2019 Junior Crew
Jan
14
to Mar 7

2019 Junior Crew

6th – 8th Grade: Future Leaders

Learn how to supervise youth in the winter woods. Shadow the Crew, tap into your inner leader and have a heck of a lot of fun while experiencing the positive benefits of an afternoon in the wintry woods.

We offer Junior Crew every Winter; each Junior Crew program includes as many sessions as each participant can attend (minimum 1 per week).

Details at a glance

  • Age: 6th – 8th Graders; We have a limited number of spots for our Junior Crew and priority will go to Elements alums. Please register your child regardless of whether they were an alum. Once we have all interested participants, we will make final roster. Full refunds will go to those who we are unable to accommodate.

  • Day: Monday – Thursday (JC can attend any session(s) at any location per week)

  • Location: Varies (check the Blizzards and Flurries for Daily locations: schedule)

  • 4:00 - 4:15 drop-off for Crew Brief

  • 4:15 - 4:30: Blizzards and Flurries arrive

  • 4:30 - 5:30: In the woods adventuring, exploring and getting grounded!

  • 5:30: pick up

 

Highlights

  • Orientation: JC’s are invited to attend the pre-season ‘JC Orientation and Crew Season Kick off Celebration’ (hot chocolate and S'mores) on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:30.Location in Cleveland Park neighborhood and details will be relayed as we get closer to start.

  • Weekly commitment: We realize that our JC's can often have busy after-school schedules With that in mind, we allow JC’s to attend as many or as few sessions per week that work for their schedule. You have flexibility and can pick the day(s) that work for you each week. JC's are welcome to arrive to the site at 4:00 for the Crew Brief.

  • Enrichment: Every few sessions we introduce age appropriate enrichment to our JC's: basic wilderness first aid; intro to survival skills; unique explorers and their adventure stories; leadership skills, etc. JC’s (and JC’s parents) will also enjoy a weekly JC Enrichment letter. At end of season our JC’s embark on a session long, supervised ‘solo’ in the woods; a unique hour to unplug, reflect and connect. What a treat!

  • JC Passage: JC’s will have an Elements Season End Passage ceremony. Those who complete the eight week program will receive recognition, a simple award and a certificate stating completion of the program. They will also receive individual evaluations

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200

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Mondays at Montrose Park
Jan
14
to Mar 4

Mondays at Montrose Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for eight weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.

  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.

  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and Kick the Can make a come back at Elements

  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders

  • 8 sessions per season

  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm

  • Start: 4:30pm

  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm

  • Location: Montrose Park; Georgetown neighborhood

$300


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Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park
Jan
15
to Mar 5

Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.
  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.
  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and  Kick the Can make a come back at Elements
  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders
  • 8 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Whitehaven Park, Burleith neighborhood

$300


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Wednesdays at Glover Archbold Park
Jan
16
to Mar 6

Wednesdays at Glover Archbold Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.

  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.

  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and Kick the Can make a come back at Elements

  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders

  • 8 sessions per season

  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm

  • Start: 4:30pm

  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm

  • Location: Glover Archbold Park, Wesley Heights neighborhood

$300


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Thursdays at Glover Archibald Park
Jan
17
to Mar 7

Thursdays at Glover Archibald Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.
  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.
  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and  Kick the Can make a come back at Elements
  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders
  • 8 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Glover Archibald Park, Wesley Heights neighborhood

$300


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Mondays at Montrose Park
Jan
28
to Mar 4

Mondays at Montrose Park

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.
  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’
  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.
  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders
  • 6 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Montrose Park, Georgetown Neighborhood

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200


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Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park
Jan
29
to Mar 5

Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.
  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’
  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.
  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders
  • 6 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Whitehaven Park; Burleith neighborhood

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200


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Wednesdays at Glover Archbold Park
Jan
30
to Mar 6

Wednesdays at Glover Archbold Park

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.

  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’

  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.

  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders

  • 6 sessions per season

  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm

  • Start: 4:30pm

  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm

  • Location: Glover Archbold park, Wesley Heights Neighborhood

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200


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Thursdays at Glover Archbold Park
Jan
31
to Mar 7

Thursdays at Glover Archbold Park

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.

  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’

  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.

  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders

  • Six sessions per season

  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm

  • Start: 4:30pm

  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm

  • Location: Glover Archbold Park; Wesley Heights neighborhood

    More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

    $200


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Single Session at Glover Archbold Park
Feb
22
1:30 PM13:30

Single Session at Glover Archbold Park

Try it out

Single Sessions are for kids in Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade who want try out The Elements D.C. without committing to the full season.

Details

  • Age: Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Graders
  • Day: Friday (this is a SINGLE session)
  • Drop-Off: 1:15pm
  • Start: 1:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 2:30pm
  • Location: Glover Archibald Park; Wesley Heights neighborhood

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$45


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Recess: Hike & Changing of Guard/Arlington National Cemetery
Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30

Recess: Hike & Changing of Guard/Arlington National Cemetery

  • Meet at Arlington Cemetery Visitors Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RECESS

Join an Elements RECESS for a unique and powerful excursion through the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Whether it’s your first time or 50th, visits to this hallowed property are always meaningful.

