Introduction to Forest Therapy

New Year, New Beginnings!

Now is the time to start your journey of personal wellbeing, professional growth, and lifelong learning.
Come along and join our exclusive workshop in a lovely natural setting in Geelong.

Get ready to learn about the preventative and therapeutic practice of Forest Therapy.

For the first time in Australia, this workshop is geared to anyone who is ready to learn and thrive in the field of allied health. The half-day workshop…

  • informs about the history, research and science of Forest Therapy
  • explains the benefits of Forest Therapy
  • provides an excellent overview of the INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training and practicum
  • identifies employment opportunities in Forest Therapy
  • includes a two-hour guided Forest Therapy session
  • grants free access to the self-paced INFTA Forest Therapy Foundation (value alone: AUD 500!)
  • includes a digital Certificate of Participation.
Places are limited to 10 people. The fee is only AUD 500 (incl. lunch; incl. GST). Book right away via the registration form below.
This is a great opportunity to learn about Forest Therapy if you are local to the area or visiting from anywhere in Australia or overseas.


Presenters: Susan Joachim (President, INFTA), Dr. Dieter Kotte (President, INFTA Germany). They will explain the Public health benefits of Forest Therapy and also tell you more about the many professional employment opportunities, for example, at the


where INFTA and its Accredited Training Provider, the Institute of Forest Therapy, offer regular Forest Therapy sessions to the Public but also for corporate, private and educational clients. Of course, sample Forest Therapy activities will also be demonstrated during the introduction!

Forest Therapy at Altona Library
Forest Therapy Workshop, Altona Library, Hobsons Bay, VIC/Australia
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center
INFTA Accredited Training Provider: Institute of Forest Therapy
Fee: AUD 500 (incl. GST)
Number of places available: 10 (first come, first serve!)
Date: Sunday, 22 January 2023
Time: 10.00 to 14.00 hrs
Location: Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center
Address: 410 Surf Coast Highway, GROVEDALE 3216 VIC
Getting there:
  • by car – free ample car parking available
  • by bus – Buses 50 or 51 from Geelong to Boundary Rd./Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center