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Nature Connection & Shinrin Yoku Cards by Benten Martens

The Mindful Tourist Shinrin Yoku Guide Training is a program designed to inspire students to connect with nature and follow their path. The training teaches the art of Shinrin Yoku, or forest bathing, which is a practice of immersing oneself in nature to promote well-being and reduce stress. The program encourages students to develop a deep understanding of nature and the connection between the natural world and human health. The training offers a unique combination of experiential learning, theory, and practical skills that can be applied in various contexts. Through the training, students learn to appreciate the beauty and complexity of nature and to develop a sense of wonder and gratitude. The program also encourages students to explore their own path and to use their newfound connection to nature to guide their journey. By inspiring students to embrace nature and their own unique path, The Mindful Tourist Shinrin Yoku Guide Training helps to promote personal growth, self-awareness, and a sense of purpose. 

Here is one of many examples – presenting you Benten =).

Benten Martens is a Belgian nature guide, Forest Mind Instructor, and The Mindful Tourist Shinrin Yoku Guide who has found her passion in sharing the healing power of nature with others. After years of working in a career that did not align with her interests, she found herself feeling like a “zombie,” until she discovered that spending time in nature helped her feel alive again. This realization led her to leave her job in the health sector and pursue her mission to help others experience the benefits of nature for their physical, emotional, and mental health. She combines her knowledge of naturopathy, coaching, and eastern practices such as Qi Gong and Reiki to create a holistic approach to health. For Benten, health is not just about treating symptoms, but rather about nurturing the whole person and their connection to the natural world. She believes that by helping people experience the healing power of nature, she can also inspire them to care for the environment and other living beings. 

A few word from Benten =)

“Proud as a peacock, I am delighted to introduce my first creation – the ‘Nature Connection’ card deck. A quiet tool to aid you in unwinding, experiencing nature in a fresh way, and delving into the depths of your inner world. These cards make for patient companions on your walks through the woods or even in your garden. Co-created with nature, this idea has been brewing in my mind for over 2 years, and I have been searching for original and playful ways to share my love for nature. It all began when I adorned my bathroom with botanical murals, which brought me peace every time I entered. This inspired me to find a way to bring this beauty and tranquility into people’s lives. During the Forest Mind course (Finnish forest bathing), I received the idea of a deck of cards with a natural image on one side and a sensory exercise on the other. Experimenting with botanical prints, I discovered a unique way to capture the essence of nature in each card. Beauty, creativity, and nature are at the heart of my core values, and these cards embody all three. Available in three languages – Dutch, English, or French – the value of these cards is priceless, and I am asking for 33 euros. You can purchase them from me at one of the forest baths or send me an email at”


Venture on a memorable path with our 10-week Shinrin Yoku Guide Training program accredited by Shinrin Yoku Association . This journey merges the accessibility of online learning with an enriching immersion in the serene forests of Japan. 🌳🇯🇵

Embark on your online adventure with flexible scheduling (GMT-3, Argentina Time) 🖥️🌐:
🌱 July 21 (Fri), 12 PM
🌱 July 28 (Fri), 2 PM
🌱 August 4 (Fri), 8 AM
(More dates available online!)

Continue your transformative journey with a 5-day retreat nestled in the peaceful woodlands of Nara, Japan 🏞️🎑:
🍂 October 2-6, 2023
🍂 October 9-13, 2023


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