Bowspring In Nature
Fri, Sep 17 | West Baden Springs

Bowspring In Nature

An all-inclusive weekend retreat of Bowspring in nature. Disconnect from the outside world and find peace within as you focus on self care and your soul's connection to nature. Together, we'll enjoy Bowspring, hiking, wholesome meals, community, relaxation, and more!

Time & Location

Sep 17, 8:00 AM EDT – Sep 19, 12:00 PM EDT
West Baden Springs, 2393 N County Rd 960 W, West Baden Springs, IN 47469, USA

About the Event

Samantha Simpson and Dena Borman are thrilled to invite you to a healing and nourishing Bowspring weekend retreat this September in beautiful Southern Indiana! We are so excited to offer you this opportunity to get away--to focus on self care as well as your soul's connection to nature.

The retreat will take place September 17-19 (with the option to arrive a night early on the 16th free of charge to get settled in, if you desire!) The location is the lovely, artistic, and rustic Lost River Hostel in the famous resort town of West Baden Springs/French Lick, Indiana. Food will be provided throughout the weekend, and you will be able to participate in many other fun activities in addition to Bowspring Yoga classes with Dena and Sam: picture yourself hiking, exploring nearby caves, venturing to the historic mineral water spa in nearby French Lick, swimming in the lake, and even taking a bath in the tree house.

The best way to get to know the Lost River Hostel is to check out the pictures and information on their website, but here are some other details for your consideration:


The Lost River Hostel is a nonprofit arts and cultural center located on a 16+ acre hillside in West Baden Springs, Indiana overlooking a section of the Lost River Valley. West Baden Springs is about one hour south of Bloomington and one hour from Louisville.  The nearest town is only five minutes away with amazing architecture, unique restaurants, and all essential shopping needs. If you’ve never been to Southern Indiana in the fall, you are in for a real treat! The weather is sure to be perfect for a weekend in nature.


Throughout the weekend, we will share Bowspring practices outdoors and in nature, weather permitting. We’ll discuss and experience practical applications of the Bowpsring, utilizing our beautiful and natural surroundings!  In addition, time will be built in throughout the weekend for connection, integration, reflection, exploration and rest. Familiarity with the Bowspring practice is recommended, however classes will be accessible to students at all levels.


Delicious and nourishing home-cooked meals will be provided for family style sharing throughout the weekend.


All participants who choose to stay on site at the Lost River Hostel will be accommodated in the Guest Cabin, which can be described as somewhere between “camping” and “hotel.” The cabin is divided into several shared rooms (a small number of private rooms may be available for couples or those with special circumstances, but it is probably best to count on a shared room in the cabin!) Accommodations are modest in nature, however comfortable and clean, with linens provided. Bathrooms and showers are located in a separate facility outside of but nearby the cabin.

If you’re looking for something a little less “rustic” or a bit more private, you are invited to consider lodging in town at one of the many hotel options in nearby French Lick, only five minutes away.  You may want to book your hotel soon, as September is a popular season for this popular travel destination!  A modest discount will be given to those who choose to find their own lodging off site.


With Lodging Included: $350

Without Lodging: $275

Reserve your spot by making a payment here: 

(With Lodging):

(Without Lodging):


Sample Itinerary (subject to change)

Thursday Evening (optional):

-arrive a night early, free of charge, to get settled in if you desire


-home-cooked breakfast

-welcome, intention setting and morning Bowspring practice

-home-cooked lunch

-Bowspring immersion hike in the woods

-home-cooked dinner

-fireside reflection and s’mores


-home-cooked breakfast

-journaling, reflection and morning Bowspring practice

-free time for hiking, going into town, swimming, exploring the campgrounds, rest, etc! (lunch on your own)

-afternoon Bowspring practice

-home-cooked dinner

-reflection, crafts, games, sharing


-morning Bowspring practice

-home-cooked brunch