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Hope Springs Retreat

Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Retreat Details

Disconnect to Reconnect
​Dates: Thursday, September 2- Sunday, September 5, 2021
Arrival: Between 2-5pm pm on Thursday, September 2, 2021
Departure: 3pm on Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location:
Hope Springs Institute
4988 Mineral Springs Road
Peebles, OH 45660

About the Trip

Shilpika Devaiah is the owner of Ayur-Shilpi Ayurveda & Wellness and a certified Ayurveda doctor through NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) organizations. She received her Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS) which is a 5-year program from Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, and a Diploma in Panchakarma from Ayurdhama Ayurveda Hospital and Yoga Retreat Center in India. Shilpika also has a 200 hour Yoga Teachers Training Certification from the renowned Sivananda Yoga Ashram, India specializing in Hatha yoga. She is also certified as an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist by NAMA.

Sara Nadia Syed, Owner at The Studio Cleveland, has dedicated her life to practicing and teaching yoga, meditation, and healing for the past 12+ years. She originally started practicing yoga when she was 17 to find a way out of her mental diseases and suffering that resulted in heavy drug and alcohol addiction. She has been sober for almost a decade and has gained a lifetime worth of skills and knowledge to help others manage and overcome their own personal struggles, addictions, fears and heartaches as well. Sara has helped hundreds of yoga students around the world. She received formal Advanced Yoga Instruction Training in Mysore, India, and in Cahuita, Costa Rica. She holds a 500 E-RYT, M.S Education from the University of Akron, and her B.S Psychology from John Carroll University.

Included: 

  • Opening Fire Ceremony
  • Silent Meditation – 2-3 hours daily (morning, afternoon, and evening)
  • Guided breathing exercises
  • Yoga Asana  – every morning
  • Guided journaling and reflection practices
  • Silent meditation hikes
  • One Ayurvedic Consultation and Treatment
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Two Ayurvedic Classes – Ayurveda 101 + Ayurveda for Skin, Hair Care, and Daily/Seasonal Routines
  • One Ayurvedic cooking class (Sunday lunch)
  • Community-building celebrations in the evening — kirtan, chanting, bonfire, drumming, dancing, spiritual discussions and more
  • Healthy and simple vegan meals
    • Dinner on the first night
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Friday and Saturday
    • Breakfast and lunch on Sunday
  • Accommodations + lodging at the beautiful and peaceful Hope Springs Institute in Southern Ohio
  • Silent meditation nature hikes
  • Group trip to the infamous, ancient + energetic Serpent Mound
    Space to heal

Optional:

  • Healing objects for the altar, ceremony.

Tarot and Reiki:

  • Tarot readings available for an additional charge
  • Readings by IET and Advanced Reiki Practitioner Remah Doleh
  • Reiki Sessions by Fanoula Asser for an aditional charge

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

Book now with our payment plans and schedule customizable recurring payments- Contact us to for more info

Accommodation

Hope Springs Institute – nestled in the Appalachian foothills, just a 1-2 hour drive from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Huntington, and Charleston and a 3-hour drive from Cleveland – is the ideal location to reflect, relax and renew. Hope Springs is adjacent to 100+ acres owned by the Arc of Appalachia, allowing visitors to enjoy 130 acres of pristine wilderness.

Features:

