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.

Spirit House Celebration

JULY 20th, 2019 - 10am-8:30pm

Please come join us at Hope Springs for a day of celebration to welcome back our new Spirit House!  In the morning and early afternoon join us for a fundraising event, Celebration Day Sampler - a sample of some of our upcoming retreats.  Enjoy a delicious Hope Springs noon meal and peruse our Silent Auction, including items such as an Astrology Consultation by Suzanne Stevens and a Despacho (a mandala-like offering to the Earth to create balance and harmony) by Nina Keller.

In the afternoon, be our guest for the Spirit House Ceremony that honors and welcomes back Spirit House in her new physical form. Join us as we come together to honor the past and to welcome the future of this all-important Hope Springs structure. Stay for food and a drum circle afterwards! 

If you can’t join us in the festivities – mini-workshops, ceremony, a drumming circle, and, of course, Hope Springs meals – please check out the online auction: https://www.32auctions.com/spirithouse.  From July 8-July 19, our online auction is live and offers you Hope Springs’ experiences and items to bid on, all in support of Hope Springs and furthering our mission to create sacred space for transformational work. It is a powerful way to support Hope Springs.


Early Bird Special just $35 by June 1st --Plus 5 free raffle tickets.

After June 1st $45

10:00 am - Opening Circle

10:30am - 12:00 pm - Workshops 1&2 offered concurrently

12:30pm - Dinner (Dining Hall)

1:30pm-3:00pm - Workshops 1&2 offered concurrently

Workshop 1 - REDISCOVERING PLAY with Deb Jewett & Joel Ying   
Research is now showing the profound benefits of play for adults, not just children. “Playing around” is not just about goofing off. Play has been shown to reduce stress, increase productivity, stimulate creativity, encourage community, and enhance overall well-being. We are wired to play!  Learn to open yourself to more play, access your creative brain, increase your resilience, and spice up your life.

Workshop 2 FIRE & WATER: A LEADERSHIP JOURNEY AND RITE OF PASSAGE with Quanita Roberson & Tenneson Woolf

Fire & Water is about coming of age in this age. It’s a diverse culturally specific Leadership/Rites of Passage program. Come join us in an exploration of self.    


If you are not planning on joining us for the sampler, you are welcome to attend the late afternoon and evening activities.  We invite you to arrive at Hope Springs at 3:00. There is no charge for the events from 3:30 to 8:30PM.  Do please register, though, so that we know how many people to expect.


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3:30pm - Ravine Walk - meet on the Dining Hall Porch (please wear appropriate shoes and clothes) Visit the actual “spring" from which hope springs.

4:30pm - Spirit House Ceremony – Celebrating some of the sacred structures at Hope Springs with a ceremony drawing on ancient traditions as we process from the Apacheta to the Peace Pole to the new Spirit House remembering its history and honoring its rebirth.

6:30pm - Light supper - Farmhouse lawn

7:30pm - Drum Circle

8:30pm - Closing Circle

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The day to celebrate our Phoenix Rising is fast upon us!  On July 20th we will join together as a community to celebrate the re-birth of our Spirit House.  If you can’t join us in the festivities – mini-workshops, ceremony, a drumming circle, and, of course, Hope Springs meals – please check out the online auction: https://www.32auctions.com/spirithouse.  It is a powerful way to support Hope Springs.

From July 8-July 19, our online auction is live and offers you Hope Springs’ experiences and items to bid on, all in support of Hope Springs and furthering our mission to create sacred space for transformational work.  We have a set of all 3 Hope Springs Cookbooks (yes, we have a new cookbook and we tracked down rare, out of print Hope Springs cookbooks!), a pair of hand-knitted socks from Suzanne, and an Astrology consultation from Suzanne, too.  Or you might prefer a Hope Springs Workshop, or a Two for Two Retreat with personalized yoga and aromatherapy by Tracy Jo Duckworth.  Other great items:

  1.  Slumber Party in Spirit House with 3 Gourmet Meals
  2. Hand-Made Quilt by Jan Flynn
  3. Create Your own Despacho (South American Prayer Bundle) with Nina Keller   
  4. Career Coaching session with Jules Myers
  5. Sound Healing with Tracy Jo Duckworth
  6. Ancestral Massage with Tracy Jo Duckworth 
  7. Alexander Technique with Meg McCann
  8. Group (7-10 people) Alexander Technique with Meg
  9. Design Your Own Hope Springs’ Experience
  10. Recharge& Renew: A Yoga Retreat for Non-Yogis with Elizabeth Muniot  
  11. Taste of Hope Springs Cookbook 3rd Edition
  12. Connect with your Ancestors: A Genealogy Session with Lou Bernard  
  13. Gypsy Caravan Basket by Deb Pyne
  14. Rare, out of print Hope Springs cookbook
  15. Two for Two Retreat
  16. Hand-knitted sock by Suzanne
  17. Astrology Consultation by Suzanne
  18. Hope Springs Workshop
  19. Northern Woodlands Flute handmade by Al Sinclair
  20. Admission to Female Leadership Conference in Curacao

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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