Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

ANFT Staff

Youmin Yap

Social Media Coordinator & Trainer

Youmin is one of Southeast Asia's pioneer certified Forest Therapy Guides. She trained with Cohort 18 in 2017 and has since been offering the practice on a full-time basis. Currently based in Singapore, Youmin founded Xiu Nature Connections to offer forest therapy experiences with the intention to ignite the importance of deep restorative rest and deep connections for the wellbeing of stressed-out and disconnected city dwellers. In her practice, Youmin has partnered and worked with several organizations including designing and hosting of community nature programs for the National Parks Board of Singapore, wellness workshops for spas and resorts such as Museflower Retreat and Spa in Thailand, staff wellbeing events for companies such as GIC Singapore, wellbeing support programs for community groups such as Singapore Cancer Society, introductory workshops for related industries such as the Department of Tourism of Philippines etc. Her work has also been shared at various international conferences. On the invite from the National Parks Board Singapore, Youmin published an article on "Urban Forest Therapy". Youmin holds a degree of Master in Science in life sciences from the National University of Singapore, and a postgraduate diploma in education from the National Institute of Education Singapore.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
White Willow - Healthcare Professionals
Wood Duck
Laughing Thrush
Lotus
Sky of Clouds
Cardinal
Mossy Forest
Wolverine
Regal Birdflower
Red Oak
Camphor Tree
Howler Monkey
Jaguar
Dragon's Blood Tree
Lion's Mane Mushroom
Snowy Owl
Turtle
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
Past Events with this Guide
White Willow - Healthcare Professionals
Wood Duck
Laughing Thrush
Lotus
Sky of Clouds
Cardinal
Mossy Forest
Wolverine
Regal Birdflower
Red Oak
Camphor Tree
Howler Monkey
Jaguar
Dragon's Blood Tree
Lion's Mane Mushroom
Snowy Owl
Turtle
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