Forest Therapy Guide Training

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Spain - Cohort 30

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
Weeklong Intensive 20 - 27 Sept 2018 | Practicum Ends March 27, 2019
Sanilles Eco Park Pyrenees
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Lerida, Spain

With Founder Amos Clifford

This training will be presented in Spanish.

​Our Spain location is at Sanillés ​Eco-Park & Thermal Spa in the Spanish Pyrenees, just 2 hours from Barcelona. Only one mile from the village and main road, Sanillés is an exceptionally beautiful and relaxing resort. Sanillés has a mediterranean climate averaging 300 days of sunshine per year and is at an altitude of 3500 feet.​ The address is: Sanillés, Carretera de LlésLlés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA, SPAIN​

Localización:

Nuestra ubicación en España se encuentra en Sanillés Eco-Park & ​​Thermal Spa, en el Pirineo español, a solo 2 horas de Barcelona. Sanillés es un lugar con atributos excepcionales, a solo dos kilómetros del pueblo y la carretera principal. Sanillés tiene un clima mediterráneo con un promedio de 300 días de sol al año y está a una altitud de 1000 metros.La dirección es: Sanillés, Carretera de LlésLlés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA, ESPAÑA​

About the Venue:

Sanilles Eco Park Pyrenees

Location:

Our Spain location is at Sanillés ​Eco-Park & Thermal Spa in the Spanish Pyrenees, just 2 hours from Barcelona. Only one mile from the village and main road, Sanillés is an exceptionally beautiful and relaxing resort. Sanillés has a mediterranean climate averaging 300 days of sunshine per year and is at an altitude of 3500 feet.​ The address is: Sanillés, Carretera de LlésLlés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA, SPAIN​

Localización: 

Nuestra ubicación en España se encuentra en Sanillés Eco-Park & ​​Thermal Spa, en el Pirineo español, a solo 2 horas de Barcelona. Sanillés es un lugar con atributos excepcionales, a solo dos kilómetros del pueblo y la carretera principal. Sanillés tiene un clima mediterráneo con un promedio de 300 días de sol al año y está a una altitud de 1000 metros.La dirección es: Sanillés, Carretera de LlésLlés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA, ESPAÑA​

Lodging

Lodging:

Sanilles is a former spa hotel being renovated, and meanwhile managed by an Association of Friends of Sanilles. They do not operate as a commercial hotel residence and therefore ask for a membership certificate and disclaimer to be signed by all guests. There is no fee for this. All meals are included in the daily rates listed below. Rooms are limited and booked on a first-come first-served basis. All rates quoted are per night.  

The Double Occupancy room is a shared room and you will be booked with a roommate.  Accommodation is booked with the venue by contacting Frank: (+34) 636 840 488, email: sanilles@gmail.com.​

€80/per night/per person: Single occupancy with private bath

€65/per night/per person - Double-shared room with private bath for room

€50/per night/per person - Camping space​

Sanilles es un antiguo hotel spa en proceso de renovación y, mientras tanto, gestionado por la Asociación de Amigos de Sanilles. No operamos como una residencia hotelera comercial y, por lo tanto, solicitamos un certificado de asociación y una exención de responsabilidad para ser firmado por todos los huéspedes. No hay tarifa por esto. Todas las comidas están incluidas en las tarifas diarias que se detallan a continuación. Las habitaciones son limitadas y se reservan por orden de llegada. Todas las tarifas cotizadas son por noche. La habitación doble es una habitación compartida y se reservará con un compañero de habitación. El alojamiento se reserva directamente contactando a Frank: (+34) 636 840 488, correo electrónico: sanilles@gmail.com.

€ 80 / por noche / por persona - Habitación individual con baño privado

€ 65 / por noche / por persona - Habitación doble compartida con baño privado para la habitación

€ 50 / por noche / por persona - Espacio para acampar

Transportation

Transportation: 

Sanillés.com in the Pyrenees - close to Andorra, about 2 - 2.5 hours’ drive from Barcelona. The nearest town is Martinet: https://goo.gl/maps/tYOiP.  We recommend driving or bus as the closest train station is 20km away. Please use the rideshare where at all possible.To get there by Bus: Buses going from Barcelona to Martinet can be booked here: http://www.alsa.es/.  IMPORTANT: Once you arrive in Martinet, call anyone you know on site and collection can be arranged.

Transporte:

Sanillés.com está ubicado en los Pirineos, cerca de Andorra, a unas 2 horas y media en coche de Barcelona. El municipio más cercano es Martinet: https://goo.gl/maps/tYOiP. Recomendamos el uso de coche o autobús ya que la estación de tren más cercana está a 20 km. Por favor, compartir el coche cuando sea posible. Para llegar en autobús: los autobuses que realizan el trayecto de Barcelona a Martinet se pueden reservar aquí:http://www.alsa.es/. IMPORTANTE: una vez que llegue a Martinet, llame a alguno de los contactos facilitados y se puede organizar la recogida.

Meals

Food: 

Three daily meals focusing on fresh organic ingredients and nutritional combinations are included in the nightly cost of all accommodation options including camping. When booking lodging please inform the resort staff about any food intolerance's or preferences. ​

Comidas:

Tres comidas diarias, centradas en ingredientes orgánicos frescos y combinaciones nutricionales, están ​incluidas en el coste por noche de todas las opciones de alojamiento, incluido el camping. Al reservar alojamiento, informe al personal del complejo sobre cualquier intolerancia a los alimentos o preferencias.

Tuition and Continuing Education: 
Continuing Education Hours for 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, ground transportation, or meals. Please check current exchange rates for conversion to Euro or other currencies.

La matrícula para el Programa de seis meses de Formación y Certificación de Guías es de $3410 USD. Esto incluye la formación intensiva de una semana larga y seis meses de práctica (practicum) guiada por un mentor. No incluye viajes, alojamiento, transporte terrestre o comidas. Por favor, consulte las tasas de cambio actuales para la conversión a euros u otras monedas.

Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. 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.

Alex has been working in International Strategy Development Plans of large corporations for the last twenty years in Europe, Asia, and South America. Now as Forest Therapy Guide, he develops Forest Therapy programs for large corporations and organizations to help companies to reduce stress, improve employees' well-being, stimulate creativity, and encourage team work. One of his great passions is to work with individuals in retreats in organized well-being programs, applying different Forest Therapy techniques. His main goal is to support participants to decrease their level of stress and improve their well-being. Additionally, Alex is also developing the KIDS & Forest Therapy Program for teens at risk of exclusion, where he has been working with different institutions toward the engagement of young people. In continuous learning, he is trained in business management, sociology, and communication through the body. He is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, holds an E-MBA by the EAE Business School de Barcelona, and is presently completing a degree in Sociology.

Geeta is a certified Forest Therapy Guide based in Portugal. She is 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. Based on her own recovery journey, she creates a safe space for the nature connection and self-care journey to unfold. Over the past 20 years she has dedicated a great part of her time and resources to her own development and self-care journey and this life experience is the foundation for her work.

She is trained in Forest Therapy, Embodied Mindfulness and Conscious Resting and in the field of Healthcare as a Pharmacist. She is trained in Council and Active Meditation Techniques and is currently training to be a Life Coach. She holds a Masters in Business Management and is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.