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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 and transformative programming for growth, leadership, and healing while honoring mind, body, spirit, and the 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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Core Philosophy

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."

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