Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Bodywork and Spa Certifications provide bodywork practitioners and spas with enhanced opportunities that will compliment their independent practice.
The Wildcraft Forest School has applied its unique approach to nature-based wellness and combined it with Ayurvedic practices in order to provide a clinical approach to Yasei Shinrin Yoku.
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world's oldest medical systems and remains one of India's traditional health care systems. Ayurvedic treatment combines products (mainly derived from plants, but may also include animal, metal, and mineral), diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
We believe that by applying Ayurvedic practices that include wild forest-based Yasei outdoor activities, wellness teas, massage oils and other topical nutraceuticals that an individual can achieve a quality wellness experience. We have created three training programs within the Yasei Shinrin Yoku Bodywork and Spa Program.
According to Ayurveda, our health relies on our harmony and balance with the elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether or Space), which make up our constitutions of vata, pitta, and kapha. This means that a disconnect from nature is a risk and something to examine. Nature, by its very essence, heals us and keeps us healthy.
Nature allows us to remember we are more than “this body” and “this mind,” and that if we are to be healthy we need to be whole and connected with nature. Our connection to nature is embedded within our DNA, the forest provides us with all the psychological and chemical attributes needed to live healthy lives – but our challenge is to learn how to reconnect with the living forest and this might be difficult when we are not able to get outside into healthy environments.
Within this program we have developed techniques and products that brings the wild forest to you and through bodywork practices combined with wildcrafted nutraceuticals participants can achieve a better state of wellness.
Nature soothes and heals the nervous system and invites us to connect with something larger than ourselves. A walk through the woods, or by a river or ocean, scrubs us clean of worry, stress, and anxiety.
Here are the four Yasei Shinrin Yoku Bodywork and Spa Program options:
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Forest Biotics Certification
$800.00 per person
This program is ideal for Yasei Guides and Practitioners who would like to diversify their offerings. As a Yasei Forest Biotics Health Coach you can assist clients as they navigate various health issues. Coaches expand the Yasei Outdoor Program to include health, fitness and energy treatments and supplements. Course lessons offer learning experiences with nature’s nutrients, which include phytoncides as well as forest-based medicines, topical oils and essences, ancient remedies and aromas. This series also leads participants into an advanced understanding of energy work, plant spirit medicines and species relationships that support regenerative wellness and stewardship.
A Yasei Forest Biotics Health Coach can also guide different kinds of breath and bodywork stimulations which can all compliment treatments. Through the Forest Biotics Virtual Clinic coaches deliver various aspects of nature-based energy work both online and in-person. This program is also ideal for healthcare professionals and food specialists. The series includes wild plant characteristics and properties within a number of wild ecosystems and places them into an Ayurvedic approach to healing that considers mind, body and soul intervention.
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic
Head Massage Practitioner
$1200.00 per person
Ayurvedic Head Massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for 5000+ years. It involves a variety of movements and pressure techniques that focus on the head, neck, shoulders and upper back. As a Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage Practitioner you will also learn how to apply wildcrafted massage oils and other topical forest biotic nutraceuticals into massage treatment sessions as well as outdoor immersion wellness methods that include Wild Earthing.
As a massage practitioner in this modality, you will learn numerous aspects of massage treatment for the upper back, shoulders, neck and head that allow clients to be sitting upright in a chair. Only the upper back is exposed making it a very comfortable form of massage. This massage is ideal for Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioners who want to offer the service outdoors and in a forest or in a corporate or home setting as another form of wellness and meditation support.
Ayurvedic Head Massage practices have strong roots in traditional Indian culture and are used in conjunction with herbs, spices and oils which have been known to encourage the body’s natural healing abilities. Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage focuses on releasing energy blockages in the body and decreases symptoms within a wide range of ailments. It increases circulation to the head and promotes drainage of accumulated toxins.
Head massage can also help increase blood flow to the brain and scalp increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen. This is all received by the brain and hair follicles and can result in better focus, clarity, memory and concentration, a nourished nervous system and immune system, and more balanced hormones. For the hair follicles, this helps to reduce hair loss, drying of hair and premature graying. Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage with a compliment of oils can help reduce stress and can trigger the release of endorphins, elevating one’s mood.
Other benefits of Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage;
Specialized head massage can help support the head and scalp in a range of ways. However, Ayurvedic Head Massage can also help improve your health in other ways such as:
Supporting the nervous system by relieving stress
Stimulating the lymphatic system, encouraging the elimination of toxins
Breaking down problematic knots in muscles
Relieving chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
Increasing oxygen uptake to the brain, cells, and muscle tissue
Improving blood circulation
Relieving headache and migraine pain
Improving mental concentration, memory and focus
Helping your body relax and balancing hormones resulting in better sleep
Relief from eye strain
Relief from sinus congestion
Relief from scalp tightness
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Comprehensive Certification
$3200.00 per person
This combined training offers a chance to be fully certified as a Yasei Shinrin Yoku “Practitioner” able to deliver a 12 session forest therapy program as well as training in Forest Biotics Certification and training to become a Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage Practitioner
Yasei Shinrin Yoku combines the healing abilities presented by the natural world with spiritual and environmental stewardship contained within our practice of wildcrafting, which includes a tangible understanding of the sentient forest.
Yasei considers the expansion of our health, purpose and well-being as being directly related to the work that we do for the benefit of the forest – the practice considers that we and the forest are “one” and that through this presence the true natural balance of energy can be achieved that benefits both the individual and the natural world. If we invest in the health and growth of the forest then the forest will invest in us – the medium of exchange is “life-force”. We offer Yasei Shinrin Yoku as a wild treatment “experience” in the forest, and also as a clinical experience that includes nature’s nutrients in the form of medicinal teas, oils, essences and aromas.
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Spa and Sanctuary Studio
Design Toolkit and Consultation
$800.00 per person
This special offering is designed for participants who have graduated from our programs and are on their way to setting up an independent studio clinic; Sanctuary Forest facility; or a mobile service that includes a Yasei Shinrin Yoku practice and/or Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage Practice. This course offers a number of online tools and seminars with live consultations.
All of these certification practices highlight treatment methods that include massage oils, medicinal teas essences and other topical nutricueticals that are presented within clinic or studio-based Yasei Shinrin Yoku Bodywork programs. This series also provides a further understanding of wilderness therapies and forms of wildcraft-based nutri-ecopsychology which can expand the skill-set and offerings for forest therapists. The Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage certification will serve as an attractive add-on for anyone looking to advance their career in the Massage Therapy or Healthcare industry. It can also be used as a freelance business or to improve your families health. These further opportunities can include:
Massage Therapy Clinics
Hospitality such as resorts, spas, and cruise lines.
In Your Own Business
Yasei considers the expansion of our health, purpose and well-being as being directly related to the work that we do for the benefit of the forest – the practice considers that we and the forest are “one” and that through this presence the true natural balance of energy can be achieved that benefits both the individual and the natural world. If we invest in the health and growth of the forest then the forest will invest in us – the medium of exchange is “life-force”.