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KINDRED FOREST

A SPACE TO RETREAT & CONNECT WITH NATURE

Our Purpose

Kindred Forest is a retreat space dedicated to fostering personal, communal and ecological renewal in a serene 100-acre woodland setting located just over an hour southwest of St. Louis, MO. Through our personal and group retreats, we offer a peaceful haven for rest, creativity, self-discovery and reconnection with nature.

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What We Offer

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Personal Retreats

We provide a tranquil woodland haven where individuals and small groups can disconnect, engage in healing practices, ignite creativity, and reconnect with nature.

Group Rentals

We offer an intentionally designed and serene space for yoga teachers, healers, organizations and others to host their retreats. 

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Personal Retreats

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive a sample self-guided personal retreat schedule. Use this schedule as a guide to create a retreat experience at Kindred Forest by yourself or with a small group to unplug, rest, create and connect. 

The Land

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To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Ozark Highlands, Kindred Forest is located on over 100 acres of woodlands. With a history that dates back to the Osage people as its stewards, this area once flourished as oak woodlands and savannas. The arrival of European settlers led to extensive logging, the introduction of invasive species, and a decline in wildlife populations. Over time, the land changed hands, belonging to a timber company and a family, before coming under our active stewardship.

We are facilitating the ongoing restoration of this land through various sustainable practices, including the reintroduction of prescribed burns and removal of invasive species. We hold a deep belief in the reciprocal relationship between humans and the land. Just as we find healing and connection through nature, we also recognize our responsibility to nurture the land, working to revitalize its biodiversity and overall health.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

"There is deep sense of serenity as you enter the land. It felt like a blanket of calm and peace, and a loving invitation to be in balance, beauty and harmony. Much care and attention has gone into cultivating a warm, versatile space, connection to the earth, and contemplation of our relationship in nature. Our stay was enriching and restorative, and the forest bathing experience was sublime. I am grateful for Jo’s calming presence and facilitation style. It was a delight getting to engage with the entire host family. I enjoyed every part of our retreat and I look forward to returning."  

Atia / Personal Retreat Guest

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