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2017 Retreats


Movement with Intention. Join us for the retreat of a lifetime… PILATES PERSONAL 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 GO DEEP 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.


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…

2018 Retreats


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!


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!


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 & Anja Kursawe. If you are looking for a serious and thorough introduction to the Pilates Method, this teacher training is for you!

A typical retreat day

tabs3Our retreats are meant to be fun and rejuvenating, so we design our schedules with the aim to find the perfect balance between exercise, organized group activities and time for yourself. A typical retreat day starts with a morning Pilates or Yoga class followed by a healthy breakfast. Private sessions are usually taught before lunch and the afternoons are free for you to relax, explore or take a spa treatment. Our evening class is in the late afternoon, leaving enough time before dinner to refresh and get changed. Meals are typically, (but not necessarily) taken together and we will do our best to cater to special dietary needs. On some days we might have an excursion planned (included or optional, depending on the retreat) and we usually have one or two longer, specialized movement workshop (lasting 2-3 hrs) during the retreat week. just keep in mind: whatever the programme, this is YOUR WEEK, so you’re encouraged to take the time you need, go at your own speed, and try and let go – whether that means diving in deep into the movement practice, or taking a day to rest and relax. Our hope is for you to cherish the time with yourself (or with friends) in a magical setting away from the daily grind.

I am a beginner

tabs2Don’t be discouraged if you’ve never done Pilates or Yoga or if you have never been on a retreat before. Everybody is welcome to join our retreats, no matter what your background is. We usually always have some beginners in a group and all our teachers are experienced movement instructors that can skillfully adapt the classes to the individual levels. This is also one of the reasons why we like to keep the number of guests small. On top of that every participant always gets at least one private session with one of our teachers – this helps us to get to know you and your body and gives you an opportunity to ask questions and grow in your practice.

How do I sign up?

tabs1You can find a ‘sign-up’ button below every retreat we offer. By signing up you confirm your interest in attending the retreat and we will take you through filling out an information form. This will also allow you to ask some more specific questions. We will then contact you by email directly to confirm receipt and walk you though the next steps. Your spot will automatically be reserved as soon as we receive your deposit payment, which can be done through PayPal directly from our website. You can find our cancellation policy as well as any special offers on each individual retreat page.

Private retreats

tabs4There are many reasons why a personal retreat might be perfect for you. Maybe your busy work schedule never seems to work with our retreat dates? Might be you have a special physical condition or simply prefer the individual attention of private instruction? Or maybe you are planning a special event (a wedding, an anniversary, a holiday with ‘the girls’) and would like to turn it into something very special? Over the years we have organized and lead numerous bespoke retreats for single clients and small private groups. The options here are as wide as your travel lust and fantasy allows – the details depend on your individual wishes. Together, we will work out a highly individualized retreat programme just for you (and your friends). With our network of exclusive villas and unique resorts in Bali, Turkey, Thailand and many other great locations in Asia and our passionate, international group of instructors we will make sure to make your retreat experience an unforgettable one. Mareile Paley also runs private retreats in her seaside village in Turkey – see our Pilates Delight Retreat for all the details.

Past Retreats

pastRetreatsWe’ve been leading high end Pilates, Yoga and Wellness retreats since 2010. We’ve been to Bali, Thailand, the Philippines, Turkey, Mexico and Tanzania and love to add new locations as much as returning to old ones. FOR PAST RETREATS & TESTIMONIALS, VISIT OUR GALLERY.

Guest Instructors

GuestTeacherWe pride ourselves in our carefully selected team of instructors, many of which are leading educators in their field and run studios of their own. If you are a movement instructor and interested in joining our guest teacher programme, don’t be shy to get in touch. As we only offer a few retreats each year, spaces are limited, but with an eye to the future we are always happy to connect to other professionals and to expand our network. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET LISTED ON OUR STUDIO FINDER, PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. | |


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