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Pilates Retreats in Turkey and Greece

Pilates, pampering and re-energising

Whether you want to relax by the lake, sea, or mountains. Our retreats are set in beautiful surroundings and you will have a holiday of total wellbeing, relaxation, health and fitness and much more. You will come back feeling inspired energised and also more toned with inch loss achieved. Limited space available.

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Turkey Pilates Retreats
25th April - 2nd May retreat in Turkey 2015
2hrs a day option £650 - 4hrs a day option £999
Included in the price is accommodation, brunch, Turkish bath/thermal spa as well as Pilates on the roof terrace overlooking the mountains of Koyceiz and one evening meal with wine.

Greece Retreat in September 2015
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Greece Pilates Retreats - Agistri Island
£650 for the week
Included in the price is accommodation, breakfast, 2 hours Pilates daily, optional 1 hour fitness session early eve and one evening meal. Agistri Island is one of the quieter islands and has miles of beach front to walk/run along. The hotel is right on the beach and we have a boat to take us to neighboring islands that we can explore.  We will be doing our Pilates sessions on the roof terrace of the hotel overlooking the sea, on one of the secluded islands or at the dance studio in Aegina and be able to explore the other islands as an option.

Optional De-tox clean 9 package available prior to the retreats to assist energy levels, inch loss and cleanse the system for vitality and well being. Simply copy and paste the link to my shop to order online:
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Pilates Retreats in Turkey/Greece

Client Testimonial

I really enjoyed the pilates retreat, it was very relaxing and a beautiful spot - wonderful to be so close to the lake, and to see the hills from the roof terrace. Two hours of pilates went really quickly, I was very impressed by how Rosa made each morning different, and slightly more challenging each day. I definitely noticed the difference after just a week - my stomach was more or less back to its pre-baby state, and everything felt tighter and leaner, as well as much better posture.

Pilates retreat Turkey - a week of fabulous pilates, from which I feel stronger and more flexible!!!   a week of relaxation, meeting new friends, sun, peaceful surroundings, and Gul's amazing breakfasts, and the most fabulous dinners!!!!   Rosa is not only a wonderful teacher but a very caring person!!   Gul welcomes you with warmth and you feel as if you've known them both for years, and very quickly feel like you have a second home!!!   Can't wait for next year!!!!!!
Alison Driscoll

Just back from one week Pilates retreat in Turkey and I feel like a new woman! Much more toned in stomach, bottom and legs and generally stronger and fitter - all in one week!  I arrived feeling achy, unfit and tired and left a week later pain free, slimmer and raring to go - amazing!  Rosa's sessions are challenging, imaginative and never boring - 2 hours just fly by! Rosa somehow manages to get the best out of everyone in the class and is attentive and caring, ensuring everyone achieves their individual fitness goals. Everyone at the retreat is so friendly and accommodation and food were both lovely - thanks to Gul (owner) and lovely Fikret for my cups of tea! I will definitely be back! 
Lynn Gant Pilates teacher and Neuro Physio

I have recently returned from the retreat in Koycegiz. It was a fantastic week and I felt incrediby energised at the end of it. Rosa is an excellent Pilates teacher and tailored the exercises for our different needs – i.e. as I have some back and flexibility problems. She is a lovely and very caring person and is very interested in each individual and exactly what they are hoping to achieve. I had arrived with a very stiff back but felt much better by the end of the week after our 2 hour Pilates sessions on the roof terrace and also lost some inches round my middle. Swimming in the pool every morning before Pilates also helped I believe! We all looked forward to Gul’s scrumptious breakfasts which were amazing. I would heartily recommend this retreat – if you love Pilates, sunshine and a quiet, relaxing time then I am sure it would be perfect for you. So thank you to Rosa for being a very inspiring teacher and also to Gul for her wonderful hospitality (and food) during our stay." Christine Darby

"Rosa is an amazing, motivating expert and incredibly patient. Ever since working with her my back has stopped hurting and I can wear 5 inch heels with impunity! Even after the most stressful day, one hour with Rosa and I am relaxed and calm again. I Recommend her highly." Susanna Kempe CEO

"We attended the Pilates retreat in Turkey with Rosa from the 11th-18th September 2010 and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Roanna has been attending Rosa's classes for some time whereas İ am more of a Pilates beginner, but Rosa was excellent at providing options for us both to work at levels we were comfortable with, and was also very encouraging when we were making progress. The sessions were always varied, incorporating flowing sequences, focused moves, stretching and relaxation. The terrace was also a lovely location for our Pilates session, it was cool and tranquil in the mornings and we even got to see some of the local wildlife in the form of a little owl who watched over us most mornings! The retreat has given us a new enthusiasm for Pilates, and has really motivated us to continue with all we have learned over the course of the week."

The location of the retreat, the Rose Garden Hotel in Koycegiz, was absolutely ideal – the town is set beside a beautiful lake and beneath imposing hills, and makes a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of other holiday resorts. The hotel itself is run by Gul, who is really friendly and always made us feel very welcome. The hotel is intimate, with only 16 spacious and comfortable rooms, and a sunny pool and terrace area. The daily brunch was nothing short of amazing – we ate fresh bread with homemade jam, fruit with homemade yogurt and honey, and drank Turkish tea. Gul also kindly allowed us to sample her fantastic cooking at dinnertime, which was better than the food we had in the local restaurants! On the subject of food, we also discovered an amazing local ice cream shop, which we naughtily visited most days… Other local delicacies include baklava and pastries, both sweet and savoury, from the patisserie near the lake front.
A must-do on any visit to Turkey is a Turkish bath – not only was this functional in that it rids you of dead skin in a way most exfoliators could only dream of, but it was also an entertaining cultural experience… This, along with a meal at the Botanik restaurant next door to the Turkish Bath, made for one of our best evenings of the holiday! Thank you Rosa!"

