PILATES RESTORE: Pilates & Bodywork Retreat in Marrakech 13th - 19th May

PILATES RESTORE: Pilates & Bodywork Retreat in Marrakech, 13th – 19th May

Join BASI Pilates Teacher Trainer Tash Barnard and Physiotherapist and Bodyworker Simone Barrett on this Pilates & Bodywork Retreat in Marrakech, who will guide you on your very personal journey to change old habits and to grow in knowledge and self-awareness. Move and let yourself be moved.

Surrounded by olive trees with stunning views of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains, you will lodge in a private retreat pavillion with a million stories to tell. This place is so breathtakingly beautiful that it deserves a unique retreat.

Besides visiting Marrakech there will be  plenty of time to chill and relax or go shopping.  A day-trip excursion to the Altas Mountains with a local village souk visit, lunch and stunning views will be another highlight we can’t wait to share with you.

Book your flight to Marrakesh Menara Airport from where we will pick you up and your adventure will begin.

Teachers

Natasja Barnard is an internationally renowned Pilates instructor and teacher trainer for BASI (Body Arts and Science International). She owns a successful Pilates studio in Balito, South Africa and has been leading retreats for Pilates Retreat Asia since 2013.

Simone, a lover of nature and adventure, has always had a fascination for how the human body moves and functions. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and completed her Basi Pilates Mat Work Instructors Course in 2014.

Simone has since then enjoyed integrating Pilates with physiotherapy to promote healing and positive lifestyle adaptations. Simone had the privilege of working with some professional athletes in the build up to the 2014 Olympics, as well as the local provincial rugby team.

In 2015, Simone worked in a rural community in South Africa, called, Manguzi as a physiotherapist. Her work varied from acute hospital care, teaching patients to walk again, getting people as independent as possible after traumatic injuries as well as equipping and educating members in the community of better healthy ways of living. Her days often started with a simple sunrise Pilates class on the hospital water tower…i.e. Pilates with a view!

Simone is currently working in a physiotherapy practice in Ballito, a coastal town in South Africa, where she daily has the opportunity to merge her skills of Pilates into her physiotherapy sessions for functional movement (specific to each person). And so this highlights her idea that, ”Simply moving, keeps moving simple”.

Cuisine

Meals will be mostly taken together in the retreat venue and consist of a healthy variety of Moroccan inspired dishes. Some days we will eat out in local restaurants hand picked for the group. Most meals will be vegetarian and we will do our best to cater to specific dietary needs, such as allergies and food intolerances.

Accommodation

Just a short drive from the fabled Medina of old-town Marrakech, our retreat venue – the much talked-about and internationally featured Peacock Pavillions will be our home away from home. We absolutely love and adore this place, seeped in in stories and filled with treasures gathered from all over the world  by its owners Chris and Maryam. We are sure you will love  this stylish boutique hotel with its  the 800-foot pool, the extensive gardens, the exotic dining tent, the outdoor yoga pavillion  and of course the exquisite rooms and airy salons to hang and chat and play.

Stay in one of the six uniquely designed rooms, each one more lavish than the last. Sleep under painted ceilings, amongst original artifacts and artwork collected by the the owners, who made a dream come true by creating this place. The rooms are big enough to share and each has an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace.

What past guests have said

”I have been on several different retreats before. Pilates Retreat Asia exceeded my expectations as it was a holistic and private retreat with authentic care for mind, body and soul in a wonderful secluded, inspiring setting. In particular the authentic, personal and professional care from Mareile during the Pilates sessions and beyond made this an extraordinary experience.” Verena Schmitz, Germany

”Fantastic week with excellent teaching, wonderful people in a magnificent setting. All that I was hoping for and more. The teachers had a presence and experience that was clear and reassuring, I knew I was in safe hands! It went deeper than my everyday Pilates and I went away having learnt a lot. I didn’t expect the week to go so quickly. I also didn’t expect to feel so profoundly refreshed at the end.” Liz McCord, UK

”To begin with, the retreat was all I expected and even more. I would highly recommend the retreat to people, and I will definitely go again in the future. Both of us are not the kind to take relaxing, pool-side vacations. But the retreat provided us with an opportunity to have a semi-active vacation, together with a semi pool-side vacation. A combination that worked out really well.” Sam, New York

Retreat price

Shared Deluxe Room USD2725
Stay in one of the six uniquely designed rooms, each one more lavish than the last. Sleep under painted ceilings, amongst original artifacts and artwork collected by the the owners, who made a dream come true by creating this place. The rooms are big enough to share and each has an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace.

Single Deluxe Room USD3545
For a privacy and extra comfort a few rooms are available for single occupancy. Each room is unique and tastefully designed. Expect to feel like a million bucks!

Bring a non-participating spouse or friend – Ask for our special rates for bringing a non-participating friend, spouse or older child.

Includes

* 6 nights boutique accommodation
* Daily breakfast and a variety of delicious home-cooked meals in a unique Arabian dining tent
* Daily morning and evening Pilates classes
* One private Pilates session with Tash
* Two personalized healing massages with Simone
* Movement workshop tailored to the retreat group
* Day-trip excursion to the Altas Mountains with local village souk visit, lunch and stunning views
* 1/2 day shopping & sightseeing trip to Marrakech with dinner
* Cocktail & canapé party to celebrate life and all that comes with it
* Round trip airport transfer to/from Marrakech airport

Does not include

* International flights
* Travel insurance
* Alcoholic drinks and meals outside the hotel

Optional activities

* Additional private classes with Tash
* Camel ride on the beach
* Moroccan cooking class

Booking

Receive an exclusive complimentary set of tiny devotion mala beads when you book through Soul Seed Travel. Fill in the booking form by clicking on the ‘enquire about this retreat’ button below. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com with any questions you may have.

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PILATES RESTORE: Pilates & Bodywork Retreat in Marrakech

Join BASI Pilates Teacher Trainer Tash Barnard and Physiotherapist and Bodyworker Simone Barrett on this Pilates Restore & Bodywork Retreat in Marrakech, who will guide you on your very personal journey to change old habits and to grow in knowledge and self-awareness. Move and let yourself be moved. Surrounded by olive trees with stunning views of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains, you will lodge in a private retreat pavillion with a million stories to tell. This place is so breathtakingly beautiful that it deserves a unique retreat. Besides visiting Marrakech there will be  plenty of time to chill and relax or go shopping.  A day-trip excursion to the Altas Mountains with a local village souk visit, lunch and stunning views will be another highlight we can’t wait to share with you. Book your flight to Marrakesh Menara Airport from where we will pick you up and your adventure will begin.

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