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This page will keep you updated on Pilates retreats or holidays that are being offered by, or that feature, Body Control Pilates teachers.

Friday 9th February - Monday 12th February, PilatesWorks4U/Hintlesham Hall - Suffolk

Come along and do away with the January blues and enjoy some "me-time" at the luxurious Hintlesham Hall in Suffolk, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The weekend will start by unwinding and relaxing with some lovely treatments just for you or perhaps an afternoon tea in front of a roaring fire? Early evening we will offer a relaxation session to start to ease away any stress and tension. Ending the day with drinks, canapés and dinner served in the private dining room.

Your days will include a gorgeous offering of breakfast and evening meal with at least 3 hours of Pilates and in between there will be time for some rest and relaxation either in front of the fire reading a book in one of the hotel's drawing rooms or in a quiet area. Mindfulness facials, relaxation, some yoga and hopefully lovely walks in the surrounding countryside will be on offer as we start to relax and strengthen from the inside. Other well-being treats will be available throughout the weekend before you leave at midday on the Monday.

Please do get in touch if you are interested in experiencing the luxury of Hintlesham Hall and our care and attention for a whole weekend of pure "me time". Email: pilatesworks4u@gmail.com or speak to Jenny: 07855 394 703 or 01473 823 500.

March 6 - 8th 2018, Arundel, West Sussex

In todays modern world we are often under constant pressure juggling the demands of our busy lives rarely having time to stop and unwind, to relax or simply think calmly. Retreats can be a really important tool to redress this frantic pace and Suzanne is an expert in creating a space and a mix of classes and free time to really bring you home – to a sense of stillness and calm within your mind and body – to press the reset button and step off the wheel.

This retreat will be led by Suzanne Wooder who has over 15 years experience of Pilates and bodywork. The retreat will be held in the newly refurbished Brooklands Barn in Arundel - set in the heart of the West Sussex countryside and the perfect place to let nature work its magic on you along with a carefully tailored programme of classes and free time. Classes will be tailored to suit your needs with lots of individual attention so you really get to learn what’s right for your body and deepen your understanding of this movement form. There will be Qi Gung sessions each morning which is a meditative form of movement designed to gently free your body of any restrictions and tension as well as morning and afternoon Pilates sessions. Suzanne will also share her love of meditation and relaxation techniques which help to bring your mind, body and spirit into stillness and deepen your sense of calm and wellbeing.

In addition to classes there will be time to sit by the log fires, perhaps read a book, have an afternoon nap, take a walk, make new friends, eat amazing vegetarian food, treat yourself to a massage or relax in the sauna and indoor pool.

​Price £340 per person sharing a twin room.

For more information please contact Suzanne for a full brochure on suzanne@palacepilates.com or visit their website at www.palacepilates.com

Arundel, West Sussex: Weekend Retreats:
• Friday 16th March – Sun 18th March 2018
• Friday 2nd Nov – Sun 4th Nov 2018

Upminster Sports Massage & Pilates are offering Pilates Retreat Weekends in a beautifully restored 19th Century Barn set within 2 acres of peaceful grounds with stunning views of West Sussex. With beautiful country walks and sandy beaches nearby, this a tranquil haven to refresh and revitalise both the mind and body.

Included: 5* Accommodation (10 bedrooms including 8 ensuite), Full Board (On-Site Chef), Juices/Superfood Smoothies, heated indoor Swimming Pool and Sauna, private Gardens and Courtyard, free wi-fi, two stunning Studios with underfloor heating and a generous choice of Classes in small groups: Pilates for different levels, Stretch & Mobilise, Dance and Cardio workouts, Guided Relaxation/Meditation. Extra: Massage, Reflexology, Spa Treatments.

We also offer Pilates Full Day Retreats at Absolute Arts Dance Studios in Westcliff (opposite train station and by the beach).

