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Movement with Intention. Join us for the retreat of a lifetime…

Pilates & Martial Arts Retreat with Rael Isacowitz
We could not be happier to announce a dream come true: a retreat lead by Pilates master trainer, teacher of teachers and founder of BASI Pilates – Rael Isacowitz! And as we love to combine Pilates with other forms of movement, Rael has invited Shifu Wang Bo – world-renowned Shaolin monk and Kung Fu Master – to join us for 7 days of ‘Movement with Intention’. Book your spot soon, as spaces are limited.

Sri Lanka

Our deluxe retreat that goes beyond the obvious…                                 

Pilates Intensive & Yoga Retreat

We’ve found ourselves a dream location and can’t wait to share this magical place with you! Join our senior teachers Mareile & Heather on a movement journey that will go beyond your regular Pilates and Yoga practise. Expect to go deep. All levels welcome.

Family Retreat

Let’s spend our Easter holiday in nature…all together!

Pilates & Yoga Retreat for adults and children.
In case you have always wanted to join one of our retreats, but did not want to leave your family behind…here’s the solution at last! We’ve created this retreat for you and your family – for all of us. There will be lots of entertainment and action, Yoga for children, Pilates & Yoga for all levels, delicious food and new friends to be made for life. Join us 2018 in Portugal!

Teacher Training

Start your teacher training on the mat for a strong foundation…

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

Our Teacher Training programme will be taught in two retreat-style intensive weeks in two locations: Thailand and Portugal. In between the intensive weeks, you will have homework, practise time and personal online tuition by Mareile Paley and Anja Kursawe. If you are looking for a serious and thorough introduction to the Pilates Method, this teacher training is for 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

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 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

An invitation from Rael Isacowitz…

Looks like I am not the only one super excited about out PILATES PERSONAL retreat in Portugal. A few places remain. Is one of them yours?

And while it’s back to school for the kids, we are busy finalizing details for our 2018 retreats, which will bring us to Portugal, Morocco and Thailand. New are our Teacher Training and Family Retreat.

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.


Become a Pilates Teacher


Join our next 200-hr Mat Pilates Teacher Training in 2018. The programme will be taught in two retreat-style intensive weeks in stunning locations in Asia & Europe with practice time and personal online tuition in between the courses. 

Build Your Own Retreat!

Visit Mareile in her home base – a charming Turkish village near the Aegean Sea. Stay for a few days, a week or more. Your own private Pilates holiday could start tomorrow…

NEW! Pilates and Yoga Classes in Turkey

Move your Life! Join Mareile Paley’s regular group classes in different locations in the region of Alacati, Cesme, Urla. Classes are taught in English and/or German. | |


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