Our Founder


AVIANA'S Nancy Schmitt

Nancy is creator of AVIANA Essential Oil Products and Life Touch by AVIANA therapy created to support individuals in every age and stage of wellness, including cancer. She's a remarkable teacher and seasoned entrepreneur who possesses a distinct natural awareness, incomparable spirit and genuineness for those she serves.

She remains a diligent student with untiring curiosity and sought out experiential and theoretical training opportunities at some of the most prestigious medical schools and educational centers in the country. In addition to Nancy’s management studies, her extensive health and wellness education includes training with well-respected international healers, scientists, and leaders in Mind-Body, Energy, and Native American Medicine as well as work with leading authorities in the fields of Aromatherapy, Mindfulness, Intuition, Intention, Massage, Meditation and more.

"To touch can be to give life" said Michelangelo. At AVIANA we agree. Touch body, mind, spirit with AVIANA's therapeutic-grade essential oil to receive the highest quality products. That's the AVIANA assurance.

aviana founder - nancy schmitt sitting next to a pond

“Nancy is a woman of incredible vision imbued with a quiet strength, and indomitable courage. Be assured that she has made a beautiful and lasting difference in my life as well as the lives of many others. I am forever grateful that she was on my path as a wise mentor, gifted healer and loving friend. I wish her continued blessings as she enriches the lives of others and stands as role model for all of us who seek to live our dreams.”


With a personal cancer experience and a passionate interest in enhancing quality of life for all persons, Nancy left her executive management position to advance her career in wellness in 1995. Described as a pioneer by colleagues and friends, and following her diagnoses with breast cancer, she began to focus her work on serving persons living with cancer, pain and extreme stress.

Nancy is a well-seasoned massage therapist, energy worker and Life Touch by AVIANA practitioner who sold her spa to focus on her essential oils and teach her personal modality to wellness practitioners, spas and health care professionals throughout the country.

In retirement, Nancy continues to produce her pure essential oil line.

"Nancy Schmitt brings much more than skill to the healing art of touch. She is a calming presence who emanates peace and speaks with the authority of wisdom. She is a gifted, wise and wonderful woman, uniquely talented and qualified more than anyone I could imagine to train in oncologic touch. I recommend her with great enthusiasm." Donna Testa, M.D.


“Words cannot express the profound impact that the last three days in training have been for me. I walked away feeling personally empowered both spiritually and emotionally; something I haven’t felt for much too long. What a gift you have given me! What radiates from you tickles my soul; thank you.” 


“My mind became empty and a sense of calm came over me. I felt rejuvenated and fully alive as if the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.” 


“As an employee, I have seen countless persons come and go through our doors seeking relief for pain and hurt in their lives and go in peace, with relief. I have seen people truly healed here. Nancy has a genuine desire to help anyone and everyone who comes through her doors.”

Rox Ann

“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny–he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally–you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you”.


“Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled— to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world.”

Mary Oliver

“Nancy, I thoroughly enjoyed your instruction. Your stories and experiences are invaluable to me. I’ve learned more than I expected and the course touched me more than I had imagined. You’ve been blessed with a gift and I appreciate your desire to share! Thank you!” - 


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AVIANA was stirred by my personal experience with cancer and established by melding my endless curiosity and intense study with an innate desire to make a positive difference in another’s life.
- Nancy