Gathering of Guides

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Gathering of Guides in New York City

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
November 14, 2019
A Community gathering to connect, celebrate, exchange ideas, and encourage each other

Gatherings of guides are an important part of the work of ANFT. Often they are organized when a training or immersion team is in the area, and we invited all guides who are in the region at the time to attend. The agenda usually includes: an update on developments in ANFT and forest therapy in general; some council sharing time together; a casual walk in a forest or botanic garden; and a shared meal. On a longer gathering (1 to 3 days) there may be specific workshops offered, including "invitation clinics" given by guides in attendance. These gatherings are nurturing, connective, and informative.

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About the Venue:

Obican Flatiron

Who should attend
Gatherings are open to trained forest therapy and forest bathing guides. They are led by ANFT-trained and certified guides, usually members of our training team.

Obicà Mozzarella Bar is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Flatiron District in New York City.

Obicà offers the freshest Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, pizza and traditional Italian dishes in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

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Obican Flatiron
928 Broadway between 21st & 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
http://www.obica.com/restaurants/new-york-flatiron
New York

Trainers

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.

Christy trained with Cohort 6 in 2016 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She is a facilitator of ANFT immersions, trainer and mentor. She was born and raised in the farmlands of Indiana, where she now resides with her 4 children and husband. She is a violinist, vocalist and teacher by training and vocation. She administers a music school in her small town through the local YMCA. Christy lives amongst the fields of corn, wheat, soybeans and wooded lots on a small hobby farm where she has planted vegetable gardens, berries, fruit trees, and the many memories of her children’s lives. Her work with ANFT has been life-changing and the source of so much of her energy and vitality. She is currently finishing a degree in Environmental Science and Religious Studies, which is in part the result of her training and also a source for even more love and connection to her forest therapy practice.

Gathering of Guides

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Gathering of Guides in New York City

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
A Community gathering to connect, celebrate, exchange ideas, and encourage each other

November 14, 2019
5:30 pm
Gathering of Guides in New York City
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Obica Flatiron, New York

Association of Nature and Therapy Guides and Programs Founder, Amos Clifford, will be presenting at Madison Square Park Conservancy's symposium Transformative Properties of Horticulture on November 15th from 9 am - 12 pm followed by a guided forest therapy walk from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with six other ANFT Forest Therapy Guides. The event is free for the public to attend.

Amos and Christy Thomson, ANFT Immersion Coordinator, will be arriving in New York on November 14th and would love to meet with area guides at Obicà Flatiron for dinner. Please register so we know how many people to expect.

Who should attend
Gatherings are open to trained forest therapy and forest bathing guides. They are led by ANFT-trained and certified guides, usually members of our training team.
About the Venue:

Obican Flatiron

Obicà Mozzarella Bar is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Flatiron District in New York City.

Obicà offers the freshest Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, pizza and traditional Italian dishes in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Lodging
Meals
Transportation

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.

Christy trained with Cohort 6 in 2016 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She is a facilitator of ANFT immersions, trainer and mentor. She was born and raised in the farmlands of Indiana, where she now resides with her 4 children and husband. She is a violinist, vocalist and teacher by training and vocation. She administers a music school in her small town through the local YMCA. Christy lives amongst the fields of corn, wheat, soybeans and wooded lots on a small hobby farm where she has planted vegetable gardens, berries, fruit trees, and the many memories of her children’s lives. Her work with ANFT has been life-changing and the source of so much of her energy and vitality. She is currently finishing a degree in Environmental Science and Religious Studies, which is in part the result of her training and also a source for even more love and connection to her forest therapy practice.

Gathering of Guides

|

Gathering of Guides in New York City

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
A Community gathering to connect, celebrate, exchange ideas, and encourage each other
November 14, 2019
5:30 pm
Gathering of Guides in New York City
|
New York, New York

Association of Nature and Therapy Guides and Programs Founder, Amos Clifford, will be presenting at Madison Square Park Conservancy's symposium Transformative Properties of Horticulture on November 15th from 9 am - 12 pm followed by a guided forest therapy walk from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with six other ANFT Forest Therapy Guides. The event is free for the public to attend.

Amos and Christy Thomson, ANFT Immersion Coordinator, will be arriving in New York on November 14th and would love to meet with area guides at Obicà Flatiron for dinner. Please register so we know how many people to expect.

Gatherings of guides are an important part of the work of ANFT. Often they are organized when a training or immersion team is in the area, and we invited all guides who are in the region at the time to attend. The agenda usually includes: an update on developments in ANFT and forest therapy in general; some council sharing time together; a casual walk in a forest or botanic garden; and a shared meal. On a longer gathering (1 to 3 days) there may be specific workshops offered, including "invitation clinics" given by guides in attendance. These gatherings are nurturing, connective, and informative.

About the Venue:

Obican Flatiron

Obicà Mozzarella Bar is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Flatiron District in New York City.

Obicà offers the freshest Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, pizza and traditional Italian dishes in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Lodging
Meals
Transportation

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.

Christy trained with Cohort 6 in 2016 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She is a facilitator of ANFT immersions, trainer and mentor. She was born and raised in the farmlands of Indiana, where she now resides with her 4 children and husband. She is a violinist, vocalist and teacher by training and vocation. She administers a music school in her small town through the local YMCA. Christy lives amongst the fields of corn, wheat, soybeans and wooded lots on a small hobby farm where she has planted vegetable gardens, berries, fruit trees, and the many memories of her children’s lives. Her work with ANFT has been life-changing and the source of so much of her energy and vitality. She is currently finishing a degree in Environmental Science and Religious Studies, which is in part the result of her training and also a source for even more love and connection to her forest therapy practice.