//Animal PsychAromatica Level 1 Certificate

Animal PsychAromatica Level 1 Certificate

Animal PsychAromatica (APA) is a truly holistic animal wellness system, developed by Nayana Morag. APA uses aromatics and natural management to de-stress and improve health for all animals. Our tools include:

  • Essential oils, hydrosols, and herbal oils (aromatics)
  • Applied zoopharmacognosy
  • 5 element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Stress reduction through natural management and environmental enhancement
  • An understanding of animal behaviour

APA is easy to understand, enjoyable to use and has profound results. You can use APA with any animal, from guinea pigs to elephants (honestly, we have the case studies to prove it!).

This course is for you if,

This course is for you if you want to learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively to keep your animals healthy and are serious about caring for animals holistically. The system you will learn here is easy to integrate with any skills you already have, for instance if you are:

  • Animal trainer
  • Barn/kennel manager
  • Animal rescue and refuge workers
  • A vet or vet nurse/ technician,
  • A physiotherapist, massage therapist, Bowen therapist etc
  • Reiki practitioner or healer
  • Or if you are looking for a career in holistic animal care (this is the first step to the Certificate in Animal PsychAromatica, see more here)

You will learn

  • Profiles of 50 essential oils/absolutes, 10 carrier oils and 15 hydrolats and how to use them for animal well-being, using the principles of animal self-selection (zoopharmacognosy).
  • How to use 5 element theory to understand psychological and nutritional needs of an animal, choose essential oils and recognise patterns of disease
  • Physiology of stress, how it affects body and mind and simple steps to reduce it in a domestic environment
  • Natural animal behavior

Course format

The course includes, reading and watching videos, as well as completing practical assignments to help you integrate your learning. Nayana is your personal mentor, available to answer your questions via email and tutor you personally, your learning is important to her.

Study at your own pace, but we suggest completing a minimum of 1 lesson a month. Each lesson is approximately 5 hours work. You have 1 year to complete the course.

NEW! APA 1 and 2 now also offered at Nayana’s home in Portugal. Study with Nayana personally and enjoy the relaxing vibe of her farm, starts 14th September 2017, contact her for full info

More Benefits!

The course includes a FREE e-copy of Nayana’s book, yours to download on payment. You also get a serious discount on the Essential Animals Starter kit. Learn more here, Starter kit details

Text book and supplies

There are two text books for this course, Essential Oils for Animals (yours as a free e-book in lesson 1) and Wild Health, by Cindy Engel, available here.


To receive a certificate you also need to complete 4 animal case studies. To learn more about the certification process APA certificate syllabus


Essential Oils for Animals – An Introduction (free course)

Some knowledge of animal care and a desire to keep animals happy and healthy, naturally.

For more info contact us, we are happy to answer any questions you may have or





  1. Doris Harren July 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed APA Level 1 and the amount of knowledge I gained far exceeded my expectations. During the course, once I proceeded from theory to practice, I had many questions and Nayana supported me every step of the way. With her help I was able to manage my dog’s acute episode of IBS, successfully treat an ear infection, and make a topical gel for a horse suffering from arthritis. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in an holistic approach to animal health.”

  2. Liz Mahony September 2, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Nayana,
    At some stage I thought I’d already signed up to your newsletter! If possible, I’d love to be on your list to receive it.
    Hope you are well.
    Best wishes,

    • Nayana Morag September 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Liz, you are on it now. I am woefully infrequent with it 🙂

  3. Nayana Morag September 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Here’s a review from Sara, who came to the APA1 in Portugal 2017:
    I had such a fabulous time with Nayana and her team (humans and animals) learning APA Level 1. I learnt things about myself and the setting of Over The Edge farm meant I had time to think and reflect. it was so peaceful and relaxing that its very hard to describe in a few words what an overall experience Nayana is providing here! …that’s not even embarking on the knowledge, information and teaching in the classroom. 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. It is embedded in the whole way of life at Over the Edge Farm and I was gutted to return home! (to noise, concrete and people!!). Thank you Nayana and your team for allowing me to spend time with you and your family …not forgetting the food (I was in veggie heaven!, thank you for the recipes I tried the cauliflower the other day- didn’t taste as good as yours mind!)…I will be back x Sara x

  4. Bridget November 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Hello Nayana..I hope this message finds you well.

    I am currently practicing as an Holistic Aromatherapist and I am often asked if I am able to help animals also. I am very interested in naturally caring for animals with my essential oils and as such would like to kindly know if I need to complete all modules of your Level 1 Certification Course. Thank you.

    Peace..Love..Light and many blessings…Bridget.

    • Nayana Morag November 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Hi Bridget, you would need to do the whole of Level 1 and if you have no other experience with animal healing, then level 2 as well. Level 1 would be enough if you are well versed in natural animal care and just want to include it with services you already offer. The first module of the Level 1 course may include subjects you have already covered, but a. it’s always good to review learning 😉 and b. there are several essential oils that I use frequently with animals that you may not be familiar with. It also covers holistic care of animals and how to reduce stress for them. Level 2 includes how to work professionally with clients, essential oils and meridians, and deeply understand self selection responses. Please let me know if you have more questions. Love Nayana

  5. Leila.Stephani August 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Nayana. I just finished the quiz for lesson 1 in the 5E class and got taken to this link for the APA Level 1 Certificate Link. Here is the actual link: https://www.essentialanimals.com/courses/animal-psycharomatica-level-1-certificate/
    This seems like it might be another glitch in the progamminng of the 5E class.
    I will await your response on my written quiz question. Thanks.

  6. Nayana Morag August 23, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Now that is a wierd one! I will check it out now.

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