Forest Bathing Guide Training · CHILE · 9-14 Nov 2020


  • USD: $2,426

Language: Spanish

Oncol Park, Valdivia, Chile

6 days immersion: 9-14 November 2020
Forest Bathing practice ends: 14 February 2020

Language: Spanish

The Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training costs 1960 € for the 3-month period. Travel, accommodation, meals or other expenses may not be included (see Accommodation).

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.

Only 28 km from Valdivia, on the highest hill of the Cordillera de la Costa, is Oncol Park. With 2,841 hectares and located between the Pacific Ocean and the Carlos Anwandter Nature Sanctuary, the park is an area of great ecological importance, designated in 1989 by Arauco as an area of High Conservation Value. Its temperate rain forests are a true refuge for endemic species of flora and fauna, some in danger of extinction. Oncol and its surroundings have witnessed glaciations, settlements of coastal indigenous populations and the process of Spanish (16th century) and German (19th century) colonizations.

During the glaciations that occurred in South America 18,000 years ago, the highest hills of the local coastal range – Oncol, Cerro Mirador and Nahuelbuta – were largely kept free of ice, becoming shelters for species of flora and fauna. This allowed for great biological diversity within the temperate South American forests. In Oncol Park you will discover a great biodiversity and a wooded remnant of the southern coast of Chile. Its forests present fascinating adaptations to seasonal changes and natural events such as intense rains (exceeding 3,500 mm per year), strong winds and high atmospheric humidity.

The Darwin’s frog, now in danger of extinction, is smaller than 3 cm and has traditionally been considered by scientists as a bioindicator of the health of the ecosystem. The project “Diagnosis and Proposals for Conservation of Amphibian Populations in Forestal Arauco Properties in the Cordillera de la Costa” has been aiming for the last two years to preserve and repopulate this Chilean species. The Ministry of Environment and the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) participate in the programme, with the support of the Leipzig Zoo (Germany), widely recognized and with experience in amphibian reproduction.

For this training, the accommodation cost of the 7 days of immersion is included in the training fee.

Oncol Park Guest House has a capacity of 14 people, staying in shared rooms with bunk beds. It also has camping sites with water, toilets and cooking facilities. The site has electricity and drinkable water.

Full board: 40,000 Chilean pesos, per person per day. Includes 3 meals, 2 types of menu, coffee breaks, water and natural juices.

Accommodation and meals reservations are managed directly with Bosques para Ti.

Full board: 40,000 Chilean pesos, per person per day. Includes 3 meals, 2 types of menu, coffee breaks, water and natural juices.

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

Airports: 4 daily flights from Santiago airport to Pichoy Valdivia airport. Airlines: Letmart, Lan Chile, Sky Airline.


  • From Santiago to Valdivia, 10 hours travel. Book tickets at
  • From Valdivia terminal to Oncol Park, a private bus will transfer participants on November 4th. Departure time will be announced before the start of the training.

Car: Oncol Park is accessible using the coastal route, about 30 km away.

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 · CHILE · 9-14 Nov 2020
  • USD: $2,426