Pilates Personal Retreat – Portugal November 2018


November 18th – 23rd 2018


7 days / 6 nights


Carrapateira, Portugal


from €1650



Shift Happens – The Retreat!

Anula Maiberg and James Crader are coming to Portugal for a week of Pilates & exploration of movement. If you know them, you know that this will be an incredible week and if you don’t know them…get ready for bouts of inspiration, sparks of brilliance and a smile from the universe! And don’t forget — you don’t have to be special to attend. This retreat is for very real people, just like you and me!


Included in the price:

  • 6 nights at Montevelho Eco Retreat
  • all meals (daily healthy, delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • daily morning mindfulness practice lead by Anula
  • twice daily Pilates classes and workshops to ‘make the shift happen’
  • room for discussion, questions and free practice
  • free time to spend by the beach, take a surf lesson, holistic horse-experience or a guided nature walk (see optional programme)
  • 60-minute massage
  • transportation to/from Faro International Airport
  • wonderful memories & new friends
Optional activities:
  • additional private classes with Anula or James
  • surfing, hiking, holistic experience with horses
  • massages, spa treatments

Not included:

  • international flights
  • travel insurance

A natural playground surrounded by pinetrees

Our home for this retreat week will be Monte Velho, a breath-taking yoga retreat venue with a stunning round yoga hall, sitting on top of the hills of the Algarve’s west coast. The spaciousness of the retreat and its surroundings invite to get lost and fully immersed in nature. Adjacent to a holistic riding center and just a 10-minute drive to the closest surf beach it is really a family-perfect space.

The holistic center is designed to offer all the comfort and space we will need for our practise and own time. The main temple Casa das Pinhas with its heated floor will be our practise and movement space. Between activities you can relax or study in a variety of calm and peaceful spaces with amazing views of the surroundings. The nearby natural lake is part of the property and perfect for a swim or a SUP excursion. A large common living room invites to make new friends and as we will have the whole place to ourselves we can sing and dance and shout as much as we like!

The closest airport is  Faro airport, from where it is a 1.5 hr drive to the retreat center. From Lisbon the drive by car is about 3 hrs. The most convenient it probably to rent a car, but if you would like us to help with your transportation let us know.

Please make sure you enquire about a necessary visa and passport validity according to your nationality.


Twin Share Room  €1750*

As the availability for this retreat is limited, we recommend two people sharing a room.  All rooms are cosy and colorful with lots of light, twin beds and en suite bathrooms. Most have a terrace with a daybed and hammock, so you can find a nook for yourself. If you come with a spouse or partner, beds can be converted to a double bed and if you come alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with another participant (same gender).

Triple Shared Room

For groups of friends or those on a tighter budget, chose a triple shared room. All have an en-suite bathroom, mezzanine, living room and a terrace with daybed and hammock overlooking the landscape. For groups of 4 booking together, these rooms can be converted to 4 single beds (same pp price as triple). If you come alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with other participants (same gender).

Single Room

For a privacy and extra comfort a few rooms are available for single occupancy. Availability is extremely limited for those single rooms and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.


* all prices are per person, and quoted in Euros.
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 up to 90 days before retreat start:
If we are able to fill your cancelled spot by three months before the retreat start, 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 three months before retreat start:
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 plane tickets/transportation arrangements you have already made.
Payment general:
€500 non-refundable deposit required in order to secure your spot. We accept Credit Card (PayPal) and/ or direct bank transfer. Please note that we won’t pay for any bank or transfer charges, including PayPal fees.

Welcome to Portugal

In order to secure your spot please pay a €500 deposit via Pay Pal. Additionally, we also would like to get to know you and ask you a few questions to make the retreat as personal as possible.

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