“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?
Winter Wellness Saturdays: Five Week Series
November 14, 2020 – December 12, 2020, 9:15-10:15am
As daylight hours shorten and we shift to life indoors, it’s important to keep nature in our self care practice. Join us on Saturday mornings in the forests near Grand Rapids for our signature weekly class – now modified for the cold weather months! Slow down and connect with yourself and the natural world during this one-hour wellness class, which includes:
- Guided breathwork to cleanse your lungs in the fresh air
- A nature immersion through your five senses (also known as a “forest bathing invitation”)
- An opportunity to connect with community during a brief closing community circle. This is a common close for guided group forest bathing, and is often one of participants favorite parts!
Registration is limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. Ages 5+ are welcome!
|Single Class Drop in||$14|
|Three Class Pack||$39 ($13/class)|
|Full Five Week Series||$55 ($11/class)|
Fall 2020 Workshops:
Journaling in Nature writing workshop
November 15, 10-11:30AM
Join us for a Journaling in Nature writing workshop on Sunday, November 15, from 10:00-11:30am at Aman Park, just west of Grand Rapids, Michigan. During this workshop, you’ll be offered a unique blend of forest bathing techniques and writing prompts to help you relax into the natural environment and explore how journaling can encourage a deeper relationship with both yourself and the world around you.
Registration is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is required. Sign up today to reserve your spot! All writing ages are welcome.
Forest Therapy Walks
Join us for a gently guided 2.5-hour forest therapy walk that is intentionally structured to help you relax, reconnect to nature and tune into the deeper benefits of extended time in a wooded environment.
Walks are held on the third Sunday of each month. Beginning in November, we’ll be shifting the time to 2:00-4:30pm. This will help us aim for the warmest hours of the day and account for earlier sunset times. Registration is limited to 12 participants per walk, pre-registration is required. Sign up early to reserve your spot!
All ages are welcome, but please get in touch with us if you’d like to bring along any children under five years old prior to registration.
Forest Therapy Walk: $20
Partner Classes and Events:
Are you a local non-profit or wellness business interested in partnering with us to host an event? We’d love to talk with you! Head over to our Contact Page to start the conversation.
We don’t have any scheduled partner events right now, but you can check out past events below:
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.