Forest Bathing Guide Training in Poland 20-25 April 2020


Language: English
Translation to: Polish and Lithuanian


Białowieża Forest, Poland

6 days Immersion 20 – 25 April 2020
Forest Bathing Practice Ends: 25 July 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 Bialowieza Forest is a unique forest on a global scale, the last survived large fragment of the European lowland forest. It is a habitat for many rare species – from the world’s largest free bison population, through birds, butterflies, beetles, plants and fungi.

The natural forest does not grow like a garden – the trees are of different ages, form several floors, and have a diverse species composition. A large amount of dead wood, which nobody exports, turns into a natural fertilizer, so plants are exceptionally large and healthy. It its wildest parts is primeval, natural and full of biodiversity. Going there we can have an idea what was the natural sorrounding of Central Europe people living centuries years ago.The forest is old. It is over 10,000 years old, and the average age of its forest stands in the strict protection area in Polish part is 130 years, with the majority of trees over 100 years old. Thousands of trees have monumental sizes. No wonder that when we travel through this area, various legends and fairy tales come to mind, they bring associations that we would not fall into a city.

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 look today.

Dworek Gawra is situated among quiet, green surroundings of the Białowieża Forest, in the village centre. It offers homely rooms decorated with wooden elements, featuring a private bathroom.

The complex includes cosy fireplace rooms and is done in a hunting lodge style. Some rooms have heavy wooden furniture made by local craftsmen.

Cost per person for accommodation incl. breakfast

  • Single room: 120zł night per person.
  • Double Shared room: 75zł night per person.
  • Triple Shared room: 65zł night per person

Accommodation reservations are managed directly with Gawra Hotel.

Pensjonat Gawra
Ul. Gen. Michała Polecha 2
17-230 Białowieża

Tel. + 48 85 681 28 04
Tel. 600 201 389
Tel. 602 406 243


Breakfast: All room rates include breakfast.
Dinner: Gawra offers Dinners at 40pzl.

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

There are also many restaurants within a 5 minute walking from the venue.

From Warsaw to Bialystok

By train or bus.

Straight from the Warsaw Chopin Airport there are different bus lines :,40243,1501,warsaw,bialystok

You can also use bus radar
you can also take a bus to Warsaw Central railway station and catch a train to Bialystok.

Modlin Airport to Bialystok:

or you can go by bus from Modlin Airport to Warsaw Central Railway station and there catch a train to Bialystok.

You get out of the railway station building and have to 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 PKSor Dworzec Biacomex). There you have to find a bus to Białowieża by Voyager Trans Bus.

If you want to check out the buses in the internet earlier, remember, that there are different Bialowiezas in poland So pick this one- Białowieża- woj. Podlaskie, pow. hajnowski, gm. Białowieża.

Even better here: there you go. In case of any problems go from Bialystok to Hajnowka. And we can pick someone up from Hajnowka. It’s also very easy to catch bus from Hajnowka to Bialowieza.

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