Forest Bathing Guide Training · POLAND · 17-22 Aug 2020


  • USD: $2,426

Language: English
Translation to: Polish and Lithuanian

Białowieża Forest, Poland

6 days immersion: 17-22 August 2020
Forest Bathing practice ends: 22  November 2020

Language: English
Translation to: Polish and Lithuanian

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.

The Białowieża Forest is a unique forest, being the last large fragment of the original European lowland forest to have survived. It is a habitat for many rare species, from the world’s largest free bison population, to many birds, butterflies, beetles, plants and fungi.

The natural forest does not grow like a garden… Trees are of different ages, they favour different soil and have a diverse species composition. A large amount of dead wood turns into a natural fertilizer, so plants are exceptionally large and healthy. Its wildest parts are primeval, natural and full of biodiversity. They give us an idea of how the natural landscape of Central Europe must have been, for people living here centuries years ago.

The forest is some 10,000 years old. The average age of its trees, within the strict protection area in Poland, is 130 years, with a majority of trees with more than 100 years: thousands of trees have monumental sizes. No wonder that when we travel through this area, various legends and fairy tales come to mind.

There are many hiking and cycling routes, as well as places to relax. You can go canoeing, hiking, cycling, Nordic walking, photographing wildlife, get to know nature under the supervision of specialists or just relax. It is worth coming here to see how the forest looked like in ancient times and how such a natural forest looks today.

Dworek Gawra is situated among quiet, green surroundings of the Białowieża forest, close to the village centre. This hotel offers a hunting lodge style, homely rooms with cosy fireplace, decorated with wooden elements and featuring private bathrooms. Some rooms have heavy wooden furniture made by local craftsmen.

Cost per night and person, incl. breakfast (in złote):

  • Single room: 120 zł
  • Double Shared room: 75 zł
  • Triple Shared room: 65 zł

Accommodation reservations are managed directly with the hotel.

There are many restaurants in the village.

The hotel offers breakfast included in all room rates and dinners for 40 zł.

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

Dworek Gawra:

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  • Michała Polecha 2
    17-230 Białowieża, Poland

From Warsaw Chopin Airport to Białystok:

From Warsaw Modlin Airport to Białystok:

Once in Białystok, you get out of the railway station building and cross the bridge over the railway tracks. On the other side of the viaduct is a bus station (Monte Cassino street, bus station is called Dworzec PKS or Dworzec Biacomex). There you have to find a bus to Białowieża by Voyager Trans Bus.

Note that there are different villages called “Białowieża” in Poland. When searching for bus and train stations, pick these ones: – Białowieża- woj. Podlaskie, pow. hajnowski, gm. Białowieża.

Other transportation search engines:

In case of any problems, just go from Białystokto to Hajnowka and we can pick you up there. It’s also very easy to catch a bus from Hajnowka to Białowieża.

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 · POLAND · 17-22 Aug 2020
  • USD: $2,426