Nature and Forest Therapy Guides
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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
Blue bells
USA, California - Mandala Springs
Exploring the Imaginal Realm
Chile, Pucón - Gaia Sur
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
Portugal - Casa Dos Bernardos
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
Silver Birch
Dawn Redwood
Condor (Spanish / Español)
Ontario - Summer 2020
Northern Midwest Guide Gathering
New Year Call with Amos
Meadow Pipit
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Alpine Ibex
Kinnikinnick
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
Red Dogwood
Kansas - Summer 2020
Pine Marten
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
Red Maple
Silver Birch Obsolete
Bee Balm
Flying Squirrel
Red Fox
River Otter
Gingko
Forest Therapy & Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide in California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring US/Fall AU 2020
Costa Rica - Spring 2020
Georgia - Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart - Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine & Tea in Forest Therapy & Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters & Trees Hollyhock 2019
New Hampshire - Cohort 45
British Columbia - Cohort 43
Spring Gathering of Guides in Georgia
Summer Gathering of Guides in Germany
Council of Waters & Trees at River Dart, England
Mountain Forest Therapy Immersion and Way of the Guide
Introduction to Forest Bathing at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
California - Cohort 47
Maryland - Cohort 34
Way of the Circle Northern California
California - Cohort 35
Norway - Cohort 39
Gathering of Guides in Massachusetts
Way of the Guide & Houses of the Heart: A day-long exploration
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference & Congress
Way of the Circle in New Hampshire
Way of the Circle in France
Way of the Circle in Southern California
Liminality & the Active Imagination in Forest Therapy
Maryland - Cohort 43
Slovenia - Cohort 40
United Kingdom - Cohort 42
Council of Waters & Trees at Farmhouse Inn Georgia
Council of Waters & Trees and Way of the Guide
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 23
Costa Rica - Cohort 33
Minnesota - Cohort 38
Colorado - Cohort 46
Past Events with this Guide
Blue bells
USA, California - Mandala Springs
Exploring the Imaginal Realm
Chile, Pucón - Gaia Sur
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
Portugal - Casa Dos Bernardos
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
Silver Birch
Dawn Redwood
Condor (Spanish / Español)
Ontario - Summer 2020
Northern Midwest Guide Gathering
New Year Call with Amos
Meadow Pipit
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Alpine Ibex
Kinnikinnick
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
Red Dogwood
Kansas - Summer 2020
Pine Marten
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
Red Maple
Silver Birch Obsolete
Bee Balm
Flying Squirrel
Red Fox
River Otter
Gingko
Forest Therapy & Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide in California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring US/Fall AU 2020
Costa Rica - Spring 2020
Georgia - Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart - Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine & Tea in Forest Therapy & Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters & Trees Hollyhock 2019
New Hampshire - Cohort 45
British Columbia - Cohort 43
Spring Gathering of Guides in Georgia
Summer Gathering of Guides in Germany
Council of Waters & Trees at River Dart, England
Mountain Forest Therapy Immersion and Way of the Guide
Introduction to Forest Bathing at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
California - Cohort 47
Maryland - Cohort 34
Way of the Circle Northern California
California - Cohort 35
Norway - Cohort 39
Gathering of Guides in Massachusetts
Way of the Guide & Houses of the Heart: A day-long exploration
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference & Congress
Way of the Circle in New Hampshire
Way of the Circle in France
Way of the Circle in Southern California
Liminality & the Active Imagination in Forest Therapy
Maryland - Cohort 43
Slovenia - Cohort 40
United Kingdom - Cohort 42
Council of Waters & Trees at Farmhouse Inn Georgia
Council of Waters & Trees and Way of the Guide
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 23
Costa Rica - Cohort 33
Minnesota - Cohort 38
Colorado - Cohort 46