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USA, New Hampshire – Woodbound Inn June 2024

June 9 - June 13

$495

Guide Training Immersion 4 days

USA, New Hampshire – Woodbound Inn June 2024
June  9, 2024 to June 13, 2024 | Fully Registered – Accepting Wait List

An opportunity to connect with other guides from other cohorts and learn from the shared experiences.

If you have completed at least module 4 and submitted the corresponding assignments, of the six-month remote Forest Therapy Guide Training you’re eligible to apply. Completion of this immersion and the six-month training fulfills the requirements for full Certification. When space is available, ANFT-trained guides who have completed training in any past cohort can also participate. Please note that priority goes to students who need to take the immersion to get fully certified. Therefore, when you apply, you’ll be put on a waitlist until three weeks before the start of the immersion.


4 day in-person gathering, with 1 or 2 trainers, and people from different cohorts where you will have the opportunity to apply what you learned, experience in-person forest therapy walks and simply connect and share experiences and stories with other guides.

In this immersion, you will:

  • Get a hands on experience of what you learned
  • Get to know trainers personally
  • Get to know other guides and connect
  • Learn from shared experiences with other guides
  • Deepen into the practice
  • Get the opportunity to ask specific questions that might come up

Once you complete this four-day immersion, your certification will be moved from provisional to permanent. You have  two years after you complete the six month core training course to complete an immersion. It will help to give you a sense of the community of guides that has grown and is active throughout the world.


About the Venue

Southern New Hampshire – The Woodbound Inn 2024
247 Woodbound Road
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461
New Hampshire
USA

http://www.woodbound.com

Located in the heart of the Monadnock Region in Southern New Hampshire, Woodbound Inn is a beautiful family-owned property with a warm and cozy atmosphere and delicious restaurant and lounge. Just 1 hour from Manchester Airport and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Boston Airport, its 76 acres are surrounded by eastern hemlock, white pine, beech, birch, and oak forest, and a private lake beach. With both cabins on the lakefront, and quaint Inn and hotel-style rooms, Woodbound sits just by Lake Contoocook with a spectacular view of Mount Monadnock. The land is just 15 minutes from Monadnock State Park and 20 minutes from Miller State Park and Rhododendron State Park. During free time participants can also enjoy the lake, swim or rent a kayak. If you have your own kayak you are welcome to bring it.

Lodging

Woodbound Inn accommodations include 4 nights of lodging from Sunday, June 9th until Thursday, June 13th, with all meals starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with lunch upon departure on Thursday. Tax is included in the prices below.

Option 1: Queen Single $898 – Private room with Queen bed and private bathroom. Rooms have internet, phone, TV and AC.

Option 2: Queen Double $625 – Shared room with queen beds and private bathroom. Rooms have internet, phone, TV and AC. **PLEASE NOTE when booking this double room that the price is based on 2 separate people booking this room. If a second person does not book this room you will be asked to pay an additional amount of $273 for this room since only one person will be occupying the room.

Option 3: Twin Double $600 – Shared room with two twin beds and a private bathroom. This room is cozy but small. Rooms have internet, phone, TV and AC. **PLEASE NOTE when booking this double room that the price is based on 2 separate people booking this room. If a second person does not book this room you will be asked to pay an additional amount of $255 since only one person will be occupying the room or you may switch to a single room if one is available.

Option 4: Private Rustic Lakeview Cabin $1,130 – Private cabin with King bed and private bathroom at lakefront or lakeview with fireplace sitting areas with bay window. No internet, phone, or TV in the cabins. The cabins also have propane heat as well as mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers.

Option 5: Shared Rustic Lakeview Cabin $830 – A private room and shared bathroom (with one other person) along the lake, with fireplace and sitting area overlooking the lake. No internet, phone, or TV in the cabins. The cabins also have propane heat as well as mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers. **PLEASE NOTE when booking this option that the price is based on a 2nd person booking this cabin. If a second person does not book this room you will be asked to pay an additional amount of $300 for a private cabin. Alternatively, you may also switch to a private queen room and pay an additional $68.

Meals

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free can be accommodated. The Woodbound Inn kitchen may not be able to accommodate all dietary needs such as special food needs or restrictions. Please email [email protected] to inquire about your specific situation. Food costs and taxes are included in the total fee.

