Pilates Elevate – Bali 2017


May 21st – 28th 2017


7 days / 7 nights


Bali, Indonesia


Natasja Barnard & Barbara Gentile


from $1750



Mostly, it will be fun!

This retreat is one of our most popular, even amongst our teachers! After a break, we are finally returning to Bali, island of gods , island of bliss. For the third time, our beautiful teacher of teachers, Tash Barnard, will be leading us through her innovative and knowledgable Pilates classes and inspire you to do more than you thought you were capable of.

Barbara Gentile from New York will join us with her passion for Yoga and all things aerial, teaching with patience and wisdom. There’s never been a better way to joyfully step out of your comfort zone. You’ll be amazed of what slumbers deep inside of you.

Exercise besides, of course there will be plenty of time to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Bali itself, be it the beaches, the temples, an evening walk through the rice fields or the creative bustle of Ubud’s shop-lined alleys…


Included in the price:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a beautiful traditional Indonesian villa
  • daily healthy breakfast (organic, vegetarian and freshly prepared)
  • several delicious dinners (2 nights we will be out exploring)
  • one-on-one assessment / private session with Natasja or Barbara
  • daily Pilates & Yoga (mix of regular, acro and aerial classes) (min 2-3 hrs / day)
  • Standing Pilates workshop
  • partner & acrobatic yoga workshop
  • excursion to Uluwatu
  • 60 min deep tissue massage
  • open talk: Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • seminar about Balinese healing modalities and Aura Chakra Cleansing
  • round trip airport transfer to/from Denpasar
Optional activities:
  • additional private sessions with Natasja or Barbara (pilates, yoga, lifestyle coaching)
  • surfing lessons
  • Balinese cooking class
  • excursion to Ubud
Not included:
  • international flights
  • travel insurance
  • lunch (the breakfast is sumptuous!)

Desa Seni – a dream!

Surrounded by paddy fields and an organic garden, our home for the week will be the much sought after Desa Seni Village Resort in Changgu. Created by two Australian friends, the eco-resort is a labour of love and a hand-picked collection of beautiful antique wooden homes and traditional furnishings, representing different cultures and traditions of Indonesian lifestyle.

Each villa has its own style and character and the attention to detail is remarkable. It might take you the week to discover all the little details and treasures your cosy home has to offer.

There is a saltwater pool with a sundeck, an organic restaurant supplied from the on-site garden, and a spa offering holistic treatments. There are grassy pathways and hidden gazebos and lots of space to live and breathe and laugh and be. And of course, there is our beautiful outdoor Yoga studio that we will be using for the classes and workshops. You might not want to leave, but in case you do need a break, the closest beach is just 15 minutes away and easily reached by tuktuk, taxi or bicycle.

We cannot imagine a better place for a retreat. Did I mention the food is delicious?


Shared Village House  USD1750*

Stay in one of Desa Seni’s unique Indonesian village homes and feel like you’ve truly arrived in paradise. Each house is a little different and we love them all. Some overlook the organic gardens or the pool, others have a private porch or a gazebo in the garden. All villas have aircon and private bathrooms and most are spacious enough to share even with someone you don’t know.


Single Village Home  USD2300* 

For more privacy, chose to have your villa all to yourself. Read a book on your porch or invite one of your newly found friends (after all you might be doing partner yoga together!) to join you for a fresh ginger lemon tea. As all houses can be converted into twin shares, you will find yourself with ample space in your new Balinese home.


Bring a non-participating spouse or friend

Ask for our special rates for bringing a non-participating friend, spouse or older child. 

Extend your stay

If you wish to arrive early, we are happy to offer you extension nights at a special rate. Please ask for details.


* all prices are per person, and quoted in USD.
We will try our best to help you avoid bank and transfer charges, but if they do occur, all bank/PayPal charges must be carried by the participant.


Cancellation Policy

Travel Insurance
We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance in case you’re are not able to make your trip. We have found during our travels that it is well worth having the coverage, as it covers many unforeseen circumstances that may arise while on vacation.

Cancellation before January 15th, 2017:
100% refund (minus any charges occuring through bank transfer or PayPal)
Cancellation between January 16th – February 29th, 2017:
If we are able to fill your spot by February 29th 2017, we will return all money paid to us, except your deposit. If we are unable to fill your spot, we will only return 50% of all money paid to us after deduction of the deposit.
Cancellation after March 1st, 2017:
Sorry, but no refund possible after this date.
If you are not able to attend the retreat but have a friend or family member that would like to attend, we are happy to transfer 100% of the money that you have paid toward your friend or family member. Both parties must notify us in writing in order to transfer names.
If we cancel the retreat: 
All money paid to us by you will be returned. Unfortunately we cannot compensate you for any flights or other travel arrangements that you have already made.
Payment general:
€500 deposit required in order to secure your spot. We accept Credit Card (PayPal) and/ or direct bank transfer

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