At Retreat in the Pines we are a diverse community of women who come from different backgrounds and places. On the surface it may seem like we have nothing in common. But we have absolutely everything in common. We are connected by our common bond of what it’s like to be a woman in 2018.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day minutia of life – the chores, the to-do lists, the schedules – and ignore not only our self-care but the human connection that has been proven to be essential to our physical and mental health. Science tells us we need connection not only to thrive, but to survive. Here’s the article. If we don’t take care of ourselves who will? As women, we MUST take charge of our self care. Only then are we able to serve our family, our friends, our country.
At Retreat in the Pines, you’ll meet women who:
- Lift you up.
- Encourage you to leave the toxic behind and take care of you.
- Inspire you take a leap of faith.
- Share stories of courage and determination.
- Shed tears as they tell of betrayal and heartbreak.
- Show you there is no perfect body to practice yoga.
You’ll meet women who prove you don’t have to do it all, to have it all.
When you join us for a retreat, you’ll connect to these exact women. Our retreats aren’t limited to women who can afford it, if you or someone you know needs a retreat, but has limited financial resources, check out our Retreat Assistance Program.
After 14 years of hosting retreats, I’m inspired by each woman in our community. Women who show up for each other – online or in person. Women who aren’t afraid to speak their truth. Women who don’t take no for an answer. I’m so grateful to all the women who make Retreat in the Pines a community. Women who join us for a retreat (or several). Women who follow us online and dream of the day they will journey to the Pines. And our staff – chefs, yoga instructors and women working behind the scenes; who make the magic happen at the retreat each and every weekend.
Women journey to the Pines for a reawakening of their soul. We come together as strangers, and after a weekend of sharing stories and laughing together, we walk away with a sense of belonging, a reassurance of “I’m not alone in this” and new friends who hold and lift us up. Powerful stuff.