Retreat Event Calendar

Retreats & Event Calendar

Hope Springs hosts retreats and programs year round including Women's Leadership Retreats, Writing Retreats, Meditation Retreats, Yoga Retreats and more...

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Current Events at Hope Springs Institute

Rediscovering Play:  Inspiration and Joy Through Creative Expression
September 12-15, 2019

Join us for a nurturing community retreat focused on learning to play together, stimulating creative expression, and having fun! Awaken your inner child. Whether you are an artist, writer, healthcare professional, board room executive, engineer, or just plain human, creative flow will increase productivity and joy at work and home. Playfully explore finger painting, vision boards, storytelling, drumming, dancing, and more… Read More.

Fire & Water: A Leadership Journey & Rite of Passage
October 30
- November 3, 2019
Fire & Water, convened by Quanita Roberson and Tenneson Woolf, is a 16-month leadership cohort program that includes three 4-day residential retreats (October 2019; April 2020; November 2020 — Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio), a designated virtual learning platform, and structured ongoing coaching. It is a cohort program to cultivate wise leaders and community — not just busy leaders and commotion — through a proven participative leadership platform that relies on gaining tools and experience found in shared learning, building community, rites of passage, and applied practice. Read More

Autumn's Pause

Autumn's Pause: A Fall SoulCollage® Retreat for Women
November 7 - 10, 2019
When you long to reconnect to your center, your spark, and the natural rhythms of your life.......It’s so easy to become disconnected from your joy, your purpose, and the flow of your life: Endless demands from your job, family and other commitments; life’s transitions and struggles; the constant “availability” by phone, email and social media.  Read More

Career With Heart

Hope Springs: Career with Heart - Designing a Career that You Will Love
November 21-24, 2019

Career With Heart is for anyone who feels a deep yearning to have a career with meaning and is struggling to find that career.  Through a combination of leadership and personality assessments, career design theory, and self-reflection, participants will design a career that suits them personally. Read More. 

Women's Winter Retreat

Hope Springs: Women's Winter Retreat - Nurturing Mind, Body & Spirit
December 6-8, 2019
Come to Hope Springs to relax and restore your energy as we move into the Winter Holidays.  This retreat is designed for you to choose what you want, what you need, to be your healthiest self.  Women's Winter Retreat offers time and space to practice self care, to relax, to rest and to have fun. Read More

Recharge & Renew: A Yoga Retreat for Non-Yogis
January 10-12, 2020

This retreat is for you if interested in getting away for a weekend, while doing a little yoga and talking with good people about how to make 2019 more awesome for yourself. Maybe you are dealing with stress or work burnout, and want to create more balance. Perhaps you are managing a chronic medical condition, and want to find simple ways to add more movement into your daily routine. You might be ready to make a change related to diet and exercise, or you may just want a weekend away to do some yoga, soak in the hot tub, and relax. Read More

Astrology - Topology of the Life Path
January 16-20, 2020
The systems of Astrology and Typology offer enlightening frameworks for understanding self and others and making meaning of life’s gifts and challenges. Astrology looks at how the energetic patterns of the stars and planets that were in the sky when we were born impact our personality and life events. Typology (based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung and accessed through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™) looks at personality based on biological differences in how we are wired to interact with the world and how our personality develops over time.  In this workshop you are invited to learn how to apply them, separately and together, to your own life. Read More.

Propriceptive Write

Hope Springs: Proprioceptive Writing
January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Explore the principles of meditative writing. Discover the wonder of unhindered thought and the pleasure of getting it down on paper. Mary Bok, a farmer, writer and teacher from Camden, Maine gently leads the way. Read More

Enter the Quiet

Hope Springs: Enter the Quiet - Silent Retreat for Women
February 21-23, 2020
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. Read More

Hope Springs: Aging & Vitality
May 15 - May 17, 2020
Our body/ minds change as we age. How can we keep them vital and healthy and combat the all-too prevalent stereotypes of aging at a time of illness, endless medications and decline? Read More

Enter the Quiet

Hope Springs: Enter the Quiet - Silent Retreat Gender Inclusive
July 24-26, 2020
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. Read More

