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Pilates, Yoga and Walking Retreat
Greece has been on our wish list for a long time. After much research and scouting we have finally found the perfect location on the breathtaking island of Amorgos. This retreat will be hosted by Mareile Paley and Anja Kursawe and promises to go deep.


The Friendship Retreat
Once a year, we offer a retreat that celebrates friendship and family. The aim of this fun and easy-going Pilates and Yoga retreat is to offer an opportunity to those that cannot join our other retreats, be it for financial or family reasons. If you are on a budget, but still want exceptional quality instruction, this retreat is for you. Bring your kids, your friends, your spouses – we will make sure everyone will have a great time!


in Gran Canaria
See the Canary Islands like you’ve never seen them before. Experience your ultimate healthy holiday in the most beautiful island in the Canaries.  Join Alex and Paola as they guide you through a daily practice of Pilates, Yoga and meditation along with several active excursions to keep you feeling fit and healthy.

This retreat is offered in April and in July 2016.


in Ubud, Bali
Are you looking for an exotic Pilates Retreat that also offers reformer classes? Look no further and let yourself be guided by the excellent hands and instruction of Master teacher Anthony Lett, director and founder of Innovations in Pilates.

Become a Pilates Teacher

We are very excited to announce our first 200-hr Mat Pilates Teacher Training starting in November 2016! The programme will be taught in two retreat-style intensive weeks here in Alacati, Turkey with practise time and personal online tuition in between the courses. Retreat dates: Nov. 14th – 19th 2016 and March 3rd – 8th 2017. More details are coming soon.

Build Your Own Retreat!

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…

Dear Pilates & Yoga fans,

After over 5 successful years and with 12 retreats on our backs, you might be surprised to find out that our 2016 menu seems somewhat light. Well, truth is: We are taking 10 months off to go traveling and scouting for new amazing retreat locations.

The good news is that I have discovered some great new locations for 2017 and am currently planning our 2017 retreats like a mad-woman. New locations will include Portugal and Sri Lanka, and we will return to Greece and Morocco. The exciting news is that Bali is back on the programme as well and Turkey – where you are always welcome at my home, be it for a private retreat, group retreat or teacher training.

If you want to retreat with us this year, then there are still some spots in our Pilates Within retreat in October where I will once again join forces with the wonderful Anja Kursawe to explore Pilates, Yoga and Hiking in beautiful Amorgos, Greece and if you have always dreamed of bringing friends and family on an affordable retreat, ask me about our special Pilates Rejoice Retreat that will take place in Turkey from October 22nd – 28th 2016.

I wish you all a wonderful spring, do stay in touch and see you soon, I hope!



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

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

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

More Great Retreats

Use our new boutique RETREAT FINDER to find more retreats! We are teaming up with a few select teachers and retreat organizers to share our love an passion for the retreat business. Retreats that are featured under this page are not directly organized by Pilates Retreat Asia, but are lead by instructors and companies we personally know and trust. Today, there is so much choice of Pilates, Yoga and Wellness Retreats and holidays – we want to help you sift through the options and support colleagues and partners sharing our ethics and high standards.

And if you really want to have a much larger choice (of course ONLY if our retreats don’t fit your schedule or budget) you can try Book Yoga Retreats as a very good retreat finder resource.

Gone scouting…

PaleyographyLogoAs a business owner, freelancer, mother, wife and teacher, life is often more than the sum of its parts. And so, until summer 2016, you will find Mareile Paley, founder and owner of Pilates Retreat Asia ‘on the road’ traveling with her husband and 2 kids. Don’t worry, we won’t forget you back home. Taking the business with us at all times, we have already made some interesting discoveries and tied connections for amazing retreat locations in the future.

In the meantime if you want to follow our personal adventure, follow Mareile’s travel blog


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