Programs for Adults

Are your shoulders scrunched up to your ears? Are you feeling too connected but a disconnect from real conversation? Tired of the regular work / parenting / exercise / routine? Time to get grounded!




We witness it every winter during our Elements kids program: kids arrive to the trail grumpy, restless and spent after a long day cooped up at school. After an hour in the woods, exploring, laughing, breathing and adventuring, they return home ready to tackle their homework. Research shows that recess or 'restorative breaks' are not only important for our kids' academic success but are equally important for us big kids.  Join the Elements DC for unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

Recesses will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year. We also offer custom RECESS. Consider Elements for your next celebration or company 'restorative break'. Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming RECESS. 

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The Local 'YOU'cation

The Elements reBOOT is a week devoted to you: a week to get outside and experience unique woodland walks with like-minded friends. No expensive flights, jet lag or shock of reentry, reBOOT right here and let The Elements D.C. lead the way.

Each reBOOT is a week long and includes 25 adventures throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Outings are scheduled throughout each day of the week. You can come on any or all of the walks. Our pace is brisk, but flexible. You can also take advantage of the discounted Elements Add-Ons: a seasonal cleanse; massage; and yoga. The result? A stronger, healthier, more grounded YOU!

We offer reBOOTs in both Spring and Fall.

$125 for full reBOOT: any and all of the 20+ hikes & discounted Add-Ons  & Yoga/Hike RECESS

$75 for 12 walks of your choice. Yoga/Hike RECESS can be bought separately


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A Rejuvenating Getaway: 2 nights away

Indulge in an invigorating escape. Venture out of town to the mountains of Virginia for heart pumping hikes, paired with delicious food, yoga and stays at luxurious, boutique hotels.

The Elements Lexington Hiking reTREAT includes two days of Elements curated and guided hikes; early morning yoga; trail-head shuttle service and all meals including summit-side, gourmet picnics and dinner at the farm to table Red Hen Restaurant (except for Sunday/Monday reTREATs). We'll provide booking information for a 2-night stay at the Georges, a boutique hotel; cost of hotel is not included in the price of the package.

The Elements guides do the heavy lifting, literally — by carrying picnics, maps first aid kits etc, and figuratively by curating the routes so you can focus on the beauty! Our priority is your safety but rest assured, fun, adventure and food are all gunning for second place!

We offer reTREATs in both Spring and Fall as well as custom reTREATs for celebrations, reunions or just for the heck of it!.


A Quick Escape: 1 night away

Craving a dose of nature and an easy road trip? Join Elements on a one night/two day reTREAT. We will guide you on two days of hikes and include all the bells and whistles of our longer reTREAT: yoga, and all meals including summit-side, gourmet picnics and 3 course dinner. Options for accommodations run the range from country inn to trailside tiny cottage. You decide and Elements takes care of the rest. Email mrietano to plan your custom escape.


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Coming Soon: Custom reTREATs

Imagine being able to book a custom getaway for you and a group of your friends — celebrate a birthday or simply celebrate mother nature!

Custom reTREATs will likely be anywhere from 1 day long to 2days + 2nights.  If this sounds right up your alley, we'd love to know that you're interested. Subscribe and we'll update you as soon as we have more info ready.

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