Forest Therapy Practitioner Training in Poland 1-4 October 2020


Language: English

Translation to: Polish and Lithuanian

A requirement of attendance at the Forest Therapy Practitioner Training is you have either applied for the current FTI Forest Bathing Training offerings, attended a Certified Forest Bathing Guide FTI Training or a Certified Forest Bathing or Therapy Training with another FTI recognised Training organization. Have you applied or attended either training ?

Białowieża Forest, Poland

4 days Immersion from 1–4 October 2020
Forest Therapy Practice Ends: 4 January 2020

Language: English

Translation to: Polish and Lithuanian

Forest Therapy Training is 960 Euros for the 3-month period. The cost does not include travel, accommodations or meals.
The Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner Training is for those who wish to build further on their Forest Bathing expertise or previous Forest Therapy Training.
It offers expertise and guidance on how to move Forest Bathing from a wellness based and preventative practice to a treatment intervention and rehabilitation support for specific populations.
At the FTI Forest Therapy continuous professional development programme you will:

  • Receive a tool kit to integrate Forest Therapy treatment and rehabilitation practice into the health care system
  • Integrating new skills to develop your life and career path.
  • Learn about the clinical applications of forest therapy for specific populations.

Please, note that in order to be accepted on this training it is required that you have a previous Certification on Forest Bathing, Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Therapy with an organization validated by the FTI.


The pathway of the Forest Therapy trainings and certification works as following:

The first step 4 day intensive immersion. Immediately following this you begin your mandatory 3 months Mentored Practice. This is home based. After the 3 months you will receive your certification, once you have met the requirements for a competent guide. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.

FTI – Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner (Continuous Professional Development)

4 days immersive training + 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 practice. This is not included on the Forest Therapy Training Fee

1)4 days immersion that consists of a combination of experiential and classroom style specific for Forest Therapy training path where you will learn:

  • Workplace stress reduction and wellness programmes.
  • Designing Forest Therapy Interventions.
  • Guiding skills and considerations.
  • Working with Clinical Populations.

2)Mentored Practice: the immersion is followed by a 3 month 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 Therapy training, you will be able to:

  • Work with specific populations.
  • Demonstrate strong standards, ethics and professional body recognition.
  • Form partnerships with organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with healthcare professionals to develop social/green prescriptions.
  • Develop Forest Therapy Interventions with a specific framework and engage in research.
  • Establish multi day Nature Based Workplace Wellness Programmes.

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.