About us

Alex is a Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner, Certified Forest Bathing Guide, Trainer and Mentor of guides by the Forest Therapy Institute (FTI), being one of its founder members. Alex is the founder of the Instituto de Baños de Bosque and the Instituto de Banhos de Floresta de Portugal and collaborated as a consultant specialist in the expert group on Human Health and Well-being to the Forest Europe, Ministerial Conference on the Protection of forests in Europe.

Advisor for Public and Forest Health with CONAF, Agricultural Minister of Chile. Its main task is to manage Chile's forest policy and promote the sector development of the sector. CONAF has the mission of contributing to the development of the country through the sustainable management of forest ecosystems and the components of nature associated with them.

Since 2017 he is advisor for the Union of the Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE). USSE is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) uniting forester organizations from Portugal, Spain, the Basque Country, Aquitaine and Greece.

Alex is the author of "Sentir el bosque: La experiencia del Shinrin-Yoku (baño de bosque)", Grijalbo, edited by Penguin Random House Editorial Group.

As opposed to the daily stress of urban life, he facilitates and develops nature connection techniques so that all people can experience the health benefits of natural environments.


Alex Gesse Instituto de Baños de Bosque

Alex Gesse
Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.
Guides Trainer.
(+34) 663 08 43 25

Paco is a Certified Forest Bathing Guide by the  Forest Therapy Institute (FTI), an internship trainer and mentor of guides. The practice of forest bathing is the basis on which he develops his projects for the creation of experiences in nature. Amateur percussionist with musical training and passionate about writing, both disciplines are fundamental in his life.

Galician by birth and heart, he has spent more than half of his life in Madrid, developing activities in the field of IT consulting, specialized in the field of Human Resources, and the development and implementation of agile methodologies (Lean, Scrum) , as a means for the optimization and humanization of business processes.

He studied in Madrid his studies of Technical Engineering of IT Systems. In addition, he has a master's degree in creative writing (Hotel Kafka), and has completed different courses and retreats of Vipassana meditation. It is also a Guide certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT).

Paco García
Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.
Guides Trainer.