Included: Nutritious lunch, Juices/Superfood Smoothies, Energy Balls, two studios with a generous choice of Classes in small groups: Pilates for different levels, Stretch & Mobilise, Dance and Cardio workouts, Guided Relaxation/Meditation. Extra: Remedial or Deep Tissue Massage

All of our retreats are open to newcomers to Pilates and those with experience. For further information go to www.upminstersportsmassage.co.uk or email upminstersportsmassage@gmail.com or call Charlene on 07411 826 721.


Our Pilates, Yoga and Vegan Food retreats are a balance of strength building, rejuvenation, cleansing, relaxation, and learning. Our wonderful instructors will help you find new inspiration, expand your practice, and have loads of fun on the way.

Based in an old farmhouse with amazing vista views of the French countryside, you will be guided through your Yoga and Pilates practices each day and also have the opportunity to learn how to make the delicious vegan food you are served.

Help yourself from the fruit trees, cool off in the pool, or find a quiet corner to be creative, The Field Retreat is a calm and beautiful haven, surrounded by rolling countryside and amazing skies.

If you want to explore, there is loads to see and do nearby, markets, châteaux, swimming, canoeing, basket weaving, wine tasting, tree adventures, zip-lining and more.

Accommodation is cosy, comfortable, and all of our rooms have a view…

Prices start from 395 Euro.

Go to our site at www.thefieldretreat.eu for a list of dates and more information, or contact Helen at admin@thefieldretreat.eu

It is also possible to rent the space out as a teacher to run your own retreat.

In the charming coastal town of Conil de la Frontera – A typical white Andalusian town.

• Pick your own dates. From a long weekend to a week or even two.
• Example of cost – 7 nights @ £525
• Suitable for absolute beginners to the more experienced

Come alone or bring a friend. Shared accomodation in light modern twin bedded room. Matwork Pilates each morning with Body Control teacher Karen Stafford followed by delicious brunch of local fresh produce on patio, weather permitting. Modern relaxing Pilates studio within the house. Maximum 4 people ensuring maximum attention.Remainder of the day to do as you please.

Relax on one of the many beautiful beaches just 3 minutes walk away or use the courtesy mini bus to visit the charismatic local town and wander the cobbled lanes full of galleries, gift shops, cafes, restaurants and market of locally grown produce. Group sight seeing trips available to local sights.

Transfers to and from your destination airport.

Why not take some time for yourself.

For all the full details please go to www.pilatesholidayspain.com or email pilatesholidayspain@hotmail.com or telephone 0034 678 567 359.

May – October every year

• We provide bespoke Pilates holidays for small groups of 7/8 guests, using only the best experts in their field to deliver the impeccable holiday experience.
• With no single supplements and private luxury en-suite rooms in stunning Italian Villas, it’s a perfect way to take your Pilates holiday.

A week of Italian sunshine, set amidst olive and lemon trees in the beautiful gardens of our luxury villas, our own private chef producing wonderful meals all with locally sourced ingredients. Pilates everyday, improving your technique,(optional cooking lessons) great wine and wonderful food, fabulous pool and jacuzzi. Time for sightseeing, wine tasting, shopping, relaxing, and sunbathing.

Candice is the owner and principal Pilates teacher and has been a member of Body Control Pilates since 1998.

Our holidays are all inclusive, covering all wine, meals, excursions, wine tasting and airport transfers. So no need to worry about fluctuating currency exchange rates.

To learn more and to watch our latest video please visit our website at www.life-holidays.com

For more information please contact Life Holidays:
Email: info@life-holidays.com
Call Candice on: +44 (0)20 7127 6542 or +44 (0)7973 520 443

5th-12th January 2018, 12th-19th January, 31st-7th April, 7th-14th April, 14th-21st April, 19-26th May 2nd-9th June, 15th-22nd September

Leave the hustle and bustle and daily stresses that life throws at you behind and take time out for yourself by joining this relaxing pilates & yoga retreat deep in the stunning countryside of the Dordogne region of France. This wonderful setting offers a unique getaway with luxury accommodation and the chance to focus on developing a relaxed and harmonious you. Unwind and relax in a land of contrast; of rivers & wide valleys of deep gorges and tumbling streams, rolling fields of sunflowers and plum orchards as far as the eye can see.

