The training is designed in a way that will gently guide you through all the steps and processes to integrate and deepen the learning in your head and in your body. Upon completion of this course you will be able to succesfully guide forest therapy walks within the framework of ANFT's guide certification training.
The tuition for the six month core guide training program is $3350 USD.
The tuition for the four-day immersion is $495. Wait to pay until you are ready to register for a specific immersion. You will have two years from the completion of your core guide training to do the immersion. This price does not include lodging, meals nor transportation.
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.
Tuition figures are current as of March 1, 2022 and are subject to change.
Youmin is one of Southeast Asia's pioneer certified Forest Therapy Guides. She trained with Cohort 18 in 2017 and has since been offering the practice on a full-time basis. Currently based in Singapore, Youmin founded Xiu Nature Connections to offer forest therapy experiences with the intention to ignite the importance of deep restorative rest and deep connections for the wellbeing of stressed-out and disconnected city dwellers. In her practice, Youmin has partnered and worked with several organizations including designing and hosting of community nature programs for the National Parks Board of Singapore, wellness workshops for spas and resorts such as Museflower Retreat and Spa in Thailand, staff wellbeing events for companies such as GIC Singapore, wellbeing support programs for community groups such as Singapore Cancer Society, introductory workshops for related industries such as the Department of Tourism of Philippines etc. Her work has also been shared at various international conferences. On the invite from the National Parks Board Singapore, Youmin published an article on "Urban Forest Therapy". Youmin holds a degree of Master in Science in life sciences from the National University of Singapore, and a postgraduate diploma in education from the National Institute of Education Singapore.
There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask 'what if I fall?' Oh my darling 'what if you fly?' - Erin Hanson
Geeta es una Guía Certificada de Terapia de Bosque con sede en Portugal y la fundadora de la empresa Renature donde crea y facilita programas restaurativos que promueven el bienestar y la salud a través de Terapia Forestal, prácticas de conexión con la naturaleza, alimentación limpia y autocuidado. Trabaja en todo el mundo con diversas poblaciones que van desde el público en general, equipos corporativos senior y junior, escuelas, familias, poblaciones de salud mental e individuos que se recuperan de situaciones de estrés excesivo y depresión y ansiedad resultantes. Su pasión es devolver a los seres humanos a la naturaleza y apoyar la reconexión con la potencia restauradora del mundo natural. Está formada en Terapia de Bosque, Mindfulness Corporal y Descanso Consciente, Técnicas de Consejo y Meditación Activa, y en el campo de la Salud como Farmacéutica. Tiene una Maestría en Administración de Empresas y habla con fluidez portugués, inglés, español y francés.
Actualmente es la encargada del programa de extensiones de la ANFT