Yasei Shinrin Yoku  (Forest Therapy) Practitioner Certification
Wild Forest Bathing and Wilderness Therapies with Sanctuary Forests - Presented in 5 Day Camps or online through Distance Learning Certification.
We have changed our Practitioner Training program. Now more than ever the world is seeking to rewild human consciousness along with planet Earth, and now you can make this happen no matter where you live. Join us for our "Practitioner" Training Camps both in person or online. You can also become a Certified "Guide" through our Distance Learning Program.

Our Practitioners training allows participants to deliver a 12 Session Forest Therapy Program to individuals, groups and into the public and private sectors. Training begins online when you register and then you completer your certification at one of our 5-day camps.

As a second option you can now complete your certification online and your registration includes placement into one of our 5-day support camps or retreats that you can attend here in British Columbia at anytime in the future.

Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioners Training provides participants with certification to perform our unique version of Forest Bathing which includes the delivery of a 12 Session 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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“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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Option 1 - Attend a Training Camp:

Section 1
Introduction to the Yasei Shinrin Yoku 12 Session Program and Practitioner Training
  • Creating Relationships with Nature
  • Therapeutic Journaling Methods for Rewilding
  • Applied Wild and Indigenous Sciences 
  • Plants and Ecology Studies, Biosemiotics, Microbe Studies
  • Mother Tree and Stewardship Studies

Section 2
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Meditation and Activity Exercises
  • Individual Sessions
  • Group Sessions
  • Energy Work and Nature Communication
  • Intuition and Cognitive Skill Exercises
  • Ancestral Relationships
  • Storytelling

Section 3
Plant Spirit Medicines and Rewilding Methodologies
  • Exploration, fieldwork and Vision Quest in one of the following ecosystems: Rainforest, Mixed Forest, Tundra, Savannah or Aquatic.
  • Plant Spirit Guilds and Shadow Biodiversity
  • Plant Deities, Ceremonial Protection and Sacred Practices
  • The nature and methods of Ecstasy and Soul travel.

Section 4
Wild Regenerative Logic, Design and Project Development 
  • Yasei Sanctuary Forest Planning
  • Strategic planning, Bioregional planning, grant writing, shadow biodiversity, Sanctuary Forest Partnerships.

Each camp retreat is 5 days in length and takes place on the dates listed below. Regular Camp Series Cost: $1900 (Canadian Dollars) and includes advanced online training.

  • Maximum 8 people per camp

2024 Camp Dates (As of April 21st some camps are full or nearly full):
  • May 27-31 - Check with us regarding space availability - Email
  • June 10-14 - Check with us regarding space availability - Email
  • July 22-26 - Check with us regarding space availability - Email
  • August 12-16 - 2 spaces available
  • September 9-13 - 4 spaces available
  • NEW - September 16-20 - 6 spaces available
  • 2024 Yasei Shinrin Yoku International Conference - Winter 2024  tba

2025 Camp Dates - Open for Registration​
  • May 19-23
  • June 23-27
  • July 21-25
  • August 18-22
  • September 8-12

If you choose to register for our Practitioner Certification through Distance Learning we will begin your training within 5 days of registration. Your registration includes placement into one of our 5-day support camps or retreats that you can attend here in British Columbia at anytime in the future. Practitioner Certification Distance Learning Cost: $1900.00 (Canadian Dollars)
5 Day In-person Camp Series Cost:
$1900.00 (Canadian Dollars)

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
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.

Contact us to see if you qualify for this significant discount. 
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)
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Winter Toolkit for Guides and Practitioners - $180
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