system. You have 1 year to complete the course. But we’re not too strict about this.

This online course allows you to study any time, any place. Access to each lesson opens as you complete the previous one, allowing you to set your own pace. Nayana is your personal mentor, available to answer your questions via email and tutor you personally, your learning is important to her. You will need to have a selection of essential oils, we will give you a list of recommended suppliers if you do not already have some.

More Benefits


On completion of the course and case studies you will receive a certificate of competence that states you have undertaken 100 hours of study.

Free e-Book download

Download free ebook, with the course lessons and materia aromatica when you enrol. Make notes as you go along and have the information close to hand.

Discount on Starter-Kit

We have put together a kit of essential oils, carrier oils and hydrosols so you can be sure you are starting out with high quality aromatics at a very special price.


Each lesson includes a short quiz to help integrate learning. You can repeat the quiz as many times as you like.

Varied Learning

Read texts, watch video tutorials that show you clearly how to use the essential oils safely, then do practical assignments

Expert Teacher

Nayana has been teaching   people about essential oils for animals since 2000. She is always available to answer any questions you have.


Learn how to make 100% natural lotions and potions and formulate effective recipes for daily care and 1st aid, such as bug repellent or wound gel.


I really enjoyed APA Level 1, the amount of knowledge I gained far exceeded my expectations. Once I proceeded from theory to practice, I had many questions and Nayana supported me every step of the way. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in an holistic approach to animal health
Doris Harren
I had such a fabulous time with Nayana and her team (humans and animals) learning APA Level 1. Nayana has a truly natural and relaxed manner of teaching, the passion for the subject and living it everyday with her animals is evident everywhere. Thank you so much!!!
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!
Katrin Schumacher

Additional information


Pay in Full, 6 Instalments