Let’s take advantage of all our city has to offer!

$25


SCHEDULE

  • 10:00 -12:30: We will meet outside the visitors center. Once through the security screening, we will have time to peruse the visitors center and then head out to the grounds. We will make stops at John F Kennedy gravesite, Arlington House, Memorial Amphitheater, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and witness the 11:00 Changing of the Guard Ceremony.

LOGISTICS

  • Getting There:

    • By Car: enter ‘Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211’ to your navigation and follow signs to the parking garage. Cars cost $2 per hour and payment is credit card only.

    • By foot or bike (from Georgetown area) Follow trails to cross Memorial Bridge and meet RECESSers at Visitors Center

    • By metro: Blue Line Arlington Cemetery stop: meet recessers outside Visitors Center

  • There is a security checkpoint. Recommend bringing minimal to no bags to expedite screening. Random ID checks so please bring ID

  • What to Wear: Dress for the weather and bundle up; warm, wicking layers & hat & gloves.

  • What to Bring; your ID & water.

  • No Dogs allowed on this RECESS

  • Estimated mileage: 4+/- miles

  • Weather Plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Tuesday, November 13th from 10:00 - 12:30.

INCLUSIONS

  • Elements Guide

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RECESS: Field Trip; Day Hike out in the Blueridge Mountain region of VA
Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30

RECESS: Field Trip; Day Hike out in the Blueridge Mountain region of VA

  • Meet at Bluemont General Store (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RECESS (FIELD TRIP)

Prepare to be gobsmacked by the incredible beauty just one hour west of DC. Join me and let’s take advantage of Wednesday’s forecast for cool temps, sunshine and a kaleidoscope of autumn leaf color all while tackling a section of the infamous ‘roller coaster’ on the Appalachian Trail.

SCHEDULE:

  • 10:30: meet at Bluemont General Store in Bluemont, VA (One hour west of NW DC) Pit stop, provision-up at the Bluemont General Store and drive 10 minutes on over to the trail head for Ravens Rock.

  • 10:45 - 4:00(+/-): Pine Grove trail Head to Ravens Rock: This is an up and down route that gives us lots of variety and vistas.

    • 5.8 miles out and back with 1530’ elevation gain and loss.

  • 4:00 - 5:00(+/-) - Hustle on back to DC hopefully before traffic (which shouldn’t be bad as we will be going against it).

COST: $45

FAQs

  • What are my transportation options for getting to and from the RECESS (Field Trip)? Feel free to pull together your own carpool or crank your playlist and enjoy getting out of town and some time alone!

  • Drive Time: I suggest that you cross check with WAZE but typical drive time is 1 hour from NW DC to Bluemont, VA.

  • What can I bring to the RECESS?

    • Hiking shoes/boots with Vibram (sticky soles) recommended. Trails are mostly single track, rooty and rocky.

    • 1- 2 liters of water

    • What to wear: LAYERS!! Stretchy, warm and wicking (especially layer next to your skin). Be sure to have wind/rain pants and jacket in case weather changes. HATS and GLOVES recommended.

    • Your own PICNIC lunch

    • Bring your $ or credit card in case you want to buy something en route.

  • What will Elements Bring:

    • First aid kit

    • Trail guide (Margaret), map and trail intel

  • Well behaved Dogs allowed on this RECESS. Please note - the trail can be rocky so consider first aid for pup paws and water/food.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions? email mrietano@theelementsdc.com or christy@littlegreen.me

 


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RECESS: 'Walk & Talk with The Elements and acclaimed author/adventurer, Florence Williams
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

RECESS: 'Walk & Talk with The Elements and acclaimed author/adventurer, Florence Williams

  • We will walk the trails of Great Falls Park (MD). Plan to park and gather at Rockwood Manor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RECESS

You will not want to miss the chance to walk the trails of Great Falls Park with Elements guides and acclaimed author and adventurer extraordinaire, Florence Williams. Let’s practice what she preaches in The Nature Fix: Why Nature makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative.

SCHEDULE:

  • 9:00: We will park and gather at the parking lot for Rockwood Manor Park (see map)

  • 9:15 - 10:30: Walk the trails of Great Falls Park where you can commune with fellow reBOOTers, RECESSers and get to know Florence. Mid route, we will gather at a scenic spot to hear a casual presentation from Florence on The Nature Fix and more (Outside podcasts and upcoming projects). After talk, together we will loop back to starting spot while enjoying our signature Elements ‘Quiet Mile’.

COST: $25

 

FAQs

  • What if the weather is yucky? We will proceed in a drizzle but either re-schedule or cancel and refund (less $10 admin/credit card fee) RECESSers if the weather is awful.

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter this RECESS? We ask that participants be 16 or over.

  • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the RECESS? There is typically plenty of parking at Rockwood Manor but we do ask that RECESSers and reBOOTers carpool if possible.

