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California Yoga & Pilates Retreat

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Retreat details

Azulfit, Southern California
9 – 16 March 2019
Rachel Blunt & Jamie Isaac
From 1015 USD
Discover your vitality and playfulness on this Southern California adventure retreat. Guided by two incredible teachers with 30 years combined teaching experience, each day will be brimming with yoga, Pilates, and movement.  Rachel and Jamie will expertly guide you and help you deepen your practice. Suitable for all levels, this is an amazing chance to experience the Californian beach scene, whilst enjoying uplifting classes, delicious food, good company  & local experiences. The retreat includes incredible food, stunning California vistas and healing therapies, all carefully brought together to leave you feeling rejuvenated, energized and inspired.

Southern California is the perfect location to re-energize and immerse yourself in yoga and Pilates practice. Daily classes, excursions and workshops will inspire you and motivate you to grow towards your personal goals and find flow in your day to day life. Relax as the sun sets over the ocean, and re-connect with yourself at our beautiful Southern California retreat.

California Yoga retreat

About the Instructors


Rachel discovered her love and passion for yoga many moons ago during her previous life as a Youth and Community Street Worker.

With a lifelong love of sport and being active, Rachel found that Yoga not only made her feel amazing physically but it did something magic to her mind and gave her the tools she needed to cope with the pressures of her job. It wasn’t long before yoga became her full time passion and full time career choice! It became clear that being a yoga teacher and youth worker had many similarities… Supporting and guiding people to explore and develop their full potential!! Rachel loves to encourage playfulness and wonder within her yoga practice, her classes and life. She has been teaching full time since 2006, hosting her own retreats and exploring the world. You can expect to practice anything from Hatha to Vinyasa to Yin to Partner Yoga and all with a few giggles along the way.


Jamie Isaac is a Pilates, movement and wellbeing expert. Jamie believes in the power of mindful movement to change the world. Really.

As a surfer, yoga lover and Classical Pilates aficionado, Jamie founded Azulfit & Fluid Life 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 Peak Pilates Master Instructor and Lolita San Miguel Master teacher. He presents at the Pilates Empowerment Summit, the Pilates Method Alliance conference and trains teachers when he isn’t teaching his wonderful clients in his local studio.

California Yoga & Pilates retreat itinerary

Explore the Southern California coast like a local, enjoy the stunning beaches and soak up the iconic surf scene. During our trip we will rise and shine to energising sunrise sessions with stunning vistas to the coast.

Classes on our outdoor yoga deck  or in our fully equipped studio will inspire you and have you feeling longer, leaner, stronger and more engaged with your mind body connection.

Yoga sessions will develop your practice and ignite the spark present within you, through flowing and fun vinyasa classes, and nourishing restorative classes.

In the evenings rejuvenating meditation and yoga nidra will be available.

We’ll enjoy and adventure with a SUP Yoga class in the nearby Lagoon and also enjoy an enlightening excursion to the Encinitas Self Realization fellowship gardens, where Swami Yogananda wrote Autobiography of a Yogi, and surfers ride the waves below the cliff top ashram.

Our numbers on this retreat week will be limited to ensure that you can focus on your personal goals.

As well as the challenging and fun classes, the week will provide you with the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in beautiful California. Relax between classes by the pool, discover the southern Californian beach culture, or indulge in a massage or healing therapy treatment.

Morning Day Afternoon
Saturday Arrivals Evening sunset Yoga
Sunday Welcome Sunshine Flow Yoga Evening sunset Pilates
Monday Yoga Flow Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
Tuesday SUP Yoga Evening sunset Pilates
Wednesday Yoga Free afternoon for treatments, relaxing, exploring, private sessions
Thursday Morning Pilates Evening sunset Yoga
Friday Pilates session Yoga class & Meditation
Saturday Flow Yoga Rest afternoon
Sunday Partner Yoga Evening sunset Pilates
Monday Farewell Yoga Flow Laughter Yoga and Closing
Tuesday Rise & Shine Pilates Depatures


If you are simply looking to immerse yourself in wellbeing or find some space to relax and rejuvenate, then our experience is perfect for your needs.


This 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 world-class sunsets.

Yoga & Pilates retreat Southern CaliforniaNestled 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 coast will leave you feeling at peace and reconnect with yourself in minutes. Facilities on site include a large pool, indoor equipped Pilates studio and an outdoor practice deck. There is a lovely upper balcony for watching the sunset. 

All private bedrooms have king-size beds and private en-suite bathrooms for your comfort. Bedding, towels, and eco-toiletries are provided.

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.

Offering private or shared double rooms, with luxury king size beds and private bathrooms you can rest peacefully in our themed rooms, decorated tastefully in exotic themed decor for a taste of Bali, India and Morocco right on your doorstep. Twin beds are also available, upon request, for friends wishing to share a room.

About the area

California Pilates RetreatSouthern 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 or any other activity you might want to try. Make your retreat as relaxing or as active as you want… its all here on our doorstep for you to enjoy!!

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.


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Daily breakfast of fresh fruit and yogurt is available before the morning session.

Daily brunch (fruit salad, home-made granolas, eggs,  delicious gluten free pancakes, chia puddings, avo-toast,  green juice, herbal teas, and coffee) is served after the morning session.

6 Delicious and healthy evening meals are included within the cost of the course, designed by our nutrition advisor, Jo at Azulfit ‘HQ’ or our local chef extraordinaire Ashlie Morgan. There are also herbal teas, chai tea and water available throughout the day, and there are lots of amazing vegetarian restaurants and cafes in the area for lunches.

Massage, beauty & complementary therapies

You can book treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home beautifully rested and pampered.villa azul massage and beauty treatments


What’s included:

  • 7 – 10 nights accommodation
  • All  classes
  • Q&A sessions
  • Daily brunches and 6 delicious vegetarian evening meals (we will visit some amazing local  vegan / vegetarian restaurants on the free nights)
  • All equipment (mats, access to small equipment, apparatus etc.)

The cost of the course starts at 1450 USD for a shared room and 1900 USD for a private room for a 10 night stay; prices are 1015 USD for a shared room and 1330USD for a private room for a 7 night stay.

Contact us for more information and to book.

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