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Penuel Ridge was created and is sustained by the generous resources of people like you. Your time, talent, and financial support is critical to supporting our mission of keeping the retreat fees modest to ensure all can experience our healing space.

Upcoming On-Site & Virtual Retreats 

Penuel Ridge sponsors themed retreats which focus on contemporary topics of the day.

2021 - 2022 Offerings

7.28.2021 - Quenching a Deep Thirst...a Guided Silent Retreat (on-site) held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 am - 4 pm, Penuel Ridge offers a day to engage in the restorative practice of silence. An experienced Guide will lead you through time-honored techniques to transition from daily life into the deep quenching pool of inner quiet. Bring a journal, sack lunch, inquisitive mind, and a willingness to immerse yourself in quiet, stillness, and rest. Reserve your space below: 

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In this creative retreat we will dig deep to explore what it means to be an inhabitant of planet Earth. What is your relationship to the local landscape? Do you fully inhabit your body? Who are the creatures in your life and what can you learn from them? What does it mean to be a creative being living in a creative universe? We will explore these and other questions through the imaginative SoulCollage® process.

 

We will begin outdoors, connecting to the natural world around us. Then inside, we will make collages working both intuitively and intentionally. We will journal, explore, dream and create intentions for living in harmony with our fellow earthlings. No prior SoulCollage® experience necessary.

 

Come to be encouraged, inspired and refreshed. Space is limited, so please register early.  All card making supplies will be provided. Please bring your favorite scissors, a journal, pen, and SoulCollage® cards if you have them. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

​10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Penuel Ridge Retreat Center

1440 Sams Creek Rd

Ashland City, TN 37015

To Register fill out the form below:

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Susan Ernst is a spiritual director, artist, horticulturist, naturalist, wife, mother, and grandmother who believes that creativity is everyone’s birthright, and that we are all artists of life. Susan researched the connections between creativity, nature and spirituality at Yale Divinity School from 2015-2018. While there, she did an artist in residency at the Yale Landscape Lab. She received her spiritual direction training through the Selah Center for Spiritual Formation program. Susan facilitates contemplative art (including art journaling, SoulCollage®, JourneyCircles™, MoonCircles™)

and nature contemplation workshops and daylong retreats in person and online. She, her husband, and flock of seven heritage chickens live in Springfield, TN.

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Penuel Ridge is supported by gifts from individuals, faith communities, grants, and modest retreat fees. Please contact us for our current needs or donate directly online.

Volunteering

Penuel Ridge is powered by volunteers! We need people to help as greeters, landscapers, maintenance, and communicators. We are recognized as a project site for Alternate Spring Break, community service for Middle Tennessee counties, and Service projects for groups and individuals. Please contact us for our current needs.

Americorps Volunteers

Americorps Volunteers

Americorps housed these volunteers during the 2010 Nashville floods

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

Students from Drexel cleared invasive bamboo and delivered to the Nashville Zoo as part of their Alternative Spring Break.

Landscaping Volunteers

Landscaping Volunteers

Local groups often hold work days at our center

Landscaping

Landscaping

Local groups often hold work days at our center

Labyrinth construction

Labyrinth construction

Volunteers from a local college built our 11 circuit labyrinth