A chance to get away from it all, unwind, re-charge and enjoy the peace and tranquility of your surroundings, whilst practising Pilates in the fresh air. Le Pignoulet is a retreat in itself, the house is set in large gardens in a tiny hamlet in the Gascony countryside with views of the Pyrenees. The air quality is exceptional, and the pure silence of your surroundings with nourish you with a feeling of well being. You will have the opportunity to practise your Pilates in an open fronted barn looking over the garden, without the clock ticking and a rare opportunity to truly take your time as all the pressures of life melt away. You bring with you whatever level of experience you have had and build on it whilst you are there. I so look forward to spending some quality Pilates time with you and looking after you.
All rooms have sofas, there are two large salons and of course the swimming pool, these all offer you space to read, relax, sleep or just find somewhere quiet to just “be”. Meals will be served at times to suit the group, there will be tea/coffee snacks available throughout the day. The accent will be on healthy food – with plenty of fresh vegetables, salads. Any dietary requirements will be catered for (please advise prior to arrival)
3 Pilates classes on both long days & classes on arrival and departure day. Full board, with wine, tea/coffee, water and healthy snacks/cakes available all day. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Arrival day – Arrival time any time from Midday – a light lunch will be offered. An evening class followed by evening meal – 3 courses with wine
Full days – 3 classes, a led walk each day – breakfast, lunch (buffet style) and substantial 3 course evening meal.
Departure day – 2 classes – breakfast and lunch.
The house will accommodate 12 in 3 twin/double rooms & 2 x triples. There are 4/5 bathrooms (one downstairs!). As we are limited by numbers all rooms are shared, however we will try to accommodate you with someone you know, or you can opt to share with a booking partner. All bedrooms can be twin/double or triple.
Extend your stay – there is the opportunity for you to stay on after the Retreat for one or more nights, friends or partners may wish to join you. The cost per night will be £45 pppn for Bed & Breakfast or £65 for b&b and evening meal. There is also the opportunity to attend with a partner who does not wish to practise Pilates (please ask for details)
What’s not included
Transport to and from the house. Car share to and from the airport and car hire share with others in the group on request. You will need your own travel insurance. Shortest transfer is from Lourdes/Tarbes airport (flying RyanAir from Stansted). Toulouse/Bordeaux/Biarritz – have many more flights available and are all accessible – you may wish to extend your stay in one of these beautiful cities.
Places allocated on a strictly first come/first served basis. Any questions? Please ask! Hope you can join me, Susie