"The man who uses intelligence with respect to his diet, his sleeping habits, and who exercises properly, is beyond any question of doubt taking the very best preventive medicines provided so freely and abundantly by nature." Joseph Pilates

Pilates Retreat in Cyprus 2017…5% discount available to all mailing list members

(a £200 deposit is required to secure your place)

Intensive daily Pilates, Accommodation (no requirement to share), Buffet breakfast and evening meals all included in all our Pilates packages.

 

Call 020 8960 4727 for more information or email mo@seraphinapilates.com

 

Due to Suzy’s increasingly busy teaching and training schedule, she will only be running one Retreat in Cyprus (June 24th-30th 2017), join us for 6 days of Pilates, sunshine, great food and the perfect place to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Pilates Method as well taking time out to indulgence in some time to yourself

Pilates at the Natura Beach Hotel, Polis, Cyprus

June 24th-30th 2017

Prices start at just £600p/p

Numbers are limited to 10 participants on each Retreat.

 

Seraphina Pilates Retreats

The modern age has ensured we are all largely time poor.

My life is spent juggling teaching, studying, family, friends and volunteering weekly at the local animal rescue centre. Despite the unerring support of a very patient partner, our lives are divided between London and Hampshire, and achieving a work/life balance, even with support, can get frantic, overwhelming and exhausting.

It always seems like there is more to do, yet less time to achieve it.

That’s why I feel Pilates is needed more than ever in everyday life

Several years ago, I realised this was also a constant theme with my clients and decided I wanted to create an opportunity for people to escape, exercise, reset and recharge.

Having visited various potential retreat locations across Europe, I finally settled on The Natura in Cyprus and Casperia in Italy as both had an environment that was as restorative and beautiful as it was energising.

 

Week Long Pilates Holiday in Cyprus (6 nights)

The Natura Beach Hotel, Cyprus

Included: Sea view room en suite /breakfast/ Evening meals, 90 minutes daily Pilates class, Optional morning walk
Not included: Travel Insurance/ flights/ Transfers to/from Hotel/ treatments and excursions/ water sports

Retreat Schedule

 

Day 1    : Arrival Day, guests are welcome from Midday. 8pm Dinner. All accommodation is en suite and with a sea view
Day 2-6 : 7.30-8.30am Optional morning walk (approx. 4.5 miles), 8.30 Buffet breakfast, foods produced from the hotel gardens and orchards.

11.30am-1pm 90 minute Pilates Mat class by the Sea, classes follow the original order and include appropriate variations and adaptions to both challenge and build each guests skills and confidence in the Pilates Method

Afternoon Free time, time to swim, take out a bike, enjoy the tennis courts or simply relax

7.30 Optional drinks before dinner

8-9.30pm Dinner, a buffet selection using largely foods from the hotels gardens and orchards.
Day 7 : Departure Day rooms available until Midday.

Prices : £800 p/p Twin room en suite (based on 2 sharing), £900 Single room en-suite (A £200 is required to secure a place)

 

Our Pilates breaks at The Natura are the perfect opportunity to recharge, rebalance and practice Pilates within the tranquil surroundings of this stunning coastal retreat.

In addition to your daily 90 minute class, you can swim in the pool and azure blue sea, hire a bike, play tennis or simply read your book in the sunshine. There are also optional excursions available.

Whether you’re there for the early summer flowers and abundant orchards or the early autumn fig harvest and warm sunshine, it is important to us that your valuable time is yours to do as little or as much as you like with.

 

Weekend Pilates Retreats in Italy (4 nights) No dates available for 2017

The Forani Palace, Casperia, Italy

Included: Room en suite /buffet breakfast/ buffet evening meals, 90 minutes daily Pilates class. Optional Sunday morning walk. Optional Yoga classes.
Not included: Travel Insurance/ flights/ treatments and excursions/ Horse Riding/ Access to the Private pool.

Retreat Schedule

Day 1 : Arrival Day, guests are welcome to arrive from Midday. 7pm Drinks and Aperitifs on the Terrace, 8pm Dinner.
Day 2 : 8-9.30am Pilates Mat Class. 9.30 Buffet Breakfast (special diets catered for). Optional excursion to the Sulphur spa. 7.30 Dinner

Day 3 : 8-9.30am Pilates Mat Class. 9.30 Buffet Breakfast. Afternoon Free time, Optional Yoga class..7.30pm Dinner

Day 4 : 8-9.30am Pilates Mat Class. 9.30 Buffet Breakfast. 11am Optional guided walk into the Sabine Hills. 7.30pm Dinner

Day 5 : Departure Day from 9.30am

Prices : £600 p/p (based on two sharing Twin room en suite), £800 p/p  Single room en-suite  (A deposit of £200 p/p is required to secure a reservation)

Tucked away high in the Sabine Hills of the Sabina region Italy is the beautiful town of Casperia.

