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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

  • 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.

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