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How I fell into the retreat business

People have been asking, so here is my story: Some years back, while living and working in Hong Kong, I got an unexpected and exciting request from the editor-in-chief of AsiaSpa Magazine: To go on (and subsequently write an article about) a Pilates retreat in Asia. “We are yoga’d out”, she said, “we need something

What a (re)treat!

With Pilates Elevate – our Pilates and Acro/Aerial Yoga Retreat on the horizon in May 2017, I wanted to share with you a beautiful little story written by Lucy Kewley about our last Bali retreat. Enjoy! Have you ever been fortunate to go on a retreat? Do yourself a favour and go! Start saving. Do

While I was out…

It’s summer. The kids are on holidays. As most years, this means for Matthieu and I to take some family time and ‘getting away from it all’. But business must go on… I feel lucky and blessed that as of this year, I have my wonderful colleague Kathleen Schwiese to care for some of my Pilates Delight

Getting Through to God without a Smartphone

On my recent trip to Thailand where I was teaching as a Visiting Practitioner at the ever-wonderful Kamalaya Wellness Resort, I met Deborah. Deborah Marshall-Warren is a renown interactive hypnotherapist and offers her services in London, Malta, as well as other resorts around the world. She also spends her time writing and with her kind permission I am

Participant experiences: I was there and it was…

Transformative. Those were the words of Cindy Issac who just visited me in Turkey for a private Pilates Delight Retreat after we had first met in Bali in 2010, stayed in touch throughout the years and eventually ended up both working in Kabul, Afghanistan. A small world. I will tell you about my experience teaching

Instructor Interview – Miriam Friedrich Honorio, Gyrokinesis® Master Trainer

For the first time Pilates Retreat Asia will bring the wonderful movement practice of Gyrokinesis® to a retreat. For this, we are very excited to be working with one of the best – Master Trainer Miriam Friedrich Honorio of Dynamic Arts in Freiburg. Judging from her interview below, she is as excited as we are. For more information

Gyrokinesis on the Horizon

The last few months my life has been busy and all over the place. Matthieu has been away for much of the year, I just came back from Afghanistan, kids are in school, I am about to leave for my most amazing anniversary retreat to celebrate my 40th birthday and Pilates Retreat Asia’s 10th retreat….

Retreat Diary – Tulum 2012

It’s been an amazing week we had in Tulum, Mexico for our Inner Balance – Pilates & Yoga Retreat. This time, I thought I’d keep a little diary, so those of you who couldn’t come can get a glimpse of what a retreat week looks like. As always, feel free to comment of drop me

Pilates (life) style – interview with Suzanne Gerber

Interview with Pilates ‘guru’Suzanne Gerber For nearly five years, Suzanne Gerber sat at the front of our industry’s favorite mag, Pilates Style. In her role as editor in chief, she has met and trained with pretty much everyone, and has experienced, sampled and vetted almost every new thing to come down the Pilates and fitness

The Daily 10 – part I

Welcome to the South of France! Being on vacation, doesn’t always make it easy to keep up an exercise routine and I am no exception. So, I’ve decided to challenge myself with what I call ‘The Daily 10’ – a true and hopefully feasible attempt to live “a Pilates Lifestyle”. Here is how it works:

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  • Like an abstract painting. Maledives from above. A stopover just. After the plane had emptied off the tourists, I was almost alone in the 1-hr onward flight to Colombo. #andsoitbegins #offtosrilanka #pilatesgodeep2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesretreat #withoutthefamily #ilovemyjob #cantwaittostart
  • Packing for Sri Lanka. Favorite sandals, favorite book, favorite leggings from @prancingleopard ... a gift for my participants and a mala by @shifuwangbo for myself... A week of bliss doing what I do best lays ahead. 
If you missed this retreat, have a look at our 2018 Retreats - link in profile. From Teacher Trainings to Family Retreats, from Morocco to Portugal...the time is now! #pilatesretreat2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesgodeep2017 #offtosrilanka #trilanka #seeyalater
  • Kiwi is ready for class, so are you coming? The fact that I’ve moved our community yoga classes indoors makes sure I keep up my ‚saucha‘ ❤️👏 #yogainalacati #morningyoga #practicedaily #yogaclass #inside #imready
  • Yes. We have officially moved inside. The sun and blue sky is deceptive. It’s still so warm and nice in the daytime, but mornings are chilly now and who wants to shiver during savasana...? #yogaclass #morningyoga #yogainalacati #practicedaily #myfavoritestudents
  • The coming weeks have a lot of travel in store. I’ll be in Sri Lanka for our PILATES GO DEEP Retreat with @thomasshalabi, then in Costa Mesa, California to hook up with @basipilates for 2018 retreat ideas. But one of the most exciting events on my horizon is our 200-hr Pilates Mat Teacher Training in Thailand and Portugal with the gracious and always inspiring @bodyinsight_anjak - pictured here on our last trip to Greece... #alwaystraveling #exitingplans #lovemylife #livemyjob #pilatesretreat #collaborate #neverstoplearning #neverstopdreaming
  • Retreats are my life, but I do love my clients back home. Rarely have I ever taught a group with so much enthusiasm, comittment and so much laughter (much of it induced by my struggling for the right anatomical words in German). Feels really good to brush up on my poor German skills 😂! #pilatesfun #practicedaily #pilatesgroup #schoolteachersarethebest #youcandoit #doublelegstretch #pilatesinturkey
  • As the autumn days become greyer, retreat memories shine brighter ✨Here are my brother Thilo and the most wonderful Wang Bo, enjoying a post-class glass of water. Or wait - was it Vino Verde? #martialarts #basipilates #kungfu #raelisacowitz #shaolin #retreatofaliftime #pilatesretreat
  • Couldn't resist posting one more retreat moment... may we forever hold that incredible power within! #thismoment #pilatespersonal #retreatofaliftime #movementwithintention #basipilates #raelisacowitz #kungfu #shaolin #martialarts
  • Day 7. The time has come to part and to leave our bubble. I took me a while to select the right image from the plethora of exciting shots of our last Morning Pilates Class with #raelisacowitz ... the hug embodies it all. I'm still at a loss for words to describe what happened here in this week in Portugal. 🙏 #portugal2017 #basipilates #movementwithintention #retreatofaliftime #pilatespersonal #thismoment #wehavetomeetagain

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