Forest Therapy Guide Training

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Chile 2020 (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Jouvence Lodge in WinterHaga clic aquí para la versión en español
Weeklong Intensive: 8-15 December, 2020 | Practicum Ends: 29 June, 2021
The world's most experienced forest therapy guide trainers invite you join a growing global movement and an activist community that is making a difference by rebuilding the relationships between people and all other beings.

Enrollment Open / Inscripción abierta

What is Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training?

This six-month training begins with a week-long immersion, which is followed by an at home field practicum consisting of a series of structured assignments completed over six months. During the practicum trainees are supported by mentoring via phone or Zoom and by monthly group conference calls with other participants in their cohort. Completion of a final project is required for certification as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide (CFTG).

The Association's Forest Therapy Guide training draws on the latest medical research, new developments in the field of nature connection, and ancient traditions of mindfulness and wellness promotion. In this training you will learn skills that are applicable in any forest ecosystem or bioregion. They can be adapted to other natural settings besides forests, and are also effective in human-built environments such as city parks and botanic gardens. They can be readily integrated with health promotion, psychotherapy, social work, recreation, nature education, employee wellness programs, conservation efforts and many other specialties.

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.

Tuition

Tuition for the six-month Guide Training and Certification Program is $3,570 USD. This includes the week-long intensive training, six months of mentored practicum, and one year of membership to the Association which includes a public directory profile with access to a member only website of resources to deepen and support a guide's practice. It does not include travel, lodging, ground transportation, or meals. Full tuition must be paid before the start of training.

New Early Bird Tuition for 2020

The Early Bird rate is $3,170 USD and is available up to 6 months before the start of the training. Payment must be received in full by the early bird deadline, or the regular tuition rate will apply.

Late Registration begins 6 weeks prior to the training start date with a tuition price increase to $3,770.

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to read our Payment & Refund Policies.

Matrícula

El costo del Programa de Certificación y Entrenamiento para Guías es de $3,570 USD. Esto incluye el entrenamiento intensivo de una semana, seis meses de práctica mentorizada y un año de membresía a la Asociación que incluye un perfil en el directorio público con acceso a la página privada exclusiva para miembros con recursos para profundizar y apoyar la práctica del guía. No incluye los costos del viaje, alojamiento, transporte terrestre o comidas. El monto completo de la matrícula debe ser pagado antes de iniciar con el entrenamiento.

Nuevo descuento por pago anticipado para el 2020

El costo por pago anticipado es de $3,170 USD y está disponible hasta 6 meses antes del inicio del entrenamiento. Los pagos deben ser recibidos completos hasta la fecha límite del pago anticipado o el costo normal será aplicado.

El Registro tardío comienza 6 semanas antes del entrenamiento con un aumento en el precio del curso quedando el total en $3,770.

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Apply

Registering for a training begins by completing an application which may take 20-30 minutes. This application is a way for us to get to know you and to determine if we think you will make a good forest therapy guide. Once your application is received, our admissions team will review it and, if you are accepted into the program, send an acceptance letter within three weeks. This letter will contain all the information for next steps, including a registration link to reserve your space in the training. To promote an optimal learning environment, we generally cap enrollment at 21 participants per training. Applications we receive after we have filled the training will be placed on a waitlist. If an accepted applicant drops out, we will contact the next applicant on the waitlist until the training is full again.

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About the Venue:

Lahuenco

Who should attend
LODGING

Double occupancy rooms are available between two houses on site. All rooms include linens, bath towels, housekeeping and 3 meals a day for $120.00 USD per person per day.

Please contact Rafael Salgado Olcese rafasalgado357@gmail.com or Whats App +569990793758 to book your lodging and meals.

Hay disponibilidad de habitaciones de ocupación doble distribuidas en dos casas en el sitio. Todas las habitaciones incluyen ropa de cama, toallas de baño, servicio de mucama y 3 comidas al día por $120.00 USD por persona por día.

Por favor contacta a Rafael Salgado Olcese rafasalgado357@gmail.com o Whats App +569990793758 para reservar el alojamiento y las comidas.

MEALS

Three meals a day are included in the cost of accommodations. Meals will feature local foods. Vegetarian menu options available.

Tres comidas al día están incluídas en el costo del alojamiento. Las comidas serán locales. Hay opciones vegetarianas disponibles

TRANSPORTATION

The venue is 30 minutes away from the Mocopulli Airport in Los Lagos, Chile. Venue will arrange transportation from the airport to the venue.

Any other shuttle or transportation is $10.00 USD per person. For trips greater than 15 km, the price for a shuttle is $15 USD per person.

