What are 

Local H.E.A.R.T Journeys?

assateague island virginia, maryland

We offer Intentionally-designed journeys, using a host of activities, through the lens of cultivating your H.E.A.R.T in the outdoors. (We also believe in safety first and currently strictly enforce Covid-19 protocols. See below.)

We encourage all of our guests to take our adventures as an opportunity to cultivate their HEART. What is H.E.A.R.T. ?

  • H – Be Humble
  • E – Be Engaged
  • A – Be Aware
  • R – Be Resilient
  • T – Be Thankful. 

Local H.E.A.R.T Journeys are dedicated to small group responsible outdoor explorations. Currently we feature half and full day adventures in local state and national parks, guided by Aikta Suri and Misty Dhillon. These journeys are designed to bring attention to the natural gems in your “backyard”. We believe physically-distancing while enjoying deeper social connections amongst loved ones is precious during this challenging time. 

Anaiya and Misty hiking in the catoctin mountain ranges

How do we bring H.E.A.R.T to your outdoor experience?

  • By leaving no trace.
  • By respecting wildlife and the environment.
  • By respecting other people who you share the space. 
  • By being vulnerable enough willing to participate in our exercises. “Being a good sport.”
  • Facilitating the potency of team vs I.
  • Encouraging guests to expand their perspectives to include all living beings. 
  • We provide all logistics, including activities, and meals and refreshments (where applicable) so you can fully engage in the adventure without any worries. 
  • We provide opportunities for you to socially-connect and engage with loved ones while safely physically-distancing in the outdoors. 
  • We pay attention to the environment and ecosystem, while honoring native habitat. 
  • We engage your physical self in the outdoors through hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird and wildlife watching. 
  • Simply put, we provide opportunities to connect to the natural world and one another
  • We explore the outdoors with the intention of exploring the local ecosystem and our role in it as stewards.
  • We seek cultural and historical stories beneath the surface.
  • We offer mindfulness practice along the journey.
  • By honoring your inner journey.
  • By encouraging mind-body connection practices (walking meditation, fly-fishing fully present, mind and body are in sync.) 
  • We encourage explorers to pay attention to their inward journey when things don’t go as per plan, as the inner journey tends to shape their ability to be resilient.  
  • We provide pre and post journey rituals that build resilience. (*on applicable journeys)
  • We offer a positive attitude and encouraging language to foster the best in our explorers. .
  • We help explorers honor their physical potential while exploring the outdoors. 
  • We encourage a gratitude mindset.
  • We offer gratitude reflection exercises.
  • We encourage to explorers to bring the renewal of the outdoors back to their everyday life. 

What are our Covid-19 protocols?

We encourage 9 easy ways to stay safe and have fun during a Covid-19 trip.