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

We limit the number of guests at each retreat to create safety and intimacy.

Retreat Leaders

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

Accommodations

Comfortable rooms to rest and release your worries. Private room or cabin is additional.

Home Cooked Meals

Seasonal menu prepared by on-site chef for nourishment of your body, mind and spirit.

Yoga & Meditation

Practices to calm the racing thoughts in your head and restore your body to bliss and relaxation.

Time in Nature

30 acres of peace, serenity and pine trees to soak in the healing power of nature.

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What is included in the all-inclusive registration price?

  • Chef prepared meals and snacks from Friday dinner to Sunday brunch.
  • Coffee, hot and iced tea, OJ, milk (2%)
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • All yoga, meditation and weekend workshops
  • Shared accommodations are included - private accommodations are an additional charge
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Can I get a private room or cabin?

Yes! Additional charges apply.

  • Private room with queen bed and private bath for 1 guest is an additional $800/guest.
  • Private room with queen bed and private bath for 2 guests is an additional $300/guest.
  • Private room with shared bath for 1 guest is an additional $500/guest.
  • Private room with shared bath for 2 guests is an additional $150/guest.
  • Private suite for 3 guests is an additional $150/guest.
  • Private suite for 2 guests is an additional $400/guest.
  • Private cabin with full kitchen and bath for 4 guests is an additional $150/guest.
  • Private cabin with full kitchen and bath for 5 guests is an additional $50/guest.
  • First come first serve on all accommodations.
  • Choose accommodations at time of booking.
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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. Your balance is due 30 days prior to your retreat start date. You may also pay in full at booking. If you are unable to make it to your scheduled retreat, your payment can be transferred to another date or someone you know. Transfer fee of $100 applies for more than two weeks before your originally scheduled retreat. Transfer fee of $300 applies for less than two weeks before your originally scheduled retreat. There are no exceptions.

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

  • Massage $85/hour - Book when registering
  • Travel or Airport Transfer
  • Boutique Purchases

Private accommodations are an additional charge.

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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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Can I come alone?

Absolutely! Many of our retreat guests come solo and make new friends in the process. We've been named "One of the 30 Best Affordable Solo Trips for Women."

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Can I connect with other guests before the retreat?

Yes! We have an optional private WhatsApp group for every retreat group. The Monday before your retreat you’ll receive a link to join. As soon as others join, you’ll be able to start connecting!

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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, five days before your retreat check-in date.

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What are the accommodations like?

  • We limit our retreats to 12-14 guests.
  • Accommodations, Dining Hall and Yoga Studio all have central heat and air.
  • Bedrooms are shared with other guests unless you book a private room.
  • Private and shared rooms with private or shared bath are available.
  • When booking you'll be able to choose your accommodation - private or shared - first come, first serve on all rooms.
  • Linens and towels are furnished.
  • Wireless internet available - may be slow as it's a satellite dish.
  • Your accommodations feature a full kitchen, living and dining area and front and back porches.
  • Main house also has a stone fireplace.
  • View photo gallery here.
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What's the Yoga Like?

  • Yoga is for all levels, including beginners.
  • If you have limitations, please share the information on the guest details form after booking.
  • Check the specific retreat schedule for amount and frequency of yoga.
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What about injuries or food allergies/dietary restrictions?

Please share information  in "Guest Details" after booking.

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

Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: Each weekend menu is  prepared from scratch and served buffet style, so you may choose what best suits your lifestyle. Here are our current  seasonal menus. We use organic and local ingredients whenever possible.

We appreciate your understanding when there are fewer options to choose from when personal dietary restrictions are involved. You are welcome to bring additional food, snacks or beverages - you will. have a full kitchen in your accommodation.

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Do you offer massage?

  • Yes! Massages are available on site with one of our talented massage therapists.
  • Scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
  • Cost is $85/hour
  • Book massage when making reservation
  • Deposit or payment due at time of booking.
  • No refunds.
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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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What are you doing to maintain guest wellness & safety?

  • Air Purifier with HEPA filters and UV light in accommodations, yoga studio and dining hall.
  • Cross ventilation in yoga studio and dining hall.
  • Smaller group size of 12 guests.
  • Limited number of private rooms are available. Additional charge applies.
  • Our Dining Hall has a capacity of 40 people - we are allowing no more than 15 person capacity including guests and staff.
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When and how do I make the Final Payment?

35 days prior to your retreat you will receive a payment link via email. Payment is due one month prior to your retreat. You can pay with credit or debit card. We do not take credit card payments over the phone or accept checks. Your reservation is subject to cancellation if your final payment is not received 21 days before retreat start date.

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What is the cancellation policy?

  • There are no cancellations - we are happy to transfer your payment to a gift card.
  • Transfer requests must be made via email.
  • There is a $100 processing fee per guest for rescheduling more than 30 days before your retreat
  • There is a $300 processing fee per guest for rescheduling less than 30 days before your retreat.
  • All monies paid (less processing fee) will be emailed to you as an E-Gift Card.
  • E-Gift Cards do not expire and can be applied to any retreat or gifted to another guest.
  • No refunds or credits will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or arriving late or leaving early.
  • It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies.
  • We recommend purchasing your own travel/trip cancellation insurance so your trip fees will be covered in case you have to cancel your retreat.
  • There are no exceptions.
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The retreat I'm interested in has a waitlist. What does that mean?

When retreats are full, we offer a waitlist. If you click "Join Waitlist" and sign up, you will be contacted if a spot opens up. No payment is required to join the waitlist, but if a spot opens up payment will be due to finalize your booking.

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Will I have Wi-Fi?

We offer Wi-Fi in all of the buildings, unfortunately service is not as fast as in the city. Some of our guests use the opportunity to take an optional digital detox. Our Dining Table and Yoga Studio are designated phone free zones so we may honor our community.

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What if I need financial assistance?

Visit our Retreat Assistance page to for qualifications and to submit application.

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What about pets?

Unfortunately, due to liability issues we are unable to accommodate pets including emotional support animals.

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What if I leave personal belongings at the Retreat?

E-mail - 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?

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Retreat Leaders need at least three years of experience teaching yoga in a group setting. We welcome your application. Please email.

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Do you offer discounts?

Yes! We offer military and teacher discounts. Please email for information before booking. Discounts can only be applied before you're paid in full.

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What if I have more questions?

  • Email is the best way to get in touch.
  • Email: hello@retreatinthepines.com
  • Call: 469-248-5184
  • We are unavailable on weekends while we are hosting a retreat. We will respond to you on Monday morning.

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