The Pilates retreat for those who love Pilates. Study with two experts in a fun filled paradise where the only limit to the work is your imagination. Twice daily classes, workshops and a chance to immerse with these two incredible teachers is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
If Pilates is something you are interested in, this is your chance to experience and understand the practice like never before. You will not only finish the week feeling healthier, stronger and more energised, but will learn about the movements you are doing, how to be safe in your practice and be inspired to continue with your practice on return home.
You will discover the healing power of classical Pilates and learn how to work with your own personal practice and needs.
You will experience energising workouts and have fun exploring a variety of small equipment, whilst sharing the Pilates bliss with like minded souls.
There will be opportunities to use Pilates reformers and other studio equipment under the safe tuition of two leading Pilates' experts.
Sunni Almond is a comprehensively trained Pilates teacher, she has been teaching for nearly 20 years, and remains a student studying with the most gifted and solidly trained classical teachers. She also holds educational workshops at Studio S Pilates and shares the Pilates wealth.
Jamie Isaac is a certified 2nd Generation master teacher, as well as a teacher trainer for Peak Pilates, and has a passion and understanding of the method that is infectious.
These two compliment one another perfectly - they are two of the most passionate Pilates teachers you will meet, whose serious, but fun approach to the work will leave you smiling ear to ear.
Between sessions you can be relaxing poolside, in the warm Canarian sunshine, as you revel in post Pilates bliss.
You will feel brighter, stronger and more energised as the healthy and delicious cuisine combines with the fun, yet challenging, movement to recharge your body.
Sweat, smile and amaze yourself, as each class and workshop takes you beyond the beautiful physical movement, and invites you to connect your mind and body.
Laugh, learn and enjoy the views and thrills of the incredible scenery as you connect with new friends and likeminded people. Immerse yourself in your Pilates practice and discover a love for the method to keep you motivated for life.
The week will include separate classes for the more advanced and for those new to Pilates, along with the usual warm Canarian sunshine, delicious vegetarian cuisine and stunning island beaches. We also have many teachers who attend our retreats, to take time for their own practice and to study with these experts.
What to expect:
By the end of the week you will…
You will feel inspired, confident, and excited about your own practice with a sense of renewed energy.
You will look leaner, healthier and more vibrant and youthful.
You will understand how the Pilates method will make your life easier.
You will have fun!
You will work out with daily Pilates classes and workshops, designed to deepen your practice.
You will laugh and cry at stories and history that surrounds Pilates, as Jamie passes on directly from his amazing teachers, including his mentor, Lolita San Miguel, who studied with Joseph Pilates himself.
We will explore the classical Pilates principles and learn the repertoire to be able to safely and effectively create a practice within our lives back home.
We will learn how to perform exercises as designed by Mr Pilates, learn how to modify them for your own personal practice, to get the most benefit and zest from every movement.
You will experience the concept of movement as a meditation and see how the power of now can be discovered through Pilates.
There will definitely be time for relaxing with a book, sunbathing, or exploring the island.
You will receive support and attention from both Jamie and the amazing Azulfit team.
There will be Q&A sessions to learn more about Pilates and opportunity to book private sessions and duets in the Pilates studio.
You will return home with knowledge and understanding to perform your own workouts at home.
|Saturday||Arrivals||Welcome meeting and gentle session|
|Sunday||Brief introduction + Pilates class||Pilates workshop|
|Monday||Pilates class||Pilates workshop|
|Tuesday||Pilates class followed by Q&A||Pilates workshop|
|Wednesday||Pilates class||Rest afternoon|
|Thursday||Pilates class||Pilates workshop|
|Friday||Pilates Class followed by Q&A||Pilates workshop|
|Saturday||Breakfast followed by goodbyes||Departures|
About the instructors
Sunni Almond began teaching Pilates in 1999. A lifetime student of fitness, and an anatomy nerd she was called to classical Pilates several years later and has spent immense amounts of time and energy educating herself and becoming a leading teacher in the field.
Sunni Almond is a true believer in the power of Classical Pilates- the one that came from Joe and Clara Pilates. She teaches Classical Pilates on classical apparatus in her studio Studio S Pilates in Temecula, CA.
'As I look back on my early years as a Pilates teacher, I have re-educated myself many times over and am just now finding a real pride in my work. I feel a connection to my esteemed teachers and I now understand the order and how to choose the proper exercise to get the result the client needs.'
Jamie Isaac believes in the power of mindful movement to change the world. Really.
As a surfer, yoga lover and Classical Pilates aficionado, Jamie founded Azulfit, Yoga & Pilates Retreats & Fluid Art Pilates Studio to share his passion with those who are ready to take their next conscious step toward vibrant health. Changing the world takes energy, clarity and inspiration, and Jamie makes sure his students have more than they need so they can be a shining example to others of what is possible.
Jamie is a 2nd Generation Master Pilates teacher and one of the world's first Pilates retreat teachers. At his studio in California, and through workshops and retreats across the globe, Jamie loves nothing more than supporting and celebrating the transformations of his students… except maybe playing with his awesome kids.
Jamie feels gratitude for all the inspirational teachers he has learned from. From exploring a deeper side to mindful movement, in Santa Fe, with Celia Hulton, Ray Kurshals, & Michele Larsson, to developing a compassionate and authentic approach to delivering the method, with Zoey Trap.
Invited to study with Lolita San Miguel (who trained with Joe Pilates himself), Jamie is honored to be certified by her, as a Master Teacher.
Jamie’s enthusiasm and down to earth, friendly manner help students get the most possible from each and every class – and have fun while they’re doing it!
As an eternal student passionate about the method, the adventure continues and Jamie is really excited to share that with you.
This special retreat week takes place at Surya Retreat in Fuerteventura. The retreat is beautifully situated nestled amongst the volcanoes with views to the sea.
Daily brunch (fruit salad, selection of cereals, home-made bread, home-made marmalade, eggs, salad, pancakes, juice, herbal teas and coffee) is served after the morning session.
Five delicious and healthy evening meals are also included so you can enjoy meals with like minded company and enjoy a week of clean, delicious food.
There are also self-catering facilities at the villa and within five minutes walk you will find a supermarket, a wonderful bakery and two of the island's best restaurants.
Massage, beauty & complementary therapies
Included in this special week is a one hour full body massage - the perfect way to wind down and relax into your holiday. You can book additional treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home beautifully rested and pampered. For more information on the spa treatments available click here. For more information on complementary therapies click here.
- Seven nights accommodation
- All classes as listed above
- Daily brunch and five delicious vegetarian evening meals
- One hour full body therapeutic massage
- Beach / Corralejo transfer once per week (leaving at 11am returning at 3pm)
- All equipment (mats, belts, etc.)
The cost of the course starts at 780 euros for a shared room and 920 euros for a private room. There is a 100 euro supplement to our normal prices for this Pilates retreat.