Retreats

 

The 2014 European Pilates + Vacation (tm) Retreat will be held at the luxurious Villa Ribeira do Banho in the beautiful Algarve, Portugal, July 18 – 25, 2014!  It is only 20 minutes from both the south and west coast – the smooth sands and seaside resorts of the south coast and the cliffs and Roman and Moorish fishing villages of the wild Atlantic coast! The villa and it’s wonderful gardens and views of the hills and ocean is located at the base of the Monchique mountains near the idyllic village of Caldas de Monchique with its renown Roman Spa where you can take the waters and have treatments. You can even take boat tours looking for dolphins and snorkeling. South Portugal boasts over 60 scenic golf courses.                       Enjoy the wonders of Pilates in depth with internationally renowned 2nd generation Pilates teacher, Jennifer Stacey, M.S. Exercise Physiologist/Biomechanist, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Author.  Bring your questions! The rest of the day is for swimming, relaxing, or exploring the region on foot or by car. Visit the beaches, small towns, take a treatment at a Roman spa, or play golf. You can explore the area with the group or on your own.

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phpThumb-2.phpWhat is included in the Pilates + Vacation ™ Retreat package?  The Fee: 1360 euros (1460 euros after April 15)

Included in the package: 7 nights, 8 days accommodation.  All meals, beverages and wine that are served at the house. Delicious meals designed specifically from the requests of the guests. Use of the Villa, the swimming pool and it’s grounds.  2 hour daily Pilates’ class for 5 days, 10 hours total. 3 hour workshop.

You will learn to use the Stretch-eze (r) in the Mat Class, and will be introduced to Jennifer’s Pilates Aquatics ™ in the water so that you can perform the Pilates Apparatus repertoire. Also in the Mat Class you will perform skills and images from Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska, Eve Gentry, Moshe Feldenkrais, Physio-Synthesis ™ and the Classic Mat repertoire.

Optional extras (not included in fee): Pilates’ Private/duet/trio sessions upon request. Tours. Spa treatments. Golf.

Partners of Pilates participants are welcome to join the Retreat (if they do not plan to participate in the Pilates – they receive a discount).

Sign up early. Space is limited. Last year was sold out with a waiting list. Please contact Jennifer for information. Details to come soon. info@peakperformancepilates.com        Flyer: Portugal

2013 European  Pilates + Vacation (tm): “The retreat at the beautiful Villa Camparone was fantastic; the villa, your classes, Gotz, the nice people, everything was perfect.” CK

Pictures provided by Mr. Meijerman of the villa and the Algarve.

We had a wonderful time at the 2013 European  Pilates Vacation (tm) with Jennifer Stacey, M.S.  at the stunning Villa Camparone in the beautiful Chianti region in Tuscany, Italy, July 13 – 20, 2013. It is 20 km northeast of Siena, nestled amongst a manicured wine estate of 2500 acres of vineyards, olive groves, cypresses and woods. Flyer Camparone flyer 2013 finsml  Info:  info@peakperformancepilates.com!  Dr. Gotz Lehle, MD offered private consults and a lecture. We were sold out with a waitlist.

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Pictures of Villa Camparone are provided by Valeri Bottazzi.

Rejuvenate at the Villa Camparone in beautiful Chianti Tuscany, Italy!  Pilates + Vacation with Jennifer Stacey, M.S. Exercise Physiologist/Biomechanist, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Author

July 13 – 20, 2013

Come join Jennifer Stacey, M.S. at this stunning, elegant Villa in magnificent Chianti, Tuscany. Villa Camparone is nestled in a preserved area that is part of a wine estate Tenuta de Arcena, 2500 acres of rolling hills, olive trees, cypress and vines. It is close to Siena and various small towns, and is only 1 hour from Florence. Enjoy the wonders of Pilates in depth with internationally renowned 2nd generation Pilates teacher, Jennifer Stacey, M.S. Bring your questions! Dr. Gotz Lehle, MD will be lecturing and offering private consultations. The rest of the day is for swimming, relaxing, or exploring the region on foot or by car. Visit the wineries, small towns and Siena. Take a trip to Florence. You can explore the area with the group or on your own.

What is included in the Pilates + Vacation package?  The Fee: 1360 euros (1460 euros after April 15)

7 nights, 8 days accommodation.      All meals, beverages and wine that are served at the house.    Delicious meals designed specifically from the requests of the guests.    Use of the Villa, the swimming pool and it’s grounds.   2 hour daily Pilates’ class for 5 days, 10 hours total.    3 hour workshop. 1 hour taught by Dr. Gotz Lehle, MD

Optional extras (not included in fee): Pilates’ Private/duet/trio sessions upon request. Private consult with Dr. Gotz Lehle,  MD. Cooking lesson. Winery tour.

Partners of Pilates participants are welcome to join the Retreat (even if you do not plan to participate in the Pilates) for a discounted price.