El hotel queda a 30 minutos del aeropuerto Mocopulli en Los Lagos, Chile. El hotel arreglará el transporte desde el aeropuerto hasta el hotel.

Cualquier otro traslado o transporte cuesta $10.00 USD por persona. Para viajes de más de 15 km, el precio por traslado es de $15 USD por persona.

VENUE
Lahuenco
Blanco Encalada #100
Castro 5700552
Chile
https://www.facebook.com/lahuencochiloe/
Rafael Salgado Olcese

Trainers

Our trainers are among the most experienced guides in the world and each one undergoes a rigorous training process beyond their certification as guides. The trainers listed below are subject to change based on trainer availability. No matter which trainers you work with, you will be taught by the best in the field.

Entrenadores

Manuela Siegfried was born and raised in this beautiful, bio diverse country called Costa Rica. Having a biologist as a father, he made contact with nature an intrinsic part of her life. This passion led her to work as a naturalist tourism guide for 3 years. She came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and immediately felt inspired and related to it. Manuela was trained and certified in 2018 and has been guiding very actively since then. She is passionate about helping people awaken their senses and slowing down in a natural setting so they can reconnect with themselves and the more than human world. Falling in love again with the natural world helps to rediscover our intimate, personal relationship with the forest and we become aware that we actually ARE nature. Manuela is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is absolutely committed and in love with her job.

Geeta is a certified Forest Therapy Guide based in Portugal and the founder of the company Renature where she creates and facilitates restorative programs that promote wellbeing and health through Forest Therapy, nature connection practices, clean eating and self-care. She works all over the world with various populations that range from the general public, corporate senior and junior teams, schools, families, mental health populations and individuals recovering from situations of excess stress and resulting depression and anxiety. Her passion is to bring human beings back to nature and support the reconnection to the restorative potency of the natural world. She is trained in Forest Therapy, Embodied Mindfulness and Conscious Resting, Council and Active Meditation Techniques, and in the field of Healthcare as a Pharmacist. She holds a Masters in Business Management and is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Forest Therapy Guide Training

|

Chile 2020 (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
The world's most experienced forest therapy guide trainers invite you join a growing global movement and an activist community that is making a difference by rebuilding the relationships between people and all other beings.

Enrollment Open / Inscripción abierta

Weeklong Intensive: 8-15 December, 2020 | Practicum Ends: 29 June, 2021
Chile 2020 (Bilingual English & Spanish)
|
Chiloe, Chile

Haga clic aquí para la versión en español

Who should attend
About the Venue:

Lahuenco

Lodging

Double occupancy rooms are available between two houses on site. All rooms include linens, bath towels, housekeeping and 3 meals a day for $120.00 USD per person per day.

Please contact Rafael Salgado Olcese rafasalgado357@gmail.com or Whats App +569990793758 to book your lodging and meals.

Hay disponibilidad de habitaciones de ocupación doble distribuidas en dos casas en el sitio. Todas las habitaciones incluyen ropa de cama, toallas de baño, servicio de mucama y 3 comidas al día por $120.00 USD por persona por día.

Por favor contacta a Rafael Salgado Olcese rafasalgado357@gmail.com o Whats App +569990793758 para reservar el alojamiento y las comidas.

Meals

Three meals a day are included in the cost of accommodations. Meals will feature local foods. Vegetarian menu options available.

Tres comidas al día están incluídas en el costo del alojamiento. Las comidas serán locales. Hay opciones vegetarianas disponibles

Transportation

The venue is 30 minutes away from the Mocopulli Airport in Los Lagos, Chile. Venue will arrange transportation from the airport to the venue.

Any other shuttle or transportation is $10.00 USD per person. For trips greater than 15 km, the price for a shuttle is $15 USD per person.

El hotel queda a 30 minutos del aeropuerto Mocopulli en Los Lagos, Chile. El hotel arreglará el transporte desde el aeropuerto hasta el hotel.

Cualquier otro traslado o transporte cuesta $10.00 USD por persona. Para viajes de más de 15 km, el precio por traslado es de $15 USD por persona.

Manuela Siegfried was born and raised in this beautiful, bio diverse country called Costa Rica. Having a biologist as a father, he made contact with nature an intrinsic part of her life. This passion led her to work as a naturalist tourism guide for 3 years. She came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and immediately felt inspired and related to it. Manuela was trained and certified in 2018 and has been guiding very actively since then. She is passionate about helping people awaken their senses and slowing down in a natural setting so they can reconnect with themselves and the more than human world. Falling in love again with the natural world helps to rediscover our intimate, personal relationship with the forest and we become aware that we actually ARE nature. Manuela is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is absolutely committed and in love with her job.

