Monastere de Segries, Route de Riez, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Haute Provence, France Sunday 7th April to Friday 12th April 2024 inc and again Sunday 8th - Friday 13th September 2024 with Otago Street Pilates Master Teachers Rhona Gemmell and Mariana da Silva Parreira

The Place; We are grateful to have found this beautiful location for our first retreat in the heart of Verdon Natural Park in Haute-Provence, one hour’s drive from Marseille airport. Catering for up to 14 people, this retreat offers the chance to develop your Pilates practice with the support of two master teachers and to enjoy the peace and restorative effect of time spent in the blissful surroundings of this mid 19th Century monastery. Monastere De Segries - the home for our time together, is a 150 year old monastery offering a garden with ancient trees, swimming pool, gym and chapel. This large historic site offers boutique accommodation to various groups affording plenty of opportunity to meet interesting people in the calming spirit of this monastic gem. We will occupy 5 shared and 4 single rooms, all with private bathrooms.

The Food; Our own talented nutritionists Erin and Lucy will use all their love and expertise to have ready your vegetarian breakfast and lunch, Provencal-influenced with local and organic in-season ingredients. They carefully pick the ingredients to make the most delicious restorative and nutritious food. Vegetarian dinner will be provided by the monastery and will be prepared with organic produce from their garden. There will be one night out for dinner at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Village located 6 Km away from the monastery.

The Pilates; Classes will be run in one of the big rooms in the monastery or, if weather permits, outside in the lovely gardens. Rhona and Mariana will take turns each day to run the classes so you will have the opportunity to be taught by both teachers during your stay. The chapel will be available during the day for your own practice/mediation.

The Area; Bicycles will be available for you to explore around the area. For those who wish to adventure further, two minibuses will be available for the team members to drive groups to the Lake of Ste-Croix and the Gorge du Verdon for sightseeing or a swim. These trips will be offered after your Pilates class in the morning, or after lunch and before class in the evening.

The price;
£1060 for a shared room 2 people (potentially 3 if desired)
£1370 for a single room
Included in the price;
5 nights accommodation,
5 dinners one of which is in the village, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches,
2 Pilates classes per day, 10 classes in total (one on Sunday 7th April evening after check- in and one Monday 12th April morning before check-out)
1 30 minute private Pilates lesson

Extra costs; Not included in the price are flights and transfers to and from the monastery. We can organise the taxi transfers from Marseille airport in groups of 5, 90 EUR per person.

◦ Railway station : Aix-TGV (95 km) – Manosque (40 km) – Mézel (30 km)
◦ Airports : Marseille – Provence (110 km); Nice (150 km)
◦ Cities : Aix-en-Provence (80 km); Manosque and Digne-Les-Bains (40 km); Nice (150 km), Lyon and Genève (350 km)

Erin Clarke will be offering her wonderful massage therapy 1 hour 15 minutes for 85 EUR (highly recommended)
A Private Pilates session can be booked outside of class time 1 hour for £60

To make a booking a NON refundable deposit of £200 is required to secure your place. Payment of the remaining balance for the April retreat due by the end of February 2024.

Check in Sunday 7th April afternoon and Check out Friday 12th April morning (you can remain in the monastery until the afternoon)
Note: As a condition of booking this Retreat, we advise all participants to obtain travel insurance.

Bespoke retreats in West Ardnamurchan for up to 3 people. Email Rhona to enquire. Come to the remote and beautiful wild west coast of Scotland. Two Pilates classes per day guided by a BCP Master teacher working with reformer, chair and mat. Full board provided.