Pilates Personal Martial Arts – Portugal 2017


Oct 1st – 7th 2017


7 days / 6 nights


Aljezur, Portugal


from €1850



Pilates & Martial Arts – Movement with Intention

We are super excited to announce a very special retreat lead by master trainer, teacher of teachers and founder of Body Arts and Science International (BASI®) – Rael Isacowitz! Staying true to our concept of intertwining Pilates with other forms of movement, Rael has invited Shifu Wang Bo – world-renowned Shaolin monk and Kung Fu Master, to join us for an unsurpassed week of fun and exploration of the mind and body. This retreat will fill up quickly and spaces are limited, but do know that anyone can join. We want to make this incredible experience of learning and getting up close and personal with some of the industry’s best available to all – be it Pilates teachers or complete beginners. Expect high energy and an unforgettable week.


Included in the price:

  • 6 nights accommodation in shared rooms
  • 3 delicious home-cooked meals per day, including a lavish breakfast spread, light lunch and dinner
  • one-on-one private assessment session with Miriam Friedrich-Honorio or Mareile Paley
  • daily morning and evening movement classes led by Rael Isacowitz and Shifu Wang Bo
  • special workshop: Pilates & Martial Arts – Movement with Intention
  • free day to spend by the beach, take a surf lesson, go on a hose-riding excursion or a guided nature walk
  • special good-bye dinner
  • round trip airport transfer to/from Faro airport
Optional activities:
  • additional private classes with Miriam or Mareile
  • surfing, kitesurfing
  • massages, spa treatments
Not included:
  • international flights
  • travel insurance
  • drinks

A holistic oasis on the far edge of Europe


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 not far from the Atlantic sea, Mote Velho feels like a world apart.


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 that were placed for the purpose of joy and contemplation, all with amazing views of the surroundings. A large common living room invites to make new friends and exchange experiences, while the cosy bed rooms and suites serve as your personal little oasis.


We will provide transportation from/to Faro airport, from where it is a 1.5 hr drive to the retreat center. If you are coming from Lisbon and prefer to arrive by road (car rental is possible), it’s about 3 hrs.


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


Twin Shared Room  €2450* – last room! –

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  €2250*

For groups of friends or those on a tighter budget, chose a triple shared room. All have an en-suite bathroom, mezanine, 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).



Shared 6-bed Dorm  €1850*

For those who cannot afford the regular rooms, but don’t want to miss out, there is a cosy 6-bed dorm located close to the yoga shala in a shadowed spot overlooking the ocean. Toilets and showers are located 100 metres away.



Single Room  €2950* – sold out –

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 90 days before retreat start:
100% refund (minus any charges occurring through bank transfer or PayPal)
Cancellation up to two months before retreat start:
If we are able to fill your cancelled spot by two 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 two 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 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.

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