Geeta is a certified Forest Therapy Guide based in Portugal and the founder of the company Renature where she creates and facilitates restorative programs that promote wellbeing and health through Forest Therapy, nature connection practices, clean eating and self-care. She works all over the world with various populations that range from the general public, corporate senior and junior teams, schools, families, mental health populations and individuals recovering from situations of excess stress and resulting depression and anxiety. Her passion is to bring human beings back to nature and support the reconnection to the restorative potency of the natural world. She is trained in Forest Therapy, Embodied Mindfulness and Conscious Resting, Council and Active Meditation Techniques, and in the field of Healthcare as a Pharmacist. She holds a Masters in Business Management and is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Forest Therapy Guide Training

|

Chile 2020 (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
The world's most experienced forest therapy guide trainers invite you join a growing global movement and an activist community that is making a difference by rebuilding the relationships between people and all other beings.
Weeklong Intensive: 8-15 December, 2020 | Practicum Ends: 29 June, 2021
Chile 2020 (Bilingual English & Spanish)
|
Chiloe, Chile

Haga clic aquí para la versión en español

Tuition for the six-month Guide Training and Certification Program is $3,570 USD. This includes the week-long intensive training, six months of mentored practicum, and one year of membership to the Association which includes a public directory profile with access to a member only website of resources to deepen and support a guide's practice. It does not include travel, lodging, ground transportation, or meals. Full tuition must be paid before the start of training.

New Early Bird Tuition for 2020

The Early Bird rate is $3,170 USD and is available up to 6 months before the start of the training. Payment must be received in full by the early bird deadline, or the regular tuition rate will apply.

Late Registration begins 6 weeks prior to the training start date with a tuition price increase to $3,770.

Click here
to read our Payment, Refund and Transfer Policies.

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.
About the Venue:

Lahuenco

Lodging

Double occupancy rooms are available between two houses on site. All rooms include linens, bath towels, housekeeping and 3 meals a day for $120.00 USD per person per day.

Please contact Rafael Salgado Olcese rafasalgado357@gmail.com or Whats App +569990793758 to book your lodging and meals.

Hay disponibilidad de habitaciones de ocupación doble distribuidas en dos casas en el sitio. Todas las habitaciones incluyen ropa de cama, toallas de baño, servicio de mucama y 3 comidas al día por $120.00 USD por persona por día.

Por favor contacta a Rafael Salgado Olcese rafasalgado357@gmail.com o Whats App +569990793758 para reservar el alojamiento y las comidas.

Meals

Three meals a day are included in the cost of accommodations. Meals will feature local foods. Vegetarian menu options available.

Tres comidas al día están incluídas en el costo del alojamiento. Las comidas serán locales. Hay opciones vegetarianas disponibles

Transportation

The venue is 30 minutes away from the Mocopulli Airport in Los Lagos, Chile. Venue will arrange transportation from the airport to the venue.

Any other shuttle or transportation is $10.00 USD per person. For trips greater than 15 km, the price for a shuttle is $15 USD per person.

El hotel queda a 30 minutos del aeropuerto Mocopulli en Los Lagos, Chile. El hotel arreglará el transporte desde el aeropuerto hasta el hotel.

Cualquier otro traslado o transporte cuesta $10.00 USD por persona. Para viajes de más de 15 km, el precio por traslado es de $15 USD por persona.

Manuela Siegfried was born and raised in this beautiful, bio diverse country called Costa Rica. Having a biologist as a father, he made contact with nature an intrinsic part of her life. This passion led her to work as a naturalist tourism guide for 3 years. She came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and immediately felt inspired and related to it. Manuela was trained and certified in 2018 and has been guiding very actively since then. She is passionate about helping people awaken their senses and slowing down in a natural setting so they can reconnect with themselves and the more than human world. Falling in love again with the natural world helps to rediscover our intimate, personal relationship with the forest and we become aware that we actually ARE nature. Manuela is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is absolutely committed and in love with her job.

Geeta is a certified Forest Therapy Guide based in Portugal and the founder of the company Renature where she creates and facilitates restorative programs that promote wellbeing and health through Forest Therapy, nature connection practices, clean eating and self-care. She works all over the world with various populations that range from the general public, corporate senior and junior teams, schools, families, mental health populations and individuals recovering from situations of excess stress and resulting depression and anxiety. Her passion is to bring human beings back to nature and support the reconnection to the restorative potency of the natural world. She is trained in Forest Therapy, Embodied Mindfulness and Conscious Resting, Council and Active Meditation Techniques, and in the field of Healthcare as a Pharmacist. She holds a Masters in Business Management and is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.