Do you prefer to learn in-person? Surrounded by a community of students that you can share experiences and exchange ideas? Join us in New York City at our flagship location and get a direct hands-on experience smelling, blending and learning about the power of essential oils.


Cultivating a love and mastery of essential oils begins with a strong foundation in the art and science of aromatherapy. Choosing to become certified adds a greater sense of skill and legitimacy to your practice —whether professional, or strictly personal—and opens up the path to continue mastering aromatherapy in all its beauty and therapeutic potential.



Various Dates
A transformative learning experience, our Foundations program was created for anyone interested in a meaningful exploration of aromatherapy and essential oils. Estheticians, yoga teachers, health practitioners, beauty entrepreneurs, massage therapists, psychotherapists and more—all are welcome. The program is interactive, comprehensive and lively—a guided journey into an intricate, beautiful world.


If you are in the NYC area and want to get started using essential oils, but not sure where to begin, join us for our specially curated and fun hands-on classes, and experience using essentials and the how-to’s of product blending!

  • Free! Introduction to Essential Oils | In-Person

    Multiple Dates Available
    If you are in the NYC area and have always wanted to know more about essential oils and our exceptional programming, join us for a Free evening of aromatic bliss and learn about our one-of-a-kind courses like: Aromatherapy Certification and Botanical Beauty Formulation.
  • Build Your Aromatic First Aid Kit | In-Person

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
    Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. With warmer weather comes so many amazing summer activities. Between hiking, camping, wandering, traveling and just plain enjoying the sun and nature, we could all use an essential oil first aid kit on hand.
  • Cold Process Soap Making | In-Person

    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
    Handmade soap offers the benefit of natural skin-nourishing ingredients without the use of harsh synthetic chemicals. When combined with the beautiful aromas of essential oils and nourishing oils and butters, a bar of handmade soap will make your beauty ritual even more satisfying.
  • Plant Powered Beauty: Summer Routine

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
    Do you need to refresh your summer beauty routine? Are you looking to incorporate cleaner ingredients and more plant based products? Join Amy Galper, Co-Author of “Plant Powered Beauty” (and Co-Founder of the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies) as she shares her favorite beauty tips for summer, and shows how to create customized skin care products using only botanical ingredients that are perfect to help balance summer skin.
  • Distillates: The Water Of Aromatherapy | In-Person

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
    Aromatherapists use essential oils which are, by definition, obtained via water or steam distillation. Distilling aromatic plant material with water gives us two gifts: an essential oil and a distillate (hydrosol). Hydrosols are the forever changed and therapeutic waters obtained through the distillation process. You may have heard of and already use rose water or orange blossom water—these are distillates and have been used for centuries for their gentle therapy.
  • Connecting Energies: Aromatherapy and the Chakras | In-Person

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 9:30 am - 5:30 pm EST
    Good health is promoted when energy flows whereas stagnation promotes sluggishness and dis-ease. A core law of energy states: “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It transforms from one form to another.” This experiential workshop presents a way for you to choose essential oils to work with your chakras in order to promote movement and balance—one of the great paradoxes of aromatics.


Already certified? These online aromatherapy courses have been designed to deepen your knowledge of specific subjects related to essential oils and aromatherapy. Our Aromatic Medicine (L1) course is our landmark course offering training thru the lens of western herbal energetics, the 6 tissue states, physiology, and safety in the appplication of aromatic medicine.


Built on collaborative relationships with leading herbalists, healers, wellness practitioners and aromatherapists, our specialty programs are designed to focus on specific subjects that can expand your knowledge and use of essential oils and other plant-based ingredients. Whether you want to explore the plants’ energetics, create your own botanical body care product line, or weave the therapeutic properties of essential oils into your own personal and professional development, these courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed!

  • Sedona Retreat 2019

    May 19th - 23rd, 2019 Sedona, Arizona
    Join Amy Galper and Jade Shutes for a special distillation retreat in Sedona, Arizona. Let your mind, body, and spirit soar in the transfixing beauty of Sedona’s red rock formations, an area long known for natural healing and spiritual awakening. Learn how to create essential oils and hydrosols of the highest quality and standards using wild-crafted native and cultivated plants of the Southwest.
  • Aromatic Bundle Dyeing With Roses | In-Person

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Spring is in the air and it's time to smell the roses. Since ancient times, roses have been known for their healing qualities, especially for the heart. Join Emily Curtis for an immersive experience learning how to bundle dye, creating beautiful natural patterns on your favorite garments or fabrics. You will learn a tying and steaming technique used to produce beautiful textile creations.
  • Exploring Distillation: A Hands-on Experience | In-Person

    Sunday, June 30th, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
    Have you ever wondered how the distillation process works? Join Amy Anthony at this intimate workshop to participate in a distillation where the plant material will be sourced from Amy’s gardens but the actual distillation will done in the heart of the East Village at the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies!