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Christine Hoyer

ANFT Guide Immersion
with Christine Hoyer and Tam Willey
September 25 - 29, 2024


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

Tam Willey

This is an opportunity to be guided, practice guiding,

learn and share together,

and deepen into the practice of Nature and Forest Therapy. 



Check in will be at 4 pm on Wednesday September 25, 2024 and the program will end by 2 p.m. on Sunday September 29, 2024. Meals will be vegetarian with a vegan 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.

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.

Registration for Sept 25-29, 2024 ANFT Guide Immersion

THOSE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING SHOULD FIRST APPLY ON THE ANFT website and then, after receiving enrollment confirmation from ANFT, 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 $475 to $880, depending on the lodging selected. 

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.

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

If you have any questions about lodging or Well Being Retreat Center facilities, please contact Patty at; Tel: 423-626-9000;

Text: 408-510-0660

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

After you "Preview Your Submission," scroll again to bottom of page to "Continue to Payment." (The Payment screen takes a few seconds to appear.) Your registration is complete when payment is made.

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