  • What can I bring to the RECESS?

    • Running/exercise shoes recommended. Trails are mostly double track, sometimes rooty, rocky with hills.

    • Water

  • To learn more about Florence and her work, click here www.FlorenceWilliams.com

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions? email mrietano@theelementsdc.com or see FAQ’s

 


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RECESS: Hike & Yoga on Roosevelt Island
Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

RECESS: Hike & Yoga on Roosevelt Island

  • Meet at Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RECESS

This RECESS is the ultimate in sensory bliss. Walk, explore, breathe and move through the unique terrain of Roosevelt Island and a awaken those walk weary muscles (and your mind) with a rejuvenating yoga practice. Relish in the warmth of the sun, the sounds of the birds and the scents of Autumn.

 

$25


SCHEDULE

  • 9:30: gather at Roosevelt Island parking lot (map)

  • 9:30 - 10:15: Guided hike of Roosevelt Island trails, boardwalks, scenic spurs and monuments.

  • 10:15 - 11:15; Yoga in the Elements with Sarah Hummer.

  • 11:15 - 11:30: guided walk back to parking lot

FAQ's

  • Directions & Parking:

    • by car: Drivers can only reach Theodore Roosevelt Island from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After Memorial Bridge, follow the sign to turn right into the parking lot.

    • by foot or bike: The northern terminus of the Mount Vernon Trail is at Theodore Roosevelt Island. A short connecting trail leads downhill from the downstream side of the Key Bridge in Virginia, across the parkway, and into the parking lot at Theodore Roosevelt Island. Bicycles are not allowed on the island but can be locked at bicycle racks located in parking lot

    • Parking: park in a parking lot.

  • What to Wear: Dress for a walk and then yoga. Dress for the elements of the day. If cold, Bundle up; stretchy, warm, wicking layers including hat & gloves. We will practice yoga barefoot unless weather is cold in which case wear sticky socks or shoes.

  • What to Bring; yoga mat and water

  • Inclement Weather plan: Inclement weather date is Thursday, October 25 from 8:30 - 10:30.

INCLUSIONS

  • Elements Guide

  • Yoga Instruction and practice

 

 

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RECESS: 'Walk, Talk and Taco' with The Elements, Little Green & Chaia
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

RECESS: 'Walk, Talk and Taco' with The Elements, Little Green & Chaia

RECESS

A much deserved, apres-work, evening RECESS to get your exercise, explore, commune and learn with  Margaret Rietano (founder of The Elements DC) and Christy Halvorson Ross (founder of Little Green) and Chaia.

SCHEDULE:

  • 6:00: gather at The Sphere at Montrose Park (see map)

  • 6:00 - 7:00: Walk the trails of Montrose Park and Dumbarton Oaks Park then hit the side streets of Georgetown as we make our way down to Chaia.

  • 7:00 - 8:00: Order your 20% discounted Chaia dinner and settle in for the‘Talk’;

    • Margaret will be presenting on “Daily Dose: How, Where, Why and When to get your Nature Groove On”

    • Christy will be presenting on Your Bio-individuality & Current Food Trends”.

  • 8:00 - 8:15: Head on home or walk en masse back to cars at starting spot.

COST: $0

This RECESS is on us! But please sign up (click enroll below) so we know who to expect and can alert you of any weather related updates. We’d love if you would tell your friends to enroll too! We will have discount coupons to future Elements and Little Green events available to attendees, as well.

 

FAQs

  • What if the weather is yucky? We will skip the ‘walk’ and all meet at Chaia for the ‘Tacos & Talk’.

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter this RECESS? We ask that participants be 18 or over.

  • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the RECESS? There is 2 hour, Zone 2 parking on the Georgetown side streets but allow a bit of extra time to find a spot. Closest metro stop is at the red line Dupont Station.

  • What can I bring to the RECESS?

    • Running/exercise shoes recommended. Trails are mostly double track, sometimes rooty, rocky with hills.

    • Bring your $ or credit card so you can enjoy Chaia for discounted dinner. Thanks Chaia - (20% off your order)!

  • Dogs not allowed on this RECESS.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions? email mrietano@theelementsdc.com or christy@littlegreen.me

 


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Fall reBOOT 2018
Oct
14
to Oct 20

Fall reBOOT 2018

The Local 'YOU-cation'

This is our best reBOOT yet and we can’t wait to share all the treasures of the trail and talents of our vibrant community with you. We have over 20 hikes for reBOOTers to pick and choose from, 3 unique RECESSes and awesome (and new) Elements add-ons. Read on, register and populate your calendar with as many walks, talks, yoga, massage, Little Green recipes as your heart desires.

We would love if you would encourage your friends to join but rest assured, whether solo or with your friends, you will leave each walk richer for the conversation and quiet.

Every day you will receive an Elements email with the nitty gritty details of the upcoming reBOOT walks as well as wisdom and inspiration from the trail.

$125 - full reBOOT + 3 RECESSes + discounted Add Ons

$75 - 12 reBOOT walks that suit your schedule. RECESSes can be registered for a la carte.


