I am beyond excited for my Pilates Retreat in April of 2017! Besides my love for Spring I am honored to share a week of Pilates classes, workshops and the beaches of Maui, Hawaii with my friend, colleague and incredible Pilates instructor Arlene Taus Soloman.
This retreat is one to attend! We have the opportunity to do sunrise and sunset mat classes right on the beach. Arlene will be leading a workshop on self-massage, and I will lead one on goals that rock your soul. There will also be a welcome dinner and a celestial movie night! Yes, right outside under the stars we will watch some amazing videos of Joseph Pilates. Can you picture it?
What I love most about this Pilates retreat is that your friends and family can join you in Maui. They can sleep in, take in some sites and then when you’re done with your Pilates session or workshop you can join up and enjoy the wonders together. We have meal options for non-attendees as well. Please contact me if you would like info on this option.
Maui books up! Don’t hesitate to snag your spot here. Also, get on Air B&B and snag your dream Maui abode. For more details read below or click here.
Five nights, April 2nd – 7th. The locale for this retreat will be centered around Arlene’s home-studio which is a beach shack that sits up on a bluff overlooking a favorite beach park known as Charley Young Beach. The park is situated in an old neighborhood with a mixed demographic and very local feel. The beach house has a rustic, weathered, vintage vibe actually remnant of “Old Hawaii.” There are beautiful, simple accommodations available on the 2nd floor above the studio as well as other oceanfront vacation rentals to choose from along the coastline to the right and left of the Pilates studio. In addition to swimming, beach walks, rejuvenating outdoor sunrise and sunset mat sessions you will have access to a fully equipped studio with 2 Reformers, Cadillac, Chairs & Barrels and two Pilates teachers! Lesley & Arlene will present workshops and offer Private Sessions and Open Studio classes throughout the week so expect to sweat, deepen your Pilates practice and at the same time relax, have fun in the sun and eat well. Our very own personal Chef Derrick will prepare for us fresh, healthy breakfasts, luncheons and two special dinners with entertainment- a first night Welcome Feast featuring local cuisine followed by a Celestial Cinema Gala- an outdoor screening of archival Joe Pilates films and a final night Farewell Banquet with Hawaiian Hula Dancers!
The Hawaiian Islands (Hawaiian: Mokupuni o Hawai‘i) are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls and numerous smaller islets in the North Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian phrase “No Ka ‘Oi” (meaning the best) is used when referencing the island of Maui. We’ll be on the south side of Maui enjoying the laid-back coastal town of Kihei. With a blend of warm tropical sunshine, varying humidity, ocean breezes and trade winds, Kihei’s daytime temperatures average between 85 and 90 degrees year round, evening temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler. Although the Island of Maui is small, it has an incredible selection of micro-climates depending on altitude and weather. Kihei is typically hot, dry and sunny but drive a short distance and you can be in a rainforest or a mountainous frozen alpine ecosystem. While being immersed in the practice of Pilates, you’ll also have a spectacular list of optional excursions to experience; hiking through a bamboo forest, or along the dramatic black rock coastline of Wai’anapanapa or through the backcountry of Mt. Haleakala through stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest. And the list goes on, stroll an endless stretch of sandy beaches, swim under waterfalls, snorkel with sea turtles, book a reservation on a boat, try surfing, stand up paddling or simply relax, book a massage, drive through the historic villages of Paia & Makawao, shop and eat. “Maui No Ka ‘Oi”!
You choose your accommodations. We put together a variety of places to stay that are close by the Pilates studio, ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels, oceanfront resorts, vacation rentals & condo’s with full kitchens and budget friendly Airbnb’s. To get the most out of this retreat, book your accommodations right away because of oceanfront rooms in Hawaii book up faster than you can blink an eye! Even up to a year out!
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Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Full payment is due February 1, 2017.