For the moment we have cancelled all retreats until October 2020.
Please contact us directly with any questions.
In the meantime, keep on moving with our retreat teachers online.



Treat yourself to a live class with your favorite retreat teacher!

For the moment, our travels might be restricted to virtual travels. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot retreat. Most of our teachers offer live online sessions. We invite you to connect with us in one of our virtual studios. Offerings are changing weekly.


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 of BASI Pilates’ Mat Teacher Training programmes in a fully immersive retreat-style format. The training is comprised of the full 6-Module Mat Course taught in the intensive, fully focused setting of a retreat. During the course of your training and for 4 months after, you will receive 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!

Our BASI Mat Teacher Trainings are offered in Thailand, Portugal & Greece – pick the dates that work for you:

Oct 31st – Nov 7th 2020
(8-day intensive retreat)

May 16th – 23rd 2020
(registration closed!)

May 9th – 16th 2020
(registration closing soon!)

Oct 2nd – 9th 2020
(8-day intensive retreat)



BALI 2021

Join our annual retreat to reset and reconnect!

BASI Pilates & Iyengar Yoga Retreat.
This is where it all started! In Bali, back in 2010… Join our most senior teachers Tash Barnard and Tracy Sue du Plessis for a magical retreat set in our favourite retreat location!


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

For anybody interested in a mat teacher training I can’t recommend this format enough. You have the chance to be fully immersed and forget your other daily activities. The environment, the teachers, the training, and the follow-up before-during-and even after the completion were all excellent. Caroline Decoster, Belgium


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

What I can I say…it was an awesome experience, a perfect environment to delve in deep with the principles of BASI Mat without the distractions of day to day life. Miriam Friedrich Honorio, Tash Barnard and Mareile Paley were wonderful teachers, devoting their time to our many questions and queries during the course and during the weeks in between. Great friendships were made during the weeks and it was great having the camaraderie throughout the months. Thanks so much to Mareile for organising the retreat…highly recommended to everyone. Shirley Mosca, UK

Mareile, thank you for broadening my horizons with every Retreat. Theresa Lombard, Qatar

This retreat was truly “Art of Life and Movement” in every sense of the word and it was an exceptional and affirming experience. For myself, regardless of any insecurities that I may have had, I felt myself be comfortable in my uncomfortableness, and being able to let it go… I believe everyone found a little piece of themselves that they didn’t know they were searching for and I am returning home with a renewed sense of motivation to take on life’s challenges with grace and a smile. Cagri Salon, Turkey

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

What happens on a Teacher Training Retreat?

In 2017 we formed a strong connection with BASI Pilates through a magical retreat in Portugal that started it all. If you ever wondered how our BASI Teacher Training Retreats are like, have a look above.

Our intensive BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Trainings! will continue in 2020. These trainings are offered in a retreat-style format and are open to all whose who are serious (and curious) about becoming a Pilates teacher. We still have a few spots for the next trainings in Thailand and Portugal.

We have also just returned from our Pilates Embrace Retreat – and will update you soon on next year’s dates for a return to the magical Greek islands. For those who have missed our last Bali retreat (which was completely sold out), you get another chance in February 2020, where we will celebrate our 10th-year anniversary!!!

Reach out for question and suggestions. See you on the mat!



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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