Mission of Hope Springs


Hope Springs Institute, a retreat center in the Appalachian foothills, is a place of rest, peace and benevolence.  It is situated in an exceptional natural environment, and offers educational programs that help people live mindful, creative, healthy lives.

Hope Springs' Vision, Mission and Values 


Hope Springs Institute

From this place springs hope for inner and global peace


Our Vision

A more peaceful world fostered by healthy relationships,

 personal growth, and individual healing.


Our Mission

To provide sacred space for growth, innovative learning, and healing

while honoring mind, body, spirit, and the earth.


Core Values

We believe and value healing for our selves, human kind and the planet.

We believe in the inherent worth of every individual.

We believe in learning that is based in both theory and experience.

We believe the land provides a sacred space for learning.

We believe in respect for our selves, each other, and the land.

We believe in using a feminist lens to shine the light on ‘isms’ of all kinds.


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