Stay & Study, Southern California

Looking to gain CECs, prepare for a TTC, or relax and take your Pilates practice deeper? Then this stunning accommodation / Studio package is perfect for you & your dates!

The Bliss of Flow – Pilates Retreat, February, 2020

Disconnect from your routine and take your practice to paradise. Home to Europe’s most stunning beaches, dramatic volcanic landscapes and crystal clear blue oceans, this is the perfect backdrop for this revitalizing retreat.


Pilates Retreat Southern California

New Dates March – September 2020

This is possibly the most complete Pilates retreat experience available. Each day will be brimming with Pilates and movement, lead by Master teacher, Jamie Isaac. Daily classes, private sessions and workshop fun, enhanced by incredible food, stunning vistas and healing therapies. Southern California is the perfect location to reenergize and immerse yourself in your practice. Daily Pilates classes and workshops will inspire you and motivate you to grow towards your personal goals. Relax as the sun sets over the ocean, and connect with yourself again at our beautiful Southern California retreat center. Take your Pilates to the next level with private sessions in our dedicated studio, equipped with Peak Pilates equipment.

California Pilates retreat weekly itinerary

Our numbers on this retreat week will be limited to ensure that you can focus on your personal goals. The week will include daily group mat and tower classes, discussions and workshops and opportunities for private studio sessions. This makes the week ideal for all levels, whether you are new to Pilates, or already a long time practitioner, this will give you the opportunity to explore, develop and challenge yourself, in our fun and nurturing environment. This will allow you the chance to take your Pilates to the next level, whilst developing a deeper understanding of the method. As well as the challenging and fun Pilates sessions, the week will provide you with the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in beautiful California. Relax between classes by the pool, discover the southern Californian beach culture, or indulge in a massage or healing therapy treatment.

Morning Day Afternoon
Saturday Arrivals Evening sunset Pilates
Sunday Pilates Mat/Tower class Time for private sessions Evening sunset Pilates
Monday Rise and shine Pilates Time for private sessions Pilates equipment class
Tuesday Pilates Mat/Tower class Time for private sessions Evening sunset Pilates
Wednesday Pilates class Time for private sessions Free afternoon for treatments, relaxing, exploring
Thursday Pilates class Time for private sessions Evening sunset Pilates
Friday Pilates Mat/Tower class Time for private sessions Pilates class & departures
Check in 15:00 Check out: 11:00


SOCalretreatpoolThis Pilates retreat takes place in Vista, California just 40 minutes from San Diego international airport, and 10 minutes from Carlsbad Palomar Airport. The location is about 90 minutes south of Los Angeles. We are  beautifully situated 15 minutes from the coast, with panoramic Pacific ocean views and world class sunsets. Nestled amongst the southern California hills, with citrus trees and avocado groves on 5 acres of private land the retreat is the perfect sanctuary to rest and rejuvenate. The sound of birds and views of the coast will leave you feeling at peace and reconnected with yourself in minutes. Facilities on site include a large pool, indoor equipped Pilates studio and an outdoor practice deck. There is a lovely upper balcony for al fresco dining and viewing sunsets after your day filled with Pilates and wellbeing.

There are lots of areas to relax, in the sun and in the shade and a lovely lounge, comfy sofas and a fireplace for relaxing with a book over the views of the Southern California hills.

Offering private or shared double rooms, with luxury king size beds and private bathrooms you can rest peacefully in our themed rooms, decorated tastefully in exotic themed decor for a taste of Bali, India and Morocco right on your doorstep. Twin beds are also available, upon request, for friends wishing to share a room.

About the area

girl-on-the-beachSouthern California is so diverse, from beach culture to water sports, to the Pacific Coast Highway there is so much to do and see here. We can help you arrange surf lessons, SUP lessons and we also offer SUP yoga classes. Make your retreat as relaxing or as active as you want… its all here on our doorstep for you to enjoy!! SUP yoga plankSUP rental is available from 30 USD per hour, and takes place in the beautiful Carlsbad Lagoon. Surf board rental is available from 30 USD per day, and there are amazing beach breaks near by – from Blacks in La Jolla to Swami’s in Encinitas, to Trestles in San Clemente, there are amazing waves and beaches for you or for your surfing partner. If you are an adventurous spirit, we do recommend renting a car for your time between classes and meals. The beach is a short drive away and there are amazing sidewalk cafes, local markets and lots of Southern California surf culture to soak up.


Daily breakfast of fresh fruits and yogurt is available before the morning session. Daily brunch (fruit salad, home-made muesli and granolas, home-made bread, eggs or healthy pancakes, juice, herbal teas and coffee) is served after the morning session. Delicious and healthy evening meals are included within the cost of the course, designed by our nutrition advisor, Jo at Azul ‘HQ’. Meals will be prepared with love by your California hostesses, Karissa or Brandi. The retreat food is so popular it is now available as a cookbook. There are also  herbal teas and water available throughout the day, and there are lots of amazing vegetarian restaurants and cafes in the area for lunches.

Massage, beauty & complementary therapies

You can book treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home beautifully rested and pampered. villa azul massage and beauty treatments


What’s included:

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • All classes as listed above
  • Daily light breakfast, brunch and delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • All equipment (mats, equipment, apparatus etc.)

The cost of the course starts at 995 USD for a shared room and 1400 USD for a private room for a 7 night stay.

What a blessing to be able to share my knowledge and passion for the Pilates method, in such an incredible, soul nourishing environment – Jamie Isaac