Overview of reBOOT Schedule

All registered, reBOOTers will receive an email with exact details of hikes, locations one week prior to start of reboot and then daily email inspiration and updates.

Sunday morning Woodland Walk 

  • Neighborhood: Palisades and Potomac River

  • Time:10:00 - 11:30am

  • Description: Woodland and river side trails

  • Lead: Fran Barnes


Sunday afternoon Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Chevy Chase and Upper Rock Creek Park

  • Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm

  • Description: woodland, hilly, single and double track trails, some stream crossings

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano


Monday Sunrise Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park area

  • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am

  • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 2.5 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city sidewalk

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano

 

Monday Morning Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Great Falls/McLean, VA

  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30am

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 4 miles. Woodland. Hilly ups and downs. Single Tracks.

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano

 

Monday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: DC: Chevy Chase: Forest Hills, NW

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

  • Mileage and Trail Conditions; 4.6 miles round trip. Mostly woodland trails, hilly, single and double track trails

  • Lead: Celine Delany

 

Monday Dusk Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: NW DC: Wesley Heights neighborhood

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2+ miles of hilly, single track and double track trails

  • Lead: Fran Barnes


Tuesday Sunrise Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: NW DC: Georgetown

  • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: Hills, single and double track trails. approx 2.5 miles

  • Lead: Fran Barnes

 

Tuesday Morning Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland & Woodley Park Neighborhood

  • Time: 9:15 – 10:45

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions:4 miles. Woodland trails and hills and dales

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano

 

Tuesday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Virginia: McLEAN

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: Hilly up/down, double track & single track and some steep ascents/descents along Potomac River banks. ~4+/- miles

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano & Fran Barnes

 

Tuesday Dusk: RECESS: ‘Walk, Talk and Tacos’ with Elements, Little Green and Chaia

  • Neighborhood: Georgetown

  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Elements reBOOters & RECESSers will walk the trails of Montrose and Dumbarton Oaks Park and then take to the Georgetown sidewalks as we head down to Chaia for discounted ‘Tacos and a Talk”. Speakers will be Margaret Rietano of the Elements and Christy Halvorson Ross of Little Green.

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano, Fran Barnes & Christy Halvorson Ross


Wednesday Sunrise Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park area

  • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am

  • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 3 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city sidewalk.

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano

 

Wednesday Morning Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Palisades neighborhood

  • Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: Single track trails along stream, river and neighborhood sidewalks: 4 mile

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano

 

Wednesday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Maryland: Chevy Chase

  • Time: 1:30 –3:00pm

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2.5 miles. Woodland. Single track a & horse trails. Hilly ups and downs

  • Lead: Celine Delany

 

Wednesday Dusk ‘Shinrin Yoku’ (Forest Bathing) Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Cathedral area and Cleveland Park

  • Time: 5:45 - 7:00pm

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2 to 3 miles. We will take a slower pace and take time to savor all the woods have to offer.

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano


 Thursday Sunrise Walk 

  • Neighborhood: NW DC: Georgetown

  • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 1.6 miles. Double track paths. Rooty, rocky and hilly in some parts.

  • Lead: Fran Barnes


Thursday Morning RECESS: Island Walk & Yoga

  • Neighborhood: Roosevelt Island

  • Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2 miles of trails and boardwalks

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano, Fran Barnes and Sarah Hummer Yoga


Thursday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Kalorama and Georgetown

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm

  • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 3.5 miles, single and double track trails

  • Lead: Celine Delany


Thursday Dusk Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: Wesley Heights and Palisades

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2-3 miles. Double track path, Rooty, rocky and hilly.

  • Lead: Fran Barnes


 Friday Sunrise Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park neighborhood

  • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am

  • Mileage and Trail Conditions:3 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city sidewalk

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano

 

Friday Morning Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: DC: Georgetown

  • Time: 10:00 – 11:15am

  • Mileage and Trail Conditions: woodland paths, ups and downs. 3+/-mile loop

  • Lead: Fran Barnes

 

Friday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

  • Neighborhood: DC: Chevy Chase: Forest Hills, NW

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm

  • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2+ miles. Hilly ups and downs. Stream crossings

  • Lead: Celine Delany


Saturday Morning RECESS: Woodland Walk & Talk with acclaimed author and adventurer, Florence Williams

  • Neighborhood: Rock Creek Park NW, DC

  • Time: 9:00 – 10:30am

  • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 4 miles. Single track, flat with views of Potomac River

  • Lead: Margaret Rietano, Fran Barnes & Florence Williams

 

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!


Elements Add-Ons 


Massage

Friend of The Elements D.C., Marianne Panke, is offering reBOOT participants 60-minute massages for $80 and 90 minute massages for $100. This is a discount of over 20%! Contact Marianne to schedule as this offer expires not long after the reBOOT program ends.

Mariannepanke.com
mariannepanke@gmail.com
202.834.0416


Yoga

Friend of the Elements DC, Sarah Hummer  is offering reBOOT participants a one hour private or small group yoga session for $60 through 2018.

