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Forest Bathing Training & Well-Being

Forest Bathing Certification Training Program

Here at The Mindful Tourist, we aim to provide a conducive environment for you to go deep into the vast and transforming world of Forest. Connect to yourself, experience the profound healing powers of nature and go on to share your passion with the world. Our training includes lessons on business inspirations and entrepreneurial mindset.

Find Your Ikigai and Live Your Purpose

If nature has touched your life in some ways and your interest and curiosity have lead you here on our website, it is probably a good indication that you would like to turn this affinity for nature into something tangible. Our Forest Bathing training courses have helped and guided students to turn their passions into a lifestyle, a purpose, a career and even a business.

In this video, you will learn more about how this training could help you align your goals, add values to your life, and following your inner guidance to ensure that you are living your very unique purpose.


Learn to slow down and pace yourself to the rhythm of nature. Expand and deepen your knowledge on the healing powers of nature. Focus on what matters to your well-being and be inspired to serve others doing what you love.

Grow & Transform

Achieve a healthy work/life balance. Experience profound personal growth and development, and help transform lives as a certified forest guide or nature-based wellness practitioner.

Create Value

Find your "Ikigai" or "The reason for being," and live a life of meaning and purpose. Use your passion to inspire the service of others and, in that service, create the opportunity for business.

Forest Bathing Training

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TMT Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing Guide Certification Training - Online (Level 1)

Study from anywhere in the world and become a certified TMT Professional Shinrin Yoku Guide Level 1 with our 15-week online training. The Mindful Space provides a seamless online learning experience, with theory & practical trainings. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the Level 2 course.

TMT Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing Instructor Certification Training (Level 2)

Join us in Japan or Thailand for a 4-day live in-forest training and learn the art and the science behind forest bathing. Gain first-hand experience on how being in nature can help us find health, balance and happiness. Also includes business consultation, the secrets behind customer service excellence and how to turn your passion into a viable business.

How You Could Benefit From
Our Training

  • You will learn how to live in harmony with nature and maintain a balanced state of mind in everyday living and different trying situations you will encounter in life. Learn how to be kind to yourself and take better care of people close to you.
  • You will learn alternate and gentle ways to heal hearts, minds and bodies. Shinrin Yoku training is particularly useful for health, fitness and wellness professionals and may be used to enhance the effectiveness of other wellness modalities practiced by professionals in the fields of, including, but not limited to yoga, mindfulness, naturopathy, psychotherapy, massage therapy, meditation, energy healing, somatic movement and medicine.
  • You will learn how to incorporate the newly acquired nature connectedness skills into your existing skills and create a truly unique healing experiences for your clients.
  • You will learn to better follow the rhythm of nature and how being one with nature can heal your body, mind and soul.
  • You will learn skills to impart knowledge, pay attention to your clients’ well-being and guide them to a relaxing state where they are fully present.
  • You will also learn important commercial and entrepreneurial skills and be inspired to create your own path to monetize your passions and find balance in life.While getting paid doing something you love is fantastic, getting a hug at the end of your workday is sometimes all it takes to make the hours of training worthwhile.

TMT Approach to Shinrin Yoku:

TMT way of Shinrin Yoku is to embrace the physiological and psychological benefits of spending time in forest in combination with the active role of TMT Shinrin Yoku Guides and participants in a Shinrin Yoku session. Whether guided or self-guided, forest bathing cannot happen without a receiver of the benefits, let it be the nature or participants. Shinrin Yoku and forest bathing are used exchangeably. A TMT Shinrin Yoku Guide is a person who facilities the experience of mindful immersion through senses, mindful-based and nature-based activities.

Whilst TMT recognises that the most benefits to human health spring from the forest environment, we are also aware that not everyone is fortunate to live in the proximity of the forest. Thus, the way of TMT is to embrace the present moment - the present physical location. Instead of focusing on “this location is not good enough for a Shinrin Yoku session”, we ask ourselves “what is possible with where I live?”. TMT recognises the role individual differences play in the praxis of life and the reciprocal relationship between humans and environments. Thus, the way of TMT to Shinrin Yoku is to embrace diversity in any form at present moment: the present mental location and the present skills and knowledge. Instead of focusing on “I am not good enough”, we ask ourselves “how can I utilise my existing skills, potential and interests I already have in combination with Shinrin Yoku?”. 