Your nutritionist and Pilates instructor will be there during your entire holiday, so if you ever feel the need for more insight or more expert advice, feel free to use them. You will have a chance to get to know your body and its needs with your one on one nutritional therapy consultation. Your accommodation will make this holiday truly memorable as you stay in one of two lovely properties surrounded by extensive private gardens. Spend your evenings unwinding in one of the heated swimming pools (open seasonally) on the property after a bike ride through the countryside or curl up by the fire. Return home refreshed, energised, and feeling years younger.

Included in the price:
• 7 nights accommodation
• daily fresh, natural and nutritious juices, breakfast and dinner with two healthy snacks
• daily exercise including morning pilates (1.5 hours), evening yoga lesson (1 hour), afternoon activities such as guided walks, cycling, as well as guided evening meditation (all are optional)
• one to one nutritional therapy consultation with a registered nutritional therapist and a free follow up review post holiday
• a personalised wellbeing plan with tailored supplements and testing if necessary (testing and supplements are at an extra cost but you will get a 10% discount of retail price)
• a selection of daily informative talks in a relaxed environment and workshops e.g how to make fermented foods
• a personalised wellbeing plan with tailored supplements and testing if necessary (testing and supplements are at an extra cost but you will get a 10% discount of retail price)
• A bicycle free to use during your stay
• Return transfers to and from Bergerac Airport (flights not included but are very cheap to Bergerac)

Price £820

For more information please contact Naomi Langford-Archer on 07850 897 304, via email at naomi@gutnutrition.co.uk or the website at www.gutnutrition.co.uk

Bookings can be made through: www.golearnto.com

Potash Barns, Suffolk / 16th - 19th February 2018

This weekend retreat is designed to be a space where you can recharge the batteries in a down to earth environment. It will comprise of Pilates class with both energising sequences and mindful movement, guided relaxation sessions, hearty vegetarian food, calligraphy workshop with the fantastic Alice Gabb, optional massage treatments from the brilliant Kate Kahle and walks to blow the cobwebs away. All of this is set against the backdrop of the Suffolk countryside, but being February we will also have plenty of soul nourishing activities to do by the log fire if the weather’s a little wild!

Whats Included
• 3 nights stay at Potash Barns, Suffolk
• 7 hours of Pilates, morning and afternoon each day (in the longer afternoon sessions there will also be a blend of Myofascial Training techniques, including some spiky ball self-massage to promote resilience and release in the body’s connective tissues)
• Modern Calligraphy class led by the fantastically talented Alice Gabb
• All meals (delicious vegetarian fare)
• Guided relaxation sessions to aid a deep, restorative slumber
• A goodie bag with a few essentials to help you fully relax

Optional extras
Treatments will be available from the magical hands of Kate Kahle. She’s an incredibly experienced and generous therapist who’ll be offering aromatherapy or deep tissue massage, reflexology and reiki. Each guest will have the opportunity to book a 60 minute treatment of their choice at the cost of £50.

Shared Twin Room £465 per person

Full details: www.kathpentpilates.com/retreats-2/
To book your spot or for any queries please don’t hesitate to email me katherinepentecost@gmail.com

Friday 11th - Monday 14th May, 2018

Relax, restore and revive on the beautiful island of Sardinia, staying at the luxurious 4* Cala Caterina. Hotel has secluded pool and beautiful gardens leading down to the beach Bedrooms are beautiful appointed with balcony or patio

• healthy breakfast and 4 course gourmet evening dinner
• 2 Pilates classes per day with mindfulness
• Return flights from Stansted Airport inc 20 kg luggage allowance
• Transfers from Cagliari airport to/from hotel.

Optional activities include: swimming, snorkelling, walking, cycling, treatments from on-site spa.

Price £699. (Prices based on shared twin room - so bring a friend!)

