Women Find Happy Place in the Pines
Theresa Polley of Dallas found her piney woods oasis in Wood County north of Mineola, Texas, in 2004. Not one to claim all the good vibes for herself, that same year she created Retreat in the Pines to give women a safe space to “be their authentic selves without apology while finding the healing and renewal they deserve.”
The retreat sanctuary includes a bright and airy yoga studio, a dining space with a community table, shared and private accommodations, multiple outdoor hammocks, and two decks beneath the trees.
Retreat in the Pines celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. What began with Polley teaching yoga classes to local residents and hosting a few retreats each year, has grown into a thriving business with day and weekend retreats held every week. Her all-women team includes a group of yoga instructors, rotating chefs, and a property manager among others. In April 2023, the newspaper and broadcasting company USA Today named Retreat in the Pines one of the 10 Best Yoga Retreats in the U.S. READ MORE.