Yoga + Writing at The Springs

June 2-5 | The Springs, Oldenburg, IN      

After months of dreaming and conversations over coffee, we [Maeve and Rachel] are thrilled to offer this special retreat for women! Given our shared vision and passion for:

gathering women [especially around a table]

hearing, writing and telling stories [‘cause we believe everyone has a story]

nourishing the body, mind, and soul [especially through yoga, writing, and cooking]

it made perfect sense to team up and offer this together.  We will rest and retreat about forty minutes west of Cincinnati at The Springs, a gorgeous refuge in the woods of Indiana. You can look forward to time and space for creativity, play, meditation/prayer, and exploring the beauty around you and within you.

instructor bios


maeve protrait



A newly married twenty-something, living in Winchester, VA. Maeve’s heart beats for stories, lifting each other up, and breaking bread around the table. She loves coffee and dark chocolate and most foods you can eat with a spoon. Maeve shares musings on love, choosing brave, gratitude and seeking God over on my blog. Come say hello, she’d love to meet you!






Rachel is a certified yoga instructor and an integrative health coach.  She believes we are created to use our whole being [body, mind, and spirit] joyfully and freely. She delights in guiding women into a more peaceful relationship with their body. When not coaching or teaching, you can find Rachel on a dirt trail in the Appalachian foothills, in the kitchen testing recipes with her husband Jeff, or in her favorite coffee shop with a friend.


retreat schedule

We will gather at The Springs on Thursday late afternoon. You will have free time for settling into your room and exploring the beautiful space. We will kick off the retreat with a meal together and some introductions and orientation. There will be a gentle yoga class on Thursday night. Friday and Saturday will include 2 yoga classes, guided writing sessions, meditation sessions, and plenty of time for rest and wandering. We will close with a brunch on Sunday morning. A full schedule will be provided prior to the retreat.

retreat includes

9 tasty and healthy meals

Lodging at The Springs [3 nights]

6 yoga classes [various levels]

Several guided writing sessions

Outdoor activities [hiking trails, volleyball, hot tub, lake]

Guided meditation

Art-based creative expressions

*Massage therapy will be available at your own expense.

retreat fee

$600 per person

Early bird price of $525 by March 25th

space is limited

This will be an intimate retreat and spaces are limited, so please register early!


Upon signing up for the retreat, please send a check to Rachel Dollard at 337 Shenandoah Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601. Full payment is requested upon registration. If you need an alternate payment plan, please email or call Rachel. We want you to attend if possible!


what we’ve heard from past participants

“Restoring, refreshing, rich.”

“A place to retreat from busyness and process those restless subconscious thoughts that pop up throughout the week – I was able to process physically through yoga and through written word.”

“The food was absolutely delicious and so nourishing. Thank you for accommodating for food allergies too!”

“Supportive, free, comforting, nurturing.”

“A wonderful way to retreat and reflect, to allow for still and quiet.”


You’re in? Yay!

Click here to register.


Q & A

what if I love the idea of writing but am afraid of/not a fan of yoga? 

No worries! You can opt out of the yoga if you’d like. This is your retreat. But you may be pleasantly surprised if you give it a try!  Yoga is not a competitive activity – it is simply a practice and it looks different for every person. We will offer modifications in the class, so you can always take it at your own pace and rest when you need.

what if I love yoga but don’t really consider myself a writer?

That’s okay! This retreat is still for you. Consider the writing sessions an opportunity to pay a little attention to your spirit, nourish your unique voice, and inspire your creativity. Worse case scenario? You skip the writing session and take a walk in the beautiful trails!

is this a Christian or religious retreat? 

The Springs is a Christian Retreat Center, so you’ll encounter biblical scripture and Christian decorations around the space. Maeve and Rachel are committed to making this retreat open to persons of all faiths, but will be seasoning the sessions with their Christian faith tradition.

how do I get there?

The Springs is located at 8137 Davison Road, Oldenburg, IN 47036. Cell service and data use are unreliable when you get close to the retreat center, so please print out directions ahead of time. [I know, it’s SO old school, but we just don’t want you to get lost!]

more questions?

Contact and we’ll give you an answer!

One Response to “Yoga + Writing at The Springs

  • Linda Holmes
    2 years ago

    Count me in and waiting to welcome all to The Springs!

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