Hope Springs is a 501c3 Not for Profit Retreat Center in Ohio's Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs also sponsors profoundly transformational workshops on topics which include women's issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth.

Hope Springs Institute

Hope Springs Turns 21 - Update on the Spirit House Fire

Spirit House A letter from the Executive Director on turning 21, making meaning out of loss, the importance of community and choosing our transformation collectively.  Plus, how you can help after the fire. Read the entire letter.

Spirit House

Remembering the Circle of Nine, Affectionately known as "The Ladies".  This art installation burned on February 20, 2016, in the fire that also took our beloved Spirit House.  This installation was precious to many members of our community.  For our memories and for people who want to know about them, we describe them here.  Read More About the Nine Ladies.

Water on the Mountain

PondWater has been a precious and limited resource at Hope Springs since her birth. Virtually every drop of drinking, bathing, cooking, and laundry water has been carried up the mountain from town in a tank on a truck, except for a tiny amount that comes from an old well by the farmhouse. This well could only handle the needs of a few people, and would go dry in summer. As Hope Springs grew, we grew to 5 cisterns and 5 pumps. The water supply “system” required huge amounts of attention, scheduling, and money. Imagine the logistics when a cistern went dry because a toilet ran all night! Or when storms took out the power and we needed 4 generators to run the pumps!

All this changed in December, when county water was finally available on
Peach Mountain. Read More

About Hope Springs

The Hope Springs Institute - nestled in the Appalachian foothills, just a 1-2 hour drive from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Huntington and Charleston - is the ideal location to reflect, relax and renew.  Hope Springs abuts 100+ acres owned by the Arc of Appalachia, allowing visitors to enjoy 130-acres of pristine wilderness.

A 510c3 non-profit retreat center, Hope Springs offers functional space and accommodations for private group retreats, meetings and corporate events.  Hope Springs also sponsors transformational programming on topics including empowered leadership and personal growth.

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What People are Saying

The beauty of the people who work here
The Spirit of the Land
The love all around is what makes Hope Springs very special
This was my first time here. I will return.
I felt so loved and cared for in all ways.

~ Retreat attendee

"This experience has has brought me greater clarity and confidence about my life’s purpose – in many ways, on many levels."         

~CKM, Jacksonville, Florida

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Featured Retreats & Programs

 

Calling Back the Labyrinth:  Learning from the Land and Working with the Land

Labyrinth 

 

April 22 - 24, 2016

Near the 16th anniversary of the laying down of the original Hope Springs Labyrinth, we invite you to join us in this workshop and help re-build her. The Hope Springs Labyrinth experienced major destruction due to falling trees and equipment used to remove them. We have let the land rest for nine months as we did ritual to send love and healing energy to this sacred site.  Now we will call her back. Read More

Honoring the Spirit House & The Ladies

Spirit House

May 7, 2016- 11am-3pm
As many of you know, we lost our beloved Spirit House and The Ladies (the art installation that surrounded the fire circle) in a fire on February 20th, 2016.  We have been grieving, cleaning up, working to make meaning since that time. We believe that we can help each other honor what we had and begin to move forward if we gather to remember.  Read More

The Third Eye Psychic Skills Retreat

The Third Eye

May 20-May 22, 2016
In this dynamic workshop, we will introduce the foundational concepts of working with your 4 psychic abilities — clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience, and claircognizance. Participants will learn protection skills, in merging with light fields to protect and cleanse their aura. Read More.  Read More

Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat

Academic Writing

May 26 - May 29, 2016
This retreat takes place in a setting that is especially supportive of people working at different levels of academic writing - dissertation, pre-tenure, post-tenure - and with interdisciplinary projects.  Read More

Beer Tasting Fundraiser: Hops for Hope

Hops for Hope

June 18, 2016
Great food, great beer and a great cause! There is so much more to beer than bitter! Come explore the complex flavor profiles of this fermented nectar. We will sample beers from these possible categories: crisp, hop, malt, roast, smoke, fruit and spice, and tart & funky. A food pairing will be served with each beer.  Read More

Hope Springs Institute is an alcohol-free environment

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