Stana Luxford-Oddie
Kingston, Ontario and surrounding area, Canada
Stana has over 18 years experience teaching Outdoor and Environmental Education in the role of Education Officer for the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.

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Stana Luxford Oddie

Forest Therapy Guide, Mentor and Trainer

Stana has been working for the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) for over twenty years as the Senior Conservation Educator.  Inspired by Earth Education, the Coyote’s Guide to Nature Connection and Forest schools, Stana aims to connect people with their head, heart and hands to nature.  Through the CRCA, Stana brings Forest Therapy walk experiences to the community, private and public organizations and continues to pilot Forest Therapy to elementary and secondary school aged children and youth.  The CRCA was the first conservation authority in Ontario to offer Forest Therapy which is now rapidly spreading to other CAs.

Stana received her BA from the University of Waterloo in 1998, in the Applied Studies Co-op program with Honours History. She earned her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s in 1999 from the Specialized Outdoor and Experiential Education Program.

Her work related to Forest Therapy continues to open her heart and deepen her relationship with all beings.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference and Congress
Annual Conference
July 11, 2019
Sonoma State University
Past Events with this Guide
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 23
Forest Therapy Guide Training
May 9, 2018
Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre
Costa Rica - Cohort 33
Forest Therapy Guide Training
January 13, 2019
Vida Mountain Resort & Spa
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 36 (Full)
Forest Therapy Guide Training
April 26, 2019
Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre
Ohio - Cohort 29
Forest Therapy Guide Training
September 8, 2018
Oak Openings Ohio
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 21
Forest Therapy Guide Training
April 22, 2018
Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre