Spring Women’s Retreat – FULL
May 1 – 3, 2020

Hosted at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Bainbridge, Ohio


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 the many organized but optional activities. Click here to see schedule.

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 and 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. She will be at the The Hermitage in the Zen Cabin, which is a quick jaunt, 3/4 mile, which is a secluded location overlooking the ravine.  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
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.