Fall Women’s Retreat

September 25 – 27, 2020

Hosted at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Bainbridge, Ohio

Due to the uncertainty with the Corona Virus registration is temporarily closed.

The ever-popular Women’s Retreat, now in its 14th 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 some organized but optional activities. Click here to see schedule.


An ideal community-styled setting is provided at Beechcliff, the retreat hub for meals and gatherings. Beechcliff is a handsome circa 1912 lodge situated among giant beech trees along a tranquil stretch of the Rocky Fork Creek.


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.


Lodging is provided at Beechcliff as well as other historic lodging facilities within the Sanctuary that will be shared with other participants. You will receive lodging assignments 10 – 14 days in advance of the retreat as well as directions.

Massage & CranioSacral Therapy 

Kami Niehoff is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Instructor.  She will be offering Swedish (Relaxation) and Therapeutic Massage, and CranioSacral work at the Hermitage Cabin in the Zen River Suite. The Zen River Suite is located in a secluded location overlooking the Rocky Fork Gorge.  If weather permits, sessions can be held on the deck.  Please specify if that is of interest or not. You can pay her directly by check or cash.  60 minute sessions at $70, 75 minute sessions are $86, and 90 minute sessions are $100. For more information visit kaminiehoff.amtamembers.com.  To schedule before the retreat (which is highly recommended), you can send her an email at kami.niehoff@gmail.com. Availability will be sent with your confirmation

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
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.