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Pilates holiday in France


Restore and rejuvenate in Provence, France.

  Pilates Holidays in Provence, France  

Holding back the years with nutrition and Pilates


Next holiday in 2017

The philosophy of our retreat is learning how to look and feel the very best you can, and being comfortable as well as gorgeous in your skin, whatever age you are. We want to give you a glorious and memorable week so you can return home relaxed, inspired and invigorated.

Pilates Holidays in Provence, France

Join us for a week in beautiful Provence, and through Pilates, postural rebalancing and nutrition we will give you the tools for natural and healthy ways of maximising your body’s potential and slowing down the signs of aging. The lovely French farmhouse location with excellent facilities contributes to making this a comfortable, fun and supportive environment in which to rejuvenate. This holiday is suitable for those with at least 6 months experience of Pilates.

  • Learn how to make the most of your body with Pilates and postural awareness. The classes will give you all the necessary tools to build a strong yet relaxed body you can rely on for future years.

  • Learn how nutrient rich foods can keep you healthy, balance your hormones, lower risk factors for cancer, heart disease and dementia, and maintain strong bones, glossy hair and smooth skin. There will be daily nutrition talks, and a guide to the sometimes confusing array of anti-aging supplements, as well the latest weight loss diets. If you want to lose a few pounds you will have help and support on hand. Eat delicious home cooked, locally sourced, healthy food following the nutrition theme of the day.

  • Exercise as much or as little as you like. There will be a morning run / walk through glorious orchards, biking, tennis and swimming in the fabulous pool.

  • Enjoy a heavenly deep massage of the face, head and neck which releases tension, improves blood flow and softens and smoothes the skin, while inducing incredibly deep relaxation.

  • Relax completely in the lovely environment with nothing to think about but whether to lie in the hammock by the pool with your book, play boules or tennis or snooze in the warm sun.

  • Explore local Provence including famous Isle antique market and medieval Luberon villages.
“All the hosts were so good at providing a fun but informative itinerary and atmosphere. There was a great balance of relaxation, exercise and learning and such superb facilities for other activities’’ Rebecca, guest September 2013.

8.00   Walk / run through the orchards SUNDAY: Market day in L'Isle sur la Sorgue
9.00   Breakfast  
10.30   Dynamic Pilates TUESDAY: Pre-dinner sunset drink in Menerbes
11.45   Fresh green juice, relax, pool or tennis  
1.00   Lunch THURSDAY: Shopping & sightseeing afternoon in Fontaine sur Vaucluse
2.00   Relax, pool or tennis  
3.00   Your facial massage under the trees FRIDAY: Pre-dinner drink in Gordes
4.00   Healthy tea, Nutritional talk of the day    
5.00   Restorative Pilates    
7.30   Rosé or French aperitif on the terrace    
8.00   Dinner    

Pilates Holidays in Provence, France

Included in the holiday:
All transfers; charming and comfortable accommodation; healthy and delicious meals and drinks; Pilates/stretch classes; nutrition talks with hand-outs and recipes; guidelines on good posture and relaxation techniques; one deep facial massage; bottle of hand blended facial oil to take home; Roger and Gallet products; use of all the facilities at Mas Saint Damien.

Not included:
Flights: We recommend outward EasyJet (d.13.40 Gatwick, a.16.35) or BA (d.15.30 Heathrow, a.18.25) flying to Marseille. Inward both airlines approximately d.11.20, a.12.20. Please note airline times may change.

  Bedroom One Single Occupancy £1,500
  Bedroom Two Single Occupancy £1,400
  Bedroom Three Single Occupancy £1,250
  Bedroom Four Twin Occupancy £1,000 each
  Bedroom Six Twin Occupancy £900 each
    Single Occupancy £1,500
  Bedroom Eight Single Occupancy £1,200
  Bedroom Nine Single Occupancy £1,200

We will take a maximum of just 9 clients.

“The week was perfect. The Pilates lessons, outdoors under a beautiful blue Mediterranean sky in idyllic rural surroundings, were outstanding. Our group was a mixture of abilities yet all of us learnt and progressed more in one week than we could ever have expected. The benefits and body awareness have stayed with me. Every meal was a delight. Beautifully prepared with fresh ingredients and an exceptional variety of tastes, colours and textures. I felt better after this week than any other holiday I can remember and I have booked to go back!” Annie, guest September 2014

Pilates Holidays in Provence, France

About us:

Murielle Carrasco of The Garage Studio and Posture 4 U
07941 674 931 muricarr@yahoo.co.uk www.posture4u.co.uk

Murielle is a qualified fitness instructor, one of the first Body Control Pilates ® teacher (1999), an Iyengar yoga teacher and a Back 4 Good® practitioner. She manages the successful Garage Studio in Barnes, London and teaches all levels, remedial, beginners to advanced and athletes. She specialises in postural rebalancing and correct movement patterns to increase performance and avoid pain and injuries. She will quickly spot your strengths and weaknesses helping you find your inner power and balance.

Melanie Brown of Brown Nutrition
07968 369 076

After 20 years in the beauty business, Mel qualified with a degree in Nutrition 14 years ago. She specialises in fertility and runs her own clinic in Central London. With a growing (self) interest in all things anti-aging she is now also advising clients on how diet can help to prevent and manage the conditions of ageing. She writes regularly for the health Q&A columns of the Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine and Harpers Bazaar online, is both host and nutritionist for Inspa, a luxury retreat company and is doing a Master’s degree in Nutritional Medicine.

Carolyn Ware of Mas Saint Damien
07803 891 638

Carolyn and her family bought Mas Saint Damien in 2009 fulfilling a dream to have a holiday house in this gorgeous part of Provence. Carolyn has developed a thorough knowledge of the local markets and food shops after spending the summers cooking for and hosting large groups of friends at the house. Focusing on healthy eating, she has devised many of her own recipes, largely Mediterranean, but with influences too from Asia and the Middle East.

If you would like to book or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, details above. For more information about where you will be staying got to www.massaintdamien.com.

‘’This was my idea of the perfect holiday - great company (I went by myself and felt utterly comfortable), beautiful place, a mixture of culture and countryside, healthy food, exercise, sunshine, fantastic Pilates classes and nutrition and health talks, massage & shopping. I lost weight and felt completely rested and I feel I now have the tools to look after myself properly in the future’’. Sally, guest September 2013.


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