Pilates Retreat – Argaka, Paphos, Cyprus
Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th October 2022
Thank you to everyone who came to our previous retreats and helped to make them such special experiences!
You can click HERE to see some pictures from previous years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) in Italy and Cyprus.
We are excited to be able to resume our retreats this year! Please keep reading below for info about October 2022 in Cyprus.
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Join us in the beautiful and historic region of Paphos on the island of Cyprus for our incredible 5 day / 6 night retreat. A perfect way to combine a holiday in a sun-drenched location whilst reconnecting with your mind and body through the practice of Pilates and optional massages.
The combination of mindful practice, good food, lots of vitamin D provided by the generous Mediterranean sun, and interesting and stimulating excursions will leave you feeling rejuvenated and prove the perfect autumn break.
• The Island: Cyprus
• The Region: Argaka, Paphos
• The Retreat base: a beachfront villa
Paphos holds claim, according to Greek Mythology, to being the birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite, which is why Cyprus is also known as the island of Love. Paphos is a town on the south-west coast of Cyprus which, apart from being set in one of the most naturally beautiful regions of the island, is steeped in history. Remnants from Neolithic times, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, all the way through to the Ottoman empire make Paphos, and the island in general, a road map through human civilisation.
The landscape can be a feast to the eye. From the foamy waters surrounding the famous Rock of Aphrodite, the sandy beaches of Coral Bay, and the mountainous woodland nature reserve of the Akamas Peninsula, Paphos is an area with beauty that just keeps on giving.
Our retreat base will be in Argaka, approximately a 50 min drive to Paphos Airport.
Our base will be an incredible villa with direct access to a private beach. The villa consists of:
• 4 double rooms (2 with a double bed and 2 with twin beds); each room has got its own private bathroom
• Swimming pool
What is included in the price?
• 11 Pilates classes
• Accommodation in a shared twin room or double room
• Breakfast and dinner (excluding dinner drinks) every day
• Lunches on non-excursion days
• Airport transfers to and from Paphos Airport at designated times
• Transport to and from the excursions (on 3 days) – excursion activities to be confirmed
What is not included in the price?
• Flights and insurance
• Transport to and from UK airports
• Lunch on excursion days
• Tickets for entry into sights or other activities on excursion days
• Deep-tissue, Thai-Yoga or Swedish massages on site (optional)
• Private Pilates session (optional)
• Drinks at the tavernas/restaurants
All activities are optional and it will be up to you how much or little you decide to do on the retreat.
Pilates and Rehab are proud to collaborate with a.s.d.c. Life in Motion (Rome) in this joint venture.
Irma Carpino and Mike Georgiou are both hightly qualified, have years of experience and have worked with people of all ages and abilities. Their classes are built on the fundamental principles of good technique, alignment and body awareness to ensure each client’s practice is safe, effective and enjoyable.
You can also read more about Mike here.
A delicious healthy breakfast buffet of local produce as well as dinner is included in the price. Dinner will be arranged at a local taverna/restaurant which will offer a variety of traditional Cypriot dishes (drinks excluded). On the non-excursion days we will be offering a healthy lunch at the villas.
We do encourage healthy eating, however we don’t want to limit you and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the famous Cypriot meat grills. After all, it is your retreat.
Special dietary needs can be catered for, upon request, so do let us know in advance if you have any gluten, lactose, or other food intolerance and/or allergies.
EXCURSIONS AND EXTRA ACTIVITIES
This retreat is yours to do with as you wish. Think of it as a holiday with optional extra Pilates practice.
You may wish to join us on our 3 excursion days to discover places of historic interest and explore the nearby area. Alternatively some may find that the area around the villa is perfect for walking, jogging or cycling. Golf courses can also be found nearby. Or for some, it may be a time to simply recharge the batteries, to laze in the sun, take a dip in the pool, read or sleep. It’s your time to do with as you please.
The nearest airport to our retreat base is Paphos International (50 min drive), and flights from London to Paphos are between 4 to 4.5 hours. Flights are NOT included in the overall price.
Please contact us BEFORE booking your flights, as landing times and departure times will need to correspond with the arranged transfers to and from Paphos airport (transfers in Cyprus are included in the price). If you prefer to book different flights that do not correspond to our transfers’ times, then you will have to take a taxi to and from the villa, and this will be at your own expense.
We suggest you book the following flights:
Outbound (pick up time at the airport will be around 21:00)
2nd October 2022 – Easyjet London Gatwick (13:55) to Paphos (20:35)
Return (we need to leave the villa by 09:30):
8th October 2022 – Ryanair Paphos (12:45) to London Stansted (15:30)
8th October 2022 – Easyjet Paphos (14:25) to London Gatwick (17:15)
Shared En suite Room – £970 per person, twin or double room
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £50 off if the FULL AMOUNT is paid by the 5th June 2022.
Apart from couples and friends who will share a room, individuals who want to share will be allocated a room-mate randomly.
All accommodation will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
BOOKINGS and TIMELINES
Bookings are secured with a £200 non-refundable deposit, with the full balance payment due by the 15th of July.
CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS
Please note that the deposit of £200 will not be refunded at any time and is not included in the cancellation refund.
In cases where the full balance has been paid, cancellations made will be entitled to the following refunds on the following dates before the retreat:
• before the 15th of July : full refund
• from the 15th of July until the 31st July : 50% refund
• from the 1st August until the 15th August : 25% refund
• after and including the 16th August : No refund
Please note that the cancellation policy will be strictly upheld regardless of the reason for cancellation.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to book your place.
If you would like to talk to us directly, please call us on:
+44 7857 151 434 – Mike (UK – Pilates and Rehab)
+39 392 359 7351 – Irma (Italy – Life in Motion)
We hope you can join us in this very special experience!