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Pilates & Waking Energy
For the fourth year, Mareile returns to the award-winning Kamalaya Health & Wellness resort, to train with guests and staff. If you are thinking of staying at Kamalaya during Mareile’s Visiting Practitioner week, please do get in touch – we can work out a personal Pilates training programme for you. Think delicious, healthy food, fun exercise classes, one-on-one instruction and lots of lots of pampering.

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PILATES WITHIN Pilates, Yoga and Shiatsu Retreat We loved, loved, loved our May retreat here in Alacati and right away booked the studio and fabulous rooms at the stylish Alavya Hotel for a follow up in October. We will offer 2 packages: the affordable ‘just move’ package if the Pilates and Yoga classes are your main focus and the ‘pure bliss’ package where massages and spa treatments are included in your luxurious, healthy getaway package. Classes on the beach await for all…  


Pilates & Photography Retreat
We are excited to share something new with you next year. Join us in May 1016 for a week of Pilates and Photography in inspiring Morocco. Details coming very soon – I promise!


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…

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 More Great Retreats 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. Coming soon!

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Pilates at Alavya

Considered by Forbes Magazine one of 10 reasons to visit Turkey nowthe stylish luxury boutique hotel Alavya is one of Mareile Paley’s favorite places to teach outside of her own studio: “They have one of the most beautiful yoga spaces in this area and I love the energy here”. Come and see for yourself and enquire about booking a private Pilates or Personal Training session with Mareile during your stay.

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Dear Pilates & Yoga fans,

Summer is finally here! Here in Turkey, that means that our beloved turquoise blue Aegean sea is just waiting for me and my family to be used as a gigantic playground. Our Pilates Within Retreat with Anja Kursawe just finished and we have already set dates for the next one in October. Really hope you can make it this time.
Happy reunions are afoot in June in Thailand at the ever-amazing Kamalaya. I can’t wait to spend 10 days in this beautiful spot teaching what I love. Please do email with any specific questions about 2016 retreats and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list above. Enjoy your life and join us soon! signature


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

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  • A day to fly! Summer is final here in #Alacati! Come and play with us in May at Pilates Within - our upcoming Pilates and Yoga Retreat with the amazing Anja Kursawe. @alavyahotel #pilatesretreat #pilatesholiday #jump
  • Sunset fun! #alacati #altinkumbeach
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  • Teaching a private Pilates class during our Pilates Connect retreat in Morocco. I always love those privates - they give me as the teacher and retreat leader an opportunity to connect to my clients and get to know them and their bodies. The benefits definitely show in the group classes. #pilatesretreat #pilatesholiday #peacockpavillions #pilatesclass

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