Start your teacher training with a BASI retreat…

Are you ready to take the first step to becoming a Pilates teacher? 

We are proud to be the facilitator for the band new BASI Mat Teacher Training programme in a fully immersive retreat-style format. In between the two retreat weeks in Koh Samui, Thailand, you will have homework, practice time and personal online tuition guided by Mareile Paley and the BASI Pilates faculty. If you are looking for a serious and thorough introduction to the Pilates Method by a world renowned Pilates school, this teacher training is for you!

Upcoming Training: Oct 6th – 11th (1st retreat) & Feb 10th – 16th (2nd retreat)


The dream retreat! Move and restore, smile and feel great again!

Pilates & Bodywork Retreat.


The inspirational retreat. Learn from the best!

The Art of Life and Movement

Join us for an exceptional retreat adventure in the heart of California. We have teamed up for yet another dream retreat. BASI Pilates founder Rael Isacowitz is inviting you and me to share and experience some of what makes his life a true “Pilates Life”. Let’s go out and explore – we promise you will come back inspired.



Shift happens – The Retreat!                                                                 

A modern Pilates retreat for real people… with James Crader and Anula Maiberg…with surfing, fun and hikes…with workshops, big questions and smart answers…with YOU!


Fantastic week with excellent teaching, wonderful people in a magnificent setting.  All that I was hoping for and more. The teachers had a presence and experience that was clear and reassuring, I knew I was in safe hands! It went deeper than my everyday Pilates and I went away having learnt a lot. I didn’t expect the week to go so quickly. I also didn’t expect to feel so profoundly refreshed at the end. Liz McCord, UK

Thank you for also for setting up the Private 1-1 Pilates sessions in the beautifully exotic and breeze-cooled sala with you, Mareile and Miriam. You each taught me some great exercises for focusing on repairing some of my injuries and you taught me too to listening to my body more. The stunning surroundings amongst the swaying palm trees, the pampass grass and the Coy Carp will be a lasting memory of the retreat. Lisa Watkins, UK

The retreat I did in Turkey October 2014 nourished my body and spirit with personalized Pilates training in a beautiful place with an amazing group of wonderful new friends. I was reminded that new adventures are exhilarating so jump in! Kate, USA

It was unforgettable and so special! We really appreciate everything you arranged – we are loving every minute! Theresa Lombard, South Africa

I always thought I’m the best, but after work with you now I know YOU are the best. I had such a great time working with you, you are peaceful, kind, smart and thoughtful! Wang Bo, Shaolin Monk

I could say so much about the week, I don’t know where to begin. I really loved the balance between yoga and pilates. I was looking for an introduction to pilates, and ideally in a way I could combine it with my existing yoga practice, and I got exactly that. I would be delighted to be able to join you both on a future retreat, be it Turkey or elsewhere. Natalie, UK

Loved the Pilates Retreat with Mareile in Koh Samui. It was very relaxing, amazing food, beautiful location, lovely people and good accommodation. It was the perfect week away to unwind. Would highly recommend it! Inge, Australia

Mareile does a wonderful job of working to make sure that all retreat participants have a meaningful experience …whether you are just a beginner or you have been practicing for years. The instructors were incredibly hands-on, and the location exquisite. I can’t wait for the chance to sign up for another retreat!

Elise, USA

I had an amazing time at Kamalaya. I have not felt so relaxed since years. The combination of Pilates and the second workout was just right, demanding but doable. Kamalaya is the perfect place for such a retreat. The service is incredible and the food is so delicious despite of being very healthy. Not only did I become leaner, more relaxed and learned much about Pilates, but I have also adapted a healthier life style in general using the tips that Mareile and Andrew shared with us. I wish I could do this much more often. Helen, London

As a top notch Pilates expert, Mareile brings a holistic approach to the human body. Her insights on kinesiology and wellness are profound. More practically, for the spa environment, she is focused on offering sessions where guests can experience a positive relationship with their bodies and their lives. This is the kind of reflective and, ultimately, transformative experiences we look to offer every spa guest. Gregory Ugrin, USA

After 9 years of practicing Pilates I took the next step and signed up for Mareile’s retreat. I was completely happy with the retreat and it would be hard to improve it. Thanks for making me discover Thailand. Mizzi, Netherlands

I feel so energized that my friends say I am ‘glowing’! Pauline, Hong Kong

To begin with, the retreat was all I expected and even more. I would highly recommend the retreat to people, and I will definitely go again in the future. Both of us are not the kind to take relaxing, pool-side vacations. But the retreat provided us with an opportunity to have a semi-active vacation, together with a semi pool-side vacation. A combination that worked out really well. Sam, New York

A truly wonderful experience unlike no other, in a gorgeous setting and very well organized with terrific leaders. I really enjoyed the beautiful resort, but also loved the excursion to Ulu Watu area very much and the Ubud day trip. The meals were spectacular, and the staff at Desa Seni really could not have been nicer. Thank you for everything you did to make this experience and memory possible. Leslie, Virginia

I felt very exhilarated, rested & relaxed, joyful & very happy to have spent the time with you both. I am grateful to have had you both as instructors for my first experience of a yoga/pilates retreat in such a beautiful location. Being a beginner with yoga and a first for Pilates, I thank you for your patience & understanding. Tisha, Canada


Just a quick email to let you know how much we loved that retreat. We really had a great time and came back with full energy to HK. Keep us posted on future retreats, we’re definitely interested. Guillaume, Hong Kong

Why should you book a retreat with us?

In 2017 we formed a strong connection with BASI Pilates . See what BASI founder Rael Isacowitz had to say about our magical retreat in Portugal that started it all… 

2018 is here with quite a few exciting news. First off, we are going to California – for another retreat with Rael Isacowitz! Morocco is calling in May. Join us – we still have a few spots for this popular Pilates retreat. 

For the first time in 2018 we will be facilitating BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Trainings! These trainings will be offered in a retreat-style format and are open to all whose who are serious (and curious) about becoming a Pilates teacher.

As always, if dates don’t work for you, join me for a private retreat here in Turkey at your own time.


I’m looking forward to retreating with you.



We have been leading Pilates retreats across the globe since 2010 and pride ourselves in only working with the best teachers: the ones we would love to go on a retreat with ourselves!


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