Under the Stars

at Hope Springs Institute

Date:

May 10-12, 2024

Location:

 Hope Springs Institute
4988 Mineral Springs Road
Peebles, Ohio

Guided by:

Jenn Brooks

Attended by:

Multigeneration women and
community healers

Connecting with Inner Radiance

through Restorative Yoga, Leisure and Friendship
May 10 through 12, 2024
Peebles, Ohio

{currently open for registration}

As the feminine, we are all mothers in some way. Either by birthing children, caring for others, or birthing our creations into the world to make our home more interesting, loving and peaceful.

Over this May weekend, we will take time to connect with that inner radiance that shines through us, to stoke those fires and bring about more brilliance and warmth. And truly, just to celebrate life and love.

This weekend is about taking time out for ourselves, to re-member and re-group, to bask in friendship while being seen in our inherent truth. 

A spacious schedule will allow you to explore through leisurely walks on the lands, or choose meditation, journaling, singing or whatever ways you find most enables you to integrate.

A retreat is a special form of vacation. Taking time, a weekend, away from normal life has countless physical, emotional and mental benefits. And disconnecting from the unending technology driven digital onslaught is imperative for our nervous systems to reset.

Think of our weekend together as an adult summer camp! This is a place to make new friends, play, laugh, enjoying being in nature, feel safe, evolve and learn about yourself. 

You may even lose track of time.

Find your creative spark.

And learn to be more fully in your body.

Anticipated Friday Schedule
(subject to gentle modifications)

11:00 am

Arrival, light informal lunch

12:30 pm

Gathering in Circle, Welcoming @ Studio

2:00 pm

Free time, walk the lands

3:30 pm

Gathering in Circle, Gentle + Restorative Yoga Nidra Practice

6:00 pm

Dinner Together

8:00 pm

Free time:
Sound Bath Healing with Jack in Spirit House
Games in the Farmhouse
Walk the lands

Campfire, Etc.

Anticipated Saturday Schedule

(subject to gentle modifications)

7:00 am

Movement & Breathwork

8:30 am

Breakfast Together

9:30 am

Free time, walk the lands

10:30 am

Gathering in Circle
Group Meditation (TBC)

1:00 pm

Lunch Together

2:00 pm

Free time, walk the lands

3:00 pm

Gathering in Circle, Gentle + Restorative  Practice (TBC)

6:00 pm

Dinner Together

8:00 pm

Free time:
Special Event in Spirit House TBC
Games in the Farmhouse
Walk the lands

Campfire, Etc.

Anticipated Sunday Schedule

(subject to gentle modifications)

7:00 am

Movement & Breathwork

8:30 am

Gathering; Closing Circle

9:30 am

Breakfast Together

11:00 am

Departure from Hope Springs Institute

12:00 pm

TBC/optional: Meet at Serpent Mound for a group hike. Extra cost $8 parking.

A work in progress...

This is a retreat in planning, and as such, there likely will be changes and additions to our weekend retreat. I'll leave this space open to weave in additions so please check back.

$630 with ($210 deposit to reserve)
After I receive your completed registration form, I'll reply with payment options.

$800 with ($267 deposit to reserve)
After I receive your completed registration form, I'll reply with payment options.

$525 with ($175 deposit to reserve)
After I receive your completed registration form, I'll reply with payment options.

This retreat will be held at the Hope Springs Institute in Peebles County, Ohio. Serpent Mound is close by.

The retreat center is located at 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660. The local time zone is Eastern Standard Time. If you are interested in carpooling please let me know, and I will connect you to others driving in from your city or airport if applicable.

Arrival is between 11:00am and 12:15pm on Friday, May 10th. Our welcoming gathering will be at 12:30pm (of course you can arrive later). We’ll close with breakfast on Sunday morning, May 12.

This is a female-centric retreat for multi-generations of women on a healing path or identified as community healers. Retreating with you, expect to find grandmothers, mothers, sisters, friends, and daughters.