SarahHummerYoga.com

sarah@sarahhummeryoga.com


Sustenance

Friend of The Elements D.C., Little Green LLC, is offering reBOOT participants a 10-day Little Green Cleanse during the program. All reBOOTers will get a discount code after registering for The Elements DC reBOOT and can then apply the code when registering directly with Little Green. Visit their website for details.

Littlegreen.me
christy@littlegreen.me


Catering

Friend of The Elements D.C., KitchKat, is offering reBOOT participants 10% off her regular rates for the Little Green Cleanse meal prep and delivery during the reBOOT. Click here for a look-see at the 10 day meal plan, delivery & payment details. Kat and Christy have worked closely to create a 10 Day Little Green Meal Plan menu. Containers will be in eco-friendly, biodegradeable, compostable containers. Can’t get much better than that!

Kitchkat.com
info@kitchkat.com
202.630.9770


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 Recess: Hike and Yoga on the Potomac River
May
2
8:30 AM08:30

Recess: Hike and Yoga on the Potomac River

  • Please park general vicinity of below address and gather in grassy area across street. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RECESS

This recess is the ultimate in sensory bliss. Walk, breathe and move through asanas while feeling the warmth of sun, hearing the sounds of rushing river and smelling the scents of spring.

SCHEDULE

  • 8:30 -10:30: Launch from trail head on Potomac Avenue and walk the river trail 1 mile route  to our riverside yoga pad where we will be guided through a 50 minute yoga practice lead by Lindsey Truitt (certified yoga instructor). Return journey.

LOGISTICS

  • Parking: You can park on side streets of Palisades neighborhood for 2 hours.
  • We will gather at grassy area at end of Potomac Ave (near Arizona Ave and in vicinity of 5301 Potomac Ave)
  • What to Wear: Dress for the weather.
  • What to Bring; yoga mat. The surface where we will practice is concrete. Bring water and sunscreen.
  • Weather plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Wednesday, May 2 from 8:30 - 10:30.  If you are unable to join our new date, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee. If you need to cancel, prior to recess, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee

INCLUSIONS

  • Elements Guide
  • Yoga Instruction and practice

 

$25


 

     

     

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    Spring reBOOT
    Apr
    15
    to Apr 21

    Spring reBOOT

    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.

    We’ve crafted a way for you to reBOOT without having to skip a beat, leave town or spend a mint. Each reBOOT is a week long and includes 20+ hiking adventures throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Outings are scheduled throughout each day of the week (see schedule below). 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 (see details below). The result? A stronger, healthier, more grounded YOU!

    $125 - full reBOOT + Yoga/Hike RECESS + discounted Add Ons

    $75 - 12 reBOOT walks + discounted Add Ons (yoga/Hike RECESS can be purchased separately)


    Overview of reBOOT Schedule.

    Once registered, reBOOTers will have access to exact details of hikes and locations.

    Sunday morning Woodland Walk 

    • Neighborhood: Palisades and Potomac River
    • Time:10:00 - 11:30am
    • Description: Woodland and river side trails
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

    Sunday afternoon Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Chevy Chase and Upper Rock Creek Park
    • Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
    • Description: woodland, hilly, single and double track trails, some stream crossings
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano

    Monday Sunrise Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park neighborhood
    • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
    • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 2.5 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city sidewalk
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano

     

    Monday Morning Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: DC: Chevy Chase: Forest Hills, NW
    • Time: 8:30 – 10:00am
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 4.6. Woodland. Hilly ups and downs. Single Tracks.
    • Lead: Celine Delany

     

    Monday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Great Falls/McLean, VA
    • Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
    • Mileage and Trail Conditions; 4 miles round trip. Mostly woodland trails, hilly, single and double track trails
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano

     

    Monday Dusk Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: NW DC: Wesley Heights neighborhood
    • Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2+ miles of hilly, single track and double track trails
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

     

     

    Tuesday Sunrise Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: NW DC: Georgetown
    • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: Hills, single and double track trails. approx 2.5 miles
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

     

    Tuesday Morning Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland & Woodley Park Neighborhood
    • Time: 9:15 – 10:45
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions:4 miles. Woodland trails and hills and dales
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

     

    Tuesday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Virginia: McLEAN
    • Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: Hilly up/down, double track & single track and some steep ascents/descents along Potomac River banks. ~5+/- miles
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano

     

    Tuesday Dusk Impact Tour of City Kids Wilderness Project and Urban  Walk

    • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
    • Time: 5:15 – 7:15pm
    • Learn about The Elements partner non-profit, City Kids Wilderness Project from 5:30 - 6:30. After ‘Impact Tour” the Elements reBOOters will explore Meridian Hill Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.
    • Lead: Fran Barnes and Margaret Rietano

     

    Wednesday Sunrise Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park neighborhood
    • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
    • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 3 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city
    • sidewalk
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano

     

