Frequently Asked Questions

Is food included in the course price?

Lunch is not provided on the course, but there is tea and cake on the first day. The ‘Deeper into the Woods’ advanced course is fully catered.

Is there parking at the venue?

There is parking at the Dartington Estate where the Devon basic training course is run.

Is accommodation included in the course price?

Accommodation is not included in the course price. Upon booking, we supply a list of local accommodation for you to choose from. The ‘Deeper into the Woods’ advanced course is residential with camping accommodation covered.

Which course should I enrol on?

If it’s your first-time training with Nature & Therapy UK, you need to enrol on our Shinrin-Yoku Basic Practitioner Training Course You will then move onto the Praxis stage automatically. Once these are complete, you can enrol on our ‘Deeper into the Woods’ Advanced Course.

How many people are there in each group?

For the basic course, the groups are 12-14 people. The advanced course can accommodate a larger group, depending on interest.

Can I bring my dog?

Although we love dogs (a lot!), we do not allow them on the course. This is because they can be interruptive to any quiet work or stillness, and can risk the focus of other attendees.

What do I need to bring?

A mug, water, food for the day unless you are on the advanced course, appropriate footwear for walking, warm and practical clothing.

What will we cover during the course?

Each participant will receive a handbook detailing the topics and structure of the course upon purchase.

How long is the course?

The basic course is 3 days. The praxis stage is however long it takes you to complete it, with a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 3 years. The Advanced course is 3 days long.

How do I get my Praxis mentor?

Every Mentor is carefully selected and matched to their mentees based on personality, special interests, and proximity (making meet-ups easier)

Where is the nearest train station?

The nearest train station to the Dartington estate, where the basic course is held is Totnes train station. This is about a 5 minute drive to Dartington and there are regular buses. Newton Abbot train station may be better depending on where you have booked your accommodation. The Newton Abbot train station is closer for the advanced course. If in doubt please email us and we can advise.

Is all the training done in – person?

All of our basic training is done in person and the reason is that I feel it is vital that people have the experience of connecting to the woods, to the trees with the guidance of an experienced practitioner.

Payment & Booking

Who can I contact for assistance with booking?

You can contact Primrose at at any time.
Or Stefan, during office hours, on 01364 652162

Do I need a PayPal account to book my place on the course

We permit booking via Paypal or by BACS bank transfer

How much does the course cost?

Non Residential Basic Practitioner Training = £1240
Praxis Course = Included in the first course price (so £0 to pay)
Advanced Course ‘Deeper into the Woods’ = £625 (Residential, full board, fully catered)