Thank you everyone for making the 2013 Pilates + Vacation ™ Retreat at the spectacular Villa Camparone a fabulous, fun and memorable experience! Fantastic company, an educational workshop and sessions from Dr. Gotz Lehle, delicious food, many places to perform Pilates with incredible, stunning views, fun in the water and exploring the towns and wineries in the area. We will definitely return to Villa Camparone for another wonderful week in July 19 -26, 2014!     Below are some pictures of our fabulous week. Pictures by Jennifer Stacey and Robert Valli, copyright 2013.

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2012: June 30 – July 7

Rejuvenate in the Dordogne region of Perigord Noir,  one of the most beautiful areas of France!   Pilates + Vacation  with Jennifer Stacey, M.S. Exercise Physiologist, Second Generation Pilates Teacher.

Flyer:  Perigord flyer

For Registration form and information contact:  Jennifer info@peakperformancepilates.com

Thank you everyone for the spectacular week.  You are all such inspiring Pilates professionals and people!  An exquisite location, beautiful country side, wonderful company, and delicious food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Stacey, M.S. enjoyed teaching at this lovely farmhouse located in what is considered one of the most beautiful regions of France, the Perigord Noir, an area of steep green hills and magnificent rivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is 7 km from Villefranche du Perigord, 1 hour from Bergerac, and 50 km from Sarlat and it’s famous markets. It is between the magnificent Dordogne and Lot Rivers.  The area is renowned for its picturesque walled villages and markets, medieval chateaux and churches, hilltop castles, spectacular prehistoric caves, kayaking, canoeing and bicycling. The gastronomic delights are foie gras, walnuts, truffles and wine.

Enjoy the wonders of Pilates in depth with internationally renowned 2nd generation Pilates teacher, Jennifer Stacey, M.S. Bring your questions! The rest of the day is for swimming, relaxing, playing petanque or ping pong, or exploring the region by bicycle, kayak, canoe or car. You can investigate the prehistoric caves which have stunning hieroglyphics, stalagmites, and stalactites. Or the markets of the local towns. You can explore the area with the group or on your own.

What is included in the Pilates + Vacation package?   The Fee: 1200 euros (1300 euros after May 1):    7 nights, 8 days accommodation.  Meals, beverages and wine that are served at the house.  The meals are fresh, delicious and healthy.  Use of the farmhouse, the swimming pool, petanque, ping pong.  2 hour daily Pilates’ class for 5 days. 3 hour Pilates workshop. Pilates apparatus might be available.

Optional extras (not included in fee):  Pilates’ Private/duet/trio sessions upon request. Attend an apparatus session. Bodywork or massage. Cooking lesson. Bicycle, Kayak or Canoe Rentals. Meals outside of the house (while you are exploring). Separate arrangements for partners of Pilates’ devotees who cannot attend classes.

 Here are some websites on the area:  http://www.pays-de-bergerac.com/pages/galerie2/flickr/pays-des-bastides.htm

http://www.tourisme.perigord-fr.com/216,activit%C3%A9s-de-pleine-nature–comptoir-des-sports-nature-du-p%C3%A9rigord-noir.html

Information on the closest town Villefranche du Perigord.  http://www.best-of-perigord.tm.fr/communes/villefranche-p/vdpuk.html

Tripadvisor.com has pictures and videos posted on its website of the Dordogne region that are nice. Some nice books: “Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves, Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne,” by Lovato and Schmalhorst. “The Most Beautiful Villages of the Dordogne” by Bentley and Palmer. They can be ordered at Strand or Powells.

Delicious meals were prepared for the guests taking into account any dietary restrictions they may have. Sample menus: Breakfast: Frittata, “rnv’s brunch egg special”, meusli, cereals, oatmeal and millet, fresh fruit.  Lunch: A variety of wholesome salads.  Dinner: Lamb arugula naan, Barbeque ribs (in celebration of July 4), Chicken Milanese, grilled vegetables.  We will post more information on the meals in the future.

 

 

 

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2011: Tuscany, Italy. July 9 -16, 2011. Jennifer Stacey taught at a beautiful CitrAyus retreat nestled amongst the olive groves in the heart of Tuscany. The group was fantastic! Thank you for your hard work and enthusiasm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hosts Angela, Jimmy and Alexander were exceptional.  Photos below.

7 Responses to Retreats

  1. Tanya Loxham says:

    Please could you tell me how to book the retreat in France June 30th to July 7th.

    Thank you

    Tanya

    • jennifer says:

      Dear Tanya,
      I tried sending you an email 2 times and the email got returned. Is there another email I can send you information to?
      You can download the flyer from the website. I will post the registration form on the website retreats section peakperformancepilates.com/retreats. Due to popularity we may be adding a second week – the last week in June. Let me know if you are interested in those dates as well. Here is the information I put in the email: Dear Tanya,

      Thank you for your interest in the Pilates + Vacation in July. I have attached the flyer and registration form. Here is the information.
      The retreats are truly wonderful experiences. I offer a comprehensive in depth study of the Pilates Method located in a gorgeous setting. I have been fortunate to have studied from many of the Master Pilates’ Elders so I teach the work of Kathy Grant, Romana Kryzanowska, Ron Fletcher, Eve Gentry and many other professionals as well as Feldenkrais and Physio-synthesis inspired skills. The workshop is usually based on the request of the attendees. We probably will be doing a workshop on the shoulder and scapula, and also how to address certain injuries. The participants are a really nice group of people, and eager to learn. We have a lot of fun. I tend to be available for ongoing Pilates questions from the participants all year round (via email).

