A local institute is an individual, company or organisation that is authorised to provide the FTI Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy trainings in a specific area. Local institutes also are champions for the practice in their home countries. Becoming a local FTI Institute is an excellent opportunity for enterprising people who are passionate about nature, wellbeing and human health.

The network of the Forest Therapy Institute is growing all the time. The profile of individuals and the qualities FTI is looking for are:

  • Enterprising individuals who are passionate about nature, wellbeing and Human Health.
  • A keen business sense.
  • Culture diversity.
  • Social enterprises with strong environmental principles.
  • A team culture that allow the Local Institute manager to understand common processes and procedures, and support all the guides in your area.
  • Solid commitment to the practice to ensure the highest standards are maintained within the Local Institute unit.

The Local Institute model allows you to enjoy running your own business, safe in the knowledge that you can rely on the support and expertise of the expert team at Forest Therapy Institute Head Office and Other Local Institutes.

We provide you with all the necessary tools so that you can manage your business optimally and efficiently.

Forest Therapy Institute offers two steps in the training program: initial training and continuous training (once your Local Institute is operational).


Initial training consists of attending the Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy training in one of the locations, and an extended education in (sales, pedagogy, communications and marketing) where you will be provided with all the information you need to manage the Local Institute and our partner network contacts.
If you are already a trained guide, please do not hesitate to contact us!


The continuous training has several face-to-face and on-line sessions, which are conducted at the different international locations. The continuous training does not have an additional cost.

How do I apply to become a local Institute?
All you need to do is fill in the form with your details and we will contact you.

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