Transportation

Airports

Manchester Regional Airport, Manchester, NH

Boston Logan Airport

Distance by car from other major cities:
1 hour and 50 minutes – Hartford, CT
3 hours and 15 minutes  – Augusta, ME
4 hours – New York City, NY

Schedule Details

Arrival

Check-in is between 4-5pm on Sunday, June 9th Dinner 6-7. Program begins with an Orientation circle 7-8:15pm

Departure

Program ends by 1pm on Thursday, June 13th. If you are booking flights, please make sure your departing flight leaves no earlier than 4pm.

General Notes

COVID Policy

Covid Test 24 Hours Before You Arrive All Participants must test negative for COVID within 24 hours before entering the venue premises. This can be an at-home-test. The training team will be in touch the month before the immersion to let you know what the specific COVID protocol will be during the immersion. The policy will likely mirror whatever the local policy is at the time of the event. Much of the immersion will take place outside and everyone will have the option to wear a mask whenever they wish to do so. Please be in touch directly with the trainers for this immersion if you have any additional questions.

Internet Access

Wifi is available in the main inn and edgewood buildings. There is no internet, phone or TV in the lakeside cabins.

Refund Policy for Accommodations

31 days or more prior to the start of the immersion, you may request a full refund of your accommodations and meals minus a $50 administrative fee–

30 days or less prior to the start of the immersion, refunds are no longer possible unless your rooming reservation is refilled, in which case you may request a refund minus a $100 administrative fee

Accessibility Note:  

There are no elevators at this venue and some guestrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Application for Immersion


Tuition

The tuition for the four-day immersion is $495. Wait to pay until you are ready to register for a specific immersion. You will have two years from the completion of your core guide training to do the immersion.

Immersion tuition does not include transportation, lodging or camping fees and food. These expenses are separate from the program costs for the four-day immersion and are the responsibility of the trainee.

IMPORTANT: Please wait until you receive enrollment confirmation before booking travel and lodging.

Tuition figures are current as of January 1 2021 and are subject to change.


Trainers

Nadine Mazzola is a guide, trainer, mentor with ANFT and founder of New England Nature and Forest Therapy Consulting based in Acton, MA. She also wrote the book “Forest Bathing with Your Dog”, which won a bronze medal in the “Best First Book – Non-Fiction” category from the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The book combines the practice of forest therapy with our practice of walking our dogs and elevates the depth of both. Nadine has been guiding forest therapy walks since 2015. She has been featured on PBS Windows to the Wild, ABC’sChronicle and in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine. Nadine has a business and marketing background and was formerly a world professional pocket billiards player competing on the Women’s Professional Billiard Tour. Also, an artist, she facilitates expressive arts classes often incorporating elements of forest therapy throughout.

 

 

Caitlin C. Williams brings more than two decades of experience in nature mentoring, human development, wildlife tracking, wilderness survival, environmental science, and naturalist skills. She works in partnership with organizations offering deep nature experiences, skills for development of an ecological self and tools for ecological restoration. Caitlin is Adjunct Faculty at Weaving Earth: Center for Relational Education.  She has been a mentor and guide with ANFT since the first training in 2014.

 

 

 

 


Certification Pathway

STEP 1
6-month remote training
You will start with a 6-month remote training, covering the content on live calls with the support of your trainers, fellow students, a very user friendly learning platform, many self exploration and nature connection activities that are done outside. After completing this training you get a provisional certification as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. To view the available trainings scroll down.

STEP 2
4-day in-person immersion
After completing module 4 you can apply to attend a 4-day in-person immersion, for hands on forest therapy guiding experience with trainers and fellow students. You have two years time to complete this step. To view the available immersions click here.

STEP 3
Get your certification
After completing the 6-month remote training and the 4-day in- person immersion, you will receive your permanent certification as an ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide and be part of the largest Forest Therapy Guide Community Worldwide. Click here to see the guide’s map.

 

Application for Immersion

Additional Questions?  Check our FAQ section


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Details

Start:
June 9
End:
June 13
Cost:
$495
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Venue

Southern New Hampshire – The Woodbound Inn 2024
247 Woodbound Road
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461
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