Forest Bathing Guide Training · BRAZIL · 18-23 Nov 2020


  • USD: $2,426

Language: Portuguese
Translation to: English

Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil

6 days immersion: 18-23 Nov 2020
Forest Bathing practice ends: 23 February 2020

Language: Portuguese
Translation to: English

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.

Ilha Grande is the biggest island of Angra dos Reis, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The largest village on the island is Vila do Abraão with approximately 1900 inhabitants.

With 193 km², the island is famous for its scenic beauty, unspoilt tropical beaches, luxuriant vegetation and rugged landscape. The highest point is Pico da Pedra D’Água, at 1031 m (3383 ft). More than half of its area is part of the Ilha Grande State Park.

The Bem Natural – Pousada & Camping is defined by environmental conservation, aimed at a local sustainable land use, offering everyone our own organic vegetable garden. We’re located just 100 m from Araçatibinha, a beautiful pristine beach. You’ll find a family and cheerful atmosphere, surrounded by the natural environment. A perfect place for visitors seeking direct contact with nature. Bem Natural was founded in 1989, at a time when agriculture was not common in the island and food had to be stored in sand boxes in the shade due to the lack of electricity. The inn pioneered sustainable practices in the region and a lot of work went into keeping the place preserved to this day.

Accommodation cost per person and night, incl. breakfast (in Brazilian real):

  • Triple or double shared rooms: R$ 134
  • Shared room: R$ 100
  • Camping: R$ 80

Accommodation reservations are managed directly with Bem Natural.

Bem Natural has a restaurant with more than 78 different options.

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

How to get to Angra dos Reis and Bem Natural inn:


  • Bem Natural on Google Maps.
  • Address: Praia de Araçatiba, Angra Dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Get a 20% discount on the Forest Therapy Training by purchasing it joinly with your Forest Bathing Training. Choose your Forest Therapy Training.

Forest Bathing Guide Training · BRAZIL · 18-23 Nov 2020
  • USD: $2,426