Our Story

For women by women

YOU are our WHY.
You're invited to our safe space for a weekend of rest and renewal. Find mind body healing in our serene sanctuary when you join us for a retreat. We are a small intimate retreat center devoted to women and their needs. Since 2004 , we've been changing women's lives, our guests travel from across the country to find what they need. If you're more comfortable connecting from your home, we offer Community Memberships.

We are women who support and encourage each other every step of the way. Spend time in conversation - sharing stories, laughter and sometime tears. You are accepted as your authentic self - there's not need for fancy yoga clothes and it doesn't matter if you can touch your toes or not.

We are dedicated to community, inclusivity, authenticity, sustainability and generosity. Join us for a women's retreat in 2021 and discover peace, healing and strength to move forward.

Welcome to our community. You belong here.

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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.

Theresa Polley
Founder, Retreat in the Pines

"Our Mission: To hold  space for ALL Women to find healing and support in a community of  respect and encouragement - without judgement or expectations."

What we believe in

Community

Community and connection are the cornerstone of Retreat in the Pines. When you meet  women and find common ground, in spite of different backgrounds, it's only natural to support and encourage each other - at the retreat - and into the future. The moments of healing you experience, surrounded by love, respect and encouragement, make Retreat in the Pines different from other yoga retreats.

Inclusivity

We believe ALL women have the right to a retreat; regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, age, physical ability, size, sexual orientation or income. Our Retreat Assistance program is for women who are facing financial challenges and need assistance. This is for YOU or someone you may know - we are committed to bringing the life changing experience of our retreats to all women.

Authenticity

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.

Sustainability

We reduce, recycle, re-use. Our seasonal retreat menus are created to minimize food waste. 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.

Generosity

We believe in generosity of spirit, treating all people with respect and kindness. We believe women supporting women is a powerful force for women everywhere. By joining us for a retreat, not only are you embodying personal change, you're also making a difference in the lives of other women. The Carmen Brantley Scholarship Fund honors a former retreat guest and friend. Donations, along with our own contributions, provide retreats through our Retreat Assistance Program.

Meet Our Team

Chefs prepare your
meals with love.
Massage therapists
pamper & relax you.
Yoga & Meditation Teachers
guide you to 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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