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"From this place springs hope for inner and global peace."

Who We Are

Hope Springs Institute is a 501c3 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. 

Our Mission

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

What We Do

We offer our land, sacred spaces, and accommodations for organizations, collectives, and groups. In addition, we offer our own specialized programs that encourage learning, growth, and right relationship with self, others, and land. We can comfortably host up to 35 people.

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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Upcoming Community Programs

  • 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.
  • Presence and Peace: Thriving in an Uncertain Time
    Fri, Jan 06
    Hope Springs Institute
    Jan 06, 2023, 5:00 PM EST – Jan 08, 2023, 5:30 PM EST
    Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
    Invest in yourself and find your motivation at this experiential weekend retreat. Begin or continue your learning journey with step-by-step practices and tools to positively impact yourself and those around you.
  • Meditative Writing
    Fri, Feb 03
    Hope Springs Institute
    Feb 03, 2023, 5:00 PM EST – Feb 05, 2023, 2:00 PM EST
    Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
    Expand your capacity to listen deeply and speak confidently in this writing retreat weekend.
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The Gift of Giving

The challenges of recent years gave us a renewed vision, and a clearer strategy of how to Build Hope for the Future

This is where you come in!


A one-time donation helps individual projects, while a recurring monthly donation helps us plan for the future.


Your contribution sends ripples of peace and positive change into a world that needs more people doing the work, while reconnecting and restoring our Earth Mother.

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Words from our Community

"A magical healing place in nature, my oasis in the chaos. I always feel at peace, pampered, and cared for while on this land."

"The place is sacred and special and I appreciate the staff holding and cultivating

beauty and love here for those who come."

"The place is lovely, energizing and welcoming. Coming from India I

felt most comfortable.

Thank you so much."

"This sacred earth space was perfect, just perfect. Time slows (here) as you need in order to do your work."