Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

ANFT Staff

Marcela Morales

Trainer

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.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
Canada, BC - Zajac Ranch
USA, Vermont - Basecamp at Beaver Falls
USA, New Hampshire - Woodbound Inn
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada
UK, Yorkshire - Broughton Sanctuary
USA, Minnesota - Shire in the Woods
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies II
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center 2023
USA, California - Manzanita Village 2023
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination 2023
USA, Oregon - Buckhorn Springs
Bamboo Forest
Bison
Koala Bear
Winter Wren
Bobcat
Porcupine
Bullfrog
Great Blue Heron
Daffodil Star - Luna Moth | Combined Cohort
Morpho Azul EN ESPAÑOL
Painted Turtle
Praying Mantis
White-tailed Deer
Leaf Sheep
Giant Kauri
Sunflower
Seahorse
Bumblebee
USA, New Hampshire - The Woodbound Inn
USA, Arizona - Camp-Willow Springs
Canada, Ontario - Wintergreen Studios
Orchid Blooms
Canada, Alberta - Canmore Clubhouse
Canada, BC - Loon Lake Lodge
USA, Colorado - Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center
USA, Illinois - Morton Arboretum
Czech Republic, Kouty
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada
Switzerland - Bergün
USA, California - LA Arboretum
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center
Sassafras - For Conservation Leaders
USA, California - Manzanita Village II
Dolphin Super Pod
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center
Snowshoe Hare
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination
Costa Rica, Monteverde - El corazón del bosque nuboso EN ESPAÑOL
Horsetail
Welcome Swallow
Yarrow - For Healthcare Professionals Only
Great Horned Owl
Swallow-Tailed Kite
USA, Massachusetts - Land of Thoreau
Chickadee
Salamander
Puma - EN ESPAÑOL
Bluebird
Sweet Fern
Wild Strawberries
Fireflies
Hedgehog
Dandelion
Blue Spruce
Bluebells
USA, California - Mandala Springs
Exploring the Imaginal Realm
Chile, Pucón - Gaia Sur - EN ESPAÑOL
Ireland Cohort 5
North Carolina Cohort 4
Chicago Cohort 3
California Cohort 2
California Cohort 1
Massachusetts Cohort 6
Ontario Cohort 8
Massachusetts Cohort 13
Massachusetts Cohort 15
Banyan
Dragonfly
Red Maple- Specific Immersion at Aaron's Place
Canada, Golden BC - Quantum Leaps
USA, California - Manzanita Village
USA, Arizona - Camp Willow Springs
Canada, Ontario - Cedar Ridge Camp
United Kingdom, Yorkshire - Broughton Hall Estate
Wolf Pack
Coyote
Wild Tulip
Hummingbird
Toucan (Spanish/Español)
Giant Pacific Octopus
Red Tailed Hawk
Eagle Owl
Dusky Dolphin
Wind Poppy
Piping Plover
Grizzly Bear
Golden Eagle
Past Events with this Guide
Canada, BC - Zajac Ranch
USA, Vermont - Basecamp at Beaver Falls
USA, New Hampshire - Woodbound Inn
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada
UK, Yorkshire - Broughton Sanctuary
USA, Minnesota - Shire in the Woods
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies II
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center 2023
USA, California - Manzanita Village 2023
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination 2023
USA, Oregon - Buckhorn Springs
Bamboo Forest
Bison
Koala Bear
Winter Wren
Bobcat
Porcupine
Bullfrog
Great Blue Heron
Daffodil Star - Luna Moth | Combined Cohort
Morpho Azul EN ESPAÑOL
Painted Turtle
Praying Mantis
White-tailed Deer
Leaf Sheep
Giant Kauri
Sunflower
Seahorse
Bumblebee
USA, New Hampshire - The Woodbound Inn
USA, Arizona - Camp-Willow Springs
Canada, Ontario - Wintergreen Studios
Orchid Blooms
Canada, Alberta - Canmore Clubhouse
Canada, BC - Loon Lake Lodge
USA, Colorado - Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center
USA, Illinois - Morton Arboretum
Czech Republic, Kouty
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada
Switzerland - Bergün
USA, California - LA Arboretum
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center
Sassafras - For Conservation Leaders
USA, California - Manzanita Village II
Dolphin Super Pod
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center
Snowshoe Hare
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination
Costa Rica, Monteverde - El corazón del bosque nuboso EN ESPAÑOL
Horsetail
Welcome Swallow
Yarrow - For Healthcare Professionals Only
Great Horned Owl
Swallow-Tailed Kite
USA, Massachusetts - Land of Thoreau
Chickadee
Salamander
Puma - EN ESPAÑOL
Bluebird
Sweet Fern
Wild Strawberries
Fireflies
Hedgehog
Dandelion
Blue Spruce
Bluebells
USA, California - Mandala Springs
Exploring the Imaginal Realm
Chile, Pucón - Gaia Sur - EN ESPAÑOL
Ireland Cohort 5
North Carolina Cohort 4
Chicago Cohort 3
California Cohort 2
California Cohort 1
Massachusetts Cohort 6
Ontario Cohort 8
Massachusetts Cohort 13
Massachusetts Cohort 15
Banyan
Dragonfly
Red Maple- Specific Immersion at Aaron's Place
Canada, Golden BC - Quantum Leaps
USA, California - Manzanita Village
USA, Arizona - Camp Willow Springs
Canada, Ontario - Cedar Ridge Camp
United Kingdom, Yorkshire - Broughton Hall Estate
Wolf Pack
Coyote
Wild Tulip
Hummingbird
Toucan (Spanish/Español)
Giant Pacific Octopus
Red Tailed Hawk
Eagle Owl
Dusky Dolphin
Wind Poppy
Piping Plover
Grizzly Bear
Golden Eagle