Is a Pilates retreat right for you?

A pilates retreat is a great way to unwind, have fun and build a healthier body at the same time.   These holidays are designed for everyone from those just starting out through to advanced students however, you should have attended at least one course of pilates to get the most out of the break away.  

Diane teaches at Pilates retreats here in the UK and also in Italy and Morocco with Flavours Holidays.

These retreats are not all just about pilates either.  In the UK you will have time to yourself or to chat with new friends.  In Italy you have the opportunity of sight seeing and learning to cook fabulous food.  There is an emphasis on fun rather than seriousness!

Flavours pilates holidays in Tuscany

Key Facts

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  • Seville 15th – 22nd June, 2024
  • Tuscany 7th- 14th September 2024
  • Puglia October 12th- 19th

Please see the Flavours website for a sample itinerary

Contact the team at Flavours to find out more or to book your place.

People say…

Last year I went on a cooking and Pilates holiday in Puglia, run by Flavours of Italy.  It was a perfect week in every way. Firstly the villa was stunning, in the middle of beautiful countryside with lemon trees right outside my bedroom. Each morning I¹d pad over to make myself a coffee, opera music filling the house. Our small group, who were all great fun, then assembled by the turquoise swimming pool, where we did Pilates for an hour.

Diane, our teacher, was amazing.  Each of us were different levels of ability, we all had various concerns.  I have had rheumatoid arthritis for twenty years so was spoilt rotten and given a comfortable sun bed with a mattress rather than a mat on the ground! Diane effortlessly helped us all, giving each one of us individual attention and, with a lot of laughs along the way, each day I felt I improved little by little.  I loved the stretching first thing in the morning and last thing in the afternoon. It set me up so well for breakfast and our cooking lesson, and then wine and gin and tonics on the terrace before supper.  The cooking was great fun too. Antonio, our handsome and charming teacher, showed us how to cook traditional recipes from Puglia. We made aubergine bake, lemon mousse, custard pie, lasagne, homemade pasta, chocolate cake… I am exceptionally greedy but also enjoy taking exercise so the two worked really well together. My Italian week was a great way to meet new friends, enjoy some sunshine and eat like a Queen…I wouldn¹t hesitate to get on that plane and do it all over again.

Alice Peterson