The New York Institute of Aromatherapy cultivates more than a new set of skills. From the moment you enter our school, you begin a relationship with plants, oils and aroma-based healing that you’ll love for the rest of your life. Studying here, you’ll learn the vital science and incredible craftsmanship of aromatherapy intimately. It’s a deep, meaningful, wonderful bond that excites your spirit and your mind, and opens up new possibilities in your life.
As the only school for in-person aromatherapy certification in the region, we offer an experience you won’t find anywhere else—sensory, hands-on, lively and intensely interactive. You’ll not only gain professional skills, but workshop them. You’ll learn with, and from, the other students around you. You’ll get to see, smell, and touch the amazing power of plants. And because we make it fun, you’ll love being a part of it.
“Amy always talks about her teachers as giants; I feel she’s a bit of a giant herself. It’s how she lives, it’s who she is.“
—Marian Campagna, Teacher
Plants have taught us so much. We wanted to pass it on.
NYIOA is absolutely unique among aromatherapy schools: having a physical presence means we can engage you in every way you learn: by seeing, listening, touching and practicing in the real world. But we come from a singular place, too, the vision of a woman whose experience, energy and passion for plants is incredible—and infectious. When Amy Galper founded the school in 2013, she was already a certified aromatherapist, organic-beauty consultant and holistic-living advocate with her own award-winning line of conscious beauty products. It was a natural instinct for her to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with others—to open the kinds of doors for them her own teachers had opened for her.
Today, her vision is in full force: NYIOA draws students from around the globe; attracts world-renowned aromatherapists, scientists and artists as guest speakers and teachers; and partners with the acclaimed School For Aromatic Studies. We’re one of the few schools to be certified by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), one of only two recognized industry authorities. And we’ve happily welcomed more than 1200 students into our school.
Looking for Online courses?
At the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, we believe there is no substitute for learning on-site at our school and experiencing a vast range of essential oils firsthand. However, if you are unable to get to our in-person classes, we recommend you visit our affiliates at The School for Aromatic Studies.