Women’s Retreat
April 7 – 9, 2017

Hosted at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Bainbridge, Ohio

The ever-popular Women’s Retreat, now in its 12th year, is a true Sanctuary tradition!

Enjoy the company of other like-minded women and get back to nature in the way that suits you best – whether it be hiking with new friends, meditating under a tree, journaling, or getting a massage on a quiet deck under the canopy of trees. This retreat offers something rarely afforded in our busy lives – taking time out to relax as much as you wish, and participating in the many organized but optional activities.

An ideal community-styled setting is provided both at Beechcliff, a handsome circa 1912 lodge situated among giant beech trees along a tranquil stretch of the Rocky Fork Creek, and nearby satellite lodges – all within easy walking distance from each other.


Meals will be vegetarian, not necessarily vegan.


$160/person for a shared room (2 women per room)
$185/person for a private room
Includes two nights of lodging.

Massage, CranioSacral Therapy & Reiki 

We are happy to announce that Debra Wright will be back at the Hermitage in the Zen River Room. Debra is a Licensed Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist, and Reiki Master. The Hermitage is just a quick jaunt, 3/4 mile, down the road, to a secluded location for your respite, overlooking the ravine. You can relax  out on the deck for your session, if weather permits. Debra will offer Massage, CranioSacral, Reiki and bodywork. She’s wonderful! Guaranteed to bring smiles by relaxing you.  You can pay her by check or cash. 60 minute sessions are $70, and 90 minute sessions are $90.  She will be sending out an email for those who wish to book in advance and thereby be guaranteed a session with Debra. Learn more information about her services at www.rWellnessAdvocate.com.

What to Bring

A good book
A journal for writing
A floor mat for yoga (the floors are HARD!)
Comfortable clothing
Snacks to share and for yourself
Bottled water – the water at the Sanctuary is well water, and may taste different than your city water.
A favorite pillow – pillows are provided in the lodge, but bring your own for your comfort.
Hiking shoes/boots with good soles, the trails are hilly and slippery when wet.
A walking stick is helpful.
Outdoor clothing for the weather (we will still hike in light rain).
A water bottle and a pack for carrying your lunch.
A flashlight.
Your personal toiletries – towels, linens, and hand soap are provided at the lodge.