Fri, Aug 27 | Hope Springs Institute

Enter the Quiet: Gender Inclusive Silent Retreat

For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community.

Time & Location

Aug 27, 5:00 PM EDT – Aug 29, 1:00 PM EDT
Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA

About The Event

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3 Days/2 Nights: $355 includes tuition, room, board, and supplies! 

In our busy lives, we rarely experience an extended period of quiet… of simply Being. For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community. We commit to ourselves and to each other our support, respect and presence. As we let go of speaking, we experience our connections to ourselves, to nature, and to one another in a completely different way. 

You are invited to sink deeply into Being, rather than Doing.

  • Individual guidance will be available before and throughout the retreat.
  • There will be several guided activities throughout the weekend, including music for movement and meditation.
  • All activities are completely optional, allowing you to honor your own inner wisdom in each moment. 

There will be ample open time to walk the land and the labyrinth, to do movement or art in the spacious studio, to revel in the beauty of the Spirit House. Sit in the warm comfort of a fire in the Farmhouse. Enjoy the nurturing environment of Hope Springs…for contemplation, for rest, and for quiet. As always, there will be delicious, homemade meals. A massage therapist will be available for an additional charge. Tuition includes a double occupancy room.

The Facilitators: 

Mary Manera, MA, is experienced in many aspects of death care, as well as non-profit leadership, spiritual care, group facilitation, and work with our elders. She is owner of Manera Studio, which holds her multiple vocations of voice acting, retreat facilitation, and end of life advocacy. Mary has undertaken extensive preparation and made solemn commitment to walk in life as a Shamanic Priestess. She is the creator of Enter the Quiet retreats, which has been hosted at Hope Springs for more than twenty years. Mary sings with MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir and the Cincinnati Threshold Singers. 

Bill Bulloch, BBA, BDiv, is an ordained interfaith minister and alternative healer for mid-life transition & combat trauma recovery. Bill has practiced meditation for 35 years, and is a hypnotherapist, Shamanic practitioner and owner of Life Renaissance Coaching.