      This year we are having the retreat at a farmhouse located in the Perigord Noir (Dordogne region), Southwest France between Cahors and Bergerac and between the Dordogne and Lot rivers. The retreat is inclusive of accommodations, food, beverages, wine that are served at the house, 5 – two hour Pilates classes, and a Pilates workshop. The classes will be from Monday – Friday. Private and extra semi-private sessions can be requested for an extra fee. We may have Pilates apparatus at the farmhouse. We also have an opportunity to have a class at a Pilates studio in Bergerac if the participants would like to do so. The delicious menus will be created based upon the restrictions and requests of the participants. After the Pilates classes, people can relax at the house (swimming, playing petanque or ping pong), or go out and explore the area which is considered one of the most beautiful regions in France. You can go out together or on your own. We will recommend where you can rent bicycles, canoes or kayaks. There are good market towns in the region. It is renown for its spectacular prehistoric caves, its bastide walled towns, castles, forests and magnificent rivers.
      You can arrive on a Saturday or Sunday and we leave on a Saturday. June 30 – July 7. The retreat is in great demand and we may add a week, the last week in June. We have already added another house for people to stay in.
      I will provide details later on how to get to the farmhouse. Many participants are traveling by car. There is an airport in Bergerac, Bordeaux and Toulouse. The TGV does go to Bordeaux. There is a second line that also travels just east of the house. There are trains that cross the area. If needed, someone can pick you up at a station.
      Depending on how the group wants to arrange themselves in the houses, the maximum number of guests is 8-12 people (although the first house holds up to 12 people). We have added another house to the retreat that is a short walking distance from the one pictured in the flyer. Depending on the number of guests, we can negotiate a rate for partners who want to come but do not want to attend the Pilates sessions.

      The fee is an affordable 1200 euros until May 1. After May 1 it is 1300 euros.

      Here are some websites on the area:  http://www.pays-de-bergerac.com/pages/galerie2/flickr/pays-des-bastides.htm
      Information on the closest town Villefranche du Perigord. http://www.best-of-perigord.tm.fr/communes/villefranche-p/vdpuk.html
      Tripadvisor.com has pictures and videos posted on its website of the Dordogne region that are nice.

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
      Thank you for your time and attention.

      — Jennifer M. Stacey, M.S.
      Exercise Physiologist, Second Generation Pilates Teacher, Author (Movement Perspectives™, Teaching the Universal Reformer Repertoire, Roller Play™)
      peakperformancepilates.com
      For ongoing health tips go to our Facebook page Peak Performance Pilates or our Blog on our website.

  2. Laetitia Rose says:

    Hi,Jennifer,my name is Laetitia, I am French women , I live in Florida.
    I discovered the method PIlates in the USA , I practice by myself since 5 years.
    I just become Peak Pilates instructor.
    Actually, I am in vacation at my parents ‘ house in Correze in 50. Kms of Sarlat.
    It was very fun to found your webside
    I stay here until the July 10th.
    It will be an honor to meet you.
    thank you. Best regard.laetitia Rose.

  3. Gretchen Lloyd says:

    Do you have any other upcoming pilates retreats/vacations in 2013?

    Thank you

    Gretchen

    • jennifer says:

      Dear Gretchen,
      Thank you for your interest in the Pilates + Vacation retreats. They are so fun! So far, we plan to run the retreat July 19 – July 26, 2014 at the beautiful Villa Camparone in The Chianti, Tuscany, Italy. You can see photos on peakperformancepilates.com/retreats. I will be teaching some workshops in London the weekend of March 8 and in Florence, Italy the weekend of March 15, 2014. I have been invited to teach in Australia and The Ukraine, sometime, but do not know the dates as of yet.
      Let me know what you are interested in.
      I apologize about the delay in replying, I just got to the website now after traveling to the IADMS conference.
      Thank you for your time and attention.
      Jennifer

  4. Emma Hooks says:

    Interested in pilates retreats for 2016. Please provide information as available.
    Thank you!

    • jennifer says:

      Dear Emma,
      Thank you for your interest in the Pilates + Vacation retreats. We are not holding one in 2016 but we are holding the Immersion(tm) Pilates Aquatics(tm) courses in California, Miami, Hawaii and some European countries including Italy, France and Finland in the future. We do plan to hold a retreat in a couple of years. I will place you on the list of those interested in Retreats. , if that is ok with you. They are great fun!
      Thank you for your time and attention. Jennifer M Stacey, MS.

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