Guide Training Immersion 4 days

Chile, Pucón - Gaia Sur

November 11, 2021
to
November 14, 2021

Enrollment Open

An opportunity to connect with other guides from other cohorts and learn from the shared experiences.
This 4 day in-person immersion is the second part of the Forest Therapy Guide Training. If you have completed at least 4 months of the 6 month remote Forest Therapy Guide Training you're eligible to apply. Completion of this immersion and the six-month training fulfills the requirements for full Certification. Any ANFT-trained guide who has completed training in any past cohort can apply to attend this immersion as a refresher course.

A 4 day in-person gathering, with 1 or 2 trainers, and people from different cohorts where you will have the opportunity to apply what you learned, experience in-person forest therapy walks and simply connect and share experiences and stories with other guides.

After you complete your 6 month remote Forest Therapy training, you will get a provisional certification for 2 years. Once you attend the 4 day immersion training, you will get the permanent certification.  

In this immersion, you will:

Get a hands on experience of what you learned
Get to know trainers personally
Get to know other guides and connect
Learn from shared experiences with other guides
Deepen into the practice
Get the opportunity to ask specific questions that might come up

Once you complete this four-day immersion, your certification will be moved from provisional to permanent. You have  two years after you complete the six month core training course to complete an immersion. It will help to give you a sense of the community of guides that has grown and is active throughout the world.

Schedule for Live Events

About the Venue:

Gaia Sur is an eco-friendly retreat and learning center located in the heart of southern Chile's lake region. We will be surrounded by verdant forests, snow-capped volcanoes, pristine waterfalls, secluded hot-springs, and spectacular countryside - the perfect setting for a retreat intended to help us re-connect with nature, and rediscover our innate wisdom, wellness and wildness. GAIA Sur project was built to facilitate our reconnection with nature, the recovery of our forgotten and healthy wild state and by being in a place of such natural beauty, for us to be able to see the world again with eyes of enchantment. For them, to reconnect with the earth is their small contribution to a sustainable future. Gaia Sur has 27 hectares, which more than half of it is composed of primary forest. On the land there is a pond, gardens, ancient trees, hammocks, trails, native forest, reforestation, animals, orchards, ecological restoration areas and an intentional community. It is located in the Araucanía Region in southern Chile where we can find the majestic Villarrica Volcano (active). In the region you can see mountains lakes, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, forests and a great variety of flora and fauna. It is known for being an area of tourist interest for its national parks, reserves and a variety of outdoor activities, in addition to having environments surrounded by forests and special mountains for contemplation and connection with Nature. Among the outstanding parks are Vilarrica National Park, Huerquehue National Park, El Cañi Private Park, and Villarrica National Reserve. Among the lakes, Lago Villarrica, Caburgua, and Tinquilco stand out. Among the hot springs, those of Peumayen, Rio Blanco, among many others, stand out. In

Gaia Sur es un centro de aprendizaje y retiro ecológico ubicado en el corazón de la región de los lagos del sur de Chile. Estaremos rodeados de bosques verdes, volcanes cubiertos de nieve, cascadas vírgenes, aguas termales aisladas y un paisaje espectacular, el escenario perfecto para una inmersión en la naturaleza. El proyecto de Gaya Sur fue creado para facilitar nuestra reconexión con la naturaleza, la recuperación de nuestro olvidado y saludable estado silvestre y el encanto del mundo en un lugar de belleza natural. Para ellos, reconectarse con la tierra, es su pequeña contribución al futuro sustentable. Gaia Sur tiene 27 hectareas, siendo más de la mitad de bosque primario. En el terreno hay una poza de agua, jardines, hamacas, senderos, bosque nativo, arboles antiguas, reforestaciónes, áreas de restauraciones ecológicas, animales, huertas y una comunidad intencional. Se queda ubicada en la Región de la Araucanía en el sur de Chile donde se encuentra ubicado el majestuoso Volcán Villarrica, (volcán activo). Emplazado en la precordillera en medio de lagos, ríos, cascadas, termas, bosques y gran variedad de flora y fauna silvestre . Se conoce por ser una una zona de interés turístico por sus parques nacionales, reservas y variedad de actividades al aire libre, además de contar con entornos rodeados de Bosques y montañas especiales para la contemplación y conexión con la Naturaleza. Entre los parques destacados se encuentran Parque Nacional Vilarrica, Parque Nacional Huerquehue, Parque Privado el Cañi, y Reserva Nacional Villarrica. Entre los lagos, destacan Lago Villarrica, Caburgua, y Tinquilco. Entre las Termas, destacan las de Peumayen, Rio Blanco entre muchas otras.

LODGING

Rooms are based on double occupancy. The price per person per day is CLP 65000 chilean pesos (Approx. USD 90 dollars)* This includes all three meals per day, starting with breakfast on day 1 (November 11th) and ending with lunch included on day 4 (November 14th) It also includes taxes, coffee, tea and snacks in the afternoon. Use of yoga room is also included. *The payment will be based on Chilean pesos. The amount in dollars may vary depending on the dollar rate of the payment date.

