Forest Bathing Guide Training · BELGIUM · 10-15 Oct 2020


  • USD: $2,265

Language: English
Translation to: Dutch and French

Château Frandeux, Fagne-Famenne, Belgium

6 days immersion: 10-15 October 2020
Forest Bathing practice ends: 15 January 2020

Language: English
Translation to
: Dutch and French

The Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training costs 1960 € for the 3-month period. Travel, accommodation, meals or other expenses are not included.

The Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training is suitable for those who wish to offer Forest Bathing as a wellness or therapeutic practice, or in combination with other wellness practices such as yoga, mindfulness and coaching, among others. The Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training offers both wellness and therapeutic approaches.

The Forest Bathing Training establishes a strong base for those who wish to attend the CPD in Forest Therapy for treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.

The Forest Therapy Institute 5×5 Model training is inspired by our love for the land, the richness of our specific ancient traditions and cultures and our social and environmental particular contexts. All programmes are adapted to the specific culture and environmental contexts where the training takes place. Based on a scientific supported framework and the latest international research, at the FTI Forest Bathing 5×5 Model training you will:

  • Enhance your awareness of your relationship with nature that supports your healing, meaning and purpose.
  • Be equipped with a specific framework to guide forest bathing walks and experiences.
  • Receive a tool kit to integrate Forest Bathing wellness practice into the health care system.
  • Integrate new skills to develop your life and career path.

The first step of the pathway of the Forest Bathing Training and Certification is a 6-day intensive immersion on-site. Immediately following this, you begin your mandatory 3-month Mentored Practice, which is home-based. After this period, once you have met the requirements to be a competent guide, you will receive your certification. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.

FTI · Certified Forest Bathing Guide:

6 days of intensive immersion + 3 months of Mentored Practice = Certification

It is a requirement of the certification that you complete a “First Aid Training” or “Wilderness First Aid Training”, as part of your mentored practice. This is not included in the training fee.

1) 6-day immersion on-site consisting of a combination of experiential and classroom style learning using the 5×5 Model, which is the common framework that both paths share and where you will learn about:

  • The Art of Guiding and Core Forest Bathing Techniques to guide your forest bathing walks/experiences.
  • The Science of Forest Bathing: the evidence based practice.
  • Embodied presence and working with the senses.
  • The Forest Bathing framework 5×5 Model.
  • Trail selection criteria.
  • Cultural considerations and enhancing your relationship with the land.
  • Naturalist knowledge of your area.
  • Enhancing personal awareness of your relationship with nature.

2) 3-month Mentored Practice, home-based, to integrate the immersion learning, where you will be:

  • Paired with a local mentor that will support your journey.
  • Attending a series of monthly calls with colleagues and mentor.

With the Forest Bathing Training, you will be able to:

  • Guide Forest Bathing walks and experiences.
  • Design Forest Bathing workshops.
  • Provide extended multi-day wellness and stress reduction experiences.
  • Demonstrate strong standards, ethics and professional body recognition.
  • Form partnerships with organizations.
  • Integrate nature connection practices into your work.

Sprawling between the Condroz plateau and the Ardennes woodland, Fagne-Famenne has an undulating landscape with alternating strips of forests and meadows surrounded by beautiful little villages. The grasslands, once grazed by sheep, conceal a natural environment with exceptional biodiversity.

Situated on the east side of the Meuse, the area is also called “the Valley Country”, a land with abbeys, gardens and castles. The village of Frandeux is formed by some 40 houses and is situated in the valley of Vachaux, about 6 km from Rochefort. In the area there are lots of wildlife, including wild boar and deer.

Château Frandeux is located in a tranquil nature reserve on the outskirts of the Belgian Ardennes. On the domain there are beautiful old beech and oak trees and a small lake and river valley.

Opposite the main entrance of the Château there is a small hill -the mound- that dates from the 1st century BC or AC. On the flat top are standing 8 lime trees in a circle. There is an assumption that it used to be Celtic sanctuaries, because often a monastery or castle was built near the mound, similarly to Frandeux.

All-inclusive accommodation, cost per person and week, with all meals included:

  • Single room, with washbasin + shower + WC: 780 €
  • Single room, with washbasin: 670 €
  • Shared room, with washbasin + shower + WC: 590 €
  • Shared room, with washbasin: 520 €

All beds are made on arrival and equipped with a set of towels.

Reservations are managed by Foresterra:

In case you don’t stay overnight, lunch and dinner costs 45 € per day.

Please let us know of any allergies or special requirements such as lactose or gluten free products.


  • On Google Maps
  • Rue des Pèlerins, 4
    5580 Mont-Gauthier (province of Namur)

Airports: The nearest airport is Charerloi Airport (Brussels-South) – 1-hour drive.

By car:

  • Coming from Antwerp/Brussels/Namur: leave the E411 towards Namur/Luxembourg at exit 22, direction Rochefort. Then take the 1st left turn (still following signs Rochefort). After about 5 km you turn left before a traffic sign where 4 villages are named: Briquemont, Laloux, Frandeux, Buissonville. Follow the narrow secondary road approximately 2 km until Château Frandeux shows up on your left. You pass the entrance of the B&B Ferme de Frandeux and follow some 50 meters up a narrow road. On your left you will see an iron gate with the sign of Château Frandeux.
  • Coming from Liège: follow the signs Namur and take the exit E411 direction Luxembourg. Follow the highway up to exit 22, Rochefort. For further instructions: see above.

By public transport:

  • Trains coming from Brussels (1h45) and Liège (1h) stop every hour in Rochefort-Jemelle.
  • Busses from the station in Rochefort-Jemelle direction Frandeux stop close to the Château (40min). For exact times, go to

For further explanations, please contact Ann Tilman.

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