Pilates Within – Turkey 2017


March 20th – 26th 2017


7 days/6 nights


Alacati, Turkey


from €1050



Come for a breath of fresh air!

Turkey’s turquoise Aegean cost has some of the best (air that is)! Spring is acoming in March and frankly, it’s one of my favorite seasons to see Alacati, the picturesque village where Anja Kursawe and Mareile Paley will host you for a very special retreat week. Every day we will dive together into the beauty of movement and experience the connections between Pilates, Yoga and what lies within. We will also taste Turkey’s fresh produce (lots of cheeses, fruit and seasonal vegetables) and have time to explore cobblestoned alleys and narrow streets lined with cafes and art galleries. Come for a feel-good week full of laughter and holistic healthy living. Yoga on the beach? Let’s do it!


Included in the price:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • daily healthy and sumtuous Turkish breakfast
  • one-on-one assessment / private session with Mareile or Anja
  • daily Pilates & Yoga classes and workshops
  • Shiatsu workshop
  • selected authentic, healthy dinners in our favorite restaurants throughout Alacati
  • 1 hr massage & spa visit at Alavya Design Hotel
  • Special welcome dinner
  • Aegean cooking class
  • Alacati market tour
  • round trip Izmir airport transfer



  • additional private sessions with Mareile or Anja (Pilates, Yoga, TRX, Waking Energy, Shiatsu)
  • Pilates equipment sessions (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair)
  • day-trip excursion to the Greek island of Chios
  • Mountainbiking, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing


Not included in the price:

  • international airfare
  • travel insurance
  • lunches (except the day of the cooking class)
  • drinks

One location – so much inspiration!

Alacati was a sleepy backwater until the gusty bays nearby were discovered by windsurfers in the 1990s. Today, Alacati’s old Greek houses and cobblestone streets are well preserved and attract romantics, eccentrics as well as Turkey’s high society. In the high season (July/August) artsy boutiques and Turkish cafes line the alleys and the many nearby beaches invite to linger for a summer cocktail. Come in the off-season and you will discover an authentic village full of charm, enjoy the nature and unspoiled coastline.


For this retreat we have teamed up with the charming Zeytin Konak Otel bringing the true charm and lifestyle of the Aegean to you. For the details, see the pricing section.


Alacati is located on the Cesme peninsula and just a stone-throw away from the Greek island of Chios – a possible day-trip excursion during your stay. The closest airport is Izmir.



Central, cosy and personal.

Managed by Turkey’s windsurf champion Ertugrul Icingir and his wife, an Alacati favourite of ours is the Zeytin Konak Otel with it’s friendly staff, clean and cosy rooms spread over several, artfully restored traditional stone houses and its two swimming pools in a grassy lawn. They have a range of accommodation options ranging from cosy single rooms to apartments great for sharing with friends. Each room has it’s own style and charm.


6-night Retreat Package  €1050 (double) / €1250 (single)

Includes 6 nights at Zeytin Konak Hotel with daily breakfast plus all regular retreat inclusions (see details). These rates are for Standard rooms. Please ask for prices if you would like to upgrade to Deluxe room or appartment (good for sharing for up to 3 friends).


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 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 occuring 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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