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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.
TMT Guide Assessment Markers will help you to complete your practicum. Your instructor will facilitate a process of completing your practice during the entire duration of the training, especially during The Mindful Practice (week 11 – week 15) module.
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 20-week course, you will be awarded with
TMT Professional Shinrin Yoku Guide – Level 1 certification.
The Mindful Tourist Shinrin Yoku Guide Training is a program designed to inspire students to connect with nature and follow their path. The training teaches the art of Shinrin Yoku, or forest bathing, which is a practice of immersing oneself in nature to promote well-being and reduce stress.
The program encourages students to develop a deep understanding of nature and the connection between the natural world and human health. The training offers a unique combination of experiential learning, theory, and practical skills that can be applied in various contexts. Through the training, students learn to appreciate the beauty and complexity of nature and to develop a sense of wonder and gratitude.
The program also encourages students to explore their own path and to use their newfound connection to nature to guide their journey. By inspiring students to embrace nature and their own unique path, The Mindful Tourist Shinrin Yoku Guide Training helps to promote personal growth, self-awareness, and a sense of purpose.
Our Shinrin Yoku Guide Trainings (Forest Bathing) received the Quality Management System Certificate acc. ISO 9001:2015 in the field of training services by the European Center for Quality and Promotion.
Choose one of the below cohorts. Once you choose date and time, your life sessions will take place for 20 weeks on that day and time. For instance, if you choose as your starting date March 14, 10 AM (GMT-3), you will meet your instructor on every following week on that day and hour for the next 20 weeks. Please pay attention to daylight saving time in your country – the training will continue to be in GMT-3 time zone.
June 30 – Friday 6 pm GMT-3
July 28 – Friday 2 pm GMT-3
August 25 – Friday 4pm GMT-3
Choose one of the above cohorts. Once you choose date and time, you life sessions will take place for 20 weeks on that day and time. For instance, if you choose as your starting date March 14, 10 AM (GMT-3), you will meet your instructor on that day and time for 20 weeks.
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.
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.
Internationally recognized, with ISO credentials, certification with internship opportunities with The Mindful Tourist upon completion. Train in Japan. Cultivate mindfulness and connect deeply to nature.
Turn your passion into a business through additional business consultations.
CEO & Creative Director of The Mindful Tourist, MChem (UK), PhDEng (Japan), MScPsy (UK)
Milena spent 18 years outside Poland, including 10 years in Japan. She first encountered Japanese culture when she went on a one-year internship in Japan while studying in England. This year changed her life. After graduating with a master’s degree in chemistry, she went to the country of sakura again to study PhD in engineering, applicable physics. During this time, she taught at universities using ‘reflective education’ and ‘student-centered approach’, as well as exploring the forest and cultural corners of Japan. It was in the forest that she found her path. It was there that she found her creative soul and goodness in herself.
Her faith in the goodness of people and connection with nature, her scientific background, knowledge of teaching methods, as well as Japanese language allowed her to create informative trainings. Milena completed her master’s degree in psychology in 2022, and her research project addresses the role of nature in regulating emotions. A scientific article from her master’s thesis in English will be available soon. She is now collaborating with Prof. David Sheffield (Nature Connectedness Group of Derby University) on the influence of psychedelics on connecting with nature and Polish State Forests to spread Shinrin Yoku as an mental-health intervention and as response to the climate crisis.
Milena has trained almost 80 forest bathing guide; she is the author of the guide and instructor courses.
“I can’t remember ever taking a class where the harmony and energy was so right off the bat. After the first meeting I felt I had arrived in a way I hadn’t in a long time. It is not only the topic that unites us but also something deeper, an inner basic attitude towards life and nature. This bond has made me look forward to seeing each other’s faces on my laptop all the more each week.
Since childhood, I was passionate about nature. As a resilience therapist, the forest, with its health-promoting properties, has taken on an even more important place for me. The Mindful Tourist has taught me a lot and brought closer my desire to combine resilience therapy with Shinrin Yoku. I have not only learned theoretical knowledge but also more about myself and the unconscious connection and background of my love for nature. I have rediscovered myself a little bit through some tasks.
At the beginning of the course I didn’t know what exactly to expect and was open to everything. Still, I didn’t think that after an online course I would walk out with so much knowledge that I can put into practice. Milena and Pin, with their style and approach, have also been incredibly beneficial in making the weeks so educational and enjoyable. As well as my wonderful course mates who, through conversation and their thoughts, gave me an hour that I looked forward to all week 🙂
I have been looking forward to doing Level 2 training and practicing Shinrin Yoku in the Japanese woods since the beginning.
Thank you Milena, Pin, Stephanie and Dhouha for such a wonderful time. I can’t wait to see you all and laugh together with you in person!” Agata Bielski, TMT certified Shinrin Yoku guide.
We made a pledge to focus on our purpose and passion (for us and our team), value and inspiration (for our students/clients), sustainability and inclusion (for the environment and the community) and we agreed never to make business-related decisions based on financial reasons. We also will remain boutique and personalized.
Being frugal and intentional with our daily expenses and being creative with our strategies allow us to keep our costs very low and, as a result, we do not need a massive number of students to be profitable. Not having to pay rent for an office space and not having advertising budget enable us to offer affordable quality education. Not advertising means you find us with intention and we do not spend our money to promote more distractions in the world to put our content in front of those who do not need to see it. We choose to grow slowly, steadily and organically.