  • 130-acre facility
  • 3 ponds
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • 11 circuit labyrinth
  • Celtic grandmother’s circle for meditation
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Conservation rain gardens
  • Integrated Learning Landscape
  • The best of Ohio’s Appalachia beauty
Accommodation TypeRoom NameDescriptionBed TypePriceBooking
FarmhouseRose RoomPale rose wall color sits in front of the farmhouse (west-facing) with a view of lawn, Jacuzzi, and ridge. Shared bath (same floor)Private Room for Couples/FriendsStarting at $999Book Now
Sunshine RoomWarm yellow walls sit in front of the farmhouse (west-facing) with a view of lawn, Jacuzzi, and ridge. Shared bath (same floor)Private Room for couples/friendsStarting at $999Book Now
Dawn RoomLight orange walls, sits on the north-facing side of Farmhouse with a view of the flower beds, spirit house, and lawn. Shared bath (same floor)private Room for couples/friendsStarting at $999Book Now
Meditation Room (Recommended for couples/friends)Stone-colored walls, Sits at back of Farmhouse (east-facing) with a view of the Studio and entrance to meadow. (Has bathroom attached)Private room for couples/friendsStarting at $999Book Now
Celestial RoomSky blue walls, sits on north facing side of Farmhouse with view of the flower beds, Spirit House, and lawn. Shared bath (same floor);Solo/Private roomStarting at $999Book Now
Rain RoomSoft purple wall color with grey trim, sits at front of farmhouse (west facing) with view of lawn, Jacuzzi, and ridge. Shared bath (same floor)Solo/Private roomStarting at $999Book Now
Dream RoomDeep navy walls, sits at front of farmhouse (west facing) with view of lawn, Jacuzzi, and ridge. Shared bath (same floor)Solo/Private RoomStarting at $999Book Now
StudioWheat GrassTextured green-gold walls, southwest facing, view of rain garden. Bathroom attached.Solo/Private roomStarting at $999Book Now
Sand StoneWarm brown walls, northeast facing, view of the woods around meadow. Bathroom attached.Solo/Private roomStarting at $999Book Now
Terra CottaDeep red walls, east facing, view of woods around meadow and meadow entrance. Bathroom attached.Solo/Private roomStarting at $999Book Now
Meadow GrassTextured green walls, west facing, view of peace pole and farmhouse. Bathroom attached. *attached bath is handicap accessibleSolo/Private roomStarting at $999Book Now

Here are some ways you can book your slot for this retreat: You can book the slot directly with our secure booking portal on this page.

Cash (in-person at The Studio Cleveland or to Dr. Shilpika), PayPal, Venmo, Credit, and Debit Card via Mindbody, or Check.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. Unfortunately, Deposits are non-refundable. If you are able to find someone to fill your space within 60 days of the retreat beginning, your replacement may take your spot, though you will need to handle the transfer of finances directly between you and your replacement. However, if your space cannot be filled, no refunds can be given.

We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance.

Prefer to pay via Venmo, cash, or check?

Please contact me and book with us directly.

Sara Nadia Syed

1395 W. 10th St. Ste. 120 Cleveland, Ohio 44113 +1-216-621-7085

Shilpika Devaiah

14323 Madison Ave Lakewood, OH – 44107 +1-216-703-7355

Email: info@ayurvedayogajourney.com

We will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and herbal teas, as well as tea and snacks in-between. Dr. Shilpika Devaiah and her team will be preparing in-house cooked vegetarian meals cooked per Ayurvedic principles. It is essential that you inform Shilpika of any dietary requirements, within reason, well in advance so that she can let us know of your needs. If for medical reasons, you follow a highly restricted diet, we advise you to bring with you any essentials you might need for your well-being. If you are prone to a severe reaction to an allergen, for example, a very small amount on a kitchen knife or board, it is essential that we be informed. Please note that we are unable to offer absolute guarantees for such allergic conditions.

If the participant withdraws or transfers from the retreat, the following refund policy applies: If the balance of the retreat fee is not received by the notified due date, a participant’s place may be offered to someone on the waiting list. The participants will forfeit the deposit paid.

Please note that the non-refundable deposit is 20% of the total amount.

a) If the participant withdraws 60 days or more prior to retreat commencement the participant will be refunded any amounts paid over and above the non-refundable trip deposit.

b) If the participant withdraws 59-30 days prior to the retreat commencement the participant will receive 50% minus the non-refundable retreat deposit.

c) If the participant withdraws 29 days prior to the commencement of the retreat the full retreat fee is non-refundable

Address: Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd. Peebles, OH 45660

Tel: 937. 587. 2602 Email: Info@HopeSpringsInstitute.org

N.B. – Many GPS programs will not work near us. If they do, they may send you to “Lucas Rd.” This is a gravel road near our entrance – but don’t turn on it! We are not on Lucas Rd. If you have cell phone service, call 937-587-2602 if you are lost.