    Wednesday Morning Yoga in the Elements

    • Neighborhood: Palisades neighborhood
    • Time: 8:30 – 10:30am
    • Distance: 2 mile + 50 minute yoga practice
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano and local certified Yoga Instructor; Lindsey Truitt

     

    Wednesday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Maryland: Chevy Chase
    • Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2.5 miles. Woodland. Single track a & horse trails. Hilly ups and downs
    • Lead: Celine Delany

     

    Wednesday Dusk Shinrin You (Forest Bathing) Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Burleith & Wesley Heights
    • Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2 to 3 miles. We will take a slower pace and take time to savor all the woods have to offer.
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

     

    Thursday Sunrise Walk Georgetown

    • Neighborhood: NW DC: Georgetown
    • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions:1.6 miles. Double track paths. Rooty, rocky and hilly in some parts.
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

    Thursday Morning Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Palisades and Potomac River
    • Time: 9:30 – 11:00pm
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 4 miles of trails and some sidewalks
    • Lead:  Margaret Rietano

    Thursday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Kalorama and Georgetown
    • Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
    • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 3.5 miles, single and double track trails
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano

    Thursday Dusk Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: Wesley Heights and Palisades
    • Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2-3 miles. Double track path, Rooty, rocky and hilly.
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

     

    Friday Sunrise Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park neighborhood
    • Time: 6:00 – 6:50am
    • Mileage and Trail Conditions:3 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city sidewalk
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano

     

    Friday Morning Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: DC: Georgetown
    • Time: 10:00 – 11:15am
    • Mileage and Trail Conditions: woodland paths, ups and downs. 3+/-mile loop
    • Lead: Fran Barnes

     

    Friday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: DC: Chevy Chase: Forest Hills, NW
    • Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm
    • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2 miles. Hilly ups and downs. Stream crossings
    • Lead: Celine Delany

     

    Saturday Morning Family Woodland Walk

    • Neighborhood: River Walk NW, DC
    • Time: 9:00 – 10:30am
    • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 4 miles. Single track, flat with views of Potomac River
    • Lead: Margaret Rietano, Celine Delany & Fran Barnes

     

    More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!


    Elements Add-Ons

     

    Massage

    Friend of The Elements D.C., Marianne Panke, is offering reBOOT participants 60-minute massages for $80 and 90 minute massages for $100. This is a discount of over 20%! Contact Marianne to schedule as this offer expires not long after the reBOOT program ends.

    Mariannepanke.com
    mariannepanke@gmail.com
    202.834.0416

     

    Sustenance

    Friend of The Elements D.C., Little Green LLC, is offering reBOOT participants a 10-day Little Green Cleanse during the program. All reBOOTers will get a discount code after registering for The Elements DC reBOOT and can then apply the code when registering directly with Little Green. Visit their website for details.

    Littlegreen.me
    christyhross@gmail.com

     

    Catering

    Friend of The Elements D.C., KitchKat, is offering reBOOT participants 10% off her regular rates for the Little Green Cleanse meal prep and delivery during the reBOOT. Click here for a look-see at the 10 day meal plan, delivery & payment details. Kat and Christy have worked closely to create a 10 Day Little Green Meal Plan menu. Containers will be in eco-friendly, biodegradeable, compostable containers. Can’t get much better than that!

    Kitchkat.com
    info@kitchkat.com
    202.630.9770


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    RECESS: The Elements and Little Green pre reBOOT walk & chai
    Apr
    8
    7:30 AM07:30

    RECESS: The Elements and Little Green pre reBOOT walk & chai

    • Rock Creek Park's Klingle Valley Trail & the Tregaron Conservancy (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    RECESS

    Come spend early Sunday morning with Christy Halvorson Ross (founder of Little Green) and Margaret Rietano (founder of The Elements DC) on a brisk 3 to 4 mile walk through Rock Creek Park's Klingle Valley Trail and the Tregaron Conservancy. Invite your friends and enjoy homemade chai tea. You can experience this as a unique, one-time Sunday morning adventure OR as a preview for the Little Green April Cleanse (April 15-24) and the Elements reBOOT (April 15-21). Many Washingtonians do the two programs together to reBOOT their systems--daily woodland hikes throughout NW DC, VA and MD and detoxing your system with a guided, 10-Day, plant-forward cleanse! What a great way to start spring!

    FAQs

    • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter this RECESS?  We ask that participants be 18 or over. We will have all sign an Elements waiver at the trail head.
    • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the RECESS?  There is 2 hour 'on street' parking but allow a bit of extra time to find a spot. Closest metro stop is at the red line Woodley Station on Connecticut Ave, NW.
    • What can I bring to the RECESS?  Running or hiking shoes recommended. Trails are single and double track, sometimes rooty, rocky with hills. 
    • Dress for the elements: We will not offer a rain date so dress for the forecasted weather.
    • Friendly dogs on leash are allowed.

