Forest Therapy Guide Training

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United Kingdom - Cohort 24

Jouvence Lodge in Winter

Weeklong Intensive: 19-27 May 2018 | Practicum Ends: 27 Nov 2018
Dartington Hall UK
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Devon, England

In the heart of the Devon countryside...

Who should attend
Schedule Overview

Dartington Hall is the largest medieval manor in western England. With over 800 acres of verdant forests, abundant wildlife, and clear rivers, it serves as a wonderful backdrop for Forest Therapy Guide training. The training will be held on the Dartington Estate and no commuting will be necessary unless you are staying off-site. There may be one day when the group travels to a nearby location.

About the Venue:

Dartington Hall UK

Dartington Hall is the largest medieval manor in western England. With over 800 acres of verdant forests, abundant wildlife, and clear rivers, it serves as a wonderful backdrop for Forest Therapy Guide training. The training will be held on the Dartington Estate and no commuting will be necessary unless you are staying off-site. There may be one day when the group travels to a nearby location.

Lodging

Private Student Accommodation:

Private, locking room with sink and access to shared bathrooms. Lodging includes breakfast only though other meals are available for purchase on site. Participants can book and pay directly through Dartington Hall. Reserved rooms for Perry (the private student accommodations) are £35 a night and include breakfast. Smoking is prohibited in accommodations. Towels and bedding will be provided. Check in on the first day will be at 2:00pm and check out on the last day will be at 10:00am. Participant s may store their bags in the meeting room on the final day after checking out.

There is also camping available. To inquire about camping,  contact Dartington Hall directly. At the campsites, there will be hot and cold water, toilets, and pay shower facilities available. Electricity (available on accessible pitches only) costs extra but is available as well.  

Reservations for rooms and camping can be made at reservations@dartingtonhall.com once you have confirmed your enrollment into the program. Please make sure to let them know that you are part of the ANFT group.

Transportation

Dartington Hall offers a helpful guide for getting to its grounds via bus, train, car, and bicycle. Click here

Meals
  • Several restaurants are on-site at Dartington Hall with a range of dietary options. For more info visit https://www.dartington.org/visit/food-drink/
  • Cooking: There is no place on site where guests can cook. Cooking is permitted at the campsites but you must bring your own equipment
  • The town of Dartington has a small convenience store
Tuition and Continuing Education: 
Continuing Education Hours for ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guides:

Tuition for the six-month Guide Training and Certification Program is $3410 USD. This includes the week-long intensive training and six months of mentored practicum. ​It does not include travel, lodging, transportation, or meals.  

Please note that if you want to book accommodations at Dartington Hall, this cost will be added to your tuition. 

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Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and author of the best selling Your Guide to Forest Bathing (Conari Press 2018). A student of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years, Amos founded Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, California, where he emphasized the importance of meditation practice in wild places. Amos is also widely known for his work in restorative justice. He is founder of the Center for Restorative Process, where he has led the inquiry into how the principles of restorative justice can inform ways to heal the broken relationships between humans and the more-than-human world of nature. Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Amos has been the primary developer of ANFT's acclaimed training programs.