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Yasei Shinrin Yoku
Practitioner Certification
Wild Forest Bathing and Wilderness Therapies with Sanctuary Forests
Presented in four 3 day Camps - Credits: 100

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. Shinrin Yoku is Japanese for “forest bathing” or “taking in the forest atmosphere” this popular Japanese therapy represents a new form of nature-based healing. Shinrin-Yoku was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a building block of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established an extensive body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. This practitioner certification expands the conventional Shinrin Yoku to include a more “wild” approach to the therapy; we call this Yasei Shinrin Yoku, which combines the healing abilities presented by the natural world with spiritual and environmental stewardship and incorporates 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”. Courses offer learning experiences with nature’s nutrients, which include phytocides and also include teas, oils and aromas.

Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Certification provides participants with an opportunity to set up an independent practice and provides planning support for practitioners to establish a Yasei Sanctuary Forest. This series provides an understanding of wilderness therapies and forms of wildcrafting-based nutri-ecopsychology. Upon completion of the camps, participants will be able to apply for a Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Certification, which can assist them in both career and self-employment endeavors especially suited for counseling, alternative healthcare, the spiritual arts, theology, energy work, education, food, nutrition and outdoor recreation.




Camp Sections 1 , 2 and 3
Yasei Shinrin Yoku
  • Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioner Training

Applied Wild and Indigenous Sciences
  • Plants and Ecology Studies, Biosemiotics, Microbe Studies
  • Mother Tree Studies, Seed Saving and Stewardship

Camp Section 4
Plant Spirit Medicines and Rewilding
  • Exploration, fieldwork and Vision Quest in one of the following ecosystems: Rainforest, Tundra, Savannah or Aquatic.
  • Plant Spirit Guilds
  • Plant deities, ceremonial protection and sacred practices
  • The nature and methods of ecstasy and soul travel.

Wild Regenerative Logic, Design and Project Development
  • Yasei Sanctuary Forest Planning
  • Strategic planning, Bioregional planning, grant writing, shadow biodiversity, Sanctuary Forest 7+ acre adoption.

This camp series consists of four camps, which are each  3 days in length.

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Camp Series Cost: $1600
I will study and seek to understand wild places and plant spirit medicines, craft and food that considers biodiversity and shadow biodiversity. I promise to re-wild food, medicines, community and the human experience including key aspects of political, economic and social structures.
Individual "Non-certification" Camps:
$700 per person per camp
You can enroll in any one of the three camps in this certification program.
You may register using this secure Paypal link:
You may also register by Interac or
Wells Fargo Transfer. Send us an email and we will send you instructions.

  • Camp Accommodation is Included
If you have questions please email us or call 250.547.2001
You may also register by Interac or
Wells Fargo Transfer. Send us an email and we will send you instructions.

  • Camp Accommodation is Included
If you have questions please email us or call 250.547.2001
You may register using this secure Paypal link:
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“Rewild” is the distance-learning program offered by the Wildcraft Forest School. We offer online courses, seminars and outdoor challenges and restoration programs which provide an inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from children to adults and from beginners to professionals.

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Mystery School
With the Earth being placed at risk it has become necessary to find, educate and initiate new keepers of ancient wisdom. In every Wildcraft Forest School course new keepers have emerged and in order to further support this effort we have made public our Mystery School that will share the “lesser mysteries” in this realm we call "wild mysticism".

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Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Certification
For “certification” select any four of the camp dates listed.
For “non-certification” select one of the camp dates listed.

  • April 27-29
  • May 25-27
  • June 5-7
  • July 17-19
  • July 27-29
  • August 14-16
  • August 24-26
  • September 4-6
  • September 14-16

“Certification” - Participants working towards certification can attend any weekend or weekday camp listed on the calendar and obtain the next “section” required for their specific certification. Each section is available at each camp under the guidance of the appropriate instructor. A “section” is defined as a series of classes or courses required in order to obtain certification.

“Non-certification” or “Leisure” - Any of the weekend or weekday camps are open to anyone wanting to participate for the sake of interest without the intention of becoming certified.
Each set of camp dates is limited to 12 participants so please register well in advance.

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Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Primary Certification - Distance Learning
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