APA1,2,3 Online


(Pay the enrolment fee now, Full Investment: €3095/£2999/$3500)

The Ultimate Animal Wellness System Online-(APA 1,2 &3)Starts October 15th 2022. Learn “Live” with Nayana Morag and Neomi David.  This 18 month certificate course prepares you to work with animals and their people using Essential Oils, Zoopharmacognosy, and Traditional Chinese medicine, all based on a deep understanding of animals and what they need to be truly well in body, mind and soul. It’s life changing for you and all the animals that you will help. To enrol, fill out the form and pay the 150 deposit to hold your place.


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Course Description

The APA philosophy says most disease can be prevented if we take care of the early signs of stress in the body or mind. To reduce stress, we must understand what causes it, and create a healthy environment that nourishes an individual, body mind and soul. Our tools are self-selection of aromatics, Chinese medicine and species-appropriate management.

Level 1 and 2 teach you: 

  • Essential oils and other plant medicine for animals;
  • The art and science of self-selection (zoopharmacognosy);
  • Animal Ethology and natural management, including nutrition;
  • Physical and Energetic understanding of an animal’s body, mind and soul, and how you can help them live a healthy, stress-free lifestyle;
  • How to work with clients and vets, and professional conduct.

Level 3 -AcuAromatics takes you deeply into Traditional Chinese Medicine and health philosophy,  teaching you how to use 5 Element acupoints and aromatics for animal wellness.

The course will prepare you to be a confident, successful animal wellness professional. You will be learning with a supportive group of fellow students as Nayana and Neomi share their decades of experience through ‘live’ lessons that inspire you to connect with plant medicine and our animal friends in a deep and meaningful way, and help them live healthy, happy lives.

This Course is for You

If you would like to help animals be healthy and happy, this course will prepare you to work as an animal wellness professional. You will be working with animals and showing their people how to use aromatic botanicals and acupressure to create a healthy, stress-free life.  If you are already walking the path of animal healer, Animal PsychAromatica integrates beautifully with any animal health or behaviour skills you already have. Next course starts October 15th 2022. Click on the “Course Details” tab above for all live meeting dates

Have Questions? Contact Us

You Will Learn

  • All about essential oils, hydrosols and herbal oils and how to use them safely with animals.
  • The science and application of animal self-selection (zoopharmacognosy)
  • The role of stress in animal well-being and how to reduce stress
  • Basic ethology of dogs, horses and cats
  • How to use Traditional Chinese medicine and 5 Element Theory to support animal wellness
  • How to recognise wellness and dis-ease through the Chinese Meridian system and acupoints
  • How to do a meridian balance assessment
  • How to advise animal guardians and help them create a healthy happy lifestyle for all
  • How to increase your own energetic awareness and self-management as a healer
  • Professional presentation, working with vets, how to create success, and setting up in business

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. Your chosen payment option will be set up and activated one month before the first live class. Payment to be received before the Live class begins.

 Option 1: 150 enrolment fee plus 1 single payment, by bank transfer only, €2945/£2850/USD$3350

 Option 2: 150 enrolment fee, plus 12 monthly payments by credit/debit card €259/£245/USD$290.

 Option 3: 150 enrolment fee plus 18 monthly payments by credit/debit card €175/£160/USD$199.

Custom option. We want to help you achieve your dreams, so let’s talk about your best solution

The price includes a starter kit of aromatic supplies, a free PDF of Nayana’s book, and access to the Animal Wellness Lounge APA Group

Further costs: Required reading

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

Fill out the enrolment form here to hold your place

Course Format

The course consists of 18 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 Nayana or Neomi David, our TCM teacher. 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 12 months, a total of 66 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. After the live lessons you will do 8 your case studies. Nayana mentors you 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.

Live lessons are 2.30-5.30 pm UK time

8 case studies, two open book quizzes, (on Anatomy and Physiology, and The Chemistry of Essential Oils), a 3,000 word essay on a condition of your choice, and payment must be completed before certificate is awarded.  500+ hours learning.

More Benefits


Upon completion of all your case studies you will receive a Certificate in Animal PsychAromatica from the Academy of Animal Wellness and Aromatics.

