“Being in the forest can restore our mood.
Give us back our energy and vitality.
Refresh and rejuvenate us.
We know this deep in our bones.”
– Dr. Qing Li, Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School + worlds foremost expert in forest medicine
Are you ready to connect with nature in a new way?
Wellness Saturdays: Weekly Opportunity
Research shows that when we spend five hours a month in nature we begin receiving the long-term physical and emotional health benefits at a deeper level. Join In Your Element for Wellness Saturdays and your weekly dose of nature-based wellness! Beginning June 13, classes will run every Saturday from 9:00-10:15 AM and include slow yoga, a guided nature immersion through your five senses (also known as a “forest bathing invitation”) and a brief guided meditation. This is not an exercise class; nor is it a guided hike. Consider Wellness Saturdays as an opportunity to slow down and connect with yourself and the natural world. Carry a fresh and inspired perspective into the rest of your weekend, and attend each Saturday for your full five hours of recommended nature a month with our Get Your Five class pack!
Registration is limited to 18 participants per class.
Pre-registration is required.
Sign up today to reserve your spot!
- Single Class: $18
- Get Your Five class pack (four classes in one month): $55
- Four Class Package (four classes over two months): $60
Forest Therapy Walks: Monthly Opportunity
At its core, “forest therapy” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas to enhance our health, wellness, and happiness. It is a simple but powerful practice, rooted in the knowledge that as humans we hold an innate connection to nature. By taking time to nourish a deeper relationship with the natural world, we can reignite our curiosity, our sense of wonder and belonging, and offer our physical body a multitude of health benefits. During this monthly opportunity, you will be gently guided in a 2.5-hour forest therapy walk that follows a “standard sequence,” as designed by one of the global leaders in forest therapy: Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).
Walks are held on the third Sunday of each month, 3:00-5:30pm.
Registration is limited to 12 participants per walk, pre-registration is required.
Sign up today to reserve your spot!
Forest Therapy Walk: $20*
*We are happy to offer these walks for just $20 while our Program Guide, Katie Venechuk, completes her Forest Therapy Guide training with the ANFT. She’ll be completing her training in November!
Craving a deeper experience? A workshop may be just what you need to reignite inspiration, reset a weary mind and remember how to connect with the present moment. Our workshops offer unique wellness experiences, combining the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku (“forest bathing”), yoga posture and breath-work, and environmental science for nature connection. Tune into the peace of nature, make new friends and learn something new as you are invited to see the world in a new way. When scheduled, workshop opportunities are listed below.
Come back soon for new opportunities Summer 2020!
Are you planning a special event? In Your Element can help! From birthday parties to retirement celebrations, small reunion gatherings and bachelorette parties – going to nature offers a strong connection that we all share. In Your Element offers packages that can be customized for your unique interests.
Host an event that your friends and family will remember. Contact In Your Element today to learn more about private event packages.
Have a nature lover in your life? Send your loved one into nature and gift a unique experience they won’t soon forget. Gift certificates can be applied to all services, from workshops to Wellness Saturdays, special events and more! Contact In Your Element today to purchase a gift certificate.