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

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.

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.
Early Bird Special for 2020 trainings that begin before June, 2020. Register and pay in full by January 1, 2020 and receive the early bird rate.

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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:

Sanilles Eco Park Pyrenees

Who should attend

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

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.

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.

VENUE
Sanilles Eco Park Pyrenees
Sanillés, Carretera de Llés, Llés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA
Llés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA
ESPAÑA​
https://www.sanilles.com/
Frank: (+34) 636 840 488 | sanilles@gmail.com

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.

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.

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

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Spain - Cohort 30

Jouvence Lodge in Winter

Weeklong Intensive 20 - 27 Sept 2018 | Practicum Ends March 27, 2019
Spain - Cohort 30
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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​

Who should attend
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

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.

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.

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.

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

|

Spain - Cohort 30

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
Weeklong Intensive 20 - 27 Sept 2018 | Practicum Ends March 27, 2019
Spain - Cohort 30
|
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​

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.