Pilates Retreat – Argaka, Paphos, Cyprus
Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th October 2023
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 2023 in Cyprus.
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Join us in the beautiful and historic region of Paphos on the island of Cyprus for our incredible six-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, yoga, 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: two beachfront villas
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 two incredible villas with direct access to a private beach. Each villa consists of:
- 4 double rooms (2 with a double bed and 2 with twin beds); each room has its own private bathroom. Single occupancy available.
- Swimming pool
- Free WiFi
What is included in the price?
• 5 Pilates classes and 5 yoga classes
• Accommodation in a shared twin room or double room. Single occupancy available.
• 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 or yoga 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 Angie Giorgio in this joint venture.
Angie Giorgio (Yoga Teacher): Angie originally trained at the Scaravelli school but previous to teacher training, practiced Ashtanga for five years. Having completed her training practice over 15 years ago, she decided to follow her heart’s passion and started teaching Vinyassa Flow, which is an unscripted style of Ashtanga. It is flow yoga, so building up the body heat from the inside out (fire in the belly).
With flow you gain strength, stamina and flexibility as well as making time to connect the mind, body and breath. You will learn to use the breath to go through the movements fluently and with ease and sometimes ,as with everything in life, a few good challenges. Angie always aims to be as informative as possible throughout the class. She believes that technique, alignment, awareness and being mindful are key for a more enjoyable and safe practice.
Mike will be there on the Pilates side. You can read more about Mike here.
A delicious healthy breakfast buffet of local produce as well as dinner is included in the price. Dinner, depending on the day, will be either at the villas, or 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 and yoga 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 or jogging. 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 villas, and this will be at your own expense.
Paphos airport transfer times TBC.
Shared En-suite Room: £975 per person, twin or double room
Private En-suite Room: £1325
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 £250 non-refundable deposit, with the full balance payment due by 31st July 2023.
CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS
Please note that the deposit of £250 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 30th of June : full refund
• from the 1st of July until the 31st July : 50% refund
• from the 1st August until the 31st August : 25% refund
• after and including the 1st of September : No refund
Please note that the cancellation policy will be strictly upheld regardless of the reason for cancellation.
Fully booked, but do get in touch if you are interested for next year.