On Going Support

We will make sure you feel confident to go out and work with clients, and will support you all the way. We are part of your team.

Expert Teacher

Nayana has been teaching essential oils for animals since 2000. She is there to support your learning from start to finish.

Flexible Payments

Choose the payment plan that suits your budget. You can contact us to discuss other alternatives. If we can help you we will.

Essential Oils Included

The price of the course includes a starter kit of essential oils, hydrosols and herbal oils, and a PDF of Nayana’s book, a value of €175. 

Join Our Community

You will have access to the Animal Wellness Lounge APA Student Group, Share videos, ask me questions, and chat with each other.


Nayana is an 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. I also learned to trust my intuition
Mateja P
Organic farmer, Slovenia
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.
Animal Therapist, USA
Nayana is truly inspiring. Seeing and chatting with her and our small group each month makes learning so much ‘wider’ as we share our knowledge and experiences and support each other. A brilliant course!
Barbara M
Trust Technique Practitioner, UK

All dates refer to the Live sessions. They will start at 2.30 pm UK time. Each lesson has multiple parts, starting with a live session and with supplemental recorded videos, text to read, quizzes and practical assignments to complete and write up or record between the live sessions.

Lesson 1: 15th October 22 – Zoopharmacognosy and the Right to Choose

  • The science behind zoopharmacognosy, how and why it works
  • How to facilitate self-selection of healing plants for animals
  • How to recognise when an animal is self-medicating
  • Olfaction

Lesson 2: 16 October 22 – All About Aromatics, what they, when and how to use each one. Includes,

  • Essential oil
  • Hydrosol
  • Carrier and herbal oil
  • Herbs
  • Clays and powders

Lesson 3: 12th November 22 – The 5 Element Theory

The 5 Element theory is part of Chinese Medicine. It helps us understand the underlying imbalance that leads to symptom of disease. It also gives us an insight into any animal’s character, individual needs, and which remedies, diet and training will best suit them.

Lesson 4: 13th November 22 – Applied Zoopharmacognosy, Self-Selection in Action

Now you know the basic tools let’s learn how to use them. You will learn a simple system so you can choose a range of aromatics best suited to your animal’s problem and then offer for him to select. You will learn how to recognise the basic responses of different species and how to offer the botanicals safely.

You will work together to build a shortlist for one of your animals and practice offering at home.

Lesson 5: 1oth December 22 – Anatomy, Physiology and the Energy Body

It is important for healing work to have an understanding of how multi-cellular beings are formed and function. This lesson takes you from a single cell, through the complex mammalian systems and on into the energetic bio-field

Lesson 6: 11th December 22 – Stress and its Significance in Animal Wellness

Stress is the major cause of all illness and behaviour problems. Reducing stress is a basic tenet of the APA system. In this lesson you will learn about the physiological affects of stress, and recognise the stresses of a domestic environment. Then, we discuss the natural needs of a species and how to apply this to reduce stress.

Nutrition – A major stress

Like our modern diet, most animals live on food which is not well suited to them. We will learn how best to feed herbivores and carnivores. We will also include the Chinese ‘feed for health’ system, and see how to feed each element.

Recorded Supplemental Lesson: Making Potions

Recorded videos, showing how to make gels and clays for topical applications

Lesson 7: 21st January 23 – TCM Basics

TCM basics, covering the underlying principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its relevance to health and wellbeing.

Lesson 8: 22nd January 23– TCM Meridians

TCM meridians what they are, where they can be found and how you can use them in the APA system.

Supplemental recorded lesson: How to use a pendulum for dowsing

Lesson 9: 18th February 23 – The Meridian Balance Assessment

The meridian balance assessment allows you to understand the root of any problem and select the best aromatics to offer the animal to help him/her rebalance. You can also check which nutrition is good or not good. This is a core tool in the APA system, based on TCM, Kinesiology and dowsing. It allows you to connect directly with an animal on a physical, mental, energetic level.

Lesson 10: 19th February 23 – Meridian Balance Assessment Part 2

  • Further exploration of the Meridian Balance Assessment and how to apply it. In this lesson you will pair up and start to work with each others animals, this counts as your first case study.
  • How to write a client report

Lesson 11: 18th March 23 – Working with People

In order to have a successful outcome with a client you must communicate clearly how to offer the oils, how to recognise responses and give positive encouragement to the animal’s guardian. In this lesson you will learn what to say, what not to say and how to present yourself confidently to a client

Lesson 12: 19th March 23 – The APA Professional, everything you need to know get started in the “world”, we want to make sure you succeed.