This approach allows for connection with nature and oneself anywhere in various ways and for creating unique experiences: bringing nature to people and people to nature. Location relates to different environments from which our guides come from; in turn, these environments have shaped their interests, skills, and passions. Human-human and nature-human connection is at the core of TMT approach to Shinrin Yoku that relies on knowledge and creativity of our guides jointly with amazing work of nature.
Milena A. Guziak
Co-founder, Creative Director & Head Instructor

Stems from our background in psychology and life coaching, we deploy a client-centered approach which uses a non-authoritative approach allowing clients to take more of a lead in their well-being. Through this approach, in the process, your clients will discover their own solutions. You will learn to act as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience. Your responsibility is to be there to encourage and support the clients throughout the therapeutic process.

Because we believe that a Forest Bathing session is more than just a hike in the woods or a hug of trees, our sessions are a tool to connect with clients on a more profound level. When this connection happens, it is a golden opportunity to use your passions to transform lives. It is not uncommon for a client to discuss chronic health complaints, deep personal struggles or detrimental stress during a session. By learning how to respond appropriately, trust and a meaningful connection is established.

Having unconditional positive regard and  empathetic understanding  with your clients, instead of acting from a place of authority of an expert or professional superiority will allow for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and a provides a means toward healing and positive growth for both you and your clients.

Why Choose The Mindful Tourist​

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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.

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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.

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. 


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Vocational Support

Turn your passion into a business, through TMT Connected Community’s business consultations. Whether your ambition is to open a TMT training or retreat centers, achieve synergy with your current ventures or earn from your hobby, we can help you.

Our TMT Promise

We are committed to showing you how you could live your purpose and share you values to the world by providing you with our guidance on paving your own journey. Whether you want to enjoy your passion for wellness and live a balanced life alongside your full-time job, or create a business out of it, we share our experience and inspire you to discover your “why”.

We do so by the following.

  • Business consultation session – This is included in your training. You are encouraged to show your work to us and the world, and by doing so, you materialize your creativity and ideas. Watch our IGTV or YouTube to learn more.
  • The Wellness Journey Show – This is a podcast where we invite wellness entrepreneurs and we talk about how they discovered their passions and how they are able to create a sustainable business out of the passions and live a balanced life. This podcast is created to inspire independent wellness entrepreneurs who are just getting started. Along with us, you will learn valuable insights from our guests, understand the struggles they went through, how they overcome adversities and be guided by “ikigai”, a Japanese term for “reason for being”. You can watch this show on The Mindful Tourist YouTube channel and major podcast apps such as Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What Our Students Say