    • How can I contact the organizer with any questions? email christyhross@gmail.com or mrietano@theelementsdc.com

     

     

    $10


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    RECESS; Potomac River Walk & Talk with The Elements and Potomac Conservancy
    Mar
    3
    9:00 AM09:00

    RECESS; Potomac River Walk & Talk with The Elements and Potomac Conservancy

    RECESS

    Join Elements for a physically invigorating and mentally stimulating walk along the DC banks of the Potomac River. We will be joined by Mary Vasse of Potomac Conservancy who will share how the Potomac River is in the midst of a comeback, and answer questions about the health of our river, the quality of the water and the profound impact our actions can have on this incredible natural resource in our region. 

    • Mileage & Terrain: 4 miles (+/-) of single and double track. At times rooty, rocky and muddy.
    • Dress for the weather. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th from 9:00 - 10:30
    • Hot beverage and snack provided by The Elements

     

    $25 The proceeds from this Elements RECESS will be donated to Potomac Conservancy


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    RECESS; Walk and Talk with Elements and Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
    Feb
    26
    4:15 PM16:15

    RECESS; Walk and Talk with Elements and Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

    RECESS

    Research shows that recess is important for kids' academic success. It is a sweet bit of time for students to relax with friends, get fresh air, run around and rest the noggin. Studies show that kids who have outdoor recess perform better in the classroom. So let's practice what is being preached. Join the Elements DC for a few hours of unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

    Elements Recess will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming Recess. 

    Join Elements and Liza Gilbert of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy for a guided walk and talk. Discover all the  tucked away natural and designed treasures of Dumbarton Oaks Park. Liza will share all that has been done by DOPC and the National Park Service to revive the original designs of Beatrice Farrand and why this land is considered an urban oasis for all.  

    "As a “naturalistic,” but intensely designed landscape of meadows, woodlands, bulbs and wildflowers, paths and ponds, and constructed waterfalls, Dumbarton Oaks Park offers recreation as well as restorative quiet, beauty, and inspiration for Washington, DC residents and visitors from beyond."

    • Please meet at 4:15 at the Rose Garden directly across from the Jackson Arts Center on R Street in Georgetown.
    • Mileage; 2 (+/-) miles/27 acres of hilly terrain and at times rooty and rocky paths.
    • Dress for the weather

     

     

    $25 (proceeds from this Elements RECESS will be donated to the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy)


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    Recess: Hike & Changing of Guard/Arlington National Cemetery
    Nov
    29
    8:00 AM08:00

    Recess: Hike & Changing of Guard/Arlington National Cemetery

    RECESS

    Research shows that recess is important for kids' academic success. It is a sweet bit of time for students to relax with friends, get fresh air, run around and rest the noggin. Studies show that kids who have outdoor recess perform better in the classroom. So let's practice what is being preached. Join the Elements DC for a few hours of unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

    Elements Recess will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming Recess. 

     

     

    $25


    SCHEDULE

    • 8:00 -8:30: gather at Baked & Wired in Georgetown; 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW (map)

    • 8:30 - 11:30; Brisk warm-up walk to Arlington National Cemetery where we will explore the grounds, observe the 10:00 'Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier' and then walk back to Georgetown.

    LOGISTICS

    • Parking: we encourage you to walk to recess but if you need to drive, you can park on side streets of Georgetown for 2 hours (Zone 2 holders get unlimited time in Georgetown) or use Park Mobile app or park in a parking lot.

    • What to Wear: Dress for the weather and bundle up; warm, wicking layers & hat & gloves.

    • What to Bring; $ for a warm coffee/tea or cupcake at Baked & Wired

    • Estimated mileage: 6 miles

    • Weather Plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Thursday, November 30th from 8:00 - 11:30. If both days are rotten, we will reschedule and if you are unable to join our new date or If you need to cancel prior to recess we will refund you less a $5 admin fee

    INCLUSIONS

    • Elements Guide

    • Hot Element Tea & nourishment

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     Recess: Hike and Yoga/Roosevelt Island
    Nov
    16
    11:00 AM11:00

    Recess: Hike and Yoga/Roosevelt Island

    RECESS

    Research shows that recess is important for kids' academic success. It is a sweet bit of time for students to relax with friends, get fresh air, run around and rest the noggin. Studies show that kids who have outdoor recess perform better in the classroom. So let's practice what is being preached. Join the Elements DC for a few hours of unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

    Elements Recess will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming Recess. 

     

     

    $25


    SCHEDULE

    • 11:00 -11:30: gather at Blue Bottle Coffee; 1046 Potomac Street, NW (map)
    • 11:30 - 1:30; Brisk warm-up walk to Roosevelt Island where we will enjoy Yoga in the Elements with Lindsey Truitt. After yoga,  explore Roosevelt Island and return to Georgetown.

