Well Being Retreat Center - Event

Christine Hoyer

ANFT Guide Immersion
Christine Hoyer and Tam Willey

September 21 - 25, 2022

This immersion is for Nature and Forest Therapy Guides-in-Training through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.  An immersion is an opportunity to be guided by ANFT trainers and to practice guiding with others.  Those who have completed at least 4 months of the six-month remote Forest Therapy Guide Training are eligible to apply.  Completion of this Immersion and the six-month Guide Training fulfills ANFT requirements for full Guide Certification

Note: If COVID-19 is still of concern at the time of this event, all meals will be served and all sessions will be held at Well Being's open-air Pavilion on the banks of the scenic Powell River.

This is an opportunity to be guided, practice guiding,

learn and share together,

and deepen into the practice of Nature and Forest Therapy. 

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Check in will be at 4 pm on Wednesday September 21, 2022 and the program will end by 2 p.m. on Sunday September 25, 2022. Meals will be non-vegetarian with a vegetarian option offered at each meal. (Vegetarian may include organic eggs and some organic dairy). All meals are mostly gluten-free. Meals include Wednesday supper through Sunday lunch. Teas, coffee & snacks provided throughout. Cabins (but not Cabinettes) have equipped kitchenettes if you have "special" foods you want to bring.

About Christine & Tam

Christine Hoyer is a guide, mentor, apprentice trainer and trail consultant with ANFT and she runs Mindful Meanders based in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was drawn to Nature and Forest Therapy as a way to deepen her own authentic connection to the natural world and holding that space for others to openly experience natures gifts and benefits has become just as important. She also facilitates meditation sessions and teaches the art of tai chi/qigong out in nature. Her passion lies in the belief that everyone has the capacity to awaken, re-awaken, explore and expand their own connection with the more-than-human-world by simply being present and tuning in to what is being offered.  www.mindful-meanders.com

Tam Willey is a guide, trainer, mentor with ANFT and founder of Toadstool Walks based in Boston, Massachusetts.  Tam has been guiding Forest Therapy since 2017 in collaboration with various organizations in the Boston area.  Tam designs and runs immersion retreats with The Venture Out Project and has been mentoring and serving LGBTQ Youth thru various programs in Boston for the last decade.  Tam is passionate about the ways that Forest Therapy can support and broaden relationships through sharing and bearing witness in community with the natural or more-than-human world in a way that supports our remembering that we are not simply in relationship with nature but rather that we are nature. www.toadstoolwalks.com

Registration for Sept 21-25, 2022 ANFT Guide Immersion

Those interested in participating should first apply through the ANFT website and make reservations for accommodations only after receiving enrollment confirmation from ANFT.

After registering with ANFT for this event, arrange for Accommodations (lodging, meals and snacks) with Well Being Retreat Center using the online form below. Accommodations for this 4-night training range from $425 to $840, depending on the lodging selected. 

Well Being Retreat Center's Policies for Accommodations are here.

Well Being's current COVID-19 Policies and Procedures are here.

If you have any questions about the program content or structure, please contact Christine at mindfulmeanders@gmail.com or phone 314-703-8611

If you have any questions about lodging or Well Being Retreat Center facilities, please contact Patty at 423-626-9000 or patty@WellBeingCC.org

Please register with Well Being Retreat Center for accommodations (lodging and meals) using the form below:

After you have "Previewed" your Registration form, scroll again to bottom of page to "Submit" your registration. You will be redirected to PayPal for payment where you can pay with credit card or with your PayPal account. You do not have to register with PayPal to make payment.