Our Story

For women by women

YOU are our WHY.
We vow to hold a sacred space for you.
I intentionally created Retreat in the Pines for women to have the safety and comfort of connecting with other women. Guests come for connection, encouragement or self-discovery. If you're in need of a Mental Health Retreat or you simply want a Girlfriend Getaway - we've got a retreat for you. We also host private retreats, so you can create the perfect get away for your book club or women's group.

If you're more comfortable connecting from your home, we offer Community Memberships so you may enjoy the same content as we offer at our in-person retreats

We are women who support and encourage each other every step of the way. 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.

Here is what we're doing to make our space safe for you in the time of Covid.

I'm happy to offer you exclusive opportunities to be part of our mission.

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.

02

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.

04

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  a sacred space for ALL Women to find healing and support in a community of authenticity, respect and encouragement - without judgement or limitations. I' m honored to support you on your journey."

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. Each moment YOU choose - time alone or togetherness - taking what you need and leaving what you don't.

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.

We Give Back

We create empowerment in our retreat space and by giving to local non-profits that support women. 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 is in honor of a former retreat guest and friend. Donations, 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 giving opportunities, contact us.

Meet Our Team

Chefs prepare your meals with love.
Massage therapists pamper you for the ultimate in relaxation.
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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