    LOGISTICS

    • Parking: we encourage you to walk to recess but if you need to drive, you can park on side streets of Georgetown for 2 hours (Zone 2 holders get unlimited time in Georgetown) or use Park Mobile app or park in a parking lot.
    • What to Wear: Bundle up; stretchy, warm, wicking layers including hat & gloves. We will practice yoga in shoes unless weather is warm
    • What to Bring; yoga mat and $ for a warm coffee/tea at Blue Bottle Coffee
    • Weather plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Friday, November 17th from 11:00 - 2:00. If both Thursday and Friday are rotten, we will reschedule and if you are unable to join our new date, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee. If you need to cancel, prior to recess, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee

    INCLUSIONS

    • Elements Guide
    • Hot Element Tea & nourishment
    • Yoga Instruction and practice

     

     

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    Fall reTREAT: Lexington
    Oct
    24
    to Oct 26

    Fall reTREAT: Lexington

    A REJUVENATING GETAWAY

    Indulge in an invigorating escape. Venture out of town to the mountains of Virginia for heart pumping hikes, paired with delicious food, yoga and a stay 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. See what we have scheduled below, and if there's nothing lined up, subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

    $275


    Schedule

    Tuesday

    • 4 – 8:00: Check in at the George’s Hotel. Dinner is en route or on your own. Elements is happy to provide Lexington restaurant suggestions as well as gather as a group if arrivals are around dinner-time.
    • 8:30: Introductions and orientation meeting. Fireside at Taps (the bar at The Georges).

    Wednesday

    • 6:30: Pre-hike yoga.
    • 8:00: Breakfast.
    • 8:30: All-day hike with trail-side lunch provided. Hike will be between 6 & 8 miles with lots of ups and downs, great vistas, ancient stone outcroppings and beautiful foliage.
    • 3:00: Enjoy a much deserved cold beer from local brewery.
    • 4:00: Relax. Get a massage (schedule in advance), take another yoga class, explore Lexington or keep it simple and take a nap until dinner time.
    • 6:00: Hors d'oeuvres and drinks before dinner.
    • 7:00: Three-course dinner.
    • Sleep well!

    Thursday

    • 6:45: Early morning walking tour of Lexington with Margaret.
    • 8:00: Breakfast.
    • 9:00: Hike at Crabtree Falls; a spectacular climb flanked by babbling stream and dramatic waterfalls. Trail-side picnic is provided at summit overlook. The trail is well maintained but expect some steep ups and downs. Mileage approximately 4 miles.

    Inclusions

    This package includes: 

    • Two Elements guided hikes plus Elements Guides (Margaret and assistant)
    • Elements Welcome TREATS for reTREATers
    • One pre-hike yoga class
    • Two gourmet picnic lunches (carried by guides)
    • Post-hike local brew
    • Sunset hors d'oeuvres on the terrace of the Georges
    • Three-course dinner at Taps Restaurant
    • Transportation to & from first hike
    • Guided-walk through Lexington

    Note: Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at The George’s should be reserved and purchased independently (their overnight stays include breakfast). All bar bills and alcohol at cocktails & dinner are to be paid separately.


    More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

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    Fall reTREAT: Lexington
    Oct
    22
    to Oct 24

    Fall reTREAT: Lexington

    A REJUVENATING GETAWAY

    Indulge in an invigorating escape. Venture out of town to the mountains of Virginia for heart pumping hikes, paired with delicious food, yoga and a stay 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. See what we have scheduled below, and if there's nothing lined up, subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

    $275


    Schedule

    Sunday

    • 4 – 8:00: Check in at the George’s Hotel. Dinner is en route or on your own. Elements is happy to provide Lexington restaurant suggestions as well as gather as a group if arrivals are around dinner-time.
    • 8:30: Introductions and orientation meeting. Fireside at Taps (the bar at The Georges).

    Monday

    • 6:30: Pre-hike yoga.
    • 8:00: Breakfast.
    • 8:30: All-day hike with trail-side lunch provided. Hike will be between 6 & 8 miles with lots of ups and downs, great vistas, ancient stone outcroppings and beautiful foliage.
    • 3:00: Enjoy a much deserved cold beer from local brewery.
    • 4:00: Relax. Get a massage (schedule in advance), take another yoga class, explore Lexington or keep it simple and take a nap until dinner time.
    • 6:00: Hors d'oeuvres and drinks before dinner.
    • 7:00: Three-course dinner.
    • Sleep well!

    Tuesday

    • 6:45: Early morning walking tour of Lexington with Margaret.
    • 8:00: Breakfast.
    • 9:00: Hike at Crabtree Falls; a spectacular climb flanked by babbling stream and dramatic waterfalls. Trail-side picnic is provided at summit overlook. The trail is well maintained but expect some steep ups and downs. Mileage approximately 4 miles.

    Inclusions

    This package includes: 

    • Two Elements guided hikes plus Elements Guides (Margaret and assistant)
    • Elements Welcome TREATS for reTREATers
    • One pre-hike yoga class
    • Two gourmet picnic lunches (carried by guides)
    • Post-hike local brew
    • Sunset hors d'oeuvres on the terrace of the Georges
    • Three-course dinner at Taps Restaurant
    • Transportation to & from first hike
    • Guided-walk through Lexington

    Note: Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at The George’s should be reserved and purchased independently (their overnight stays include breakfast). All bar bills and alcohol at cocktails & dinner are to be paid separately.


    More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

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