Become a Shinrin Yoku Guide

Learn the art and the science of forest bathing and get certified as a Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing Guide.

TMT Professional Shinrin Yoku Practitioner

- Level 1 -

Online Certification Training Program

TMT’s online Forest Bathing course is equally suitable for absolute beginners in the health and wellness practices, as well as professional wellness practitioners of various modalities.

Once enrolled in the program, you will be given access to The Mindful Space platform, which provides a seamless Forest Bathing learning experience online, with over 20 hours worth of in-depth reading materials on Forest Bathing, mindfulness, physical and mental wellness.

In all, this theory + practical training program enriches the in-nature training, deepens understanding and provides our students with an ongoing knowledge on Forest Bathing in order to lead a successful tours or business relating to health and wellness.

After completion of the 15-week course, you will be awarded with
TMT Professional Shinrin Yoku Guide  – Level 1 certification and will be eligible for our
TMT Professional Shinrin Yoku Instructor  – Level 2 training online, in Japan or Thailand.

Do you want to get in touch? If you have any questions or if you’d like to join our team, write us an email to introduce yourself.

Your approach to the curriculum was very well thought out and I think you created the perfect playground for all of us to express ourselves as we learned about shinrin-yoku and nature connectedness..


Founder, Expedition Empower

As I offered the fieldwork sessions as part of my practise I noticed my confidence building and I am open to experience each session as it naturally unfolds.

Forest bathing guide Heidi Viener


Wellness Facilitator, Toivo Center

There was 15 weeks of achievements to reflect on.  I learned to think through all facets of a session – ethics, clientele, marketing, assessing locations, creating, and conducting sessions.


Strategic Advisor, CU Solutions Groups

Why Choose The Mindful Tourist​

Your Benefits

Reflection & Practice

15 weekly group sessions ( 1h/weekly)

3h/weekly self-study (assignments + readings)

10-hour in-forest practice

TMT reflective practice tailored to individual differences

TMT active approach to learning

Mentoring & Consulting

1 x 60-minute Check-out Session

Support when you need it during the training

1 x 60-minute Forest Bathing/wellness business consultation

1-year access to The Mindful Space (a level-1 learning platform)

Vocational Support

Turn your passion into a business, through TMT Connected Community’s business consultations and franchise business model. 

Whether your ambition is to open a TMT training or retreat centers, achieve synergy with your current ventures or earn from your hobby, we will help you to find your ikigai.

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Research-Based Content​

Our curriculum is founded on solid research about Forest Bathing and its holistic well-being benefits. 

Designed to provide broad and varied experiences and activities it invites you to think deeply about what nature means to you and builds on your prior knowledge and experiences.

Forest Bathing Certification Training with The Mindful Tourist

Certification Training​

Internationally recognized certification with internship opportunities with The Mindful Tourist upon completion. 

Train in Japan or Thailand. Cultivate mindfulness and connect deeply to nature. Live the Forest Bathing retreat’s life to get inspired to design your own.

Forest Bathing Certification Training with a group of persons listening to a speaker in the forest

High Standard of Training

Our client’s well-being is of utmost importance. 

Our students go through training topics such as ethical guidelines & code of conduct, values and empathy to maintain high standard of client services.

During Your Shinrin Yoku Guide Training You Will

Upcoming Trainings

Classes are held every Wednesday (USD 799)
TMT Professional Shinrin Yoku Guide Level 1 
Time Zone: GMT +1, Central European Time 


Nov 17, 2021 – March 9, 2022

8 AM,  12 PM,  7 PM 




Dec 8, 2021 – March 23, 2022

9 AM,  1 PM,  8 PM


Jan 19 – April 27, 2022

6 AM,  2 PM,  9 PM



Feb 9 – May 18, 2022

5 AM,  3 PM,  6 PM 



March 16 – June 22, 2022

7 AM,  12 PM,  7 PM

Your training experience is enriched in an international group class environment. If the sessions above do not suit your schedule, please contact us. TMT occasionally offers private training.

TMT Online Shinrin Yoku Certification Training - Level 1

US$ 799 / person
  • Practitioner's Forest Bathing and mindfulness training
  • 10 x Practice Sessions
  • 1-year Access to The Mindful Space
  • A certification upon successful completion of the program
  • Be a part of an international community
  • Eligibility to be featured on Forest Bathe Around the World
  • Listing on The Mindful Tourist website showcasing your profile and a link to your business
  • Franchise business opportunity (upon completing level 2)

The Mindful Space

Level 1 Online Training Platform

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The Mindful Tourist's Founders

Who we are

The Mindful Tourist was established from the love and joy of hanging out in the woods, to promote the practice of Shinrin Yoku and bring awareness of the practice to people visiting Japan. We created The Mindful Tourist trainings and retreats with the aim to increase awareness of nature’s holistic healing powers and make the practice of Japanese Shinrin Yoku more easily accessible to a wider range of audiences.


Each program starts with a conversation with us. We'd love to hear from you!