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.

What You Can Expect at Our Retreats

Small Retreat Size

We limit the number of guests at each retreat to 14 women to encourage connection and community.

Inclusive Space

Our retreats are inclusive to all women. No judgments, no expectations.

Experienced Leaders

Our Retreat Leaders embody authenticity and have at least 5 years of experience teaching yoga.

Sleep Indoors

All buildings have central AC/heat, and shared rooms are limited to 3 women. Private options are available.

Chef-Prepared Meals

Seasonal menus that nourish your body, mind and spirit are prepared by on-site chefs.

Time in Nature

Soak in the healing power of nature, surrounded by peace, serenity and pine trees.

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What Time is Check In & Check Out

Check in is between 4-5:30 on Friday. We are unable to accommodate early check-ins.

Check out is at 11 am on Sunday mornings.

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Who are your retreats for?

    Our retreats for exclusively for women. Retreat in the Pines is for you:

    • If you’re struggling, share your story and discover you're not alone. 
    • If you feel lost, find your voice to speak up and the courage to stand in your true self.
    • If you feel lonely, discover the connection and friendship you’ve been longing for. 
    • If you believe you need to “earn” your rest, find the freedom and permission to relax whenever you want.
    • If you simply need a break from a busy reality that never seems to stop, find a weekend of renewal and relaxation. 
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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 tea, sparkling water, and filtered water
    • Complimentary glass of wine* with dinner
    • All yoga, meditation and weekend workshops
    • Shared accommodations**

    *Our Detox + Yoga Retreat is wine-free.

    **Private accommodations are available for an additional charge.

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    Can I get a private room or cabin?

    Yes! Additional charges apply. Prices below are for 2-night retreats.

    Private Queen Room with queen bed and private, ensuite bath

    Private room with queen bed and private bath for 1 guest is an

    • For 1: additional $799
    • For 2: additional $299 per guest

    Private Room with two twin beds and shared bath

    • For 1: additional $649
    • For 2: additional $149 per guest

    Private Upstairs Suite with three twin beds and private bath

    • For 2: additional $449 per guest
    • For 3: additional $149 per guest

    Private Cabin with five twin beds, living area, kitchen, and private bath with soaking tub

    • For 3: additional $549 per guest
    • For 4: additional $249 per guest
    • For 5: additional $49 per guest

    First come first serve on all accommodations. Choose accommodations at time of booking.

    Additional charges apply for 3-night retreats.

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    How much to reserve my spot?

    A deposit of at least 50% or $300 whichever is greater is due at time of booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your retreat start date. You may also pay in full at booking. We also have a payment plan available. Please email for information.

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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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    Do you serve alcohol at your retreats?

    One complimentary glass of wine is served with each dinner at all retreats with the exception of the Detox + Yoga Retreat, which is an alcohol-free retreat.

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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: We are about two hours from DFW, 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 you.
    • If you are flying: The closest airports are Tyler Pounds Regional (TRY) (32 miles), Dallas Love Field (DAL) (90 miles) and Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) (105 miles). All three airports offer rental car and Uber services.

    You will receive driving directions to the retreat center 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 located in one of three houses and are shared with one or two other guests unless you book a private room. Each house features a kitchen, living area and porch or deck.
    • Private and shared rooms with private or shared bath are available. Choose when booking.
    • Wireless internet available.
    • 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. We offer seasonal menus that 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 kitchen in your accommodation.

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    How do I book a massage?

    Please book when reserving your retreat.

    • We offer 60-minute massages on site with one of our talented massage therapists.
    • Reservations are first come, first serve when booking.
    • Cost is $85/hour, not including gratuity.
    • $10 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.
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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?

    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. 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 another guest or to a gift card.
    • Transfer requests must be made via email.
    • No refunds or credits will be given for canceling the day of or failure to attend or failure to complete retreat, or arriving late or leaving early.
    • 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.
    • Read more here.
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    The retreat I'm interested in is full. How do I sign up?

    When a retreat is full, please check back. If we get last minute cancellations the retreat will be available to book again.

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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 a digital detox. Our Dining Table and Yoga Studio are designated phone free zones so we may honor each other and 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 safety and 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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    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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    Are you hiring?

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

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