For more information please visit www.lovepilatesholidays.com and facebook.com/pilatesinthesun/

To book please email Julie Kimber

Friday 18th – 20th May 2018, The Orange Tree, Rosedale

(2 nights Full board) £295. Join Vicky for this therapeutic Pilates retreat to recharge and unwind, situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

• Gentle morning stretches
• Strengthening Pilates practice
• Superfood breakfasts
• Homemade vegetarian lunch and dinners
• X2 Inspiring workshops
• Evening meditation and relaxation
• Healing treatments
• Outdoor hot tub
• Sauna

Cost is based on sharing a twin room; A £100 deposit will secure your booking today.

To book or for more information contact Vicky on 07929 601 043 or mail@studio21yarm.co.uk

18th – 25th May 2018

Take a break from your aching back, while enjoying the pleasures of a Greek Island holiday. Join us for an orthoPilates Back Pain retreat.

This exceptional retreat, unlike any other, offers you personalised support including an in-depth assessment of your structural and postural issues with our experienced osteopath, Jessica, working in partnership with Alex, our Pilates (Back4Good) coach. Together they will devise the ideal therapeutic regime designed to realign your bones and joints, free up and strengthen your aching muscles.

Your daily Pilates exercises will retrain your posture, help you to support your body to become more stable and more flexible while avoiding those aches and pains. This powerful combination of manual therapy and Pilates will foster a greater awareness and appreciation of your back and help to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Your week will begin with a comprehensive assessment and treatment from our osteopath. Beginner Pilates students may need a small-group session to cover the essentials during that first day.

Each morning there will be a full 90 minute-Pilates class, followed by a delicious healthy breakfast. For the rest of the daytimes there will be one to one sessions with Alex or Jessica as needed and you will otherwise be free to relax or explore the island - there are two cars available for you to use. Then at sunset there will be a second Pilates ‘relax and unwind’ class. In the evening you will have the chance to discover a range of local restaurants.

For more information see www.orthopilates.com/sub/b4g.html

June & October 2018

Steeped in myth, Gozo is thought to be the legendary Calypso's Isle of Homer's Odyssey - a peaceful, mystical backwater. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside. Gozo’s rugged landscape and spectacular coastline await exploration with some of the Mediterranean's best dive sites, historical sites, forts and amazing panoramas, as well as one of the archipelago's best-preserved prehistoric temples, Ġgantija.

Whats Included
• 7 nights accommodation
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Excursions to Ggantija Temples, Citadel, Ramla Bay, Marsalforn Salt pans, Xlendi Bay and Azure Window
• 2 Pilates group classes per day with Lara
• 1 x private Pilates class with Lara
• Outdoor swimming, walks in the surrounding area and great company

Optional activities include: Horse riding, scuba diving, kayaking, cycling and treatments from off site Spa

Price 900 Euros per person

“I can’t remember the last time I was so relaxed but also felt I had worked my body and learnt new things”
(Anita Woodford – Group participant June 2017)

For further information please contact Lara Refalo
Email: gozopilates@gmail.com
Website: www.gozopilatesretreats.com
Facebook page: Gozo Pilates Retreats


This luxury retreat is held at a beautiful 19th Century Chateau surrounded by ancient woodland. Tucked away in the foothills of the Pyrenees in a UNESCO world heritage site, it’s the perfect location to take refuge from the world surrounded by untouched natural beauty.

You’ll take part in restorative Pilates, Yoga and meditation practice, all set under the warm glow of the September sun.

Cost and what’s included:
• Luxury Private Room with en-suite £999 for 1 person
• Luxury Double/Twin Room with en-suite £849 per person
• Luxury same sex Twin Room with en-suite £799 per person (for single travellers)
• Sunrise & Sunset classes (2 per full day)
• Guided Meditations
• One 45 minute Private Pilates or Reiki treatment per person
• 1 Yoga themed Session
• All teas, coffees & water. 1 Green juice per day
• Healthy buffet breakfast & lunch, 3 course organic evening meal with wine
• 4 nights Luxury accommodation with outdoor pool

What’s not included:
• Flights
• Optional return airport transfer (€60)
• Massages

Contact vickyrees@healthhubclinics.co.uk or 07929 601 043 to book or for more information.

