In this training, you will learn:
Registering for a training begins by completing an application which may take 20-30 minutes. This application is a way for us to get to know you and to determine if we think you will make a good forest therapy guide. Once your application is received, our admissions team will review it and, if you are accepted into the program, send an acceptance letter within three weeks. This letter will contain all the information for next steps, including a registration link to reserve your space in the training. To promote an optimal learning environment, we generally cap enrollment at 21 participants per training. Applications we receive after we have filled the training will be placed on a waitlist. If an accepted applicant drops out, we will contact the next applicant on the waitlist until the training is full again.Apply Now
Maine’s first Green~Certified earth~friendly retreat center, Nurture Through Nature, rests on 33 mountainside, forested acres in the heart of western Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region. We are a solar-powered, off the grid retreat with private hiking trails along our spring~fed mountain brook leading to long views of Mount Washington and the White Mountains.
Participants will book directly with the venue or arrange their own off-site accommodations. They will have the following on-site options (which include 9% Maine lodging tax):
7 nights in Mt. Pleasant Lodge at $50 per person per night for a total of $381.50USD.
7 nights in Mt. Brook Yurt at $50 per person per night for a totalof $381.50 USD.
7 nights in Tentrr at $50 perperson per night for atotal of $350.00USD (no tax).
7 nights Camping/Tenting (limited to 4 tents/8 people) at $30 per tent for 2-person occupancy per night for a total $210.00 USD (no tax).
Participants may bring their own tent or camper van at $30 per camper for 2-person occupancy per night for a total of $210.00 USD(no tax). There is no water,gray waterdisposal, septic disposal, or power hookups. However, participants will have access to water, showers,and composting toilets.
All participants must provide own bed linens or sleeping bags and bath towels.
The venue provides freshly made farm to table vegetarian meals with seasonal, organic ingredients when available. All meals are gluten and soy-free and vegan friendly. The venue has amazing drinking water on site and fresh roasted organic coffee as well as a variety of teas and a specialty community tea available throughout the training.
Meals will be at a rate of $485.35 per person for 7days. Price includes 8% Main meal tax.
Venue is approximately 1 hour from Portland International Jetport in Maine. Participants will have to arrange for transportation between airport and venue. ANFT will send out a spreadsheet with the confirmation email so participants can coordinate amongst themselves for shuttle, taxi, or ride share service. http://www.ntnretreats.com/directions/
Taxi's are readily available at baggage claim at Portland https://portlandjetport.org/ for approximately $110 to be shared by participants sharing the airport shuttle to Denmark, Nurture Through Nature.
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.
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. 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.
Our trainers are among the most experienced guides in the world and each one undergoes a rigorous training process beyond their certification as guides. The trainers listed below are subject to change based on trainer availability. No matter which trainers you work with, you will be taught by the best in the field.