15 weeks already. WOOW 😀 This really went fast. I am very glad I went on this journey to discover more about Shinrin Yoku and it has been a fantastic inspiring and greatly and educational journey. I was quite unaware of what I was going for when I started, and I have been very pleasantly surprised on the way. This has really enriched my life in many ways. 🙂 In particular, I would like to highlight the wonderful people I have met and with whom I have shared these 15 weeks. I feel like I've made some new good friends for life. <3 The weeks have been characterized by very educational and great weekly assignments that have given me a greater insight and better understanding of Shinrin Yoku, why it is so important in the time we live in and how to create a business based on what we have learned together. It is greatly appreciated and is very useful for us as we move our business to the next level. I am also very grateful to Milena and Pin who have made this possible for us. I cant imagine someone better for the task. I could really feel that you guys care and are there for us. You really have the ability to create good flow in the group and have focused on very exciting topics in a fun and interactive way with my favorite on Passion and Ikigai. This has been fun for me to participate in. I want to use my new certificate to be able to build a stronger foundation together with Priscilla and our business Joyful solutions. Here we will guide people to live more healthy and happy way through nature. Aiming for a spiritual forest community. These weeks has really motivated me to learn more about forests mysteries and not least spend more time in the the forest. Yes, in fact, I'm going on a forest trip this weekend with my friends. : D Thank you so much. <3
Training Caledar
I am very thankful for having joined this Shinrin-yoku training. I could learn a lot about myself, about my relationship with Victor, and about my dream business. I think one of the most important aspects of the training was this great group of diverse and amazing people, each one bringing a different perspective of Shinrin-yoku. Also, I really appreciate the knowledge, friendship and openess of Milena and Pin, that created this space that allowed us to develop and to be more prepared for the world out there. There were so many perspectives of Shinrin-yoku that I didn't know about, such as the existing researches on the topic and how to get prepared for all scenarios possible when guiding our clients. I want to use this certificate to boost my business and guide many people in this path to (re)discover the connection with nature. I see myself giving value to people, supporting them in their self-development process and to go for their dreams fearlessly. I am shocked that 15 weeks have passed, it was such a pleasant time, even if we needed to wake up 5am for the classes :D. Everything was worth it! And I know I still have so much to learn, and I will continue my studies and practices. Thank you so much trainers and colleagues for this amazing time together!!! You can count on me for life! Hopefully, see you all on level 2 training. You are all welcome to Sweden and Norway to visit, to do your internship (just throwing out a suggestion :P) to do business... I know we have a long and brilliant way ahead!
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My Shinrin Yoku trail has been a path of self discovery. And it still is. I’m traveling through life and on my backpack a new patch of a Japanese Hinoki tree is sewed. It’s my certification. My souvenir that invites me to discover new destinations. Still unknown, but inviting. My Shinrin Yoku patch helps me to see and choose more paths then before. More directions, more chances, more knowledge and more inspiration. My map and my world became bigger. My monkey mind got calmer and my inner bear got louder. I’ve learned that being connected to nature is being connected to yourself. We are nature. We come from nature and that’s why we all return to nature. That’s why we find health and happiness in nature. I mostly enjoyed the gifts that come to you when you open up your senses. When you listen to the invitations of nature. When you look with different eyes or feel with different fingers. Finding awesomeness in ultimate awareness. Like witnessing the dance of light and shadow through the leaves of a tree. I’ve learned to take myself into the present moment. The only place where life truly exists. Nature showed me the way. I gained a greater awareness of different perspectives. Reconnecting with nature rewires the brain. Just like being thankful. So I’ll celebrate this certification by having and sending thankful thoughts every coming day for 21 days. Thank you Milena and Pin for making this all possible. And thank you, all new friends. Thank you for your wonderful support and stories. Thank you for your part in my journey.
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What a beautiful, insightful, health affirming 15 weeks this has been. It has not only opened up my world to the healing capacity of Shinrin-yoku but also offered space for connection, reflection, professional development + my own self care. As a Naturopath, I am passionate about nature as our wisest teacher and most abundant healer. This course reflected that the laws of nature really are the fundamental truth: as we were guided towards self-enquiry, perspective and our 'Ikigai' (reason for being), which I cannot wait to share, to optimise health outcomes in my patients and to those new to nature-based therapy. The course was taught professionally, with so many informative and evidenced based resources. It was lovely to meet every week, uplifted by like-minded but diverse reflections from classmates based around the world, as we learnt together. I am very much looking forward to completing the Level 2 training in Japan and know The Mindful Tourist will be with me every step of the way, as I continue to learn by embracing these ideals as part of me. Thank you Milena & Pin, its been wonderful to watch this all unfold. Well wishes & gratitude, Emily Sarkies (Naturopath, WOW Hub) @emilysarkies_naturopath / @wowhub_
