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Winter Retreat – 9 – 12th February 2019



Dates: Saturday 9th – Tuesday 12th February 2019 

A winter weekend of Pilates, walking and log fires, in the heart of the idyllic Gascony countryside.

Special winter price £300 per head

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A winter weekend to re-charge &  get away from it all, unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility of your surroundings, whilst practising Pilates in our indoor studio heated by a wood burning stove in a converted barn. 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 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. Susie Wetton will be teaching your Pilates sessions, she has 15 years teaching experience. There will be led walks during the weekend

There are two large salons both with open fires, 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 warming wholesome food – with plenty of fresh vegetables. Any dietary requirements will be catered for (please advise prior to arrival)

We look forward to welcoming you at Le Pignoulet.

What’s included

2 Pilates classes on both long days & classes on arrival and departure day. 3 nights 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 – 2 long classes, a led walk each day & time to visit a local market – breakfast, lunch (buffet style) and substantial 3 course evening meal.

Departure day – 1 class – breakfast and lunch (depending on departure time)


The house will accommodate 14 in 4 twin/double rooms & 2 x triples. There are 5 bathrooms (one downstairs!).  All bedrooms can be twin/double or triple, there is a supplement for single occupancy. 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!


Price per person is £300.00 for a 3 night retreat. Single rooms available at a 25% supplement.

This retreat will be confirmed with a minimum of 6 participants.

Reviews (1)

1 review for Winter Retreat – 9 – 12th February 2019

  1. Miriam Rose

    This was my second visit for a weekend of Pilates. I hadn’t thought it possible to better my first visit but how wrong can you be!! It was a weekend of fun, friendship, wonderful food (and wine!) – and lots of Pilates!
    We started the weekend knowing only one or two others in the group but ended as a group of long term friends – Susie and James and Pignoulet have that effect on you.
    I am so looking forward to returning for retreats 3 and 4 next year!

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