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Exploring Pure Air
in the Monashee Alpine

This expedition connects the winds of change with deep and ancient ancestral energy as we search for new perspectives on our way to renewal. This five day experience explores elements of the “Shaman” and the “Cosmic Tree”. We will experience the pure mountain air within the remote alpine of the Monashee Mountains, as well as the pure energy presented by times of lightning and thunder.

This expedition explores the wide view, and represents a visionquest into our dreams. From here we will have a clear unobstructed view of the stars and will feel the strength and energy presented by ancient trees as they grow from the rock on the edge of glaciers.

Here we’re amidst old-growth stands of cedar and hemlock forest and extensive rolling alpine and subalpine meadows. These landscapes combine to form excellent habitat for deer and elk. 

Within this expedition we will explore from a remote base camp deep in a rainforest.  We will explore the spectacular landscape that links old growth rainforests with the alpine of the Monashee. Our observations will include the sensitive habitat of species at risk.

The work we will be doing includes some archeological research as we search for clues linked to ancient prehistoric settlements and travel routes as well as seed gathering in order to preserve alpine tree and plant species. We will attempt to encounter and record any presence of endangered species such as the red-listed plant called the Nettle-leaved giant hyssop; and the Mountain Caribou. 

Within this program we shuttle you to summits for a downhill stroll and cool rest stops. This excursion offers great sightseeing excursions and a chance to experience the source of the Shuswap River and where the Okanagan transforms into the peaks of the Monashee – the mystical land of the Sidhe.

What’s included within each expedition…

Each weekend expedition includes exciting and comforting features that bridge wellness with the natural world. Each program includes:
  • Airport shuttle and touring between the Sanctuary Forest Centre and forest trailheads.
  • Each program is guided by professional Yasei Shinrin Yoku Guides and Practitioners.
  • Comfortable Glamping Tents and Retreat Facilities and Base Camp Tents
  • Numerous gentle guided walkabouts with meditation sessions connected to unique forest ecosystems.
  • Each program includes the Wildcraft Forest 6 Session Yasei Shinrin Yoku Experience.
  • Features ten different Yasei Shinrin Yoku exercises everyday.
  • Profile five different wild plants everyday including plant identification as well as food and medicinal values.
  • Daytime and evening presentations and discussions about Yasei Shinrin Yoku and the wild relationships that link better health with nature.
  • Healing and bodywork demonstrations and treatments.
  • Culinary learning so that you can rewild your diet.
  • Ample alone time that’s just for you.
  • Each program includes Earth stewardship experiences and methods of modern and ancient caretaking as well as ceremonies which can help offer protection and restore balance in the forest. 
  • We offer an extra free day so that you can arrive early and relax.

2022 Dates:
August 7 - 8 (Silent Retreat)
August 14 - 15

$290 per person (Canadian dollars) includes accommodation and more.
Tribe of Five Rate: Reserve five spaces for $1160 or $232 per person.
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Yasei Shinrin Yoku: The Living Air Retreat
$290 (Canadian Dollars) per person
Please register through this payment link and we will confirm your placement information by phone or email.
You can also make your payment by bank transfer please email us for instructions.

If you have questions about this retreat or if you would like to register a Tribe of Five package please email us:
Or phone: 250.547.2001 
Space is limited, please register well in advance. Our retreats fill very quickly.
The Wildcraft Forest presents four different Yasei Shinrin Yoku Destination Retreats. As forest expeditions each is connected to a different element of energy in the diverse pristine forests of British Columbia.


Yasei Shinrin Yoku Living Air Retreat – 2 Days - $290