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.
Marcela is a certified Forest Therapy mentor and guide by ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, California).
She has studies in Anthropology, Natural Resource Management and is a certified naturalist tour guide from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) as well as a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. For twenty years she has worked as a naturalist and birdwatching guide in the cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica, where she lives with her family. She has also worked as a collaborator and environmental educator in the Sustainability and the Environment Program at CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) and the Tropical Science Center (CCT) at Monteverde Reserve.
Born and raised in San José city, from a young age she adopted a lifestyle that allowed her the freedom to be in direct contact with nature. It was in the forests of Monteverde and in the Quaker community of the area that she found this perfect balance of natural wealth and simple lifestyle. Most of her days you will find her either deep in the forest, working in the family´s Art Gallery, planting herbs in the garden or practicing Qi Gong and Yoga. Her passion is to share with people the wisdom of the forests she knows and loves, helping them to connect with its essence in a gentle and authentic way.
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.