Who We Are

I’m Pin Chinnapat (the one with the Bianchi bicycle), Founder and Managing Director of The Mindful Tourist. My co-founder, Milena (the one with the pink pom pom beanie – she’s so stylish!😝) and I started The Mindful Tourist 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.

In the pictures, we cycled from Kyoto to Nara (around 60km one way) in the middle of winter 🥶 (so sooo very cold on the bicycles) and stayed at a farmhouse in the middle of the forest. We met Chie (the 3rd picture, the lady with a beautiful smile in the middle) who is the lovely owner of the place. She let us pick fresh produce from her farm to cook in her kitchen. We became friends.

One year later, Chie’s farmhouse became our training ground in Japan and we had our very first group of students (the last picture) who came to be certified in Shinrin Yoku in Japan.

Come and join us in Japan and experience profound connection to nature. Get certified, go on and share your passion with the world!

What We Do


Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing Guide Training Certification Programs in Japan and Thailand


Forest Bathing & Mindfulness Retreats in Chiangmai, Thailand & Nara, Japan


The Mindful Space, an online Forest Bathing Guide Training Platform


The Wellness Journey Show, a podcast that was created to inspire you to live a well balanced and a purposeful life.


Forest Bathe Around The World, offering unique nature-based experiences in exotic locations.


Pin Chinnapat

Pin Chinnapat

Founder and Managing Director of The Mindful Tourist / Director of Spa and Wellness, Capella Bangkok

Areas of Expertise / Qualifications

  • Forest Bathing / Shinrin Yoku
  • Spa & Wholistic Wellness
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Bodywork and Hands-On Therapies
  • Jikiden Reiki
  • International Business Management
  • Luxury Hospitality Management

Click here for her full profile.


Milena A. Guziak

Milena A. Guziak, Ph.D. Eng, MChem, & MSc Psy Candidate

Co-Founder, CEO, Program Creative Director, and Head Instructor of The Mindful Tourist 

Areas of Expertise / Qualifications

  • Shinrin Yoku Practitioner and Instructor
  • Academic Life  and Life Coaching
  • Positive psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Evidence-based Forest Bathing Research
  • Founder of The Lost Childhood Association

Click here for her full profile.

If you wish to participate in the study: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF NATURE CONNECTEDNESS IN EMOTION REGULATION: A MIXED DESIGN STUDY,  click on the button below.

Kate Jieying Yip

Kate Jieying Yip

TMT Certified Forest Bathing Guide & Instructor in Training / Art Illustrator / TMT Guest Facilitator

Areas of Expertise / Qualifications

  • Urban Wellness Practitioner
  • Forest Bathing
  • Art Therapy
  • Banking / Finance

Kate founded The Backyard Bathers. Connect with Kate here.

Agata Marketing and Social Media Strategist

Agata Bielski

TMT Certified Forest Bathing Guide / Marketing and Social Media Strategist

Areas of Expertise / Qualifications

  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Holistic Healthcare
  • Resilience Coach
  • Nature and Mindfulness

Connect with Agata on Instagram.

Forest bathing guide Heidi Viener

Heidi Viener

TMT Certified Forest Bathing Guide  / Wellness Content Contributor

Areas of Expertise / Qualifications

  • BS degree in Education with a minor in Special Education
  • A certified Laughter Yoga instructor
  • A certified Alternatives to Suicide Support Group facilitator
  • Holistic healing practices
  • Stress management

Click here for her profile at Toivo.

Emily Sarkies

TMT Certified Forest Bathing Guide / Wellness Content Contributor

Areas of Expertise / Qualifications

  • BHSc. – Naturopathy, NHAA Member
  • Naturopathic Functional Medicine Practitioner
  • Yoga Therapist
  • Mind-Body, Reiki Practitioner

Click here for her full profile.



Owner of Toyouke no mori, Nara

Hi! I’m Chie. I own and operate Toyouke no mori, a guesthouse with organic farm in a quiet mountain in Nara. Life at Toyouke no mori is anchored in the Japanese traditional of shared community, based on simplicity, sustainability and harmony. We offer guests an opportunity to experience life close to nature that celebrates the richness four seasons Japan, and to cultivate inner peace, being content with what you have, and rejoicing in the way things are.

Helen & Craig

Owner of Vegan Minshuku Sanbiki Neko, Kyoto

Hi! We, Helen & Craig, are originally from Australia and have been living a plant based lifestyle for over 29 years. We first visited Japan in 2007 and fell in love with the country, and Kyoto in particular.

We are now at a stage in our lives where we have decided we want to share our experience of traveling in Japan, passion for good food and and providing good service through our Japanese-style inn, Vegan Minshuku Sanbiki Neko.

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