Forest Bathing Guide Training in Italia 16-21 March 2020


Language: Italian

Foresta di Monteluco, Spoleto (Umbria)

6 days Immersion 16 – 21 March 2020
Forest Bathing Practice Ends: 21 June 2020

Language: Italian

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 hill of Monteluco is located south-east of Spoleto and reaches an altitude of 804 meters above sea level. The Sacred Wood of Monteluco is characterized by the holm oak (evergreen oak), a fairly rare plant in places so far from the sea or from the lakes. The forest is crossed by some paths and the top of the hill has a large lawn area, easily accessible.

Numerous hermitages, caves, including that of St. Anthony of Padua, can be reached through the pedestrian path that winds through the woods behind the Franciscan sanctuary.

The Sanctuary of San Francesco (1218) has been extended several times between the 15th and 18th centuries, but it still has the well, the chapel oratory and seven small cells from the Franciscan period.

The Belvedere overlooks the valley and the beautiful town of Spoleto, it houses a plaque bearing the quotation of San Francesco who, observing from above the mosaic of cultivated fields of the Spoletan Valley, exclaimed: “Nil iucundius saw valley mea spoletana – (I have not seen anything more jolly than my Spoletan valley)»

The Albergo Paradiso is situated at the top of the Monteluco hill. It is a 3-stars Hotel, totally immersed into the Holm oak woods, near the big lawn of Monteluco.

Type of accommodation and costs:

– Double (shared) rooms: 60.00 euro per night in Full Board; 52.00 euro per night in Half Board
– Double rooms for single use: 70.00 euro per night in Full Board; 62.00 euro per night in Half Board

– Single room: 60.00 euro per night in Full Board; 52.00 euro per night  in Half Board (but they have only two rooms)

Accommodation reservations are managed directly with the Albergo Paradiso managers.
For reservations and practical questions please contact: Claudio Musco

Telephone: +39 0743 223082

Included in the accommodation prices (see above).

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

It is directly reachable by car or by bus.

By Air: The nearest airport is Perugia, but Spoleto is reachable by train also from the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ancona Falconara (with exchanges).

By Car:
From South: A1 Rome-Orte, then E45 Orte-Terni, then SS3 Terni-Spoleto.

From North: A1 Firenze-Bettolle-Perugia, then SS3 Perugia-Spoleto

From Nort-East: A14 Ancona-Civitanova Marche, then SS77bis Civitanova Marche-Foligno, then SS3 Foligno-Spoleto

South-East of Spoleto there is the local street SP 462 to Monteluco (7 km)

​By Bus:
From the Spoleto Railway station there is the ML bus line. There are four buses a day.

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