The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy was incorporated in April 1999 and over 1,500 students have successfully worked through our programs under the ongoing expert guidance of Beverley Hawkins, a true professional with many years of hands on experience. Essential oils can be used in many different ways and for many different purposes from the esoteric through to the medical and everything in between. Our courses are aimed at providing a good solid grounding in the use of essential oils within this broad framework, allowing our graduates to use them with confidence and understanding.

Aromatherapy correspondence courses are our specialty, we will help you acquire the knowledge you require to effectively use essential oils through our well researched and referenced course manuals, we are constantly updating these materials to ensure that we provide our students with the most up to date and current information available. We also provide ongoing support throughout the entire course. We are available to answer questions by phone, fax, mail or email. Students are also invited to join our e-mail groups. These are forums where one can interact not only with the school, but also with others who are taking the courses. If questions are asked on the group lists they are answered on the group so that everyone gets the benefit. This is the closest we can get to a classroom atmosphere without actually having to be in a classroom. One has the benefits of being able to study on their own time schedule at their own pace, while still having the support of others doing the same.