Reignite inspiration and network with a community of guides while continuing to deepen into the practice and philosophy of forest therapy. Continue the learning journey!

September 10th - September 14th, 2023

Join Nadine Mazzola and Tam Willey for four days and four nights of slowing down and leaning into the practice and philosophy of forest therapy with structured guided time together as a group, prompted solo explorations on the land, and time for yourself to do whatever feels good for you. We will dig into the business side of being a guide with facilitated brainstorming and vision sessions while also holding space for personal and collective explorations. The Rowe Center has lots of places to relax both inside and out so bring a book, a journal, maybe a game, and anything that will support you during your personal retreat time. 


Guided Forest Therapy Walks with ANFT Trainers

The Business Side of Forest Therapy

Guided Brainstorming and Visioning

Solo Wanders

Fireside Story Circles and Discussions

Personal Retreat Time

Guiding How YOU Guide

Working With Scrolls


About The Rowe Center 
(22 Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA 01367)

The Rowe Center is an unusual and magical place. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and surrounded by wooded hiking trails, lakes, and trickling streams, the wonder of nature is everywhere. The 1400 acres of town forest land surrounding the property are held in trust “forever wild.” Rowe is just north of the Mohawk Trail (Route 2), one of the region’s most scenic and famous highways. 

 The Rowe Center Covid-19 Protocol:

 All guests, visitors and volunteers will be required to submit proof of full vaccination prior to arrival.

 All guests will be required to provide proof of a negative covid test 72 hours or less prior to arrival.  

Accommodations (

Accommodation pricing Includes all meals for 4 days and 4 nights starting with refreshments and dinner upon arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure.

  • Camping, Cabin, or Dorm Housing - $390.00

  • Single Twin Bed Housing - $603.00

  • (2) Twin Beds Housing - $603.00 + $390.00 (2nd  person books separately and pays the upgrade fee of $390.00 to cover both people. You need to find your roommate ahead of time before booking the room.)

  • Double/Queen Bed - $753.00

  •  Ensuite Double/Queen Bed - $828.00

Once you have received the confirmation from ANFT, please contact Tam and Nadine at for the reservation of your accommodation


All meals are included in lodging prices, starting with refreshments and dinner upon arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure.


The Rowe Center is located in western Massachusetts close to New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

  • 1.5 hrs (83 miles) from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT

  • 2 hrs (64 miles) from Albany International Airport in Albany, NY

  • 2.5 hrs (130 miles) from Logan International Airport in Boston, MA 

  • 2.5 hrs (110 miles) from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH

  • 3.5 hrs (190 miles) from LaGuardia Airport in Queens, NY


Mentor, Trainer

Nadine Mazzola

Nadine Mazzola (she/her) has been a Certified Forest Therapy Guide since 2015 based in Acton, MA. She founded her guiding business, New England Nature and Forest Therapy, in 2016. Nadine guides regularly and has formed partnerships with multiple organizations, She also does speaking engagements on forest therapy and occasional consulting with a variety of organizations. Nadine has also been a trainer/mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and has a business and marketing background spanning twenty-five years. In 2019, Nadine added award-winning author to her list of accomplishments. She wrote the book “Forest Bathing with Your Dog”, which won four awards. The book combines the practice of forest therapy with our practice of walking our dogs and elevates the depth and meaning of both. She has been featured on PBS Windows to the Wild twice, ABC’s Chronicle and in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine. In addition to Nadine’s business and marketing background, she was also formerly a world professional pocket billiards player competing on the Women's Professional Billiard Tour. Nadine has been guiding forest therapy walks since 2015. Also, an artist, she facilitates expressive arts classes often incorporating elements of forest therapy throughout.

Mentor, Trainer

Tam Willey

Tam Willey (they/them) is a certified forest therapy guide, trainer and mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and founder of Toadstool Walks, a guiding practice based in Boston, Massachusetts. Tam trained with ANFT in 2017 as part of cohort 15 and began mentoring and training new guides shortly after. Tam is co-founder of Acorn Programs, a business and practice development program for guides seeking support in bridging the gap from training to building a guiding practice. Tam has been self-employed since 2005 and brings over 15 years of experience with marketing, promotion, website management, administrative organization, content creation, bookkeeping, tax-filing, and overall personal professionalism. Tam’s guiding practice is informed by their background as a local handy person, children’s woodworking instructor, custodian, skateboarder, musician, artist, mentor, and their queer and gender expansive lived experience, serving and uplifting LGBTQ Folks through BAGLY, The Theater Offensive’s True Colors, Black and Pink, and The Venture Out Project. Tam has guided forest therapy in collaboration with The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Mass Audubon, Peabody Essex Museum, Speak For The Trees, Boston Harbor Now and more.


  • Who is this for?

    This immersion is for new and experienced guides of all training schools who want to deepen into the practice and philosophy of forest therapy as well as connect, learn and network with a community of guides.

  • Does attending this immersion replace the 4-day training immersion to become a fully certified guide?

    No, this is not a certification training immersion. This Forest Therapy Professional Immersion is open to all.

  • What can I expect from this immersion?

    This immersion is a combination practice, learning, community, connection, envisioning and personal retreat time

  • Am I required to stay onsite?

    Yes. In an effort to create a strong container for this immersion, we ask that all participants start onsite.

  • Is this immersion catered?

    Yes! All meals are included in the accommodation prices. The Rowe Center can accommodate all dietary restrictions that are shared in advance in the registration process.

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