Private Classes & Events

hand touches a tree with moss in the forest

Personalized classes for a special experience in nature

Private Classes & Events

Are you planning a special event or an event for your community? In Your Element can help!

From birthday parties to retirement celebrations, a family outing with a goal to learn about foraging, homeschool adventures or community programming, small reunions and more, going to nature offers a strong connection that we all share.

Our goal is to make it easy for you to relax and enjoy a special event in nature with your community and loved ones. We host private events at competitive rates and offer a variety of options to help you personalize your program or celebration.

See our updated 2023 rates for private experiences below or Contact Us to discuss designing a special event to your unique preferences.

Thanks! We look forward to guiding a special experience for you!

2023 Bookings Are FULL!

We are so grateful to be fully booked for private events & classes through August 2023. As a woman-owned and family run business, we will be pausing all private bookings from September to December 2023 as we welcome our first child and enjoy time together as a new family. To submit a request for a 2024 event, please follow the prompts via the event buttons below. Inquiries will be responded to in the order they are received and private events are becoming very popular, so be sure to submit your 2024 inquiry soon!


Private Group Classes & Experiences:


Private Foraging & Wild Tending Classes:

A private foraging & wild tending class is a great choice for a birthday celebration, a family gathering, a community program, team bonding, a reunion of friends, one-on-one learning, and more! Head out to nature with our experienced foraging instructors and learn how to identify & use the wild foods that surround you daily. Pricing listed includes up to 15 people, please add $8 for each additional attendee. Pricing also includes the cost of local permitting at select event locations, as well as travel within 30-miles of Ada, Michigan, if a specific class location is requested. Additional travel outside this range is $1.30 per mile. Thanks!

1-hr class$150
1.25-hr class$175
1.5-hr class$190
Pricing listed includes up to 15 people, please add $8 for each additional attendee. Organizing an event on behalf of a non-profit organization? Talk to us about our special 20% non-profit discount!

Contact Katie to discuss special rates for booking multiple classes at once, or for shorter/longer class times


Private Yoga & Guided Forest Bathing Classes:

A private yoga & guided forest bathing class is the perfect choice for a birthday, a bachelorette party, or shared self-care in nature for any occasion. Pricing listed includes up to 15 people, please add $8 for each additional attendee. Pricing also includes the cost of local permitting at select event locations, as well as travel within 30-miles of Ada, Michigan, if a specific class location is requested. Additional travel outside this range is $1.30 per mile. Thanks!

1-hr class$150
1.25-hr class$175
Pricing listed includes up to 15 people, please add $8 for each additional attendee. Organizing an event on behalf of a non-profit organization? Talk to us about our special 20% non-profit discount!

Contact Katie to discuss special rates for booking multiple classes at once, or for shorter/longer class times


Private Forest Bathing Experiences

A private forest bathing experience is perfect for birthday parties, retirement celebrations, reunions with friends, community programs, and more!

A traditional forest bathing experience is 3-hrs long, but we offer a variety of timeframes to fit what you envision for your experience. Pricing listed includes up to 15 people, please add $8 for each additional person. These experiences accommodate a maximum of 25 people; please contact us to discuss options for larger groups. Pricing also includes a full tea ceremony for events 1.5-hrs and longer (with freshly brewed wild foraged tea and a snack), essential oils and sit pads for participants to use during the experience, local permitting at select event locations, and all travel within 30-miles of Ada, Michigan (if a specific nature location is requested). Additional travel outside this range is $1.30 per mile. Thank you!

1.25-hrs (does not include a tea ceremony)$175
1.5-hrs (mid-length experience; includes a tea ceremony)$220
2-hrs (mid-length experience; includes a tea ceremony)$260
3-hrs (full length experience, includes a tea ceremony)$320
Pricing reflects bookings during daylight hours; contact us to discuss the possibility of a private nighttime/full moon walk. Pricing listed includes up to 15 people, please add $8 for each additional attendee, with a maximum of 25 attendees. Organizing an experience on behalf of a non-profit organization? Talk to us about our special 20% non-profit discount!

Contact Katie to discuss special rates for booking multiple experiences at once and any special requests to personalize your event.


Private 1-on-1 Yoga Classes:

Whether you are new to yoga or you’re looking to deepen your practice with a personalized approach, a one-on-one class can be a wonderful experience. Our private classes can be located in your home, at a local yoga studio, or in a park or forested location. If you choose to have your class outside, Katie will weave in elements of forest bathing throughout your yoga session(s) for additional relaxation and stress-relief, giving you a truly unique experience.

A photo of IYE Founder & Yoga Instructor Katie Venechuk, happily sitting on her yoga mat alongside her dog Turo.

Your instructor: Katie has been teaching yoga for more than 6-years and has over 500-hrs of teaching experience. Trained with an emphasis on therapeutic yoga techniques (RYT-200, 2017), her instruction emphasizes traditional yogic approaches, safe and proper alignment, and honoring your body for a lifelong yoga practice. She is deeply dedicated to her own personal practice, stepping onto her mat daily for more than 12 years and counting. If youโ€™re looking for a personalized and compassion focused practice, Katieโ€™s classes are for you!

1-hr private yoga class$75
4-class series (1-hr classes)$65 per class
($260 total)
Pricing listed reflects a 1-on-1 experience, please add $30 for an added participant.

Contact Katie to discuss any special requests to personalize your 1-on-1 yoga experience.


Ready to book a private class?

Contact Katie to get the process started.

We look forward to working with you!

We’ll see you in the forest!