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SANCTUARY FOREST THERAPY CENTRE
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Online Challenge
From anywhere in the world you can download our three week challenges which explore the healing elements of the forest; outdoor fitness methods; relaxation techniques and detox methods.

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Sanctuary Forest Drop-in
You can drop-in and visit the Sanctuary Forest Therapy Centre at the Wildcraft Forest and try Yasei Shinrin Yoku.

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Yasei Sanctuary Forest Passport
We offer a Yasei Sanctuary Forest Passport where you can attend guided Yasei Shinrin Yoku sessions. We offer a 3-Session, 5-Session and 10-Session passports which you can you anytime. This is perfect for rewilding your life and exploring the many aspects of  Yasei Shinrin Yoku.

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MEMBERSHIP
We offer an annual Sanctuary Forest Membership that includes a camping pass and access to many activities and events that we offer.

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PERSONAL COACHING PROGRAMS
You can enroll in one of our personal coaching programs which we customize for your needs. You may want to have personal coaching sessions at the Sanctuary Forest Therapy Centre or you may want to enlist our services online.

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DESTINATION RETREATS
We offer destination Yasei Shinrin Yoku and Wildcrafting retreats at the Sanctuary Forest Therapy Centre as well as our various satellite forests. This is an opportunity to explore forest therapies in different environments that include rainforests, mountain alpine and savannah areas and the deep woods of mixed forests.

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IMMERSION EXPERIENCES
We offer different forest immersion experiences for individuals and groups which can be customized by theme, location and length of time.

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GUIDE AND PRACTITIONER TRAINING
The Wildcraft Forest School offers a variety of training opportunites if you would like to become a certified Yasei Shinrin Yoku Guide or Practitioner.

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Practitioners Training
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Yasei Shinrin Yoku
“Wild Forest Bathing
in a Sanctuary Forest”

When we invest in the Forest and the Earth so that she remains strong and healthy then she will invest in us.

The Wildcraft Forest offers a unique approach to Shinrin Yoku which is Japanese for "Forest Bathing" and means "taking in the forest atmosphere". We offer Yasei Shinrin Yoku, which incorporates wildcrafting, and includes a tangible understanding of the sentient forest. Participants are introduced to the many spirit guides that dwell in the forest. Through the use of forest-based teas we will explore the subconscious energies that connect the forest with the most ancient part of our soul.

Each session takes place within the gentle terrain of one of our Yasei Sanctuary Forests. There are meditation platforms and covered areas where presentations and discussions take place. To learn more about the Wildcraft Forest click here.

A typical session will travel participants in a slow quiet walk through the forest. Participants will stop and perform certain exercises and meditations linked to body, mind and spirit. The day will include a discussion within a sacred circle as well as a tea tasting and essential oil experience linked to the primary human “senses”. You can join us for treatment sessions and forest retreats and you can also become a member, which will allow you to drop in and camp in the forest.

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about
On the edge of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley where it meets the Monashee Mountains the Wildcraft Forest is home to the Sanctuary Forest Therapy Centre where twelve different kinds of forest therapy and wildcrafting practices are presented and taught through daily excursions, retreats, certification and immersion programs.

Four satellite Yasei Sanctuary Forests are also available, each representing different kinds of energies and environments for learning and practicing Yasei Shinrin Yoku and plant spirit medicine.

You can join us in the forest through challenges, passport memberships, personal coaching programs, destination retreats and immersion experiences. You can become a guide or practitioner; and if you’re starting out, you can drop-in or even participate in one of our online Yasei Shinrin Yoku challenges.

The Wildcraft Forest is a pioneer in wildcrafting and has been delivering nature-based education and conservation programs since 1981.
The Yasei Shinrin Yoku Experience
We offer additional services from the Sanctuary Forest Therapy Centre, such as bodywork, ancestral mapping and energy work.

Explore various treatment services that we offer by appointment.