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"From this place Springs Hope for inner and global peace."

Who We Are

Hope Springs Institute is a non-profit retreat center in Appalachian Ohio, cultivating peace through empowered leadership, innovative learning, and personal healing. Our vision is a more peaceful, equitable, and inclusive world. 


We do this in two ways:

  • We offer our land, sacred space, and accommodations for organizations, collectives, and groups

  • We offer our own specialized programs that encourage learning and growth.

Our Mission

To hold sacred space for transformative programming that leads to growth, leadership, and healing while honoring mind, body, spirit, & earth. 

Our Core Philosophy

 We believe in the inherent worth of every individual.


We value healing for ourselves, humankind, and the planet.

We practice theory-based and experiential learning that fosters right relationship.

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


We value the land as a sacred teacher.

We practice an intersectional approach to our work that honors life's natural diversity and the dignity of every being.  

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Featured Programs

  • Taking Back Ourselves: Weekend of Recovery for Women and Non-binary Survivors of Sexual Abuse or Assault
    Sep 16, 1:00 PM – Sep 18, 3:00 PM
    Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
    Taking Back Ourselves invites you to participate in such an experience, feeling safe enough to risk being oneself and free enough to be vulnerable and powerful at the same time.
  • Befriending Grief: Cultivating Resilience with Loss
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Sep 25
    ZOOM (reference ticket pdf for link)
    Sep 25, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    ZOOM (reference ticket pdf for link)
    What becomes available to us if we release the belief that grief is a problem to overcome… and instead choose to cultivate a respectful, courageous relationship with our own innate, essential capacity to grieve?
  • Circle Immersion: A Practicum For the Inner & Outer of Belonging and Contributing
    Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST – Dec 11, 1:00 PM EST
    Hope Springs Institute , 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
    This Circle Immersion invites an international group to dive deeply into circle. It is centering in the basics, yet it is also going beyond learned practice, daring to move into the lived experience of circle.

We Need
Your Support!

With a renewed vision, clearer strategic plan, aging buildings, and a hope for a brighter future, we need your financial support more than ever! One time donations help our projects, while ongoing monthly donations help us plan for the future.

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Words from our Community