Rediscovering Play 

Residential Workshop Retreat

Play is the birthplace of creativity, inspiration, and joy.

Reignite your playful spirit in this residential retreat with

 Deb Jewett and Dr. Joel Ying, MD.

May 15-18, 2025 at Hope Springs Institute

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw

Does your creative flow feel blocked?

Do you feel stuck or depleted?

Are you going through the motions of life uninspired?

Join us on the beautiful grounds of Hope Springs Institute for a playful retreat away from the stress of the everyday world, surrounded by nature, and nurtured by healthy gourmet food.

Deb Jewett holds a deep nurturing presence to allow your inner child to feel safe and supported with activities like drumming with found objects, internally inspired movements, and creative art.

Dr. Joel Ying is a physician and master storyteller. His presence emanates peace and steadiness as we uncover and reflect on life’s stories in playful and fun exercises. 

Learn about the science and benefits of play for health and wellness.

Everything is taken care of once you arrive-lodging, food, and tuition. 4 days and 3 nights(double occupancy), 9 gourmet meals , and a safe space to unleash your inner child with new playmates.

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Our retreat at Hope Springs Institute is limited to 18 participants for an intimate small group.


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