Our Mission

Our mission is to foster healing and resilience through restorative experiences.

We particularly focus on reaching individuals in the helping professions and also welcome creative professionals, bereaved families, spiritualists, and anyone seeking a deep sense of well-being.  

Current research demonstrates that time in nature holds myriad benefits for overall well-being, contributing to a healthier psyche and supporting optimal physiologic function. We provide low or no cost retreat opportunities for those seeking solace in nature. 

 
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
— John Muir
 

our progress

We have partnered with a privately held property that will collaborate with us to provide low to no cost accommodations. The land is nestled among the Blue Ridge mountains of Albemarle Co., VA. and boasts gently rolling pastures along with a generous expanse of forest, providing plenty of solitude in which to rest, create, breathe, and reconnect.

 

Current needs

Please consider an ongoing monthly donation in any amount to support program development and operational needs. 

Schuyler Springs currently has scant overhead costs with no paid personnel or permanent office space. To be fully operational, we need support for a below-market lease with Hebron Hill. This will provide meeting space for strategic planning and operations as well as space to carry out our goal of providing affordable retreat opportunities for guests. 

Schuyler Springs is also in need of support for program development and evaluation. We need to identify, replicate, and distribute evidence-based resilience-building tools for our participants. Examples of such tools include Shinrin-Yoku, walking meditation, mindfulness practice, silence, and vipassana. Programming will be evaluated regularly for efficacy.