As the opening retreat week for the 2019 season, join Jamie and Rachel for a fun filled week of amazing Pilates and inspiring yoga sessions, along with incredible food, stunning vistas and healing therapies. Each day will be brimming with Pilates and yoga. 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. Also available: private sessions in our dedicated studio, equipped with the finest Gratz and 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, yoga sessions and discussions and workshops as well as opportunities for private studio sessions. This makes the week ideal for all levels, with 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 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.
|Saturday||Arrivals||Evening sunset yoga|
|Sunday||Pilates Mat/Tower class||Time for private sessions||Evening sunset yoga|
|Monday||Rise and shine yoga||Time for private sessions||Sunset Pilates|
|Tuesday||Pilates Mat/Tower class||Time for private sessions||Evening yoga & meditation|
|Wednesday||yoga class||Time for private sessions||Free afternoon for treatments, relaxing, exploring|
|Thursday||Pilates class||Time for private sessions||Evening sunset Pilates|
|Friday||Pilates class||Time for private sessions||yoga class & departures|
|Check in||15:00||Check out: 11:00|
This amazing 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.
About the area
Southern 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 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.
- 10 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 1450 USD for a shared room and 1900 USD for a private room for a 10 night stay.