Private Classes & Events

hand touches a tree with moss in the forest

Personalized classes for a special experience in nature

Private Classes

Are you planning a special event? In Your Element can help!

From birthday parties to retirement celebrations, a family outing with a goal to learn about foraging, for homeschool communities, small reunion gatherings 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 celebration.

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

We look forward to guiding a special experience for you!


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, 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 you’re looking for a personalized and compassion focused practice, Katie’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!