Cell service is available at the Retreat however depending on the provider, your service may be stronger in different spots on the properties. WiFi is available by the main office. High-speed internet is available for free.

  • Food (Meals are provided, you are welcome to bring your own snacks to share)
  • Toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Beach towels for pool – hot tub towels are provided
  • Favorite games
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain coat/jacket
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Basketball (If you are in the mood to play)
  • Books 
  • Journal 
  • Writing Utensils 
  • Yoga mat
  • Meditation cushions/pillow 

Early Departures, No Shows, Dismissal

Ayurveda Yoga Journey, Sara Nadia Syed, and Shilpika Devaiah, the retreat leaders, cannot be held responsible for early departures, no shows, dismissal or medical reasons. No refunds, reimbursements, or discounts will be granted if, for any reason, the client misses the retreat, fails to join the retreat, leaves the retreat, is dismissed from the retreat, or cannot fully participate in the retreat for any reason. There are no refunds or partial refunds for any unused aspects of the retreat or if the client can’t fully participate in the retreat for any reason. This includes leaving early for medical reasons. Any refunds will be at the discretion of Ayurveda Yoga Journey, Sara Nadia Syed, and Shilpika Devaiah, if you are involuntarily forced to leave the retreat for any reason, or cannot join the retreat for any reason.

Unforeseen Circumstances

Ayurveda Yoga Journey, Sara Nadia Syed, and Shilpika Devaiah , the presenters, cannot be held responsible for unforeseen circumstances that may inhibit the ability for the yoga retreat to occur, or for you, the participant, to participate in the yoga retreat. Trips can be cancelled or amended on the basis of any unforeseen circumstances.

Retreat Leaders

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Shilpika Devaiah

Ayurveda Doctor

Shilpika Devaiah is the owner of Ayur-Shilpi Ayurveda & Wellness and a certified Ayurveda doctor through NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) organizations. She received her Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS) which is a 5-year program from Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, and Diploma in Panchakarma from Ayurdhama Ayurveda Hospital and Yoga Retreat Center in India. Shilpika also has a 200 hour Yoga Teachers Training Certification from the renowned Sivananda Yoga Ashram, India specializing in Hatha yoga. She is also certified as an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist by NAMA.

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Sara Syed

Yoga & Meditation

Sara Nadia Syed, Owner at The Studio Cleveland, has dedicated her life to practicing and teaching yoga, meditation and healing for the past 12+ years. She originally started practicing yoga when she was 17 to find a way out of her mental diseases and suffering that resulted in heavy drug and alcohol addiction. She has been sober for almost a decade and has gained a lifetime worth of skills and knowledge to help others manage and overcome their own personal struggles, addictions, fears and heartaches as well. Sara has helped hundreds of yoga students around the world. She received formal Advanced Yoga Instruction Training in Mysore, India, and in Cahuita, Costa Rica. She holds a 500 E-RYT, M.S Education from the University of Akron and her B.S Psychology from John Carroll University.

Estimated Daily Schedule

  • Agenda
  • Arrival
  • Dinner
  • Fire Ceremony and Chat
  • Breathing and Meditation
  • Agenda
  • Breathing Exercises & Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Ayurveda 101 Class
  • Lunch
  • Silent Meditation Hike & Meditation
  • Ayurveda 101 Class
  • Dinner
  • Kirtan, chanting, bonfire, drumming, dancing, spiritual discussion
  • Agenda
  • Breathing Exercises & Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Ayurveda: Skin and Hair Care & Seasonal and Daily Routines
  • Lunch
  • Silent Meditation Hike & Meditation
  • Ayurveda: Skin and Hair Care & Seasonal and Daily Routines
  • Dinner
  • Kirtan, chanting, bonfire, drumming, dancing, spiritual discussion
  • Agenda
  • Breathing Exercises & Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Ayurveda Cooking Class
  • Group Trip to Serpent Mound & Closing Meditation