Other Information/ Events
Hope Springs Institute 25th Anniversary Celebration
June 18-21, 2020
Join us as we gather to mark this magnificent milestone for Hope Springs Institute! Over the Summer Solstice, we will celebrate together…honoring the land and the people, the sweat and the laughter, the stories and the vision that make Hope Springs what it is today.Email Mary Manera at if you are interested in helping the 25th Anniversary Planning Committee with this event! Read More.
Previous Retreats

Hope Springs Institute: Lost Dreams and Growth:  One Perspective on How We Can Learn to Live Anew in the Face of Trauma, Loss and Grief
Presented By Gwen Hatley Whiting, APRN, CNS-PMH, BC Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health & Clinic Nurse Specialist, with 40 years experience specializing in the areas of crisis, trauma, grief & loss.  dreams. Read More.

Winter Stolstice

Hope Springs: Winter Solstice
Come Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Hope Springs Institute and Serpent Mound, Hosted by Hope Springs Institute. Read More

Medicine Wheel

Hope Springs Institute:  Medicine Wheel
Using the stones of the land and the capstone given to Hope Springs by the Women’s Dreaming Council led by ceremonial leader, teacher and healer, Dianne Longboat of the Mohawk People and the Soul of the Mother Lodge, we will prepare the land, create and use a medicine wheel. The wheel, like the labyrinth, will be a permanent fixture at Hope Springs that can be used for meditation and in ceremony by all who come here. 
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Tranquility Daze

Hope Springs Institute:  Tranquility Daze
For the first time, Hope Springs is opening to the public for two weeks.  Escape to Hope Springs this summer for a weekend getaway or a full week of rest and relaxation.  Enjoy gourmet farm-to-table meals and all of the resort amenities. 
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Transformative Heart

Guided by Starlight: Finding Sacred Direction in Life
In this retreat, don Zane Curfman leads us through the initial rites, ceremonies and prophetic wisdom teachings of Peruvian Shamanism. The weekend is a ceremonial enactment of Sacred Remembering, bringing us one on one contact with the higher aspects of ourselves.
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Couples Retreat

Hope Springs Institute:  Couples  Connection  - A Relationship Retreat
This weekend for couples will offer opportunities to explore new ways to communicate with each other. In addition to identifying relationship “snags” we’ll look at the things you do really well together.  Cori’s facilitating will include some couples’ exercises, group discussion, exploration of similarities and differences, and a small amount of didactic time.   Read More

Fall Yoga Retreat Fall Yoga Retreat

Immerse yourself into the study of yoga poses that are best done in the fall.  Deep hip openers, lower back release, restoratives, and grounding meditations.  Prepare your body, mind, and spirit for the upcoming holidays by rooting yourself into a peaceful and mindful yoga practice Read More.

Holoropic Breathwork

Hope Springs: Holotropic Breathwork
We invite you to join us at Hope Springs for a weekend workshop of self-care, deep inner exploration, and reconnection. As activated by Holotropic Breathwork, experience the insight and healing of mind, body and emotions possible through direct connection with the reality and wisdom of the unconscious Life Force within you. Read More. 

Yoga & Meditataiton Stay-cation Retreat

Yoga & Meditation Stay-cation Retreat
Unplug and unwind for the weekend. Free yourself of the distractions of your in box and devices to spend some undisturbed time for yourself. Led by Pilar Garza, ERYT-500, this retreat will include accessible Hatha/Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes and guided meditation. There will also be a Yin Yoga workshop. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to not only make space for your own practice, but to deepen it. Read More


Feeding the Feminie

Hope Springs:  Feeding the Feminine: The Webs We Weave
Within each of us women is a weaver, spinning a myriad of webs, actively creating the tapestry of our lives.  Some of our webs support and cushion us.  In some of our webs we may feel trapped and stilted. Ultimately, the strands of our webs hold us together and determine how we are connected or even detached from others and the world we live in. Come explore the threads that define your life. Read More

Peace Trails

Ancient Whispers
Introducing the Grandmothers of Waitaha, Gatekeepers of the Mauri/Life Principles and their people of Waitaha, the Water Carriers. The Waitaha are an ancient matriarchal peace nation who settled in the pacific basin millennial ago.  They maintained their oral records, and from those transmitted understandings have preserved the wisdoms of the ancient clay people who gave birth to humanity. Come if you feel called.  Grandmothers and Grandfathers will be there. They will talk on many subjects while holding sacred space for ceremonies and meditation.  Read More.


