Forest Bathing Guide Training in France 15-20 June 2020


Language: French

Parc Naturel Régional des monts d’Ardeche

6 days Immersion 15-20 June 2020
Forest Bathing Practice Ends: 20 September 2020

Forest Bathing Guide Training is 1960 Euros for the 3-month period. The cost does not include travel, accommodations or meals

The Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training is suitable for people working in the area of ecotourism or health tourism. It is suitable for those who wish to offer Forest Bathing as a wellness practice, Spa activity or in combination with other wellness practices such as yoga, mindfulness and coaching, among others

The Forest Bathing Training establishes a strong base for the 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, cultures and our specific social and environmental context. All programmes are adapted to the specific culture and environmental context where the training take 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;
  • Equip you with a specific framework to guide forest bathing walks and experiences
  • Provide you with a tool kit to integrate Forest Bathing wellness practiceinto the health care system;
  • Integrating new skills to develop your life and career path.

The pathway of the Forest Bathing and training and certification works as following:

The first step is a 6 day intensive immersion. Immediately following this you begin your mandatory 3 months Mentored Practice. This is home based. After the 3 months Mentored Practice once you fulfill the requirements for 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 day intensive + 3 months Mentored Practice = Certification

It is a requirement of the certification that you complete First Aid Training” or “Wilderness First Aid Training” as part of your mentored practise.

1) 6 days immersion that consists of a combination of experiential and classroom style learning using the 5×5 model. The 5×5-model is the common framework that both paths share, where you will learn:

  • 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 on your area.
  • Enhancing personal awareness of your relationship with nature.

2) Mentored Practice: the immersion is followed by a 3 months Mentored Practice to integrate the immersion learnings 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 organisations.
    Integrate nature connection practices into your work.

The training takes place in the Regional natural Parc of Monts d’Ardeche, set up in 2001. Drawing on its lifestyle, its rich heritage, its wide open spaces, and its famous gastronomy the Ardèche has over time been revealed as an exceptional territory. This recognition led to the creation of the Monts d’Ardèche Regional Nature Park in 2001.

The Park is impregnated by the presence of men who have had to cope with a rough but generous nature. The quality of the landscapes testifies to this alliance between the Man and the Nature: terrasses, chestnuts, water management by ingenious systems, hamlets grouped on the slopes, mills and millings, breeding of the ” Fat end of Mézenc”.

A mid-mountain territory, the Parc des Monts d’Ardèche is composed of a mosaic of landscapes either wild or shaped in terrasses.

From the southern valleys to the snow-capped Mézenc massifs, the park’s natural richnesses as well as animal and plant species are numerous: otters, genette, golden eagles, lilies and wild tulips. The Park is home to heritage treasures such as traditional beehives dug from chestnut trunks, old mills and farms with lauze and broom roofs.

The forests cover sixty percent of the Park’s surface, making it one of the most wooded in France. Varied they are found at all altitudes. Coming from different stories, these natural environments today contribute to the richness of local biodiversity, especially the old forests. The chestnut tree is the most expensive essence.

Domaine du Taillé is a zen type resort located in the heart of a private park of 100 hectares in Southern Ardèche. The whole site shows a perfect integration with the surrounding nature. This unspoilt place, specialy tailored to greet alternative events is conducive to rest and revitalization.
The restaurant, with Annie’s cooking, is made of seasonal organic and local products.

The buildings of this privileged site are exclusively built and renovated in natural materials: stone, wood, copper, hemp. The estate is equipped with the European eco-label.

The natural bathing pond treated ecologically at your disposal, the two dojos located outside and surrounded by greenery, hiking trails accessible from the estate, also participate in creating the ideal Zen atmosphere.

Prices per night, only full board available :

Single room : Full board : 78 €/day

Individual Tipi (indian tent):  Full board : 62€/day

Shared bedroom : Large tent “ écochic” for 3 people : 59 €/day.

All the reservations must be done before the 14th of May to be guaranteed a room. After this date, availability of accommodation is down to demand and therefore uncertain.

Booking is made using the following link :

In case you need to enquire on a specific question , you can contact: Valentin Dubois

Included in the full  board.

Car access:
GPS coordinates
Latitude :44.679604
Longitude :4.437858

Public transport access:

The nearest station is Valence TGV , 2h15 TGV from Paris.
Then you have connections by bus Sncf “TER” which connects Valence TGV station to Aubenas in 1h50.

The closest stop to the Domaine du Taillé is Saint Etienne Boulogne Col d’Auriolles, 1h45 away by bus from Valence TGV.

Find all the correspondences on the site of the SNCF:

Contact us to book a free shuttle from the bus stop « Saint Etienne de Boulogne Col d’Auriolles » to Domaine du Taillé:

Or report your schedule of arrival directly in your booking ;s comments.
Traveling with TGV, Valence TGV train station is distant in time of :
• 34min from Lyon,
• 2h 08 from Paris,
• 3h37 mn from Lille,
• 2h30 from Marseille,
• 1h 30 min from Avignon,
• 2h30 from Geneva
• 4h30 mn from Bruxelles
• 5h30 from Londres

There are regular shuttles between Valence TGV train station and Valence SNCF train station in the town centre :
– Journey time around 10 mns

International airports
The nearest airports are :

Lyon Saint Expupéry
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Rhônexpress Shuttle : Lyon Part Dieu SNCF train station
– Journey time : 30 mns

Bus and train departures towards Valence
– Journey time : variable between 30 mns and more than 2 hours depending on the timetable.
Grenoble Alpes Isère
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Shuttle to Grenoble SNCF train station
– Journey time : 45 mns

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