Shinrin Yoku Certification Training in Japan

Guide (Level 1) Training

TMT Shinrin Yoku
Forest Bathing Guide
Certification Training - Japan

Learn the art and the science behind forest bathing and get certified as a Shinrin Yoku Guide in Japan, where Shinrin Yoku (森林浴) or Forest Bathing was originated.

Guide Certification Training Program in Japan

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 share your passion with the world.

Live the Guide Experience

Get world-class guide training in amazing location.

Get Inspired

Experience Shinrin Yoku in our prototype training and get inspirations to create a your unique Shinrin Yoku experiences.

Earn Guide Level

Learn to share your skills with other like-minded people. Understand what it takes to make a fun and effective learning environment, first-hand.


Japan just announced that they will reopen to tourists fairly soon but has not announced a formal schedule yet.

You can secure your training now for September, 26th (Mon) and 30th (Fri).

We will be updating this information every week.

Updated on May 22, 2022


Enrol on our 15-week online training

Complete our 15-week online training before arriving to Japan. Only limited spaces are available (up to 5 people).

Get ready for Japan

Our assitant will guide you every step through the process before arriving to Japan for the 4-night immersive in-nature training.

In Japan

Learn to share your skills with others in training. Understand what it takes to make unique Shinrin Yoku sessions.

What is included

TMT Shinrin Yoku Certification Training in Japan

USD 2,599 / person (subject to 8% Japanese consumption tax)
  • 15-week Online (Guide)
  • 4-night Japanese-style accommodation in Nara
  • Forest Bathing & Nature Connectedness Training Materials
  • Foundation to guide a 2-hours Shinrin Yoku session
  • 10 hours of practice
  • Venture-into-the-forest experience
  • TMT t-shirt
  • Self-prepared meals from the organic garden, excluding arrival and departure day
  • Transportation from JR Obitoke Station to the training location
  • Sustainable living and conscious business experience
  • A certification upon successful completion of the program
  • The right to set up TMT retreat in your own country
  • Listing on The Mindful Tourist website showcasing your profile and a link to your business
  • * Pay 50% upon official registration
  • * In case of further tourist ban, there training is going to be rescheduled

Step 1
Shinrin Yoku Guide Training Online

Weekly Training Outline

The Mindful Forest Bathing

Week 1-5

The Mindful You

Week 6-10

The Mindful Business

Week 11-15

Shinrin Yoku training with The Mindful Tourist
Forest Bathing School The Mindful Tourist

Choose your 15-week Online Training

Milen A. Guziak

TMT Co-founder, Creative Director, and Head Instructor
PhDEng, MScPsy Candidate

Central European Time, 1h30/session 

May 17 – August 23, 2022
Monday: 4 PM

June 5 – September 15, 2022
Sunday, 9 AM

If any of the above does not suit you, there is a possibility of arranging for a different time and day – given that what you propose will suit the instructor schedule.

Step 2
Shinrin Yoku Guide Training In-Nature (Japan)

In-nature Training Outline
26-30 September, 2022


Day 1

Let's start

Day 2

Dive in

Day 3


Day 4

Mata ne

Day 5

About Your Instructor

Milena A. Guziak, Ph.D. Eng, MChem, & MScPsy Candidate

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

Milena spent nearly 17 years abroad, including 10 years in Japan. She first encountered Japanese culture when she went on a one-year internship in Japan during her studies in England. That year changed her life. After graduating with a degree in chemistry, she relocated to Japan with the purpose of embarking on a PhD course in engineering. During this time, explored the forests and cultural corners of Japan and taught at universities using ‘reflective education’ and a ‘student-centered approach’.

It was in the forest that she found her path and ‘befriended’ her past filled with sexual abuse. It was there that she found her creative soul and the goodness within herself that still accompanies her until these days.

Her belief in the goodness of people and connection to nature, her academic background, knowledge of teaching methods and the Japanese language have allowed her to create informative trainings. She is the author of the guide and instructor courses; until now she has trained almost 50 guides worldwide. 

Shinrin Yoku Certification Training in Japan

"Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noises."

Training Location and Accommodation

Additional Notes

  • Price does not include airfare or any travel or medical insurance, transportation, meals or drinks outside of what is specified above, alcoholic beverage.

  • The food and drinks offered during the tour are carefully selected by The Mindful Tourist with the help of our local partners. They are whole-foods, plant-based meals.

  • If you wish to have a meat-based diet, you may make the arrangement in advance.
  • The program includes Welcome Dinner on the arrival day and 10 whole-foods plant-based meals, throughout the program.
  • The tour includes walks in the forest and basic-moderate level of fitness is required. Since some activities are outdoor, they are weather permitting and will be changed as required.
  • The groups are small (up to 5 people)l, often an international mix of nature lovers, practitioners, and, at times, writers and bloggers. Photos will be taken during the program and used for our website. By signing up, you give us the permission to use the photos you appear on.

  • Traditional Japanese style accommodation with futons or Japanese mattresses is part of the program to give guests an authentic Japanese experience. The accommodation on our itinerary come with a shared bathroom and a shared bedroom, which is common in Japan.

  • As part of the practice, all meals throughout your stay are self-prepared, but as a community, using Chie’s fresh organic vegetables picked from her farm located on property. You are expected to wash the utensils used after you are done with the meals.

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