Who we are
We are passionate, dedicated, experienced leaders trained academically and experientially in the fields of ecopsychology, clinical and Jungian psychology, wilderness guiding, nature awareness and connection, experiential environmental education, alternative healing, rites of passage and ritual facilitation.
Our mission is to be of service to the collective healing of the more-than-human world
and the composting the patriarchy & industrialized human culture.
We lead with the utmost respect, gratitude, humility to the international community of teachers, elders, and mentors—human & more~than~human—who guide us in our sacred work.
We hold the ethics, wisdom and strength of the Divine Feminine:
integrity, creativity, receptivity, & love
Program Director & Teacher
Julianne Skai Arbor, MA, MS
Julianne has extensive experience with forests all over world from being in full body sensory contact with over 70 species of trees, as the award-winning author and photographer TreeGirl. It was from this healing rebonding with wild nature that led her to realize that she had been engaging in forest bathing for 25 years. Her passion for weaving art, ecology, ecopsychology and experiential education led her to pioneer the very first academic program in Environmental Arts and teach for 10 years in higher education. She has since been certified as an arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture and as a California Naturalist through the University of California, trained as a facilitator in Joanna Macy's ecopsychologically-based Work That Reconnects and as a rites of passage facilitator with Rites of Passage, Inc. As the former Co-Director of Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFTG), Julianne co-led the first Forest Therapy Guide training in the US in 2014. She will be in Japan in May 2019 researching Forest Bathing and being certified by the Japanese organization, INFOM. She is also an active US member for the International Ecopsychology Society.
Program Assistant & Teacher
Sequoia Etcheverry, MA
Sequoia is a depth psychologist pursuing her PhD with a background in forest ecology and nature connection. Through developing awareness to the patterns and rhythms of the natural world, Sequoia helps guide others to become more attuned to their own internal wisdom and to the healing potential that lives in the interface between the natural world and the human psyche. She specializes in myth, dream work and creating rituals aligned with cross-cultural indigenous models of deep connection to self, community, place and ancestors. She is versed in ancestral technologies, world shamanism and trauma counseling. Sequoia was one of several pioneering woman who helped establish the certificate program at The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFTG).
Program Advisor & Teacher
Tina Fields, PhD
Dr. Tina Fields is Full Professor and Chair of the low-residency MA program in Ecopsychology at Naropa University. She has taught about the cultural & spiritual sides of sustainability issues since 1999, including five years living and guiding outdoors with the field-based Audubon Expedition Institute and four years training sustainability activists with New College. Dr. Fields’ current work ties together ecopsychology, spirituality, applied bioregional understanding, reskilling and storytelling to help environmental behavior change shift from a perceived burden to a chosen joy. Dr. Fields is listed in several editions of Who’s Who. She is an ACISTE certified Spiritual Guidance Counselor, co-editor of So What? Now What? The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World In Crisis (Cambridge Scholars Press), and an accomplished visual and performance artist whose creative work helps build community and remind industrialized people of our animistic connection to the living world. She will be in Japan in May 2019 to research Forest Bathing and certified by the Japanese organization, INFOM. Dr. Fields is also an active US member of the International Ecopsychology Society.