Shared rooms are available with space for 2-3 people in separate beds. Priority for shared rooms is given to those traveling with a roommate. If interested in being matched with a roommate, please let me know on your booking form. I will do my best to meet requests. Guaranteed private rooms are available at an increased rate.

Paved, uncovered footpaths connect the Dining Hall, Studio, and Farmhouse, while there is a short walk over grass to reach the Spirit House. There is ADA rooming/bathrooms available. Please let me know if you have any specific needs or questions and we can discuss in greater detail.

Nourishing chef crafted meals will be prepared for us each day and you’ll have access to tea and snacks throughout the retreat. Please let me know of any dietary needs on your registration form. There is a kitchen provided in the farmhouse to bring and prepare your own food or snacks.

Plan to bring clothing appropriate for the weather and a few personal items to create an altar space as we honor our time together. I’ll share a suggested packing list as we get closer, including some restorative yoga props.

There is no cell service at Hope Springs, so plan on taking a little technology break and leave any unnecessary devices at home. Wi-Fi, and a landline telephone, are available if needed. Hope Springs is an alcohol-free and drug-free environment so leave those items at home as well.

Absolutely not. I teach an accessible practice for all (or most) bodies and use chairs and a variety of props for those who need more accessibility for joint immobility. Yoga is a practice for any body. If you have a body, you have a yoga body. Meditation is guided by my voice throughout the practice. If you wish, you will have time available for silent and walking meditations on your own. Please email me with any concerns or questions.

The average price for this weekend retreat, all-inclusive with accommodations and meals is $630 and there are options for a private room or a discount for RV/car camping (meals and use of facilities still included). If you require a scholarship or reduced rate, please contact Jenn via the registration form for Shared Room. After I receive your completed registration form, I'll reply with payment options. Payment in full is due March 31st.

Whether you are paying in full, or in installments of your choice, your reservation is confirmed when I have received your 30% deposit. The deposit is non-refundable. There are no refunds after March 30th if the retreat is full. Beginning April 1, if the retreat is not full, and someone takes your place, you may be refunded less deposit. Insurance and Cancellations: I recommend purchasing travel insurance for your own peace of mind. In the very unlikely circumstance that our retreat is impacted by forces beyond our control and the retreat is cancelled, your fees and payments may be retained and our gathering rescheduled. This is the best option due to the significant amount of planning and investment both on the side of the facilitator and our venue. Also - life happens! Please reach out, we’ll do our best to figure it out together.

About Hope Springs

Hope Springs mission is that they 'hold sacred space and transformative programming for growth, leadership, and healing while honoring mind, body, spirit, and the earth'.

Their 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.'

As a retreat facilitator and holistic wellbeing guide, this is the most amazing place to host retreats. The setting for our retreat is on 130 acres of protected forest and prairie, including:
Walking and hiking trails
Three ponds
11 circuit walking labyrinth
Outdoor firepit
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Covered porch and rocking chairs
Endless hot tea
Chef-crafted meals

The Spirit House

This is the reverent space I walked into that  I had a envisioned in July 2014

Inside Spirit House

My vision had rollaway couches around the firepit, but this will do

Reverent Space Abound

As you walk the lands, you'll find nature alters and reverent spaces to take pause

The Studio

Most of our group sessions will be in this large studio, with chairs available

A view of the Farmhouse

From the Studio, here is a view of the Farmhouse and Dining Hall

Nature Alter

Altars honoring the lands and gifts from those that have walked these grounds

Living in Right Relationship with Spirit, Earth and Community. Jack Howard is a nomadic facilitator of Cacao Ceremonies, Sound Healing Journeys, Shamanic Energy Medicine and Healing Breathwork.

Shannon Cristie facilitates multi dimensional healing for body, heart and soul; she is hands on, spirit directed and nature supported. Ancestral, past lives, karmic, galactic, unified field synchronization.

Lindy Hoeft serves as a container for the Divine Feminine. Her purpose is to assist others in connecting more deeply to the Truth within through one-on-one energy therapy, group process, sound, and yoga.
(anticipated but yet to be confirmed)

Map to Hope Springs Institute - the place of our retreat

Map to Serpent Mound