Hemi-Sync® Workshop "Healing Development" & Ceremony at Serpent Mound
The Hemi-Sync® exercises in Healing Development are designed to enhance healing skills of different types of therapists, of those dealing with health challenges, and those interested in having more tools to maintain their own health and well-being. Renowned healer Barbara Ann Brennan recommends that her students attend Monroe Institute programs to enhance their skills and ability to move into different states of consciousness.

You will experience 4-5 guided meditations per day for increasing and directing your energy, opening your heart, healing emotional issues, improving sleep, becoming more sensitive to sensory perception, improving seeing, hearing, and tactile feeling.  Read More.

Awaken the Artist Within
As the creator of your own life, you are the artist.  And that means you have within you the power to create whatever it is you desire.  Join us for Awaken the Artist Within to unleash your creative power and explore new pathways to inspiration.    Read More.

The Joyful Creation Retreat
Experience the deeper yearnings of the heart manifesting in resonance with Nature. Join us as we explore our bodies, minds and hearts as the active installation of our highest visions and deepest longings. Read More


Hope Springs Leadership Laboratory (CALL)
TBD, 2020
We are excited to announce that we are launching our Change Agents Leadership Laboratory (Call) in February 0f 2019.  We invite you to join this first collaborative journey toward peace and social justice.  In this time of great turmoil and division in our country and the world, you will have the opportunity to cultivate skills and habits of mind, body and spirit needed to be a co-creator of peace and social justice in your life, your relationships and your communities.  Read More.

Women Loving Women

Hope Springs: Women Loving Women Couples Retreat
TBD, 2020

Hope Springs is delighted to offer a retreat for Lesbian Couples. Those who attend this special weekend can expect a safe and protected space to deepen their commitment to each other and gently loosen the constraints that daily life, stress and responsibilities impose upon intimacy. Read More

Sharing the Wise Womyn Path: A Women's Weekend for Personal Transformation - Serpentessa and Shelly Graff
TBD, 2020
Would you like to reconnect with your sensual wild nature? Are you drawn to the archetype of the Serpent?   Are you in a process of change and want to shed your skin?  Like a sacred serpent, each spring we shed our skins in rebirth and celebration of new beginnings.  Please join us for a weekend retreat of deep connection, remembering, and personal renewal!   Come slither into the next phase of your sacred journey. Read More.

Women's Power Circle

Hope Springs: Women's Power Circle
TBD, 2020
Join Jules Myers and Leah Kyaio for a series of experiential exercises, individual and group work, and assessments. Workshop participants come to a better understanding of their innate gifts and Leadership Archetype. There is exploration as to what obstacles keep us from re"recognizing our gifts, strategies to deal with the obstacles, and steps on how we can make use of our Natural Leadership Archetype personally and professionally. Read More.


Taking Back Ourselves
TBD, 2020
Since 2014, women have come from all over the US and and 4 continents—to heal and to create community at a Taking Back Ourselves Weekend of Recovery for survivors of sexual abuse and assault.  They are survivors of incest, sexual assault, sexual trafficking,  campus rape, domestic violence, religious abuse, military sexual assault, war crimes, tribal and racial violence.  They leave their isolation behind and create real safety.  They make real connections with one another, and are able to tell their stories and be believed.  Read More

Writing In Depth

Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat
TBD, 2020
This retreat takes place in a setting that is especially supportive of people working at different levels of academic writing—dissertation, pre-tenure, post-tenure—and with interdisciplinary projects.    Read More.

Feminine Wisdom Retreat
TBD, 2020
Our Feminine Wisdom retreat is so powerful because in our communities we spend so much time on what to do as women but not much time on how to be together as women. Culture informs us of how to be in a world. So this invitation is to coma and be with us. Read More

Write Yourself: A Self-Care Retreat for Writers of All Kinds
TBD, 2020
Write Yourself offers writers of all kinds the opportunity to engage in self-care while working on a writing project.  What’s more, we’ll work towards finding a wise path for both of these things to mutually support each other in your everyday life. In this mostly self-directed writing retreat, we will become a community of writers for 4 days and 3 nights. Whether you are writing a memoir, fiction, screenplay, articles for publication, short stories, essays, blogging, conference talks or just for the fun of it…all writers are welcome! Read More



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