The Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy is located in Tampa, Florida, and was established in 1989 to provide quality information, education, and certification in the field of Aromatherapy. The Institute’s mission is to further the education standards in all aspects of Aromatherapy, by providing a comprehensive resource for the professional or layperson interested in this fast-growing holistic therapy.

The Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider for live classes as well as by the State of Florida Board of Massage, so all our classes and home study earn CEs.

At the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy we strive to help others develop a deeper understanding of essential oils and how they can be used to enhance personal and professional experiences. Our emphasis on safety and practicality sets our institution apart from other programs.

The Institute’s Director, Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, has worked with essential oils as a Natural Health care practitioner and licensed massage therapist for 35 years. Her fascination with this subject has led her to study and partner with the most knowledgeable people in the field of aromatic and medicinal plants, essential oil research, and herbology.