  • Professional conduct
  • Working with vets
  • The art of self promotion
  • Confident presentation


Practice Makes Perfect, Case studies…..

This is where you go out and work with clients. The case studies are not a test, they are continued practical studies, everything you learn is valid. Each case study is supervised by Nayana and you can discuss and collaborate at any time. We will also have group calls as requested by students in this period.

Before receiving your certificate you need to complete

8 case studies, submitted one at a time. Fully mentored.

1 x 3,000 word Essay on the a condition as seen through the eyes of APA

Two quizzes:

Anatomy and physiology, text provided

And the chemistry of essential oils and herbs, based on Joy Bowle’s book

All the information you will need for this will be provided.

Required reading:

Wild Health Cindy Engel,

The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Essential oils, Joy E Bowles,

Essential Oils For Animals, Nayana Morag (PDF included in course price.)

4 Paws 5 Elements C. Schwartz

For more suggested reading see Books

Level 3

Lesson details

6 Live hours and supplemental reading and videos are dedicated to each element. Each Element has a dedicated weekend, Saturday/Sunday 3 hours live Zoom each day

Each of the lessons will cover the following, as specific to the each element:

  • The internal organs of the element
  • Organ function
  • Interaction with the coupled organ
  • Interaction with the 4 elements and organs
  • Yin/yang aspect and interaction of the organs
  • The eight principals of the element
  • The vital substances – Qi, blood, body fluids, essence Emotional aspects
  • Ethereal aspects
  • The imbalances and sicknesses – how does the element get out of balance and how it affects the interaction of the other elements, veterinary point of view

Lesson 1 : The Earth element – Spleen/stomach

Lesson 2 : The Fire element – Heart/Small Intestine & Heart Protector/Triple Warmer

Lesson 3 : The Metal element – lung/large intestine

Lesson 4 : The Water element – Kidney/bladder

Lesson 5 : The Wood element – Gallbladder/liver

Lesson 6 : The meridians and acupoints

  • What are meridians
  • Where are the meridians located in the body and what is the anatomical information we are getting
  • How can we diagnose according to points and meridians
  • 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

You will need to complete one animal case study per element.

Level 3 – Recommended reading, The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Giovanni Maciocia

Further Recommended (not required) Reading List:

Feeding Dogs, Conor Brady

Between Heaven and Earth: A guide to chinese medicine by Harriet Beinfield

Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Gabriel Mojay

A modern Horse Herbal, Hilary Page Self

Herbs for Pets, Mary L Wuff, Greg L. Tilford

  • English is not my first language is that a problem? You need to understand conversational English and have some reading skills. But we have multi-national student base, with a great range of languages and you can submit assignments in the language of your choice. If you are concerned, talk to Nayana.
  • What’s the difference between this course and the “on demand” version? The basic content is all the same. This version has the added advantage of direct interaction with Nayana and other students. Which works best for you depends mostly on your time commitments and how you prefer to learn. The online course helps you keep focussed and moving forward. The “on demand” version offers more flexibility.
  • Can I pay the full amount in one payment?  Yes, you can pay in full by bank transfer in Euros only. It is €1,999. Contact Nayana to make arrangements.
  • Can I stretch payments over a longer time period? We are happy to work with you to find a solution that fits, but you won’t receive your certificate until all payments are made.
  • I have already enrolled in APA1, can I get a discount? Probably, but it depends on how much of APA1 you have already completed and if there is space on the course. Contact Nayana.
  • Can I get insurance to work professionally with this course? Yes, depending on your country of residence.
  • I only want to work with cats/dogs/horses/guinea pigs, is this course still relevant? Yes, it’s quite normal for students to have a species specific interest. What you learn on the course applies to all breeds, but if you have a specific interest this will be taken into consideration.
  • Why are GBP and Euro prices the same? Because it costs us more to process the pounds post Brexit. You can always choose to pay us in Euro by switching the currency at checkout.