Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

ANFT Staff

Youmin Yap

Apprentice Trainer

Youmin is one of Southeast Asia's pioneer certified Forest Therapy Guides. She trained with Cohort 18 in 2017 and has since been offering the practice on a full-time basis. Currently based in Singapore, Youmin founded Xiu Nature Connections to offer forest therapy experiences with the intention to ignite the importance of deep restorative rest and deep connections for the wellbeing of stressed-out and disconnected city dwellers. In her practice, Youmin has partnered and worked with several organizations including designing and hosting of community nature programs for the National Parks Board of Singapore, wellness workshops for spas and resorts such as Museflower Retreat and Spa in Thailand, staff wellbeing events for companies such as GIC Singapore, wellbeing support programs for community groups such as Singapore Cancer Society, introductory workshops for related industries such as the Department of Tourism of Philippines etc. Her work has also been shared at various international conferences. On the invite from the National Parks Board Singapore, Youmin published an article on "Urban Forest Therapy". Youmin holds a degree of Master in Science in life sciences from the National University of Singapore, and a postgraduate diploma in education from the National Institute of Education Singapore.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
Thailand, Ko Phra Thong - Baba Ecolodge
New Zealand, Aotea Great Barrier Island - WaiOra Beach Retreat
FOR LUNA MOTH STUDENTS ONLY - USA, Colorado - Aspen Camp
Japan, Yakushima - Lodge Yaedake Sanso
Canada, Ontario - Canadian Ecology Center
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center
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
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
Past Events with this Guide
Thailand, Ko Phra Thong - Baba Ecolodge
New Zealand, Aotea Great Barrier Island - WaiOra Beach Retreat
FOR LUNA MOTH STUDENTS ONLY - USA, Colorado - Aspen Camp
Japan, Yakushima - Lodge Yaedake Sanso
Canada, Ontario - Canadian Ecology Center
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center
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
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