Frequently Asked Questions

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Small Retreat Size

A limited number of guests at each retreat to create safety and intimacy.

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Retreat Leaders

Hand picked for their dedication to our values and our mission.

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Accomodations

Comfortable accommodations for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

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Home Cooked Meals

Prepared with love for nourishment of the body, mind and spirit.

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Yoga & Meditation

Practices for calming the mind and restoring the body.

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Time in Nature

30 acres of trees to allow guests to experience the healing power of nature.

Small Retreat Size

A limited number of guests at each retreat to create safety and intimacy.

Retreat Leaders

Hand picked for their dedication to our values and our mission.

Accomodations

Comfortable accommodations for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

Home Cooked Meals

Prepared with love for nourishment of the body, mind and spirit.

Yoga & Meditation

Practices for calming the mind and restoring the body.

Time in Nature

30 acres of trees to allow guests to experience the healing power of nature.

Small Retreat Size

A limited number of guests at each retreat to create safety and intimacy.

Retreat Leaders

Hand picked for their talents and their dedication to our values and our mission.

Accomodations

Comfortable accommodations for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

Home Cooked Meals

Prepared with love by our on-site chef for nourishment of your body, mind and spirit.

Yoga & Meditation

Practices to calm your mind and restore your body.

Time in Nature

30 acres of trees and outdoor spaces so you may soak in the healing power of nature.

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How much to reserve my spot?

A deposit of 35% of your total retreat price is due at time of booking to reserve your spot. The final balance is due 30 days prior to the retreat start date. You may also pay in full at time of booking.

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What is included in the all-inclusive registration price?

  • Freshly prepared from scratch meals and snacks from Friday dinner to Sunday brunch.*
  • Coffee, hot and iced tea, juice, milk (Coconut & Whole)
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Shared accommodations
  • All yoga, meditation and weekend workshops

*For our Yoga Nurture Retreat, guests are on their own for Saturday lunch.

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What is NOT included in the all-inclusive registration price?

  • One Hour Massage ($80)
  • Cooking Class (select retreats only)
  • Boutique purchases
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Where are you located and what is the best way to get there?

Retreat in the Pines is located in Mineola, Texas.

If you are driving: The drive to the retreat center is approximately two hours from Dallas Fort Worth, four hours from Houston and Austin, and five hours from San Antonio. Carpooling is encouraged, if you’d like to carpool with someone from your area, please notify us at least two weeks prior to your retreat and we will connect those wishing to carpool.

If you are flying: The closest international airports are Dallas Love Field (DAL) (90 miles) and Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) (105 miles).

You will receive driving directions to the retreat center after final payment is made.

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Can I come alone?

Absolutely! Many of our retreat guests come solo and make new friends in the process. MSN named Retreat in the Pines "One of the 30 Best Affordable Solo Trips for Women."

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What are the accommodations like?

  • Accommodations, Dining Hall and Yoga Studio all have heat and central air
  • Shared room with 2-3 other women
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Wireless internet available
  • Guest cabin available at no extra charge for groups of 6 or more guests

We believe sharing builds community, therefore rooms and bathrooms are designed to be shared. Many of our guests arrive as strangers, and leave as friends. If you only have two in your party you may share accommodations with another party of two.

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What's the Yoga Like?

  • Yoga is for all levels, including beginners and advanced students
  • Our Yoga classes are held in our Yoga studio which has heat and air
  • Check the specific retreat schedule for amount and frequency of yoga
  • Strength & Inspiration Yoga Retreats focus on yoga with more practices and at an intermediate level.
  • Mindfulness & Meditation Retreats focus on meditation and gentle yoga practices
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What about injuries or food allergies/dietary restrictions?

Injuries: If you have specific injuries or health conditions that may interfere with your yoga practice, please indicate in customer portal after booking.

You are encouraged to practice at your level and honor your body. Retreat in the Pines is not liable for any injuries.

Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: Each weekend menu is available buffet style, you may choose what best suits your lifestyle. Indicate food allergies or restrictions in your customer portal after booking. Here is an example of a seasonal menu. All of our meals are prepared from scratch, using organic and local ingredients whenever possible.

We appreciate your understanding when there are fewer options to choose from when personal restrictions are involved. You are welcome to bring additional food, snacks or beverages.

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Do you offer massage?

Yes! Massages are available on site with one of our talented massage therapists. Sign up with deposit or payment in full is due before your retreat. Cost is an additional $80.

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What is the Minimum Age?

You must be 21 years of age or older to attend a retreat at Retreat in the Pines.

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When and how do I make the Final Payment?

You will receive an e-mailed 35 days before your retreat. Payment is due one month prior to your retreat. You can pay the invoice using your credit or debit card. We do not take credit card payments over the phone or accept checks.

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What is the cancellation policy?

A non-refundable deposit is due to hold your spot. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before your retreat, your balance less your deposit will be transferred to another retreat. If you cancel less than four weeks before your retreat, your monies are forfeited. Your final payment is due one month prior to your retreat date. Failure to pay your final payment may result in cancellation of your booking with no refund of deposit.

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early. 

Retreat in the Pines reserves the right to cancel any retreat, due to inclement weather or any other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. Your entire payment will be refunded or transferred to another retreat.

If you need to cancel your trip and understand all of these terms - please submit the form on our Cancellation Page.

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Can I Join A Waitlist?

Yes! We'd love to have you if a cancellation comes up. Simply click the button "Join Waitlist". You will be contacted in the event of a cancellation. Payment will be due at that time to finalize your booking.

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Will I have Wi-Fi?

We offer Wi-Fi in all of the buildings, but be fore-warned, service is not as fast as in the city. Many of our guests use the opportunity to take a digital detox. Turning off their phones and disconnecting for the weekend, so they can enjoy the healing power of nature and connection.

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What if I need financial assistance?

Visit our Retreat Assistance page to find out the qualifications and submit the application.

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Is the retreat all about wine?

Absolutely not. Wine is complimentary with dinner. We also have alternative non-alcoholic beverages available.

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What about pets?

Unfortunately, due to liability issues guests may not bring their pets.

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What do I need to bring to a retreat?

Find a list of everything you need here.

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What if I leave personal belongings at the Retreat?

E-mail hello@retreatinthepines.com. If your item is found, you will receive an invoice for shipping and handling. Once that is paid, it will be returned to you. Lost items are returned on the 1st of the month following your retreat.

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Are You Hiring?

Yes! We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.Retreat Leaders need at least two years of experience teaching yoga.Kitchen staff need at least two years of professional cooking experience. Email your resume and why you want to be a part of our team to hello@retreatinthepines.com.

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What if I have more questions?

Retreat with us!
We welcome ALL women.
No judgments.
No expectations.
No fancy yoga clothes or  experience needed.
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