Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

The Global Leaders in
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Transforming Relationships
between People and
the More-than-Human World

Upcoming Forest Therapy Guide Trainings

2021 Trainings

Your Certified Forest Therapy Training Includes

  • 14 or more Live & Interactive Online sessions
  • Access to Online Learning Management system (LMS) loaded with quality content in the forms of text, audios, and videos to fit different learning styles
  • 14 or more Live & Interactive Online sessions
  • Over 20 short videos on different topics, recorded by the most experienced worldwide trainers.  
  • A variety of experiential assignments to integrate and embody the content
  • A detailed Manual for becoming a Forest Therapy Guide
  • Articles and videos from certified forest therapyguides from all over the world.
  • Quizzes and Fun Facts for a highly engaging learning process
  • Access to research papers and studies regarding natureand forest therapy
  • Access to an actively growing community of guides.

What some of our students are saying

"This has been a wonderful experience so far. The practices and framework seem to penetrate into all parts of life, not just within the forest walk container, offering a healing and grounded way of experiencing being human." —Kathleen

"I don’t know that there are words to articulate the feelingsI have about this course. Would I recommend it? Hell YES! To anyone, anywhere,anytime! whether you plan on guiding walks or just to deepen your ownrelationship to nature. It has been unbelievable! I have had a deep spiritualpractice for over 15 years and yet the guidance and practices in this coursehave opened up a whole new world for me. I can’t sing the praises enough forthe course, the way it’s presented, and the trainers themselves. It’s aboutexperiencing the material as opposed to memorizing and regurgitating theinformation. Truly transformational! Thank you ANFT!" —Jammie

"It's a great combination of reading, videos, assignments, Zoom meetings and walks. I also really appreciate the group/chorort that is formed as it feels very supportive to be able to share with others who in the same stage of learning. Having 3 different instructors, each bringing their own experiences, perspectives and thoughts to the training is also really valuable." —Jacquie

"The ANFT curriculum is very well thought out and comes from a strong lineage of wisdom. The online mode of training moves at a seamless pace and allows time to digest and integrate the material presented. The majority of the learning occurs outside, in the student's own watershed. While the practice incorporates the best aspects of Shinrin Yoku, it goes beyond it in a way that touches the human soul, and facilitates personal discovery and an authentic relationship with who we are as nature, which is so needed for the healing of our planet." —Brandee

"This course has opened my heart to the more than human world and increased my sense of belonging here and now. I have fallen in love with Earth—more than appreciating it, I love it as kin." —Michelle


Recent Trainings, Immersions and Events

Dusky Dolphin
April 17, 2021
2021 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training
Wind Poppy
March 27, 2021
2021 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training
Piping Plover
March 25, 2021
2021 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training
Grizzly Bear
March 7, 2021
2021 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training
Golden Eagle
January 23, 2021
2021 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training
Silver Birch
January 9, 2021
2021 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training
Condor (Spanish/Español)
December 8, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Gingko
November 28, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Dawn Redwood
November 20, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Alpine Ibex
October 11, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Red Fox
October 9, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Meadow Pipit
September 25, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Red Dogwood
September 4, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Flying Squirrel
August 14, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
River Otter
July 24, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Pine Marten
July 10, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Kinnikinnick
July 3, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Red Maple
June 14, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Bee Balm
June 12, 2020
2020 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training
Australia - Spring US/Fall AU 2020
March 9, 2020
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Govinda Valley Retreat
Costa Rica - Spring 2020
March 6, 2020
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat
Northern Midwest Guide Gathering
February 22, 2020
Gathering of Guides
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
January 19, 2020
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden
New Year Call with Amos
January 5, 2020
Presentation
Partners in Community Forestry
November 20, 2019
Presentation
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
November 15, 2019
Presentation
Eataly & Madison Square Park Conservancy
Gathering of Guides in New York City
November 14, 2019
Gathering of Guides
Obican Flatiron
Way of the Guide in California
November 3, 2019
Immersion
Dancing Deer
SHIFT Festival
October 16, 2019
Presentation
Snow King Resort
Georgia - Cohort 48
October 10, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Farmhouse Inn Georgia
California - Cohort 47
October 4, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Community of the Great Commission
Houses of the Heart - Rocky Mountains 2019
September 17, 2019
Immersion
YMCA of the Rockies Colorado
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
September 16, 2019
Book Signing
The Bookworm
Colorado - Cohort 46
September 8, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge
Forest Therapy & Peace Making
September 8, 2019
Daylong Workshop
University of Peace
New Hampshire - Cohort 45
September 3, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Bethel Farm
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
August 28, 2019
Book Signing
Morton Arboretum, Chicago
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
August 27, 2019
Gathering of Guides
Private Residence
France - Cohort 44
August 25, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Gardoussel Retreat, France
Council of Waters & Trees Hollyhock 2019
July 17, 2019
Immersion
Hollyhock Retreat Cortes Island BC
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference & Congress
July 11, 2019
Annual Conference
Sonoma State University
British Columbia - Cohort 43
June 27, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Quantum Leaps Lodge
United Kingdom - Cohort 42
June 24, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Dartington Hall UK
New Hampshire - Cohort 41 (Full)
June 15, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Bethel Farm
Summer Gathering of Guides in Germany
June 15, 2019
Gathering of Guides
Mountain Retreat Center Germany
Mountain Forest Therapy Immersion and Way of the Guide
June 11, 2019
Immersion
Mountain Retreat Center Germany
Slovenia - Cohort 40
June 2, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Kamp Koren
Council of Waters & Trees at River Dart, England
May 26, 2019
Immersion
River Dart Country Park UK
Norway - Cohort 39
May 25, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Dharma Mountain
Way of the Circle in New Hampshire
May 17, 2019
Immersion
Bethel Farm
Minnesota - Cohort 38
May 4, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Shire in the Woods
British Columbia - Cohort 37
April 28, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 36 (Full)
April 26, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre
Way of the Circle Northern California
April 13, 2019
Immersion
UCCR Applegate Jesuit Retreat Center
California - Cohort 35
March 28, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Dancing Deer
Spring Gathering of Guides in Georgia
March 22, 2019
Gathering of Guides
Farmhouse Inn Georgia
Council of Waters & Trees at Farmhouse Inn Georgia
March 18, 2019
Immersion
Farmhouse Inn Georgia
Maryland - Cohort 34
March 13, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Zigbone Farm Retreat
Introduction to Forest Bathing at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
January 22, 2019
Daylong Workshop
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
Costa Rica - Cohort 33
January 13, 2019
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Vida Mountain Resort & Spa
Way of the Guide & Houses of the Heart: A day-long exploration
November 17, 2018
Immersion
Althea Spiritual Center
Gathering of Guides in Massachusetts
November 10, 2018
Gathering of Guides Georgia
Council of Waters & Trees
October 7, 2018
Immersion
YMCA of the Rockies Colorado
California - Cohort 31
October 5, 2018
Forest Therapy Guide Training
San Damiano Retreat, California
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 23
May 9, 2018
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre
Florida - Cohort 20
March 24, 2018
Forest Therapy Guide Training
The Griffin Ranch Florida
Costa Rica - Cohort 19
January 15, 2018
Forest Therapy Guide Training
Vida Mountain Eco Resort
Liminality & the Active Imagination in Forest Therapy
July 9, 2017
La Fageda Parc Natural
Upcoming Forest Therapy Guide Trainings