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Announcing the Winners of the Shinrin Yoku Association (SYA) and 森の心・人の心 Scholarship Program

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the SYA Scholarship Program for our Shinrin Yoku Guide Training in Japan, taking place from October 2-6 and 9-13, 2023.

This unique scholarship opportunity includes a 10-week online pre-course and a 5-day immersive training experience in the stunning natural beauty of Nara, Japan. We offered one scholarship for each 5-day immersion training in October 2023.

We received numerous applications from passionate individuals who are committed to understanding and sharing the healing power of nature. After a thorough review, we are delighted to announce that Sofia has been selected as the scholarship recipient.

Sofia shares a compelling story of rediscovering the transformative power of forests. After moving back to a family home situated 140 kilometers from Saint-Petersburg in Russia, Sofia stumbled upon a newly marked ecopath through the forest. The experience was transformative, leading to a deep dive into the art and science of Shinrin Yoku, or forest bathing.

With a background in holistic health and wellness, Sofia has already begun sharing the benefits of forest bathing with close friends. The journey started with a book, “Shinrin-Yoku The Art and Science of Forest Bathing” by Dr. Qing Li, and has now led to this scholarship opportunity.

“I feel that my natural empathy and curiosity will be of great use for enlarging the community of forest bathing lovers and those who seek a healthier and fulfilled life through Nature.”

We are excited to welcome Sofia to our upcoming Shinrin Yoku Guide Training program. We believe that Sofia’s passion and commitment will greatly contribute to the community and help spread the healing power of nature.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the scholarship. We are inspired by your stories and your dedication to personal and community wellness.

See you in Nara, Japan this October!


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) 🖥️🌐:
(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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