This distance learning program offers the same Practitioners Certification that our popular 5-Day camp series offers. This training is available entirely online but we include an open ticket to a 5-Day Camp if you would like to brush up on your skills in the future.

You can explore the camp program and schedule here.

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. 

Our Distance Learning 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.

Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioners Training provides participants with certification to perform our unique version of Forest Bathing 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-Session 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 satisfactory completion of the online program, participants will be provided with 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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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

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.

If you choose to register for our Practitioner Certification through Distance Learning we will begin your training within 5 days of registration. Practitioner Certification Distance Learning Cost: $1900.00 (Canadian Dollars)

If you would like to register for in-person Practitioner Training please visit this page.

If you would like to register for basic Guide Training offered through Distance Learning visit this page.

Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioners Certification Training
Distance Learning Series Regular Cost: $1900.00 (Canadian Dollars)

SPECIAL: $1600.00 until May 26, 2024

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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. 
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