Our Story

For women by women

We are here for YOU
We provide a space of rest and refuge for ALL women.
I intentionally created Retreat in the Pines as a safe and sacred retreat space for you. Our retreats are "women only" and we deliberately keep our retreat size small, so you can find exactly what you need; whether it's connection, inspiration or self-discovery.

We are women who support each other. It's not about what you wear or if you can touch your toes. It's about time spent in conversation - sharing stories, laughter and sometime tears.

You belong here. Jump right in and join us for a retreat. We'd love to have you! Or see what we're about, join us on Facebook or Instagram.

Welcome to our community.


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.



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.

Theresa Polley
Founder, Retreat in the Pines

"Our Mission is to provide the opportunity for ALL Women to find healing and a new perspective in our sacred space of friendship, respect and love. I'd be honored to support you on your journey."

What we believe in


Our community of inspiring women support each other, not only at the retreat, but in the months and years after. Experience moments of healing throughout your retreat weekend surrounded by love, respect and encouragement. Each moment you choose - time alone or togetherness: gazing up at the trees in a hammock, laughing with other guests at our community dining table, feeling calm and serene during final relaxation, watching the sun rise through the trees with a mug of coffee or tea, sharing stories with a guest who is struggling like you. These are the moments that bind our community together and keep our guests coming back for more.


We believe ALL women have the right to enjoy a quality retreat experience, regardless of background, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, size, sexual orientation or income. We intentionally keep our prices budget-friendly. Our Retreat Assistance program is for women who are facing financial challenges and need assistance paying for a retreat, whether its paying for the entire retreat, or just a partial payment. This is for YOU or someone you may know - we are committed to bringing the life changing experience of our retreats to all women.


Our guests are encouraged to be un-apologetically themselves at every step of the retreat. There's no need to wear make up. Showing up for breakfast in your pajamas is the way we roll. Sharing is encouraged. Laughter is embraced. Tears are welcome. Each member of our team has been chosen for her empathy and compassion, as well as her willingness to show up as her authentic self.


We reduce, recycle, re-use. Our seasonal retreat menus are created to minimize food waste. We freeze leftover veggies to make veggie broth. We freeze rice to add to soups. We compost table scraps, coffee filters, vegetable peelings and more. We shop local for produce, chickens and eggs and grow our own herbs. We believe in conserving our planet's resources - using rain barrels to water our garden and asking guests to be conscientious about their energy and water consumption. We support economic sustainability by paying all of our staff a living wage.

We Give Back

We create empowerment not only in our retreat space, but by giving to local non-profits that support women. By joining us for a retreat, not only are you embodying personal change, you are also making a difference in the lives of other women. The Caramen Brantley Memorial Scholarship Fund is in honor of a former retreat guest and dear friend. Donations to this fund, along with our own contributions, provide retreats through our Retreat Assistance Program. We love everything about The Magdalen House, inspired by their mission and their love for women. We welcome suggestions for giving opportunities, contact us.

Meet Our Team

Phenomenal chefs prepare your meals with love.
Wonderful massage therapists give you the ultimate in relaxation.
Talented teachers
guide you to a place of healing and bliss.

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