"Sun, sea, sand and the opportunity to gain some muscle tone - who could ask for more!
I have just returned from the Pilates Retreat in Turkey.  Not only was the venue quiet and beautiful - with first class service but I have lost 2 inches off my waist and 1.5 inches off my hips through the dedicated 2 hour daily Pilates session. I would highly recommend anyone to go - I know that I will be booking again for next year!" Alison M HR Business Partner

"I have attended two Pilates retreats run by Rosa in Turkey. We had excellent instruction undertaking a routine which was built upon throughout the week of each retreat. New exercises were explained and demonstrated clearly. The variety of the exercises gave us new options for our routines currently done at home. Our 2 hours instruction each day flew by. We really noticed the results of our hard work feeling more toned and stronger day by day. Rosa has found the most stunning location for these retreats and the hotel is amazing, you have not lived unless you have eaten breakfast at Gul's Rose Apart Hotel!
Save me a space for next year!" Jo P  Head of Research Nursing Dept.

Typical Day

8-10am Pilates on the roof terrace in a class of no more than 12.  Relaxation is included in this time.
For clients doing 4 hours of Pilates a day. 5pm-7pm is the evening session.  

10.30am Locally produced brunch by the pool.

After brunch, you are free to explore the area, enjoy windsurfing or swimming at the lake, or simply relax. Optional 1:1 or 2:1 Pilates sessions are also available in the afternoon at extra cost, as well as personal training and health and confidence coaching. These sessions and several other optional activities (available at affordable local prices) can also be booked on arrival. It’s your holiday and we are here to meet your needs.

What is the price and how to book and pay

£650 for one week Retreat 2hrs Pilates daily or £999 for four hours of Pilates daily. Promotions are often on offer for group bookings and also throughout the year so please email to inquire. rosa@pilatespluswellness.com Simply email to reserve your space and payment can be made via bank transfer, or cheque made payable to Pilatespluswellness Ltd in advance. Please read the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page for details before booking. Flights are recommended with Easy Jet, Thomas Cook or Thomson. If you have any health issues or are pregnant please consult Rosa before travelling or booking onto this retreat.

What is included:

Pilates and meditation every morning (and early evening if doing the intensive retreat), overlooking the mountains of Köyceğiz. Accommodation in a home-from-home, family-run hotel with 16 rooms.

Brunch made with home made marmalades, yoghurt, traditional cooked Greek omlette and including freshly picked locally produced fruit and vegetables.

FREE Trip to the traditional turkish bath.

FREE dinner at Botanic Restaurant set menu with half bottle of wine.

Taxis are readily available at the airport (around £35 for travel to the hotel).

About Köyceğiz

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We have found an oasis of calm in Koycegiz, a small lakeside town with stunning views of the mountains , set among orange orchards and olive groves. The family run Rose Garden Hotel, which has hosted retreats for many years, is within walking distance to cafes, restaurants and shops, also only 25mins from Dalaman International Airport.

The region is steeped in history, including the ancient city of Kaunos, with its rock tombs and amphitheatre. The thermal spa at Sultaniye, with healing waters and mud baths, is perfect for natural pampering. Köyceğiz Lake is linked to the Mediterranean Sea by a natural channel, so beautiful beaches are only a boat ride away.

The large fresh water lake is a haven for wildlife and turtles are sometimes seen while sipping an evening glass of wine in the cafes and restaurants that line the water’s edge.

Optional Activities

Visit to Köyceğiz market (Monday morning). 
Swim and relax in a tranquil waterfall only 20mins from the hotel. 
Evening trip to Sultaniye to relax in the thermal baths and mud spas overlooking the lake.  Highly recommended for lifting emotions and complete physical relaxation. 
Visit a local village, followed by a 2hr trek through the mountains.  Late lunch at the village is provided by locals with their home-grown produce.
Turkish evening at the hotel with traditional food and entertainment (belly-dancing!).
All-day boat trip returning at 7pm.  Stop to relax on beautiful Turtle Beach, later passing the ancient ruins of Kaunos to then enjoy the thermal spas and mud baths of Sultaniye.  Optional Pilates on the beach.  Lunch is included. 
Early afternoon trip to Beybasi, a local beauty spot.  You can lie in the sun, walk, swim, or explore.  Simply relax, sleep and drink wine in the cushioned area of the laid-back
Penbe restaurant, one of the best in the area.  We love it here so much - we’re sure you will too!

Who comes on this type of holiday?

Women of all ages show interest in this type of retreat, as do couples, and sports people who want to learn how to reduce injury through Pilates while having fun and relaxing. If you are a group interested in booking, please let us know as we can organise dates and a schedule fitted to your needs. Beginners are welcome and no previous Pilates experience is necessary.

If you are advanced in Pilates, you are taught advanced options to keep you challenged and stimulated. This holiday is perfect for anyone who wants to feel pampered and learn the great benefits of Pilates – in short, have a relaxing and energising holiday all in one! This one-week intensive course is equivalent to 2 terms’ worth of weekly Pilates classes.

What type of Pilates will you learn?

Each daily two-hour session focuses on building up the exercises, using the Body Control Pilates Method. By the end of the week you will be able to coordinate the moves of the class in a flowing session that will challenge your fitness and stamina. Different options are available so you can work at a level that is comfortable for you.

Each session includes 20 minutes of relaxation and meditation. We go over the basics from day one and you will have information from the website as well as recommendations of DVDs to use in your practice. We will also be sending you a exercise programme after the retreat to keep you on track and motivated in your exercises.

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