This is a free event and will be held both in-person and online. Please select your choice above under "Ticket Options." You may choose to get free online access + Book shipped to you, Free Online access with no book purchase, and/or free in-person event access and no book purchase.
Should you choose to purchase a book it will be shipped to you for $3.00 media mail within 2-8 business days.
Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides Programs, which launched the international movement for forest bathing and has trained guides in 60 countries.
He is an international advocate for nature-based practices aimed at renewing relationships between humans and the more=than-human world and speaks frequently at conferences and other events globally.
Take-Aways from the event:
- Learn what forest therapy is.
- Learn about the benefits of forest therapy.
- Understand how "relational" forest therapy is similar to and differs from "public health" forest therapy.
- Experience a brief forest therapy walk (rain or shine, come prepared for the weather)
- Book signing after the event.
The Event location:
Ananda in Bothell (at Yoga Hall) – 23305 Bothell Everett Highway, WA 98021
About Amos Clifford:
Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and author of the best-selling Your Guide to Forest Bathing (Conari Press 2018).
After studying Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years, in 2004 Amos founded Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, California, where he emphasized the importance of meditation practice in wild places.
By 2008 he no longer identified as Buddhist, instead preferring the nameless and sometimes unnamable experiences he had in natural settings and had been having since early childhood. This led to a deepening inquiry regarding relationships between humans and the more-than-human world.
Between 2010 and 2012 Amos took his inquiry into wild places and with the help of School of Lost Borders and Men of Spirit he had a year of intense wilderness practice, which led to the vision for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, Amos founded ANFT in 2012 and over the next two years developed what is now known as the "Standard Sequence" of the ANFT school of Forest Therapy, an approach that is used in over 60 countries. Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. He teaches about Forest Therapy and leads retreats internationally.
This is an online event and also offered in-person. After you pay/register, the zoom link will be sent to you via the email you registered with. A replay of this event will be available to all registrants and sent out the week after the event.