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.  Although it is mostly women that attend, men are more than welcome on any of the breaks.

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!

Places are limited so please contact Diane to find out more about the pilates retreats on offer.

Flavours pilates holidays in Tuscany

Pilates and Mindfulness Day Retreat

Pilates Retreat

Fully booked

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th January 2019
Norton Manor House
Sutton Scotney, Winchester
SO21 3NB

2 nights accommodation
private dining
3 course dinner each evening
Full buffet breakfast each morning
Tea and coffee facilities
4 pilates classes
Use of 16 meter pool and spa facilities
Woodland walks
Goody bag
10% of all beauty treatments

Price: £475 per person based on single occupancy.  A deposit of £200 (non-refundable) is required by 1st October to confirm your place.  Balance to be paid by 1st December 2018.

Account number: 42255281 Sort code: 07-02-46 please note these are different to Diane’s normal account.

Please join Diane in this stunning 16th Century Manor House which is set in 54 acres of picturesque grounds, boasting a conservatory and orangery with wonderful views of the grounds and its own lake. We will have exclusive use of the Manor House, which has upgraded bedrooms, a private dining room and a lovely relaxing space to teach in. We will also be able to make use of the hotels 16 meter pool, gym and spa facilities.

A weekend to relax, unwind and have some fun!

Key Facts

If you are interested in taking part and would like to find out more information Diane has brochures, if you would like to receive one please let Diane know. Alternatively, you can have a look at


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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