The ocean crashing against the white sand beaches and the volcanic landscape provide a perfect setting to combine Pilates’ powerful core focus with nature’s own energising elements for a perfect Pilates holiday. Our instructors are fully qualified and regularly attend workshops and training around the world to maintain the highest quality. With opportunities to try different approaches to the method, including Stott and Classical Pilates our instructors combine modern knowledge and safe practice to make a challenging and safe course for you. Our instructors will also integrate modern concepts, yoga and personal training to make the best possible program for each individual.
We offer separate Pilates classes to accommodate absolute beginners and advanced practitioners and also offer special classes for pregnancy.
Our Pilates is mat based, incorporating a range of classical techniques with clinical modifications to allow safe and challenging progression. Use of small equipment, balls and bands throughout the classes challenges our clients whilst safely helping them build strength and awareness of movement and breath. We have small class sizes to provide focused and individual attention.
Additional one-to-one sessions are also available for those looking to develop technique, improve postural alignment or rehabilitate injuries.
Pilates is an approach to exercise and body-conditioning that aims to develop a leaner, suppler, more toned body along with a calmer, more relaxed mind.
It takes its name from Joseph Pilates, who devised it in the early part of the last century.
Pilates is now a highly popular form of exercise, endorsed by physiotherapists and Hollywood stars alike. It is an ideal exercise for rehabilitation of sports specific injuries and health problems, and for those seeking a stronger back, a flatter stomach or longer, leaner muscles… not to mention its amazing de-stressing benefits.
Benefits of Pilates
- A toned, mobile and flexible body
- A leaner, longer look
- A flatter stomach
- A stronger back free from strains and aches
- Improved posture
- A straighter spine
- Improved co-ordination
- Greater body awareness
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Relief from stress
- More relaxed, calm, content and happy mind
A Pilates retreat at Villa Azul
Villa Azul is a combined yoga and Pilates retreat. You can enjoy daily classes in these practices and experience the combined benefits or core strength and flexibility.
If you would prefer to do a pure Pilates retreat you can join one of our speciality retreat weeks with leading instructors from around the world, including Jamie Isaac, founder of Azul Yoga & Pilates and Fluid Art Pilates, and Nicola Thomas, classically trained in London.
Pilates Body, Mind & Spirit with Jamie Isaac