Education is the heart and soul of Mirai.We offer immersive group classes and personalized, private instruction.

2019 group class schedule
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Group Classes

Our Defining Concepts courses are designed for those who seek in-depth, species-specific knowledge to expand and advance their bonsai skills. These courses combine a classroom-style study of horticulture and design, with the reinforcement of hands-on application. Group classes are kept very small, you receive individualized training and feedback so you can advance your skillset immensely in a short period of time. 

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One-On-One Interaction 

Ranging from private, personalized instruction, to online consultation, one-on-one interactions with Ryan Neil serve to accomodate your various needs, motivations, and price ranges. One-on-one interactions are geared towards workshopping trees, troubleshooting problems, or fine-tuning a specific skillset. Whether in-person or online, this service is tailored to help you expand your knowledge and application of bonsai. 

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Course Syllabus 2019

Please note all 2019 courses are full. If you're interested in attending courses in 2020, please email and we will add your name to the wait list.

Defining Concepts


Level II - Group 1

Class 1: January 4th - January 6th

Class 2: June 7th - June 9th

Class 3: November 8th - November 10th

Level II - Group 2

Class 1: January 11th - January 13th

Class 2: June 14th - June 16th

Class 3: November 15th - November 17th

Level III

Class 1: January 18th - January 20th

Class 2: June 21st - Jan 23rd

Class 3: November 22nd - November 24th

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Level I

Class 1: February 1st - February 3rd

Class 2: July 12th - July 14th

Class 3: September 6th - September 8th

Level II - Group 1

Class 1: February 15th - February 17th

Class 2: July 19th - July 21st

Class 3: October 18th - October 20th

Level II - Group 2

Class 1: March 7th - March 10th

Class 2: August 2nd - August 4th

Class 3: October 11th - October 13th

Level III

Class 1: February 22nd - February 24th

Class 2: July 26th - July 28th 

Class 3: October 25th - October 27th

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Level II 

Class 1: March 14th - March 17th

Class 2: September 12th - September 15th

Level III

Class 1: March 28th - March 31st

Class 2: September 19th - September 22nd