Shinrin Yoku Diploma training:
Stage 1 - 3 day certificated Basic Training Course
Stage 2 - Praxis and Mentoring.

Book early to secure yourself a place on one of our courses. 
Please read our Terms & Conditions before processing your payment. 

Accommodation is not included on this course

Course information and an Accommodation list will be sent to the email address you provide when booking.  

Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak course update:

Due to the current lockdown and pandemic uncertainty Nature & Therapy UK has taken the decision to cancel all courses until Spring 2021.

Basic course graduates from previous years can join the Praxis stage (remote learning and personal development) at any time by contacting Nature and Therapy directly.

July 23rd/25th

August 13/15th

September 24th/26th

October 1st/3rd

October 15th/17th

Shinrin Yoku Advanced training courses 2020

 International Forest Guide Diploma

Stage 3 Deeper into the Woods


Advanced course Deeper into the woods leads to our new International Forest Therapy Guide Diploma, and is available only to those who have completed the Shinrin Yoku Basic course and Praxis stages of the training through Nature and Therapy UK. Deeper into the woods delves into the therapeutic applications of this work in greater detail, again blending science, spirituality, Earthcare and common sense.

Deeper into the woods is 3 days, residentially based in camping fields adjacent to the woods. The price includes camping fees and all vegetarian food for the weekend. Further details available on booking.

Price: £500
To Book: Contact Stefan directly

The Dance and the Roar


This Advanced course – The Dance and the Roar is a 2 day residential advanced course focusing on our wild creativity and annihilating our illusion of separation from Nature. By exploring kinaesthetic and visceral responses to our living environment, we can arrive at an authentic expression of our creativity as emanating from a unity with life.

This stand alone course is run jointly with a local artist and offers multi-media opportunities within a forest setting. More details available on application. This course is available to all students who have completed our Basic training course.

Price: on application
To Book: Contact Stefan directly

Terms and Conditions:


Please make payment in advance via PayPal. Payments can also be made through BACS. 

Please contact the office for details:

For those with limited funds we are also open to discussions of other ways of paying/exchange please call us to discuss this before booking. Please note we are not able to currently take livestock as barter for a course place.


Shinrin Yoku is an extremely gentle form of exercise, requiring a moderate level of fitness, in forest or woodland settings. Participants are advised that we will travel about 2-3miles each day over uneven ground, and to arrive with correct footwear, and appropriate clothing (and water) for the time of year. If in doubt, please check with Stefan.


In the event of extreme weather conditions, a decision will be taken based on Met Office advice, and either a full refund will be offered, or an alternative date will be offered.

If a person chooses not to attend a live course citing weather reasons, no refund will be offered.

Behaviour policy

Any person deemed to be under the influence of alcohol, or recreational drugs will be asked to leave the course without a refund. Likewise any person acting in an aggressive or uncooperative manner that is causing offence to other students and/or disrupting the training will be asked to leave the course without a refund.

Cancellation policy

A full refund of course fees, less £30 admin fee will be given if cancellation is 30 days or more before the start of course.
A 50 % refund, less £30 admin fee will be given if cancellation is  14- 30 days, No refund if cancelled less than 14 days, before the start of course. To transfer to a later course will incur a £30 admin fee.

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One of our course venues: The Glade, North Woods, Dartington

For any further information contact Stefan  |  Tel: (+44) 01364 652162  |