1st-8th October, 2018

With Body Control Pilates teacher - Jill Rowland

7 nights Full Price: £680* pp (based on two people sharing a twin ensuite room).
*Early Bird Price: £630 pp

Single ensuite supplement - Full Price £775*
* Early Bird Price: £725

Triple occupancy available at a discount - please enquire.
*Early Bird discount if booked before 7th February, 2018

Join us at this beautiful and unspoilt location on the south-west coast of Crete. Our accommodation is a beautifully restored 19th century traditional stone 'yoga' house set in the picturesque village of Chora Sfakion. It's a real haven for anyone wishing to step out of the 'fast lane', for a while. Beaches, crystal clear waters and a number of tavernas line the old harbour just a short walk from the house.

The price includes: Daily breakfast and 5 vegetarian evening meals, transfers from Chania airport (depending on flights) and twice daily pilates classes.

Not included: Flights and transfers to UK airports. (Cheap Easyjet flights from Gatwick, currently available).

We require 10 bookings for the retreat to go ahead so please register your interest as soon as possible. Full details and booking www.wiltshirepilates.com/retreats or email jill@wiltshirepilates.com


We offer year round Pilates Retreats for just one or two guests for short breaks or week long holidays at our beautiful rural property overlooking the Taw Valley. The annex is complete with a double bedroom, private large shower room and a luxury lounge with TV, DVD & Freeview and pool table. The lounge is open plan with fully equipped kitchen bar. We offer two hours of Pilates mat and equipment tuition a day in the fully equipped studio on site, either in the mornings or as a morning and late afternoon split. There is no set itinerary to follow, and we hope our visitors will do as much or as little as they want. Time can be spent exploring the national parks and beautiful beaches or just sitting in the gardens reading a book. The gardens are currently being landscaped with terraces, patios and seating areas to relax, with hammocks and swing chairs and woodland walkways.

For more information contact Taw Valley Pilates, email or call 01769 580 618.


Flavours Holidays working in conjunction with highly experienced Body Control Pilates teachers have designed a series of perfect Pilates holidays in Italy. Choose from either a week in Sicily, Tuscany, Puglia or Amalfi. With a maximum group size of 8 guests you be assured of plenty individual attention and classes tailored to your individual needs. As well as daily Pilates lessons, you will also enjoy 2 cookery lessons with a local cook, be taken to explore nearby towns and places of interest. With no single supplement Flavours’ Pilates retreats are the perfect break for everyone to unwind and relax under the Italian sun.

For more information contact Flavours Holidays:
W: Flavours Holidays
E: info@flavoursholidays.co.uk
T: 0131 343 2500
Flavours Holidays is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator nos 6528.


Pilates Spa Days and Weekends at the award winning Thurlestone Hotel, in South Devon with Annita Cole. These retreats are a perfect introduction to Body Control Pilates, suitable for those with no Pilates experience or those wanting to consolidate what they already know, and enjoy exploring their practice once again with a beginners mind. Lots of Pilates, 4-star hotel with fabulous fresh food, a stunning location with superb sea views, coastal path walking and brand new spa facilities.

For more information, please visit Thurlstone Hotel or contact Annita.


Pilates short breaks and week long holidays are now offered at the stunning Highbullen Hotel; Golf and Country Club in North Devon. These Pilates Holidays are run throughout the year with all Pilates sessions led by Body Control Pilates Master Teacher Lauren Bannister. Highbullen boasts luxury accommodation, fine dining, all weather tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course and private fishing is available on the River Mole. The Highbullen Hotel has state of the art leisure facilities with a 65ft indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. The area is a haven for fishing, cycling and forest walks with the Highbullen Hotel a short drive away from the Exmoor National Park and within easy reach of the North Devon beaches and Dartmoor National Park. The cathedral city of Exeter is a charming ride away on the two carriage Tarka Line train.

For more information, please visit www.highbullen.co.uk or www.pilatesholidaysdevon.co.uk.

All retreats and holidays featured in this section are published for your information only.
For more details please contact the organisers direct via the website, email or telephone number provided.

Last updated: 09.01.2018