Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

ANFT Staff

Jane West

Mentor, Trainer-in-Training

Jane West trained as a certified forest therapy guide in 2015 in the fourth cohort and four years later, is an active guide, mentor and apprentice-level trainer.  Jane draws immense joy and energy from walks she offers individuals, and groups in the Colorado Rockies and in Denver’s urban parks. Jane often pairs forest therapy practices with the snowshoe and cross country tours, and the hikes she has been leading near Vail the last twenty years and finds this combination quite magical. Jane is a longstanding licensed professional counselor specializing in the wellbeing of young children who are experiencing adversity; she also develops a variety of experiential programs for adults going through life transitions such as the birth of a child or the emptying of the nest. Jane worked for over a decade as an award-winning documentary filmmaker for national public television and, among her proudest accomplishments is the first large-scale PBS television series about global environmental issues and solutions called Race to Save the Planet.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
USA, Illinois - La Salle Manor Retreat Center
Australia, Canberra - Birrigai Outdoor School 2024
Japan, Yakushima -Shikino Yado 2024
USA, California - Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Canada, BC - Zajac Ranch 2024
Thailand, Ko Phra Thong - Baba Ecolodge 2024
Monarch - By Invitation Only
USA, Arizona - Camp-Willow Springs 2024
Canada, Ontario - Dharma Centre of Canada - September 2024
USA, Vermont - Basecamp at Beaver Falls - August 2024
Costa Rica, Puriscal - Rancho Mastatal January 2024
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada - August 2024
USA, New Hampshire - Woodbound Inn June 2024
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center April 2024
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center September 2024
Sloth
Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
Blue Macaw
Humpback Whale
Wild Turkey
Wild Horses
EN ESPAÑOL - Amazonia
Magnolia
Snow Leopard
Scarlet Tanager
Kingfisher
Rainbows
Wild Geese
Wild Rose
Sweetgrass
Peregrine Falcon
Honey Badger
Red Robin
Arnica - Healthcare Professionals Cohort
White Pine
EN ESPAÑOL - Costa Rica, Sarapiquí - Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge
Thailand, Ko Phra Thong - Baba Ecolodge
New Zealand, Aotea Great Barrier Island - WaiOra Beach Retreat
FOR LUNA MOTH STUDENTS ONLY - USA, Colorado - Aspen Camp
Japan, Yakushima -Shikino Yado
Canada, Ontario - Canadian Ecology Center
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center
Canada, BC - Zajac Ranch
USA, Vermont - Basecamp at Beaver Falls
USA, New Hampshire - Woodbound Inn
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada
UK, Yorkshire - Broughton Sanctuary
USA, Minnesota - Shire in the Woods
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies II
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center 2023
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination 2023
USA, Oregon - Buckhorn Springs - June 2024
Bamboo Forest
Bison
Koala
Winter Wren
Bobcat
Porcupine
Bullfrog
Great Blue Heron
Daffodil Star - Luna Moth | Combined Cohort
Morpho Azul EN ESPAÑOL
Painted Turtle
Praying Mantis
White-tailed Deer
Leaf Sheep
Giant Kauri
Sunflower
Seahorse
Bumblebee
Canada, Ontario - Wintergreen Studios
Orchid Blooms
Canada, Alberta - Canmore Clubhouse
Canada, BC - Loon Lake Lodge
USA, Colorado - Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center - July 2024
USA, Illinois - Morton Arboretum
Czech Republic, Kouty
Switzerland - Bergün
USA, California - LA Arboretum
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center
Sassafras - For Conservation Leaders
USA, California - Manzanita Village II
Dolphin Super Pod
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center
Snowshoe Hare
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination
Costa Rica, Monteverde - El corazón del bosque nuboso EN ESPAÑOL
Horsetail
Welcome Swallow
Yarrow - For Healthcare Professionals Only
Great Horned Owl
Swallow-Tailed Kite
USA, Massachusetts - Land of Thoreau
Chickadee
Salamander
Puma - EN ESPAÑOL
Bluebird
Sweet Fern
Wild Strawberries
Past Events with this Guide
USA, Illinois - La Salle Manor Retreat Center
Australia, Canberra - Birrigai Outdoor School 2024
Japan, Yakushima -Shikino Yado 2024
USA, California - Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Canada, BC - Zajac Ranch 2024
Thailand, Ko Phra Thong - Baba Ecolodge 2024
Monarch - By Invitation Only
USA, Arizona - Camp-Willow Springs 2024
Canada, Ontario - Dharma Centre of Canada - September 2024
USA, Vermont - Basecamp at Beaver Falls - August 2024
Costa Rica, Puriscal - Rancho Mastatal January 2024
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada - August 2024
USA, New Hampshire - Woodbound Inn June 2024
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center April 2024
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center September 2024
Sloth
Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
Blue Macaw
Humpback Whale
Wild Turkey
Wild Horses
EN ESPAÑOL - Amazonia
Magnolia
Snow Leopard
Scarlet Tanager
Kingfisher
Rainbows
Wild Geese
Wild Rose
Sweetgrass
Peregrine Falcon
Honey Badger
Red Robin
Arnica - Healthcare Professionals Cohort
White Pine
EN ESPAÑOL - Costa Rica, Sarapiquí - Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge
Thailand, Ko Phra Thong - Baba Ecolodge
New Zealand, Aotea Great Barrier Island - WaiOra Beach Retreat
FOR LUNA MOTH STUDENTS ONLY - USA, Colorado - Aspen Camp
Japan, Yakushima -Shikino Yado
Canada, Ontario - Canadian Ecology Center
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center
Canada, BC - Zajac Ranch
USA, Vermont - Basecamp at Beaver Falls
USA, New Hampshire - Woodbound Inn
Portugal, Sintra - Floresta Encantada
UK, Yorkshire - Broughton Sanctuary
USA, Minnesota - Shire in the Woods
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies
USA, Colorado - YMCA of the Rockies II
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center 2023
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination 2023
USA, Oregon - Buckhorn Springs - June 2024
Bamboo Forest
Bison
Koala
Winter Wren
Bobcat
Porcupine
Bullfrog
Great Blue Heron
Daffodil Star - Luna Moth | Combined Cohort
Morpho Azul EN ESPAÑOL
Painted Turtle
Praying Mantis
White-tailed Deer
Leaf Sheep
Giant Kauri
Sunflower
Seahorse
Bumblebee
Canada, Ontario - Wintergreen Studios
Orchid Blooms
Canada, Alberta - Canmore Clubhouse
Canada, BC - Loon Lake Lodge
USA, Colorado - Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center - July 2024
USA, Illinois - Morton Arboretum
Czech Republic, Kouty
Switzerland - Bergün
USA, California - LA Arboretum
USA, Massachusetts - Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center
Sassafras - For Conservation Leaders
USA, California - Manzanita Village II
Dolphin Super Pod
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center
Snowshoe Hare
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination
Costa Rica, Monteverde - El corazón del bosque nuboso EN ESPAÑOL
Horsetail
Welcome Swallow
Yarrow - For Healthcare Professionals Only
Great Horned Owl
Swallow-Tailed Kite
USA, Massachusetts - Land of Thoreau
Chickadee
Salamander
Puma - EN ESPAÑOL
Bluebird
Sweet Fern
Wild Strawberries