This is a family friendly event. Bring your kin, partner, and spouse. Aside from the Pilates itinerary, you’ll have lots of free time on this retreat for exploring Maui the way you want. You’ll also arrange your own accommodations, below is a link to the vacation rentals here at the studio and other airbnb’s and hotels in the Kihei area. This residential retreat format provides a unique local experience and refreshing alternative to a resort environment.
- 5 days of outdoor sunrise and sunset Pilates Mat Classes
- 2 Pilates workshops
- Daily breakfast & lunch
- A Catered Dinner Banquet with entertainment
- Additional Pilates lessons in a fully equipped studio
- Ocean activities
- Touring Maui/Farmers Markets/Coffee Shops/Fine Dining
Meet the Chef
The culinary aspect of this retreat will be outstanding, breakfast & lunch will feature wholesome traditional food recipes using homemade ingredients like almond & tiger nut milk, fermented foods & kombucha.
And Chef Derrick will prepare a special celebration dinner under the stars. Read more about the Chef in this fascinating interview.
Meet Your Teachers
Hooked after her very first class in Orange County, Lesley arranged her schedule to take Pilates classes every day. This enthusiasm moved her to Los Angeles, where Lesley completed a 600 hour Classical Pilates Teacher Training.
Soon after, Lesley completed a Masters Pilates Program from The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO, while training elite marathon runners for Nutribullet’s first Los Angeles Marathon. Her love for learning the method didn’t stop there, as she became the Lead Teacher Trainer for Equinox Pilates and led dozens of apprentices through their program from 2012-2016.
In 2013 Lesley was voted ‘Best Pilates in Los Angeles’ by Los Angeles Magazine, featured in Pilates Style Magazine, can be seen on PilatesAnytime.com, and recently has completed ‘The Work,’ a masters program taught by one of Joseph Pilates ‘Elders,’ Jay Grimes.
Maintaining that Pilates is a unique practice that is right for everybody, Lesley tailors the method for each client. Her goal is to help them connect their mind to their core, creating intentional body awareness so they can move from their center, be taller and stronger than when they walked in.
You can find Lesley teaching private clients at Westwood Pilates in Los Angeles or through Skype or Facetime. She also offers online business courses for beginning to advanced Pilates instructors, studio owners and teacher trainers at her website, ProfitablePilates.com, and leading groups on Pilates retreats around the world.
Arlene is a graduate of THE WORK, a performance based masters program directed by Jay Grimes, one of the few remaining teachers who learned the Pilates Method directly from its inventor, Mr. Joe Pilates. Arlene has a wide ranging clientele of all ages and fitness levels and enjoys helping people to create balance, alignment and great strength in the body.
She currently studies privately with world-class instructor Sandy Shimoda and has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine. Arlene has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in N.Y.C., earned her Arborist Certification through the International Society of Arboriculture, graduated from the Maui Academy of Healing Arts and is a licensed Massage Therapist, Member of the Hawaiian Lomilomi Association, certification candidate for Zero Balancing and Certified Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.