The training is designed in a way that will gently guide you through all the steps and processes to integrate and deepen the learning in your head and in your body. Upon completion of this course you will be able to succesfully guide forest therapy walks within the framework of ANFT's guide certification training.
The tuition for the six month core guide training program is $2995 USD.
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 price does not include lodging, meals nor transportation.
Other costs include payment for Wilderness First Aid training, which is required for Certification, and is provided by third parties. Prices range from $100 to $300.
Tuition figures are current as of January 1, 2021 and are subject to change.
Jackie is a trainer and business consultant with the Association of Nature and ForestTherapy Guides and Programs. She’s a certified forest therapy guide trained in 2017 at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, and has been guiding regularly in her community ever since. She’s one of the first guides to pioneer guiding walks remotely via Zoom when the pandemic made guiding in-person unsafe for many months in 2020. Born and raised in China, Jackie came to the United States in1990 to pursue her PhD in American Literature. She has had a diverse background in various fields such as teaching, translating, marketing, and practicing as aCertified Public Accountant. One of her greatest joys in guiding is witnessing the positive impact on participants’ well-being, including that of her own autistic son.
Darlene is an ANFT Forest Therapy Guide, coach and trainer based out of Longmont, Colorado. In 2018, she founded Nature Heals Forest Therapy. Through this business, Darlene is able to share her passion for Forest Therapy and witness people connect with a deeper part of themselves through nature relation and reciprocity. Darlene’s intuitive and heart-centered guiding supports people in opening and relaxing into the healing power of nature connection.
Darlene has been a massage therapist and student of yoga for over 20 years. Living in the Rocky Mountains, she is grateful for the abundant opportunities to be outdoors connecting with the land.
Through Nature Heals Forest Therapy, Darlene guides small groups, non-profit and corporate groups, one-on-one sessions, and more.