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 Mat 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!


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

Pilates & Bodywork Retreat.
A dream come true! We are returning to Morocco to one of our favorite retreat locations for a week of Pilates, personalized Bodywork to restore and nourish your body and mind. Dive in, learn much, let us spoil you, explore the souks… this retreat is for you!


Why should you book a retreat with us?

I actually blushed when I received this amazing video testimonial from none other than BASI Pilates founder Rael Isacowitz following our magical retreat in Portugal. It was truly an honor for me as well…

I am almost out of the door for our luxury retreat in Sri Lanka, and sadly but true this is it for 2017… but luckily we have some great retreats planned for next year, like our Easter Family Retreat in Portugal and of course our long anticipated 200-hr Pilates Mat Teacher Training in retreat format.

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.




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!


A retreat at your own time, just for you…

PILATES DELIGHT Your Personalized Pilates 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…


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

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.


  • Retreat scouting and planning at the Backbay with #raelisacowitz and @basipilates  We are brewing another really special retreat full of Pilates, outdoor activities and a whole bunch of surprises. Sign up will open very soon. #basipilates #mentorretreat2018 #movementwithintention #pilatesretreat #theartoflife
  • On my way to California for a very exciting reunion. 2018 will be an exciting year on so many levels. Change is in the air! #pilatesretreat #movementwithintention #mentorretreat2018 #neverstopdreaming #basipilates #thefutureisnow
  • Remembering those sessions in Sri Lanka. From temple chants to peacock cries, we had a constant backdrop of exotic sounds. I’m ready to do it all over again. Get in touch if you are thinking of joining one of our retreats or teacher trainings in 2018. #neverstoplearning #pilatesretreat #yogaretreat #pilatesgodeep2017 #throwbackthursday #mylife
  • Maybe the day view catches your dreams? Our Morocco retreat is starting to fill up - have you been thinking about joining us? Make 2018 the year where ‘you did it’! We welcome all souls, the shy and the bright, the uncertain and the wild... join @pilatestash for an amazing and unforgettable time. .
  • Are you starting to think about 2018? We have a soft heart for early planners: sign up for our Morocco Retreat before the end of November and get a whooping $300 off the retreat price! Use code: NOV300 - link in profile. 
#createthelifeyouwant #pilatesretreat #bodywork #youareworthit #feelgood #moroccoretreat2018 #pilatesrestore2018
  • Being back home ain’t that bad either... despite the instagram-invisible stresses of reality - this is my life for real. A Sunday out for family breakfast, followed by a quick stop at the beach. #lifeisgood #createthelifeyouwant #retreatlife #pilates #yoga #healthylifestyle
  • Day 6. Time to say goodbye. We had a wonderful time. There is so much to be said about bringing together two teachers on a retreat. We share, we learn. Plus, it’s always fun geeking out on Pilates/Yoga talk. Thank you @thomasshalabi for sharing your wisdom and your truly authentic energy. 🙏
#pilatesgodeep2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesretreat #joinusin2018 #neverstoplearning
  • Day 5. Today was our ‘Upper Body’ Day. In reality we connected so much more than our biceps to our ears... Pilates and Yoga just being one of those connections. A real meaningful day on so many levels. #srilanka #pilatesretreat #yogaretreat #alignmentiskey #pilatesgodeep2017
  • Day 4. Time flies. Can we actively slow down time? I believe that YES! What if we were to stop answering our emails right away? What if we are just not available for a week because we are taking some time for ourselves? The world will not collapse. #pilatesgodeep2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesretreat #thismoment #thetimeisnow #meditation #whatanamazingtree #banyan #srilanka

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