There are several Forest Bathing associations that provide a certification training, but I was glad I chose to go with The Mindful Tourist. The training was very well-structured and insightful. Our batch for Level 1 training brought international experiences and I was glad to connect to all of my batchmates. What is incredible is the fact that the Level 2 training is done in Japan, and it was great to be able to experience Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku in the Japanese forests.
It is not often, through the course of my life, that I get to be part of a circle where members are from greatly diverse backgrounds both culturally as well as professionally. Yet, it is also not often, in the course of my life, where I find myself in a circle where people are so like-minded, in their connection to nature, motivation to head in a particular direction of their lives and level of empathy and kindness. For that alone — in finding this community and in building these friendships and comradeships which I hope will last a lot longer than the 15 weeks we have spent together — I am grateful. I joined the course as an uncertain, cynical, doubtful lost soul, and am now going to leave as a more positive, determined open-minded version of myself. Rewind back to 4 months ago, I would never have believed I would make a video of myself (which subsequently gets uploaded onto YouTube) and would go on to guide more than 15 hours of forest bathing sessions with client (albeit friends). The knowledge I have gained along the way, whether its through the course readings, recommended books, inspirational videos or sharing sesions, has been immense and broad. I also feel immensely proud and supported, that I now have two kind, generous and creative ladies I can reach out to as my mentors, in forest bathing, in business, in the quest for ikigai, and in life. I truly hope I will not disappoint, and will go on to kickstart and build @The_Backyard_Bathers, my forest bathing practice with an arty, crafty twist — with the aspiration of enhancing holistic wellness and spreading joy through connecting with nature, client by client. I also cannot wait till the day I can undertake TMT Level 2 to strengthen the foundation and extend the path, and meet some of you in person. Till then, may we all go out there and pursue our ikigai! Wishing everyone great success in the paths which you choose, and keep in touch!
For some years now, I had been very curious to understand and study more about Shinrin Yoku. This pandemic brought pain, but it also brought opportunities of light, for me, this certification has been that light. I will always be grateful for that! As a dancer I have felt that I do not always fit well into the mold of the image of the dancer that one is supposed to be, I have learned over time that each living being is its own way and I discovered that nature is part of that destiny for me, The TMT certification is my new HOW in life. Every Tuesday morning as soon as I turned on the computer and saw all the faces of my classmates and teachers, those were all enjoyable moments, what I loved with all my heart was that we all embraced and respected each other's individual processes, even the curriculum is designed for that, no one got lost along the way. My most endearing achievements were being able to make friends around the world and understand that this technique is as personal as the individual who performs it, this left me an open field for imagination. I will celebrate these achievements by following my life path, saying yes to life. Thank you Milena for accompanying us in the most kind and sensitive way that a human being can accompany, thank you Pin for your support and for your follow-up with such passion and commitment, you two have inspired me to undertake by daring to share who I am with the world, I will always be grateful to them and they will always have a home in Mexico. I CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU ALL GUYS IN PERSON AND GIVE US A HUGE HUG!!!!
Lucía Pineda
I am an online Marketing Manager for holistic health, working from home. I'm also going to have the license of a resilience therapist/coach here in Germany and gained a lot of knowledge in the holistic therapy field while working together with a naturopath. I strongly believe in the healing aspects of Shinrin Yoku. In connection with my background and the upcoming resilience therapist license I want to share and show the knowledge of forest bathing. The reason why I chose to train with The Mindful Tourist is because I love Japan, the culture, the nature and because it was always one of my big dreams to connect my job or my private life somehow with this beautiful country. I really like the concept of your training and the possibilities to connect with others afterwards and be part of your franchise business model. So, I'm looking forward so much to this course, the trip to Japan and all of the beautiful people I'm going to connect with.
I have always felt relaxed and connected to nature, and I wanted to explore and learn what Forest Bathing does to us. As a Japanese, I grew up knowing Shinrin Yoku. The certification training course offered at The Mindful Tourist really gave me an in-depth knowledge on the science behind this practice. One thing that was so unique about this training experience was that the Level 1 training, which was done online, gave me the theoretical and practical know-how. But it was the live in-forest training that I received from my Level 2 training that really gave me the hands-on experience and the confidence to really take my practice to the next level. It has prepared me to operate my own Forest Bathing program. The business consultations and the support I received as part of the training has really helped me to create my own Forest Bathing tour business in Japan.
There are several Forest Bathing institutions that provide a certification training, but I was glad I chose to go with The Mindful Tourist. The training was very well-structured and insightful. Our batch for Level 1 training brought international experiences and I was glad to connect to all of my batchmates. What is incredible is the fact that the Level 2 training is done in Japan. It was great to be able to experience Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku in the Japanese forests. On top of that, I learned some essential business skills to embark on my own journey.
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