Within the winding walled streets is The Forani Palace, originally the home of Casperia’s nobility. Whether you are up in the turret or overlooking the courtyard and valley, it is a truly unique place to stay and unwind in.

After your daily Pilates class and delicious breakfast, the rest of the day is yours to go walking, bike riding or swimming in the nearby private pool which overlooks the mountains. You can ride horses through the hills or simply find a shady spot in the Palace gardens to read your book.

During your stay, you can also indulge in a variety of treatments and therapies courtesy of Sunflower Retreats (www.sunflowerretreats.com)

You can also use the sauna and book additional yoga sessions.

 

Bespoke Retreats (On request)

Bananaquit House, St Lucia

From 2015, we are delighted to be able to offer you the chance to book your very own Pilates Retreat, tailored to your needs and holiday dates.

Unlike our other Retreats that are run at certain times throughout the year, these bespoke retreat weeks are designed to fit in within your schedule*.

Bananaquit House is a private villa that has unrivalled views of The Pitons. With it’s tranquil setting, infinity pool and intensive daily Pilates classes with an experienced Classical Pilates teacher, it is the ideal location for a pre-wedding holiday getaway, a special birthday celebration or just an opportunity to escape with friends.

These packages are perfect for groups of up to 5 or 6 people. If you’d like to find out more, please email the lovely Mo at mo@seraphinapilates.com for more information.

 

The sort of Retreats we run at Seraphina Pilates are different for several reasons:

  • All our teachers are all highly experienced and qualified, with years of training and experience in the Pilates method.
  • We do not cater for beginners. These retreats are aimed at people and teachers already passionate about the benefits of Pilates, who want to explore the work in greater depth. Everyone is required to complete a pre-screening enrollment form. Please note, these Retreats are not designed for people with injures or chronic pain issues.
  • Our schedules are kept deliberately unrestricted. Clients often arrive exhausted and in need of space. Our Retreats provide and allow the perfect opportunity and locations to do this.
  • We do not organise flights. This gives people the freedom to plan around their own lives and preferences and means everyone can come and go as they please.
  • In Italy especially, ‘special’ diets are easily catered for with a little advance notice.
  • We always ensure there is always an administrator present on our Retreats as well as the teacher to make sure any concerns or issues are dealt with quickly and smoothly.
  • We have over 5 years of running these Retreats and are continually improving each one on the feedback we receive.
  • Guests not participating in Pilates can also come along at a reduced rate.
  • The Single supplement is kept to a minimum as we don’t think you should be charged for taking some time out.
  • Seraphina Pilates is a family run business . We can take up to ten guests though there are no minimum numbers. These retreats are about investing in your time and energy not capacity attendance.

When you remove people from their day-to-day environment and give them the space to put themselves and their bodies first, extraordinary transformations can happen. Even over the briefest of breaks.

 

Comments from previous guests….

‘Brilliant week! Extremely peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Excellent Pilates tuition given with real insight and passion. Would certainly recommend this week to anyone who wishes to recharge and improve their technique.’ RI, June ’13

‘I’m still totally chilled out and can’t wait to go again. It’s amazing what four nights of being yourself does for one’s mind!’ DS, Oct’12

‘A week of sunshine, relaxation, healthy food and excellent Pilates tuition.’ SD, Cyprus

‘Another fantastic, recharging experience with beautiful surroundings, expert teaching and a great balance of sociability and peace.’ AD, Cyprus

‘A fabulous week in the sun. The daily Pilates classes were up to Suzy’s usual excellent standard. Something different every day.’ FD, Cyprus

‘The most relaxing and fascinating escape and wonderful to socialise with everyone.’ BA, Italy

‘Absolutely the best fun I’ve had in a long time. My abs have benefited from the laughter as well as the Pilates.’ RO, Italy

‘Thanks so much. It was fantastic as ever, great fun, stimulating and relaxing – I feel recharged!’ AD, Italy

‘It was an amazing trip and surpassed all my expectations.’ AC, Italy

‘Brilliant Pilates tuition in a fabulous setting, felt challenged but safe under Suzy’s watchful eye! Loved the early morning walks, and chilling out at the Natura, a lovely mixture of ‘me’ time and great company. Came back feeling relaxed and healthy, with many happy memories, not least of the cocktails!’ AK, Cyprus