school offerings

The Wildcraft Forest School issues a series of certifications linked to wildcrafting, Yasei Shinrin Yoku, the ancient arts and regenerative stewardship. We also offer seasonal camps, workshops, seminars, fieldtrips and distance learning, which provide an inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from children to adults and from beginners to professionals.
Wildcrafting Foods and Medicines:
Advanced Wildcrafting Guide
The language of nature consists of codes and energies, which serve as the foundation for life on Earth. This camp series introduces participants to practical methods by which humans can “connect” with the natural world. This series includes a basic working understanding of wildcrafting, bioregionalism and plant spirit medicine and offers a practical understanding for wildcrafting plants and habitat for better health. The courses and fieldwork offer great learning opportunities for naturalists, healthcare professionals and food specialists. 
Presented within 5 day camps all summer long.
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Forest Therapy: Yasei Shinrin Yoku
Practitioner Certification
This 5 day certification camp is held every month and provides participants with certification to perform our unique version of forest therapy, which combines the healing abilities presented by the natural world with spiritual and environmental stewardship. This certification provides participants with an opportunity to set up an independent practice and provides planning support for practitioners to establish a Yasei Sanctuary Forest. This series provides an understanding of wilderness therapies and nutri-ecopsychology.
Presented within 5 day camps all summer long.
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Yasei Shinrin Yoku Bodywork
& Spa Certification
Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Bodywork and Spa Certification provides bodywork practitioners and spas with enhanced opportunities that will compliment their independent practice. This certification introduces treatment methods that include massage oils, medicinal teas and essences within clinic or studio-based Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Bodywork programs.
Presented within 5 day camps all summer long.
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Sanctuary Forest Design
Stewardship and Regeneration Certification
Includes Wild Dynamic Permaculture Design Certification
This Sanctuary Forest Camp offers a unique Wild Dynamic Permaculture Design Certification (WD-PDC) supported by field skills in wild dynamic stewardship. This camp series focuses on rewilding farms, gardens, communities, remote landscapes and interface landscapes and provides participants with a range of learning environments that includes both classroom and project work in the field. 

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Wild Alchemy: Wildcrafted Food
and Medicine Certification
With pressure on our health care system from many sides, preventative natural health methods make a lot of sense. There is a growing awareness about indigenous health practices and other forms of ancient wisdom. There is a major shift happening, “health ecology” has grown from a fringe philosophy to a practical lifestyle for hundreds of thousands of people. This camp series strikes at the very shift that is happening within health awareness, one that considers individual health connected to planetary health. This camp series offers an advanced program for understanding and working with wild plants for the application of unique foods and medicines. This series is ideal for healthcare professionals and food specialists.
Presented within 5 day camps all summer long. 
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Shamanic Coaching: Wild Dynamic Energy Medicine and Biofield Therapy Certification
The “Guardian Spirit Complex” is an ancient phenomenon of considerable cultural, social and psychological significance for the great majority of indigenous societies throughout the ages. The Guardians take on many forms, they can be people, ancestors, spirits, plants and animals, even energies. The basic premise is that all things or “beings” which are alive and have varying degrees of sentiency whether they be a stone or a person. 

This series is ideal for people interested in spirituality, theology and the science of body, mind and spirit and has been developed to support cross cultural understanding. and methods for making First Contact. This series is also ideal for professionals in the fields of counseling and alternative healthcare because it has a primary focus of addressing issues associated with “meaning and purpose”. 
Presented within 5 day camps all summer long.
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Mother Tree Specialist Certification
This camp series offers an advanced program for understanding and working with plant spirit medicine in conjunction with forest-based Feng Shui. By understanding a forests qi field one can calculate the balance of qi and certain interactions between natural frequencies. This camp series offers valuable teachings related to both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines which can assist participants in both career and self-employment endeavors especially suited for education, healthcare, food, nutrition, outdoor recreation and natural resource stewardship.
Presented within 5 day camps all summer long.
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Bioregional Specialist Certification
This camp series offers training in food and medicine security and small footprint living and planning. As a Bioregional Specialist you will be consulting with individuals, NGO’s, businesses, communities and governments in order to help them deliver tangible long-term actions that supports the regenerative stewardship of local watersheds. As a specialist you will be introducing regenerative efforts that link economics and community development so that they work within natural systems linked to local watersheds and ecosystems.
Presented within 5 day camps during the summer. 
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Explore courses, camps, experiences and distance 
learning by visiting our Wildcraft Forest School Index page at our registration website.
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Rewild Distance Learning
We offer online courses, certifications, seminars and outdoor challenges and restoration programs which provide an inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from children to adults and from beginners to professionals. We seek to share quality experiences, from leading edge artists, thinkers and do’ers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our scope is to link the forest therapies, arts, creativity, wild-dynamic permaculture, food, wellness, spirituality and activism with wildcrafting. 
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Wildcrafting Basics – Weekend
Wildcrafting Basics is a great opportunity to explore the art of wildcrafting. This weekend hands-on demonstration event allows you to learn plant identification in the wild while we introduce you to plant spirit medicines and wild foods. Wildcrafting Basics Weekend is held every second and fourth weekend throughout the summer at the Wildcraft Forest - call us to reserve your space which includes free camping.
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Wildcraft Forest Mystery School
The Wildcraft Forest has formed a mystery school  which moves forward storytelling and ancient wisdom found within “wild mysticism”. Wild Mysticism is the experience of mystical union or direct communion with nature; the belief that direct knowledge of a spiritual truth, Great Spirit or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (such as intuition or insight) with nature.
Join us for inspiring esoteric experiences.
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certification programs
Wildcraft Forest School
At the Wildcraft Forest 
1981 Highway 6 Lumby, British Columbia
Discovery Centre – 250.547.2001 Email: treks(at)
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The Wildcraft Forest School offers skills, insights and
inspiration for creating good stewardship and positive change.
Explore courses, camps, experiences and distance learning by visiting our Wildcraft Forest School Index page at our registration website.
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“The Wildcraft Forest is a magical place where I can reconnect to my own humanity it is literally euphoric. I’m talking about it for days after I leave. The inspiring conversations, the mind-expanding curriculum, the fresh natural landscape. I first took the Wildcraft Basics course a couple years ago, I didn’t know what to expect when I went, but I had no idea that it was going to have such a lasting impact. I learned about how being influenced by nature can turn you into a patient, connected person who really cares on a deeper level. Now I’m eager to learn more about Wildcrafting and plant medicine and the importance of our natural world and the Wildcraft Forest provides and ongoing vehicle for me to do that. Don and others are endlessly working to make our community and the world community a better place. The school works on countless projects to bring awareness to environmental issues and also runs an online magazine outlining these issues for the general public. I’ve never seen such a great example of doing so much with such few resources including brilliant courses, delicious teas and foods, and even just an atmosphere of non-judgment and inclusiveness. It is TOP PRIORITY to have this place expand for the goodness of our community and the goodness of our Earth.” 

Leah M.
Railway Employee – Vancouver, BC