Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Connected to a wide circle of those who share a deep longing for a more authentic, nature-connected and soul-infused life.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Located on a 1400-acre nature preserve owned by the Rolling Ridge Foundation and protected by a conservation easement with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Exploring the connections of spirit, faith and the wild earth.


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Tulip Poplar Bark Basket Workshop

June 1, 2019 // Learn how to identify, select and transform a Tulip Poplar tree into your own berry basket. Each student will leave the class having made their own basket from pre-cut logs.

Painting with Corey Hardeman

June 14 – 16, 2019 // This is a rare opportunity for artists and art lovers to spend time with other artists, to share process and be near each other in joyful creative cross-pollination.

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 "The question of the moment is, how shall we live and be in this time?" // You can find Lindsay McLaughlin's recent essay, "Reflection for a Still Point workday", now up on the blog (linked in profile). #rollingridgestudyretreat
 October 5 // Enjoy a day of mindfulness and art with @soul.mandala learning the art of mandala painting and how to use it in your daily life as a tool and aid for meditation, contemplation and focus. No previous experience required. All levels and skills welcomed! More information and registration at the events page linked in our profile above. . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #meditativearts #harpersferrywv
 Our sister community, Friends of Silence, is hosting their annual creative spirit retreat for girls ages 10-16 again June 23-28! // "Arts to the Ridge" is a great chance to retreat to the woods and bring your art with you. If you draw, dance, sing, write, play a musical instrument, sculpt, sew, or otherwise create—this retreat is for you! Practice in an inspiring mountain setting; share creative experiences with one another; explore the connection between silence, spirit, and creativity; try something new in sampler sessions with guest artists (Parents and younger sibs welcome!) // More information and registration can be found at the link in our profile OR directly at the Friends of Silence event page: . . . #friendsofsilence #shenandoahriver #harpersferrywv #wildandfreekids #wildandfreechildren #kidart #teenart
 Children of the Earth // July 6&7 // is an overnight for children ages 6-10 years old and their parent, grandparent, or other adult mentor. This retreat is designed as an inter-generational experience of nature, including: * Campfire stories and songs * Nature arts and crafts * Discovery hikes and guided adventures * A closing ceremonial time to celebrate our discoveries. More info and registration at our events page (linked in profile) . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #harpersferrywv #kidsinnature #wildandfreekids #wildandfreechildren

“You are in this time of the interimRolling Ridge Study Retreat
Where everything seems withheld.
The path you took to get here has washed out.
The way forward is still concealed from you.
The old is not old enough to have died away
The new is still too young to be born.”


-John O’Donohue