Pilates retreats & holidays with Pilates

PILATES RETREATS DIRECTORY

 

Awaken Holidays

based: Alicante, Spain
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Awaken Holidays offer a collection of specialist holidays from expert providers; holidays for improving wellbeing, relaxing the mind and exciting the soul. Highlighting the best of yoga retreats, fitness holidays, bootcamps, detox breaks and spa retreats; as well as showcasing a great selection of walking, cycling and activity holidays Worldwide.

| fitness | boot camps | yoga | pilates | cycle touring | spas | walk/trek/hike | weight loss | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | Worldwide | Western Europe |

 

Blissful Retreat

based: Alicante, Spain
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Rejuvenating, yoga inspired wellbeing holidays and health retreats near the sea in sunny Spain. Featured in the 'Top 10 Yoga Retreats of the World 2012'. The holidays offer inspiring yoga, pilates, fitness, delicious ayurvedic inspired vegetarian meals, hikes, meditation, biking, educational health workshops and holistic therapies. Carefully selected small, beautiful hotels in special locations.

| yoga | pilates | meditation | fitness | retreats | detoxification | weight loss | nutrition | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | vegetarian/vegan | walk/trek/hike | Spain |

 

Palettes de Gascogne

based: South West France

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Luxury all-inclusive painting holidays, or painting and pilates, in a beautiful Gascon farmhouse in Southern France – tutored by professional artists and fitness instructor. Courses offer a variety of mediums and suit all ages/abilities. Also a varied itinerary of outings/visits, including chateau tours, wine tastings, canoeing, market and restaurant visits and pilates sessions.

| painting/drawing | mixed media | pilates | France |

 

Pilates en France

based: Dordogne, France

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All-inclusive Pilates holidays and breaks in a converted farmhouse in a beautiful setting in the Dordogne, southwest France. Offering intensive Pilates studio sessions and optional group matwork classes from a fully-equipped Pilates studio.

| pilates | France |

 

uk flagThe Ultimate Retreat Company

based: Alicante, Spain

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Luxury all-inclusive health retreats for weight loss, fitness, detox, wellbeing and anti-ageing, set in a beautiful award winning venue and spa. Join their exceptional and professional retreat team which includes a doctor, nutritionist, yoga and pilates teachers, personal trainers and holistic therapists; who will offer inspirational and individual care and support.

| weight loss | detoxification | yoga | pilates | fitness | nutrition | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | singles | Spain |

 

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Boswell Farm Pilates Retreats

based: Devon, UK

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Pilates retreats in Devon, classes include Pilates practice, meditation, visualisation and relaxation.

| pilates | UK |

 

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Via Yoga

based: Washington, USA

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Yoga, pilates and surf retreats in Costa Rica, with daily Pilates and yoga sessions, guided meditation and surf or stand-up paddle board lessons.

| pilates | yoga | surfing | Costa Rica |

 

 

 

ARTICLE:

Which retreat – Pilates or yoga?

Pilates retreat

Pilates and Yoga have many similarities, in fact they complement each other well and some retreats will combine the two. So how do they compare and which one offers the right retreat for you?

 

The Pilates Method body-conditioning and exercise technique was developed about 90 years ago by German-born Joseph Pilates. The Method involves a series of controlled exercises that engage both mind and body – concentration is a very important element. The primary focus is on building core strength and improving posture by targeting deep postural muscles. Using low-impact, low-repetition exercises it also increases strength without building bulk.

 

Exercises either take the form of mat based work – probably the most common form you'll encounter on a Pilates retreat – or are done on special resistance apparatus developed by the founder. Mat based Pilates may also use props such as balls, resistance bands and rollers.

 

Classical Pilates – some instructors teach only the classical form originally taught by Joseph Pilates. However on a Pilates retreat you are more likely to encounter Contemporary Pilates in which practitioners use variations and adaptions of the original exercises.

 

See how this compares to yoga here»