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Section 1
Introduction to Yasei Shinrin Yoku 12-Day Program and Practitioner Training

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

Section 2
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.

Each camp is 5 days in length and takes place on the second week of every month beginning in May.
Camp Series Cost: $1800 (Canadian Dollars)
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Yasei Shinrin Yoku  (Forest Therapy) Practitioner Certification
Wild Forest Bathing and Wilderness Therapies with Sanctuary Forests - Presented in 5 Day Camps

Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Teachers Training provides participants with certification to perform our unique version of Forest Bathing which includes the delivery of a 12 week Forest Therapy Program, which combines the healing abilities presented by the natural world with spiritual and environmental stewardship. Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) 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.

Yasei Shinrin-Yoku means “Wild Forest Bathing” and incorporates wildcrafting, and 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 phytoncides and also includes teas, oils and aromas.

Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Certification provides training for participants to deliver a 12-Week Forest Therapy Program 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, nutri-ecopsychology and aspects of building meaning and purpose. 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.
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.
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  • Camp Accommodation is Included
If you have questions please email us or call 250.547.2001
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Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Certification
For “certification” join us for summer camps which are 5 days in length and take place on the second week of every month beginning in May.

Our Fall Program camp dates become available in September which include weekend certification programs.

You can also take a certification camp two days at a time. Contact us to make reservations.

For a “non-certification” camp contact us for placement details.

About Certification

“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.
Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Guide Primary Certification - Distance Learning
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Rewild
Online
“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".

Explore our Mystery School
Our 2020 Forest Therapy
Registration is now open.

SPECIAL OFFER - We have added value to our Forest Therapy Practitioners Training Program which now includes an online component as well as special training specifically where there is a winter climate that includes snow and a more dormant forest. Our Practitioners training allows participants to deliver a 12 Session Forest Therapy Program to individuals, groups and into the public and private sectors.

The first training program begins online during the month of October and includes attendance to a 5-day demonstration and testing camp. Camps take place every month from May to September of 2020. 

We are offering a special 15% discount if you register before November 15th 2019. Save $240 cdn.

Regular Registration
Growing your Yasei Shinrin Yoku Guide Certification

You can grow your Guide Certification and become a Practitioner which will allow you to deliver our 12 Session Forest Therapy Program. We understand that as a Forest Therapy Guide you are challenged which trying to retain your clients for return visits. Currently the largest segment of Forest Therapy clients are those who become a “one-off client”. It’s this dynamic that has plagued ecotourism and nature-based guiding for decades. At the Wildcraft Forest School we have developed a 12 session Forest Therapy program where clients have a more enhanced opportunity to follow through with nature-based healing with your guidance.

You can now become a Practitioner and we will deduct the Distance Learning Registration Fee that you have paid, which will allow you to enroll in the Practitioner Training Program for only $1280 (Canadian Dollars).

Register now so that we can reserve your space for 2020 where training programs are offered every month from May to September.

Wild Forest Therapy Winter Tookit

If you have been a past participant in our Guide or Practitioner Programs and you would like to receive “Wild Forest Therapy Winter Tookit” you can register today and begin the online program November 15th. The winter program will help you to continue your practice during the late autumn and winter months and includes print material, videos and question and answer sessions.

It doesn’t matter how much snow is on the ground, or how long the winter is, your Yasei Shinrin Yoku practice does not have to be put on hold.

Register now at $180 (Canadian Dollars)