Las habitaciones son en ocupación doble. El precio por persona por día es de CLP 65000 Pesos Chilenos (Aprox. USD 90 dólares)*. Precios incluyen desayuno, almuerzo, snacks en la tarde y cena. El día 1 (11 de noviembre) el desayuno y almuerzo está incluido y en el día 4 (14 de Noviembre) el almuerzo esta incluido. Incluye impuestos. El uso de la sala de yoga también está incluido. * El pago estará basado en pesos chilenos. La cantidad en dólares puede variar según la tasa en dólares de la fecha de pago.

MEALS

Vegetarian Food All meals are included. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, the lodge will be happy to accommodate.

Comida Vegetariana Todas las comidas están incluidas. Háganos saber si tiene alguna restricción dietética, el albergue se complacerá en acomodarlo.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not included in the price.

Fly to Araucania Airport in Temuco (South of Chile) From Araucania Airport to Gaia Sur is about 1 hour and 50 minutes. Options to get there: -

Take official taxi (Approx. USD 100 each way)* You can also share with other participants. Up to 4 people. -

Take Uber (Approx. USD 86 each way)* You can also share with other participants. Up to 4 people. -

Take the airport transfer to the city of Pucón (Approx. USD 17)* then take a uber to Gaia Sur (Approx. USD 18)* -

Rent a car: https://www.avis.cl/ https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/reservation/ https://first.cl/ https://www.econorent.cl/ https://www.ecarent.cl/ https://www.europcar.cl/ https://www.rosselot.cl/rent-a-car/ Let us know if you need assistance with this or if you would like to share with other participants. * Prices may vary depending on the dollar rate.

El transporte no está incluido en el precio.

Vuela al aeropuerto de la Araucanía en Temuco (Sur de Chile) El tiempo para ir del Aeropuerto de la Araucanía hasta Gaia Sur es de aproximadamente 1 hora y 50 minutos. Opciones para llegar:

1) Toma un taxi oficial (Aprox. USD 100 por trayecto)* También puede compartir con otros participantes. Hasta 4 personas.

2) Toma un Uber (Aprox. USD 86 por trayecto)* También puede compartir con otros participantes. Hasta 4 personas.

3) Toma el traslado del aeropuerto a la ciudad de Pucón (Aprox. USD 17)* luego tome un uber a Gaia Sur (Aprox. USD 18)*

4) Alquila un coche: https://www.ecarent.cl/://www.avis.cl/ https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/reservation/ https://first.cl/ https://www.econorent.cl/ https://www.ecarent.cl/ https://www.europcar.cl/ https://www.rosselot.cl/rent-a-car/ Háganos saber si necesita ayuda con esto o si le gustaría compartir con otros participantes. *Precios pueden variar dependiendo de la taxa del dolar.

GENERAL NOTES
This immersion will be in Spanish.

Once you are approved for the immersion by the ANFT Office, booking of accommodation will be done directly with the trainers responsible for the immersion. Please contact Giovanna - giobosquealma@gmail.com or Carla – terapiaflorestal@gmail.com Participants should arrive on November 11 until 12pm for check-in. The program starts at 2pm. Breakfast and lunch are provided for those who arrive in the morning.

Esta inmersión será en español.

Una vez que la Oficina ANFT te apruebe la inmersión, la reserva del alojamiento se hará directamente con las formadoras responsables de la inmersión. Comunícate con Giovanna - giobosquealma@gmail.com o Carla - terapiaflorestal@gmail.com Los participantes deben llegar el 11 de noviembre hasta las 12:00 p.m para realizar el check-in. El programa comienza a las 2 pm. En el día de la llegada se proporciona desayuno y almuerzo para los que llegará en la mañana.

Internet is very poor or not available. Cell phone connection depends on the provider, but usually poor.

El internet es muy limitado o no disponible. La conexión celular depende del proveedor, pero generalmente muy limitado.

Tuition

The tuition for the four-day immersion is $495. Wait to pay until you are ready to register for a specific immersion. You will have two years from the completion of your core guide training to do the immersion.

This does not include transportation, lodging or camping fees and food for the four-day immersion are the responsibility of the trainee.

Tuition figures are current as of January 1 2021 and are subject to change.

Trainers

Entrenadores

Born in Rio de Janeiro and in love with the beach, the trees and music, Carla Zorzanelli has gone from a very urban and anthropomorphic way of living to a path back to a deep connection to nature and the more than the human world. After a masters at Schumacher College in the UK, she has focused on deepening her relationship to nature by becoming a certified Forest Therapy guide, researching and living into different topics like Re-wilding, Deep Ecology, Shamanism, Ancient indigenous wisdoms, Jungian studies and Regeneration. She has also lived in a tent in the middle of the Savannah in Africa. Currently she is bringing Forest Therapy to Brazil where she actively guides groups. In addition, she also offers nature connection courses to a variety of audiences. She is also co-founder of Redear – Regenerative action network, a Brazilian organization focused on bringing regenerative processes to companies.