BioForest Restore’s mission is to uplift and inspire humanity by providing enriching experiential learning and reconnecting opportunities in nature.



  • To spark curiosity and provide experiences in nature that serve to renew our spirit and our mystical connection to nature.

  • To uphold key concepts of best practices in environmental education and provide outdoor experiential learning for all.

  • To facilitate, support and strengthen relationship development between human and nature intelligence by hosting earth-honoring guided forest experiences.

  • To cultivate healing and joy by creating and offering homegrown, handcrafted high-vibrational products.




My creative process begins with radical embodied awareness and deep contemplation to allow inspiration and energy to flow. My work is spirit-led and I am simply a vessel taking action to intuitively and organically construct the object or offering. With this free-form approach to creating, I am able to remain unfettered from self-limiting perceptions and to expand into limitless possibilities in my creative process. My work is inspired by my innate longing to explore and navigate the ebb and flow of the human inner world where our shadows lie while being held in the sacred container that is our Earth Mother.  Pondering the soft and delicate tendrils of our psyche through creative expression and representation of suffering, ritual, surrendering and awakening.




Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Yanina is a mother/sister/daughter, a transdisciplinary artist and the founder of BioForest Restore™; an outdoor class experience that offers participants an opportunity to be guided into the forest for healing and relationship-tending with the other-than-human world. Yanina is a certified 200-hour Sivananda Yoga and Meditation teacher, holds a150-hour certificate in Herbal Plant Medicine through Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, is a Reiki Practitioner Level 1 and 2 and is a Shamanic Arts apprentice. She has earned a Diploma in Metals, as well as Forest Management Technology-Natural Resource Specialist and is a Certified 200-hour North Carolina Environmental Educator. She values sacred reciprocity with nature, the universe, and all living beings and is passionate about sharing that message. She creates Medicine Wheel Gardens to restore indigenous plant species as well as traditional ecological knowledge and practices. She created and manages the Certified Pollinator Transcultural Medicine Wheel Garden at the Hominy Creek Greenway in West Asheville, NC. Yanina is now working out of her home studio where she resides, in the majestic, ancient mountains of Asheville, North Carolina and guides forest experiences and workshops independently and through the North Carolina Arboretum- Asheville.