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Women's Yoga Retreats

Retreat FAQs

Everything you need to know about attending a Women’s Retreat at Retreat in the Pines. For details on a specific retreat see Upcoming Retreats.

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What is included in the all-inclusive registration price?

  • Freshly prepared from scratch meals*
  • Coffee, hot and iced tea, juice, milk (Coconut & Whole)
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Shared accommodations
  • All yoga, meditation and weekend workshops

*For our Yoga Nurture Retreat, guests are on their own for Saturday lunch.

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What is NOT included in the all-inclusive registration price?

  • One Hour Massage ($75)
  • Boutique purchases
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What about the Yoga Practices?

  • Yoga is for all levels, including beginners and advanced students
    • Beginning students will have the choice to stay in the basic pose
    • Advanced students may take the pose to a more challenging level
  • Check the specific retreat schedule for amount and frequency of yoga
  • Our Strength & Healing Yoga Retreats have the most yoga practices
  • Our Mindfulness & Meditation Retreats has gentle yoga practices
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What are the accommodations like?

  • Accommodations, Dining Hall and Yoga Studio all have heat and central air
  • Shared room with 2-3 other women
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Wireless internet available
  • Guest cabin available at no extra charge for groups of 6 or more guests

We believe sharing builds our community, therefore rooms and bathrooms are designed to be shared. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends! If you only have two in your party you may share accommodations with another party of two.

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What about injuries or food allergies/dietary restrictions?

Injuries: If you have specific injuries or health conditions that may interfere with your yoga practice, please indicate on registration form.

You are encouraged to practice at your level and honor your body. Retreat in the Pines is not liable for any injuries.

Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: Each weekend menu is available buffet style, you may choose what best suits your lifestyle. Indicate food allergies or restrictions on your registration form. Here is an example of a seasonal menu. All of our meals are prepared from scratch, using organic and local ingredients whenever possible.

We appreciate your understanding when there are fewer options to choose from when personal restrictions are involved. You are welcome to bring additional food, snacks or beverages.

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What is the cancellation policy?

If you must cancel at any time, your $150 deposit is forfeited, it is non-refundable. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before your retreat, your balance less the $150 will be transferred to another retreat. There are no refund of fees for late arrival or early departure.

Retreat in the Pines reserves the right to cancel any retreat, due to inclement weather or any other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. Your entire payment will be refunded or transferred to another retreat.

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When and how do I make the Final Payment?

You will receive an e-mailed invoice about five weeks before your retreat. Payment is due one month prior to your retreat. You can pay the invoice using your credit or debit card. We do not take credit card payments over the phone or accept checks.

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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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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: The drive to the retreat center is approximately two hours from Dallas Fort Worth, 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 those wishing to carpool.

If you are flying: The closest international airports are Dallas Love Field (DAL) (90 miles) and Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) (105 miles).

You will receive driving directions to the retreat center after final payment is made.

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Is the retreat all about wine?

Absolutely not. Wine is complimentary before and with dinner. We also have alternative non-alcoholic beverages available, if you’d rather not drink wine.

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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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How do I find out more about one of your retreats?

Visit Upcoming Retreats to search by month or display all to see all upcoming retreats for the year. Select “Learn More” for specific details.

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How do I register for a retreat?

Visit Register for a Retreat to complete the registration form (choose from available dates) and pay the $150 deposit. A payment box will open when your registration form has been submitted. You may pay with your credit/debit card. We recommend registering as early as possible as most of our retreats sell out.

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What if I need financial assistance?

Visit our Retreat Assistance page to find out the qualifications and submit the application.

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What about pets?

Unfortunately, due to liability issues guests may not bring their pets.

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What if I leave personal belongings at the Retreat?

E-mail [email protected] 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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What if I have more questions?