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Pilates Experiences: Retreats & Trainings

A true oasis for discovery and rejuvenation, join us in our intimate center nestled in the Southern Californian hills with panoramic ocean views.
  • Find flow and vitality in our Pilates classes.
  • Join 2nd Generation Pilates Master instructor, Jamie Isaac for workshops and training courses
  • Jamie will guide you on a fun and challenging Pilates journey, whatever your level of practice.
  • Soak up the sun in our beautiful southern California Pilates center.


Southern California is the perfect location to reenergize and immerse yourself in your practice. Daily Pilates classes will inspire you and motivate you to grow towards your personal goals. Meditate as the sun sets over the ocean, or work on your personal Pilates goals. Take your Pilates to the next level with private sessions in our dedicated studio, equipped with authentic Peak and Gratz equipment.

Unlike other retreat experiences, we limit our numbers to allow for a very personal and person centered program. The Pilates program will include daily group classes, with the option to deepen your practice by taking private sessions with master teacher, Jamie Isaac.

This is an experience of growth and development, with guidance and support from our open and knowledgable team.

Jamie is a Peak Pilates MI and presents at workshops and conferences across the globe, therefore our retreats and trainings will be limited to specific dates.



Pilates classes are held daily, with morning sessions and sunset evening sessions. The classes will be authentic classical Pilates on the mat, with apparatus classes. Weeks may include meditation sessions, breathing workshops and Q&A sessions to deepen your practice. For details on trainings and workshops, see specific information. On selected weeks yoga is also available. The yoga style is primarily vinyasa, but other styles including ashtanga, jivamukti, yin and restorative yoga are also offered. If you are looking to add yoga to your program, please be sure to mention this when booking.

Southern California is abundant with world class yoga teachers. We draw from this amazing source of talent as well as from our inspiring Azulfit yogis, passing through. If your sole focus is yoga, then please enquire for more information on the teachers for your preferred dates.

Read more about our classes and Master Pilates instructor Jamie Isaac.

Our little group was treated to a week of rehabilitating pilates

Classes were in a state of the art pilates studio, or sometimes in the sunshine on a deck under the palm trees and blue skies. Our little group was treated to a week of rehabilitating pilates, with tailored daily classes taught by Jamie Isaac himself – a teacher, who pays personal attention to everyone and wants each individual to benefit long-term from the experience of his class.

Julika, May 2015



Our yoga and Pilates 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 inspiring 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 Californian coast will leave you feeling at peace and reconnected with yourself. Facilities on site include a large pool, indoor equipped Pilates studio and an outdoor yoga deck. There is a lovely upper balcony for al fresco dining and viewing sunsets after your day filled with Pilates and yoga.

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.


Utter peacefulness

I cherish wonderful memories of the serenely peaceful Azulfit villa, hidden away in the southern Californian hills, surrounded by citrus trees, laden with ripening orange, lemon and grapefruits, jacaranda trees in full purple blossom, desert dwelling aloes, the most beautifully coloured birds – and utter peacefulness.

Julika, May 2015

About the area

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 can also book 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.

Massage, beauty & complementary therapies

To add to your relaxation you can choose from our wonderful treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home beautifully rested and pampered. Inquire on booking or on arrival for a list of available therapies.
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