Hope Springs is a 501c3 Not for Profit Retreat Center in Ohio's Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs also sponsors profoundly transformational workshops on topics which include women's issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth.


Hope Springs Institute is Now Launching


Our Most Ambitious Project Yet!
CALL Wheel
Change Agents’ Leadership Laboratory (CALL)
A Journey Toward Peace and Social Action
Apply now to be in our first cohort of Change Agents!

Each of us has individually asked and been asked, “What can we do to make this world a better place?” We, the members of Hope Springs Institute’s Change Agents’ Leadership Laboratory (CALL), invite you to join us as we work to answer that question. 

We believe transformations are needed for individuals, organizations, and systems to function and interact justly in this world. We want to work alongside people interested in becoming the leaders who create change that unites us and the communities in which we live, work, and love—leaders who advance mutual respect across all diversities and cultures.

Many of you will read this and be inspired and know you want to join us; some of you may question if you are a “leader.”  Rest assured that we recognize multiple ways of being a leader, and none of them is a solo activity.  We will build a community that holds and supports the cohort, helping each member find their unique path to leadership.  



What People are Saying

The beauty of the people who work here
The Spirit of the Land
The love all around is what makes Hope Springs very special
This was my first time here. I will return.
I felt so loved and cared for in all ways.

~ Retreat attendee

"This experience has has brought me greater clarity and confidence about my life’s purpose – in many ways, on many levels."         

~CKM, Jacksonville, Florida

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Featured Retreats & Programs


Hope Springs: Enter the Quiet - Silent Retreat for Women

Enter the Quiet

February 16-18, 2018
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: Women Loving Women Couples Retreat

Women Loving Women

March 16-18, 2018
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

HopeSprings Institute:  Women's Power Circle

Women's Power Circle


May 4 -6, 2018
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 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.