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

2018 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 2018

Please note all 2018 courses are full. If you're interested in attending courses in 2019, please email and we will add your name to the wait list.

Defining Concepts


Level I

Class 1: Jan 5th - Jan 7th

Class 2: June 8th - June 10th

Class 3: Nov 2nd - Nov 4th

Level II

Class 1: Jan 12th - Jan 14th

Class 2: June 15th - June 17th

Class 3: Nov 9th - Nov 11th

Level III

Class 1: Jan 19th - Jan 21th

Class 2: June 22th - Jan 24th

Class 3: Nov 16th - Nov 17th

Defining Concepts


Level I

Class 1: Feb 2nd - Feb 4th

Class 2: July 13th - July 15th

Class 3: Oct 5th - Oct 7th

Level II

Class 1: Feb 9th - Feb 11th

Class 2: July 20th - July 22nd

Class 3: Oct 12th - Oct 14th

Level III

Class 1: Feb 16th - Feb 18th

Class 2: July 27th - July 29th 

Class 3: Oct 19th - Oct 21st 

Defining Concepts

Elongating Species 

Level I

Class 1: Mar 8th - Mar 11th

Class 2: Aug 30th - Sep 2nd

Level II 

Class 1: Mar 15th - Mar 18th

Class 2: Sep 20th - Sep 23rd

Level III

Class 1: Mar 22nd - Mar 25th

Class 2: Sep 27th - Sep 30th