Yasei Sanctuary Forest
At the Wildcraft Forest we deliver Yasei Shinrin Yoku retreat programs within Yasei Sanctuary Forests. The Yasei Sanctuary Forest is a protected forest that is used as a base to protect and restore wild ecosystems while propagating wild and domesticated food and medicine crops in small wild dynamic gardens. The Yasei Sanctuary Forest is twinned with certain remote backcountry areas and ecosystems, which require restoration. The Wildcraft Forest practices regenerative forest stewardship, which includes propagating “whole forest systems”; this includes the forest over-story and the under-story. Within this effort the Wildcraft Forest pools together different Yasei Sanctuary Forests along with its various regenerative stewardship projects and promotes all of this within a “Wild Offset” which is a form of biodiversity offsetting which garners conservation credits. From time to time the Yasei Sanctuary Forest hosts special forest events that promotes the Wildcrafters Promise.
SANCTUARY FOREST THERAPY CENTRE
You can reserve your spot for a day program at the Sanctuary Forest Therapy Centre at the Wildcraft Forest and experience Yasei Shinrin Yoku within one of our guided programs.
We are busy uploading our 2021 programs so please check back with us.
Sessions run from 1pm to 3pm and then from 6pm to 8pm.
Session days are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from May to the end of September.
You can pay for your drop-in session in advance and we will email you a Day Pass.
Sanctuary Forest Day Programs
Please remember to wear good footwear, carry water, snacks and dress in layers.
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.
A typical day 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.
We offer additional services such as bodywork, ancestral mapping and energy work.
Learn about the work we do in the forest by visiting our
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 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.