2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training

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Jouvence Lodge in Winter

Enrollment Open

A remarkable journey into the heart of the forest; an encounter with the heart of humanity
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to become a Certified Forest Therapy Guide.

About the Venue:

In this training, you will learn:

  • The Standard Sequence of Guided Forest Therapy Walks
  • Professional standards and competencies: what a Forest Therapy Guide should know and be able to do
  • The pedagogy and fundamentals of nature connection
  • Nature and forest therapy research and effects on health care and well-being
  • Our framework for the Way of the Guide, wisdom on the inner aspects of the art gained through decades of experience
  • The leadership skills and style of the Guide archetype
  • Creating space for others to find their own authentic nature connection
  • Accelerating connection to deep mindfulness and bodyfulness through simple sensory invitations
  • What makes a good setting for forest therapy
  • How to facilitate restorative human connection through storytelling and witnessing
  • Our theoretical framework of deep nature connection through embodiment, liminality, reciprocity and relationship
  • Sequencing forest therapy invitations for maximum impact and benefit
  • Expressive arts activities for forest therapy
  • Somatic techniques for embodied awareness
  • Our aim is simple: to train competent guides. However, many participants report that this training profoundly affects many aspects of their lives.

When you begin your journey, you will take a core training course that lasts six months. Your cohort of up to 30 trainees will be people who live in the same or a nearby time zone.This geographic and time zone way of gathering as a group makes it convenient to connect with your trainers and each other via remote technologies like Zoom.

Once your cohort has had its online first meeting with your training team, you will return every two weeks for a live webinar. These meetings are lively learning experiences led by our expert trainers. There are 16 of these meetings in the course. They are recorded and made available privately for your cohort only.

The course consists of 15 modules. Additionally, to thecalls, each trainee will get individual access to a user friendly learningplatform, where the content is presented in various forms to satisfy thedifferent learning styles. Students will work through the content with the helpof videos, texts, audios, a manual and a variety of activities and assignmentsto get a more hands on experience of the content.

If you wish, you will also be added to the Forest Therapy Facebook Group, a private group for ANFT trained guides from throughout the world. This group is a remarkable and very active resource for exchanging information and supporting ongoing learning. ANFT certified guides can now be found in 55 countries. These local guides are a resource for trainees to experience being guided. You can harvest a lot of practical wisdom from them. They love to help new trainees!

You will also have access to a growing library of ANFT training materials such as videos. To further support your learning, you will be invited to join a “pod” of three to five others in your cohort. Many pods develop interesting and fun ways to deepen their learning process. Often lifetime friendships grow.To the extent possible, we will try to organize pods based on your proximity to each other; this will maximize your ability to meet in person and explore forest trails and forest therapy methods together.

When you complete the core six-month training you will be an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide. This certification is valid for two years, or until you complete a four-day intensive. This must be completed sometime within two years after you complete the six month core training course. This will move your certification from provisional to permanent status. Intensives are organized by local trainers. Dates and locations will be set as the time for the intensive draws near. We’ll be looking at the weather and other factors when we choose dates. It is quite likely that you will meet trainees from other cohorts at your immersion. This will help to give you a sense of the community of guides that has grown and is active throughout the world.

Matrícula / Tuition

The tuition for the six month core guide training program is $2845 USD. If you wish you can split this into six monthly payments of $475 USD. Our policy is that the full amount must be paid before you are certified.

The tuition for the four-day intensive is $389. Wait to pay until you are ready to complete the intensive. You will have two years from the completion of your core guide training to do the intensive.

Other costs include payment for Wilderness First Aid training, which is required for Certification, and is provided by third parties. Prices range from $100 to $300. Lodging or camping fees and food for the four-day intensive are the responsibility of the trainee.

Tuition figures are current as of most recent update on May 26 2020 and are subject to change.

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Who should attend

Formadores / Trainers


Vicky Kyan es la primera guía, mentora y formadora certificada por la ANFT en el hemisferio sur. Es una firme defensora de la práctica de la Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza y de la promoción de capacitaciones en el Pacífico Sur. Ella se inspira en gran medida en los ecosistemas locales de playas, costas y estuarios del océano, donde ha sido pionera en este trabajo desde su Capacitación de Guías con la ANFT en el norte de California en mayo de 2015. Vicky opera un pequeño retiro de vacaciones en casas de familia, donde ofrece 'Wellbeing Wanders' experiencias guiadas de Terapia de Bosque. Cuando no está viajando, utiliza su hogar en las islas del Pacífico como base para asesorar a los guías en prácticas de la ANFT y para construir una red con contactos de conexión con la naturaleza tanto a nivel nacional como en todo el mundo. También es miembro activo del equipo de formación internacional de ANFT y viaja a cursos de formación en todo el mundo.

La profunda conexión de Amanda con la naturaleza la ha apoyado a través de los muchos desafíos de la vida, incluidas múltiples transiciones profesionales y enfermedades críticas. Se sintió llamada a estar al servicio de la tierra en el 2006, pero le tomó muchos años y un camino sinuoso antes de encontrar la Terapia de Bosque, una práctica que resonaba profundamente con su llamado. Habiéndose formado como parte del Cohorte 18, Amanda ha sido una Guía Certificada de Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza por laANFT desde 2017, cuando fundó Shinrin-Yoku Hong Kong, a través de la cual ha ofrecido más de 200 terapias de bosque y experiencias de conexión con la naturaleza, en persona y en línea para apoyar a los urbanitas ocupados a vivir viajes llenos de vida de regreso a casa a través de la reconexión con la naturaleza. Amanda está particularmente llamada a apoyar a las personas en transición y a las que enfrentan estrés crónico, y colabora extensamente con el sector empresarial, organizaciones ambientales y de conservación, el sector de servicios sociales e instituciones educativas. Amanda se siente honrada de ser mentora de guías en formación y la primera formadora de ANFT con sede en Asia. También es coach profesional certificada por la Federación Internacional de Coaches para la Transformación y practicante de yoga, mindfulness y taichi desde hace mucho tiempo.