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Shinrin Yoku (森林浴) or forest bathing has become a vital part of preventative healthcare in Japan. The results of Japanese studies have shown forest bathing improves sleep quality, mood and ability to focus, and reduces stress levels. Chronic stress can contribute to the development of ailments like anxiety, depression, and insomnia, to name a few. It can also contribute to physiological problems, like high blood pressure, muscle tension, and lowered immune response. Spending time in nature, away from modern technology and the hustle and bustle of big cities can improve your physical, mental and even spiritual health by reducing the effects of stress on your body and fostering nature connectedness. Prescribed forest bathing in Japan has led to a healthier lifestyle for people of all ages.

With growing interest in forest therapy and health benefits of forest bathing among researchers and psychologists, The Mindful Tourist aims to promote the practice of forest bathing to nature and health enthusiasts and make the practice of Japanese Shinrin Yoku more easily accessible to a wider range of audiences.

Learn the art and science of Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku (森林浴) in one of the most beautiful forests in Japan, where it originated in, or in Thailand, and get certified to lead forest bathing groups wherever you are.

This course is also suitable for those who would like to deepen self-awareness and ignite the self-healing power through an enhanced immune system.

Shinrin Yoku Guide Training Certification Program Dates

The Mindful Tourist brings people together for culturally authentic and unforgettable nature immersion experiences. Explore off-the-beaten nature trails, unseen sides of Japan or encounter wildlife in one of the most well preserved rainforests in Thailand, get deeply connected to nature, discover your inner peace, return revitalized. We make memories and friends in nature, while cultivating mindfulness.

Covid-19: How We Ensure Safety for All Participants

The Mindful Tourist takes safety and health of all participants seriously and we are committed to safeguarding our students’ safety and well-being during every moment of their training.

Our program partners, whose accommodations are chosen as a place to stay for our students, employ the highest cleaning protocols and safety standards. We carefully selected our training venues where social distancing is made possible. Click here to learn more about Shinrin Yoku Guide Training Certification Program in Japan and Thailand.

We are also offering an online platform for a certification training which will enable our students to start learning anywhere and anytime. The enrollment to this online program include USD 200 credit which could be used towards one of our live in-forest certification training programs in Japan and Thailand at a later date. Click here to learn more about The Mindful Space.


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